LVES Parent Newsletter

Building a Brighter Future, Edition 13- Oct. 22, 2021

Bike Giveaway!

We are focusing on excellent cafeteria behavior and to recognize this, we are giving away tickets to win a bike each day to anyone who is caught being awesome! The winner will be announced on November 18, so encourage your child to be on their best behavior in the cafeteria!
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Education Foundation Fundraiser

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LVISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S FIRST FUNDRAISER AT THE POINT VENTURE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Located at:

555 Venture Blvd Point Venture. TX.

THE BOOTH IS LOCATED OUTSIDE NEXT TO GYM IN THE ATRIUM

Admittance to the bazaar is FREE, but they are asking for one canned food product that will be used for needy families around Thanksgiving.

Our Week in Pictures!

Attendance Notifications Coming Soon!

Moving forward, Mrs. Harris, our attendance secretary, will be sending home notifications each day that your child is absent. This is just to let you know that we are showing that your child was marked absent for the day and to help remind you to bring us any applicable documentation (i.e. doctor notes, etc.)

Picture Day!

Our picture day will be October 27. Order forms were sent home in Friday folders last week. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you need another form.

Student Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays are special and teachers love to celebrate your kids in the classroom! Please remember to communicate with your child's teacher at least 24 hours prior to bringing cupcakes/donuts to make sure there aren't any allergies in the classroom. Unfortunately, the cupcakes/donuts cannot be homemade. We hope to enjoy your homemade goodies in the near future. In the meantime, let's do everything we can to keep our students safe. Thanks for your understanding!

Water Bottles

Friendly reminder to please send a water bottle with your child each day. Our water fountains are not being used at the moment.

What Are You Going to Be???

Students WILL be allowed to wear costumes to school this year. Costumes will be worn on Friday, October 29. We just ask that no costume masks are worn, and no weapons or accessories (like wands, etc.) are brought.

PUMPKIN PARADE!!

We'd like for our students to have a great experience on October 29th! During our Pumpkin Parade, the office staff will be providing kids with goodies as they pass by the office along their walk. If you wish to send non-candy (pencils, bubbles, stickers) treats for your child's class, any deliveries must be made before 10am since the office will be busy providing a great experience for our students and we will be unable to deliver any items past this time.

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Apex Fundraiser Coming Soon!

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Do You Need to Pick Your Child Up Early?-- UPDATED TIME

If you are needing your child early, we can bring them right out to the lobby for you- curbside service! :) We just ask you to arrive no later than 1:45 each day so that you don't get stuck in the bus line.

Transportation Changes? Email Marcella_Kuske@lagovista.txed.net by 12:00 each day!

Bus Policy Change

The district is no longer allowing students to ride to and from school with other students if they are not registered riders on the same bus route. If assigned to the same route they still need a signed note from the parent/guardian or a pass from the campus office for the driver to release them at an unauthorized stop. The district is experiencing a record number in ridership this year and extra students not assigned to that specific route may displace a student who has already registered for transportation in Ascender Parent Portal and been approved to ride.

Remote Conferencing Opportunity for Isolated or Quarantined Students

Lago Vista ISD students may be eligible to participate in remote conferencing for attendance purposes in the event they are unable to attend face-to-face instruction on campus. Students are eligible for remote conferencing if both of the following requirements are met:


  • The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition; AND

  • The total amount of remote conferencing does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.


A student who is absent due to other reasons not listed above will not qualify to participate in remote conferencing and will be marked absent each day he/she is not physically present in school.


In addition to the two requirements above, one of the following requirements must also be met:

  • The student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States; OR

  • The student has a positive test result for a communicable condition (such as COVID-19); OR

  • The student has been identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19.


Students in remote conferencing instruction will continue to work on class assignments via Seesaw, Google Classroom, or Canvas, and receive synchronous (live) assistance from a designated Remote Conferencing teacher. To the extent possible, a dedicated certified teacher will be designated to provide remote conferencing throughout the duration of students’ time in this setting, but it will not be the students’ teacher of record. In addition to working on assignments, students will be required to attend daily attendance meetings that will count for the day’s attendance and keep your child within the 90% attendance rule while out temporarily.


You will be notified by ParentLink with specific remote conferencing instructions and Google Meet links if your child qualifies for this temporary opportunity. If your child receives a close contact notification from the school, there will be a link to a form to complete if you wish for your child to participate in remote conferencing.

Is Your Child Going to be Absent?

If your child is going to be absent, please email Christine_Harris@lagovista.txed.net your student's name, teacher's name, and the reason they are absent. She will take care of the rest!

PTO News


The LVES Parent Teacher Organization creates opportunities for parents, teachers, and students to learn, socialize, communicate, and grow!


Our non-profit organization is dependent on monetary donations to supply our school with everything the children need to have an amazing and above average elementary school experience. Funds raised go directly to the requests of our teachers and staff to enhance classroom materials and our student’s learning environment. We also host some exciting extracurricular events to bring students and their families together outside of school hours! By becoming a member of the PTO you are showing your support and school spirit for Lago Vista Elementary.


We want to Thank all of our families who helped kick off the best LVES PTO Annual Membership Fundraiser to date! Your contributions have already gone so far into our classrooms. In addition to the aforementioned members, a few have joined our list.


GOLD:

Christina Lucero

Amy Hayden

Holly Fullmer

*Our Gold Membership opportunity to join our School Banner has closed for this year. It will be in production soon and will be hung in the entry to our school.


SILVER:

Aisling Jones

Mia Vahedi

*You can continue to sign up for membership to show your support and receive your Viking Tote and LV Decals throughout the year. Please visit: https://lvespto.org/shop/pto-membership/ to help support the PTO!

Become a PTO Member!

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Thank you to all of our wonderful 2021-2022 Business Sponsors! We are creating an awesome Sponsor Banner to hang in front of the school to support our local businesses year round. Please visit the PTO website https://lvespto.org/ to get a direct link to these businesses. We encourage our LVES Family to support local and give back to the generous businesses that support us!

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ATTENTION AMAZON SHOPPERS: SMILE!

When you shop on Amazon, log-in through https://smile.amazon.com

on your web browser and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials. Choose Lago Vista Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization as your charitable organization to help raise money for our school just by making your normal everyday purchases! To join AmazonSmile from the mobile app, open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu. Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. Every purchase you make will contribute a donation! TIA!

Love, The LVES PTO

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

Each month our PTO Provides a Teacher Hospitality Event to thank them for caring for our children and for all of their hard work, this includes their favorite Sonic Drinks, snacks or a small meal, goody bags or trinkets, gift cards and more. Our PTO Volunteers have been amazing at providing these donations. But we would like to ask our parents, where you can, to help contribute to the funds we need to supply them with these treats! Click here to pitch in!:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=CZ4MZ7WFRRVRG

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

If you are looking to join a fun, organized group and get involved in the PTO, we'd love to hear from you. Request to join our Google Group live virtual meetings. Stay up to date with new events, contribute ideas to our team, and join us for PTO in-person socials.

https://groups.google.com/g/lves-pto

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Community Opportunities!

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Still Have Questions?

General Questions: Marcy Kuske @ marcella_kuske@lagovista.txed.net

Registration: Christine Harris @ christine_harris@lagovista.txed.net

Bus Questions: Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Nurse: Tara Roberts @ tara_roberts@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself (kerri_walker@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Karla Stewart (karla_stewart@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.