2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

November 9, 2018 - Issue #13

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Arredondo (200)
  • Mrs. Ramsey
  • Mrs. Outlaw (100)
  • Ms. Voisinet
  • Ms. Baker

Our current campus total is 1600.

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 650

1st Grade: 350

2nd Grade: 450

3rd Grade: 150

Back Door Closes at 7:45 am

For the safety of all students, please do not drop your child off in the back after 7:45 am. Staff members are already inside and the door is locked, so your child will not be able to get inside. If you drop off after 7:45 am, you will need to drive to the front of the school and walk your child inside.

Thank you so much for your help in keeping our students safe!

Fall Book Fair - November 9th-16th

It's that time of the year for our Fall Book Fair. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some presents for the holiday. All of the proceeds from the book fair go back to our school.

You can also purchase books online from November 4th-17th.

Holiday Pies for LVES Teachers and Staff

On Friday November 16th, PTO would like to send each staff member home with a holiday pie or dessert. This is a wonderful tradition that the teachers and staff greatly appreciate and look forward to each year. If you would like to send in a holiday pie or dessert, please click on the following link to sign up:

Urban Air Family Night

Join us for 2 hours of jam packed fun while raising money for Lago Vista Elementary at Urban Air Spirit Night. 20% of the proceeds donated back to LVES! This fun family event will take place on November 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Urban Air Adventure in Cedar Park. See the flyer below for more information.
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After some family fun at Urban Air, stop by The Grille for dinner. It's Viking Day so mention that you are there to support LVISD and 20% of your check will be donated to the Lago Vista Education Foundation!

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Thanksgiving Lunches - November 15th and 16th

Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be held on November 15th and 16th.

Here is the schedule and lunch times for both days:

  • Thursday, November 15th: PPCD (10:45); Kindergarten (11:00), 2nd (11:40)
  • Friday, November 16th: PK (10:45); 1st (11:10) and 3rd (12:00)

Please email Veronica at before Thursday, November 15th to have your visitor’s badge pre-printed. All visitors will still need to be buzzed in before entering the main building. Please plan on arriving earlier than your child’s lunch time, as parking is limited and there will be a line at the Raptor computer.

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Tuesday, November 13th: Christian Culver
  • Wednesday, November 14th: Jeff Rosprim
  • Thursday, November 15th: Joele Porter
  • Friday, November 16th: Bobby Gerace, Isai Arredondo

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

Another increase this week, but still didn't quite hit our goal of 97%. Read below to see which grade level had 100% attendance this week, and which one met our attendance goal!

Attendance for the week of 11/8/2018: 95.38%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 100% - Awesome job of having perfect attendance!

PK: 90.43%

Kinder: 94.94%

1st Grade: 94.25%

2nd Grade: 95.71%

3rd Grade: 96.97% - Way to go for meeting our attendance goal!

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Character Trait of The Month...

November's Character Trait of The Month is Giving. Here are few ways we can be Giving towards others...

  • Do kind and thoughtful things for people in need;
  • Put other people's needs before your own;
  • Volunteer your time and resources for charity;
  • Managing resources so that you can give and share them with those in need.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! This month during our guidance class lessons, students will be learning about the character trait of Giving. People are giving when they do kind and thoughtful things for others. Children are understanding that people can be giving even without spending money, because giving kindness, compliments, or doing thoughtful things for others can mean so much to people, and make people very happy.

One local church has been very giving, and has collected donations to help our elementary students in need. I will have some gift certificates available for families that need help with purchasing Thanksgiving meals and groceries. If your family could use assistance with this, please let me know. You may call me at (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504, or email me at

Thank you!

Amy Sexton

Hola familias de LVES! Este mes, durante nuestras clases de orientación, los estudiantes aprenderán sobre el rasgo del carácter de Dar. Las personas dan cuando hacen cosas amables y reflexivas por los demás. Los niños comprenden que las personas pueden dar incluso sin gastar dinero, ya que dar amabilidad, elogios o hacer cosas bien pensadas para los demás puede significar mucho para las personas y hacerlas muy felices.

Una iglesia local ha sido muy generosa y ha recolectado donaciones para ayudar a nuestros alumnos de primaria que lo necesitan. Tendré algunos certificados de regalo disponibles para las familias que necesitan ayuda con la compra de comidas y comestibles de Acción de Gracias. Si su familia podría necesitar ayuda con esto, hágamelo saber. Puede llamarme al (512) 267-8300 ext. 4504, o envíeme un correo electrónico a


Amy Sexton

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next 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.

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:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • November 14th: Family Night at Urban Air
  • November 14th: Viking Day at The Grille
  • November 15th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grades
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday, Student/Staff Holiday
  • November 28th: Picture Re-Takes - individual pictures only
  • December 5th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm
  • December 13th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Nutcracker
  • December 19th: Winter Parties - details and times coming soon from teachers/Room Parent
  • December 20th - January 7th: Winter Break
  • January 8th: School Resumes at 7:45 am