Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter - November 8

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Golden Lions!

"Who you are is just as important as what you know" ~Thomas Hoerr

At Lakeview, we know that character is just as important as academics. This week, we had our first chance to celebrate positive character with all of our students at our Golden Lion assembly.

Students can be recognized with a Golden Lion when they show one of the Lakeview expectations of Be safe ~ Be respectful ~ Be engaged or when they show one of the #SMWay character traits of Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Kindness ~ Honesty ~ Perseverance.

When a teacher recognizes a student with a Golden Lion, the student brings it to the office where we take a small Polaroid picture (remember those? ) and then post the award and the picture on the wall by the office. Students love to see their own tickets as well as the tickets of other students.

When our wall gets full, we hold an assembly, and that is what we did this week. Each student who received a Golden Lion is called up in front of the school to receive the award and take it home, along with a small token of appreciation (this time, a McDonald's certificate).

So how many students and awards did we present this week?

153 students received a total of 264 awards (many students received more than one Golden Lion)! We are so proud of our students. We make a really big deal of Golden Lions at school, so if your student received one this week, please celebrate that accomplishment at home as well! Our wall is already starting to accumulate new Golden Lion tickets, so all students have the chance to demonstrate that "Who you are is just as important as what you know."

Grade Level Newletters

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 14

Parent meeting for 5th grade camp (see below) from 6-7 p.m. in the library


Thursday, November 14

PTO meeting from 7-8 p.m. in the library


Thursday, November 21

PTO Glow Dance from 5-7 p.m. in the gym

5th Grade Camp Meeting

Each year, our 5th grade students go to an overnight camp. To prepare for this experience, we are hosting a parent/guardian meeting for families of current 5th grade students. You can get your questions answered about camp and fill out the paperwork that is needed all in one place. (There is quite a bit of paperwork to fill out that requires a notary to witness your signature - we will even provide a notary at the meeting to make this easier for you!)

The meeting will be on Thursday, November 14th from 6-7 p.m. in the Lakeview library. If you have questions ahead of time, please contact your child's 5th grade teacher.

Save the Date for the Glow Dance!

Lakeview families, please save the date for our fall Glow Dance on Thursday, November 21st from 5 -7 p.m. We will have food, music and of course plenty of glow sticks! Admission is free, but all students must be accompanied by a chaperone that remains in the gym! We will post to Lakeview's Facebook page soon!

Holiday Help?

Are you a family that might be looking for help around the holidays? Please see this link for a program through South Milwaukee Human Concerns.