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Wednesday Folder – January 30, 2019

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Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

We hope to see you at tonight’s PTA meeting in the cafeteria at 6pm (childcare provided). We will be discussing campus safety and security, and many other important things. Also, don’t forget tomorrow (1/31) is class picture day. If you wish to purchase your child’s class picture please send the order form and $10 with your child to school. Extra orders forms are in the office, or you can order online (school code 110507) and send the confirmation number + form with your child on Thursday. Lastly, Dual Language applications are due in the THES office tomorrow (1/31)! All items needed to complete the application packet can be found here.

Happy 100th Day of School on Friday — make it fun, dress like a 100-year-old!

Lower Grade Assembly

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!

Project Based Learning (PBL) Showcase

Thursday, February 7 @6pm
One of the THES Four Pillars is Project Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a collaborative learning process that develops creative and critical thinking skills in all subjects.  Join us for a fun night of learning as students show off the PBL projects they have worked on this year!

I Heart THES Fundraiser

February 8 – 14
Show your school some love with this “NO HASSLE” fundraiser. Donation forms and envelopes will go out in next week’s folders. Simply complete and return with a donation, or go online to www.travisheightselementary.com/donate. Each donation will earn your child a THES bookmark and an entry into our fundraising contest. The grade with the most donations will win a popsicle party!  Also, remember to go to Home Slice on February 11th — they’re donating 10% of all sales — and Juke Automotive is matching their donation by 100%!

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!

No School + Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 15 / Monday, February 18
Mark your calendar – there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18. Friday is a DOI PD Day and Monday is Parent-Teacher Conference Day. All parents MUST have a conference with their child’s teacher. Please contact your teacher to sign up for an appointment! If you have NOT registered your child for the next school year, we will also have computers available for use on BOTH days to help you register!

NEED CHILDCARE?

Creative Action will be hosting day camps on both days at Becker Elementary! Have fun with friends through a variety of games, puzzles, art, and creative play, all led by Creative Action’s Professional Teaching Artists who teach at our after-school program. You do not have to be enrolled in Creative Action After School to attend. Register online!

Gifted & Talented Testing

The window for Kinder-2nd grade Gifted & Talented (GT) testing has opened. Testing will begin during the last week of February and projects will be completed at home during March! If you have a student that you believe possesses GT traits, please contact Mrs. Underwood to fill out a nomination form ASAP! julie.underwood@austinisd.org

HELP WANTED — STEAM Coordinators

Our annual STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) brings scientists, artists, and other experts to the classroom.  We need at least two coordinators to organize this annual enrichment opportunity for students. Duties include recruiting artists and scientists to lead sessions, arranging a performance/demonstration for lower grades, assigning students to their sessions, and coordinating logistics.  Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week in months prior to the event (more the week of the event). Log on to our volunteering page for more information and other volunteer needs or email volunteers@travisheightselementary.com.

Advocacy Team Meeting

Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:30
Parents, friends, and neighbors are all welcome at our next Advocacy Team meeting at Travis High School (cafeteria). Our mission is to work and advocate with families in the school community, in partnership with neighborhood groups, to address issues of common concern. For more information, please contact advocacy@travisheightselementary.com

Questions, comments, or feedback?

Whether you want to get in touch with the THES Principal or the PTA, we want to make it easy for your voice to be heard! The PTA has a red comment box in the office by Ms. Guerra’s desk where you can slip in your comments or questions. Someone will come by and pick it up to share at the next PTS Executive Board meeting. Principal Navarro would also love to hear from you. No concern is too big or too small! You can reach her directly by visiting our Contact Us page and choosing Feedback in the My message is about dropdown menu.

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:

Fliers:

Register for next school year
Parent/Teacher Conferences
PBL Showcase
Help Wanted
Home Slice Night
Lunch Menu

Read the efolder for 1-30-19

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16
    Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Description:

    Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Find classroom assignments and meet your teacher at this annual event. Come by any time after 3:30 and stroll through your classroom. The cafeteria will have information about the school available and ice cream/non-allergen icy pops available to cool off from the heat. Please plan on stopping by the cafeteria with your child.

    The social is also a great time to bring school supplies to your classroom too! School supplies can be placed in a bag with your child’s name on it. Please do not place your child’s name on individual items/school supplies within the bag. If you cannot make the social, school supplies can be brought in the first week of school. Questions about supplies can also be posed to teachers at the social or during the first week of school as well, and purchased thereafter.

  • Aug 16
    T-shirt Sales at Ice Cream Social

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: Ice Cream Social

  • Aug 20
    Welcome Coffee

    Time: 7:45 am-8:45 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

  • Aug 20
    First day of school!

    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.

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!

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