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Thursday Thunderword 02/03/2022


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To condense the length of our E-folder, some important news has been moved to a page of its own.  

  • Please find out about meals and snacks at THES Meals
  • You can find our COVID guidelines and testing sites at COVID Updates 



School Closures- Inclement Weather

No school on Thursday, February 3rd or Friday, February 4th.  Stay safe and warm!




Hello Thunderbird families.  I hope you are reading this from your warm house and enjoying some down time.  If you have to be out in the weather, thanks for doing what you do!

It’s that time of year again, friends!  Time for our annual Fundraising Drive for the Travis Heights Elementary PTA.  We know it’s been another trying year, but we ask that you support your school and all our Thunderbirds with any gift you can.  Since on-campus contact is still limited, we are asking everyone to make their donations on the website.  Please CLICK HERE to make any level of donation you can.  No gift is too small or too large.  We have an ambitious goal, but I know that if all us Thunderbirds chip in, we can get there. 


Home Slice Profit Share — Wednesday 2/9

As is tradition, Home Slice Pizza (including More Home Slice and any to go-orders) will be donating 10% of their sales from Wednesday, February 9th, to the THES PTA! Here’s your chance to get a great pizza pie AND support your school.  This is usually one of our biggest donations of the year, so make sure you participate.  BONUS — No cooking for Wednesday evening!



Shoutout to PTA

PTA has purchased a school shirt for every student at Travis Heights. Parents can expect in the next few weeks your child will bring their school t-shirt home. Remember to have your child wear their school t-shirt every Friday to show school spirit and build community among us. Thanks again PTA, Thunderbirds ROCK!



Join the Austin ISD Team as a Substitute

Start changing the game for students on your own terms. We’re looking for dedicated educators who can adapt to fit the diverse and shifting needs of our students in both long-term and day-to-day roles. If your preference is to work  at THES you are able to select the campus you would like to serve. We offer:

  • Flexible work environments. You work on your schedule.
  • Professional Learning tailored for our substitutes’ growth and development.
  • Hands-on experience and networking in some of the best schools in the nation. 

The 2021-22 Substitute Application is now open!


Submit your application and be a part of our growing, innovative team



Austin ISD Budget Talks- POSTPONED

The district will host two opportunities for families and community members to learn about the 2022-23 school year budget. Attendees will learn and be able to ask questions about current budgetary challenges, plans to address these challenges and opportunities to get involved in the campus budgeting process.

Join us to learn about priorities and plans for staffing, programs and departments and how you can get involved in the budgeting process on your campus.

These BUDGET TALKS have been postponed and will be rescheduled on a later date. Please stay tuned for details if interested in joining. 



Class Picture Day Rescheduled – February 24, 2022



Bell Schedule & Tardies

THES Families! This is a reminder that school starts and the tardy bell rings at 7:40am. Staff will be on duty at each grade level door for students being dropped off until 7:40am. Any student who arrives after 7:41 am will be marked as tardy. Thank you for getting your students here on time so they can get the absolute most out of each and every instructional day!


Excused Absences during Quarantine

If your child is in quarantine due to COVID, know these absences will be excused. You might be receiving the automated calls and emails from the district because the excused absences must be entered manually. We ask for your patience as we process these absences due to COVID.



Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinators

Interested in volunteering to be a lunch monitor? Or would you rather help with making copies or decorating bulletin boards? If you want to help, we have plenty that needs to be done! 

If interested, please follow the process for becoming a Travis Heights Elementary Volunteer by following this link  

Our new volunteer coordinators Anna Roth, ,and Sura Jasim (Parent Support Specialist),, will be in touch with you. 



Facebook-donateTravis Heights Heights Elementary Official Facebook Page!

Check here for the latest updates and parent resources.



AISD CARES: Exceptional Customer Service & Equitable Experiences

AISD is committed to providing equitable and exceptional experiences for our customers: our students, our families, our colleagues, and our community members. For us, customer service is more than just providing answers or offering support; customer service is what makes our large district feel like a family. AISD CARES strives to build transformational relationships that lead to an authentic sense of trust and belonging within our entire AISD community.


Let’s Talk Communication Platform

Austin ISD is committed to connecting with students, families, staff and community members to provide exceptional and equitable experiences.

Let’s Talk is an online tool that takes your questions and feedback and sends it directly to the appropriate staff members for follow up.



Shout out to your Travis Heights Team!      

Did one of our own deliver for YOU? Teacher and Employee well-being is essential to our overall success as a school. The benefits of expressing gratitude and recognizing staff are limitless. Please join us in prioritizing our RAVE Employee Recognition program! 


What is a RAVE? 

The RAVE (Recognizing All Valuable Employees) program helps us honor our AISD team who take the extra steps to provide equitable and exceptional experiences for our students, families, staff, and community members. 

Submit a digital Rave online ! The District shares all positive Rave submissions with each employee and their Principal or Supervisor. Please spread the word about Raves with your community.


Up & Coming


3    School Closed- Inclement Weather
4    School Closed- Inclement Weather
11   School Closed-District Off
21  Parent-Teacher Conferences
24  Class Pictures

For district-wide events you can view the AISD calendar here: