LVES Monthly News

October 2020

Information from Mrs. Valdes

Hello amazing Virtual and In Person Pony Families,

I am so proud of our Ponies. They have worked so hard either virtually or In Person. Also, thank you to all of our families for your support during this time.

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Red Ribbon Campaign Topics

Important Dates

  • October 9th will be our Latin Heritage Day. The students will have the opportunity to dress in traditional Latin/Hispanic clothes or wear bright colors on Friday to show appreciation for the contributions of the Latin heritage to the United States.
  • October 12th: No classes/Holiday
  • October 14th: Moved fired drill to October 20th
  • October 16th : STUDENT EARLY RELEASE/End of 1st 9 wks.
  • October 20th: Fire Drill
  • October 23rd: Awards Ceremony during Specials
  • October 30th: Read a Thon Good character, good choices- dress up

Spirit Days

Pony Family,

We want to invite the Ponies to participate either virtually or in person in the Red Ribbon dress up days.

Red Ribbon week

Monday, October 26th: Be a hero stay drug Free (Super hero- Military)

Tuesday, October 27th: FOLLOW Your DREAM Don't do Drugs PJ Day

Wednesday, October 28th: Workout Day – Stay Healthy and Drug Free! TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS

Thursday, October 29th: WILD about being drug free - crazy hair and socks

Friday, October 30th: Good character, good choices- "Dress up like a Character" from a book you have read for our annual Boo-K Bash!

Save the Date - October 30th Dress like a Book Character

During Read-a-Thon on FRIDAY (edited), October 30th, all Lewisville Elementary students, faculty, and staff members are invited to dress like their favorite character from their favorite book for our annual Book Character Dress Up Day! We also have guest readers throughout the day to visit classrooms! These guest readers cannot wait to celebrate the joy of reading with you.

Students, remember there are a few guidelines for your costumes:

  • Costumes should be safe and not a distraction (no masks, head gear).

  • Be creative and have fun!

  • If you have it, bring the book that features your character with you.

We are looking for individuals from the community to participate virtually using webex as guest readers and share their favorite book in a classroom. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact our librarian, Tricia Burton
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Early Release - Oct. 16th (Friday)

  • School dismisses at 11:45 a.m.
  • Buses will run as usual.
  • Students will have a grab-n-go lunch or may bring their lunch from home.
  • ESD/ACE programs will still open / operating on this day.

Pony Bucks

Students receive Pony Bucks (Dojo Points) for their good behavior. They will have the opportunity to exchange their points as follows:

  • In Person- We will take the Pony Store to the classrooms on Fridays.
  • Virtual- We will have the Pony Store by the curb outside. Cars may drive by and students may exchange their points between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 PM.

Child Nutrition Changes

A message from our Child Nutrition Department: As of October 1st, ALL LISD students may receive free breakfast and/or lunch. There is no application process and no qualifiers. This program will be in effect until December 31st or the grant funds are depleted. There is a current plan to attempt to receive this benefit throughout the school year, but that has not been confirmed.

Additionally, virtual students may visit ANY curbside site in LISD for the free meals regardless of where they are registered.

Level Orange - Parents and Visitors in the School

Level Orange procedures (due to Covid 19 precautions):

  • No parents or visitors are allowed to eat lunch with students.

  • No outside lunch may be brought into the school.

  • No cupcakes may be brought in for birthday parties.

We regret these procedures; however, safety is our primary concern.

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Additional Day School Year” (ADSY) program.

Dear Parents,

Lewisville Elementary and Rockbrook Elementary are in the Phase I planning process of the “Additional Day School Year” (ADSY) program. This program would give these schools the opportunity to redesign each school day and lengthen the school year to enrich the learning for their students, and create more time for teacher collaboration and professional learning. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and important to this planning process. Thank you for your time in completing this survey.


Mrs. Valdes

LVES Admin Team

Positive Shout Out for Staff and Teachers

Dear Parents,

The Pony staff has been working so hard to support the Ponies and their families.

I want to encourage you to use this form to give your teacher a positive shout out for something you appreciate.

I will continue adding this form in each Newsletter.