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Wednesday Folder – January 18, 2017

Awards Assemblies! 🏆

First off, so sorry for the incorrect assembly times in last week’s e-folder. 😕  Even though we try our hardest, we don’t always get it right. There was a time switch we weren’t aware of and we apologize for not catching it sooner. This week we should be spot on though.

3rd-5th Grade Awards are this Friday, Jan 20th, in the Cafeteria

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

Thursday, Jan. 19th is Science Fair! 🔬

All are welcome to come and view the work of our Thunderbird scientists!

  • Public Viewing 5:30-6:00pm
  • Awards 6:00pm
  • 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.

It’s Box Tops time!

Gather all those Box tops you’ve been saving and bring them to your teacher by next Friday 1/27! The school earns 10 cents for every Box top it collects! See attached flyer for more information.

📸  Class Photos are next Tuesday, 1/24.

Check out the attached flyer for important ordering information. (Hint: all money/orders are due on the 24th!)

??  Coffee Chat- Jan 27th, 8am

Our January Coffee Chat will include a discussion about the recent state school ratings and what it means for THES. As always, there will also be an opportunity for general Q & A with the principal. Coffee Chats are a great place to meet other parents and get a feel for what’s going on at the school- we hope to see you there!

Interested in shaping the future of AISD?

The district is currently holding community input meetings about its future plans for facilities and programs. See the attached flyer for more information.


Prime Time Forms are due THIS Friday, 1/20!
Photojournalism Team applications for 3rd/4th grade are due THIS Friday, 1/20!
Get your application here!

Volunteer Corner

Young Writer’s Workshop
Our annual Young Writer’s Workshop is being held February 7th. Volunteers are needed to help with monitoring sessions and hospitality. Sign up online!

Carnival Captains Wanted!
A THES tradition since the 1940s, Fall Carnival is a night filled with games, food, and fun, all while raising money to support our school! Help us keep this awesome tradition alive by volunteering as Carnival Co-Coordinator. Duties include supervising teams of volunteers to organize games/booths, provide publicity, recruit volunteers and arrange for logistics at the event. Captains are also needed for Carnival teams- Booths, Publicity, Setup/Cleanup, Volunteers, Supplies, and Sponsorship. For more information, please contact: volunteers @ travisheightselementary . com

Communications team
Want to be one of the first to know about what’s going on at school? Consider joining the Communications team. This group helps ensure that parents are kept informed about what’s happening at the school by updating the website, maintaining our social media presence, and sending the e-folder/Wednesday Folder each week. Additional help is always needed- contact volunteers @ travisheightselementary .com for more information.

This week’s folder items:


Facilities planing meetings from AISD
Box tops
Class Photo Day
Science Fair
Coffee Chat

Read the efolder for 01-18-17

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 02
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives

  • Feb 09
    Family Learning Night

    Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun! Make and take activities to do at home, obtain resources, shop our free book fair, and more.

    Come through the front door and head to the cafeteria.

  • Feb 10
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

  • Feb 10
    Parent Tour

    Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am


    Prospective parents: please call the office if you are interested in learning more about the school and joining a tour of the campus.

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!