Happy Wednesday, Thunderbirds!
We hope you are having an awesome week! A reminder that we have Upper-Grade Assembly (3rd-5th) this Friday. Meet in the gym at 7:35 rockin’ your Thunderbird shirt!
ADVOCACY TEAM MEETING — tonight!
Wednesday, October 2, 5:30–6:30pm
The THES Advocacy Team Works with the larger community to enlist support for our school and families. Please join us for a meeting in the THES teachers lounge!
DUAL LANGUAGE NIGHT — tomorrow!
Thursday, October 3, 5:30–6:30pm
Please join us in the cafeteria for a jammed packed evening to learn and share about “How To Scaffold With Your DL Learner.” We will discuss strategies, best practices for exceptional gains, and have lots of fun learning games/ activities for you and your child.
October 7–November 18
Prime Time starts next week—look for your child’s assignment this week!
Classes take place after school from 3:15–4:15 pm.
USED BOOK FAIR
October 7–10, 8am–3pm
Build your at-home library with some great bargain books for only 50 cents, while helping THES purchase new books! If you would like to volunteer with set up join us in the library on Friday, October 4 at 2pm. Or, you can also help with packing up on Thursday, October 10 at 2pm. For more information contact Mrs. Underwood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Monday, October 14
No school for students this day, but parents are expected for the first Parent Teacher Conferences of the year. If you have not signed up with your child’s teacher yet, please do so!
Friday, October 18th
The Fall Carnival is just three weeks away! Parents, we need lots of volunteers and donations for the Carnival to be a success— from organizing to working the game booths to cleaning up. Please find a sign-up sheet posted outside your child’s classroom. You can also sign up for a time slot online!
WE NEED TOYS! Please donate your gently used small toys and stuffed animals for carnival booth prizes. Drop off begins Tuesday, October 1. Please leave items in boxes outside the office.
Did you know that each year, THES works with our amazing community to bring holiday joy to the Thunderbird families who need it most? Through OPERATION THUNDERJOY, our Parent Support Specialist collects wishlists while parent volunteers find donors for hundreds of clothes, shoes, and gifts and make sure they’re appropriately wrapped, tagged and delivered.
Each year ThunderJoy selects 50 families to sponsor for the holiday. Students may be nominated through a teacher or THES staff or families may request to be sponsored. Nominations and requests do not automatically mean acceptance. The team must review selections. To better serve more families, we will select families who have not received assistance in the past.
If you have any questions of you would like to volunteer to assist with organizing Operation Thunderjoy, please contact Ms. Dianna Perez at 512.841.0855 or email at email@example.com.
TITLE 1 COMPACT
This document is an agreement made by parents, students, teachers, and administrators as to how we will work together this year to meet school standards. You are required to read, sign, and return this document to your teacher. Please download the PDF below or pick up a copy in the office, or with your child’s teacher.
NOTICE OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
As a parent of a student at THES, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and teacher assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teaching staff:
- Whether the State of Texas has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches
- Whether the State of Texas has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees
- Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and if they do, their qualifications
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call Ms. Navarro at 512-414-4495.
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Story Book Character Parade
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Dias de los Muertos
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
Upper Grade Assembly
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
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