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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

  • Feb 09
    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.

  • Feb 10
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

  • Feb 10
    Parent Tour

    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.

  • Feb 15
    Parent - teacher conferences

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Feb 17
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:45 am-8:15 am

  • Feb 17
    Early Release

    Time: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm


    School will dismiss at 1:20 for the long weekend.

  • Feb 20
    School holiday

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    No school.

  • Feb 21
    Spring and class pictures

    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!