September 10th Pony News

Building a Brighter Future!

LVES Mission and Vission

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Congratulations to the Teacher and Staff of the Month

Congratulations to the following Nominees


  • Sandra Hernández...Goes above and beyond in all her duties. She has been in and out of our classrooms asking how she can help and what needs to be done to help the students. She is the epitome of All Means All. When she subbed for Mrs. Field's class, she came to me to understand our lesson plans and to prepare so that the students would not get behind.
  • Shuntel Green...Goes above and beyond to help students and families in need.
  • Mrs. Echevarria, for devoting so much time to comforting students and helping them past their classroom challenges on a daily basis.
  • Dale Dixson, he is calm in a crisis and steps in to assist without being asked. He is firm but kind with students who need it. He is a good role model to our students.
  • Mr. Reed, because he is doing an awesome job, welcoming the students when geting out of the bus.
  • Mrs. Ramos because she has the BEST personality! She is always smiling, running around helping someone. :)
  • Lance Thomas - being EVERYWHERE making positive connections with kids.

  • Mrs O’Donnell....Always positive, caring & respectful towards students and staff.

  • Veronica Hernandez: I greatly appreciate Mrs.Hernandez's desire to want to be available to every grade level in the building.

  • Michael Colon...Although Michael is not in my grade group, whenever we cross paths, he always stops to see how I am doing, asks if there is anything he can do to help, and offers words of encouragement...a true team player!

  • Mrs. McNamara for taking the time to welcome the new students to her classroom and ease the concerns of parents during the transition from Mrs. Davis to her room.

  • Ruben Ledesma: His calm demeanor and sense of humor makes him a pleasure to be around. He is a good role model for our students.

  • 2nd Grade Ms. Davis. She has been doing an awesome job with her new 2nd grade classroom.

  • Bethany Wooster - She has an amazing gift of taking care of students and staff. She is a leader and guide for her team and is always willing to lend support to staff. Her students show so much growth under her patient guidance.

  • Coach W: Huge thanks for adjusting the tables in the science lab.

  • The After School Dismissal Crew for tirelessly running back and forth each afternoon to make sure our students are placed in cars in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Mrs. Simpson for organizing our Biggest Loser Challenge. I am looking forward to reaching my goals with this group.

  • Ms. Snell always staying ahead of the game and working to assist with our Ponies.

We are a Professional Learning Community


A professional Learning Community is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.


Learning in a PLC: Student by Student, Target by Target


Collaborative teams in PLC schools use the four critical questions of learning to drive their collective inquiry and action research:


  1. What do we want students to learn? (essential standards)
  2. How will we know if they have learned? (team-developed common assessments)
  3. What will we do if they don’t learn? (systematic interventions)
  4. What will we do if they already know it? (extended learning)


Do you want to read more? Click here

https://youtu.be/UjrLOQr9k64

We are a Professional Learning Community- TEKS & ELPS Collaboration is part of being a PLC

We are excited to begin our TEKS & ELPS Collaboration. This year we will focus on writing and Science to support areas of deficits that the campus has had in these two areas for the past 3 years.


CIP Alignment:

Goal 1: Student Learning/Performance Objective 2:

Strategies 1 and 2:


1. Teachers and administrators will:

  • Participate in TEKS & ELPS Collaboration Sessions
  • Participate in Team Meetings
  • Participate in Vertical Alignment Meetings
  • Participate in district professional development sessions
  • Observe other classrooms (on and off campus)
  • Participate in book studies


2. WE will use our data to reflect and improve our practices to meet the needs of our students resulting on an increase on the student success status on the STAAR test for the number of students approaching, meeting and mastering standards.


Click here to see the TEKS & ELPS Collaboration at a Glance 2018-19 Calendar


Tuesday September 11th:

  • K , 3rd, 4th,
  • Click here for the Agenda


Tuesday September 18th:

  • 2nd, 5th, 1st
  • Click here for the Agenda
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September 11th is Patriot Day

House Bill 1501 requires the observance of one minute of silence at the beginning of the first period of the school day to commemorate the events of September 11. The minute of silence may be held in conjunction with a regular minute of silence, but the bill also states that immediately before the period of observance, the class instructor "shall make a statement of reference to the memory of individuals who died on September 11, 2001."


To comply with the law, every classroom teacher should read the attached statement at the beginning of first period, Tuesday, September 11, and immediately lead students in one minute of silence. The statement must be made by teachers in individual classrooms, not over the P.A. system. A separate regularly scheduled minute of silence is not required.


