Welcome to Lakeview Fundamental

The Little School with the big heart

Lakeview Mission Statement

Engage, Educate, and

Empower Every Learner Every Day

100% student Success

Principal Welcome

Greetings Lakeview Dolphin Kindergarten Parents,

It is an honor to introduce myself as your principal of Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School and welcome you to this extraordinary school community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each day while providing them a world-class learning environment at the Little School With the Big Heart.
I am an experienced elementary teacher and building principal, but in addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a mother and wife. In August, my son Stevie Jr. begins second grade at Lake St. George Elementary in Palm Harbor, FL.

The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 21st year in education. I am a home-grown Pinellas County student and leader attending Oakhurst Elementary, Largo Middle and Largo High.

My role as an elementary principal, where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work, provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers daily, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.

To our incoming dolphins, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and that you are out this summer playing and reading tons of books with your family and friends. It is going to be a fun year learning together.
My door is always open to you. I wholeheartedly welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students as the primary focus of our work. I look forward to seeing you in the fall and celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.

Have a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Tijuana Baker
Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School

Meet the Lakeview Fundamental Kindergarten Teachers

Key Lakeview staff

School Secretary: Mrs. Sheila Stenger

Data Manager: Ms. Tiffany Knight

Teacher Assistant: Mrs. Cara Smith

Front Office Clerk: Mrs. Suzanne Pace

Gifted Teachers: Mrs. Melissa Hendrick & Mrs. Kate Martin

Curriculum Specialist: Mrs. Jessica Flint

Media Specialist: Ms. Sara Smith

  • Students may check out one book at a time from our school library/media center every week.
  • We encourage students to keep their book in their backpack when they are not reading it at home.

School Counselor: Mrs. Altman-Wood

  • Monthly character education lessons

Art Teacher: Mrs. Sherri Wiggins

  • Art is 50 minutes once a week

Music Teacher: Mrs. Sarah Thompson

  • Music is 50 minutes once a week

Physical Education Teachers: Coach Jason Wood, Coach Pamela Robinson and Coach Tony Calandra

  • 50 minutes of organized physical activity 3 days a week

Tips for incoming Kindergarten Students and families


Encourage your child to unpack and put away his/her belongings independently.

  • Unpack backpack
  • Put lunchbox away
  • Turn in homework
  • Use the restroom and get a drink
  • Begin your morning activity


Let the teacher know of a change in How Your Child Will Be Going Home!!!

  • Write a note for your child’s teacher and put it in the blue homework folder
  • Call the office and leave a message with our secretary by noon.

Skills to work on over the summer:

  • Be able to write your first name
  • Know the alphabet- both uppercase and lowercase out of order
  • Know the letter sounds
  • Read with your child every day
  • Discuss the concepts of same, different, more, and less
  • Identify numbers 1-10
  • Be able to hold and grip a pencil and scissors correctly

Encourage your child to draw pictures about their lives and tell stories about their pictures

  • Include your child when you are writing the following:
  • Grocery list
  • Post cards
  • Letters to relatives
  • Emails

By End of Kindergarten students should be able to:

  • Be able to recognize basic shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, oval, and rhombus (it’s not a diamond anymore J)
  • Count and write numbers 0-20 with 1:1 correspondence.
  • Know 40 sight words
  • Read simple (level D) books
  • Write a simple story
Click on the new parent kindergarten preparation guide to get informed on some of expectations for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Daily Schedule Components


  • Every day there is Outdoor Learning /Recess. This is an opportunity for children to practice social skills in an open setting and get great exercise.

Physical Education

  • 50 minutes of organized physical activity 3 days a week


  • Students have 30 minutes for lunch everyday
  • Students may bring lunch or receive a school lunch.

  • Currently, we have free breakfast for all students.

Rest Time

  • Send a clean bath towel in every Monday for your child- Please do not send pillows, blankets,mats, dolls/stuffed animals or other toys

  • Rest time is transitioned into quiet time with books and independent reading time for students.

Kindergarten Supply & wish Lists


  • Backpack (no rolling backpacks)
  • Rest towel (no larger than a bath towel- no mats please)
  • Crayons – eight count (fat or thin)
  • Markers – eight count (fat or thin)
  • Pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred but not required)
  • Pencil Box (cigar box size)
  • Scissors
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 2 or more containers of Clorox wipes
  • Ziplock bags (gallon size)
  • Boxes of tissue (2-6 boxes)


  • Card Stock white and colored
  • Copy paper white and colored
  • Post it notes 3x3 assorted colors
  • Cleaning supplies - paper towels, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, baby wipes
  • Paper products - paper plates, plastic utensils, Ziploc bags (assorted sizes),
  • Dollar Store plastic table cloths.
  • Jumbo sidewalk chalk
  • Craft items - playdough (name brand only, please) googly eyes, pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
  • Yarn, popsicle sticks.

Pinellas County Schools New Student Registration

The best source of information regarding New Student Registration and all other school choice options is the Student Assignment Web Site. https://www.pcsb.org/Registration. Parents can also always call the Student Assignment Office at 727-588-6210 for additional assistance. Click on the form below for new student registration information.

Ready Set Kindergarten Summer Adventures

Click on the link below to learn more about this virtual engagement opportunity for new kindergarten students.

