Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ April 29

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It was a great week!

We had two great events this week - our District-wide Elementary Art Show on Wednesday night and our Spring PTO Dance at Lakeview on Thursday.

• Thank you to Mrs. Drake-Hames, our art teacher, for coordinating the art show. In the art show, you caught a glimpse of the magic that happens in our art room every day at Lakeview, thanks to Mrs. DH.

• Thank you to the Lakeview PTO for the dance on Thursday night. Many people made donations and we had more volunteers helping - thanks to everyone who came as well as those who purchased food, cake walk tickets, and raffle tickets. All of this comes directly back to supporting students and teachers.

Here are some pictures from each event:

Art Show

PTO Dance

May & June Dates

5th Grade Camp May 4-6

Wed, May 11 - 2:05 dismissal

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

Thurs, May 9 - PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00 in the Lakeview library

May 27, 30, and 31 - No School

Tues, June 7 - 5th grade recognition 6:00-6:30 in the Lakeview gym

Thurs, June 9 - Field Day

Fri, June 10 - 11:45 dismissal for last day of school

Are you looking for child care or for something for your child(ren) to do on May 27 and 31? The SM Recreation Department has "School's Out" days available. See information and registration at this link.

5th Grade Families


May 4-6

Be sure to see our camp website for the packing list

Mark Your Calendars for 5th Grade Recognition!

Tuesday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeview gym.

Recognition is for all 5th grade students and families. It usually lasts about 20-30 minutes.

Literacy Night is Coming Soon

Literacy Night is Thursday, May 12th. This year’s theme is “Our Own Stories.”

Many fun activities have been planned! Author Matt de la Peña will be here to read his books aloud, and everyone that attends Literacy Night gets to choose a free book to take home.

Even though the RSVP deadline has passed, you and your family are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you at 5:00 p.m on May 12th at South Milwaukee High School.

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.

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.

South Milwaukee Youth Theater

Interested in a great opportunity on stage this summer? The South Milwaukee Youth Theater hosts great, educational opportunities for students at South Milwaukee High School. Get a friend to join the fun! Here is a link to the information about the summer program.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 21 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!

• De'prettiest has been very respectful during Library and very engaged. Another thing that I really appreciate about De'prettiest is that she has really been taking charge of her reading by frequently stopping by the Library; checking out and returning books. De'prettiest, you are a model Library patron! - Mr. Franecki

• Shemar saw that [name] needed some help in recording his math answers. Since Shemar was already done with his work, he offered to help [name]. What great teamwork Shemar! I'm very proud of you!

• During indoor recess last Friday, a student asked Rylee to play an online game with him. Rylee very politely responded, "No, thanks, I don't really like that game." Then, just a few moments later, she looked around the room and saw someone was sitting on their own. She looked at the people she was sitting with and said, "Hey, let's go sit over there because then she won't be alone." Rylee, there are no words to express my deep gratitude for your thoughtfulness. Thank you for being so wonderful!

• During our independent math work time, I announced that students could turn in their work if they had completed a certain number of questions. Ahmed looked up with true disappointment on his face and said, "But I wanted to finish them all!" Wow! Thank you for being so dedicated to your learning! It's choices like these that help you to grow as a learner. Keep it up!

• During a recent math assignment, students were only required to complete a certain number of problems before turning it in. However, when Karleigh turned her sheet into me, she had completed ALL of the questions. Wow! Your dedication to your learning is what helps you to grow more each day. Way to go!

• Recently, Gio was working on a math assignment that only required a certain number of problems to be finished before he could turn it in. However, when Gio handed in his sheet, he had taken the time to complete ALL of the questions! Gio, thanks for being so dedicated to your learning! Way to go!

• During Reader's Workshop, Annabelle was so engaged in her text. She had her "eyes in her book" and she read the entire silent reading time without even looking up! Increasing your stamina will help you grow as a reader!

• During Reader's Workshop, Alexa was so engaged with her text. She had her "eyes in her book" and she stay focused the entire silent reading time. Increasing your stamina will help you grow as a reader!

• During Math Workshop last week, Mallory approached me and asked if she should make up the assignment she missed during her absence the day before in addition to completing the day's assignment. I'm so proud of the fact that you took responsibility for your learning!

• During Math Workshop today, we were learning about liquid volume and mass. Alterriah followed along with the lesson and completed our group activity with such focus. Thanks for being so engaged!

• I have noticed that Sarai has been very engaged in math in the last week. She gets to work on her independent work right away and has worked hard to complete her assignments. She takes pride in her work and does a nice job staying on task. Keep up the good work, Sarai!!

• Anna was engaged in her writing small group- and participated the whole time with great ideas! She helped her friends with ideas, too!

• This week Josey has done a great job staying engaged in classroom activities. I noticed her getting started on her work right away. Today Josey read 3 snap words that she has been working on and used them correctly in a sentence. That means Josey can read all 182 of her words in a “snap.” Keep up the hard work!

• Kaidence demonstrated respect today by working with another student who needed extra help to fill in her science workbook. Kaidence was not asked to do this, but she was so helpful and kind! Thank you!

• Aiden has learned so many snap words this year! You should be very proud of yourself, Aiden! Keep on learning the rest of the 1st grade snap words!

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

• Vivvy recognizes all the words on the blue cards. Great Job!

• Jeremiah and his partner were working in the hall on their writing project and were so engaged in their work, despite distractions around them. Everytime I passed them, the two were diligently working and so mindful of other people. They were really listening to each other's ideas and just focused on their job. What a great role model!

• Madalynn and her partner were working in the hall on their writing project and were so engaged in their work, despite distractions around them. Everytime I passed them, the two were diligently working and so mindful of other people. They were really listening to each other's ideas and just focused on their job. What a great role model!

• During Reader’s Workshop, I noticed how engaged John was in his book. John showed his thinking about reading by jotting down a few notes on how one of the main characters, Dink, might be considered clumsy because he fell and broke his arm. John also thought about how Dink might be sad about going to the hospital. Reading is thinking, engaging and fun! Way to go, John!

• Valerie was engaged in her summary writing. She made sure to fill in her planning sheet and really took her time. Valerie made sure she was independently creating her paragraph summary, using all of her resources. Keep up the great focus!

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.