Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ October 7

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No School on Friday, Oct 14

Lakeview Spirit Wear is here!

We have Lakeview spirit wear for sale. We have not sold any Lakeview spirit wear since before Covid, so we know there is a big demand for new Lakeview-themed clothing. Here is the link to the online store to place your order. The deadline is October 23 at midnight, so be sure to order right away. The link is also at the top of the Lakeview website. This order also supports our Lakeview PTO, so ordering spirit wear benefits your child's closet AND Lakeview! (I know that Mr. Sepersky's closet needs a lot of new spirit wear!)

October Conferences

This year, conferences are from 4-8 p.m. on October 12 and 13. Sign up on our Sign-up Genius. Conferences can be in-person or virtual. Please be sure you are signing up on the correct teacher's list - the first page that opens is Ms. Lund's 5K class. Scroll across the top for the other classrooms.

Dates in October

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

October 12 & 13 - Conferences from 4-8 p.m.

October 14 - No school

October 19 - 2:05 dismissal Wednesday & picture retake day

October 20 - PTO meeting 7-8 p.m. in the library

October 27 - PTO Dance 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym

October 28 - No school

Lakeview Secretaries

Get to know our secretaries at Lakeview! They are the heart of so much of our activity at Lakeview, and our families get to talk with them often. Here is a chance for you to learn more about our secretaries and what we can do for you in the office at Lakeview.

Mrs. Wikel (principal's secretary) - My name is Michelle Wikel, and I am the new Principal's Secretary at Lakeview Elementary School. Prior to starting at Lakeview I was in Human Resources with over 14 years of experience in education. One of my favorite things about Lakeview Elementary is the sense of community and how the staff comes together for the well-being of the students to create a safe and happy environment. In the office we will always be happy to help assist you if you have any questions regarding your child. I look forward to establishing relationships and working together as a team to provide a positive learning experience for your child.

Mrs. Jende (faculty & attendance secretary) - My name is Jen Jende and I am the faculty secretary at Lakeview. I have worked for SDSM for 11 years and this is my 2 year as the faculty secretary. What I like best about Lakeview is the great kids and families I get to interact with everyday.

In the office we are here to help you with all of your Infinite Campus needs, any attendance questions, any needs big or small. We are here to assist you as best we can. Please don’t hesitate to call us, we love to hear from our Lakeview families!

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day will be Wednesday, October 19. This is for students who either did not get a picture taken previously or want a new picture taken. Students need to bring the old pictures back. Click the link below for information from the photographer.
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Unity Week

Unity Day 2022 is a national day designed to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. Unity Day is October 19, and this year SDSM will celebrate Unity Day for an entire week! Students will have a variety of activities each day to celebrate and learn to work together even more for a bright future.

Golden Lions this week

Here are the Lakeview Golden Lions for this week. We had 34 examples of being safe, respectful, and engaged!

• Aidan was respectful in Art class. He offered to help pass out supplies to his classmates. Aidan followed calls for attention and listened closely to the teacher during the lesson. Keep it up, Aidan!

• Each time the teacher called for attention in Art class, Suzan stopped what she was doing and showed active listening, by turning towards the teacher, not talking, and keeping her eyes on the board. Great, listening, Suzan!

• Kaeden did a great job listening during Art class. When the teacher was talking, he turned his eyes to the board and stopped what he was doing. Nice work, Kaeden!

• Jaliyah did an excellent job listening to the teacher in Art class. Whenever the teacher called for attention, Jaliyah stopped what she was doing, turned toward the teacher and listened carefully to instructions. Thank you, Jaliyah!

• Henry sets a great example for his classmates each and every day. He models good listening, he quietly helps peers if needed and demonstrates respect to everyone. I appreciate his focus and motivation to learn! So proud of you Henry!

• I was so proud to see Lena share her personal narrative story with the class! She helped show how narrative stories share important moments in our lives, even when that moment is a bit sad. I could see how proud she was when the class clapped for her and I can't wait to hear more of her stories! Keep up the great job Lena!

• Rylee is a wonderful classmate because of her big heart. She is thoughtful toward her peers and goes out of her way to do kind things to help them out. She is aware when someone seems to be upset and makes sure to check in with that person. Rylee is truly a role model for others. Thanks for helping to make our classroom a great place to be!

• Brady has done a fantastic job of being engaged in writing with his personal narrative. He has had a positive attitude and a strong work ethic, which is demonstrated by his efforts to incorporate what he's learned from our mini-lessons. He has even asked me to check in on his progress because he is proud of how much he has written. Thanks for being so engaged, Brady!

