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October 18, 2019

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10/18/19.................Track and Field Day K-5

10/21 - 10/25/19....National School Bus Safety Week

10/25/19.................First Grade Field Trip to Austin Aquarium

10/25/19................PUMPKIN PARTY

11/1/19..................2nd Grade Field Trip to the Meadows

11/4-11/7...............Lakeway Book Fair in our Library

11/7/19...................4th Grade Musical

11/11/19................Veterans' Day

11/20/19................Thanksgiving Feast

11/21/19................4th Grade Field Trip to the Science Mill

11/25 - 11/29.........School is Out for Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving!

RIDE THE WAVE OF KINDNESS WEEK FOUR- 10/21/19-10/25/19

  • Teachers and staff will be given die-cut round-shaped papers to award to students who show acts of kindness. These papers will be taped to the classroom doors. The class who has the most circles on their doors by week’s end will get to cover Mr. Hicks in silly string!

  • On Friday 10/25/19, dress in Hawaiian gear. We will finish off their looks with all students receiving a lei. This will complete our Riding the Wave of Kindness celebration.

  • More topics and events continuing this school year to celebrate kindness to be announced!


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Click here to RSVP for our Pumpkin Party

You are invited to a Pumpkin Party. This year we will have games, food and a dance party! Big Time Ben is DJing! Come in your costumes! We can't wait to see you on October 25th! Please RSVP

IMPROVEMENT TO REPORTING STUDENT GRADES----MOVING TO ELECTRONIC REPORTS!

With the implementation of Skyward Family Access, we are pleased to inform you that LTISD report cards for students in grades K-12 will be made available electronically beginning with our first grading period this fall.


To prepare for this transition, grades will not be available on Skyward Family Access between 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, and 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17. Teachers will utilize that time to enter their grades into the system. Parents may view their child’s report card via Skyward Family Access after 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17. As a reminder, Skyward Family Access is also available as a mobile application that can be used to access student data, including report cards, from most mobile devices.


Please note, student report cards will no longer be printed. Parents without internet or mobile access may obtain a paper copy of their child’s report card by contacting the school.


We are excited about the upcoming transition to electronic report cards and the efficiencies this will create for our parents and families. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Yearbook 411

Once again we will be using Treering for the yearbook. Not only are they a green company, they plant a tree for every book we sell, they are beautiful, high quality, customizable books.

Last year our yearbook was a huge success and this year we want it to be even better.


  • The link to get started is https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014861434992612

  • The Cost is $30

  • If you order a book before September 30th you get 15% off

  • Every yearbook comes with the option to create 2 custom pages for your child. These pages will only appear in your child’s yearbook. A tutorial for those who need help will be provided at a later date.

Thanks,

Traci McClead and Matt Godsey

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Calling all DADS, Calling all DADS!

Mr. Joe Lamendola has agreed to be our campus Big DOG this year and organize our WATCHDOGS' sign up site for us. Please go to this link and sign up for a day to serve as a WATCH DOG. Just click on the link and choose the date(s) that you'd like to reserve.


And, if you want to purchase WatchDOGS tshirts or other WatchDOGS goodies from the Dogstore, here is the link to Dogstore, too.

Fall Into Our Reading Program

Dear Parents,


Our Fall Library Reading Program is underway! This program is OPTIONAL but is an incentive program available for participation by all our students. Please click here for more information or if you would like to print reading logs. (Logs are also available in the library if you prefer not to print at home.)


https://www.ltisdschools.org/Page/2578


Thanks, and happy reading!

MUSTANG RUN CLUB!

Run Club is going strong! We have had a fantastic number of students coming out on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings earning their mile toe tags! Way to go Mustangs! Way to start your day out strong!

Coach Judson and Coach Spano

Student Council News:

Congratulations to our new Student Council Officers! High Five to all who ran for an office! The speeches were well planned out and amazing!

President: Georgia McCann

Vice President: Rivers Willyard

Secretary: Katelyn Kempler

Treasurer: Lola Maciarz

Representative at Large: Parker Livingston


Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 6th.

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National BoxTops for Education

BoxTops for Education has a new app, and you can download it here. It's even easier to earn funds for Lakeway through BoxTops because you can just scan your receipts containing BoxTops products, and Lakeway will earn BoxTops funds!


Also, each scanned receipt earns one entry for Lakeway to win $20,000. So, please download the app, select Lakeway as your school, and start scanning receipts. And, check out the app for even more opportunities to earn funds for Lakeway.


In addition to the new app, we still collect clipped BoxTops, and we appreciate your sending those clipped BoxTops to your child's teacher. Although BoxTops is transitioning to a digital system, the paper BoxTops are still valid and a welcome donation to our school. Thanks!

Join the fun! Be a Mustang Volunteer!

Volunteering at Lakeway Elementary is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience!


Check out the exciting volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Once you have signed up, the Volunteer Liaison will contact you with specific information regarding times, dates, etc.


If you have any questions, please contact Erica Finch, vpvolunteers@lakewaypto.org

Thank You for Volunteering!!!

Lakeway PTO Website

Click here for information about our AMAZING PTO

LTISD OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS FOR LTISD STUDENTS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18

Nurse Shotwell announces that the Lake Travis Independent School District will be offering flu shots for students some time during the week of November 18. Additional information will be forwarded to you soon.

PTO 2019-20

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our General Meeting on October 3rd. We had a great turnout! Thank you to our sponsor, VIK Complete Care, and Dr. Campbell who came to discuss flu prevention. Meeting minutes and highlights will be posted soon.


Our next General Meeting is Thursday, November 7th at 7:45 AM. We will be joined but they LTISD Nutritional Services Director to talk about initiatives happening district wide and in our cafeteria!

    • Important dates to note
    • Ultimate Recess 10/10
      • Family Math Night 10/15 at 6:30
      • Track and Field day is 10/18
      • Pumpkin Party is 10/25
  • President - Kristin Kenaston
  • Vice President - Jessica Romero
  • Grade Level Coordinator - Leslie Kempler
  • Campus Coordinator - Greg Van de Putte
  • Sponsorship - Heather Davis
  • Community Relations - Ann Mitchell
  • Treasurer - Paula Draughn
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Erika Finch
  • Secretary -Torie Pearce

Track and Field Day Pictures 2019

School Hours

Class Start Time: 7:40 am

Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm

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Car Rider Reminders

We have procedures we ask all to follow to ensure the safety of our students. PLEASE walk your children across the crosswalk to ensure safety. PLEASE stay in the car rider lines so that we are not requiring students to cross traffic to reach your vehicle.


Our car rider lines are moving very quickly and efficiently now, and we find the lines move even faster when:


  • Cars with Kindergarten-2nd grades, drop off and pick up in the lower car rider lot. Please pull your car as far up in the line as possible to keep things moving.
  • Cars with 3-5th grades (and younger siblings), drop off and pick up in the upper car rider lot. Please pull your car as far up in the line as possible to keep things moving. Keep the line to one lane only.
  • Parents, please give Mustangs their kisses and say "goodbyes" before we open your vehicle's door so that our Mustangs can hop out and be on their way to class quickly.
  • If you are needing to exit your vehicle for any reason, please park your car and retrieve your child from the designated pick up areas.

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