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Wednesday Folder – September 6, 2017

Join us Tomorrow for Back To School Night!

Childcare will be available from 6-8pm.

  • **PK only 4:30-5:15– Classroom visits. Sorry- no childcare for this portion.
  • 5:00-6:00 – PTA sponsored Pizza in the Cafeteria. Please bring a side to share!
    During this time we’ll also have T-shirt sales as well as information on how you can Volunteer and join the PTA!
  • 5:30-6:00 – Visit our Library, Art Room, Music room, Gymnasium & Computer Lab. (Other classrooms closed during this time)
  • 6:00-6:25 Meeting with Principal and PTA in the Cafeteria
  • 6:30-7:10 First Classroom rotation (K-5th)
  • 7:15-7:55 Second Classroom rotation (K-5th)

Volunteers Needed!
If you can help serve Pizza or assist with set-up or clean-up for Back to School Night, please sign up online.


Would you like to avoid getting so many flyers?

Be sure to mark the front of your paper Wednesday Folder where it says “I don’t want paper flyers.” There was supposed to be a nice little box there to check but it got lost in the printing. If you just add a check or X anywhere in that area, we’ll quit putting flyers in your folder. (I grabbed a highlighter and highlighted the whole section so that it wouldn’t be missed. 🙂 )

You’ll still have a folder and will occasionally receive flyers that need to be returned, so be sure to check it each week! Scans of all the flyers that go home each week are attached to each e-folder at the bottom ?? of this post, so be sure you are opening and reading those as well.

Lower Grade Assembly (K-2nd)

Three parts teachers, two parts parents, & one part student, the all new Thunderband made its first appearance last Friday and now they are ready to rock for the lower grades this week!

So on Friday drop off your little T-Bird in the gym for their first assembly. If you have a school shirt, make sure you wear it. Fridays are our day to show your school spirit by wearing a school shirt or Thunderbird colors (red & white)!

As usual, parents are encouraged to join the assembly. Witness true Thunderbird spirit as the children hear morning announcements, receive acknowledgments for behavior that ROCKS (Responsible, Organized, Considerate, Kind, & Scholarly), compete for the Spirit Stick, and sing the school song with the Thunderband. School song is on a board to the right of the stage…So don’t act like you don’t know it : )

Be ready to rock at 7:40!

*PreK does not join assembly until January.
*In January, 2nd grade joins upper grade assemblies.

Last Chances for Thunderswag!

Get your swag now or lose out F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

Final Sales dates:
Thursday at Back to School (5-6)
Friday morning (7:15-8am)

P.S. We are out of Youth XS.

2017/18 Student Design:
Shirts available in the following sizes:
Youth S-XL,Unisex S-XXXL
Students $5, Adults $10

Classic Red Shirts are back in stock with NEW Toddler sizes
Shirts available in the following sizes:
2T/4T, Ladies S-XL, Unisex S-XXL
Toddlers $5, Adults $10

NEW Tumblers
Show off your Thunderbird pride. Quantities very limited so don’t delay!

Yard Signs
Let the neighborhood know you support the Thunderbirds.
Yard Sign $5
PTA membership + Sign $10

Breakfast in the Classroom is here!

Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) starts next Monday 9/11! Breakfast will be offered to all students, free of charge, in their classrooms from 7:30-8am each day. Participation is optional and students may bring breakfast from home instead. BIC breakfast is listed on the menus you receive in your Wednesday Folder or can be found at

Students arriving before 7:30 should report to the gym (K-5th Grade), or Cafeteria (PK) and they will be escorted to their classrooms after 7:30. Everyone arriving after 7:30 should head straight to the classrooms, but don’t be late! The tardy bell rings at 7:40. Teachers will begin morning meetings or lessons from 7:40-8am while the students finish eating.


All new volunteers are encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation.
Tuesday, September 12th-8am
Thursday, September 28th- 8am

We’d love all volunteers to complete a new Volunteer form so we can update everyone’s interests and only email you about areas you are interested in.

Returning volunteers, the volunteer requirements have changed! Training is no longer required for volunteers but those wishing to work in the classroom or chaperone field trips must submit a background check online and complete paperwork with your child’s teacher. See and scroll to the bottom of the page for more details on completing the background checks.

Save the Date Beautification Day: September 23, 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Bring your friends, family, and yard tools and join us a we spiff up THES campus grounds. This day is always a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get to know families at our school. Also FREE TACOS & COFFEE! 🌮 ??

We are Looking for Leaders!

We have several open parent leadership opportunities:

  • PTA Vice President
  • Communications Chair
  • Wednesday Folder Leader
  • Teacher Appreciation Co-Leader

Please check out the Volunteer page for descriptions and approximate time commitments for these jobs as well as listings of other ways you can help…

We are also looking for some additional members for our Fall Carnival Planning team. If you’d like to be a part of the team that makes the magic happen, please contact

This week’s folder items:


Thunderbird Gear
Back to School Night
Breakfast in the Classroom
Pre-k Menu
Lunch and Breakfast Menu

Read the efolder 09-06-17

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 12
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:30 am-8:00 am



  • Apr 12
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 7:30 am-9:30 am

  • Apr 12
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Apr 17
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Apr 18
    PTA General Meeting & K-1 Student Performance

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    PTA Meeting at 5:30
    Student Performance at 6:00

  • Apr 19
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Apr 19
    Eid al-Fitr

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • Apr 23
    STAAR Testing

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 24
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Apr 26
    Coffee Chat with Principal Navarro

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

    Location: THES Library


    Meet Principal Navarro in the THES Library and discuss important issues for Thunderbirds. Watch Dojo for topics. Occurs the last Friday of every month.

  • Apr 26
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

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!