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Wednesday Folder – April 19, 2017


Hello Thunderbirds!

PTA meeting & K/1st Performance TOMORROW!

All performing Kinder/1st grade students should be dropped off in the Cafeteria by 5:50pm. Then head to the Gym for our PTA meeting (childcare will be available). We’ll be electing new officers and approving next year’s budget. You can view the proposed budget online ahead of time here. Scroll down to the Budget section.

Friday is Coffee Chat!

Meet in the cafeteria at 8am for a conversation about proposed changes for next school year: Early release days and Universal Breakfast.

Appreciation Pump 💪‼️💪‼️ 💪‼️ for these Volunteer Leaders
Annette Gomez – ROCK Store Leader
Kristy Lipman – T-shirt Sales Coordinator

Our leadership team for next year is going to be awesome! However, help is still needed:

Carnival Captains Wanted!

We are so excited to welcome Manuel Garcia-Collins and Toni Wakefield as our 2017 Carnival Co-Coordinators! They have taken on a big role to keep this THES tradition alive, but they can’t do it alone. Please consider joining this awesome Carnival crew as one of their Team Captains. We need Captains for the following teams:

  • Publicity/Marketing
  • Setup/Cleanup
  • Volunteers
  • Supplies
  • Sponsorship/Donations

Thank you to these parents who have already volunteered to be Captains:

  • Tom Chmielewski – Food Captain
  • Dani Diepenbrock – Booths Captain
  • Annette Gomez – Prizes Captain

For more information, please contact:

Fundraising Team = Awesome!

Let’s give a HUGE Thank You to Jonna Ball for stepping up to take on leadership of our Fundraising team. We’d also like to give an Appreciation Pump 💪‼️💪‼️ 💪‼️ to Oliver Bernstein and Kathleen Mulhausen for helping to organize this year’s successful PTA fundraiser. This trio raised over $29,000 in one week – Amazing!

Think how much more successful they could be with a full team! You can help make it happen! We are looking for volunteers to:

  • Identify potential donors and collaborators
  • Research or write grant proposals
  • Request donations
  • Build business partnerships
  • Write or design communication materials
  • Assist with database data entry
  • Prepare thank you’s for donors
  • Plan events
  • Create media presentations

If you have any of these skills to share, let us know how you can help! Email:

This week’s folder items:


PTA meeting
Free Immigration Clinic
Volunteer needs
Box Tops
Coffee Chat

Read the efolder 4-19-17

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!