Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ May 20

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Coins for a Cause

We have collected over $1700 in coins from our Lakeview community in the last 8 days - wow! Our goal is to get to $2000 by May 25. All funds will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma society, an organization that is dear to the heart of a Lakeview staff member. The coin war will run until May 25 with an ending assembly on May 26. Please support the effort by bringing your spare change (or maybe a few bigger donations as well). The grade level that collects the most wins a pizza party and we plan to have a smaller surprise gift for all of our students on May 26.

May & June Dates

May 27, 30, and 31 - No School

Tues, June 7 - 5th grade recognition 6:00-6:30 in the Lakeview gym

Thurs, June 9 - Field Day & Last day of 4K

Fri, June 10 - 11:45 dismissal for last day of school


Are you looking for child care or for something for your child(ren) to do on May 27 and 31? The SM Recreation Department has "School's Out" days available. See information and registration at this link.

PTO Updates

I would like to extend a special thanks to our Lakeview PTO this year. If you attended one of our incredible events this year (Craft Night in December, BINGO in March, the Spring Dance in April, or the Book Fair in October and February), then you were part of great events organized and hosted by our Lakeview PTO. And if you purchased anything at these events or supported one of our fundraisers, then your purchase helped fund things that our students and teachers need such as books for classrooms. Our PTO provided recognition to staff during Educator Appreciation Week in May along with the monthly "Roar Awards" from families. In addition, the new swingset on the "big kid" playground side was thanks to our PTO!

At the May PTO meeting, the officers for next year were elected and remain the same as the current year: Sam Schendel (president), Elsa Scardino (secretary), and Brian/Ellie Genduso (treasurer). I want to thank this team for their amazing leadership to bring back events post-Covid.

We already have plans for more events next year in addition to some of the same beloved events we already have brought back after the pandemic. And we need you! In order to expand our PTO's community-building and fundraising abilities, we are going to need a team of families that are willing to come on a monthly basis and share the work. As we move past Covid, we need more "fun" ways to come together as well as work together to fund some projects.

Please mark the 3rd Thursday of the month from September through May on your calendar. Our PTO meetings are always just one hour, from 7-8 p.m. in the Lakeview library. We need you!

Next Year's Calendar

For those of you that like to plan ahead, here is the school calendar for 2022-2023.

Our calendar can always be found on the school district's website under "Calendar".

Absence Reporting

If your child has any symptoms (including non-Covid symptoms), the only way to report the student's absence is by using this link. You will need to complete this by 8:30 a.m. anytime your student will be absent because of illness.

4K Registration for 22-23 is now open

To be in 4K next year, the child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st. All day 4K is available at all four elementary schools and half day 4K is available at Blakewood.

Here is a link to the information about 4K registration.

Contact Lakeview if you have any questions about 4K registration for 2022-2023.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 27 Golden Lions awarded to students since our last newsletter. Here are the descriptions for each of those Golden Lions. Our students demonstrate GREAT character at Lakeview!


We've had 871 Golden Lions this year at Lakeview so far.


• Deondre noticed a student who was having a hard time coping during a Science lesson. He lifted his chair and carried it over near that student. He set it down and sat down right next to him. This action helped the student get through. Deondre, you have a big heart full of compassion! Thanks for sharing your heart with our class.

• The other day it was Cooper's turn to be our class kickball captain. Meanwhile, there was a student that had been absent on their day to be kickball captain and he was so disappointed to have missed his day....Cooper stepped in and handed him the ball and said that he could take his turn to be captain. So very generous Cooper!

• When Owen was leaving the back table after a small Math group, he thanked me for inviting him back and working with him. Thanks, Owen, for taking your learning seriously and demonstrating great character. From Mrs. Manthe

• When I was having a hard time Ms. Hicks came to talk to me and made me feel better and told me I'm not alone. She made me feel better about myself. Thanks Ms. Hicks!

• Addie recognizes all the words on the green cards. Super Job!

• Delloyd recognizes all the words on the white cards. Great Job!

• Kaeden recognizes all the words on the blue cards. Fantastic!!

• Justyce recognizes all the words on the pink cards. Wonderful!!

• Braxton recognizes all the words on the blue cards. Fantastic!!

• Caleb recognizes all the words on the blue cards. Fantastic!!

• Gavin recognizes all the words on the blue cards. Fantastic!!

• Kaleb stayed on track, focusing on his work during Art class, and setting a positive example for his peers. When it was time to clean up, Kaleb helped, and then held up the zero sign to remind classmates to stop talking. Thank you for your leadership, Kaleb!

• Madison is always engaged in her artwork, and always putting forth her best effort in Art class. Today, Madison set a positive example by holding up the zero sign to remind classmates to stop talking. Keep it up, Madison!

• Max is always engaged in his artwork and he puts forth his best effort in Art class. Today, Max set a positive example by holding up the zero sign when lining up, to remind classmates to stop talking. Thank you for leadership, Max!

• Valerie has been completely engaged in our Math time. She really listened during instruction and participated in our two days of lessons leading to her gain of independence. Way to go Valerie!

• Before going to specials, I asked students to help clean up the classroom because there were a lot of papers all over the floor. Without hesitation, Madalynn helped clean up papers that weren't even hers. Thank you, Madalynn, for being willing to help out all the time!

• During a kickball game at recess, a student wanted to join a game that had already started. Without a second thought, Robert looked at the other student and said, "Do you want to play? You can be on our team." Thank you, Robert, for being so thoughtful and including everybody.

• Sophie has been making herself available to help anyone who needs help with their ST Math. She takes the time to explain how to do the math and helps the students get through the levels successfully! Thanks Sophie!

• Jace has been making himself available to help anyone who needs help with their ST Math. He takes the time to explain how to do the math and helps the students get through the levels successfully! I see a future teacher in Jace...Thanks for helping!

• Emilio recognizes all the words on the green cards. Super Job!

• Emilio recognizes all the words on the white cards. Great Job!

• Emilio recognizes all the words on the purple cards. Keep up the good work!

• Drew is very quick to celebrate when someone has done something great. He will comment to that person, "Great Job" and "Way to go". It's so very appreciated and definitely lifts that person even more! Keep up the positive affirmations Drew!

• Dora recognizes all the snap words on the yellow cards and now knows all 136 first grade words! Congratulations!

• Maddie recognizes 101 snap words! Congratulations! You worked so hard!

• Leutrim was very engaged during Library and listening intently. Leutrim, I appreciate that you worked on coming into Library quietly and REALLY listening during our read aloud. - Mr. Franecki

• During recess yesterday, Liam was making sure kickball was being played fairly and that everyone got a turn to kick. Thanks, Liam, for the making the game fun for everyone!

Lakeview's Mission:

The mission of Lakeview Elementary is to ensure each and every learner GROWS the knowledge and skills essential to achieving their full potential.


Lakeview's Vision:

We will create a school where each and every learner will thrive in welcoming and inclusive learning communities.


Lakeview's Values:

• We value strong relationships between students, staff, and families.

• We value being responsive to student academic and social-emotional needs.

• We value staff collaboration that supports shared goals and actions for student success.