168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders
Message from Administration
Don't forget, NO SCHOOL TOMORROW. Our staff will be participating in a professional development day. We will look forward to greeting our students on Tuesday, October 9th. Mark your calendars for the next Early Release day on Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th, 12:55pm dismissal. The dates are listed in the Upcoming Events section. Please make arrangements for your children for these afternoons.
The 2018 Bike Rodeo was a big success. Whether riding in the rodeo, assisting with the rodeo events, or cheering on the rodeo participants, our students did a fabulous job making this event fun. Thank you to the staff for all of your help, motivation, and organization. Thank you to our VOLUNTEERS for making this possible! Checkout the pictures below!
Join us on Twitter and Tuscany Heights Elementary's Facebook page if you haven't already. We are posting classroom activities and sharing all the happenings here with our community. With the STEAM Initiative, you can see fun, interactive activities your kids are involved in throughout the day, week, and/or month. Links are at the top of the page. Thanks for joining us!
We also hope that you will give permission to have your child(ren) photographed. We have a new student leadership job called Tiger Paparazzi. These student leaders are 3rd-5th grade students that have been assigned to a classroom. There job is to take photos of the great things happening in your child's class so that we can share with our community. We want you to be involved whether on campus or off campus! Join our social media and see your child LEAD!
Checkout the information below to see upcoming events, flyers, and pictures from happenings this past week!
Student Holiday/Staff Development Day- Monday, October 8th- No School for Students
EARLY RELEASE- Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th @ 12:55pm
Fall Picture Retakes- Thursday, October 19th
PTA Winter Spirit Orders- October 26th
PTA Reflections Deadline- October 31st
Run for the Heights Boosterthon- November 6th- 16th
Bike Rodeo 2018
Calling all WatchDOGS! Paws for a minute and join us for breakfast on Friday 10/12 for an informative meeting about serving as a “Hero of the Hallway” at Tuscany Heights! Meet in the cafeteria from 7:15am to 7:40am to learn all about the program, how to schedule your WatchDOGS days on campus, and to enjoy breakfast with your Tiger! As a bonus, you can stop by the library and check out our Book Fair that starts Monday 10/15…WatchDOGS will be the first to shop our fall book fair! Purchases can be made with credit card.
Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award
An Honorary Texas Life Membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well-being of children and youth. If you know someone who has gone the “extra mile” for our children, then please consider nominating this individual for this very special award. Please complete a nomination form (link to form included in eblast) and return it to the Tuscany Heights PTA in a sealed envelope labeled “Life Membership, ” all nominations due 10/26.
5th Grade Musical Program…”The Grumps of Ring A Ding Town”
For any parents who would like to be creative and help out with our 5th grade musical program, Mrs. Rivera will hold a parent volunteer meeting on October 22nd at 8:30am in the PTA room (room 206) to talk about stage decorations, props and more! Please join us, the more the merrier!
PTA Reflections Art Contest
Keep an eye out for details on the PTA Reflections Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Students of all ages/grade levels can submit an original work of art inspired by “Heroes Around Me” in the category of visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography or film production. The deadline for entries is 10/23. Contest rules and guidelines, and entry forms will be coming home soon.
5th Grade Parents
Calling all 5th grade parents and families!! We need YOU to volunteer for our 5th Grade Activities Committee! We need your help with: 5th grade party decorations/entertainment, party food/drink, party volunteers, party student permission forms/packets, PTA gift for students, 5th grade class gift to school, graduation ceremony. If you would like to help but were unable to attend the committee meeting on 10/4 please email Beth DeStefano at Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Songster at email@example.com for more information.
Run For The Heights with Boosterthon – Nov 6-16
Save the date! Our schoolwide fundraiser with Boosterthon will take place in November this year! We are looking for sponsors, if you own a business or know someone who owns a business that may be interested in sponsoring our school please contact Christine Baratta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be on the lookout for more information as the date gets closer.
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 AND SPIRIT STORE section! Some quantities are limited, but we still have plenty of spirit shirts, shorts and ladies shirts 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
Lost and Found!
Be Proactive for the 2018-19 school year! Please label your child's belongings (lunch boxes, water bottles, sweaters and backpacks). That way if they happen to end up in the LOST and FOUND, we can return them to their owner.
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 Check the weekly eBlasts for information on community service activities offered at Tuscany Heights during the school year. Please contact Kelly Cardenas at email@example.com with any questions.
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
NEISD Magnet Night
Does your student want to be a mechanical engineer?
Does your student want to learn an industry trade?
Does your student want to work with animals?
Does your student want to be computer programmer?
Does your student want to be a teacher?
Does your student want to be a doctor?
Does your student want to explore aviation?
Make plans to attend the parent and student magnet information sessions!
When: Monday, October 15 & Wednesday, November 14
Where: Littleton Gymnasium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd, 78216
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
NEISD currently offers fourteen magnet choices in middle and high schools across the district.
- Engineering & Technologies Academy (ETA)
- Design & Technology Academy (DATA)
- Middle & High Schools
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy (STEM)
- Middle & High Schools
- International School of the Americas (ISA)
- Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT)
- Middle School only
- Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP)
- North East School of the Arts (NESA)
- MAC UP (Education Magnet)
- Construction Technology Academy @ Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
- Medical Professions Academy @ CTEC
- Transportation Technology Academy @ CTEC
- Hallmark University (Aviation Mechanics Program)
Plan to attend the magnet information sessions and visit with each magnet to learn about what they have to offer for your student. Students and teachers will be present from each of the magnets.