Tuscany Heights Elementary
168th Lighthouse School in the Nation
Message from Administration
Dear Tuscany Heights Elementary Parents,
It has been a great week. We hope that you have enjoyed your weekend. We are including a few reminders regarding safety from last week:
At the back door, we release students until 3:05pm. After 3:05, parents are required to go to the office and sign their child out.
In helping make the process a safe one, please remember the following while dropping off or picking up students:
- In the morning, use one of these three options: car rider lane in the front, after buses/7:30am you may use the back curbside car lane, or park in the visitor parking lot and walk your child into the building using our crossing guards for safety. Dropping students off in the parking lot is not a safe practice.
- Be sure that your car is not blocking Wilderness Oak traffic when turning left into the school.
- Remain in the car lane behind other cars rather than pulling out of the lane. We have seen students, adults, and cars almost get hit when cars pull out of the lane. Follow the car lane all the way down and into the flow of traffic;
- Use one of these two car rider procedures in the afternoons: the car rider lane or park & pick up in the back.
- Parking in a Handicap Parking space is against the law.
- 25 MPH speed Limit within the school zone and 5MPH speed limit as you enter the the school driveway/parking lot.
*The North East Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff have both had officers visit our campus recently.
Thank you for your help! Safety comes first!
Fire Department Visits Tuscany Heights' Kindergarten Classes
September 21st- October 2nd: Box Tops Contest
Monday, Sept. 25th- Social Media Presentation 6:30-8:00pm @ Reagan HS
Tuesday, Sept. 26th - Stoneridge Chick-fil-A Eat for a Cause 5-8pm
Friday, October 6th- Early Release Day, Dismissal at 12:40pm
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
Save the Date- Bike Rodeo is October 26th!
Field Day is November 3rd!
Eat for a Cause- Hey Tigers! We have a win-win opportunity this week with our Eat for the Cause night. Grab a yummy dinner at the Stoneridge Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday 9/26, from 5:30-8 pm and up to 20% 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. Let’s synergize and makes this a successful night for our school! PLEASE BRING YOUR FLYER!
Box Tops Contest- September 21 – October 2
Begin with the end in mind and start collecting NOW!
Will your class win the grade level laser tag party this year? Start bringing in your Box Tops!
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
$200 and up: Tiger $150: Platinum $100: Gold $50: Silver $25: Bronze
PTA Meeting- Come join us for a very special PTA meeting on Oct. 3rd from 11:30am-1 pm in the Tuscany Heights Library as we do Lunch-N-Learn! We will be having Mrs. Johnson,our very own librarian, speak with us on exploring online resources and the new Launchpad Solutions to better support your child. A flyer will be going home 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 29th.
Library Volunteers Wanted!
Come to the library volunteer orientation on Monday, 9/25 @10:30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tina Guerrero at email@example.com and let us know which committee you would like to serve on and if you are interested in being a committee chairperson.
The committee 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
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 coming home soon!
Calling all Student Volunteers!
Does your student volunteer at Tuscany Heights through patrols, broadcasting, library lifesavers or any other leadership position? Does your student do community service through scouts or your church? Does your student volunteer at any organizations such as a food bank or animal shelter?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we want to know so we can acknowledge your child! If you already have an account at the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) website then don't forget to log your child's hours. If you are new to logging hours, please create a PVSA account for your Tiger so you can start logging. Full instructions can be found on the Tuscany Heights PTA website: http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/presidential-volunteer-service-award.htmlCheck your eBlasts for information on community service activities offered at Tuscany Heights during the school year.
Please contact Tammy Harms at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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!
What Tuscany Heights Parents Need To Know About Social Media?
Parents don't miss the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the world of social media, its dangers and how to keep your children safe. Please join us for this informational presentation by FBI Special Agents Larry Baker and Erin Isley. Session is for parents only. Please join us as we come together as a community to keep our children safe! The location will be at Reagan HS, even if this isn't your feeder high school, we ask that you consider attending. The information is beneficial!!
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: