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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

  • Apr 24
    Know Your Rights Session

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 25
    Fresa's Profit Share

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    Join us for a beautiful meal under a canopy of historic Oak trees at Fresa's on South First for our first THES night! Fresa's has generously offered to donate 5% of their profits! 1703 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704

  • Apr 25
    Kinder Field Trip (2 classes)

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Apr 26
    Kinder Field Trip (2 classes)

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Apr 27
    Poem In Your Pocket Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Your Pocket Day


    Write your own poem on an index card. Carry your “Pocket Poem” with you all day and read it out loud to at least five people. Ask each of your listeners to sign the back of your card. After you have five signatures on the back of your card, show it to Mrs. Underwood for a special “Poem in Your Pocket” day treat!

  • Apr 27
    Parent Compact Meeting

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    Calling ALL parents and guardians to review and help us modify our Title 1 Compact for 2017-18 school year.

    • PK-2nd grade: Thursday April 27, 2017
    • 3rd-5th grade: Thursday May 4, 2017
    *If you cannot make it on the assigned day, feel free to come to the next session.

    WHERE: Cafeteria

    TIME: 5:30 p.m.

    Child care and food will be provided.

  • Apr 28
    Upper grade assembly (2nd-5th)

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 28
    Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 28
    5th grade field trip

    Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • May 01
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 02
    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Time: 4:30 pm-6:00 pm


    All are welcome! Typically held in the Library.

  • May 03
    Kinder Field Trip

    Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • May 03
    Advocacy Team Meeting

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    In the THES Library

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