April 30th, 2018 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

Against the Odds

Many of our Ponies live every day with the hope that tomorrow will be better. Shaquem Griffin's story inspired me because it reminded me of the many challenges that our students face every day and how besides those difficulties they come to school every day choosing to believe that we can make a difference for them. Thank you for giving them hope.

We can finish strong!



Please click on the link to see the sequence of the Rally!

Please refer to this calendar to see when your grade level will be participating in the Rally.

Sessions with Professional Learning Communities:

K-1st PLC agenda is Here.

2nd grade PLC agenda is Here.

Remember to bring a charged computer and your Lead4ward/Click-On TEKS binder.

See you Tuesday in the Data Hub ready to participate with your PLC!

Our Second Annual STEM Night is Thursday, May 24th!

This school year we will need your collaboration and support in creating an awesome STEM experience for our students, families, teachers, and community.

Each grade level will be responsible for facilitating a STEM activity of their choosing.If multiple classrooms per grade level would like to have a STEM activity you are more than welcome.

You may select an activity from any resources available to you. The Science closet or STEM closet can be used for materials.

You are welcome to have student ambassadors help facilitate your activities as well.

I will send out a Google Form for you to add your activity so no one steals your idea ...

because we know all great people think alike :D !

Thank You for your collaboration and support!

Mrs. Zamora :-)


End Of Year LPAC's
Kindergarten - May 9th starting at 8:00am with ESL students
3rd All LEP Students and 4th Grade Bilingual - May 24th starting at 8:00am
5th All LEP Students and 4th Grade ESL- May 29th starting at 8:00am with 5th Grade ESL students
Coverage will be provided for your classes.

All Teachers:
Please continue using the accommodations for your LEP students that you checked from the Beginning of Year and Middle of Year on the 2017-2018 Linguistic Accommodations Journal Form in AWARE. You can change, remove, or add additional accommodations or comments in the EOY box at the bottom of the form. Make sure that you have signed off in each of the 3 boxes. These forms are now mandatory in the student's green folders and will also be used for instructional decisions for next year. If you have any questions or need assistance, please let us know! THANK YOU!

Summer Learning

Dear Elementary Teaching Staff - We have a summer of incredible learning experiences planned! Attached you will find an overview of August Trade Opportunities to get you thinking about your professional learning goals. The information provided in this document will give you details regarding the Elementary Teacher August Trade Day courses available to you. LISD August Trade Credit is earned in order to gain professional learning related to content specific curriculum. Those who complete the August Trade Credit option during the summer may stay home on Monday, August 6, 2018. Included in these flyers are content specific options that meet the August Trade Criteria for PK – 5th grade teachers. If you teach in a specialized department or program, you may receive additional communication to assist you in other learning opportunities.

As you plan your summer learning, below are a couple of reminders that might be helpful:

  • All summer courses open in Eduphoria on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 AM.
  • Eduphoria is the best way to find and register for any course. For assistance, please view this video on how to find courses in Eduphoria.
  • Details about August trade credit can be found HERE.
  • Details about November trade credit can be found HERE.
  • To see who is eligible for August trade credit, please click HERE.
  • If you are not able to attend an August trade session during the summer, you are required to attend the official Elementary August teacher trade day on August 6th found here.
  • Any August Trade credit that exceeds 6 hours will automatically roll over to November trade credit by Professional Learning in October.
  • Summer Trade Courses are also available for November Trade Credit. These courses are designed to enhance professional learning beyond the content specific curriculum.
  • The titles in these flyers match the titles listed in Eduphoria.

Last day for staff

The district gives each school an opportunity to decide if they would like to work late on the last day of school or return the following day and work. We would like to give you all an opportunity to voice your opinions in regard to what we will do at LVES.

Please keep in mind, if we work late on June 7th, all classrooms must be packed and ready before individual staff members can be signed off to leave.

If the majority of the staff votes to stay late on June 7th, you will not be required to return on June 8th.

If the majority of the staff votes to work on June 8th, we will leave at our normal time on June 7th and return the following day.

Click here to access the survey for staff . please complete by May 4th.

Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Lewisville Elementary Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Weekly Calendar

Monday, April 30th

  • ESL paras not available for Pony time due to W.M testing
  • Math EOY Screening 4/23-5/11
  • NEU Rally K-2nd 2:20-2:45pm
  • EOY LPAC 1st and 2nd Grade April 30th 8:30 to 12:30
  • ITF AC
  • GT Selection Committee Mtg. 3:30 - 4:30 (Register in Eduphoria)
  • Spring Creek Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 1st
  • ESL paras not available for Pony time due to W.M testing
  • Math EOY Screening 4/23-5/11
  • K-5 WTW/PASP 5/1-5/25
  • K-5 DRA/EDL 5/1-5/25 (for RTI students)
  • PLC in DataHub
  • Multilingual Coordinator
  • Science, Math ACT

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • ESL paras not available for Pony time due to W.M testing
  • Math EOY Screening 4/23-5/11
  • All Level Team Meetings
  • Dress for Success Day
  • BLT Meeting
  • ITF
  • LA ACT
  • W.W. (Wacky Wednesday) Cultural Day

Thursday, May 3rd

  • ESL paras not available for Pony time due to W.M testing
  • Math EOY Screening 4/23-5/11
  • Math, Science ACT
  • Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 9:00

Friday, May 4th

  • ESL paras not available for Pony time due to W.M testing
  • Math EOY Screening 4/23-5/11
  • LVES Spirit Day

Saturday, May 5th

  • Last day of Saturday School

Staff Shout Outs

  • Mrs. Rowland for the Multicultural Festival
  • Thank you, Liz Varona for the 4th Grade Reading Camp!
  • Thank you, V. Hernandez for helping Mrs. Varona with the 4th Grade Reading Camp!
  • Mrs. Varona, thank you for working so hard on Reading Boot Camp and allowing your students to "help"!
  • Ms. Rodriguez-- for being the BEST partner teacher in the whole wide LISD District!!
  • Thank you to our administrative Queens! We appreciate all you guys do for us!
  • Mrs. Norton- for helping us celebrate some of our students' accomplishments!
  • Mrs. Kilam- for being so generous with her "Acts of Kindness"! So very thoughtful, not random!

  • Click here to submit your Shout Out.

May Birthdays

  • Victoria Hamilton May 7th
  • Lakshmi Valdes May 7th
  • Elizabeth Ramos May 11th
  • Lisa Burleson May 12th
  • Sandra Zamora May 14th
  • Gladys Diaz May 15th
  • Iraima Arocha May 17th
  • Alexis Stephenson May 17th
  • Jerry Green May 19th
  • Angela Snyder May 21st
  • Barbara Kitchen May 23rd
  • Carol Holguin May 27th
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