Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter
Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need
September 22, 2017
I ran across this quote and it reminded me of the focus of our school, to help students be able to think critically about the world around them.
“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” -- Josef Albers
We want our students to be able to ask, not just good questions, but the right questions. Each year our campus has an instructional goal. Our goal this year is to model and teach students how to ask and answer questions in order to help them dig deeper into content and to make connections with the world around them. We are off to a great start and more than excited about the rest of our year.
Learner Qualities in the "Real World"
We want to hear from you!
We are always looking for ways we can bring in relevant lessons to our students. Each month we focus on a Lakeview Learner Quality - for September we are looking at the importance of reflection. If you reflect in your everyday lives or in your careers, please click HERE and enter a description of how you reflect and why it is important. We will share your replies with our teachers so they can in turn share them with our students. Please include your name and your profession in your email. We can't wait to read them!
Book Joy Club Volunteer Opportunities
Leaders are readers, and we are looking for volunteers to help support student reading success! Reading volunteers will help in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms during the reading instructional block by reading with students and/or engaging students in reading activities such as practicing sight words.
If you are able to commit to at least one to two hours per day OR one-two hours one day per week,or even one day per month, please complete the form below. You do NOT have to be a parent of a kindergarten or first grade student to volunteer! Thank you in advance for helping support student success at Lakeview Elementary!
All volunteers will be required to complete the NISD Volunteer Background Check. Reading volunteers will also attend a training to learn reading strategies, etc.
Link to complete information
Ordering PTA Spirit Wear
The yearbook design for the 2017-2018 yearbook is underway and we need yours now!!!
Two ways to upload your photos:
1.) PC: go to the Herff Jones eShare site at www.hjeshare.com and enter the school code: Lakeview.
2.) Smartphone: Install the Herff Jones eShare app for Android or iPhone to upload pictures directly from your smartphone. School code: Lakeview
· If you take a series, or burst, of photos, please pick the BEST of the series and upload that one photo.
· Please double-check to make sure you are not adding blurry, out of focus, or underexposed pictures.
· Label each picture with the grade and student name(s).
· Please upload pictures of groups of students…can be 2 or more.
Deadlines: Upload pictures within two weeks after an event. So far, we have had Meet the Teacher, Back to School Pool Party, and First Day of School. For these three events, please upload pictures by Sep 30, 2017. Our goal is to complete pages within two weeks after each event. We will send out reminders, just please keep these time frames in mind.
Contact: Ann DeCapite, Lakeview PTA Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-676-1405 with questions.
Notes from the Counselor - Mrs. Lowe
Teens Can Survive
Medlin MS and BNHS PTAs are providing parents (and students) with the suicide awareness and prevention program, “Teens Can Survive,” on October 18th at 7pm in the Byron Nelson HS Student Union. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is open to all.
Learn more at http://www.sccenter.org/
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
Curriculum Night 2017
Teachers will be sending out more information soon, here are the times so you can plan ahead.
5:00 - Kindergarten
5:15 - Second Grade
5:30 - First Grade
5:45 - Fourth Grade
6:00 - Third Grade
6:00 - Math Acceleration
6:15 - Fifth Grade
6:30 - Dyslexia
September Learner Quality - Reflect
“Donuts with D.o.g.s.”
Friday, Sep. 29
Join us if you want to be a Watch DOG!
Watch DOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at your child’s school.
The volunteer calendar will be available right after the meeting on:
*Please, be sure to complete your background check!
RSVP by clicking HERE
It’s time for Lakeview Career Day!
Career Day will be Friday, November 17, 2017 with a morning rotation and an afternoon rotation. We would love for you to share your amazing career with our Lakeview students! We want our Bobcats to see a wide and varied assortment of possibilities for their future. Please RSVP to reserve your spot on the Career Day Calendar. It will be on a first come, first serve basis so RSVP quickly. Even if you’re not quite sure about it, return this form so I can send you more information that may help seal the deal! Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping our Bobcats grow and learn!
Please, click HERE to RSVP by Friday, October 27, 2017. Don’t forget, I will email more detailed information to all that are interested!
Helpful Links for Destination Imagination
Reminder: No dogs are allowed on campus during arrival or dismissal
NISD Community Folder
Principal's Book of the Month
Save the Date!
9/26 - School Pictures
9/26 - Curriculum Night - 5:00 - 7:00 - Look for information coming home from teachers
9/ 28 - Vision and Hearing Screening K,1,3,5 and all new/transfer students to the district
9/29 - Watch D.O.G.S Donuts with Dad
10/2 - 10/6 - Parent Conference Week
10/6 - Early Release 11:40
10/9 - Student Holiday - No School
10/10 - PTA Reflections Art Night
10/13 - Bobcat Dash Kick-off Assembly
10/23 - 10/27- Red Ribbon Week
10/30 -11/3 Bobcat Dash Week
11/3 - Bobcat Dash
11/6 - All PTA Reflections Submissions Due
11/13 -11/17 - Generation Texas Week
11/17 Career Day
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.
PTA Membership Toolkit
A huge thank you to our Lakeview PTA for all they do to support Lakeview! Remember anyone can join PTA...grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Lakeview students and staff benefit from the most AMAZING PTA. The support of our PTA provides to our Lakeview learning community with the tools and resources to help each child be successful. Thank you in advance to all of our PTA members and especially our PTA president and board members!
Join PTA Today!
Arrival and Dismissal
Also, please be aware, there are some exceptions to the arrival and dismissal procedures for some of our students.
Facebook and Social Media
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.
Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission
Principal, Mary Seltzer
twitter - @MEFSeltzer
Assistant Principal, Erika Oster
Counselor, Penny Lowe