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Wednesday eFolder – November 20, 2019


Happy Wednesday Thunderbirds!

Please mark your calendars for Thanksgiving Break, no school November 25-29!

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 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).

Thursday, November 21
Please join us for a very important PTA meeting – we will share our dreams and ideas about renovating Widman 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

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

November 22
Greetings Thunderbirds! On November 22, we will be distributing a limited amount of coats to those students in need. Please contact Ms. Dianna Perez via DoJo if your child is in need of a jacket. We have a handful of adult coats as well. Portable 1B from 8am-12 pm coat distribution will occur. Thank you.

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 in to Mrs. Underwood ASAP! Questions? Email

Forms in English, Spanish, or Arabic are available!

December 3rd
Please let the office or your child’s teacher know if you would like a retake of individual student pictures by 11/22/19.  Strawbridge will send out a new picture packet.

TAMALADA (December 4) & CULTURAL FESTIVAL (December 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 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. 

Sign up to volunteer here:

If you have questions, please contact Jeniffer Barrera, Cultural Festival Co-Chair, at 

Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese meal and support Travis Heights Elementary School! Win-win!! Our friends at Pho Please will generously donate 20% of all sales on this day to help fund our school initiatives—takeout included! Hours of operation are 11am–10pm, and they are located at 1920 E. Riverside Dr. (in the shopping center behind Walgreens)

Has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, March 13th.


Upcoming Events

  • Jan 27

    Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Location: THES Library

  • Jan 28
    Class Picture Day

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Jan 29
    Thunderbird Curbside bag filling

    Time: 7:45 am-9:15 am

    Location: THES Cafeteria


    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.

  • Jan 30
    THES Spirit Night at Torchy's

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

    Location: Torchy's Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA


    Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S. Congress Avenue) is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends at the Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress Thursday, January 30th from 4pm – 8pm, and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the school!

  • Jan 31
    Coffee Chat

    Time: 8:00 am-8:30 am

  • Feb 04
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


    Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.

  • Feb 07
    I HEART THES Fundraiser

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Feb 07
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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