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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

  • Mar 01
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 7:30 am-9:30 am

  • Mar 01
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:30 am-8:00 am



  • Mar 01
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Mar 06
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Mar 07
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:30 am-8:00 am



  • Mar 07
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives

  • Mar 07
    🔭 PBL Showcase 📓

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • Mar 08
    Family Fun and Fitness - Lower Grades

    Time: 8:15 am-11:00 am


    All PreK4 through 2nd grade families are invited to campus for FFF day. You must check into the office before joining your child’s class. 

    We will also need volunteers to help set up/break down and help run event stations. Volunteers for setup are needed at 7:30am and volunteers for break down would stay until around 11:15am. Any amount of volunteer time is appreciated!

    Volunteers can Sign-Up here:

  • Mar 08
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • Mar 11
    No School - Spring Break

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 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!