2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

January 10, 2020 - Issue #20

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Lots of classes showed Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior this week! Congratulations to the following classes:

  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Mrs. Rohne (123)
  • Mrs. Hernandez

Campus Total: 3,305

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

PK: 350

Kinder: 882

1st Grade: 570

2nd Grade: 530

3rd Grade: 923

Congratulations to 3rd grade for earning the most Golden Tickets for the second nine weeks!

New Viking Family Member

Congratulations to Mrs. Boyles and her family on the birth of their son, Stetson. Stetson was born on January 2, 2020. Mrs. Boyles and baby are happy and healthy.

Welcome to the Viking family Stetson!

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District UIL Hospitality Room

The District UIL Meet is coming up on Friday, January 24, 2020. LVES will be hosting this year's meet. Friday, January 24th will be an early release at 11:30 am (no afternoon PPCD) so that the UIL events can get started. As the host campus, we will be providing food for the Hospitality Room for coaches and teachers from all schools attending the meet. There will be 3 schools (including LVES), so we are expecting approximately 100 coaches and staff. We need help stocking the Hospitality Room. LVES/LVIS will provide the main dish (BBQ), but we need sides, drinks, desserts, appetizers, etc.

If you would like to help stock the Hospitality Room, please click on the link below to sign up:

Thank you so much for your help in stocking the Hospitality Room for our meet! This is a very busy day for all staff:-)

More UIL News - UIL Contestants and Parents

The Band Booster will be providing Meal Deals for all contestants and families on the day of UIL. Meal Deals are pre-orders only, so if you would like to purchase one, please fill out the order form below. Order forms were also sent home with contestants. Order forms are due on Wednesday, January 15th. Late orders cannot be accepted after this deadline.

A concession stand will also be available that day too.

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Internet Safety Presentation

Join LVES PTO for a free presentation on internet safety on January 22nd at 6 pm in the LVES cafeteria. The focus will be on content, context and the needs of each child. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, children may not attend this presentation. Lago Vista Academy will provide free childcare in the gym during this presentation. Please see the flyer below for more information.

This night is not just for elementary parents, so spread the word and encourage parents with children of all ages to attend this very informative presentation.

We hope to see you there!

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Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.


Watch DOGS

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

  • Tuesday, January 14th: Mason Sterling
  • Friday, January 17th: Chris Hyde

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

Attendance at LVES

We didn't quite meet our attendance goal this week, but we were close. Next week is a full week, and the start of the 3rd nine weeks, so let's start it strong by meeting our attendance goal!

Attendance for week of 1/7-1/9: 94%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 91%

First Grade: 95%

Second Grade: 93%

Third Grade: 96%

For more information on why attendance matters for your child and our school, along with the difference between an excused and unexcused absence, click on the following links:

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:

Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Christine Harris, 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...

  • January 17th: Report Cards go home
  • January 22nd: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • January 24th: Early Release at 11:30 am for District UIL Meet
  • January 24th: LVES hosts the District UIL Meet
  • January 30th: CEIC Meeting, 3:30 pm in Library
  • February 7th: PTO presents Family Dance Party; 6:00-8:00 pm
  • February 14th: Valentine's Day Parties
  • February 17th: Student and Staff Holiday - NO SCHOOL