LVES Weekly

A weekly newsletter for LVES Parents

October 9, 2015 - Issue 8

LVES at the Pep Rally

Our students had a great time at the Pep Rally today! It's not easy getting 530 kindergarten through 4th grade students loaded on buses and over to the high school in a timely, organized manner, but we did it. Thank you LVHS for a great pep rally!

Running of the Vikings

Tonight is a home game against the Florence Buffaloes! If your child purchased a Running of the Vikings t-shirt, he/she will need to be on the field ready to line up and run at 6:45. Running of the Vikings will take place at all home games this season.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and Hearing screening will take place on October 15th for students in PPCD, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. If your child wears glasses, please make sure he/she has their glasses on this day. First and Third grade classes will have Vision and Hearing screenings on November 12th. If you have any questions, please contact our wonderful nurse, Gina Carmichael, at (512) 267-8300 ext. 4507.

Parent Coffee Chat with Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Holt

Stop by the library Thursday morning at 8:00 am to talk with Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Holt about the attendance laws and how attendance is monitored at LVES. We will hold a Parent Coffee Chat once a quarter on different topics that are beneficial to our families.

Say Cheese

Dianne Pursch Photography will be here on October 22nd for Fall pictures. Check your child's Friday folder for order forms. Picture make-ups will be scheduled at a later date in case students are absent on picture day.

Staying Healthy

A stomach bug and strep throat are going around right now. At school we are practicing proper hand washing techniques, and covering noses and mouths with elbows when we sneeze and cough. Our custodial crews are wiping down and sanitizing door handles, handrails, tables, sinks and water fountains to cut down on spreading germs. In order to keep all our students and staff healthy, please keep your child home for 24 hours if he/she is vomiting, has diarrhea or a fever. Thank you for your help!

Marvelous Mathematician Winners

Here are the winners from last week's Marvelous Mathematician problems:

  • Kindergarten - Devin Parsons
  • 1st Grade - Marshall Lawless
  • 2nd Grade - no entry
  • 3rd Grade - Sienna Parsons
  • 4th Grade - no entry

Marevelous Mathematician problems go home every Friday, so if your child would like to show off their math skills, make sure he/she turns in completed grade level problems to Room 303.

Transportation Changes

Please remember that transportation changes must be called in by 12:00. Changes will not be accepted after that time, so that we can process each change and get notices to students before dismissal. If you email a transportation change to your child's teacher, please also include Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant, as Mrs. Harris processes all transportation changes. Her email address is

Thank you for your help!

Counselor's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention month. Although bullying awareness and prevention is something we teach all year long, a few special activities will be going on in classrooms throughout the month of October. Brief clips from, which is a National Bullying Prevention Center, will be viewed in classrooms and discussed to explain what bullying is, how it feels, and what to do about it when it occurs. Each classroom and area in the school will be named a “No Bully Zone” and students will sign a pledge showing their commitment to help keep our school bully free. Students will receive a special bookmark as part of their pledge to “Be a Kid Against


The week of October 19th is Digital Citizenship Week. Mr. Hunt and classroom teachers have already been teaching lessons on digital citizenship during computer lab. Technology is in our kid’s hands more and more each day and it is always good practice for parents to be highly involved in this area. Keep an eye on your children and the websites they are visiting. Put parental controls in place to make sure your children are safe and not being exposed to negative things on the internet or social media websites.

Red Ribbon Week is coming up the week of October 26th. We will have theme days each day to bring drug and alcohol awareness to our students. We will announce the activities for the week and theme days in next week’s newsletter.

Look on the counselor webpage for more details on October happenings:

Weekly Attendance Rate

Our attendance rate for the week of Oct. 8th:

  • 96%

Remember our weekly goal is 97%, so please make sure that your child is at school everyday from 7:45-2:45.

If our attendance average at the end of the 1st nine weeks is 97% or higher, Mr. Holt is going to shave his head!

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

  • October 12th - Student and Staff Holiday
  • October 13th - Student Holiday, Staff Development for teachers
  • October 13th - LVES Family Fun Night at PDQ, 4-9 pm
  • October 15th - Parent Coffee Chat with Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Holt, 8:00 am in Library
  • October 15th - Vision and Hearing Screening for EE, PK and Kindergarten
  • October 20th - Title 1 Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • October 22nd - Fall Pictures - order forms are coming home today
  • October 22nd - LVES CEIC Meeting at 3:15pm in Library
  • October 23rd - End of 1st nine weeks
  • October 23rd - Fire Safety Day
  • October 26th - 30th - Red Ribbon Week - daily themes will be announced as we get closer to that week
  • October 30th - Book Character Parade, 9:00 am
  • October 30th - Report Cards go home in Friday folders