Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need

December 1, 2017

Hello Lakeview Families!

Welcome to December!

This is such an exciting time for our students and teachers. The Holidays always bring special energy into the building. Our teachers and staff are using this special energy to continue to focus on instruction. While the month does have a lot of fun activities and events, in the classrooms students are still working hard and will be engaged in learning each day.

Holiday Fun for Students and Teachers

Please see below for our campus dress up days to celebrate the Holidays!
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Science Night


Science Night is right around the corner! On Tuesday, January 30th, Lakeview will be hosting our Science Fair with a special presentation by Mad Science. We encourage you to begin talking to your student about possible experiments over the holiday season. Be looking for more information and permission slips coming home soon!

Bright Bytes Technology Survey

Lakeview has partnered with BrightBytes - an educational research organization - to explore our use of technology for learning. We invite you to answer a few questions about your technology use and that of your student. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete on any device with internet access. Please click here to take the survey.

Nominate a Teacher as an Exemplar Educator!

All nominations due by 12/8

Nomination Criteria

Nomination Form - Can be emailed to Dr. Seltzer ( or turned into the front office.

November/December Learner Quality - Questioning

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Principal Book of the Month

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Save the Date!

From Mrs. Lewis

- Tuesday, December 5, Choir Holiday Performance at 6:00 pm in the gym. All are welcome!

- Friday, December 8, Choir Holiday Tour of the Community during the school day and Performance for the school at 2:10 pm in the gym. All are welcome!

- Thursday, December 14, Second Grade Holiday Performance at 8:15 am in the gym.

- Thursday, December 21, First Grade “Christmas Around the World” Performance at 8:15 am in the gym.

12/11 - Spelling Bee 8:15

12/21 and 12/22 - Classroom Holiday Parties and Early Release

12/22 - 3-5th Grade Ultimate Book Challenge 8:15

12/22 - End of the 3rd Grading Period and the 1st Semester

12/22 - All items from Lost and Found Donated

12/25 - 1/8 - Winter Break

Compulsory Attendance

We understand students miss school for various reasons. However, please understand that if your child has missed more than 8 school days (excused or unexcused) you will receive a letter from Lakeview regarding attendance. As the state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the year, Lakeview will continue to follow state guidelines regarding this issue. If you have any questions we are happy to talk you through the process.

Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

PTA Membership Toolkit

A huge thank you to our Lakeview PTA for all they do to support Lakeview! Remember anyone can join PTA...grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Lakeview students and staff benefit from the most AMAZING PTA. The support of our PTA provides to our Lakeview learning community with the tools and resources to help each child be successful. Thank you in advance to all of our PTA members and especially our PTA president and board members!

Join PTA Today!

Arrival and Dismissal

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Ride Changes

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Parents please be sure to send an email to and your child's teacher by 1:00pm to communicate ride changes. We will not release students to ride changes without confirmation from parents regarding ride changes.

Birthday Treats

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We love celebrating birthdays with our students! When planning on bringing in birthday treats, only pre-packaged store bought products are allowed. To ensure there is time to distribute birthday treats to classrooms, please have them in the office no later than 2:00. We are unable to hold ice cream or popsicles so please do not send treats that will melt. Also, if a treat does not have a label of ingredients it will not be shared with the class. Due to allergies we must know the ingredients for ALL treats. Due to sensitivity no balloons are allowed in the building.

Facebook and Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep up with and in contact with friends and family. When you are posting regarding Lakeview, please keep a few things in mind:

1. Think before you post, your words have power.

2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.

3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.

4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.

5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.

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Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission

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