THE's Weekly eBlast

April 30, 2017

Principal Message

Parents,


This week, we were collecting March of Dimes donations. Mrs. Sensat, Counselor, came up with a creative way to encourage us to donate by making it a competition. Who will be dressing like a baby? Well, thanks to my sweet students, we raised a couple of hundred dollars for March of Dimes, and they filled my jar! It was a fun day being Baby Bailey.


We also had a great time with our first graders and their fantastic floats. Way to end the week! Happy Fiesta!


As we begin to wrap of the last 6 weeks of school, please take time to check out your child's library and cafeteria accounts to clear any balances.


Thank you for your support, and We hope that you had a wonderful weekend.


Thank you,

Tara Bailey

Principal

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Upcoming Events

May 1st -5th Staff appreciation

May 3rd- Eat for a Cause- Jet's Pizza, orange flyer at the bottom

May 4th- Softball with the Superintendent

MAY STAAR testing

May 12th- 4th Grade Battle of the Books, Qualifying Round for District Battle

May 18th- 5th Grade Battle of the Books, 8am-9am

May 19th- Enchanted Evening Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dance 6:30-9:30pm

May 22nd- 4th Grade DISTRICT Battle of the Books, Redland Elementary, 5pm-8pm

May 26th- 3rd Grade Battle of the Books, 8am-9am

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Pencilmania Follow Up

Tuscany Heights 3rd Graders Donate $426.80 to Charity!

Tuscany Heights third graders were business owners for one day, they all created a pencil business. The annual event is called “Pencilmania” and students bring in decorated pencils to sell to the second, fourth and fifth grade students. Third grade teachers had just completed teaching a unit in math on personal finance and a unit in social studies on economics. Students learned all about business such as advertising, expenses, profit, loss, supply and demand. They also learned about what to do with their money such as paying for supplies, spending it, having the option to save money or to be charitable and donate it.

This year, we gave students the option to donate a portion of their business money to a non-profit organization, the Bulverde Area Humane Society. A representative from the society, Mr. Tom, came and talked to the students about the work they do to care for injured animals and how they get dogs and cats adopted. We had an overwhelming response from our students, and they donated a total of $426.80 from the money made selling pencils to care for these animals.

We couldn’t be more proud of our students! First of all, they learned the concept of business ownership at a young age. Second of all, they learned how to be charitable to help a very worthy cause in our local area.

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Staff Appreciation

2017 THE Teacher Appreciation Week May 1st - 5th

The Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA is asking all of our students and families to help us show our AWESOME teachers and staff how much we appreciate them during the week of May 1st! Below are some fun ways that our students, no matter what grade, can participate in this fun week for our amazing teachers. Please feel free to participate in one or all of our planned activities, or come up with your own creative way to “appreciate” our teachers and staff.

Monday May 1- School Supply Restock/Book Fair Certificate

Let’s help our teachers replenish school supply items OR purchase a gift certificate for your teacher to use at the Book Fair! Check with your room rep to find out what items your teacher may need, or go to your teacher’s Faculty Favorites list. Please see attached sheet regarding Book Fair gift certificates.

Tuesday May 2 - Be a Poet

Write a name poem (e.g., Mrs. Hunt is Helpful Understanding Neat Tender-hearted) about your teacher using your very best handwriting and present it to him/her first thing Tuesday morning.

Wednesday May 3 - Specials Day

Bring in a special treat/snack, school supply item OR handmade card for your specials teachers!

Thursday May 4 - Tell A Joke

Let’s make our teachers smile! Think of your favorite school appropriate joke or riddle and tell it to your teacher on Thursday.

Friday May 5 - Dinner And A Movie

Let’s treat our teachers to dinner and a movie! Bring in gift cards (in any amount up to $25) for restaurants, movie theaters, or Red Box movie rentals, or you could send in a box of candy, bags of popcorn, popcorn seasonings, fun popcorn bowls, items to help with cooking a fun dinner, etc. Room Reps will be providing a bucket or bag for the students to place their items in when they get to school.

