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Wednesday Folder – December 14, 2016

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Hola Thunderbirds!

This Friday is Dress Like a Decade Day

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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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6062872 or go to smile.amazon.com 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 volunteers@travisheightselementary.com

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 fundraising@travisheightselementary.com for more information.

This week’s folder items:

Fliers:

Menu
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

  • 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


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Thank you!


 

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