Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need

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March 29, 2019

Please Be Careful in Crosswalks!

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Please be careful and watch for staff and students in crosswalks. This week, both before and after school, we have had some scary moments with students and staff due to parents being distracted on phones or not watching carefully while driving. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, help us by slowing down and being watchful of your surroundings. Thank you!

Cell phones are not allowed in the school zone.

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From lakeview PTA

PTA Important Dates:

Join us on April 1st at 11a.m. for "Roadmap to Excellence: Team & Goal Development" our PTA initative to obtain the National PTA School of Excellence designation. Our Excellence Standard Teams are currently forming that will focus on six standards including Welcoming Families, Communications, Student Success Support, Speaking Up for Every child, Sharing Power and Community Collaboration. The objectives of each of these standards can be found here Please RSVP to Ann DeCapite at

PTA Membership Meeting and Elections will take place on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Please forward all nominations to Lauren Powell at Immediately following we welcome guest speaker, Christie Hobbs, General Counsel for NISD, who will present “Bullying & Conflict: Knowing is half the battle” as part of our PTA Parent Program Series. We hope you can join us! For details click here.

The Lakeview Science Fair and Program will be held on Tuesday, April 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We invite all Lakeview students to register and submit a Science Project for Judging and Display. > Click here to view online > Register your child’s project here. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Webb at

Save the Date:

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6th-10th

Muffins with Mom - May 10th

Lakeview PTA Quick Links:

> Join the PTA click here

> For upcoming PTA events click here

> Volunteer Opportunities click here

Stay Connected to the Lakeview PTA:

> (Create an account to view entire site)

> Lakeview PTA Trophy Club, TX Facebook Page

> PTA Remind 101: Text @tclakeview to 81010 or click here

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Science Fair and Program Information

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5th Grade Parents

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Northwest Reads!

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Camp Invention Summer 2019

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Principal Book of the Month

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Save the Date!

4/9 and 4/10 - 4th Grade Writing and 5th Grade Math/Reading STAAR - Campus closed to visitors

4/9 - PTA General Meeting 6:30 - Guest speaker regarding Bullying

4/16 - Science Night

4/18 - Report Card Day - Wear college shirts

4/19 - Student and staff holiday - No School

4/26 - Northwest Reads - Volunteers needed - Click here to volunteer

4/30 - Kindergarten Round Up 6:00

5/13 - 5/15 - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade STAAR - Campus closed to visitors

5/17 - GATES Expo

5/21 - BNHS Senior Walk

5/24 - Volunteer Breakfast

5/24 - Field Day

5/27 - Student and Staff Holiday - No School

5/30 - Kindergarten Graduation 8:15 and Early Release 11:40

5/31 - 5th Grade Graduation 8:15, Early Release 11:40, Last Day of School

Compulsory Attendance

We understand students miss school for various reasons. However, please understand that if your child has missed more than 8 school days (excused or unexcused) you will receive a letter from Lakeview regarding attendance. As the state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the year, Lakeview will continue to follow state guidelines regarding this issue. If you have any questions we are happy to talk you through the process.

Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

Traffic Patterns for Arrival and Dismissal

Our traffic patterns have not changed - they are the same for arrival and dismissal as they have been in previous years. Please refer to the pictures below for directions.

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Arrival Update: The Back Door is Locked at 7:40. If you are arriving after that time, please bring your student to the front entrance. Thank you!

Arrival and Dismissal

Ride Changes

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Parents please be sure to send an email to and your child's teacher by 1:00pm to communicate ride changes. We will not release students to ride changes without confirmation from parents regarding ride changes.

Birthday Treats

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We love celebrating birthdays with our students! When planning on bringing in birthday treats, only pre-packaged store bought products are allowed. To ensure there is time to distribute birthday treats to classrooms, please have them in the office no later than 2:00. We are unable to hold ice cream or popsicles so please do not send treats that will melt. Also, if a treat does not have a label of ingredients it will not be shared with the class. Due to allergies we must know the ingredients for ALL treats. Due to sensitivity no balloons are allowed in the building.

Facebook and Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep up with and in contact with friends and family. When you are posting regarding Lakeview, please keep a few things in mind:

1. Think before you post, your words have power.

2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.

3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.

4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.

5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.

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Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission

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