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


What a fantastic week! From Pre-K Story time with Dr. Gottardy to Kinder Roundup to 2nd grade gardening, we have certainly smiled a lot this week. Thank you to our fabulous staff and THE families for bringing our community together for a fun week.

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

Heroes for Health Presentation to K-5- February 28th -NEPD Office Rebecca Lopez 2pm

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

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

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

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.

Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

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.

NEISD Council PTA Used Book Sale

Are you in the process of cleaning and decluttering? Be sure to hold on to any books, DVD’s and CD’s you may have and donate them in March to our annual NEISD Council PTA Used Book Sale! We will be collecting books and appropriate items all through the month of March.

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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Johnson High School Cheer Clinic

The Johnson cheerleaders will be hosting their annual cheer clinic for future Jaguars in grades K-9th on Saturday, March 2nd.

If you have children or students who are interested in attending, please turn in the registration form below.

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