There's so much happening at this time of year, but it is never too busy to say THANKS! I want to highlight some special Travis community members who have gone above and beyond this school year. This list is by no means exhaustive and the one thing I am certain of is that I missing more than a few someones - in a family like ours, every single person offers greatness in ways little and large on a regular basis. Travis is the special place it is in no small part due to the volunteer sweat equity of our community. That work will continue next school year, so stay tuned in August for ways you can make a difference, whether you have 5 minutes at home in the evenings or several hours during the school day. There's a place for everyone in the Travis family! -- Jenny Teague, PTA President

Mondo appreciation to each of the following volunteers for all they've done in both official and non-official roles to advocate and provide educational and engaging opportunities for our students and families. We saw you, and we give thanks!

Susan Reese - Garden 1 assistance
Charlsie Idol - Spirit Store order fulfillment
Melanie Gehman - Reading & Math Partners coordinator
Kristie Belding - chief Carnival hallway decorator
Mayte Sanchez - School Toolbox & Box Tops coordinator
Rosemary Chavez & Kristian Borden - Yearbook Editors
Karen Wilshire - Amazon Smile/Kroger Rewards, membership record-keeping
Laura Hipps, Catherine Callaway, Fred Lindler & Randi Montgomery - Silver Rocket Editors
JR Davis & Mark Sternfels - technology assistance
Shelly Anello, Bridgett Davis, Jennifer Teague - Shared Decision Making Committee parent reps
Sarah Elsmurati - Robotics Team volunteer
Carnival Committee - Alina Schrom, Lee Banchetti, Michelle Grant, Angela Halsyamani, Aimee Parsons, Jill Royle, Erin Silva & Christina Wilkerson
Auction Committee - Phil Teague, Masha Phillips, Jenn Danburg, Amanda Tchakarov, Jessica Taylor
Odyssey of the Mind coaches
Marathon Kids running coaches
Hospitality Committee members, including Margaret Hickl, Caroline Johnston, Kristian Borden
Travis Foundation Board Members
Room Parents, Garden Parents, and Science Lab Parents
Auction and Carnival sponsors & donors
Auction Sign up Party hosts
Math & Reading Partner volunteers
Classroom assistance volunteers
PTA event, Spirit Store, and Concessions volunteers

And our 2019 Volunteer of the Year is Beth Lousteau! Beth was nominated by several PTA board members for her willingness to serve and her cheerfulness when doing so. Beth volunteered for almost every. single. event. in some way. What a Trav-inspiration!