2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

December 14, 2018 - Issue #17

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Cook (100)
  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Ms. Adkins (100)
  • Ms. Field
  • Ms. Voisinet
  • Ms. Baker

Our current campus total is 3350. We only need 650 more Golden Tickets to earn at Furry Friend/PJ Day...Keep up the great work Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 1250

1st Grade: 850

2nd Grade: 800

3rd Grade: 450

Point Venture Lions Club Grant Winners

Thank you so much to the Point Venture Lions Club for supporting our teachers and students each year by awarding grants to support instruction. This year LVES was awarded over $2000 in grants by the PV Lions Club!!!

Congratulations to the following grade levels:

  • PPCD (Mrs. Boyles' Class) - age/size appropriate furniture for her little learners;
  • Kindergarten - math manipulatives for developing number sense;
  • 1st Grade - guided math kits;
  • 2nd Grade - guided math kits

A note from PTO

This month we would like to send the staff home with a variety of cookies/baked goods on Dec.19th. If each class could bring 4-5 dozen it will be really appreciated. Please click on the following link to sign up:

Thank you so much for your help!

Winter Parties on Wednesday...

This day is not an early release day, so most parties will occur after lunches. Here are the party times for each grade level:

  • PPCD: 1:00-2:00

  • PK: 1:15-2:15

  • Kinder: 11:00-12:00

  • 1st Grade: 1:15-2:15

  • 2nd Grade: 12:30-1:20

  • 3rd Grade: 1:30-2:15

Teachers will have a sign out sheet in the classroom if you choose to take your child home after his/her Winter Party. Please make sure you sign out your child so we can take him/her off the appropriate list for dismissal. Students who sign out after Winter parties will not be eligible for perfect attendance for the 2nd nine weeks.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Lago Vista Elementary School


Annual 3rd Grade Custom Yearbook Cover Contest

+Theme: “Learning Can Take You Anywhere” This theme lends room to vast creativity and imagination.

+Guidelines: Open to 3rd grade students only. Keep within the theme listed above. Use your imagination and be creative! Submission must be on 8.5 x 11 paper, one side only, MUST contain the title “Learning Can Take you Anywhere” somewhere within the design. May use marker, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, paints, letter stickers construction paper or other textured looks on top of the 8.5 x 11 paper. ie: computer paper. NOTE: Please keep the look flat enough that it can be scanned on a scanner to the computer. Entire piece must be done by a LVES 3rd grader. Artist may autograph his/her artwork in the bottom right corner. On the back please legibly write first and last name, followed by teacher’s name in pencil (so that it doesn’t show through the design).

+Deadline: All entries must be submitted by Friday, December 14th. Return to the teacher or submit to the front office.

**The 1st place winner’s artwork will appear on the front cover of the 2018-2019 LVES yearbook! The winner will also receive a FREE softcover copy of the yearbook or can choose to pay the upgrade to hardcover fee and for any additional extras.**

Voting will take place the week of December 17th. Winner announced before we let out for Winter break!

Yearbook Needs Pictures

Do you have pictures of the Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Lunch, Pumpkin Gallery Walk, Pep Rallies or Running of the Vikings, Red Ribbon Week, etc? If you do, please email them to, as we would like to fill the pages with all of the different events we have at LVES.

LVISD Education Foundation Fundraiser

The time for holiday shopping is here, and this fundraiser is a great way to support education in your local community while you check gifts off your list!

When you shop online at, or visit the mobile women's clothing boutique from December 10th-23rd, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation!

Make sure to visit for more details and to find out where the mobile boutique will be parked throughout this event!

Direct donations are always appreciated and can be made securely through PayPal at

Find out more about the LVISD Education Foundationhere!

Dressing for Recess

Our students go to recess everyday, weather permitting, and winter weather is here. Please help us by dressing your child in warm clothing and jackets for the colder weather.

Lost and Found

Cold weather is here, and we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Monday, December 17th: Javier Orellana, Scotty Alves
  • Wednesday, December 19th: Bobby Gerace, Isai Arredondo, Chris Phillips

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

Our attendance percentage stayed the same, but we did have 2 grade levels with meet or exceed our attendance percentage!

Attendance for the week of 12/13/2018: 92%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 60%

PK: 88%

Kinder: 93.79%

1st Grade: 96.75% - Great job meeting our attendance goal for the second week in a row!

2nd Grade: 95.51%

3rd Grade: 97,98% - Awesome job of exceeding our attendance goal!


Character Trait of The Month...

December 's Character Trait of The Month is Caring. Here are few ways we can be Caring towards others...

  • Be kind;
  • Be compassionate and show you care;
  • Forgive others;
  • Help people in need.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! The character trait for the month of December is Caring. Being a caring person means showing understanding of others by treating them with kindness, compassion, generosity, and a forgiving spirit. In our guidance lessons this month, students will learn ways they can show they care about their families, friends, teachers, animals, and the environment.

And remember, the smallest gesture or act of kindness can often impact others in a big way. A simple hello, smile, or taking the time to ask someone if they are ok, and listening to their answer can really help people feel better. This holiday season, ask yourself how you can help others by showing you care! :)

“No one is a failure in this world that lightens the burden for someone else.” ~Anonymous

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ~Denis Waitley

Hola familias de LVES! El rasgo de carácter para el mes de diciembre es el cuidado. Ser una persona cariñosa significa mostrar comprensión de los demás tratándolos con amabilidad, compasión, generosidad y un espíritu de perdón. En nuestras lecciones de orientación este mes, los estudiantes aprenderán formas de demostrar que se preocupan por sus familias, amigos, maestros, animales y el medio ambiente.

Y recuerde, el gesto o acto de bondad más pequeño a menudo puede impactar a los demás de manera importante. Un simple saludo, una sonrisa o tomarse el tiempo para preguntarle a alguien si están bien, y escuchar su respuesta realmente puede ayudar a las personas a sentirse mejor. ¡Esta temporada de vacaciones, pregúntate cómo puedes ayudar a otros demostrando que te preocupas! :)

"Nadie es un fracaso en este mundo que aligera la carga para otra persona.” ~Anónimo

"Una sonrisa es la luz en su ventana que le dice a los demás que hay una persona cariñosa y compartida dentro.” ~Denis Waitley

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:

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...

  • December 19th: Winter Parties - details and times coming soon from teachers/Room Parent
  • December 20th - January 7th: Winter Break
  • January 8th: School Resumes at 7:45 am