September 8, 2013
This past week was a short yet fun-filled week between honoring our WatchDOGS at the first PTA Meeting, earning money at HEB, and celebrating all of our grandparents. It was a great week!
Thank you for your never ending support of our school. Between our staff, students, and parents, this is a GREAT place to work.
September 17th Picture Day
October 1st 6:30pm PTA Mtg/ 4th Grade Performance
Transforming the Future in NEISD
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 6:00p.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
Target RedCard Shoppers
Target sent us a check this week for $700, because some of our parents used “Tuscany Heights Elementary” as their school of choice when using their RedCard. This program supports school by donating 1% of your purchases to the campus. In fact, we noticed on their school leader board, one school earned as much as $12,000 (not in NEISD). If you are a Target shopper, please check into this opportunity for our students. We are constantly discussing how we can use our budget to benefit all students. We don’t let it go to waste!!! Thank you to those that have already been shopping there and sending the money our way!
Arrival and/or Dismissal:
Parents thank you for your feedback on procedures in the a.m. and p.m. We always appreciate hearing from you and do our best to accommodate everyone for the safety of our students. We now have the back parking lot opening at 7:25-7:40a.m. for car riders. Please be mindful that we have buses unloaded prior to 7:25 and I would like to keep Buses ONLY during this time for the safety of so many students unloaded. I appreciate you understanding.
It is not too late to complete your Welcome Back Form online and order your 2013-2014 new Tiger Spirit Shirt: Go to our PTA website, tuscanyheightspta.org, and complete your online Welcome Back registration. You can join T.H.E. PTA, give a Campin' for Cash donation, order a directory/tributes/shout outs, and purchase new 2013-2014 spirit shirts and other spirit items! All spirit orders will be delivered to your child's classroom by Thursday, Sept. 12. Click here to begin your Welcome Back Registration
Back to School Box Tops Contest and HEB Bonus Box Tops Promo now-9/17: 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. Contest information and collection sheets will be sent home in backpacks this week.
We need you! Volunteer at Tuscany Heights! Volunteer Orientation, Tuesday, Sept. 10th, 10 AM,: Join our VP of Volunteers, Donna Oyler, in the computer lab to learn how to access PTO Manager (our online volunteer program) and how to log your hours from home on V-volunteer. This interactive session will get you ready to volunteer on campus and home, plus answer any questions you may have about being a Tuscany volunteer! For more info, please contact Donna Oyler at email@example.com
Calling all Library Volunteers! Library Orientation, Wednesday, 9/11, 9 AM:
Come meet our new librarian, Mrs. Johnson, and learn about volunteering in the
library. You will have an opportunity to sign up for volunteer shifts as well.
For more information, please contact Kim House at firstname.lastname@example.org.