LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

May 6, 2016 - Issue 34

Teacher Appreciation Thank You

Thank you for making our teachers feel loved and appreciated this week. Teachers enjoyed the daily treats, cards and gifts that students brought in each day. Thank you PTO for proving teachers with the popcorn bar, flower vases, and sandwich lunch.

Cinco de Mayo Thank You

Our students and teachers enjoyed the yummy foods prepared by our ESL families in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Thank you for sharing a part of your heritage with us!

STAAR Tests Next Week

All 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the STAAR Math and Reading tests on Monday and Tuesday. PTO is providing snacks and water to all 3rd and 4th grade students. Students will be testing throughout the building, so we ask that visits to campus on testing days be kept at a minimal. Visitors will not be allowed in testing areas of the campus or able to eat lunch with 3rd and 4th grade students. If you have a 3rd or 4th grade student, please make sure that he/she gets plenty of rest the night before the tests, and arrive at school on time. LVES wished our 3rd and 4th graders "Good Luck" today by cheering them on as they took a Victory Walk around the campus. Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes also wrote letters of encouragement.

Dyslexia Support Meeting

If you have a student who is currently receiving Dyslexia services in LVISD, then you are invited to our Dyslexia Support Meeting on May 11th. Come talk with Mrs. Oliver, our Dyslexia Teacher, about ways you can support your child at home. You will also watch the documentary The Big Picture...Rethinking Dyslexia, which provides personal and uplifting stories about children, experts and iconic leaders who all have dyslexia. The meeting will take place in Viking Hall from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Volunteer Brunch

LVES loves our Volunteers! Many school activities cannot happen without the help of our many volunteers. In order to show our appreciation, we are hosting an appreciation brunch on May 13th. Please stop by the Reading Lab at 8:00 for some yummy breakfast foods and coffee. Thank you for all that you do!!

Mother/Son "Rock Around the Clock" is Friday!!

We still need volunteers to help make Friday's Mother/Son "Rock Around the Clock" event successful. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the following link:!/showSignUp/4090c4dafaa2da64-motherson

Tickets are still on sale for this event.

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Student Placement Profile

Student Placement Profile forms will be coming home in Friday folders today. This is your opportunity to describe the classroom environment that would make learning successful for your child. Building classes takes a lot of thought and time, and we rely on input from teachers and parents as we build classes. Specific teacher requests will not be accepted, as the focus should be on describing the optimal learning environment. Please return completed forms to the front office by May 20th.

School Supplies On Sale

Want to beat the "Back to School" rush in August to buy school supplies? Then pre-order your child's school supplies through PTO! It's easy and keeps you from having to fight the crowds in the school supply aisles in August. All pre-ordered school supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom on Meet The Teacher Night in August.

If your child is moving to Lago Vista Intermediate School next year (this year's current 3rd and 4th grade students), you will be able to purchase pre-ordered school supplies too. I am attaching the order form to the newsletter.

Summer School

Summer school hours have been set, and invitations have been sent out. If your child received an invitation, summer school starts June 6th at 8:30. The first session will run June 6th –June 16th from 8:30-11:30, Monday-Thursday. The second session runs August 1st – August 11th from 8:30 – 11:30, Monday-Thursday. A small snack will be provided to students. If your child is attending summer school, it is very important for him/her to be in attendance every day. If you have any questions regarding your child’s invitation to summer school, please contact your child’s teacher.

Lost and Found is FULL

Please remind your child to stop by the Lost and Found bucket (located in the cafeteria) to look for any lost items. Jackets, hats, backpacks, shoes, lunch boxes, toys, blankets, etc. have been laid out on tables by the Lost and Found bucket and on the stage to help locating missing items easier. All items will be donated at the end of the year.

Yearbook Information

Our 2015-2016 yearbooks are on sale now. We are in need of pictures for the yearbook. If you have taken pictures at various school functions, please email them to Melissa Freeman at

LVISD Monthly Character Trait...

May's Character Trait is Gratitude - Say thank you for the things 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.

How are you showing Gratitude? Read the Counselor's Corner to find out what students are learning about how to be responsible with Ms. Box.

Counselor's Corner

Classes are learning how to have an “attitude of gratitude” this month during our guidance lessons and how a positive outlook can change how we feel. We are discussing all the little things to be thankful for on a daily basis and how important it is to show appreciation to those around us. Each class will be making thank you cards, writing letters, and creating special notes for their teachers to show their gratitude.

Watch DOGS

Thank you to the following Watch DOGs for being on campus next week:

  • Monday, May 9th - STAAR - OPEN
  • Tuesday, May 10th - STAAR - OPEN
  • Wednesday, May 11th - STAAR - OPEN
  • Thursday, May 12th - Joey Sisca
  • Friday, May 13th - Dan Morgan, Dennis Wagoner

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of May 4th:

  • 95%

Our weekly attendance goal is 97%.

Need Help?

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Kim Box, Counselor

Student Health:

Gina Carmichael, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

  • May 9th - STAAR Math test for all 3rd and 4th Grade Students - limited visitors please
  • May 10th - STAAR Reading test for all 3rd and 4th Grade Students - limited visitors please
  • May 10th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farms
  • May 10th - Life Skills Field Trip to HIll Country Science Museum
  • May 11th - Dyslexia Support Meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm in Viking Hall
  • May 13th - GT Field Trip to Austin Duck Adventures
  • May 13th - PTO Mother/Son Rock Around The Clock Sock Hop, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • May 18th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Symphony
  • May 20th - Field Day for 3rd and 4th Grades
  • May 20th - Ocean Week Opening Ceremonies - 1:45 pm in cafeteria; Kindergarten performance
  • May 23rd - 27th - OCEAN WEEK 2016
  • May 24th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Inner Space Caverns
  • May 24th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Balcones Canyonlands
  • May 26th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Crowe's Nest Farms
  • May 26th - Learning Showcase, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 27th - Ocean Week Closing Ceremonies - 1:45 pm in cafeteria - 1st grade performance
  • May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School for Students and Staff
  • June 1st - Early Dismissal at 11:30, no pm PPCD or pm Pre-K classes
  • June 1st - Faculty vs. 3rd Grade Kick Ball Game, 8:30 am
  • June 2nd - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 11:30, no pm PPCD or pm Pre-K classes
  • June 2nd - Farewell Walk for 3rd and 4th Grade Students, 11:00 am
  • June 2nd - Faculty vs. 4th Grade Kick Ball Game, 8:30 am