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Pre-K & Kinder Orientation- Next Week!
Know any prospective Pre-K or Kinder Thunderbirds? Help us spread the word to friends and others in the neighborhood that it’s time to register! Pre-K and Kinder Orientation will be held April 3rd at 8:10 am. Check out the registration information page for lists of what to bring to register.
We’ve Made it to 45%!
That’s right, 45% of our awesome Thunderbird parents have taken the time to register their students for next school year! We are getting closer to our goal of 75% by the end of March- only 3 days left! If you’re haven’t done so yet, please take 15 minutes, grab your Parent Cloud password (or request a new one) and register already! It’s easy- I promise. 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 https://my.austinisd.org
New Principal Selection Process
As was announced last week, Ms. Robertson has decided that she will be retiring as Principal at the end of the year. We wish her the absolute best, and stay tuned for opportunities for us all to honor and thank her! AISD has a very quick timeline to find her replacement and they need ALL of our input to help find the best match for the children, teachers, staff, and parents in our wonderful school community.
Please plan on attending the Principal Profile Meeting on April 5th 6:00-7:30 in the Travis Heights Elementary School Cafeteria. Childcare will be provided. All parents, caregivers and community members are encouraged to attend!
At this meeting, you will learn about the Principal Selection Process, how to be involved and, most importantly, help to identify the characteristics that our school community feels are a priority for our next Principal. At this meeting we will develop our Principal Profile to inform the district during the hiring process.
Please come and share your thoughts about what is important in our next great THES Principal!
Love and Logic Series Begins Tomorrow
The five week Love and Logic Parenting series begins tomorrow, Thursday, March 29th in the Cafeteria 8-9am. Childcare and Spanish translation available. See flyer for more details.
Tomorrow (THURSDAY, MARCH 29) is Book Character Day!
Come to school dressed as your favorite book character! Short on ideas? Here are two links I found that can help get those creative juices flowing.
- This one is cool because the list is divided up in simple clothing ideas that you are likely to have on hand.
- Here is an exhaustive list of 100 character ideas.
Super excited to see all the characters at school!
Volunteers Light the Way for Learning!
We couldn’t do it without you! Please join us next Friday, April 6th at 8:15am in the Cafeteria for an appreciation breakfast to say thanks for all you do!
Join us Saturday, April 7th to help clean the school grounds for Spring.
A WHOLE LOTTA REMINDERS:
3/29 (Thursday)- Spirit Day- Book Character Day
3/29- Last Day of Prime Time!
3/29- Love & Logic Series Begins
3/30- No School (Teacher Planning Day)
4/3- PK/Kinder Orientation
4/5- Principal Selection Process Meeting
4/6 – Upper Grade Assembly
4/6- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
4/6 – Box Tops Due
4/7 – Spring Beautification Day
4/10- STAAR 4th Grade Writing/5th Grade Math
4/11- STAAR 5th Grade Reading
4/12- STEAM Day
4/13- No School (Teacher Planning Day)
This week’s folder items:
Parenting Love & Logic
Principal Selection Process Meeting
Paper Communications Survey
Volunteer Appreciation Flier
Spanish Immersion Camp
NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
THES COMMUNITY POTLUCK
Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: THES cafe
THES families and area restaurants & businesses gather together with a dish to be shared.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Class Picture Day
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thunderbird Curbside bag filling
Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am
Location: THES Cafeteria
We need help! Please join us in the cafeteria as we fill orders for our new reward program, Thunderbird Curbisde! (This is the new ROCK store.) We will be putting small toys in bags for students who placed orders using ClassDojo points.
THES Spirit Night at Torchy's
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Location: Torchy's Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S. Congress Avenue) is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends at the Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress Thursday, January 30th from 4pm – 8pm, and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the school!
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
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