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Wednesday Folder – February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Don’t forget, there is no school this Friday due to a DOI Day and Monday for President’s Day. Your child’s teacher is counting on you for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday—please sign up if you haven’t already!

I ♥️ THES Fundraiser—ends Today!

February 8 – 14

Thank you to all who have shown your support! We are so very grateful for all of the LOVE. Thursday marks the last day for our annual I Heart THES Fundraiser, so please consider a no-hassle donation. PTA volunteers will be accepting envelopes before and after school, or you can contribute online at www.travisheightselementary.com/donate.

Read to Succeed

Six Flags Six Hour reading club logs are due today to classroom teachers! You have until Monday to get them in if you forgot them. Duplicate copies will not be provided by the school, but you can download an extra copy, and find out more program details here. Students who read at least six hours will earn a free ticket to Six Flags this summer!

Gifted & Talented Testing

The window for Kinder-2nd grade Gifted & Talented (GT) testing is now closed. If you have a student that you believe possesses GT traits, please contact Mrs. Underwood so she can add them to the list for testing next year:  julie.underwood@austinisd.org

Spring Beautification

Saturday, February 23, 9am–12pm

We need anyone and everyone to come together to work on beautifying our school! Bring your children to help and anyone else (grandparents, relatives, neighbors) who enjoys gardening, carpentry, grounds clean-up, etc. It’s lots of fun and a great way to get to know other families. There will be free breakfast tacos and coffee! Whether you can stay one hour or the entire day, that’s fine by us. Please bring a water bottle, gloves, tools (wheelbarrows are always needed) if you have them.

Young Writers’ Workshop

Tuesday, February 26

Students in every grade will enjoy a special morning at THES focused on the many cool, creative ways writing is important in our lives, our work, and our world. Authors, musicians, poets, and business people volunteer their time to lead these workshops and give Thunderbirds a glimpse into careers and creative pursuits that involve writing. PreK–2nd grades will attend a fun and inspiring assembly on music by Neal Kassanoff of Groundwork Music Project and 3–5th graders will each attend two 50-minute writing workshops! Day–of volunteers needed, please email volunteers@travisheightselementary.com

Spring Pictures

Thursday, February 28

These pictures are more casual than formal fall photos. Order forms will NOT be going home prior to Picture Day. Instead, every student who has their picture taken will receive a package of pictures for parents to preview.  If you like what you see, keep the ones you want and send your payment back to school. If you don’t want them, please return them to the office. Please note: there are no retakes for Spring pictures!

Please register for next year ASAP!

Online registration for the 2019–20 school year is now open—please register online now for the fall!  Our goal is to have 100% of our families registered by March 30th. It is crucial that everyone register by end of March as this will impact our staffing and funding. We will have the computer lab open on February 18th during parent conferences for parents who need access to a computer or assistance in filling out the forms.

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:

No School
Spring Beautification Day
Young Writer’s Workshop
Spring Portraits
Save the Date PTA Rally Day

Read the efolder 02-13-19

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

    Description:

    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

    Description:

    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: https://forms.gle/AboSa8gu3CHCmV4b7 

    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.

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    ¡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: https://forms.gle/AboSa8gu3CHCmV4b7

    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

    Description:

    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!

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