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Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition 8, Sept. 23

Please Don't Park in the Fire Lane! We Need to Keep It Open in Case of Emergency. Thank You!

Front Door Hours

Just a reminder that our front doors are open to parents from 7:45-2:45. If you are tardy or are making a delivery, please do so during those hours. For safety reasons, we will not answer the door before 7:45am.

***ATTENDANCE***

As we approach the cold and flu season, it's important to remember that every absence must be excused. Attendance reports will soon be generated and attendance warning letters will be delivered to parents.

If a student fails to attend school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year, truancy may be prosecuted as a civil case in a truancy court. Family Code 65.003(a), (b).

Attendance warning letters will be sent for 3, 7, and 10 absent days.
A student is required to be in a class at least 90% of the time in order to receive credit for that class. For our elementary students, this means that they cannot be absent more than 16.5 days in a school year.
Tardies are also partial absence days since students are missing a part of the instructional day if they arrive after 7:45AM.

Our Week In Pictures

Viking Pride Table Guests

Teachers each chose students that they felt were exemplary Vikings this week by displaying respectful, responsible, safe, and kind behavior. Those students got to sit at the Viking Pride VIP table at lunch today. Here are just some of the awesome Vikings!

Picture Day- October 27

Say cheese! Picture day for the elementary school will be Thursday, October 27. Start practicing your smiles!

Yellow Car Tags

If you need a yellow car tag please email Mrs. Kuske at mkuske@lagovistaisd.net. Once you do so she will send it home in your students backpack either on the day the request was made or the following school day.

Dropping off items?

Please drop off items on the left hand side table. There are labels and pens, please include your students first and last name, grade level and teacher. All items must be delivered before 9:30am. If you are dropping off medication please pick up the phone and ask for the school nurse.

Picking your child up early?

Be sure to have your driver's license with you at all times. Even if you are in the raptor system just in case. Please plan on arriving before 2:45pm to pick up your student. You may email your student's teacher to let them know if you're picking up early so that they can be sure to have their things packed up before that time. You may not email teachers to send students to the front office at a certain time. For safety, parents must sign out their student on Raptor and have your ID scanned. Mrs. Kuske (Marcy) will then verify that you are authorized and call for your student. If you need assistance please pickup the phone in the foyer.

Thank You Thursdays!

Introducing a day to show our Teachers appreciation by helping make their job just a little easier. If you would like to help in a Teacher's classroom, Thank You Thursdays will be the day! Here are the steps that must be followed if you wish to participate:


1. All visitors in the building must have a background check when we have students in the building. Please print and complete this background check ahead of time and deliver to the Administrative Building at 9039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Once cleared:

2. Reach out to the Teacher/s via e-mail for any help they might need.

3. Coordinate a time to come in on Thursday.


Thank you for supporting our Teachers!

LVES Watch D.O.G.S

First off, thank you so much for your interest in our Watch D.O.G.S program. We are excited to be able to get this awesome program up and running for our students. All interested Watch D.O.G.S who have submitted an application have been e-mailed.

Our orientation date is dependent upon all background checks clearing. As soon as we are notified that all background checks have been completed and cleared, we will reach out again with our orientation date and time.

Please note that all background checks need to be submitted every school year. This means that if you submitted and cleared a background check last school year, you'll need to resubmit a new one for this school year.

We are looking forward to having you on our campus as a Watch DOG soon!

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is a new specials class that has been added this year. It is taught by Mrs. O'Brien and students rotate through it along with PE, Art, and Performing Arts. Mrs. O'Brien teaches the following big ideas: responsible decision making, relationship skills with peers, self-management, and social awareness. Each class will meet with Mrs. O'Brien once a week. Classes focus on age appropriate lessons like what does it mean to be a good friend, conflict resolution, and nurturing a culture of kindness at school.


Next week, students will be learning about responsibility in SEL.


K- What is responsibility?

1- Reflecting and goal setting

2- Peaceful Problem Solving

3- What being responsible looks like

Lunch Sign-ups

We are happy to invite parents to eat lunch with their child again this year! Thanks to our new and improved lunchroom, we are able to offer more slots for parents, but we still have to have sign ups for safety and security purposes. I have limited sign ups for each parent to 3 per semester just to ensure that everyone who wants an opportunity to come eat with their child gets one.


Please see a staff member in the cafeteria if you are surprising your child so that we can help you locate him/her.


PK/K Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-pkkindergarten


1st Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-1stgrade


2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-2ndgrade


3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-3rdgrade

Attendance

You will begin receiving daily emails when your student misses school regardless of if you already let someone know. You have 3 days to submit an email/doctor note to charris@lagovistaisd.net. Please include your student's first and last name and reason for missing. When you receive your daily email notification and you have already contacted Mrs. Harris, please disregard. There is no need to send an additional response or send in the original doctor note if you already emailed it to Mrs. Harris. Please allow a week for attendance to be updated in your Parent Portal before reaching out. If you have any questions, please contact charris@lagovistaisd.net.

