Tuscany Times

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


We had a great week with our students! Heroes for Health presented an excellent message on health while offering some entertain from Office Reusink, Officer Lopez, and K9 Tobi. Thank you to Mrs. Leon and Coach Kaufman for organizing this event for our students.

We ended the week with Read Across School in celebration of Dr. Seuss Birthday. See photos on social media! Thank you to Mrs. Johnson for leading this initiative for our staff and students. The doors to the classrooms were amazing. Thank you staff and volunteers!

Just another reminder, we are thrilled to share the recent approval for Tuscany Heights Elementary to host Pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year. That's right! We just received noticed this week that our campus will house our very own PreK (3-4 year olds) Class. Please see more information below on the criteria for eligibility. Since this is NEW NEWS, help us pass the word around. Bring on the little ones!

I would like to invite you to be part of our Parent Teacher Association in the coming school year. We love our volunteers, and we are looking forward to building another strong team for the 2019-20 school year. See information below under PTA.

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

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Tuscany Happenings

Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser- February 22nd- March 8th

Third Grade Shares Shoe Box Projects with United Way- March 5th @ 9:30 THE Library

UIL School Competition- March 5th @ 3:15-5:10pm

Spring Break- March 11th-15th NO SCHOOL

3rd Grade Math Screener for 2019-20 4th grade Hyper Accelerated Class- * Ask 3rd grade teacher for details

UIL Cluster Competition- March 23rd 8am-12pm

Spring Fling Family Dance- March 29th - 6:30-8:30pm

PreK Story time- April 1st 9:30-10:30 - Flyer will be posted soon

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Kids Heart Challenge

The Kids Heart Challenge, which was formerly known as the Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart, fundraiser will be kicking off on Friday, February 22nd. The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others and raising money for the American Heart Association. The Kids Heart Challenge prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being. Tuscany has a goal this year to raise $6,500! Students will earn prizes for each donation milestone met. The more money that is raised to help the American Heart Association, the more money Tuscany’s P.E. program will receive back in gift certificates to purchase new equipment and resources to benefit all students in P.E. To prepare for the kick-off, Coach Kaufman and Coach Fonger will be selling jump ropes personalized and cut to fit each individual students size. Sales will be in the morning between 7:15 and 7:40 in the front office for $5.00 each. They will be selling them for the remainder of the month and students will be able to use them during P.E. and recess! The coaches are looking forward to spending time with the students focusing on promoting health and wellness while helping to save the lives of others through fundraising and jump roping.

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Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

NEISD Council PTA Used Book Sale

Our Used Book Collection has begun! Tuscany Heights will be participating in the NEISD Used Book Sale again this year so we need your gently used paperback and hardcover books, CD’s, and DVD’s! Please send your donations to school with your student in a bag/box clearly marked with name, teacher and grade anytime during the month of March. A flyer will be coming home in backpacks with more information on class and student incentives!

Dance Committee

THE PTA will be sponsoring a Family Dance on Friday 3/29 from 6:30-8:30. We would love to add a few more volunteers to our Dance Committee, if you’re interested in helping us plan/organize/decorate/etc., please email president@tuscanyheightspta.org.

PTA Elections/Open Executive Board Positions

It’s time to begin the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer positions for the 2019-2020 school year, and we need YOU! Brief descriptions of each position are listed on the back of the Officer Interest Survey Form, for more detailed descriptions please email president@tuscanyheightspta.org. Email your completed survey to Mandy Howland at mandyhowland97@gmail.com or return it to the front office in a sealed envelope labeled “PTA Officer Nomination” on or before Monday March 18th.

Are you interested in joining our THE PTA Executive Board for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year? We currently have four open positions: VP of Programs, Sunshine, Lost & Found, and THE PTA Presents…. Contact Kelly Evans at president@tuscanyheightspta.org for more information.

Lost and Found!

Please be sure to label your child's belongings...lunch boxes, water bottles, sweaters, jackets, backpacks, etc., this makes it easy for us to return lost items to students so that they don’t end up in our overflowing lost and found.

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.html - Please contact Kelly Cardenas at communityservice@tuscanyheightspta.org with any questions.

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! Our Greenbacks goal for this year is $5,000 and we are currently over half way there. If we meet our goal the students get to send Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Leon through a student constructed car wash! Our donation levels are: $200 and up-Tiger, $150-Platinum, $100-Gold, $50-Silver, $25-Bronze

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

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Tejeda Middle School hosts the 18th Annual History Faire & Culture Fest

Event: Tejeda History Faire & Culture Fest Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Location: History Hill, Tejeda MS, 2909 E. Evans Rd, 78259 Tejeda Middle School will hold their 18th Annual History Faire and Culture Fest on April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available at Tejeda Middle School with remote parking and a free shuttle from Encino Park Elementary. Whether you are a history “buff” or simply want to experience a fun activity as a family, the Tejeda History Faire & Culture Fest is the event that all will enjoy! Performers, historical re-enactment and cultural groups will be on the grounds of Tejeda’s famous History Hill for a day of fun and learning. This event is FREE for all to attend!! Come and learn about the Buffalo soldiers, watch a Medieval tournament, interact with Roman soldiers, listen to the stories of submarine voyages and the wild west, or sift for treasure in our water sluice. You can also take a tour of a Blackhawk helicopter and more!! This event is organized by Mr. Randy Guzman, 6th grade social studies teacher, and the Young Historians club comprised of Tejeda Middle School students in 6th-8th grades. Food, drinks, snacks, crafts and more will be sold. Tejeda clubs and local vendors will be selling items to benefit their organizations and our school. Parents, students and community members are invited to be a part of this "living history." Come be a part of History.

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Bush Middle School PTA

2019-20 Bush Parents & Guardians,

Be a leader in your child's PTA!

The Bush PTA is looking for strong leadership to serve our school for 2019-2020. The Nominating Committee is charged with presenting membership with their recommended slate of officers at the Election Meeting of Bush Middle School PTA, which will be held on April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in serving in one of the Officer positions, please complete the attached form and return it to the front office in an envelope labeled “Bush PTA Officer Nomination”. Or you can forward your request via email to Kauti Nicholls at kautinicholls@gmail.com. The form should be turned into front office or via email no later than Friday, March 8, 2019. If you're interested in more than one position, please mark the positions you're interested in by using numbers to indicate your first, second and/or third choice.

The Committee will contact each person selected and ask for their acceptance before names are announced. The officially submitted officer slate will be announced seven days before the April 23, 2019 meeting.

Additionally, please join Bush PTA for a Mix and Mingle on Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00a. You will have an opportunity to meet the current PTA leadership, learn what PTA does for the Bush Community, ask questions about open PTA positions, hear from our principal, and more! We hope you can join us!

Serving together,

Adrian Hicks

President (2018-2019)

Bush Middle School PTA

Texas PTA ORD Team (2018-2020)


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