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Wednesday Folder – December 12, 2018


Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

A big appreciation pump to everyone who helped make Tamalada and Cultural Fest a success! This annual tradition means so much to all of us at THES and we couldn’t do it without you. We hope this helped kick off your holidays and put you in good spirits!

Winter Break

Thursday, December 20 – Sunday, January 6

It’s hard to believe that Winter Break is upon us! Our break seems extra long this year, but that is because we have tacked on ISD District of Innovation Days (teacher planning) at the beginning of the break and the end of the break. Your teachers will spend 12.20 and 1.3 & 1.4 working hard to make sure THES students are getting the best education they can!

If you need a childcare option for December 20, January 3, or January 4, Creative Action is offering a Day Camp on those dates. Students can have fun with friends through a variety of games, puzzles, art, and creative play, all led by Creative Action’s Professional Teaching Artists, who also teach at our after-school sites and in our school-based programs.

Where: BECKER Elementary
Who: Travis Heights students ages 4–11 (your child does NOT have to be enrolled in Creative Action After School to attend)
Dates: December 20, January 3, and January 4
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Fee: $65 each day
Questions? Call Amy 512-442-8773 x 107 or email:

Or register online!

Awards Assemblies

Thursday, January 10 & Friday, January 11

Mark your calendars! Fall Awards Assemblies will be held right after the new year.  Another reminder will be sent after the break. Please note that Pre-K Awards Assembly will be held in May. All Families are welcome to attend!

January 10:

  • 2nd Grade @ 8:10am
  • 1st Grade @ 9am
  • Kinder @ 9:50am

January 11:

  • 4th Grade @ 8:10am
  • 5th Grade @ 9am
  • 3rd Grade @ 9:50am

Dual Language Applications

Dual Language Applications will be available January 7th on the main AISD website. You can also pick up a copy that week in the THES office. They must be turned in by January 31st. If you know of any prospective Pre–K or Kindergarten students who are interested in the THES, please help us spread the word!

There will also be Prospective Parent Tours on January 18th & 29th.

Learn English at THES—FREE!

Learn English at Travis Heights Elementary with free classes. Improve your English for work or everyday communication and change your life!

  • Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8–10am
  • Register on Wednesday, January 16 from 8–10am at THES—just bring your ID!
  • First class is Wednesday, January 23 at 8am

Need gift ideas for your favorite teacher?

If you’re looking for a way this holiday to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate all their hard work and dedication, take a look in the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Binder in the office. It has everything from their birth date and hobbies to their favorite color, restaurant, and whether or not they like chocolate. We also have an Amazon Teacher Wishlist – the link can be found on the THES homepage. Check it out!

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:


Save The Date: Awards Ceremony
Learn English at THES
Travis High Early College

Read the efolder for 12/12/18

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 17
    Fall Awards Assemblies--3rd, 4th, 5th

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    4th Grade- 8:10
    5th Grade- 9:00
    3rd Grade- 9:50

  • Jan 17
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 20
    NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 22

    Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: THES cafe


    THES families and area restaurants & businesses gather together with a dish to be shared.

  • Jan 27

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Jan 28
    Class Picture Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 29
    Thunderbird Curbside bag filling

    Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria


    We need help! Please join us in the cafeteria as we fill orders for our new reward program, Thunderbird Curbisde! (This is the new ROCK store.) We will be putting small toys in bags for students who placed orders using ClassDojo points.

  • Jan 30
    THES Spirit Night at Torchy's

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Torchy's Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S. Congress Avenue) is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends at the Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress Thursday, January 30th from 4pm – 8pm, and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the school!

  • Jan 31
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

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!