Squire Flyer

December 14, 2021

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Dear Parents,

If you are planning to attend our holiday party on Wednesday, Dec 15, please fill out this RSVP form and we will do our best to print a visitor sticker for you.

All parents who have not visited the school this year, will need to be added to our Raptor system before visiting. This can take some time.


All grade level parties will be held on the same day, December 15th. To ensure smooth transitions, minimize cost and maximize safety, we ask that everyone adhere to the following procedures:

  • We are excited to have immediate family members attend, but please keep in mind that class parties are planned for students only. The room moms are working closely with teachers to provide just enough treats and fun for the students in each classroom. There won't be enough to share with siblings or other family members.
  • If your child has a sibling in different grade level(s) they only attend their own parties. Teachers will not release students to attend parties in a different grade level.
  • After parties, students will not be released to anyone but a parent or guardian. If you want your child to go home with someone other than a parent or guardian, teachers must have advance notice in writing prior to the party.

Revised Party Schedule

Pre K ...11:30- 12:00

Kinder ...2:00-2:30

First ...9:30-10:00

Second ...10:30-11:00*

Third ...12:45-1:15*

Fourth ...1:15-1:45

Fifth ...9:00-9:30*

*Times revised after November 29th Squire Flyer newsletter.

Holiday Dress Up Days

Monday, December 13th: Wear your favorite holiday socks.

Tuesday, December 14th: Dress like a candy cane and wear red and white.

Wednesday, December 15th: Show your inner Grinch and wear something green.

Thursday, December 16th: Party in your PJs! Wear your coziest pajamas.

Very Important!

Due to early release this Thursday, December 16th, there will be no Extended Care. School will release at 12:05. Parents will need to use Smart Tag to make changes in how students will be going home.

Don't Forget

December 13

  • LTHS Holiday Orchestra Performance (4th & 5th grades)

December 15

  • PTA Pies for Teachers
  • Class Parties

December 16

  • 3rd-5th Grade Assembly *Parents are welcome to join us. Students report to their classrooms. Teacher brings students to the gym when tardy bell rings at 7:40.
  • Early Release 12:05

Friday, December 17

  • No School
  • Staff Professional Development

Monday, January 3

  • No School
  • Staff Professional Development
  • Meet the Teacher for Newly Enrolled and Returning from Virtual Learning @2:45

Tuesday, January 4

  • Return to School
  • Beginning of 3rd Grading Period

Friday, January 7

  • PreK-2nd Grade Assembly *Parents are welcome to join us. Students report to their classrooms. Teacher brings students to the gym when tardy bell rings at 7:40

Thursday, January 13

  • Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Friday, January 14

  • 3rd-5th Grade Assembly *Parents are welcome to join us. Students report to their classrooms. Teacher brings students to the gym when tardy bell rings at 7:40.

Monday, January 17

  • No School (MLK Holiday)

Wednesday, January 19

  • Student Council @ 3:30

Friday, January 21

  • PreK-2 Grade Assembly *Parents are welcome to join us. Students report to their classrooms. Teacher brings students to the gym when tardy bell rings at 7:40.

*Parents are welcome to attend Friday assemblies. Please enter the side doors near the gym. Assemblies are from 7:45-8:10 on most Fridays. Please call the school if you have any questions.

Lost and found

Is your student missing a jacket? Lunchbox? Water bottle?

Lake Travis Elementary will be placing the Lost & Found Rack outside of the school the day of the parties (wheatear permitted) or at the entrance of the school.

A good way to prevent losing your child’s items is to write your child’s name in their coats and other belongings with a permanent marker, our staff checks the lost and found and will return those items that have a students' name written in them, by taking this measure you can prevent losing your child’s possessions.

All items will be donated before Winter Break and before the end of the school year, so be sure to check frequently.

We Love Our Volunteers

Want to be more involved in your child's education or just serve your community? We'd love for you to volunteer at LTE. There are so many things you can do. Here are just a few:
  • Be a WATCH D.O.G.S. Get a glimpse of a day in the life of LTE staff members and students. We can always use an extra set of eyes and ears on campus. And the kids love seeing dads in the building.
  • Be a mentor and meet with a student or two once a week. Build a positive relationship with a child and witness a multitude of benefits for both you and an LTE student.
  • Be a tutor. Many of our students would benefit from a little extra help.
  • Be a lunch monitor. Our cafeteria is a very busy place. Just 30 minutes for each grade level.
  • Join PTA and volunteer to help in the Holiday Shop or send a few treats to school for teachers.
  • Be a librarian's aide. Those books are stacking up and Ms. Halprin always needs help shelving books.
  • Be a guest reader in the classroom or a literacy partner and read to your child's class or with individual students.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at LTE, please contact our campus Volunteer Coordinator, Alys Moore at moorea@ltisdschools.org, or GW Byers, Community Relations Liaison, at byersg@ltisdschools.org. Or you can call Ms. Byers at 512-533-6099. Ms. Moore can be reached at 512-533-6355.

For more information about volunteering and to view a copy of the district's volunteer handbook, please visit this link.

Parent/Teacher Communication

The best way for parents to be engaged at Lake Travis Elementary is through communication with your child's teacher. Teachers not only want to provide parents with timely information regarding student academic achievement, they want and need your feedback about what you are seeing and hearing at home. There are many advantages for children when their parents are involved and communicate with teachers. Students' motivation for learning increases, behavior improves and overall positive feelings about school in general increases.

At Lake Travis Elementary, we encourage the following effective communication strategies:

  • Initiation: Teachers initiates contact as soon as they know which students will be in their classroom for the school year. Parents and teachers also initiate contact when there is good news and appreciation to report. A little positive feedback goes a long way toward building positive relationships.
  • Timeliness: Contact (parents to teachers and/or teachers to parents) should be made soon after a problem has been identified or a concern arises. This will facilitate a timely solution, Waiting too long can create new problems.
  • Consistency and frequency: Parents want ongoing feedback about how students are progressing and teachers want feedback regarding any concerns parents or students may have. Again, positive thoughts and observations are also a great way to build a positive relationship with teachers and the school in general.
  • Follow-through: Parents and teachers each want to see that the other will actually do what they say they will do.
  • Clarity: Parents and teachers should have the information they need to help students in school and at home.

Texas is experiencing the worst staff shortages ever experienced in our state. This, on top of the stress of educating children during a pandemic, has created very difficult working conditions. But despite all of their struggles, teachers come to school everyday with the mindset of success. They come to work prepared to do the best they can to provide a great education for all of our students.

If something doesn't seem right, your child's teacher should be the first point of contact. LTE teachers want to know so they can take action and provide clarity. We all want to help. But we can't do our best if we don't know there is a concern and teachers need to be the first to know.

Lake Travis Elementary is blessed to have such an amazing staff and school community working together to provide the best education possible for our students. Together, we can do anything.

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