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Wednesday Folder – April 11, 2018


Don’t forget to read the attachments for more details on these topics and additional flyers!

STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Tomorrow is STEAM Day! At this event, which is a combination of our former Young Scientist’s Day and Young Artist’s Workshop, our 3rd-5th grade students will attend two hands-on sessions (one with an artist and one with a scientist). At the same time, our PK-2nd grade students will be treated to an exciting demonstration from UT’s Physics Circus! These days are always awesome enrichment opportunities for our students, be sure to ask your child what new things they learned! STEAM Day Scientists & Artists Roster

No School on Friday April 13th!

Our teachers have their final District of Innovation planning day for the year.

Need Child care for the 13th?
Register now for Becker Day Camp led by Creative Action’s professional Teaching Artists!

Day Camp: Friday, April 13th
Location: Becker Elementary 906 W. Milton St. 78704
Fee: $65; financial aid available for those who qualify.
Questions: amy @ creativeaction .org

Kerbey Lane Fundraiser- Monday!

Next Monday, April 16th the South Lamar Kerbey Lane will be hosting a profit share for Travis Heights Elementary! What a great excuse to skip cooking and support the school at the same time!

PTA Elections & Budget

Please join us next Thursday, April 19th at 6pm for the PTA meeting. It’s an important one as we will be holding officer elections and approving next year’s budget. The meeting will be immediately followed by a musical performance from our talented Kinder/1st Grade Students!

Poem In Your Pocket

Here at Travis Heights Elementary, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with Poem in Your Pocket Day on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Here’s how it will go:

Write your own original poem, and on the 24th you can read it to at least 5 people and have them sign their name on the back. Then, you’ll take your poem to Mrs. Underwood.

Everyone that participates will receive a small prize AND the winners of the poetry contest will also receive a bigger prize!

So if you haven’t written your poem yet, you’d better get started!

Ms. Roberston’s Retirement Parties!

The school will be hosting a celebration to honor Ms. Robertson’s many years of service to our school, Friday, April 27th from 4-6pm.

And because one party just isn’t enough, the PTA will also be hosting a community potluck in Ms. Robertson’s honor on Saturday, May 12th from 3-6pm.

More details on both to come!

Coffee Chat

Join us Friday, April 27th at 8am for coffee and a conversation regarding technology and Blended Learning at our school.

Communications is where it’s at!

Want to be one of the first to know about what’s going on at school? Join the Communications team! This group helps keep parents informed about what’s happening at the school and additional help is always needed. We are looking for people to:

  • write announcements for the website & social media
  • create flyers for events and activities
  • report on interesting happenings at the school
  • remind event leaders to submit communications

Contact volunteers @ for more information. We really would love to work with you, so please come join the fun!

AISD Budget Shortfall

AISD is facing some serious Budget challenges in the coming years and they are seeking community input. Please take a few minutes to watch this informative video and take a short survey.

Have you noticed…

Many of our teams have been posting in their grade level blogs. Be sure to check them out to see what kind of learning our Thunderbirds have been up to! (Find them under “Classrooms” at


4/12- STEAM Day
4/13- No School (Teacher Planning Day)
4/16- Kerbey Lane Fundraiser
4/19- PTA meeting & Kinder/1st Grade Performance
4/20- Lower Grade Assembly
4/27- Coffee Chat- Blended Learning & Technology
4/27- Spirit Day- Moustache Day!
4/27- Ms. Robertson’s Retirement Party 4-6pm
Week of 4/30- Teacher Appreciation Week & Bookfair!
5/8 – End of Year Party & Camp Champions Fundraiser at Gueros
5/12 – Retirement Potluck 3-6pm

This week’s folder items:


Extend-A-Care Flier
School-wide Meeting Reminder
Retirement Party
Kerbey Lane Fundraising Night
Important Date Reminders Flier

Read the efolder 4-11-18

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 20
    NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 22

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: THES cafe


    THES families and area restaurants & businesses gather together with a dish to be shared.

  • Jan 27

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Jan 28
    Class Picture Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 29
    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.

  • Jan 30
    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!

  • Jan 31
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

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!