2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

November 1, 2019 - Issue #13

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

We started a new nine weeks this week, so congratulations to the following classes for already turning in Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Rowin
  • Mrs. Vasquez (202)
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Mrs. Rohne

Campus Total: 702

Grade Level Totals:

PK: 100

Kinder: 352

1st Grade:

2nd Grade: 100

3rd Grade: 150

Time Change this weekend...Don't forget to "Fall" back

Front Drive Reminders

Please remember that the front drive is not a drop-off location at any point during the day, especially from 7:30-7:45. We have two drop-off locations located on Travis Drive (starting at 7:10 am) and Civic Drive (starting at 7:30 am). If you would like to use the front drive for morning drop-off, you must park in a parking spot or along Dawn Drive and walk your child to his or her classroom.

Please help us keep parents and students safe in the morning, by not dropping off in the front.

Thank you for your help!

Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition

pumpkin characters

There were lots of creative pumpkins that lined our halls on Halloween! Students enjoyed going through the hallways and seeing their favorite characters and books displayed in the hallways.

LVHS Football Play-off Shirts On Sale

The LVHS football team is in the play-offs! If you would like to order a play-off shirt, please download the order form below. The order form will also be attached to Mrs. Jackson's weekly email. All order forms and money must be turned into Lago Vista High School by Wednesday, November 6th. In order to make sure shirts are delivered in time, late orders cannot be accepted.

Football players and cheerleaders will be back for one last visit this season on Friday, November 8th!

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pto meeting on november 5th at 5:00 pm in the Library

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Apex Fun Run Information in Friday folders

We are two weeks away from our kick-off pep rally at 1:15 pm in the cafeteria! A letter is going home today in Friday folders with more information about the program, and how your child can raise money for our school. Pledge kits will be sent home in the coming weeks. This year's Leadership theme is GAME ON, so students will learn more on how to be a great leader during their leadership lessons later this month.

Our Fun Run will take place on Thursday, November 21st during your child's specials time. We will need volunteers, so be on the lookout on how to sign up!

Thanksgiving Lunches

Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be held on November 21st and 22nd. Reservation forms will be going home soon.

Here is the schedule and lunch times for both days:

  • Thursday, November 21st: Kindergarten (11:00), 2nd (11:40)
  • Friday, November 22nd: PPCD and PK (10:45); 1st (11:10) and 3rd (12:00)

Please call Christine at 267-8300 X4500 before Thursday, November 21st to have your visitor’s badge pre-printed. You can also email your request to All visitors will still need to be buzzed in before entering the main building. Please plan on arriving earlier than your child’s lunch time, as parking is limited and there will be a line at the Raptor computer.

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Write The Check

Thank you to the following families for donating to our Write The Check fundraiser:

  • Suzy Lofton
  • Linda Findley
  • Cassidi Gorniak
  • Kerri Walker
  • Boom Consulting, LLC
  • Maricela Maya
  • Kristal Lassiter
  • Bree Makowichuk
  • Sam Waters
  • Karla Van Oers
  • Shannon Reznick
  • Kelly Gamblin
  • Angela & Russell Drake
  • Emily Strmiska
  • Julie Wesselman
  • Olena Waters
  • April Ham
  • Ashley Porter
  • Cathy Petross
  • Allison Gerwick
  • Nicole Kallina
  • Heath and Michelle Dunn

There is still time to donate....just click on the following link:

coats for kids information

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! This has been a fun month of learning about Respect and Red Ribbon Week! Our Red Ribbon Week activities are meant to be fun reminders for students to respect themselves and make good choices. At the young elementary level we mainly focus on understanding that there is a difference between good and bad drugs, making positive choices, and doing your best to have self-respect by taking good care of ourselves. Students also signed our No Place for Hate Resolution of Respect, which states, “I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly; I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone--even if they are not like me; If I see someone being hurt or bullied I will report it to an adult; Everyone at school should be able to feel safe and happy at school; and I want our school to be No Place for Hate.”

Thank you for supporting our efforts to encourage all students to respect themselves and others!

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.” ~Thomas S. Monson

¡Hola familias de LVES! ¡Este ha sido un mes divertido de aprender sobre la Semana del Respeto y la Cinta Roja! Nuestras actividades de la Semana del Listón Rojo son recordatorios divertidos para que los estudiantes se respeten y tomen buenas decisiones. En el nivel primario de jóvenes, nos enfocamos principalmente en entender que hay una diferencia entre las drogas buenas y malas, tomar decisiones positivas y hacer lo mejor para tener autoestima al cuidarnos bien. Los estudiantes también firmaron nuestro No hay lugar para la resolución de respeto al odio, que dice: “Prometo hacer todo lo posible para tratar a todos de manera justa; Prometo hacer todo lo posible para ser amable con todos, incluso si no son como yo; Si veo que alguien está siendo lastimado o intimidado, lo reportaré a un adulto; Todos en la escuela deberían poder sentirse seguros y felices en la escuela; y quiero que nuestra escuela no sea un lugar para el odio ".

¡Gracias por apoyar nuestros esfuerzos para alentar a todos los estudiantes a respetarse a sí mismos y a los demás!

"Quizás la prueba más segura de la integridad de un individuo es su negativa a hacer o decir algo que dañe su autoestima.” ~Thomas S. Monson

Watch DOGS

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

  • Monday, November 4th: Dennis Waggoner, Vernon Reher
  • Tuesday, November 5th: Mark Taylor
  • Friday, November 8th: Chris Hyde

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

Attendance at LVES

Another week of keeping our attendance steady. We miss your child when they are not at school, and they miss out on learning, so please make sure your child is at school each day from 7:45-3:03.

Attendance for week of 10/25-10/31: 96%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 95%

First Grade: 95%

Second Grade: 96%

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...

  • November 1st: PPCD Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farms
  • November 5th: PTO Meeting, 5:00 pm in Library
  • November 5th: GT Field Trip to Zach Scott Theatre
  • November 8th: Football Players and Cheerleaders Visit
  • November 12th: Apex Pep Rally, 1:15 pm in Cafeteria
  • November 13th-20th: Leadership lessons in classrooms
  • November 21st: Apex Fun Run during specials
  • November 21st: Thanksgiving Lunch for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade
  • November 22nd: Thanksgiving Lunch for PPCD, PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 25th-29th: Thanksgiving Break