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Wednesday Folder – November 16, 2016

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Science Fair Parent Training- Tonight 6pm!

Wondering how Science Fair works? Not sure of the best way to help your student complete their project? Then tonight’s Science Fair Parent Training is for you! Science Fair Projects are required for 3rd-5th grade students and are optional for lower grades.

School Meeting & Performance this Thursday!

Our first School-wide meeting of the year is this Thursday, 11/17. Join us at 6pm in the gym for a conversation about how we can build community at our school. Then stay for a musical performance by our 2nd & 3rd grade students. (Student performers need to be in the cafeteria by 5:50pm).

🍗 Thanksgiving Lunch 🍗

It’s Turkey time! Thursday is the annual Thanksgiving lunch in the Cafeteria, and you are welcome to join your student! Please check with your child’s teacher for their lunch time. Lunches are $3.50 for adult visitors and $2.70 for child visitors. Don’t forget to come a few minutes early so you can check in at the office for your visitor’s badge!

Family Fun & Fitness Day Friday!!

3-5th grade students have their Family Fun and Fitness day this Friday, 8-11am!! Families are welcome to join students for this day of fitness fun and games. Don’t forget to bring your grade’s snack item!
3rd- Bananas 🍌
4th-Oranges 🍊
5th-Pickles 🍆 (just pretend it’s a pickle)

If you can help run the snack stand or an activity station, please sign up here: Volunteer Opportunities

Don’t forget! This is the last week of Primetime!

And next week is Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL all week!!!!

But once we return, there’s a lot going on again!

Wednesday, November 30th-Tamalada

Please plan to join us at our annual Tamalada. No experience required, all are welcome to come and learn! Though children are not able to help make Tamales since we will be selling them, there will be activities for them as well.

Saturday, December 3rd-Cultural Festival!!

Cultural tables! Craft Mercado! Student Performances! Tamales for Sale!

Tuesday, Dec 6th – Picture Retakes

(Students wishing to have pictures retaken will need to return the original pictures in order to have their photo redone.)

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.

Tamalada & Cultural Festival!
Our annual Tamalada and Cultural Festival are the week right after Thanksgiving. Only 5 school days away! We need many additional volunteers for both events! If you can help make tamales, would like to learn how to make tamales, can host a cultural table, or volunteer in another way, please sign up: Volunteer Sign ups

Tour Leaders Needed!
If you are interested in learning how to be a tour leader for our Prospective Family Campus Tours, please contact

This week’s folder items:


School Wide Meeting
Family Fun & Fitness Day
Tamalada & Cultural Festival
Coffee Chat
Thanksgiving Reminder
Middle School Fair

Read the efolder for 11-16-16

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 09
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:45 am-8:15 am

  • Dec 09
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

  • Dec 10
    Cultural Festival

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    The event is a celebration of our school’s diversity. It is in understanding and learning about each other’s family history that we learn to celebrate our uniqueness as a whole community. 

    If you are interested in participating by setting up a cultural table, performance or being a vendor in the Mercado, please complete this form: 

    Cultural table: Represent your culture! Set up a table with items that represent your culture, heritage, and/or ethnicity such as books, food, photos, maps, flags, artifacts, and/or traditional clothing that are common in your culture/heritage.

    Performance: It can be a dance, a song, an instrument, or any other cultural performance you’d like to share. 

    Vendor’s Market: If you sew, craft, create art or own a small business, consider renting a table to sell your wares! Tables are $25 each.  Limited spots available so sign up early!

    For more information call Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.


    ¡El evento es una celebración de la diversidad de nuestra escuela. Es al comprender y aprender sobre la historia familiar de cada uno que aprendemos a celebrar nuestra singularidad como comunidad entera.

    Si está interesado en participar montando una mesa cultural, una actuación o ser vendedor en el Mercado, por favor complete este formulario:

    Mesa cultural: ¡Representa tu cultura! Muestre artículos que representen su cultura, herencia y / o etnia, como libros, comida, fotos, mapas, banderas, artefactos y / o ropa tradicional que sean comunes en su cultura.

    Actuación: Puede ser un baile, una canción, un instrumento, o cualquier otra actuación cultural que le gustaría compartir

    Mercado: Si usted cose, crea arte o es dueño de una pequeña empresa, ¡considere alquilar una mesa para vender sus mercancías! Las mesas son $ 25 cada uno. ¡Las mesas son limitadas por eso inscríbanse pronto!

    Para más información, llame a Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.

  • Dec 16
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

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.

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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!