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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

  • Feb 24

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Feb 25
    Young Writers' Workshop

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • 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

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Thank you!