THE's Weekly eBlast

October 2, 2016

Principal Message


I hope that you had a wonderful weekend with your family! We look forward to greeting our student leaders tomorrow for a great week! Don't forget Friday, Oct. 7th will be an Early Release day, 12:40pm.

As we move into the fall, we have many upcoming activities. We have our first award assembly this month to recognize our students and their hard work pushing toward their goals. We look forward to sharing this celebration with our boys and girls.

We will have Red Ribbon Week Dress and Activities as well as Bike Rodeo. Let's have some fun while teaching our students safety, how to say no, and strong leadership skills.

We will also host our 2nd annual round of Learning Labs. Our labs occurred for the first time last year in place of school clubs for students. These are rotations during the instructional day to support various trades, careers, sports, hobbies, etc. We like for parents and community members to sign up to share their expertise in a specific area. These are great opportunities for students to learn! See the flyer below and let your child's teacher(s) know if you can help us on this day. Last year, we had Dr. Gottardy and Congressman Will Hurd here as well as adults teaching cooking, sign language, martial arts, and so much more. We look forward to having you here on campus with us!!

Here's to a great FALL!

Thank you,

Tara Bailey

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Upcoming Events

October 3rd- Box Tops Contest- FINAL DAY

October 4th- PTA Lunch & Learn 11:15-12:45

October 5th- National Walk to School Day, See below for details

October 6th- WatchDOGS Breakfast 7:15am-7:40am

October 7th- Early Dismissal, 12:40 pm, 1/2 Day Professional Development for Staff

October 10th- Columbus Day, No School for Students, Professional Development for Staff

October 13th- Fall Pictures Retake

October 14st- End of 1st Nine Weeks; Reflections Due

October 21st- End of the 1st Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

October 24th- 28th- Red Ribbon Week

October 28th- Bike Rodeo

October 31st- November 4th- Book Fair

November 1st and 2nd- Early Dismissal, 12:40pm, Teacher-Parent Conferences

November 4th- Field Day

November 7th- 18th- Order Winter Spirit Items

November 11th- Veteran's Day Celebration

December 9th- Learning Labs

Community Events

National Walk to School Day, October 5th

Tuscany Heights Elementary will be celebrating National Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th. We would like to encourage students to walk or bike to/from school (or to/from your bus stop) on this day. Our school is joining NEISD and schools from across the nation in Walk/Bike to School Day because it’s healthy, better for the environment, and fun! Since safety is a priority for our school and NEISD, please remember the following:

  • - Find the safest route to school (e.g. sidewalks or paths that are separated from traffic
  • - Minimize the number of street crossings and always cross at an intersection or where there is a pedestrian walkway.
  • - If you are riding a bike, always wear a helmet and obey all traffic signs and signals.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact administration. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Support Johnson Orchestra

The orchestra will be having another fundraiser at BJ’s on Monday, October 3rd. Please help support the orchestra by going anytime October 3rd at BJ’s and bring the attached flier to the restaurant. 20% of the proceeds will go toward our program to pay for various costs accrued throughout the year that directly benefit our orchestra students. We will also receive 20% with any “to go” meals. See flyer at the end of the Smore message.

Join Girl Scouts!

Find out more and get registered for Girl Scouts at our Fall Field Day! Come enjoy family activities & games at Bullis County Park Saturday, October 8, anytime between 10:00am – 2:00pm. Wear athletic shoes, and be ready to have lots of fun! Girl Scouts is a premier leadership organization where girls can learn skills that build courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. Can’t make the event? Visit us at for information and to register.

PTA News

Save the Date- Bike Rodeo is October 28th!

Eat for A Cause-Thank you for all the family and staff that made our night at Chick-Fil-A a success! It was great to see all the smiling face! There were 137 transactions and Chick-Fil-A gave back $384 to THE. It was definitely a win-win for our community!

Box Tops Contest – Class Contest Ends Tomorrow!

To be counted toward your class totals, all box tops need to be turned in Monday, Oct. 3rd. The class from each grade level that brings in the MOST Box Tops will get to have some laser tag fun courtesy of San Antonio Laser Tag.

PTA Meeting- Come join us for a very special PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 4th from 11:15am-12:45pm in the Tuscany Heights Library as we do Lunch-N-Learn! We will be having Neil Shelby (our very own Mrs. Shelby’s husband) come speak with us on maximizing parent – teacher conferences to better support your child. If you have not filled out the flyer that home last week but you would still like to participate or if you have questions, contact Susan Getter at

Calling all Watch D.O.G.S!

Paws for a minute and join us for “Breakfast with Dads”, an informative meeting about serving as a Hero of the Hallway at Tuscany Heights! We'll meet in the library on 10/6 from 7:15-7:40AM. Come learn about the program and learn how to schedule your dates to be a Watch DOG on campus! Order forms will be sent home and may picked up in the school office. Deadline for t-shirt orders is October 28th with checks made payable to Tuscany Heights Elementary. You can drop your form at the breakfast event 10/6 on campus (or send with your child to turn in to the front office).

We will be taking photos to share on social media so be ready to smile!

Reflections- What’s your story? Calling creative kids! Submit an original work of art in the PTA Reflections art contest. This year's theme is, What Is Your Story? Categories include: visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, and film production. Entries and entry forms are due Friday, October 14, in the Reflections box in the school library. All participants will receive a spirit stick, and winners will move on to the NEISD Council for judging. See the rules on THE's PTA website for submission guidelines.

Greenbacks - Tigers are earning their stripes one habit at a time while PTA is funding our programs one Greenback at a time. Please give on THE PTA Website or in the envelope sent home with your child.

T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS STILL OPEN! –You can still go online and order your THE Spirit Gear, donate to Greenbacks, and join PTA! Go to and click on the WELCOME BACK section! Some quantities are limited so order today!

Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!

THE PTA Website

Run for the Heights Website

Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link