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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

  • Feb 25
    Young Writers' Workshop

    Currently Happening Now

    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

  • 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! 

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Thank you!