Tuscany Heights

Celebrating 10 Years of Tiger Traditions

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

Parents,


We enjoyed kicking off the KINDNESS Campaign this week! Don't forget to check-in with your child this week as we continue spreading kindness in many ways. Thank you for helping us brighten the day for many.


Students will have a daily kindness challenge announced. The random acts of kindness topics below will be highlighted each day on morning announcements and in their classroom Morning Meetings!


10/15 Invite someone new to play at recess or at home

10/16 Let someone go ahead of you in line

10/17 Compliment a friend

10/18 Clean up your area without being asked

10/21 Hold the door open for someone

10/22 Donate outgrown clothes to someone in need

10/23 Be a good listener in class, at home and with a friend

10/24 Smile at someone new

10/25 Help your parents with a chore

10/28 Read a book to someone

10/29 Tell someone why they are special to you

10/30 Pick one toy that you don’t play with anymore and donate to someone

10/31 Tell someone thank you for a kindness they have shown this month!


Be a Bestie, Not a Bully!

Choose Kindness!


Fiesta Medal Art Contest...we are having a contest with the students. The teachers will take time between October 16-18th to provide instructions and some thoughts about what students might like to design. The entry forms will go home and students can work on it at home. All forms are due October 21st and judging will take place on October 22nd. We will have prizes for the top art submissions and the overall winner will have their medal come to live in honor of the 10th Anniversary for THE. We also have King Rey Feo LXXII joining us this spring! What a fun honor!!!


We have parent conferences coming up soon. Please take the time to schedule one with your child's teacher. We want to brag on all of our boys and girls, and also share their goals we are looking forward to helping them master. See you soon!


Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

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Tuscany Happenings

Every Tuesday in October- Raising Highly Capable Kids @7:45-9:45am


UPDATED- We have more time! Box Tops until October 21st - Try the Box Tops for Education App *Form for cutout Box Tops is located on the tuscanyheightspta.org website.


Monday, October 14th- Professional Development for Staff/ No School for Students

Mrs. Leon returns!

BENCHMARK Days: CLOSED CAMPUS for visitors until lunches at 10:30am

* This provides a quiet and secure testing environment for our students. The office area will be open and we will have a few library volunteers in the library setting up book fair; however, the remainder of the building is closed to visitors until 10:30am.

Wednesday, October 16th- 4th Grade Writing Benchmark

Thursday, October 17th- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Math Benchmark

Friday, October 18th- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Reading Benchmark

Friday, October 18th- Reflections Entries Due (See flyer below)

Thursday, October 17th - Friday, October 25th - Scholastic Book Fair *(Thursday -17th & Friday 18th Student Preview Days)

Monday, Ocotber 21st - Fiesta Medal Art Contest- Submissions Due

Tuesday, October 22nd- WatchDogs Kickoff Party- Pizza Served 6-7pm (Late night for Book Fair too)

Wednesday, October 23rd- Hyper Accelerated Math Benchmark

Early Release/Dismissal @12:55pm AGAIN ON October 23rd and 24th

Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th- Early Release/Dismissal @12:55pm- We will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences. *We do not hold students for early conferences in the office. Our staff are on duty during dismissal. If you have one of the first conferences, your child will need to sit with the car rider students. At the end of dismissal, approximately 1:20pm, the students will be brought to the office/foyer area to meet you.

Friday, October 25th- End of Grading Period Award Assembly

RED RIBBON WEEK- October 28th- November 1st

Tuesday, November 19th- 5th Grade Science Benchmark

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Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

Remember to label jackets, lunchboxes and water bottles, especially jackets and sweaters as the weather gets cooler and our lost and found gets fuller!!


BOXTOP TIME!!!

It’s BoxTop redemption time! Please turn in all your clipped boxtops to your teacher or the front office by Monday Oct 21! And KEEP SCANNING! If we can raise $800 in Boxtops (both online and clipped) by Oct. 21, Mrs. Bailey will come to school in a surprise costume!



REFLECTIONS CONTEST

We are excited to announce the theme for this year’s Reflections Art Contest is "Look Within." You can pick up a flyer and entry form at the main office. All entries must be turned in to the main office by Friday October 18th.


FIESTA MEDAL ART CONTEST

We have been selected as one of the school to receive a visit from El Rey Feo this Spring! In celebration of his visit and our 10 year anniversary as a school, we will be designing an anniversary themed Fiesta Medal. The Medal will feature art by one of our students selected through a school wide art contest. Watch for entry forms and flyers next week! Entries due Oct. 21!


BOOSTERTHON SPONSORS WANTED!

If you own a business and would like to be a sponsor of our 2019 Boosterthon Fun Run, please contact Kristin Cumbie at 405-203-6779 or kcumbie@gmail.com. It is great advertising for your business!


PAPA’S PIZZA PARTY WATCH DOGS KICK OFF EVENT

Calling all dads and dad figures to come on out to our WatchDOGS Pizza Party Kick off on Oct. 22 from 6-7 pm. This coincides with the Library Book fair so come enjoy Pizza, learn about the WatchDog Program and explore the book fair with your kids!


NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR PTA LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Watch for flyers coming home to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond for our children as an Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award! Entries are due Oct. 28.


5TH GRADE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Rounding up all those 5th grade parents interested in serving on the 5th grade activities committees for this year. For more information please email Tina Guerrero at theguerros602@aol.com or Mandy Howland at mandyhowland97@gmail.com and let us know which committee you would like to serve on and if you are interested in being a committee chairperson.


The committees are:

1. Party Decorations & Entertainment

2. Party Food & Drink

3. Party Volunteers & Staff

4. Party Student Permission Packets

5. Student's Gift

6. Gift to School

7. Graduation Ceremony


Tina Guerrero and Mandy Howland

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UPCOMING PTA EVENTS

10/18 Reflections entries due to main office.

10/25 1st 9 Weeks Awards Assembly THE PTA Presents Red Ribbon Week

10/28-11/1 Red Ribbon Week

11/6 Boosterthon kick off

Please Support Your Child Through PTA on our website Tuscany HeightsPTA.org. There you can:

  • Join T.H.E. PTA- Membership is $5.50. Let your voice be heard. No volunteering time is required.

  • Spirit Store is Open - Buy this year’s spirit wear for your child to wear on Friday Spirit days while supplies last!

  • Greenbacks - We encourage every family to make a Greenback Donation - every dollar counts! This is our only fundraiser where 100% of the money goes straight to programs for the kids like field trips and educational assemblies.

  • Box Tops - Download the new app, Box Tops for Education! Buy Box Top items! Take a photo of your receipt in the app! For products with the old style boxtops to cut out -- collect them and turn them in to the front office or to your child's teacher by Oct. 21. If we can collect $800 worth of box tops (combining the clip typed and scanned) by then, Mrs. Bailey will come to school in a SURPRISE Costume! Keep Scanning and start clipping!

  • Shop at Amazon using our custom link- http:/tinyurl.com/Amazon-THE-PTA

  • Volunteer Opportunities- CLICK HERE To sign up to receive notices of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Opportunities can be to help from home or at school with single events or recurring needs. You choose if you have time to volunteer for each as your time allows.

⭐ Watch DOGS ⭐ Serve on PTA Board ⭐ Serve on a Sub Committee under a Board member ⭐ Workroom ⭐ Lunchroom ⭐ Library

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