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Lakeview Family Newsletter - March 22

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11:45 dismissal on Thursday, March 28

No School on March 29 or April 1

Crossing Guard update

Earlier this week, many news outlets carried stories about crossing guards in the Milwaukee metro area. The Lakeview attendance area does not have any intersections with crossing guards, so we are not feeling the impact like other schools might be. Here is some information:

• In South Milwaukee, it is the police department that contracts for crossing guards.

• The SMPD has been working incredibly hard to be sure all crossing guard spots are filled.

• 5th grade cadets are not the same as crossing guards. Our cadet program remains intact.

Please continue to drive and walk carefully. Obey all laws and follow the directions of cadets and staff outside. We have many streets around Lakeview, and we want every student to arrive and leave safely.

Forward Testing Coming

In April, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the Forward Exam, which is the standardized test that all students in grades 3-8 in Wisconsin take each year. Test dates for Lakeview students are:

3rd grade: April 8, 9, 10, 12, 15

4th grade: April 2, 3, 4, 8

5th grade: April 15, 17, 18

Note - this does not mean students are testing all day on these dates. They might only test for 40 minutes on each day, but we spread the tests over several days.

3rd and 5th grade students have tests in the areas of English Language Arts and math. 4th grade takes those tests plus science and social studies. More information will be in next week's newsletter, but please be sure your child has a working pair of headphones at school for the test. There is a listening section which requires headphones. All students test on district Chromebooks.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 27

SMHS a cappella choir groups perform for Lakeview students 12:30 p.m.

(Our HS a cappella groups are recognized nationally for their excellence)


Thursday, March 28

Brewer's Home Opener - everyone wear Brewer's gear today!

11:45 a.m. dismissal for students


Friday, March 29

No school for students or staff


Monday, April 1

No school for students (Professional Development Day for staff)


Tuesday, April 2

Wear blue for Autism Awareness Day


Friday, April 5

5K field trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum

4th & 5th grade field trip to First Stage for Big River

Spring Dance & More PTO Events

Aloha Lakeview Families!

Mark your calendars for Lakeview's Luau dance on Thursday April 11th. The dance is free this year! There will be a photo prop area and food for purchase. The dance starts at 5 p.m. and all children need to be accompanied by an adult the entire time. Looking forward to seeing you then!


Don't forget that we are still collecting shoe donations! Bring gently used shoes to Lakeview and the school earns $0.40/pound. There are boxes by the office. Time for spring cleaning!


Nominations for executive board positions will be open in mid-April. Stay tuned for more information.


We will be having another color run after last year's successful event. It will be on June 7 in the afternoon.

News from our Gifted & Talented Coordinator

Hello Families! Here are some upcoming important dates from Mrs. Cosgrove, Gifted and Talented Coordinator for South Milwaukee:


April 30: The Lakeview Spelling Bee will be held at 9:00 in the Music Room. The top three spellers from each classroom (grades 2-4) will compete in this Spelling Bee.


The Invention Convention is coming soon for 4th graders! Parents/guardians are welcome to come view the projects on Tuesday, May 7th from 1:00-3:00 in the Gym. The students have worked hard on their projects!


It’s not too soon to start thinking about summer enrichment opportunities! Besides enrichment offered through South Milwaukee Schools and the Recreation Department, local universities like UWM and Marquette offer summer programs, as do other organizations like the Urban Ecology Center or Red Oak Young Writers.


For more information about GT happenings and other enrichment events, check out the Gifted and Talented webpage which is linked to Lakeview’s home page. You may also contact Mrs. Jennifer Cosgrove through email: jcosgrove@sdsm.k12.wi.us. Thank you!

4K Registration for 2019-2020 is open

Do you have a younger student who will be in 4K next year? Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member that will be in 4K next year? Registration for South Milwaukee's 4K program is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is a link to the flyer with information - feel free to share this link. The most important thing to do is register soon by completing the online information and then bringing the required documents to the school office.

Spring Concert Pictures

Thank you to our students and thank you to Mrs. Tinsen for the work to put together another excellent spring concert! Here are some pictures of each group and a picture of the students who were on stage during the all-school song:
All-school

Annual Notices

Please see this link for March's annual notices from the School District of South Milwaukee. This month's notices include Child Find, Curriculum Modifications, Homeless Children, Student Nondiscrimination and Religious Accommodations, Student Privacy, Student Surveys, Student Records, and Title I programs.