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


Our students and staff worked hard this week to complete some of our state testing. All other students worked just as hard in their classrooms continuing on with the curriculum. There is still several more weeks of curriculum coming for our boys and girls. We look forward to pushing forward with the school year and seeing more and more students reach their goals. We also loved seeing pictures from the 1st and 2nd grade field trips this past week!

We have NO SCHOOL scheduled for Friday, April 19th for Good Friday and Friday, April 26th for Battle of the Flowers. Therefore, we have two 4-day weeks coming up. Within these two weeks, we have lots of activities scheduled: Volunteer Celebration, 5th Grade Field Trip to Witte, 5th Grade Tweenz Presentation on Social Media, Pencilmania, First Grade Fiesta Float, and more. See the Tuscany Heights Happenings below for more information.

Thank you for all of the March of Dimes donations. We set a $700 goal, and we are so close to achieving it. We shared the "why" behind March of Dimes on morning announcements this week. We love that our student leaders and communities are giving to such a great cause. Thank you!

We continue to register students for next school year! Reach out to our office to schedule a tour and schedule an appointment for registration. All incoming PreK and Kinder students will be gifted with a special t-shirt and a yard sign when they register!

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

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Military Child Month

Tuscany Happenings

MONDAY, April 15th-MONDAY, April 29th- HEB Plastic Bag Collection for Earth Day (Flyer below)

MONDAY, April 15th -PVSA Hours Logged DEADLINE

MONDAY, April 15th- PTA Presents... Mad Science to K-5, 3rd Grade Guest Speakers, Mr. Robert Casteneda, Developer of the Mini Shopping Cart and Mr. Jason Ellis, EF Marketing Group.

WEDNESDAY, April 17th @9:30- We will celebrate our Volunteers! Our Volunteers our ON POINT!

THURSDAY, April 18th- NetSmartz- Tweens- Presentation- 5th Grade Only- 8am- Prior to field trip

THURSDAY, April 18th- 5th grade Field Trip to the Witte Museum, 4th Grade Maturation for Boys 2pm

FRIDAY, April 19th- NO SCHOOL- Good Friday

TUESDAY, April 23rd - Chick-fil-a Eat for a Cause

WEDNESDAY, April 24th- 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Bowl @ 8:15am

THURSDAY, April 25th- 3rd Grade Pencilmania and 1st Grade Fiesta Float Parade

FRIDAY, April 26th - NO SCHOOL - Battle of the Flowers Holiday

TUESDAY, April 30th- National Animal Therapy Day, Treats & Sweets in the Rotunda (more information below)

FRIDAY, May 3rd- 5th Grade Maturation for Girls, 2pm


*Mon- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Tues- 8:00am-7:30pm

*Wed- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Thurs- 8:00am-4:00pm

*Fri- 8:00am-12pm

TUESDAY, May 7th- PTA Mtg @ 6:30pm followed by the Barnyard MOO-sical by 2nd grade Performance

FRIDAY, May 17th- 5th Grade Maturation for Boys, 2pm

MONDAY, May 13th - 3rd & 4th Math STAAR, 5th Math STAAR Retesters (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

TUESDAY, May 14th- 3rd & 4th Reading STAAR, 5th Reading STAAR Retesters (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

WEDNESDAY, May 15th - 5th Science STAAR (Closed Campus to visitors & volunteers)

FRIDAY, May 17th @ 7:15am Alumni Walk and Breakfast

TUESDAY, May 21st- 4th Grade Battle of the Books @ 8:15am, Jet's Pizza Eat for a Cause, PVSA Awards Ceremony @ 7:15am

FRIDAY, May 31st- FIELD DAY & End of the Year Party Day

TUESDAY, June 4th- 3rd Grade Battle of the Books @ 8:15am

WEDNESDAY, June 5th- Bill Perryman's 4th & 5th Grade Presentation between 8-11am

THURSDAY, June 6th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for students, 5th Grade Celebration Ceremony

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National Therapy Animal Day

In honor of National Therapy Animal Day, we are joining thousands of bakers from all over the country who are breaking out their mixing bowls and whipping up some treats for our animal friends. Treats & Sweets Day is the yummiest fundraising event of the year! I’m taking my knack for baking and putting it to good use to support Pet Partners, and I need your help!

