LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

December 16, 2018

Upcoming Events...

January 21 Student Holiday - No Classes

January 23 Awards Assembly during lunch period

January 25 Early Dismissal at 11:35 with Academic UIL Meet at LVES beginning at 12:30

February 14 Valentine's Day Parties

February 18 Student Holiday - No Classes

February 19 Grade 4 Writing Benchmark and Grade 5 Math Benchmark

February 20 Fifth Grade Reading Benchmark

Your Help is Appreciated

Our district is hosting 6 schools for the Elementary and Intermediate UIL Academic Meet on January 25th from 12:30-5:30. The elementary PTO and the intermediate parent group are working together to set up the hospitality room for coaches, judges, directors, and other staff (approximately 100 people.) Please help if you can. The majority of events are for fourth and fifth grade students. Please see the Sign up Genius link attached.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs. Davis

Reaching for the Stars...Believe It to Achieve It!

Information for UIL Academic Meet on January 25

Parents of UIL Students,

Our District UIL Meet will be on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Lago Vista Elementary. Even though it is an early release day, all Lago Vista Elementary and Intermediate UIL contestants will need to stay at school and not go home at early dismissal. Intermediate students will be bused to the Elementary campus, and all UIL students will be held in the gym and cafeteria until it’s time for their event.

Students may bring cell phones, and are also encouraged to bring books, games, hand-held devices, etc. to keep them occupied while they are waiting for their event. There will be Wi-Fi access.

There will be a Snack Bar in the cafeteria for students and guests to purchase snack items to eat and drink.

If you plan to attend the meet, your child may go home with you when he/she has finished competition. If you will not be attending, please make the appropriate transportation arrangements. There will not be a sign-out sheet for Lago Vista students. Audiences are not allowed in any of the competition rooms.

UIL Meet Schedule

1:00 2nd Grade Storytelling Prelims

3rd Grade Storytelling Prelims

4th Grade Oral Reading Prelims

5th Grade Oral Reading Prelims

5th Grade Maps, Graphs & Charts

2:00-3:00 3rd & 4th Grade Music Memory

5th Grade Music Memory

5th Grade Dictionary

2:00-3:30 4th & 5th Grade Art

3:00 2nd Grade Storytelling Finals

3rd Grade Storytelling Finals

4th Grade Oral Reading Finals

5th Grade Oral Reading Finals

3:00-3:30 4th Grade Number Sense

5th Grade Number Sense

5th Grade Listening

3:30-4:30 3rd & 4th Grade Spelling

5th Grade Spelling

YEARBOOK ORDERS--Please order a yearbook to support our school

It's that time of year, again! Keep those precious 2018-19 memories alive for your child with our second annual Lago Vista Intermediate School Yearbook. They are only $20 and are available for purchase online:

School Code: 13169319

Paper order forms are available in the front office, and they have gone home in Wednesday Folders.

Yearbook sales is one of the very few fundraisers that we have at the Intermediate campus. Please help by purchasing a yearbook. We exceeded our goal of 95 books sold last year, and would love to see that happen again! Our goal this year is 100.

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FAC Luncheon

The Chefs in FAC made a delicious lunch to share this Friday.

