Mustang Messenger

June 5, 2019

Lakeway Remodel

Due to construction renovations, Lakeway summer staff will be operating from the Lake Travis High School Annex, 3324 RR 620 South. Summer Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm. Closed Fridays. Lakeway main office number is 512-533-6350.

Stephanie Budai New Community Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Budai has been selected to serve as Community Programs Coordinator, effective July 1. Stephanie began her career in public education in 2005 as an instructional support and physical education teacher with the Eustace Independent School District. Between 2007 and 2013, she served as second and third grade team leader at Huffman Elementary School in the Plano school district. Stephanie joined LTISD in 2013 where she taught third and fourth grade at Bee Cave Elementary. Presently, she serves as Assistant Principal at Lakeway Elementary.

Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master of Educational Administration degree from Lamar University. She and her husband Russell Budai—who will serve as the Athletics Coordinator at Bee Cave Middle School beginning this summer—have a son, Beckett, who attends Lake Travis ISD.In her new role, Stephanie will be supported by the Office of Communications, Media & Community Relations as she coordinates the district’s after school and summer programs for students and explores the creation of adult education programs.

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Dear Lakeway Family

Thank you for a wonderful year at Lakeway Elementary. I will forever be grateful for the friendships and memories I made this past year. Even though I will no longer be at Lakeway every day, I will still be in the district and would love to keep in touch with you. Lakeway Elementary will always hold a special place in my heart. This is not goodbye, it is see you soon!! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Once a Mustang, always a Mustang!


Stephanie Budai

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District recognizes 2018-2019 Retirees

The following individuals were acknowledged during the LTISD Employee Recognition Dinner held May 7 at the Sonesta Bee Cave:

  • Stanley Alonzo - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School

  • Janet Bales - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School

  • Pam Bishop - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School

  • LoraJeanne Blaker - FANS Campus Manager, Lake Travis High School

  • Sandy Brown - Finance Clerk, Lake Travis High School

  • Eloisa Cernicky - Teacher, Lake Travis Elementary School

  • Deby Childress - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School

  • George Fazzio - Teacher, Lakeway Elementary School

  • Gaye Fedesna - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School

  • Karen Frey - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School

  • Rose Gonzales - Teacher, Serene Hills Elementary School

  • Bruce Hall - Teacher, Lake Travis High School

  • Kassey LeBlanc - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School

  • Liza Lusby - Special Services Diagnostician, Hudson Bend Middle School

  • Kristy Quigley - Teacher, Lake Travis High School

  • Karen Reich - Associate Principal, Lake Travis High School

  • Maria Sedeno - FANS Assistant Campus Manager, Lake Travis High School

  • Michael Werst - Teacher, Lake Travis Middle School

Kim Kellner named BCE Principal

Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Kellner as the new Principal of Bee Cave Elementary School. She will begin her duties as Principal when the campus leadership staff returns in July. Ms. Kellner replaces Jennifer Andjelic who announced her resignation last month so that she can be closer to her family in Houston.

"I spoke with the BCE staff and PTO officers last week and their wishes were made very clear to me," said Dr. Lancaster. "Upon Ms. Andjelic’s unexpected resignation, they were adamant that Ms. Kellner be promoted to the principal role. Her extensive experience at Lake Travis ISD will allow for a very smooth transition for the students, staff, and parents of Bee Cave Elementary. I have every confidence in Ms. Kellner’s experience and abilities and believe she is the right person for the job."

Ms. Kellner earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State University. She is an accomplished educator and administrator with more than 20 years of work experience in public schools, most of which has been spent at Lake Travis ISD. During her tenure at Lake Travis, Ms. Kellner has served in a number of roles including special education teacher and Assistant Principal at Lake Pointe Elementary School, ARD Facilitator, elementary summer school principal, Student Support Services Coordinator, interim coordinator of the LTISD Child Development Center, and Assistant Principal at Lakeway Elementary School. Presently, she serves as Assistant Principal at Bee Cave Elementary School.

Re-enrollment of Returning Students Begins July 16

When the link to re-enroll returning students becomes available, we will post it here and on our website. Happy Summer.
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Kinder Play Date

DATE: Saturday, August 10th

TIME: 9am-10:30am

PLACE: Lakeway Elementary Playground

WHAT: we will have a table to sell LWE gear, have Kona ice for complimentary snow cones

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Meet the Teacher Day is August 13!

Lakeway Elementary cordially invites you to our Meet the Teacher Day! We have set aside Tuesday, August 13, so that you can bring your 2019-2020 Mustangs to school to meet their new teachers, see where their classrooms are located, and store away school supplies. During our Meet the Teacher Day, there will be opportunities to purchase Spirit Wear, join the PTO, and speak with staff from our Food and Nutrition Services (cafeteria) and the LTISD Transportation Team.

In advance of our Meet the Teacher Day, you will be sent an email providing the name of your Mustang's homeroom teacher. The email will be sent to you Monday, August 12, around 4:00 pm; so, please make sure your enrollment or re-enrollment forms contain your current email address! The Kindergarten teachers will also be providing in that email the time they would like for you to arrive on Meet the Teacher Day, which will be some time between 9 and 11 am.

Our Meet the Teacher Day Schedule is:

Kindergarten: Your Scheduled Arrival Time will be included in your August 12 email and will be some time between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

12:30 pm until 1:15 pm................1st Grade and 3rd Grade

1:30 pm until 2:15 pm.................2nd Grade and 4th Grade

2:30 pm until 3:15 pm..................5th Grade

The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 14! The school day is 7:40 am to 3:00 pm

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Click Here to Register after June 30th

Ext. Care Registration begins July 1!

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PTO 2019-20

The 2019-2020 Board Members

  • 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 - Erica Finch
  • Secretary - Torie Pierce

Previous Meeting Minutes are below:

September 2018 General Meeting Minutes

October 2018 General Meeting Minutes

November 2018 General Meeting Minutes

January 2019 General Meeting Minutes

February 2019 General Meeting Minutes

March 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Please Order School Supplies Now

Our school supplies will be delivered directly to your home. Please order before the deadline of July 7, 2019 to ensure prompt delivery. Parents are welcomed to bring school supplies to the Meet The Teacher Day event or on the first day of school.
School Supplies for 2019-20

Click here to order school supplies for next year.

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Lakeway PTO Website

Click here for information about our AMAZING PTO