BVES Newsletter

September 26, 2023

About Us

Sean Fox, Principal

Lizette Rodriguez, Assistant Principal

Nereida Navarro, Counselor

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:05 am-4:00 pm

Principal's Desk

BVES Parents,

I hope this message finds you well. We wanted to take a moment to remind you that Custodian Appreciation Day is just around the corner, on October 3rd. This is an opportunity for us as a school community to express our gratitude and recognition for the hard work and dedication of our custodial staff at Blanco Vista Elementary.

Our custodians play a crucial role in maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for our students, teachers, and staff. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our school remains a place where everyone can thrive, learn, and grow. From keeping classrooms clean to maintaining our facilities, their efforts are truly invaluable.

Head Custodian - Michael Murray

Lead Custodian – Michelle Corona

Custodian – Jamie Hernandez

Custodian – Tyler Pickering

We believe that Custodian Appreciation Day is a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation and support for our custodial team. We encourage you to consider joining us in celebrating this day by:

1. **Writing Thank You Notes**: Encourage your child to write a thank you note or draw a picture to express their gratitude. These small gestures can mean a lot to our custodians.

2. **Gift Cards**: If you're interested, you can also consider donating a gift card . You can drop off these items at the school office.

4. **Social Media Shoutouts**: Share your appreciation for our custodians on social media.

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and hardworking custodial team at Blanco Vista Elementary, and we hope you will join us in making Custodian Appreciation Day special for them.

Thank you for your support, and let's come together as a community to show our custodial staff how much we appreciate their efforts in keeping our school clean and safe.


Thank you.

Sean Fox, Principal

Blanco Vista Elementary

(512) 268-8506

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” -Jesse Owens (4x Gold Medalist - 1936 Olympic Games)

Universal Screener Parent Letter 2023-24

Dear Hays CISD Parent,

To help our reading and mathematics teachers quickly identify student strengths and areas for improvement, we now have Universal Screeners Kindergarten through 8th grade district wide:

  • For reading, elementary students are assessed with mCLASS and middle school students are assessed with Reading Plus, Mindplay or HMH

  • For our elementary bilingual programs, students are assessed with Lectura

  • These reading screeners include a dyslexia screener at grades K,1,2,and 7.

  • And for mathematics, students in grades K-7 are assessed with NWEA’s MAP Growth screener

Universal screening measures consist of brief assessments focused on target skills that are highly predictive of future outcomes and help identify where students may have gaps in learning or struggle with grade level skills. These screeners will help to individualize instruction and guide the best intervention, if needed.

These consistent, research-based assessments are administered three times a year and quickly provide teachers with not only baseline achievement scores and growth measures, but also specific strengths and areas of improvement for each individual student.

We are committed to one years’ growth for each student and providing necessary help to our students. The assessment data helps identify a student’s instructional level so that we can plan for instruction.

In the week following the screeners, you should expect reports detailing your child’s scores. The information in the report should help you answer questions such as:

  • What instructional level is my child on?

  • Is my child making adequate growth?

  • Why or why not?

Over the course of the assessment windows, there will be a brief interruption to services as our interventionists and dyslexia teachers are a part of the assessment team. Please keep in mind these assessments are for instructional purposes and the data will help identify a student’s instructional level.

We look forward to a great school year and meeting the instructional needs of all of our students. Thank you for partnering with us.

Derek McDaniel

Executive Officer of Curriculum and Instruction

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PTA is extremely thankful to everyone for your enthusiastic support as we kick off what is already turning out to be a fantastic year!

We are less than 30 members away from our August goal, so please take a moment to sign up if you have not already. Dues are only $6.50 and after paying State and National dues the remaining $2 goes directly to dances, fall festival and educational programs for the students. It will also provide for the needs of the faculty and their classrooms.

The entire family is encouraged to join! Parents, guardians, students and grandparents are all eligible. We also welcome the backing and input of friends, neighbors and community members.

Membership is its own reward and we ask nothing more from you beyond registration. You are invited to our monthly meetings to voice your concerns and offer suggestions, but any volunteer time that you are willing to contribute is greatly appreciated.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events. Donations can be made to support staff memberships or programs.

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Birthday Celebrations

  • Contact by phone or email on flyer to place order.
  • Order must be placed three days in advance.
  • Treats must be purchased for the entire class.
  • Provide campus name, teacher’s full name and number of students
  • Birthday treats will be passed out during the last 15 min of class.
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Hays CISD parents...

Substitute Teachers (Guest Teachers) are in HIGH demand, get paid to work in your child's school!! You can find the qualifications here: and you can apply here:

New for 22-23 - work at least 90 days in the school year and you can qualify for a BONUS paycheck in July!

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Mission Statement

The mission of Blanco Vista Elementary School, a respectful, diverse community of learners, is to provide an educational home, collectively supporting the abilities and aspirations of each student, through the commitment to high expectations and encouragement of a strong work ethic.

La misión de la Escuela Primaria Blanco Vista, una comunidad de estudiantes respetuosa y diversa, es proporcionar un hogar educativo, apoyando colectivamente las habilidades y aspiraciones de cada estudiante, a través del compromiso con las altas expectativas y el estímulo de una ética de trabajo sólida.

Vision Statement

All Blanco Vista learners will have integrity, accountability, and advocate for themselves. Students will celebrate Blanco Vista’s diverse community and engage in equitable opportunities. Blanco Vista Wildcats will develop the leadership qualities needed today, tomorrow, and always.

Todos los alumnos de Blanco Vista tendrán integridad, responsabilidad y abogarán por sí mismos. Los estudiantes celebrarán la diversa comunidad de Blanco Vista y participarán en oportunidades equitativas. Los gatos monteses de Blanco Vista desarrollarán las cualidades de liderazgo necesarias hoy, mañana y siempre.

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