LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

April 8, 2016 - Issue 30

Lago Vista Intermediate School Parent Meeting

Do you have a current 3rd or 4th grade student who will be moving to Lago Vista Intermediate School next year? Then you are invited to a parent meeting with LVIS principal, Stacie Davis, on April 11th. The meeting will take place at Viking Hall starting at 6:00 pm. Mrs. Davis will give parents information on what LVIS will look like for your child next year.

Family Fun Night at PDQ

Tuesday is our monthly Family Fun Night at PDQ in Cedar Park. Instead of cooking, bring the family to PDQ for some yummy dinner and awesome company! 2nd Grade teachers will be on hand to take orders and make milkshakes:-) Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Jog-A-Thon is Friday!!

Jog-A-Thon is happening on Friday during specials for all students in Kindergarten through 4th grades. A sponsor form for collecting donations for students will come home today in Friday folders. All donations collected will go directly to our Playground Improvement Fund, which helps improve our playground and equipment. All Jog-A-Thon participants will receive a button, and students and classrooms that collect the most money will receive prizes! We do need lots of volunteers to help make this event fun and safe for all students, so if you would like to volunteer, click on the link below:

All students will need to wear tennis shoes and comfortable (dress code appropriate) clothing on Friday. Water will be available, but it would be a great idea to pack an extra water bottle and apply sunscreen on Friday.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Still Happening

Even though Pre-K and Kindergarten Round Up is over, you can still register your incoming student! If you were unable to attend Round Up yesterday, or know someone who has an incoming Pre-K or Kindergarten student, please contact Veronica Fidencio to get your child registered.

Yearbook Information

Our 2015-2016 yearbooks are on sale now. I am attaching a flyer with information on how to order a yearbook. Thank you to Melissa Freeman for working on our yearbook!

Field Day for K, 1st and 2nd Grades - April 22nd

All Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes will travel over to the track at LVHS on Friday, April 22nd for Field Day. Coach Dachowski and Coach Lash have organized a fun day of stations for our students. Please look for an information letter and permission slip in your child's folder in the coming weeks. Students must have a permission signed and returned in order to travel to the LVHS for Field Day. Since students will be participating in multiple activities, please make sure your child dresses appropriately and wears tennis shoes. All clothing must be within the student dress code. The Texas sun can be hot, so please be sure to apply sunscreen on your child. If you would have any questions, please contact Coach D at

In order for this event to run smoothly, Coach D and Coach Lash need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the following link:

3rd and 4th grade classes will have Field Day on Friday, May 20th.

Dress Code Reminders

It seems like Spring has sprung a little early 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, and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Students wearing strapless, halter tops, 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.

LVISD Monthly Character Trait...

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

How are you showing Integrity? Read the Counselor's Corner to find out what students are learning about how to be responsible with Ms. Box.

Counselor's Corner

Classes are learning what integrity looks like this month by viewing several video clips. In one video, a little boy breaks a fragile glass giraffe and hides it in his brother’s sock drawer. His mother comes along to find it later. The class and I discuss all of his choices and what he should have done instead. The kids all agree that he did not act with integrity and he should have gone to his mother as soon as he broke it. We also discuss how hiding it and lying about it was worse than the original mistake of breaking it. This example demonstrates that having integrity can be difficult at times but still so important in order for people to trust us.

Watch DOGS

Thank you to the following Watch DOGs for being on campus next week:

  • Monday, April 11th - OPEN
  • Tuesday, April 12th- OPEN
  • Wednesday, April 13th - Michael Bridges
  • Thursday, April 14th - OPEN
  • Friday, April 15th - Parson Townsend,

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of April 7th:

  • 93%

Our weekly attendance goal is 97%.

Need Help?

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Kim Box, Counselor

Student Health:

Gina Carmichael, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Eric Holt, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

  • April 11th - Lago Vista Intermediate School Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm at Viking Hall
  • April 12th - LVES Family Fun Night at PDQ, 4pm - 9pm
  • April 14th - GT Showcase, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • April 15th - Jog-A-Thon
  • April 18th - Bad Weather Day, No school for students and staff
  • April 22nd - Field Day for Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grades at High School Track
  • April 27th - Spring Picture Retakes and 3rd and 4th Grade Group photos
  • May 5th - Cinco de Mayo Food Tasting
  • May 9th - STAAR Math test for all 3rd and 4th Grade Students - limited visitors please
  • May 10th - STAAR Reading test for all 3rd and 4th Grade Students - limited visitors please
  • May 13th - PTO Mother/Son Sock Hop
  • May 18th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Symphony
  • May 20th - Field Day for 3rd and 4th Grades
  • May 20th - Ocean Week Opening Ceremonies - 2:00 pm in cafeteria
  • May 23rd - 27th - OCEAN WEEK 2016
  • May 24th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Inner Space Caverns
  • May 26th - Learning Showcase, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday, No School for Students and Staff
  • June 1st - Early Dismissal at 11:30, no pm PPCD or Pre-K classes
  • June 1st - Faculty vs. 3rd Grade Kick Ball Game, 8:30 am
  • June 2nd - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 11:30, no pm PPCD or Pre-K classes
  • June 2nd - Farewell Walk for 3rd and 4th Grade Students, 11:00 am
  • June 2nd - Faculty vs. 4th Grade Kick Ball Game, 8:30 am