Let's Row!

Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition 4

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Tonight is our first home football game beginning at 7:30. Here are a few things to be aware of to make sure that you have the best time possible!


All elementary students must be under the supervision of their parents at the game. No one should be on the practice football field (the grassy hill) and if you leave, you are not able to re-enter. Also, the district is switching over to online tickets only, so be sure to get yours before you head to the game! See the infographic below for how to do that.

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Morning Dropoff

One Way You Can Help! If we could limit turns at the Travis/Dawn intersection to right turns only, it would greatly help our dropoff line!

Morning Drop-Off: If your child is eating breakfast, please drop them off at the Civic Drive loop. If they are not needing breakfast, you may drop them off at Civic Drive OR Travis Drive.

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Attendance

If your student is not going to be present, please email Christine Harris at charris@lagovistaisd.net and cc the nurse (cfoster@lagovistaisd.net) and teacher and be sure to include the reason for missing. Please note, whether or not you have notified us ahead of time, your student will still be counted absent at attendance time. You have 3 days to submit a note to the attendance clerk. As time permits, the notes will be uploaded into your student's file and the absence will be updated. If it's excusable, you will see an A in your Parent Portal. Please check your Parent Portal under attendance to see if it was updated before reaching out.

Drop off items!

Please be sure to have all items labeled with your student's first and last name on it. You may drop off items at the table located in the foyer. We ask that you please drop off items before 10am. If you are dropping off medicine for the nurse, please wait for assistance.

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

Afternoon Pickup

One Way You Can Help!- Car tags placed on the driver's side window are the most easily seen. Thank you!

Civic Drive is for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Travis Drive is for PK/ECSE/VRT/FAC/Kinder/1st. Siblings will be picked up at the youngest siblings' pickup location.


If you need to buckle your child in, please drive up past the first teacher to do that so we can start loading the next group.

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What Bus Does My Child Ride? When Will They Be Picked Up?

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Morning Drop Off-

Loop at Dawn Drive- Bus Riders Only

Students needing breakfast- Civic Drive

Students not needing breakfast- Travis Drive OR Civic Drive

Students arriving after 7:45- parents will need to park and walk students in through front entrance to sign them in and receive a tardy slip.


Attendance Time-

Any students not physically present at this time will be marked absent. Any excuse notes will be processed and absences will be excused accordingly.


Lunch-

Parents will be allowed to come eat lunches with their students beginning Monday, September 12 to allow us time to teach cafeteria routines and procedures. Due to safety considerations, we will be doing a sign up sheet again. The sign up sheet will be forthcoming.


Dismissal-

Loop at Dawn Drive- buses only

Loop at Civic Drive- 2nd/3rd grade students

Loop at Travis Drive- PK/ECSE/VRT/FAC/K/1st grade students

**Siblings will be picked up at the youngest student's dismissal location.

Safety Information

Your child's safety is, and always has been, our number one priority. Here are a few of the things we are doing to ensure your child's continued safety:


1. Exterior doors will remain locked at all times. Checks of exterior doors will be conducted to ensure they are locked and closed securely.

2. Interior doors will remain locked at all times.

3. No adult will be admitted to the building without being screened through our Raptor system which checks for criminal history violations.

4. All visitors will be issued a visitor's badge with a photo ID printed on it. Badges will be collected upon exiting the building. Visitors will be required to enter through the newly constructed vestibule at the front entrance.

5. A variety of safety drills will be conducted routinely in order to ensure students and staff know protocols for various emergency situations.

LVES Yearbook

We have an amazing parent volunteer who gathers pictures all year long and creates an awesome yearbook for us each year. She is always looking for more pictures! You can contribute pictures of your child and their times here at school by joining the Facebook page LVES Yearbook. Let's add some of those cute first day pics!

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/

Gold Business Sponsorship

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

Premier Cleaning

Silver Sponsorship

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


Silver

JU Dougherty Construction


Bronze

Cynthia Davis

Hannah Hoch

Bryan Tavares


Basic

Amber Lauer

Jessica Orr

John Palka

Katie Palka

Chris Riccobene

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast price- $1.75

Lunch price- $2.90 (Adult- $3.40)

To add money to your child's account- https://www.myschoolbucks.com

Link to free/reduced lunch application in English- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

Link to free/reduced lunch application in Spanish- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

GT Referral Link

If you would like your student be tested for Gifted and Talented, the testing window will be open through October 3, 2022. To nominate your child for testing, please complete the form at the link below.


English Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_oGmicUEuGEv-DqTKZR5FimVITeWC9xS-sVWkpT29kUr5Xg/viewform

Spanish Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefrGUGfeOUHRxy6R5Xge0s27jhZ2ueLqRgHA15mRrFyKp78A/viewform

Volunteer Opportunity

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Community Opportunities

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