February 25th Pony News

Building a Brighter Future!

KNOWING OUR NEW CREW

Mrs. Courtney Silvia, Kindergarten Teacher

Hello Ponies! I am excited to be part of the AMAZING Kindergarten Team!


I am originally from a sleepy beach town in Niantic, Connecticut (similar to the town portrayed in Gilmore Girls). I actually always knew I wanted to be a teacher. At first, I thought I would be an art teacher UNTIL I realized I do not have the ability to draw well. :) I then decided that I would focus on early childhood/early elementary school. I started teaching lessons in classrooms through my high school classes and continued on to earn my Associates in Education where I student taught in preschool and a first grade classroom. Right away I enrolled into a partner program to complete my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and student taught in a kindergarten and a first grade classroom. These experiences solidified my choice for wanting to teach early elementary.


I worked as a Special Education Assistant in Kindergarten classrooms for two years before moving to Texas in 2013. Upon moving to Texas, while I studied to be certified from out-of-state, I was a manager of a childcare center and was soon hired by Dallas ISD as Pre-K Teacher. I worked with them for three years. Luckily, I was called for an interview with Lewisville Elementary over the summer and I happily accepted the amazing opportunity to be a Kindergarten Teacher.


Fun Facts about me:


  • I LOVE Hawaii and actually got married on Lanikai Beach in 2013- I can’t wait to return

  • I have one son, Jacoby, who is 2 ½ and makes me smile everyday :)

  • I have one furbaby a miniature schnauzer, Lila, who is going to be 10 in March

  • I enjoy reading, and catching up with new shows on Netflix

  • My indulgence is a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks

  • I am a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan

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We have so many Big Mikes in our students! Are we their Leigh Anne Tuohy?

https://youtu.be/I24d30buecw

Know their story!

During one of my meetings last Friday, we discussed a particular student who has been classified as homeless at least five (5) times in two (2) years. When I met with grade level teams a few weeks ago, we talked about our vision and mission. We talked about the importance of:


  • Knowing your students.
  • Knowing their numbers (data).
  • Knowing their story.

Let me add one more sentence to that conversation. Most importantly...change their story.

2019 Campus Mission and Vision

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Open House

  • Open House is March 7th.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM - K through 2nd Grades
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM - 3rd through 5th Grades
  • Staff of all special programs (Counselors, Specials, Special Ed., Instructional Specialists): Please coordinate with your teams, so we have representatives during each block. Be available in the hallways and/or stop by your students' classrooms to meet and visit with parents.

TELPAS

Reminder: Due for collection on Thursday, Feb. 28th:

  • TELPAS 3RD WRITING SAMPLE DUE (PAST EXPERIENCE)
  • K-1ST WRITING SAMPLE DUE

Mobile Vision Clinic

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Sharing Betty's Story

I want to share with you that our Betty Guerrero was invited to speak to the entire Human Resources Department about Costumer Service. See below the email on which I was copied.

*** So proud of her! ***

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Career Day - Friday, March 1st

  • Time: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Over 20 amazing guest speakers
  • No Pony Time during this time (8:30 - 10:00)
  • Look for more information from our wonderful counselors. :-)

Master Calendar

Click here to access the LVES Master Calendar. Thank you Coach Green for keeping the calendar up to date.

Our Pony Week

Monday, February 25th:

  • TELPAS window open 2/25 - 4/5
  • Technology LF

Tuesday, February 26th:

  • TEKS & ELPS Collaboration - 3rd, 4th, K
  • 3-5 Lang. Arts Facilitator on campus
  • Multilingual Coordinator on campus
  • Tutoring

Wednesday, February 27th:

  • Dress for Success
  • Learning Leaders (Principal)
  • Vertical Alignment Meetings - after school

Thursday, February 28th

  • Girls LWAL
  • Tutoring
  • TELPAS 3RD WRITING SAMPLE DUE (PAST EXPERIENCE)
  • K-1ST WRITING SAMPLE DUE
  • Family Engagement Night 5:30 to 6:30 (ACE Program)

Friday, March 1st:

  • TELPAS READING ONLINE PRACTICE (MAKE-UP SESSION)
  • Career Day 8:30-10:00

Important Days Coming Up

  • March 4th: NEU Rally 2:20 - 2:45
  • March 5th: NO TEKS & ELPS Collaboration Sessions this week
  • March 5th: AUTHOR VISIT(Library)
  • March 6th: BLT 3:15 - 4:15 Poverty Simulation/Trauma informed session Part 3
  • March 7th: 3rd Grade Symphony Field Trip
  • March 7th: TELPAS SAMPLES DUE: 1 sample from K-3rd, and 2 samples from 4th-5th -personal narrative & Social Studies
  • March 7th: Open House
  • March 7th: Rotary Reads
  • March 8th: STUDENT EARLY RELEASE/END OF 3RD NINE WEEKS.

Student Early Release Schedule for March 8th

Student Early Release Schedule 2018-2019 for March 8th


The early release schedule has been adjusted due to an earlier release time. For lunch, kinder and 1st will each go through a serving line. Kinder and 1st will each receive 30 minutes in the cafeteria and will be eating at the cafeteria tables.



Click here for instructions

Shout-Outs!

Click here to submit a Shout-Out.


  • Mrs. Myers. She does so many things for our Ponies. She is amazing.
  • Thank you Mrs. Hernandez for the awesome Book Fair! - Izzy ;-)
  • Berg & his class for teaching us all about protractors! Vertical collaboration and student led learning at its best!
  • Rutherford for putting together such an awesome writing review unit for fourth grade!
  • Rubio for staying calm under pressure!
  • Valdes for supporting her teachers!
  • Hernandez for the “Bookintine” in my box! ❤️
  • Whoever put the great soap in the staff restrooms!
  • McNamara for the pencils & scissors!
  • Silvia for the filing cabinet!
  • Mrs. Rutherford for all of the time and effort you put into creating the lessons for Saturday School.
  • Maurier for giving me great ideas!
  • MRS. ODEN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HELPING ME MOVE AND REARRANGE THE TABLES IN MY CLASSROOM. YOU ARE AMAZING MRS. ODEN!!!!
  • Mrs. Rutherford and Mrs, Guerrero for making Saturday School happen.
  • Mrs. McNamara for not giving up on her kids.
  • Mrs. Brinegar and Ms. McKensey for always finding a way to help our student help.
  • Mrs. Rockne for being so encouraging to her students.
  • Mrs. Morales for being available and supportive.
  • Mrs. Carlson for being a great team player and covering an ARD meeting for another teacher.
  • Mrs. Vando for being such an amazing professional. She loves and knows everything about our school.
  • Ms. Becker for always doing the right thing.
  • Mrs. Oporto for being a fantastic team leader.
  • Mr. Ledesma fo being willing to spend his Mondays and Fridays helping kids after school.
  • Mrs. Gray for her dedication to her students and her high expectations.
  • Mrs. Bodiford for inviting her students to eat with her.

Happy March Birthdays


  • Shuntel Green -- March 3rd
  • Brandes Bodiford --March 4th
  • Marisol Anguita-Otero -- March 5th
  • Yvette Bernal -- March 5th
  • Letiza Quezada -- March 12th
  • Melissa Villegas -- March 18th
  • Kristin Fraizer -- March 31st
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