2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

April 12, 2019 - Issue #29

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Kannmacher (100)
  • Mrs. Rowin (100)
  • Mrs. Arredondo (200)
  • Mrs. Kudrna (200)
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Gase
  • Ms. Baker

Our current campus total is 2000! Keep up the great

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 700

1st Grade: 300

2nd Grade: 800

3rd Grade: 200


Are You Returning?

As we get closer to wrapping up an amazing 2018-2019 school year, plans for the 2019-2020 school year are already in progress! Student enrollment plays a huge part in staffing decisions each year, so we need your help with your plans for next year. A form is coming home in today's Friday folder called "Are You Returning?", please fill the form out and return to the front office on or before Friday, May 3rd.

2019-2020 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting

If you have a child entering kindergarten in the fall, we invite you to an informational meeting with the kindergarten teachers on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 pm in the library. Since 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, we ask that children not attend this meeting.

Incoming kindergarten students will have a chance to meet teachers at Kinder Camp on August 2nd from 9:00 am-11:00 am. A sign up sheet for Kinder Camp was available at PK/Kinder Round Up. If you were unable to attend PK/Kinder Round-Up, it's not too late to register! You can contact our registrar, Veronica Fidencio (, to set up a time to come by and enroll your incoming PK or Kinder child.

5th Annual GT Showcase - April 18th

LVISD 5th Annual GT Showcase is April 18th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the MAC at LVHS. GT students across the district have been working very hard on their showcase projects and are excited for the community to stop by and visit with them about their projects.
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Summer School - Mark Your Calendars

Summer school dates for this year will be June 3rd-13th from 8:30 am-11:30 am, Monday through Thursday. Only one summer school session will be offered this year. If your child needs to attend summer school for academic and/or attendance reasons, you will receive an invitation within the next couple of weeks.

If your child receives an invitation to attend summer school, please make sure your child attends all summer school dates. In some cases, promotion to the next grade level depends on successful completion of summer school.

Tuition-Based Pre-K Applications Still Accepted!

We are currently accepting applications for our Tuition-Based Pre-K program for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a wonderful program that will prepare your child for success in kindergarten!

For more information about the program, please visit:

Space is limited in the Tuition-Based Pre-K Program, so be sure to get your application in on or before May 1st.

LVISD New Student Enrollment Day - Save the Date!

If you know of any NEW students entering the District for 2019-2020, please let them know about this event:

Lago Vista ISD New Student Enrollment Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lago Vista High School MAC

10:00am - 2:00pm

*Parents who registered their child at Kindergarten/Pre-K Roundup do NOT need to also go to this enrollment event.

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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Yearbook News

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Lost and Found

Lots of jackets, lunchboxes and other items are still unclaimed in the Lost and Found box. If your child is missing an item, please have him/her check the Lost and Found box in the cafeteria. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the year.


Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Monday, April 15th: Joele Porter, Scotty Alves
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Christian Culver, Jeremy Withrow

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

Took a slight dip this week, but we still had one grade level that met our attendance goal!

Attendance for the week of 4/11/19: 96%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kinder: 96%

1st Grade: 96%

2nd Grade: 95%

3rd Grade: 97% - Great job of meeting our attendance goal for the second week in a row!

Character Trait of The Month...

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!

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families!

I would like for everyone to know about my collection of books that are available for parents and guardians to check out to read at home with their children. I have a broad variety of topics to choose from, and I am happy to offer suggestions as well. It could be an issue they may need a little more help with understanding and would benefit from having a parent, guardian, or sibling read with them at home about it. Some of the topics include: problems at home, divorce, new family dynamics, grief, problems at school, self esteem, friendship issues, or test anxiety. In addition to these topics, I have several for each of the character traits we learn about during our guidance classes, such as: responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, and integrity.

I am always adding to my collection, so if there is a particular topic you are interested in, please let me know! I am happy to send a book home with your child to borrow, just send an email with your request to: .

And remember, there are so many benefits of reading with your child! Reading together promotes increased communication between you and your child, it can help calm children, and help to improve their listening skills. Let me know how I can help!

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” ~Kate DiCamillo

Hola familias de LVES!

Me gustaría que todos supieran acerca de mi colección de libros que están disponibles para que los padres y tutores puedan leer en casa con sus hijos. Tengo una amplia variedad de temas para elegir, y me complace ofrecer sugerencias también. Podría ser un problema que necesiten un poco más de ayuda con la comprensión y se beneficiarían si un padre, tutor o hermano lea con ellos en casa sobre esto. Algunos de los temas incluyen: problemas en el hogar, divorcio, nuevas dinámicas familiares, duelo, problemas en la escuela, autoestima, problemas de amistad o ansiedad ante los exámenes. Además de estos temas, tengo varios para cada uno de los rasgos de carácter que aprendemos durante nuestras clases de orientación, tales como: responsabilidad, respeto, cuidado, imparcialidad, confiabilidad e integridad.

Siempre estoy agregando a mi colección, así que si hay un tema en particular que le interesa, ¡hágamelo saber! Me complace enviar un libro a casa con su hijo para pedir prestado, solo envíe un correo electrónico con su solicitud a:

Y recuerde, ¡hay tantos beneficios de leer con su hijo! Leer juntos promueve una mayor comunicación entre usted y su hijo, puede ayudar a calmar a los niños y mejorar sus habilidades para escuchar. ¡Déjame saber cómo puedo ayudar!

“La lectura no debe presentarse a los niños como una tarea, un deber. Debería ofrecerse como un regalo.” ~Kate DiCamillo

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next 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.

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:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • April 16th: 2019-2020 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting, 6:00 pm in Library
  • April 16th: ES/IS GT Field Trip
  • April 18th: 5th Annual GT Showcase, 6:00 pm at LVHS MAC
  • April 19th: Good Friday, Student and Staff holiday
  • April 26th: Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 6:00 pm at LVHS
  • May 3rd: 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Day at LVHS track
  • May 6th: 1st Grade Field Trip to Crowe's Nest Farms
  • May 6th-10th: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 10th: Kinder and 1st Grade Field Day at LVHS track
  • May 10th: Victory Walk for 3rd Grade students, 2:00 pm
  • May 13th: 3rd Grade STAAR Math test; limited visitors on campus
  • May 14th: 3rd Grade STAAR Reading test; limited visitors on campus
  • May 17th-22nd: Ocean Week 2019
  • May 22nd: Ocean Week Closing Ceremony; 1:30-2:30 in Cafeteria
  • May 23rd: Last Day of School