THE's Weekly eBlast
September 18, 2016
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend with your family! We look forward to greeting our student leaders tomorrow for a great week!
I would like to ask for your help with a few safety concerns. Our car rider line is definitely getting faster now that the routine has been established. Thank you for patience!
In helping make the process a safe one, please remember the following while dropping off or picking up students:
- In the morning, use one of these three options: car rider lane in the front, after 7:30am use the back curbside car lane, or park in the visitor parking lot and walk your child into the building using our crossing guards for safety. Dropping students off in the parking lot is not a safe practice.
- Be sure that your car is not blocking Wilderness Oak traffic when turning left into the school.
- Remain in the car lane behind other cars rather than pulling out of the lane. We have seen students, adults, and cars almost get hit when cars pull out of the lane. Follow the car lane all the way down and into the flow of traffic;
- Use one of these two car rider procedures in the afternoons: the car rider lane or park & pick up in the back.
Thank you for your help! Safety comes first!
Charting the Course: School wide Behavior Goal
Mrs. Davis is checking in with her class on the school wide behavior board. They were discussing how many times they have been caught exceeding expectations, "Golden" Behavior. This is a great way to keep the students focused on achieving their goal while discussing how they are supporting our school wide efforts. Way to Be Proactive!
Student Leaders Checking In
Even our intermediate grade levels take time out of their morning to stop by and look at their classes. It shows their excitement for creating a plan and working together as a class to achieve even when their teacher isn't looking. Way to go leaders!
Students are helping promote Read In, an HEB Reading Program to help grow our readers. Next week, September 21st, all of our students will stop all activities to take a 30 minute time block to READ. We want to support HEB because they support our schools, yet the greatest accomplishment is supporting our students. Our reading goal states our grade levels will show a 5% increase in Reading Performance each grading period. This is a Win-Win for us and HEB! Talk to your students about what they are planning to read next week. I can't wait to see all of our students helping us achieve reading success.
Charting the Course: School wide Behavior Goal
Student Leaders Checking In
September 22nd- October 3rd- Box Tops Contest
October 7th- Early Dismissal, 12:40 pm
October 10th- Columbus Day, No School for Students, Professional Development for Staff
October 13th- Fall Pictures Retake
October 14st- End of 1st Nine Weeks
October 21st- End of the 1st Nine Weeks Awards Assembly
October 24th- 28th- Red Ribbon Week
October 31st- November 4th- Book Fair
November 1st and 2nd- Early Dismissal, 12:40pm
November 4th- Field Day
November 7th- 18th- Order Winter Spirit Items
November 11th- Veteran's Day Celebration
What’s your story? Calling creative kids! Submit an original work of art in the PTA Reflections art contest. This year's theme is, What Is Your Story? Categories include: visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, and film production. Entries and entry forms are due Friday, October 14, in the Reflections box in the school library. All participants will receive a spirit stick, and winners will move on to the NEISD Council for judging. See the rules on THE's PTA website for submission guidelines.
5th Grade Parents - Please join us for our 5th Grade Activities Kick-Off Meeting on Thursday, 9/22 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 222. We will be brainstorming a theme and organizing our planning committees for the following:
5th grade t-shirts (most urgent need!)
End of Year Party
Gift to School
If you aren't able to come to the meeting but want to help or you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We hope to see you on Thursday and are excited about making this a fun and memorable year for all of our 5th graders! :-)
Nicole Motl and Heather Mallott
5th Grade Activities Chairmen
Attention Watch D.O.G.S.! If you would like to place a t-shirt order, please complete the attached T.H.E. Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt order form and return with payment no later than October 1st. The order will be placed and shirts should arrive by October 15th. Ordering your shirts through this method will save you the shipping and handling charges. You may still order shirts on your own by visiting the Watch D.O.G.S. store at http://dogstore2.fathers.com/ but keep in mind, you'll be charged for S&H (must be the white, short or long sleeve shirts with the Official WD logo on the front). You can also purchase your children’s “my hero” shirts. http://dogstore2.fathers.com/my-hero-youth-t-shirt.html
Contact Manuel at email@example.com
Greenbacks - Tigers are earning their stripes one habit at a time while PTA is funding our programs one Greenback at a time. Please give on THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org or in the envelope sent home with your child.
Our Greenback Donation Goal is $8,000!
$5,000 - Pajama Day
$8,000 - Mrs. Bailey & Mrs. Campos will be squirted with water by our tigers in our Tuscany Tigers Carwash! Click here to see a car wash in action.
$200 and up: Tiger $150: Platinum $100: Gold $50: Silver $25: Bronze
Box Tops Contest September 22-Oct 3
Begin with the end in mind and start collecting NOW!
The class from each grade level that brings in the MOST Box Tops will get to have some laser tag fun courtesy of San Antonio Laser Tag.
09/7-09/20 HEB Bonus Box Tops! Buy 10 Box Top products, get 60 box tops, buy 15 Box Top products, get 100 box tops!
Calling all Student Volunteers!
Does your student volunteer at Tuscany Heights through patrols, broadcasting, library lifesavers or any other leadership position? Does your student do community service through scouts or your church? Does your student volunteer at any organizations such as a food bank or animal shelter?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we want to know so we can acknowledge your child! If you already have an account at the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) website then don't forget to log your child's hours. If you are new to logging hours, please create a PVSA account for your Tiger so you can start logging. Full instructions can be found on the Tuscany Heights PTA website: http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/presidential-volunteer-service-award.htmlCheck your eBlasts for information on community service activities offered at Tuscany Heights during the school year.
Please contact Anne Lilly and Sara Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! –You can still go online and order your THE Spirit Gear, donate to Greenbacks, and join PTA! Go to www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org and click on the WELCOME BACK section! Some quantities are limited so order today!
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Run for the Heights Website www.runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org
Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036