2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

October 4, 2019 - Issue #9

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes:

  • Mrs. Vasquez (293)
  • Mrs. Williams (100)

Campus Total: 3019!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

Kinder: 1179

1st Grade: 650

2nd Grade: 590

3rd Grade: 550

running of the vikings tonight at 7:00 pm!

UIL Information

UIL coaches will be sending home information and permission slips for try-outs in the coming weeks to students who signed up for UIL events. If your child is attending UIL try-outs then you must still call the front office to make a transportation once you know the try-out date. Students will not be able to stay for try-outs without a transportation change being made through the front office.

Mini Cheer Clinic Success!

There were over 50 future cheerleaders at last Saturday's 1st Annual LVHS Mini Cheer Clinic hosted by the LVHS Cheerleaders! Not only did the girls learn cheers and a dance, but they also performed stunts.

If your daughter attended the clinic, she will be invited down to the track during the 2nd quarter of tonight's football game to cheer. Listen for the announcement to head down to the track, and parents bring your camera!

Handicap Parking Spots - Friendly Reminder

There are 4 handicap parking spots in the front parking lot. Two are designated all day, and two are designated from 7:00-8:00 am. Out of respect for our staff and visitors who need to utilize those 4 parking spots in the morning, please do no park in one of those spot in the morning without the legally required identification (placard hanging from rearview mirror, and/or license plate).

Thank you so much for your help!

Mark Your Calendars for our 1st Fundraiser of the year...Apex Fun Run!

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a peek inside of classrooms


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Kid's Perspective

Mrs. Jackson asked students about how they use technology in the classroom, and here are their responses...

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Applications are open for parents of students receiving special education services to join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Please contact Krystal Colhoff in the special education office for more information. Applications are due October 15, 2019.

Keep Lago Vista Beautiful (KVLB) Art Contest

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 contest. For more information go to
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PTO News

We have such an amazing PTO that supports our teachers and students in many ways! If you would like more information on our PTO, have membership questions, or would like to volunteer, click on the following link:

Don't forget to like the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page too!

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Write The Check

It’s that time of year again, time for our “Write the Check” campaign! It is by far the easiest fundraiser out there with all donations going directly to support the school and are 100% tax deductible.

If you are not familiar with this campaign, here’s the deal. Instead of selling tumblers, cookie dough, coupon books, you simply write a check to the Lago Vista Elementary School PTO and you’re done! Super simple, right? Here is a very short list of items PTO was able to provide the school last year with your donations:

· Teacher Training

· New pea gravel for playground

· STEM games

· Ink cartridges

· Scholastics books

· Horse shoe tables

· New office chairs for our amazing administration

· Magnetic white boards

The list goes on and on! But without your donations we won’t be able to provide these items in the future so we need you to WRITE THE CHECK!

This campaign will run only until October 18! Please attach your cash, check or money order donations on the form that went home in today's Friday folders and return it to your child’s teacher. Any amount donated is very much appreciated and will be recognized in the weekly school newsletter, so keep an eye out!

Thanks again Parents for coming together for our community’s youth! Without involvement we can’t make it happen! On behalf of the LVES PTO we’d like to say THANKS AND YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

college day is every wednesday! wear your favorite college shirt!

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! The character trait for October is Respect. Students are learning how they can show respect to their parents, friends, teachers, school, and themselves. At home, you can remind your child that respect can mean: Using good manners, being tolerant and accepting of differences, being considerate of others, dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements--not threatening, hitting, or hurting anyone, and following the Golden Rule~Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Stay tuned for more information about Red Ribbon Week at the end of October, when students will learn more about respecting themselves by being healthy and drug-free!

“I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” ~Maya Angelou

Hola familias de LVES! El rasgo de carácter para octubre es el respeto. Los estudiantes están aprendiendo cómo pueden mostrar respeto a sus padres, amigos, maestros, la escuela y a sí mismos. En casa, puede recordarle a su hijo que el respeto puede significar: usar buenos modales, ser tolerante y aceptar las diferencias, ser considerado con los demás, lidiar pacíficamente con la ira, los insultos y los desacuerdos, no amenazar, golpear o herir a nadie, y siguiendo la Regla de Oro~ Haz a los demás como te gustaría que los demás te hicieran a ti.

¡Manténgase atento a más información sobre la Semana del Listón Rojo a fines de octubre, cuando los estudiantes aprenderán a respetarse a sí mismos al estar saludables y libres de drogas!

“Me respeto e insisto en eso de todos. Y porque lo hago, también respeto a todos.” ~Maya Angelou

Attendance at LVES

We took a slight dip in attendance this week, so let's hit our goal next week Vikings!

Attendance for week of 9/27-10/3: 96%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 95%

First Grade: 96%

Second Grade: 97%

Third Grade: 97%

For more information on why attendance matters for your child and our school, along with the difference between an excused and unexcused absence, click on the following links:

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.

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:

Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Christine Harris, 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...

  • October 9th: Urban Air Family Night, 4:00-8:00 pm
  • October 14th: Student Holiday, No School
  • October 18th: End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 24th: CEIC Meeting, 3:30-4:30 in Community Room
  • October 24th: Transportation Changes due for Early Release
  • October 25th: Early Release at 11:30 am for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 25th: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 29th: Fall Pictures
  • October 30th: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Gallery Walk
  • October 31st: Kindergarten Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farms