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Wednesday Folder – April 26, 2017

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

It’s super easy to participate:

  • Students, 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!

Your Opinion Counts!

Join Us Thursday Night (April 27th or May 4th) to review our Title I Compact. As a community school we know that parents, teachers and students are all partners in the educational process. This is an opportunity to share thoughts about your role as a parent in our community school. Meetings start at 5:30 in the Cafeteria. Childcare will be provided. There will be hot dogs, bring a side to share!

Friday Box Tops are Due!

Attention all Volunteers!

This Friday at 8am is the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Head to the cafeteria for a little token of our appreciation for all you do for the school! THES wouldn’t be the same without you!

Speaking of Volunteers…
Let’s give a big Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to Megan Colwart for Volunteering to lead the Welcome Coffee next year!

Carnival Captains Wanted!

Please consider joining the awesome Carnival crew as a Team Captains! We need Captains for the following teams:

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

For more information, please contact:

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 1st-5th

Please see the attached flyer with some suggestions of ways that we can show our amazing teachers and staff some love! We’re also hosting some meals and treats, so please email me at willowb @ if you’d like to volunteer for those efforts as well.

Save the Date!

Our Gueros End of Year Party is planned for Tuesday May 16th.

Help Us Keep the Communications Flowing!

This is a quick and easy way to help ensure parents stay informed about what’s going on. We are looking for a volunteer regularly check the calendar and send reminders to event leaders that they need to prepare communications materials. It only takes about a half an hour each week but is essential to ensuring messages get to parents on time. If you can help, please contact

This week’s folder items:


Help Modify Title 1 Compact
Teacher Appreciation Week
Compact Meetings
Summer Art Camp
4th Grade Gueros Help Appeal

Read The eFolder 4-26-17

Upcoming Events

  • 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! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    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.

To subscribe to Wednesday eFolders and have the eFolder delivered to your inbox, please use the subscribe form in the footer of the website.

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!