THE's Weekly eBlast

March 5, 2017

Principal Message


Thank you for coming out to support our 7th Annual Run for the Heights. Wow, what a fabulous event! We have a wonderful school community that works well together to ensure student success academically, socially, emotionally, and to promote WELLNESS. Thank you all!

One more week and we hope that you are able take some time to Sharpen Your Saw with family! March 13th- 17th will be Spring Break for staff and students.

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Tara Bailey


Specials Team

Our specials teachers use Smore to share the happenings in their class. Check out our classes here: .

Upcoming Events

March 7th- District Benchmarks- 3rd and 4th grade Science

Now- March 8th- SNACK DRIVE for Olmos Elementary

March 13th-17th - Spring Break

March 28th- STAAR- 4th grade Writing and 5th grade Math

March 29th- STAAR- 5th grade Reading

Clinic Corner

Nurses News for March 2017

We are looking for gently used shorts and pants with an elastic waist to replenish our clinic clothes closet! Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

March will also begin the maturation/puberty sessions for 3rd grade girls and their parent, as well as, the 4th and 5th grade boys and girls.

More information to follow. You will receive permission forms which you must return for your student to participate in the program.

Please call T.H.E. for any questions.

On Another Note

With warmer temperatures, head lice can become more prevalent. Lice can be transmitted by direct contact with someone who has lice. Avoiding exposure is the best way to prevent getting lice. Avoid head to head contact, do not share combs, brushes, hats, caps, hair ribbons, coats, or towels.

In an effort to control any lice outbreaks at T.H.E.,

  • Treat your student with appropriate topical medicine only if you see live lice. (Contact the school clinic, your doctor, or pharmacist for questions).

  • Thoroughly comb the hair with a fine tooth comb after treating it to remove as many nits (eggs) as possible.

  • Discuss with your student how head lice is spread and discourage them from sharing personal items with others.

Prompt and proper treatment of lice will help prevent the spread of, and exposure to, all who come to or attend T.H.E. Campus. Anyone can get head lice.

Thank you for your support! Please call the school clinic if you have any concerns or questions about your student’s health and wellness! (210-407-8221 or 210-407-8203).

PTA News

Snack Drive- We are collecting snacks to make snack packs for food insecure kids at Olmos Elementary. We will be collecting individually packaged portions of items from the list below from Monday, February 27th through Wednesday, March 8th. Collection bins will be in the front entrance. Please help us make our goal of 500 snack packs, that is one per child at Olmos Elementary!

Let's synergize to get all the items we need!

Kinder: Single serve portions of ravioli (with pull top lids so no can opener is required)

1st grade: Snack size bags of Cheez-It type crackers

2nd grade: Snack size bags of pretzels

3rd grade: Fruit snacks

4th grade: Small bottles of water

5th grade: Single serve portions of ravioli (with pull top lids so no can opener is required)

We will have a service opportunity after school on Thursday, March 9th to assemble the snack packs. Stay tuned for more details!

NEISD Used Book Sale Collection - Clean out your bookshelves for a great event! We will be collecting gently used books, CDs, and DVDs from March 1-31. A collection box will be available in the inside foyer of the school. Please remember to fill out the tags from the flyer (available on the PTA website) that was sent home and tape it to each of your bags/boxes of books.

Each child who donates 10 books to the Used Book Sale will receive a spirit stick and the top 20 students with the largest donations will receive a gift card to the next Scholastic Book Fair!

Our school receives a portion of the sales so please consider supporting the sale and our school! The Used Book Sale will be held April 7-9 at the Blossom Athletic Center gym. More info is available on the PTA website. It’s a great way to stock your shelves with your favorite books. Please contact our Used Book Sale chair at with any questions.

Run For The Heights – Thank you to everyone who came out for the 7th annual Run For The Heights and braved the rainy weather! There were over 1000 participants this year! The Kids Fun Run with color was fantastic and we had so many healthy tigers win awards. Results are posted on T.H.E. Run for the Heights Website Thank you to our community sponsors for supporting our school and thank you to all the volunteers for coordinating a fantastic event.

PTA Elections - It's time to begin the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer positions for the 2017-2018 school year, and we need YOU! Descriptions of each position are detailed in the survey on Email the completed survey to Rachel Crites at or return it to the front office in a sealed envelope labeled "PTA Officer Nomination" on or before Monday, March 20th.

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website

Run for the Heights Website

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

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