Dolphin Digest Family Newsletter

Summer Edition


VISION: 100% Student Success

MISSION: To engage, educate, and empower every student every day.

Principal's Message

It is truly a privilege and an honor to introduce myself as your Principal of Lakeview Fundamental. I began my educational career in Pinellas County Public Schools in 2001 as a teacher at Melrose Elementary School. I have spent the last four years as the Principal of Maximo Elementary School where I also served as Assistant Principal before accepting the principalship in 2019. My background also includes being an Assistant Principal at Kings Highway Elementary Magnet for Digital Learning in Clearwater Florida. Although, I must admit my favorite title is wife and mother. I come to you with almost 20 years of experience in education having taught both primary and intermediate grades.

It did not take me long to experience firsthand why this amazing place is called The Little School with the big Heart. My educational philosophy is based on an uncompromising belief in my duty to serve scholars and communities from diverse backgrounds while providing a rigorous and engaging learning experience. I believe that the partnership we share provides the foundation for all children to learn, grow, and thrive.

I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from The University of South Florida in 2006 and earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from The University of South Florida in 2014. I have been married for 17 years and have one amazing daughter, Elizabeth. I am a member of The New Leaders Organization and am passionate about traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with my family.

I look forward to meeting each and every last one of you this year and I welcome your conversation and positive input. Let us remember students first in all we do. It’s going to be a great 2023-2024 school year!

Purpose of the Dolphin Digest Family Newsletter

This monthly communication will serve as the official family newsletter communication for Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School. The primary goal of this communication is to inform its readers regarding the school and its operations. This newsletter will include information to celebrate, entertain, inform, and promote official school information. If you have information that you would like shared with the Dolphin community, please send it to Principal Moses for approval and inclusion.

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Newly Refreshed Lakeview Logo

The purpose of a logo is to provide a means of identity while communicating the brand’s important messages and values. As I began to transition as the newly appointed Principal, I had the privilege of having one on one conversations with each Dolphin staff to learn more about the treasure we know as Lakeview. During these intimate conversations the culture of Lakeview began to speak. The patterns that emerged were those of family, the significance of the relationship between school and home, and being recognized as the little school with the big heart. These ideas became the foundation of our new logo. As you can see we have transitioned from one to two dolphins in the shape of a heart. These dolphins represent the interrelation of school and home surrounded by the uniqueness of Lakeview, The Little School with the big Heart. With the collaboration of our wonderful PTA we were able to maintain the fonts and colors of our historic logo. We trust that you will come to cherish this refreshed logo as we value the past with hopes for a brighter future.

We have a year of excitement and learning ahead!

Congratulations Lakeview Dolphins

Way to go Dolphin staff, scholars, and families!!! Although school grades have yet to be released, I am ecstatic to share the preliminary data from the 22/23 school accountability testing.

Science -55%

ELA - 64%

Math- 60%

For the 2022-2023 school year only, student achievement levels are provisional and are linked to the 2021-2022 reporting scale, as required by law. For 2023-2024 and beyond, scores will be reported on a new scale after the State Board of Education adopts new student achievement expectations in fall of 2023. 2) To provide meaningful results and protect the privacy of individual students, data are not reported when the total number of students in a group is less than 10.

This year we are on our way to an A!!!

Important Dates

August 9- Meet the Teacher

11:00-12:00- K-5

12:00-1:00- VPK

August 10- First Day of School

8:15-9:30- Boo Hoo Yahoo Social

August 23- Open House

6:00-7:30- Required PTA Meeting

September 8- Grandparent's Lunch

September 19- PTA/SAC General Meeting

September 25- NO SCHOOL

Dolphin School Supply List

VPK Class Supply List 2023-2024

  • 1 full size backpack
  • 1 inch binder with clear cover (any color)
  • 1 box of crayons-Crayola 24 count
  • 1 package 24 count color pencils
  • 1 pair Fiskar brand scissors-blunt tip
  • 1 package of thin tip markers
  • 1 package of regular tip markers
  • 1 package of 50 standard weight sheet protectors
  • 1 box tissues
  • 1 complete change of clothing in a gallon zip bag with child’s name (shirt, shorts, socks, underpants)
  • 1 small blanket for rest time
  • 1 package Clorox wipes


