Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ May 13

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Coins for a Cause

This week, Lakeview started a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma society, an organization that is dear to the heart of a Lakeview staff member. We had an assembly on May 10 to kickoff a coin war that will run until May 25 with an ending assembly on May 26. All funds will be donated to the LLS cause. Please support the effort by bringing your spare change (or maybe a few bigger donations as well). The grade level that collects the most wins a pizza party!

1st Grade Persuasive Writing

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Engaged. Lakeview is a nice school. You should go there cuz it is...open at 8:25 AM and closed at 3:35 PM. It is close. I like the place. You will too.

May & June Dates

Thurs, May 19 - 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 & Last day of 4K

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.

3rd Grade Gardeners

Next Year's Calendar

For those of you that like to plan ahead, here is the school calendar for 2022-2023. I know some people like to start marking the calendar as soon as possible. Next year's calendar is similar to this year's calendar. Our calendar can always be found on the school district's website under "Calendar".

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.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 14 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!


We've had 844 Golden Lions this year at Lakeview so far. We're hoping for 1000 by June 10!


• Daisy has been working very hard at focusing her attention, especially when directions are being given. I always see her eyes on me or the person talking, which is a sign of a good listener! Keep up the great job and the great work too!!

• Kaelen has been an excellent listener over the past month! She follows directions right away, helps others remember the directions and focuses on doing her very best work in all areas. In reading, she goes back and rereads to try to figure out a word that she is unsure of! Keep up the fantastic job Kaelen!

• Evan was in the bathroom when he noticed that there was a bunch of paper towel on the floor. He picked it all up because it was the responsible and respectful thing to do. Way to go Evan!

• Peair was a kind, positive role model when working with some of our younger students. He demonstrated strong leadership skills by helping first, and second-graders work on a craft. He also offered to clean up after the students returned to their classrooms. Thank you for being such a big help, Peair! -Ms. Markosen and Mrs. Giera

• Paisleigh, you did such a great job on your MAP tests! You listened to the question once, you checked all the answers, you listened again and then made your best choice! What a big, beautiful Kindergarten brain you are growing! I'm proud of you!

• Dajjen showed that he was engaged when he took his time completing the Spring Reading MAP test. He made sure to read every question, and made sure he was choosing the best answer. By being engaged, he increased his score a TON! Way to go, Dajjen!

• Carter knows all of the uppercase and lowercase letters and he knows most of the letter sounds! He should be very proud of himself! Keep working hard, Carter! I think you're "cool."

• Several times during camp, I noticed that Mauricio would check on his friends and to make sure that they were okay. I also noticed him being an upstander and telling others when their behaviors were not acceptable. I just met Mauricio but I was impressed by his character!

• Anthony is wonderful school citizen. Helps others without being asked. Anthony includes other people whenever he can!

• Isaac always goes the extra mile to help clean up during Art class. Last time he was in the Art room, Isaac stayed behind for a few minutes to put chairs up on tables, without being asked. Thank you so much, Isaac!

• Maliah is working so hard everyday. She is making improvements in reading, writing and math. Way to go Maliah!

• Karley does her best each day in group time. She uses whole body listening so that she always knows what to do in class. Great work Karley!

• Vivvy recognizes all the snap words on the yellow cards and now knows all 136 first grade words! Congratulations!

• Leutrim was working hard and taking his time on his reading MAP assessment. In fact, it was evident he was even re-reading passages before submitting his answer. Way to go, Leutrim!

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.