LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

Volume 4 September 16,2016

Upcoming Events...

Monday, September 19th Squad Day (Dress like your friends)

Tuesday, September 20th Hippie Day ( 70's)

Wednesday, September 21st Switch It Up Day (Don't dress like yourself)

Thursday, September 22nd USA Day (Wear red, white, and blue)

Middle School Pep Rally at 9:00

Friday, September 23rd Blue Out Day (Dress in all blue, blue hair ok- no face painting please)

PTO Hospitality Luncheon for Teachers and Staff

October 4th PTO Social from 6:00- 7:00 in Viking Hall (Parents only please)

Enjoying our Grandparents

We had about 110 of our awesome grandparents on campus for lunch this past Wednesday! Thanks so much families for helping our children feel so loved and special!

Counselor’s Corner

Top Ten Homework Tips from KidsHealth.org

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important.

Of course, helping with homework shouldn't mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break.

1. Know the teachersand what they're looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child's teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved.

2. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.

3. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.

4. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.

5. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls/texting.

6. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning.

7. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.

8. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents' examples than their advice.

9. Praise their work and efforts. Post an “aced” test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.

10. If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child's teacher.

Source: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html

PTO Luncheon for Staff on Friday, September 23rd

GUESS WHAT!?? It's almost time to show September Appreciation to our Intermediate and Middle School Staff!
Please sign up to help feed them!
When: 9/23/2016 (Next Friday)
Thank you in advance!!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544a5ac2ca13-september

September PTO Hospitality - End of Summer Picnic

Welcome to 2016-2017 PTO Hospitality! This and all events by PTO supports BOTH Intermediate & Middle School campuses. We look forward to your support and thank you in advance for all that you will be doing to make Hospitality (PTO) a success this school year. This month's Hospitality lunch theme…

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PTO Volunteer Opportunities

PTO does great things for our campus. We appreciate the monthly luncheon events they plan for our staff. PTO bought the intermediate school a Di Cut machine this summer and provided funds for classroom items that teachers requested. They have agreed to purchase our STAAR snacks this spring.


PTO needs some help from Intermediate families. Please consider being involved. They are always looking for members but also have committee chair open positions:

Grade Level Reps- 1 per grade level

Hospitality Chair

Fundraising Chair

Recording Secretary

Publicity Chair


If you are interested in any of the above positions, or know someone that might be a great fit, please email vanessa.mckee@att.net or message them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LVMSPTO/messages/

Special Olympics Competition This Weekend

We have athletes from our campus competing in the Special Olympics Swimming competition this Sunday. We want to wish them the best of luck!

Box Tops Needed!!

The Intermediate School is collecting Box Tops for Education this year. We are hoping to make enough money to purchase a laminator for the teacher's workroom and headphones for classrooms.

http://www.boxtops4education.com/Videos

Tardy Reminder...

Please help us make sure your child is in your classroom by 7:45. Tardies are given if your child doesn't make it to his/her classroom by 7:45. After three tardies, a lunch detention or after school detention is assigned. We remind your child to:

1. Set an alarm

2. Lay out clothes and backpacks ready the night before

3. Allow time for breakfast at home or school

Thanks for your help!