Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ October 15

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2:05 Dismissal on Wednesday, Oct 20

No School on Friday, October 29

Cooler by the Lake coming soon to Lakeview

Great news! You probably all know that Lakeview does not currently have air conditioning. At last week's school board meeting, the board approved using a portion of the ESSER federal funding to provide health and safety upgrades to the HVAC system at Lakeview and E. W. Luther Schools. This means we will have an updated, computer controlled ventilation system with even better filtration that we currently have - AND - Air Conditioning will be part of that upgraded system!

We certainly are planning to get these upgrades in place next summer, but supply chains are tight and we cannot make any promises yet. A big reason that Lakeview never had air conditioning is because we need some significant electrical upgrades first to handle a new HVAC system. That can all happen next summer if the supply chain works in our favor.

I encourage you to email your school board members and district leadership to let them know of your appreciation. We, at Lakeview, hope you share our great excitement about this project!

PTO Meeting Thursday

Please join the monthly PTO meeting on Thursday, October 21 from 7-8 p.m. in the Lakeview library. We value your input and leadership because it takes a lot of people to support our efforts. PTO meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year.

Digital Safety

You are a hero! Why? Because you are a parent or guardian that is raising an incredible, young child. One of the hard parts of parenting today is making sure students are safe online. Here are a few tips that we have learned at school and want to pass along:

Have conversations with your child about digital safety.

Set limits and boundaries - children need you to set and enforce the amount of time and the place where devices can be used. Our biggest piece of advice is this - no devices in bedrooms or kept in the possession of students when an adult is not present.

Monitor, monitor, monitor - Adults need to go through chats, messages, and photos every single day as you help your child learn to navigate the digital world.

Keep your child off social media until they are at least legally allowed - No student at Lakeview can legally even have a Snapchat, TikTok, or other personal account. Those services all require you to enter a date verifying that the user is at least 13 years old. That's a perfect reason to tell your child "no" when they ask.

Below are two flyers - one in English and one in Spanish - that gives more ideas.

5K students watching the construction during recess - stay safe everyone while the roads around Lakeview are improved!


This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 14 Golden Lions awarded to students this week in just four days. I thought you might be interested to see the descriptions for each of those Golden Lions. Our students demonstrate GREAT character at Lakeview!

• Deruntae invited a student to work with him when that student didn't have a group.

• Harley invited a student to work with her when that student didn't have a group.

• Last week during Science, Peair became engaged in a Science activity and was finished before I knew it. Keep up the great work, Peair!

• Brooke shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards.

• Eliana shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards.

• Henry shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards.

• Dora shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the purple and white cards.

• Vivvy shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the white cards.

• Our pencil sharpener gets clogged and stops working because I forget to empty it. Mallory suggested I keep a reminder note posted next to the sharpener and the problem was solved. Being engaged in problem solving helps keep our day running smoothly. Thanks Mallory!

• During Math, Annabelle encountered a problem that was tricky for her, but she didn't give up. She persevered and finished the problem. That's what great mathematicians do. Way to go, Annabelle!

• Jayden was completely engaged in his word work. He went above and beyond the requirement and wrote every single one of his words in a sentence. He not once said I am done or what can I do but chose to push himself further. Way to go Jayden!

• [Name] told the truth about touching another student in class. I know it can be hard to tell the truth. I am so proud of [name] for being honest even when it was hard.

• I am grateful that [name] knew the difference between telling a tattle and when something happened that I needed to know about. I'm glad he was able to share appropriately and in a way that helped me understand the problem.

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.