2017-2018 Parent Newsletter

March 23, 2018 - Issue #28

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Boyles (150)
  • Mrs. Cook (100)
  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Mrs. Kudrna
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Mrs. Jimenez (200)
  • Ms. Field (100)
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Ms. Bingham
  • Ms. Baker (100)

Our campus-wide total is 4700!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 150

Kindergarten: 1350

First Grade: 1050

Second Grade: 1400

Third Grade: 750

We met our Golden Ticket goal BEFORE March 23rd. Way to go Vikings! We will have a new goal for the 4th, and last, nine weeks.


2018 Mother/Son Olympic Games

Calling all Mothers/Sons!! PTO is hosting our last event of the year, an Olympic Game Night, on April 6th from 5:30-7:30. There will be fun games like dodgeball, speed skating, cross country skiing, curling, fencing and much, much more! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase during this event. Did I mention that this event is free to all mothers and sons? You don't want to miss out on this fun event!

If you like to volunteer for this event, please click on the following link to sign up:

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Report Cards will go home in Friday Folders!

*Updated Yearbook News

LVES yearbook proudly thanks each person who has participated in submitting pictures for yearbook as well as placing an order! We could not have a yearbook without both participating factors! We are no longer accepting photo submissions for previous school events! The only photo submissions that we will be accepting from here on out will be for the following categories which need to be sent in ASAP: LVES students in art, holding art from school, participating in PE at school, participating in music at school, participating in technology, recess, LVES school performances, Read across America week, cafeteria or classroom photos and Touch-A-Truck event coming up. Pictures for Touch-A-Truck need to be submitted the day of the event in order to make it into yearbook.

Deadline to order a book is April 1st!

School code: 13030118 OR enter Texas, Lago Vista.

touch-a-truck is thursday, March 29th!

Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition - April 4th

The last perfect attendance/honor roll recognition for this year will be on April 4th during lunches. Ribbons and certificates for the 4th nine weeks will go home with final report cards. If you are joining us on April 4th, please be sure to arrive early enough check-in and receive a visitor's badge, as well as find a parking spot.

Benchmark Testing - April 9th and 10th

Our 3rd graders will take math and reading benchmarks on Monday, April 9th and Tuesday, April 10th. This is an opportunity for students to practice their skills in preparation for the upcoming STAAR tests in May.

If you have a 3rd grader, please make sure he/she gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. Please schedule medical appointments for after school on those days to ensure your child can complete the benchmarks during the time period.

If you are visiting campus on those days, please be aware that students will be taking the benchmarks in multiple locations throughout the building. We do ask that parents not visit 3rd graders for lunch on benchmark days. Thank you for your help in keeping our hallways quiet on those days.

PK/Kindergarten Round Up - April 24th

Calling all future Pre-K and Kindergarten students! April 24th from 8:00-6:00 is Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2018-2019 school year. If your child is eligible to register for Pre-K or Kindergarten, you must bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, and proof of residency. There are additional eligibility requirements for Pre-K students. If you have specific questions about registration, please contact our registrar, Veronica Fidencio at We look forward to seeing all of our future Vikings on April 24th!
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Kindness Leaves Project

Read Mrs. Sexton's Counselor's Corner to find out about our last Project Vinatta activity...Kindness Leaves.
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TxConnect News

TxConnect letters were sent home a couple of weeks ago to parents who have not set up a TxConnect account this year. TxConnect allows you to see your child's grades (2-12 grades), view attendance (PK-12), and is the way new and returning families complete mandatory registration paperwork. The parent email address associated with TxConnect accounts also receive important campus and district alerts and emails.

If you have not yet set up a TxConnect account, please contact Veronica Fidencio. The campus with the highest percentage of TxConnect accounts by April 20th will receive a pizza party for the staff! So far, LVES has the highest percentage..woohoo!

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2018 Summer Camp Guide

For the past several years, Lago Vista ISD has put together a list of various summer learning opportunities in the Austin area that may be helpful to Lago Vista ISD parents and students who are looking for summer fun and learning options. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Live Grow Play Austin for our 2018 Summer Camp Guide. As a result of this partnership, this year's summer camp guide is fully searchable by interest, location, date, price, etc.

