Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!
It’s a busy week at THES! Don’t forget about the PTA meeting tomorrow night at 6pm, followed by a performance by our 2nd and 3rd graders. We will see you at Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday (don’t forget to stop by the office for your visitor’s badge). Tickets are sold out for guests to eat the school lunch, but you are still welcome to join your child!
Family Fun & Fitness Day for 3rd–5th graders is this Friday.
We REALLY NEED volunteers for the snack station — and it’s a snap to sign up online.
Please send requested food items with your child to help make this awesome event a success:
- 3rd: pickles
- 4th: bananas
- 5th: oranges.
Let’s keep our kids healthy 🙂
Lastly, Prime Time ends this week…but never fear, sign up for Spring Prime Time happens in January.
Apply by November 16
We need families and community members to “adopt” a family in need and provide gifts of toys, clothing, and food. If you are interested in sponsoring a family, please contact Lauren Davis (email@example.com).
For the third year in a row, Operation Thunderjoy is on a mission to provide a joyful holiday season to our neediest Thunderbird families. Inspired by organizations like Blue Santa and the Angel Tree, Project Thunderjoy is the brainchild of one of our students who wanted to make sure her classmates had a holiday season as happy as her own. Thanks to the generosity of our village, we’ve been able to help at least 30 families annually. This year, we plan to help 50 families and we need YOU to help make it happen!
Families in need are encouraged to apply with our PSS, Dianna Perez (512.841.0855 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, December 5, 3–6pm
Get to know other parents and staff while learning how to make tamales in the THES cafeteria! There will be lots of fun activities for kids, and you will be able to come back and purchase tamales on Saturday during Cultural Festival ($12 a dozen). Interested in volunteering for this beloved event? Yay! Sign up online.
Saturday, December 8, 10am–noon
Music, dance, cultural tables, craft market… and tamales! Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting THES parents and teachers at the Mercado.
- Would you like to volunteer?
- Would you like to host a cultural table?
- Would you like to sign up to rent a Mercado booth to sell your wares?
Contact Jeniffer Barrera at 361.774.2878 or email@example.com
Or Colin Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 30, 8am in the THES Library
Join us for a light breakfast and coffee while we discuss bullying: what it looks like, how to handle it, and how parents can help!
Middle School Fair 2018
Saturday, December 1, 9am–noon at Fulmore Middle School
Families of current and future middle school students are invited to Austin ISD’s 2018 Middle School Fair. Students and their families can learn about the diverse and innovative programming offered in Austin ISD, enjoy student performances, and hear from current students, families, and faculty from our 19 middle schools about the amazing programs and classes open to our middle school students.
Reagan and Crockett Early College High Schools will be running a shuttle to and from Fulmore Middle School starting at 8 a.m., with the final pickup to return to the high schools at noon.
For more information, please contact Ollie White at 512-414-4481 or visit: https://www.austinisd.org/calendar/events/2018/12/01/middle-school-fair-2018
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF OUR THES STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES! We are so thankful for you all. Enjoy your week off, 11/19–11.23!
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:
Family Fun & Fitness
Tamalada & Cultural Festival Flier
Middle School Fair
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Grassroots Organizing/Advocacy Training
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Travis Heights Elementary School, 2010 Alameda Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Please attend this special training at our school on Monday, April 29th, from 4-5:30PM with Isabel Guerrero of Austin Interfaith. Please RSVP to Colin Clark at email@example.com or Isabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isabel will train us in the tried-and-true organizing principles and practices that our school community has used in years past to win our in-district charter and help families facing displacement.
We will learn how to host "House Meetings," where we identify issues of concern and identify new leaders for our school, as well as how to organize campaigns to win on our issues.
As our school population changes, and as families face a variety of challenges, including housing insecurity, language barriers, and deportation threats, this training is foundational to organizing ourselves for the best outcomes for our children, students, faculty and staff.
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA officers may attend.
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Teacher Appreciation Week
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
End-of-Year Party at Guero's (Camp Champions Fundraiser)
Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
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