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168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders

Tuscany Heights Elementary

Tuscany Heights is the 168th Lighthouse School in the Nation as recognized by Stephen Covey. Through student leadership, we grow leaders that encompass a growth mindset and establish lifelong skills that will support our students as they grow into adults. Our mission is a living action statement that we use to guide Team Tuscany, as we do great things for all.

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

Bailey's Bulletin


No School, Friday, April 26th- Battle of the Flowers Holiday for Staff and Students

Another fantastic week here at Tuscany Heights Elementary School! Our student leaders have been hard at work learning and leading. Some of my proud principal moments are below:

Some of our wonderful students participated in the NEISD Special Olympics, and all of them came back with ribbons to represent their amazing determination and dedication. Way to go boys and girls!

Tiger Families came together Tuesday night for dinner and earned our school over $600. Thank you for teaming together, and most of all, coming out to dine with our Tiger Family.

Our 3rd grade students held their Pencilmania Sale today after carefully designing their pencils and decorating posters to advertise their products. The students selected to donate part of their profits to an agency selected by the grade level. They chose the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in honor of a 3rd Grade Peer, Weston, fighting T1D. Together, the students raised about $500 to give to the organization based on their Pencilmania Project Based Learning Unit on Finance. We are so proud of our students, teachers, and all the families supporting them.

The Tiger Beat Choir brought beautiful messages to our community through songs and stories. While visiting the Emerald Oaks Retirement Center, our students sang to the audience, sang along with the residents, and then read books to them before venturing over to the San Antonio International Airport where they sernaded the visitors there. No matter how many times I hear them, my heart still swells with love and pride for how talented these students are at such an early age. You can see videos on our social media!

Our First Graders wrapped up the week with their Fantastic First Grade Fiesta Parade. Speaking of talent, we saw first grade creativity at it's best! This definitely put us in the spirit of Fiesta.

There are so many happenings around campus, and our students are leading in a powerful way. Together, we raised $1300 for March of Dimes, $11, 000 for American Heart, and currently have collected over 3,000 plastic bags for our HEB Recycling Campaign. We set a 5,000 bag goal. Can we have your plastic bags? Final day to bring them in will be Monday, April 29th.

We have more fun things coming up. Stay connected by following us on social media. The links are posted above for your convenience.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us! They are the heartbeat of our school.

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

Tuscany Happenings

FRIDAY, April 26th - NO SCHOOL - Battle of the Flowers Holiday

MONDAY, April 29th- Safety Patrol Party- NEISD Sports Park

TUESDAY, April 30th- National Animal Therapy Day, Treats & Sweets in the Rotunda (more information below)

FRIDAY, May 3rd- 5th Grade Maturation for Girls, 2pm, 5th Grade Guest Speaker Kent Rives, DDI Machine Inc., Mechanical Engineer

MONDAY, May6th - FRIDAY, May 10th- Staff Appreciation Week for Staff at THE, SPRING DINO-MITE BOOK FAIR - Watch out for DINOSAURS

*Mon- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Tues- 8:00am-7:30pm

*Wed- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Thurs- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Fri- 8:00am-12pm

TUESDAY, May 7th- PTA Mtg @ 6:30pm followed by the Barnyard MOO-sical by 2nd grade Performance

FRIDAY, May 17th- 5th Grade Maturation for Boys, 2pm

MONDAY, May 13th - 3rd & 4th Math STAAR, 5th Math STAAR Retesters (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

TUESDAY, May 14th- 3rd & 4th Reading STAAR, 5th Reading STAAR Retesters (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

WEDNESDAY, May 15th - 5th Science STAAR (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

FRIDAY, May 17th @ 7:15am Alumni Walk and Breakfast

TUESDAY, May 21st- 4th Grade Battle of the Books @ 8:15am, Jet's Pizza Eat for a Cause, PVSA Awards Ceremony @ 7:15am

FRIDAY, May 31st- FIELD DAY & End of the Year Party Day

TUESDAY, June 4th- 3rd Grade Battle of the Books @ 8:15am

WEDNESDAY, June 5th- Bill Perryman's 4th & 5th Grade Presentation between 8-11am

THURSDAY, June 6th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for students, 5th Grade Celebration Ceremony

National Therapy Animal Day

In honor of National Therapy Animal Day, we are joining thousands of bakers from all over the country who are breaking out their mixing bowls and whipping up some treats for our animal friends. Treats & Sweets Day is the yummiest fundraising event of the year! I’m taking my knack for baking and putting it to good use to support Pet Partners, and I need your help!

