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Wednesday Folder – January 31, 2018

Be a Flower Child!

Show your friends, classmates, and teachers how much you care! Student Council will be holding their annual Flower for Friends fundraiser January 29th through February 1st. Flowers are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be delivered on February 9th. Proceeds are used to fund Student Council projects and initiatives. Please note, a limited amount of flowers are available for sale. Once they’re gone, that’s it!

No school THIS Friday, February 2nd!

This is another of our District of Innovation planning days for teachers.
And because there’s no school Friday…
Upper Grade Assembly is Thursday, Feb. 1st!

Mark Your Calendar!

Please join us Thursday, February 15, at 5:45pm for a very special evening featuring:

  • A Project Based Learning Showcase of projects from 2nd-5th grade
  • A brief update from the Thunderboard regarding changes to our school’s Four Pillars and
  • A musical performance by our talented 4th & 5th grade students!

Children are welcome!

Does your ❤️ Beat for THES?

Show your school how much you care!

Our annual no hassle fundraiser approaches.

Donation forms and envelopes will go out in next week’s folders. Simply complete and return with donation, or donate online today!

Each donation will earn your child a THES keychain and an entry into our fundraising contest. The grade with the most donations will win a popsicle party!

Also, remember to go to Home Slice February 12th – they’re donating 10% of all sales!

AISD Calendar Updates

No Bad Weather Make-Up days!- AISD announced that we will not have to make up the two bad weather days this year! Woo Hoo!!!

For those wanting to get a head start on planning, the 2018-19 school calendar has been approved. Details are available on the AISD website.

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.

Don’t Forget to Register!

Students who live within AISD boundaries can now register online for the 2018–19 school year. Registration forms and the transfer request forms are available in the Parent Cloud at For more information, please visit or call the THES office at 414-4495. The earlier everyone registers, the better it is for our budget and staff planning!

Parent Survey is Online!

The Austin ISD 2017–18 Parent & Family Survey is now available and is accepting responses online through March 2. Paper copies of the survey are available at each campus and online at the links below.

Families are encouraged to participate so they can share input on district and campus performance. The results will help district leadership learn how to best to improve services for our students.

To take the survey:
Click here to access the survey in English.
Haga clic aquí para obtener la encuesta en español.

Wouldn’t it be great if…

Ever wonder who to contact about a great idea you have for the school? It’s all laid out in the Travis Heights Elementary Decision Making Model. View it online here.


Feb 7th Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms are due!
February 12th I Heart THES HomeSlice Day!

This week’s folder items:


I Heart THES
PBL Showcase, 4th/5th Performance

Read the efolder 01-30-18

Upcoming Events

  • 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! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    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!