To view the 2018 summer camp guide, visit:

Camp guides will also be going home in today's Friday folder.

Thank you Live Grow Play Austin for partnering with Lago Vista ISD and for providing this awesome guide for our families! It’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about what you want to do to have a great summer!

Watch DOGS of the Week

Thank you to the following Watch DOGS for being an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands on campus next week!

  • Monday, March 26th: Sean Callahan
  • Tuesday, March 27th: OPEN
  • Wednesday, March 28th: Gary Olsen
  • Thursday, March 29th: OPEN
  • Friday, March 30th: NO SCHOOL

We have several openings in the Spring for Watch DOGS, so if you would like to be a Watch DOG at LVES, please contact Mr. Holt ( for more information.


Character Trait of the Month - Trustworthiness

February's Character Trait is Trustworthiness. Here are ways that students can demonstrate Trustworthiness:

  • Be honest;
  • Don't deceive others, cheat, or steal;
  • Be reliable - do what you say you will do;
  • Have the courage to do the right thing;
  • Build a good reputation;
  • Be loyal - stand by your family, friends, and country.

Students will learn more about Trustworthiness in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!

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Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! Our Project Vinátta activity, “Leaves of Kindness Tree” is in full swing! All teachers have been given a set of leaves to be filled out when a student is caught being kind or showing respect. We have many students who have already earned a leaf and they are displayed on the tree in the hallway by the cafeteria! I can’t wait to see how our Kindness Tree keeps growing!

We are learning about the character trait of Trustworthiness in our guidance lessons this month. At home, it is important to help your child understand who it is safe to trust in their family and community. Children should always be able to trust their parents or guardians. Listen to them when they need to talk, and show them they can trust you.

“If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” ~C.M. Wallace

¡Hola familias LVES! Nuestra actividad Proyecto Vinátta, "Árbol de las Hojas de la Bondad" está en pleno apogeo. A todos los maestros se les ha otorgado un conjunto de hojas para completar cuando se detecta que un alumno es amable o muestra respeto. ¡Tenemos muchos estudiantes que ya se han ganado una hoja y se muestran en el árbol en el pasillo junto a la cafetería! No puedo esperar para ver cómo nuestro árbol de bondad sigue creciendo!

Estamos aprendiendo sobre el rasgo de carácter de Confiabilidad en nuestras lecciones de orientación este mes. En el hogar, es importante ayudar a su hijo a comprender en quién es seguro confiar en su familia y comunidad. Los niños siempre deben poder confiar en sus padres o tutores. Escúchelos cuando necesiten hablar y demuéstreles que pueden confiar en usted.

"Si no escuchas con entusiasmo las pequeñas cosas cuando son pequeñas, no te dirán las cosas importantes cuando sean grandes, porque para ellas todo ha sido siempre algo grande.” ~C.M. Wallace

Weekly Attendance Goal

Weekly Attendance for week of March 22nd:

  • 95.52 or 96% - Still didn't meet our goal this week, but we are very close!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 82.00%

PK: 92.63%

Kindergarten: 96.00%

First Grade: 94.30%

Second Grade: 96.65% - Great job meeting our goal!

Third Grade: 96.04%

LVES Front Office Hours

The front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If you call before 7:30 am or after 4:00 pm, you will need to leave a message and a member of the front office staff will return your call the following 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.

Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook

Want to know what events and meetings are coming up with PTO? Then "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page. Here is the link:

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:

Kimberly Latham-Whitehead, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Bus Routes and Transportation:

Jay Powell, Director of Transportation

(512) 267-8300, ext. 1508

Mark Your Calendars...

  • March 29th: Touch-A-Truck
  • March 29th: Report Cards go home in Friday folders
  • March 30th: Student/Staff Holiday, No School
  • April 4th: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • April 4th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Community Room
  • April 9th: Math STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
  • April 10th: Reading STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
  • April 12th: PPCD Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm
  • April 12th: GT Showcase at LVHS Mac, 6:00 pm
  • April 17th: GT Field Trip
  • April 20th: 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon
  • April 24th: PK/Kindergarten Round Up; 8:00 am-6:00 pm in Science lab
  • April 27th: Cinco de Mayo Celebration; LVHS, more details coming soon
  • May 4th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon