2017-2018 Parent Newsletter
February 2, 2018 - Issue #22
We need your help...
Parking is very limited in the front, so I encourage you to use one of our two drop off locations located off Travis Drive (drop off starts at 7:10), and Civic Drive (drop off starts at 7:30). Staff members are located outside and inside of the building to help your child get to the gym or classroom.
We are the CHAMPIONS!!!!
Thank you to the following staff members who volunteered their time as a coach for UIL:
2nd Grade Creative Writing - Leslee Arredondo
2nd Grade Storytelling - Nanette Wilde
3rd Grade Ready Writing - Jillian Field
3rd Grade Storytelling - Eric Holt
3rd Grade Music Memory - Jillian Field
3rd Grade Spelling - Erica Walker
Now for the results (both LVES and LVIS students listed)...
2nd Grade Creative Writing
3rd Place: Haleigh Carson
5th Place: Karter Kudrna
6th Place: Julia Richards
2nd Grade Storytelling
2nd Place: Halina Del Rosario
5th Place: Ava Bailey
6th Place: Violet Wheeler
3rd Grade Ready Writing
1st Place: Emily Viruette
2nd Place: Emerson Andrew
3rd Place: Molly Roberts
3rd Grade Storytelling
6th Place: Lanee Arredondo
3rd Grade Music Memory
1st Place: Kitt Seely
2nd Place: Anya Alanis
3rd Place: Kingston Cannon
5th Place: Hailey Meade
Best Alternate: Taylor Teague
3rd Grade Spelling
1st Place: Justin Fessler
3rd Place: Hannah Grill
4th Place: Emily Viruette
Best Alternate: Emerson Andrew
4th Grade Ready Writing
1st Place: Chuy Hildago
2nd Place: Tripp Henderson
Best Alternate: Jonah Farrington
4th Grade Oral Reading
3rd Place: Tripp Henderson
4th Grade Music Memory
1st Place: Isabel Villarreal
2nd Place: Jonah Farrington
6th Place: Haylee Giroux
4th Grade Art
3rd Place: Ripley Sinclair
4th Grade Number Sense
3rd Place: Haley Wray
4th Place: Victoria Lee
5th Place: Al Sifuentes
Best Alternate: Josey Morris
4th Grade Spelling
5th Place: Chuy Hildago
6th Place: Allisen Shipp
5th Grade Ready Writing
3rd Place: Lana Spedale
4th Place: Lindsay Richards
5th Place: Jake Bailey
Best Alternate: DeAndre Holcomb
5th Grade Oral Reading
2nd Place: Sydney Hiebert
3rd Place: Jasi Bingham
5th Grade Maps, Graphs & Charts
1st Place: Hanna Simmons
4th Place: Thomas Thering
6th Place: Madi Kassell
Best Alternate: Hudson Hunter
5th Grade Music Memory
1st Place: Phoebe Badger
2nd Place: Zachary Bridges
4th Place: Madi Kassell
5th Place: Jake Bailey
Best Alternate: Cason Field
5th Grade Dictionary
4th Place: Illiana Faz
6th Place: Haylee Meredith
Best Alternate: Patience Solis
5th Grade Art
1st Place: Megan Conine
6th Place: Dulce Juarez Hernandez
5th Grade Listening
2nd Place: Phoebe Badger
3rd Place: Zane Carson
6th Place: Bella Marquez
Best Alternate: Elijah Balisacan
5th Grade Number Sense
1st Place: Cason Field
4th Place: Matthew Monier
5th Place: Thomas Thering
5th Grade Spelling
2nd Place: Lindsey Richards
Best Alternate: Isabella Jones
LVES UIL AWARDS ASSEMBLY WILL BE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 1:30 PM IN THE CAFETERIA!
Daddy Daughter Dance - February 9th
Sweet Treats Sign-Up:
All proceeds from the dance will go to purchase books for our Guided Reading Lab.
If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email Mandi Melendez at email@example.com.
Attention all 3rd Grade Parents...
An evening presentation will be held in May.
Yearbook orders are flying in! We have a limited supply this year. Click the link below to place your order quickly and at ease. Don’t delay or you may miss out this school year!
*CLICK: Order below*
School code: 13030118 OR enter Texas, Lago Vista.
