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Wednesday Folder – February 22, 2017



Our community rocks! Through the widespread support of friends, family, and our business partners – Home Slice, Juke Automotive, Edwards Mulhausen Design, Rockford Business Interiors, and PSW – we’ve raised over $24,000!

You may have noticed the mason jar contest we had going last week, tallying how many donations came in from each grade level, and the winner is


A special grade wide treat will be distributed Friday. Key chains will also be distributed to each child who had a donation made in their name.

There is still time to donate if you feel moved to do so – we still need another $5000 to meet our $30,000 goal. You can drop a check in the PTA mailbox, located in the administration office, or go to

Your generosity and involvement are inspiring not only to our children but to the city at large. Your engagement is what makes this school so special.

To all of you… a great big Appreciation Pump! 💪❗️ 💪❗️ 💪❗️

Does your child ever have BIG emotions?

Then be sure to attend Friday’s coffee chat!  Ms. Cano, our counselor, will be sharing calming strategies to help with those emotional moments.  This Friday, 2/24 at 8am in the Cafeteria.

🌳 🌺 Beautification Day is 8am-2pm, this Saturday, 2/25!

Come on out and help us do some outdoor spring cleaning!  Kids, parents, grandparents, friends and family are all welcome to join the fun- there are jobs for everyone!  Bring your water bottle, gloves and any gardening tools you have-check out the flyer for more details.  Stay as long as you are able.

Rally Day is less than a week away!

Join us as we gather with PTA members from across the state to show our legislators how important our public schools are. The rally on the capitol steps is 11:30- noon on Monday, Feb. 27th.

For more information see the attached flyer or to coordinate with others going from THES, check out our FB event: PTA Rally Day 2017- Travis Heights Elementary Meetup Page

Picture Day is next Tuesday 2/28! 📸

It’s time for those fancy individual spring photos!  Proofs will be sent out after the photos are taken and you will have the option to purchase them at that time.

Kinder Helpers needed!

Volunteers are needed to work with groups of Dual Language Kinder students in the mornings to support reading and math.  Please contact for more information on specific needs and times.

☘ Shamrock Dance! ☘

All 3rd-5th graders are invited to the Annual Shamrock Dance, next Friday, March 3rd, 4-6pm. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale next week.  See the flyer for more details.

Do you know any Artists?

We are looking for artists who can lead hands-on art sessions for groups of 3rd-5th graders at our Young Artist’s Workshop May 23rd.  If you, or someone you know might be interested,  please contact YAW coordinator, Soo Spaw at  sooleespaw @ outlook . com.

The PTA needs you!

PTA executive board elections are in April and we need a Vice President! The job involves helping to keep track of the PTA calendar and supporting PTA event coordinators.  If you are looking for a way to get involved next year, please contact volunteers @ travisheightselementary .com. There are several other openings as well- we can find the one that is right for you!


This week’s folder items:


Coffee Chat
Beautification Day
PTA Rally Day
Spring Portraits

Read the efolder for 02-22-18

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!