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Wednesday Folder – May 16, 2018

Appreciation Pump 💪‼ 💪‼ 💪‼ to all y’all because our Guero’s End-of-Year Celebration raised $4332 for Camp Champions!

That means any 5th grader who needs financial assistance to attend Camp Champions this fall will receive it!

Another Appreciation Pump 💪‼ 💪‼ 💪‼ to our sponsor!
Guero’s Taco Bar
Y’all Rock! Thank you for making this event possible!

And a big Shout Out to those VIP Champions who donated to sponsor a camp champion student
 The Ballard Family, the Bernstein Family, the Blase-McKirdy family, the Clark family, the Platts-Mills/Chmielewski family, the Davis family, the Darhower family, the Diepenbrock family, the Dorsa-Fusaris family, the Gerlach family, the Lykins-Appl family, the O’driscoll family, the Otto-Smith family, the Sinatra family, the Solley-Kriege family, the Tangaroa family, the Thornburgh family & the Ulrich family

Special Thanks to
The Lippencott Family & Guero’s Taco Bar Staff
Cheers to Ms. King & her choir… and all the 4th grade parent volunteers who made this event possible

THES’s Got Talent!

Thank you to all who came out for Ms. Robertson’s Retirement Potluck. It was a fitting tribute to a dedicated leader. And let’s give a great big Appreciation Pump 💪‼ 💪‼ 💪‼ to all the talented students who performed in the Talent Show. Way to go!

It’s Not Too Late!

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!

Donate now!

Pre-k – 2nd Grade Family Fun & Fitness is Friday!!

Join us for this family fun field day event on May 18th 8-11 a.m.!

Don’t forget to send a water bottle, hat & wear sunscreen!

Please send the following items to school on May 18:

  • Pre-K: Pickles
  • Kinder: Bananas
  • 1st Grade: Oranges
  • 2nd Grade: Small Apples

Help is needed, especially at the Snack Stand! Please Sign Up Online

Meet our New Principal!

Parents are invited to a Welcome Coffee for our new Principal
Tuesday, May 22nd 7:45-8:15
in the Library

Please join us as we meet our school’s new leader and welcome them to our Thunderbird family!

Note: AISD will announce the name of our new principal at the School Board Meeting the night of Monday the 21st, so Tuesday morning will be everyone’s first chance to hear about about the new principal!

Summer Camp Fun

There are still spaces available in some of THES’s own summer camps. Check out the attached flyers for details.

Want to have fun and support THES?

Volunteer on the fundraising team!

Our financial needs continue to grow, and we are looking for volunteers to:

  • Identify potential donors and partners
  • Research or write grant proposals
  • Request donations
  • Build business partnerships
  • Write or design communication materials
  • Plan fun events

Contact the fundraising team at and thank you!

Leadership Update!

Thanks to these amazing parents for volunteering to be leaders next year! If you see these parents, please give them an appreciation pump for volunteering!

  • Toni Wakefield- Carnival Co-Chair
  • Karen Borich, Bob O’Dair, Soo Spaw and Renee Pinchero- STEAM Workshop
  • Erin Walter- Young Writers Workshop
  • Dani Diepenbrock- Workshop Hospitality
  • Megan Colwart- Welcome Coffee
  • Oliver Bernstein & Natalee Thornburgh- Fundraising Chairs

You too can join this awesome team! See below for other leadership roles we need to fill!

Carnival Co-Coordinator
A THES tradition since the 1950s, Fall Carnival is a night filled with games, food, and fun- all while raising money to support our school! Help us keep this awesome tradition alive by volunteering as Carnival Co-Coordinator. Duties include supervising teams of volunteers to organize games/booths, provide publicity, recruit volunteers, solicit donations and arrange for logistics at the event. We have one co-coordinator identified but need to find another to make next year’s Carnival happen!
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week in Sept/Oct, (more the week of the event).

Young Writer’s Workshop Assistant
Our current Coordinator is amazing, but she’s looking for someone who can help with the lower grade presentation, presenter gifts and thank you notes. She’s got contacts and systems already in place for these tasks,and just needs someone to stay on top of them.
Time Commitment: 1 hour/week in weeks prior to the event & assistance at the event.

Tamalada Coordinator/Co-Coordinator
The Tamalada is a beloved THES tradition and a celebration of our community’s diversity. The Coordinator(s) are responsible for working with volunteers to solicit donations, organize volunteers, and handle logistics. Please consider lending your talents to make this community-building event a success!
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week in Oct/Nov (more the week of the event).

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.


5/18- Family Fun & Fitness Day (PK-2nd)
5/22- Welcome Coffee for the new Principal
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:


Meet Our New Principal
Leadership Update
Family Fun & Fitness
Spanish Camp
Summer Art Camp

Read the efolder 05-16-18

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 12
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:30 am-8:00 am



  • Apr 12
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 7:30 am-9:30 am

  • Apr 12
    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 17
    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 18
    PTA General Meeting & K-1 Student Performance

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


    PTA Meeting at 5:30
    Student Performance at 6:00

  • Apr 19
    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 19
    Eid al-Fitr

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • Apr 23
    STAAR Testing

    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.

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!