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: www.givepulse.com/event/108054
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 travisheightselementary.com/volunteering/
To volunteer, please contact: email@example.com
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:
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Parent Leaders Flier
April Lunch Menu
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Grassroots Organizing/Advocacy Training
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Travis Heights Elementary School, 2010 Alameda Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Please attend this special training at our school on Monday, April 29th, from 4-5:30PM with Isabel Guerrero of Austin Interfaith. Please RSVP to Colin Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Isabel at email@example.com.
Isabel will train us in the tried-and-true organizing principles and practices that our school community has used in years past to win our in-district charter and help families facing displacement.
We will learn how to host "House Meetings," where we identify issues of concern and identify new leaders for our school, as well as how to organize campaigns to win on our issues.
As our school population changes, and as families face a variety of challenges, including housing insecurity, language barriers, and deportation threats, this training is foundational to organizing ourselves for the best outcomes for our children, students, faculty and staff.
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA officers may attend.
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Teacher Appreciation Week
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
End-of-Year Party at Guero's (Camp Champions Fundraiser)
Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
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