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Wednesday Folder – October 25, 2017


Carnival Is Here!

THIS Friday, October 27th, 5-8pm

Bring your family and join in the Carnival Fun! There will be lots of games, prizes and awesome food! Tickets are $.50 each.

Costumes (tasteful ones, of course) are encouraged!

Don’t forget to drop your grade level food donation by the teachers lounge Friday morning!

PreK – Cookies
Kinder – Fresh Fruit (apples, grapes, berries, melon)
1st – Hot Dogs & Buns
2nd – Hamburger Buns
3rd – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4th – Fritos or Tortilla chips (no scoops)
5th – Pickles (spears or slices)

We’re also still collecting Prize donations!- Drop off your gently used stuffed animals and toys in the boxes by the office. And finally, It’s not too late to sign up to work a shift in a game booth! Sign up sheets are in the lobby or contact Toni Wakefield at toniwake @

Know anyone who would make a great Thunderbird?

If you have any friends or neighbors who are interested in learning more about Travis Heights, invite them to Carnival! Then have them save the date for a Prospective Family Tour, the first tour is November 10th at 8am. Additional tour dates are listed on our calendar.

No school on Nov. 3rd!

This is our second new training/planning day for teachers. Please see attached flyers for meal service info and child care options on this day.

Dual Language Dinner Fundraiser- Saturday November 11th

Travis Heights Elementary School parents, Molly & John Cain would like to invite you to a casual but elegant dinner in their garden under their live oak trees and roaming chickens. Our event is a fundraiser in support of the THES Dual Language Program. Enjoy a delicious, 3 course meal prepared by Chef John Cain, while having a fun, kid-free evening with THES friends, teachers and families. Proceeds from this event will support the growth and continuation of the Dual Language program across all grades.

Please see the attached flyer for more details and RSVP information.


AISD Bond Election is Nov. 7, 2017 but Early voting is happening now! There is a letter from AISD superintendent in the weekly pdf below, to find out more go to this website:

Did You Know…

Our Student Tech Team makes videos? Check out KTHE-TV for a fun look at what our students have been up to.


Community Flu Shots – 10/30 – See attached flyer for eligibility details.
Halloween is Pajama Day! 10/31 – (No Halloween costumes are allowed)
5th Grade to Camp Champions – Nov 1st-3rd
Fall Picture Retakes – Nov 7th

Save the Dates:

Thanksgiving Lunch – 11/16
2nd & 3rd Performance and PTA Meeting – 11/16
3-5th Family Fun & Fitness Day – 11/17

As always, be sure to read the attachments for extra details…

This week’s folder items:


Upcoming Dates Reminders: Pajama Day, flu shots, early voting, FFF Save the Date
No School
Bond Letter
Creative Action Camp
Dual Language Dinner
Picture retakes
Special Areas Bulletin

Read the efolder 10-25-17

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 23
    STEAM Day

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 26
    Volunteer Appreciation Day

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 29
    Grassroots Organizing/Advocacy Training

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Travis Heights Elementary School, 2010 Alameda Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Please attend this special training at our school on Monday, April 29th, from 4-5:30PM with Isabel Guerrero of Austin Interfaith. Please RSVP to Colin Clark at or Isabel at

    Isabel will train us in the tried-and-true organizing principles and practices that our school community has used in years past to win our in-district charter and help families facing displacement.

    We will learn how to host "House Meetings," where we identify issues of concern and identify new leaders for our school, as well as how to organize campaigns to win on our issues.

    As our school population changes, and as families face a variety of challenges, including housing insecurity, language barriers, and deportation threats, this training is foundational to organizing ourselves for the best outcomes for our children, students, faculty and staff.

  • Apr 30
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA officers may attend.

  • May 03
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • May 06
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 07
    End-of-Year Party at Guero's (Camp Champions Fundraiser)

    Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

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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!