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Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition16, Nov. 18, 2022

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Start Planning for our Holiday Dress Up Days!

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Parking

I know we don't have a lot of convenient parking, but when you visit school, I have to ask that you not park in the handicapped spaces or the fire lane for any reason. For the safety of our handicapped students and guests and the ability of emergency personnel to access us in case of an emergency, you MUST respect these parking restrictions. This is not a request I can compromise on.


Thank you,

Mrs. Walker

Watch D.O.G.S. Reminder

First off, thank you so much for your presence and help on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Our staff and students enjoy seeing you here and we certainly appreciate ALL that you are doing. As a friendly reminder, adult restrooms are located in the main hallway next to Jerrie (our bearded dragon). Additionally, Watch D.O.G.S are not to be in the classrooms (to include the gym) as this causes disruptions to the instructional day/routine.

Front Door Hours

Just a reminder that our front doors are open to parents from 7:45-2:45. If you are making a delivery, please do so during those hours. For safety and staffing reasons, we will not answer the door before 7:45am. We do not have staff available to serve parent needs until 7:45 due to meeting student needs at arrival.

Lunch Visitor Protocols

If you would like for someone to be able to visit your child for lunch, here are the steps to follow:

1) Click on the Signup Genius posted later in the newsletter and sign up for a time using the name of the person who will be eating with your child.

2) Make sure that this person is listed on your Parent Portal as having the Right to Transport. This helps us ensure that you are ok with this person spending time with your child outside of your presence. To do this: Login to your Parent Portal, Click on the Registration button under your child's picture, Click on #2 Contact Information for Parents/Guardians, if the person you would like to eat with your child is already listed, ensure that Right to Transport is clicked. If not, click Add Contact and be sure to click Right to Transport.

Attendance

Daily emails are sent any time your student misses school. If you have not sent an email to the attendance clerk, please respond to the email with the student's name and reason for missing. If you were proactive and already did, please disregard. You have 3 days to submit a note.


Attendance letters will be sent periodically throughout the year when your student hits certain thresholds. No response is required unless you receive one from Mrs. Stewart (10+ absences) that requires an attendance plan. Please note, you will receive these letters regardless of why the student was absent. It is for informational purposes and I am required by law to send them.


Remember, parent portal is a great resource. You can check attendance, grades(2nd & 3rd grade), update phone numbers, addresses and add additional people who can pick up your student. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at charris@lagovistaisd.net.

UIL IS BACK!!!

Lago Vista Elementary is excited about UIL! Sign-up sheets will be posted at the Elementary campus on November 9, and students can begin signing up for events in which they would like to compete.


Sign-ups will remain open for a week, and practices will begin after Thanksgiving Break. The coach of each event will notify students and parents of their practice/try-out schedule. Practice times for some events will be integrated into the school day, and others will require after school practices.


This year, our UIL meet will look different than in past years. We will not be traveling to another school district for our competition. Instead, we will hold our own Lago Vista Elementary UIL Meet during the school day on Thursday, February 9, 2023 for Grades 2-3 at the Elementary campus. More details will be provided at a later date.


Please discuss UIL with your children and encourage them to try-out for the event (or events) that interest them. You can also visit the UIL website for details regarding each event.


https://www.uiltexas.org/aplus/events


2nd Grade Creative Writing

Coach: Leslee Arredondo


2nd Grade Storytelling

Coach: Jenifer Brown


3rd Grade Spelling

Coach: Alicia Mendoza-Guajardo


3rd Grade Storytelling

Coach: Jenifer Brown


3rd Grade Music Memory

Coach: Kathie Voisinet


3rd Grade Ready Writing

Coach: Kerri Walker

Party Season is Upon Us!

We will have our first class party on December 15th. If you would like to attend your child's party, please make sure you have completed a background check well in advance of the date. Here is the link!

https://www.lagovistaisd.net/upload/common/district%20publications/Volunteer%20background.pdf

Completed applications can be emailed to hjackson@lagovistaisd.net or printed and dropped off at the Lago Vista ISD Administration Building.

Lunch Delivery for Students

If you are delivering lunch for your child, please do so by 10am. Due to lack of staff availability for deliveries and the busiest time of day for the front office, we cannot deliver your child's lunch after 10am. Also, food and drink deliveries are ONLY allowed at lunch. No deliveries will be allowed to be eaten in the classroom.

Free and Reduced- Price Meal News

As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following links:



For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Our Week In Pictures

Picking your child up early?

Be sure to have your driver's license with you at all times. Even if you are in the raptor system just in case. Please plan on arriving before 2:45pm to pick up your student. You may email your student's teacher to let them know if you're picking up early so that they can be sure to have their things packed up before that time. You may not email teachers to send students to the front office at a certain time. For safety, parents must sign out their student on Raptor and have your ID scanned. Mrs. Kuske (Marcy) will then verify that you are authorized and call for your student. If you need assistance please pickup the phone in the foyer.

Thank You Thursdays!

Introducing a day to show our Teachers appreciation by helping make their job just a little easier. If you would like to help in a Teacher's classroom, Thank You Thursdays will be the day! Here are the steps that must be followed if you wish to participate:


1. All visitors in the building must have a background check when we have students in the building. Please print and complete this background check ahead of time and deliver to the Administrative Building at 9039 Bar-K Ranch Road. Once cleared:

2. Reach out to the Teacher/s via e-mail for any help they might need.

3. Coordinate a time to come in on Thursday.


Thank you for supporting our Teachers!