Come by our Treats & Sweets sale to grab some tasty homemade items, make a donation, or make an online gift to our Treats & Sweets efforts. Thank you for making the world a whole lot sweeter!

We are looking for student bakers to make homemade dog or cat treats, speakers to advertise our event on the announcements, and volunteers for our table in the rotunda.

We will be passing out bags of treats for a donation on Tuesday, 4/30 before school in the rotunda.

See Mrs. Holeman if you are interested in helping out this year!

Reaching New Heights, Tuscany Heights PTA

Last Day to Enter PVSA Hours 4/15/19

The last day to enter hours on the PVSA website is 4/15/19! Please be sure you are entering hours on the correct account. If there is no age group listed for your student, his/her profile needs to be updated with date of birth. The name as it appears in the student’s profile is how the award will be printed. Please verify that hours, name spelling and punctuation, and date of birth are all correct. Please contact Kelly Cardenas, PVSA/Community Service Committee Chair, if you have difficulties registering your student for a new account or with any questions at 210-409-2275 or communityservice@tuscanyheightsPTA.org.

For the 2018-19 school year, if your student attended all duties/practices/ meetings/events he/she could earn up to:

Safety Patrols - 73 hours

Broadcasting - 50 hours

Choir – 56 hours

Tiger PALS – 7 hours

Library Lifesavers – 6 hours

Geek Squad – 6 hours

Planet Heroes – 6 hours

If your student participates in a group that is not listed here, please contact that group leader/sponsor and inquire about the amount of hours that could have been earned during this school year.

Eat for a Cause at Chick-fil-A April 23rd

Join us for dinner at the Stone Ridge Chick-fil-A on 4/23 and help us raise some money for our campus! More details coming soon.

Open Executive Board Positions

We are still in the process of filling the Tuscany Heights PTA Officer and Committee Chair positions for the 2019-2020 school year, and we need YOU! A list of brief descriptions of each available officer and committee chair position are listed on a document attached to this eblast, or you can contact president@tuscanyheightspta.org for more information. If you enjoy school wide events like Field Day, Bike Rodeo, Family Dances, Run for the Heights with Boosterthon, and also want your students to enjoy field trips, assemblies and STEAM presentations throughout the year, then please consider stepping up and joining our amazing THE PTA.

Alumni Scholarship 2019

If you know of a high school student who is graduating this spring and attended THE for one or more years, please let him/her know about our THE Alumni Scholarship! This link will take you to the application page:


We look forward to celebrating this year’s THE “Alumni” at our Alumni Walk and Breakfast on Friday May 17th.

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.

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!

Save the Date!

Important Dates to mark on your calendars:

5/6 – 5/10 – Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday 5/7 6:30pm – PTA Membership Meeting/2nd Grade Musical Performance

Friday 5/17 7:15am – Alumni Walk and Breakfast

Tuesday 5/21 7:15am – PVSA Awards Ceremony

Friday 5/31 - Field Day

Thursday 6/6 – 5th Grade Ceremony and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link

THE PTA Alumni Scholarship Application

The purpose of this scholarship is to offer financial assistance to two senior Tuscany Heights Elementary alumni students graduating high school. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on service and volunteerism in our community and school.

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Annual Jag Jam

The Jaguar Pride Association, the athletic booster club for Johnson High School, will be hosting the Annual Jag Jam on Sunday, May 5th from 2 pm-6 pm.

As you are sending out your weekly newsletter, please include a save-the-date for Jag Jam.

We are very excited that Jag Jam will be back at Johnson this year and hope to have a great turnout from the Jag community!

We will be sending out more information soon, but some things that we are planning include a kick ball tournament, 3 v 3 soccer tournaments, food trucks Kona Ice and Human Foosball!

Thanks for your time and support!

It's a great day to be a Jag!

Alex Diharce