HAPPY WEDNESDAY THUNDERBIRDS!
I ♡ THES is in full swing! The first 25 donors (at drop off) on Thursday will receive a free Valentine’s Day sugar cookie from Mañana. Don’t forget that students do not have school on Friday (DOI Day) and Monday (President’s Day). Please sign up for your parent-teacher conference before Monday!
I ♡ THES — FINAL DAYS TO GIVE!
THANK YOU to all of our donors! As of Tuesday, we were at $10,256 of our $30,000 goal toward Technology needs. Please help us ensure Travis Heights Elementary continues to prepare our students to use technology as a tool for improving the world and themselves
WAYS TO GIVE
Online: travisheightselementary.com/donate/ — Consider setting up a monthly recurring payment!
Facebook: facebook.com/TravisHeightsElem/ — Find and follow us then hit the Donate button!
School: Look for PTA volunteers during the week of Feb 10-14 to swipe your credit card, write a check or donate cash!
YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, February 25
Students in every grade will enjoy a special morning focused on the many cool, creative ways writing is important in our lives, our work, and our world. Authors, musicians, poets, businesspeople and more volunteer their time to lead these workshops and give Thunderbirds a glimpse into careers and creative pursuits that involve writing. For more event information email Rev. Erin Walter, email@example.com, or to volunteer send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTHLY PARENT COFFEE CHAT
Friday, February 28
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 for your child’s very own peace area.
THUNDERBIRD THRIFT + BEAUTIFICATION DAY
Saturday, February 29
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!
Donations can be dropped off on campus:
Thursday, February 20 at the 6pm PTA Meeting & Performance
Thursday, February 27 at DROP OFF & PICK UP
Friday, February 28 at DROP OFF & PICK UP
Shop the sale early, and stay for BEAUTIFICATION DAY! Just 30 minutes of gardening and clean-up makes a huge difference in how our campus looks and feels for our children. The whole family is welcome!
PTA MEETING + 4TH & 5TH GRADE PERFORMANCES
Thursday, February 20, 6pm
Join us in the gym for a very important PTA meeting at 6pm, and then and stay to see what your child has been learning in music this year! Student drop off in the cafeteria at 5:45pm.
AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION, IT’S MY PARK DAY!
Saturday, March 7, 9AM-12PM
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!
AISD NEW HEALTH CURRICULUM INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, March 11, 5-6pm
You are invited to attend a Parent Orientation night to preview health topics covered under the new Austin ISD Health curriculum. No child care will be available. Austin ISD believes that a valuable element of education is the development of respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other personal attributes. The district is committed to providing all students with a positive learning environment.
We encourage you to review the lesson overviews for each grade level by visiting https://www.austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education/hsr. This is an opportunity to have an advanced look at the important lessons your child will be offered in May.
You will be provided an opportunity to opt-out of any or all of the lessons at this meeting. If you do not want your student to receive one or more of these lessons, you must actively opt-out by using the AISD opt-out letter. This letter is available online at the above link. It will be available in print at the meeting and will be sent home again on March 23rd. The deadline for returning opt-out letters is April 29.
PTA Exec Board Meeting
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Location: THES Library
Per PTA bylaws, only PTA Executive Board Members may attend.
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