Tuscany Heights Elementary
168th Lighthouse School in the Nation
Message from Administration
Dear Tuscany Heights Elementary Parents,
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, October 4, 2017
Staff Members have professional development trainings 8am-4pm.
Our students have been working hard this month on taking a KINDNESS STAND! All of our students took a pledge, We CHOOSE KINDNESS, as part of a recent Guidance Lesson. School wide our students and staff are participating in a book study on the books Wonder or We're All Wonders (books vary based on grade levels). We are thrilled to incorporate painting kindness rocks during Art class this month as well. With the kindness rocks, we are going to create a kindness path in front of our school. Talk to your students about their experiences and help us encourage kindness. Taking a pledge is the easy part, but sharing KINDNESS is showing true leadership. We love our boys and girls! We look forward to helping them understand the importance of kindness and understanding that KINDNESS CONTINUES. It isn't just this month!
Thank you to our Librarian, Jean Ann Johnson for this GRAND IDEA!
Thank you to our Counselors, Heidi Staples & Jana Sensat for educating our students on the impact they can make!
Thank you to all of our staff for continuing kindness conversations and modeling for our students throughout the day!
Thank you to Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Hunt-Patty for helping our students paint rocks!
Thank you to the Sessions Family for donating our rocks!
Thank you to our volunteers and families for your endless support!
We have so many staff and parent volunteers involved in leading this "Choose Kindness" stand here at Tuscany Heights Elementary. Each one of you can support our plan to make an impact this month on the significance of our words and interactions with others. More information can be found in the Counselor's Corner Smore Link below.
Monday, October 9th- Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development Day
Friday, October 20th- Fall Picture Retakes
Monday, October 23rd- Friday, October 27th- Red Ribbon Week
Thursday, October 26th- Bike Rodeo
Wednesday, Nov. 1st and Thursday, November 2nd- Early Release, Dismissal at 12:40pm
Thursday, November 3rd- PTA Presents...Fall Festival Field Day
Leader in Me Parent Survey
Please take a moment to complete the parent survey to help us grow this year with our Leader in Me, Stephen Covey Process.
Save the Date- Bike Rodeo is October 26th!
Field Day is November 3rd!
5th Grade Parents- Rounding up all those 5th grade parents interested in serving on the 5th grade activities committees for this year. We will have our first meeting on Thursday, October 12th at 9:30 am in the PTA room. If you are unable to make the meeting, please email Jennifer Smith at email@example.com or Tina Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which committee you would like to serve on and if you are interested in being a committee chairperson.
The committees are:
1. Party Decorations & Entertainment
2. Party Food & Drink
3. Party Volunteers & Staff
4. Party Student Permission Packets
5. Student's Gift
6. Gift to School
7.5th Grade Ceremony
Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award - An Honorary Texas Life Membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well-being of children and youth. If you know someone who has gone the “extra mile” for our children, then please consider nominating this individual for this very special award. Please complete a nomination form found here and return it to the Tuscany Heights PTA in a sealed envelope labeled “Life Membership.” Be sure to include a summary on why you believe this person should receive this award. Awards will be announced and presented at T.H.E. PTA General Meeting, December 5. Please return all nominations by Monday, October 23.
Greenbacks - PARTNER up with THE PTA to help fund programs and educational opportunities all year long. When we reach our goal of $5000, Mrs. Bailey will get lassoed to the flagpole. Give by going to THE PTA website: www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org or sending back the envelopes came home in the backpacks.
$200 and up: Tiger $150: Platinum $100: Gold $50: Silver $25: Bronze
Calling all Watch D.O.G.S!
Paws for a minute and join us for “Breakfast with Dads”, an informative meeting about serving as a Hero of the Hallway at Tuscany Heights! We'll meet in the library on 10/20 from 7:15-7:40AM. Come learn about the program and learn how to schedule your dates to be a Watch DOG on campus!
We will be taking photos to share on social media so be ready to smile!
The PTA Reflections art contest is coming up soon! This year's theme is "Within Reach." Submit an original work of art inspired by the theme by Friday, October 13. The artwork can be in the category of visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, or film production. See the rules on THE's PTA website for submission guidelines. Look for backpack fliers and entry forms!
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
SignUp.com to volunteer!
North East Back the Future Family Engagement Event
Saturday, Oct. 28th, 9am
12001 Wetmore Road
San Antonio, TX
The NECPTA ‘back the future’ Committee is gearing up for our 2nd Annual ‘Back the Future' Family Engagement Event on Saturday, October 28th. See the pictures below for more details. We'd love to see you there!
Community Invite can be found here: