Chavez Lobo Letter

for the week of September 8-September 11, 2015

LIFE PRINCIPLE OF THE WEEK--Patriotism

Definition-Patriotism is a noun that means love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it.

"True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what is right." Brigham Young

Little Elm ISD Mission

The MISSION of Little Elm ISD is to...

Engage, Equip, and Empower each student to realize their full potential.



As Lobos we VALUE…

  • A culture founded on the highest qualities of character

  • Unleashing every individual’s highest potential

  • Creating a community where every student loves to learn, every teacher loves to teach, and every person is proud to call home

  • A foundation of culture that values unity and pride

  • Embracing all of our kids as all of our kids

  • Open, transparent, and timely communication

Curriculum Night--Tuesday, September 8, 2015---6:00-7:00pm 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade

Curriculum Night is designed to communicate our Academic Curriculum expectations with our parents. Each grade level team will present an overview of the academic expectations for the 2015-2016 school year.

Information will also be presented regarding the 4th grade Austin Capitol Trip and the 5th Grade Science Camp.


Below are the locations and times for each grade level.


6:00--7:00pm

3rd Grade (GYM)


5th Grade (CAFETERIA)


4th Grade (ACTIVITY ROOM--at the end of the 5th grade hall)


PK-2 Curriculum Night will take place on Tuesday, Sept 29.

Chromebook Deployment


Elementary Schools Next for Device Deployment

Chromebook Deployment for 4th & 5th grade students will be the week of September 8th-11th. Students who have paid for the Device Protection Plan ($40) will be issued Chromebooks during the school day. The dates for elementary deployment are:

Tuesday, Sept. 8th - Chavez 4th & 5th

Wednesday, Sept. 9th - Oak Point 4th & 5th and PSA 4th & 5th

Thursday, Sept. 10th - Brent 4th & 5th and Lakeview 4th & 5th

Friday, Sept. 11th - Hackberry 4th & 5th

Students who have not paid for the Device Protection Plan by the time their campus deploys will receive their devices once the fee has been paid. To pay for the Device Protection Plan, click here. You can create a new account by using MySchoolBucks, or, if you already have an account with MySchoolBucks for lunch, you may pay using that same account. Students may also bring cash or check to pay on campus. If you have questions please call Technology Services at 972-947-9340 ext.10800.

We appreciate all of you and thank you for your cooperation!

Additional LEISD Deployment Information


TRAFFIC SAFETY

First Day of School brings to mind many memories for parents and students alike. Tomorrow morning will be the most congested traffic day of the school year. We would like to as for everyone's patience in the traffic line. If you are in a hurry it would be best to drop your children off no later than 7:20. Anytime after 7:20 the line will be slow. Anytime our children are near moving traffic we need to be super safe. One of values developed in the Mission Statement is, "All of our children are all of our children." We must all look out for one another's children just like we would look out for our own.

Sitting in a car line is at the bottom of everyone's list, but what you are dropping off or picking up is at the top of everyone's list. The traffic line will be especially long the the first few days of school. Our teachers have done an excellent job of communication and getting students to the right place at the right time.

Please keep the following in mind.


* Please use the crosswalk to walk across traffic lanes. Drivers know to watch for crossing traffic at the crosswalks.


* Do not leave cars unattended in any traffic lane. If you must please park in the parking lot.


* Only drop off and pick up students on the inside lane. It is dangerous for students to cross traffic lanes from the outside lane.


* Please do not exceed 5 miles per hour in the traffic lanes. Some of our students are so small that you cannot see them in front of or behind your car.


* Be calm and anticipate traffic delays when you are in a hurry. The safety of all our students depends on all of us doing our part.


Once again, thank you so much for your patience and making safety a priority.

Destination Imagination Awareness Meeting

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2015


If your child is creative, is crazy about puzzles, loves to paint and draw, can build anything out of even just cardboard boxes, writes amazing stories, thinks up whimsical new worlds, has a flair for drama and acting, is totally into science, or has rewired your toaster into a working time machine (or wants to),...then you may have a Destination Imagination child.

Come and check out a new and exciting program in Little Elm for K-8 students: Destination Imagination (DI). We are looking to start a team on each Elementary and Middle School Campus and need parents and students who are willing and ready to take on a CHALLENGE!


Si su estudiante es creativo, esta loco por los rompecabezas, ama dibujar y pintar, puede construir cualquier cosa hasta con una caja de cartón, imagina mundos mágicos, tiene aptitudes de actuación y dramáticas, esta inmerso en la ciencia o ha intentado armar su tostador en una máquina del tiempo (o desea hacerlo)...entonces usted puede tener en casa un Estudiante con Destino Imaginativo.

Asista y participe de un nuevo y emocionante programa en Little Elm para estudiantes en los grados de Kínder a 8vo: Destino Imaginativo (DI). Estamos buscando iniciar un equipo en cada Escuela Primaria y Escuela Secundaria, para esto necesitamos estudiantes y padres de familia con deseos y listos para este ¡RETO!


WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!

SCHOOL DAY START AND ENDING TIMES

The School day starts at 7:40am.

The School day ends at 2:40pm.

Please drop off and pick up students at school on time.

Digital Device Deployment

We are gearing up for our laptop deployment for students in grades 4-12. We hope to get those out next week, but before we do, we need your help.

Students who have not paid for the Device Protection Plan ($40) by the time their campus deploys will receive their devices during the second round of deployments. The second round will occur in mid-September. To pay for the Device Protection Plan, click here. You can create a new account by using My School Bucks, or, if you already have an account with My School Bucks for lunch, you may pay using that same account. If you have questions please call Technology Services at 972-947-9340 ext.10800.

We appreciate all of you and thank you for your cooperation!

Vote NOW for the TR

Gifted and Talented Parent Night--September 9th

Gifted & Talented: First-Fifth Grade Parent Night

September 9th, 2015
5:30-6:30pm
Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership PL 2

Please join us for our yearly informational meeting for all parents of students who currently receive Gifted and Talented services in grades 1-5. Parents will meet all of our GT Specialists and discuss program outline, scheduled services, and classroom expectations.
Link to Flyer.

TRE Election

Vote NOW for the TRE!

Early Voting Continues

Saturday, August 29 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Little Elm High School Library

Monday, August 31 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Little Elm HIgh School Library

Tuesday, September 1 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Little Elm High School Library

Election Day Saturday September 5 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Little Elm High School Library

Chavez Dates

Aug 24--First Day of School

Sept 8--Curriculum Night--3rd, 4th & 5th grade

Sept 10--Cookie Dough fundraiser begins

Sept 11--Patriot Day

Sept 11--Grandparent's Day Lunch

Sept 14--Freedom Week

Sept 17--Constitution Day

Sept 22--PTA Bicycle Rodeo--Ice Cream Blast-- 6-8pm

Sept 28--PTA Reflections Fine Arts Contest begins

Sept 29--Curriculum Night---Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade

Oct 1--Lifetouch Individual student pictures

Oct 9--Early Release

Oct 12--Staff Development--student holiday

Oct 16--First Nine Weeks Grading Period Ends

Oct 14-16 Camp Jolt--5th grade Science Camp

Oct 19-23 Bookfair

Oct 20--Donuts for Dad

Oct 23---Awards Assembly--First Nine Weeks

Oct 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 27--1st grade Performance

Oct 30--Fair Tale Parade

Mad Scientist Lab

Oct 30--PTA Fish Fry and Carnival

Nov 6--4th Grade--Austin Capitol Trip

Nov 10--2nd Grade Performance

Nov 11--Veterans Day Assembly