Tuscany Heights Elementary
168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders
Message from Administration
Dear Tuscany Heights Elementary Parents,
It was a great week! We have some exciting news to share with our families about a new program that all of our students will experience during the specials rotation this year and we hope, even more next year, Tuscany Heights Makerspace. See below for more details and pictures of the exciting opportunity we are sharing with our students.
See dates below, but 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students take their Writing Benchmark this week. We will have closed campus until 10:45am. Thank you for understanding!
We had a fantastic time celebrating the honorable men and women that serve or have served our country. Thank you to Mrs. Destefano for orchestrating a beautiful event for our families. We are so grateful to you and all of our PTA Volunteers. To Mr. Tafoya, thank you for recognizing each and every family that walked the parade! We are also grateful to our student leaders, staff, and PTA Volunteers that spent time creating the success of this event, as well as the brave men and women. THANK YOU ALL!
On another note, we need to reach out with a reminder about the cafeteria. Please be sure that you use blue or black ink when writing checks to the cafeteria.
Thank you and let's make it a great week!
What is Tuscany Heights Makerspace?
The Tuscany Heights Makerspace Lab will use science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) to encourage student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. We want to encourage our students to take intellectual risks, participate in experiential learning and work through the creative process. These hands-on learning stations will give our Tigers the opportunity to collaborate and problem-solve in an environment that fosters the idea that every failure eventually leads to success.
Makerspace: Building a Magnificent Thing
The students were building with straws and connectors after hearing the story The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. Students were challenged to build a 'magnificent thing'. Older students were challenged to build an invention to help a classroom teacher or student.
Tuesday, November 14th- 3rd and 4th grade Writing Benchmark, Closed Campus until 10:45am; Eat for a Cause, Oaks Crossing 4-9 pm, Tuscany Choir Sings
Wednesday, November 15th- 5th Science Benchmark, Closed Campus until 10:45am
Friday, November 17th- NO TIGER TRACKS, Winter Spirit Forms Due
Monday, November 20- Sunday, November 26th- Thankful Break, School Closed
Tuesday, December 6th- PTA Mtg, 3rd Grade Performance 6:30pm
Thursday, December 7th- THE PTA Presents...Author Visit Emma V. Grades K-2
Friday, December 8th-THE PTA Presents...Author Visit Nathan Hale Grades 3-5
Eat for a Cause - Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4-9pm. Bring the family to H-E-B Oaks Crossing, listen to the Tuscany choir at 5pm and enjoy a night out while supporting THE PTA.
Let’s Treat our Sweet Staff- November 16-17: THANKSGIVING DESSERT DONATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF
Please click on the link below to sign up for dessert donations to show our teachers and staff how thankful we are for them! All details including when, where, and what kind of desserts may be dropped off can be found in the link. Thank you in advance for your support!
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 17th, and will be delivered to students in time for our Winter Break
JACKETS and WATER BOTTLES and LUNCH BOXES, oh my!
Check out THE's LOST and FOUND! We have MANY items waiting to be claimed. Please help us find their homes. At the end of the semester, all unclaimed items will be donated.
Also, please label your child's clothing and other items so if they find their way to the LOST and FOUND, we can try to get them back to you. Thank you!!!
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 http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/faculty-favorites.html
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Rattle Reindeer 5K Run, Dec. 9th
Come be part of the Rattler Reindeer 5K Run on December 9th. Help make the first annual Rattler Reindeer 5k Run a huge community success. We would love to see all of the schools in the Reagan Cluster participate in this event. #wearereagan
Please see the attached flier for more information.