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Wednesday Folder – April 25, 2018

Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!!

Coffee Chat this Friday!

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

Friday is Mustache Day!

or is it Moustache? or perhaps Mustachio? … any way you spell it – it’s time to channel your inner Tom Selleck and paste a hunka hair under your nose!

It’s Party time!

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

For anyone unable to make it on Friday, or anyone who thinks 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.

If you would like to help with the Potluck party, please contact Eliza Platts-Mills at ptapresident @ or Julie Ulrich at volunteers @

Does THES have Talent?

The Student Council is sponsoring a Student TALENT SHOW at the May 12th Community Potluck. Performances will take place from 4-5:30. Check out the attached flyer for details on signups and rehearsals.

Which School Events are Important to You?

Last chance to tell us what you think!

As we plan our calendar of events for the next school year, we are interested in getting parent feedback on some of the events we’ve held. This feedback will be used to help us determine how to best schedule these events. Please return the paper surveys from your Wednesday Folder to the office by TOMORROW, Thursday, April 26, or you can complete the survey online here.

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!

Check out the attached flyer for suggestions on how to make your teacher feel extra special each day. Do as little or as much as works for your family!

If you’re interested in volunteering or bringing food for one of the meals we’re hosting for the teachers and staff, please clink on the links for the SignUpGenius pages:

Sign Up for Monday Snack Bar

Sign Up for Wednesday Sandwich Bar

Sign Up for Thursday Popsicle Social

If you can’t bring an item or volunteer but you’d still like to contribute, you can donate online now and check the box for Teacher Appreciation. All the funds will go towards making the week special for the people who spend all day helping our little folks grow and learn.

Thank you for your help!

Good news: Book Fair is coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Travis Heights Library next week, April 30th-May 4th. It will be open 8:00-3:00, Monday-Thursday and 8:00-11am on Friday.

Wednesday is Family Night- The Book Fair will stay open until 6:00 P.M. and the Kona Ice snow cone truck will be here starting at 2:00 P.M. too!

Need an idea of Teacher Appreciation Week? Don’t forget to take a look at your teachers’ book wishlists, if you’d like to surprise them with a book they’d love.

See you at the book fair!
Mrs. Underwood

T-Bird Fiesta! Save The Date!

Join us from 5:30- 8pm on May 8th. for the 8th annual year end celebration at Guero’s Taco Bar (in the Oak Garden)! It is always a fun night with friends, family, tacos, drinks and performances by The THES school Choir, and performers from Fulmore Middle School & Travis High.

We need Heros – be a Champion!

The T-Bird Fiesta serves as the primary fund-raiser for our rising 5th graders to attend an overnight trip to Camp Champions next year. This is a unique and very special experience for Travis Heights students, but not everyone can easily afford the cost. We are raising money to make sure EVERYONE can go!

We are looking for at least 25 people from the community to give $150, which is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP. In return, you get to be a Camp Champions Champion!!! (formerly known as VIP.) Camp Champions Champions get to enjoy a ton of benefits at the party, including:

  • recognition and gratitude from the future 5th graders (or you can remain anonymous)
  • 2 coupons for house drinks
  • 4 coupons for free tacos
  • a happy feeling in your heart, knowing you are helping a kid in your neighborhood

Be a hero, donate now!

*Select Please direct my donation to Sponsor Student for Camp Champions ($150)

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

Safe Routes to School Meeting

The City of Austin is working to improve walking and biking infrastructure around elementary and middle schools. We need your help! Come to a workshop to share feedback on your child’s route to school.

Thursday, May 3, 4 – 7 p.m.
Fulmore Middle School
201 E Mary St.
Austin, TX 78704.

Visit www.AustinTexas.Gov/SafeRoutes for more information.

Also you can visit these interactive maps and submit your comments there:

WikiMap (English):

WikiMap (Español):

Did you Know…

The Thunderboard updated the descriptions of our school’s 4 Pillars this year. Check out the new language here.


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 & Talent Show! 3-6pm
5/14-5/16- STAAR Testing
5/18- Family Fun & Fitness Day (PK-2nd)

This week’s folder items:


Retirement Party
Lunch Menu
Talent Show Application
Teacher Appreciation Flier

Read the efolder 04-25-18

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 23
    STAAR Testing

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 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.

  • Apr 26
    Coffee Chat with Principal Navarro

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

    Location: THES Library


    Meet Principal Navarro in the THES Library and discuss important issues for Thunderbirds. Watch Dojo for topics. Occurs the last Friday of every month.

  • Apr 26
    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 01
    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 02
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives

  • May 03
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:30 am-8:00 am



  • May 03
    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 06
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    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.

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!