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December 1, 2022

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for all of your thoughts during this difficult time for our campus.

We have had so much support for our students and staff. We have felt the love from our community and I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of the staff at LTE.

Great Veterans Day Celebration

Before Thanksgiving break we partnered with our PTA and Kardivas to celebrate some of our families' veterans for Veteran's Day. A huge shout out to our Music teacher, Jackie Pace, our third grade teachers, our Specials team, Student Council and Elizabeth Cardle They all worked with the PTA board members to create an exceptional memory for our students and their families. The cafeteria was packed and it was such a joy to see everyone in person!

Holiday Party Schedule - 12.15.22

Please remember that no siblings from other classrooms will be allowed at the Holiday Parties. We are asking that no more that two adults attend the parties. The classrooms are not very big and cannot accommodate many people.
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Get into the holiday spirit!

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Exciting News

We are excited to share that LTE has a new Twitter account where we will be sharing and posting some of the great things happening at our campus! If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us @LakeTravisElem

Attendance Reporting Update

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians

Regular attendance at school is essential to ensuring high levels of achievement for our students. As we enter the second nine-week grading period, you may notice new letters and notifications in Skyward Family Access. Soon we will begin sending attendance letters for students with excessive absences on a regular basis. Traditionally, these letters are sent when students have three (3), six (6) or nine (9) unexcused absences. Additional letters are sent to families when a student has missed 10% and 25% of an academic year with total combined excused and unexcused absences.

Sample attendance letters are pictured below:

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Communication between school and home is critical. Therefore, should you need to update your communication preferences within Skyward Family Access, please follow the steps highlighted in the corresponding link: https://youtu.be/sVq7z3oG1aE

More information about attendance requirements can be found in school board policies FEC (LEGAL), FEC (LOCAL), and FED (LEGAL). We value our partnership with you and appreciate your attention to this matter as we work together to help our students succeed.


Lizeth Thompson

Principal, LTE

Skyward Family Access allows easy access to view student attendance, behavior/discipline, calendars, demographic data, enrollment, health information, grades, schedules and transcripts. It is a free service available to all parents, guardians and students enrolled in the Lake Travis Independent School District.

Down below you can click on a document that will guide you step by step on how to check your student's report card.

SMARTtag, Not Just for Bus Riders

The SMARTtag system is the most efficient way to report your student absent and serves as a parent portal for communicating with your student's teacher, the nurse and office staff.


  • Can be used for reporting absences, tardies, early dismissal for appointments and transportation changes. If a student leaves for an appointment, please include the pick up time and whether the student will return or not.
  • If you need to notify the school how your student will get home in the afternoon, changes can be made in SMART tag before 2 PM.
  • Lost or damaged SMART tags can be replaced in the LTE office.

If you need help registering for SMART tag you can call the school at 512.533.6300

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Need Help Accessing Your Child's Grade- CLICK BELOW

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5th grade students: Who is that Baby?

Please send in a physical baby photo of your student to school or email a digital copy to your homeroom parent. These photos will be placed in the yearbook for a fun page of guessing who’s who!

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Volunteers at LTE

We look forward to continue having volunteers on campus! We will be able to welcome mentors through the LT Mentor program, and have several opportunities for parents to help us out. . We are also excited to announce that our high school PALS program will start again soon. PALS is a high school mentor program designed to connect high school students with a mentor and support for some of our LTE students.

If a teacher would like a parent to volunteer in the classroom, the teacher will FIRST reach out to parents and then contact an administrator. Parents need to have principal approval to work inside classrooms. Parents will be asked to stay no more than 1 hr. inside a classroom. Volunteers can take projects home and/or use the Volunteer/PTA space located in room 118 if working outside the classroom.

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Get Involved — Volunteer with the PTA in November & December!

Getting involved is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education. It also sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. When adults volunteer, all students benefit. There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved this holiday season . Your help is needed!

Current PTA Volunteer Opportunities:

PTA Holiday Shop

We need help decorating the foyer (Rainbow Room), Display case and setting up for the Holiday shop Friday 12/02- and Monday 12/05

Tuesday, December 6 through Thursday, December 8

LTE PTA will be sponsoring the Holiday Shop where students will be given the opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family. We need lots of volunteers to help students shop, wrap gifts (in simple bags) and process payments.

Sign up here to help

Teacher/Staff PTA Hospitality: Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 15

For the month of December, the LTE PTA will host a Teacher/Staff Cookie Exchange for our wonderful teachers & staff. We need volunteers to help divide and box cookies.

Sign up here to help

Want to be added to our list for future volunteer opportunities? Sign up here to be added to our general interest list.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Trailblazer Committee are honored to announce the third year of our Writing Competition. We are dedicated to helping the youth of Texas transform their future by becoming enthusiastic readers, writers, and thinkers.

Who Is Eligible?

Any student author who is a Texas resident and is enrolled in the fourth grade at the time of entry.

Theme and Categories

Drumroll, please! The theme of this year’s competition is “If I Had a Pony,” and the categories are Essay and Poetry. We can’t wait to see what our budding young authors create with this in mind!

How to Apply

· Entry forms must be submitted to the HLSR Writing Competition portal. The portal link will be live no later than December 1, 2022.

· An Entry Form and Release of Liability must be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted with the entry.

· Entry deadline is Dec. 12, 2022.

· There is no entry fee.


· Each student author entering the competition will receive a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Certificate of Participation returned via email to the email address the submission was sent from.

· The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will announce the award winners on Feb. 27, 2023.

· 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place in each category will receive an award.

· Trailblazer’s Choice Awards (the Committee’s choice) will also be awarded.

Attached for your convenience are the Rules and Regulation and the Entry form. If you have any questions please email: Writingcompetition@hlsr.com

We would like to make sure that we send all relevant information for this contest to the correct person within your district. If not, can you please respond and let me know who that might be?

Thank you in advance for your time,

Tammy Shepperd

Trailblazer Committee, Vice Chairman

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Important Dates

12.09.22- PreK- 2 Assembly

12.15.22- Holiday Parties

12.15.22- 3-5 Assembly

12.16.22- Early Release @ 12;40 p.m.

12.19.22 to 01.03.22- Winter Break

01.04.22- First Day of Spring Semester