Beating the Odds

Lakeview Staff Newsletter - April 12

Forward Update

3rd and 4th grade is largely finished with Forward testing at this point. The hope is to have all 3rd and 4th grade make-up tests complete before Spring break. Many thanks to everyone involved in Forward testing - it is truly a group effort. Did you know our 3rd-5th grade students take a total of 1095 tests? And we need to ensure that all 1095 of those are complete by May 3rd.

5th grade scheduled testing - April 15, 17, 18 (Please keep hallway quiet)

5th grade makeup testing - week of April 29

Rooms for 2019-2020

When the building usage team met on April 4, we defined the ways our building functions effectively as well as some challenges due to current locations. Using our sections for next year, the team then did some brainstorming, which led to some really great ideas. I have talked to everyone involved in room switching and am ready to publish this map for next year. Clearly, with this much movement, it is going to take some patience. Be very nice to Jeff over the next few weeks! (Well, be nice to Jeff always, but especially the next few weeks.)

Save the Date

Sunshine has set a date for a Lakeview retirement party for Michelle & Laurie. Please save Thursday, May 30th starting at 5 p.m. More details to follow!

Looking Ahead

Monday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 17

AdvancED review visit. Review team could come Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Most likely is Tuesday, but we will not know for sure until they arrive.


Monday, April 15

Sunshine Tailgate Luncheon


Thursday, April 18

4th grade to Schlitz Audubon

Lakeview spirit day - Wear Lakeview attire!


April 19 - April 28

Spring Break


Thursday, May 2

Color Run kickoff assembly 3:15-3:30 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Arbor Day assembly 1:30-2:00 p.m.


Monday, May 6

Taco Bar Luncheon, hosted by Sunshine!


Tuesday, May 7

Social Studies Leadership Team 4-5 p.m.


Wednesday, May 8

Lakeview Staff Meeting 7:15-8:15 a.m.


Thursday, May 9

Lakeview's Trauma Sensitive Team Meeting 3:45-4:30 p.m.

SMEA Retirement Dinner

Structural Items

Countdowns & videos - Please remember - There should be no visible countdowns to break or end of year for students. (It doesn't mean we don't know that number in our own head or on a little scratch paper on the desk.) Associated with that is my feelings on videos - If we value every day as an important day of learning, we cannot have "movie days". Short videos with direct curricular connections are ok. Please be sure to talk to me about anything over 30 minutes total. My strong suggestion is to do the opposite - schedule tests and quizzes on the day before break. That sends a very clear message to students and families about what we value.


Family newsletter - Link to this week's family newsletter


Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar

Kohl's Zoo Theater (thank you, Maria!)

Zoo theater

Thank you, PTO!

The weather outside was more "Frosty the Snowman" than "Tiny Bubbles" (look it up if you don't get the reference), but the PTO put on a great Luau dance Thursday night. The cost of the dance was $0, which made it a great community-building event. Thank you!
PTO dance

Character Dares & Trauma Sensitive Schools

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