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Wednesday Folder – December 14, 2016


Hola Thunderbirds!

This Friday is Dress Like a Decade Day

Come to school dressed in the fashion of your favorite decade. This fun spirit day is sponsored by the Student Council. If you need some inspiration I’ve put together a small slideshow of Simplicity Pattern images for you. (It’s down at the bottom of the post so it doesn’t interrupt your efolder reading … Enjoy!) Can’t wait to see what decade you choose!

Your Holiday Shopping Can Benefit THES!

Did you know that THES can get money from your Amazon purchases? It’s really cool – THES will get .5% of all Amazon Smile 😀 eligible purchases. All you need to do is to click this link or go to and search for Travis Heights Elementary School. Once you are linked to the school, THES will begin getting benefits from your purchases. Remember to do that when you are doing your online holiday shopping this year!

OMG! OMG! OMG! Winter Break is Almost Here!!!

(not that I’m looking forward to it – or anything…)

Tuesday Dec. 20 is the last day of school of 2016!!! Enjoy your holiday off and I hope you get many mornings to sleep in and quiet days where you can imagine you are watching the snow fall outside and the kids are out building a snowman ?? (or in our house it would be a snow puppy). Or maybe you will be somewhere where that could actually happen. Either way – Have a great break and we will see you in 2017 🎉!

Welcome Back!

Aaaaannnnddd we are back already with announcements for 2017. (That last section felt like a closer, didn’t it? It was just a tease I guess.) Anyway, to continue, the first day of school is January 4, 2017! And mark your calendar for the Awards Assemblies: January 13th for K – 2nd Grade and January 20th for 3rd-5th Grade.

The Grand Unveiling!

Save the date for a Welcome Back Party!! Sunday, January 8th 1-3pm. Join your Thunderbird community as we celebrate the start of the spring semester and unveil our 75th Anniversary Mural!! This event will include a potluck so bring a dish to share. We will also have an art activity for the kids and a community soccer game if the weather is nice. (If not, we’ll move inside for volleyball.)

Come help us celebrate our Thunderbird pride and get the new year off to a great start!

Ok – now for the closer…

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!! Much love and joy to you all! THES is such a great community and I feel very lucky to be a part of it! 🕊 ?? 🕊

Volunteer Corner

School Supplies
Would you be interested in being able to buy all of your child’s school supplies online in one easy to order kit? It could happen! There are many companies who provide this type of service. We need a volunteer to research the options and work with the school/PTA on selecting one that would work best for our school. If you are interested in helping with this project, 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:


Winter Break Reminder
Welcome Back Party Flyer
Awards Assemblies Flyer
Spanish Immersion After School Program Flyer
Fulmore Middle School Evening of Wonder Magnet Showcase

Read the efolder 12-14-16

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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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!