Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ April 22

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2:05 Dismissal on Wed, April 27

PTO Dance on April 28

The Spring Dance is a week away! The Lakeview PTO will host our first dance in over two years on April 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. Mark your calendar to join us that night! The dance itself is free to attend (an adult must come with the students) and there will be food to purchase and 50/50 raffle tickets available.

We need your help to make this a great event! Donations and volunteers are need to help us out. We will have grade level raffle baskets and need donations. Below is the theme for each grade level and some suggestions for donations (you can donate to any one of these baskets, not just the grade your child is in).

4K--Arts and Crafts (small projects, coloring/painting items)

5K--Books and puzzles

1st--Outdoor Fun (balls, jump ropes, chalk, bubbles)

2nd--Baking Fun (Recipes, frosting, cake mix, tins)

3rd--STEM (anything to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, and math)

4th--Game Night (board games, popcorn, card games)

5th--Sports (balls, glove, gift card for sporting event)

Please drop donations off with your child's classroom teacher. Whichever three classrooms brings in the most donations will get an ice cream party!!

We will also have a cake walk at the dance! We need bakery donations to make this happen. If you can, please donate a bakery item (please bring to your classroom teacher next week Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.) Bakery items will also count towards your classroom donation totals.

Lastly, we are in desperate need of volunteers for the event. We need help selling raffle tickets, food items, working the cake walk, and clean up. If you can help, please contact Sam Schendel at

May 31 - No School

This week, the School District announced that there will be NO SCHOOL for any students on Tuesday, May 31. This will extend the holiday weekend since May 31 is the day after Memorial Day.

Are you looking for child care or for something for your child(ren) to do on May 27 and 31? The SM Recreation Department has "School's Out" days available. See information and registration at this link.

Summer School Info - Act Now!

This is no April Fool's joke - summer is coming!

Summer School registration forms were sent home on Friday, April 8.

Registration is "first come, first served". Some of the more requested classes fill up quickly. Registration closes on April 29. South Milwaukee does not accept late registrations for summer school. If you have questions about Summer School, call the office at Lakeview.

Summer School is:

• Monday through Thursday, June 21 to July 28

• At South Milwaukee High School

• 4 hour-long classes from 8:00 a.m. to noon

• Free!

• Students will be registered for any teacher-recommended classes first, followed by family-selected enrichment classes

• Anyone can sign up for summer school - many students that were not recommended for summer school take four hours of enrichment classes

District Elementary Art Show

When? Wednesday, April 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where? South Milwaukee High School - enter through Door 9

Come see the work your students have created this year in art class! This is for all South Milwaukee 5K-5th grade student artists and their families and friends. It is free. Students must attend with an adult. You do not need to come the entire time; join for any part of the evening to enjoy and learn! Student art will be displayed, there will be light refreshments provided, as well as art activities to do!

Smart Smiles is Next Week

This is a reminder that the Smart Smiles program is returning to Lakeview April 25-29. Your child can receive a preventative dental checkup right here at school for free. Please complete the paperwork that was sent home this week OR sign up online using this website. We are really happy to be able to provide this free service to families.

5th Grade Families

This week, 5th grade families received an email with information about choosing classes for 6th grade. It is important that you check this email and submit your student's choice of music class for middle school.

Mark Your Calendars for 5th Grade Recognition!

Tuesday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeview gym.

Recognition is for all 5th grade students and families. It usually lasts about 20-30 minutes.


May 4-6

Be sure to see our camp website for the packing list

Upcoming Dates

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

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.

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.

South Milwaukee Youth Theater

Interested in a great opportunity on stage this summer? The South Milwaukee Youth Theater hosts great, educational opportunities for students at South Milwaukee High School. Get a friend to join the fun! Here is a link to the information about the summer program.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 31 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!

• We are writing literary essays about Harry Houdini. Liam researched more about him on his own time at home. Way to be engaged in your writing, Liam!

• When I was helping out in Mrs. Sodemann's class I did not have a book to follow along with. Johnny voluntarily went to get me a book. It was a kind and respectful gesture.

• Brady has been such a joy! During all the testing Brady was using all the tools he learned. He also was so great to read a practice passage because no one else in his group wanted to read.

