Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition12, Oct. 21, 2022
Tonight's Football Game
Do You Have Any Playing Cards Laying Around?
Beginning this school year, grades 2-12 will be able to view their student's report card in the parent portal. We will not be printing them and sending them home except for the last report card of the year. If you have a student in PK-1, you will still receive a report card in the Friday folder.
Lunch with Parents Clarification
**Due to parent concerns, and the fact that a background check is not required to visit for lunch, parents will only be able to eat with their own personal children at lunch in the designated parent lunch area. Also, please do not take pictures of any children that are not your own. Thank you for helping us keep this awesome tradition going!**
Lunch Delivery for Students
Our tardy bell rings at 7:45 each morning. If students are not physically present in the room at that time, they are counted tardy because this is when instruction begins each day. We do not have a consequence for tardies because we know our students are not in control of what time they arrive each day, but obviously we want to encourage students to arrive in class prior to 7:45, so they don't miss out on any valuable instruction.
If you know your student arrived to school well in advance of the tardy bell, please reach out to the classroom teacher so that we can ensure your child isn't getting "distracted" on the way to class each day. :)
Red tardy slips are used as a communication tool between our carline workers and our classroom teachers to let the teachers know that the students arrived at a time where they may possibly be tardy and there is no need to wonder if the students have been wandering.
Questions? Just ask!
Today's Moments are Tomorrow's Memories!
Red Ribbon Week - Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!
Monday - Team up against drugs! Wear your favorite sports team colors or shirt.
Tuesday - Give drugs the boot, wear western clothes.
Wednesday - Vikings are proud to be drug free! Wear Red to support your pledge.
Thursday - From head to toe, I am drug free! wear crazy, mixed up socks and hats.
Wait until after pictures to wear your hat
Friday - Say Boo to Drugs! Dress up in a Spooktacular costume!
Veterans Day Tribute at Lago Vista High School to feature 3rd grade Lago Vista Elementary Students
This year the 3rd graders will be performing for our Veterans and our community on November 11th at 10:00am at the Lago Vista High School Gym.
In Performing Arts class they have developed and practiced a unique percussion routine, a marching cadence, and rehearsed a beloved American song.
Please join us as we honor the Veterans on this special day!
"Have you heard of the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation?
We have been around for many years and are a foundation that fundraises to give grants to educators in our district. Those grants fund equipment and supplies for students. Lago Vista ISD students are the direct beneficiaries of all of our efforts.
We are currently looking for community volunteers to help with our Giving Tuesday Campaign. You can learn more about how to help and who we are at our website, https://www.lvisdeftx.com , or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When LVISD students thrive, our community does too!"
From the Nurse...
If your student is needing any medication while at school, the nurse MUST have the medication permission form with the requested medication. All Over The Counter medications must be in a new, unopened container and not expired. Any RX medications need to be discussed with the nurse prior to use at school.
If you have any questions, you can reach her at:
google voice text: 512-222-7144
office phone: 512-267-8300 xt: 4505
Free and Reduced- Price Meal News
As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following links:
Our Week In Pictures
Little Valkyries Camp
Many of our elementary students participated in the LVHS Valkyrie dance camp on Saturday. We can't wait to see them perform at halftime of tonight's football game!
This week was our first meeting day with our high school PALS program. All of the PALS and PALees were excited to get things started!
Pumpkins a la Van Gogh
Mrs. Aromy is teaching students how to use impressionist techniques just like Vincent van Gogh to make their own masterpieces.
Little Valkyries Camp
Mrs. Ramsey's students practice letter sounds and spelling by making word chains where you change one sound to make a new word each time. For example, cat --> rat --> ram.
Giraffes CAN Dance
First grade students in Mrs. Johnson's class had fun writing about the problem and solution in the book Giraffes Can't Dance.
Mrs. Labrador's 3rd grade scientists were hard at work researching everything there is to know about volcanoes so they could create their own Google Slides presentation.
Giraffes CAN Dance
WatchDOGS is Back!
Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Wolf held WatchDOGS training this week and we are so excited to have this program up and running again!
Pattern Block Pictures
Students in Mrs. Canales' class use pattern blocks to create all sorts of interesting creations.
Cozy Up to a Good Book
Mrs. Crowsey's first graders curl up in the reading corner with a good book.
WatchDOGS is Back!
Pattern Block Pictures
Picture Day- October 27
Yellow Car Tags
If you need a yellow car tag please email Mrs. Kuske at email@example.com. Once you do so she will send it home in your students backpack either on the day the request was made or the following school day.
Dropping off items?
Please drop off items on the left hand side table. There are labels and pens, please include your students first and last name, grade level and teacher. All items must be delivered before 9:30am. If you are dropping off medication please pick up the phone and ask for the school nurse.
Picking your child up early?
Be sure to have your driver's license with you at all times. Even if you are in the raptor system just in case. Please plan on arriving before 2:45pm to pick up your student. You may email your student's teacher to let them know if you're picking up early so that they can be sure to have their things packed up before that time. You may not email teachers to send students to the front office at a certain time. For safety, parents must sign out their student on Raptor and have your ID scanned. Mrs. Kuske (Marcy) will then verify that you are authorized and call for your student. If you need assistance please pickup the phone in the foyer.
Thank You Thursdays!
1. All visitors in the building must have a background check when we have students in the building. Please print and complete this background check ahead of time and deliver to the Administrative Building at 9039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Once cleared:
2. Reach out to the Teacher/s via e-mail for any help they might need.
3. Coordinate a time to come in on Thursday.
Thank you for supporting our Teachers!
Social Emotional Learning
10/24-10/31 Self regulation and calming strategies. Introduction to our "calming corner" materials, breathing exercises, and a stretches. Students will be trained to use the materials appropriately and discuss how the techniques could be used in their day to day life even when a "Calming Corner" isn't available.
Please see a staff member in the cafeteria if you are surprising your child so that we can help you locate him/her.
PK/K Lunch Sign Up
1st Grade Lunch Sign Up
2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up
3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up
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/
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
Waterloo Auto Spa
New Heights Garage Training
Northlake Heating and Cooling https://www.northlakeheatingandcooling.com/
Lakeside Subs https://www.lakesidesubs.com/
Younger Homes https://www.younger-homes.com/
Ranch Road Jewelry https://ranchroadjewelry.com/
Respiro Properties https://respiroproperties.com/
Leander Eye Care https://leandereyecare.com/
Hillside Nature School https://www.hillsidenatureschool.com/
Teifka Real Estate https://joshparker.teifkerealestate.com/
PTO Member Donors
Sam and Jessica Adamo
Jason and Nancy Casias
Craig and Olivia Devine
Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua
Sonia Lopez Martinez
Christian and Jessica Ross
Chad & Nikki Kallina
Bernadette & Burl McAlvain
Jenna & Aaron Parkinson
The Parra Family
Jeff & Shauna Olson
JV Dougherty Construction
Jonathan and Lisa Whitted
Josh and Stephanie Sattler
Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien
Stay Alert System
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. Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.