Daily Schedule

7:20 Doors open, breakfast is served

7:35 Teachers begin welcoming students into class

7:45 Tardy bell rings, breakfast closed

9:25 Attendance Time

10:45-11:15 PK/K Lunch

11:20-11:50 1st Grade Lunch

11:55-12:25 2nd Grade Lunch

12:30-1:00 3rd Grade Lunch

3:20 Dismissal

Thank You to All of Our PTO Business and Individual Sponsors! Please Support these Businesses that Support Us!

Elite Business Sponsorship

Austin Pergolas http://www.austinpergolaco.com/

Infrastructure Recruitment Group http://www.irgtalent.com

Northlake Church https://mynorthlake.com/

1431 Real Estate http://www.1431RealEstate.com

The Adamo Law Firm https://adamolawfirm.com/

1st Fire Safety https://www.1stfiresafety.com/

Dominos https://www.dominos.com

FSG Construction Group https://foamsalesgroup.com/

Hatch Agency Real Estate https://www.hatchagencyre.com/

Kuske Agency- Farmers Insurance https://agents.farmers.com/tx/lago-vista/arlene-kuske

Lago Vista Wash & Detail https://www.facebook.com/LagoCarWash/

New Heights Garage Training

Northlake Heating and Cooling https://www.northlakeheatingandcooling.com/

The Hamilton's

Lakeside Subs https://www.lakesidesubs.com/

Younger Homes https://www.younger-homes.com/

Gold Business Sponsorship

Local Oaks Tree Services https://localoaks.com/

Premier Cleaning

North Shore Eye Care https://www.northshoreeyecare.net/

Urban Air & Heat LLC https://www.facebook.com/urbanairandheat

Silver Sponsorship

Addicted to Glamour https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToGlamour

The Beanstalk Consignment Shop https://www.thebeanstalk.net/

Chirofit Wellness Center http://chirofitwellnesscenter.com/

Halls Roofing & Sheet Metal, INC www.hallsroofing.net

PTO Member Donors

Gold

Sam and Jessica Adamo

Jason and Nancy Casias

Craig and Olivia Devine

Dennis Henderson

Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua

Rachel Kokel

Sonia Lopez Martinez

Sarah Ogle

Christian and Jessica Ross

Courtney Stockard

Kelsey Tavares

Grant Blackburn

Amber Deaton

Amy Estes

Teri Hamilton

Kara Jones

Chad & Nikki Kallina

Kelsey Koreshev

Renee McCharen

Janine Ramsey

Vernon Reher

Sara Farkas

Boules Family

Bernadette & Burl McAlvain

Heather Walker

Rachael McConnell

Jenna & Aaron Parkinson


Silver

JV Dougherty Construction

Jonathan and Lisa Whitted


Bronze

Cynthia Davis

Hannah Hoch

Bryan Tavares

Jennifer Brown

Lacey Culberth

Natalie Johnson

Lori Longoria

Courtney Moreau

Tricia Vasquez

Bethany Canales

Cara Harper

Pam Lamb

Kerri Walker

Josh and Stephanie Sattler

Angela Edwards

Heather Womack

Michelle Heston

Sherry Stevenson


Basic

Amber Lauer

Jessica Orr

John Palka

Katie Palka

Chris Riccobene

Rachel Alfano

Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien

Bailey Adkins

Cara Harper

Holly Jackson

Rachel Donahue

Coco Foster

Janna Oliver

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast price- $1.75

Lunch price- $2.90 (Adult- $3.40)

To add money to your child's account- https://www.myschoolbucks.com

Link to free/reduced lunch application in English- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

Link to free/reduced lunch application in Spanish- https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

From the Nurse

Dear Parents,


With a new year back in gear, we wanted to update everyone on this year's Covid Protocol. Instead of students staying home for any single Covid symptom, we have differentiated the symptoms into milder and more serious ones. Please see the different symptom lists here. The number of restricted days has also changed from 10 days to 5 days of isolation.

We hope this helps clarify the process for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to call Nurse Foster if you have questions.

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GT Referral Link

If you would like your student be tested for Gifted and Talented, the testing window will be open through October 3, 2022. To nominate your child for testing, please complete the form at the link below.


English Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_oGmicUEuGEv-DqTKZR5FimVITeWC9xS-sVWkpT29kUr5Xg/viewform

Spanish Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefrGUGfeOUHRxy6R5Xge0s27jhZ2ueLqRgHA15mRrFyKp78A/viewform

Volunteer Opportunity

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Stay Alert System







StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety. Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

Community Opportunities

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Take Care of Texas Video Contest

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!

Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.

Contest opens September 12th!

Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...

#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas






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