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Wednesday Folder – May 9, 2018

How do you say goodbye to a legend?

With a Potluck and Student Talent Show!
This Saturday Join us to Celebrate Ms. Robertson!
When: Saturday, May 12th from 3-6pm. Talent Show 4-5:30pm
Where: At the track and on the playpad!
What: Games, Pizza, Drinks, Student Talent Show, Games, and a chance to say Thank you!
Please Bring: Food or drinks to share, your family, Blankets to sit on, Games

Questions? Please contact Eliza Platts-Mills at

A Gift in Honor of Ms Robertson!

The PTA is collecting money for a gift to the school in honor of Ms. Robertson’s many years of service. The money will go towards an Outdoor Classroom and Butterfly Garden which is being designed and built by some of our very own 4th graders! To contribute, please go to: Donate Online Now or you can give at Saturday’s party.

Gueros Thank You!

Wasn’t last night a blast?! Thank you all for another great turn out at the T-Bird Fiesta! Word on the street is that we surpassed our goals!! More details to come next Wednesday! Y’all Rock!

Appreciation Pump …

Thank you to everyone who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week successful. The teachers and staff felt so loved! And thanks to Willow McIndoo & Daniela de Jongh for leading the effort!

STAAR Testing Next week!

Campus will be closed Monday, May 14th- Thursday, May 17th. This means NO VISITORS on campus so that we can provide a quiet testing environment for our 3rd-5th graders. This also means you will NOT be able to have lunch with your child on Wednesday.

3rd-5th graders! Be sure to get a good night’s sleep and use those strategies to ROCK the STAAR!

The Thunderboard Needs New Members!

Check out the attached flyer for information and an application.

Pre-k – 2nd Grade Family Fun & Fitness May 18th

Volunteers needed! Please contact Ms. Collins (512-414-3399, or Sign Up Online

He’s a Captain, Are you?

If you’ve ever had an urge to wear a captain’s suit, now is your chance!

If we’re going to have a Carnival next year we need to get our Carnival Captain spots filled! So please consider joining the awesome Carnival crew as a Team Captain! The best part of being a captain (besides the hat) is knowing you are making our school carnival possible and making a difference in our community. We’ve got an awesome crew of worker bees that will work on your team and many of the jobs have plans that you just need to follow.

We need Captains for the following teams:

For more information, please contact:
**Captain suits not included


Our school has some amazing enrichment activities and events. But they only happen through the work of dedicated parent volunteers. Please consider sharing your time to help keep these events alive for future generations of Thunderbirds!
The following parent leaders are needed for next year:

Volunteer Co-Coordinator
Works with our current coordinator to train and place volunteers for the school. Volunteer Coordinators also assist event leaders with creating volunteer sign ups and maintaining the volunteer database. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week in the first weeks of school. 1-2 hours a month the rest of the year.

Membership/Database Coordinator
Runs the PTA membership drive in the fall by sending communications and organizing opportunities for people to return forms and money. Serves as main contact for the database, oversees data entry of membership forms into database and removal of members who have left the school. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week in the first month of school. Occasional database work in the rest of the year.

Wednesday Folder Leader
Arranges materials and supervises volunteers at the filling of Wednesday Communication Folders each week. Time Commitment: ~1.5 hours weekly on Wednesday mornings.

Communications Chair
Do you like to know what’s going on at school? Do you think communication to parents could be improved? Consider becoming our new Communications Chair! This Chair leads a team to update website content, maintain our social media presence, and send the e-folder/Wednesday Folder each week. Also keeps an eye on the events calendar and reaches out to event leaders to remind them to send their communications through. Average time commitment: 1-2 hours/ week.

To volunteer, please contact:
Check out for additional needs.

Want a chance at a free week at camp?

Enter to win a FREE week of summer camp at Summer Spark:
Austin’s Voted Best Overall Summer Camp of 2017!
(Valued up to $425)

Summer Spark offers full-time, weekly creative problem solving camps to kids ages 5-12 from June 4th – August 10th. They are giving away 2 weeks of their summer camps – one week to Travis Heights parent and one week to a Travis Heights teacher/staff member!

Summer Spark is founded on a growth-mindset philosophy, and each camp is designed to shift a child’s mindset to embrace problem solving and failure (something we could all probably benefit from as adults, too!)

To learn more about Summer Spark, visit

To enter the summer camp giveaway, go to

Did you Know…

Many of our grade levels have new blog posts. Check out the website to see what our Thunderbirds have been learning!


5/11- Lower Grade Assembly
5/12 – Retirement Potluck & Talent Show! 3-6pm
5/14-5/17- STAAR Testing – No Visitors on Campus!
5/18- Family Fun & Fitness Day (PK-2nd)
5/25- We DO have school this day.
5/28- No School- Memorial Day
5/29-Awards Assemblies- Kinder, 1st & 3rd
5/30- Awards Assemblies- 2nd, 4th & 5th
5/30- Last Day!

This week’s folder items:


Camp Fun Brain
YMCA Sports
Summer Reading Skills
Potluck & Talent Show
Be a Captain Next Year
Upcoming Dates
5th Grade Continuation
Join Thunderboard

Read the efolder 05-09-18

Upcoming Events

  • 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

  • May 07
    Güeros Night

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: Guero's Oak Garden, 1416 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Join us at Güero's Taco Oak Garden on May 7th from 5-7pm to raise money for Thunderbird 5th graders to attend Camp Champions Outdoor School.

  • May 08
    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.

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!