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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

  • 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 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.

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Thank you!