2017-2018 Parent Newsletter

March 29, 2018 - Issue #29

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Ballard (100)
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Field

Our campus-wide total is 250!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 50

First Grade:

Second Grade: 50

Third Grade: 50

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!


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Volunteers Needed!

There are still several spots open for the Mother/Son Olympic Game Night on April 6th.

Please click on the link below to sign up to volunteer:

Report Cards Went Home Today!

Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition - April 4th

The last perfect attendance/honor roll recognition for this year will be on April 4th during lunches. Ribbons and certificates for the 4th nine weeks will go home with final report cards. If you are joining us on April 4th, please be sure to arrive early enough check-in and receive a visitor's badge, as well as find a parking spot.

Benchmark Testing - April 9th and 10th

Our 3rd graders will take math and reading benchmarks on Monday, April 9th and Tuesday, April 10th. This is an opportunity for students to practice their skills in preparation for the upcoming STAAR tests in May.

If you have a 3rd grader, please make sure he/she gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. Please schedule medical appointments for after school on those days to ensure your child can complete the benchmarks during the time period.

If you are visiting campus on those days, please be aware that students will be taking the benchmarks in multiple locations throughout the building. We do ask that parents not visit 3rd graders for lunch on benchmark days. Thank you for your help in keeping our hallways quiet on those days.

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2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - April 26th

If you have a child entering kindergarten in the fall, we invite you to an informational meeting with the kindergarten teachers on Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting is to walk through a typical day in a kindergarten classroom, give strategies on how to prepare your child this summer for a successful year, and answer any questions you may have.

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.

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2018-2019 PTO Board Members Needed

We need people to fill many positions for next year. If you are interested in making a difference in your child's school, please consider being a part of PTO.
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.
Please come to the next meeting Wednesday April 4 at 5pm in the LVES Community Room to learn more.

*Updated Yearbook News

LVES yearbook proudly thanks each person who has participated in submitting pictures for yearbook as well as placing an order! We could not have a yearbook without both participating factors! We are no longer accepting photo submissions for previous school events! The only photo submissions that we will be accepting from here on out will be for the following categories which need to be sent in ASAP: LVES students in art, holding art from school, participating in PE at school, participating in music at school, participating in technology, recess, LVES school performances, Read across America week, cafeteria or classroom photos and Touch-A-Truck event coming up. Pictures for Touch-A-Truck need to be submitted the day of the event in order to make it into yearbook.

Deadline to order a book is April 1st!

School code: 13030118 OR enter Texas, Lago Vista.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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Current 3rd Grade Parents and Students

Mrs. Davis, principal of Lago Vista Intermediate School, will be hosting a Parent/Student night on May 3rd from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm to talk about LVIS and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please contact the front office of LVIS at 267-8300, ext. 3500.

Watch DOGS of the Week

Thank you to the following Watch DOGS for being an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands on campus next week!

  • Monday, April 2nd: OPEN
  • Tuesday, April 3rd: OPEN
  • Wednesday, April 4th: OPEN
  • Thursday, April 5th: OPEN
  • Friday, April 6th: Doug Sourile, Levi St. Martin

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 ( for more information.


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Our Kindness Tree is bursting with leaves this week! Great job Vikings are demonstrating acts of kindness to each other.

Character Trait of the Month - Intergity

April's Character Trait is Integrity. Here are ways that students can demonstrate Integrity:

  • 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!

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Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! Have you taken a look yet at our Leaves of Kindness tree in the hallway by the cafeteria? It is continuing to grow with many children’s acts of kindness written on each leaf! The students are enjoying being recognized for these acts on the morning announcements too! I am going to keep the tree up for inspiration and as a reminder of all the simple things kids can do to show kindness and respect to their classmates and teachers--and because I want to see how big our tree can get!

We are wrapping up our guidance lessons on being Trustworthy. Students have been learning the meaning and value of being a trustworthy, honest, and responsible person, and that they can show that they are trustworthy by demonstrating in their words and actions that people can believe them, and depend on them to do the right thing. As parents, you can also teach your children the importance of knowing who they can trust.

Thank you for continuing to support all of our efforts at LVES to have a safe, responsible, and respectful climate at our school!

"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk." ~Thomas Moore

¡Hola familias LVES! ¿Has echado un vistazo todavía a nuestro árbol de Leaves of Kindness en el pasillo de la cafetería? ¡Continúa creciendo con los actos de bondad de muchos niños escritos en cada hoja! ¡Los estudiantes también disfrutan ser reconocidos por estos actos en los anuncios de la mañana! Voy a mantener el árbol inspirado y como un recordatorio de todas las cosas simples que los niños pueden hacer para mostrar amabilidad y respeto a sus compañeros de clase y maestros, ¡y porque quiero ver qué tan grande puede llegar a ser nuestro árbol!

Estamos terminando nuestras lecciones de orientación sobre ser confiable. Los estudiantes han estado aprendiendo el significado y el valor de ser una persona confiable, honesta y responsable, y que pueden demostrar que son confiables al demostrar en sus palabras y acciones que las personas pueden creer en ellos, y dependen de ellos para hacer lo correcto. . Como padres, también pueden enseñarles a sus hijos la importancia de saber en quién pueden confiar.

¡Gracias por seguir apoyando todos nuestros esfuerzos en LVES para tener un clima seguro, responsable y respetuoso en nuestra escuela!

"Necesitamos personas en nuestras vidas con quienes podamos ser lo más abiertos posible. Tener una conversación real con la gente puede parecer una sugerencia tan simple y obvia, pero implica valentía y riesgo.” ~Thomas Moore

Weekly Attendance Goal

Weekly Attendance for week of March 28th:

  • 96.40% - We were soooo close to reaching our goal! I know we will reach it next week! Two grade levels exceeded our attendance goal...way to go Vikings.

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 97.50% - Exceeded out attendance goal!

PK: 92.11%

Kindergarten: 98.53% - So close to 100%...keep up the great work!

First Grade: 95.92%

Second Grade: 96.91% - Two weeks in a row meeting our goal!

Third Grade: 95.05%

LVES Front Office Hours

The front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If you call before 7:30 am or after 4:00 pm, you will need to leave a message and a member of the front office staff will return your call the following 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.

Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook

Want to know what events and meetings are coming up with PTO? Then "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page. Here is the link:

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor


Student Health:

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 4th: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • April 4th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Community Room
  • April 9th: Math STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
  • April 10th: Reading STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
  • April 12th: PPCD Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm
  • April 12th: GT Showcase at LVHS Mac, 6:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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