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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

  • Dec 09
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 7:45 am-8:15 am

  • Dec 09
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

  • Dec 10
    Cultural Festival

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    The event is a celebration of our school’s diversity. It is in understanding and learning about each other’s family history that we learn to celebrate our uniqueness as a whole community. 

    If you are interested in participating by setting up a cultural table, performance or being a vendor in the Mercado, please complete this form: 

    Cultural table: Represent your culture! Set up a table with items that represent your culture, heritage, and/or ethnicity such as books, food, photos, maps, flags, artifacts, and/or traditional clothing that are common in your culture/heritage.

    Performance: It can be a dance, a song, an instrument, or any other cultural performance you’d like to share. 

    Vendor’s Market: If you sew, craft, create art or own a small business, consider renting a table to sell your wares! Tables are $25 each.  Limited spots available so sign up early!

    For more information call Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.


    ¡El evento es una celebración de la diversidad de nuestra escuela. Es al comprender y aprender sobre la historia familiar de cada uno que aprendemos a celebrar nuestra singularidad como comunidad entera.

    Si está interesado en participar montando una mesa cultural, una actuación o ser vendedor en el Mercado, por favor complete este formulario:

    Mesa cultural: ¡Representa tu cultura! Muestre artículos que representen su cultura, herencia y / o etnia, como libros, comida, fotos, mapas, banderas, artefactos y / o ropa tradicional que sean comunes en su cultura.

    Actuación: Puede ser un baile, una canción, un instrumento, o cualquier otra actuación cultural que le gustaría compartir

    Mercado: Si usted cose, crea arte o es dueño de una pequeña empresa, ¡considere alquilar una mesa para vender sus mercancías! Las mesas son $ 25 cada uno. ¡Las mesas son limitadas por eso inscríbanse pronto!

    Para más información, llame a Alejandra Gonzalez 512-844-3193.

  • Dec 16
    Prospective Parent Tour

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am


    Interested in learning about all Travis Heights has to offer? Come on a tour! Please call the office at 512-414-4495 to sign up.

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!