Middle School Magnet Presentations

This Friday afternoon (November 7, 1:00-2:00 pm) our 5th graders will hear about the opportunities at three magnet programs for middle school:  Fulmore, Kealing, and Ann Richards.  This time is for our students to hear about each of the schools and start thinking about what their options are for next year.  You are welcome to join us in the cafeteria to learn, too.   An evening session for parents will be scheduled in the near future, and I will share that information here when I get the time and location.

You can read about the magnet programs on their websites, too.

Fulmore Magnet Program (Emphasis:  International Law and Humanities)

Kealing Magnet (Emphasis:  Math, Science, and Liberal Arts)

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Wildman Woods Dedication

For those of you from the neighborhood that knew Mr. Gene Wildman Brandon, or worked in the Travis Heights Elementary classroom with Mr. Brandon (former drummer with Omar and the Howlers and our “Kindergarten Whisperer” teacher for many, many years), please join us for the dedication of Wildman Woods. We will celebrate and honor our beloved teacher, friend, and amazing musician.

When: October 3, 2014
Where: Travis Heights Elementary School – Wooded lot at the north end of the school.
Time: 7:40am

Fall Conferences

Mr. Carlson and I have already begun scheduling our parent-teacher-student conferences for the fall.  The sign up sheet is right inside Mr. Carlson’s room.  In 5th grade, we like to have the student attend with the parent when possible.  Please contact Mr. Carlson or me to schedule your conference if you can’t get by to sign up!

Camp Champions Announcement

Last night at Back-to-School night, we discussed the 5th grade tradition of spending three days and two nights at Camp Champions.  The children are already excited and asking lots of questions.  I wanted to share some resources with you that might help you and your child learn about and prepare for this fun event.

Student Packet for Camp Champions (English)

Student Packet for Camp Champions (Spanish)

Camp Champions Scholarship Application

The first installment ($50) for attending Camp Champions is due by October 1st.
Please bring your payments to Mrs. Turner in the office.

Upcoming Volunteer Training

Want to volunteer? Whether you want to go on field trips with your child’s class, read with students, tutor, or shelve books in the library, you’ll need to attend an AISD mandatory volunteer training. If you had this training last year, you get a year off. If you never had this training or had it two years ago, please save the date. Training is required every 2 years. Pick one date/time only.

Volunteer Training
Location: Cafeteria (Check in with office first)

9/23 (Tue) – 8-9am
9/24 (Wed) – 6-7pm
9/30 (Tue) – CHOOSE ONE: 8-9am & 6-7pm
10/16 (Thur) 6-7pm
11/20 (Thur) 5-6pm 

*These dates were not on the calendars sent home last Wednesday. They should be on the school�s website calendar now (or by the end of the week). Visit http://www.travisheightselementary.com for all future dates

Upcoming Meeting

Please come to our Back to School night here at Travis Heights.  Learn more about 5th grade expectations and our annual trip to Camp Champions.  Back to School night is Thursday,  September 11th.  We start off in the gym at 6 pm.  Hope to see you then!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school.  I look forward to getting to know my students and their families as we work together this year.  Please check back often for news and photos of what’s going on in 5th grade at Travis Heights Elementary!