Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!
We hope everyone enjoyed the STEAM Day this week! A big appreciation pump to our leaders Renee Pinchero, Bob O’Dair, and Sue Spaw. Another huge appreciation pump to all of our volunteers and presenters who made this such a memorable event.
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast—this Friday!
April 26th, 8:15am
Thank you for being a volunteer! Educating our students couldn’t happen without the help of our volunteers. Please join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast in the Cafeteria.
Austin Public Library Kids BLOCK Party
Saturday, April 27th, 10am–2pm, Austin Central Library
Gather with other Austin families to celebrate children, literacy, and learning! There will be music, dancing, author events, creative pay, technology play, and a family resource fair. For more information and a full schedule of events.
Friday, May 3rd, 8am
Please join us in the THES library for our last coffee chat of the year! We will enjoy a light breakfast and coffee while showing parents how to perform a restorative circle and use it at home.
Spring into Summer Wellness Event
Saturday, May 4th & Saturday, May 18th, 10am–2pm
Stress LESS during the summer knowing your child has everything they need to go back to school in August including immunizations (bring shot records), registration, and financial screening. Families are invited to attend two events at Southeast Health Center on 5/4/19 (2901 Montopolis Dr.) and North Central Health Center on 5/18/19 (1210 W. Braker Ln.) for free fun activities like school performances, food, and refreshments. These events are in partnership with Community Care Health Centers, AISD, and Austin Public Health.
More info here!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Help show our fabulous teachers some love! We are organizing daily activities to show our teachers how much we appreciate all they do every day for our children. We are requesting parents to help donate food for a breakfast/snack bar on Monday and a popsicle party on Friday. Please use the sign-up links below if you can help with those events.
We will also be providing lunch for teachers on Tuesday and Thursday. We need volunteers to help with setting up, monitoring, and cleaning up between 10:30am and 1pm on both of those days. If you can help with the lunches please email email@example.com.
The Thunderboard needs new parent members!
Applications due Monday, May 6th
The Thunderboard serves as the primary governance and decision-making body for campus-based programming at Travis Heights Elementary. Parents that serve on the Thunderboard help shape the current programming and the future of THES. All parents and guardians that live in the district and have a child at THES are welcome to apply for one of these positions. Download and fill out the Standard Membership Application here and return it to the THES office by Monday, May 6th.
If you have any questions, or are interested and would like some help with the application due to language or technology issues, please speak with Mrs. Navarro or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th Annual T-Bird Fiesta
Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30–8pm
Join us at Guero’s Taco Bar in the Oak Garden to celebrate our kids completing another year of school and to and raise money for future Thunderbird 5th graders to attend Camp Champions, an outdoor school, and overnight experiential learning experience.
10% of all sales go to THES Camp Champions Fund. $5 suggested donation at the door.
THES Mural Reveal & Reception
Friday, May 10th, 4–6pm
Help us celebrate the completion of the beautiful school mural painted by THES students, under the guidance of Blue Crow Studio artist Ethan Azarian! Refreshments will generously be provided by Home Slice Pizza.
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:
Austin Public Library Kids Block Party
Summer Reading Skills Program
PTA Meeting 6-7
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 850 0956 2742
Join Zoom Meeting
Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Halloween Dance Party
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Via Zoom! Details to come!
Parent Coffee Chat
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Zoom Meeting
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Formerly parent conference day but those will probably be spread out
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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.