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Thursday Thunderword 05/19/2022

HAPPY THURSDAY, THUNDERBIRDS! 05/19/2022

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PTA News!

Thunderbird Fun Fest!
Thunderbird Fun Fest is TOMORROW 5/20 from 4:30 to 7:00. All “attractions” will be free. Food and drinks will be available for sale. PTA will also have a “swag” booth with a limited number of Yard Signs, Hats, stickers, etc…

It takes a village! Especially to put on a free event for the entire school within a short time frame. Below you will find our ask for physical donations for the Thunderbird Fun Fest on May 20th, but now we are ready to ask for some of your time too. Please CLICK HERE to see our signup list and volunteer to take a turn helping at one of the many stations. PTA Board will be manning all of the “sales” areas, such as food and Thunderbird swag, so there will not be any money handling involved.

Donations for Thunderbird Fun Fest!
We are asking for some specific item donations, by grade level, for our Festival on May 20th. These items don’t need to be there until May 19th. Requests as follows:
Pre-K: Juice Boxes/Pouches
Kinder: Snack Bags of any kind – think Goldfish, Fruit Snacks, Pirates Booty, pretzels
First: Water (small 8 oz bottles)
Second: Juice Boxes/Pouches
Third: Small cakes/cupcakes/cookies for the cakewalk
Fourth: Water (small 8 oz bottles)
Fifth: Small cakes/cupcakes/cookies for the cakewalk

Guero’s Night! Tuesday May 24th 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Another long time THES tradition that we’ve missed for the last few years is Guero’s Taco Night, but it’s back baby!!!

This event is to help raise money so that all of our 5th Grade Thunderbirds can attend Camp Champions (this event raises money for the 22-23 School Year).

So, first the fun stuff. We will have performances by our own THES Ballet Folklorico (several grade levels) and our favorite Rock ‘n Roll parents Parker Woodland. Guero’s will be selling tacos, tamales, drinks, chips and queso, etc.. A percentage of all sales goes directly back to THES. PTA will also be there asking for donations to support this great event. You can avoid the crush at the PTA Table and pre-register for a VIP package that includes 4 tacos or tamales and 2 drinks. Just CLICK HERE and make a $150 donation. Be sure the indicate that it is for “Guerro’s Spring Fundraiser”. You can also do this at Guero’s that night or donate any other amount you are comfortable with any time.

And now for the ask. We need a few volunteers to help with setup, tear down, and some very light “security” work during the event. PTA Board will be manning the Donation Table, so we need others to help with these tasks. You can CLICK HERE for the Signup Genius form to volunteer a little of your time. Thanks!

Festival of Colors

Over the next two weeks we will be celebrating everything about being a Thunderbird and closing out this school year! We will start with the Festival of Colors (FOC). This is an event designed to expand learning into our natural environment and expand our world views. We will focus on unity, pride in ourselves, and celebrating the colors of the season.
Be sure your student wears their THES t-shirts… we will be getting messy!

Thursday, May 19 for PK-2nd grade
Friday, May 20 for 3rd-5th grade

Spirit Week

Please help us celebrate the last week of school in style. Dress up and show your school spirit. We can’t wait to see you next week. 

5th Grade Commencement

Attention 5th Grade families!

5th GRADE CONTINUATION/GRADUATION CEREMONY INFO

Parents and relatives are invited to attend!

MAY 27th- FRIDAY
12:30-1:30- Continuation Ceremony in Gym
1:30-2:00- Cake reception on play pad

There will be a pizza/dance party for the grads after the reception!

We need volunteers please. Click the link below to sign up to help! We hope to see you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0848a8ad2ea0fa7-5thgrade

Awards Assemblies

Don’t forget! The End of Year Awards Assemblies will be held in the gym on the following dates during the last week of school.

Kinder: Tuesday, May 24th, at 9:30 a.m.
1st Grade: Wednesday, May 25th, at 8:30 a.m.
2nd Grade: Wednesday, May 25th, at 9:30 a.m.
3rd Grade: Thursday, May 26th, at 8:30 a.m.
4th Grade: Thursday, May 26th, at 9:30 a.m.
5th Grade, Friday, May 27th, at 12:30 p.m.

Last Day of School

Friday, May 27

It’s hard to believe it is almost here! Please note, there is no early release on this day. Contact your teacher for the end of year celebration activities for their classroom. Report cards and supply lists for the next school year will go home on the last day. Happy Summer, Thunderbirds!

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:

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.

Reminders

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

Registration Information for all students.
Follow the school on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TravisHeightsES
Follow the PTA on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TravisHeightsElem

Up & Coming

May
20 Spring Fling
24 Guero’s Night
24-27 Awards Assemblies
27 5th Grade Commencement

For district-wide events you can view the AISD calendar here: https://www.austinisd.org/sites/default/files/dept/calendar/Calendar_2021-2022v3.pdf

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