Lakeview Parent Bulletin

November 1, 2016

New this Week

7th Graders Attending PHSN Production

On Thursday, November 17, the 7th-grade students will be attending the PHSN production of Cheaper by the Dozen. We have two 7th grade students in the production, so this is a great opportunity for our students to attend a play while at the same time supporting their peers. The cost of the show is $5, and students should bring their money to their first period teacher. All money is due by Friday, November 11. Checks can be made payable to "PHSN Theatre"

Based on a true story, Cheaper by the Dozen tells the story of the Gilbreth family. Their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his family of twelve children running just as efficiently. This play is told from the point of view of two of his children reflecting on the last few months before his death. He was preparing the family for his imminent departure, but most of his children, like most of the young children in the audience, were unaware of the fact. It is an extremely funny, heart-warming, and family-friendly tale, and the tragic catharsis of the father’s death is beautiful to the adults in the audience, who can understand the euphemisms.


We are super excited that Lakeview 7th graders will have the opportunity to support two of their peers who are in the show! Our 8th grade students will be attending the production in the spring.


If you do not wish for your child to attend the show, please notify the school in writing by either emailing Mrs. Bertke at pamela_bertke@plsd.us or sending in a written note.

Signs of Suicide

The teen years are marked by a roller coaster ride of emotions – difficult for teens, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age, and the past decade has seen teen suicide rates increasing.

In order to proactively address this issue, Pickerington School District and New Horizons Mental Health Services will provide a suicide prevention lesson as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention program. This program has been used by thousands of schools over the past nine years. It has proven successful at increasing help-seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend, and is the only school-based suicide prevention program selected by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for its National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts.


The Signs of Suicide Program will begin with Team Avengers on November 10. Please review the attached letter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school counselor; 7th grade - Mrs. Amy Weinrich (amy_weinrich@plsd.us) or 8th grade - Mrs. Sarah Geiger (sarah_geiger@plsd.us).

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Therapy dog

We are excited to announce the introduction of our Therapy Dog Program at Lakeview. Leo, a canine good citizen and registered therapy dog, plans to make regular visits to our building. The purpose of his visits are to enhance the educational experiences for our students both academically and emotionally.


Many of our students have had the pleasure of working with therapy dogs at the elementary and middle school levels here in Pickerington. As young adolescents, junior high students rely on the staff here at Lakeview to provide them with the very best education and emotional support we can offer. The addition of Leo to our building will undoubtedly be positive for our students.


Although many students will have the opportunity to meet and engage with Leo, we understand that not all students are comfortable with this or may have allergies. If you would like to opt-out your child from working with or even being in the same room as Leo, please complete the form below.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the therapy dog or the program, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Broz-England. sheryl_broz-england@plsd.us.

Lost and Found

Please remind your student to check the lost and found, which is on the stage in the cafeteria for any items they may have lost since the start of the year. The amount of items that we have collected is unbelievable.!

We will be donating the items after the first trimester to make room for the items that we will accumulate over the winter.

Amazon Smile for PTO

With holiday shopping right around the corner, we thought we would bring to your attention of a new easy way to support our school through Amazon Smile, simply by designating us as your charity when you shop. Please email us at lakeviewpickpto@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!!


https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0867586


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.



Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.


Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Please select Lakeview Junior High Parent Teacher Organization


To support charity, always shop at smile.amazon.com

Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) support charity.
Look for the AmazonSmile badge in Your Orders to see which of your orders have supported charity.


Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Command B on your keyboard.

Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut tosmile.amazon.com.

Socktober

The Socktober results are in! As a building, we collected 1042 pairs of socks to donate to The Open Shelter here in Central Ohio! The race for the most socks was intense as the winning class won by only 10 pairs of socks! In 3rd place, Mrs. Wharton’s class with 160 pairs of socks, in 2nd place, Mrs. Furillo’s class with 231 pairs of socks and the winner of the Socktober challenge is Mrs. Broz-England’s class with 241 pairs of socks! Congratulations to Mrs. Broz-England’s class, you have won a pizza party! Thank you to everyone who donated socks this month!

Reminders from Last Week

Spirit Week

Student Council is leading Spirit week this week. Students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, but they must come to school dressed appropriately. Students who do not choose to dress according to the theme for the day must wear regular school dress code.

Dress Up Day Themes

Wednesday – Hat Day

Thursday – Crazy Hair/Mismatch Day

Friday – Pajama Day and this must be appropriate PJ's that follow school dress code.

Each day is $1.00 to participate. Each team will be competing to show who is the most spirited and the proceeds from each spirit week go to funding the May Dance for the students.

Time to Get Your Spirit on!

Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day is rapidly approaching. Lakeview Junior High would like to take the opportunity to recognize and honor those who have served or are currently serving our country in the armed services. We are asking that you fill out the form below and have your son/daughter return it to school by Monday, October 31th. If you have a friend or a family member who is currently serving or who has served our country, please write his/her name, the war they fought in (if applicable), the military branch served under, and the name of your Lakeview student. A star will then be placed on the wall outside of the main office. You are welcome to stop in and view our display after November 10th. Thanks for your support of this project.

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Holiday Assistance

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during these special times. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! We realize some families may need some assistance providing a memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up, once again, with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red boxes. Suggestions for gift donations include, action figures, activity books, art supplies, bath & body items, Barbie dolls, blocks/building sets, board games, books, crafts, Disney items, fashion accessories, headphones/earbuds, handheld game devices, jewelry, Legos, make-up & hair accessories, perfume/cologne, puzzles, sports equipment, stuffed animals, toy trucks, and video games. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, such as gift cards, please send them to the school office.

If you would like an application for holiday assistance this year, please contact your school counselor: 7th graders - Amy_Weinrich@plsd.us & 8th graders- Sarah_Geiger@plsd.us or call 614-830-2200. The application is also below. Please only one application per household. This application is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with applicants. The deadline for applications in will be NOVEMBER 18th, 2016.

Pass/Fail forms

Pass/fail forms for first trimester courses were due last Friday. This is the last call. The only classes at this time that are due are Physical Education 9 and Theatre. Since this is the first trimester, we have extended the due date to this Friday, November 4. No forms for first trimester courses will be accepted after this date.

Additional forms are available in the office and should be returned to the school counselor.

PTO Information

PTO meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, November 3.

Important Dates

November

3 PTO meeting 6:30

8 No School for students--Teacher Professional Day

9 Two-Hour late start

11 End of First Trimester/Teen Night

23-25 Thanksgiving Break