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Wednesday Folder – January 3, 2018


Hey Thunderbirds Welcome Back!!

Hope y’all bundled up and stayed warm on your journey to school today!

It’s like we’re having a real winter out there! Though I’m still having a hard time convincing my boys that shorts are probably not the best clothing option.

I also hope y’all enjoyed the holiday break and spent quality time with your family and friends, gave and received awesome gifts, and ate loads of delicious foods!

I know it can be rough getting back into the swing of things after a big break but we are here in a fresh new year (isn’t it fun to write 2018 now?) and ready to get started!

First off:

🏆 Awards Assemblies Tomorrow! 🏅

Come join us in the cafeteria and watch as your kiddos get honored for being the fantastic students they are!

2nd – 8:10am
1st – 9:00am
Kinder – 9:50am

*3rd – 5th will be next friday (Jan. 12)

We’re Movin’ on Up!

Starting Friday January 5th, 2nd grade will join the Upper Grade Assembly. PK will join Lower Grade Assembly starting Friday, January 12th. Parents are always welcome to join! Our Friday Assemblies begin at 7:40 and end at 7:55.

Come be a Thunderbird!

Know anyone who may be interested in joining the most rockingest elementary school in Austin? Be sure to let them know that we have 2 Prospective Parent Tours in January!

Jan 11th & 19th at 8:00 a.m.

No RSVP is needed to attend any of these events. Prospective parents should bring a photo ID and are welcome to bring their child as well!

Applications for Transfer and Dual Language programs are available on the AISD website here. Also our registration page has helpful information.

Science Fair is January 25th

The Annual THES Science Fair is coming up on Thursday, January 25th! It’s not too late to sign up. Project description forms are available on our science fair information page, in the office or from Mrs. Penney. If you have questions regarding the fair, please email Mrs. Penney at tonya . penney@austinisd . org.


Jan 15: MLK Day – No School!
Jan 23: Class Picture Day
End of Jan: Flowers For Friends Student Council Fundraiser

That’s about it for today! Be sure to read the Principals Newsletter in the pdf and also – remember on these frosty winter days that icy cold weather, metal, and tongues do not mix!

Happy New Year!!! 🎉

This week’s folder items:


Awards Assemblies
Prospective Parent Tours
Principal Newsletter
January Menu
Upcoming Dates & Reminders

Read the efolder 1-3-18

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

  • Mar 07
    It's My Park Day: Clean up Blunn Creek!

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Blunn Creek for a neighborhood park cleanup. Austin Parks Foundation will lend waders, grabbers, trash bags, and will also dispose of trash. Click here for more info! Please spread the word and help keep the park behind our school beautiful! 

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.

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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!