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Wednesday Folder – May 1, 2019

Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!
Don’t forget to show your school spirit and wear your Thunderbird t-shirt on Friday—it’s the last Upper-Grade Assembly of the year! The last Lower-Grade Assembly will be on 5/10. Friday (5/3) is also the last coffee chat of the year—parents & guardians are all welcome to join us at 8am in the library for a light breakfast and coffee.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th–10th
With less than a month left of school, we are taking the week of May 6th to honor our wonderful Thunderbird teachers! Please participate in what works for your family and remember a thank you, smile, hug and high-five goes a long way to make a teacher feel appreciated! Here are some suggestions for this very special week:

  • Mon: Bring in a little snack for your teacher (apple, chocolate, granola bar, orange, etc).
  • Tues: Take a few minutes with your child to write a thank you note/card for your teacher.
  • Wed: Bring in a little something on their wish list or a something that you know they would like.
  • Thurs: Give a big thanks, card or treat to our specials teachers and anyone on the THES staff!
  • Fri: Bring a flower to school to create a classroom bouquet for your teacher.

We are also organizing daily activities to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children Please use the links below if you can help with any of these events.

Mon Breakfast/Snack Bar

Tues/Thurs Lunch

Fri Popsicle Party

Finally, we are trying to organize a raffle for teachers. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, please email

Party People and Travis Heights Champions needed!

Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30–8pm
THES is holding the T-BIRD FIESTA (annual end-of-year celebration) at Guero’s Taco Bar in the Oak Garden on S. Congress. There will tacos! And queso! And margaritas! And entertainment! This party is the primary fundraiser for our rising 5th graders to attend a leadership camp together next year. We are raising money to make sure EVERYONE can go. We need at least 25 people from the community to give $150, which is a full scholarship. In return, you get to be a Thunderbird Champion! You can do a business or personal sponsorship. Thunderbird Champions enjoy perks at the party, including:

  • recognition and gratitude from the future 5th graders (or you can remain anonymous)
  • free house drinks and tacos (more details TBA)
  • a happy feeling in your heart, knowing you are helping a kid in your neighborhood

Be a champion: Donate now!
Click “Sponsor Student for Camp Champions.”

Donate and we’ll have your name and your free goodies at the door at Guero’s. You can also donate at Guero’s using cash or credit, and still get all the stuff—but please do it in advance if you can. Also, while we’re hoping for $150 for those who can afford it, we are super grateful for any amount you can give. Just click the link and write in the “other” box “Guero’s Spring Fundraiser.”

Donate now!


WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS for the Annual “End of Year Celebration” at Guero’s!

Did you know that our annual “End of Year Celebration” at Guero’s is sponsored by our rising 5th graders?  Everyone is welcome to volunteer and donate, but current 4thgrade parents are especially asked to help.

Did you know that the funds raised at this annual event help support students who need financial assistance to attend this fall’s annual 5th grade trip to Camp Champions?  That’s AWESOME!

Did you know we need your help to make this happen?  That’s the truth!

What:  Help with the “End of Year Celebration” at Guero’s on Tuesday, May 7 (5:30-8pm)

How:  Please check below how you can help make this event a success and turn a flier in to the office. Or, you can volunteer online!

Family Fun & Fitness Day

Friday, May 17th, 8-11am
We invite both parents and students (PreK – 2nd grade) to join us for a morning full of fun physical activities and healthy eating! As part of the event, we are asking families to donate healthy foods to our snack station—and don’t forget your water bottle! Please send the following items to school on 5/17:

  • Pre-K: pickles (not sliced)
  • Kinder: bananas
  • 1st grade: Cutie oranges
  • 2nd grade: apples

Volunteers are needed! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Collins (512-414-3399, or sign up online.

Awards Assemblies

Mark your calendars! The end-of-year awards assemblies will be held on the following dates during the last week of school. More info to follow!

Tuesday, May 21st Wednesday May 22nd Friday, May 24th
3rd Grade – 8:30
2nd Grade – 9:30
3rd Grade – 8:30
2nd Grade – 9:30
4th Grade – 8:30
5th Grade – 1:00

Don’t forget, 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

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:


T-Bird Fiesta
THES Newsletter
Upcoming Dates & Reminders
Family Fun & Fitness Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
May Lunch Menu

Read the efolder for 5-1-19

Upcoming Events

  • May 20
    PBL Dinner

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • May 22
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • May 22
    1st-4th Graduation and Semester Awards

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


    Sign in at the office and head to the gym for your Thunderbirds' grade-level ceremony to celebrate advancement and special achievements.

  • May 23
    5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am

  • May 24
    Lunch with Your Thunderbird

    Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm


    Join your Thunderbird for lunch. Check in at the office with a picture ID.

  • May 24
    No School - Staff Development

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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!