April 29th Pony News

Building a Brighter Future!

2018-2019 Campus Mission and Vision

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Jowita Cichy-Jenness 3rd Grade

Hello Pony Family!


I am happy to be part of the Pony family. I was born and raised in Europe and came to the United States at the age of 13. Even though I was already fluent in English, I had to re-learn some parts of the language (slang, colloquial phrases, etc.). I started high school in Chicago and ended up graduating in 3.5 years.


After graduation, I moved to south Florida where I attended Florida Atlantic University. I worked full-time at a local hospital and went to school full-time. I also did volunteer work with the Domestic Violence Unit at the Florida State Attorney’s office where I had to read domestic violence arrest reports and code them according to severity and run background checks on perps and victims. Through this opportunity, I became a probation officer where I mostly handled domestic violence and DUI cases. A year into my probation officer career, I was accepted to a graduate program at Florida State University where I studied Public Administration and Policy. I worked for several nonprofit organizations including the American Lung Association where I was a program manager for a county-wide non-smoking program. I was heavily involved in local politics, and I was successful in passing two county-wide resolutions.


Afterward, I freelanced for a local nonprofit where I educated healthcare professionals on CDC smoking guidelines for their patients in underserved areas. I also led smoking cessation groups, as well as trained others how to become certified facilitators. I left nonprofits and decided to get into accounting because I wanted to do something radically different. It was a great experience; I loved reconciling bank statements, finding account inconsistencies, or doing month-end adjusting entries. However, I missed the creative part of my non-profit days and decided to become a teacher. Now, I have an opportunity to analyze data and be creative.


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our fur kids (one dog and two cats).


Congratulations to Ms. Becker District 1st year Teacher of the year!

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Our Last Day of School - May 23rd

The majority of the staff voted to stay late on May 23rd. The hours for May 23rd will be 7:15 AM to 7:45 PM.


We will serve dinner at 7:00 PM and celebrate our end of the year (EOY Staff Party).

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Contracts

Contracts will be "pushed out" (sent to employees) on May 1st.

News from the Library!

Hi everyone! I can’t believe we are at the end of the year! Here are some key dates for circulation.


The last week to check in/out books are next week! If you are a grade level that checks out more than one book please let your students know that they will be checking out one book only the last week. Books will be due back for the year as follows:

Kinder - 2nd: May 9th (K) and May 10th (1-2) Sign up here

3rd - 5th Grades: May 16th and 17th Sign up Here!

Please click above to sign up for a time your students may return books and have time in the Makerspace.


Don’t forget our BOGO Book fair is coming May 6-8. This will be a quick sale so there will be no preview.


Thank you for all you do!

Veronica Hernandez

Library Media Specialist

Lewisville Elem.

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“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it!” -Beverly Cleary

I station check ins

Before the meeting:


  • Print and bring your classroom distribution report graph and your ISIP report by skill.

  • Identify how many of your students are on each range.


During the meeting:


  • Share 3 things that you can CELEBRATE based on my April Istation data and running records for your class.
  • 2 things that you have been doing in RESPONSE to your April Istation data and running records for your class.
  • Create a goal for your Tier I, Tier II and Tier III students for your May I station data.

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Master Calendar

Click here to access the LVES Master Calendar. Thank you Coach Green for keeping the calendar up to date.

Our Pony Week

Monday, April 29th
    • College Shirt Day
    • Staff Learning
    • Science LF
    • Multilingual Coordinator
    • GT Facilitators off campus
    • K to 2nd Fire Safety program 9:00 Am

    Tuesday, April 30th

    • Tutoring
    • TEKS & ELPS Collab. 3rd, 4th, K

    Wednesday, May 1st

    • Dress for Success
    • Team Leaders Mtg and Advisory Committee
    • Retention meeting

    Thursday, May 2nd

    • Tutoring
    • Math LF on campus
    • K-2nd Istation Check ins

    Friday, May 3rd

    • Staff Luncheon - 5th Grade & Special Ed. Team Host
    • Spirit day

    Coming Up

    Monday, May 6th:
      • NEU Rally 7:50-8:15 for 3rd-5th; 2:00-2:20 for K-2nd
      • Teacher Appreciation Week!
      • Book Fair .
      • EOY LPACS

      Tuesday, May 7th

      • Book Fair .
      • Teacher Appreciation Week!
      • TEKS & ELPS Collab. 2nd, 5th, 1st
      • Boys LWAL
      • Tutoring
      • Lakshmi Valdes BD
      Wednesday, May 8th
      • Book Fair
      • School Nurse Day
      • Dress for Success Technology LF Chantay Crawley BD
      • Teacher Appreciation Week! GT Campus Selection

      Thursday, May 9th

      • Girls LWAL
      • Multilingual Coordinator
      • 1:45 Fire Drill
      • Tutoring 3:30
      • Teacher Appreciation Week!
      • Last day for tutoring
      Friday, May 10th


      • Priscilla Gray BD
      • Teacher Appreciation Week!
      • Showers for Ms. Mckensey
      • Last day for Pony Time

      More important dates:


      • May 17th- All Guided Reading books will be return to Literacy library

      • All new RTI referrals will be scheduled for Fall 2019

      • 5th Grade Graduation - May 22nd at the at 1:00

      • 5th Grade Lock-In - May 22nd After School

      Shout-Outs!

      Click here to submit a Shout-Out.
      • V. Hernandez, Mrs. Varona, Mrs. Kilam, Mrs. Gray, and Mr. Thomas - for attending Opening night of the LISD Elementary Art Show!!

      • Mrs. Rowland for putting on a fantastic Multicultural Festival!
      • Coach W for always helping everyone at the drop of a hat. This time for helping with 1st grade performance!
      • Mrs. Hayes for her help every time there is a grade level performance.
      • The specials team for helping prepare the students for their performance :)
      • Mrs. Rowland for organizing such a fantastic evening for our pony family
      • Mrs. Kilam for lending me clothes and doing my hair for the Multicultural Parade!!!
      • Mrs. Hernandez for letting us disorganize her tables for Multicultural Night :)
      • Ms. Frederick for my CUTE new addition to my room!! :)
      • Ms. Green for setting up some amazing performances on Multicultural Night!!
      • everyone that participated and collaborated to make the Multicultural Week and Night a success!
      • Ms. Rowland & Ms. Maurier for organizing our Multicultural Week! Thank you for your dedication to LVES Pony families.
      • Ms. Naik & Ms. Wooster for collaborating with me to update a student file. Thank you ladies! I appreciate you!!
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      Happy May Birthdays

      • Lakshmi Valdes - May 7th
      • Chantay Crawley- May 8th
      • Priscilla Gray- May 10
      • Elizabeth Ramos - May 11th
      • Lisa Burleson - May 12th
      • Sandra Zamora - May 14th
      • Gladys Diaz - May 15th
      • Iraima Arocha - May 17th
      • Jill Helbig- May 17th
      • Jerry Green - May 19th
      • Patty Salazar- May 24th
      • Kate Carlson- May 9th
      • Emily Becker May 21st
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