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Wednesday Folder – January 23, 2019


Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

We hope you are having a fabulous week! There are so many important events this week…and for the next couple of weeks, so please read on so you can be prepared!

THES Running Club 🏃🏽‍♀️

January 30 — first session!

Austin Youth Fitness is excited to start the Spring session of Running Club at THES. We hope you can join in on some fitness fun on Wednesdays from 3:15–4:14pm.

Register online at

Project Based Learning (PBL) Showcase

Thursday, February 7, 6–7:30pm

Come see some of the fun projects our students have been working on this year! PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. Learn moreabout PBL and how we modeled the THES curriculum!

Prime Time forms due by Friday!

February 4 — March 29

Please complete the choice sheet that was sent home with your student last week and turn it into the office no later than Friday, January 25. Late applications will not be accepted. Class assignments will be sent home on January 31.

Coffee Chat ☕️

Friday, January 25 @ 8am

Join us in the library for coffee and light breakfast! We will continue our previous discussion about bullying and talk about current and future school safety procedures.

Last Prospective Parent Tour

Tuesday, January 29 @ 8am

Please be a THES advocate and help spread the word about how wonderful the Thunderbird Community is by telling your friends, neighbors, and co-workers about our Prospective Parent Tour. Recruitment is key for keeping our school at capacity and thriving!

Please share our FB event page.

PTA Meeting

Wednesday, January 30 @ 6pm

This meeting will be in the cafeteria and is open to all families. We will be discussing campus safety and security, upcoming PTA events, the PTA budget, and fundraising! Childcare will be provided — students will enjoy a movie night and snacks during the meeting.

Dual Language Applications are due by January 31st.

Applications to the Dual Language Program are available on the main AISD website. Students wanting to apply to the THES Dual Language Program must submit a completed application packet and all required documents back to THES no later than the end of business on January 31, 2019. Students who are already in the DL program do not need to reapply—parents just need to register for the next year.

All items needed to complete the application packet can be found here.

Lower Grade Assembly — 100th Day of School!

Friday, February 1

Parents are welcome to join! Assemblies begin at 7:40 and end at 7:55. Don’t forget to show your Thunderbird pride by wearing your THES t-shirt!

I ❤️ THES Fundraiser

February 8 – 14

This year’s focus will be on Reading Support — funds for our Library, tutoring, software, training, ESL, and classroom resources that help every THES student learn to read at their grade level. Additionally, we hope to increase the school’s supply of quality reading material in multiple languages!

SAVE THE DATE for 🍕 Home Slice Night🍕, Monday, February 11!

Home Slice will donate 10% of dine-in and take out sales to THES PTA.

Volunteer opportunity — Workshop Hospitality Coordinator

With the upcoming Young Writers’ and STEAM Workshops right around the corner, we have a fun role to fill! The Hospitality Coordinator provides hospitality and food for these much-loved workshops. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please visit the THES volunteering page, or email


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:


Safe Routes Survey
Running Club
I ❤️ THES Fundraiser

Read the efolder for 01-23-19

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 23
    STEAM Day

    Currently Happening Now

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Apr 26
    Volunteer Appreciation Day

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Apr 29
    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 or Isabel at

    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.

  • Apr 30
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA officers may attend.

  • May 03
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • May 06
    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 07
    End-of-Year Party at Guero's (Camp Champions Fundraiser)

    Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

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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!