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Wednesday Folder – May 17, 2017

Y’all Rock So Hard!!

Here’s to all you 4th grade parents with a special call out to Kim O’Driscoll for organizing yet another super successful Thunderbird event!

And it wouldn’t have been so fun without all the wonderful families who came and laughed, ate, drank, AND donated to support our kiddos.

Our school events always serve to affirm to me what a special school and community we have. We are SO LUCKY!

A great big Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to all y’all!

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

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

Don’t forget to send a water bottle!

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 Sign Up Online

Young Artist Workshop Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers for 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! Volunteer Now!

Check out the list of the Artist’s coming on YAW!

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


AISD Staff and FABPAC members are so grateful to everyone who has and is participating in the Facility Master Plan updates and now potential bond projects! We know that May is a busy time of the year and we hope that you will see value in having your voice heard as the FABPAC works toward finalizing bond projects. Please join us for the final Community Collaboration of the year. The dates, times, and locations are as follows:

• May 16 @ Austin High School, 6 – 8 pm
• May 17 @ Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, noon – 2 pm
• May 17 @ Bowie High School, 6 – 8 pm
• May 18 @ Reagan Early College High School, 6 – 8 pm
• May 20 @ Travis Early College High School, 9 – 11 am
• May 20 @ Austin High School, 10 am – 2 pm

If you are unable to make these meetings and still have feedback, please head to and fill out an online feedback form. We want to hear from you!

Thanks again for your continued support as we continue to work together toward excellent facilities for all AISD students.

This week’s folder items:


Family Fun & Fitness
Registration Reminder
Summer Volleyball League
Young Artist’s Workshop
Spanish Camp
Flash Flood Facts

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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

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Thank you!