2017-2018 Parent Newsletter

April 20, 2018 - Issue #32

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Mrs. Cook (100)
  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Rowin (100)
  • Mrs. Kannmacher (100)
  • Mrs. Arredondo (150)
  • Mrs. Ramsey
  • Mrs. Ballard (100)
  • Mrs. Walker
  • Ms. Field

Our campus-wide total is 2200! We doubled our total since last week...keep up the great work Vikings!

Grade Level Totals:


Kindergarten: 1000

First Grade: 500

Second Grade: 550

Third Grade: 150

The goal for the 4th nine weeks is 5000 Golden Tickets on or before May 18th. Our campus will earn a movie day the last week of school if we reach our goal!

LVES 2018-2019 School Supply Orders

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second grade market day!

Second Grade students put their knowledge of Financial Literacy skills to work by selling goods at Market Day! Students have been earning Monster Bucks for demonstrating good behavior, and used the money earned to buy goods that students made to sell at Market Day.

Dress Code Reminders

Spring has sprung here in Central Texas. Warmer weather is here, so that means that shorts and tank tops are being worn. Please remember that shorts/skirts must be fingertip length. Tank tops are permitted, but strapless, halter tops, racerback tanks and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Students wearing strapless, halter tops, racerback tanks or spaghetti strap tops will be asked to change or wear a sweater or jacket. You can read the LVISD dress code by clicking on the following link:

It's always a good idea to leave the sandals, flip flops and dress shoes at home, as our students have PE and/or recess everyday. Tennis shoes are a much safer shoe option for our LVES Vikings, especially on PE days.

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Lost and Found Overflowing

If your child is missing a jacket, lunchbox, shoes, backpack, etc, please have him/her stop by Lost and Found. Lost and Found is overflowing with items that have been lost. We have two wonderful volunteers that check Lost and Found almost daily to return items that have names on them, but there are still several items with no names.

All items not claimed at the end of year will be donated to a local organization.

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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta - April 27th

Summer School Dates

Summer school dates for this year will be June 4th-14th from 8:30 am-11:30 am, Monday through Thursday. Only one summer school session will be offered this year. If your child needs to attend summer school for academic and/or attendance reasons, you will receive an invitation within the next week.

If your child receives an invitation to attend summer school, please make sure your child attends all summer school dates. In some cases, promotion to the next grade level depends on successful completion of summer school.

Lago Vista Intermediate School Supply Order - Current 3rd Grade Only

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School supply order information for Lago Vista Elementary will be coming home very soon!

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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Watch DOGS of the Week

Thank you to the following Watch DOGS for being an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands on campus next week!

  • Monday, April 23rd: OPEN
  • Tuesday, April 24th: Micah Wheeler
  • Wednesday, April 25th: OPEN
  • Thursday, April 26th: Kyle Humke
  • Friday, April 27th: OPEN

We have several openings in the Spring for Watch DOGS, so if you would like to be a Watch DOG at LVES, please contact Mr. Holt ( for more information.


Character Trait of the Month - Intergity

April's Character Trait is Integrity. Here are ways that students can demonstrate Integrity:

  • Be strong enough to do what you know is right;
  • Do the right thing, even when it's difficult;
  • Be your best self;
  • Resist peer pressure;
  • Choose words and actions that are sincere;
  • Set high standards for yourself and stick to them.

Students will learn more about Integrity in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!

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Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! While discussing the character trait of the month, Integrity during our guidance class lessons, we are also discussing that one way to show integrity is to stand up for other students who are being bullied or mistreated. First, it is important for students to understand what bullying is and is not. Many friendship issues are mislabeled as bullying, and while those can also be harmful or upsetting, students need to know ways to handle each situation. “Bullying typically takes place when a stronger or more powerful child intentionally and repeatedly hurts, threatens, or torments a more vulnerable child. There are thus three distinguishing features of bullying: it is deliberate/intentional, it happens more than once, and there is a marked imbalance of power between the bully and the victim.” (from The ABC’s of Bullying Prevention by Kenneth Shore, Psy.D.) While our goal is to prevent bullying before it starts, we also want children to know what to do if they see someone being bullied. We have talked about how it takes courage and integrity to do the right thing sometimes. If a student feels safe, they should try to interrupt, stand up for the victim and be a friend to the victim, or go tell a teacher or adult about the situation.

