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Wednesday Folder – September 13, 2017

Lunches with Students start this week!

Did you know that you can have lunch with your child every Wednesday and Friday? It’s true and has been a respected tradition at THES for a few years now. Here’s the deal:

  1. Enter by pressing the buzzer at the front door.
  2. Check in with the office first. You MUST receive a ‘Visitor” badge.
  3. Meet your child in the cafeteria and find out where his/her class will be after lunch.
  4. Sit with your child at the lunch table or head to the picnic tables outside. Other options, bring a picnic blanket and book and sit outside on the grass under a shady tree. Read, play cards, and make sure your child eats : )
  5. Pick up your cafeteria tray/lunch items and any waste that may have dropped around your eating area and throw it away in the cafeteria.
  6. Drop your child off with his/her class.


p.s. Remember, this is time for you and your child only (no other children can join you 🙃 )
If you aren’t sure when your child’s lunch time starts, contact the teacher.

Questions about Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)?

Be sure to check out AISD’s food services website where the program is described in detail and you can even watch a video about the process. While you’re there be sure to check out some of the other new food service initiatives like the Clean Label program. Curious about what is being served each morning? Breakfast in the Classroom entrees are listed as “BIC” on the printed menu. Or you can access the breakfast and lunch menus on

Thank you Southside Flying Pizza!

We would like to extend a big thank you to Southside Flying Pizza who very generously donated 50 pizzas for our Back to School night. Please give them a shout out and thank them and visit their store nearby on South Congress.

Are there things about the THES you’ve been wondering about?

The monthly Principal’s Coffee Chat is a great place to bring those thoughts and questions. The first Coffee Chat of the year is Friday, September 22 at 8am. There will be a presentation about Title I and what it means for our campus, a discussion about our campus goals, a chance for general questions and answers, and of course, COFFEE! ??

Stop on by and join the conversation.

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! 🌮 ??

Have you updated your subscriptions?

I am subscribed to every grade level blog, the student blog and the wednesday efolder/announcement blog but, in this respect, most of you are probably more selective than I. I got notice this morning that there is a new third grade post on their site (they made brains from playdoh!) and it made me wonder if everyone has updated their subscriptions to reflect their new grade levels.

Have you?

If not, now is the time! You don’t want to miss out on the news in your child(ren)’s grade and the photojournalism team will be posting new articles soon and you definitely don’t want to miss out on that! Update your newsletter subscriptions here. Or you can click the “update your preferences” link in the footer of every newsletter email you get from THES.

Be Sure to Read the Attachments!

Check out this week’s attachments for additional information regarding Friday Assemblies, the THES Compact, and Flu Shots.

This week’s folder items:


Fall Beautification
Coffee Chat
Parent Compact
Assembly letter
Flu shots forms

Read the efolder 09-13-17

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.

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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!