LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

Volume 19 January 27, 2017

Upcoming Events...

February 1 Gifted and Talented Referral Deadline for Spring Testing

February 7 Grade 4 Writing Benchmark and Grade 5 Math Benchmark

February 8 Grade 5 Reading Benchmark

February 14 Class Valentine Parties

February 15 PTO Meeting at 6:00 in the Middle School Library

February 20 Student Holiday

February 28 Grade 4 Math Benchmark

March 1 Grade 4 Reading Benchmark

March 13-17 Spring Break

March 28 Grade 4 STAAR Writing and Grade 5 STAAR Math

March 29 Grade 5 STAAR Reading

Our Journey Begins...Every Child...Every Chance...Every Day


Attendance this week: 97%...our goal is 98%!

As you know, absences from class may result in a serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the content. Don't forget that a student must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. As always, we appreciate students and parents for making every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

Make Sure You Know About StayALERT

Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


Our Monthly Character Trait for February - Fairness

Our upcoming character trait for the month of February is Fairness. Here are some ways that students and teachers can show fairness:

February – Fairness
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded and listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

To learn more about the District's Character Education program, speak to Mrs. Slaughter, our Intermediate counselor.

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!

Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard

Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.

LVISD Publications and Forms

The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.

North Shore 4H Club

Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2-5pm

18204 Sylvester Ford Road

Lago Vista, TX

Ed Tidwell is hosting a New Member Orientation/Membership Drive for students and their families. Please contact Ed Tidwell at (804)832-3759 or email at for more information.

Counselor’s Corner

I want to thank Mr. Randy Mathisen, LVISD Director of Instructional Technology,

for spending time with all of our students the past several months helping us to better understand the importance of digital citizenship. We discussed ways to be safe, responsible, and respectful on the internet and with technology. We also talked about how to handle cyberbullying. Students were encouraged to NOT engage, NOT respond, and to tell a parent and/or teacher immediately when they feel threatened or hurt by something posted on social media or during an online game.

“Common Sense Media” ( is a wonderful resource for parents and educators when making decisions about internet use and “screen time”. You will find family-friendly advice about how we can help our students monitor and manage their habits. Our students are at the prime age for setting realistic and appropriate guidelines for:

ü websites

ü social media

ü handling violent media (TV Shows, games, YouTube)

ü cell phone use

You will also find reviews for the best games, websites, TV Shows, apps, and yes, even books! I encourage you to visit this website,

Character Trait for February


“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Valentine's for your SWEET KIDDO!



Send your favorite LVIS student or friend a candy gram!!

For sale during lunch times

January 31,

February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

All candy grams $1.00

**will be delivered to students on February 14**

Flyer will come home in Wednesday folder this week


Thanks to the Mrs. Evans, staff, parents, coaches, and students for helping make this year's UIL Academic Meet go so smoothly. I am super proud of everyone and wish I could have been there. Please see the list below of students that earned recognition:

4th Grade Art:

  • 4th Place - Emanuel Perez-Rangel

  • 5th Place - Sydney Dohm

4th Grade Music Memory:

  • 1st Place (tie) - Madison Kassell

  • 3rd Place - Phoebe Badger

  • 5th Place - Hanna Simmons

  • 6th Place - Lilly Medina

4th Grade Number Sense:

  • 4th Place - Dane Johnson

  • 5th Place - Ryder Seely

  • Best Alternate - Dylan McCaughey

4th Place Oral Reading:

  • 2nd Place - Sydney Hiebert

  • 5th Place - Emma Shepard

4th Grade Ready Writing:

  • 1st Place - Nick Sosa

  • 4th Place - Sadie Nash

4th Grade Spelling:

  • 2nd Place - Lindsay Richards

5th Grade Art:

  • 1st Place - Luca Saldana

  • 2nd Place - Maya Alanis

  • 3rd Place - Johnny Alvarado

  • 5th Place - Naidelyn Orozco

5th Grade Dictionary:

  • 4th Place - Haylee Meredith

  • 5th Place - Iliana Faz

  • 6th Place - Siena Parsons

  • Best Alternate - Patience Solis

5th Grade Listening:

  • 3rd Place - Zane Carson

  • 4th Place - Tristen Walter

  • 6th Place - Sawyer Burke

5th Grade Maps, Graphs & Charts:

  • 1st Place - Lincoln Smith

  • 2nd Place (tie) - Alexander Ryan

5th Grade Music Memory:

  • 1st Place - Alexander Ryan

  • 2nd Place - Kaius Northcutt

  • 3rd Place - Tristen Walter

  • 6th Place - Audrey Moreland

  • Best Alternate - Faith Lee

5th Grade Number Sense:

  • 3rd Place - Reagan Phariss

  • 6th Place - Kaius Northcutt

  • Best Alternate - Tucker Raley

5th Grade Oral Reading:

  • 2nd Place - Kendall Karg

  • 6th Place - Alex Rague

5th Grade Ready Writing:

  • 1st Place - Tucker Raley

  • 3rd Place - Emily Romer

5th Grade Spelling:

  • 4th Place - Elle Viota