  • Backpack- Be sure your child can open and close their backpack without assistance and is large enough to hold a folder and a rest towel. No wheels, please!
  • Rest towel- no larger than a bath towel (no mats please) Rest towels will go home at the end of each week. Please send a clean towel in your child’s backpack at the beginning of each week.
  • Crayons-16 count
  • Magic Markers-10 count (Crayola)
  • Yellow #2 pencils with erasers-Dixon Ticonderoga brand are preferred-Please sharpen and write your child’s name on each pencil with permanent marker.
  • Large Glue sticks- (no glue bottles please)
  • Scissors-Fiskars brand are preferred
  • Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook- (1 subject notebook)
  • Pencil Box- (Cigar Box size-plastic) Please discard all store packaging and write your child’s name on all supplies with permanent marker and put ALL supplies in the pencil box.
  • Headphones- (Required) No ear buds.
  • Water bottle- (washable and refillable)
  • Change of clothes-In a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name, please send in a complete change of clothes (shorts, shirt, underwear, socks).
  • Clorox Wipes-2 or more containers of Clorox wipes
  • Ziploc bags- (gallon size and/or quart size)
  • Tissue Boxes

**We will be providing a folder for your child. Please do NOT send in any additional folders, binders, paper or notebooks.

First Grade

  • Pencil case
  • Pencils with erasers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 2 folders
  • Crayons/colored pencils
  • Headphones to be kept in class (NO earbuds)
  • 1 inch binder with clear plastic cover and two interior pockets

Second Grade

  • Backpack
  • #2 yellow pencils with erasers
  • Pencil pouch
  • 1 pair of personal headphones (not wireless, no ear buds)
  • 1 wide ruled composition notebook in colors listed (red, green, blue, yellow)
  • 1 box of crayons or colored pencils
  • 1 plastic 2-pocket folder in colors listed (red, green, blue, yellow, orange)
  • glue sticks
  • scissors

**Wish list**

Sticky notes



dry erase markers

Third Grade

  • Red, blue, yellow, and green composition books
  • Red, blue, yellow, orange, black, and green plastic folders
  • 1 inch binder (for agenda and homework folder)
  • homework folder with three holes (student's choice)
  • sharpened pencils
  • scissors
  • headphones and a backup pair
  • crayons
  • markers
  • notebook paper
  • glue stick
  • highlighter
  • red pen

4th Grade Supply List

(Science / Math)

  • 2 Wide- Ruled Composition Books
  • 2 Packages of Wide-ruled paper


  • 1.5-inch binder with clear cover
  • 2 Wide-ruled Composition Books


  • 6-pack of glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Earbuds
  • 2 packs of pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Box/Pouch

**Wish List**

  • Tissue
  • Expo Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Index Cards

5th Grade Supply List

  • 1 wide ruled composition book
  • 1 3 pronged folder
  • 1 1 inch binder
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Headphones

Items below will be used in math class

  • Colored pencils
  • colored markers
  • 1 more composition book for a total of 2
  • 2-inch BLACK 3-ringed binder
  • protractor

Dress Code

Students are expected to dress appropriately to reflect pride in one’s self and school.

Students should wear:

  • Shirts, blouses, sweaters
  • Jeans, pants, slacks- leggings only if the top/shirt covers appropriately - top may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee
  • Uniform shorts (from a designated vendor such as Cherokee, French Toast, At-Class, In-Design, etc.) that are khaki or navy blue in color.
  • Cargo shorts – (uniform or non-uniform - are not acceptable.) •
  • Shorts, skirts, or dresses may NOT be shorter than three inches above the knee •
  • Closed toed shoes that are appropriate P.E. classes- For example- sneakers/athletic shoes. Sweaters or jackets when desired
  • Students must wear socks, tights, peds or stockings

Students may NOT wear:

  • Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, sleeveless dresses or sleeveless blouses
  • Pants shorter than ankle length (unless they are approved shorts)
  • Jeans or pants that have holes or tears on knees, front, back, or other strategically placed locations
  • Shorts longer than knee length. Cargo shorts of any type are not acceptable. (not uniform) Bare-midriff dresses, blouses or shirts
  • See-through shirts or blouses, halter dresses or “tops” with spaghetti straps
  • Skorts, culottes or divided skirts
  • Backless shoes, thongs or sandals
  • Hats, sunglasses and bandanas (indoors)
  • Clothing which displays profanity, sexually suggestive phrases, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or advertisements for such products or other phrases.

Arrival/Pick Up

Please remember the earliest scholars are permitted on campus is 8:00 so please remain in your cars with your child until that time. The R'Club is available for those who need care prior to 8:00 and after 2:40. The latest pick-up is 3:00.

*except when students participate in clubs or ELP