Welcome to AUGUST! The Tuscany Heights Staff and PTA have already started to SYNERGIZE. We are decorating, planning, and problem solving all aspects of beginning the school year. We look forward to seeing students soon, but we want them to continue Sharpening their Saws before August 24th. We have registered many new families, so we want to welcome them and say thank you to our community for advertising Tuscany Heights as one of the best NEISD Schools. We are proud of our school!
Below is some information that I wanted to start getting out to you because we have a few changes in our Meet the Teacher info previously advertised. I will begin sending out weekly emails to keep you all updated.
Again, welcome to the start of a new school year!
Monday, August 17th- Teachers Return for a full day of staff development.
Students find out their teacher’s name; Teachers will send out video messages after 4pm to all families enrolled.
*** Please know that it will be after 4pm due to their staff development and to wait until Tuesday, August 18th to call if you have not heard. Technology sometimes takes longer with several user the server.
Tuesday, August 18th- Special Education Orientation/Meet the Teachers 4:30pm (Library)
Kinder Meet the Teacher 5pm (Cafeteria)
1st Grade Meet the Teacher 6pm (Cafeteria)
2nd Grade Meet the Teacher 7pm
Wednesday, August 19th- Staff Development for all NEISD Staff
Thursday, August 20th- Staff Work Day
3rd Grade- Meet the Teacher 5pm (Cafeteria)
4th Grade- Meet the Teacher 6pm (Cafeteria)
5th Grade- Meet the Teacher 7pm (Cafeteria)
Friday, August 21st- Staff Development/Last Work Day Before School
Monday, August 24th- First Day of School
T.H.E. PTA ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! - You can now go online and order your THE Spirit Gear, donate to Greenbacks, join PTA, order your directory, directory ads and shout-outs, etc.! Go to www.TuscanyHeightsPTA.org and click on the WELCOME BACK section! If you order online and pick up on Meet The Teacher Nights Aug 18 and 20, your order will be tax-free.
Campus Cleanup! - Tigers, "Put First Things First" by getting our campus ready for the 1st day of school! Come clean up the THE campus on Sunday, August 16th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Bring your gloves to help pick up trash and pull weeds. Also, bring a water bottle and sunscreen. We will supply trash bags. Park in the back of school to sign in and receive a certificate for your community service hours. All Tigers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Thank you from your Community Service and Campus Beautification PTA Chairs!
Wacky for Khaki! - We will be proactive this back to school and be collecting new school uniforms and underwear for our sister school-East Terrell Hills. They are in need of uniforms in sizes 4-14 and underwear in sizes 4-8. ETH uniforms consist of: khaki, black, or navy blue slacks, bermuda length shorts, skirts/skorts short sleeve and long sleeve solid white, navy or hunter green polo shirts. There will be a donation box in the entryway hallway from 8/17-9/30. All donations will be appreciated!! Let’s synergize and give back to our friends at East Terrell Hills! Thanks in advance for your help!! From your Partners in PTA Chairs - Ana Warmke and Sara Holliday
ROOM REPS and CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!! –
I know everyone is excited to join or return to our wonderful school this fall! Throughout the year each and every classroom teacher at Tuscany will need parent volunteers. Volunteering in the class is a great way to be involved, help your child’s teacher and spend time around your child’s classmates. Please consider signing up at Meet The Teacher Night for one or both of these options:
- Room Rep (1 needed OR 2 people who would like to work together as “Co-Room Reps”) - The Room Rep plans and coordinates the class parties, helps make your teacher feel special during Teacher Appreciation Week, and plans a little something for the teacher’s birthday.
- Classroom Volunteers (multiple needed) - help the teacher in the classroom with such things as reading to the kids, decorating doors or bulletin boards, or even cutting things out at home.
- An orange sign-up sheet and additional information will be in your child’s classroom at Meet the Teacher Night. Please be on the lookout for it, and if you don’t see it, ask your teacher. There is a lot going on that night, and they may forget to point it out. If you have any questions, email me, Nicole Motl (Room Rep Chairman), at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a great year with all of our great staff, families and children! :-) Nicole
Off and Running – RFTH 2016!
Your THE PTA has been busy over the summer getting ready for the 2015-2016 school year programs and events. If you would like to get more involved this school year, please consider our 6th Annual Run For The Heights. Run for the Heights is truly an event for all ages. In addition to a 5K run/walk & ¾ mile Fun Run, there will be fitness demonstrations, children activities, a Sponsor Expo, and a
Health Fair w/ various health screenings. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities starting now leading up to the big event. Opportunities also vary in talents, interests, and time. Please contact Jennifer Bissen at email@example.com to see where you can help out! Not only are you helping our school and the community, your children will love the idea of you helping and even seeing you around campus!!
Check out the website to view event details or photos from last year.
2016 Run for the Heights #Hashtag Contest!!
What's the theme for the 6th Annual Run For The Heights? Good question! We want YOU to tell us. How about YOU create THE EXCLUSIVE Run for the Heights #hashtag
Entries due by 2:40pm on Friday, September 4, 2015
#Come up with a hash tag to be used on all Run for the Heights t-shirts, advertising and social media.
#A panel of judges will select one winning hash tag to be revealed during morning announcements the week of 9/8/15
#Winning student will be featured on the THE Run for the Heights FB page and website. **Parent must sign NEISD media release to ALLOW student’s name and photo to be posted.**
#Winner will also receive 2 FREE 2016 Run for the Heights registrations!!
#All students K-5 are eligible, one entry per student.
For more information or to print the entry form, visit http://runfortheheights.tuscanyheightspta.org/
2016 Run for the Heights Early Bird Registration Contest!!
GO ahead and check off another to do! We will have an Early Bird registration contest from 8/18/ - 9/4/15. The FIRST 100 Tuscany Heights students to register by 9/4/15 will get a FREE “Go Tigers” drawstring backpack. We will also have 12 drawing prizes for the FIRST 100 adults who register by 9/4/15. Prize winners will be announced at the October General PTA Meeting and Run For The Heights Pep Rally!!! Go ahead and register at Meet Teacher Night and take your backpack home with you!!!! Don't worry, all early bird registrations will count towards the incentive contests that will start in December. Registration forms will be in your Welcome Back folders.
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future!
THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036