The Lion's Roar Newsletter

December 2019 Parent Newsletter-Volume 10, Issue 6

LVE's Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Heather Cox

It is with great pleasure that we name Mrs. Heather Cox, first-grade teacher, as Lakeview Elementary School’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cox performs her job at an exemplary level and demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to serving Lakeview. She is a caring educator who goes above and beyond to build lasting and meaningful relationships with her students and their families. Each day, she works diligently to meet every student’s needs by utilizing research-based strategies and interventions that reach each child at his or her unique ability level. When working with her students, Mrs. Cox demonstrates unparalleled calmness and compassion in even the most stressful of situations. Year in and year out, Mrs. Cox consistently has some of the most disciplined and dialed in classes.


In addition to being an invaluable system of support for the students and families that she serves, Mrs. Cox is also a tremendous asset to her colleagues. Mrs. Cox works tirelessly to support her grade-level team and is committed to working collaboratively to meet the needs of all of Lakeview’s first-grade students. To do this, Mrs. Cox consistently brings to the table innovating ideas and helpful advice. Because of her involvement in district committees, Mrs. Cox is also knowledgeable about assessments and literacy requirements, which contributes to the overall success of all students at Lakeview Elementary School. Our students, families, and staff are lucky to have such a talented, compassionate, kind-hearted, and skillful member as part of the Lakeview family.

Winter Concerts

Lakeview's 6th Grade Winter Concert is being held at Lakeview Elementary on Tuesday, December 10. Students must report to the music room by 5:00 PM for a dress rehearsal. The performance will begin at 6:30 PM. Students must wear concert black attire (as explained in the choir syllabus). Any jackets, phones or extra items should be left with parents before coming to the dress rehearsal. The concert will last no more than 30-40 minutes.


Lakeview's 1st Grade/Lion Pride Choir Concert will take place on Thursday, December 12. The show starts at 6:30 PM in Lakeview Elementary's gym. Lion Pride Choir members should report to the music room by 5:45 PM, dressed in choir shirts and jeans. First grade students should arrive by 6:15 PM and report to their classroom. First graders are to wear nice clothes.


Family and friends are invited to attend.

Lakeview Elementary's Title I Plan

Lakeview Elementary is a Title One school that receives Title One Schoolwide funding.


What does this mean for the students at Lakeview Elementary?


Title One Schoolwide Plan:


A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards.


A schoolwide program uses its Title allocation to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for ALL students at the school. No longer are students or teachers labeled “Title I,” but instead all students and all the teachers at the school use Title I dollars to improve the school’s entire academic program.


A schoolwide program is built upon schoolwide reform strategies rather than separate, add-on services. This schoolwide reform strategy requires that a school –

  • Conducts a comprehensive needs assessment;

  • Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs;

  • Create a comprehensive plan; and

  • Conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the schoolwide program and revise the plan as necessary.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF TEACHERS


Parents/guardians of each student attending a building that receives Title I funds may request and the district must provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and any paraprofessionals providing services to their child. In addition, parents/guardians of students attending a building that receives Title I funds will be notified if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher or a person who is not appropriately certified. For more information, please refer to Board Policy and Regulation 1621 – Title 1.


Six Flags Read to Succeed

We are excited to announce we are once again offering students the opportunity to participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Students that successfully read for the required six hours will earn a Six Flags ticket that will be distributed in May 2020.


Six Flags has made some changes to the program this year, as they are now asking parents to log their child's reading using the eReading Logs on the website: sixflags.com/books. Teachers sent home a paper copy of the log with the website link and their unique class code. If your child is participating, please log in using the link and the teacher code and start logging your child's reading. All logs must be completed by Friday, April 3, 2020.


If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher or our school coordinator, Mrs. Cook, at jennifercook@wsdr4.org.

LVE PTO Corner

Holiday Gift Giving

Are you wanting to give a gift to your child's teacher this holiday season, but don't know where to start? The PTO is here to help! Use this link to find each teacher's favorite things!

PTO Dine-Out Day/Night at Panda Express (Lake St. Louis Location)

On Thursday, December 13, LVE's PTO will host a dine-out day/night at Panda Express in Lake St. Louis. A portion of the proceeds from orders that are placed between 10:30 AM-9:30 PM will go to support LVE's PTO. A flyer (that will be forthcoming from PTO) must be presented. Or, the following code may be utilized for online orders: 308107. Thank you for your support of our PTO!
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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, December 5

5th Grade DARE Graduation @ 6:00 PM


Friday, December 6

Cookies with Santa from 6:00-8:00 PM


Monday, December 9

Two-hour Late Start


Tuesday, December 10

6th Grade Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal @ 5:00 PM

6th Grade Choir Concert @ 6:30 PM


Thursday, December 12

1st Grade and Lion Pride Choir Concert @ 6:30 PM


Friday, December 13

PTO Dine Out Day/Night at Panda Express (Lake St. Louis) from 10:30 AM-9:30 PM


Friday, December 20

Winter Parties from 9:30-10:30 AM

Early Release @ 1:15 PM


December 23-January 5

No School - Winter Break


Monday, January 6

School Resumes