2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

February 14, 2020 - Issue #25

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes for earning Golden Tickets:

  • Ms. Montemayor
  • Ms. Baker
  • Mrs. Rohne (147)

Campus Total: 1578

Grade Level Totals:


PK: 100

Kinder: 478

1st Grade: 250

2nd Grade: 150

3rd Grade: 597


Parent's Night Out

Need a night out? Then look no further...the LVHS Junior class is hosting a Parent's Night Out on Saturday, February 15th from 6:00-10:00 pm in the LVES cafeteria, with all proceeds going towards Prom 2020. See the flyer below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Mumme, Junior class sponsor, at
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TxConnect is Now Ascender

ASCENDER has taken over with a few changes.

  • The app for your cell phone no longer works. The company is working on creating another one.
  • Until the app is created, you must go through the district website.
  • On the Main Page, go to Parent Connection, halfway down the page on the left.
  • On new page, scroll down about halfway, look for Keeping Track of Grades. You will then click on the ASCENDER link.
  • Log in like you normally did with TxConnect.
  • If you have any questions or trouble, please call 512-267-8300 #2503.

Nurse's Corner

Good health isn't just about beating colds and flu. Emotional health is the

cornerstone that the rest of your child's health is built on.

Click here for some beautiful ideas for any age child...

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Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 contest. For more information go to
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Protecting the health and wellness of our students and staff requires a few extra precautions during the peak of flu season. We encourage all students and staff to:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue or your arm/sleeve; and
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
We also ask that parents and guardians monitor their children's health and keep them home if they have a fever, have had a fever within the last 24 hours, or may have an illness that could be contagious to others.

As a reminder, it is Lago Vista ISD policy that students with a fever of 100 degrees or greater must stay out of school and not participate in after-school activities until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication. Furthermore, students with diarrhea or vomiting must also stay home until they are symptom free without symptom-suppressing medications for at least 24 hours.

Taking these steps will help minimize the exposure of illnesses like the flu and the possibility of spreading them to students and staff who are not sick. Thank you for helping us create the safest and healthiest learning environments for the students and staff of Lago Vista ISD!

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are available to order!!


Passcode: Lago2019

Deadline: April 6, 2020

A new feature this year is the ability to add personalized pages to your child’s yearbook. These pages will only be in the yearbook you order.

Don’t forget to submit your pictures to the Facebook page or by email.

Yearbook 2019-2020 Lago Vista Elementary

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.


Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! I am proud to announce that our school has been recognized as a “Kindness Certified School 2020” due to all of our students who participated in the Great Kindness Challenge! Congratulations to the winning classes for this year’s Great Kindness Challenge--100% of Mrs. Cook’s kindergarten class and 100% of Mrs. Jackson’s Pre-K class turned in their acts of kindness checklists! Each student has received a Lago Vista Character Award and a free kids meal certificate for Mighty Fine! Way to spread kindness kindergarteners and pre-k’ers!! Thank You all again for supporting this Project Vinátta/No Place for Hate activity! Stay tuned for our next Project Vinátta activity--members of our student coalition will perform a skit called, “Start With Hello” at an assembly in March!

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~Princess Diana

¡Hola familias de LVES! ¡Me enorgullece anunciar que nuestra escuela ha sido reconocida como una "Escuela Certificada de Bondad 2020" debido a todos nuestros estudiantes que participaron en el Gran Desafío de Bondad! ¡Felicitaciones a las clases ganadoras del Gran Desafío de Bondad de este año: el 100% de la clase de kindergarten de la Sra. Cook y el 100% de la clase de Pre-K de la Sra. Jackson entregaron sus listas de verificación de actos de bondad! ¡Cada estudiante ha recibido un Premio al personaje de Lago Vista y un certificado de comida para niños gratis por Mighty Fine! ¡Forma de difundir la amabilidad de los niños de preescolar y preescolar! ¡Gracias a todos nuevamente por apoyar esta actividad del Proyecto Vinátta / No Place for Hate! Estén atentos para nuestra próxima actividad del Proyecto Vinátta: ¡los miembros de nuestra coalición estudiantil realizarán una obra de teatro llamada "Comenzar con Hola" en una asamblea en marzo!

"Realiza un acto de bondad al azar, sin expectativas de recompensa, seguro sabiendo que algún día alguien podría hacer lo mismo por ti.” ~Princesa Diana

Watch DOGS

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes and hands:

  • Friday, February 21: Jeff Rosprim, Nate Jackson

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Attendance at LVES

We not only went up in attendance, but one grade level met our attendance goal! Stay healthy Vikings!

Please note...if you checked your child out of the Valentine's Day party early, he/she will not be eligible for perfect attendance for the 3rd nine weeks.

Attendance for week of 2/7-2/13: 95%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 93%

First Grade: 94%

Second Grade: 95%

Third Grade: 97% - Awesome job meeting our attendance goal!

For more information on why attendance matters for your child and our school, along with the difference between an excused and unexcused absence, click on the following links:

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next day.

Lago Vista Elementary Facebook

Don't forget to "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary Facebook page! The page is routinely updated throughout the school year with events and information.

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Christine Harris, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • February 15th: Parent's Night Out (hosted by LVHS Junior Class); 6:00-10:00 pm in Cafeteria
  • February 17th: Student and Staff Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • March 10th: 3rd Grade Math Benchmark. Limited visitors on campus
  • March 11th: 3rd Grade Reading Benchmark. Limited visitors on campus
  • March 13th: Touch-A-Truck Event
  • March 13th: End of 3rd Nine Weeks grading period
  • March 16th-20th: SPRING BREAK
  • March 27th: Report Cards go home
  • April 1st: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • April 2nd: PK/Kindergarten Round Up for 2020-2021 school year
  • April 3rd: Field Day for 2nd and 3rd Grade (no rain out date will be scheduled)
  • April 6th: 1st Grade Field Trip to Crowe's Nest Farms
  • April 7th: Kindergarten Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm (rescheduled from Fall)
  • April 9th: Kinder/1st Grade Field Day (no rain out date will be scheduled)
  • April 9th: LVISD GT Showcase and Health & Wellness Fair; 6:00 pm at LVHS MAC
  • April 10th: Good Friday, Student/Staff Holiday