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Wednesday Folder – March 21, 2018


Check out the Proposed Pillar Updates!

The four Pillars are the foundation of our curriculum at THES. The Thunderboard has been busy reviewing their language and updating it to reflect what is happening in the classrooms. Please take a moment to look at what they’ve come up with and to give them your thoughts.

We’re at 31%!

That’s right, 31% of our awesome Thunderbird parents have taken the time to register their students online for next school year! But we know we can do better than that. If you’re not already part of the 31%, please take 15 minutes, grab your Parent Cloud password (or request a new one) and register already! It’s easy- I promise. Our goal is to have 75% of students registered by the end of March. Completing registration early is important as it impacts the amount of funding and teachers we receive. Classrooms who have all students registered by March 30th will receive a special prize! Register at

ARTISTS Needed for STEAM 2018 at THES!

We are still looking to enlist community and parent volunteers to lead art workshops to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in our first annual S.T.E.A.M. Day at Travis Heights Elementary (STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics is a merger of our Young Scientists and Young Artists workshops) on the morning of Thursday, April 12th.

Artists lead two (of the same) 40 minute workshops in which students do a small hands-on project or collaborative activity that introduces students to some aspect of a field. Some past artists’ workshops include: songwriting, quilting, ceramics, painting, drama, choreography, graphic design, screen printing and animation, to name a few!

The past events have always been very rewarding for both students and the facilitators. So, if you have the time and some creative skills OR if you know someone who does, we would LOVE to hear from you. If you are not sure what you might do, we’d be happy to brainstorm with you.

Please contact either Soo Lee Spaw (sooleespaw @ or Renée Pinchero ( Thank you!

Love and Logic Series Begins Tomorrow

The five week Love and Logic Parenting series begins tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd in the Cafeteria 8-9am. Childcare and Spanish translation available. See flyer for more details.

Date Change

The Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast previously scheduled for this Friday, March 23rd has been postponed to Friday, April 6th. More details to follow.

Did you know…

You can subscribe to the online THES calendar? Learn how to subscribe (or just view) the calendar here.


3/29 (Thursday)– Spirit Day- Book Character Day
3/30 No School
4/6 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

This week’s folder items:


Love & Logic Flier
Fine Arts Summer Academy
Register For 2018/2019 Flier
Upcoming Events & Reminders

Read the efolder for 03-21-18

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    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!