Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ December 16

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Report Cards are Here!

On Friday, December 16 your child’s 1st Trimester report card will be posted in Infinite Campus. In order to view this report card, you will need to log into your Infinite Campus parent account, using the same login that you used to register your child in the summer. If you do not remember your login information, please call the office at Lakeview. We are not sending home paper copies of report cards.

Once logged in, clink on Documents on the left side, then choose your child’s report card (see picture).

If your child has an IEP, you will also see their plan progress report in that same section. If you have any questions about your child’s grades or IEP progress report, please contact their school for more information.

Our teachers spend a lot of time assessing your student(s) and entering grades. Please take time to read your report card carefully with your child(ren) and set goals for 2nd trimester. If you have any questions about the information on your child's report card, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

Respect and ... Pies??

Did you ever try to go on vacation with another family? If you did, you probably found out that there are many small things that you do differently, but in order to get along, you have to agree. That is a lot like school, except we have 290 students, 45 adults, and 9 months together on our vacation. That's a lot of needing to agree!

Our Lakeview expectations are "Be Safe ~ Be Respectful ~ Be Engaged". We find that students easily recognize Safe vs. Unsafe as well as Engaged vs. Unengaged. The hard one to learn and agree on is Respectful vs. Disrespectful. Our students are already quite respectful - 84% of our students have 0-1 incidents this school year - but they are kids, they are learning, and we want them to be their very best! We just all need to agree on what it exactly means to "Be Respectful" and teach it the same way as we teach math and reading. This week and next, we are focusing on how to be respectful, including:

• The words we use, when we talk, and how we say them

• How to solve problems when they are still small

• Strategies for "minding our own business"

• When something is funny and when it isn't

Our students have started to receive "Pride Perks" coupons when they demonstrate something especially respectful. Ask your student how many he/she has received so far. And we have a big reward coming up. On Thursday, one pride perks student's coupon from each classroom will be drawn to throw a pie in Mr. Sepersky's face during lunch. Respectful to throw pies at the principal? Probably not, but that's how much we care about students and want them to demonstrate respect all day, every day. After Winter Break, we will continue "Pride Perks" coupons with various weekly incentives.

Bucks Attendance Challenge

Be where it counts! We need students in school all day, every day whenever possible. Part of that includes being on time to school every day, which means arriving by 8:30 a.m.

This week, 260 of our students (90% of our students) were on time every day this week. Let's keep it up, Lakeview! Only 28 students were late to school this week.

Any student that is on time to school every day from December 5 through December 22 will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to the Bucks game on January 16. This means a student would need to have 0 tardies every day until Winter Break. The drawing will be on the afternoon of December 22nd and the winning family will be contacted before Winter Break.

Want to attend the Bucks game on January 16 and support Lakeview?

Click here for the link to buy discounted Bucks tickets for the game on Monday, January 16. The Lakeview PTO will receive a portion of the ticket sales using this code. Anyone could use the code (not just Lakeview families). It is a day game, and there is no school on January 16 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Spirit Days Before Break

Here are some fun dress-up days for the week before Winter Break:

Monday, December 19 - "Merry and Bright" - Wear Bright Colors and/or Light up Accessories

Tuesday, December 20 - "Winter Wonderland" - Wear BLUE and White (Sparkles optional) - Lakeview colors!

Wednesday, December 21 - "Mad for Plaid" - Wear your favorite flannel shirt

Thursday, December 22 - "Crazy Hat, Headband, and Sock Day" - Wear your favorite hat, headband, and/or crazy socks

Sick? Saw a Doctor?

There is a lot of illness going around right now. If your child was sick and saw a medical provider (pediatrician, ER, Urgent Care, etc.) get an excuse form from your doctor and bring it to the office at Lakeview. A doctor may excuse just one day or a few days, depending on the illness. If you bring the excuse letter to Lakeview, the days will not count against your child's 10 allowable days/year.

If you forgot to get the excuse letter, just call the provider and ask them for one. They do this all the time and are used to the request. In fact, you can ask them for any excuse letters all the way back to September 1 if your child was seen by a provider this school year. This is also for dentists, eye doctors, etc. Please note - an "after visit summary" is not an acceptable excuse note. It must be a note from the doctor that actually says the student is excused from school for ___ number of days due to being seen.