Email your yearbook picture submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject title. On a time crunch? Email the address above and we will provide a dropbox link to drop the photos to. Another alternative is to text the photos, please email for phone number.
We are currently looking for the following pictures: Meet the teacher, 1st day of school, random school/lunch pictures, Pep Rallies, football/sport player classroom meeting, Running of the Vikings, Viking Spirit Friday's, college Wednesdays, crazy sock day, crazy hair day, neon day, pajama day, grandparents lunch, Watch DOG, upcoming photo opportunities: Fall festival, Red Ribbon week and pumpkin gallery walk. Keep us in mind through out the year when creating memories, send them our way! Thank you!
Any questions regarding yearbook should be sent to LVESyearbook@gmail.com
Watch DOGS of the Week
- Monday, February 5th: Brett Smith
- Tuesday, February 6th: OPEN
- Wednesday, February 7th: Hunter Lawless
- Thursday, February 8th: Justin Parra
- Friday, February 9th: Levi St. Martin
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
COLLEGE DAY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY...WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SHIRT!
Character Trait of the Month - Citizenship
- Play by the rules;
- Take turns and share;
- Be open-minded and listen to others;
- Don't take advantage of others;
- Don't blame others carelessly;
- Treat all people fairly.
Students will learn more about Fairness in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!
Hello LVES Families! I want to thank all of you whose children participated in our first Great Kindness Challenge! I have received so many completed Acts of Kindness Checklists, and a lot of positive feedback from teachers and parents about this Project Vinátta activity! I am still working on filling out all of the Character Award certificates, so if your child turned in a checklist and has not yet received their award and gift certificate to Mighty Fine, don’t worry, it will be delivered to them or their teacher soon! I really appreciate everyone’s support with this school-wide kindness initiative!
The character trait we are learning about during our guidance lessons in February is Fairness. Fairness means practicing justice, equity, and equality, cooperating with one another, and recognizing the uniqueness and value of each other. Students will be understanding ways to show fairness by playing by the rules, taking turns, sharing, being open-minded, not blaming others, and treating all people fairly.
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
¡Hola familias LVES! ¡Quiero agradecerles a todos ustedes cuyos niños participaron en nuestro primer Desafío de Gran Bondad! ¡He recibido tantas listas de verificación de Actos de bondad completadas, y muchos comentarios positivos de maestros y padres sobre esta actividad del Proyecto Vinátta! Todavía estoy trabajando en completar todos los certificados de Carácter, por lo que si su hijo entregó una lista de verificación y todavía no ha recibido su certificado de premio y regalo a Mighty Fine, no se preocupe, se lo entregarán a ellos o a su maestro. ¡pronto! ¡Realmente aprecio el apoyo de todos con esta iniciativa de bondad en toda la escuela!
El rasgo de carácter que estamos aprendiendo durante nuestras lecciones de orientación en febrero es la imparcialidad. La equidad significa practicar la justicia, la equidad y la igualdad, cooperar el uno con el otro y reconocer la singularidad y el valor de los demás. Los estudiantes comprenderán maneras de mostrar imparcialidad siguiendo las reglas, turnándose, compartiendo, siendo de mente abierta, sin culpar a los demás, y tratando a todas las personas de manera justa.
"Vive para que cuando tus hijos piensen en la justicia, el cuidado y la integridad, piensen en ti". ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Weekly Attendance Goal
Weekly Attendance for week of February 1st:
- 93.01% - Common area touchpoints (water fountains, handrails, doorknobs) will continue to be wiped down multiple times throughout the day, as well as cleaning/sanitizing classrooms. Additional hand sanitizers have been placed outside of common bathrooms and hallways for use in addition to hand washing. Please remember that students may return to school after being symptom free for a 24-hour period without the use of medication.
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 96.38%
Second Grade: 89.89%
Third Grade: 94.08%
LVES Front Office Hours
Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook
Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant
Registration and Attendance:
Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk
Student Emotional Support:
Amy Sexton, Counselor
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...
- February 14th: Valentine's Day Parties, details coming home from Room Parent at a later date
- February 19th: Student and Staff Holiday - No School
- February 23rd: LVES UIL Awards Assembly; 1:30 pm
- February 26th: Six Flags Read to Succeed reading logs due
- 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