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Wednesday eFolder – January 29, 2020



THES SPIRIT NIGHT / Torchy’s on South Congress
Thursday, January 30, 4-8pm
Our neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress is hosting a Spirit Night supporting Travis Heights Elementary School. Join THES family and friends from 4-8pm and 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to our school You must show THIS FLYER so we get credit. Please print it out and share it with neighbors, friends, and family. The more people that dine in spirit of THES, the more support our school receives!


Friday, January 31
We will focus on “Helpful Hints for Empowering vs. Enabling.” Most of us are skilled at using enabling responses with our children but unskilled in using empowering responses to ensure that our children are navigating through difficult and sometimes life changing decisions. Please join our counselors for an in-depth look at ways to empower our children and minimize enabling those habits which may be affecting how your family deals with household situations or time management.


February 3 – March 12
Prime Time starts next week—look for your child’s assignment this week!
Classes take place after school from 3:15-4:15 pm.


Friday, February 7
Lower grade assembly will be February 7th at 7:35am to celebrate reaching 100 days of school! Due to the District of innovation (no school for students) on February 14th, the upper grade assembly will be on February 13th.



Is your super reader ready to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas this summer? Log six hours and your ticket will arrive in May!
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Monday, February 10
Home Slice is helping us kick off our annual I ♡ THES fundraiser by generously donating 10% of sales all day to our school! Dine in or take out.


For our upcoming annual “no hassle” fundraiser I THES February 10-14, we are looking for families interested in promoting their business among our Travis Heights community to consider:
1. Providing some quantity of small giveaways to incentivize parents to give during each day of the drive (Ex. First 50 people to donate get XX from <Local Business>)
2. Matching a day’s donations — Thanks to Juke Auto we have the first day covered!
3. Hosting an event that gives back to THES (Ex. Home Slice
kicks the week off every year by donating 10% of all sales Monday, February 10th.)
Email for more info.


Thursday, February 20
Save the date! Join us in the gym for a PTA meeting and stay for a wonderful musical performance by our 4th and 5th graders afterwards.



We have an urgent need for some basic household items and food 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, jelly. Items can be left outside her door (first office on the right when walking into the school’s front doors). Thank you!


Support from parents and local business partners is critical to providing resources that engage, motivate and inspire our students to be lifelong learners in their community! This week, we’re featuring Juke Auto, owned and operated by THES Parents Jonna and Juke Ball. In addition to being long-time supporters of the school, Juke Auto has pledged to match contributions made on Day 1 (February 10) of our upcoming I ♡ THES fundraising drive!

“At Juke Automotive, we take an enlightened approach to auto repair and life. Yes, we fix cars, and we do it well, but we also truly care about doing right by Austin and providing a clean, honest, friendly place for you to bring your vehicle when it needs service. We do what we do for the love of family and the community. It’s a difference you can feel when you come to our shop.”

To learn more about how you or your local business can support Travis Heights Elementary, visit our Business Partners page or email

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 28
    Coffee Chat

    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. 

  • Feb 29
    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 (, 512-585-2708) or Anna Roth (, 832-498-2398) with any questions or to schedule a donation drop-off.

  • Feb 29
    Winter Beautification

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Mar 03
    PTA Exec Board Meeting

    Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Location: THES Library


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

  • Mar 06
    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.

  • Mar 06
    Upper Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 07
    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! 

  • Mar 11
    AISD Health Curriculum Informational Session

    Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Mar 12

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

  • Mar 13
    Lower Grade Assembly

    Time: 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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