Mark your calendar

  • Ready Set Kindergarten Summer Adventure Virtual Enrichment Program
  • Tuesday August 11th- Meet the Teacher Event 11am @ Lakeview Fundamental
  • Wednesday August 12th- First Day of School
  • Wednesday September 2nd- Open House (Attendance Required to receive monthly meeting credit)


Guidelines for a Successful Fundamental Experience

Membership in fundamental programs are a privilege enjoyed by interested and qualified Pinellas County students. Students are expected to exhibit exemplary conduct and participation. The fundamental school works best for students who thrive where expectations and routines are clearly defined. A strong emphasis is placed on the requirement that home and school work together to promote successful learning.

Parent Commitment

  • Attend monthly PTA meetings
  • Attend three parent/teacher conferences a year.
  • Check homework for completion daily
  • Sign agenda and homework daily
  • Provide transportation for your child.

Traits of Successful Fundamental Students and Families

Family Traits

  • Organized
  • Punctual
  • Communicates with teachers
  • Involved in school activities
  • Supportive of the fundamental program
  • Attends the required monthly meetings (Mandatory)

Student Traits

  • Organized
  • Able to focus and remain on task during lessons.
  • Excels in a highly structured environment with rules which are strictly enforced.


  • Every school night(excluding Fridays)
  • Supports new skills and knowledge learned in the classroom.
  • Students should be self motivated to excel at all tasks assigned.
  • Sign and return agenda/folder daily
  • Review, sign and return homework

Fundamental Discipline Policy

  • Infractions are issued when a violation of a school policy has occurred.
  • Seven infractions in a grading period will result in a referral to The Intervention and Appeal Committee (IAC).

Avoid Infractions by:

  • Homework: completing assignments, completing the right assignment, signing agenda/homework, turned in on time
  • Classwork: completed, prepared for class
  • Behaviors: not being disruptive, not being harmful to others
  • Attending detentions
  • Returning all “sign and return” documents
  • Following dress code
  • Avoiding excessive tardies (arrive to school on time)

Avoid Behavior Infractions by:

  • Following directions
  • Using appropriate physical contact
  • Respecting others
  • Being honest
  • Using appropriate language

What Happens If You Get An Infraction

  • Three warnings (Infractions)=first detention (student stays after school 30 minutes)
  • Any additional infraction = another detention
  • Four detentions = Referral to the Intervention and Appeals Committee (IAC)

Dress Code:

Students are expected to dress appropriately to reflect pride in one’s self and school. Students violating the dress code will be sent to the office to call their parents/guardians and request a change of clothing. The student may be issued an infraction notice for violation of the dress code policy. Repeated violations may result in a referral to the schools’ Intervention and Appeal Committee. Any exception to the dress code policies must be approved by the school administration. The principal shall have the final decision regarding the enforcement of the student dress code. We also expect parents to use good judgment in their attire while volunteering in the building.

All students’ clothing must be worn in the manner in which it was designed to be worn; pants and skirts must be worn at waist level. Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean. Prohibited are hairstyles and colors, and other fashion styles, which are disruptive to the school environment or educational process. The fundamental elementary school has dress requirements, which are in addition to the Code of Student Conduct.

Students must adhere to the following dress code:

Students should wear:

• Shirts, blouses, sweaters

• Jeans, pants, slacks- leggings only if the top/shirt covers appropriately - top may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee

• Uniform shorts (from a designated vendor such as Cherokee, French Toast, At-Class, In-Design, etc.) that are khaki or navy blue in color. Cargo shorts – (uniform or non-uniform - are not acceptable.)

• Shorts, skirts, or dresses may NOT be shorter than three inches above the knee

• Closed toed shoes that are appropriate P.E. classes- For example- sneakers/athletic shoes.

• Sweaters or jackets when desired

• Students must wear socks, tights, peds or stockings

Students may NOT wear

• Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, sleeveless dresses or sleeveless blouses

• Pants shorter than ankle length (unless they are approved shorts)

• Jeans or pants that have holes or tears on knees, front, back, or other strategically placed locations

• Shorts longer than knee length. Cargo shorts of any type are not acceptable. (not uniform)

• Bare-midriff dresses, blouses or shirts

• See-through shirts or blouses, halter dresses or “tops” with spaghetti straps

• Skorts, culottes or divided skirts

• Backless shoes, thongs or sandals

• Hats, sunglasses and bandanas (indoors)

• Clothing which displays profanity, sexually suggestive phrases, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or advertisements for such products or other phrases.

Field Trips and Volunteering

Students will attend several field trips during the course of the year. If you would like to be a chaperone, please click on the Volunteer Registration Form below.

•Volunteer in your child’s classroom

•Chaperone field trips

•Be a mentor

•Volunteer during school-wide activities

•Level 1 and 2 Volunteers


How to get involved with Lakeview Fundamental PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and SAC (School Advisory Committee)

Opportunities to Participate

  • Serve on the executive committee
  • Serve on the board
  • Serve on a committee such as: classroom reps., Dine with the Dolphins, garden and fundraising. There is something for everyone!

Benefits of Participation

  • Assists the administration, faculty and staff
  • Provides materials and programs for the students
  • PTA is the largest child advocate organization in the country.

How Does PTA Help?

  • Agendas/Folders
  • Classroom Library
  • Garden Club
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Birthday Books
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Supplemental materials
  • Technology
  • Winter Store

Welcome to the Lakeview Family!

We look forward to seeing you in the fall. Use the social media links below to stay connected and network with other Lakeview families.

The Official Lakeview Fundamental Facebook Page

This facebook page is for communicating official school happenings and building community among our Lakeview Family. https://www.facebook.com/LakeviewFundamental/

Lakeview Dolphin Parents Facebook Group

"Lakeview Dolphin Parents" is a closed facebook group where parents and caregivers can share information, ask questions, and build community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/354317161360287/