Don’t forget no school on Monday, Feb. 16th. This will be a professional development and work day for NEISD Staff. We will be using our time to review student data and plan for upcoming instruction!
Please look closely to the calendar, because we have added benchmark testing dates in red. WE will keep the campus closed until about 10:40a.m.,when the first lunches start. If we have WatchDOGS signed up to volunteer, they will be allowed to work in other grade levels until after testing. We do not “close” the campus in an attempt to cause inconvenience, but in order to give our students a quiet environment in which to test.
This coming week, our students will be using a keypad when they come through the cafeteria line. They will be required to enter their lunch codes. This will slow our lines down somewhat and we appreciate your patience. Ask your child if they know their lunch code. If they do not have it memorized, now would be a great time to start practicing. THE Cafeteria Ladies plan to work alongside of our students until this is an efficient and effective process. In keeping the cafeteria update, I would like to share that we have started talking more about recycling and our recyclable bags went from 2-3 bags a day to 14-16 bags a day. Thank you to our students for being conscious about the world in which we live. I am very proud of them!
On a safety note, thank you for working hard to keep our students and staff safe. A few reminders:
- Cross with your children at the cross walk when dropping off to ensure they are safely across traffic; Our crossing guards have their eyes on moving vehicles.
- Handicap spaces are reserved for handicapped visitors, students, or staff; If you have a handicap tag, please ensure it is visible. When a visitor or a child that is handicapped doesn’t have a close space to park, it can be difficult for them and their families. I appreciate your understanding.
- Campuses are Tobacco and Weapon Free- Smoking on campus is not acceptable. There is a sign upon entering all NEISD Schools. Thank you for using safe practices while around our children!
Feb. 16th: President’s Day: No School for Students/ Staff Development for Staff
Feb. 19th: 5th Grade Science Benchmark
As with most benchmarks, we will keep the campus closed to visitors until 10:40 a.m., when lunches start. *WatchDOGS will be allowed in other grade levels until testing is complete.
Feb. 22nd: Community Service Clean-Up at Tuscany Heights (SEE PTA Section for more info)
Raising Canes - An "Eat for a Cause" created for our DI Team (Destination Imagination Team, DI1.7, One Team Seven Players) They have been reaching out to the community and have asked for support to fund a few upcoming projects. Thank you Raising Canes! See Flyer Attached
Let's all have dinner at Raising Canes after our community clean-up!
Feb. 24th, 25th, & 26th: Early Dismissal Days/ Student Led Conferences
Feb. 25th and 26th: 2nd Grade Reading and Writing Benchmarks; 3rd Grade Writing Benchmarks- As with most benchmarks, we will keep the campus closed to visitors until 10:40 a.m., when lunches start. *WatchDOGS will be allowed in other grade levels until testing is complete.
Feb. 28th: Run for the Heights Fundraiser 5K/Fun Run
March 9th- 13th: Spring Break/ No School
March 19th: Heroes for Health (More info coming, City side wellness event)
April 7th: Kinder Round-Up (More info coming); Let your friends and neighbors know if they will have a Kindergartener starting next year. We will host an informative meeting in April.
Tuscany Heights's ONE major fundraiser of the year, Run for the Heights (RFTH), is just around the corner on Saturday, 2/28. While we hope our Tuscany Heights families will come out to walk or run, we also need many volunteers before, during and after the race to ensure its success. We have set up a Run for the Heights Volunteer Spot group page with all of the opportunities. Come join us as we reach new heights for THE!
Run For The Heights!!!
Run For The Heights Race Registration is OPEN!!
Run For The Heights is just 2 weeks away! Race registration is still open!! Do you want see our principals run the Fun Run dressed as a Super Hero? Would you like to get prepared for the 5K? You can do both by completing the 28 day Activity Challenge. If we have at least 350 T.H.E. students complete the daily activity log AND register for the Fun Run for 5K, then our principals will run the Fun Run dressed as Super Heroes!!! Let's synergize and reach our goal!! Be tracking your daily fitness activity log and turn them into the front office the week of Feb 23rd.
Are you not able to make it to Run For The Heights? You can still be a "Spirit Runner" for only a $10 donation. Contribute to Run For The Heights while you sleep in for Tusky!! These 100% taxable donations will still count towards the registration contests! (No t-shirts or goody bags provided for spirit runners.)
We are looking forward to a great event! See you on Feb 28th!!
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Feb 22 from 1-3 pm
Hey Tigers, with Run For The Heights just around the corner it’s time to think about tidying up our campus. On Sunday, February 22, we will be meeting at Tuscany Heights to pick up litter around the school. We will meet from 1pm-3pm. Volunteers are needed to help with this important task. We request that parents plan to stay and volunteer with their children, as we cannot properly supervise them while they walk all around picking up. Please plan to wear gloves and bring water. There will be a contest for the most unique item found!
5th grade students – 5th grade spirit is popping up all over campus. Don’t forget to make your mark by showing off your 5th grade spirit shirt on WILD Wednesday!
- Want an extra shirt?
- Don’t want to do laundry so often?
Winter Spirit Wear – Limited adult sizes are available in the office
Adult Long Sleeve Shirts - $20
Adult Hoodies - $27
If you’ve been waiting to settle in to the new school year before getting involved, or maybe you’re new to our campus, wait no longer! PTA could still use your help! We’re a fun, supportive group who love making a difference on our campus, and we’re looking for volunteers to fill the following chairs:
Cafeteria – Legislative Action
We’re also looking for a volunteer to help with school pictures in the spring. If you would like more information or have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d be happy to visit with you.
Alana Harris, PTA President firstname.lastname@example.org
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036
Raising Cane's Flyer