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Wednesday Folder – March 22, 2017


We’re looking for Heros!

The PTA has many open leadership positions for next year and we need your help to fill them!

We hate to say it but if we can’t identify enough volunteers for next year, there is a possibility that some events or activities will have to be cancelled.

Please take a look at the attached flyer for a list of our most pressing needs. There is also a complete list of openings on the website:

Let us know how you think you can help!

Testing Next Week!

Next week is a testing week for 3-5th grades. STAAR test days are March 28th (4th Writing/ 5th Math) and March 29th (5th Reading). 3rd grade has Benchmark testing March 30-31.

Campus will be closed to visitors all next week to allow for a quiet testing environment. Please remember that parents will not be able to eat lunch with their child next week due to the testing. See the attached flyer for more information.

Here are some helpful hints for parents of students testing:

  • 1. Please arrive on time, or EARLY so your child has time to settle before testing starts.
  • 2. Students are encouraged to wear comfy clothes.
  • 3. It’s important for children to not feel stressed by the testing. The teachers are helping the students with positive self-talk and breathing exercises. Encourage your child to do his/her best if they seem rattled, and support them by making sure they have healthy meals and are well rested. Big hugs and kisses go a long way.

Good news: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

It will be at Travis Heights Library M-F April 3rd-7th 8:00am-3:00pm, and will close at lunchtime on the 7th.

Family Night will be on Thursday until 6:30P.M. and the Kona Ice snowcone truck will be here starting at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday too!

Don’t forgot to take a look at your teachers’ book wish lists, if you’d like to surprise them with a book they’d love.

But wait, there’s more… this year we’ll have an estimation jar at the fair. The winner with the closest estimation wins a *FREE BOOK*!

See you at the book fair! 😄
Mrs. Underwood

Kinder Orientation

Know any prospective Pre-K or Kinder students? Help us spread the word to friends and others in the neighborhood that it’s time to register. Pre-K registration begins April 3rd and Kinder Orientation will be held April 4th. Check out the attached flyer for all the details.

We need 10 more 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.

Advocacy Corner

Are you concerned about the state of funding for public education? Looking for easy ways to get involved? Here are a few:

? Attend a Rally- Save Texas Schools is holding a rally this Saturday, March 25th- see their website for more details:

? Write or call your legislator- Texas PTA makes it easy here:

? And the Austin PTA has AISD specific sample letters here:

This week’s folder items:


PTA Leadership Needs
Kinder Orientation

Read The eFolder for 3-22-17

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    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.

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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!