2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

August 24, 2018 - Issue #2

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

It was a busy week of earning Golden Tickets by showing RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE behavior! Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Cook - Kindergarten
  • Ms. De Silva - Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Rowin - Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Williams - 1st Grade
  • Mrs. Arredondo - 1st Grade
  • Ms. Adkins - 1st Grade
  • Ms. Bingham - 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Outlaw - 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Hernandez - 3rd Grade

If our campus earns at least 3,000 Golden Tickets on or before October 19th, we will have a dance party in the gym! Our current campus total is 550.

Grade Level Totals:

Kindergarten: 200

1st Grade: 150

2nd Grade: 100

3rd Grade: 50

Official School Day is 7:45-3:03. Tardy Bell rings at 7:45 am.

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next day.

LVES Weekly is Going Green!

In an effort to save resources, the LVES Weekly will only be available online this year. The link to the LVES Weekly will be sent every Friday by email from Mrs. Jackson. It will also be posted on the LVES Facebook page and LVES website.

Transportation Changes

If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email Mrs. Harris in the front office before 12:00 pm. Transportation changes will not be accepted after that deadline, so Mrs. Harris has time to process the changes and get notices to students before dismissal.

Parent Portal IDs

Parent Portal IDs went home in today's Friday folders. This ID gives you the opportunity to go into your child's account to view attendance, class information, and grades (2nd and 3rd grade only). Please make sure your child's TxEIS account is set up, so you can view the different function above using your child's Parent Portal ID.

If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Veronica Fidencio, at

Parent Information Night- August 29th

Mark your calendars for Parent Information Night on August 29th. You will get the opportunity to hear about what goes on in the classroom during the day. Teachers will review class/grade level expectations, grading guidelines, daily schedule, and much more. Teachers will have two, 30-minute sessions (6:30-7:00, 7:00-7:30) for families that have children in multiple grade levels.

Stop by the cafeteria at 5:45 for a hot dog and Meet-N-Greet with PTO board members! The first official PTO meeting of the year will be September 5th at 5:00 pm in the Community Room.

We hope to see you on August 29th!

Football Players, Cheerleaders, Pep Rallies...Oh My!

School has started, so that means football season is here! One of our favorite traditions at LVES is having Varsity football players and cheerleaders visit us on home game Fridays, and this year the tradition continues. Football players and cheerleaders visit classrooms and read stories, play games and answer questions from their littlest fans. In addition to having them on campus for home games, our students travel to LVHS to attend home pep rallies too! Here is the schedule of when grade levels will attend pep rallies:

  • September 13th - 3rd Grade
  • September 28th - 2nd grade
  • October 12th - 1st grade
  • November 2nd - Kindergarten

We can't wait to have football players and cheerleaders on campus Friday, August 31st!

We get into the Viking Spirit by having a Spirit contest every Friday during football season. The class in each grade level that wears the most Viking gear, or colors, wins the contest. Go Vikings!

Running of The Vikings

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 6:50 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:00 pm). The first Running of The Vikings will be Friday, August 31st.

Parents - don't forget to bring your camera so you can capture this exciting tradition!

Grandparents' Lunch - September 6th and 7th

Calling all grandparents! September 6th and 7th are set for our annual Grandparents' Lunch at LVES. Reservation forms will be going home in today's Friday folders. Here is the schedule and lunch times for both days:

September 6th:

PPCD: 10:45-11:15

Kinder: 11:00-11:30

2nd Grade: 11:40-12:10

September 7th:

PK: 10:45-11:15

1st Grade: 11:10-11:40

3rd Grade: 12:00-12:30

Please arrive a few minutes prior to your grandchild's lunch to find a parking spot and check in through Raptor for your visitor's badge.

