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Wednesday Folder – May 24, 2017

Last week of folders!

Can you believe how close summer is? Every morning, the first thing my kids tell me is the number of school days left in the year. Today it is 5! 5 days left! Are you ready?

This is the last official Wednesday folder of the year! Even though there will probably be some more posts on the website and Facebook through the end of school and summer – so keep an eye out for them. In the meantime, in case I don’t see you before you go…

Have a fantastic summer and see you next year!!!

Reminders about End of Year schedule:

🎒 School Supplies

Lists will be sent home in the Report Cards next week. And we’re going to have an option to purchase school supply sets online – details coming soon.

📅 Save the Dates!

Even as this year is ending – we are hard at work getting next year planned out. Please take a couple moments to mark your calendars with these two important dates:

Ice Cream Social
August 18, 2017
Check out your new classroom, meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, share a sweet treat, AND purchase the new official 2017/2018 Thunderbird T-shirt! Check out the teaser video below to get an eye on the new shirt!

Welcome Coffee: First Day of School
August 21, 2017
After you drop off your students, please join us for a cup of coffee and a chance to meet other Thunderbird parents.

What time is it?

Appreciation Pump Time!!! 💪??💪??💪??

It was another super successful Young Artist’s Workshop Day!
Thanks to all the artists and volunteers and a super big Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to Soo Lee-Spaw and Renee Pinchero for organizing it all!

And another Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to all y’all because our Guero’s End-of-Year Celebration raised $3,325 for Camp Champions!

That means any 5th grader who needs financial assistance to attend Camp Champions this fall will receive it!

And finally, another Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to our sponsors!
Guero’s Taco Bar
Austin Beautiful Trees

Y’all Rock! Thank you for making this event possible!

And a big Shout Out to those VIP Champs who donated to sponsor a camp champion student
The Ball family, The Bernstein family, The Blase family, The Platts-Mills/Chmielewski family, The Cooper family, The Cubbin/Andrews family, the Davis family, the Darhower family, the Diepenbrock family, the Gerlach family, the Greene family, the O’Driscoll family, the Sinatra family, the Lee/Spaw family, the Tangaroa family, the Thornburgh family, and Scott George and The Other Guys!

Special Thanks to
The Lippencott Family & Guero’s Taco Bar Staff, Austin Beautiful Trees, and
Scott George & The Other Guys

Cheers to Ms. King & her choir, Ms. Rostro & her Ballet Folklorico Troupe, Mr. Hawes and his tech crew… and all the 4th grade parent volunteers who made this event possible

This week’s folder items:


Save the Date- Ice Cream Social & Welcome Coffee
No School- Memorial Day
Summer Reading

Read The eFolder 05-24-17

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! 

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!