One way to report bullying is through a website that Lago Vista ISD uses called StayALERTto 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:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


(This information is also found at:

Thank you for sharing this information with your child, and helping them show courage and integrity at home and school!

¡Hola familias LVES! Al discutir el rasgo de carácter del mes, Integridad durante nuestras lecciones de clase de orientación, también estamos discutiendo que una forma de mostrar integridad es defender a otros estudiantes que están siendo intimidados o maltratados. Primero, es importante que los estudiantes comprendan qué es y qué no es el acoso escolar. Muchos problemas de amistad son etiquetados erróneamente como intimidación, y aunque estos también pueden ser dañinos o molestos, los estudiantes necesitan saber cómo manejar cada situación. "La intimidación generalmente se produce cuando un niño más fuerte o más poderoso hiere, amenaza o atormenta intencional y repetidamente a un niño más vulnerable. Por lo tanto, hay tres características distintivas de la intimidación: es deliberada / intencional, ocurre más de una vez, y hay un marcado desequilibrio de poder entre el acosador y la víctima." (De The ABC's of Bullying Prevention, de Kenneth Shore, Psy. D.) Si bien nuestro objetivo es prevenir el acoso antes de que comience, también queremos que los niños sepan qué hacer si ven a alguien siendo intimidado. Hemos hablado acerca de cómo se necesita coraje e integridad para hacer lo correcto a veces. Si un alumno se siente seguro, debe tratar de interrumpir, defender a la víctima y ser un amigo de la víctima, o ir a decirle a un maestro o un adulto sobre la situación.

Una forma de denunciar la intimidación es a través de un sitio web que Lago Vista ISD utiliza llamado StayALERT para ayudar a mantener nuestras escuelas seguras. StayALERT es un sitio web bilingüe, confidencial, correo electrónico, teléfono y texto para que los estudiantes, maestros, personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad puedan denunciar de manera confidencial comportamientos inseguros, actividades sospechosas, intimidación, actos de violencia, acoso y un host de otros disruptores potenciales a la seguridad escolar.

Los usuarios pueden informar sus inquietudes de forma anónima 24-7-365 a través del sitio web de StayALERT, un correo electrónico, una llamada telefónica a una línea grabada y monitoreada, o mediante un mensaje de texto desde un teléfono celular. Se pueden incluir fotos y videos pertenecientes al informe StayALERT. ¡No se requiere ninguna aplicación especial! La información reportable se enviará de manera oportuna a un funcionario del distrito designado previamente para su revisión.

Para hacer un informe, use uno de los siguientes métodos:

Sitio web:

Llamada o mensaje de texto: (206) 406-6485

Correo electrónico:

(Esta información también se encuentra en:

¡Gracias por compartir esta información con su hijo y ayudarlos a mostrar valor e integridad en el hogar y la escuela!

Weekly Attendance Goal

Weekly Attendance for week of April 19th:

  • 95.58%

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 84%

PK: 98.95% AMAZING job exceeding our attendance goal!

Kindergarten: 95.29%

First Grade: 94.78%

Second Grade: 96.49%

Third Grade: 95.89%

LVES Front Office Hours

The front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If you call before 7:30 am or after 4:00 pm, you will need to leave a message and a member of the front office staff will return your call the following 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.

Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook

Want to know what events and meetings are coming up with PTO? Then "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page. Here is the link:

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:

Kimberly Latham-Whitehead, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Bus Routes and Transportation:

Jay Powell, Director of Transportation

(512) 267-8300, ext. 1508

Mark Your Calendars...

  • April 24th: PK/Kindergarten Round Up; 8:00 am-6:00 pm in Science lab
  • April 27th: Cinco de Mayo Celebration; LVHS, more details coming soon
  • April 27th - May 4th: Spring Book Fair
  • May 3rd: Parent Meeting for 2018-2019 4th Graders, Lago Vista Intermediate School, 6:00 pm
  • May 4th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon
  • May 10th: Last CEIC Meeting, 3:15 pm
  • May 11th: 3rd Grade Victory Walk for STAAR; 2:00 pm
  • May 14th: Math STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
  • May 15th: Reading STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
  • May 18th: Volunteer Brunch
  • May 21st - 24th: OCEAN WEEK 2018
  • May 24th: Last Day for Transportation Changes for May 25th
  • May 25th: 3rd Grade Farewell Walk, 11:00 am
  • May 25th: Last Day of School - Early Release at 11:30 am, no pm PPCD