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168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders

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!"

Bailey's Bulletin


Join me later tonight, 7pm, for a holiday reading to kick off the family traditions this month. This month is filled with lots of traditions for many different reasons for our families. We treasure you and we treasure these moments! Tonight's reading, The Dog that Saved Santa.

Also, Dec. 17th at 9:30am, we are hosting our next PreK Storytime. See the flyer below for more details. We are excited to host another event for the littles in the community.

A reminder, we are planning a festive month in December for our staff to show our appreciation and gratitude toward them for all that they do at THE. Each day, there will be a new theme for their dress. Checkout the calendar below if you would like to have your children join in the fun! We kickoff tomorrow with HOLIDAY SOCKS!

Join us Tuesday night for a fun filled performance from our 5th graders right after the PTA Meeting. See calendar for specific details.

Thank you for sharing your kiddos with us!

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

Tuscany Happenings

5th Grade Holiday Performance/ PTA Meeting- Dec. 4th @ 6:30pm

Meteorologist, Bill Taylor, visits 4th Grade GT and 3rd Grade- December 5th

4th Grade Witte Museum Field Trip- Dec. 7th

3rd Grade Doseum Field Trip- Dec. 10th

THE's 4th and 5th Grade CHOIR Community Performances- Dec. 10th

Meteorologist, Kaiti Blake, visits 3rd Grade- December 11th

1st Grade Doseum Field Trip- Dec. 13th,

Leadership North East - Dec. 13th (Dr. Gottardy, School Board, Executive Staff, and Others Visit Tuscany)


Holiday PreK Storytime, Tuscany Library 9:30-10:30- Dec. 17th

Winter Party Day- Dec. 21st

Party Schedules:

K. 11:30-12:15

1. 11:45-12:30

2. 11:05-11:50

3. 10:30-11:15

4. 10:50-11:30

5. 9:30-10:10

Fun Dress for December:

Dec. 3rd- Holiday Sock Day

Dec. 4th- Mad About Plaid Day

Dec. 5th- Warm Fuzzy Faux Fur Day *Staff Contest

Dec. 6th- Thermal Thursday

Dec. 7th- Holiday Hat Day

Dec. 10th- Teachers might be wearing aprons with their holiday attire! It is a staff cookie exchange.

Dec. 11th- Gingerbread Day

Dec. 12th- Reindeer Day

Dec. 13th- Santa Day

Dec. 14th- Grinch Day * Also PE Dance Day

Dec. 17th- Snowman, Snowflake Day

Dec. 18th- Elf Day

Dec. 19th- Country, Western Wear

Dec. 20th- Ugly Sweater Day *Staff Contest

Dec. 21st- Polar Express, Winter Party, Pajama Day (PJ Bottoms with Spirit or Holiday Shirts)

*No obligations to participate, JUST FOR FUN

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Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

PTA Membership Meeting and 4th Grade Musical Performance

Join us Tuesday December 4th in the school cafeteria at 6:30 for our PTA Membership Meeting, PTA Life Member Awards and our fabulous 5th grade musical performance The Grumps of Ring A Ding Town.

Book Donations for Olmos

This year we are asking Tuscany Heights families to synergize and help us meet our goal of collecting 630 new books, one for each Olmos student! The books can be for boys or girls in grades pre-k to 5th. Donation boxes are located in the front entryway and next to the Christmas Tree in the rotunda. We will be taking donations until December 14th, the books will be delivered before winter break. Thank you for helping us brighten the holiday season for the students at Olmos Elementary.

Boosterthon Pledges

All Boosterthon pledges and donations are due! Please send in any checks/cash in a marked envelope to your classroom teachers or go to funrun.com, login to your dashboard, and you can make any credit card payments online. Thank you all for your support with our school fundraiser!

Winter Parties

Winter parties will be held on Friday December 21st. Please contact your class’ room rep with any questions, the party schedule is as follows:

Kinder 11:30-12:15, 1st 11:45-12:30, 2nd 11:05-11:50, 3rd 10:30-11:15, 4th 10:50-11:30, 5th 9:30-10:10

Faculty Favorites on THE PTA Website

Check out your teachers “favorites” at http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/faculty-favorites.html, or go to tuscanyheightspta.org and click on “Faculty Favorites” under the Quick Links.


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 AND SPIRIT STORE section! Some quantities are limited, but we still have plenty of spirit shirts, shorts and ladies shirts so place your order today. Our Greenbacks goal for this year is $5,000 and we are currently over half way there. If we meet our goal the students get to send Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Leon through a student constructed car wash! Our donation levels are:

$200 and up-Tiger, $150-Platinum, $100-Gold, $50-Silver, $25-Bronze

Lost and Found!

Be Proactive for the 2018-19 school year! Please label your child's belongings (lunch boxes, water bottles, sweaters and backpacks). That way if they happen to end up in the LOST and FOUND, we can return them to their owner. The cold weather season is just getting started and we are already overflowing with jackets, sweaters, etc., please stop by the lost and found tables in the rotunda if your student is missing any items.

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.html Check the weekly eBlasts for information on community service activities offered at Tuscany Heights during the school year. Please contact Kelly Cardenas at communityservice@tuscanyheightspta.org with any questions.

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

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Johnson High School Craft Fair

The 9th Annual Johnson High School Craft Fair & Holiday Market will be held on December 1, 2018. 23203 Bulverde Rd 10am to 4pm. The event will feature over 85 unique vendors, performances by Bulverde Creek Elementary School, Cibolo Green, Roan Forest and Encino Park Elementary School Choirs! Sensational Salad Food Truck will be on site in addition to multiple food vendors offering Baked Goods and freshly made Funnel Cake. There will be Free Parking, Free Admission and Free crafts for Children! Face painting will be available for a small donation and don't miss the opportunity to take your Texas Holiday themed family photo. S.L Smith Photography will be on-site donating their professional services so that you can have a fun and easy to download photo for your family Holiday Greeting cards! All proceeds go to support the CTJ Band & Color Guard.

Have a Great Day,

Sue Engle

Craft Fair Chair

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