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Lakeview Family Newsletter - November 16

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No School Wednesday, November 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have many things to be grateful for at Lakeview. Top of that list is our students! We are thankful for respectful, safe, and engaged students who work hard every day to learn. We are thankful for supportive families - that means YOU! We are thankful for our teachers, aides, secretaries, and custodians who make learning happen in so many ways. We are thankful for our district leaders who support the work we do every day. It takes a village - thank you!

Stuff the Bus

Thank you to the Lakeview Student Council and to all of YOU for your food donations. Together, Lakeview collected 1,145 items to donate. On Friday, a school bus came to all of the schools in South Milwaukee to collect the donations for Human Concerns. The students in the picture below lifted heavy boxes full of food donations to "stuff the bus". Thank you to Ms. Wilke and student council for coordinating this event at Lakeview!
Stuff the Bus

Math Drop-in Day Photos

8:30 a.m.

Families: I need your help.

We truly need every student to be here before 8:30 a.m. each day.

We have many students who are showing up 5, 10, or 30 minutes late to school. We really do expect that every student arrives to the playground prior to the 8:30 bell. As a parent, I understand it is hard to get everyone up and moving in the morning. I understand there can be family issues with transportation and work. But 8:30 a.m. is the beginning of our school day and Wisconsin state law expects all of us to have our children to school on time. Students who arrive late miss instruction and disrupt classes already in progress. If your child has a medical appointment, please be sure to bring a note from the doctor or dentist - we understand. If there is anything we can do to help your child(ren) be on time every day, please call or email and we will be happy to help make a plan with you. Thank you!

Next Family Newsletter

Due to the short week next week, our next family newsletter will be on Friday, November 30th.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 20 - Our next Admiral's Hockey player visits school to read. Everyone please wear your blue Admiral's shirt on this day! November 20 is also the end of the first trimester.

November 21, 22, 23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 7 - First trimester report cards sent home

November Annual Notices and School Report Card

This week, the Wisconsin state Department of Public Instruction released annual school report cards. Scores provide a snapshot of performance across the four priority areas: student achievement, school growth, closing gaps between student subgroups, and measures of postsecondary readiness. This is the third year that schools have received report cards based on a consistent state assessment, the Forward exam. The state has been refining its scoring system each year, and report cards with fluctuations of 10 or more points on the overall score from the prior year carry a ^ notation because the up or down movement is outside expectations for yearly score change. Lakeview’s scores have been flagged the last two years because of large fluctuations. As a district, our overall score has been fairly stable. While our district rating moved from Exceeds Expectations to Meets Expectations this year, the actual drop in score was only one-half of a point. Finally, the relationship between student poverty and report card ratings across the state remains in spite of the changes that weight growth in the formula to account for this challenge. ( )

Our annual notices for November include the School Accountability Report Card (and District Report Card) and the School and School District Performance Report Copy. Please click here for this information.

Safety Before & After School

As the cold weather arrives, more families drive to school rather than walk. The extra cars create crowded streets around our school. Please continue to be careful and watch for children crossing. Please do not park in crosswalks and remember to come to a full stop at stop signs. Please remind your students to use the crosswalks and follow the directions of our cadets. This will ensure everyone's safety before and after school.

Student Wellness

Better Health=Better Learners. Having healthy choices at school helps keep our children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy helps our school create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity at school. Parents can share their opinions and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of our students. Please check out our school wellness policy at

If you would like to share feedback or join our wellness committee, please contact Karen Stichart, Director of School Nutrition Services.