May 28th, 2018 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

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No Excuses University College Days

Let the fun begin!

From May 21st through June 1st, we want to invite you to have No Excuses University College Days. During these days, take some time to continue learning with your students about the university that you represent. Remind them of their class year. For example, our 5th graders will be graduating high school Class of 2025 and graduating college class of 2029... Wow!

Think of ways you can make these days engaging. Examples:

  • Decorate your doors and the hallways.
  • Invite people to speak about their universities!
  • Team up with other teachers and surprise your students.
  • Each day that the whole class is present, add a letter to spell 'College'. The class could be rewarded when 'College' is spelled.
  • Create a college video to be shown during the announcements.
  • Complete a mock college application. Prepare students about what is expected when they get to high school and begin the actual process of preparing for college.
  • Have your class apply to the next grade level.
  • This is a power point about six different ways to pay for college. I created it in response to hearing my fifth graders say that college was too expensive. Suitable for grades 5 and up. (from NoExcuse Connect)
  • The students choose two universities to research and then complete a double bubble thinking map, similar to a Venn Diagram, in order to compare and contrast them. The universities can be given by the teacher or the students can choose their own. One university can be red, the other blue and any similarities between the two will be put inside a purple circle, to show they're alike. The students can add illustrations to their work for visual appeal and for a bulletin board display.
  • College Brochure assignment.
You can find several ideas in NoExcuse Connect. Click here


Please click here and indicate the date, time and location for your EOY parties.


Remember, our school will be used for Summer School.

All rooms with the exception of the 4th grade hall upstairs inside the building will be used. Portables will not be used.

Technology Items that need to be available:

  • Document Camera w/power adapter
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Projector Remote
  • Smart Board Power Adapter
  • Smart Board Markers & Eraser

Kindergarten teachers: Here is a sheet to mark what you need to leave out; place it on your door before leaving for the summer.

Summer School Room Assignments:

1st floor: Pre-K and Kindergarten

2nd floor: SSI (5th Grade)

Please take all mascots/animals and their cages home with you, so students won't have access to them.

Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Lewisville Elementary Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 28th

  • Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29th

  • 3rd Grade Elm Fork Field Trip

    3rd & 4th Science EOY CBA

    Math LF

    EOY LPAC,4th and 5th

Wednesday, May 30th

  • W.W. Sunglasses
  • 3rd Grade Elm Fork Field Trip
  • 3rd & 4th Science EOY CBA
  • All Level Team Meetings
  • Seniors celebration- Breakfast

Thursday, May 31st

  • *EOY Staff Party
  • 4th Field Trip Ft. Worth Stockyards
  • LA ACT
  • GRADES DUE at 4 pm
  • 4th 9 wk. Report Cards

Friday, June 1st

  • Book Drive for Kids (each of our Ponies gets a book)
  • Instructional Support Breakfast 8:00 to 9:00
  • LVES Spirit Day
  • 5th grade Luck in 3:00 to 6:00

Staff Shout Outs

  • Thank you Ms. Amador for graciously donating one of your days!!
  • Mrs. Quezada - For being a valuable part of our team!
  • Mr. Thomas - For his hard work and dedication to our students.
  • Wanda Echeverria for being such a wonderful kindness pal. Thank you!
  • Kim Kilam for always being kind to me, and for all the breakfast goodies you bring me all the time. Thank you!
  • Ms. Paris for being such an awesome partner and friend.
  • All of our instructional support; you are amazing! Thanks for all you do for our kiddos!
  • Mrs. Huerta - Awesome use of the BOGO Book Fair for your students. Thank you.
  • All Pony Paras - Thanks for a wonderful last session of PLC Rotations for our students. You all did a wonderful job with the outdoor activities. Thank you.
  • Mrs. Anguita and Ms. Medlock for the informative GT training: Depth & Complexity Part 2. Well done! Thank you.
  • Mrs. Burleson for your amazing patience with our ponies. You are a wonderful role model.
  • Mrs. Valdes, thanks for the time and assistance to build next year's class lists during the PLC sessions.
  • Sandra Zamora - Nice job on STEM Night. Parents and students really enjoyed the event.
  • Veronica Hernandez - The Library activities were a great part of STEM Night.
  • Thanks to all involved for such a fAbUlOuS Career Day!!!
  • Ms. Wooster, thank you for always being such a support with students!
  • Mrs. Hernandez, thank you for facilitating a Buy one, Get one Free Book Fair for our campus!
  • Thank you Ms. Carol for being so efficient this year in handling iPad money and forms!
  • Mrs. Burleson, thank you for always going above and beyond in supporting our students and staff!!
  • Ms. Green, thank you for being such an AMAZING support for our students and parents! You are such an asset to this campus!

Click here to submit your Shout Out.

May Birthdays

  • Victoria Hamilton May 7th
  • Lakshmi Valdes May 7th
  • Elizabeth Ramos May 11th
  • Lisa Burleson May 12th
  • Sandra Zamora May 14th
  • Gladys Diaz May 15th
  • Iraima Arocha May 17th
  • Alexis Stephenson May 17th
  • Jerry Green May 19th
  • Angela Snyder May 21st
  • Barbara Kitchen May 23rd
  • Carol Holguin May 27th
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