2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

December 7, 2018 - Issue #16

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Cook
  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Kannmacher (100)
  • Mrs. Rowin (100)
  • Ms. Adkins
  • Mrs. Outlaw (100)
  • Ms. Bingham (100)

Our current campus total is 2900. Keep up the great work Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 1150

1st Grade: 650

2nd Grade: 800

3rd Grade: 300

Winter Parties are scheduled for December 19th

Our first official party day is Wednesday, December 19th. Teachers and/or Room Parents will be sending home information regarding the Winter Party very soon if they have not already done so. Please be mindful of any food allergies in the classrooms before bringing food in (teachers will know the allergies and approve the list of food items prior to the party day).

This day is not an early release day, so most parties will occur after lunches. Here are the party times for each grade level:

  • PPCD: 1:00-2:00

  • PK: 1:15-2:15

  • Kinder: 11:00-12:00

  • 1st Grade: 1:15-2:15

  • 2nd Grade: 12:30-1:20

  • 3rd Grade: 1:30-2:15

Visiting at Lunch

We love when families come to have lunch with their child, however we do ask that if you bring in outside food that you do not share it with students other than your own child. We have several students in our building who have food allergies. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe!

Yearbook Cover Contest

Lago Vista Elementary School


Annual 3rd Grade Custom Yearbook Cover Contest

+Theme: “Learning Can Take You Anywhere” This theme lends room to vast creativity and imagination.

+Guidelines: Open to 3rd grade students only. Keep within the theme listed above. Use your imagination and be creative! Submission must be on 8.5 x 11 paper, one side only, MUST contain the title “Learning Can Take you Anywhere” somewhere within the design. May use marker, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, paints, letter stickers construction paper or other textured looks on top of the 8.5 x 11 paper. ie: computer paper. NOTE: Please keep the look flat enough that it can be scanned on a scanner to the computer. Entire piece must be done by a LVES 3rd grader. Artist may autograph his/her artwork in the bottom right corner. On the back please legibly write first and last name, followed by teacher’s name in pencil (so that it doesn’t show through the design).

+Deadline: All entries must be submitted by Friday, December 14th. Return to the teacher or submit to the front office.

**The 1st place winner’s artwork will appear on the front cover of the 2018-2019 LVES yearbook! The winner will also receive a FREE softcover copy of the yearbook or can choose to pay the upgrade to hardcover fee and for any additional extras.**

Voting will take place the week of December 17th. Winner announced before we let out for Winter break!

Yearbook Needs Pictures

Do you have pictures of the Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Lunch, Pumpkin Gallery Walk, Pep Rallies or Running of the Vikings, Red Ribbon Week, etc? If you do, please email them to, as we would like to fill the pages with all of the different events we have at LVES.

LVISD Education Foundation Fundraiser

The time for holiday shopping is here, and this fundraiser is a great way to support education in your local community while you check gifts off your list!

When you shop online at, or visit the mobile women's clothing boutique from December 10th-23rd, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation!

Make sure to visit for more details and to find out where the mobile boutique will be parked throughout this event!

Direct donations are always appreciated and can be made securely through PayPal at

Find out more about the LVISD Education Foundationhere!

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!

  • Monday, December 10th: Robert Gaston
  • Wednesday, December 12th: Craig Coale
  • Thursday, December 13th: Chris Culver
  • Friday, December 14th: Joele Porter, Michael Smith

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

Weekly Attendance

Our attendance percentage stayed the same, but we did have 3 grade levels with 97% attendance!

It's cold season, so please make sure that if your child is sick (fever of 100 degrees or higher), vomiting and/or diarrhea, he/she stays home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. Teachers review proper handwashing throughout the day, and there are several antibacterial hand sanitizer stations located throughout the building to help decrease the spreading of germs.

Attendance for the week of 12/06/2018: 92%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 90%

PK: 88%

Kinder: 95%

1st Grade: 97% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

2nd Grade: 97% - Great job meeting our attendance goal for the second week in a row!

3rd Grade: 97% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

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Character Trait of The Month...

December 's Character Trait of The Month is Caring. Here are few ways we can be Caring towards others...

  • Be kind;
  • Be compassionate and show you care;
  • Forgive others;
  • Help people in need.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES families! Our first Project Vinátta campus project is underway during our guidance classes! Students are creating a “No Place for Hate Paper Plate” that shows a picture or message about being kind to others. We will be posting the paper plates in each grade level’s hallway once they are all completed!

It is getting colder out, so remember the Lago Vista Clothing Closet is open to all community members, and is located behind the Lago Vista Intermediate School in Portable 6. You may call LVIS at 512-267-8300 ext. 3500 to schedule a time to pick something out. And don’t forget about the free Coats for Kids event at the Palmer Events Center in Austin tomorrow, December 8 from 8-3. (

If your child needs a coat and you are unable to go to either of these places, please let me know and I will make sure they get one! You can email or call me, just let me know if it is for a boy or girl, and the size needed. I will pick something out for your child and bring it to school for them. Thank you! or (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504.

Hola familias LVES!

¡Nuestro primer proyecto del proyecto Proyecto Vinátta está en marcha durante nuestras clases de orientación! Los estudiantes están creando un "No hay lugar para el plato de papel del odio" que muestra una imagen o un mensaje acerca de ser amable con los demás. ¡Estaremos publicando los platos en el pasillo de cada nivel de grado una vez que estén completos!

Se está haciendo más frío, así que recuerde que el Closet de Ropa de Lago Vista está abierto para todos los miembros de la comunidad, y está ubicado detrás de la Escuela Intermedia del Lago Vista en Portable 6. Puede llamar a LVIS al 512-267-8300 ext. 3500 para programar un tiempo para elegir algo. Y no se olvide del evento gratuito Coats for Kids en el Palmer Events Center en Austin mañana, 8 de diciembre del 8-3. (

Si su hijo necesita un abrigo y usted no puede ir a ninguno de estos lugares, ¡hágamelo saber y me aseguraré de que se lo lleven! Puede enviarme un correo electrónico o llamarme, solo avíseme si es para un niño o una niña y el tamaño necesario. Escogeré algo para su hijo y lo llevaré a la escuela para ellos. ¡Gracias! o (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504.

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...

  • December 13th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Nutcracker
  • December 19th: Winter Parties - details and times coming soon from teachers/Room Parent
  • December 20th - January 7th: Winter Break
  • January 8th: School Resumes at 7:45 am