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Wednesday Folder – November 9, 2016

Hello Thunderbirds

Young Scientist Day is Thursday

Thursday, November 10th is the 11th annual Young Scientist Day. In this annual event, scientists from around the city will come to engage our 3-5th graders in small group sessions on a variety of science topics while our younger students experience an exciting science presentation by UT’s Physics Circus. Check out the list of this year’s presenters here.

Family Fun & Fitness – Nov.18th

Family Fun & Fitness is coming. We are asking families to donate healthy foods for our Snack Station.

Please send the following items to school on November 18:
3rd Grade: Bananas
4th Grade: Oranges
5th Grade: Pickles

Science Fair Parent Training

Wednesday Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

School Tours

Do you know any families who would make a great addition to the Thunderbird community? Encourage them to attend a tour to learn more about our awesome school! Prospective Family Campus Tours are Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 8am and Thursday, November 17th, 5pm. (More dates will be scheduled.)

AISD Calendar Vote

AISD sends out this message to you all:


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Austin ISD is currently working on the calendar for the 2017 2018 school year. The Calendar Task Force has worked very hard to prepare three (3) calendar options. Please take a minute to vote on the calendar that you prefer.

Please click on this link to view the calendars and to vote: Vote here

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Thank you very much!

Volunteer Corner

Family Fun & Fitness
Volunteers are needed to help run the snack station and monitor activity stations. If you would like to help, please sign up here: Volunteer Opportunities.

Plans are underway for Tamalada (Nov. 30th) & Cultural Festival 2016 (Dec.3rd) These fun annual traditions celebrate the diversity in our school with tamale making, performances, cultural tables, and a Mercado with items for sale. However additional planning volunteers are needed to make these events happen!

If you can help organize tamale making, solicit donations, or create children’s activities for the Tamalada, please contact Parent Support Specialist, Daniela Licona at or 512-414-3494.

If you can help arrange performers, organize decorations, manage the Cultural Tables or the Mercado please contact Jennifer Barrera at If you would like to volunteer at the event, or host a cultural table sign up here: Volunteer Opportunities.

This week’s folder items:


Science Fair Parent Training
Young Scientists’ Day
Thanksgiving Lunch
Cultural Festival
Family Fun & Fitness Day
Fulmore Magnet School Night
Spinal Screening Announcement

Read the eFolder for 11-09-16

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 27
    Parent Coffee

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

    Location: THES Library


    Join Principal Navarro and the school counselors for conversation in the library. Topic: 11 things kids need that you can do for them.

  • Feb 02
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives

  • Feb 09
    Family Learning Night

    Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun! Make and take activities to do at home, obtain resources, shop our free book fair, and more.

    Come through the front door and head to the cafeteria.

  • Feb 10
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

  • Feb 10
    Parent Tour

    Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am


    Prospective parents: please call the office if you are interested in learning more about the school and joining a tour of the campus.

Do you have information or an event to submit to THES’s Wednesday Folder? Please visit our Folder FAQ page for submission requirements and guidelines.

To subscribe to Wednesday eFolders and have the eFolder delivered to your inbox, please use the subscribe form in the footer of the website.

While our goal is to move most communications to digital methods some documents need to be delivered in hard copies so please continue to check your paper Wednesday Folder every week, sign and return it on Thursday.

Thank you!