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Wednesday Folder – April 3, 2019


Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

The Book Fair is in full swing! We hope to see you this Thursday for Family Night until 6:30—books, snow cones, and lots of fun. Proceeds from the Book Fair and Kona Ice sales help Ms. Underwood buy new books for the library!

Upper-Grade Assembly (2nd-5th Grade)

Friday, April 5th

Please drop your child off in the gym by 7:35. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to join us for assembly – it’s a lot of fun! You’ll hear the Thunderband rally the children with THES spirit and grade level competitions for the Spirit Award. Assemblies also include birthday acknowledgment and student awards for ROCKin’ behavior (Responsible, Organized, Considerate/Kind, Knowledgable) as well as various performances/presentations. Fridays are our day to show school spirit by wearing a school shirt or Thunderbird colors (red & white).

STAAR Testing

April 9th – 11th

Due to STAAR testing for 4th & 5th grades, visitors will not be allowed on campus Tuesday, April 9th through Thursday, April 11th in order to create a quiet testing environment. This means you will not be able to eat lunch with your child on Wednesday, April 10th. Please do not call 4th & 5th-grade classrooms directly; you may send a Dojo message, email your child’s teacher, or relay your message to the office to be delivered when testing is completed.  We appreciate your cooperation and support!

General PTA Meeting + Kinder & 1st Grade Performance

April 18th, THES GYM

This is our most important meeting of the year. All are welcome! We will be voting on next year’s budget and electing officers. The meeting begins at 6pm. Interested in joining the PTA board for next year? Contact Gretchen Otto,

After the meeting, we will enjoy a very “POSITIVE” performance by our Kindergarteners and 1st Graders. Please drop your children off by 5:45. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. King,


April 19th

Please mark your calendar for our Staff Development Day as there will be no school.

Spanish Camp

June 3rd – 14th, 9am–2pm

Join us for Full immersion Spanish Camp through Project Based learning: Nature and Nurture!

Our curriculum is designed to maintain children’s interest in Spanish by engaging them in creative and enjoyable activities through a Project Base Learning Nature unit. The daily Spanish lessons are designed to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. New vocabulary/phrases are reinforced throughout the day’s activities on and off campus. *Rising K-5, $375 per student for both weeks. Please find an enrollment form in your Wednesday folder, or pick one up in the office.

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:


STAAR Testing – No Parent Lunch
THES Art Summer Camp
THES Newsletter
Kinder & First Performance
PTA Meeting
Camp Cyan

Read the efolder for 04-03-19

Upcoming Events

  • 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.

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!