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Wednesday Folder – February 15, 2017

Give THES some love! 💗 💕 💗 💕

This week is our annual no hassle “I Travis Heights Elementary” fundraiser. Students who return their envelope with a donation (or are indicated in the online donation form) by 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. Don’t forget to encourage family and friends to support our school too. (Remind them that a simple cash donation saves them from repeated appeals to buy candy, cookie dough or wrapping paper!)

And, did you know there is also a grade level contest? All week long, we will be keeping track of donations made in each child’s name. There is no minimum, and one donation can be marked for a whole family. Simply list each child you wish to be counted. At the end of the week, the grade with the most participation wins!

💵 Every dollar counts! 💵

Donate Now!

THES Yard Signs are Here!

The long-awaited opportunity to display your Thunderbird pride in your own front yard is back! Purchase your yard sign at the I THES table before school this week or at Thursday’s PTA meeting. $10 suggested donation.

PTA Meeting & Performance THURSDAY!

Join us for a school-wide PTA meeting this Thursday (Feb 16) at 6pm. (See the attached flyer for a list of meeting topics) Then stay for a musical performance by our 4th & 5th grade students.

New Website Features

Don’t forget to jump online from time to time to check out our new website features. Our teachers have been busy posting info about what’s happening in the classroom to their grade level pages and the student photojournalism team adds new posts each week.

The Shamrock Dance is Coming! ??

Calling all 3rd-5th graders to come boogie on down on March 3rd at THES! This dance party fundraiser supports the field trip to the Alamo!

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:

Box Tops Deals!

Now through Feb 21st, you can earn bonus Boxtops certificates at HEB. If 15 Boxtops products are purchased in a single transaction it earns an 100 Boxtops coupon, if 10 products are purchased it is a 60 Boxtops coupon. That is $10 or $6 for our school and it adds up! The coupon/certificate is printed out at the end of the transaction and often you have to ask for it.

Here is the information from HEB

Here is the list of Boxtop qualifying items

Reminders for Next Week

Monday 2/20 – No School
Friday 2/24 – Coffee Chat, Topic: Calming Strategies
Saturday 2/25 – Spring Beautification Day – Mark your calendars to come help out make our school beautiful!

Volunteer Corner

Spirit Store Coordinator
Do you enjoy styling in your Thunderbird gear? Wish you had more? You can make it happen! The Spirit Store Coordinator is in charge of tracking inventory and organizing volunteers for Spirit Store sales.

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.

This week’s folder items:


PTA Meeting & Events
Shamrock Dance
AISD Immigration Resources letter
Coffee Chat
I THES reminder?

Read the efolder for 02-15-17

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 28
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Join us this month for a helpful training on managing strong emotions in our children and implementing peace areas at home by our Travis Heights counselors. You’ll leave with some quick strategies to try at home, raffle items, and a make-and-take project for your child’s very own peace area. 

  • Feb 29
    Thunderbird Thrift Sale

    Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Location: THES gym


    Save the date and save your stuff! The 2nd Annual Thunderbird Thrift will take place in the gym from 8am-noon. This fun event was created last year to present a great way for our community to shop second hand and also help raise money for our school. 

    Please donate GENTLY USED CLOTHES, TOYS, BOOKS, HOUSEWARES, and ELECTRONICS. Ask your friends, neighbors & family if they have donations for the sale – the more inventory we have, the better the sale!

    Shop the sale early, and stick around for BEAUTIFICATION DAY! Just 30 minutes of gardening and clean-up can make a huge difference in how our campus looks and feels for our children.  The whole family is welcome!
    Contact Maria Bergh (, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (, 832-498-2398) with any questions or to schedule a donation drop-off.

  • Feb 29
    Winter Beautification

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Mar 03
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.

  • Mar 06
    3rd-5th Shamrock Dance

    Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


    This dance raises money for 4th grade to go to the Alamo. Only 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students may attend. No younger siblings or alumni allowed.

  • Mar 06
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 07
    It's My Park Day: Clean up Blunn Creek!

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Blunn Creek for a neighborhood park cleanup. Austin Parks Foundation will lend waders, grabbers, trash bags, and will also dispose of trash. Click here for more info! Please spread the word and help keep the park behind our school beautiful! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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!