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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

  • 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

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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!