THE's Weekly eBlast

February 12, 2017

Principal Message

Parents,


We hope that you enjoy a 3 Day Weekend!

There is a student holiday on Monday, February 20th. All staff members will be participating in professional development opportunities.


We will see you Tuesday!


Thank you,

Tara Bailey

Principal

Specials Team

Our specials teachers use Smore to share the happenings in their class. Check out our classes here: https://www.smore.com/sp6t0 .

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart Information

Did you know that February is Heart Month? We have been working to make our hearts healthy at Tuscany! We have spent the entire month jump roping to learn jump rope skills and to help us stay healthy. We are kicking off our Jump Rope for Heart campaign to help the American Heart Association raise money. We have been sending home information this week and we already have several students who have gone online and registered and collected money. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us at school. An important note: our campus does NOT work towards the prizes on the back of your collection envelope. We ONLY work towards collecting the Zoo Crew animals with lanyards that are shown on the bottom of your collection packet. Thank you for all your help!

Yours in fitness,

Mrs. Burges & Ms. Kaufman

Upcoming Events

February 20th- Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development

February 21st- Stoneridge Chick-fila Eat for A Cause, Many staff members will be present to help make this event exciting (5:30-8:30)

February 28th- RFTH 28 Day Challenge

March 4th- Run for the Heights Event

PTA News

Eat for a Cause - Hey Tigers! We have a win-win opportunity this week with our Eat for the Cause night. Grab a yummy dinner at the Stoneridge Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday 2/21, from 5:30-8:30 pm and 10% of your order will go back to our school! If we purchase over $1000, they will donate 15%. Some of your favorite teachers may be there to greet you. Let’s synergize and makes this a successful night for our school!

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. More information to come…

Run For The Heights - Registration Contest Finals:

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 7th annual Run For The Heights. It’s not too late to sign up!!! Visit our website at runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org.

As of Feb 11th, Registrations Totals -

· 602 5K registrations towards our goal of 875

· We have 334 Fun Run registrations

Our top selling students were Lucy Lambert in Mrs. Hunt’s First Grade class with 14 registrations and tied for second place are: Anthony Watt, Rocco Watt, Ainsley Howland, and Asher Howland; all with 11 registrations each!

The following classes hit 30 or more total registrations and have earned a movie day complete with popcorn, participation in the Tusky Yard 50 Dash, and 10 minutes of extra recess:

SILVERS, ANDERSON, BRANCH, YOUNG, MORRIS, IMKEN, HUNT, FONTENOT, DRAKE, SCHMID, ANDERMATT, JACKSON, RAVENEY, FORSYTH, SCHONS, BORGESON, STILES, CHAPMAN, HERRERA, CERVENKA, SPICER, AND FERNANDEZ.

The following classes had 25 or more registrations and earned participation in the Tusky Yard 50 Dash and 10 minutes of extra recess:

LUNA, HESLES, RODRIGUEZ, RYAN, SWEENEY, VALDEZ, & PANTUSO.

The following classes earned 10 minutes of extra recess for having 20 or more registrations:

GUINTINI, LORING, SHELBY, FERGUSON, AND LEAL.

The class in each grade level with the most registrations earned a picnic lunch outside with a silly string celebration:


K –YOUNG

1 – HUNT

2 – SILVERS

3 – ANDERSON

4 – MORRIS

5 - HESLES


Finally, the top 2 classes earned a bounce house party during school. Congratulations to Mrs. Silvers’ class who had 53 registrations and Mrs. Anderson’s class who had 50 registrations.

So far we have 323 Tuscany students that have registered. The class contests are over but all T.H.E. students who register for either the 5K or Fun Run will still earn a FREE HW pass. So, register today if you have not done so already!!

28 Day Activity Challenge - Due February 28th

Don't forget to keep doing the 28 day Activity Challenge! Any THE student who is registered and completes 21/28 of the daily challenges will gain exclusive access to the VIP Tiger tent! All forms need to be turned in by February 28th.

PTA Elections - It's time to begin the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer positions for the 2017-2018 school year, and we need YOU! Descriptions of each position are detailed in the survey on tuscanyheightspta.org. Email the completed survey to Rachel Crites at rfcrites@gmail.com or return it to the front office in a sealed envelope labeled "PTA Officer Nomination" on or before Monday, March 20th.

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 http://www.signup.com/group/35885320036

Nurse's News

Nurses News for February 2017

As we move forward to spring through the flu and winter illness season, continue to practice good hygiene to protect you and your family from germs.

