2017-2018 Parent Newsletter
May 18, 2018 - Issue #36
Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:
- Ms. De Silva
- Mrs. Kannmacher
- Mrs. Rowin (100)
- Mrs. Arredondo (100)
- Mrs. Ballard (100)
- Mrs. Kudrna (100)
- Mrs. Outlaw
- Ms. Gase
- Mrs. Jimenez (150)
- Mrs. Walker (150)
- Ms. Baker (200)
Our campus-wide total is 5200!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 950
Second Grade: 1750
Third Grade: 750
We met our goal!! Students will have a movie day next week for the reward.
Last Day of School is Friday, May 25th. We will release at 11:30 am!
Stacey Bingham...LVISD Elementary Teacher of the Year!
Busy Last Week of School
Yearbooks are here!
If you have any questions about the yearbook, please email LVESyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you Lauren Gerace for all your hard work on the yearbook.
Ocean Week 2018
- Monday, May 21st: Bubbles and Blubber
- Tuesday, May 22nd: Touch Tanks
- Wednesday, May 23rd: Fishing/Casting
- Thursday, May 24th: Biologist Demonstration; Closing Ceremony from 1:30-2:30.
Due to the timing of Ocean Week this year, Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be combined into one. All grade levels will have a part in the Closing Ceremony. There will not be a Learning Showcase this year, however, students will still complete the Scavenger Hunt through the different habitats at school with the classroom teacher.
If you plan on attending Closing Ceremonies, please plan on arriving early for parking and checking in to receive a Visitor's badge. Visitors who park in the back of the school will have to enter the school through the front door for safety purposes. Please be patient when checking in, as this is a highly attended event and all visitors must receive a Visitor's badge before entering the main building. Thank you for your patience.
OCEAN WEEK PREP
Transportation Changes for May 25th
Field Day Fun
LVES 2018-2019 School Supply Orders
Click on this link to order your supplies:
School ID: LAG001
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.
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Watch DOGS of the Week
- Monday, May 21st: OPEN
- Tuesday, May 22nd: Joele Porter
- Wednesday, May 23rd: Chris Thatcher
- Thursday, May 24th: OPEN
- Friday, May 25th: Early Release, Last Day of School
We will have a Watch DOG Kick-Off event in September for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you to all of our Watch DOGs for being on campus this year!
COLLEGE DAY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY...WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SHIRT!
Character Trait of the Month - Gratitude
- Say thank you for things that you receive;
- Think about what you are thankful for and why;
- Show others how nice it feels to be remembered and appreciated by someone;
- Write thank you cards;
- Enjoy giving back;
- Understand that you are not owed things; you earn them.
Students will learn more about Gratitude in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!
Hello LVES Families! We have wrapped up our guidance lessons for the school year, and this month we learned what it means to show and have Gratitude. Children learn respect and how to show appreciation to others from parents, as parents are their first role models. Show your child the importance of saying thank you to those that are serving you, helping you, or when you notice someone’s effort.
When children understand what it means to be grateful for what they have, it can have a positive effect on their attitude and perspective. At home, think about starting a gratitude journal with your child. Get a blank notebook (I have many--if you’d like for me to send one home with your child, let me know!) and work together to design it. Each night, or as often as possible, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for.
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.” ~Ralph Marston
¡Hola familias LVES! Hemos completado nuestras lecciones de orientación para el año escolar, y este mes aprendimos lo que significa mostrar y tener Gratitud. Los niños aprenden respeto y cómo mostrar aprecio a los demás por parte de los padres, ya que los padres son sus primeros modelos a seguir. Muestre a su hijo la importancia de dar las gracias a quienes lo están atendiendo, ayudándolo o cuando nota el esfuerzo de alguien por hacer algo.
Cuando los niños comprenden lo que significa ser agradecidos por lo que tienen, puede tener un efecto positivo en su actitud y perspectiva. En casa, piense en comenzar un diario de gratitud con su hijo. Obtenga una libreta en blanco (tengo muchas, si desea que envíe una a casa con su hijo, hágamelo saber) y trabajemos juntas para diseñarla. Cada noche, o tan a menudo como sea posible, pase tiempo juntos agregando las cosas que agradece.
"Haz un hábito decirle a la gente que gracias. Para expresar su agradecimiento, sinceramente y sin la expectativa de nada a cambio. Agradezca verdaderamente a quienes le rodean, y pronto encontrará muchos otros a su alrededor. Verdaderamente aprecio la vida, y encontrarás que tienes más de eso.” ~Ralph Marston
Weekly Attendance Goal
Weekly Attendance for week of May 17th:
- 95.50% - Let's end the year strong Vikings! We have a lot of exciting activities next week, so make sure you are here every day:-)
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 95.43%
Second Grade: 95.15%
Third Grade: 97.48% - FANTASTIC job meeting our attendance goal!
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...
- 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
- June 4th-14th: Summer School, 8:30-11:30 am
- June 4th-28th: LVES Summer Office Hours; 8:00-4:00 (Monday through Thursday)