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More events in 2023

Mark your calendar!

January 16 - PTO Bucks game

February 2 - PTO Dance at Lakeview featuring raffle baskets

February 10 - STEAM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

Feb 22 & 23 - PTO Book fair during conferences

March 22 - Lakeview Concert (5K-5th grades), 6:30 p.m. at the high school

April 13 - PTO Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5

June 6 - 5th grade recognition from 6-7 p.m. in the Lakeview gym

PTO Newsletter

Our Lakeview PTO has created a newsletter for our families. Please click the link below it to read about:

• Upcoming family events

• Current fundraisers

Golden Lions this week

Here are the Lakeview Golden Lions for this week. We had 15 examples of being safe, respectful, and engaged! We also had over 700 Pride Perks coupons given out for respectful actions!

• Porter earned his Lakeview stars for being respectful and engaged in lessons and work time. Great job! Keep it up!

• I asked Vivvy if she would be willing to be a student helper for someone working on Lexia. She quickly said yes, helped the student be successful in his work and offered to help him anytime he needed it! Thank you for being so generous with your time and talent Vivvy!

• I asked Violet if she would be willing to be a student helper and listen to a classmate read a book or two to her. She quickly said yes, helped the student if they got stuck and has also helped another classmate think through her math response during discusion time. Thank you for being so generous with your time and talent Violet!

• I asked Henry if he would be willing to be a student helper for someone working on ST Math. He quickly said yes at that moment and then went and helped someone else on his own. He helped those students be successful their work and offered to help them anytime they needed it! Thank you for being so generous with your time and talent Henry!

• Eliana has been a wonderful student helper, listening to other students read out loud to her, helping them if they are stuck on a word and offering to do this again if needed. Thank you for sharing your time and talent Eliana!

• Braxton always goes above and beyond in AM care and helps his friends clean up without being asked. He is always there to lend a hand or check in to see if any help is needed.

• Robbie continually pushes himself to learn more and grow more each day, especially in math. When he's given a difficult problem to complete, he doesn't give up, but instead persists until he has solved it. Additionally, Robbie is always willing to ask for help so that he can be successful with his work. Great job, Robbie!

• There was a misunderstanding that involved [name]. When he overheard Ms. Mortier & Mrs. Hartung talking with a student, this student stepped into the conversation and admitted that he was partially at fault for the misunderstanding. He owned his mistake and apologized for what happened. It's not easy to accept responsibility when you know you haven't made the right choice, but [name] didn't hesitate for a second to own his actions. Thank you for having integrity!

• Elizabeth completed over 200 minutes of Lexia AND more than 20 units last week! In fact, she even did Lexia over the weekend so she would have more minutes and units completed. Way to be dedicated, Elizabeth!

• For a second week in a row, Amina had over 200 minutes on Lexia AND completed over 20 units! In order to accomplish this, she was working on Lexia outside of the school day! Great job being so dedicated to your learning, Amina!

• During writing workshop today, Annalise noticed one of her friends was having difficulty completing a writing assignment. Annalise stepped in, figured out the problem, gave suggestions, and helped her friend gain the confidence to get back on track. Thank you Annalise for noticing when others need our support.

• During writing workshop today, Kaidence was near completion of her essay when she accidentally deleted it, and we could not get it back. Kaidence remained calm and positive, commented that it was okay, and retyped the entire essay with the utmost focus. I'm so proud of how you handled a frustrating situation!

• Idrees is such an attentive listener throughout the day and just an incredibly respectful and kind student. He goes out of his way to boost others, including his teacher. Idrees your kindness just makes our classroom, school, and world a better place. Thank you!

• Amina has displayed such a great example of leadership, friendship and kindness over the past few weeks, I'm so impressed. Amina always has a smile on her face every morning when coming into the school, she is such a joy. Keep it up Amina I'm so proud of you. Truly doing things the Lion Way!

• Jacob was so engaged during ST Math today. He was working on solving multiplication problems. He drew representations on a dry erase board and used his strategies, staying focused the entire time. Way to go, Jacob!

Roar Awards for Teachers

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.