THE's Weekly eBlast

September 26, 2016

Principal Message

Parents,


I hope that you had a wonderful weekend with your family! We look forward to greeting our student leaders tomorrow for a great week!


See below for information on a KIDS Camp.


Thank you,

Tara Bailey

KIDS Camp

The October Fun Day Camp is a one-day camp full of excitement for children currently in grades Kinder-8th grade.

Camp Location: Community Learning Center, 8750 Tesoro Drive, 78217.

Camp Date: Monday, October 10, 2016. Camp hours: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm.

Camp Cost: $50.00 with a $5.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Parents will need to provide a sack lunch. Morning/afternoon snacks and a field trip to Incredible Pizza are included in the camp fee. Online registration/payment is due by October 5, 2016. The student permission form must be submitted to the office via email to mlozan23@neisd.net or faxed to (210) 657-8612. For all other information, please contact Dolores Lozano at (210)407-0149.

Upcoming Events

September 22nd- October 3rd- Box Tops Contest

October 5th- National Walk to School Day

October 6th- WatchDOGS Breakfast

October 7th- Early Dismissal, 12:40 pm

October 10th- Columbus Day, No School for Students, Professional Development for Staff

October 13th- Fall Pictures Retake

October 14st- End of 1st Nine Weeks; Reflections Due

October 21st- End of the 1st Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

October 24th- 28th- Red Ribbon Week

October 28th- Bike Rodeo

October 31st- November 4th- Book Fair

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

November 4th- Field Day

November 7th- 18th- Order Winter Spirit Items

November 11th- Veteran's Day Celebration

PTA News


Save the Date- Bike Rodeo is October 28th!

Eat for a Cause- Hey Tigers! We have a win-win opportunity next week with our Eat for the Cause night. Grab a yummy dinner at the Stoneridge Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday 9/27, from 5-8 pm and 10% of your order will go back to our school! Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Campos and some of your favorite teachers will be there to greet you. Don’t forget to show them your flyer or tell them you are with Tuscany Heights before you order. Let’s synergize and makes this a successful night for our school!

PTA Meeting- Come join us for a very special PTA meeting on Oct. 4th from 11:15am-12:45pm in the Tuscany Heights Library as we do Lunch-N-Learn! We will be having Neil Shelby (our very own Mrs. Shelby’s husband) come speak with us on maximizing parent – teacher conferences to better support your child. A flyer will be going home on Monday with info on how to pre-purchase a lunch from Jason’s Deli or feel free to bring your own lunch. Money for the lunch will be due back to the front office by Friday, September 30th.

Attention Watch D.O.G.S.! Join your kids for breakfast in the library, Thursday, October 6th at 7:15am. Come learn more, sign up, and order your t-shirt. You may still order shirts on your own by visiting the Watch D.O.G.S. store at http://dogstore2.fathers.com/ but keep in mind, you'll be charged for S&H (must be the white, short or long sleeve shirts with the Official WD logo on the front). You can also purchase your children’s “my hero” shirts. http://dogstore2.fathers.com/my-hero-youth-t-shirt.html

Contact Manuel at watchdogs@tuscanyheightspta.org

Reflections- What’s your story? Calling creative kids! Submit an original work of art in the PTA Reflections art contest. This year's theme is, What Is Your Story? Categories include: visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, and film production. Entries and entry forms are due Friday, October 14, in the Reflections box in the school library. All participants will receive a spirit stick, and winners will move on to the NEISD Council for judging. See the rules on THE's PTA website for submission guidelines.

Greenbacks - Tigers are earning their stripes one habit at a time while PTA is funding our programs one Greenback at a time. Please give on THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org or in the envelope sent home with your child.

Box Tops Contest September 22-Oct 3

Begin with the end in mind and start collecting NOW!

The class from each grade level that brings in the MOST Box Tops will get to have some laser tag fun courtesy of San Antonio Laser Tag.

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 www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org and click on the WELCOME BACK section! Some quantities are limited so order today!

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Run for the Heights Website www.runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036

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NEISD's PTA Council Spotlight On... Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA

"Tuscany Heights has a student population of around 850 and this year over 180 students were new to our community. THE Welcome Back nights can be intimidating to new families because of the large crowds, meeting the teachers, purchasing spirit wear and agendas plus the cafeteria accounts. We wanted to identify new families so our PTA and school staff could give a little more attention to them. THE student leaders manned all the entrances to the school with a welcoming smile and a beaded necklace for students and families who this was their inaugural year at Tuscany Heights. The new students and parents wore the necklaces that evening and on the first day of school. Keeping with the welcoming atmosphere, PTA changed the yahoo/boohoo breakfast to First Time Tigers! The new format incorporated the typical kinder information plus allowed new families to learn about THE also." Mandy Howland