LaCoste Elementary Newsletter
2022-2023 School Year / Week of August 29th - Sept. 2nd
From the Front Office:
Our PTO’s Big Fundraiser for the year just kicked off! We are asking for all the help and support in making this fundraiser a success! Our fundraiser will run from 9/1-9/21. Each student received a fundraiser packet. Please check your student's backpack for all the information needed. Our PTO will be on campus from 7:15-7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday to pass out earned panda keychains when they turn in signed tickets from parents. Please be aware that students must be on time in order to collect their keychain from our PTO members in the cafeteria.
We want to thank all our parents for their support and patience during drop off and pick up times. As a reminder students must have their dismissal tag on their backpack otherwise they will not be released until proper identification can be verified in the front office. All transportation changes must be communicated to your child’s teacher via a note in their orange communication folder or a phone call to the front office.
LCE Bleacher Creature Night - Sept. 9th
Come represent LaCoste Elementary at the Football Game on Friday, September 9th! We will be running through the Panther Helmet and will be recognized on the field before the game starts. Please wear your LaCoste Elementary shirt and be at the entrance closest to the field house no later than 5:45pm.
Only LaCoste Elementary students are eligible for free admission to the football game on Friday, September 9th. Parents and non-LaCoste children will need to purchase a ticket to stay for the game.
If you haven’t received your LaCoste Elementary shirt for your student, your child’s teacher will have a sticker that will get them free admission to the game.
Please review this letter from the MVHS Administration regarding the policies and procedures associated with home varsity football events.
City Of LaCoste Provided This Map To Show Our Drop Off/Pick Up Route
We continue to be available to all students upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at the emails listed below, or use the attached form.
Talking Time Counseling Request Form
Leader In Me
We have several campus wide student job opportunities available to our LaCoste 2nd - 5th grade students! Please use the link to review the jobs with your child and help them apply. Deadline to apply is September 13, 2022!
Student Campus Job Application
Leaders of the Week
Each week teachers and staff have the opportunity to nominate a student that has shown great leadership on campus to be one of our Leaders of the Week. This week's winners are:
1st Grader, Briceson Leath is very proactive and always steps up to help others, even without being asked
2nd Grader, Landon Galarza has been a great leader so far in our class. He has been helping me with teacher tasks and has been helping a classmate in his group read books. He follows along with them and helps them with words they do not know.
Thank you to our LCE PTO for providing the shirts our Leaders can proudly wear!
Caught Being a Leader!
Students cannot only be caught being a leader at school by staff, but also at home by you! If you see your child exhibiting any of the habits on their own without prompting, fill out this form! Examples: Habit 3: Put First Things First - Your child went to a quiet area in your home and began doing their homework without being told. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood - Your child listened to their sibling’s point of view during an argument, understood why their sibling was upset, and did not push their own opinion of what happened or interrupt.
Students that are caught being a leader will have their name announced on the morning announcements and will be able to choose a charm for their Leader In Me Chain. Students proudly wear their chains to our Campus Awards.
CLICK HERE to tell us about how you caught your leader using their habits at home!
Please consider joining PTO to help support our students and staff this school year. Your $5 covers your entire household, there is no obligation to participate in activities but it does allow you to have access to volunteer opportunities first. Our water bottle sale ends today so if you haven’t purchased, today is your last chance! Follow the link below. Our Spirit Shop is open 24/7 with most deliveries to students on Thursdays. Be on the look out for new items! (link below)
We will start our major fundraiser for the year on September 2 with Big Kahuna and it will run until September 21. Join us Thursday, September 1 at 5:30pm for our First PTO meeting of the year.
At our meeting we will discuss our upcoming events, Big Kahuna Fundraiser and much more. We will also have some fun drawings for parents, students and staff that come.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Shirts and Membership
Students enjoy stations in Mrs. Hightower-Brown's class!
Mrs. Neal’s class working on our addition skills with dominoes.
Sophia Clavey is the first student to make Mrs. Hecker’s Impossible Shot! She earned the opportunity to attempt the shot by showing her leadership while explaining her thinking.
3rd Graders point out their Sparkling Sentences. They were caught using their thinking as they wrote kernel essays in Mrs. Hecker’s writing class.
Mrs. Haass's class used a triple beam balance to measure mass of objects while others used a graduated cylinder to find volume
Mrs. Rodriguez's class did a states of matter science lab
This week Dr. Wood's class learned about solids, liquids and gases in science and multiple ways to make a sum in math.
MVHS Football Players helped welcome students to class on Friday!
LaCoste Elementary students often go above and beyond! With that in mind, we love to acknowledge when they do. Reading is an important everyday activity. It shows great examples of the Leadership Habits we know are the foundation of our success. We like to “Catch Students Reading”. Examples of that would be; students independently choosing to read as a leisure activity or students achieving a reading goal they had set for themselves, like finishing their first chapter book or reading their first book independently. Each week a name is randomly drawn from those submissions. Their name is displayed on a bulletin board in the library, mentioned in our morning campus announcements and posted in our Parent Newsletter. The student is also given a prize for their accomplishment.
This week’s winner is Kylie Martinez!
Kylie was caught by Mrs. Villarreal as she was reading quietly in the morning.
You can be a star when you get caught reading!
The Week of Sept. 12th - 16th is Freedom Week!
Please fill out this form if you would like more information about the MV Athletics Soccer Camp
Sept. 9th - LCE Bleacher Creature Night
Sept. 11th - Patriots Day/Texas First Responders Day
Sept. 12th - Grandparents Day Breakfast Sponsored by LCE PTO
Sept. 12th - 16th - Freedom Week
Sept. 17th - Constitution Day
Sept. 23rd - End of 1st 6 Weeks
Sept. 26th - Beginning of 2nd 6 Weeks
Sept. 30th - American Indian Heritage Day
Oct. 2nd - Custodial Appreciation Day
Oct. 10th - No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 18th - Fall Individual Picture Day
Oct. 31st - No School/Staff Work Day
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