LVES Monthly News

December 2020

Information from Mrs. Valdes

Happy December,


Thank you for all of your help and support. The Ponies are working hard each day.


Here is some important information for the month.


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Additional School Day

Dear Pony Families,


Here is more information about Additional School Day. Please take a minute to watch the video and review the power point.



Please take a minute to take a quick survey to give us your input.



Mrs. Valdes

Lewisville ES Principal

Thank You! Community Partners for Supporting the Staff, Teachers, and Students of Lewisville Elementary

Thank You to CCAAP, Westside Baptist and Valley Creek Church for all of the donations and for coming to decorate our school.

PTA

Thank you for joining our PTA meeting. If you were not able to participate, please view the recorded PTA meeting. It includes great information.


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Raising Money for Our Ponies

We are raising money to help our Ponies with their education here at Lewisville Elementary. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be given right back to the students in the form of supplies, awards and lots of other things to enhance their learning experience. Please purchase a pack (or 5 packs) of socks to help cross out items on your holiday shopping list, and thanks in advance for your support.

LVES PTA

Link: https://go.wehelptwo.com/campaign/?campaignid=9224

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Holiday Parties for In Person Students

Things to know:

  • Classrooms will have Holiday Parties on Friday, December 18th.

  • The party is only for the students.

  • Parents may send snacks that are individually wrapped.Your classroom teacher will contact you with more information.

  • The snacks will have to be quarantined for 72 hours.

  • Pancake Breakfast will be provided for 100% of the In Person students on the morning of Friday, December 18th.

Holiday Parties for Virtual Students

  • Virtual classrooms will have Holiday Parties on Friday, December 18th.
  • The party is only for the students.
  • Students will be celebrating by playing games, making crafts, etc. The classroom teacher will communicate with you for more details.

Learning Pathway Change


3RD NINE WEEKS LEARNING PATHWAY CHANGES

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, families may change their student’s learning pathway using the learning pathway change form found in your Skyward Family Access account. You only need to access and submit this form if you are wanting to change your learning pathway for the 3rd 9-week grading period, which begins on Jan. 7. Your change must be made by Dec. 4, two weeks prior to the start of winter break. If you do not complete the form, your child will continue in their current learning pathway.

As a reminder, students in grades Pre-K-5 have two learning pathway choices. Please note, learning pathway changes may result in teacher changes for students. Learn more about each choice:

We appreciate your understanding that due to the upcoming Winter Break our staff must have time to process changes and prepare for having schedules finalized when they return to work on Jan. 6. We are pleased to offer our families the opportunity to change the learning pathway each nine weeks, but with providing this choice comes a significant amount of reworking the master schedule which takes time.

We want to make you aware that TEA recently increased flexibility for school districts to discontinue virtual learning for students who are not being academically successful. If your student is failing one or more of their virtual classes or has unexcused absences the campus may be contacting you about the process to return to in-person instruction.

CLASS SIZES
A common question we receive is about class sizes, and why in-person classes are not smaller due to some students learning virtually from home. While there may be a smaller number of students learning in person, there are also fewer in-person teachers. Consequently, in-person class sizes are expected to be about the same size as usual.

TECHNICAL HELP
Some common technical issues and answers for you:

The next opportunity to change your student’s learning pathway (for the 4th 9-week grading period) will be at the end of the 3rd 9-week grading period. The window for the 4th nine weeks change will open in February. Changes outside of the established windows will not be made.

2021-22 TRANSFER WINDOW


LISD allows families to request a transfer to a school of choice for the following school year. School to school transfers are not allowed during the year. The first opportunity to request a transfer for the 2021-2022 school year will be from Nov. 18 until Dec. 4 during our Early Fall Transfer Window. You can learn more at lisd.net/transfer.


Important Events

December 4th: Virtual No Excuses University Rally

December 8th: Reading Fall CBA - GR 3-5

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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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.