Welcome back Thunderbirds! We hope you had a fantastic summer! What an exciting time – so many new faces in the hallways this year, and of course so many familiar ones too! It’s great to see you all!
Please be diligent in checking this week’s Wednesday folder there because there are very important beginning-of-the-year notices and forms that you must read, fill out, sign, and return. Thank you for returning this required information back to your teacher ASAP.
Required Forms + Parent Handbook
This week’s folder also includes a condensed Parent Handbook with tons of great information in making this year a success such as Arrival & Dismissal, Breakfast in Class (BIC), After School Care, Visitors, Volunteers, Birthdays and more!
Read the full online version of Parent Handbook.
Please be sure to read the Note on Safety in the pdf as well.
Lastly, download a copy of the THES Climate and Culture Plan, which outlines expectations for student behavior, dress code, and positive support systems here. This must be signed by a parent and returned to the school.
Get to know our new administrative team!
Principal Michelle Amezquita-Navarro
Assistant Principal Dinorah De La Torre-Salazar
You can read their full bios online, and say HELLO!
Also be sure to check out Ms. Navarro’s Welcome Letter!
Help make every school day a success for your child by staying connected with child’s teacher and administration office. We would like to introduce CLASS DOJO! It is so user friendly—you can download the app right to your phone. Set up directions are in the efolder pdf
There are many ways to find out all of the important details about your child’s THES experience. You are on the right track by being signed up for our e-folder, but here are the other ways to stay connected:
Upload funds to your child’s account, apply for free or reduced lunches, and see what’s on the menu!
New this year, pay online!
Exciting news, Thunderbirds! This year, we’re introducing School Cash Online, which makes it easy for parents to pay online for field trips, recorders, and other school items. More details in the fliers pdf.
There are just a few more days to purchase a ticket for the Back to School Parents’ Night Off Raffle! Proceeds from this raffle will help teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms and kids! The winner of the raffle will get a free one–night staycation at South Congress Hotel and a $100 gift card to the hotel’s restaurant Central Standard.
$20 a ticket or $50 for 3 tickets (plus an extra ticket for the teacher of your choice to have a chance at winning)! Don’t sleep on this great opportunity to win a staycation + help fund your student’s classroom! The winner will be announced on Monday, August 27th. Purchase your ticket online now!
Parent + Student Lunches
Parents may eat lunch with their child on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Wednesday, September 12th. We want students to establish routines and get used to our procedures before we have parents come and join them for lunch times. Please note that we do not make exceptions for birthdays or any other reason.
Parents, we need your help stuffing Wednesday Folders! If you could spare some time right after drop off this Wednesday (or any Wednesday) that would be amazing—please stop by the cafeteria. The more the merrier and the faster we can get it done! Arrive when you can and stay for as long as you are able.
**FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW: Every Wednesday folders are sent home with students as a way for us to communicate important information about THES and your student’s classroom. Welcome aboard!
Pick Up + Drop Off / Parking + Traffic
Parking is not allowed in front of the school between 7-8am and 2-3:15pm. Please do not park in the parking lots, as these are reserved for faculty and staff. Additionally, do not drive down Rosedale Terrace as it creates dangerous traffic situations. We also encourage parents to not block or park in front of neighbor’s driveways to avoid backing up traffic. Parents dropping off students should pull up to the curb and let children out. Parents picking up children after school by car are required to get in the car line on the north end of the campus by Wildman Woods. Those attempting to park will be asked to move. THES and AISD are not responsible for towed vehicles.
If you would like to opt out of paper fliers, please be sure to check the box on the front of our child’s Wednesday folder. Please help us reduce waste and save money!
This week’s folder items:
School Cash Online
Introducing Class DoJo
A Note on Safety, Traffic, and Behavior
Culture & Climate Plan
Student Residency Questionnaire
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: 512 E Mary St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
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.