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Wednesday Folder – September 26, 2018


Happy Wednesday, Thunderbirds!
Time flies when you are having fun! It’s hard to believe this is the last Wednesday of September. Fall is in full swing at THES, so read on so you don’t miss a beat!

Don’t forget TOMORROW (9/27) is Picture Day 🙂 and Friday is Coffee Chat!

Fall Beautification Day—reschedule

Saturday, September 29, 9am
It’s a bummer that we had to reschedule Fall Beautification Day, but fingers crossed that this Saturday will more conducive to working outside. All are welcome! Coffee ☕️ and Tacos 🌮 provided. Bring your children, relatives, neighbors, and anyone who enjoys working outside and meeting new friends.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 8 – No school!
No school for students this day, but parents are expected for the first Parent Teacher Conferences of the year. If you have not signed up with your child’s teacher yet, please do so!

🎪 Fall Carnival 🎪

Friday, October 19, 5pm
The Carnival is our big Fall event and it has become a great community tradition. Get ready for games, inflatables, a photo booth, a cakewalk, yummy food, and a haunted hallway! We need lots of volunteers and donations to make it successful—from organizing and working the game booths, to cleaning up. Please find the sign-up sheet in your Wednesday folder for available opportunities (and food donation requests by grade) to make this year’s Fall Carnival the best!

📚 Used Book Fair 📚

October 2–4, 8am–3pm
Our wildly popular Used Book Fair starts Tuesday in the Thunderbird Library! Please support the THES library by purchasing used books for just 50 cents each. If you have some free time on Monday, October 1, we could also use some help taking library inventory and setting up for the fair. Please contact Mrs. Underwood to sign up!

Prime Time

October 6–November 16
Don’t forget to turn in your Prime Time sign up sheet—by this Friday! Classes are granted on a first come, first serve basis and late forms will not be accepted. Classes take place after school from 3:15–4:15. Students will be assigned to one class based on availability, and good behavior is expected 🙂

Creative Action Day Camps

10/5, 12/20, 1/3 & 1/4, and 2/15
Have fun with friends through a variety of games, puzzles, art, and creative play, led by Creative Action’s professional teaching artists who teach at our afterschool sites and school-based programs. Camps are at Becker Elementary and are for Becker, Dawson, and Travis Heights students ages 4–11. Dates are 10/5, 12/20, 1/3 & 1/4, and 2/15 from 8:30–5:30 for $65 a day. Register online!

Don’t forget!

  • Volunteers—submit your background check.
  • Picture Day is this Thursday 9/27.
  • Coffee Chat is 9/28 this Friday 9/28.
  • Prepare for no school on 10/5 and 10/8.
  • For parents needing childcare, Extend-A-Care (512.472.9402) and Creative Action (512.442.8773) are offering day camps.

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:


Bulk Reminder
Carnival Flier

Read the efolder for 09-26-18

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    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!