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Wednesday Folder – January 10, 2018


Lots of important flyers this week- be sure to read the attachments and check your folders!!

Prime Time is back!

Forms are in your folders, be sure to turn them in quickly as classes are assigned first come, first served!

Lower Grade Assembly on Friday (PK-1st)

Pre-K will be joining the Friday assemblies this semester- Welcome! Pre-K parents, on Friday instead of heading to class, walk you little T-bird down to the gym to join our celebration of Thunderbird spirit. Parents are always welcome so feel free to stick around and join the fun!

Upper Grade Awards Assembly!-THIS FRIDAY, January 12th

Come join us in the cafeteria and celebrate all the hard work these kiddos have done this year!

5th – 8:10am
4th – 9:00am
3rd – 9:50am

Bluebonnet Book Reports are due Friday!

3rd-5th Grade students who have read, written, and turned in reports on 5 of this year’s Bluebonnet nominees will be invited to Ms. Underwood’s Bluebonnet Book Party.

Communications Team Needs You!

Want to be one of the first to know about what’s going on at school? Consider joining the Communications team! This group helps keep parents informed about what’s happening at the school and additional help is always needed. We are looking for people to:

  • write announcements for the website & social media
  • create flyers for events and activities
  • report on interesting happenings at the school
  • remind event leaders to submit communications

Contact for more information.

Are you great at making people feel loved?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for a Teacher Appreciation Co-Leader to help organize our appreciation efforts later this semester. If you can help, please contact We are also looking for Teacher Appreciation Team members! Contact us if you have ideas or can help.

It’s Box Tops time!

Start gathering up your Box Tops and bringing them in to your teachers. The next deadline is January 19th. The classes with the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party!!

Save the Date

Class Pictures are January 23rd. Cost-$10, due on Picture day!

Do you ?? your school?

Hey Thunderbirds!

Our Annual I ?? THES Fundraiser is a month away!

Every year we reach into our pockets to help fill our gaps in funding. Together, we make sure our children get the education they deserve. Last month, you received a SAVE THE DATE for February 12th-16th. We thought we’d give you a head’s up – more information will be coming in next week’s Wednesday Folders. Donations can be dropped off all week during the Fundraiser or made online at

Keep an eye on this space…we will be celebrating our donors from years past and announcing fundraising events and contests in the coming weeks. Let’s make this our most successful year yet!

-Jonna Ball, THES PTA

Did You Know…

The Thunderbird Library has a webpage? Check out all the library resources here!


Prospective Parent Tour- Thursday, January 11th, 8am.
No School on Monday in honor of MLK day!
Science Fair is January 25th! Projects are due to classroom teachers on January 24th and you can find the requirements online.

This week’s folder items:


Six Flags Read to Succeed
Box tops due
Prime Time
TEA School Report Card

Read the efolder 01-10-18

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.

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!