Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!
It’s another busy week here at THES! Friday is Lower Grade Assembly in the gym at 7:35am and then a prospective parent tour following (more details below).
THUNDERBIRD THANKSGIVING – tickets on sale now, this week only!
Thursday, November 21
You are invited to join your student for a Thanksgiving turkey lunch at school! Tickets are required to eat the school provided lunch with your child. Tickets are $4 (cash only) for visitors – you only need to purchase a ticket if you plan on eating the lunch provided by the cafeteria. We still have some tickets left; please see Gio in the office to purchase.
Lunchtimes will be slightly different on November 21 so please check with your child’s teacher for their revised time. As this is the busiest lunch time of the year, please arrive early to find parking and check in at the office for a visitor’s badge (you MUST bring your ID if you’ve never checked in before).
PROSPECTIVE PARENT TOURS
Travis Heights Elementary is a proud community supported In-District Charter School. Our current families are the best way to share great news about our school. We have exciting events coming up that we would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, or coworkers to attend and learn more about THES. No RSVP is needed to attend any of these events. Prospective parents should bring a photo ID and are welcome to bring their child.
November 8: assembly at 7:40 am in the gym and tour at 8 am
December 13: assembly at 7:40 am in the gym and tour at 8 am
January 10: assembly at 7:40 am in the gym and tour at 8 am
January 23: tour only at 8 am
Eager to share what makes THES so special? We are looking for volunteers to help lead tours! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Joyce if you would like to help. email@example.com
NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 11TH
Mark your calendars for Monday, November 11th. It will be a teacher workday, but no school for the kids!
Wednesday, November 13, 5-7pm
THES families and area restaurants and businesses gather together with a dish to be shared. Please mark your calendar, more info to come! Contact Dianna Perez with questions or to volunteer!
COFFEE CHAT -THES CAMPUS SAFETY!
Friday, November 15, 8am
Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast in the THES Library while we discuss campus safety and critical incident flyer to maintain the safety of all our Thunderbirds. See you there!
PBL FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER AT CAFÉ NO SÉ
Tuesday, November 19, 6pm
Join other THES parents for an evening of food, wine and fun! New Waterloo, the hospitality company behind the South Congress Hotel, has graciously donated a custom menu by Executive Chef Kendal Duque and pastry chef Lindsay Flagg at Café No Sé, located in the South Congress Hotel, for our Fall Fundraising Dinner in support of Project-Based Learning needs.
Tickets are $100 per person but limited to 50 guests.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT today!
WILDMAN WOODS RENOVATION SURVEY
Wildman Woods could use some love! We want to hear your ideas on how to make Wildman Woods a better place to learn and play. Please take this quick survey (takes less than 2 minutes.)
If you have any questions, please reach out to Rob Tompkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA MEETING + 2ND AND 3RD GRADE PERFORMANCES
Thursday, November 21
Please join us for a very important PTA meeting (where we will share our dreams and ideas about renovating Wildman Woods!) followed by wonderful performances by our 2nd and 3rd graders. Students should report to the cafeteria at 5:45pm and parents can head to the gym for the 6pm meeting.
FAMILY FUN & FITNESS (3RD-5TH GRADE)
Friday, November 22
Upper-Grade students will participate in their annual Field Day from 8–11am on Friday, November 22. Parents are invited to participate!
Please 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 for our Snack Station.
3rd–5th graders are asked to please send the following items to school:
3rd grade: Pickles
4th grade: Bananas
5th grade: Oranges
Volunteers are needed! Please contact Ms. Collins at 512.414.3399 or email@example.com to help out!
TAMALADA (Wednesday 12/4) & CULTURAL FESTIVAL (Saturday 12/7)
Plans are underway for Tamalada and Cultural Festival! These fun annual traditions celebrate the diversity in our school with tamale making, performances, cultural tables, and a Mercado with items for sale. We really need a few extra volunteers to help with planning this year’s events. Would you enjoy doing any of these roles?
Cultural Festival Co-Chair: work together with co-chair to organize event.
Cultural Tables Captain: help with recruiting families to host a table and organize table locations.
Performers Captain: assist with recruiting performers and setting the time slots for entertainment.
El Mercado Captain: assist with recruiting vendors and collecting booth rental funds.
If you have questions or can help, please contact Jeniffer Barrera, Cultural Festival Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE ONE ART ORDERS – DUE BY NOVEMBER 8TH
You should have received your Square One Art order forms from Ms. Isoline – if not please check in with her. These are great for gifts for family members – just in time for the holidays. All proceeds will be used to buy more art supplies. Enjoy your child’s wonderful artwork and happy shopping – thanks for all you do to support the arts! https://shop.square1art.com/shop
THES is hosting an ongoing coat drive for students. ZIPS Dry Cleaners will clean all the coats so that we may distribute before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please bring any coats your family has outgrown to the box in front of the PSS office. We would like to have at least 75 coats for those that may need one this winter season. We are also in need of clothes hangers. Thank you! If your family is in need of a coat, please send a message to Dianna Perez via Class Dojo.
Do you enjoy scanning things? Like to make things go *beep*? Does the smell of books make your pulse race? Love libraries in general? Have we got a volunteering opportunity for you!!!
Library inventory began on Monday this week, and our goal is to finish before the Thanksgiving holiday! Please stop by our Thunderbird Library any time/any day and scan a few rows of books for Ms. Underwood!
Have you noticed the monthly birthday shoutouts on the TV at the school entrance? In case you missed the opportunity to sign up at the Carnival, it’s not too late! Would you like your student’s picture featured during their birthday week at school? Simply make a $10 donation to the school via this online form or email email@example.com if you want to make a cash donation. Include your request in the comment field along with your student’s birth date.
NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU
AISD Nov19 Elementary Lunch Menu
Family Learning Night
Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun! Make and take activities to do at home, obtain resources, shop our free book fair, and more.
Come through the front door and head to the cafeteria.
Upper Grade Assembly
Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am
Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am
Prospective parents: please call the office if you are interested in learning more about the school and joining a tour of the campus.
Parent - teacher conferences
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Lower Grade Assembly
Time: 7:45 am-8:15 am
Time: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
School will dismiss at 1:20 for the long weekend.
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Spring and class pictures
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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