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Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition 6, Sept. 9

We are the Lucky Few!

Check out this amazing, inspiring video about some of our very own students. Warning- get your tissues ready!


Our Week In Pictures

LVES Watch D.O.G.S

We are so excited to bring Watch D.O.G.S back! Please review this video and if you are interested in applying to become a Watch D.O.G, please fill out this application in its entirety. To show our appreciation for being a Watch Dog, you will have the opportunity to have lunch with your personal child on the days you are a Watch Dog on campus!

Spirit Week, 9/12-9/16

Dress up each day to show our spirit for homecoming week!

Monday - Neon Day
Tuesday - Hat Day
Wednesday - Hawaiian Day
Thursday - Team Day (Wear your favorite team jersey or team hat)
Friday - Blue Out ( Wear Viking colors)

If you need a Viking shirt for Friday, check out lvespto.org!

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is a new specials class that has been added this year. It is taught by Mrs. O'Brien and students rotate through it along with PE, Art, and Performing Arts. Mrs. O'Brien teaches the following big ideas: responsible decision making, relationship skills with peers, self-management, and social awareness. Each class will meet with Mrs. O'Brien once a week. Classes focus on age appropriate lessons like what does it mean to be a good friend, conflict resolution, and nurturing a culture of kindness at school.

Over the next two weeks, students will be learning the following in SEL:


All grade levels are learning about Self Awareness.

K and 1st- Identifying feelings and emotions

2nd- Expressing emotions, needs, and wants in a healthy way

3rd- Communicating emotions, needs, and wants in a healthy way


All grade levels continue learning about Self Awareness.

K and 1st- practicing self management strategies

2nd- Expressing emotions, needs, and wants in a healthy way

3rd- Communicating emotions, needs, and wants in a healthy way

Lunch Sign-ups

We are happy to invite parents to eat lunch with their child again this year! Thanks to our new and improved lunchroom, we are able to offer more slots for parents, but we still have to have sign ups for safety and security purposes. I have limited sign ups for each parent to 3 per semester just to ensure that everyone who wants an opportunity to come eat with their child gets one.

PK/K Lunch Sign Up


1st Grade Lunch Sign Up


2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up


3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up



If your student is not going to be present, please email Christine Harris at charris@lagovistaisd.net and cc the nurse (cfoster@lagovistaisd.net) and teacher and be sure to include the reason for missing. Please note, whether or not you have notified us ahead of time, your student will still be counted absent at attendance time. You have 3 days to submit a note to the attendance clerk. As time permits, the notes will be uploaded into your student's file and the absence will be updated. If it's excusable, you will see an A in your Parent Portal. Please check your Parent Portal under attendance to see if it was updated before reaching out.

Drop off items!

Please be sure to have all items labeled with your student's first and last name on it. You may drop off items at the table located in the foyer. We ask that you please drop off items before 10am. If you are dropping off medicine for the nurse, please wait for assistance.

Daily Schedule

7:20 Doors open, breakfast is served

7:35 Teachers begin welcoming students into class

7:45 Tardy bell rings, breakfast closed

9:25 Attendance Time

10:45-11:15 PK/K Lunch

11:20-11:50 1st Grade Lunch

11:55-12:25 2nd Grade Lunch

12:30-1:00 3rd Grade Lunch

3:20 Dismissal

Thank You to All of Our PTO Business and Individual Sponsors! Please Support these Businesses that Support Us!

