Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ September 10

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Remembering 9/11

I have a hard time remembering what I did yesterday! I bet many of you are the same. But I think most of you remember exactly what you were doing 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. I was a high school teacher in Iowa at the time, and one of my students was slightly late to class and said to me "We're under attack or something." Her name was Natalie and I thought she must have been joking. After my first class of the morning was over, my wife had left me a message on the answering machine in my office (remember answering machines?) By the time my second class started, the reality was clear and the live images were on the TV. I still remember the combination of anger and sadness that I felt driving home from school that day.

9/11 was 20 years ago. The oldest students at Lakeview are 10 years old right now, with most 5th graders turning 11 at some point. What is our message to students today? I encourage you to talk with your children who are old enough to understand. Maybe you saved a newspaper from that day that you can share. Maybe you lived in a different country 20 years ago and had a unique perspective to share. Maybe you were a member of our armed forces, and for your service, we say "thank you!" Twenty years later, we are proud of our nation and our resilience in the face of fear, and that is the message we want to pass on to the next generation.

Early Dismissal on Wed, Sept 15

We have one early dismissal Wednesday every month (with the exception of December). Next Wednesday, September 15, is our first early dismissal for this school year. ALL STUDENTS AT LAKEVIEW are done at 2:05 on Wednesday. Please make plans for this pickup and talk to friends and neighbors to be sure everyone remembers.

See the district calendar for additional early dismissal and no-school days this year.

Masks - Please help!

We all know that masks are required, and I am happy to report that mask wearing at Lakeview is not an issue. Our students never complain. We still need your help.

Please have several masks for your child, labeled with their name in their backpack.

We have some students showing up to school without a mask (about 10/day) and many more that lose or break their mask throughout the school day. Our spare mask supply is almost gone after only two weeks.

Homecoming Week Activities & Parade

The entire school districts celebrates Homecoming Week. Here are two ways to join in the fun at Lakeview:

#1 - If you have students in Grades 3, 4, or 5, they may walk with the Lakeview float in the Homecoming parade on Thursday, September 16. We did this two years ago and it was a lot of fun for the students. If interested, click this link to sign up by 3:35 on Tuesday and pay special attention to the information it contains regarding drop off and pick up at the parade.

#2 - Spirit Days at Lakeview - Wear the following each day:

Monday, Sept 13 - Crazy Hair or Hat Day (you pick)

Tuesday, Sept 14 - Sports Day (dress in any sports-related clothing)

Wed, Sept 15 - Color Day (each grade wears the following color)

4K - White

5K - Red

1st - Green

2nd - Yellow

3rd - Orange

4th - Blue

5th - Pink

Thursday, Sept 16 - Tropical/Hawaiian Day (which we will wear for the parade, too)

Friday, Sept 17 - Lakeview/Rocket day. Wear Lakeview or Rocket clothes. If you do not have that, wear Blue/White for Lakeview or Red/Black for the South Milwaukee Rockets.

Parade Photo from 2 years ago


PTO Meeting on Thursday, Sept 17

The first PTO meeting of the year is on Thursday, September 16 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lakeview library. Our Lakeview PTO has been so generous over the years to support all sorts of efforts for our students and teachers. As we emerge from the pandemic, we need you! We need help from families to bring back the events of the past and continue to create memories for students and generate funds that support our school. Anyone is welcome.

Special Note: Our superintendent, Dr. Jeff Weiss, will be joining us with ESSER funding updates which could positively impact Lakeview.

It is always easier to come to events like this with a friend, so get someone else to come with you! If you would like to join us virtually, please email Mr. Sepersky and we can connect with you on Zoom for the meeting.

5th Grade Orchestra Sign-up

This link was sent to 5th grade families. If your 5th grade student is interested in joining orchestra this year, you need to register by Wednesday, September 15. Please note - the link in the original form has now been fixed in case you tried to sign up previously and were unable.