The THES Fall Carnival will take place in less than 2 weeks on Friday, October 18th, 5-8 PM, at the THES campus on Alameda Drive.
WE NEED TOYS! Please donate your gently used small toys and stuffed animals for carnival booth prizes. Please leave items in boxes outside the office.
We are seeking SPONSORS to help underwrite the costs of the Carnival. If a business or an individual would like to contribute we have 3 sponsorship levels and are always looking for in-kind donations to school as well. Please contact SRCC resident and member Anna Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also donate to the school online. THES is continually seeking business partnerships within the community. Every little bit helps!
The Carnival is staffed entirely by amazing volunteers (volunteers from the SRCC community are always welcome!) and is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This year our fundraising goal is $10, 000 – TWICE what we raised last year. SRCC residents are invited to come enjoy all the booths (22 in total), food, music, and more! Kids (and parents) are encouraged to come wearing Halloween costumes. The Fall Carnival also has a great raffle! Restaurants and businesses from the community have donated gift cards and prizes. Buy your tickets next week at THES! If you would like to contribute an item to the raffle, we would be thrilled to accept!
About our schoolâ€“ Founded in 1939 and despite being nestled in one of Austinâ€™s most affluent neighborhoods, over 65% of the 500 students are economically disadvantaged. THES is also culturally and ethnically diverse, with nearly 30% of our students learning English and 80% of the student body being Latino or African American. Weâ€™ve welcomed dozens of refugee children and their families. In our halls you might hear Arabic, Farsi and/or Spanish at any given moment. Additionally, nearly 14% of our students have special educational needs.
Why we raise moneyâ€“ In 2012, THES was the first of 124 AISD schools to become our own community-based, in-district charter school. This means that while Travis Heights still has the support and must meet the standards of all Austin schools, we have the freedom to customize everything from our teaching methods to our school lunches to fit the needs of our incredible, diverse population. Our diverse community and many of our programs require funds that the school simply does not have.