2019-2020 Parent Newsletter

October 11, 2019 - Issue #10

Excellence in ALL we do!

Golden Tickets

Congratulations to the following classes:

  • Mrs. Arredondo (100)
  • Mrs. Ramsey
  • Mrs. Outlaw (100)
  • Ms. Baker
  • Mrs. Rohne
  • Ms. Voisinet

Campus Total: 3,419!

Grade Level Totals:

PPCD: 50

Kinder: 1179

1st Grade: 800

2nd Grade: 690

3rd Grade: 700

monday, october 14th is a student holiday! Enjoy your 3-day weekend Vikings!

Attention all LV Youth Football Players and Students who attended LVISD Summer Camps

If you are a LV youth football player, or you attended the LVISD summer football camp, then wear your jersey or camp shirt to the home game against Manor New Tech on Friday, October 18th and get in for free!

Parent Teacher Conferences coming Soon

Can you believe the first nine weeks is almost over? Teachers will be sending out information soon on how to sign up for a parent teacher conference on October 25th. We will be releasing school early, at 11:30 am, on October 25th for conferences. This is a great opportunity for your child's teacher to go over his/her academic progress this year.

Transportation Changes for Early Release on October 25th

Due to early release on October 25th, transportation changes will not be accepted on that day. If you need to make a transportation change for your child for October 25th, please have it in on or before Thursday, October 24th. We greatly appreciate your help in making the early release dismissal run smoothly!

Pumpkin Character Walk

Teachers will be sending home information soon about our fun, upcoming pumpkin character activity! Students will choose a character from their favorite book, decorate a pie pumpkin (real, foam, paper), and write about their pumpkin. Students will bring their decorated pumpkin, along with the book, to school on October 31st for the school to see on the Pumpkin Character Walk. We can't wait to see all of the creative pumpkins!

a peek inside classrooms

Mark Your Calendars for our 1st Fundraiser of the year...Apex Fun Run!

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Keep Lago Vista Beautiful (KVLB) Art Contest

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 contest. For more information go to
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PTO News

We have such an amazing PTO that supports our teachers and students in many ways! If you would like more information on our PTO, have membership questions, or would like to volunteer, click on the following link:

Don't forget to like the Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook page too!

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Write The Check

It’s that time of year again, time for our “Write the Check” campaign! It is by far the easiest fundraiser out there with all donations going directly to support the school and are 100% tax deductible.

If you are not familiar with this campaign, here’s the deal. Instead of selling tumblers, cookie dough, coupon books, you simply write a check to the Lago Vista Elementary School PTO and you’re done! Super simple, right? Here is a very short list of items PTO was able to provide the school last year with your donations:

· Teacher Training

· New pea gravel for playground

· STEM games

· Ink cartridges

· Scholastics books

· Horse shoe tables

· New office chairs for our amazing administration

· Magnetic white boards

The list goes on and on! But without your donations we won’t be able to provide these items in the future so we need you to WRITE THE CHECK!

This campaign will run only until October 18! Please attach your cash, check or money order donations on the form that went home in today's Friday folders and return it to your child’s teacher. Any amount donated is very much appreciated and will be recognized in the weekly school newsletter, so keep an eye out!

Thanks again Parents for coming together for our community’s youth! Without involvement we can’t make it happen! On behalf of the LVES PTO we’d like to say THANKS AND YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

college day is every wednesday! wear your favorite college shirt!

Counselor's Corner

Hello LVES Families! This month we are learning about the character trait Respect. While students are understanding the different ways people can show respect to others and themselves, we will also talk about the No Place for Hate® initiative, and why it is important for all of us to want our school to be a respectful, tolerant, and safe place for students and staff. Students will have the opportunity to sign our No Place for Hate® Pledge, which states the following:

1. I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.

2. I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone--even if they are not like me.

3. If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.

4. Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school.

5. I want our school to be a No Place For Hate®.

Thank you for supporting our campus in remaining a designated No Place for Hate®! If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please visit:

¡Hola familias de LVES! Este mes estamos aprendiendo sobre el rasgo de carácter Respeto. Si bien los estudiantes comprenden las diferentes formas en que las personas pueden mostrar respeto a los demás y a sí mismos, también hablaremos sobre la iniciativa No Place for Hate® y por qué es importante que todos queramos que nuestra escuela sea respetuosa, tolerante y Lugar seguro para estudiantes y personal. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de firmar nuestro Compromiso No Place for Hate®, que establece lo siguiente:

1. Prometo hacer todo lo posible para tratar a todos de manera justa.

2. Prometo hacer todo lo posible para ser amable con todos, incluso si no son como yo.

3. Si veo que alguien está siendo lastimado o intimidado, se lo diré a un maestro.

4. Todos deberían poder sentirse seguros y felices en la escuela.

5. Quiero que nuestra escuela sea No Place For Hate®.

¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestro campus a seguir siendo un No Place for Hate® designado! Si está interesado en aprender más sobre esta iniciativa, visite:

Attendance at LVES

We didn't quite hit our attendance goal this week! Rest up during the 3-day weekend so we can meet our goal next week.

Attendance for week of 10/47-10/10: 95%

Grade Level Attendance:

Kindergarten: 94%

First Grade: 94%

Second Grade: 97%

Third Grade: 95%

For more information on why attendance matters for your child and our school, along with the difference between an excused and unexcused absence, click on the following links:

LVES Office Hours

Our front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00 pm. If you call before or after that time, you will need to leave a message and someone from the office staff will return your call the next day.

Lago Vista Elementary Facebook

Don't forget to "Like" the Lago Vista Elementary Facebook page! The page is routinely updated throughout the school year with events and information.

Need Assistance

Transportation Changes and Student Sign-out:

Marcy Kuske, Administrative Assistant

Registration and Attendance:

Christine Harris, Registrar/Attendance Clerk

Student Emotional Support:

Amy Sexton, Counselor

Student Health:

Tara Roberts, School Nurse

Discipline and School Improvement:

Michelle Jackson, Principal

Missy Howard, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendars...

  • October 14th: Student Holiday, No School
  • October 18th: End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 24th: CEIC Meeting, 3:30-4:30 in Community Room
  • October 24th: Transportation Changes due for Early Release
  • October 25th: Early Release at 11:30 am for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 25th: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 29th: Fall Pictures
  • October 30th: Perfect Attendance/Honor Roll Recognition during lunches
  • October 31st: Pumpkin Gallery Walk
  • October 31st: Kindergarten Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farms