Statement to be read BY classroom teachers:


English: September 11th is known as Patriot Day. On this day, we remember the people who made brave choices and showed great courage as our country was attacked on September 11th, 2001. The United States is proudly known as "the land of the free and the home of the brave." As we observe a minute of silence on this day let us remember these people who were brave 17 years ago, and focus how we can be brave and have courage as we make choices today.



Spanish: Septiembre 11 es conocido como Día Patriótico. En este día recordamos a las personas que tomaron decisiones valientes y mostraron gran valor cuando nuestro país fue atacado el 11 de septiembre de 2001. Los Estados Unidos es conocido orgullosamente como "la tierra de los libres y el hogar de los valientes." En este dia, mientras observamos un minuto de silencio, recordemos estas personas quienes hace 17 años mostraron su valentía y enfoquémonos en cómo nosotros hoy también podemos valientemente tomar decisiones.

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Honoring Our First Responders

We have invited members of our local police and fire departments to come Tuesday morning to greet our students Tuesday morning. Following morning arrival, they will be invited into the lounge to have pastries, juice, and coffee. Though it is small, we wanted to show our appreciation for their service.


If any classrooms or students are interested in making cards, please do so and place them in Miss Lawson's box.

A Peek into the LVES Handbook

We will be showcasing parts of the handbook on each Pony News.


Click here to see the entire Handbook

Substitutes

Substitutes

Every day that the teacher is not in the classroom, students do not receive the most quality instruction possible. Inevitably, various occasions will arise when you will need to be absent. It is important that we secure the best subs possible and ensure that we leave them with clear plans so that student learning can continue in your absence.


To ensure substitutes have the necessary information for the class during your absence, all teachers must create a substitute folder or binder which will be stored in an easy-to-find place in the classroom. The following items should be included in the sub folder:

  • Master class schedule (start time, end time, lunch, recess, specials, schedules for students who leave the classroom, schedules for support staff who may do inclusion, etc)

  • 1 day of generic lesson plans in case of emergency

  • Specific lesson plans for planned absences. Please make sure you leave detailed lessons that will keep your students engaged and learning during your absence.

  • Instructions regarding student medications, fire drills and other emergency instructions

  • Instructions for any life-threatening allergies, health plans, etc.

  • Seating chart of students (must stay current)

  • A list of supervisors, team leads, and other helpful adults

  • Responsibilities, such as duties, and anything else important during your absence.

  • Specials rotations.


Videos are not to be shown by the substitute unless movie procedures are followed (see “Movies” in this handbook).


Please refer to the Substitute Binder checklist to ensure that your binder is prepared prior to your first absence.

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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

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Tutoring Permission Slips

This year, each individual teacher will need to keep all tutoring permission slips that are turned in. Please use the forms you receive to keep our Tutoring Attendance Spreadsheet

Dismissal Procedures

We will use the same dismissal procedures used for afternoon car dismissal for tutoring.


Please note the following:


  • At the beginning of the year each student should have received a car tag for their teacher or the front office (new students received them upon enrollment).


  • The office will be sending out a Skyalert, but we are asking all teachers to remind their parents using your classroom communication folders or Remind 101 as well. If parents do not have a car tag displayed, they will be asked to park and come inside to the inner foyer.


  • We will need 2 callers to announce the names of the students outside. We will need 1 additional caller who will stand in the foyer to call students for parents who don't have a car tag. Please email Mrs. Burleson if you would be interested in being a caller. We would like to use the same two people for consistency.


  • Since there will be fewer students, 1st grade can join 4th grade in the small hallway outside of the nurse's office. Please have the students sit on the opposite side of the fourth graders.


  • Any students who are not picked up on time will need to go to the office with their homeroom teacher and call their parents. The homeroom teacher will wait with the student until their parent arrives.

Helping hand

There is still an opportunity to become a helping Hand for Others


Please complete this google


If you already completed this form click here to verify your name

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Important information

  • September 11th: Tutoring begins.


  • September 15th: Come and join us from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a School & Community Connection Event. More information coming soon from the Community Outreach.


