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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

  • Apr 23
    STEAM Day

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 26
    Volunteer Appreciation Day

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 29
    Grassroots Organizing/Advocacy Training

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Travis Heights Elementary School, 2010 Alameda Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA

    Description:

    Please attend this special training at our school on Monday, April 29th, from 4-5:30PM with Isabel Guerrero of Austin Interfaith. Please RSVP to Colin Clark at sprinklerintherain@gmail.com or Isabel at isabelcg.iaf@gmail.com.

    Isabel will train us in the tried-and-true organizing principles and practices that our school community has used in years past to win our in-district charter and help families facing displacement.

    We will learn how to host "House Meetings," where we identify issues of concern and identify new leaders for our school, as well as how to organize campaigns to win on our issues.

    As our school population changes, and as families face a variety of challenges, including housing insecurity, language barriers, and deportation threats, this training is foundational to organizing ourselves for the best outcomes for our children, students, faculty and staff.

  • Apr 30
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library

    Description:

    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA officers may attend.

  • May 03
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • May 06
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 07
    End-of-Year Party at Guero's (Camp Champions Fundraiser)

    Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm


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!

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