September 15, 2013
It has been a great week! Thank you for sharing your children with us. Also, thank you for donating to our Campin’ for Cash Greenback Fund. I look forward to camping on the roof if it means funds for our students! If you haven’t and would like to do so, please see the PTA section below.
Also, a big event coming up this week is a meeting with Dr. Gottardy regarding Transformation in NEISD. We are working hard to embrace the classroom shift of incorporating technology to making it the norm for our classrooms, asking ourselves as educators how we can use it for each lesson! Please join us at one of his meetings to hear about the transformation process. Most of our T.H.E.
staff plans to attend the Sept. 19th. We’d love for you to come out and join us! We will be sporting our Orange PTA Spirit Shirts so that we stand out. RSVPs are expected as there will be refreshments.
Thank you for supporting our staff, school, and district!
September 17th Picture Day
Parents, If you pay for pictures online with a credit card, you will be issued a picture code. Please send this code with your child(ren) in an envelope the day of the pictures. It is required for pictures!
October 1st 6:30pm PTA Mtg/ 4th Grade Performance
Transforming the Future in NEISD (Flyer Attached)
Dr. Gottardy has reached out to the community in an effort to start a transformation across the district for our classrooms. He sent out letters to parents and community members, but he is also hosting several community meetings to explain his initiative. Please join Tuscany Heights’ staff in taking steps toward embracing this transformation. The majority of our campus plans to attend his 6:00pm September 19th Johnson High School Meeting. Join us if you can! If not, the following are several opportunities to join the transformation discussion. He values your input.
Monday 9/16 6:00 p.m. at Roosevelt High School
Tuesday 9/17 11:30 at Piper Bass (following the PTA Council meeting)
Wednesday 9/18 - 11:30 at Madison High School AMP Facility
Wednesday 9/18 - 6:00 p.m. at Churchill High School
Thursday 9/19 - 11:30 at Community Learning Center
Thursday 9/19 - 6:00 p.m. at Johnson High School
Campin' for Cash 4th Annual Greenback Fundraiser, now-Sept. 26th!: Support Tuscany and PTA and donate to our annual greenback fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our fun and educational PTA programs like Field Day, Red Ribbon Week, Field Trips, T.H.E. PTA Presents…, Bike Rodeo, and many, many more. Thank you to all you have already donated and helped us reach $6,000! If we raise $10,000 for Tuscany, our principals and Tusky will camp out on the roof of our school! For our Tigers to earn a pajama day at school, we need to raise $7, 500! Help support our great programs by donating any amount online at tuscanyheightspta.org or send cash or check (made out to THE PTA) to the school. We will not be doing any other major fundraisers this fall (like catalog/food sales, Apex Fun Run, etc.) So, let's start our year off by reaching new heights and sending our principals camping! Look for a flyer and payment envelope to be sent home in backpacks on Monday!
Back to School Box Tops Contest and HEB Bonus Box Tops Promo now-9/17th: This is an easy way to earn money for our school! For every 15 Box Tops for Education products purchased at HEB from September 4th - 17th, you will receive 100 Bonus Box Tops. That is $10 extra dollars! If you purchase 10 Box Tops for Education products, you will receive 60 Bonus Box Tops. That's an extra $6! Be shopping for products that have Box Tops for Education during this time to get your Bonus Box Tops printed right at the register. Turn in your Box Tops collection sheet(s) to your teacher by Wednesday, September 25th. The class from each grade level with the most Box Tops wins a kickball contest with Mrs. Bailey and Mr. Rafajko! Every student who turns in 100 Box Tops gets a spirit stick! Click here for Box Tops Collection Sheet
T.H.E. PTA Presents…Drum Café, Friday, September 20th: Drum Café is returning to Tuscany! Get ready for an exciting and interactive show where every child gets his or her drum to play. Students will be encouraged to develop their social interaction and leadership skills through drumming. Wear your Tiger spirit shirt, and let's show everyone what great leaders we have at Tuscany!