Awards for the Second 9 Weeks

All “A” Honor Roll - 4th Grade

Anya Alanis

Emerson Andrew

Sadie Badger

Hannah Barley

Chloe Bell

Winter Callahan

Kingston Cannon

Claire Everett

Joel Faz

Justin Fessler

Brandon Freeman

Hannah Grill

Eliana Helton

Anna Heston

Archer Houston

Dhylan Johnson

Kristin Johnston

Jolee Jordan

Kailee Keister

Fletcher Matheson

Riley Maxwell

Ava O’Connor

Corban Owens

Olivia Parra

Samuel Presley

Ariana Randels

Kandice Richardson

Molly Roberts

Rylee Roberts

Eva Taylor

Taylor Teague

Ainsley Townsend

Emily Viruette

All “A” Honor Roll - 5th Grade

Daniel Anglin

Noah Arambula

Joshua Bailey

Malaya Del Rosario

Morgan Donahe

Curtis Federoff

Josie Gillette-Oatman

Oryin Harris

Marlie Hawkins

Clara Hepp

Scotia Horton

Madison Husk

Victoria Lee

Aiden Neel

Lily Olson

Luna Quintero

Allisen Shipp

Lilah Smith

Macy Thompson

Haley Wray

Jack Xuereb

“A/B” Honor Roll - 4th Grade

Lanee Arredondo

Dominic Bailey

Krysalyn Carter

Jackson Cook

Andrew Davis

Juliette Hoofnagle

Lilyann Houston

Hudson Keeran

Marshall Lawless

William Lopez-Ulloa

Kennedi McSkimming

Hailey Meade

Amalie Melendez

Marek Michetich

Kyelynn Mills

Daniel Montes

Austin Moore

Sydney Mosser

Katelee Raggio

Leandro Seda

Connor Shafer

Jaxyn Siebens

Melissa Soto

Deijah Sourile

Avery Thompson

Jess Welton

Madison Williams

“A/B” Honor Roll - 5th Grade

Evan Bailey

Baily Barto

Amberlyn Beall

Alyssa Black

Caeley Carmack

Daniel Casburg

Lillian Coale

MaryEmma Davis

Alexis Fanning

Sydney Fanning

Jonah Farrington

Makenna Fiscus

Daniel Fowler

Juan Garcia

Ronnie Haywood

Pierce Hergenreder

Alena Hernandez

Jesus Hidalgo

Nathan Hiebert

Garrison Houston

Daniel Kannmacher

Makenzie Koska

Seren Mitchel

Hudson Neel

Kasey Noack

Kristen Norris

Carli Parker

Anna Piedra Diaz

Matthew Purkey

Claire Ragland

Angelina Rempel

Douglas Runkel

Ania Saldana

Talen Sellers

Abbigail Simmons

Ripley Sinclair

Jasmine Sisca

Jessica Smith

Konnor Smith

Mariana Tonche Valadez

Aceton Turner

Aaden Vasquez

Preston Vaughan

Aidan Velasquez

Isabel Villarreal

Aiden Voita

Luke Walker

Parker Williams

Perfect Attendance – 4th Grade

Krysalyn Carter

Jon Celcer

Andrew Davis

Claire Everett

Justin Fessler

Jordan Garcia Ortega

Lilyann Houston

William Lopez-Ulloa

Mileny Martinez

Juilio Martinez Perez

Hailey Meade

Jose Salazar

Lillian Coale

MaryEmma Davis

Malaya Del Rosario

Perfect Attendance – 5th Grade

Joshua Bailey

Scotia Horton

Lillian Larocca

Mikal Miller

Tyler Oliver

Chloe Ottaway

Douglas Runkel

Ania Saldana

Preston Vaughn

Isabel Villarreal

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School Board Appreciate Month

The Intermediate school sends our respect and appreciation for our school board members. They work to help our school best a fantastic place to learn and grow! Thank You!

Information from the Office

Attendance Reminder:

If your child is out of school for any reason, please be sure to inform the front office the reason for the absence. For your convenience, Mrs. Dohm as 2 electronic ways to get her notes:


Fax: 512-267-8363

Attendance Percentages This Week

4th Grade: 95.54%

5th Grade: 96.20%

Total: 95.89%


The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 98%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:00 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:

  • 3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
  • 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
  • 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.
  • 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.

Reminder about our Re-Do Policy

Please remember that your student brings home graded work in the Wednesday folder each week. Please review that work and encourage your child to correct and return any work that received a grade below 79. Your child is also schedule a time with his/er teacher to correct tests.

From the Student Handbook

Re-do/Re-test Policy (Grades 4-5)

We encourage students to use feedback provided by grades by reflecting on their mistakes

and using it to improve their understanding of concepts being assessed. Please understand

that the re-do/re-test option is not a free pass for students not to study or to turn in carelessly

completed work. In order for a student to have this opportunity, they must do something to

show the teacher that they are committed to improving their performance. This might include

additional time with the teacher, extra practice assignments, or making corrections on

previously completed work. A student may earn up to a 79% on a re-test or re-do of an

assignment. Students may not redo daily grades for which they received a zero.

Daily Grades

1. Students who receive a 79% or lower on a daily assignment will have one opportunity to

re-do an equivalent assignment, as determined by the teacher, for a maximum grade of

79%. Students may not re-do assignments for which they received a zero due to not

completing or turning it in.

2. Students must initiate the process to re-do an assignment. Emailed requests from

parents to re-do an assignment will not be accepted. Handwritten parent notes presented

to the teacher by the student will be accepted in Grades 2-5. The ultimate goal is to

create learners who are able to be effective self-advocates.

3. Students must complete the “re-do” assignment in the calendar week after the

failing grade was earned. (For example, whether a student earns a failing grade on

Tuesday or Friday, they must complete the re-test by the end of the following week. This

is the case, even in the event of “short” weeks containing fewer than 5 days.)

4. Assignments may be given as a home assignment or redone at school. The teacher will

determine which option is most appropriate for each assignment.

5. A student may earn up to a 79% on their re-do of the assignment.

6. A student may not earn a grade lower than the original grade.

Dressing for Recess

Please help us by dressing your child for colder weather. We want our students to be able to enjoy recess outside this time of year. Please be sure that they dress warm enough to be comfortable outside.

Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. 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.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


Counselor Corner

In January, our class guidance lessons focus on being a good and important part of our family, school and nation. We will be role playing scenarios which help to solidify making positive choices. Please reinforce this important quality as it builds sense of self and service to others and our country.

This site contains literature and probing questions to involve your children in thinking about citizenship. At this age, our students are eager to grow in their sense of self and duty to themselves and to others. Let’s build on the desire to be a good citizen.

Leaders in Action

We meet each week, on Thursday and Friday. Our current project is to support teachers by decorating positive signs to display and refer to in each class.

Stay tuned for our next activity which will be a project in which we collect funds to improve our cafe. We hope to purchase 2 microwaves to alleviate lines in the cafe.