Tuscany Heights

Celebrating 10 Years of Tiger Traditions

Tuscany Heights Elementary

Tuscany Heights is the 168th Lighthouse School in the Nation as recognized by Stephen Covey. Through student leadership, we grow leaders that encompass a growth mindset and establish lifelong skills that will support our students as they grow into adults. Our mission is a living action statement that we use to guide Team Tuscany, as we do great things for all.

"We, THE Tigers, will be inspired to LEAD, HONOR, and EXCEL today!"

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Bailey's Bulletin


This year is Tuscany Heights Elementary's 10th Anniversary! We have enjoyed 10 years of Tiger Traditions at the Greatest School on Earth. We look forward to having you all help us celebrate this milestone on March 16th @5-6pm. Help us spread the date of this event with the community. We hope former families, students, and staff will join us in the celebration. Flyer is added below and will be on social media as well. Thank you for sharing it!

More recent on the calendar is our Pre-K and Kinder Roundup Event. We will host a night for future tigers on January 29th. This is a great night for families to come out and see the school, as well as all that we offer for their child. Kinder registration can happen that night as well!

Benchmarks are also happening this month to determine student growth from August until now. We look forward to using this data to better support our students as we begin the second semester.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

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Tuscany Happenings

*See flyers below for December and January Family Specialist Events Coming Up

Family Specialist January Book Club @1:45-2:55pm on: 14th, 21st, and 28th


Tuesday, January 21st- Middle School Course 6-8pm @ Middle Schools

Friday, January 24th- 5th Grade Visits Tejeda and Bush Middle Schools, Morning Visits

Monday, January 27th- 5th Grade Choice Slips Due

Tuesday, January 28th - 4th Grade Writing Benchmark *Closed Campus until 10:45am to outside visitors

Wednesday, January 29th- 4th and 5th Grade Math Benchmark *Closed Campus until 10:45am to outside visitors

PreK and Kinder Roundup @5:00-6:30pm

Thursday, January 30th- 4th and 5th Grade Reading Benchmark *Closed Campus until 10:45am to outside visitors

Family Specialist Lunch n' Learn "Digital Responsibility" @ 11:30am

Friday, January 31st- 3rd Grade Math Benchmark *Closed Campus until 10:45am to outside visitors

PTA Presents Author Visit...Susan Stevens Crummel

Saturday, February 1st- Go Public SPURS NIGHT (See flyer at the bottom)

Tuesday, February 4th -Tuscany Heights Family STEAM Night @ 5:30 PTA Mtg, STEAM Rotations @6:00-7:30pm

Friday, February 7th @ 8-10am- Dental Screening for 3rd Graders by Dr. Marielena Torres from Kids World Pediatric Dentistry

Wednesday, February 12th- 5th grade girls Maturation Session during specials (1:20pm-2:10pm) *Students Only

Thursday, February 13th- 5th grade boys -Maturation Session during specials (1:20pm-2:10pm) *Students Only

Friday, February 14th- PE DANCE DAY

Wednesday, February 19th- 3rd Grade Maturation for Parents and Daughters

FOURTH GRADE Maturation Sessions (Students Only):

Friday March 6, 2020

Girls: 12:30-1:30 (during specials)

Boys: 1:30-2:30

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NEISD Magnet Programs- Open House Calendar

Don’t miss January’s Open House Events for all of NEISD’s Magnet Programs.

We invite each of you to explore our specialized magnet program options next month, at their specific campuses. Take time to see which program may fit your child’s interests and strengths.

There are programs available for 6th – 12th grade students across our district. NEISD offers a host of programs that offer great opportunities for your child to develop in a smaller setting, with specialized curriculum.

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Clinic Corner: Maturation Classes Coming Soon


Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 6:00-7:00pm

**Parents and daughters can come together in the THE Library. No younger siblings or brothers due to the information shared.

FOURTH GRADE (Students Only):

Friday March 6, 2020

Girls: 12:30-1:30 (during specials)

Boys: 1:30-2:30

FIFTH GRADE (Students Only):

5th grade girls -Wednesday February 12, 2020 during specials (1:20pm-2:10pm)

5th grade boys -Thursday February 13, 2020 during specials (1:20pm-2:10pm)

Health Services Preview Nights (4th and 5th grade):

Dates: Thursday January 9, 2020 and Thursday January 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Location: Richard A. Middleton Educational Center—Central Office 8961 Tesoro Dr. San Antonio, TX 78217

March 6, 2020

Girls: 12:30pm-1:30pm (during specials)

Boys: 1:30pm-2:30pm

March 6, 2020

Girls: 12:30pm-1:30pm (during specials)

Boys: 1:30pm-2:30pmMarie Johnson

Registered Nurse, BSN

(210) 407-8221

Tuscany Heights Elementary

Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA


Watch for volunteer opportunities as we have many school events this month and next. We need people to help decorate hallways for our Lighthouse visitor, help with Kinder Round up, mounting artwork for young masters and other various activities. To be notified of volunteer opportunities email Lorrie Garza at lorriegarza@gmail.com.