Come by our Treats & Sweets sale to grab some tasty homemade items, make a donation, or make an online gift to our Treats & Sweets efforts. Thank you for making the world a whole lot sweeter!

We are looking for student bakers to make homemade dog or cat treats, speakers to advertise our event on the announcements, and volunteers for our table in the rotunda.

We will be passing out bags of treats for a donation on Tuesday, 4/30 before school in the rotunda.

See Mrs. Holeman if you are interested in helping out this year!

Parent Survey (Classes/Workshops for Parents)

In an on-going effort to grow our family engagement opportunities, we have created a Qualtrics survey to get feedback on what classes/workshops parents would like to attend for the 2019-2020 school year as well as what days/times are good for them. This is a similar electronic questionnaire to last year’s survey.

Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

Open Executive Board Positions

We are still in the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer and Committee Chair positions for the 2019-2020 school year, and we need YOU! A list of brief descriptions of each available officer and committee chair position are listed on a document attached to this eblast, or you can contact president@tuscanyheightspta.org for more information. If you enjoy school wide events like Field Day, Bike Rodeo, Family Dances, Run for the Heights with Boosterthon, and also want your students to enjoy field trips, assemblies and STEAM presentations throughout the year, then please consider stepping up and joining our amazing THE PTA.

Alumni Scholarship 2019

If you know of a high school student who is graduating this spring and attended THE for one or more years, please let him/her know about our THE Alumni Scholarship! This link will take you to the application page:


We look forward to celebrating this year’s THE “Alumni” at our Alumni Walk and Breakfast on Friday May 17th.

Lost and Found!

With the warmer weather our lost & found is once again overflowing! Please have your student/s stop by the rotunda or visit the stage in the cafeteria to look for any missing items. We have more sweatshirts, sweaters, hoodies, vests, coats, shirts, lunchboxes and water bottles than we can count! We will display all lost & found items through Tuesday May 7th, after that we will be bagging up all remaining items and donating them to the NEISD Clothes Closet.

THE Tiger Spirit Store is still Open!

You can still access our online spirit store to purchase spirit items and/or donate to Greenbacks and join PTA. Go to www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org and click on the Tiger Spirit Store section! Some quantities/sizes are limited, but we still have orange STEAM spirit shirts, navy boys and girls shorts, navy ladies shirt, and navy women’s hats so place your order today!

Save the Date!

Important Dates to mark on your calendars:

5/6 – 5/10 – Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday 5/7 6:30pm – PTA Membership Meeting/2nd Grade Musical Performance

Friday 5/17 7:15am – Alumni Walk and Breakfast

Tuesday 5/21 7:15am – PVSA Awards Ceremony

Friday 5/31 - Field Day

Thursday 6/6 – 5th Grade Ceremony and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

Safety Patrol Party- Monday, April 29th

Coach Kaufman, Coach Fonger, and our fabulous PTA would like to honor our Safety Patrols for all their hard work and dedication to keeping our students safe every day. Just a reminder…This coming Monday, April 29th we will depart Tuscany Heights for the North East I.S.D. Sports Park where students will have the opportunity to swim, play (kickball/volleyball/other activities), & eat lunch (pizza). We will return to campus by 2:00. Here are some friendly reminders:

· Dress: Girls: one-piece swimsuit or tankini (NO bikinis)

· Boys: swim trunks, board shorts (NO Speedos)

· Swim shirts recommended and must be dry-fit or WHITE cotton

· Bring your own sunscreen, towel, water bottle (can bring goggles, nose plugs, and flip flops)

· Lunch will be provided (Pizza & Water)

· $2.50 will be collected upon arrival for Kona Ice snow cones

Please feel free to contact the coaches on the REMIND 101 app or by email if you have any questions!

Coach Rachel Kaufman

Tuscany Heights P.E.

THE PTA Alumni Scholarship Application

The purpose of this 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.

Reagan High School Cheer Camp

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Annual Jag Jam

The Jaguar Pride Association, the athletic booster club for Johnson High School, will be hosting the Annual Jag Jam on Sunday, May 5th from 2 pm-6 pm.

As you are sending out your weekly newsletter, please include a save-the-date for Jag Jam.

We are very excited that Jag Jam will be back at Johnson this year and hope to have a great turnout from the Jag community!

We will be sending out more information soon, but some things that we are planning include a kick ball tournament, 3 v 3 soccer tournaments, food trucks Kona Ice and Human Foosball!

Thanks for your time and support!

It's a great day to be a Jag!

Alex Diharce

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