2017-2018 Parent Newsletter
May 11, 2018 - Issue #35
Congratulations to the following classes for earning at least 50 Golden Tickets:
- Mrs. Cook (100)
- Mrs. Rowin
- Mrs. Williams (150)
- Mrs. Ballard
- Mrs. Kudrna
- Mrs. Outlaw
- Ms. Field
- Mrs. Hernandez
- Ms. Voisinet
Our campus-wide total is 3600!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 750
Second Grade: 750
Third Grade: 750
The goal for the 4th nine weeks is 5000 Golden Tickets on or before May 18th. We need 1400 more Golden Tickets to earn our movie day!
STAAR Tests - May 14th and May 15th
If you have a student testing, please make sure that he/she gets plenty of rest the night before the tests, and arrives at school on time.
Keep in mind that the purpose of the STAAR test is to see how students have mastered the skills taught all year, and it is just one of the many measures we use to ensure that students have mastered the skills needed to be successful next year.
LVES is a designated No Place For Hate Campus!
There is an end of year activity for our Project Vinatta student coalition on Friday, May 18th. The student coalition group will travel to the PAC with other campus student coalitions to participate in year end activities. Mrs. Sexton sent home a permission slip and information about this event.
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
Stop by the Reading Lab on Friday, May 18th from 7:50-11:00 am for a yummy brunch, as our way of saying "THANK YOU"!
If you would like to find out more about Craig the Butterfly Man and his work with Monarch butterflies, please visit his website at:
Ocean Week 2018 is almost here!
- Monday, May 21st: Bubbles and Blubber
- Tuesday, May 22nd: Touch Tanks
- Wednesday, May 23rd: Fishing/Casting
- Thursday, May 24th: Biologist Demonstration; Closing Ceremony from 1:30-2:30.
Due to the timing of Ocean Week this year, Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be combined into one ceremony. All grade levels will have a part in the Closing Ceremony. There will not be a Learning Showcase this year, however, students will still complete the Scavenger Hunt through the different habitats at school with the classroom teacher.
Transportation Changes for May 25th
Student Placement Forms - PK -2nd Grade Students Only
As at any campus, the faculty for next year may change throughout the spring and summer due to personal choice, personnel changes and campus needs/growth. Therefore, specific teacher requests for your child will not be accepted.
We would like to give parents the opportunity to share their thoughts regarding their PK-2nd grade child's characteristics and needs within the learning community. Again, specific teacher requests will not be accepted. If you would like to provide input for your child, please fill out the Student Placement Profile and return to the front office on or before Friday, May 18th. This is a firm deadline. Forms submitted after this date will not be considered.
LVES 2018-2019 School Supply Orders
Click on this link to order your supplies:
School ID: LAG001
Dress Code Reminders
It's always a good idea to leave the sandals, flip flops and dress shoes at home, as our students have PE and/or recess everyday. Tennis shoes are a much safer shoe option for our LVES Vikings, especially on PE days.
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Watch DOGS of the Week
- Monday, May 14th: STAAR Testing
- Tuesday, May 15th: STAAR Testing
- Wednesday, May 16th: Gary Olsen
- Thursday, May 17th: OPEN
- Friday, May 18th: Darren Thompson, Rick Quinones
We have several openings in the Spring for Watch DOGS, so if you would like to be a Watch DOG at LVES, please contact Mr. Holt (email@example.com) for more information.
COLLEGE DAY IS EVERY WEDNESDAY...WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE SHIRT!
Character Trait of the Month - Gratitude
- Say thank you for things that you receive;
- Think about what you are thankful for and why;
- Show others how nice it feels to be remembered and appreciated by someone;
- Write thank you cards;
- Enjoy giving back;
- Understand that you are not owed things; you earn them.
Students will learn more about Gratitude in Guidance with Mrs. Sexton!
Hello LVES Families! It is with great excitement that I announce that with the hard work and dedication of our Project Vinátta student coalition, and our campus-wide participation, Lago Vista Elementary is now a designated No Place for Hate® school! Our school activities this year that promoted kindness, anti-bullying, and respecting all people have earned us this award from the Anti-Defamation League®. This is the first year our campus has earned this designation, and my goal is to help us attain it every year!
This is our last week of guidance lessons for the school year, and we have been learning what it means to have Gratitude. When children understand what it means to be grateful for what they have, it can have a positive effect on their attitude and perspective. At home, think about starting a gratitude journal with your child! Get a blank notebook (I have many--if you’d like for me to send one home with your child, let me know!) and work together to design it. Each night, or as often as possible, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey
¡Hola familias LVES! Es con gran emoción que anuncio que con el arduo trabajo y la dedicación de nuestra coalición estudiantil Project Vinátta, y nuestra participación en todo el campus, la escuela primaria Lago Vista ahora es una escuela designada como No Place for Hate®. Nuestras actividades escolares este año que promovieron la amabilidad, la lucha contra la intimidación y el respeto a todas las personas nos han otorgado este premio de la Anti-Defamation League®. ¡Este es el primer año en que nuestra escuela se ha ganado esta designación, y mi objetivo es ayudarnos a lograrlo todos los años!
Esta es nuestra última semana de lecciones de orientación para el año escolar, y hemos estado aprendiendo lo que significa tener Gratitud. Cuando los niños comprenden lo que significa ser agradecidos por lo que tienen, puede tener un efecto positivo en su actitud y perspectiva. ¡En casa, piense en comenzar un diario de gratitud con su hijo! Obtenga una libreta en blanco (tengo muchas, si desea que envíe una a casa con su hijo, hágamelo saber) y trabajemos juntas para diseñarla. Cada noche, o tan a menudo como sea posible, pase tiempo juntos agregando las cosas que agradece.
"Ser agradecido por lo que tienes; terminarás teniendo más. Si te concentras en lo que no tienes, nunca, nunca tendrás suficiente.” ~Oprah Winfrey
Weekly Attendance Goal
Weekly Attendance for week of May 10th:
- 95.49% - Another dip in attendance this week! Stay healthy Vikings!
Grade Level Totals:
First Grade: 95.43%
Second Grade: 95.75%
Third Grade: 96.40%
LVES Front Office Hours
Lago Vista Elementary PTO Facebook
Christine Harris, Administrative Assistant
Registration and Attendance:
Veronica Fidencio, Registrar/Attendance Clerk
Student Emotional Support:
Amy Sexton, Counselor
Kimberly Latham-Whitehead, School Nurse
Discipline and School Improvement:
Michelle Jackson, Principal
Eric Holt, Assistant Principal
Bus Routes and Transportation:
Jay Powell, Director of Transportation
(512) 267-8300, ext. 1508
Mark Your Calendars...
- May 14th: Math STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
- May 15th: Reading STAAR Test; Limited visitors on campus
- May 18th: Volunteer Brunch
- May 21st - 24th: OCEAN WEEK 2018
- May 24th: Last Day for Transportation Changes for May 25th
- May 25th: 3rd Grade Farewell Walk, 11:00 am
- May 25th: Last Day of School - Early Release at 11:30 am, no pm PPCD