Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ April 1

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Summer School Info

This is no April Fool's joke - summer is coming!

Summer School registration forms will be sent home on Friday, April 8.

Registration is "first come, first served" so it is a good idea to return your form(s) right away the week of April 11. Some of the more requested classes (such as Lego) fill up quickly. Registration closes on April 29. South Milwaukee does not accept late registrations for summer school. If you have questions about Summer School, call the office at Lakeview.

Summer School is:

• Monday through Thursday, June 21 to July 28

• At South Milwaukee High School

• 4 hour-long classes from 8:00 a.m. to noon

• Free!

• Students will be registered for any teacher-recommended classes first, followed by family-selected enrichment classes

• Anyone can sign up for summer school - many students that were not recommended for summer school take four hours of enrichment classes

Bingo!

Dance & Donations

The Lakeview PTO will host our first dance in over two years on April 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. Mark your calendar to join us that night! The dance itself is free to attend (an adult must come with the students) and there will be food to purchase and 50/50 raffle tickets available.

We will have raffle baskets and we need your help to create the baskets. Each grade level has a theme. If you are able to donate something that fits the categories below, please send it to school. Here are the themes:

4K--Arts and Crafts (small projects, coloring/painting items)
5K--Books and Puzzles
1st--Outdoor Fun (balls, jump rope, sidewalk chalk)
2nd--Baking Fun (recipes, frosting, cupcake tins, cake mix)
3rd--STEM (anything to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
4th--Game Night (board games, popcorn, card games)

5th--Sports (balls, glove, gift card for sporting event)

Smart Smiles is Back

This is a reminder that the Smart Smiles program is returning to Lakeview April 25-29. Your child can receive a preventative dental checkup right here at school for free. Please complete the paperwork that was sent home this week OR sign up online using this website. We are really happy to be able to provide this free service to families.

Volunteers & Chaperones

Lakeview is happy to announce that, because of the very low incidence of COVID in our community and schools, volunteers are once again welcome inside the school building. All of our volunteers need to complete a background check to serve in the school, but that process is online and only takes a few days to process. Click here to complete your background check (most previous background checks have expired at this point since it has been 2 years since volunteers were in the building). Teachers are brainstorming ideas to take advantage of volunteers. If you have an interest, please reach out to your student’s teacher to let him or her know, and feel free to suggest specific ways you’d like to help. We’re excited for the opportunity to have volunteers back in the school – not only for your help but for you to see the excellent education your student receives!

Forward Exam Info

Next week, the 3rd-5th grade students will take the annual Forward Exam. This test is given to all students in Wisconsin from grades 3-8. It consists of a Math section (2 tests) and an English Language Arts section (4 tests). In addition, 4th grade adds Science (2 tests) and Social Studies (2 tests). Your students prepare all year for this test through rigorous classroom instruction, but especially in recent weeks. More information and schedules were sent to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families in an email earlier this week. Please let your teacher know if you have any questions.

Here is information from the State of Wisconsin in English and in Spanish.

Upcoming Dates

District-wide Elementary Art Show - April 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the high school

Lakeview PTO Spring Dance - April 28 from 6:00-7:30

SM Literacy Night at the high school - May 12 from 5:00-7:30

Absence Reporting

If your child has any symptoms (including non-Covid symptoms), the only way to report the student's absence is by using this link. You will need to complete this by 8:30 a.m. anytime your student will be absent because of illness. If multiple students from your household will be absent due to illness, you will need to complete it once for each student. This link is available on the Lakeview website as well as in this family newsletters. This will help us be more responsive to you, our families, with our Covid protocols.


The link for absence reporting will stay on the Lakeview homepage as well as in the family newsletter each week.


If your student is not missing school due to symptoms (for example, a dentist appointment or a family vacation), please continue to call the Lakeview office directly.

4K Registration for 22-23 is now open

If you have a child that is eligible for 4K next year, it is time to register! And if you know a family member, friend, or neighbor that has a child that could be in 4K next year, please let them know.


To be in 4K next year, the child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st. All day 4K is available at all four elementary schools and half day 4K is available at Blakewood. Although it is not "first come, first served" our 4K programs will fill up quickly, especially the all-day 4K programs. So it is best to get your registration in right now instead of waiting.


Here is a link to the information about 4K registration. All incoming 4K students are registered as "new students" (rather than "adding a student to your family).


Contact Lakeview if you have any questions about 4K registration for 2022-2023.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 26 Golden Lions awarded to students since our last newsletter. Here are the descriptions for each of those Golden Lions. Our students demonstrate GREAT character at Lakeview!


• Yesterday at lunch Landen said, "Thank you for everything you do for us." Wow, that is so kind Landen!

• Eleanora displayed great kindness with a student who was having a difficult time staying settled during our music rehearsal. She very quietly encouraged and guided the student to regulate their body and ouput their energy in a different manner. Eleanora this is an incredible display of kindness and acceptance. Thank you for being such an amazing classmate!

• Charlotte was so intent to finish her writing piece and do her best work that she even asked politely to be able to stay in for lunch recess to finish her work. She also again used her manners and thanked Mrs. Sodemann for allowing her to come in during her lunch period. That shows great responsibility and also respect for someone else's time.

• Ameerah completed her Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• Isabel completed her Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• Myla completed her Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• Violette completed her Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• RJ completed his Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• Hunter completed his Lexia minutes over spring break. Way to stay engaged!

• Scarlett read numerous hours over spring break and wrote a summary about the Percy Jackson book she is reading. Way to stay engaged!

• Brooklynn has been very respectful and engaged during Library, especially over the past few weeks. Keep it up Brooklynn - Mr. Franecki

• I appreciate that Kaytlynn stays engaged and listening during Library read alouds. She also showed great respect when she helped her classmates clean up. Keep it up Kaytlynn! - Mr. Franecki

• Deruntae went out of his way to find and return his Library books. He also committed to stay engaged and be productive during Library checkout time. Great Job Deruntae - Mr. Franecki

• Eleanora is a kind, respectful student. She always says hello to me when I see her daily and is a great line leader that I can count on to follow the Lakeview expectations. Thank you Eleanora!

• Justyce shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards. Keep up the good work!

• Delloyd shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the purple cards. Keep up the good work!

• During Reading yesterday, Jackson worked so hard using his strategies to decode unknown words. I'm so proud of you, Jax!

• During Math yesterday, we had a quiz and a worksheet to complete that really pushed our thinking. Besim finished both! He said to me, "I put my head in the game and finished everything!" Way to be engaged in your work, Besim!

• Third graders were given a reading challenge to complete over break. Sammy read for a total of 100 minutes and she completed a summary about one of her books. Way to go, Sammy!

• Third graders were given a reading challenge to complete over break. Annabelle read for a total of 100 minutes and she completed a summary about one of her books. Way to go, Annabelle!

• The students had to finish their math papers before they could line up for recess. Ava was finished with her work. Another student was almost done, but was having trouble explaining how she knew the answers. Ava took the time and talked to that student about even and odd numbers. That was a kind and helpful thing to do Ava. Thank you!

• Kaeden shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the purple cards. Keep up the good work!

• Kaeden shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards. Super!

• Kaeden shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the pink cards. Fantastic!

• Dajjen showed he was engaged during our reading activity by showing excitement. Furthermore, he politely asked if we could continue reading and we read even further than anticipated! We accomplished a lot because we were both so engaged. Keep up the great work, Dajjen!

• Besim worked incredibly hard on his 5 paragraph essay writing assignment. He took the time to follow the proper writing structure, and add transitions and details. It took time, but it was worth it! By the time he finished, he had very minimal edits and he was ready to publish! Besim has shown incredible growth in his writing, and we couldn't be more proud of him!

Roar Awards!

Do you appreciate a staff member at Lakeview? Show them you care by submitting their name for a ROAR Award (the grown-up version of our Golden Lions for students). Here is the link to submit - you can submit as many as you want, every week! The staff member will get a certificate and his/her name will be entered in a monthly drawing for a gift card to the place of their choice. Our staff really appreciates the nice notes. ROAR Awards are sponsored by the Lakeview PTO.

Lakeview's Mission:

The mission of Lakeview Elementary is to ensure each and every learner GROWS the knowledge and skills essential to achieving their full potential.


Lakeview's Vision:

We will create a school where each and every learner will thrive in welcoming and inclusive learning communities.


Lakeview's Values:

• We value strong relationships between students, staff, and families.

• We value being responsive to student academic and social-emotional needs.

• We value staff collaboration that supports shared goals and actions for student success.