THE's Weekly eBlast

November 6, 2016

Principal Message


Welcome to November! We are grateful for your time during conferences as well as your support of our staff. Together, we make a great team to support each student here at Tuscany reach their goals.

A reminder that this month, we will be given a new opportunity. Healthy Schools is providing an opportunity for your student to get their flu shot at no cost to you. For your student to get the free flu shot, you will need to read the attached letter "NEISD Flu Shot Initiative," and complete the attached consent form. The consent form MUST be completed in full and returned to T.H.E. By Friday, November 11, 2016. Any consent form not completed in full or not turned in by the deadline, will disqualify your student from getting the flu shot.

Students can turn in the consent form to the Tuscany Clinic between now and November 11th. We encourage a parent or guardian to attend with your child. Please indicate a time that will work best for you so we can schedule your appointment. If you are unable to attend, we will administer the flu vaccine between 8:00 am and 10:30 am to your child. Please drop off all permission forms, completely filled out, to the clinic before November 11th if you wish your child to participate.

On November 28, 2016, we will call your student in for the flu shot and return him/her to class. We are scheduled to give the flu shot between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, you can email our School Nurse, Mrs. Donna Hunsicker BSN, RN, CPN at

Please keep in mind, this flu shot is strictly voluntary.

On November 11th, we look forward to our annual Veteran's Day celebration, Seats for Soldiers. We hope you will join us as we celebrate some of the bravest men and women we know.

Thank you,

Tara Bailey


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Learning Labs

We host our 2nd annual round of Learning Labs on Dec. 9th. 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!!

Upcoming Events

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.

We would love some extra Volunteers and WatchDOGS that day!

November 11th- Seats for Soldiers 7:30-8:00am Veterans Breakfast, 8:15 Parade

November 11th- Flu Shot Forms DUe

November 17th- Eat for Cause, Beefy's - Special Run for the Heights Kickoff 5-8pm

November 21st-25th - Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

December 9th- Learning Labs

December 21st- Last Day of 1st Semester

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Specials Team Talk

Our specials teachers would love to share a link to their Smore Newsletter. Check out what your kids are doing:


We are incredibly grateful for the family support at our school. You make this a special place to be for our staff and students. You are all amazing!

Thank you for helping with Field Day and we hope you will join us on November 8th and 11th! We are helping keep our campus a safe and secure place while it is Election Day on the 8th, and we would love to have your help honoring our veterans on the 11th. Thank you in advance.

PTA News

THE PTA Presents…Seats for Soldiers!

Please join us for our Veteran’s Day Celebration at Tuscany Heights Elementary

Friday, November 11th. Our Day will begin with a Celebration breakfast for all the Veterans and their students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Our Veteran’s Day Parade behind the school begins at 8:15 a.m. Each of our guest Veterans will be introduced and celebrated!! Please email questions to Gaby @

Winter Spirit Items – Check out the PTA website for our new Winter Spirit Wear. These items are available by pre-order only - orders due by November 18th, and will be delivered to students in time for our Winter Break.

Eat for a Cause and Run for the Heights Kickoff- Tuesday Nov. 17 from 5-8pm. Bring the family to Beefy’s Backyard and enjoy a night out while supporting THE PTA.

T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! – You can still go online donate to Greenbacks and help us reach our goal of $8,000 and join PTA! Go to

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. Please visit the link to learn more.

FIELD DAY – Thank you to all the volunteers that helped the students Sharpen Their Saws and be healthy and happy Tigers!

Faculty Favorites are LIVE online! Check out the favorites of our teachers and staff by visiting the PTA website. You can access it by “Helpful links” and then “Favorite Things” or by clicking

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.