Wild About Learning

2016-2017 LVES Weekly Staff Newsletter

Week of September 19th - 23rd

Excellence in ALL We Do!

Fire Drill Recap

Great job safely and quickly evacuating the building for our first fire drill! Our time was 2:30, and our goal is under 2:00. Remember that you should be the last one out of your classroom so that you can ensure that all of your students are out of the room. Please turn off your light and shut your door as you leave, as this will make it easier for the administrator to know that your room is empty.


I really enjoy our conversations during PLCs! It's one of my happy times during the day. Please let Eric and I know how we can support your team with creating assessments, and planning for intervention and challenge each week.


Spirit Week, Football Players and Pep Rally...Oh, my!

Next week is Spirit Week for Homecoming 2016. The Vikings will take on the Smithville Tigers on Friday, September 23rd. Here are the daily themes for Spirit Week:

  • Monday - Put the Tigers to sleep - wear PJs to school. This is my favorite day of the year!! Please make sure pjs are in dress code:-)
  • Tuesday - Sock it to the Tigers - wear crazy socks
  • Wednesday - Light up the Tigers - wear bright colors
  • Thursday - Hairs to beating the Tigers - crazy, wacky hair
  • Friday - Viking Spirit - wear LV gear or LV colors

Football players will be here on Friday morning to visit classrooms. 2nd grade will travel to LVHS for the Pep Rally at 9:00. Please be ready to load buses at 8:40. Teachers - if you have any students on the Field Trip Permission spreadsheet that have a blank beside their name, please contact parents and get permission for their child to attend the pep rally.

Curriculum Document Friendly Reminder

Now that we are almost half way through the first nine weeks of school, thought I would send a curriculum document reminder. All unit organizers for the 1st nine weeks need to be complete and saved to your grade level's folder in the LVISD Snapshots and Unit Organizers folder on the drive before the end of the 1st nine weeks (October 21st). Snapshots and unit organizers are a district expectation, so please work together to make sure that everything is updated by the due date.

Your teams will need to use non faculty meeting Wednesdays or your conference period to update unit organizers.

Your hard work on the curriculum documents does not go unnoticed by Dr. Lofton and Mr. Webb! I take every opportunity to brag about the time you have spent on curriculum.

Golden Ticket Update

So far we have 650 points towards our school wide goal of 3000! If we reach 3000 by Oct. 21st, we will have a school wide DANCE PARTY!! I know how much you like to dance!!

Congratulations to the following classes for earning 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Stern
  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Mrs. Arredondo
  • Mrs. Simons
  • Ms. Field
  • Mrs. Rowin(second set of 50!!)
  • Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Rowin and Mrs. Williams will be announced on Monday's announcements.

Students are LOVING the Golden Tickets, so keep passing them out when you catch a Viking being Respectful, Responsible and Safe!

Point Venture Lions Club Grants

It's that time of the year again to submit a grant proposal to Point Venture Lions Club. If you have an innovative idea for your classroom, but need some funds to get it started, then this grant is for you! I will attach the proposal to the email.

Good luck!!

Teacher Reps Needed!

Thank you to the following teachers for representing CEIC and PTO:

  • Joanne Stern - PTO Teacher Rep
  • Marie Simons - CEIC Teacher Rep
  • Chelsey Jimenez - CEIC Teacher Rep (returning from last year)
  • LaTasha Phariss - CEIC Teacher Rep

Faculty Meeting

This week's faculty meeting is our first CIP Team meeting for the year. We will gather in the library at 3:15 for some food (provided by office staff) and directions, before splitting into the different CIP Teams. If you have not signed up for a CIP Team, you will be assigned an open spot. CIP Team Leaders - I will send an agenda before Wednesday's meeting.

Friday Funny

Just because this makes me giggle, and it seems to be a constant theme these days...
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Faculty Birthdays

We have 2 staff birthdays this week:

  • Sasha Wells - September 24th
  • Amanda Hendrix - September 24th

Happy birthday Sasha and Amanda - we hope you have a fabulous day!

Mark Your Calendars...Be sure to add "Elementary Staff Calendar" to your calendar

  • September 19th - 23rd - HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK - themes TBA
  • September 21st - CIP Team Meetings, Admin provides snacks, 3:15 pm in Library
  • September 22nd - Watch DOG Kick Off Event, 8:00 am in cafeteria
  • September 22nd - Hearing and Vision Screening for PPCD, PK and Kinder
  • September 23rd - Homecoming, Varsity Football players visit, 8:00 am
  • September 23rd - 2nd grade attends Pep Rally, 9:00 am
  • September 26th - Tier 3 Meetings during conferences
  • September 27th - AM PPCD class Field Trip to Fire Station, 9:00 - 10:15 am
  • September 28th - Parent Coffee Chat, 8:00 am in the library
  • September 29th - Hearing and Vision Screening for 1st and 3rd Grades
  • September 30th - UIL Pep Rally during 2nd and 3rd Grade lunches - Teachers on Duty