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PTO News

Join the Lago Vista Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and you’ll be part of a team working toward the goal of creating opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow. Learn more and sign-up at Attend a Meet & Greet on 8/29 at 5:45 pm in the LVES cafeteria.
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2018-2019 Yearbook

Welcome back! We are flying right out the gate with the 2018-2019 LVES yearbook. This year we are changing things up a bit in order to help streamline the yearbook process. Each theme or school event will have deadlines to submit photos. The first photo opportunity for yearbook is “Meet the Teacher” & “1st Day of School” photos. The deadline to submit for this page of yearbook & category of photos is Friday, August 24th. Stay plugged into the weekly online newsletter for yearbook announcements and deadlines. Email pictures to
Thanks for your support in yearbook as all proceeds support the staff and students of LVES!
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Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers at LVES! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity at LVES (field trips, Room Parent, Watch DOG, Friday Folder Parent, PTO, etc), you must fill out a background check form. Background checks are done yearly, so even returning volunteers must complete a new form at the beginning of the year prior to volunteering on campus.

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.

Weekly Attendance

We have a weekly attendance goal of 97%, and we want to meet our goal each week but we need your help! Please make sure that your child is in school ready to learn each day at 7:45 am. Each week the campus attendance percentage will be recorded here, along with grade level percentages. Students who have perfect attendance for the entire 9-weeks receives a ribbon and Mighty Fine coupon at our recognition party during lunches.

Attendance for the week of 8/23: 99% - exceeded our attendance goal! Way to go Vikings!

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 90%

PK: 97.67%

Kinder: 97.62%

1st Grade: 98.45%

2nd Grade: 99.79%

3rd Grade: 98.99%

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Check this section each week for pictures of what is happening in classrooms!

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! Does your child need any school supplies or a backpack? Local churches have generously donated several items, and I would love to give them to students who need them!

I am excited to begin our guidance lessons next week! Your child will learn what a school counselor does and how I can help them, as well as the meaning of this month’s character trait, Responsibility.

At home, you can talk with your child about responsibility, and teach them that by doing chores, answering for their own actions, being trustworthy, and using good judgment are signs that they are growing up and can be trusted with greater freedom! Try to "catch" your child making responsible choices, and let them know how much it means to you.
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." ~Denis Waitley

Your School Counselor,

Amy Sexton

¡Hola familias LVES! ¿Necesita su hijo algún material escolar o una mochila? Las iglesias locales han donado generosamente varios artículos, ¡y me encantaría dárselos a los estudiantes que los necesiten!

¡Estoy emocionado de comenzar nuestras lecciones de orientación la próxima semana! Su hijo aprenderá lo que hace un consejero escolar y cómo puedo ayudarlos, así como el significado del rasgo de carácter de este mes, la Responsabilidad.

En casa, puede hablar con su hijo sobre la responsabilidad y enseñarles que haciendo las tareas domésticas, respondiendo por sus propias acciones, siendo confiables y usando el buen juicio son señales de que están creciendo y se les puede confiar con mayor libertad. Intente "atrapar" a su hijo tomando decisiones responsables, y hágales saber cuánto significa para usted.

"Los mejores regalos que le puedes dar a tus hijos son las raíces de la responsabilidad y las alas de la independencia.” ~Denis Waitley

Su consejero escolar,

Amy Sexton

Lago Vista Elementary Facebook

Don't forget to "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary Facebook page! The page is routinely updated throughout the school year with events and information.

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • August 29th: Parent Information Night, 6:30-7:00 pm (Session 1); 7:00-7:30 pm (Session 2)
  • August 31st: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • August 31st: Running of The Vikings, 6:50 pm at LVHS field
  • September 3rd: Labor Day - Student/Staff Holiday
  • September 5th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Community Room
  • September 6th: Grandparents Lunch for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grade
  • September 7th: Grandparents Lunch for PK, 1st and 3rd Grade
  • September 10th-14th: HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK
  • September 14th: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit, 8:00 am
  • September 14th: 3rd Grade attends LVHS Homecoming Pep Rally, 10:30 am-11:30 am
  • September 14th: Running of The Vikings, 6:50 pm at LVHS field
  • September 19th: Watch DOG Kick-Off Meeting, 8:15 am in cafeteria - more details coming soon
  • September 28th: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • September 28th: 2nd Grade attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30 am-11:30 am
  • September 28th: Running of The Vikings, 6:50 pm at LVHS field