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Wednesday Folder – February 8, 2017


Thank you to everyone who helped support our 21st annual Young Writers’ Workshop yesterday!

These amazing enrichment events are only possible with the dedication of many volunteers.

A great big Appreciation Pump 💪 ! 💪 ! 💪 ! to Erin Walter for coordinating the workshop and Delia Mitchell for arranging the hospitality. You ladies ROCK! Thank you also to the awesome writers who donated their time to share their love of writing with our students.

Next week is your chance to give THES some love!

Monday kicks off our annual no hassle “I Travis Heights Elementary” fundraiser. This week a special form and envelope will go home with your child.

Students who return their envelope with a donation (or are indicated in the online donation form) by next Friday, February 18th will receive a free “I Travis Heights” keychain.

Our goal is $30,000 and 100% family participation, so please give what you can.
Every dollar counts!

Donate online now!


🍕 Home Slice Pizza Day!! 🍕

All day Monday, February 13th, is Home Slice Pizza Day.

Home Slice on South Congress is donating 10% of sales, and Juke Automotive is matching the donation!

Plan a family date night or pick up a pizza and support your school.

PTA Meeting & Performance

Join us for a school-wide PTA meeting next Thursday (Feb 16) at 6pm. Then stay for a musical performance by our 4th & 5th grade students.

Our Students need your Voice!! 📢

Please mark Monday, Feb. 27th on your calendar for Texas PTA’s Rally Day at the Capitol.

We would love to have a big group from THES participate! Also check out these links:

Save the Date

Feb 25th is our Spring Beautification Day!


Read to Succeed reading logs are due TODAY to the library!

Volunteer Corner

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 @ for more information.

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

This week’s folder items:


Spring Pictures Notice
I THES donation forms
PTA meeting notice
Feb. Newsletter

Read the efolder for 02/08/17

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 16
    Thunderbird Showcase

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

  • Jan 16
    Fall Awards Assemblies--K, 1st, 2nd

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    2nd Grade- 8:10
    1st Grade- 9:00
    Kinder- 9:50

  • Jan 17
    Fall Awards Assemblies--3rd, 4th, 5th

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    4th Grade- 8:10
    5th Grade- 9:00
    3rd Grade- 9:50

  • Jan 17
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 20
    NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 22

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: THES cafe


    THES families and area restaurants & businesses gather together with a dish to be shared.

  • Jan 27

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Jan 28
    Class Picture Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 29
    Thunderbird Curbside bag filling

    Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria


    We need help! Please join us in the cafeteria as we fill orders for our new reward program, Thunderbird Curbisde! (This is the new ROCK store.) We will be putting small toys in bags for students who placed orders using ClassDojo points.

  • Jan 30
    THES Spirit Night at Torchy's

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Torchy's Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S. Congress Avenue) is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends at the Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress Thursday, January 30th from 4pm – 8pm, and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the school!

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!