Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!
We hope you are having a great week so far! This weekend calls for beautiful weather so we hope you will join us for Spring Beautification Day at THES this Saturday from 9:30am–2:30pm. Bring your gloves, shovels, wheelbarrows, and water bottle. There will be free tacos and coffee—everyone is welcome!
PTA MEETING & 4th/5th Grade Performance
Thursday, February 21, 6pm
We will have a quick recap of last month’s meeting and discuss upcoming PTA business for March and April. The meeting will be followed by a musical performance from the 4th and 5th-grade students! 5th GRADE PARENTS—Join the 5th Grade teachers in the gym at 5:30 before the PTA meeting for a Camp Champions information session. We will be discussing what the students will need to bring, scholarships, and answering questions and concerns. The computer lab will be open at 5pm before the PTA meeting so you can register your child for the 2019/20 school year!
Friday, February 22, 8am
Join us for coffee and a light breakfast! We will be talking about Restorative Circles—what they are, why we use them, and how parents can use them at home. There will computers available to register your child for the 2019/20 school year afterward.
I ❤️ THES Fundraiser—you can still donate!
Thank you for showing your LOVE to THES! The week might be over but we have not quite met our goal. We are at about $20,000 and our goal is $35,000. The PTA helps fund lots of things that the district doesn’t cover—everything from books for the library to software to school supplies. We still need YOUR help! Please contribute online at https://www.travisheightselementary.com/donate/
Young Writers’ Workshop Volunteers Needed
Next Tuesday, February 26th is our annual Young Writers’ Workshop. Volunteers are needed for general support and to help with hospitality that morning. Please sign up if you can help: https://www.travisheightselementary.com/pta/volunteer-opportunities/
THES Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 2, 8am–12pm
Now is the time to clean out your closets and donate your gently used clothing, toys, housewares, books, and electronics! To make the Rummage Sale a success we need a lot of great stuff to sell. Please bring your donations at drop off and pick up on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1. Volunteers will be on hand to unload and collect your items.
THEN, come shop the Rummage Sale on Saturday in the gym! There will be fun and affordable shopping for the whole family. Check your Wednesday folder for Rummage Sale coupons. This event will benefit the THES PTA and Parent Support Specialist. Contact Maria Bergh 512.585.2708 or Anna Roth 832.498.2398 to volunteer or schedule a donation drop off if you cannot do it at pick up or drop off.
Help PTA make sure our schools are funded by Texas! Come to Rally Day.
Monday, February 25, 11:30am–12pm, South Steps of the Capital
As you may have heard, AISD is facing a budget crunch due in part to the state of Texas not fully funding education. We are facing cuts at all schools, including our own. If you want to keep all our amazing programs and staff, then PLEASE make sure your voice is heard! Come to PTA Rally Day and join thousands of other parents. Let’s show the lege how important this issue is to us. Wear your school shirts with pride! Join the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/296851177694812/
AISD Parent Survey
As we continue to strive for excellence in preparing students for academic success, we want parents to offer feedback by completing the AISD Parent Survey. Your opinions are important and help us to serve our students better! Over the next few weeks, we ask that you please complete the survey. The survey will take just a few minutes. You can fill it out online at https://austinisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ib3GlAl2enjLk9
You can also complete the paper survey at school—please contact our PSS Ms. Perez for a paper copy. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation at 512.414.1724. Thank you for taking the time to help us understand our strengths and opportunities for improvement!
URGENT Registration Reminder
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is open! We are asking all parents to register their students online at https://my.austinisd.org. It is crucial that we have 100% registration complete by the end of March as it will affect our staffing and funding. If you have trouble with the online registration process, please call the AISD Parent Technology Helpline at 512.414.9187 between 7am–5pm, M-F. We have laptops available in the office for parents to use—please ask Ms. Gio or the PSS, Ms. Perez!
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:
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Upper Grade Assembly
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
Lower Grade Assembly
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
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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.