Oh! The Places You'll Go!

2015-2016 LVES Weekly Staff Newsletter

Tuesday's Schedule

Here is the schedule for tomorrow:

  • 8:30-11:00: Behavior Training with Krystal in the cafeteria
  • 11:00-12:30: Lunch on your own
  • 12:30-1:30: Student Support Meetings - Dyslexia in Reading Lab, ESL in Library, GT in Art Room, SPED teachers and paras will be meeting with Krystal, so if you are in the SPED Student Support team - choose one of the other teams to attend for this one meeting
  • 1:30-2:30: Vertical Team Meetings: PreK and Kinder will meet in Cook's Room; 1st and 2nd will meet in Walker's Room; 3rd and 4th will meet in Dement's Room
  • 2:30-3:30: Team Time to review data from first 8 weeks and curriculum time to work on unit organizers if needed

There will be muffins and juice in the cafeteria in the morning before the behavior training starts at 8:30. See you in the morning:-)

LVES Family Fun Night

Tuesday is our 2nd Family Fun Night at PDQ and 4th grade is up for representing LVES! The time is 4-9 pm, but you don't have stay the entire time. I think 6:00 would be the best time to get there since that is dinner time for a lot of our families. PDQ is adding an incentive by having a book for students to sign if they eat dinner that night. The class with the most signatures will receive a coupon from PDQ. I will send a Parent Link reminder to parents tomorrow reminding them about our Family Fun Night.


Don't forget that all absences should be submitted through Aesop. We are no longer using Eduphoria for requesting absences. If you need a sub after hours, please put into Aesop and text both Christine and me so we know that you will be out. Christine's number is (512) 619-2740 and my number is (512) 656-4294.

RtI Intervention Forms

Eduphoria is still trying to figure out what is going on with our RtI Intervention forms. If you have any problems submitting a form, please email Paul Hunt and me with detailed information on what you problems you are having with the form. We will get this figured out soon:-)

Quarterly Self Assessment #1 due October 23rd

Keeping this in here, because this due date is next Friday. This is a firm due date that cannot be extended. I know it's still a couple of weeks away, but I would go ahead and start the self-assessment to give yourself time to get it in before the due date. The self-assessment form is in Appraise, and will need to be submitted through Appraise - not in paper form. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask Eric or me:-)

Tax Ratification Election Information

I talked with the Leadership Team last week about the upcoming Tax Ratification Election coming in December. Here is a brief explanation of what the TRE is and how it benefits our school district. I am also attaching a informational flyer as well. On October 8, 2015 the Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees held a Public Hearing & a Called Meeting to discuss the proposed tax rate, budget, and to possibly call a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) to be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The passage of the TRE coupled with an Ordinance passed by the LVISD Board of Trustees would effectively move $0.02 from the Interest and Sinking Fund (I&S) to our Maintenance and Operations Fund (M&O). This shift would generate approximately $250,000 in additional state funding for the school district with NO INCREASE in tax rate for the LVISD taxpayers.

Point Venture Lions Club Grant Proposal

The PV Lions Club is looking to help teachers enrich and maximize learning in the classroom by offering grants to individual teachers or teams. If you are interested in submitting a grant proposal, I am attaching the guidelines to the email. All proposals are due to me by October 29th. Good luck!

Faculty Meeting

This week's faculty meeting will be CIP Teams. We will meet in the library at 3:05 for some snacks provided by 2nd grade, then we will break into our CIP Teams. Team leaders, I will send you an agenda based on your last meeting. Thank you 2nd grade for providing snacks this month.

Weekly Attendance Goal

The attendance goal for the week of October 8th was 96%. So, we didn't reach our weekly goal this week, but we will be on track to reach our goal next week.

Weekly Quote

"Oh the things you can find, if you don't stay behind!"

-Dr. Seuss

Faculty Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the following staff members:

  • Eric Holt - October 12th
  • Tracy Goodwin - October 14th
  • Amy Rowin - October 17th

We hope you have a wonderful birthday Eric, Tracy, and Amy!

Mark Your Calendar - be sure to add "Elementary Staff Calendar"

  • October 12th - Columbus Day - Student/Staff Holiday
  • October 13th - Student Holiday - Staff Development
  • October 13th - LVES Family Fun Night, 4th grade representin'
  • October 14th - Michelle at admin meeting, 9-11 am
  • October 14th - CIP Team Meetings, 3:05 in Library
  • October 20th - Michelle at admin meeting, 9-11 am
  • October 20th - Title 1 Parent Meeting, 6-7 pm
  • October 22nd - CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm
  • October 23rd - End of the 1st nine weeks
  • October 23rd - Quarterly Self-Assessment #1 due
  • October 23rd - Fire Safety Day, schedule coming soon
  • October 30th - Book Character Parade, 9:00 am
  • October 30th - Report Cards go home in Friday folders
  • November 4th - Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll Recognition during lunches, Teachers on lunch duty