Parent Newsletter, LVES 2022-2023, Edition16, Nov. 18, 2022
Start Planning for our Holiday Dress Up Days!
Watch D.O.G.S. Reminder
Front Door Hours
Lunch Visitor Protocols
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com or printed and dropped off at the Lago Vista ISD Administration Building.
Lunch Delivery for Students
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:
Our Week In Pictures
Our students had a blast during our APEX Fun Run on Thursday! We had parents cheering and we were all a little sore by the end of the day.
Our students might be feeling a little tired this morning after all the fun yesterday. Thank you for cheering us on!
Thank You, PTO!
Our Teachers received a token of gratitude from our PTO for always CHIPPIN' IN!
Thanksgiving Pies from the Community
Our entire staff was able to select a pie to take home and share with their family. Thank you for your contributions that help continue this tradition!
Our Young Musicians
Students in Mrs. Whitted's performing arts are learning all about how to play instruments!
Mrs. Johnson's first graders work together in math to learn and play!
Thanksgiving Pies from the Community
Our Young Musicians
If you look closely, you will see that Mrs. Henninger's class earned the right to cover me in Silly String since they were crowned the Apex champions. They may have enjoyed it a little too much!
Our Little Vikings Have So Much Pride!
Our Viking Pride table was full of amazing Viking role models today during PK/K lunch.
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!
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
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
1st Grade Lunch Sign Up
2nd Grade Lunch Sign Up
3rd Grade Lunch Sign Up
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/
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/
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/
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
Sam and Jessica Adamo
Jason and Nancy Casias
Craig and Olivia Devine
Jonathan and Jennifer Joshua
Sonia Lopez Martinez
Christian and Jessica Ross
Chad & Nikki Kallina
Bernadette & Burl McAlvain
Jenna & Aaron Parkinson
The Parra Family
Jeff & Shauna Olson
JV Dougherty Construction
Jonathan and Lisa Whitted
Josh and Stephanie Sattler
Kyle & Lindsey O’Brien
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.
Northlake Church Christmas Store
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