2019-2020 Parent Newsletter
August 16, 2019 - Issue #2
Successful First Week!
What have you enjoyed the most about the first week of school?
Ethan - Kindergarten
I have liked everything - riding the school bus, working, and recess!
Lazarus - 1st Grade
I've had fun reading because the longer you read, the bigger the books you can read. I've also had fun at recess because I get to be loud and play on the play escape.
Berkley - 2nd Grade
I have enjoyed math because I like adding. I also enjoyed meeting my teacher and new friends.
Lazarus - 1st Grade
You can see the common area expectations below...teachers and students have been reviewing these expectations this week, and will continue to review them throughout the year. Posters are hung throughout the building in each of the common areas for students and teachers to refer to as we go through the year.
Check back each week to see our weekly Golden Ticket count!
Walking your child to class?
Thank you for your help in giving students time to learn routines and expectations.
Here are the lunch times for each grade level:
- PPCD/Pre-K - 10:45-11:15
- Kindergarten - 11:00-11:30
- First Grade - 11:10-11:40
- Second Grade - 11:40-12:10
- Third Grade - 12:00-12:30
Since we added teachers to a couple of grade levels this year (yeah!!), all of our tables will be used during all lunch periods. If you are visiting your child, you will need to sit with your child at their lunch table since we will not have an empty table like we have in the past.
First Day Packets
The Student Registration Packet includes the following documents:
- Parent/Guardian Consent and Acknowledgment - This gives your child permission to attend field trips, and have their picture used in school district publications (yearbook, website, Facebook, etc).
- Student Residency Questionnaire
- Parent/Guardian Authorized Individuals - This document is very important for us to have updated and returned. This lets us know who can/cannot pick up your child.
- Student Directory Information
- Student Health and Medical
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Program application only needs to be filled out for each household, not each child.
It is very important for the front office to have updated addresses, phone numbers and parent/guardian authorization on file to ensure the safety of all students. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
Parent Information Night- August 28th
Stop by the cafeteria before 5:00 for some popcorn and meet the PTO board members!
We hope to see you on August 28th!
Front Drive Reminders
We have 4 designated handicap parking spots in the front parking lot. Please make sure that you have the legally required license plate or placard displayed before parking in one of those spots. We have staff and visitors that need to park in those spots. Thank you for help!
Don't forget to like the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page too!
Thank you PTO for the new chairs in the front office!
2019-2020 Academic Calendar
Hello LVES Families!
As your school counselor, one of my responsibilities is teaching guidance lessons that are centered around the Lago Vista ISD monthly character traits. I also incorporate lessons with social emotional learning skills, such as communication, problem solving, respecting others, goal setting, and more. Each class will see me at least once a month for these lessons, and I am looking forward to seeing them soon!
In our counselor guidance classes this month, I will be explaining my role as their school counselor, and they will also learn about the character trait of Responsibility. I will be teaching what it means to be a responsible person--by doing what you are supposed to do, planning ahead, always doing your best, using self-control, being accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes, and setting a good example for others. We will discuss ways children can show responsibility at home, at school, with friends, and in their community.
Feel free to email or call me if you have any concerns about your child, or if your child needs help with something specific that I may be able to start a small group around.
Hola familias de LVES!
Como su consejero escolar, una de mis responsabilidades es enseñar lecciones de orientación centradas en los rasgos de carácter mensuales de Lago Vista ISD. También incorporo lecciones con habilidades de aprendizaje social y emocional, como comunicación, resolución de problemas, respeto a los demás, establecimiento de objetivos y más. ¡Cada clase me verá al menos una vez al mes para estas lecciones, y espero verlas pronto!
En nuestras clases de orientación de consejeros este mes, explicaré mi papel como consejero de su escuela, y también aprenderán sobre el rasgo de carácter de Responsabilidad. Enseñaré lo que significa ser una persona responsable: haciendo lo que se supone que debes hacer, planeando con anticipación, siempre haciendo lo mejor que puedas, usando el autocontrol, siendo responsable de tus palabras, acciones y actitudes, y estableciendo un Buen ejemplo para los demás. Discutiremos las formas en que los niños pueden mostrar responsabilidad en el hogar, en la escuela, con amigos y en su comunidad.
No dude en enviarme un correo electrónico o llamarme si tiene alguna inquietud acerca de su hijo, o si su hijo necesita ayuda con algo específico para que pueda comenzar un grupo pequeño.
Want to Volunteer?
You can download the background check form by clicking on the link below:
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
Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant
Registration and Attendance:
Christine Harris, Registrar/Attendance Clerk
Student Emotional Support:
Amy Sexton, Counselor
Tara Roberts, School Nurse
Discipline and School Improvement:
Michelle Jackson, Principal
Missy Howard, Assistant Principal
Mark Your Calendars...
- August 22nd: Lunch visits can begin
- August 28th: Parent Information Night, 6:00-6:30 pm (Session 1); 6:30-7:00 pm (Session 2)
- September 2nd: Labor Day - Student/Staff Holiday
- September 3rd: Staff Development Day - Student Holiday
- September 5th: Grandparent Lunch for PPCD, Kinder, 2nd Grade
- September 6th: Grandparent Lunch for PK, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade
- September 6th: Football Players/Cheerleaders Visit Campus
- September 16th-20th: SPIRIT WEEK (Homecoming week) - daily themes will be sent home at a later date