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Wednesday Folder – April 10, 2019


Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Book Fair—it was a great success! STAAR testing wraps up tomorrow—thank you for helping keep our campus quiet so our 4th & 5th graders can focus. Lastly, please note there is note school next Friday, April 19th.

Lower-Grade Assembly (PK-1st Grade)

Friday, April 10th

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).

Help clean up our school’s creek!

Saturday, April 13th, 9–11am

Join neighbors for a Keep Austin Beautiful creek cleanup. Meet in the Big Stacy Pool parking lot at 9am. We will pick up trash along Blunn Creek by the playground and remove invasive plants! Please wear enclosed toe shoes, long pants (poison ivy will be lurking), a sun hat, and be sure to bring water. Children must be with parents as this is not a school event. More info and registration here:

PTA Meeting + School Performance — next week.

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. Childcare provided! After the meeting, we will enjoy a performance by our Kindergarteners and 1st Graders. Please drop your children off by 5:45 if they are in the performance.

STEAM Volunteers Needed- April 23rd.

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Workshop is an enrichment event where awesome community volunteers to share their love of the sciences and arts with our THES students. This year’s workshop is April 23rd, and parent volunteers are needed to help the morning run smoothly. Sign up here to volunteer.

Be a Hero!

Our school has some amazing enrichment activities and events. But, they only happen through the work of dedicated parent volunteers. Please consider sharing your time to help keep these events alive for future generations of Thunderbirds!

Current needs are:

  • PTA 2nd Vice President
  • Carnival Co-Coordinator
  • Volunteer Co-Coordinator
  • Workshop Hospitality Coordinator
  • Arts Coordinator

To learn more about these roles please visit

To volunteer, please contact:

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:


PTA Meeting
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Parent Leaders Flier
April Lunch Menu

Read the efolder 04-10-19

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

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Thank you!