LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

January 8, 2016 - Issue 18


Morning Drop-off Reminders

Don't forget that Civic Drive is a morning drop-off location after 7:30 am. Mr. Holt is there every morning to greet students. Please use caution when driving through the front parking lot in the mornings. Parents and students are walking across the parking lot and we want to make sure all of our students and parents are safe. Thank you for your help!

Family Fun Night on January 12th

Need a dinner idea on Tuesday, January 12th? Then head to PDQ in Cedar Park for our monthly LVES Family Fun Night! LVES receives a portion of the night's sales to be used for instructional materials for teachers and students. Who might just see Mrs. Jackson or Mr. Holt making milkshakes. See you Tuesday!

Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th as we recognize students for Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks. Recognition will take place during lunch. Perfect Attendance is recognized in kindergarten through 4th grade, and Honor Roll is recognized in 3rd and 4th grades. Lunch times are:

  • Kindergarten: 10:45 - 11:15
  • 1st Grade: 11:10 - 11:40
  • 2nd Grade: 11:30 - 12:00
  • 3rd Grade: 11:50 - 12:20
  • 4th Grade: 12:15 - 12:45

District UIL Meet on January 22nd

If your child is participating in the District UIL meet in Jarrell on January 22nd, a permission slip will be coming home soon. Please sign and return the permission slip and return by the due date. If a permission slip is not returned, then students will not be allowed to participate in the meet. We will be leaving LVES at 10:45 on January 22nd. Sack lunches will be given to students before leaving campus. All events will end at 4:30, so we should return to LVES at 6:00. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s UIL coach or the front office.

Father/Daughter Dance Coming Soon

Our PTO is sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on February 19th. Our own Mr. Holt will be the DJ! In order to make this night memorable for all, we need your help! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Melissa Freeman at

More information will come home as we get closer to the date, but don't forget to mark it on your calendar!

LVISD Monthly Character Trait...

January's Character Trait is Citizenship - Do your share to make your school and community better. Cooperate. Get involved in your community. Stay informed. Be a good neighbor. Obey laws and rules. Respect authority. Protect the environment. Volunteer.

How are you showing Citizenship? Read the Counselor's Corner to find out what students are learning about citizenship with Ms. Box.

Counselor's Corner

The character trait for January is Citizenship. This month classes are learning how to be good citizens at school, in their community, and at home. We have been discussing how good citizens follow rules and laws, do their part to make their school and community better, and cooperate with others. We have been playing a game called Koosh Ball to demonstrate how good citizens make things run more smoothly in all areas of our life. The Koosh Ball starts with one person and is tossed to another until it has been tossed to each person in the circle, then a second ball starts in the same order, then a 3rd ball is passed in the same order. The game eventually has 3 balls going at once. It is very chaotic when the kids are not being good citizens of the game, but turns out to be a ton of fun and works great when everyone begins to follow the rules and do their part to keep the balls going without touching the ground. When the game is over we have a group discussion of how it went and the importance of citizenship.

New Garden Items

Take a look at our garden when you drive by, you will notice that we have new benches and a composting bin. Jacob Hernandez, LVHS Senior and son of our own Mrs. Hernandez, thought of LVES when he was deciding on an Eagle Scout project. Jacob planned, designed, and organized the entire project. The work started over the winter break and will be finished over the next week. Check back next week for pictures of the completed project. Thank you Jacob!

Watch DOGS

Thank you to the following Watch DOGS for being on campus:

  • Monday, January 11 - Michael Noack
  • Tuesday, January 12th - Michael Higgins
  • Wednesday, January 13th - James Wright
  • Thursday, January 14th - Bill Dubler
  • Friday, January 15th - Trey Cox

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of January 7th:

  • 94%

Remember our weekly goal is 97%, so please make sure that your child is at school everyday from 7:45-2:45.

Need Help?

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Kim Box, Counselor

Student Health:

Gina Carmichael, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

  • January 12th - LVES Family Fun Night at PDQ, 4 - 9 pm
  • January 14h - CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm in Library
  • January 18th - MLK Holiday, No School for students or staff
  • January 22nd - Early Release at 11:30 am, no pm PPCD or pm Pre-K classes
  • January 22nd - District UIL Meet in Jarrell, more information coming soon from coaches