Tuscany Times

168th Lighthouse School in the Nation, Building Leaders

Our Mission Statement

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


Message from Administration


We had a FANTASTIC Eat for a Cause this past Tuesday. Thanks to our staff, students, and families, we will be getting a check for our school in the amount of $1,531.19. We are so grateful. Thank you for supporting our school. We will announce on Monday our classroom winner for the nugget party. The teacher had 100% participation. Thank you PTA, Mrs. Sica, for making this possible again this year. Chick-fil-a had a total of $7,655.95 with 410 Spirit Night transactions from Tuscany. WOW! We hope to see you all at our next Eat for a Cause. More info to come!

Mark your calendars for the first Early Release day on Friday, October 5th, 12:55pm dismissal. The dates are listed in the Upcoming Events section for all of the October Early Release dates.

Our students will do the annual Bike Rodeo on Early Release Day, Friday, October 5th. Feel free to come up in the evenings and practice on the lines. We have the bike drop-off times listed below in "Upcoming Events".

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!

Checkout the information below to see upcoming events, flyers, and pictures from happenings this past week!

Proud Principal,

Tara Bailey

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STEAM: What type of soil would be best to use for beautifying our school?

Our 4th graders are kicking off their first Project Based Learning, STEAM Unit, this week! We can't wait to see where this problem takes them and all the learning that will happen along the way. Follow us on Twitter @_THETigers to see more pictures.
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Upcoming Events

Box Tops Contest- September 24th- October 5th

Bike Drop-off- Thursday, October 4th @ 4-6pm and Friday, October 5th @ 7:00-7:45am- Gym#1 Coach Kaufman

Bike Rodeo -Friday, October 5th, from 7:45 until 11:30am

EARLY RELEASE- Friday, October 5th @ 12:55pm

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

Kindergarten Veterinarians

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Eat For A Cause at Chick-fil-A

Thank you to all of our friends, families and amazing staff for coming out to the Stoneridge Chick-fil-A on Tuesday night for our Eat for a Cause! It was a record breaking night as we raised $1,531.19 for our school! Thank you for your support!

Box Tops Contest – 10/5

Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops, our contest will be coming to a close on Friday 10/5 and this will be the last day that we will accept Box Tops for our fall contest. Our PTA will be hard at work counting and calculating and we will announce our top two student collectors and also our class winners as soon as we can!

PTA Membership Lunch & Learn Meeting – Tuesday 10/2

Come and join us in the library on Tuesday 10/2 at 11:30 for a special PTA Lunch & Learn meeting. All RSVP’s for lunch provided by BJ’s Restaurant were due on Friday 9/28. Mr. Shelby will be speaking on the topic of parent involvement.

T.H.E. presents.....Bike Rodeo!

Our Bike Rodeo will be this Friday, October 5th, from 7:45 until 11:30am. We will start with 5th grade, then Kindergarten through 4th grade. Bike drop-off will be Thursday, 10/4 from 4-6 pm and Friday, 10/5 from 7-7:45 in Gym #1. Parents and families can come to be a spectator or a volunteer for this fun event, all are welcome!

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! Our first meeting will be held in the PTA room, room 206, in the 5th grade hallway, on Thursday 10/4 at 1:00. 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 cannot attend the meeting please email Beth DeStefano at Beth.destefano@gmail.com or Angie Songster at thesongster5@gmail.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 runfortheheights@tuscanyheightspta.org. Be on the lookout for more information as the date gets closer.


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 communityservice@tuscanyheightspta.org with any questions.

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org

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Community Helpers- Fire Department talks with Kindergarten

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Hello Fifth Grade Parents

Just wanted to let you all know that it’s not too late to have your student embark on the journey of learning a musical instrument, specifically the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. This is a FREE service that NEISD provides for our fifth graders and students who participate in fifth grade strings have a much more smooth transition to middle school. If you would like to find out more information on how to enroll for the fifth grade strings program, please email and I will answer any and all questions.

Thank you!

Erik Cavazos

Orchestra Director

Tejeda Middle School


Tuscany Heights Elementary Workroom

If you would like to help support our staff in the workroom, Mrs. Williams has created a sign-up. She can also be reached out this email, rebeccawilliams1208@yahoo.com . We would love to have you! Thank you!