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Wednesday Folder – October 3, 2018

Happy Wednesday, Thunderbirds!

We made it to October!

Thanks to everyone who came out and worked in the 🌧 rain 🌧 last Saturday for Beautification Day!

The grounds look spectacular!

And a great big Appreciation Pump 💪‼ 💪‼ 💪‼ to Ben Appl for leading another successful day!

Don’t forget we have a short week this week and a four-day weekend…yippee!

No school this Friday (10/5) or Monday (10/8). The teachers will still be working hard to connect with each and every parent for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday. If you have not signed up with your child’s teacher, please do ASAP.

Don’t forget the Used Book Fair 📚 is going on now! Ask your child dig into that piggy bank so they have some moola to purchase a book or two (50 cents each 💰). Each class has designated times, or they can stop by the library during lunch or right after school.

Please check your Wednesday Paper Folder today for a letter from the Principal, Mrs. Navarro, and AP, Ms. De La Torre!

Upper-Grade Assembly

Thursday, October 4
Our assemblies are a fun way for our students to celebrate Thunderbird pride. Parents are welcome to join. Meet in the gym at 7:35 rockin’ your Thunderbird shirt! This Thursday before assembly will be your last chance to scoop up a 2018/19 shirt (7:15–7:45am). Lower Grade Assembly (K-2) will be on Friday, October 12.

Prime Time

October 9–November 16
Prime Time starts next week—look for your child’s assignment this week!
Classes take place after school from 3:15–4:15.

Fall Carnival Volunteers Needed

Friday, October 19
Ready to volunteer for Fall Carnival? Our online signup system is now ready!

We need family volunteers from all classes to help run our booths and help make sure our children have a fun and safe time. Our parent volunteers are essential in making the Carnival a true community experience.

You can sign up to help with a booth at sponsored by your child’s grade at:

We are also collecting donations of “gently used” toys and stuffed animals to be recycled as prizes for Fall Carnival. Simply gather your items and drop them into the box in front of the school office. Thank you!

Title 1 Compact

Please refer to your Wednesday Folder to read, sign, and return this document. It represents an agreement made by parents, students, teachers, and administrators as to how we will work together this year to meet school standards.

Notice of Teacher Qualifications

As a parent of a student at THES, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and teacher assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Please refer to the scanned document below (or the flyer in your Wed. Folder) fotructions on how to request this information.

PTA Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:00-7:00 pm, THES Library

  • Have you been wondering what your PTA board has been up to?
  • Do you want to find out more about fundraising?
  • Are you thinking about getting involved with Fall Carnival but aren’t sure how?

Please come to the PTA meeting and all will be revealed!

Everyone is welcome to attend whether you are a member or not. Get updates on membership, advocacy, fundraising, teacher appreciation, Fall Carnival, and the PTA budget. Our new principal Ms. Navarro will be there to answer your questions! We will vote on an important new budget item for a very exciting reading program! And everyone will have an opportunity to talk about how Back to School Night went and give feedback, so please bring your ideas on how we can make that important evening better. Children are welcome! Please come and get to know your PTA board and find out all about our exciting plans.

Don’t forget!

Turn in your Flu Shot 💉 Forms ASAP. Free shots will be offered on 10/30.

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 T-shirt Flier
Teacher Qualifications
Principal’s Newsletter
Title 1 Compact
Lunch Menu

Read the efolder for 10-03-18

Upcoming Events

  • May 23
    Talent Show

    Time: 8:30 am-10:00 am


    Join us on the last day of school at the Gym for the very first THES Talent Show.

    There will be two shows with the same performances starting at 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. 

    PreK-2nd will watch the 8:30am show and 3rd-5th the 9:30am.

  • May 23
    5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

  • May 24
    No School - Staff Development

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jun 06
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Attendees: PTA Board, Committee Chairs, School Administration and Teacher Representatives

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!