• Brady has an awesome attitude in class and is simply a joy to be around. I never knew what a great sense of humor he had! GREAT JOB BRADY!

• Valerie was so engaged in her Forward Testing. She was taking her time carefully reading using the line guide. She really put into practice the strategies we used with highlighting and finding evidence and eliminating answers. I was very impressed with her focus and her careful attention.

• When Mariah noticed the stack of privacy boards sitting on another student's desk, she knew that was going to be a problem when that student returned. She stopped what she was doing and offered to put them in their proper place. Thanks for the help Mariah!

• Asher noticed that the desks in his group were a disaster. He meticulously organized, cleaned and wiped down the desks for his entire group. Thanks for taking care of our classmates Asher!

• When I noticed a pouch of craisins had spilled on the floor, I asked a student to pick them up. Jace jumped up and offered to stop what he was doing to clean it up. Thanks Jace!

• Eliezer has been hard at work learning his letters and letter sounds. On Friday he demonstrated that he has mastered them! Hard work and effort really pays off - we are so proud of you and your early reading skills, Eliezer!

• Atikin was so engaged while we were learning a new cummulative song! Thanks for keep your eyes on the listening map we were using Atikin, that really helped you learn all the verses to the song!

• Anna went above and beyond to help during clean-up time in Art class. She cleaned her area, then helped other students by picking up trash off the floor. Thank you, Anna!

• Even though Landen came into Art class later than his peers, he was ready to work right away. He politely asked for his weaving and tools, and began to work independently. Landen spent every minute of his Art time being engaged and respectful. Keep it up, Landen!

• Today we were working on a math project that required some cutting and gluing, which left lots of little scraps of paper around on the floor. Aaliyah was kind enough to pick up the scraps of paper, even though they weren't hers. Thank you for stepping in to help without being asked; I appreciate this very much!

• Jaliyah shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the blue cards! Super!

• Eliana shows she is engaged by recognizing all the snap words on the blue cards! Super!

• On Thursday, a first grader and I were taking a break and watching Mrs. Wilke's Class playing dodgeball during their P.E. class. First, Olive asked the student if he would like to play. Then Ameerah let him tag her out and Aaron threw him a ball. Many students clapped and cheered this student on. I was amazed and grateful that ALL of Mrs. Wilke's class was willing to make him feel SPECIAL! And that was just what he needed!

• Besim worked hard to complete the final copy of his writing piece! When we first started, he wasn't sure if he would be able to finish during the class period. He stayed engaged and focused on his writing and worked hard the entire writing time. He finished just in time! It really showed that if you stay focused, you can accomplish more than you think!

• Kahlil showed engagement and kindness towards another student on the playground. Kahlil noticed that the other student was playing basketball by himself and went over to ask if he could join him. Thank you for being kind, Kahlil!

• Laila was an engaged listener during writing. She really listened to the article being read and then was able to engage in her writing work. Thanks for being a good listener.

• Izzy is writing how to books with many details. She labels all her illustrations. Way to go Izzy!

• Porter knows his math facts to 5! He works on learning the harder facts each day! Great work Porter.

• Aiden was so engaged in class today! He knew all the words in the right order for our first cumulative song and sang with enthusiasm the whole class. Great job!

• Millie did an outstanding job listening to the Carnival of the Animals from start to finish. What a great audience member!

• Harmony now knows all her Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3 snap words! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Cam now knows all his Unit 1, Unit2 and Unit 3 snap words! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

• Brooklynn now knows all her Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3 snap words! Way to go! I'm so proud of you!

• Daivd now knows all his Unit 1 and Unit 3 snap words. Way to go! I'm so proud of you!

• Aiden knew all of his letters and sounds today! Way to go Aiden, you should be very proud of yourself! Now we will keep learning and practicing your snap words.

• Quinn has been graciously helping another student during class time with composing. I appreciate it very much! Thanks Quinn!

• Adalynn recognizes all the snap words on the pink cards! Keep up the great work!

• Ema did a great job of remaining engaged today no matter what we were working on. It was awesome that every time I did a check-in, Ema was thoughtfully working on the assigned task. Thank you for having been a role model for others!

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.