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is a new specials class that has been added this year. It is taught by Mrs. O'Brien and students rotate through it along with PE, Art, and Performing Arts. Mrs. O'Brien teaches the following big ideas: responsible decision making, relationship skills with peers, self-management, and social awareness. Each class will meet with Mrs. O'Brien once a week. Classes focus on age appropriate lessons like what does it mean to be a good friend, conflict resolution, and nurturing a culture of kindness at school.

Lunch Sign-ups

We are happy to invite parents to eat lunch with their child again this year! Thanks to our new and improved lunchroom, we are able to offer more slots for parents, but we still have to have sign ups for safety and security purposes. I have limited sign ups for each parent to 3 per semester just to ensure that everyone who wants an opportunity to come eat with their child gets one.


Please see a staff member in the cafeteria if you are surprising your child so that we can help you locate him/her.


PK/K Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-pkkindergarten


1st Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-1stgrade


2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-2ndgrade


3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A72FA6F49-3rdgrade

Daily Schedule

7:20 Doors open, breakfast is served

7:35 Teachers begin welcoming students into class

7:45 Tardy bell rings, breakfast closed

9:25 Attendance Time

10:45-11:15 PK/K Lunch

11:20-11:50 1st Grade Lunch

11:55-12:25 2nd Grade Lunch

12:30-1:00 3rd Grade Lunch

3:20 Dismissal

Thank You to All of Our PTO Business and Individual Sponsors! Please Support these Businesses that Support Us!

Elite Business Sponsorship

Austin Pergolas http://www.austinpergolaco.com/

Infrastructure Recruitment Group http://www.irgtalent.com

Northlake Church https://mynorthlake.com/

1431 Real Estate http://www.1431RealEstate.com

The Adamo Law Firm https://adamolawfirm.com/

1st Fire Safety https://www.1stfiresafety.com/

Dominos https://www.dominos.com

FSG Construction Group https://foamsalesgroup.com/

Hatch Agency Real Estate https://www.hatchagencyre.com/

Kuske Agency- Farmers Insurance https://agents.farmers.com/tx/lago-vista/arlene-kuske

Waterloo Auto Spa

New Heights Garage Training

Northlake Heating and Cooling https://www.northlakeheatingandcooling.com/

The Hamilton's

Lakeside Subs https://www.lakesidesubs.com/

Younger Homes https://www.younger-homes.com/

Ranch Road Jewelry https://ranchroadjewelry.com/

Respiro Properties https://respiroproperties.com/

Leander Eye Care https://leandereyecare.com/

Hillside Nature School https://www.hillsidenatureschool.com/

Teifka Real Estate https://joshparker.teifkerealestate.com/

Gold Business Sponsorship

Local Oaks Tree Services https://localoaks.com/

Premier Cleaning

North Shore Eye Care https://www.northshoreeyecare.net/

Urban Air & Heat LLC https://www.facebook.com/urbanairandheat

Silver Sponsorship

Addicted to Glamour https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToGlamour

The Beanstalk Consignment Shop https://www.thebeanstalk.net/

Chirofit Wellness Center http://chirofitwellnesscenter.com/

Halls Roofing & Sheet Metal, INC www.hallsroofing.net

Northshore Outdoor https://www.facebook.com/NorthshoreOutdoorLago

F45 Cedar Park https://f45training.com/cedarpark/home

The Center for Recovery and Reconnection, LLC https://www.recoveryandreconnection.com/

PTO Member Donors

Gold

Sam and Jessica Adamo

Jason and Nancy Casias

Craig and Olivia Devine

Dennis Henderson

Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua

Rachel Kokel

Sonia Lopez Martinez

Sarah Ogle

Christian and Jessica Ross

Courtney Stockard

Kelsey Tavares

Grant Blackburn

Amber Deaton

Amy Estes

Teri Hamilton

Kara Jones

Chad & Nikki Kallina

Kelsey Koreshev

Renee McCharen

Janine Ramsey

Vernon Reher

Sara Farkas

Boules Family

Bernadette & Burl McAlvain

Heather Walker

Rachael McConnell

Jenna & Aaron Parkinson

Sarah Schroeder

The Parra Family

Kazi Gaos

Jeff & Shauna Olson

Melissa Bell

April McAlister


Silver

JV Dougherty Construction

Jonathan and Lisa Whitted


Bronze

Cynthia Davis

Hannah Hoch

Bryan Tavares

Jennifer Brown

Lacey Culberth

Natalie Johnson

Lori Longoria

Courtney Moreau

Tricia Vasquez

Bethany Canales

Cara Harper

Pam Lamb

Kerri Walker

Josh and Stephanie Sattler

Angela Edwards

Heather Womack

Michelle Heston

Sherry Stevenson

Emilee Samples

Amy Sexton

Kelly Cochran


Basic

Amber Lauer

Jessica Orr

John Palka

Katie Palka

Chris Riccobene

Rachel Alfano

Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien

Bailey Adkins

Cara Harper

Holly Jackson

Rachel Donahue

Coco Foster

Janna Oliver

Adrene Henninger

Stephanie Aromy

Debbie Crowsey

Whitney Curry

Kathryn Hayhurst

Adrienne Henninger

Kathie Voisinet

Volunteer Opportunity

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Stay Alert System







StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety. Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

Community Opportunities

Northlake Church Christmas Store

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This year, Northlake Church is once again holding our Northlake Christmas Store, in which families who are financially struggling can provide their children and teens with a merry Christmas. Each year the Christmas Store continues to grow and we are planning to serve over 200 students in our district this year.

Here is the direct link for all the information regarding the Christmas Store and there is a tab for parents to sign up to shop for their children: https://mynorthlake.com/christmas22


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