Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ October 14

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2:05 Dismissal on Wed, Oct 19

Order your Lakeview Spirit Wear!

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!
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Unity Week

Wear orange on Wednesday, October 19!

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.

PTO Meeting & Dance

The next Lakeview PTO meeting is on Thursday, October 20 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lakeview library. Come join our meeting and help us do great things for the students at Lakeview!

On Thursday, October 27, the PTO is hosting a dance. It is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. The dance is free, and there will be food available to purchase. Students may not come by themselves - they must be chaperoned by a parent/guardian that is present for the entire dance.

By the way, if you have not liked the PTO's Facebook page, here is the link.

Attendance Matters

At Lakeview in September ...


118 of our students were here on time, every day, and stayed the entire day!

148 students were here every day (30 of them were late at least once)

82 students missed 1 or 2 days of school

25 students missed 3 or 4 days of school

11 students missed 5 or more days of school

Tardy (on time to school)

216 students were never late to school in September!

32 students were late to school 1 or 2 times

9 students were late to school 3 or 4 times

10 students were late to school 5 or more times

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We have amazing teachers at Lakeview, but we can't educate students who are not present. You might think that missing a few days here and there in elementary school doesn't impact students long-term success, but a study found that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade. And 3rd grade reading proficiency is a really big sign of future success. The graphic above gives more information.

If a student misses 2 days of school per month, then that student will missed 10% (18 days) of the school year. That means the student is chronically truant in the eyes of the law AND is at much greater risk of future learning gaps. We also need every student here on time. The beginning of the day is packed with learning. Most of our grades start with either math or reading. We need everyone here on time for the entire day, unless truly sick.

Please review this letter that was sent to all families in August as well as our calendar.

Thank you for attending conferences

Thank you to all who attended October conferences. Please know that our staff is willing to meet with you throughout the year. You do not need to wait for our conferences in February. Contact us by phone, email, or SeeSaw. We really value our relationships with families!

Dates in October

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

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

Note about Halloween - We do not do costumes in our elementary schools in South Milwaukee. Please do not send your child to school in a costume.

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.

Golden Lions this week

Here are the Lakeview Golden Lions for this week. We had 25 examples of being safe, respectful, and engaged!

• I was in Mr. Tinsen’s room during WIN time, and EVERY student was engaged in ST Math during the entire period. Not only were they engaged, but they were also respectful of one another by maintaining a voice level 0. I was so impressed! They should feel so proud of themselves.

• Caleb helped another student in his class line up correctly, quietly and gently making sure she was able to follow procedures. His kindness towards his classmate really showed his appreciation for others safety and respect. Thank you, Caleb!

• David acknowledged that another classmate needed crayons to continue his work. David quickly took out his crayons, handed them to the student, quietly said, "You can use mine," and immediately went back to work. Thank you for your kindness and sharing, David!

• Eliana helped out another classmate by hearing he needed a resource (months of the year) to be able to continue his work. She showed and told him where to find this allowing him the opportunity to continue his task. Her kindness exhibited how we help keep others independent! Thank you, Eliana!

• Thank you Dora for helping the class put away their books! Because you helped keep the books standing up we could do that efficiently and safely and get right back to singing!

• When the class was getting into partnerships to play a math game, one student looked around in need of a partner. Alterriah looked at the student and said, "I'll be your partner." Thank you Alterriah for recognizing that the other student needed a partner, and thank you for stepping up to be that partner.

• Adelynn and the partner she was working with were super engaged on their math work. They showed determination in getting the job done and getting it done well. Keep up the hard work!

• Alexa and the partner she was working with were super engaged on their math work. They showed determination in getting the job done and getting it done well. Keep up the hard work!

• Some of Julio's classmates wanted to learn how to make a paper figure that he had made. Julio gathered the six students around his desk, along with the supplies needed, and he patiently began to teach them the step-by-step process of how to make the paper figure. He was so clear and kind while teaching. Thank you for sharing your talents, Julio.

• Aaliyah gave up her gloves to a student that was freezing on the playground in the morning before school started. Thanks for being so KIND!

• Caleb continues to demonstrate kindness and support to his friends in class. He can always be counted on to assist a friend or be helpful to Mrs. Henneberry - even when not directly asked. Thanks for being such a great friend and helper in our class.

• Kingsley is always engaged at the carpet and follows the carpet expectations. I appreciate that • Kingsley is always willing to participate and add to our conversations! Great job, Kingsley!

• Keep up the great work, Rainna!

• Awesome Job, Elizabeth!

• Keep up the great work, Evan!

• Great participation, Jazmine!

• During Science today, Zak noticed a friend who didn't have a partner to work with. Zak invited him into his group. Thank you, Zak, for making sure everyone is included!

• Romeo is a great helper in class. He always takes care of our classroom by picking up toys, pushing in chairs or cleaning up spills. All this helps keep our classroom be a safe learning environment. Thank you, Romeo!

• Alena goes above and beyond to help a friend. She continually shows kindness and support to her peers! Thank you, Alena!

• Valicity is always ready and prepared to engage in a lesson while seated at the carpet. She participates often in group discussions which helps her peers learn more about the topic. Thank you Valicity for being an active participant!

• Uros was so super kind to one of his classmates. He borrowed his chromebook to his classmate during indoor recess.

• Ms. Nicholson's class was absolutely AMAZING during the tornado warning. They sat patiently and quietly! Keep up the great work!

• Mrs. Zoellner's class was absolutely AMAZING during the tornado warning. They sat patiently and quietly! Keep up the great work!

• Mrs. Henneberry's class was absolutely AMAZING during the tornado warning. They sat patiently and quietly! They all demonstrated great bravery!

• Junior was focused and engaged for the whole time during his reading group.

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.