2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

October 5, 2018 - Issue #8

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Mrs. Williams
  • Mrs. Ramsey
  • Mrs. Kudrna
  • Ms. Field

Our current campus total is 3500. Let's see if we can reach 4000 by October 19th!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

Kindergarten: 1100

1st Grade: 950

2nd Grade: 900

3rd Grade: 500

student holiday on monday, october 8th!

Picture Day is October 10th!

Say cheese...Dianne Pursch will be on campus to take individual and group (class) photos on October 3rd. Order forms for individual photos went home in Friday folders last week. Extra order forms are available in the front office. Group photo order forms will be sent home at a later date. Individual photos will be used in the yearbook, so if your child is absent on October 10th a make-up day will be schedule at a later time. Please note that group pictures will not be included in the make-up day, just individual photos.

UIL Information

UIL coaches will be sending home information and permission slips for try-outs in the coming weeks to students who signed up for UIL events. If your child is attending UIL try-outs then you must still call the front office to make a transportation once you know the try-out date.

1st grade travels to LVHS on October 12th for the Pep Rally!

The Pep Rally theme for October 12th is Pink Out in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, so add some pink to your Viking Spirit on October 12th.

GT Fall Referral

G/T Fall Referrals for Students in Grades 1-12 are due Monday, October 15th!

Parents of students in grades 1-12 who consent to having their child screened for the

Lago Vista ISD Gifted and Talented Education Program should complete a referral form and return it the student's school by October 15th. Note: Parent consent is obtained each spring for all kindergarten students, so referrals for G/T screening are not accepted for students in kindergarten.

To access the referral form, please visit the Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented website at

Fall Festival is coming October 19th

One of our biggest events of the year is here! Fall Festival is happening on October 19th from 5-8pm in the LVES cafeteria/gym. Purchase your tickets online here or fill out this form and send back to school with payment. This is not only an extremely fun event, is also a great fundraising opportunity for the PTO. The event is run entirely by volunteers, so please contact your child's room parent to find out how you can help.
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Lost and Found

Cold weather hasn't started yet, but we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

PTO News

PTO will be conducting a Fundraiser called "Write the Check Campaign". Remember that 100% of the funds collected benefit our school, our students, and our teachers. Donations help purchase new and fun supplies to engage students in hands-on learning in science and technology, sports equipment, field trip scholarships, awards for student achievements, music and art supplies and much more! Forms will be coming home today! The "Write the Check Campaign" will run from September 14th through October 19th.

2018-2019 Yearbook

Thank you everyone that submitted pictures for “Meet the Teacher” & “1st Day of School”. They will appear in this years yearbook! The next photo submission opportunity is for "Running of the Vikings" and "Football player, cheerleader visits". Please try to send these as you take them. Final deadline is November 4th. Grandparents lunch is coming up, please get lots of pictures, deadline to submit for this page of yearbook & category of photos is Sunday, September 9th. Stay plugged into the weekly online newsletter for yearbook announcements and deadlines. Email pictures to
Thanks for your support in yearbook as all proceeds support the staff and students of LVES!

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Tuesday, October 9th: Bob Gaston

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

Didn't quite meet our goal, but we were so close! Three grade levels met or exceeded our attendance goal!

Attendance for the week of 10/4/2018: 96.20%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 93.33%

PK: 96.30%

Kinder: 94.79%

1st Grade: 97.66% - Great job exceeding our attendance goal!

2nd Grade: 97.73% - Great job exceeding our attendance goal!

3rd Grade: 97.37% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

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Check this section each week for pictures of what is happening in classrooms!


Character Trait of The Month...

October's Character Trait of The Month is Respect. Here are few ways we can show Respect...

  • Treat others with Respect, follow the Golden Rule;
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences;
  • Use good manners, not bad language;
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others;
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone;
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! The character trait for October is Respect. Students are learning how they can show respect to their parents, friends, teachers, school, and themselves. At home, you can remind your child that respect can mean: Using good manners, being tolerant and accepting of differences, being considerate of others, dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements--not threatening, hitting, or hurting anyone, and following the Golden Rule~Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Stay tuned for more information about Red Ribbon Week at the end of October, when students will learn more about respecting themselves by being healthy and drug-free!

“I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” ~Maya Angelou

Hola familias de LVES! El rasgo de carácter para octubre es el respeto. Los estudiantes están aprendiendo cómo pueden mostrar respeto a sus padres, amigos, maestros, la escuela y a sí mismos. En casa, puede recordarle a su hijo que el respeto puede significar: usar buenos modales, ser tolerante y aceptar las diferencias, ser considerado con los demás, lidiar pacíficamente con la ira, los insultos y los desacuerdos, no amenazar, golpear o herir a nadie, y siguiendo la Regla de Oro~ Haz a los demás como te gustaría que los demás te hicieran a ti.

¡Manténgase atento a más información sobre la Semana del Listón Rojo a fines de octubre, cuando los estudiantes aprenderán a respetarse a sí mismos al estar saludables y libres de drogas!

“Me respeto e insisto en eso de todos. Y porque lo hago, también respeto a todos.” ~Maya Angelou

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next day.

Lago Vista Elementary Facebook

Don't forget to "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary Facebook page! The page is routinely updated throughout the school year with events and information.

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • October 8th: Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
  • October 10th: Fall Pictures
  • October 12th: Football Player and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • October 12th: 1st Grade attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30-11:30
  • October 19th: PTO Fall Festival - details coming soon
  • October 26th: Early Release at 11:30; no PM PPCD
  • October 26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Character Gallery Walk
  • November 2nd: Football Player and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • November 2nd: Kindergarten attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30-11:30
  • November 7th: PTO Meeting; 5:00 pm in Library
  • November 15th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grades
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday, Student/Staff Holiday