Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ February 11

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Concert Information

Dear Families,

Our concert preparation is well underway! Your student(s) have been working very hard in class and we are looking forward to performing for you.

Please mark your family calendars with our concert date, time, and place. We will be performing on March 17, 2022 at 6:30pm, in the South Milwaukee High School Performing Arts Center.

Please take a minute to visit our concert website at

Look for a final note about our concert to come home in March containing important details.

Thank you,

Mrs. Tinsen

Spring Art Show Information

The First Annual Elementary District-wide Art Show!

Mark your calendars…

When: Wed. April 27, 2022, 5:00-7:00 pm (come for any portion of the evening)

Where: South Milwaukee High School Commons, Enter through Door 9

Who: Every K-5th grade elementary Artist in SM will have an artwork on display

Families welcome! Come and celebrate your young artist’s creativity!

Did you sign up for February Conferences?

It is time to sign up for our family conferences in February. This year, they will be on February 23 and 24 from 4-8 p.m. Just as in October, you can select either in-person or virtual (if that changes, we will let you know). Here is the link to the Sign-up Genius. It is our school goal to meet with EVERY family about EVERY student. It helps us a lot if you sign up so our teachers do not have to contact so many people. Please note that the first page on the Sign-up Genius is for Mrs. Zoellner's 1st grade class. Scroll across the tabs at the top to find your child(ren)'s teacher. Thank you!

The Book Fair is Coming

The Scholastic Book Fair is returning during February conferences. Be sure to visit the book fair in the Lakeview library before or after your student's conference(s). Your family gets some great books, and Lakeview teachers earn funds for classroom libraries through our 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.

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.

The link for absence reporting will stay on the Lakeview homepage as well as in the family newsletter each week.

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, along with the links to register. 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 30 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!

• As we were continuing to work on typing our sticky notes from writing into our literary organizer, Caleb helped one of his classmates type his sticky notes, too. Caleb recognized that his classmate could use a little extra help, and without a second thought he stepped in to help. Thank you for being so aware and for being willing to help your classmates. Thank you for helping to make our classroom a great place to be!

• Jaliyah shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the pink cards. Congratulations Jaliyah!

• Jaliyah shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the green cards. Congratulations Jaliyah!

• Henry shows he is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the green cards. Congratulations Henry!

• Nathan can rote count to 120 and has met our end of the year counting goal. YAY!

• Emilio can rote count to 121 and has met our end of the year counting goal. YAY!
• When Ameerah found someone's winter hat lying around the classroom, she immediately brought it to me so it could be returned to its owner. Thank you for your kindness, Ameerah! That's the Lakeview Way!

• Cooper did a great job of staying engaged in his work when there were distractions going on in the room. You did the absolute right thing, Cooper. Keep it up!

• Lily did a great job of staying engaged in her work when there were distractions going on in the room. You did the absolute right thing, Lily. Keep it up!

• When Peair found a bracelet on the floor, he brought it to me and suggested a student who he thought it might belong to, since he knew that the student sat near where he found it. He turned out to be right! Thanks for showing kindness, Peair. Keep it up!

• Vivvy is like a college student! She takes notes during Math class to help her remember what we are talking about! She does this all on her own and I'm so impressed!!!

• Brady has been working hard on his literary essay graphic organizer. He has thoroughly searched the book for text evidence to support his thinking. Now he is going back to reread his organizer with the goal of pushing his thinking further and adding more thoughts to his organizer. His hard work and engagement is going to result in a strong literary essay. Way to go, Brady!

• At the end of Reader's Workshop yesterday, Raymond approached me and said, "Do you want to hear a summary of the book I read today?" He continued to tell me about the main character, the problem, and the solution. Way to be engaged in your text, Raymond! Summarizing after reading a text is a great way to give ourselves a comprehension check.

• While walking our the door at dismissal, Ahmed was helping a friend by sticking his water bottle in his backpack. What a kind gesture! Keep it up, Ahmed!

• During Math this week, Lorenzo worked hard to solidify his understanding of the multiplication algorithm. Not only that, but he then helped to teach a friend how to do it as well. That is true leadership. Keep it up, Lorenzo!

• Stella was so kind in music when she encouraged another student to do their best job practicing our concert songs. Great job Stella!

• Madden has worked really hard on composing his literary essay. He has stayed focused, using his literary essay organizer, to guide him as he works. He has asked for help and for feedback as he has been composing to help ensure he is on the right track. Way to be so engaged, Madden!

• Mia is always engaged when practicing letters and sounds. Keep up the great work Mia!

• Ariella is always engaged when practicing letters and sounds. Way to go Ariella!

• Kaeden is always engaged when practicing sounds. Super job Kaeden!

• Delloyd has been learning more letters and sounds. Keep up the great work Delloyd!

• Aiden has been very engaged when practicing letters and sounds. Awesome job Aiden!

• Molly is always engaged in learning. Her reading and writing skills are growing. Keep up the great work Molly!

• Karlie was engaged in small group work and did an excellent job sharing her ideas when discussing the story.

• Caitlin Foster is always engaged in learning and does an excellent job of leading small group discussions. Awesome work Caitlin!

• Besim is always engaged in learning. Super job, Besim!

• Ava is always eager to learn. She loves to practice snap words and read with me. Keep up the great work Ava!

• Peyton was very engaged when practicing reading and spelling skills this week. Awesome job Peyton!

• Austin was very engaged when practicing reading and spelling skills this week. Keep up the terrific work Austin!

• Alterriah Stanton was engaged in small group work this week. Super job Alterriah!

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.