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Wednesday Folder – November 8, 2017


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Carnival 2017 was a big success thanks to all of our volunteers!
Appreciation Pump 💪??💪??💪??

Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped with the booths and helped with set up and clean up. All the children had a wonderful time and it was great to see our community come together! Together, we raised over $4700 for school projects.

We hope to make next year just as much fun so if anyone would like to join the planning team please feel free to email Toni Wakefield at toniwake @ gmail .com.

For those of you who took Photobooth pictures, you can link to them at the following address:

Thanksgiving Lunch tickets are on sale now! 🍗

Visitors are welcome to join their child for a traditional turkey lunch on November 16th. In order to purchase a meal from the cafeteria, visitors must have a pre-purchased ticket. Tickets are available before or after school starting today and are $4 for adults and $2.80 for child visitors. Lunch times will be different on Nov. 16th, check with your child’s teacher for the correct time.

It’s time for Operation Thunderjoy!

After supporting more than 30 families last year, our goal this year is to provide new clothing, toys and groceries for more than 50 school families in need! This is a great opportunity to help our own community while teaching our kids that the true spirit of the season is about giving, not getting.

Want to help “adopt” a family?

Send a note to lauren.davis @ for more info.

Prospective Family Tour THIS Friday!

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 THIS Friday, November 10th at 8am. Additional tour dates are listed on our calendar.

Tour Leaders Needed!

If you are interested in learning how to be a tour leader for our Prospective Family Campus Tours, please contact volunteers @

Square 1 Art- Orders are due FRIDAY!

Packets were sent home with students last week, be sure to get your order in this week if you want free shipping to the school. A portion of the profit benefits our art program.

Also this Friday…

Lower Grade Assembly(K-2nd) and please wear Red, White & Blue in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Cultural Festival and Tamalada are just around the corner!

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. Check out the attached flyer for ways you can volunteer! If you have questions or can help, please contact: Jeniffer Barrera (jenthespy91 @ or Colin Clark (sprinklerintherain @ Or sign up to volunteer online.

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

Schoolwide Meeting & Performance

Mark your Calendar! Our School/PTA meeting and 2nd/3rd Grade performance is next Thursday November 16th at 6pm.

AISD Calendar

Austin ISD is currently working on the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The Calendar Task Force has created three calendar options and is seeking input from families and staff. Please click on this link to view the calendars and to vote: 2018-19 Calendar Information

Did You Know…

We have an Volunteer page on our website? You can view volunteer needs, sign up to help at events or fill out a volunteer preferences form. Check it out: THES volunteers.


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- Stuffed Animal Day! – 11/17
NO SCHOOL November 20-24th!

This week’s folder items:


Fullmore STEAM Night
PTA Meeting & Performance
Tamalada & Cultural Festival Volunteer
Nutrition Study

Read The efolder 11-08-17

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 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!