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Lakeview Family Newsletter - September 13

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Be safe ~ Be respectful ~ Be engaged

At Lakeview, we have three positive expectations, and all of our students should know them by now - even our youngest learners. They are:

• Be safe

• Be respectful

• Be engaged

We think that these three rules or expectations cover nearly every situation that could come up in a school. "Be safe" means to wait your turn, follow directions, keep hands and feet to self, etc. "Be respectful" means use kind words, listening to others, and taking care of property. "Be engaged" means asking questions, taking ownership of learning, and doing your work.

The first week of school, all of our students learned what these three expectations look like in various areas of our school, such as the lunchroom, recess, hallways, etc. Here is a link to the chart we use with students, and it is posted around our school. Why we do take time for this? Because the positive character and leadership that students show allows all of us to focus on our main job - learning together!

Spirit Days for Homecoming Week

To celebrate Homecoming week in South Milwaukee, these are the Spirit (dress up) days next week:

Monday 9/16 - SM Rockets Day (wear red/black/white or Rockets apparel)

Tuesday 9/17 - Tropical Tuesday (no swimsuits, please)

Wednesday 9/18 - You choose: "Dress like a teacher" day -or- Hat day. (Teachers get to dress like students on this day!)

Thursday 9/19 - Lakeview Lions day

Friday 9/20 - Color Day. Each grade should wear the following colors:

• 5K wears green

• 1st grade wears red

• 2nd grade wears blue

• 3rd grade wears white

• 4th grade wears black

• 5th grade wears pink

• Staff will be multicolor

Lakeview will be participating in the Homecoming parade on Thursday evening. The parade is on 15th Avenue at 6:00 p.m. Thank you to our PTO, Ms. Wilke, and Ms. Drake-Hames for their work to represent Lakeview in the parade!

Grade Level Newletters

Starting this week, our grade level newsletters return to the weekly family bulletin. We hope that this bulletin becomes a "one stop shopping" for all things Lakeview. Please click on the grade level newsletters that apply to your family, and don't forget the newsletter from our specialists. We will continue to send Tuesday folders as well.

4K Newsletter

5K Newsletter

1st Grade - Ms. Brever

1st Grade - Ms. Logisz

2nd Grade Newsletter

3rd Grade Newsletter

4th Grade Newsletter

5th Grade Newsletter

Specials (rotates grades each week)

MAP Testing

Students in grades 1-5 began the fall session of MAP testing on Thursday, September 12. Testing will continue through next week. Please talk to your child and encourage him/her to work hard on the assessment because it really does help our teachers plan for instruction. New this year - families will be getting the results of the MAP test sent home in the coming weeks with an explanation. More info on that next week.

PTO Meeting

At our first PTO meeting of the year, we reviewed events from recent months such as the Color Run and Popsicles on the Playground. PTO is in the process of creating a school family directory - look for more info on that in next week's bulletin. The PTO is coordinating with student council and Ms. Drake-Hames on a float for the homecoming parade this week (see above) as well as preparing for upcoming events such as Grandparent's Day (Friday, October 18) and the Scholastic Book Fair during conferences on October 9th and 10th. For more information about the PTO, please click here.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is a way that you can support Lakeview. Recently, Box Tops for Education has changed. You can either bring in the Box Tops as in the past or there is now a Box Top app. Simply create an account, link it to Lakeview, buy products with the Box Top logo, and scan your receipt! Find a little more information here.

After-school enrichment programs

Lakeview PTO has worked to set up three after-school enrichment programs during this school year. Please see the flyers below for more information. You can sign up for one, two, or all three! See the flyers for dates, cost, and sign-up details.

Fall enrichment - Amigos Spanish Club

Winter enrichment - Cooking for Kids

Spring enrichment - Chess Scholars

SM Beautification Volunteer Opportunity

The South Milwaukee community clean up is on Saturday, September 21st. Please click this link for more information.