HAPPY THURSDAY, THUNDERBIRDS! 03/24/2022
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Principal’s Coffee Chat
Live & In person
Friday 8am March 25th
Hey Thunderbirds! Hope this finds you well. A few things to cover this week:
General PTA Meeting and 2nd/3rd Grade Performance LIVE AND IN PERSON!!! TONIGHT! Thursday 3/24 at 5:30pm. Please come and join us. I really want to see some old and new faces. In addition to the PTA meeting and performance, this will be your first (of other) chance to drop off your gently used clothing, housewares, etc. for the Thunderbird Thrift Sale taking place on Saturday 4/2, right along side Campus Beautification Day.
We are confirmed for our Profit Share night with our great friends at Pho Please! Monday April 4th, they will be sharing a portion of proceeds with Travis Heights Elementary PTA, so take a night off from cooking AND support a great local business and your school. Click here for info on Pho Please.
Thunderbird Thrift Sale returns!
We are so glad to announce that the Thunderbird Thrift Sale will be returning this year. The sale will be on Saturday April 2nd from 9am-12pm. Start saving those items you’d like to donate.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Click here to sign up to assist with this event. There are several opportunities over a few days, so please find one that works for you and come on out to help. This event will happen alongside Campus Beautification, Vaccine Clinic, and Registration Drive. So much going on!
Campus Beautification Day
In addition to the Thunderbird Thrift Sale, April 2nd will also bring back another long time THES tradition, Campus Beautification. We will all join together to spruce up our wonderful grounds. It’s been a minute, so there will be plenty of work for all levels of expertise. We will meet at 9am beside the cafeteria and go to town! Snacks will be provided.
Vaccines Available at Travis Heights
Saturday, April 2nd, between 9 am and noon
Get details here: AISD Travis Heights Elementary_Vaccine Flyer_April 02
Shamrock Dance Thank You’s!
Many thanks to everyone that pitched in to make the Shamrock Dance a great success. As this was our first “back to normal” event, it was so great to see it go so well. 4th grade was able to raise money to pay for their trip to The Alamo and it couldn’t have happened without so much support. We all had so much fun and it was really special to see our upper grade Thunderbirds back out and having fun.
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. It will take place from April 4-8 in the library. Families will be allowed to shop online or in-person before/after school (7:10-7:40; 3:10-4:00).
Volunteers wanted! If you’d like to volunteer at the book fair, please e-mail our librarian Debby Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would appreciate any and all help 🙂.
We can’t wait to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there! Happy reading!
Career Day at Travis Heights: PRESENTERS NEEDED
This Spring the counselors and administrators are organizing a Career Day on March 31st from 1:00 – 3:00pm. We need presenters who would be willing to speak to our 4th and 5th graders about their jobs! If you or someone you know is interested in giving a presentation to share some professional wisdom with our students, please email email@example.com for more information. We are looking for a variety of job representatives.
Picture Day Rescheduled
Class Picture Day Rescheduled – April 19, 2022
What is better than picture day in elementary school? Looking at your pictures 20 years later!! Picture day is coming fast and this year individual and class pictures will be taken on the same day! Be sure to have your best look on that day.
Access To Healthy Food
With many AISD students living in food-insecure households, access to healthy food may be challenging when the district is closed. Families can use the community resources below to find free meals in their area while AISD offices and schools are closed for Spring Break:
- Central Texas Food Bank
- United Way for Greater Austin – ConnectATX
- Texas Health and Human Services – Call 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 to speak to a live operator.
We Love Our Volunteers!
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 https://www.travisheightselementary.com/volunteering/.
Our new volunteer coordinators Anna Roth, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sura Jasim (Parent Support Specialist), email@example.com, will be in touch with you.
GT Virtual District Showcase
All K-12 GT students will be invited to submit a student project (individual, partner, or group) in one of the following categories: Humanities, STEM, or Creativity. The Spring 2022 theme will be Pathways and Passions. All projects will need to be submitted digitally (either a link to the work or a picture of the final product). The submission window will be open from March 1-31st, 2022. The Virtual Showcase website will open in May. This website has additional details and information: https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/austinisdgtstudentshowcase/home
AISD Pride Week
Get ready! Get excited! AISD Pride Week is March 21-26, 2022, and aligns with National LGBT Health Awareness Week. This celebration highlights the district’s commitment to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all.
Pride Week at Travis Heights
To see how we are celebrating, click here: Pride Week.
DISTRICTWIDE EVENT: Please join us for “PRIDE OUT! Party in the Park” on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Eastside ECHS! The event includes community partners, performances, activities, book bus, vaccine clinic, conversation safe spaces, and more! More Information: event flyers.
Time to register your returning students!
RETURNING STUDENTS: For families registering students returning to Austin ISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or online registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
*All returning students who have had a recent change of address should submit proof of residency to the campus when returning to school in August. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process. *
NEW STUDENTS: For families registering students new to AISD, a Parent Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.
Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Portal or Online Registration, please contact your student’s campus or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.
Families registering students new to AISD will need to provide the following documentation at the child’s campus:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s social security card (optional)
- Child’s immunization records
- Child’s withdrawal form/last report card (if applicable)
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
- Proof of residency
*All students new to AISD must submit proof of residency to the campus when starting school in August. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process.*
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
Follow the school on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TravisHeightsES
Follow the PTA on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TravisHeightsElem
Up & Coming
21-26 AISD Pride Week
24 PTA Meeting
31 THES Career Day
31 Submission Deadline for GT Showcase
1 Parent Workshops at THES
2 THES Thrift Sale
2 Campus Beautification
2 COVID Vaccines Available at THES
4 Pho Please Profit Share Night
6 Early Learning Day
19 Class Pictures
For district-wide events you can view the AISD calendar here: https://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dept/calendar/Calendar_2021-2022v3.pdf