HAPPY WEDNESDAY, THUNDERBIRDS!
Don’t forget Friday is Upper-Grade Assembly, 7:35 in the gym.
TAMALADA IS TODAY
Wednesday, December 4, 3–6pm
Get to know other parents and staff while learning how to make tamales in the THES cafeteria. No experience needed. There will also be lots of fun activities for kids! We need volunteers to help wrap the finished tamales on Friday morning after drop up. Please come to the cafeteria if you can help!
Saturday, December 7, 10am–1
We will celebrate the diverse cultures of THES with cultural tables, performances, and a Mercado with unique holiday gifts! Tamales from the Tamalada will be available for $12/dozen while supplies last. WE STILL NEED table hosts at the Cultural Fest. We would love to have ALL the diverse cultures in our school represented. Share the culture of your family or a place you have visited with photos, clothing, instruments, maps and more. Email Sarah Wu to sign up for a table, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for other volunteer opportunities HERE!
FOOD & TOILETRY ITEMS NEEDED
We have an urgent need for some basic household and food items for THES families. If you are able to contribute please drop off the following items to our Parent Support Specialist (PSS) Ms. Dianna Perez: body soap, dish soap, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent, milk, eggs, cereal, snacks for kids, pasta, pasta sauce, bread, peanut butter and jelly. Items can be left outside her door (first office on the right when walking into the school’s front doors). Thank you!
THES RESTAURANT BENEFIT DAY at PHO PLEASE
Monday, December 9
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). www.phopleaseaustin.com
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.
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
Young Writers' Workshop
Currently Happening Now
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Time: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Join us this month for a helpful training on managing strong emotions in our children and implementing peace areas at home by our Travis Heights counselors. You’ll leave with some quick strategies to try at home, raffle items, and a make-and-take project for your child’s very own peace area.
Thunderbird Thrift Sale
Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: THES gym
Save the date and save your stuff! The 2nd Annual Thunderbird Thrift will take place in the gym from 8am-noon. This fun event was created last year to present a great way for our community to shop second hand and also help raise money for our school.
Please donate GENTLY USED CLOTHES, TOYS, BOOKS, HOUSEWARES, and ELECTRONICS. Ask your friends, neighbors & family if they have donations for the sale – the more inventory we have, the better the sale!
Shop the sale early, and stick around for BEAUTIFICATION DAY! Just 30 minutes of gardening and clean-up can make a huge difference in how our campus looks and feels for our children. The whole family is welcome!
Contact Maria Bergh (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (email@example.com, 832-498-2398) with any questions or to schedule a donation drop-off.
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
3rd-5th Shamrock Dance
Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
This dance raises money for 4th grade to go to the Alamo. Only 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students may attend. No younger siblings or alumni allowed.
Upper Grade Assembly
Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
It's My Park Day: Clean up Blunn Creek!
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Blunn Creek for a neighborhood park cleanup. Austin Parks Foundation will lend waders, grabbers, trash bags, and will also dispose of trash. Click here for more info! Please spread the word and help keep the park behind our school beautiful!
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