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Wednesday Folder – November 29, 2017

Coffee Chat

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!

If you have questions, please contact: Jennifer Barrera ( or Colin Clark (

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 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:

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
Lower Grades-12/8

This week’s folder items:


Coffee Chat
Tamalada/Cultural Festival
Principal’s Newsletter

Read the efolder 11-29-17

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 09
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:45 am-8:15 am

  • Dec 09
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

  • Dec 10
    Cultural Festival

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    The event is a celebration of our school’s diversity. It is in understanding and learning about each other’s family history that we learn to celebrate our uniqueness as a whole community. 

    If you are interested in participating by setting up a cultural table, performance or being a vendor in the Mercado, please complete this form: 

    Cultural table: Represent your culture! Set up a table with items that represent your culture, heritage, and/or ethnicity such as books, food, photos, maps, flags, artifacts, and/or traditional clothing that are common in your culture/heritage.

    Performance: It can be a dance, a song, an instrument, or any other cultural performance you’d like to share. 

    Vendor’s Market: If you sew, craft, create art or own a small business, consider renting a table to sell your wares! Tables are $25 each.  Limited spots available so sign up early!

    For more information call Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.


    ¡El evento es una celebración de la diversidad de nuestra escuela. Es al comprender y aprender sobre la historia familiar de cada uno que aprendemos a celebrar nuestra singularidad como comunidad entera.

    Si está interesado en participar montando una mesa cultural, una actuación o ser vendedor en el Mercado, por favor complete este formulario:

    Mesa cultural: ¡Representa tu cultura! Muestre artículos que representen su cultura, herencia y / o etnia, como libros, comida, fotos, mapas, banderas, artefactos y / o ropa tradicional que sean comunes en su cultura.

    Actuación: Puede ser un baile, una canción, un instrumento, o cualquier otra actuación cultural que le gustaría compartir

    Mercado: Si usted cose, crea arte o es dueño de una pequeña empresa, ¡considere alquilar una mesa para vender sus mercancías! Las mesas son $ 25 cada uno. ¡Las mesas son limitadas por eso inscríbanse pronto!

    Para más información, llame a Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.

  • Dec 16
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

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!