2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

September 28, 2018 - Issue #7

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Cook (100)
  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Williams (150)
  • Mrs. Kudrna (100)
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Bingham
  • Mrs. Vasquez
  • Mrs. Hernandez

Our current campus total is 3100. We met our goal 3 weeks early...way to go Vikings! Let's see how many more Golden Tickets we can earn before October 19th.

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

Kindergarten: 1050

1st Grade: 700

2nd Grade: 850

3rd Grade: 450

Running of The Vikings tonight! Be on the track by the tunnel at 6:50.

Football Players and Cheerleaders

Morning Drop-off Reminders

Don't forget that we have two drop-off locations in the morning...Travis Drive (starting at 7:10 am) and Civic Drive (starting at 7:30 am). Please do not drop-off at the Civic Drive location before 7:30 am, as this is where buses drop-off. Buses run on a tight schedule. Staff members are located at both locations to help guide your child to the gym.

Please remember to follow posted speed limit signs while in school zones, and when using the parking lots. We have several families that park and walk in and we want to make sure all of our students and families are safe.

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The ESL Parent Meeting was held on our stage on Wednesday. Thank you to our ESL Coordinator, Mrs. Evans, for hosting this meeting each month!

Picture Day is coming October 10th!

Say cheese...Dianne Pursch will be on campus to take individual and group (class) photos on October 3rd. Order forms for individual photos will be going home today in Friday folders. Group photo order forms will be sent home at a later date. Individual photos will be used in the yearbook, so if your child is absent on October 10th a make-up day will be schedule at a later time.

UIL Information

We had our UIL Kick-off on Wednesday, and the sign up sheets are filling up fast with interested 2nd and 3rd graders who are ready to help our campus become UIL District Champs again! Sign up sheets will be available until next week, and at that time event coaches will send home information regarding practice and try-out dates/times. Please note that practices and try-outs will occur after school according to individual coaches' availability.

Education Connection

LVES is proud to partner with Education Connection, which is a program aimed to improve literacy skills in elementary grades. This partnership brings trained volunteers into LVES weekly to read with students in classrooms. The volunteers go through specific training to help students practice fluency and comprehension skills. All volunteers go through a background check prior to being on campus. For more information about Education Connection, click on the following link:,78330

Campus Educational Improvement Committee (CEIC)

I'm still looking for a business and community member rep for our CEIC! If you are interested in serving as one of those reps, please contact Michelle Jackson at

GT Fall Referral

G/T Fall Referrals for Students in Grades 1-12 are due Monday, October 15th!

Parents of students in grades 1-12 who consent to having their child screened for the

Lago Vista ISD Gifted and Talented Education Program should complete a referral form and return it the student's school by October 15th. Note: Parent consent is obtained each spring for all kindergarten students, so referrals for G/T screening are not accepted for students in kindergarten.

To access the referral form, please visit the Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented website at

PTO Meeting on October 3rd at 5:00 pm in the Library! See you there!

PTO News

PTO will be conducting a Fundraiser called "Write the Check Campaign". Remember that 100% of the funds collected benefit our school, our students, and our teachers. Donations help purchase new and fun supplies to engage students in hands-on learning in science and technology, sports equipment, field trip scholarships, awards for student achievements, music and art supplies and much more! Forms will be coming home today! The "Write the Check Campaign" will run from September 14th through October 19th.

2018-2019 Yearbook

Thank you everyone that submitted pictures for “Meet the Teacher” & “1st Day of School”. They will appear in this years yearbook! The next photo submission opportunity is for "Running of the Vikings" and "Football player, cheerleader visits". Please try to send these as you take them. Final deadline is November 4th. Grandparents lunch is coming up, please get lots of pictures, deadline to submit for this page of yearbook & category of photos is Sunday, September 9th. Stay plugged into the weekly online newsletter for yearbook announcements and deadlines. Email pictures to
Thanks for your support in yearbook as all proceeds support the staff and students of LVES!

Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers at LVES! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity at LVES (field trips, Room Parent, Watch DOG, Friday Folder Parent, PTO, etc), you must fill out a background check form. Background checks are done yearly, so even returning volunteers must complete a new form at the beginning of the year prior to volunteering on campus.

You can download the background check form by clicking on the link below:

Completed forms can be dropped at the LVISD Administration building located at 8039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Please allow at least 2 weeks for background checks to process.

Weekly Attendance

We met our attendance goal this week! Way to go addition to meeting our goal, we had one grade level with perfect attendance:-)

Attendance for the week of 9/27/2018: 96.63%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 100% - WOOHOO...Perfect attendance!

PK: 96.30%

Kinder: 95.52%

1st Grade: 96.13%

2nd Grade: 95.69%

3rd Grade: 96.16%

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Check this section each week for pictures of what is happening in classrooms!


Character Trait of The Month...

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

  • Treat others with Respect, follow the Golden Rule;
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences;
  • Use good manners, not bad language;
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others;
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone;
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! As we approach National Bullying Prevention Month in October, I would like to make sure you are all aware of Lago Vista ISD’s StayAlert system. Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


Naturally, we also encourage you to report your concerns to your child’s teacher, school counselor, or administrators. It is important to utilize whichever method you or your child are most comfortable with.

Thank you!

Amy Sexton

¡Hola familias LVES! Cuando nos acercamos al Mes Nacional de Prevención del Acoso Escolar en octubre, me gustaría asegurarme de que todos estén al tanto del sistema StayAlert de Lago Vista ISD. Lago Vista ISD usa StayALERT para ayudar a mantener a nuestras escuelas seguras. StayALERT es un sitio web bilingüe, confidencial, correo electrónico, teléfono y texto para que los estudiantes, maestros, personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad puedan denunciar de manera confidencial comportamientos inseguros, actividades sospechosas, intimidación, actos de violencia, acoso y un host. de otros perturbadores potenciales a la seguridad escolar.

Los usuarios pueden informar de forma anónima las inquietudes 24-7-365 a través del sitio web de StayALERT, un correo electrónico, una llamada telefónica a una línea registrada y monitoreada, o mediante un mensaje de texto desde un teléfono celular. Se pueden incluir fotos y videos pertenecientes al informe StayALERT. No se requiere aplicación especial! La información reportable se enviará de manera oportuna a un funcionario escolar previamente designado para su revisión.

Para hacer un informe, use uno de los siguientes métodos:

Sitio web:

Llamada o texto: (206) 406-6485

Correo electrónico:

Naturalmente, también lo alentamos a que informe sus inquietudes al maestro, consejero escolar o administradores de su hijo. Es importante utilizar el método con el que usted o su hijo se sientan más cómodos.


Amy Sexton

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...

  • October 3rd: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Library
  • October 8th: Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
  • October 10th: Fall Pictures
  • October 12th: Football Player and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • October 12th: 1st Grade attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30-11:30
  • October 19th: PTO Fall Festival - details coming soon
  • October 26th: Early Release at 11:30; no PM PPCD
  • October 26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Character Parade
  • November 2nd: Football Player and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • November 2nd: Kindergarten attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30-11:30
  • November 7th: PTO Meeting; 5:00 pm in Library
  • November 15th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grades
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday, Student/Staff Holiday