LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

Volume 20 February 3, 2017

Upcoming Events...

February 7 Grade 4 Writing Benchmark and Grade 5 Math Benchmark

February 8 Grade 5 Reading Benchmark

February 10 UIL Awards Assembly (4th Grade 10:45 --5th Grade 11:15)

February 14 Class Valentine Parties

February 15 PTO Meeting at 6:00 in the Middle School Library

February 20 Student Holiday

February 24 Troy Kimmel visits 5th Grade- Discussing Weather and Climate

February 28 Grade 4 Math Benchmark

March 1 Grade 4 Reading Benchmark

March 13-17 Spring Break

March 28 Grade 4 STAAR Writing and Grade 5 STAAR Math

March 29 Grade 5 STAAR Reading

Every Child...Every Chance...Every Day

Benchmarking coming up...

We will be benchmarking next Tuesday and Wednesday for grade 4 writing and grade 5 math and reading. Please help us by:

1. Making sure your child goes to bed on time

2. Making sure your child has time for breakfast

3. Providing your child with a healthy snack

4. Sending him/her to school on time

5. Showing them love and encouragement

Benchmarking helps us prepare instruction for the rest of the semester. We identify strengths and needs for each of our students to help them finish strong and be prepared for the next academic year. Thank you for your support.


Attendance this week: 97%...our goal is 98%!

As you know, absences from class may result in a serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the content. Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. As always, we appreciate students and parents for making every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

Make Sure You Know About StayALERT

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:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


LVISD February Character Trait - Fairness

February's character trait is Fairness. Here are some ways that students and teachers can show citizenship:

  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be open-minded and listen to others
  • Don't take advantage of others
  • Don't blame others carelessly
  • Treat all people fairly

Congratulations to our UIL Academic Meet Award Winners...

4th Grade Art:

  • 4th Place - Emanuel Perez-Rangel

  • 5th Place - Sydney Dohm

4th Grade Music Memory:

  • 1st Place (tie) - Madison Kassell

  • 3rd Place - Phoebe Badger

  • 5th Place - Hanna Simmons

  • 6th Place - Lilly Medina

4th Grade Number Sense:

  • 4th Place - Dane Johnson

  • 5th Place - Ryder Seely

  • Best Alternate - Dylan McCaughey

4th Place Oral Reading:

  • 2nd Place - Sydney Hiebert

  • 5th Place - Emma Shepard

4th Grade Ready Writing:

  • 1st Place - Nick Sosa

  • 4th Place - Sadie Nash

4th Grade Spelling:

  • 2nd Place - Lindsay Richards

5th Grade Art:

  • 1st Place - Luca Saldana

  • 2nd Place - Maya Alanis

  • 3rd Place - Johnny Alvarado

  • 5th Place - Naidelyn Orozco

5th Grade Dictionary:

  • 4th Place - Haylee Meredith

  • 5th Place - Iliana Faz

  • 6th Place - Siena Parsons

  • Best Alternate - Patience Solis

5th Grade Listening:

  • 3rd Place - Zane Carson

  • 4th Place - Tristen Walter

  • 6th Place - Sawyer Burke

5th Grade Maps, Graphs & Charts:

  • 1st Place - Lincoln Smith

  • 2nd Place (tie) - Alexander Ryan

5th Grade Music Memory:

  • 1st Place - Alexander Ryan

  • 2nd Place - Kaius Northcutt

  • 3rd Place - Tristen Walter

  • 6th Place - Audrey Moreland

  • Best Alternate - Faith Lee

5th Grade Number Sense:

  • 3rd Place - Reagan Phariss

  • 6th Place - Kaius Northcutt

  • Best Alternate - Tucker Raley

5th Grade Oral Reading:

  • 2nd Place - Kendall Karg

  • 6th Place - Alex Rague

5th Grade Ready Writing:

  • 1st Place - Tucker Raley

  • 3rd Place - Emily Romer

5th Grade Spelling:

  • 4th Place - Elle Viota

We are so proud of all of our students that competed in these events and our coaches. We are District Champs - Go Vikings!

Mrs. Tinnian's Class is Blogging...

Connecting with Kidblog!

Students are focusing on the connections they make while reading in book clubs. One of their favorite things to do is share the different types of connections they have made. The problem is, we don't ever have enough time to share all the text to text, text to self, and text to world connections they uncover. Kidblog to the rescue! By using this class blog, students can share the connections they are making to their books, while providing other students an opportunity to comment and make even more connections. The attached links will take you to our class blogs so you can see for yourself. This will link you to Mrs. Holleyman's homeroom blog This will link you to Ms. Tinnian's homeroom blog

Thank You, Mr. Ditto

A big thank you goes out to Mr. Ditto for helping fifth grade's dream of an outdoor compositing bin come to life. We appreciate you!