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Wednesday Folder – October 11, 2017


Hola Thunderbirds!

Carnival Is Coming!

Friday, October 27th, 5-8pm
Save the date for this annual evening of family fun! Volunteer sign ups for game booths are now posted – please help out by signing up for a shift or two! The sign ups are on large purple posters in each grade level hallway (2nd grade is at the top of the stairs near the office). If you can’t make it to the school to sign up, please return the sheet from last week’s folder, or contact your child’s teacher and ask them to sign you up!

Be a Carnival Super Star!

We are also in need of some special helpers to make this evening a success!

Heavy Lifting Crew-We need some powerful guys and gals to help move carnival booths and furniture before and after the event, Friday, October 27th. Set up 3-5pm / Clean up 8-9pm. Help may also be needed earlier in the week.

Carnival Clean Up Captain– We are looking for a volunteer willing to help lead our clean up efforts after Carnival. There are always many hands pitching in, but we need someone to direct the effort. Training will be provided!

Lighting Crew– 2-3 volunteers are needed to help put up lights on the evening of Thursday, October 26th.

Donation Runners– We have a number of food items being donated and need a couple of volunteers who can pick them up and deliver them to the school on October 27th.

If you are able to help with any of these special needs, please contact Toni Wakefield at toniwake @ or Manuel Garcia Collins at garciacollins @

Coffee Chat next Friday, Oct. 20th at 8am

This summer some of our THES staff were trained on a new program, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI views behavior as a statement of need and encourages adults to address student’s behavior in a non-confrontational manner. If you would like to learn more, please attend this month’s coffee chat where a district expert will share TBRI strategies with parents.

Don’t Forget to Read the Attachments! This week there’s a note from our new PSS, information on FREE flu shots, and Halloween Pajama Day!


Advocacy Team Meeting Tonight!
5:30pm in the THES Library

Box Tops due FRIDAY!
Turn them into your child’s teacher by THIS Friday, October 13! The classes with the most boxtops (PK-2nd and 3-5th) will have a popsicle party!

Friday is Lower Grade Assembly (K-2nd)!

Primetime starts this week!

This week’s folder items:


Coffee Chat
Flu shot reminder for Parents
PSS note
Tutoring volunteers
Pajama Day

Read the efolder 10-11-17

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 20
    NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

    Currently Happening Now

    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.

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!