2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

November 2, 2018 - Issue #12

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Cook (100)
  • Mrs. De Silva (100)
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Outlaw

Our current campus total is 650. This is a great start to our second nine week's Golden Ticket goal. If we earn 4000 Golden Tickets on or before Friday, January 11th, our campus will have a Furry Friend and PJ Day!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 200

1st Grade: 100

2nd Grade: 300

3rd Grade: 50

Running of The Vikings Tonight!

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Fall Book Fair - November 9th-16th

It's that time of the year for our Fall Book Fair. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some presents for the holiday. All of the proceeds from the book fair go back to our school.

You can also purchase books online from November 4th-17th.

Urban Air Family Night

Join us for 2 hours of jam packed fun while raising money for Lago Vista Elementary at Urban Air Spirit Night. 20% of the proceeds donated back to LVES! This fun family event will take place on November 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Urban Air Adventure in Cedar Park. See the flyer below for more information.
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After some family fun at Urban Air, stop by The Grille for dinner. It's Viking Day so mention that you are there to support LVISD and 20% of your check will be donated to the Lago Vista Education Foundation!

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Thanksgiving Lunches - November 15th and 16th

Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be held on November 15th and 16th. Reservation forms went home in last week's Friday folders.

Here is the schedule and lunch times for both days:

  • Thursday, November 15th: PPCD (10:45); Kindergarten (11:00), 2nd (11:40)
  • Friday, November 16th: PK (10:45); 1st (11:10) and 3rd (12:00)

Please call Veronica at 267-8300 X4500 before Thursday, November 15th to have your visitor’s badge pre-printed. You can also email your request to All visitors will still need to be buzzed in before entering the main building. Please plan on arriving earlier than your child’s lunch time, as parking is limited and there will be a line at the Raptor computer.

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Wednesday, November 7th: Jeremy Withrow
  • Thursday, November 8th: Sean Street

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

We are slowly creeping back up towards our goal of 97%.

Attendance for the week of 11/2/2018: 93%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 80%

PK: 90.68%

Kinder: 92.41%

1st Grade: 95.42%

2nd Grade: 94.29%

3rd Grade: 95.96%

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Pumpkin Characters

There were lots of creative pumpkin characters on display Wednesday! Here are just a few of the many pumpkins we saw...

Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition

We are so proud of the following students for earning Perfect Attendance and/or Honor Roll for the 1st nine weeks. Way to go Vikings!


Character Trait of The Month...

November's Character Trait of The Month is Giving. Here are few ways we can be Giving towards others...

  • Do kind and thoughtful things for people in need;
  • Put other people's needs before your own;
  • Volunteer your time and resources for charity;
  • Managing resources so that you can give and share them with those in need.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! This month during our guidance class lessons, students will be learning about the character trait of Giving. People are giving when they do kind and thoughtful things for others. Students will understand the importance of helping others and ways they may be able to use their time or talents to help others in need, as well as simply giving kindness to others. We have talked about “bucket filling” as a way of giving to others--it means filling someone’s invisible bucket of feelings by saying or doing something that makes them feel better. Students have learned that we should all be bucket fillers, and not bucket dippers. Ask your child if they have filled anyone’s bucket today!

Hola familias de LVES! Este mes, durante nuestras clases de orientación, los estudiantes aprenderán sobre el rasgo del carácter de Dar. Las personas dan cuando hacen cosas amables y reflexivas por los demás. Los estudiantes comprenderán la importancia de ayudar a los demás y las formas en que pueden usar su tiempo o talento para ayudar a los necesitados, así como simplemente brindar bondad a los demás. Hemos hablado acerca de “llenar el cubo” como una forma de dar a los demás: significa llenar el cubo invisible de sentimientos de alguien diciendo o haciendo algo que los haga sentir mejor. Los estudiantes han aprendido que todos deberíamos ser rellenadores de cubos y no cucharones. ¡Pregúntele a su hijo si ha llenado el cubo de alguien hoy!

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next day.

Lago Vista Elementary Facebook

Don't forget to "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary Facebook page! The page is routinely updated throughout the school year with events and information.

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • November 7th: PTO Meeting; 5:00 pm in Library
  • November 14th: Family Night at Urban Air
  • November 14th: Viking Day at The Grille
  • November 15th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grades
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday, Student/Staff Holiday