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Wednesday Folder – December 7, 2016

Hola Thunderbirds!

A Big Appreciation Pump: ?! ?!?!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make our Tamalada and Cultural Festival a success last week! And a special thanks to Jeniffer Barrera and Daniela Licona for taking the lead on organizing these events. Also to all the tamale makers, cultural table hosts and performers- all your efforts really came together into a fun time for all – you rock! And last but not least, to our Business Sponsors: El Milagro, Ace Mart, Polvos, El Borrego de Oro, & Gueros, THANK YOU for helping to make these events possible.

Looking for Easy Ways to Support THES While Doing your Holiday Shopping?

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for the School Wishlist!

You can also give back when you shop at Amazon by signing up for AmazonSmile (it’s super easy):

  • Create an AmazonSmile account linked to your current Amazon account. This unique link will take you directly to the page where you can support Travis Heights Elementary:
  • Or, if you choose to go to, be sure to search for “PTA Texas Congress 864 Travis Hts Elementary School” to find our school.
  • Remember to start at when doing your shopping! (You can bookmark the page so you don’t forget!)

Travis Heights will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases.

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:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 8am
  • Monday, Jan. 9th, 8am
  • Monday, Feb. 6th, 8am

Parent Volunteer Training

Missed our earlier volunteer trainings this year? No problem! Our final training of the semester is Dec 13th, at 8am. Volunteer training is required every 2 years and all field trip chaperones must be trained! For more information, contact: Daniela Licona daniela.licona @

📢 Special Announcement to all budding scientists 📢

This year’s Science Fair is January 19, 20171 and it is optional for all 3rd-5th grade students.

The Science investigation standards will be taught through our regular class curriculum and students who want to enter the Science Fair will still be able to do so but will need to complete their projects at home.
Students’ options include a demonstration or model that includes a report or an experiment or engineering project. We will still have Science Fair night to review all the projects.

3rd-5th grade students will make a QR presentation to allow parents and visitors to see the student present their project. The QR will not be used by the judges. The judging criteria will be included on the FB page and website soon.

Looking forward to our Science Fair with our future Scientists 🔬 !

Volunteer Corner

Did you have a great time at Cultural Festival?
Do you have ideas to make it even better? We are looking for volunteers to join the planning team for next year’s event. We need people to help with organizing cultural tables, lining up performers, managing the Mercado, and more. For more info. please contact

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 for more information.

This week’s folder items:


Principal’s Newsletter
Wishlist/How to support with shopping flyer
Nurse’s letter
Tour flyer (PK/Kinder only)

Read the efolder 12-07-16

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 27
    Parent Coffee

    Currently Happening Now

    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!