2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

November 30, 2018 - Issue #15

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Ms. Field

Our current campus total is 2350. We are more than halfway to our goal of 4000 Golden Tickets by January 11th! Keep up the great work Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 850

1st Grade: 600

2nd Grade: 600

3rd Grade: 300

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Emergency Training at LVHS this weekend...

Just and FYI...Our local Public Safety Agencies will be performing training exercises at the high school on Saturday and Sunday. Multiple agencies will be present to train.

PTO Meeting on December 5th at 5:00 pm in the Library!

The search is on for a chairperson, or chairpersons, for the February Daddy/Daughter Dance. If you are interested in filling this spot, come to the PTO meeting on Wednesday, or contact our PTO President, Deanna Roberts ( This event is one of the biggest events of the year, and need volunteers to help organize this event in order to make it happen.
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Yearbook Needs Pictures

Do you have pictures of the Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Lunch, Pumpkin Gallery Walk, Pep Rallies or Running of the Vikings, Red Ribbon Week, etc? If you do, please email them to, as we would like to fill the pages with all of the different events we have at LVES.

Attention all 3rd grade students...the annual yearbook cover contest is coming soon. If you want the chance to have your artwork on the cover of the yearbook be on the lookout for more information!

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Wednesday, December 5th: Jeremy Withrow
  • Friday, December 7th: Scott Makowichuk

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

We took a big dip in attendance this week! We did have 2 grade levels meet our attendance goal...

Attendance for the week of 11/29/2018: 92%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 70%

PK: 93%

Kinder: 97% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

1st Grade: 96%

2nd Grade: 97% - Great job meeting our attendance goal!

3rd Grade: 96%


Character Trait of The Month...

December 's Character Trait of The Month is Caring. Here are few ways we can be Caring towards others...

  • Be kind;
  • Be compassionate and show you care;
  • Forgive others;
  • Help people in need.

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families!

Would you or someone you know like to be a mentor for a young child? A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can volunteer 30 minutes to an hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence. This could include having lunch with them, reading a book with them, playing a game, or just talking. If you would like more information, please go to our LVISD website and look for the “Partners in Education Mentoring Program” page (, or contact me at, (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504.

Does your child need a coat? The 2018 Free Coats for Kids Distribution Day is on Saturday, December 8 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, 900 Barton Springs Road. For more information, go to:

Thank you and stay warm! :)

Amy Sexton

¿Le gustaría a usted oa alguien que conoce ser un mentor para un niño pequeño? Un mentor es un adulto cariñoso y compasivo que decide dedicar tiempo a una persona joven, ofreciéndole apoyo, orientación y aliento. Si puede ser voluntario de 30 minutos a una hora por semana, puede cambiar una vida ayudando a un niño a construir una base sólida de valores, establecer metas, mejorar sus habilidades académicas y de la vida, mientras desarrolla su autoestima y confianza. Esto podría incluir almorzar con ellos, leer un libro con ellos, jugar un juego o simplemente hablar. Si desea obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web de LVISD y busque la página "Programa de mentores de socios en la educación" (, o contácteme en amy_sexton@lagovista, (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504.

¿Necesita su hijo un abrigo? El Día de Distribución de los Abrigos Gratis para Niños 2018 es el sábado 8 de diciembre de 8:00 am a 3:00 pm en el Centro de Eventos Palmer en Austin, 900 Barton Springs Road. Para obtener más información, visite:

Gracias y mantente abrigado! :)

Amy Sexton

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...

  • December 5th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm
  • December 13th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Nutcracker
  • December 19th: Winter Parties - details and times coming soon from teachers/Room Parent
  • December 20th - January 7th: Winter Break
  • January 8th: School Resumes at 7:45 am