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Wednesday Folder – September 27, 2017


Hello Thunderbirds! Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday! We have lots of things to talk about in the efolder today but we haven’t highlighted everything that’s in the paper folder today so please be sure to scroll all the way down and click that button to read the efolder pdf for additional information and resources!

Thank you Volunteers!

We had a fabulous turn out at Beautification Day this past weekend. Thank you to all the returning families who came and to the new ones we got to meet! It is always fun to see everyone and to do a bit to make our campus look good!

Special Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to Melissa Bowman who always, and I mean always, comes through and supplies us with Starbucks Coffee for every beautification day and I believe for many, if not all, Coffee Chats! You rock Melissa!

And another Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪?? to Ben Appl for leading every Beautification Day since 2012! That’s 10 Beautification Days!

If you see either of these fabulous people around school, give them a high five!

Volunteer Orientation

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

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 the volunteering page for more details on completing the background checks.

Office Helpers Needed!

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to provide ongoing clerical support to our ROCKing (see what I did there?) administrative staff. Primarily copy support is needed on Mondays and Tuesdays to prepare the copies that are to be sent in the Wednesday communication folder. There is also occasionally a need for phone backup in the event someone is ill or needs to leave early. If you are interested in helping in either of these areas please email

Used Book Fair!

Does your child still have easy readers on their shelves when they’re reading on a fourth grade level?
Is it time to recycle some of your kids’ used books?

Let us help you keep those books re-loved in the hands of new readers!

The library is accepting donations for the Used Book Fair, which is coming up Wed.-Fri. October 4th-6th.
Especially needed: Easy readers for PK/K/1st graders.

Our little Thunderbirds are hungry for books and are ready to watch their personal libraries grow!

NOTE: Book swaps are encouraged!

(Check out the attached flyer for details on the Book Fair itself.)

Reminder: Annual Dual Language Parent Meeting

We’ll be reviewing how the Dual Language program is working on our campus and what it looks like in middle school and beyond. Later, we’ll break out in grade level groups where parents will have an opportunity to get updates and participate in Q&A!

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00-7:30pm, in the Cafeteria

***Please note that childcare is NOT available for this event. Please leave children at home!***


Austin ISD will be hosting an open house this Thursday to share more details and answer your questions about the upcoming AISD bond election. The open house will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Travis ECHS cafeteria. The open house will include child care, light refreshments and simultaneous Spanish presentations. For additional bond information, please see

Don’t Forget- No School THIS Friday, 9/29!

Please see the attached flyer for information about meal service on this day.

Picture Day is Next Tuesday

Extra forms are available in the office

Final T-shirt Sales 10/6

Ok, so remember when I said last time was your last chance to buy Thunderbird T-shirts… forever?

Turns out, I lied.

Sorry about that.

But now October 6th is the absolute, no take backs, truly factual, indisputably for real, and unquestionably last chance for buying the 2017/18 Thunderbird T-shirt!


There are only sizes Youth Small, Youth Medium & Youth Large left!
* No adult sizes left
* No other merchandise will be available at this sale.

Get them for $5: Friday October 6th, before assembly, 7:15-7:45am

This week’s folder items:


No School
Used Book Fair
Math Pentathlon
Nutrition and Growth Study
City Flu Clinics
Safety Notice

Read the efolder 09-27-17

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 20
    NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 22

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: THES cafe


    THES families and area restaurants & businesses gather together with a dish to be shared.

  • Jan 27

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Jan 28
    Class Picture Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 29
    Thunderbird Curbside bag filling

    Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria


    We need help! Please join us in the cafeteria as we fill orders for our new reward program, Thunderbird Curbisde! (This is the new ROCK store.) We will be putting small toys in bags for students who placed orders using ClassDojo points.

  • Jan 30
    THES Spirit Night at Torchy's

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Torchy's Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S. Congress Avenue) is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends at the Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress Thursday, January 30th from 4pm – 8pm, and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the school!

  • Jan 31
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

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!