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Wednesday Folder – November 1, 2017


Happy November First!

Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween last night and didn’t get too soaked trick-or-treating in the rain.

It’s a big folder today and while we are highlighting a lot, be sure to check out the pdf at the bottom of to post to see the Principal’s Newsletter, a Computer Lab update, flyers on the 2nd/3rd grade performance, Family Fun & Fitness, the annual Thanksgiving Lunch and much more!!

5th grade leaves for Camp Champions

You may have noticed all the bags in the foyer this morning. Today our intrepid 5th Graders head off for 3 days and two nights on a educational team building adventure. This is an annual trip that all the 5th grade classes get to take. They have a blast learning in nature and come back with so many stories. I can’t wait to hear about this year’s adventure.

Learn more about this amazing experience here:

No school on FRIDAY! (Nov. 3rd)

And because there’s no school on Friday, we’ll have our monthly Upper Grade Assembly (3rd-5th) on Thursday (Nov. 2nd) instead.

Picture Retakes are Tuesday, Nov. 7th!

If you want your child’s picture redone, you MUST return the original package in its entirety on Tuesday. Those students who were absent on the original picture day will have their photos taken regardless. See the flyer in last week’s folder for more details.

Know anyone who would make a great Thunderbird?

If you have any friends or neighbors who are interested in learning more about Travis Heights Elementary, please be sure to invite them to a Prospective Family Tour. The first is Friday, November 10th at 8am. Additional tour dates are listed on our calendar, and the attached flyer.

Tour Leaders Needed!
If you are interested in learning how to be a tour leader for our Prospective Family Campus Tours, please contact volunteers@ travisheightselementary .com.

Cultural Festival and Tamalada are just around the corner!

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Plans are underway for Tamalada (Wednesday, Dec. 6th) and Cultural Festival (Saturday, Dec. 9th). These fun annual traditions celebrate the diversity in our school with tamale making, performances, cultural tables, and a Mercado with items for sale.

We really need a few extra volunteers to help with planning this year’s events. If you have questions or can help, please contact: Jennifer Barrera (jenthespy91 @ yahoo .com) or Colin Clark (sprinklerintherain @ gmail .com). Flyers with additional details about these events will be out soon.

Upper Grade Family Fun & Fitness Day (3-5th)

Family Fun & Fitness is coming, November 17th! We invite you to join us for a morning of fun physical activities and healthy eating.

Volunteers are needed! If you are able to help please sign up online: Volunteer Opportunities

We are also asking families to donate healthy foods for our Snack Station.
Please send the following items to school on November 17:
3rd Grade: Pickles
4th Grade: Bananas
5th Grade: Small Oranges
Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

It’s Square 1 Art Time!

Order forms are in your folder. The deadline for ordering with free shipping is next Friday, November 10th, so be sure to get those in right away! They make great holiday gifts and the proceeds support the school.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Families are welcome to join their students for our annual Thanksgiving Lunch on November 16th. There are some changes this year so be sure to check out the details in the attached flyer.

Did You Know…

We have an online calendar? And you can even subscribe so that you can see it on your calendar too? Check out the details here.


5th Grade to Camp Champions – Nov 1st-3rd
Upper Grade Assembly – Nov 2
No School – Nov 3
Fall Picture Retakes- Nov 7th
AISD Bond Election – Nov 7th
Early voting is happening now! Information about the bond is available at
Lower Grade Assembly – Nov 10th
Prospective Parent Tour – Nov 10th
Wear Red, White & Blue for Veteran’s Day- Nov 10th
Dual Language Dinner Fundraiser- Nov 11th

Save the Dates:

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

This week’s folder items:


2nd/3rd Performance
FFF Upper Grades
Thanksgiving Lunch
Principal’s Newsletter
Computer Lab newsletter

Read efolder for 11-01-17

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 24

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Feb 25
    Young Writers' Workshop

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • 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! 

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!