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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

  • 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

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!