Elite Business Sponsorship

Austin Pergolas http://www.austinpergolaco.com/

Infrastructure Recruitment Group http://www.irgtalent.com

Northlake Church https://mynorthlake.com/

1431 Real Estate http://www.1431RealEstate.com

The Adamo Law Firm https://adamolawfirm.com/

1st Fire Safety https://www.1stfiresafety.com/

Dominos https://www.dominos.com

FSG Construction Group https://foamsalesgroup.com/

Hatch Agency Real Estate https://www.hatchagencyre.com/

Kuske Agency- Farmers Insurance https://agents.farmers.com/tx/lago-vista/arlene-kuske

Lago Vista Wash & Detail https://www.facebook.com/LagoCarWash/

New Heights Garage Training

Northlake Heating and Cooling https://www.northlakeheatingandcooling.com/

The Hamilton's

Gold Business Sponsorship

Local Oaks Tree Services https://localoaks.com/

Premier Cleaning

North Shore Eye Care https://www.northshoreeyecare.net/

Urban Air & Heat LLC https://www.facebook.com/urbanairandheat

Silver Sponsorship

Addicted to Glamour https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToGlamour

The Beanstalk Consignment Shop https://www.thebeanstalk.net/

Chirofit Wellness Center http://chirofitwellnesscenter.com/

PTO Member Donors


Sam and Jessica Adamo

Jason and Nancy Casias

Craig and Olivia Devine

Dennis Henderson

Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua

Rachel Kokel

Sonia Lopez Martinez

Sarah Ogle

Christian and Jessica Ross

Courtney Stockard

Kelsey Tavares

Grant Blackburn

Amber Deaton

Amy Estes

Teri Hamilton

Kara Jones

Chad & Nikki Kallina

Kelsey Koreshev

Renee McCharen

Janine Ramsey

Vernon Reher

Sara Farkas


JV Dougherty Construction

Jonathan and Lisa Whitted


Cynthia Davis

Hannah Hoch

Bryan Tavares

Jennifer Brown

Lacey Culberth

Natalie Johnson

Lori Longoria

Courtney Moreau

Tricia Vasquez

Bethany Canales

Cara Harper

Pam Lamb

Kerri Walker


Amber Lauer

Jessica Orr

John Palka

Katie Palka

Chris Riccobene

Rachel Alfano

Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien

Bailey Adkins

Cara Harper

Holly Jackson

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast price- $1.75

Lunch price- $2.90 (Adult- $3.40)

To add money to your child's account- https://www.myschoolbucks.com

Link to free/reduced lunch application in English- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

Link to free/reduced lunch application in Spanish- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

From the Nurse

Dear Parents,

With a new year back in gear, we wanted to update everyone on this year's Covid Protocol. Instead of students staying home for any single Covid symptom, we have differentiated the symptoms into milder and more serious ones. Please see the different symptom lists here. The number of restricted days has also changed from 10 days to 5 days of isolation.

We hope this helps clarify the process for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to call Nurse Foster if you have questions.

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GT Referral Link

If you would like your student be tested for Gifted and Talented, the testing window will be open through October 3, 2022. To nominate your child for testing, please complete the form at the link below.

English Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_oGmicUEuGEv-DqTKZR5FimVITeWC9xS-sVWkpT29kUr5Xg/viewform

Spanish Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefrGUGfeOUHRxy6R5Xge0s27jhZ2ueLqRgHA15mRrFyKp78A/viewform

Volunteer Opportunity

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Community Opportunities

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Please Complete the Survey Below for Lago Vista Youth Basketball

Lago Vista Youth Basketball 22 - 23 Parent Survey - Google Forms

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your feedback matters. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds. To ensure that we can support our kiddos and growth -- we need to learn a little bit more about what's important to you as parents. Please help us out and FILL OUT OUR SURVEY.

Recreational play: For the player that is at the beginner level, or who has been playing for around 3 years or less. They are either new to the sport, have some experience playing in camps or at school. Players are focused on learning the fundamentals, developing proper skills, learning how to play on a team and having fun.

Competitive play: For the player who is established with the sport and have been playing for around 3-5 years. They have experience playing on teams in a league and/or tournament setting. They know team basics and fundamentals and are capable of playing at a quick competitive pace in a travel setting.

Note: The results of the survey will be used to help structure our 2022-23 LV Youth Basketball season. All recommendations & changes to the LVYBB season will be the sole decision of the President and LVYBB board members using data, feedback from the community as well as availability of resources and volunteers.

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!

Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.

Contest opens September 12th!

Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...

#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas