Lakeview Family Newsletter - January 10
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New Year's Resolutions
• Make 2020 the Year of the book - kids need to read every night and it helps if they see adults who also read. Find the biggest bag in your house and head to the library!
• Make 2020 the Year of activity - In winter, this could be more time playing board games or building with Legos. As soon as the weather warms up, spend time outside. Sign up your child for a rec department class, baseball, music lessons, dance, martial arts, or any other activity.
• Make 2020 the Year of connecting - Attend a PTO event and meet more families. See the growing list of Lakeview PTO events further down this newsletter! We want to be a community that comes together for more than just learning.
• Make 2020 the Year of the clock - School starts at 8:30 a.m. Resolve to arrive on the playground by 8:25 instead of coming to the front door at 8:30.
• Make 2020 the Year of gratitude - Thank a Lakeview staff member - any staff member! You can send emails to our staff at any time or have your child write a quick note of appreciation. Plus, you can submit a "ROAR Award" for any staff member at Lakeview further down this newsletter. Gratitude costs nothing, but the value is priceless!
Monday, January 13 - Band, Orchestra, and Choir demonstrations at Lakeview - we welcome our middle school groups as they perform for us during the school day.
Friday, January 17 - PTO Family game night (new event!) from 6-8 p.m. in the gym
Be ready to play your favorite family board games - we'll have some set up already and you can bring one to share!
Friday, January 24 - Early dismissal. School ends at 11:45 a.m.
Ms. DeBruin - January 16 & 17
Ms. Chmielewski - Testing is complete
Ms. Hirthe - January 20 & 21
Ms. Logisz - January 13 & 14
Ms. Brever - January 15 & 16
All 2nd grade students - Testing is complete
Ms. Sodemann - January 14 & 15
Ms. Manthe - January 14 & 15
Mr. Tinsen - Testing is complete
All 4th grade students - January 20 & 21
Ms. Krohn - January 16 & 17
Ms. Wilke - January 15 & 16
What is "too sick" for school?
• My daughter is suddenly coughing or sniffling this morning ... should I keep her home?
• My son stayed home yesterday ... is he well enough to return today?
• My daughter had a runny nose last night but no fever ... should I send her?
• My son had a fever before bed last night that was 101, but seems better so far this morning.
So many decisions to make. Here is something that can help make your decision.
Especially as students get older, it is important to help them learn that coming to school when you are slightly "under the weather" is a life skill. Then there are other times when a student should absolutely stay home (see the link above). I also know that we do not take our children to the doctor for every cough and sniffle, but if you do see a provider (doctor, dentist, etc.) please get a medical excuse and bring it to school. Days that are excused by a provider do not count against the 10 allowable absences per school year. Please note - just calling us and telling us that your child is sick is not a medical excuse, and neither is the "after visit summary" letter you get from urgent care. You have to specifically ask the nurse or doctor to write a letter, which they are very used to writing.
Save the Date - 2020
Add our dates to your brand new 2020 calendar before it fills up with everything else that keeps your family busy:
PTO Family Game Night - Friday, January 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the gym
McTeacher Night at McDonald's - Thursday, January 23 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
SM Literacy Night - Friday, February 7 - click here for flyer
Scholastic Book Fair during conferences - February 19 & 20
PTO Snowball Dance - Thursday, February 27 from 5-7 p.m.
Lakeview art show - Wednesday, March 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the gym
Lakeview spring concert - Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school
Culver's Night - Thursday, March 19