THE's Weekly eBlast

December 6, 2015

Principal Message

Parents,

We had a great week back with the students. We are looking forward to the fast and furious weeks of December (They always seem to go fast!). We have lots planned as we wrap up the first semester.


On Friday, you may have noticed lots of signs, cheering, and Run for the Heights signs as well as all of us dressed in our running gear. We also held a parade at the end of the day to promote more student registrations for our February Run for the Heights. We are working to get our percent of students participating to exceed past registrations. We have about 860 students enrolled this year and would love all of them to join us! All students are welcome!!! Register now and get the early bird pricing!!!


We also have our Annual School Wide Singalong on Dec. 16th, Out of State Leader in Me/Lighthouse Visitors joining us on Dec. 17th, Winter Parties on Dec. 18th, and so many other things happening.


It is going to be a great end to a wonderful first semester.



Thank you,
Tara Bailey

Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec. 7th- Friday, Dec. 11th- Hour of Code (Ask your students if their class will be participating)


Wednesday, Dec. 9th- THE Choir Tours the Community


Friday, Dec. 11th- PE Dance Day (During your child's PE time), Spelling Bee Test Given


Wednesday, Dec. 16th- School Wide Holiday Sing Along, Jump Rope for Heart Donation Deadline


Thursday, Dec. 17th- Stephen Covey Leaders Visit


Friday, Dec. 18th- Winter Parties, End of the 2nd Nine Weeks, PRE-RAPTOR

PTA News


THE PTA has a Facebook Page – Give us a like! Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA

Toy Drive – Our Toy Drive for East Terrell Hills Elementary will run until December 11th. This is a great way for all of us to synergize and help out the kids at our sister school. Please turn in new, unwrapped toys to our collection box in the entryway foyer. Appropriate gifts should be for the elementary school age, for boys or girls. Some examples- books (English and Spanish), stuffed animals and board games. We know that anything from the heart will be a wonderful treat for these sweet kids. Thanks so much for helping us with this fun drive! -Partners in PTA chairs, Ana Warmke and Sara Holliday

Gift Wrapping for our Teachers – Come and help us show some appreciation for our staff by gift-wrapping their presents on the stage on Friday, December 11. This is the same day as our PE Dance Day, so if you have some time between dances come join us!

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

Community Service - Toy Gift Wrapping - It's a Win-Win! You earn community service hours while helping another student! In addition to shopping for toys for our partners at East Terrell Hills, students can earn Community Service hours by wrapping those gifts. Come on Tuesday, December 8, Wednesday, December 9, or Thursday, December 10, to the Library after school from 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm. A parent must be signed up with his/her student(s). Please sign up via our Volunteer Spot link at www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036. You may sign up another student if you have that student’s car dismissal tag. If you would like to donate a roll of "kids" wrapping paper, please bring it to the Front Office or with you to volunteer.

Order your 5th Grade Class T-shirt NOW! ALL ORDERS DUE BY 12/11!

Celebrate your 5th grader's final year at Tuscany with a special 5th Grade Class T-shirt! Every student's signature is included on the back of the shirt! These t-shirts are worn every Wednesday starting in January for WILD WEDNESDAY!

Each shirt costs $15 and can be ordered online (pay with credit card/PayPal) or through paper form (cash/check).

http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/fifth-grade-festivities.html

T-shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom by 1/5/16.

It's a RACE to the RACE! Are you "SELLING" Run For The Heights race registrations??? The registration contests are going on NOW and you can earn cool rewards at the student, class, and grade levels. Even the teachers will get some nice rewards. Since school began and our early bird registration contest, we have over 100 registrations. Our goal this year is 800 5K registrations so let's SYNERGIZE together and bring those registrations. The reward and registration flyers can be found on the PTA website and online registration is open at http://runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org/

PVSA Clarification of Age Guidelines

Many of our students will turn age 11 during our PVSA volunteer year (April 18, 2015 – April 17, 2016). Per the PVSA, volunteers can be awarded for the age they were for the majority of the award year (at least 7 months). As a result, any student who turns 11 after November 18 will qualify at the lower level for ages 5 - 10. See the THE PTA or PVSA website for levels. If you have other questions, please contact Denise Jones @ communityservice@tuscanyheightspta.org.

JACKETS and WATER BOTTLES and LUNCH BOXES, oh my!

All lost and found items will be placed in the rotunda until Dec 18. Please stop by to claim any lost items that might belong to your child. All unclaimed items will be donated before the holiday break.

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!!!

T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! – You can still go online donate to Greenbacks and help us reach our goal of $10,000 and join PTA! Go to www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Run for the Heights Website www.runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036

Winter Party Message

Dear Tuscany Families,


It is already time to start thinking about the Winter Holiday parties which will be on Friday, December 18th. The class room reps will be getting in touch with you about the details of your student's party (the time, the activities, and any volunteer needs). The front office needs your help to make the check in process run as smoothly as possible.


Please let your child's teacher or the front office (slight@neisd.net) know in advance that you are coming to the party. We would like to have the lists complete by Wednesday, December 16th. This will give us time to have badges preprinted on the morning of the parties. We will have a check in table in the foyer for all preprinted badges. Anyone who did not RSVP will need to come in to the main office to sign in.


At the party, you will be given the option to sign your student out for the remainder of the day. Please be prepared to show ID to the teacher when you sign the Party Check Out sheet. The teacher will then give you a slip which must be signed and returned to the front office on your way out.


Thank you for helping this day run safely and smoothly for everyone.


Stacy Light

Office Assistant

Tuscany Heights Elementary

slight@neisd.net