Tuscany Heights Elementary

168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders

Our Mission Statement

We, THE Tigers, will be inspired to LEAD, HONOR, and EXCEL today!


https://www.neisd.net/tuscanyheights

Message from Administration

Parents,


Hope you had a great weekend! We look forward to greeting the students on Monday.


Thank you again for your support with our Boosterthon Run for the Heights! We raised over $50,000 in pledges. We are currently working to collect all pledges and find out our final total for our campus. Thank you to all that participated in making this happen for our students and staff.


Safety message from last week:

Just like you, our hearts are heavy with the recent news of the Florida school shooting. Dr. Gottardy addressed all NEISD families in his recent email, but I also wanted to share that we have discussed it on our campus. Our staff will consistently check the perimeter and ensure the recess gate is locked at each recess time. We have a plan in place for our Summerglenn gate as well as a backup plan to have it locked by 8 a.m. We will continue to practice safety drills on our campus with the students and review the crisis plans we have in place in the event of an emergency with our crisis team. We have an NEISD Patrol Officer that patrols our campus periodically to also ensure safety. We ask all WatchDOGS to help us with perimeter checks when they are on campus. Parents can help us by reiterating to their students that they should never open doors for any adults. We tell them "no" even if it is someone that is familiar. We ask them to get an adult. Thank you for helping be our eyes and ears in our community. It takes us all working together for the safety of our children.


Enjoy your week!


Sincerely,

Tara Bailey

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 27th and Wednesday, February 28th- Early Release Days 12:40pm, Student Led Conferences

March 1st- 31st- Used Book Sale Collection

Tuesday, March 6th- Our campus is a polling site for the upcoming election.

Wednesday, March 7th- SHOWCASE for some of our THE PE Students

Friday, March 2nd- Read Around School for all students, Early Release Schedule on campus to accommodate the reading plans. This impacts your child's LUNCH SCHEDULE! Dismissal is the same as usual, 2:40pm

Wednesday, March 7th- Showcase Performances, Blossom Athletic Center, 6:30-8:00pm

Saturday, March 10th- Sunday, March 18th- Spring Break, No School March 12th-16th

Tuesday, March 20th- Young Masters, time TBA

Thursday, March 29th- 3rd Awards Assembly Day, Tentative Day for Sliming Administration

Friday, March 30th- Holiday, Good Friday

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Congratulations to our STRINGS Students

Earlier this month, ten students from Tuscany Heights participated in the NEISD Fifth Grade Strings Solo Contest at Wood Middle School. Every student played very well and received a medal for a Superior (I) performance! We are all very proud of their hard work.

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PTA News

PTA Elections - It's time to begin the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer positions for the 2018-2019 school year, and we need YOU! Descriptions of each position are detailed in the survey on tuscanyheightspta.org. Email the completed survey to Sarah Nackos at secretary@tuscanyheightspta.org or return it to the front office in a sealed envelope labeled "PTA Officer Nomination" on or before Monday, March 19th.

Run for the Heights - Our Run for the Heights had just over $50,000 pledged! Way to Go, Tigers! Parents, all pledges are due Thursday, March 1st. Pay online at funrun.com or checks can be made payable to THE PTA. Thanks again for generously supporting Tuscany Heights!

NEISD Used Book Sale Collection - Clean out your bookshelves for a great event! We will be collecting gently used books, CDs, and DVDs from March 1-31. A collection box will be available in the inside foyer of the school. Please remember to fill out the tags from the flyer (available on the PTA website) that was sent home and tape it to each of your bags/boxes of books.

Our school receives a portion of the sales so please consider supporting the sale and our school! The Used Book Sale will be held April 5-8 at the Blossom Athletic Center gym. More info is available on the PTA website. It’s a great way to stock your shelves with your favorite books. Please contact our Used Book Sale chair at booksale@tuscanyheightspta.org with any questions.

5th Grade Students- Remember Wild Wednesdays, 5th graders wear your class shirts every Wednesday and show your class spirit!

Directory- is live at http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/. Password: tuscany#1

Volunteer Opportunities- Plug in with Tuscany and volunteer. There are many areas that need your help. Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

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Optional Professional Development Sessions for Parents Interested:

For Parents - Connecting the Pieces Parent Symposium: The Bilingual/ESL Department is hosting a parent symposium with various sessions that any parent may find of interest. Transportation will be provided from all high school campuses to Madison. Topics include:

- How to Support Reading at Home

- 6 Steps to Help Your Child Succeed

- Connecting Cognates to Reading Comprehension

- Your Child and Bilingualism

- Digital Resources for Secondary Students

- Navigating Graduation Requirements for HS

- What happens next? Dual Language in HS

Any parent is welcome to attend as many of the sessions are generic and not specific to bilingual/ESL.

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Ian's Foundation

Ian's Foundation was formed in memory of Ian Fincke who tragically passed away at the age of 16, in October of 2008 as the result of fatal wounds sustained during a skateboarding accident. Ian was a previous student at Hardy Oak Elementary, Barbara Bush Middle School and both Reagan and Johnson High Schools. The foundation was formed to advance the safety and welfare of San Antonio youth through education and scholarship awards. To date over $40,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Ian's Foundation also promotes helmet safety in the San Antonio and surrounding area and supports STRAPS (South Texas Regional and Paralympic Sports). STRAPS was inspired by Ian's Foundation as a way to allow anyone in San Antonio with physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the game of soccer. You can read more about the foundation at www.IansFoundation.org.

We will be offering our annual spring soccer clinic for the San Antonio youth as one of our major fundraisers for the Ian's Cup scholarship fund. The clinic will be held on Sunday, March 4th at the Mays YMCA from 2-4PM (with registration from 1:30-2:00) The cost of the clinic is $30 if pre-registered and $35 the day of the clinic. It will include a 2hr clinic as well as a 2018 Ian's Cup t-shirt. The deadline for t-shirt pre-orders and pre-registration for the soccer clinic to ensure a 2018 Ian's Cup t-shirt the day of the clinic is Sunday, February 18th but pre-registration for the clinic will remain open through Saturday, March 3rd at 6PM. Trainers will include local high school coaches, club trainers and high school soccer players from Johnson and Reagan, as they must volunteer at one of the foundation's community service events to be eligible for a scholarship. You can read more about the events at www.IansCup.org.