Tiger Talk


Upcoming Events

05/01-06/01/18.....Order 2018-19 School Supplies from schoolkidz Account #79519

05/24/18................Classroom Parties for KG - 4th Grades Info - RSVP

05/25/18................Pick Up Student Medication from Nurse Before Noon

05/25/18................Be Sure to Take Home Students' Possessions

05/25/18................5th Grade Promotion Celebration Info - RSVP

05/25/18................School Dismissed for Summer @ 11:55 am

05/25/18................No Extended Care! Be Sure to Update Transportation in SDM!

06/01/18................Parent Survey Due June 1 - link to survey

05/29 - 06/21.........Summer Office Hours Mondays - Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm

06/25/18................Office Closes for Summer Break

07/01/18................Registration Begins for 2018-19 Extended Care Info

07/17/18................Last Day to Order LTMS School Supplies via Sprout Code LTMS001

07/17 - 08/07.........Summer Office Hours Resume Mondays - Thursdays, 9 am - 1 pm

08/07/18................Kinder Playdate on the Kinder Playground 9:30 - 11:00 am

08/24/18................Summer Reading Forms to be Turned in to the Librarian! Info

08/29/18................PTO General Meeting/Volunteer Meeting 9 am in Tulley's Den

Registration Begins 7/1 for 2018-19 Extended Care

Extended Care is an after school child care service provided for enrolled students on school days 2:55 - 6:00 pm. Additional information is available on the Community Programs site under "Extended Care."

Technology Survey- Parent Input Requested

Lake Travis ISD will once again partner with BrightBytes to learn more about our technology use for student learning. In order to better show our growth over the past year and showcase the impact of our initiatives, we will refresh the data we collected last fall.

Our goal is to gather metrics on technology access and skills, and on our school’s technology environment, to further understand the connection between technology use and student achievement.

We will be asking students in grades 3-12, teachers, and parents to participate in the project via a short questionnaire once again. The survey is available through June 1.

All stakeholders use this link https://bbyt.es/start/QJ4GC
(No login required, just select the appropriate role and campus.)

Thank you,

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

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School Supplies for 2018-2019

There are three ways you can purchase next year's school supplies.

  1. Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered from May 1, 2018, through June 1, 2018. If you purchase your student's school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available now. Click here and use account #79519 to view the kits.
  2. LTLov provides a limited amount of free district-approved, prepackaged school supplies funded from charitable grants. If you would like to apply for a set of free, prepackaged supplies, fill out this form and forward it to LTLOV so that it is received by LTLOV by June 4.
  3. Below we have lists of the school supplies so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any convenient source. You can drop off the school supplies that you purchase on your own at our Meet the Teacher Night in August.

*3rd and 5th Grade Students also need to have student planners, and these are sold separately from the prepackaged kits. The student planners can be ordered between May 1 and May 25 for the incoming 2018-2019 3rd and 5th Grade Students. Please use this form to order your planner(s.) Planners cost $6 each, payable in cash or check to WCHE. Planners ordered by May 25 will be delivered to students' classrooms at our Meet the Teacher Night in August. Planners can also be purchased at the school during Meet the Teacher Night or from the front desk any time on or after the first day of school.

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Our exciting ribbon cutting ceremony for our outdoor learning center was a great success!

Our 5th Graders helped us break ground on our Outdoor Learning Center! With shovels in hand, this wonderful group of students got this project started. The 2017-2018 5th Grade Class has generously donated an outdoor bench and table for the Learning Center. Their legacy gift will include a custom plaque engraved with their class information.

You too can make a "pawsitive", lasting impression in our Outdoor Learning Center! Please see details below and CLICK HERE to support our project.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for our WCHE Outdoor Learning Center and Garden. Your family name can forever be in one of three places in the garden, depending on your sponsorship level. This is a lovely way to:

  • Recognize students for their achievements
  • Congratulate students on their promotion to Middle School
  • Thank a caring teacher
  • Leave best wishes for a special milestone

Platinum level-Garden Shed

Your family name will be on a cast metal plaque on our Garden Shed.

$2500 (one available)

Gold level-Picnic Benches and Tables

Your family name will be added to a cast metal group plaque in the garden.

$100/share (33 avaiable)

Silver level-Brass Plaque

Your family name will be engraved on a brass plaque and attached to the stones in the seating area of the Outdoor Learning Center.

$30 each and unlimited opportunities available.

We will be offering this every year to all of our families.

The money raised will go to the garden maintenance fund and provide the students with soil and plants. We appreciate your support by helping our garden grow!

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If you love numbers, our PTO would love your help!

The WCHE PTO is seeking help from 2 volunteers who can audit their books. This usually takes only a couple of hours, and the PTO provides a handy checklist and well-organized files for the volunteers to work with during their audit.

If you love numbers, our PTO would love your help! Timing is flexible. Please email the PTO President with any questions and/or to volunteer to help. Thanks!

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End of Year Classroom Parties for Kindergarten through 4th Grades on May 24

Time for end of year parties for the Kindergarten through 4th Grades! We'll be celebrating their successes May 24. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Party Times:

Kindergarten....12:20 pm

1st Grade..........9:30 am

2nd Grade.........9:00 am

3rd Grade.........1:40 pm

4th Grade.........1:00 pm

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Honoring Our 5th Graders, May 25

Pease join us in honoring our 5th Graders by celebrating with them their promotion to middle school.

The schedule of events:

  • 8:00 am Breakfast and pictures in the Tiger's Den
  • 8:30 am Mrs. Prehn's remarks followed by the baby picture slideshow
  • 8:45 am Promotion ceremony
  • 10:00 am 5th Grade video

Please RSVP to avoid delay in security check in.

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LTMS 2018-2019 School Supplies @ Sprout

A quick and easy way to order 2018-2019 LTMS schools supplies from Sprout. Once in the site, use school code LTMS001.

Pick Up Student Medication From Nurse Hensel By Noon May 25

If your child has medication in the Nurse's office, please be sure to pick up the medication before noon on the last day of school. Per LTISD policy, all medications NOT picked up by the last day of school must be destroyed.

Be sure to drop by to reclaim any medications left with the Nurse this school year!

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Keep on reading on!

The best way to become a better reader is to spend time reading.

Did you know that when kids don’t read over the summer they are likely to fall behind when they head back to school? These learning losses are often called the “Summer Slide,” and our school has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long. Spending just 20 minutes of reading time each day will make a dramatic difference in your child’s success in the coming school years.

Our school will be participating in a summer reading challenge developed with input by WCHE students. Set a goal, read some new books in fun places, and be smarter than ever when you read over the summer! All summer reading forms are due by Friday, August 24. Will you achieve your summer reading goal?

If you need suggestions for books, here are summer reading lists from the Association for Library Service to Children:

Grades K-2 List

Grades 3-5 List

Grades 6-8 List

LTMS Summer Reading 6th Grade

Remember to visit our local libraries for fun reading programs and lots of great books!

Bee Cave Public Library

Lake Travis Community Library

Bookmobile June Calendar

Have a great summer filled with fun, adventure...and READING!

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Playdate for Incoming Kindergarten, August 7

Parents and new WCHE Kindergarten students have an opportunity to become acquainted and have loads of fun Tuesday, August 7, from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Southern Snow will be here, too!

We'll have more details to share in advance of the date, but if you have questions now, feel free to contact the PTO by email or phone Dandi at 512-921-2073.