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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

  • Feb 28
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    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


    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 (, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (, 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


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

  • Mar 06
    3rd-5th Shamrock Dance

    Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


    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


    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! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 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.

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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!