LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

February 12, 2016 - Issue 23


Meteorologist Zack Shields Visit

Fox 7 News Meteorologist Zack Shields will visit with 4th grade on Tuesday, February 16th about his job and the weather. 4th grade is learning about weather right now in science. Welcome to LVES Mr. Shields!

UIL Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, February 18th, we will hold our UIL Awards Ceremony at 1:30 pm. All UIL coaches and 2nd-4th grade students who participated in UIL will be recognized, and awards will be presented to students who placed in his/her event. Congratulations to all of our UIL participants and coaches!

Local Dentist visit with 1st Grade

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Our first graders will have a special visitor on February 18th to talk about ways they can keep their teeth healthy and strong. Welcome to LVES Dr. Bonny!

Lucas Miller Visits on February 23rd

Our favorite singing Zoologist, Lucas Miller, will be here on February 23rd to teach our students about animals and habitats using silly songs and dance. If you would like to order one of his books and/or CDs then check your child's Friday folder for the order form. Pre-orders are due on February 23rd, post orders are due March 1st. All books and/or CDs will be autographed by Lucas Miller.

Yearbook Information

Our 2015-2016 yearbooks will be on sale soon. Look for more information to come home soon, as well as a link for you to upload pictures of the many activities that we've had this year. Thank you to our PTO President, Melissa Freeman, for working on our yearbook.

Father/Daughter Dance - February 19th

The date is getting closer! There is still time to buy tickets to the Daddy/Daughter Dance on February 19th. There will be a photo booth, dancing, games and food so you won't want to miss out. Don't worry Moms and Sons, an event will be planned for you later in May. If you purchased tickets, they will be delivered to your child before the dance next week.
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LVISD Monthly Character Trait...

February's Character Trait is 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.

How are you showing Fairness? Read the Counselor's Corner to find out what students are learning about citizenship with Ms. Box.

Counselor's Corner

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded a project that researched children and their behavior. The following approaches were found to be effective in getting your children to cooperate with you more often than not.

To read the full article click on the link below:

1. Improve your relationship.

Children that have a good relationship with their parents may act out less. Do things with them, play with them, and show them love, respect, and admiration.

2. Focus on the positive.

Children learn best from praise and rewards. They crave the positive from the people that care for them. It is recommended that you should praise and reward behaviors you approve of often and consistently.

3. Set clear consequences.

When you want to stop a problem behavior decide on consequences ahead of time and talk to your children about them. Appropriate consequences are active ignoring, time outs, work chores, or removal of an activity or toy.

4. If needed, get professional help.

If you feel frustrated and are having difficulty managing your child’s behavior ask for help. You can contact your pediatrician, counselor, or the national referral hotline for resources (Dial 211).

Watch DOGS

Thank you to the following Watch DOGs for being on campus next week:

  • Monday, February 15th - Student/Staff Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, February 16th - OPEN
  • Wednesday, February 17th - Bruce Lawless
  • Thursday, February 18th - James Wright
  • Friday, February 19th - David Badger

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of February 11th:

  • 96%

Remember our weekly goal is 97%, so please make sure that your child is at school everyday from 7:45-2:45.

Need Help?

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Kim Box, Counselor

Student Health:

Gina Carmichael, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

  • February 15th - School Holiday for Students and Staff
  • February 16th - Meteorologist Zack Shields visits with 4th Grade, 1:15 pm in Library
  • February 17th - GT Field Trip to McKinney Rough Park
  • February 18th - UIL Awards Ceremony for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1:30 pm in Cafeteria
  • February 19th - Life Skills Field Trip to Cornerstone Farms
  • February 19th - Daddy/Daughter Dance, 7-9 pm in LVES Gym
  • February 23rd - Lucas Miller Show
  • March 1st - Spring Choir Concert, 2 pm and 7 pm
  • March 8th - LVES Family Fun Night @ PDQ, 4pm - 9 pm
  • March 9th - Spring Pictures
  • March 9th - TELPAS for 3rd and 4th grade students
  • March 10th - TELPAS for 2nd grade students
  • March 11th - Touch-a-Truck Day
  • March 14th - 18th - SPRING BREAK