Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ November 13

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Conferences Next Week!

Don't forget to sign up and attend Fall Conferences next week.

Use this Sign-up Genius to reserve a virtual conference time with your child's teacher.

How will you meet virtually with the teacher?

You will use the same Zoom link your child uses to attend class. In fact, feel free to use your child's Chromebook. Join the Zoom about 5 minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin. You will be in the teacher's Zoom waiting room until the time of the conference. Please understand that the teacher will need to stay on schedule for the next conference, so if you need more time, you will need to schedule a different appointment to continue the conversation.

NOTE: Be sure to choose the correct teacher on the Sign-up Genius. Scroll across the tabs on top to find the teacher(s) you need. The first tab that will open is for 4K conferences.

Food Drive for Human Concerns

This year is the 7th Annual Food Drive for South Milwaukee Human Concerns. All six SDSM Schools participate in this food drive. This year is a different kind of a year, but a year more than ever that we are need a food drive for our community. This year’s food drive will start this coming Monday, November 16th and go until Saturday, November 21. Non-perishable food donations and personal hygiene items can be brought directly to Human Concerns, which is on the corner of Milwaukee Ave and 11th Ave. (1029 Milwaukee Ave). You may drop off items by driving your car to 11th Street (east side of the street) on the side of Human Concerns and open your trunk. We will get the items out of your trunk. If you want to donate, but would prefer not to come to Human Concerns there is a GoFundMe page for the food drive. All donations will go towards purchasing food. On-site donation hours are the following:


Monday, November 16 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Tuesday, November 17 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Wednesday, November 18 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Thursday, November 19 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Saturday, November 21 - 9AM-11AM


Thank you for your support with this event!

Online Scholastic Book Fair

Have you checked our our online Scholastic Book Fair? Right now, you can place orders for new books and support the Lakeview PTO. Online orders of at least $25 will ship free directly to your home. Click this link to order. The book fair closes on November 20, so order now.

To celebrate literacy, our Lakeview teachers are posting nightly, bedtime read-alouds during the Book Fair. Perhaps you have already seen some. Go to the PTO Facebook page to hear from our teachers each weeknight through November 19.

ROAR Awards

Do you have a Lakeview staff member that you would like to nominate for a ROAR Award? Of course you do ... you probably have 2 or 3 in mind right away! Our PTO graciously recognizes staff members that you nominate and one of the nominations each month receives a gift certificate. Your kind words mean a lot to our staff, so please use this link to submit a ROAR Award.

Culver's Night

The Lakeview Culver's Night is November 16. A drive through dinner is a great way to stay safe and skip the dinner prep! Click the flyer below for more info and be sure to tell the cashier that your purchase is for Lakeview Elementary. By the way, did you know you can call ahead and order at Culver's to save time?

Butter Braids are back!

Dear Lion Families:

We are excited to announce our Butter Braid fundraiser is back by popular demand! These delicious, hand-braided pastries are available in the following flavors:

Apple, Cream cheese, Raspberry

Blueberry cream cheese

Cinnamon, Strawberry cream cheese

Decadent caramel rolls and cinnamon rolls are also available for purchase. All products arrive frozen, so you can thaw and bake as desired.

Fundraising begins 11/16/20 and will be delivered to Lakeview on 12/16/20. In addition to paper order forms, online ordering is also available for your convenience. Click this link to register and order. These pastries are great for any occasion, so be sure to stock up!

Please email April Swanson, Lakeview PTO President, at lakeviewsmpto@gmail.com with any questions.

Thanks for supporting Lakeview Elementary!

Holiday Help

Holiday Help For Your Family

If you are in need of help purchasing gifts for your children this year, we are once again partnering with Human Concerns to provide for our students (birth to senior year).

To sign up contact:

Molly Gallegos, High School Social Worker, at 414-766-5816 or

Brianne Nillissen Mah, Lakeview School Social Worker, at 414-766-5267 by November 16