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Wednesday Folder – November 30, 2016

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Hello Thunderbirds!

Tamalada is tonight! 🌽

Join us for this Travis Heights holiday tradition! We will be making Tamales from 3-6pm in the Cafeteria. Never made Tamales before? No problem! This is a great place to learn while spending time with others in your school community. There will be activities for the children too, so bring the whole family and join the fun.
Then, be sure to come back Saturday, Dec. 3rd for the…

Cultural Festival!

From 10am -noon we will be celebrating the diversity that makes up our school community. At the festival you will be able to:

  • Enjoy performances by the Choir & Ballet Folklorico.
  • Visit tables representing cultures from around the world.
  • Do some holiday shopping at the Mercado where there will be a variety of crafts and other items for sale.
  • Buy Tamales made at the Tamalada! (12/doz., while supplies last)

Cultural Festival is always a lot of fun so be sure not to miss it!

Friday is Coffee Chat!

Be sure to stop in and enjoy some fresh coffee while we discuss the topic of Special Education. As always, there will also be an opportunity for Q& A with the principal regarding whatever is on your mind!

Tuesday, Dec 6th – Picture Retakes

If you are like me and you like to see the proofs for your child’s pictures before you order, you will notice that this year proofs weren’t sent home this year for environmental reasons. Saving trees and all that. 🙂 You can still see the proofs by emailing customerservice@strawbridge.net and tell them your child’s name, grade and teacher and of course, that you are at THES and they will email you your proof.

Then if you want a retake – fill out the form in the pdf below and return to your teacher. Also if you did purchase a photo and wish to have pictures retaken, you will need to return the original pictures in order to get your photo redone.

Volunteer Corner

Fundraising Team 💰
Are you interested in supporting the innovative educational programs at Travis Heights? Consider joining the fundraising team. Volunteers are needed to help with the annual PTA fundraiser in February. Please contact volunteers@travisheightselementary.com for more information.

Help in the Library! 📚
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Underwood, does an amazing job focusing on helping our students and, because of her focus on our Thunderbirds’ learning, her library cart often reaches maximum capacity. Volunteers are needed year round to help shelve books. Just head on down to the library anytime during school hours. The first time you go Ms. Underwood can show you the ropes and then you’ll be ready to drop in whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Even 5 or 10 minutes can be a big help.

This week’s folder items:

Fliers:

Cultural Festival
Picture Retakes
Coffee Chat
Teacher Appreciation
Magnet School Application Help

Read the efolder for 11/30/16

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 24
    Thunderboard

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Feb 25
    Young Writers' Workshop

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Feb 28
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

    Description:

    Join us this month for a helpful training on managing strong emotions in our children and implementing peace areas at home by our Travis Heights counselors. You’ll leave with some quick strategies to try at home, raffle items, and a make-and-take project for your child’s very own peace area. 

  • Feb 29
    Thunderbird Thrift Sale

    Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Location: THES gym

    Description:

    Save the date and save your stuff! The 2nd Annual Thunderbird Thrift will take place in the gym from 8am-noon. This fun event was created last year to present a great way for our community to shop second hand and also help raise money for our school. 

    Please donate GENTLY USED CLOTHES, TOYS, BOOKS, HOUSEWARES, and ELECTRONICS. Ask your friends, neighbors & family if they have donations for the sale – the more inventory we have, the better the sale!

    Shop the sale early, and stick around for BEAUTIFICATION DAY! Just 30 minutes of gardening and clean-up can make a huge difference in how our campus looks and feels for our children.  The whole family is welcome!
    Contact Maria Bergh (mebergh@gmail.com, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (anna.m.roth@gmail.com, 832-498-2398) with any questions or to schedule a donation drop-off.

  • Feb 29
    Winter Beautification

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Mar 03
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library

    Description:

    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.

  • Mar 06
    3rd-5th Shamrock Dance

    Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Description:

    This dance raises money for 4th grade to go to the Alamo. Only 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students may attend. No younger siblings or alumni allowed.

  • Mar 06
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 07
    It's My Park Day: Clean up Blunn Creek!

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Description:

    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Blunn Creek for a neighborhood park cleanup. Austin Parks Foundation will lend waders, grabbers, trash bags, and will also dispose of trash. Click here for more info! Please spread the word and help keep the park behind our school beautiful! 


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!

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