The Spring Submission Deadline for Boxtops is Feb 21st. Send in your boxtops before then to the front office. Thank you!


We have some exciting programs coming up this month for your kids. Thanks to your generosity during our fundraisers, on Jan. 31st we will have a visit from Susan Stevens-Crummel, the New York Times best selling author of the 2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award winning book Help Me, Mr. Mutt! and many other books! Kids can bring copies of her books to the event for her to sign if they like.

Thank you for your support that brings these enriching educational experiences to every child at our school!


5th grade T-shirts coming soon!

Please let us know that you are interested in volunteering for 5th Grade Activities through the year, Even if you emailed us or were at the meeting, we would like your information on this google form. We are designing t-shirts, selecting student gifts and gift to school, planning the End of Year Party on May 21st and THE 5th Grade Ceremony. Some committees have chairs and are shown next to it on this form. This is an exciting year for THE students and it takes a village to make it great. Thanks for helping!


Tina Guerrero and Mandy Howland

5th Grade Activities, THE PTA


Jan 31 - Author Visit - Susan Stevens-Crummel

Feb 4 5:30-7:30 - STEAM night and PTA General Membership meeting

Please Support Your Child Through PTA on our website Tuscany HeightsPTA.org. There you can:

  • Join T.H.E. PTA - Membership is $5.50. Let your voice be heard. No volunteering time is required.

  • Spirit Store is Open - Buy this year’s spirit wear for your child to wear on Friday Spirit days while supplies last!

  • Greenbacks - We encourage every family to make a Greenback Donation - every dollar counts! This is our only fundraiser where 100% of the money goes straight to programs for the kids like field trips and educational assemblies.

  • Box Tops - Download the new app, Box Tops for Education! Buy Box Top items!

  • Volunteer Opportunities - CLICK HERE To sign up to receive notices of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Opportunities can be to help from home or at school with single events or recurring needs. You choose if you have time to volunteer for each as your time allows.

⭐ Watch DOGS ⭐ Serve on PTA Board ⭐ Serve on a Sub Committee under a Board member ⭐ Workroom ⭐ Lunchroom ⭐ Library

The Wizard of Oz Musical- Johnson HS

Johnson Fine Arts presents The Wizard of Oz Musical! A beloved tale comes to life on the Johnson stage with a cast and crew of 185 students! After a tornado whisks Dorothy away from the family farm, she teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to journey together down that fabled road of yellow brick in search of the mighty Wizard in the magical land of Oz. It’s rumored he knows how to give everyone what they’re missing, but along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch and her flying monkeys. Somewhere over the rainbow, Dorothy learns how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it is to go home again.

Performances are February 5, 6 and 7th at 7 pm and February 8th at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 and $15 available at www.johnsontheatre.com

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The DATA High School Computer Science Honors Society is hosting a CS Jam on January 18th from 1-4, and I am hoping you will share this invitation with your students. I have attached the flyer and more information about the event.

The purpose of the event is to expose students to computer science and cyber security in a low stress and guided way. Since the event is free, open to the public, and being advertised widely, we are hoping we will be able to reach a range of students and kindle a passion for computer science and cyber security. We require that parents attend which can help connect the dots between CS and career possibilities. Further, because this event is being hosted and managed by the DATA Computer Science Honors Society, it is intended to foster a lasting engagement in community service for our young CS students while connecting the dots between CS and careers for the participants.

Information about our event:

Register here:


January 18th 1-4 PM at DATA at Roosevelt High School.

Hosted by the DATA Computer Science Honors Society

Free and open to ages 8-13 years.

Learn coding and cyber security in

a low risk, high impact setting with the help of mentors.

Stay for as long as you would like, learn what like: we will have rooms set up with mentors and guidance to learning block coding, python, micro:bits, code breaking, and cyber security basics.

Snacks and door prizes will be available.

Questions? Contact Brenda Burmeister BBurme1@NEISD.net

Thanks so much,

Brenda Burmeister

Internship Coordinator at DATA High School @ Roosevelt

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JHS Petting Zoo

We are holding an instrument petting zoo at Johnson High School to stoke interest in the Johnson cluster band programs.

The petting zoo will take place on Friday, January 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Johnson High School band halls. There will be laser tag and a game truck (free for all guests) and food trucks (please bring $$ for these) in addition to the main event: students will have the opportunity try out a wide array of band instruments. All 5th graders and their families are welcome!


Robert Lozano

Assistant Band Director/ Percussion Director

Claudia Taylor Johnson HS


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