LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

Volume 8 October 14, 2016

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 21st End of 1st 9 Weeks

Monday, October 24th Red Ribbon Week - Western Day

Tuesday, October 25th Red Ribbon Week- Neon Day

Wednesday, October 26th Red Ribbon Week- College Day


Thursday, October 27th Red Ribbon Week- Red Day--PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Friday, October 28th Red Ribbon Week- Viking Gear Day

OCTOBER 28th EARLY RELEASE AT 11:35 for Parent Conferences

Our Journey Begins...Every Child...Every Chance...Every Day!

Counselor’s Corner

Red Ribbon Week will be here soon!

Lago Vista ISD’s Viking Character Trait for the month of October’s is Respect! As a part of our character education activities for October, Lago Vista ISD participates in the national Red Ribbon Campaign. Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the nation. It is an ideal way for our schools and community to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.

We encourage students to pledge to respect themselves by being drug free and by making healthy choices in life. All students and staff are invited to show their personal commitment to a drug free lifestyle by participating in our 2016 Red Ribbon Week activities:

Monday, October 24, 2016 ~~ Give Drugs the Boot (Western Wear)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 ~~ Too Bright for Drugs (Neon Attire)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 ~~ Too Smart for Drugs (College Attire)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 ~~ “Red”y to be Drug Free (Wear Red)

Friday, October 28, 2016 ~~Team Up Against Drugs (Viking Spirit Wear)

I will be visiting classes this month to talk about respecting others and what we can do to prevent bullying on our campus! Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. Lago Vista ISD is committed to preventing bullying through creating a culture of caring and by educating students. Parents, school staff, and other caring adults also have a role to play in preventing bullying. We can:

· Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.

· Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.

· Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.

· Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

Here is a great resource for parents:

What Every Parent Should Know about Bullying

I would like to emphasize two points taken from this resource:

1. As a school counselor, I have seen what a difference school involvement can make in the life of a student -- preschool to high school! Feeling connected to school increases the motivation to be there and gives students of all ages an incentive to be a part of our learning community.

2. Yes, bystanders matter! Check out the “Range of Bystander Actions” chart. I wonder if our students realize how powerful they can be in building a safe learning environment for all!

Please help PTO Treat the Teachers on October 21st!

PTO's October "Chili-fest". Please click on the link & sign up! Thanks!