  • September 19th: Pony Time will begin. Please see the master schedule for your assigned Pony Time. Check with your team leaders for information about LLI Intervention Curriculum training for Pony Time.
  • September 19th: 3rd Grade PTA Performance

Meeting with our Learning Facilitators

As professionals we seek other experts in our field to grow & become better than we were the year before. As an administrative team, we want you to seek out our learning facilitator support & instruction this school year. This paper (that will be placed in your box Monday) will help keep a record when you meet with them. 4 times is a minimum, but more is always welcome. You will bring this document to your LEAD summative evaluation.

Are you on a Committee?

Click here to access your committee. All LVES staff members are expected to participate on committees. Let's create the culture of our campus together.

Master Calendar

Click here to access the LVES Master Calendar. Thank you Coach Green for keeping the calendar up to date.

Our Pony Week

Monday
  • College Day
Tuesday
  • TEKS & ELPS Collaboration K, 3rd, 4th
  • Tutoring Begins
Wednesday
  • Dress for Success
  • GT Campus Selection
  • Dual Language Principals Meeting at Lewisville ES
  • Advisory Meetings with Principal 3:15 to 4:15

Thursday

  • PTA Board Meeting at 3:30
  • Tutoring

Friday

  • Spirit Day

Happy Birthday

Birthday Celebration

  • If it is your birthday, stop by the office so we can give you your birthday sticker.
  • If your students are celebrating a birthday, also send them to the office and we will give them their special sticker.

Shout-Outs!

click here to submit a Shout-Out.


  • Ms. Helbig and Mrs. Cichy for helping me gather the many materials needed for our upcoming science exploration.
  • Ms. Bernal Kindergarten Teacher For teaching her kinder students the Writing Process
  • Marla Rodríguez ... for using your singing and guitar playing skills to make the “The Puppy Rules” song fun and exciting!!!
  • Mrs.Oden: Thank you for printing the reading articles when I did not have enough time to do so. Your kindness and generosity do not go unnoticed!
  • Mrs. Veronica Hernandez: Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to go over Lesson 1 with our 5th grade students. You are greatly appreciated!
  • Thank you Ms.Jones and Mrs.Wooster for always being a helping hand when you are in OUR classroom!!! I could not do it without you ladies!
  • A huge thank you to the Special Education team who goes above and beyond to serve our students!
  • Coach W. - Thank you for skipping with our students at dismissal. Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious!
  • Mrs. Valdes - Thanks for using some of the "extra Title I money" for place value flip charts. They will come in handy during small group instruction. :-)
  • Wanda Echevarria for helping me get the much needed school supplies for our students!
  • Brittany Musser for getting the ACE program off to a great start and being so accommodating to our parents, students and staff.
  • Nurse Rachael and Eva for looking out for some of our familes in need.
  • Ms. Frazier & Mrs.Mac for staying late to help me set up my new room.
  • Thank you Mrs. Veronica Hernandez for offering digital training to 4th grade! You are greatly appreciated!
  • Thank you Ms. Yvette Bernal for uniting our team with our new T-shirts!
  • Ms.Echevarria for handling all the LHS mentors and always having a positive attitude!
  • Mrs. Huerta for allowing me to come help get your stations started. Thank you for being open to new ideas : )
  • Ms.Ramos for always jumping in to help, wherever and whenever! Her enthusiasm for Destination Imagination was outstanding and contagious!
  • Mr. Reed for ALWAYS greeting the students with smiles and high fives while on bus duty in the mornings!
  • The admin team and Vando for helping to provide coverage for my class during an emergency.
  • Ms.Vicki Butler for being a great team player and giving all her best to make this dual partnership successful.
  • To our Team Leader, Ms. Rodriguez for always keeping us all united as a team.
  • To Mrs. Carlson, Mrs. Crawley, Mrs. Huerta and Mrs. Gibbs for being flexible, understanding and and Team players.
  • Ms. Wooster for working so hard leading the way on the special education schedule.
  • Mrs. Naik for mentoring our new Special Ed. teacher.
  • Ms. Brinegar for her expertise and support during ARD meetings.
  • Ms. Sayers and Ms. Franco for rocking their 1st ARD meeting.
  • Mr. Fitzgerald for his kindness with the students and his amazing instruction. Very impressed :-)
  • Ms. Gibbs for her flexibility with our students.
  • The CPI(DFW) team for spending their Saturday learning deescalating and safety strategies. (Mrs.McNamara, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Lombrano, Mrs. Cichy, Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. Frosch, Mr. Colon, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Guerrero, Mrs. Vando, Mrs. Ramos, Ms. Snell, and Ms. Lawson)
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