2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

May 10, 2019 - Issue #33

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Outlaw (100)
  • Ms. Field
  • Mrs. Hernandez (120)
  • Ms. Voisinet (100)

Our current campus total is 3620! We need 1350 in 5 days to earn an ice cream party! We are getting so close to our goal Vikings...remember that even at the end of the year, we need to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe in all that we do during the day.

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 1350

1st Grade: 450

2nd Grade: 1150

3rd Grade: 670

thank you for showing our teachers the love this week!

STAAR Tests - May 13th and 14th

All 3rd grade students will be taking the STAAR Math and Reading tests on Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th. PTO is providing snacks and water to all students testing. Students will be testing throughout the building, so we ask that visits to campus on testing days be kept at a minimum. Visitors will not be allowed in testing areas of the campus or be able to eat lunch with 3rd grade students on testing days. If you have a student testing, please make sure that he/she gets plenty of rest the night before the tests, arrives at school on time, and does not leave early to attend doctor's appointments.

Keep in mind that the purpose of the STAAR test is to see how students have mastered the skills taught all year, and it is just one of the many measures we use to ensure that students have mastered the skills needed to be successful next year.

Volunteer Brunch

We had several volunteers stop by the Reading Lab today to enjoy a yummy brunch as our way of showing our appreciation for all they do for our school! We could not accomplish the many things we do throughout the day without volunteers.

Kinder/First Grade Field Day

The weather was unseasonably cold, and the drizzle/rain delayed the start by an hour, but Kinder and First Grade traveled to LVHS for Field Day. Thank you to the volunteers who braved the weather to help run stations. The students had a blast!

Field Day for Second and Third Grades will be Monday, May 20th.

Ocean Week 2019

Ocean Week 2019 begins next Friday, and we are so excited for this yearly tradition of studying about the different habitats of the ocean. Grade level hallways will be turned into different ocean habitats that students have researched throughout the week. Here is the schedule for the week, and the different habitats grade levels research:

Kinder: Habitat – Pond

1st Grade: Habitat – Rocky Seashore

2nd Grade: Habitat – Sandy Beach

3rd Grade: Habitat – Wetlands

Art: Habitat - Deep Ocean/Kelp Forest

Weekly Activities:

Friday, May 17: Bubbles and Blubber

Monday, May 20: Touch Tanks

Tuesday, May 21: Fishing/Casting

Wednesday, May 22: Scavenger Hunt and Closing Ceremony from 1:30-2:30. All grade levels will have a part in the Closing Ceremony since we will not have an Opening Ceremony.

If you plan on attending the Closing Ceremony, please plan on arriving early for parking and checking in to receive a Visitor's badge. Visitors who park in the back of the school will have to enter the school through the front door for safety purposes. Please be patient when checking in, as this is a highly attended event and all visitors must receive a Visitor's badge before entering the main building. Thank you for your patience.

School Supply Packs for 2019-2020 are now on sale!

This helps you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.

Order deadline is 6/16/19.

To order online:

Contact Stephanie Childs, 512-547-5112 or with questions.”

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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Yearbook News

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Lost and Found

Lots of jackets, lunchboxes and other items are still unclaimed in the Lost and Found box. If your child is missing an item, please have him/her check the Lost and Found box in the cafeteria. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the year.


Watch DOGs

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

  • Tuesday, May 14th: Christian Culver
  • Thursday, May 16th: Christopher Sukop
  • Friday, May 17th: Craig Coale

Thank you to all of the Watch DOGS who have volunteered on campus this year! We will have a kick-off in the fall for next year.

Weekly Attendance

Another week of meeting our attendance goal! Keep it up Vikings:-)

Attendance for the week of 5/9/19: 97%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kinder: 96%

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

2nd Grade: 96%

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

Character Trait of The Month...

May's Character Trait is Gratitude. Here are ways that students can demonstrate Integrity:

  • Say thank you for the things that you receive;
  • Think about what you are thankful for and why;
  • Show others how nice it feels to be remembered and appreciated by someone;
  • Write thank you cards;
  • Enjoy giving back;
  • Understand that you are not owed things, you earn them.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! We have wrapped up our guidance lessons for the school year, and this month we learned what it means to show and have Gratitude. Children learn respect and how to show appreciation to others from parents, as parents are their first role models. Show your child the importance of saying thank you to those that are serving you, helping you, or when you notice someone’s effort to do something.

When children understand what it means to be grateful for what they have, it can have a positive effect on their attitude and perspective. At home, think about starting a gratitude journal with your child. Get a blank notebook (I have many--if you’d like for me to send one home with your child, let me know!) and work together to design it. Each night, or as often as possible, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for.

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.” ~Ralph Marston

Hola familias de LVES! Hemos finalizado nuestras lecciones de orientación para el año escolar, y este mes aprendimos lo que significa mostrar y tener gratitud. Los niños aprenden respeto y cómo mostrar aprecio a los demás por parte de los padres, ya que los padres son sus primeros modelos a seguir. Muéstrele a su hijo la importancia de agradecer a aquellos que lo atienden, lo ayudan o cuando nota el esfuerzo de alguien para hacer algo.

Cuando los niños entienden lo que significa estar agradecido por lo que tienen, puede tener un efecto positivo en su actitud y perspectiva. En casa, piense en comenzar un diario de gratitud con su hijo. Obtenga un cuaderno en blanco (tengo muchos; si desea que envíe uno a casa con su hijo, hágamelo saber) y trabaje en conjunto para diseñarlo. Cada noche, o tan a menudo como sea posible, pase tiempo juntos para agregar las cosas por las que está agradecido.

“Haz que sea un hábito decirle a la gente gracias. Para expresar su agradecimiento, sinceramente y sin la expectativa de nada a cambio. Aprecie verdaderamente a los que lo rodean, y pronto encontrará muchos otros a su alrededor. Aprecie la vida de verdad, y descubrirá que tiene más.” ~Ralph Marston

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.

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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...

  • May 13th: 3rd Grade STAAR Math test; limited visitors on campus
  • May 14th: 3rd Grade STAAR Reading test; limited visitors on campus
  • May 17th-22nd: Ocean Week 2019
  • May 20th: Field Day for 2nd and 3rd Grade (Rain out date)
  • May 22nd: Ocean Week Closing Ceremony; 1:30-2:30 in Cafeteria
  • May 23rd: Last Day of School
  • June 3rd-27th: LVES Summer Office Hours - Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • June 3rd - June 13th: Summer School, Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 am
  • August 2nd: Kinder Camp, 9:00-11:00 am
  • August 8th: New Family Orientation, 6:00 pm in Cafeteria
  • August 12th: Meet The Teacher, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • August 14th: First Day of 2019-2020 School Year