LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

September 21, 2018

Upcoming Events...

September 21 Project Vinatta Applications are due

September 26 ESL Parent Meeting at LV Elementary at 8:15AM

October 1 First Project Vinatta Meeting from 3:00-3:30

October 2 Campus Educational Improvement Committee Meeting at 6:00pm


October 8 Columbus Day- No School

October 9 Title I Reading and Math Parent Meeting at 6:00PM

October 9 Leaders in Action Applications (5th Graders only)Due

October 18 First Leaders in Action Meeting

October 22 Red Ribbon Week- Western Wear "Give Drugs the Boot"

October 23 Red Ribbon Week- Wear Neon "To Bright for Drugs"

October 24 Red Ribbon Week- Wear College Wear "To Smart for Drugs"

October 25 Red Ribbon Week- Wear RED! REaDy to be Drug Free"

October 26 Red Ribbon Week- Wear Pajamas "Follow Your Dreams"

November 12 Veteran's Day Program --Intermediate Choir performing

November 13 Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Trip to Austin Spurs Game

Reach for the Stars...Believe It to Achieve It!

Project Vinatta

Lago Vista ISD is excited about our district-wide No Place for Hate® initiative, Project Vinátta. The No Place for Hate® initiative from the Anti-Defamation League provides schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying, and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate.

Mrs. Coffey and I will be sponsoring the Lago Vista Intermediate School Project Vinátta student coalition efforts. We are excited to have 30 students that have completed the application and turned it in on time. We will be selecting 12 students from each grade level. We will let students know next Monday if they were selected. The first meeting is Monday, October 1 from 3:00-3:30 in Mrs. Coffey's room. Mrs. Coffey and I are anxious to see what activities our student coalition can provide to get all LVIS students and staff energized about creating a more compassionate learning environment! Stay tuned for more details!

Thanks Intermediate Families! Write a Check Fundraiser

We have had an amazing return on this fundraiser so far. Keep those donations coming! Remember, 100% of this fundraiser goes directly to improving the education of the students at Lago Vista Intermediate School. No amount is too small.

Thank you to the families that have contributed 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

Brown family

Olsen family

Sisca family

Davis family

Ramos family

Smith Family

Walker family

Donahe family

Turnner family

Morris family

York family

Painter Bowler family

Martinez family

Lenard family

Stewart family

Hiebert family

Heston family

Gustafson family

Burke family

Smith family

Hardy family

Keister- Herrod family

Houston Family

Cannon Family

Richardson family

Ortega family

Randels family

Fowler family

Gilber family

McSkimming family

Maya Family

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Intermediate School T-Shirts

They are blue with gold lettering and include this year's theme "Reaching For the Stars." They are only $15 and run from size YXS to AXXXL. We are hoping that our students wear them to the Austin Spurs Field trip to show our Lago Spirit. Order deadline is October 5th, 2018. Get yours while you can!

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Lago Vista is excited about UIL for our 4th and 5th Graders! We will have our Kick Off Rally on Wednesday, September 26, and sign-up sheets will be posted in the hallway on the Intermediate campus. Students may begin signing up for events on September 27. The coach of each event will notify students and parents of their practice schedule.

The Writing contests will take place on each home campus prior to the January 25 meet and will be held during the regular school day. The District Elementary Academic Meet for Grades 2-5 will be at Lago Vista Elementary on Friday, January 25. The other schools competing in our district this year are Blanco and Johnson City.

Please take a look at the list of events on the bottom of this page, discuss UIL with your child, and encourage them to try-out for any events that interest them. Students may sign up for more than one event, but the contest times cannot conflict. We will have more information on event times and conflicts in the upcoming weeks.

Feel free to go to the UIL website for detailed information about each event:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email.

Thank you for supporting our UIL students and coaches!

Cathy Evans

UIL Academic Coordinator

Grades 2-5



4th Grade Ready Writing

Mrs. Little

4th Grade Oral Reading

Mrs. Norman

4th Grade Music Memory

Mrs. Whitton

4th Grade Art

Mrs. Shoaf

4th Grade Number Sense

Mrs. Phariss

4th Grade Spelling

Ms. Tinnian

5th Grade Ready Writing

Mrs. Little

5th Grade Oral Reading

Mrs. Norman

5th Grade Music Memory

Mrs. Whitton

5th Grade Dictionary

Mrs. Viruette

5th Grade Art

Mrs. Shoaf

5th Grade Listening

Mrs. Baker

5th Grade Number Sense

Mrs. Phariss

5th Grade Spelling

Mrs. Graham

5th Grade Maps, Graphs, and Charts

Mrs. Coffey

Attendance this Week

Tardies Reminder:

Here is some information regarding our tardy policy from the district handbook:

TARDIES (All Grade Levels) A student who enters class after the tardy bell is considered tardy. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in disciplinary action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the campus discipline matrix.

Our campus start time is 7:45. Any student who is not in their classroom by that time is considered tardy. The only exception to this policy is if a school bus is running late. After 3 tardies our students receive one day of lunch detention. After three lunch detentions, students receive an after school detention.

Attendance Percentages:

4th Grade: 98.86%

5th Grade: 97.12%

Total: 97.96%

Our Goal is 98% so we were very class this week!

Monthly Safety Drills

We practiced our fire and severe weather drills this week. The students and teachers did a great job. Next month, we will practice fire and lockdown procedures.


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