LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

August 31, 2018

Upcoming Events...

August 31 Running of the Vikings at HS Stadium (arrive by 6:55 and run at 7:10)

September 3 Labor Day Holiday/ No classes

September 5 Grandparents' Luncheon

September 6 Intermediate Choir begins after school

September 14 Intermediate Attending MS Homecoming Pep Rally

September 18 Fall Picture Day

September 19 Nice Shoes Presentation at High School at 6:30pm

Reaching for the Stars...Believe it to Achieve It

Run with the Vikings Tonight!

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 6:50 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:00 pm). The first Running of The Vikings will be TONIGHT.

Thank you, Mrs. Fountain!

We would like to express our appreciation to Mrs. Fountain for providing the staff with a yummy breakfast this week. Thank You!


Carolyn Brown, of Hey Dude, Nice Shoes, will be presenting to parents on Wednesday, September 19, at 6:30 pm in the PAC. Her presentation focuses on proactive and effective supports and solutions for parents on issues such as bullying and cyber-bullying. If you missed her amazing presentation last year, you will want to make plans to attend!

Carolyn Brown started speaking to groups about parenting perspective about six years ago. A word kept bubbling up in her discussions...Bullying. She would hear it on the radio, read it in the headlines and see it on the news.

Why is this suddenly such an epidemic and WHAT makes it different now?

In the past two years she has developed an anti-bullying/ pro-kindness workshop for students and their parents. "Hey Dude, nice shoes" is a presentation geared at educating parents about the who, what, when, where, whys and hows of Bullying. She has traveled all over the state delivering this message to thousands of students and their parents. Her goal is to educate and inspire children and adults alike to be the change and make a positive difference in our world. She covers everything from basic definitions and policies to recent legislation pertaining to bullying in schools. Through personal stories...and some hilarious pictures...she makes one relatable point - we are all human. We all are fighting a battle that no one knows anything about and we all can take a moment to be kind.

Help Us Reach Our Goal of 98%

Attendance Percentages this week:

4th Grade: 97.19%

5th Grade: 97.10%

Total: 97.14%

We Appreciate Your Help!

Thank you to the families that have contributed to our LV Intermediate Write a Check Fundraiser so far:

Xuerb family

Hoofnagle family

Parra family

Porter family

Everett family

Wray family

Oatman family

Scott family

Riley family

Solid Technology Solutions Inc.

Sellers Family

Ohstand family

Trissel family

Smith family

Hepp family

Chadwick family

Soto family

Bailey family

Grill Family

Vaughn family

Johnston family
Purkey family

Anglin family

Melendez family

Please be sure to check your child's Wednesday folder for our yellow fundraiser form to find out how to can help our campus.

Working Together

Both experience and research tell us that a child’s education succeeds best when there is good communication and a strong partnership between home and school. Your involvement and engagement in this partnership may include:

• Encouraging your child to put a high priority on education and working with your child on a daily basis to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides.

• Ensuring that your child completes all homework assignments and special projects and comes to school each day prepared, rested, and ready to learn.

• Monitoring your child’s academic progress and contacting teachers as needed.

Do your know about TXConnect?

Lago Vista ISD utilizes an online parent portal, TxConnect, which allows parents and students to view grades and attendance online.

You will need to complete a two-step process to create a new account by following these simple instructions:

Step One: • Visit the TxConnect home page: • On the TxConnect home page, click on “New TxConnect User”. • You will need your child(ren)’s student portal ID Number in order to complete the process. Portal IDs may be obtained from your campus registrar.

Step Two: • On the summary page click on the blue “settings” button. • Click on the “register" button. If you receive an error message regarding your email address, please contact your campus registrar. • Once you have successfully entered your email address and entered the code sent to your email, check the “request electronic report cards and IPR”.

Once you have successfully created an account, TxConnect will keep you informed of your child’s performance by automatically alerting you of unexcused absences and failing averages or assignment grades. You will receive these alert notifications with the email address you provided when you set up your account. You may also customize alerts to your own specifications.