• Matthew has shown from the first day of school that his learning is very important to him. He shows this by always being engaged in the lesson in whole group, in his independent reading time, independent work time, and when working with a partner on math games. Matthew, keep staying engaged in your learning. You will be amazed at where it takes you!

• Aksana was attentively listening during the math lesson. Her engagement during the lesson lead to her having good strategies to pull from for her work. She also knew exactly what she was supposed to be doing. Thank you for being so engaged.

• Lucy has been a great table partner during math workshop. She is patient and kind with her table partner and helps with misunderstanding and keeping them both on task. Thank you for your kindness. It shows great character.

• Ryan was engaged in his math work time. He got straight to work with his partner and stayed focused to get his work done and to do his best work. Keep it up Ryan!

• Melody was reading a book and asked me what the word “gray” said. I told her to try and read it on her own. She replied, “Well it can’t be gray because the color grey is on my name card and it’s spelled with an “e.”
Now that is showing ENGAGEMENT! Melody was using her resources and being a problem solver! Now she knows you can spell gray either way. Way to go!

• Wesley was so focused during Writer's Workshop yesterday. He filled an entire page while working on his personal narrative. That's what third grade writers do. Way to go, Wesley!

• Kaeden has been engaged when I have been working with him on reading skills! Super job!

• Aiden has been engaged when I have been working with him on reading skills! Way to go!

• Emilio has been engaged when I have been working with him on reading skills! Awesome!

• Isabelle has been engaged when I have been working with her on reading skills! Nice work!

• Suzan has been engaged when I have been working with her on reading skills! Fantastic job!

• David has been engaged when I have been working with him on reading skills. Keep up the great work!

• Legend did a wonderful job engaging in an activity we were doing! He demonstrated hard work and perseverance.

• Amir did a wonderful job engaging in an activity with me! He demonstrated hard work and perseverance. Nice job, Amir!

• Payton works so hard to be focused and engaged in all our lessons. She was especially engaged in our math games where she was practicing her subtraction AND working well with a partner! Great job!

• Amir has been putting so much effort in during class. He always has his hand up to answer a question or share an idea. Way to go, Amir!!

• Anthony worked super hard in math on a subtraction story problem! He stuck with it and was so proud of himself! I was so proud of his perseverance too! Awesome work!

• Emma showed compassion and kindness for another student who fell down and injured himself during the PACER. She and another student also helped the person to the nurse's office.

• Harley showed compassion and kindness for another student who fell down and injured himself during the PACER. She and another student also helped the person to the nurse's office.

• Ian shows respect to his classmates. A student next to him was upset because she couldn’t find her pencil and Ian gave her his. Then later that day, Ian gave up his swing to a boy who was waiting. Ian said, “Here you can have the swing, it’s your birthday!” Way to be so kind and so thoughtful of your classmates!

• Luna really loves to play at recess. It is sometimes hard for her to stop playing! Luna learned that when the whistle blows she needs to run and line up. After we practiced she turned into one of the fastest runners to the line. Great job learning what to do at the end of recess Luna!

• Jacob was safe with his body and tools in Art class. He listened respectfully to instructions without shouting out, and stayed engaged in his painting throughout the entire Art class. Keep it up, Jacob!

• Urijah was so engaged in his artwork this week! He created a mountain scene and worked hard to do his best. When he was finished, Urijah announced, "I am really proud of this work!" I'm proud of you, Urijah! Keep it up!

• Amina is new to Lakeview and is doing a wonderful job learning the expectations and showing that she knows them. Amina doesn't let anything distract her from doing a good job staying engaged in class. She always shows respect towards adults and her peers. She is a wonderful addition to our class and to Lakeview. Keep working hard!

• I have noticed that Brielle will get started right away on independent work. She shows that she was listening to the lesson and that she knows exactly what to do. I appreciate that you are always listening to the directions and are setting a great example to your classmates on what being engaged looks like at Independent work time. Keep working hard, Brielle!

• Drew noticed that another student had spilled some water under their desk and it hadn't been completely cleaned up. Drew went over to the mess and cleaned it up without being asked. Thank you for your help Drew! Way to show respect for our building!!

Free At-home Covid Tests

At conferences this week, we will have free at-home Covid tests available. Please take 2 per family for your own use at home.

Read with Bucky Badger

Reading is absolutely the most important homework you can either (1) do with your children if younger or (2) have them do independently if older. Reading a LOT is the best way to get your child college-ready from the very earliest years. And Bucky Badger has a program to celebrate reading and get you some free tickets. Click here for the sign-up and click here for the activity book.

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.