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Wednesday Folder – May 10, 2017


🎉 T-Bird Fiesta!! 🎉

Can you taste summer – just a few weeks away? Join us at Guero’s next Tuesday to celebrate our kids completing another year of school and to and raise money for future Thunderbird 5th graders to attend Camp Champions Outdoor School. This community-building, educational, and crazy-fun three day, two night trip is the highlight of the year for our Thunderbirds and something they look forward to for years. But it can be quite cost prohibitive for our students.

Consider becoming a VIP Scholarship Sponsor and sponsor a child to go on the trip. (or donating at the door)!

Be a VIP – Donate $150 toward Camp Champions Scholarship Fund

Event: Tuesday – May 16th – 5: 30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Guero’s Taco Bar Garden – South Congress
What: Thunderbird Families, Kids + Neighbors (performances by kids + friends)
Why: Raise scholarship money for fifth graders who could not otherwise afford to attend Camp Champions, an Outdoor School and overnight experiential learning experience

Thunderbird VIP Scholarship Sponsor Benefits Include:

  • Lots of Recognition by Kids, Faculty and Families @ the Event
  • 2 House Drinks (You can share with teachers or friends! Pick up at Gueros)
  • 4 Free Tacos (You can share with teachers or friends! Pick up at Gueros)
  • Complimentary Chips / Salsa, Restocked by Future Champions (aka Students)
  • Warm fuzzy feeling knowing you made it possible for a kid to have a once in a lifetime experience at camp!

GO TO: AND click “Camp Champions” on your donation or in the comments section/VIP. You can also pay via Square at Guero’s at the door.

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

You are coming back next year, right?

I know it’s on your list but maybe it’s down in the middle somewhere but it’s time to move it up to the number one spot. What is it? Registration for next year. It is crucial for staffing and funding that we have all our students registered as soon as possible. Also if you don’t register before the start of school, your student won’t be assigned a teacher. If you need access to a computer or help through the process (it’s definitely not as easy as it could be) computers are available at the school and Ms. Gio in the office is an expert in the process and available to help anyone who needs it.

Go to and click on the Student Registration tile to register your student online.

Register Here Now!

Family Fun & Fitness and Young Artist Workshop Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers for our Family Fun & Fitness day May 19th and our Young Artist Workshop on May 23rd. Please sign up if you can help. These days run so much more smoothly when we have a great team of parent volunteers!

Pre-k – 2nd Grade Family Fun & Fitness!

Join us for this family fun field day event on May 19th 8-11 a.m.!

Please send the following items to school on May 19:
Pre-K: Pickles
Kinder: Bananas
1st Grade: Oranges
2nd Grade: Apples

lf you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Collins (512-414-3399, or send an email to

Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪??

Thank you to everyone who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week successful. The teachers and staff felt so loved! And thanks to Willow McIndoo for leading the effort!

Summer Chicken Crew

We need a team of volunteers to help care for the THES chickens over the summer. Training will be provided and we are looking for families to take care of the chickens for a week at a time. This will involve coming to the school daily to feed/water, clean the coop and let them roam free for a bit. For more information, please contact

This week’s folder items:


Family Fun & Fitness
Young Artist Workshop
Website Flyer
Summer Chicken Crew
PBS Flyer

Read the efolder 5-10-17

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

  • 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! 

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!