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Wednesday Folder – October 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

Fall Carnival is almost here! We can’t wait for THES to be buzzing with costumes, games, a cakewalk, photo booth, inflatable, and a haunted hallway. The fun runs from 5–8 pm and all are welcome—don’t miss this spooktacular event!

If you have not done so already, please sign–up for your classroom booths in the school lobby or online. Also, please make sure to donate your grade–level designated food item. Food drop-offs start on Friday at 7:30 am in the teachers’ lounge. Cakes for the “Cake Walk” should also be dropped off in the teachers’ lounge on Friday morning. Please bring toys and stuffed animals to the box outside the office, Monday–Friday this week. These will be prize giveaways for our booths and are greatly appreciated.

Food and Drink Donations requests by grade:

  • PreK: cookies
  • Kinder: fruit (cut fruit from the store: apples, grapes, berries, melon)
  • 1st: bottled water
  • 2nd: hot dogs, hotdog/hamburger buns
  • 3rd: shredded cheddar cheese, whole pickles
  • 4th: tortilla chips, water
  • 5th: Fritos (no scoops)


Help us keep the Haunted Hallway Open!

We need additional parent/adult volunteers to sign up to work in our Haunted Hallway at Carnival THIS FRIDAY!  Hallway volunteers are encouraged to dress up and join the fun along with our student volunteers. If you are able to help, please sign up online.  If we don’t get enough volunteers, we’ll have to close the hallway early, and that would be a bummer!

It’s Box Top time!

Due October 26

Every year we collect Box Tops to raise money for special projects around the school. Box Tops equal 10¢ each and they quickly add up. Our goal this year is $1,000…that’s 10,000 Box Tops! If every student brings in 25 Box Tops for the entire school year, we’ll hit our goal and then some! The class with the MOST Box Tops out of lower grades (PK-2nd) and upper grades (3rd- 5th) will win a special reward! You can turn in Box Tops to your teacher at any time, but only Box Tops collected by October 26 will count towards the special prize!

Coffee Chat

Friday, October 26, 8 am

THES Library

Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast while we discuss SEL, peace areas, self–regulation, and mindfulness. See you there!

SoCo Pumpkin Patch

October 13–31 (or until they sell out)

212 E. Monroe St. / 512.442.5844

  • Monday – Friday: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm to 7 pm

Pajama Day

October 31 – Halloween

Just a reminder that Halloween costumes are not allowed at school on October 31. Instead, encourage your child to participate in our annual spirit day by wearing pajamas!

Don’t forget!

Parents, complete your background check if you want to be a field trip chaperone! The first field trip is coming up at the end of this month and background checks can take up to two weeks.

Turn in your Flu Shot forms by 10/19, or sign up online. Shots are 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:


Coffee Chat
Box Tops
Pajama Day


Upcoming Events

  • May 20
    PBL Dinner

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 22
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • May 22
    1st-4th Graduation and Semester Awards

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    Sign in at the office and head to the gym for your Thunderbirds' grade-level ceremony to celebrate advancement and special achievements.

  • May 23
    5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am

  • May 24
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • May 24
    No School - Staff Development

    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.

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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.

Thank you!