Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - March 1
As we move into 3rd trimester, think flexibly. What are some things you've wanted to try with your class, but haven't been able to yet? What is something you'd really like to implement next year, but you could test/pilot it with your current group? Perhaps it's a tech tool to increase engage students, a new way to group students, physical changes to your classroom, etc. Go for it. If it doesn't work, that's ok. Please share what's working (or not ... because that's equally valuable) with me and other colleagues. Remember that getting better is almost always the result of consistent, small changes to practice.
Teacher AdvancED survey
• It is actually 2 surveys linked together, so you will answer some basic demographic questions at the beginning and again in the middle of the survey. It is not a mistake.
• As you answer these questions, your answers are specific to Lakeview.
• Please think carefully about each question. Here's an example question "I have ample resources (material, fiscal, and personnel) to assist me in meeting the needs of my students." Yes, we always would love more, but consider things like bookroom purchases. Sometimes I answer questions too fast when taking a survey.
• Take the survey by Wednesday, March 6. Thank you. Here is the link.
Monday, March 4
PD day - please remember to bring fully charged laptop, printed quadrant charts, running records protocols (K-2), the Serravallo book (3-5), math pacing guide & current unit, and anything else that might help you with small group planning. We start at Blakewood by 7:30. I am truly looking forward to our morning together!
ALL staff are together for Trauma Sensitive training in the afternoon.
Wednesday, March 6
Staff meeting 7:15 a.m. - we will continue to build off our Monday PD session by talking about our reader's workshop time. More info to follow.
Science meeting 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 7
Social studies meeting 4 p.m.
Friday, March 8
All school assembly from 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13
All-school field trip to Admiral's game
Thursday, March 14
PTO meeting 6-7 p.m. (note the 6:00 start time this month)
Friday, March 15
Sunshine event after school
Tuesday, March 19
Lakeview concert - 6:30 p.m.
Summer School Recommendation List - spreadsheet by March 11.
If a student has 1 recommended class, it goes in the first cell (column F). Do not leave empty cells after the "Lakeview Elementary" cell or the form letters will not print correctly.
4th & 5th grade band/orchestra slips - 4/5 classroom teachers - please ask students if anyone has slips left to submit.
Family newsletter - No family newsletter this week.
Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar