2017-2018 Parent Newsletter

March 2, 2018 - Issue #26

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Rowin (100)
  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Mrs. Kudrna (100)
  • Mrs. Outlaw
  • Ms. Baker
  • Ms. Voisinet

Our campus-wide total is 2700!

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 800

First Grade: 600

Second Grade: 950

Third Grade: 350

3rd Grade Music Program

Our 3rd grade students, along with the Viking Choir, will have a musical performance on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Thank you to our music teacher, Ms. Hahn, for all her hard work with our 3rd graders and choir as they prepare for this night! You won't want to miss this performance!

There will be a day performance with 3rd graders at 9:00 am. If you would like to attend the morning performance, please arrive a little early to find a parking spot and sign-in through Raptor.



Mrs. Evans presents Mr. Holt with the District Champions trophy!

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Tuition-Based Pre-K Applications

Applications are being accepted for our Tuition-Based Pre-K Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please click on the link below for more information and the application:

All applications are due on or before May 1, 2018.

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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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Yearbook News

Help us keep the tradition of yearbook alive! In order to do so we must hit our quota of 150 yearbooks sold. We currently have 80 orders. Yearbook is a big fundraiser for PTO. The profit made goes directly back to your kids :) We must hit our quota in order to profit and be able to continue the tradition next year. This year we chose to do online orders to keep the confusion to a minimum. If ordering via check or cash is better for you, please do not hesitate to contact and we will accommodate you. Our deadline is fast approaching.

Click the link below to place your order quickly and at ease.

*CLICK: Order below*

School code: 13030118 OR enter Texas, Lago Vista.

All emailed picture submissions will be featured in yearbook. Don't hesitate to email us pictures from your phone etc for the 2017-2018 LVES school year

Thank you for your support!

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 5th: OPEN
  • Tuesday, March 6th: OPEN
  • Wednesday, March 7th: Carl Diekmann
  • Thursday, March 8th: OPEN
  • Friday, March 9th: Scott Makowichuk

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.


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Read Across America Week Fun

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!

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! In our guidance lessons this month, students are learning about the character trait of Trustworthiness. Being a trustworthy person means you are honest, reliable, loyal, and deserving of trust or confidence. We will be discussing ways we can be trustworthy people at school and at home. Think of ways you can model trustworthy and honest behavior for your child in your daily activities.

“We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.” ~Michelle Obama

¡Hola familias LVES! En nuestras lecciones de orientación de este mes, los estudiantes están aprendiendo sobre el rasgo de carácter de Confiabilidad. Ser una persona confiable significa que usted es honesto, confiable, leal y que merece confianza o confianza. Discutiremos maneras en que podemos ser personas confiables en la escuela y en el hogar. Piense en maneras en que puede modelar un comportamiento confiable y honesto para su hijo en sus actividades diarias.

"Aprendimos sobre la honestidad y la integridad, que la verdad es importante ... que no tomas atajos ni juegas según tu propio conjunto de reglas ... y que el éxito no cuenta a menos que lo ganes justo". ~ Michelle Obama

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Weekly Attendance Goal

Weekly Attendance for week of March 1st:

  • 95.27% - We had an increase in attendance this week! Stay healthy Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 88%

PK: 90.53%

Kindergarten: 95.25%

First Grade: 92.58%

Second Grade: 97.42% - Awesome job meeting our attendance goal this week!

Third Grade: 96.38%

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 6th: 3rd Grade Music Program
  • March 7th: PTO Meeting, 5:00-6:00 pm in Community Room
  • March 12th-16th: Spring Break
  • March 22nd: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farms
  • March 22nd: CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm in Community Room
  • March 23rd: End of 3rd Nine Weeks
  • March 29th: Touch-A-Truck
  • March 29th: Report Cards go home in Friday folders
  • March 30th: Student/Staff Holiday, No School