LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

August 30, 2019

Upcoming Events...

September 2 Labor Day--Student and Staff Holiday

September 3 Student Holiday

September 4 Classes resume

September 9 Grandparents' Luncheon

September 17 School Picture Day

Destination Learning

Thank You For Participating in the Write a Check Fundraiser

Eliana Helton

Hernandez family

WRITE-A-CHECK FUNDRAISER

A fundraiser with a twist, this write-a-check campaign will ensure that 100% of the funds collected benefit our school. Donations help to purchase new and fun supplies to engage students in hands-on learning in science and technology, sports equipment, field-trip scholarships, awards/rewards for student achievements, music and art supplies and much more! All donations will be recognized in our weekly school newsletter. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, but below are some suggested dollar amounts and examples of items it could purchase for your child’s classroom:


____ $5 - Field-trip scholarship for 1 student


____ $10 - Promethium board stylus: 2 pack


____ $15 - STAAR snacks for 50 students


____ $20 - One box of colored paper (Assorted)


____ $25 - Classroom set of scissors


____ $30 - Pack of 10 magnifying glasses for science classes


____ $50 - Small sport ball pack for recess/pe


____$100 - Set of 10 classroom headphones for device use


Please attach your cash, check or money order donation to this form and return it to the Lago Vista Intermediate School.


__________ Amount Enclosed ___CASH ___CHECK __ MONEY ORDER


Family Name __________________________________________________


Run with the Vikings Next Week!

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 6:50 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:00 pm). The first Running of The Vikings will be next Friday Night!

Audition Information--The Sound of Music

Calling all thespians from LVES, LVIS, LVMS, and LVHS!


Applications to audition for this year's musical, The Sound of Music, are due to Mrs. Kelly by September 3rd. Contact her at Catherine_Kelly@lagovista.txed.net for the application and more information.

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Don't Forget to Turn In Your Child's Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Application!

Your child might be eligible for free and reduced price meals! Not sure if your child is eligible? Eligibility is based on your household size and income level. Check to see if you're eligible - it's risk free and confidential. Click below to access income guidelines and the application. Also, remember that applications must be completed every school year, so if you qualified last year and have not yet completed an application for the 2019-2020 school year, re-apply today!


http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/nutrition.home
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Notes from the Office

We encourage independence here at Lago Vista Intermediate School, and encourage your student to know how they are supposed to get home at the end of the school day. However, if your student's mode of transportation is changing, i.e. from car to bus or bus to car, our staff needs to be made aware of that change.


Transportation Changes:

Please submit all transportation changes to Lisa Dohm, in the front office, by 2:00 p.m. the day of the change:


Email: Lisa_dohm@lagovista.txed.net

Phone: 512-267-8300 ex. 3500


***Please note*** Transportation changes for early release days need to be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the change.


Attendance Reminder:

If your child is out of school for any reason, please be sure to inform the front office the reason for the absence. For your convenience, Mrs. Dohm as 2 electronic ways to get her notes:


Email: Lisa_dohm@lagovista.txed.net

Fax: 512-267-8363

Attendance Matters

Help Us Reach Our Goal of 98%


Attendance Percentages this week:



4th Grade: 96.69%

5th Grade: 96.58%

Total: 97%

Do your know about TXConnect?

Lago Vista ISD utilizes an online parent portal, TxConnect, which allows parents and students to view grades and attendance online.

You will need to complete a two-step process to create a new account by following these simple instructions:


Step One: • Visit the TxConnect home page: https://txsuite.esc13.net/tc227912/Login.aspx • On the TxConnect home page, click on “New TxConnect User”. • You will need your child(ren)’s student portal ID Number in order to complete the process. Portal IDs may be obtained from your campus registrar.


Step Two: • On the summary page click on the blue “settings” button. • Click on the “register" button. If you receive an error message regarding your email address, please contact your campus registrar. • Once you have successfully entered your email address and entered the code sent to your email, check the “request electronic report cards and IPR”.


Once you have successfully created an account, TxConnect will keep you informed of your child’s performance by automatically alerting you of unexcused absences and failing averages or assignment grades. You will receive these alert notifications with the email address you provided when you set up your account. You may also customize alerts to your own specifications.

Help Our Kids Stay Safe

How to Report Bullying or Other Safety Concerns


Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated District-level official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Mini Cheer Clinic


Join LVHS Cheerleaders for their 1st Annual Mini Cheer Clinic on Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the Main Gym at Lago Vista High School! A showcase for parents will be at 11:30 am. The cost of the clinic is $20 and includes a t-shirt! The clinic is open to all Kindergarten through 5th Grade students.

Participants will join the LVHS Cheerleaders on the sidelines during the 2nd quarter of the Pink Out game on Friday, October 4th!

All participants must wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Show your Viking Spirit by wearing Blue and Gold!!

To register, please complete the form in Wednesday folder and return to the front office of LVES or LVIS with payment on or before September 20th. Please make checks payable to LVHS Cheer. Please contact LVHS Cheer Coach Katy Baugh (katy_baugh@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions.