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Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition11, Oct. 14, 2022

Today's Moments are Tomorrow's Memories!

Friday, October 28, we will be celebrating the fall season here at school. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up and the building will be decorated! All that we ask is that there be no masks, no toy weapons, and no scary costumes. Other than that, let's have some fun!
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Pumpkin Parade

We'd like for our students to have a great experience on October 28th! During our Pumpkin Parade, the office staff will be providing kids with goodies as they pass by the office along their walk. If you wish to send non-candy (pencils, bubbles, stickers) treats for your child's class, any deliveries must be made before 10am since the office will be busy providing a great experience for our students and we will be unable to deliver any items past this time.
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Red Ribbon Week - Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!

Oct. 24-28


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!

"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 lvisdeftx@gmail.com.

When LVISD students thrive, our community does too!"

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October 17-21st is National School Bus Safety Week! As such, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all Viking parents and community members of some important school bus safety guidelines:
  • Drive with heightened awareness when you are near a school bus. This is especially the case when driving in inclement weather.
  • Remember that Texas law requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to school buses.
  • If you are driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the red lights start flashing.
  • Never pass a bus from behind if it is stopped to load or unload children or it is turning. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  • If you approach a school bus from either direction and the bus is displaying alternately flashing red lights, unless it is a controlled-access highway, you must stop. Do not pass the school bus until: (1) The school bus has resumed motion; (2) You are signaled by the driver to proceed; or (3) The red lights are no longer flashing.
  • When stopping for a school bus, remember that the area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
  • Never cut in front of a moving school bus. Cutting into the open space in front of a bus removes the driver’s cushion of safety.

We greatly appreciate everyone's patience when sharing the road with our school buses. As we all know, impatience can lead to bad decisions behind the wheel that can impact the safety of our precious passengers. Thank you for partnering with us to help keep our Vikings safe!

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From the Nurse...

Medication Procedures:


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:

cfoster@lagovistaisd.net

google voice text: 512-222-7144

office phone: 512-267-8300 xt: 4505

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Front Door Hours

Just a reminder that our front doors are open to parents from 7:45-2:45. If you are making a delivery, please do so during those hours. For safety reasons, we will not answer the door before 7:45am.

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:



For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Our Week In Pictures

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Picture Day- October 27

Say cheese! Picture day for the elementary school will be Thursday, October 27. Start practicing your smiles!

Yellow Car Tags

If you need a yellow car tag please email Mrs. Kuske at mkuske@lagovistaisd.net. 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!

Introducing a day to show our Teachers appreciation by helping make their job just a little easier. If you would like to help in a Teacher's classroom, Thank You Thursdays will be the day! Here are the steps that must be followed if you wish to participate:


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!

LVES Watch D.O.G.S

If you applied to become an LVES Watch DOG, please check your email to find information regarding our Orientation day next week! We are so excited to get this program started!

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is a new specials class that has been added this year. It is taught by Mrs. O'Brien and students rotate through it along with PE, Art, and Performing Arts. Mrs. O'Brien teaches the following big ideas: responsible decision making, relationship skills with peers, self-management, and social awareness. Each class will meet with Mrs. O'Brien once a week. Classes focus on age appropriate lessons like what does it mean to be a good friend, conflict resolution, and nurturing a culture of kindness at school.


10/12-10/13: Wrapping up responsibility lessons.


10/14-10/21: We're moving on to Self-Management. Now that we know how to identify our feelings, how can we deal with them appropriately?

All grade levels K-3 doing grade level appropriate work with Self Regulation and Calming Strategies.


10/24-10/31: Building on self regulation and calming strategies from previous rotation.

Lunch Sign-ups

We are happy to invite parents to eat lunch with their child again this year! Thanks to our new and improved lunchroom, we are able to offer more slots for parents, but we still have to have sign ups for safety and security purposes. I have limited sign ups for each parent to 3 per semester just to ensure that everyone who wants an opportunity to come eat with their child gets one.


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

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-pkkindergarten


1st Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-1stgrade


2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-2ndgrade


3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-3rdgrade

Daily Schedule

7:20 Doors open, breakfast is served

7:35 Teachers begin welcoming students into class

7:45 Tardy bell rings, breakfast closed

9:25 Attendance Time

10:45-11:15 PK/K Lunch

11:20-11:50 1st Grade Lunch

11:55-12:25 2nd Grade Lunch

12:30-1:00 3rd Grade Lunch

3:20 Dismissal

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/

Dominos https://www.dominos.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/

The Hamilton's

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/

Gold Business Sponsorship

Local Oaks Tree Services https://localoaks.com/

Premier Cleaning

North Shore Eye Care https://www.northshoreeyecare.net/

Urban Air & Heat LLC https://www.facebook.com/urbanairandheat

Silver Sponsorship

Addicted to Glamour https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToGlamour

The Beanstalk Consignment Shop https://www.thebeanstalk.net/

Chirofit Wellness Center http://chirofitwellnesscenter.com/

Halls Roofing & Sheet Metal, INC www.hallsroofing.net

Northshore Outdoor https://www.facebook.com/NorthshoreOutdoorLago

PTO Member Donors

Gold

Sam and Jessica Adamo

Jason and Nancy Casias

Craig and Olivia Devine

Dennis Henderson

Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua

Rachel Kokel

Sonia Lopez Martinez

Sarah Ogle

Christian and Jessica Ross

Courtney Stockard

Kelsey Tavares

Grant Blackburn

Amber Deaton

Amy Estes

Teri Hamilton

Kara Jones

Chad & Nikki Kallina

Kelsey Koreshev

Renee McCharen

Janine Ramsey

Vernon Reher

Sara Farkas

Boules Family

Bernadette & Burl McAlvain

Heather Walker

Rachael McConnell

Jenna & Aaron Parkinson

Sarah Schroeder

The Parra Family

Kazi Gaos

Jeff & Shauna Olson


Silver

JV Dougherty Construction

Jonathan and Lisa Whitted


Bronze

Cynthia Davis

Hannah Hoch

Bryan Tavares

Jennifer Brown

Lacey Culberth

Natalie Johnson

Lori Longoria

Courtney Moreau

Tricia Vasquez

Bethany Canales

Cara Harper

Pam Lamb

Kerri Walker

Josh and Stephanie Sattler

Angela Edwards

Heather Womack

Michelle Heston

Sherry Stevenson

Emilee Samples

Amy Sexton

Kelly Cochran


Basic

Amber Lauer

Jessica Orr

John Palka

Katie Palka

Chris Riccobene

Rachel Alfano

Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien

Bailey Adkins

Cara Harper

Holly Jackson

Rachel Donahue

Coco Foster

Janna Oliver

Adrene Henninger

Stephanie Aromy

Debbie Crowsey

Whitney Curry

Kathryn Hayhurst

Adrienne Henninger

Kathie Voisinet

Volunteer Opportunity

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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.

Community Opportunities

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LV Youth Basketball

It's that time of year once again. Early-bird registration is live for the 22-23 season and will end on on 10/15 and we can't wait to see your kiddos come our for basketball. Get signed up today!

Please use the direct link to register as parts of our site are still under construction.

https://www.lvybb.org/page/show/7351383-registration

Also, don't forget to like our page and follow us @LagoVistaYouthBB to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest from LVYBB.

P.S. If you've already signed up, awesome! Look forward to seeing you in November.

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