LVES WEEKLY

2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

September 20, 2019 - Issue #7

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

We have had our best week yet of earning Golden Tickets! Congratulations to the following classes:


  • Mrs. Jackson (PK)
  • Mrs. Brewer (100)
  • Mrs. Cook
  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Vasquez (165)
  • Ms. Kennedy
  • Mrs. Ramsey
  • Ms. Baker
  • Ms. Field (100)
  • Mrs. Rohne (100)
  • Mrs. Voisinet


Campus Total: 2,076!


Grade Level Totals:

Kinder: 786

1st Grade: 350

2nd Grade: 440

3rd Grade: 500

Picking your child up early?

Don't forget to sign your child out in the office with Mrs. Kuske if you are picking your child up early for an appointment, or if they are sick in the nurse's office. We use this list at the end of the day to update our bus list.

Watch dog kick-off success

Thank you to all of the dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, etc that attended last week's Watch DOG Kick-Off event! If you were unable to make it to the meeting, please email our Assistant Principal, Missy Howard, to sign up for a day. Her email address is missy_howard@lagovista.txed.net.

All Watch DOGs must have an updated background check on file before volunteering on campus. Watch DOGs will return on campus in early October.

Running of the Vikings is Tonight

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 7:00 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:10 pm).

America Day

Touchdown Tuesday

Western wednesday

Tye-Dye Thursday

Door Decorating

Teachers got into Spirit Week by decorating their doors. Here are some the very creative doors for "Light Up Llano"!

Which one is your favorite?

UIL Kick-Off Event

It's almost that time of year to form UIL teams for the 2020 UIL District Meet on January 24, 2020 here at LVES. UIL events are open to any 2nd - 5th grader. To kick things off we will have an information event on September 26th during 2nd and 3rd grade lunches. Our awesome UIL Coordinator, Cathy Evans, will be there to talk about the different events and introduce coaches. 2nd and 3rd graders who are interested in trying out for one of the UIL events will be able to sign up after the this event. The letter below will be going home in today's Friday folder.
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Football players and cheerleader visits

Student Safety and Communication

Lago Vista ISD is committed to effective, two-way communication regarding student safety. In the event of a validated threat to student safety or other emergency, our District and campuses work together to quickly notify parents/guardians through our District messaging service.

In order to ensure that you receive these crucial notifications, please log into txConnect Parent Portal to verify/update the contact information for your student. We ask our parents to do this each year for each student. The information provided in txConnect is what we use to contact you, so it is very important that all information provided is correct and up-to-date. For more information on how to access txConnect Parent Portal and update information, please visit: http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/new_registration

Vision and hearing tests for 1st and 3rd graders on september 26th!

ESL Parent Meeting

Our first ESL Parent Meeting of the year is happening on October 2nd from 8:00-10:00 am in the cafeteria. This is an opportunity for families who have children in the ESL program to hear from Ms. Evans, our amazing ESL Coordinator. Ms. Evans will talk about the the ESL program in Lago Vista ISD, and work with parents to make plans for the upcoming school year!

GT Fall Referral

G/T Fall Referrals for Students in Grades 1-12 are October 15th!

Parents of students in grades 1-12 who consent to having their child screened for the

Lago Vista ISD Gifted and Talented Education Program should complete a referral form and return it the student's school by October 15th.


Note: Parent consent is obtained each spring for all kindergarten students during enrollment, so referrals for G/T screening are not accepted for students in kindergarten.


To access the referral form, please visit the Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented website at:

http://www.lagovistaisd.net/upload/page/0060/docs/LVISD%20GT%20Referral_2018.pdf

PTO News

We have such an amazing PTO that supports our teachers and students in many ways! If you would like more information on our PTO, have membership questions, or would like to volunteer, click on the following link:


https://lvespto.org/


Don't forget to like the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page too!

https://www.facebook.com/lvespto/


2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! I have enjoyed learning about the different responsibilities our students have this month as we have been talking about the character trait of Responsibility. It is important for children to understand that showing responsibility at home, school, and with friends also shows that they are trustworthy and dependable. What kinds of opportunities have you given your child to help them learn about and show responsibility?

Have you heard about the Old Farm Community Center Food Pantry? This local resource is stocked with lots of wonderful free food for anyone in the community. Some items include fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen meats, beverages, baked goods, and even dog food.

They are located at 3500 Lohman Ford Road in Lago Vista, and are open on Saturdays at 9:00am-1:00pm, or until they run out of food. For more information, their website is: http://www.oldfarmcommunitycenter.com/garden

Help spread the word to families who may need to know!

“The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.” ~Jeff Bridges


¡Hola familias de LVES! Disfruté aprendiendo sobre las diferentes responsabilidades que tienen nuestros estudiantes este mes, ya que hemos estado hablando sobre el rasgo de carácter de responsabilidad. Es importante que los niños comprendan que mostrar responsabilidad en el hogar, la escuela y con los amigos también demuestra que son confiables y confiables. ¿Qué tipo de oportunidades le ha dado a su hijo para ayudarlo a aprender y mostrar responsabilidad?

¿Has oído hablar de la despensa de alimentos de Old Farm Community Center? Este recurso local está abastecido con una gran cantidad de alimentos maravillosos y gratuitos para cualquier persona de la comunidad. Algunos artículos incluyen frutas frescas, verduras, carnes congeladas, bebidas, productos horneados e incluso comida para perros.

Están ubicados en 3500 Lohman Ford Road en Lago Vista, y están abiertos los sábados de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., o hasta que se les acabe la comida. Para obtener más información, su sitio web es: http://www.oldfarmcommunitycenter.com/garden

¡Ayuda a correr la voz a las familias que necesiten saber!

"La forma de cambiar el mundo es a través de la responsabilidad individual y la acción local en su propia comunidad.” ~Jeff Bridges

Attendance at LVES

Another week of meeting our attendance goal!


Attendance for week of 9/13-9/19: 97%


Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 97%

First Grade: 97%

Second Grade: 96%

Third Grade: 97%


For more information on why attendance matters for your child and our school, along with the difference between an excused and unexcused absence, click on the following links:

Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers at LVES! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity at LVES (field trips, Room Parent, Watch DOG, Friday Folder Parent, PTO, etc), you must fill out a background check form. Background checks are done yearly, so even returning volunteers must complete a new form at the beginning of the year prior to volunteering on campus.


You can download the background check form by clicking on the link below:

http://www.lagovistaisd.net/upload/page/0097/docs/background.pdf


Completed forms can be dropped at the LVISD Administration building located at 8039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Please allow at least 2 weeks for background checks to process.

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:

Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant

marcella_kuske@lagovista.txed.net


Registration and Attendance:

Christine Harris, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

christine_harris@lagovista.txed.net


Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

amy_sexton@lagovista.txed.net

http://classroom.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?Counselor/Home


Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

tara_roberts@lagovista.txed.net


Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

michelle_jackson@lagovista.txed.net

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

missy_howard@lagovista.txed.net

Mark Your Calendars...

  • September 25th: UIL Kick-off Event during 2nd and 3rd grade lunches
  • October 2nd: ESL Parent Meeting, 8:00-10:00 am, LVES Cafeteria
  • October 14th: Student Holiday, No School
  • October 18th: End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 25th: Early Release at 11:30 am for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 25th: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 29th: Fall Pictures
  • October 30th: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Gallery Walk