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Wednesday Folder – December 6, 2017


Hey Thunderbirds! Guess what…

Tamalada is Tonight!

Join us in the Cafeteria 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. While the adults are making Tamales, we’ll have stories, crafts, games and snacks for the kids! Drop in anytime between 3 and 6pm and stay as little or long as you like!

Join us Saturday for Cultural Festival (10am-noon)

This celebration of the diversity of our community will include:

  • More than 9 cultures represented at our Cultural Tables
  • A Mercado with crafts and other items for sale
  • The tamales from the Tamalada on sale $12/dozen
  • And student and cultural performances for you to enjoy!

See the attached flyer for more details!

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 next tour is THIS Friday, December 8th at 8am. Additional January 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 volunteers @ to learn more about how you can help.

THES Has A Wishlist!

There are a quite a few supplies we are always in need of. Check out the list on the attached flyer and throw a couple of extra items in your shopping cart the next time you are out!

Help Us Keep the Communications Flowing!

Want to be one of the first to know about what’s going on at school? Consider joining the Communications team. This group helps ensure that parents are kept informed about what’s happening at the school by updating the website, maintaining our social media presence, and sending the e-folder/Wednesday Folder each week. Additional help is always needed, contact volunteers @ for more information.

Chicken Crew

We are working on creating a team of volunteers to help care for the THES chickens on weekends and holidays. Training will be provided and we are looking for families to take care of the chickens for a weekend at a time. This will involve coming to the school daily to feed/water, clean the coop and let them roam free for a bit. If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteers @

Did You Know…

Student can access many of our online learning tools at home. Check out THES Rocks for more info.


Final Assemblies of the Semester
Lower Grades – 12/8
Spirit Day – Twin Day! – 12/15

This week’s folder items:


Cultural Festival
Nutrition Study PK-3rd
Creative Action Day Camps
Coats For Kids 2017

Read the efolder 12-06-17

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

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Thank you!