2017-2018 Parent Newsletter
April 13, 2018 - Issue #31
Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:
- Ms. De Silva
- Mrs. Rowin
- Mrs. Ramsey
- Mrs. Kudrna (100)
- Mrs. Jimenez (100)
- Mrs. Walker
- Mrs. Hernandez
Our campus-wide total is 1100!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 200
Second Grade: 450
Third Grade: 100
The goal for the 4th nine weeks is 5000 Golden Tickets on or before May 18th. Our campus will earn a movie day the last week of school if we reach our goal!
2nd and 3rd Grade Field Day - April 20th
Students should wear tennis shoes and comfortable (dress code appropriate) clothes on Field Day, as well as apply sunscreen that morning. It would be a great idea to send extra water bottles and a hat with your child that day.
Coach D and Coach Lash are in need of volunteers to help run stations that day. If you are available to volunteer, please click on the following link:
Dress Code Reminders
It's always a good idea to leave the sandals, flip flops and dress shoes at home, as our students have PE and/or recess everyday. Tennis shoes are a much safer shoe option for our LVES Vikings, especially on PE days.
Mother/Son Olympic Game Night Fun
That's a wrap! Yearbook is no longer accepting pictures or online/cash/check orders. The yearbooks are officially being printed and will arrive the middle of May!
Thank you everyone who has supported yearbook by submitting photos and ordering books! We appreciate all of you so much~ If for some reason you missed the yearbook deadline. Please email, LVESyearbook@gmail.com the few remaining books are on a first come first serve basis. After that, there is no way to get a copy of this years book.
2018-2019 PTO Board Members Needed
A few of the things we have accomplished this year, we purchased a new radio for PE, new pea gravel to make the playground safer, we gave money to the reading lab for new books, we coordinated monthly snacks/lunches for our teachers, and paid for 5 teachers to attend a conference.
If we do not fill board positions, then a PTO is not possible. If you have any questions regarding board positions, please contact Deanna Roberts, PTO President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Book Fair
Lost and Found Overflowing
All items not claimed at the end of year will be donated to a local organization.
Are You Returning?
As we get closer to wrapping up an amazing 2017-2018 school year, plans for the 2018-2019 school year are already in progress! Student enrollment plays a huge part in staffing decisions each year, so we need your help with your plans for next year. A form is coming home in today's Friday folder called "Are You Returning?", please fill the form out and return to the front office on or before Friday, May 4th.
2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - April 26th
Incoming kindergarten students will have a chance to meet teachers at Kinder Camp on August 3rd from 9:00 am-11:00 am. A sign up sheet for Kinder Camp will be available at PK/Kinder Round Up.
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta - April 27th
Summer School Dates
If your child receives an invitation to attend summer school, please make sure your child attends all summer school dates. In some cases, promotion to the next grade level depends on successful completion of summer school.
Current 3rd Grade Parents and Students
Lago Vista Intermediate School Supply Order - Current 3rd Grade Only
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Watch DOGS of the Week
- Monday, April 16th: Ken Schauf
- Tuesday, April 17th: OPEN
- Wednesday, April 18th: Gary Olsen
- Thursday, April 19th: OPEN
- Friday, April 20th: Will Herring
We have several openings in the Spring for Watch DOGS, so if you would like to be a Watch DOG at LVES, please contact Mr. Holt (email@example.com) for more information.
COLLEGE DAY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY...WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SHIRT!
Character Trait of the Month - Intergity
- Be strong enough to do what you know is right;
- Do the right thing, even when it's difficult;
- Be your best self;
- Resist peer pressure;
- Choose words and actions that are sincere;
- Set high standards for yourself and stick to them.
Students will learn more about Integrity in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!
