LaCoste Elementary Newsletter

2022-2023 School Year / Week of Sept. 19th - 23rd

From the Front Office:

Parent and Guardians,

Thank you for bringing your child to school each day. Thank you for building good habits.


Please be advised that drop off near the gym ends at 7:40. After 7:40 we ask that you please walk your child to the front of the main building. After 7:50 your child will need to be signed in at the front window and will receive a tardy.

Our instructional days ends at 3:10


On those rare occasions when your doctor schedules an appointment at the end of our instructional day, we ask that you arrive prior to bus loading.

Good attendance is important for many reasons. Your child receives the maximum benefit of education by being in school every day, and numerous studies show a strong link between academic performance and consistent attendance. Because attendance is so critical for the quality of your child’s education, Texas has a compulsory attendance law.


State law requires children to attend school each day that instruction is provided. The law applies to children ages 6–19. If you voluntarily enroll your child in prekindergarten or kindergarten before age 6, school attendance laws apply to your child, too. A person who voluntarily enrolls in or attends school after turning 19 is also required to attend for the entire period of the program of instruction.



We are still in need of Parent Volunteers to represent LaCoste - There is no cost to the volunteer for conference registration or hotel!

We are looking for 2 parents to attend the statewide Parental involvement conference December 8-10 to represent LaCoste. The 2 parent volunteers will be responsible for bringing back information to share and present on with the family engagement committee. If you are interested in attending the conference please email ruth.bernard@mvisd.org . We encourage you to look at the attachments below for more information.

Counselor's Corner

We continue to be available to all students upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at the emails listed below, or use the attached form.


Talking Time Counseling Request Form

Leader in Me

We had 119 students apply for campus wide positions and are excited that all students were assigned a job! Students were given a Leader Conduct form and we ask that parents review the document with their child before signing and returning it. The campus positions are a privilege and we want all our leaders to be great role models to all, give their best effort always and have great attendance on our campus. We look forward to having student leadership continue on our campus!


Caught Being a Leader!

Click HERE to see this week's leaders!


Students cannot only be caught being a leader at school by staff, but also at home by you! If you see your child exhibiting any of the habits on their own without prompting, fill out this form! Examples: Habit 3: Put First Things First - Your child went to a quiet area in your home and began doing their homework without being told. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood - Your child listened to their sibling’s point of view during an argument, understood why their sibling was upset, and did not push their own opinion of what happened or interrupt.


Students that are caught being a leader will have their name announced on the morning announcements and will be able to choose a charm for their Leader In Me Chain. Students proudly wear their chains to our Campus Awards.


CLICK HERE to tell us about how you caught your leader using their habits at home!

Leaders Wanted!

We want to showcase our LaCoste leaders in our trophy case on campus. We’d like to showcase students that are leaders OUTSIDE of school. Is your child proactive with the Girl Scouts or Boys Scouts? Does your child synergize with cousins in raising animals for the stock show? Maybe your child is part of a youth group that helps in picking up trash on the weekends? Capture a picture and send it to us! cara.rakowitz@mvisd.org Please indicate your child’s name and what organization they are a part of.

PTO Corner

What another wonderful week at LCE! Our Big Kahuna catalog sale has ended but we are still excepting online sales for another week. Our students have done an amazing job so far and we are on track to surpass last years numbers. We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for helping their students sale and learn new life skills. Please stay tuned for our pick up day.

We are still doing our PTO membership drive for another week. The first class to reach 100% per grade level by Sept 30 will win a pizza party hosted by PTO. Its easy to join, follow the link below.

Our “Pink Out” Shirt sale has ended and we cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support we have received to be able to help one of our own continue there journey through Breast Cancer. We will be presenting our recipient with a check at our October PTO meeting.

Dates to remember:

Oct 13- PTO meeting and Fire Prevention Presentation by Medina County ESD 1 fire fighters, they will have truck there for the kids to see and touch and fun activities for kids of all ages.

Oct. 18- LCE Picture Day. Come volunteer and put a smile on our students faces!

Oct. 28- Volunteer opportunities, details to come.



Spirit Shirts and Membership

https://pto-shop.cheddarup.com


Want to Volunteer? Check out the flier below!

If you have any questions feel free to email us at lacostepto@gmail.com.

Right At School - Upcoming Full Day Camps - 10/10 & 10/31

Camp Day Info:

  • Camp will be held at Potranco Elementary

  • Hours: 6:30am-6:00pm

  • Snacks are provided - Lunch must be provided by the parents

  • Registration is open now on our website!

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Visit www.family.titank12.com to fill out the Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Big picture

Our STAAR Masters/Perfect Attendance banners are in and will be posted in the cafeteria

Mrs. Morrow's class combining materials to make a tower in Science

Each student from Mrs. Villarreal's earned a prize from the treasure chest for synergizing and receiving 10 class compliments from teachers around the campus.

Ms. Tenayuca class synergized and built together

Mrs. Rodriguez’s class combined materials to build a bridge that could support weight

Students from MVHS Football and FFA Greeted students on friday morning

Coach's Corner

We will always work with you regarding if your child or children need to sit out in PE due to a medical reason. A note must be provided for documentation. Your help with this is greatly appreciated. Please talk to your child or children about the difference between being injured and or sick and not wanting to run or do the activity. We just ask that they try their best.


PreK-2nd

Combined with exercise and stretching. We are working on their conditioning for running. We played a running game as well as used a virtual activity to get the students moving. This will tie into our drills and games to help with their hand and eye coordination, feet movement and into our volleyball unit. We are playing games that work on listening skills and working as a team.


3rd-5th

Combined with exercise and stretching, we are working on their conditioning for running. We played a running game as well as used a virtual activity to get the students moving. This will tie into our volleyball unit. We are always working with the students about sportsmanship, working as a team and being responsible for their actions.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at thomas.camacho@mvisd.org
Caught Reading

Parents can also submit their child for the drawing if they catch them reading at home!

Caught Reading!

LaCoste Elementary students often go above and beyond! With that in mind, we love to acknowledge when they do. Reading is an important everyday activity. It shows great examples of the Leadership Habits we know are the foundation of our success. We like to “Catch Students Reading”. Examples of that would be; students independently choosing to read as a leisure activity or students achieving a reading goal they had set for themselves, like finishing their first chapter book or reading their first book independently. Parents can also "Catch Students Reading" at home! Please click the button below to submit your child's name for the drawing.

Each week a name is randomly drawn from those submissions. Their name is displayed on a bulletin board in the library, given a prize for their accomplishment, mentioned in our morning campus announcements and posted in our Parent Newsletter.


This week’s winner is Hope Cancino!

Hope was caught by Mrs. Villarreal for reading in the morning!


You can be a star when you get caught reading!

Upcoming Events

Sept. 23rd - End of 1st 6 Weeks

Sept. 26th - Beginning of 2nd 6 Weeks

Sept. 29th - Report Cards Posted

Sept. 30th - American Indian Heritage Day

Oct. 2nd - Custodial Appreciation Day

Oct. 6th - Open House 4:00pm -5:30pm

Oct. 10th - No School - Columbus Day

Oct. 17th - 21st - National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 17th - Progress Report Posted / GT Parent Night 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Oct. 18th - Fall Individual Picture Day

Oct. 24th - 28th - Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 28th - Fall Fun Day Sponsored by PTO/ 2nd Grade Field Trip

Oct. 31st - No School/Staff Work Day

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