5/6 Academy Weekly News

October 8, 2021

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Message from the Principal

Hello Families!

I hope this newsletter finds you well and I hope that you all had as good of a week as we did. Please remember that parent/teacher conferences are Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 3:30-8:00 pm and families will be seen on a first come first serve basis. We also have virtual conference times available on Tuesday, Oct. 19 that you can schedule with your child's homeroom teacher.

In preparing for conferences, I would suggest that you have any questions that you would like to be addressed written down and have them ready for your conference. This will help move the process along so that my staff can meet with as many families as possible and ensure that you leave with the information that you need to support your child. As always if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Tamara Jamierson

If you call with alternate pick-up arrangements for your child at the end of the day, you must make this call BEFORE the last 15 minutes of the day. Otherwise we cannot guarantee your message will be passed.

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Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 13!! (Bring a change of clothes if your student also wants to do spirit day.)

If your child was absent on the original picture day (Sept. 8), he/she can get an order form from the office to bring with them on retake day to order pictures. You can also wait to get the proof of the picture back from Prater Studios and order with the link provided.

If your child received pictures on the original picture day, but would like a new picture, please have your child bring his/her picture packet to school and give to the photographer on picture day indicating they'd like a new picture taken.

Thank you!!!

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Email Mrs. Miller (dmiller@lakeviewspartans.org) to get signed up to attend the Love and Logic workshop!

2021 Spring M-STEP Scores

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is an assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. The M-STEP is administered to students each spring in grades 3-8, and grade 11.

For students who took the Spring 2021 M-STEP, the individual data reports have arrived! All of the parent reports will be available to view soon on Skyward. If you would like to see the results sooner, you may pick up a copy of the report during in-person conferences on October 13th, or they will be available in the 5/6 Academy Office at any time after that date.

Additionally, a helpful companion to this report is the M-STEP Parent Guide, which provides grade-level descriptions of the assessed standards and what the student will be expected to learn in the next school year for each tested grade. To access the Parent Report Guides, go to this link on the Michigan Department of Education website.

PTA Spotlight

Our Lakeview Middle School would love to see you at our next Parent-Teacher Association meeting! PTA meets at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month. For now, all meetings are via zoom at the following link: https://lakeviewspartans.zoom.us/j/5309578881?pwd=aTFJdGRxU0JYdmRYZjRKb0RYNlpmZz09

This month: Thursday, October 14 @ 6:30 pm

Parent membership is crucial to the success of our PTA. You help us strengthen communication between families and school staff. The cost is only $10 for the year and can be paid at our online MemberHub: https://lakeviewmiddleschool.memberhub.co/store

We look forward to seeing you next month!

American Sign Language Club

For those students who signed up for ASL Club, they will meet in Room B14 every Monday after school until 3:00pm. Pickup will be in the circle drive. Please email Mr. Anderson with any questions!

Cody Anderson


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Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars!!!

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and again on Tuesday, Oct. 19. These conferences will happen after school from 3:30 - 8 pm.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 - Drop-In style conferences, no appointment necessary

Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Scheduled virtual-only conferences; your child's teachers provide details about how to sign up.

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Help us fill our Boast Board with positive praise! If you have a shout out to a specific staff member or for the school in general, please email jspaulding2@lakeviewspartans.org. We'd love to hear from you!

Call our attendance line if your student will be absent at 269-565-3909!

Events at a glance...

Monday-Friday, Oct. 11-15: Homecoming Spirit Dress Up days at LMS (see schedule in newsletter)

Monday, October 11: Gooch/Zebolsky's homerooms attend Starbase

Tuesday, October 12: Ferrell/Halder homerooms attend Starbase

Wednesday, October 13: Picture Re-take Day

Wednesday, October 13: Parent/Teacher Conferences: 3:30 - 8 pm, Drop-In (no appointment necessary)

Thursday, October 14: Vaughn/Grimm homerooms attend Starbase

Friday, October 15: Half Day of School; LMS dismisses at 11 am

Tuesday, October 19: Parent/Teacher Conferences: 3:30 - 8 pm, Virtual (Scheduled Time)