Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ March 18

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Bingo Night

Thursday, March 31 - PTO Bingo Night. This starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. It is free! Come join us for fun and community.

Forward Exam After Break

In April, the 3rd-5th grade students will take the annual Forward Exam. This test is given to all students in Wisconsin from grades 3-8. It consists of a Math section (2 tests) and an English Language Arts section (4 tests). In addition, 4th grade adds Science (2 tests) and Social Studies (2 tests). Your students prepare all year for this test through rigorous classroom instruction, but especially in recent weeks. Stay tuned for more information about the exam and schedules.

Here is information from the State of Wisconsin in English and in Spanish.

Please let your teacher know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates

Spring Break - Week of March 21 - No School this week

Lakeview PTO Bingo Night - March 31 from 6:30-7:30

District-wide Elementary Art Show - April 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the high school

Lakeview PTO Spring Dance - April 28 from 6:00-7:30

SM Literacy Night at the high school - May 12 from 5:00-7:30

5th Grade Camp Information

Over the last week, we have sent information about 5th grade camp to families. This link gives you all the information about camp. If you did not attend conferences, we will be sending home permission slips with directions. Please return them as soon as possible.

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. If multiple students from your household will be absent due to illness, you will need to complete it once for each student. This link is available on the Lakeview website as well as in this family newsletters. 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. 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.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 23 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!


• De'Marea, I am so proud of the work you are doing in writing your Narrative Fiction story! You included dialog, a problem to be solved and wrote a very good story around that problem! Thank you for sharing it with the class! Way to go!!

• Antonella, it is wonderful to see you so excited about your Narrative Fiction story! You have so many ideas for new stories and even new problems to be solved. I can't wait for your next Princess and the Dragon story!

• Anastasia used her imagination and illustrated and labelled an imaginary creature from the story "The AMINAL." She was able to give it some character traits too! Great work Anastasia.

• When reading our practice article for our essay, Leutrim remained engaged the entire time, highlighting evidence and sharing evidence he found with the whole class. Then, when it came time to write a thesis statement, he did that AND he began to write bullets to support his thesis statement. Way to go, Leutrim!

• Caroline knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been formally introduced. This is amazing and it tells me that Caroline is reading a lot! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Cece knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been formally introduced. This is amazing and it tells me that Cece is reading a lot! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Atikin knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been formally introduced. This is amazing and it tells me that Atikin is reading a lot! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Violet knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been formally introduced. This is amazing and it tells me that Violet is reading a lot! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Hannah has shown that she understands and can do Whole Group expectations in class. She does not need to be reminded of what it looks like or sounds like to Be Safe, Respectful, and Engaged during whole group instruction. I appreciate you setting an excellent example for your classmates.

• Skarlette has shown that she understands and can do Whole Group expectations in class. She does not need to be reminded of what it looks like or sounds like to Be Safe, Respectful, and Engaged during whole group instruction. I appreciate you setting an excellent example for your classmates.

• Kam'Ron has shown that he understands and can do Whole Group expectations in class. He does not need to be reminded of what it looks like or sounds like to Be Safe, Respectful, and Engaged during whole group instruction. I appreciate you setting an excellent example for your classmates.

• James knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been introduced. This tells me that James is reading a lot. I'm so proud of you!

• Skarlette knows all of Unit 4 snap words of which only 4 have been introduced. This tells me that Skarlette is doing a lot of reading. Way to go! I'm so proud of you!

Brooke shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the blue cards. Keep up the good work!

• When I walked into Mr. Tinsen's classroom, I noticed Idrees was very focused on his math assignment. I asked him what he was working on, and he explained the math strategy in such great detail - he sounded like a teacher! I was very impressed with how engaged he must've been during the lesson.

• Ellasyn continually demonstrates independence and engagement during reading workshop. Yesterday she wrote down examples of when authors used extra special words and playful language in the books she was reading.

• Jaden has showed so much perseverance in both reading and math. He has been so engaged in his school work. Keep it up Jaden, I'm so proud of you. Great Job!

It's not easy to get up in front of hundreds of people and speak. Dora did a wonderful job announcing our first song at the Spring Concert!

• It's not easy to get up in front of hundreds of people and speak. Eliana did a wonderful job of announcing our second song at the Spring Concert!

• When another student was nervous and needed help knowing where to go in the line-up for the Spring Concert, Vivvy gently took her hand and held it. She guided and walked with the student for our long trek from the green room to the stage. Vivvy did this on her own, without being asked.

• While working on our Literary Essays, I looked over and saw Liam helping a student who was having some difficulty. He was pointing things out to her that she could include so she could get back on track. Thanks for being the kind, caring and patient person you are, Liam!

• Jaden set a personal reading goal a few weeks ago and reached it! He focused on reaching it and did what he needed to get there! Keep up the hard work!

• Ryan shows engagement every day during reading workshop.I hope you continue your love for books and reading!

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.

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.