Tuscany Heights Elementary

168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders

Our Mission Statement

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


https://www.neisd.net/tuscanyheights

Message from Administration

Parents,


We can't believe how fast this year is flying by! We are in our final weeks with the students, and we look forward to making these days memorable for them.


Next week, please take note of three full day closed campus dates due to STAAR Testing:

Upcoming CLOSED CAMPUS Dates for STAAR Testing- Closed All Day

Monday, May 14th- 3rd & 4th Grade Math STAAR, 5th Grade Math Re-test

Tuesday, May 15th- 3rd & 4th Grade Reading STAAR, 5th Grade Reading Re-test

Wednesday, May 16th- 5th Grade Science STAAR


Help us encourage our students to do their best on the tests, but to always remember, this test does not define them. We see their greatness day in and day out with strengths far greater than any test can measure. This is one measure of growth! We applaud them for their efforts and leadership to do great things!


We have many events coming up this month, so I ask that you take a moment to scroll through the Upcoming Events and PTA News. Don't forget construction begins Monday, May 14th on our walking track. The field will be closed. A separate eblast went our last week and tonight, as well as the details are listed at the bottom of this link.


On another note, thank you for your kindness over the last few weeks. You have showered our staff, including administration, with thoughtful cards, gifts, flowers, and love. Thank you!


I would also like to reach out and invite you to be part of our PTA. We have some chair positions available for the 2018-19 school year, and we love to have our moms and dads serve in these positions. The children love having you on campus, and it makes our school a fabulous community. Thank you for considering to serve our school! These relationships are irreplaceable!!


Sincerely,

Tara Bailey

Upcoming Events

Upcoming CLOSED CAMPUS Dates for STAAR Testing- Closed All Day

Monday, May 14th- 3rd & 4th Grade Math STAAR, 5th Grade Math Re-test

Tuesday, May 15th- 3rd & 4th Grade Reading STAAR, 5th Grade Reading Re-test

(Eat for a Cause, Jet's Pizza 11am to 10pm, delivery & carryout)

Wednesday, May 16th- 5th Grade Science STAAR


Friday, May 18th- 4th Grade Battle of the Books, 8:15am

Wednesday, May 23rd-THE PTA Presents...Author Math Sandback K-5; Inaugural Senior "Walk the Halls" ,Invitation and Message below

Thursday, May 24th- WatchDOG Breakfast 7:15am; 5th Grade's End of Year Party @ Gold's Gym

Monday, May 28th- Memorial Day Holiday for Staff & Students

Wednesday, May 30th- Presidential Volunteer Service Awards 7am

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Senior Walk, May 23rd

This is a special event for our Seniors! This event will be for seniors, parents, grandparents, and our current THE students. As per NEISD policy, school age students are not allowed on campus during the instructional day. We have permission for our seniors to walk the halls prior to their school start time. Please have seniors bring their Student IDs for check-in. Thank you for understanding and making this a special event for them! It certainly gives our current little Tigers something to look forward to, COLLEGE BOUND!
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Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Chapman, Kindergarten

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Trinity Prize Teacher, Mrs. Shelby, Kindergarten

PTA News

SAVE THE DATE:

5th Grade Pool Party – Thursday, May 24th

Watch DOGS breakfast – Thursday, May 24th

Presidential Volunteer Service Awards- Wednesday, May 30th at 7am

Eat For a Cause – Jet’s Pizza – Tuesday, May 15 – 11am to 10pm *delivery or carryout* 20079 Stone Oak Parkway www.jetspizza.com

Pick up pizza for the family or a crowd on your way to the ballpark, the soccer field, or swim team practice. Meet friends at the park! Eat Jet’s Pizza and earn money for our PTA! 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school.

Watch D.O.G.S. Breakfast – Thursday, May 24 – 7:15-7:45 am

Watch D.O.G.S., bring your pups! Come and celebrate a great year of guarding our hallways and leading our Tigers to more great Heights!

Volunteers Needed: Help Our 5th Graders ROAR! The Tuscany Heights 5th Grade Pool Party is coming up on Thursday, May 24 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Gold's Gym Rogers Ranch swimming pool and we need the fifth grade parents' help! Please sign-up to either volunteer and/or attend before Thursday, May 17th, and we will have your pre-printed Raptor badge at the party when you arrive. Whether you are volunteering or only attending, be sure you have completed the NEISD Volunteer Criminal History Check. To sign-up in Volunteer Spot please follow this link: http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036

Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA Alumni Scholarship Application And Alumni Walk -Deadline extended to May 14, 2018 The purpose of this $250 scholarship is to offer financial assistance to two senior Tuscany Heights Elementary alumni students graduating high school. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on service and volunteerism in our community and school. Please join us for breakfast, scholarship presentation and walk the halls of Tuscany Heights on May 23rd.

http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/the-alumni-scholarship.html

Want to get involved? With the election of our new PTA officers, we are filling PTA board chair positions for 2018-19. If you would like more information or have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities please don’t hesitate to ask. Kelly Evans, our incoming president or I would be happy to visit with you. The following chairs are available:

Council delegate

Council delegate alternate

Spirit

Spirit assistant

Staff Appreciation

Staff appreciation assistant

Red Ribbon Week

Arts in Education

Lunchroom

Bulletin Board/Display Case

Bulletin Board assistant

Mandy Howland, PTA President

president@tuscanyheightspta.org

Warmer weather = Overflowing Lost and Found

Parents, as the weather warms up we find lots of sweaters and jackets around the school with no name on them – they end up in lost and found and it is OVERflowing! Help us out by checking closets and then sending your students on a mission to find what is lost and bring it home! ALL items will be donated to a charity at the end of the semester.

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

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Join PTA @ www.joinpta.org

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

San Antonio Zoo meets our Kinder Students

Walking Track Details

Safety: Please read to ensure you are aware of the safety measures we are taking.

Parents,

In the most recent NEISD School Bond, all elementary schools were issued a walking track. The time has come for our track to be installed. I met with the construction committee yesterday, and they will start preparing the work site this Monday, May 14, 2018. Since these are STAAR testing days, we have been ensured that the first three days will be used for securing the area. We will not have relative noise that would impact the testing environment. The construction will last from May 14th until the end of June 2018. Please take note of this for any weekend or after school access to the playground/field area. The playground and basketball courts will be open on the weekend, but the field will remain an active construction zone. The walking track will be installed beside the basketball courts. After next week, you will see a black fence around the work zone. In keeping our area safe, the construction company will not have trucks moving between 7am-8am and 2pm-3:30pm. The construction company will gain access to the area from the Summerglen side of the field, where our walkers enter/exit. Please note that this area will have extra cars parked during work hours. While construction is happening, our staff members will walk all Summerglen walkers to the Summerglen Community gate. If you wish to change your child’s transportation during these last few weeks, please communicate with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. The front car rider line and/or park and pick at the back door may be options you prefer during this time.

During the weekend, we can expect that there will not be work happening. However, these days may be utilized for any additional time needed.

Again, the Tuscany Heights Elementary Field is closed starting Monday, May 14, 2018 until the end of June while the elementary track is being installed. Thank you for understanding. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the benefits of having a walking track for our PE program as well as the community will be vast.

Thank you for your understanding,

Tara Bailey

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Parents, Please use the the community education flyer link above to see opportunities coming up!
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