LaCoste Elementary Newsletter

2022-2023 School Year / Week of Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd

From the Front Office:

The MVISD communication department did an outstanding job at providing updates via text and email to all of our staff and families over the last week during our school closure due to inclement weather. We ask that you please log in to skyward family access to verify and update your contact information. The email address and phone number on file for skyward are how the district contacts families.

Class Picture Day is Feb. 17th - Click the image below to pre-order your class pictures.

2022-2023 LCE Yearbook Pre-Order

Click here to pre-order your copy of the 2022-2023 LCE Yearbook for $25. Pre-Orders are available until April 21st.

Counselor's Corner

I began lessons on accepting others and diversity this week.

PK - The focus will be on our different feelings. Students will be introduced to “The Little Spot of Feelings” character and book. We will act out our feelings and listen to a song about our feelings too.

K - I will read the book “It’s Okay To Be Different,” and students will create different faces using several options. We will name our character and welcome the character to our class. Great practice for accepting new students and communication skills!

1st Grade - I will read the book “The Same Heart.” We will discuss how we are different on the outside, but on the inside we all have the same feelings and emotions. Our words and actions are important to not only how we feel, but how we impact others too. Students will draw a self portrait of just their head and we will use them to create a grade level picture!

2nd Grade - I will read “You Are Enough.” Students will then complete a paper with unique items by learning from their classmates who may have experienced each item. (Ex: Writes with left hand, lived in another state)

3rd Grade - Discussion will be held how we are like a puzzle with different pieces that make us unique. Students will complete their own puzzle pieces and share out if time permits to allow students to learn from each other.

4th Grade - I will show the trailer for “Wonder,” which will introduce the picture book “We Are All Wonders.” After a discussion students will work as a team to create a poster for the class.

5th Grade - Students will learn about diversity, acceptance and tolerance through a Jeopardy Game.

We continue to be available to all students upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at the emails listed below, or use the attached form.

Talking Time Counseling Request Form

5th Grade Parents - Below is information on the MVMS Elective Night on Feb. 15th

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Leader In Me

We would love to hear how your child is showing leadership outside of the classroom! We added a new area to our bulletin to spotlight students. Please share what your child is doing so we can celebrate their successes too!

Spotlight on Sharpening The Saw!

Parents, do you have a child who is using their habits outside of LaCoste? Perhaps a student serving their community, participating in sports or events? Please share their Sharpeining The Saw with us and others! Email picture and description to and it will be shared in our Newsletter.

Watch D.O.G.S

We have numerous days available for Watch DOGS to come this month and every month following! Come be a part of our Dads Of Great Students and make a positive impact on not only your own child, but all our students! Contact Mrs. Rakowitz at to learn how!

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Caught Being a Leader!

Click HERE to see this week's leaders!

Students cannot only be caught being a leader at school by staff, but also at home by you! If you see your child exhibiting any of the habits on their own without prompting, fill out this form! Examples: Habit 3: Put First Things First - Your child went to a quiet area in your home and began doing their homework without being told. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood - Your child listened to their sibling’s point of view during an argument, understood why their sibling was upset, and did not push their own opinion of what happened or interrupt.

Students that are caught being a leader will have their name announced on the morning announcements and will be able to choose a charm for their Leader In Me Chain. Students proudly wear their chains to our Campus Awards.

CLICK HERE to tell us about how you caught your leader using their habits at home!

WIG 3 Winners - Cafeteria Behavior

Congratulations to the following student classrooms for having the best behavior during lunch for the week of

January 30th - February 3rd.


Golden Fork - Groff

Silver Spoon - Castanon

1st Grade

Golden Fork - Neal

Silver Spoon - Villarreal

2nd Grade

Golden Fork - Raygosa

Silver Spoon - Robertson

3rd Grade

Golden Fork - Camarillo

Silver Spoon - Lopez

4th Grade

Golden Fork - Kern-Garcia

Silver Spoon - Garza

5th Grade

Golden Fork - Haass

Silver Spoon - Davis

Attendance Panther Class Pet

Each week the class with the highest attendance percentage in each grade level will get a Panther Class Pet for the week!

Congrats to this weeks winners:

PK: Gutierrez 97%

K: Groff 97%

1st: Villarreal 99%

2nd: T. Rodriguez & Raygosa 99%

3rd: L. Lopez & Camarillo 99%

4th: Haby & Boatright/Graff 97%

5th: Trujillo & Stevenson 99%

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Visit to fill out the Free/Reduced Lunch Application

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Random Acts of Kindness - Angel picked up trash she found on campus

Mrs. Morrow's class learned about the Moon Phases with Oreos

We Celebrated Our 100th Day Of School!

Coach's Corner

Monday February 6, 2023 we will begin the "Kids Heart Challenge." Next week your child or children will receive papers during PE that will guide you on how to register your child or children. This registration process will allow your child or children to have their own website that can be shared with Family and Friends. This important program will allow you the opportunity to learn with you child and or children about hands only CPR, Finn's Journey and much more about the Kids Heart Challenge. Donations on the personal website will go toward the School. Any child who raises $100 will get to slime Coach Camacho on the last day. The PE Department thanks you in advance for all your support and help during the Kids Heart Challenge! It is a Team Effort and we look forward to what we all will learn during the Kids Heart Challenge!

Caught Reading

LaCoste Elementary students often go above and beyond! With that in mind, we love to acknowledge when they do. Reading is an important everyday activity. It shows great examples of the Leadership Habits we know are the foundation of our success. We like to “Catch Students Reading”. Examples of that would be; students independently choosing to read as a leisure activity or students achieving a reading goal they had set for themselves, like finishing their first chapter book or reading their first book independently. Parents can also "Catch Students Reading" at home! Please click the button below to submit your child's name for the drawing.

Each week a name is randomly drawn from those submissions. Their name is displayed on a bulletin board in the library, given a prize for their accomplishment, mentioned in our morning campus announcements and posted in our Parent Newsletter.

This week’s winner is Ari Alderete!

Mrs. Groff caught Ari modeling for classmates great responses and participation during phonics lessons.

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Parents can also submit their child for the drawing if they catch them reading at home!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 6th - 10th - School Counselor’s Week

Feb. 16th - MVMS Counselor’s pre-registering with 5th grade/ GT Specialist on campus/ Love of Learning - Math/Reading Family Night

Feb. 17th - Class Picture Day/

Feb. 21st - UIL Competition - Storytelling/Spelling

Feb. 22nd - UIL Competition - Listening/Social Studies/Oral Reading

Feb. 23th - PTO Meeting/UIL Competition - Creative Writing/Ready Writing/Dictionary Skills/Number Sense

Feb. 28th - UIL Competition - Music Memory

Feb. 27th - Mar. 3rd - Dr. Seuss Week

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Kindness Challenge

February is a month that focuses a lot on kindness and we would like to encourage kind acts! Students will receive a Kindness Challenge and have the entire month to complete this. Parents, please talk to your child and help your child to spread kindness to others through the different tasks within the challenge. Please only sign the paper after your child has met the goal and use it as an opportunity to have great conversations about what each completed task looked like!