LVIS Family Newsletter

November 8, 2021

LVIS spreads Kindness with Project Vinatta

Project Vinatta has kicked off to a great start! This year we had a record amount of students join the coalition. We are so proud of the work that they do and their mission to spread kindness around the school and the community. They had a wonderful 1st meeting and they laid the groundwork for the three projects that they plan to complete this year with the student body. In addition, they completed a collaborative poster titled "Scatter Kindness" and "Kindness Begins with Me." We expect to see this organization accomplish great things this year!

Texas Arbor Day

Did you know that the 1st Friday in November is Texas Arbor Day? In honor of the holiday, the Point Venture Lion’s Club and Mrs. Wheeler purchased two pears trees for the school. Our 4th grade classrooms have adopted the trees. They planted and will care for the trees throughout the year. We hope that our students learn about ways to care for the environment through this program. A special thank you to Mrs. Wheeler for bringing the trees and this program to our school!

Texas Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. In Texas, November is the perfect time to plant trees. Click on the link here from Keep Texas Beautiful for more information about the holiday.

It's Pie Time to Thank Our Teachers

Lago Vista Intermediate School has a long-standing tradition of sending each staff member home with a dessert for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our teachers and school staff look forward to this time every year. This is an opportunity to show your love to our staff, and know that it will be greatly appreciated!

This year we are asking for 30 homemade pies, cakes or other special treats for our staff. Please help by bringing your labeled scrumptious contribution to the front of the Intermediate School on Friday, November 19th.

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Click on the link below to sign up to bring a pie.

Sign Up Genius for Thanksgiving Pies

It's Time for Times Tables

In 3rd grade, most students learn their multiplication facts. It is a large part of the 3rd grade math curriculum. At that age, students practice developing their fact fluency with multiplication. This year, we are noticing that there are more students (in 4th and 5th grade) that do not know their multiplication facts yet compared to previous years. Because of the pandemic, students most likely had some gaps in 3rd grade, and therefore they were not able to spend the time memorizing their facts. We want to encourage all families to help their children at home to learn them if they still need help with them.

Even with calculators available, memorization of the multiplication tables actually remains an extremely important tool. In order to understand division, fractions, and ratios and be able to spot many patterns, your child must recognize the numbers in the multiplication tables. It saves them time and frustration if they have their multiplication tables memorized.

If you have questions or need ideas about ways to help your child memorize their facts, please talk to your child’s teacher. They would be happy to help you with some ideas!

Sweaters, Jackets, and Lunchboxes,

Our lost and found is growing! If you are missing an item, encourage your child to check the lost and found for sweaters, jackets, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc

Also, don't forget to write your child's name on everything (especially jackets and sweaters). This helps to get the item back to your child if it is left outside at recess or in a cafeteria.

Apex Kicks Off this Week!

Our APEX Leadership Fundraiser kicks off this week. It is important to note that most of the money raised will go back to each child's classroom. We just want to thank you for your continued support.
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