Lago Vista Middle School

2015-2016

December 7th

EVERYTHING MATTERS!!!

Upcoming Events.....

Monday, December 7th -- Basketball vs. Ingram (Girls Home / Boys Away)

Tuesday, December 8th -- LVPOA Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Program (6:00 -8:00)

Monday, December 14th -- Basketball vs. Gateway (Girls Home / Boys Away)

Monday, December 14th -- 5th Grade ELA Mid-Term Exam

Tuesday, December 15th -- Mid-Term Exams Begin (1st & 6th Period)

Tuesday, December 15th -- 5th Grade Math Mid-Term Exam

Wednesday, December 16th -- Mid-Term Exams (2nd & 7th Period)

Wednesday, December 16th -- 5th Grade Science & Social Studies Mid-Term Exams

Thursday, December 17th -- Early Release

Thursday, December 17th -- Mid-Term Exams (3rd & 8th Period)

Friday, December 18th -- Early Release

Friday, December 18th -- Mid Term Exams (4th & 5th Period)

Monday, December 21st -- Christmas Break Begins

Tuesday, January 5th -- Second Semester Begins!!

This week's attendance rate...

Our LVMS campus goal is to reach 98%!!


This week's attendance rate = 97% (2nd week in a row)


Attendance Reminder...Parents please remember to always send in a note to excuse your child for their absence. A phone call does not excuse your child unless a note is received on your child's return to school. Thank you!

Mid-Term Exam Schedule

Grades 6-8


Tuesday, December 15th -- 1st & 6th Period

Wednesday, December 16th -- 2nd & 7th Period

Thursday, December 17th -- 3rd & 8th Period

Friday, December 18th -- 4th & 5th Period


Grade 5

Monday, December 14th -- ELA Exam

Tuesday, December 15th -- Math Exam

Wednesday, December 16th -- Science & Social Studies Exams

Counselor's Couch...

The character trait for December is Caring. We will be doing a school-wide blanket drive to illustrate this trait. All blankets will be donated to the homeless population. Please bring your new or gently used blankets to the front office from Monday, December 7 to Friday December 18. The grade level that donates the most blankets will win a pajama day!! In addition, the Student Council and the NJHS have teamed up to sponsor the holiday door decorating contest. We will begin decorating this week, and all doors will incorporate the theme of Caring in the spirit of the holiday season.

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Program coming up...

Come out to this family event on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The City along with LVPOA are working on getting holiday face painting / temporary tattoo’s set up, Santa is arriving on the fire engine, there will be pictures with Santa, free candy canes / hot dogs / holiday cookies / cider and hot chocolate, holiday music, karaoke etc….. It's going to be a fun time!

Interested in participating in the District Improvement Process?

The 2015-2016 District Educational Improvement Council has two open positions: one (1) parent representative position and one (1) business representative position.


The purpose of the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) is to advise the District in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major District-wide classroom instructional programs. The committee serves exclusively in an advisory role. Parent, community, and business representatives are volunteer appointments. All representatives serve staggered two-year terms. Members are not limited as to the number of consecutive terms they may serve on DEIC.


The DEIC holds 4-6 meetings each spring, typically on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.


You may access the 2015-2015 DEIC Application by visiting http://www.lagovistaisd.net/users/0001/docs/DEIC%20Application.pdf.


Applications must be received by December 15, 2015. Please submit your application by scanning and emailing it to suzy_lofton@lagovista.txed.net.


Applications may also be mailed or dropped off to:

8039 Bar-K Ranch Rd.

Lago Vista, TX 78645

Attn: Dr. Suzy Lofton


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Suzy Lofton at (512) 267-8300 x.1503.

Please DO NOT pick up on Bar-K!

Due to safety concerns we would like to request and remind you not to pick up your students on Bar-K road itself. Use either the parking lot by the softball fields or the car rider pick-up area.

Leggings are NOT in our LVMS dress code!!

Bleacher Report... moving onto basketball!

Games resume today!

Yearbooks for SALE...

LVMS 2015-2016 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE. ORDER YOURS TODAY!


Memories are being made every day and we want to help you preserve them forever.

Your yearbook captures those once-in-a lifetime memories in a single place.

Guarantee that you will never forget them by purchasing your copy NOW!


A limited number of books will be ordered and once they are gone, that's it.


Regularly priced at $40, for a limited time, we are offering an Early Bird price of $35. This offer expires December 31, 2015. On January 1, 2016, the price will return to t$40. Name plates are available for an additional $5.


Don't miss out. Order yours today!


If you want to use a credit card or debit card you can:

Purchase online by logging on to our secure website: YearbookOrderCenter.com

or Purchase by phone by calling the toll free at 1.866.287.3096 (M-F 8am-5pmCentral)

The LVMS order number is : 18995


Please have this number handy when you call or log in to order your yearbook.

To purchase directly via cash or check, order forms are available in the front office and on the middle school website. Order forms need to be returned to the front office or to Mrs. Luce Wright in Upper Campus Room 115.

Allergies, Colds & Flu Season Reminders

Prevention:


  • Check with your doctor about the flu shot (or nasal spray form)
  • Germs live in noses and mouths. Avoid touching them without a tissue
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.
  • Don’t share any drinks or food
  • Don’t eat lots of sweets (sodas, desserts, candy.) They put your immune system to sleep!
  • Wash your hands often… good washing takes about 15 seconds (hum the birthday song)
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies to build a germ fighting immune system.
  • Get plenty of rest - our bodies heal themselves when we sleep



Treatment:

  • There is medicine for the flu if you see your doctor within 48 hours of the start of symptom (high fever, headache, dry cough, muscle aches, fatigue.)
  • Treat the aches and fever with Tylenol/Acetaminophen
  • Never use Aspirin for children under 18 (because of the risk of Reyes Syndrome)
  • Drink plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration and speed recovery
  • Prevent spreading : Stay home from work or school until your temperature is below 100 degrees for 24 hours (without using medicine to lower it! )



Let’s all have the healthiest season ever!


Nurse Carmichael

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