Thank you so much to all our wonderful Tuscany Heights families for participating in this fun week and helping to make our teachers and staff feel appreciated! If you’d like more information on any staff member’s “favorites” please go to www.tuscanyheightspta.org and click on the “Faculty Favorites” box on the right side under the Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA banner and you can take a look at all your teacher’s favorites! If you have any questions at all please email the Staff Appreciation Committee at kmschwing@yahoo.com.

The Spring Book Fair at Tuscany Heights will be held May 1st through May 5th and our teachers LOVE to buy new books for their classrooms. If you would like to buy a gift certificate for your teacher to spend at the Book Fair, just fill out the bottom portion of this form and bring it along with cash or a check (made out to Tuscany Heights Elementary) to the library on Monday May 1st.

Spring Book Fair Gift Certificate

Student Name:______________________________

Teacher Name:______________________________

Grade:__________________

Amount:_________________

(Please send cash in exact amount or check made out to Tuscany Heights Elementary)

Special note to teacher:_________________________

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PTA News

Save the date – Tuesday, May 2nd – 6:30 pm - Our next PTA general meeting including THE 1st Grade Performance!

2017 THE Teacher Appreciation Week May 1st-5th

The Tuscany Heights Elementary PTA is asking all of our students and families to help us show our AWESOME teachers and staff how much we appreciate them during the week of May 1st! Visit the T.H.E. PTA website at www.tuscanyheightspta.org for some fun ways that our students, no matter what grade, can participate in this fun week for our amazing teachers! Backpack flyers will be coming home soon. Also, be sure to check out the faculty “favorites” pages available at http://www.tuscanyheightspta.org/faculty-favorites.html

Shout Out Appreciation Wall: Parents and students are invited to come to the rotunda and add your shout outs to THE Appreciation Wall. Let’s fill the rotunda walls and windows with kind words to THE teachers and staff.

Eat For a Cause – Jet’s Pizza – Wednesday, May 3rd – 11am to 10pm

20079 Stone Oak Parkway www.jetspizza.com

Delivery or pick up pizza for the family or a crowd on your way to the ballpark, the soccer field, or swim team practice. Meet friends at the park! Eat Jet’s Pizza and earn money for our PTA! See flyer for more details!

Save the date- Friday, May 19th- 6:30pm-9:30pm - An Enchanted Evening, school dance. More details to come.

School Supplies for 2017-18: Save Time & Money by ordering your child's 2017-2018 school supplies through EPI. You can start ordering now through July 10, 2017. Supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom at our Meet the Teacher Nights in August.

Click on the link below and when prompted enter the code below for our school.

https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/

enter the TUS005

Want to get involved? With the election of our new PTA officers, we are filling PTA board chair positions for 2017-18. If you would like more information or have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities, please don’t hesitate to ask. Alana Harris, our incoming president, or I would be happy to visit with you.

Mandy Howland, PTA President

president@tuscanyheightspta.org

Warmer weather = Overflowing Lost and Found

Parents, as the weather warms up we find lots of sweaters and jackets around the school with no name on them – they end up in lost and found and it is OVERflowing! Help us out by checking closets and then sending your students on a mission to find what is lost and bring it home! ALL items will be donated to the NEISD Clothes Closet at the end of the semester.

5th grade students – 5th grade spirit is popping up all over campus. Don’t forget to show off your 5th grade spirit shirt on WILD Wednesday!

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

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Tejeda Middle School

Summer Recreation Camp 2017

When: June 5- June 30 (Monday-Friday) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. May be dropped off at 7:30 if needed/ pick up by 12:10 at latest – please)

Where: Tejeda Middle School (Drop off/ Pick up in the gym area)

Who: Boys and Girls entering 6th - 8th grades

What: Games of all sorts, individual and team sports, open gym time, a variety every day!

Why: Play with your friends and stay active. It is really fun!!!! Get out of the house!!!

Cost: $95.00 - cash or check made payable to Tejeda Middle School

FYI: Concessions available $1.00 each

If you have questions please contact Dana Dutson (ddutso@neisd.net 210-356-5600 ext 65654)

Name:_______________ Phone: _______________

Grade Level for 2017-18: _______

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