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Wednesday Folder – Feb 14, 2018 ❤️

Hey Thunderbirds! I gotta a question for you!

What kind of Valentine’s candy always gets a tardy slip?


Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you enjoy the day, eat a lot of chocolate, (and forgive me for that joke!)


Our annual “NO HASSLE” fundraiser is still going!

Donation forms and envelopes went out in last week’s folders. Simply complete and return with donation, or donate online now!

We’ve got a great start and I just got news that our kick off event at Homeslice Pizza brought in $1650! And with Juke Automotive’s match for the event we ended up raising $3300 for the night!! Thanks to all you Thunderbirds who sacrificed so much by eating pizza 🍕 Monday night!

Our goal is 100% family participation! THES keychains will go out Friday to all student participants, and the grade level with the most donations wins a special treat!

TOMORROW! PBL Showcase & 4th/5th Performance

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
  • A musical performance by our talented 4th & 5th grade students! (Student performers please meet in the Cafeteria at 5:45pm.)

Children are welcome to attend with their parents!

Young Writer’s Workshop is Next Week!

Our 22nd annual Young Writers’ Workshop (YWW) will be held next Thursday, February 22nd. YWW is a wonderful day on which authors, poets, playwrights, song-writers, and journalists volunteer their time to share their love of writing with our 3rd through 5th graders. If you want to be amazed by the quality of writers our children will get to work with on their own writing skills, See the list of writers and their bios here.

Our Pre-K through 2nd graders will also have a special treat that day with an assembly on poetry by Jena Kirkpatrick, a previous favorite of Young Writer’s Workshop.

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams… Oh My!!!

Join us for the Coffee Chat, Feb. 23rd at 8am as we welcome Amber Pleasant, AISD Social Emotional Learning Specialist, for a conversation about test anxiety and how to help students cope.

THES’s Biannual Facelift!

We need anyone and everyone to come together Saturday 2/24 starting at 9:00a.m. to work on beautifying our school!
Bring your children to help…and anyone else (grandparents, relatives, neighbors) who enjoys gardening, carpentry, grounds clean-up, etc.

Whether you can stay one hour or the entire day, that’s fine by us.

Plan to bring a water bottle, gloves, tools ( wheelbarrows are always needed ) if you have them.

3rd-5th Graders ☘️ Shamrock ☘️ 💃🏽 Dance 🕺🏾 is coming!

Save Friday, March 2nd 4-6pm for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing! More details coming soon!

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!

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.


As we develop school menus for the 2018-19 school year, feedback from our school communities is crucial. We are launching a survey, which will be open Jan. 22 – Feb. 16, to collect information that will help us create menus that best meet the needs and tastes of our communities.

Austin ISD Food Services 2017-18 Survey – English

Austin ISD Food Services 2017-18 Survey – Spanish


Monday, 2/19- NO SCHOOL- Conference Day– be sure to sign up with your child’s teacher!
March 1st– Spring Individual Pictures!

This week’s folder items:


PBL Showcase and Performance
Coffee Chat: Tests
I ❤️ THES Reminder
Spring Portraits
Spring Beautification Day
Young Writer’s Workshop

Read The eFolder for 02-14-18

Upcoming Events

  • May 20
    PBL Dinner

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 22
    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.

  • May 22
    1st-4th Graduation and Semester Awards

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    Sign in at the office and head to the gym for your Thunderbirds' grade-level ceremony to celebrate advancement and special achievements.

  • May 23
    5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am

  • May 24
    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.

  • May 24
    No School - Staff Development

    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.

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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!