Oh! The Places You'll Go!

2015-2016 LVES Weekly Staff Newsletter

Week of February 15-19, 2016


UIL Assembly on Thursday

We will recognize all of the UIL participants and coaches at 1:30 pm on Thursday in the cafeteria. All 2nd -4th grade classes will be called to the cafeteria starting at 1:20. If you coached a UIL event, but are not a 2nd-4th grade teacher, please split your class and come to the cafeteria to be recognized. We have a lot to celebrate!

Lucas Miller Schedule

Lucas Miller will be here on February 23rd. Order forms went home in Friday folders today for his books and CDs. Here is the schedule:

  • 8:45 - Kindergarten & 1st grade
  • 9:45 - 2nd grade
  • 10:45 - 3rd grade
  • 1:00 - 4th grade

I'm so excited to have Lucas Miller back at LVES! He is so entertaining!

PLC's this week...

It's a full week of PLCs!! Woohoo!! Keep sending Eric and me your agendas ahead of time so we know what you will be working on.

LVISD Education Foundation Grants

It's that time of the year to submit grant proposals to the LVISD Education Foundation. Dr. Lofton sent an email earlier this week with the link to the proposal form. LVES submitted and received a lot of grants last year, so if you have an innovative idea that needs some funding, I encourage you to submit a proposal. Our Lucy Calkins Units of Study were made possible thanks to the Education Foundation.

Here is the link for the proposal and more information about the process:


Exchange Days

I know that April and June are still a few months away, but we all know that the Spring semester flies by. If you would like to have April 18th and June 3rd off, then you must complete 12 hours of professional development before April 1st. This professional development must be completed off your contract time (after school or on weekends). There are lots of online professional development opportunities that were listed in the PD information from the beginning of the year.

I am including the link to the PD information:


You must submit certificates of completion for your professional development through Workshop in Eduphoria. If you any questions or problems submitting certificates, please let me know.

February 15th is a Student/Staff Holiday, not an exchange day:-)

Faculty Meeting

No faculty meeting this week. Enjoy your time to catch up on grading, RtI documentation, etc.

Weekly Attendance Goal

Our attendance percentage for the week of February 4th:

  • 96%

Weekly Quote

Just a little Friday funny!
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Faculty Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the following staff member:

  • Nikki Raley - February 16th

Happy birthday Nikki...enjoy your special day!

Mark Your Calendar - be sure to add "Elementary Staff Calendar"

  • February 15th - Student and Staff Holiday, No School
  • February 16th - Meteorologist Zack Shields visits with 4th Grade
  • February 17th - GT Field Trip to McKinney Roughs Park
  • February 18th - Dr. Bonny visits with 1st Grade
  • February 18th - UIL Awards Assembly, 1:30
  • February 19th - Life Skills Field Trip to Cornerstone Farms
  • February 19th - PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance, 7pm - 9pm
  • February 22nd - Tier 3 Meetings
  • February 23rd - Lucas Miller Show
  • February 23rd - Michelle at admin meeting
  • February 24th - Student Support Meetings, 3:05 pm in library
  • February 29th - Tier 3 Meetings
  • March 1st - Spring Choir Concert, 2 pm and 7 pm
  • March 7th - 3rd and 4th Grade Math Benchmarks, no groups and teachers on lunch duty
  • March 8th - 3rd and 4th Grade Reading Benchmarks, no groups and teachers on lunch duty
  • March 9th - 3rd and 4th Grade TELPAS
  • March 9th - Spring Pictures, schedule coming soon
  • March 10th - 2nd Grade TELPAS
  • March 11th - Touch-a-Truck Day, schedule coming soon
  • March 11th - 3rd Nine Weeks Quarterly Self-Assessment Due
  • March 14th - 18th - SPRING BREAK!!!!