LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

December 18, 2015 - Issue 17


New Procedure Starting January 5th

In order to maximize instructional time, parents will need to drop off their children at the front office after 7:45. A front office staff member will walk your child to their classroom if needed. Thanks for your help!

Thank you for the cookies

Thank you PTO and all of the parents/families who donated cookies to the teachers on Thursday! That was a great way to end a successful first semester. A very special thank you goes to Mrs. Deanna Roberts for organizing the cookie exchange.

Box Tops for Education

Keep collecting those Box Tops Labels even through the holidays! The class in each grade level that collects the most box top labels between now and January 5th will win a pizza party in January. Turn in completed labels to your child's teacher. Good luck!

Father/Daughter Dance Coming Soon

Our PTO is sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on February 19th. Our own Mr. Holt will be the DJ! More information will come home as we get closer to the date, but don't forget to mark it on your calendar!

Counselor's Corner

Getting ready for the holidays is busy! Parents are ready for relaxation, but the kids are excited and ready for fun!!

Here are some ideas to keep it fun and memorable for everyone.

· Build pillow and blanket forts: Put out some chairs then build a pillow and blanket fort around them. Watch a movie, read some books, or make S’mores.

· Have a cookie baking party: Set up sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters then have at it with decorating some cookies. Make it more fun, talk about Caring, our December character trait, then box the cookies up and deliver them to loved ones and neighbors.

· Have a movie marathon: Grab some popcorn, a few family movies and snuggle up on the couch together. It’s a great way to spend a cold, wintry day!

· Make new crayons: Get a few silicone molds in different shapes, such as stars and hearts. Have your kids gather their broken crayons, place them in the molds, then bake up new crayons. Once the crayons cool, the kids will want to spend time testing them out.

· Make snowflakes for the windows: Get a bunch of white paper, some string and kid-friendly scissors. Let them make snowflakes in different sizes and shapes, tie a string around each one, then hang them up in the windows of your home. The kids will love seeing their work on display.

· Do random acts of kindness: Doing caring things for others year-round is important, but caring acts are especially meaningful this time of year. Sit down with your family and make up a list of nice things you can do for others. For example, donate unwanted toys, pay for the meal of the person in line behind you at the drive thru, or take a treat to a neighbor. The kids will get such joy out of doing things for others and can learn an important lesson in the process.

Most importantly enjoy your time off! As the break starts winding down, try to get your kids in bed early each night starting several days before school starts up again. It will be easier for them to adjust to the early morning routine if they are rested and back on their schedule. Have a great break!

Watch DOGS

Thank you to the following Watch DOGS for being on campus when we return in January:

  • Monday, January 4th - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, January 5th - Greg Weyent
  • Wednesday, January 6th - Patrick Schneider
  • Thursday, January 7th - Bruce Lawless
  • Friday, January 8th - Andy Viruette

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of December 17th:

  • 95%

Remember our weekly goal is 97%, so please make sure that your child is at school everyday from 7:45-2:45.

Our second nine week attendance average is 95%, so we did not meet our goal. We will set the same goal for the third nine weeks when we return in January.

Need Help?

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Kim Box, Counselor

Student Health:

Gina Carmichael, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

  • December 21st - January 4th - Winter Break
  • January 4th - Staff Development Day, Student Holiday
  • January 5th - Students return at 7:45 am
  • January 7th - 2nd Grade UIL Creative Writing
  • January 7th - First Grade Field Trip to Thinkery
  • January 12th - LVES Family Fun Night at PDQ, 4 - 9 pm
  • January 14h - CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm in Library
  • January 18th - MLK Holiday, No School for students or staff
  • January 22nd - Early Release at 11:30 am, no pm PPCD or Pre-K classes
  • January 22nd - District UIL Meet in Jarrell, more information coming soon from coaches