Happy Wednesday, Thunderbirds!
Hopefully you are finding your school groove and enjoying your awesome new teachers! Thanks for making Back to School night such a success last week. It was great seeing all the parents engaged in the classrooms and making new friends, too. We couldn’t do it without everyone’s support and love of THES.
PTA Membership Drive—this week.
Representatives will be set up in the lobby after drop off and on the play pad during pick up to answer questions and welcome new parents to the PTA. If you are not able to sign up in person, it’s a snap to sign up online!
First Lower Grade Assembly—Friday.
Hey Kindergarteners, 1st Graders, and 2nd Graders…let’s see your school pride this Friday! Parents are welcome to join. Meet in the gym at 7:35 rockin’ your Thunderbird shirt! If you still need one, you can purchase it in the lobby starting at 7:15. It may be one of the last chances to get one!
Outdoor Learning Space
Saturday, September 15, 8am–5pm
Please join us! In honor of former principal Mrs. Robertson, we will break ground on the outdoor learning space this weekend. There will be free breakfast tacos, donuts, and pizza! If you have them, please bring wheelbarrows, shovels, gloves, and drills.
All welcome for Fall Beautifical Day!
Saturday, September 22
We need everyone to come together starting at 9am to work on beautifying our school! Bring your children, relatives, neighbors, and anyone who enjoys gardening, carpentry, and grounds clean–up. Whether you stay one hour or the entire day, that is fine by us. Don’t forget a water bottle, gloves, tools, and wheelbarrows needed if you have one!
Smile pretty, it’s Fall picture day 🙂
Thursday, September 27
Check your Wednesday folders for the pre–printed envelope order forms.
Don’t forget about Restaurant Benefit Day at Pho Please!
Monday, September 17
Eat delicious Vietnamese food and support THES. Pho Please will generously donate 20% of all sales on this day to help fund our school initiatives—takeout included! Hours of operation will be 11am–10pm and they are located at 1920 E. Riverside Dr.
Library Help Needed
If you have some time during the school day on Monday, October 1 the library could use your help with annual inventory and setting up for the Used Book Fair, which starts on Tuesday, October 2. Please contact Mrs. Underwood to sign up.
DOI Days (no school)—mark your calendars!
As part of AISD’s District of Innovation status, the Travis Vertical Team (which includes Travis Heights) has added five in-service days. These are student holidays in addition to those on the AISD calendar: October 5, December 20, January 3 & 4, and February 15. Please note, other schools may have different dates than Travis Heights.
For parents needing childcare, Extend-A-Care (512.472.9402) and Creative Action (512.442.8773) are offering day camps.
Volunteer Orientation Days
We have two volunteer orientation days left:
Thursday September 20th @ 8am
Tuesday, September 25th @8am
All volunteers (including field trip chaperones) must submit a background check through Austin Partners in Education each year, and complete an AISD Confidentiality Agreement. Please see the volunteer page of our website for more details.
Please nominate us in the Mrs. Baird’s “Bread for Texas School Sweepstakes”
Contest runs through September 30
We could win $2500, and the nomination just takes one minute online!
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:
Thunderbird Swag Sale
Fall Beautification Day
Austin Public Library Flier
AISD Annual Notifications
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Location: THES Library
Join Principal Navarro and the school counselors for conversation in the library. Topic: 11 things kids need that you can do for them.
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Location: THES Library
Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives
Family Learning Night
Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun! Make and take activities to do at home, obtain resources, shop our free book fair, and more.
Come through the front door and head to the cafeteria.
Upper Grade Assembly
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am
Prospective parents: please call the office if you are interested in learning more about the school and joining a tour of the campus.
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.
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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.