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Wednesday Folder – January 11, 2017

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Science Fair is almost here! 🔬

All are welcome to come and view the work of our Thunderbird scientists Thursday Jan. 19th!

  • Public Viewing  5:30-6pm
  • Awards  6pm
  • Clean-up  6:15-6:30pm (Help is always welcome with clean-up)

Students wishing to participate in the science fair should bring projects to school on the 19th and take them  to their classroom. (Don’t forget to check the requirement handouts for details on what to include in your display and what is prohibited.)  Each grade level will have a designated time in the morning for setting up projects in the cafeteria.  Once everything is set up, students will have the opportunity to view the Science Fair with their classes.  Judging will take place in the afternoon (Science Fair is closed to viewing during judging). Families are welcome to view the projects during public viewing in the evening.

Science Fair Judges are still needed! if you are able to help with judging the afternoon of the 19th, please contact our awesome Science Fair Coordinator,  Tonya Penny at: tonya.penney@austinisd.org. Training (and lunch!)  is provided and judges are needed from 11:30 to 2:30 or 3pm (it may be shorter depending on the number of projects).

Awards Assemblies! 🏆

It’s time to celebrate the awesome work of our Thunderbird students!  Awards Assemblies are the next two Friday mornings in the Cafeteria.

Lower grades (K-2nd) This Friday, January 13th

  • Kinder 8:00-8:40
  • 2nd grade 8:50-9:30
  • 1st grade 9:40-10:20

Upper Grades (3rd-5th)  January 20th

  • 3rd grade 8:00-8:40
  • 4th grade 8:50-9:40
  • 5th grade grade 9:50-10:30

Pre-K joins the Friday Assemblies this week!

This Friday’s Assembly is for PK-1st grade. (Second grade now attends the upper grade assemblies). All PK, K and 1st grade students will head directly the the gym for assembly on Friday.  Parents you can join the fun too- just don’t forget to cheer for the spirit stick!

Library News 📖

Free ticket to Six Flags!
This week’s folder contains the Six Flags Read to Succeed forms.  Students who complete the form and return it to Ms. Underwood by the deadline will earn a free ticket to Six Flags!

Bluebonnet Book Forms due this week!
3rd-5th grade students who would like to be invited to Ms. Underwood’s Bluebonnet Book Party need to turn in all their completed book forms by this Friday, Jan. 13th.

Photojournalism Team 👩‍💻 👨🏻‍💻 👨🏾‍💻 👩🏼‍💻 👩🏾‍💻

Applications are being accepted now for Third and Fourth Graders who are interested in joining the Photojournalism team.  This student team documents school activities on our Thundernews blog.

Click here for the application.

Say Cheese! 📸

Class Picture Day is Jan 24th.

Order forms are in your folder.

Spring PrimeTime begins Jan 30th.

Look out for sign up forms soon and return them quickly – classes fill up fast!

And finally, don’t forget that there is No School on  Monday in honor of MLK day.

Volunteer Corner

Wednesday Folder Volunteers
Even though you are clearly an e-folder fan, we still have many families who need to receive their information in paper form. Volunteers are needed to fill these folders each Wednesday morning. It’s an easy task when we have lots of volunteers. Just swing by the cafeteria after drop off on Wednesdays, and stay as long as you are able. No commitment necessary, come when you can. This is also a great place to meet other parents and catch up on all the latest THES happenings. Hope to see you next Wednesday!

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:

Class Picture Day
Six Flags Read to Succeed Form
Newsletter
Awards Assemblies
Science Fair?
PrimeTime?

Read the efolder 01-11-17

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

    Description:

    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

    Description:

    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

    Description:

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

    WHEN:
    • 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

    Description:

    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

    Description:

    In the THES Library


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!

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