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Wednesday eFolder – November 13, 2019

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Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

Brrrrrr! We hope you are staying warm in these frigid temps. Don’t forget, this is the last week of Primetime. Also, please mark your calendars for Thanksgiving Break, November 25-29. 

GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS (K-2ND) – open now!
November 11-22
If you believe your student is ready to test and complete a home project, please fill out a form below and turn it into Mrs. Underwood ASAP! Questions? Email julie.underwood@austinisd.org
FORM IN ENGLISH
FORMA EN ESPAÑOL
FORM IN ARABIC

COMMUNITY POTLUCK RESCHEDULED
Please note this event has been rescheduled for January 22. 

GET CREATIVE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Mrs. King is still in need of parent volunteers to paint an ocean-themed backdrop this week. The backdrop will be used on Nov 21 for the PTA event. Parents would be painting in the gym on the stage anytime during school hours or a little after 7:30-4pm. If you can help, please email: brittany.king@austinisd.org

COFFEE CHAT – THES Campus Safety!
Friday, November 15, 8am
THES Library
Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast 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
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!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thes-night-out-at-cafe-no-se-tickets-79627342525?aff=THESCommunications

THUNDERBIRD THANKSGIVING
Thursday, November 21
We invite you to join your student for a Thanksgiving turkey lunch at school! 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 lunchtime 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).

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. Performing students should report to the cafeteria at 5:45pm and parents can head to the gym for the 6pm meeting. If you have questions about your child’s performance, please contact Ms. King through Class Dojo or at brittany.king@austinisd.org.

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!  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Collins at 512.414.3399 or linda.l.collins@austinisd.org or go to the volunteer page on the website.

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.)
ENGLISH: https://wildmanwoods.typeform.com/to/St7Mtg
ESPAÑOL: https://wildmanwoods.typeform.com/to/KX3Ak5

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rob Tompkins at wildmanwoods@travisheightselementary.com

TAMALADA (12/4) & CULTURAL FESTIVAL (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 volunteers to help with planning this year’s events. Would you enjoy doing any of these roles?
Cultural Tables: Host a table about YOUR family’s culture! We would love to have ALL the cultures in our school represented.
Mercado vendors: Do you make art or crafts? You can rent a table and sell your wares!
Cultural Festival Co-Chair: work together with the co-chair to organize the 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 jenthespy91@yahoo.com 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS
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! Our goal is to finish the library inventory before the Thanksgiving holiday! Please stop by our Thunderbird Library any time/any day and scan a few rows of books for Ms. Underwood!

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 16
    Thunderboard

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Dec 17
    Thunderbird Curbside bag filling

    Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria

    Description:

    We need help! Please join us in the cafeteria as we fill orders for our new reward program, Thunderbird Curbisde! (This is the new ROCK store.) We will be putting small toys in bags for students who placed orders using ClassDojo points.

  • Dec 19
    WINTER BREAK

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Dec 19
    DOI PD Day - No School for Students

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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