Hello LVES Families! While discussing our character trait of the month, Integrity, students are learning that one way to show integrity is by helping others in need. We invite you to join students at Lago Vista High School on Saturday, April 28 at 10 am at the LVHS one-mile cross-country track to walk and support the cause of WE Walk for Water. Every day, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water, often from sources full of dangerous contaminants. When #WEwalkForWater communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms, and families can break the cycle of poverty. In order to raise funds and awareness for this program, the students are asking for a registration fee donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults. They are also selling t-shirts for additional funds. $25 raises enough money to give one person access to clean water for life! To find out more about this cause, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcRLcf8InY&t=2s and to buy t-shirts, go to: https://app.spiritbooster.com/18LVHSKC . You may also email Hannah_taylor@lagovista.txed.net for more information.
Thank you for showing your child that there are many ways to show integrity by doing the right thing for others, as well as themselves!
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” ~Dalai Lama
¡Hola familias LVES! Al hablar sobre nuestro rasgo de carácter del mes, Integridad, los estudiantes están aprendiendo que una forma de mostrar integridad es ayudando a otros que lo necesitan. Lo invitamos a unirse a los estudiantes en la Escuela Secundaria Lago Vista el sábado 28 de abril a las 10 a. M. En la pista de un kilómetro y medio de LVHS para caminar y apoyar la causa de WE Walk for Water. Todos los días, las mujeres y los niños de todo el mundo pasan 200 millones de horas buscando agua, a menudo de fuentes llenas de contaminantes peligrosos. Cuando las comunidades #WEwalkForWater tienen acceso a agua potable, las niñas pueden asistir a la escuela, los padres pueden manejar granjas sostenibles y las familias pueden romper el ciclo de la pobreza. Con el fin de recaudar fondos y concientizar sobre este programa, los estudiantes están solicitando una donación de $5 para los estudiantes y $10 para los adultos. También están vendiendo camisetas para fondos adicionales. ¡$25 recauda suficiente dinero para que una persona tenga acceso a agua limpia de por vida! Para obtener más información sobre esta causa, vaya a: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcRLcf8InY&t=2s y para comprar camisetas, vaya a: https://app.spiritbooster.com/18LVHSKC. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a Hannah_taylor@lagovista.txed.net para obtener más información.
¡Gracias por mostrarle a su hijo que hay muchas formas de mostrar integridad haciendo lo correcto por los demás y por ellos mismos!
“Si puedes, ayuda a otros; si no puedes hacer eso, al menos no les hagas daño.” ~Dalai Lama
Weekly Attendance Goal
Weekly Attendance for week of April 12th:
- 96.13% - An increase from last week...keep it going Vikings! Keep reading to find out which grade levels met our attendance goal!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 96.52% - Woohoo...Met our attendance goal!
Second Grade: 97.32% - Way to go...Met our attendance goal!
Third Grade: 96.25%
LVES Front Office Hours
Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook
Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant
Registration and Attendance:
Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk
Student Emotional Support:
Amy Sexton, Counselor
Kimberly Latham-Whitehead, School Nurse
Discipline and School Improvement:
Michelle Jackson, Principal
Eric Holt, Assistant Principal
Bus Routes and Transportation:
Jay Powell, Director of Transportation
(512) 267-8300, ext. 1508
Mark Your Calendars...
- April 17th: GT Field Trip
- April 20th: 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon
- April 24th: PK/Kindergarten Round Up; 8:00 am-6:00 pm in Science lab
- April 27th: Cinco de Mayo Celebration; LVHS, more details coming soon
- April 27th - May 4th: Spring Book Fair
- May 3rd: Parent Meeting for 2018-2019 4th Graders, Lago Vista Intermediate School, 6:00 pm
- May 4th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon
- May 10th: Last CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm
- May 11th: 3rd Grade Victory Walk for STAAR; 2:00 pm
- May 14th: Math STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
- May 15th: Reading STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
- May 18th: Volunteer Brunch
- May 21st - 24th: OCEAN WEEK 2018
- May 24th: Last Day for Transportation Changes for May 25th
- May 25th: 3rd Grade Farewell Walk, 11:00 am
- May 25th: Last Day of School - Early Release at 11:30 am, no pm PPCD