LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

September 11, 2019

Upcoming events...

September 12 Intermediate Choir

September 16-20 Celebrate Freedom Week

September 17 Picture Day

September 19 Intermediate Choir

September 25 UIL Academic Kick Off

September 26 Intermediate Choir

October 2 ESL Parent Meeting

October 10 Fifth Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

October 14 Columbus Day--No School for Students

SPIRIT WEEK 2019

Homecoming is Friday, September 20th. Here are the daily themes for Spirit Week 2019:


  • Monday, September 16th - America Day (wear red, white, and blue)
  • Tuesday, September 17th - Touchdown Tuesday (wear your favorite jersey)
  • Wednesday, September 18th - Wild West Wednesday (wear your favorite Western attire)
  • Thursday, September 19th - Tye-Dye Thursday (wear tye-dye)
  • Friday, September 20th - Blue Out (wear blue and gold)


Please make sure that all clothing follows the LVISD Student Dress code. We also ask that mums and garters be left at home on Friday, September 20th.




Great Turnout for Grandparents' Luncheon

We had 90 families represented for Grandparents' Luncheon. The children loved sharing lunch with very special people!

Destination Learning...Go, Grow, Know, Show

Running of the Vikings

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 7:00 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:10 pm).

THANKS INTERMEDIATE FAMILIES

We appreciate all the families that have participated in our Write-A-Check fundraising campaign. Thanks you for supporting our school!


Helton Family

Hernandez Family

Saavadra Family

Brown Family

Hoofnagle Family

Melendez Family

Quinones Family

Wheeler Family

Kudrna Family

Melendez Family

Lasch Family

Porter Family

Carson Family

Everette Family

Heston Family

Cook Family

Gerwick Family

Chapman Family

Randles Family

Martinez Family

Hoch Family

Brown Family

Gama Family

Sisemore Family

Alvarado Family

Want to have lunch with your child?

Please stop by the office and get a badge. Bring your driver's license with you if you haven't visited campus during a school day.

Fourth grade lunch begins 10:45.

Fifth Grade Lunch begins at 10:55.

We would love to have you come by for lunch!

Picture Day is coming up on September 17th

The Fall Picture Day brochure will be coming home this week in Wednesday folders. The link below allows you to order Fall pictures online. Please check out the link below.

Big picture

Wednesdays are College Days

If your child would like to join us in celebrating college awareness, please have him/her wear college clothing each Wednesday. We have a friendly wager going: Will there be more 4th graders or more 5th graders wearing college gear this week? This is one way that we remind students to consider higher education choices. Thanks for supporting this initiative.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Attendance Averages this week:

Fourth Grade - 96.38%

Fifth Grade - 98.13%

Average - 97.26%


The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 98%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:00 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

For students who exceed our 98% goal, we are planning some exciting rewards this year.


Thanks for your support!


CALLING ALL ESL PARENTS

You are invited to our ESL Parent Meeting


Who: Parents of all ESL and Spanish speaking students in Lago Vista Independent School District


Date: Wednesday, October 2nd

Time: 8:00 am

Place: Lago Vista Elementary


Agenda: We will meet with the campus principals to talk about academic support and ways to help your children.


We will also look at the schedule for ESL Parent Meetings and plan for the year.

STAYALERT SYSTEM REMINDER

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.


Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Counselor's Corner

What is a School Counselor?

A school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for each student to achieve academic and social success. School counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:

  1. School Guidance Curriculum - designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career.
  2. Individual Student Planning - assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
  3. Responsive Services - meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing.)
  4. System Support - school-wide program planning and implementation, consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families.

Please contact me at cynthia_gumbert@lagovista.txed.net

or 512 267-8300 extension 3504