2018-2019 Parent Newsletter

October 19, 2018 - Issue #10

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

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

  • Ms. De Silva
  • Mrs. Kannmacher
  • Ms. Gase
  • Ms. Bingham
  • Mrs. Hernandez
  • Mrs. Rohne
  • Ms. Voisinet
  • Ms. Field

Our current campus total is 4250. We met our goal of at least 4000 by October 19th! Check next week's newsletter for pictures from today's Dance Party!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

Kindergarten: 1400

1st Grade: 950

2nd Grade: 1100

3rd Grade: 750

Congratulations to Kindergarten for earning the most Golden Tickets! Our new goal of 4000 starts on Monday, October 22nd.

Fall Festival is Friday, October 19th

The Fall Festival is happening tonight, rain or shine! Please join in the cafeteria/gym from 5:00-8:00 pm for games, food and fun. Wristbands were sent home with students on Wednesday, so be sure to check your child's backpackif you purchased tickets.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have organized this event, and who are running the different booths...this couldn't happen with you!

Don't forget to take a lot of pictures for the can be emailed to

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Early Release for Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 26th

LVES will have our first early release day on Friday, October 26th. School will release at 11:30 am on this day. Due to the early release, no afternoon PPCD classes will be held. Lunch will be served on early release days, however lunch times will not be the same as a normal school day. Grade levels have sack lunches and determine their lunch time according to specials.

Teachers will hold parent/teacher conferences in the afternoon, so be on the lookout for a conference sign up from your child's teacher. Teachers look forward to sharing your child's progress!

Please read the section below for very important information regarding transportation changes on early release days.

Transportation Changes for Early Release - October 26th

Due to early release on October 26th, transportation changes will not be accepted on October 25th. If you need to make a transportation change for your child for October 26th, please have it in on or before Thursday, October 25th. We greatly appreciate your help in making the early release dismissal run smoothly!

Red Ribbon Week 2018

Lago Vista ISD’s Viking Character Trait for the month of October’s is Respect! As a part of our character education activities for the month of October, Lago Vista ISD participates in the national Red Ribbon Campaign October 22-26, 2018. Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the nation. It is an ideal way for our schools and community to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.

We encourage students to pledge to respect themselves by being drug free. All students and staff are invited to show their personal commitment to a drug free lifestyle by participating in our 2018 Red Ribbon Week activities.

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Pumpkin Character Walk

Teachers will be sending home information soon about our fun, upcoming pumpkin character activity! Students will choose a character from their favorite book, decorate a pie pumpkin (real, foam, paper), and write about their pumpkin. Students will bring their decorated pumpkin, along with the book, to school on October 31st for the school to see on the Pumpkin Character Walk. We can't wait to see all of the creative pumpkins!

Lost and Found

Cold weather hasn't started yet, but we have a lot of jackets (among other items) in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing his/her jacket, or lunchbox, please have them stop by the Lost and Found bin located in the corner of the cafeteria. Please make sure you label jackets, lunchboxes, and backpacks with your child's name so we can reunite lost items with their owners.

2018-2019 Yearbook

Thank you everyone that submitted pictures for “Meet the Teacher” & “1st Day of School”. They will appear in this years yearbook! The next photo submission opportunity is for "Running of the Vikings" and "Football player, cheerleader visits". Please try to send these as you take them. Final deadline is November 4th. Grandparents lunch is coming up, please get lots of pictures, deadline to submit for this page of yearbook & category of photos is Sunday, September 9th. Stay plugged into the weekly online newsletter for yearbook announcements and deadlines. Email pictures to
Thanks for your support in yearbook as all proceeds support the staff and students of LVES!

Watch DOGs

Thank you to following Watch DOGs for being on campus and being an extra set of eyes!

  • Monday, October 22nd: Javier Orellana
  • Tuesday, October 23rd: Jeff Cannon

If you are interested in signing up to be a Watch DOG, please contact Ms. Howard ( to check available dates.

Weekly Attendance

This crazy Texas weather caused our attendance to drop. Hopefully the weather will cooperate next week! Please continue to be safe on the roads during this time.

Attendance for the week of 10/18/2018: 89%

Grade Level Attendance:

EE: 60%

PK: 90.83%

Kinder: 95.17%

1st Grade: 95.58%

2nd Grade: 95.69%

3rd Grade: 95.38%

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Character Trait of The Month...

October's Character Trait of The Month is Respect. Here are few ways we can show Respect...

  • Treat others with Respect, follow the Golden Rule;
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences;
  • Use good manners, not bad language;
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others;
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone;
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

Students will learn more about this month's character trait in weekly Guidance lessons.

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! During our class guidance lessons about Respect this month, students are also learning about Red Ribbon Week and the importance of being drug-free. They are understanding that when we help ourselves and other people, we are showing them that we care about them, and respect them. Students are understanding the value of respecting our bodies and brains, making good choices, being kind to our friends, and not hurting people’s feelings.

Our Red Ribbon Week themes starting Monday, October 22 are:

Mon. “You’d Be Crazy to do Drugs”- Wear crazy hair, socks, & outfits! (No hats, please)

Tues. “Lei Off Drugs!”- Wear a lei and/or Hawaiian attire!

Wed. “We’re REaDy to Be Drug Free!”- Wear red for the Red Ribbon Pledge Signing!

Thur. “We are Too Bright to do Drugs!”- Wear bright or neon colors!

Fri. “Team Up Against Drugs!”- Wear your blue & gold Viking spirit wear!

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, and respect for others guides our manners.” ~Laurence Sterne

Hola familias de LVES! Durante nuestras lecciones de orientación de clase sobre Respeto este mes, los estudiantes también están aprendiendo sobre la Semana del Listón Rojo y la importancia de estar libre de drogas. Entienden que cuando nos ayudamos a nosotros mismos y a otras personas, les estamos demostrando que nos preocupamos por ellos y que los respetamos. Los estudiantes comprenden el valor de respetar nuestros cuerpos y cerebros, tomar buenas decisiones, ser amables con nuestros amigos y no herir los sentimientos de las personas.

Nuestros temas de la Semana del Listón Rojo a partir del lunes 22 de octubre son:

Lun. "Estarías loco por consumir drogas": ¡usa cabello, calcetines y atuendos locos! (Sin sombreros, por favor)

Martes "Lei Off Drugs!" - ¡Lleve un lei y / o atuendo hawaiano!

Mie. “¡Estamos preparados para estar libres de drogas!” - ¡Vístase de rojo para la Firma de Compromiso de la Cinta Roja!

Jueves “¡Somos demasiado brillantes para hacer drogas!” - ¡Use colores brillantes o de neón!

Vie. “¡Equipo contra las drogas!” - ¡Lleve su ropa de espíritu vikingo azul y dorado!

"El respeto por nosotros mismos guía nuestra moral, y el respeto por los demás guía nuestros modales.” ~Laurence Sterne

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next 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.

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:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • October 25th: Rescheduled CEIC Meeting; 3:15 pm in Community Room
  • October 25th: Transportation Changes for Early Release due - no transportation changes are accepted on October 26th.
  • October 26th: Early Release at 11:30; no PM PPCD
  • October 26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Character Gallery Walk
  • November 1st: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • November 2nd: Football Player and Cheerleaders Visit; 8:00 am
  • November 2nd: Kindergarten attends LVHS Pep Rally, 10:30-11:30
  • November 7th: PTO Meeting; 5:00 pm in Library
  • November 15th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PPCD, Kinder and 2nd Grades
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Lunches for PK, 1st and 3rd Grades
  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday, Student/Staff Holiday