Our next Coffee Chat is THIS Friday, at 8am. This month’s topic is Literacy and we will hear from the school’s reading specialist on some of the online programs the school uses to support reading skills.
Tamalada and Cultural Festival are next week!
Plan to join us Wednesday (12/6) from 3-6pm as we gather to make Tamales. All are welcome- no experience required. Come to learn, come to teach, come to have fun with your fellow Thunderbirds. Since we’ll be selling them, we can’t let children help with the Tamales, but we will have some fun activities for them as well. Join us anytime between 3 and 6pm and stay as little or long as you like!
Then be sure to come to the Cultural Festival Saturday (12/9) where you can purchase tamales ($12/dozen). There are still spots available for families to create Cultural Tables Sign up online if you can help. We’ll also have crafts for sale at the Mercado and student and cultural performances for you to enjoy!
AISD Middle School Fair
Curious about AISD’s options for Middle School? Saturday’s Middle School Fair is a great opportunity to start learning about the diverse programs offered in Middle School. For details: AISD Middle School Fair
Prospective Family Tour next 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. Tour dates are listed on our calendar.
Tour Helpers Needed!
One of the things prospective families like best is the chance to talk with current families to get the inside scoop on the school. If you are willing to share your thoughts with new parents, we’d love your help with the Prospective Family Campus Tours. No experience or specific knowledge required- just a willingness to share your story! Please contact email@example.com to learn more about how you can help.
English (ESL) Classes
The AISD REfugee Office is offering free ESL classes for any parents who wish to learn English. These classes happen on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8-10 a.m. in the portable behind the gym. Interested attendees should stop by the office to sign in (please bring your ID). Please note that childcare is NOT available.
Fundraising Team 💰
Are you interested in supporting the innovative educational programs at Travis Heights? Consider joining the fundraising team. Volunteers are needed to help with the annual PTA fundraiser in February. We are looking for volunteers who can:
- Identify potential donors and collaborators
- Research or write grant proposals
- Request donations
- Build business partnerships
- Write or design communication materials
- Assist with database data entry
- Prepare thank you’s for donors
- Plan events
- Create media presentations
If you have any of these skills to share, let us know how you can help! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Looking for Leaders!
We have several open parent leadership opportunities:
- Communications Chair
- Wednesday Folder Leader
- Teacher Appreciation Co-Leader
Please check out the Volunteer page of our website for descriptions and approximate time commitments for these jobs as well as listings of other ways you can help.
Did You Know…
THES has a wishlist? You can check it out online and learn other ways to support the school while doing your holiday shopping, too!
Final Assemblies of the Semester
Upper Grades- 12/1
This week’s folder items:
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.
T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Ice Cream Social
Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am
Location: THES Cafeteria
First day of school!
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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