2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

March 8, 2019 - Issue #25

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Arredondo (200)
  • Mrs. Kudrna (100)
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Bingham (100)
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Mrs. Rohne

Our current campus total is 3250! We have one week left to earn 1300 Golden Tickets for a movie day! Keep showing that Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 1100

1st Grade: 700

2nd Grade: 750

3rd Grade: 650

End of 3rd nine weeks is Friday, March 15th

3rd Grade Spring Music Program

Our 3rd grade students, along with the Lago Vista Intermediate School Viking Choir, will have a musical performance on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Thank you to our music teacher, Ms. Hahn, for all her hard work with our 3rd graders and choir as they prepare for this night! You won't want to miss this performance!

There will be a day performance with 3rd graders at 9:30 am. If you would like to attend the morning performance, please arrive a little early to find a parking spot and sign-in through Raptor.

Touch-A-Truck Is Thursday, March 14th

Our annual Touch-A-Truck event is happening this Thursday! This fun event is a great opportunity for students to see different community helpers up close. We will have fire trucks, ambulances, tractors, police cars, City of Lago Vista trucks, and much more. Classes will rotate through the different community helpers to learn more about their jobs and how they help us.

March Hospitality News

Thank you everyone who brought in soups and drinks last month. The staff loved them!

Next Friday March 15th we would like to have Sweet and Salty Snacks for our staff. If you would like to help please see the attached signup. Hope everyone has a great Spring Break!

Field Day 2019 T-Shirts On Sale Now...

Field Day 2019 is happening in May, and this year Coach D is selling t-shirts to make this event even more fun! T-shirts are $15 and will be on sale through April 5th. Each grade level will have a different color, but the design will be the same on all shirts. More information about Field Day will be going home as we get closer to the dates. T-shirt order forms went home in today's Friday folders.
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PK/Kindergarten Round Up - April 4th

Calling all future Pre-K and Kindergarten students! April 4th from 8:00-6:00 is Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2019-2020 school year. If your child is eligible to register for Pre-K or Kindergarten, you must bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, and proof of residency. There are additional eligibility requirements for Pre-K students. If you have specific questions about registration, please contact our registrar, Veronica Fidencio at We look forward to seeing all of our future Vikings on April 4th!
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We are currently accepting applications for our Tuition-Based Pre-K program for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a wonderful program that will prepare your child for success in kindergarten!

For more information about the program, please visit:

Space is limited in the Tuition-Based Pre-K Program, so be sure to get your application in on or before May 1st.

Yearbook News

Have you purchased the yearbook yet? If not, don't wait...order a copy today! Here's how to order:



13030119 or Lago Vista

Please email

if you have any issues or can’t place an order online.

Thank you for your support in Yearbook!

Don't forget to email any pictures of events to be used in the yearbook. You can email pictures to
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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, March 12th: Christian Culver

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

Weekly Attendance

We took another dip in attendance this week. Hopefully the weather will stay warm now and the cold germs will stay away.

Attendance for the week of 3/7/19: 92%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kinder: 88%

1st Grade: 95%

2nd Grade: 90%

3rd Grade: 95%

Character Trait of The Month...

March's Character Trait of The Month is Trustworthiness. Here are few ways we can show Trustworthiness...

  • Be honest;
  • Don't deceive others, cheat, or steal;
  • Be reliable - do what you say you'll do;
  • Have the courage to do the right thing;
  • Build a good reputation;
  • Be loyal - stand by family, friends, and country.

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! The character trait we are learning about in March is Trustworthiness. Here are some ways parents can promote trustworthy behavior at home:

  • Model the behavior you want to see in your child and acknowledge their good behavior when you see it.

  • Be clear about your expectations; expect your child to do what they say they are going to do and to be honest with you.

  • Develop family expectations and consequences.

  • Explain expectations ahead of time and then use the consequences in a consistent way.

  • Model relationships that demonstrate honesty, integrity, promise-keeping, and loyalty.

  • Develop a calm, emotionally responsive and stable home environment with a proper balance of freedom and structure.

These are all great ways to support your child’s social/emotional growth!

Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.” ~Stephen Covey

Hola familias de LVES!

El rasgo de carácter que estamos aprendiendo en marzo es la confianza. Aquí hay algunas formas en que los padres pueden promover un comportamiento confiable en el hogar:

  • Modele el comportamiento que desea ver en su hijo y reconozca su buen comportamiento cuando lo vea.

  • Sea claro acerca de sus expectativas; espere que su hijo haga lo que dice que va a hacer y que sea honesto con usted.

  • Desarrollar expectativas y consecuencias familiares.

  • Explique las expectativas con anticipación y luego use las consecuencias de manera consistente.

  • Modele relaciones que demuestren honestidad, integridad, cumplimiento de promesas y lealtad.

  • Desarrolle un entorno familiar tranquilo, emocionalmente sensible y estable con un equilibrio adecuado de libertad y estructura.

¡Todas estas son excelentes maneras de apoyar el crecimiento social / emocional de su hijo!

"La autoridad moral proviene de seguir principios universales e intemporales como la honestidad, la integridad, tratar a las personas con respeto.” ~Stephen Covey

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...

  • March 12th: 3rd Grade and LVIS Choir Spring Performance, 9:30 am and 7:00 pm in Cafeteria
  • March 14th: Touch-A-Truck Event
  • March 14th: CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm
  • March 15th: End of 3rd Nine Weeks
  • March 18th-22nd: Spring Break
  • March 29th: Report Cards Go Home
  • April 1st: 3rd Grade Math Benchmarks - limited visitors on campus
  • April 2nd: 3rd Grade Reading Benchmarks - limited visitors on campus
  • April 3rd: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • April 4th: 2019-2020 PK/Kindergarten Round Up, 8:00 am-6:00 pm