THE's Weekly eBlast

December 11, 2016

Principal Message


We had a busy week with our talented 4th grade performance and our K-5 Learning Lab sessions! Thank you to all that participated and helped organize these events. It was a wonderful week.

We look forward to another fun filled week with our Tiger Beat Choir Tour, PE Dance Day (NOW Dec. 13th), Author Chris Barton, and 4th Grade Field Trip (Changed to the 16th). It will be a busy week for us!

Our students and staff want a PJ Day on Dec. 21st! Can you help us make that happen? We are about $80 shy of making our Greenback Goal. Let's help them be cozy for their Winter Parties. We appreciate you helping support our school!

We look forward to a successful end to the first semester.

Thank you,

Tara Bailey


Clinic Corner

Spinal Screening

5th Grade Spinal Screening will take place for 5th grade boys on January 5, 2017, in the am and for the girls on January 6, 2017, in the am. House Bill 832 requires screening of all 5th graders for abnormal spinal curves to begin in detection, at an early stage, so the need for treatment or observation can be determined.

The school nurse will be conducting the screening on both mornings in the clinic and you will be notified if there is a suspected deviation or curvature of your child’s spine for further evaluation. Each child is screened individually in a private and confidential area.

To properly screen for spinal abnormalities, all students must remove their shirt for the exam. We encourage the girls to wear a halter/sport/tube top/swim suit top underneath their shirt on the exam day.

Please call the clinic or our school nurse for any questions regarding the screening process at 210-407-8203.

Donna Hunsicker BSN., RN., CPN.

Tuscany Heights Elementary

25001 Wilderness Oak

San Antonio, Tx 78260

Upcoming Events

December 12th- Last day to order 5th grade Tshirts; Choir Tour

December 13th- PE Dance Day

December 15th- Chris Barton Author Visit

December 16th- 4th grade field trip (CHANGED FROM THE 15th)

December 21st- Last Day of 1st Semester

Winter Parties:

Kinder- 9:05-9:50

1st- 11:35-12:20





January 5th- Students return from Winter Break Holiday

January 12th- Class/Group Pictures

January 16th- Student/Staff Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr

Johnson High School

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Our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Holiday concert is Thursday evening the 8th. We will also have a silent auction for gift shopping.

The dinner and auction from 5-6:30pm .. dinner service will end at 6:15pm.

The concert runs from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the auditorium.

To order a dinner plate, please visit:
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PTA News

Toy Drive – It’s a WIN-WIN!!! THANK YOU for all the toy donations and for the students that wrapped them. We received over 100 gifts for Olmos Elementary students. Thank you for your generous giving!


Order your 5th Grade Class T-shirt NOW! ALL ORDERS DUE BY MONDAY 12/12!

Celebrate your 5th grader's final year at Tuscany with a special 5th Grade Class T-shirt, to be worn every Wednesday starting in January for WILD WEDNESDAY! The cost of the shirt is $15, tax included, and can be ordered online at (preferred method, pay with credit card/PayPal) or with the attached paper form (cash/check). Parents are encouraged to purchase a shirt as well! Proceeds help pay for the End of Year Party, and T-shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom after Winter Break.

Greenbacks- Help THE Tigers earn pajama day before the Winter Break! We are only $80 from the first goal of $5000 and $3080 from our year goal! Please remember Tuscany Heights PTA for your end of year giving. It is 100% tax deductible. You can give online at

Winter Spirt- OOOPS…the t-shirt printer put the wrong size graphic on some youth large and youth x-large shirts. Good news is they still look cute and will be for sale at the reduce cost of $10! Please purchase at the front desk. First come, first serve on this limited supply. All pre-orders went home last week.

Gift Wrapping for our Teachers – Come and help us show some appreciation for our staff by gift-wrapping their presents in the PTA room 222 on Friday, December 16. Please Sign up! Thank you.

It's a RACE to the RACE! Are you "SELLING" Run For The Heights race registrations??? The registration contests are going on NOW and you can earn cool rewards at the student, class, and grade levels. We are excited about some of the new things we will do this year! The Fun Run is now even more fun with color! Don’t miss out on our registration discounts for families of three or more! Now through January 6, 2017, any family of three or more who registers with the orange paper form, or online, will receive a $15 discount. This offer is only good through January 6, 2017. Give the gift of health this holiday season, and register your loved ones for our 5K at


Parents, with the cooler months upon us our Lost and Found is quickly filling up with students' lost sweaters and jackets. Please remember to label your child's most frequently lost items (water bottles, lunch boxes and jackets) so we can return them to it's rightful owner. All items will be on display in the rotunda.

***Please note all unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated during Christmas break.

Faculty Favorites are LIVE online! Check out the favorites of our teachers and staff by visiting the PTA website. You can access it by “Helpful links” and then “Favorite Things” or by clicking

T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! – You can still go online donate to Greenbacks and help us reach our goal of $8,000 and join PTA! Go to

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website

Run for the Heights Website

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link