2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

December 19, 2018 - Issue #18

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Williams (200)
  • Mrs. Kudrna (100)

Our current campus total is 3700. We only need 300 more Golden Tickets by January 11th to earn at Furry Friend/PJ Day...Keep up the great work Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 1300

1st Grade: 1050

2nd Grade: 900

3rd Grade: 450

Winter Break is December 20th - January 7th! Students return on January 8th, 2019!

Thank you PTO and Parents!

Our generous PTO spoiled us this week with hot cocoa and gift cards on Monday, and cookies today. We could not do our job without the support of parents and PTO, so thank you for showing our staff much appreciated love this week!

Winter Party Success!

District UIL Meet Coming Soon

The District UIL Meet is coming up on Friday, January 25, 2019. LVES will be hosting this year's meet. Friday, January 25th will be an early release at 11:30 am (no afternoon PPCD) so that the UIL events can get started. As the host campus, we will be providing food for the hospitality room for coaches and teachers. A sign up genius will be going home after Winter break for parents and teachers to sign up to provide food for the hospitality room.

LVES has been District UIL champions for the last two years, and are looking forward to a three-peat this year! Thank you to the coaches and students for all their hard work at weekly practices.

Yearbook Needs Pictures

Do you have pictures of the Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Lunch, Pumpkin Gallery Walk, Pep Rallies or Running of the Vikings, Red Ribbon Week, etc? If you do, please email them to, as we would like to fill the pages with all of the different events we have at LVES.

LVISD Education Foundation Fundraiser

The time for holiday shopping is here, and this fundraiser is a great way to support education in your local community while you check gifts off your list!

When you shop online at, or visit the mobile women's clothing boutique from December 10th-23rd, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation!

Make sure to visit for more details and to find out where the mobile boutique will be parked throughout this event!

Direct donations are always appreciated and can be made securely through PayPal at

Find out more about the LVISD Education Foundationhere!

Dressing for Recess

Our students go to recess everyday, weather permitting, and winter weather is here. Please help us by dressing your child in warm clothing and jackets for the colder weather.

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

Watch DOGs

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

  • January 8th: Christian Culver
  • January 11th: Ken Schauf

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

Weekly Attendance

We took a big dip in attendance...remember our weekly goal is 97%. We had one grade level with perfect attendance, and another grade meet our attendance goal. We want to maximize learning from bell to bell, so please make sure that your child is at school everyday.

Attendance for the week of 12/19/2018: 88.20%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 100% - Awesome job with perfect attendance!

PK: 82.02%

Kinder: 97.41% - Amazing job meeting our attendance goal!

1st Grade: 91.80%

2nd Grade: 93.37%

3rd Grade: 94.70%


Character Trait of The Month...

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

  • Do your share to make your school and community better;
  • Cooperate;
  • Get involved in your community;
  • Stay informed; vote;
  • Be a good neighbor;
  • Obey laws and rules;
  • Respect authority;
  • Protect the environment;
  • Volunteer.

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! As we wrap up our class guidance lessons on caring, here is a good reminder for us all: The smallest gesture or act of kindness can often impact others in a big way. A simple hello, smile, or taking the time to ask someone if they are ok, and listening to their answer can really help people feel better. This holiday season, ask yourself how you can help others by showing you care, and remember that you are your child’s biggest role model!

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy holiday season! :)

Amy Sexton

“No one is a failure in this world that lightens the burden for someone else.” ~Anonymous

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ~Denis Waitley

Hola familias de LVES! A medida que terminamos nuestras lecciones de orientación de clase sobre el cuidado, este es un buen recordatorio para todos nosotros: el gesto más pequeño o el acto de bondad a menudo puede impactar a los demás de manera importante. Un simple saludo, una sonrisa o tomarse el tiempo para preguntarle a alguien si están bien, y escuchar su respuesta realmente puede ayudar a las personas a sentirse mejor. Esta temporada festiva, pregúntese cómo puede ayudar a los demás demostrando que le importa, ¡y recuerde que usted es el mejor ejemplo para su hijo!

Espero que todos tengan una maravillosa y feliz temporada de vacaciones! :)

Amy Sexton

"Nadie es un fracaso en este mundo que aligera la carga para otra persona.” ~Anónimo

"Una sonrisa es la luz en su ventana que le dice a los demás que hay una persona cariñosa y compartida dentro.” ~Denis Waitley

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...

  • December 20th - January 7th: Winter Break
  • January 8th: School Resumes at 7:45 am
  • January 9th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Library
  • January 21st: MLK Day - Student Holiday
  • January 25th: Early Release at 11:30 am for District UIL Competition
  • February 6th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Library
  • February 8th: Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 18th: Student Holiday