Week of January 27, 2020


Greetings Falcon Nation,

It was a short week at Lively as we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday on Monday. The following are some reminders as we approach the end of January. The first is to please complete the parent survey. Your feedback matters and helps us improve communication and services. Please see the information below to complete the survey.

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Second, mark your calendar and join us on February 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Lively cafeteria for our Love, Laugh, Lively, family potluck! Bring something to share and visit with your school community. Photojournalism students will be taking family pictures at the event. All photos will be shared in our school slide show at the end of the year awards celebration in May. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here- all are welcome .

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Finally, registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Registration assistance for families will take place on the following dates and times:

  • February 7th from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during parent coffee
  • April 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and May 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Please go to and log in to your AISD Parent Cloud account and update all of your child's information.

When you register, be sure to opt-in for the telemedicine services. Lively was selected as the telemedicine pilot campus for the 2020-2021 school year. Telemedicine will allow all students to access medical care through our partnership with Virtual Care for Kids (VCFK). We are bringing pediatricians to your school health room via telemedicine!

What does this mean for our school?

Now our students can immediately be treated by a pediatrician when they aren't feeling well at school. This doctor's visit will take place right from the school health room on campus. Every day at campuses across the district, students suffer through symptoms while they wait for an appointment to be scheduled offsite, which can sometimes take days. The pediatricians at Virtual Care for Kids are local Texas-based providers who specialize in high-quality medical care for children of all ages (up to 21).

How does this service work?

Step 1: Parents or guardians register their child through the parent portal during the online student registration process ( before this service being made available to the student.

Step 2: Once the student is registered, when they don't feel well during school hours, they can visit a school health room on campus as they usually would. From there, they will be evaluated on-demand by a pediatrician virtually in conjunction with a pediatric medical assistant who will be located in the school health room with the nurse.

Step 3: The school health rooms will be equipped with onsite tests such as strep and flu as well as over the counter medications such as fever reducers. This allows the VCFK pediatrician to diagnose, treat the symptoms, and ultimately provide a treatment plan for the student, including a prescription if needed.

Step 4: If a prescription is needed, then it will be sent immediately and electronically to the pharmacy of the parent's or guardian's choosing where they can quickly pick it up on the way to pick up their child. A visit summary can be provided to the parent or guardian as well as their primary pediatrician.

For additional information, visit the Comprehensive Health & Mental Health Telemedicine webpage at

Our Lively year at a glance calendar is complete. Please bookmark the link below for easy access.

Lively Calendar

We will place the calendar in the campus community BLEND page and will update frequently. Please keep checking for the latest upcoming events.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday.

Stacie Holiday, Principal


Students in the 6th and 7th grade Dual Language Academy and students in Mrs. Cook's ESOL program received the following invitation this week. The program is limited to the first 40 students who apply.
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We have an exciting opportunity for our families to be organized this year and donate to our future playground.

Plan for Good is a daily paper planner that donates 10% of the proceeds to the Playground Project at Lively. The planner is designed on high quality paper that does not bleed and rivals much more expensive planners! Best of all, a full page is dedicated to every day of the year. As you can imagine, this is a hefty planner. The beauty of this planner is in its simplicity: because it's meant to mobile, it's bound by one inch metal rings that open/close, allowing you to only carry what you want.

To purchase a planner, please go to the website: and be sure to designate for the 10% donation to go to the Lively Playground Project.

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Current 6th and 7th graders will begin their choice sheets the week of February 3rd in their Social Studies classes. The link below is for preview only, copies will be sent home for signature.


The time is fast approaching for our 8th graders to go to High School. Students are making plans for which classes to take within the next few weeks. Reference the dates below for when a specific high school will send staff with choice sheets to help us. Ms. Garcia will be meeting with all 8th graders to make sure they are aware of what’s needed for next year to run smoothly. Please email your questions to:

Dates for counseling events coming up:


25th Travis Showcase at Travis HS 9 – 12 (Tour school and see what is offered there)

29th Akins Academy at Akins gym 6:00 to 8:00 pm


20th and 21st Travis High School visits Lively to help with choice sheets for 9th grade classes 26th McCallum Expo Knight at McCallum 5:00 to 6:15 Course Fair; 6:30 to 8:00 Info Session 27th Akins High School visits Lively to help with choice sheets for 9th grade classes.


  • Our latest count is over 3,800 library visits this school year!

  • Austin Public Library Cards are here!! Students received them in Advisory on Thursday. If you missed the opportunity during enrollment, contact me.

  • MackinVIA is available to Lively students!! Log into AISD portal and search MackinVIA. Students can check out Lively digital books, access to AISD digital research databases, and new resources.

  • Lunch Bunch Donations: UNO, games, plastic cutlery.

  • Book Donations: We are accepting gently used book donations from parents for a no cost/low cost book fair in the Spring. If you are interested in helping, please let me know.

  • Hope to see you in the library soon!

Yvonne Steckel

Lively Middle School Librarian


Yearbooks for Sale

The 2019-2020 Lively Yearbooks are on sale! Buy one in January to guarantee that your student will have it May. Pre-sale in recommended; only a small number of yearbooks will be available for sale in May. The yearbooks are $35 and can be ordered online at or during lunches next week. Students can bring cash or checks (made out to LMS) to the yearbook reps during lunch each day. Consider donating an extra yearbook for a student scholarship.


We are looking for medical volunteers (doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) that would be able to volunteer for performing on site physicals for students at Lively Middle School at Back to School Night in September & Lively Volunteering Day in August. If you are one of these and are willing to volunteer please sign up here: We will contact you over the summer with exact dates and times for these events.



FB Event:


Early College High School Open House

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Families of prospective high school students are invited to learn more about the ECHS Program at the following campuses:

  • Akins ECHS,10701 S 1st St, Austin Tx, 78748
  • Crockett ECHS, 5601 Menchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745
  • Eastside Memorial ECHS, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road, Austin, TX 78745
  • LBJ ECHS, 7309 Lazy Creek Drive, Austin, TX 78724
  • Navarro ECHS,1201 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX 78758
  • Northeast ECHS, 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78752
  • Travis ECHS, 1211 E. Oltorf St., Austin, TX 78704

The ECHS Program allows high school students to take college classes—with no fees for tuition, textbooks or transportation. Students can graduate with their high school diploma and their associate degree, completely free!

For more information please contact Sissy Camacho, M.Ed, Director of ECHS and P-TECH Career Launch Programs, at or 512-414-4471.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:00p-8:00p- Boys BB 7A/7B vs Kealing @ Kealing MS

6:00p-8:00p- Boys BB 8A/8B vs Kealing @ Lively MS

Friday, January 31, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020

9:00a-11:30a- Girls Soccer A/B vs Kealing @ Travis HS

National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 3, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

4:00p-5:00- CAC Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020

6:00p-8:00p- Boys BB 7A/7B vs Martin @ Eastside HS

6:00p-8:00p- Boys BB 8A/8B vs Martin @ Lively MS

Friday, February 7, 2020

8:15a-12:00p- Parent Coffee/Online Registration

Saturday, February 8, 2020

8:00a-5:00p- Choir Region Clinic/Concert @ Austin PAC

9:00a-11:30a- Girls Soccer A/B vs Covington @ Covington MS

10:00a-12:00p- Falcon Leaders Saturday Morning Program @ Lively Gym