LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

December 11, 2015 - Issue 16

Hour of Coding Success

Thank you to our fantastic art teacher, Mrs. Womack, for leading all kindergarten through 4th grade students in a week of coding! I had the privileage of being in one of lessons for 2nd grade, and the students were engaged and working together to complete mini-puzzles in Minecraft and Star Wars using simple computer commands. Check out the pictures below...

New Procedure Starting January 5th

In order to maximize instructional time, parents will need to drop off their children at the front office after 7:45. A front office staff member will walk your child to their classroom if needed. Thanks for your help!

Book Exchange

Our second annual LVES Book Exchange will take place on Monday, December 14th during lunches. If your child donated a book, then he/she may pick out a new book on the stage.

Winter Choir Performance

Join us on Tuesday, December 15th for a Winter performance by our Choir and 4th grade classes. There will be a performance at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. The Choir and 4th grade students have practiced and are ready to amaze you with their talent. A very special thank you to our Music teacher, Ms. Hahn, for her time and talent as she leads our students.

A PTO Meeting will take place at 6:00 pm before the performance, so if you are wanting to get involved come to the PTO meeting.

Early Release on December 17th and 18th

All campuses will have early release on December 17th and 18th! We will dismiss at 11:30 on both days, and there will not be afternoon Pre-K or PPCD classes. All transportation changes for both days will need to be called in by Wednesday, December 16th. Transportation changes will not be accepted on Thursday or Friday. If you are going to be on campus Friday for winter parties, please call Veronica x4503 on Thursday to have your visitor’s badge pre-printed. If you are checking your child out after his/her winter party, your child’s teacher will have a sign out sheet in the classroom. Once you sign your child out, you will receive a colored ticket to bring to the front office. This will let the front office staff know that your child is leaving with you for the day.

Interested in the District Educational 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 2015-2016 DEIC Application by visiting

Applications must be received by December 15, 2015. Please submit your application by scanning and emailing it to

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 x1503.

Box Tops for Education

Keep collecting those Box Tops Labels! The class in each grade level that collects the most box top labels between now and January 5th will win a pizza party in January. Turn in completed labels to your child's teacher. Good luck!

Counselor's Corner

Check back next week to see the winner of the December Door Decorating Contest. The door must demonstrate Caring and be student created. The winning class will have a pizza party when we return in January!

Watch DOGS

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

  • Monday, December 14th - Chris Hood
  • Tuesday, December 15th - Greg Alves
  • Wednesday, December 16th - OPEN
  • Thursday, December 17th - OPEN
  • Friday, December 18th - OPEN

Lost and Found

Last week to check the Lost and Found for any missing items! Items still in Lost and Found on Friday, December 18th will be donated.

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of December 10th:

  • 96%

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

If our campus attendance average at the end of the 2nd nine weeks is 97% or higher, Mrs. Jackson will kiss a pig!

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

  • December 15th - Choir Winter Music Program, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the cafeteria
  • December 17th - Early Release at 11:30, no pm PPCD or Pre-K classes
  • December 18th - Early Release at 11:30, no pm PPCD or Pre-K classes
  • December 18th - End of First Semester
  • December 21st - January 4th - Winter Break