2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

September 7, 2018 - Issue #4

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Cook
  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Bingham
  • Mrs. Vasquez
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Ms. Voisinet

If our campus earns at least 3,000 Golden Tickets on or before October 19th, we will have a dance party in the gym! Our current campus total is 1450.

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 550

1st Grade: 200

2nd Grade: 400

3rd Grade: 300


Spirit Week 2018

Next week is Spirit for Homecoming 2018! We encourage all students and staff to dress up according to the daily themes below, leading up to the Homecoming game Friday night against Comfort.

Please note that all clothing on theme days must still follow the LVISD Student Dress Code, and tennis shoes must still be worn on PJ Day for recess and PE.

In order to keep distractions to a minimum on September 14th, Homecoming mums and garters may not be worn at school.

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3rd Grade at Pep Rally

Third grade students will travel to LVHS on Friday, September 14th for the Homecoming Pep Rally. Students will load buses at 10:40 and return at 11:30. Parents are welcome to attend the pep rally as well, but will need to meet the students at LVHS.

Hospitality Luncheon for Teachers on Friday, September 14th

One of the many things our awesome PTO does for our school is provide our teachers/staff with a monthly hospitality luncheon/treat. The first one of the year will take place on Friday, September 14th. PTO is providing the main course, but need volunteers to provide other items. If you would like to sign up to bring something for the Hospitality Luncheon, please click on the following link:

WatchDOG Kick-Off Event...

We are excited to have the WatchDOG program back again for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for dads, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers to be a positive male role model for our Vikings by being an extra set of hands, eyes and ears in the classrooms and on campus. There will be an informational session on September 19th at 8:15 am for those interested in serving as a WatchDOG this year. Reservation forms are going home today in Friday folders with more information.

We LOVE having WatchDOGs at LVES and can't wait to have them back!

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Presentation

Carolyn Brown, of Hey Dude, Nice Shoes, will be presenting to parents on Wednesday, September 19, at 6:30 pm in the PAC. Her presentation focuses on proactive and effective supports and solutions for parents on issues such as bullying and cyber-bullying. If you missed her amazing presentation last year, you will want to make plans to attend!

Carolyn Brown started speaking to groups about parenting perspective about six years ago. A word kept bubbling up in her discussions...Bullying. She would hear it on the radio, read it in the headlines and see it on the news.

Why is this suddenly such an epidemic and WHAT makes it different now?

In the past two years she has developed an anti-bullying/ pro-kindness workshop for students and their parents. "Hey Dude, nice shoes" is a presentation geared at educating parents about the who, what, when, where, whys and hows of Bullying. She has traveled all over the state delivering this message to thousands of students and their parents. Her goal is to educate and inspire children and adults alike to be the change and make a positive difference in our world. She covers everything from basic definitions and policies to recent legislation pertaining to bullying in schools. Through personal stories...and some hilarious pictures...she makes one relatable point - we are all human. We all are fighting a battle that no one knows anything about and we all can take a moment to be kind.

Hearing/Vision Screening for PK/Kinder - September 21st

All PK and Kindergarten students will have their vision and hearing checked on Friday, September 21st. If your child wears glasses, please make sure that he/she wears them to school on that day.

GT Fall Referral

G/T Fall Referrals for Students in Grades 1-12 are Due Monday, October 1st!

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 1st. 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

PTO News

Join the Lago Vista Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and you’ll be part of a team working toward the goal of creating opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow. Learn more and sign-up at Attend a Meet & Greet on 8/29 at 5:45 pm in the LVES cafeteria.

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!

Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers at LVES! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity at LVES (field trips, Room Parent, Watch DOG, Friday Folder Parent, PTO, etc), you must fill out a background check form. Background checks are done yearly, so even returning volunteers must complete a new form at the beginning of the year prior to volunteering on campus.

You can download the background check form by clicking on the link below:

Completed forms can be dropped at the LVISD Administration building located at 8039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Please allow at least 2 weeks for background checks to process.

Weekly Attendance

Our attendance percentage went down this week. Help us reach our goal of 97% by making sure students are in school everyday from 7:45-3:03.

Attendance for the week of 9/6/2018: 95.97%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 91.67%

PK: 97.20% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

Kinder: 92.01%

1st Grade: 95.51%

2nd Grade: 95.35%

3rd Grade: 95.71%

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


Character Trait of The Month...

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

  • Do what you are supposed to do;
  • Plan ahead;
  • Persevere - keep on trying;
  • Always do your best;
  • Use self-control;
  • Be self-disciplined;
  • Think before you act - consider the consequences;
  • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes;
  • Set a good example for others;
  • Understand your words and actions matter.

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! During our guidance lessons about Responsibility, we have talked about how setting goals for yourself, and making a plan to meet those goals, is a way of showing responsibility. When students set goals, it helps them develop a sense of purpose, and when a child develops a sense of purpose, it can also improve their self-esteem and self-confidence. Goals should be meaningful and personal for the child, so when they achieve them, they develop their own internal motivation. This year we have set a goal for our school to once again be recognized as a No Place for Hate campus! So we will be doing campus-wide activities to promote kindness, tolerance, and respect for all in order to combat prejudice, bullying, and hatred.

What kinds of goals does your child have this school year? Encourage your child every chance you get!

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Zig Ziglar

¡Hola familias LVES!

Durante nuestras lecciones de orientación sobre responsabilidad, hemos hablado sobre cómo establecer metas para usted y elaborar un plan para cumplirlas, es una forma de demostrar responsabilidad. Cuando los estudiantes establecen metas, les ayuda a desarrollar un sentido de propósito, y cuando un niño desarrolla un sentido de propósito, también puede mejorar su autoestima y confianza en sí mismo. Las metas deben ser significativas y personales para el niño, de modo que cuando las logre, desarrolle su propia motivación interna. ¡Este año hemos establecido una meta para que nuestra escuela sea reconocida una vez más como un campus sin lugar para el odio! Por lo tanto, haremos actividades en todo el campus para promover la bondad, la tolerancia y el respeto por todos a fin de combatir los prejuicios, la intimidación y el odio.

¿Qué tipo de metas tiene su hijo este año escolar? ¡Anime a su hijo cada vez que tenga la oportunidad!

"Lo que obtienes al lograr tus objetivos no es tan importante como lo que eres al lograr tus objetivos.” ~Zig Ziglar

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...

  • September 10th-14th: HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK
  • September 14th: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit, 8:00 am
  • September 14th: 3rd Grade attends LVHS Homecoming Pep Rally, 10:30 am-11:30 am
  • September 14th: Running of The Vikings, 6:50 pm at LVHS field
  • September 19th: Watch DOG Kick-Off Meeting, 8:15 am in cafeteria
  • September 19th: Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Presentation; 6:30 pm at PAC
  • September 28th: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • September 28th: 2nd Grade attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30 am-11:30 am
  • September 28th: Running of The Vikings, 6:50 pm at LVHS field