2017-2018 Parent Newsletter
April 6, 2018 - Issue #30
Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:
- Mrs. Cook (100)
- Mrs. Rowin (100)
- Mrs. Williams (100)
- Mrs. Outlaw (100)
Our campus-wide total is 750!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 200
Second Grade: 150
Third Grade: 50
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!
Benchmark Testing - April 9th and 10th
If you have a 3rd grader, please make sure he/she gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. Please schedule medical appointments for after school on those days to ensure your child can complete the benchmarks during the time period.
On benchmark days, we ask that visits to campus are limited, as students will be taking the benchmarks in multiple locations throughout the building. We do ask that parents not visit 3rd graders for lunch on benchmark days. Thank you for your help in keeping our hallways quiet on those days.
Front Parking Lot Reminders
Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition
Are You Returning?
- Travis County ESD
- City of Lago Vista
- Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War
- Jonestown Police Department
- Lago Vista Police Department
- Travis County Sheriff's Office
- Air Evac
The highlight of the day was the helicopter landing on the back playground. It was a great day to learn about our local community helpers and their jobs.
2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - April 26th
Incoming kindergarten students will have a chance to meet teachers at Kinder Camp on August 3rd from 9:00 am-11:00 am. A sign up sheet for Kinder Camp will be available at PK/Kinder Round Up.
2018-2019 PTO Board Members Needed
A few of the things we have accomplished this year, we purchased a new radio for PE, new pea gravel to make the playground safer, we gave money to the reading lab for new books, we coordinated monthly snacks/lunches for our teachers, and paid for 5 teachers to attend a conference.
If we do not fill board positions, then a PTO is not possible. If you have any questions regarding board positions, please contact Deanna Roberts, PTO President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current 3rd Grade Parents and Students
LVHS WE Walk For Water
To find out more about this cause watch this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcRLcf8InY&t=2s to buy t-shirts go here: https://app.spiritbooster.com/18LVHSKC/ @WEmovement Please email email@example.com with any additional questions.
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Watch DOGS of the Week
- Monday, April 9th: OPEN
- Tuesday, April 10th: Vernon Reher
- Wednesday, April 11th: OPEN
- Thursday, April 12th: OPEN
- Friday, April 13th: Brett Smith
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
COLLEGE DAY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY...WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SHIRT!
Character Trait of the Month - Intergity
- 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!
Hello LVES Families! During the month of April, our guidance lessons will be about Integrity. Students will understand that having integrity means doing what you know is right, even if no one is watching, being your best self, resisting peer pressure, and choosing words and actions that are sincere.
The primary source for children to develop integrity is their family. Children are not born with integrity, but family and societal influences are what teach children humility, social responsibility, and the courage to stand up for what they believe is right. It is so important for children to have strong role models in their life in order for them to develop the traits and skills they need to be happy, successful people!
“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” ~Confucius
¡Hola familias LVES! Durante el mes de abril, nuestras lecciones de orientación serán sobre Integridad. Los estudiantes comprenderán que tener integridad significa hacer lo que usted sabe que es correcto, incluso si nadie está mirando, siendo su mejor yo, resistiendo la presión de los compañeros y eligiendo palabras y acciones que sean sinceros.
La fuente principal para que los niños desarrollen integridad es su familia. Los niños no nacen con integridad, pero las influencias familiares y sociales son las que les enseñan a los niños humildad, responsabilidad social y valentía para defender lo que creen que es lo correcto. ¡Es tan importante que los niños tengan fuertes modelos a seguir en su vida para que puedan desarrollar los rasgos y habilidades que necesitan para ser personas felices y exitosas!
“La fuerza de una nación se deriva de la integridad del hogar.” ~Confucius
Weekly Attendance Goal
Weekly Attendance for week of April 5th:
- 95.05% - We had a drop in our attendance this week. Please make sure your child is at school everyday from 7:45-3:00.
Grade Level Totals:
PPCD: 88% - Exceeded out attendance goal!
First Grade: 95.89%
Second Grade: 94.23%
Third Grade: 96.06%
LVES Front Office Hours
Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook
Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant
Registration and Attendance:
Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk
Student Emotional Support:
Amy Sexton, Counselor
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 9th: Math STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
- April 10th: Reading STAAR Benchmarks, limited visitors on campus
- April 12th: PPCD Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm
- April 12th: GT Showcase at LVHS Mac, 6:00 pm
- April 17th: GT Field Trip
- April 20th: 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Day at LVHS track, more details coming soon
- 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
- 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