We hope you enjoyed your extra day off this week!
Monthly Magazine – September
In addition to this week’s e-folder, there is also a lot of juicy information in our new Monthly Magazine.
Upper-Grade Assembly – this Friday!
Don’t forget this Friday (8/6) is our first Assembly for the Upper Grades (3rd-5th) and next Friday (8/13) will be Assembly for Lower Grades (K-2nd). Pre-K will not have Assembly until the Spring semester. Wear your THUNDERBIRD t-shirt, or purchase one right before assembly from 7:15-7:30. Meet in the GYM at 7:35am ready to ROCK! Parents are welcome!
Back To School Night Schedule
Thursday, September 12, 4:30-7:05pm
4:30-5:00 – (PK ONLY) Visit your child’s class and hear about classroom routines and expectations, what your child will be learning this year, and how you can help. PLEASE NOTE: childcare is unavailable during this time.
4:30-5:15 – Pizza will be served in the cafeteria. Please bring a salad or side to share with others!
5:00-5:30 – (Kinder-5th) Visit our Art room, Music room, Computer Lab, Library, and Gym. Stop by the tables at the front entrance to learn how you can support your school (regular classrooms are closed during this time).
5:30-6:00 – Join us in the gym to meet the administration, teachers, and PTA Executive Board. Hear updates on the school; learn about our upcoming special programs, & events. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about and vote on the PTA budget for the school year.
6:00-6:30 – Classroom #1: Visit your child’s classroom and hear about classroom routines/expectations, what your child will be learning this year, and how you can help from your child’s teacher. Q&A.
6:35-7:05 – Classroom #2: For those with more than one child, hear a repeat of the above information.
How to make it successful:
- Childcare will be provided for school-aged children from 5:30-7:05. Younger siblings may accompany parents as needed.
- Bring your general questions regarding grade level procedures and academic expectations.
- Be ready to listen and share openly. This is the first step to building a learning community for your child this year.
We still need VOLUNTEERS to help serve food + clean up. Please sign up online!
Calling All Thunderbird Volunteers
Our volunteers ROCK! We couldn’t do it without you. There are so many opportunities to get involved with your child’s school throughout the year. Please visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE online to find out how you can sign up. New volunteers are encouraged to join us for Volunteer Orientation:
- Thursday, September 5th, 8-9am
- Tuesday, September 10th, 8-9am
- Tuesday, September 24th, 8-9am
Gifted and Talented Nominations: 3rd – 5th Grades
Open September 9-20
*Nominations forms will be in the office, or you can ask your classroom teacher.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) in Austin ISD through a nomination and screening process. All campuses in Austin ISD provide screening, identification, and services for Gifted and Talented students. Additionally, students screened for Gifted and Talented who are not identified for GT services are automatically considered for Talent Explore. Talent Explore identification is for high ability students who do not qualify for Gifted and Talented but demonstrate the potential to perform at high levels when grouped with Gifted and Talented students. Students may be identified through the screening process in one or more of the following areas:
- GT STEM (science and mathematics),
- GT Humanities (language arts and social studies),
- Talent Explore STEM (science and mathematics), or
- Talent Explore Humanities (language arts and social studies).
Please Join Your PTA
If you haven’t yet, please join the Travis Heights PTA! It’s an easy way to support our school. Please note that even if you’ve joined previously, you must join again every year as you are paying dues for a one-year membership. $8 covers the whole family! We’d love to get 100% participation! We will have a table set up at Back to School Night, and every day during PTA Membership Week, 9/16-9/20. You can also JOIN ONLINE!
Pta Membership Drive
Save the date for a very important week! Representatives will be set up in the lobby during drop up and pick up to answer questions and welcome new parents who are interested in being making THES the best it can be.
Please thoroughly read our attendance policy to familiarize yourself with important policies such as early pick-up, absences, and tardies.
The September Breakfast + Lunch Menu is available. Please download the SchoolCafé app for easy access!
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
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