Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ January 21

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No School Friday, January 28

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.

Kindness Week Spirit Days

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Kindness Week

Great Kindness Week is celebrated at schools across the nation. Especially in the midst of the pandemic, we know the value of kindness more than ever! How do we develop kind children? Through the daily, small interactions we have with them - as parents, as neighbors, as educators, and so on. Kindness is something "caught" - not just taught. And it can spread faster than any virus! We are all models of kindness in a crazy society for the next generation!

New attendance procedure

Our attendance procedures for the School District of South Milwaukee have changed. From now on, 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. If multiple students from your household will be absent due to illness, you will need to complete it once for each student. This link will be available on the Lakeview website as well as family newsletters from now on. This will help us be more responsive to you, our families, with our Covid protocols.


The link for absence reporting will stay on the Lakeview homepage as well as in the family newsletter each week.


If your student is not missing school due to symptoms (for example, a dentist appointment or a family vacation), please continue to call the Lakeview office directly.

4K Registration for 22-23 is now open

If you have a child that is eligible for 4K next year, it is time to register! And if you know a family member, friend, or neighbor that has a child that could be in 4K next year, please let them know.


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. Although it is not "first come, first served" our 4K programs will fill up quickly, especially the all-day 4K programs. So it is best to get your registration in right now instead of waiting.


Here is a link to the information about 4K registration, along with the links to register. All incoming 4K students are registered as "new students" (rather than "adding a student to your family).


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

Did you sign up for February Conferences?

It is time to sign up for our family conferences in February. This year, they will be on February 23 and 24 from 4-8 p.m. Just as in October, you can select either in-person or virtual (if that changes, we will let you know). Here is the link to the Sign-up Genius. Please choose your time right away. It is our school goal to meet with EVERY family about EVERY student. It helps us a lot if you sign up right away so our teachers do not have to contact so many people. Please note that the first page on the Sign-up Genius is for Mrs. Zoellner's 1st grade class. Scroll across the tabs at the top to find your child(ren)'s teacher. Thank you!

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 14 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!


• Robbie worked hard and stayed engaged in his reading MAP assessment the whole time. He thoughtfully read and answered each question, and as a result, we were able to see how much he knows and has grown. Way to go, Robbie!

• Mauricio was very engaged in the book club conversation we had together. He noticed important qualities of the characters as they were introduced in the text. Thank you for participating in this really complex thinking!!!

• Kaiden worked hard on his reading and math MAP assessments. He stayed engaged and took his time in order to show all he knows. As a result, he demonstrated how much he has grown since September! Way to go, Kaiden!

• Cooper sailed in to help a student who somebody was disrespecting. He didn't hesitate when he saw this situation...he jumped right in to help someone who needed help.

• For our Kitchen Staff from Mrs. Carrier's class: They give us good tasting lunch. They are the best!

• Brett was a peer role model during learning time by being ready to learn, voice off even when other friends were being distracting. Thank you for standing out by making good choice, Brett!

• Eli saw that a classmate needed some help on a problem on ST Math. He asked me if it was okay to help that classmate and then helped her understand the problem and solve it! Great job of helping others Eli!

• Aiden worked very hard in reading class today! When reading, he blended sounds to read new words and when writing, he wrote all the sounds that he heard. Keep up the great work!

• [Name]did a great job the entire day, being safe and having control of her body. She was always in her learning spot ready to learn throughout the day. Great work!

• Ameerah showed respect in Library when she and group of students decided to make an independent Library choice. Keep it up Ameerah! - Mr. Franecki

• Olive showed respect in Library when she and group of students decided to make an independent Library choice. Keep it up Olive! - Mr. Franecki

• Brae showed respect in Library when she and group of students decided to make an independent Library choice. Keep it up Brae! - Mr. Franecki

• Myla showed respect in Library when she and group of students decided to make an independent Library choice. Keep it up Myla! - Mr. Franecki

• Kaitlynn showed respect in Library when she and group of students decided to make an independent Library choice. Keep it up Kaitlynn! - Mr. Franecki

Rescheduled PTO Events

Mark your calendar for these two rescheduled in-person PTO events:

Bingo Night - Thursday, March 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dance - Thursday, April 28 from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Roar Awards!

Do you appreciate a staff member at Lakeview? Show them you care by submitting their name for a ROAR Award (the grown-up version of our Golden Lions for students). Here is the link to submit - you can submit as many as you want, every week! The staff member will get a certificate and his/her name will be entered in a monthly drawing for a gift card to the place of their choice. Our staff really appreciates the nice notes. ROAR Awards are sponsored by the Lakeview PTO.