THE's Weekly eBlast

October 23, 2016

Principal Message


YOLO, You Only Live Once, will be the message this week! We are excited to kick off Red Ribbon Week for our staff, students, and families. We are talking about taking their leadership beyond goals by discussing healthy choices in life and finding their voice to say "NO" to the choices and products that can hurt or hinder their best selves. Help us bring awareness to YOLO!

During this week, we are dressing up to match the statements we want our kids to make as leaders:

Monday: Be Proactive by wearing RED to kick-off the week

Tuesday: Begin With The End In Mind- Think if your favorite college or your FUTURE college and wear your favorite college team jersey or college colors.

Wednesday: Turn Your Back on Drugs and make a statement by wearing your clothes and/or hats backwards

Thursday: Don't Get Mixed Up in Bad Choices- You can wear mismatched clothes

Friday: Sharpen the Saw, wear Tuscany Spirit gear

We look forward to ending this celebration and choice in life with our annual Bike Rodeo! Get your bikes ready!

We will also host our 2nd annual round of Learning Labs. Our labs occurred for the first time last year in place of school clubs for students. These are rotations during the instructional day to support various trades, careers, sports, hobbies, etc. We like for parents and community members to sign up to share their expertise in a specific area. These are great opportunities for students to learn! See the flyer below and let your child's teacher(s) know if you can help us on this day. Last year, we had Dr. Gottardy and Congressman Will Hurd here as well as adults teaching cooking, sign language, martial arts, and so much more. We look forward to having you here on campus with us!!

If you are or know someone that is a firefighter, nurse, baker, and/or chef, please have them contact me, 210-407-8200. We are gearing up for Learning Labs and these are careers some of our grade levels are looking for to add to the instruction on their grade levels.

Here's to a great FALL!

Thank you,

Tara Bailey

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Library Corner

Parents- Please pick up your character pumpkins! We had a blast with displaying these and seeing all the creativity. Thank you for participating in our character pumpkin patch display.

Upcoming Events

October 24th- 28th- Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 24th - Be Proactive, Wear RED to kick-off the week

Tuesday, October 25th - Begin With The End In Mind, wear your favorite college team jersey or college colors.

Wednesday, October 26th - Turn Your Back on Drugs, wear your clothes and hats backwards

Thursday, October 27th - Don't Get Mixed Up in Bad Choices, wear mismatched clothes

Friday, October 28th - Sharpen the Saw, wear Tuscany Spirit gear

October 28th- Bike Rodeo

Pie Contest: Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Right Supplies store. Derek Rewekant, one of our watchDOGS, will be representing us. Derek is ready to down as many pies as possible!!! We are on a mission to beat the other schools! You don’t need to signup online for this. Just come cheer our WD team! Here is the address

October 31st- November 4th- Book Fair

November 1st and 2nd- Early Dismissal, 12:40pm, Teacher-Parent Conferences

November 4th- Field Day

November 7th- 18th- Order Winter Spirit Items

November 8th- We are a voting site, so please know that we will have voters on campus. Library will be closed for voting. See attached information for early voting and polling sites. We would love some extra Volunteers and WatchDOGS that day!

November 11th- Veteran's Day Celebration

December 9th- Learning Labs

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PTA News

Lunchroom volunteers needed - We are recruiting volunteers to help in the cafeteria during lunch rotations. A special request is for the Kinder-2nd classes that eat between10:40-12. It’s a Win-Win! Spend time with your child and make a difference at the school. Please visit the link to learn more.

Partners in PTA – Canned Food Drive

During Red Ribbon Week, THE will be hosting a canned food drive to donate to the food pantry at Olmos Elementary, our Partner in PTA school. Please send in canned foods throughout the week with your student. There will be boxes in the lobby to drop them off in.

Red Ribbon Week-YOLO! You Only Live Once! October 24th-28th. The aim of Red Ribbon week is to teach children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and being drug free. To kick off the week, the NEISD police department's K9 Unit introduced Leonard to the students and it was so much fun! The fun will continue starting the 24th with our theme days.

Monday, October 24th - Be Proactive, Wear RED to kick-off the week

Tuesday, October 25th - Begin With The End In Mind, wear your favorite college team jersey or college colors.

Wednesday, October 26th - Turn Your Back on Drugs, wear your clothes and hats backwards

Thursday, October 27th - Don't Get Mixed Up in Bad Choices, wear mismatched clothes

Friday, October 28th - Sharpen the Saw, wear Tuscany Spirit gear

T.H.E. PTA Presents...BIKE RODEO- Friday, Oct 28th, starting at 7:45 AM. We will start with 5th grade, then kindergarten through 4th grade. We hope to end around 11:30 am.

Here are a few reminders:

· Bike drop-off will be Thursday, 10/27, 5-7 PM and Friday, 10/28, 7-7:45 AM, Drop off is at Gym #1 in the back of the school.

· All bikes MUST be picked up by Friday afternoon.

· Label bikes and helmets with your child's name/grade/teacher.

· Bike Rodeo spectators need to park in visitor parking and check in through the front office.

For more information about Bike Rodeo click here or email Christina Herrera at

Spirit shirts will be available for purchase the morning of Bike Rodeo. Cash, check, credit, and debit will be accepted.

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! Smaller youth sizes are in!

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website

Run for the Heights Website

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

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Middle School Magnet Nights

The Magnet Schools always visit our campuses but they are also hosting parent nights. See the info below:

Middle School Magnet Nights are targeted at 5th grade parents to provide them with information about our middle school magnet programs. Our goal is to provide parents the opportunity to see our presentations, visit with magnet school staff members and ask the specific questions they have about each of our programs.

Some frequently asked questions:

· Can they attend more than one of the Middle School Magnet Nights? Yes, the events are open to anyone who wants to come; however, the presentations will be the same each of the five nights.

· When is the deadline to apply? The deadline to apply is January 25, 2017. The first set of notifications will go out on January 27, 2017.

· Can a student apply for more than one program? Yes. We frequently have students who apply for all three magnet schools. If selected for more than one program, the student and their parent will have to choose which program they wish to attend.

· Why is STEM not listed? They have chosen to do on campus visits to recruit this year. If parents have questions, please direct them to Dr. Alcala, Director, or Mrs. Jensen, Assistant Director at STEM.

· Where can the parents get more information? Send them to our websites listed at the bottom of the email blast or they can call either one of us.

Fernando Ruiz

Director of DATA @ Ed White


Stephen Watson

Director of KSAT


NEISD Back the Future fAmily Engagement

NEISD Council of PTAs would like to invite you and your family to a morning of fitness, wellness & fun. Join us at the Back the Future Family Engagement Rally on November 5, 2016 from 9 am - 1 pm at the NEISD Sports Park (12001 Wetmore Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247).

The event kicks off with a 9:15 am opening ceremony followed by a FREE one-mile fun run. All attendees are encouraged to wear their school spirits shirts. The event includes a Live DJ, games for all ages including the NEISD rock climbing wall, a health fair, food preparation demonstrations, fitness demonstrations, food trucks, door prizes, and an opportunity to join each NEISD PTA.

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