Most germs are spread from person to person through the air in sneezes, coughs, or even breaths. Germs can spread through contacting sweat, saliva, and blood. The person to person spread of germs commonly occurs by touching, sneezing, or coughing, . Germs can be found on everyday objects like door knobs, pencils, books and desktops, germs are everywhere!

Steering clear of the things that can spread germs is the best way to protect yourself. Practicing good hygiene like handwashing is an excellent way to reduce exposure! Remember, germs fear and stay clear with “soap and water” use!

Wash your hands before you eat, after using the restroom, when coughing, blowing your nose, playing outside, touching your pets, or visiting with others who are sick.

A good way to be sure that you have done a good job washing your hands is to sing the Happy Birthday song while scrubbing your hands. This length of time is known to kill and rinse away germs.

Also think “Elbow please when you cough or sneeze”. This means coughing into the bend of your elbow instead of your hand. This helps prevent germs from spreading through the air and keeps them off of your hands.

If someone you know has the flu or an illness, try to limit your exposure, do not drink or eat from their food servings. Also, eat good healthy food, brush your teeth after meals, get plenty of rest, exercise daily, visit your doctor and dentist regularly, and be sure to get your shots when needed.


On Another Note

With warmer temperatures, head lice can become more prevalent. Lice can be transmitted by direct contact with someone who has lice. Avoiding exposure is the best way to prevent getting lice. Avoid head to head contact, do not share combs, brushes, hats, caps, hair ribbons, coats, or towels.

In an effort to control any lice outbreaks at T.H.E.,

· Treat your student with appropriate topical medicine only if you see live lice. (Contact the school clinic, your doctor, or pharmacist for questions).

· Thoroughly comb the hair with a fine tooth comb after treating it to remove as many nits (eggs) as possible.

· Discuss with your student how head lice is spread and discourage them from sharing personal items with others.

Prompt and proper treatment of lice will help prevent the spread of, and exposure to, all who come to or attend T.H.E. Campus. Anyone can get head lice.

Thank you for your support! Please call the school clinic if you have any concerns or questions about your student’s health and wellness! (210-407-8221 or 210-407-8203).

Community Education Opportunities

KIDS’ Camp – February 20

It's Presidents Day and the kids are out of school! Drop them off with us and allow them to enjoy a one-day camp full of adventures to kick off the new year. View our Flyer!

Camp Location: Piper Bass Student Center, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road, 78205

Camp Hours: 7:30am-6:30pm

Camp Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Cost: $50.00 with a $5.00 non-refundable registration fee.

  • 15% sibling discount applicable prior to payment, please contact 210-407-0149

Online registration/payment is due February 15, 2017 in order to attend/secure a spot at camp.

First time campers must submit student permission form via email to mlozan23@neisd.net or via fax to 210-657-8612. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch. A morning/afternoon snack will be provided as well as a field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park. For all other information please contact Dolores Lozano at 210-407-0149.

Community Education Classes – Reagan Cluster

NEISD Community Education is coming to a school near you! Whether you are interested in painting or money management, we have a class for you. We have placed a variety of classes around the district so you can conveniently fit them into your schedule. Rather than driving across town, here are the classes offered at your nearest surrounding schools. Looking for something that isn’t offered in your area?

Visit https://communityed.neisd.net—our online catalog contains a full listing of our classes.

Tejeda Feist Chairs- Tejeda’s History Hill and Olive Orchard will benefit!

Are you interested in going to Fiesta? Tejeda is selling seats for both the Battle of Flowers Parade (Friday, April 28 at 12:45 PM) and Fiesta Flambeau (Saturday, April 29 at 6:30).

Our bank of seats are located at the intersection of Navarro and Commerce.

TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE! Below is a listing of the tickets that are still available for purchase.

Battle of Flowers Parade - Friday

2nd and 3rd Row

Fiesta Flambeau Parade – Saturday

3rd Row

Please email Randy Guzman at rguzma@neisd.net if you are interested in purchasing tickets for $12 each. PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR EMAIL: YOUR NAME,CONTACT INFORMATION, NAME OF PARADE & NUMBER OF TICKETS. At that time, I will secure seats for you. I will send you a confirmation email, including when your tickets will be available for pick-up in the main office. Once you receive your confirmation email, you will need to see Irene Cantu in the Tejeda Middle School main school office to pay for and pick up your tickets as soon as possible. We will accept ONLY CASH or MONEY ORDERS for tickets, NO checks or credit cards. Due to high demand for tickets, we will only be able to hold them for you for one day. After that, we will release them to be sold to others.

The tickets will also be listed on the Fiesta web page, for sale to the public. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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