Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need

September 15, 2017

Lakeview Families,

Today we kicked off our Speeding to Read program. Our district is blessed to have The Texas Motor Speedway as a partner. This year it is Lakeview's turn to participate in the Speeding to Read competition. The Texas Motor Speedway sponsors the competition and our entire campus will be taking a field trip in the spring to the Speedway. Your child's teacher will be sending home more information in regards to logging books read to or by your child.


The Speeding to Read shirt your child was given will be worn again when we take our field trip to the Speedway. They are welcome to wear it anytime this year, but please make sure to hold on to it through our last Speeding to Read event in the spring.

Learner Qualities in the "Real World"

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We want to hear from you!

We are always looking for ways we can bring in relevant lessons to our students. Each month we focus on a Lakeview Learner Quality - for September we are looking at the importance of reflection. If you reflect in your everyday lives or in your careers, please click HERE and enter a description of how you reflect and why it is important. We will share your replies with our teachers so they can in turn share them with our students. Please include your name and your profession in your email. We can't wait to read them!


Many Thanks!

Yearbook Photos

The yearbook design for the 2017-2018 yearbook is underway and we need yours now!!!

Two ways to upload your photos:

1.) PC: go to the Herff Jones eShare site at www.hjeshare.com and enter the school code: Lakeview.

2.) Smartphone: Install the Herff Jones eShare app for Android or iPhone to upload pictures directly from your smartphone. School code: Lakeview

Uploading tips:

· If you take a series, or burst, of photos, please pick the BEST of the series and upload that one photo.

· Please double-check to make sure you are not adding blurry, out of focus, or underexposed pictures.

· Label each picture with the grade and student name(s).

· Please upload pictures of groups of students…can be 2 or more.

Deadlines: Upload pictures within two weeks after an event. So far, we have had Meet the Teacher, Back to School Pool Party, and First Day of School. For these three events, please upload pictures by Sep 30, 2017. Our goal is to complete pages within two weeks after each event. We will send out reminders, just please keep these time frames in mind.

Contact: Ann DeCapite, Lakeview PTA Historian at ann.decapite@gmail.com or 817-676-1405 with questions.

PTA Reflections

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Notes from the Counselor - Mrs. Lowe

Small Group Survey

Mrs. Lowe will be holding small group counseling sessions once a week for 6 weeks throughout the school year. If you are interested in having your child participate in one of these groups, please mark your choice(s) below. This information will be helpful in setting up groups throughout the school year. Once I have placed your child in a group, I will contact you with the details of the group meetings.

Click HERE to access the small group survey.

Curriculum Night 2017

September 26th

Teachers will be sending out more information soon, here are the times so you can plan ahead.


5:00 - Kindergarten

5:15 - Second Grade

5:30 - First Grade

5:45 - Fourth Grade

6:00 - Third Grade

6:00 - Math Acceleration

6:15 - Fifth Grade

6:30 - Dyslexia

September Learner Quality - Reflect

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Watch D.O.G.S

“Donuts with D.o.g.s.”
Kick-Off

Friday, Sep. 29

7:20-7:40am

Lakeview Cafeteria

Join us if you want to be a Watch DOG!
Watch DOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at your child’s school.
The volunteer calendar will be available right after the meeting on:


*Please, be sure to complete your background check!

RSVP by clicking HERE
Questions? Email:

Penny Lowe- plowe@nisdtx.org
Or
Andrew Reddell- reddell_5@msn.com

Career Day

It’s time for Lakeview Career Day!

Career Day will be Friday, November 17, 2017 with a morning rotation and an afternoon rotation. We would love for you to share your amazing career with our Lakeview students! We want our Bobcats to see a wide and varied assortment of possibilities for their future. Please RSVP to reserve your spot on the Career Day Calendar. It will be on a first come, first serve basis so RSVP quickly. Even if you’re not quite sure about it, return this form so I can send you more information that may help seal the deal! Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping our Bobcats grow and learn!


Please, click HERE to RSVP by Friday, October 27, 2017. Don’t forget, I will email more detailed information to all that are interested!

Reminder: No dogs are allowed on campus during arrival or dismissal

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NISD Community Folder

Click HERE to find programs approved for our district.

Destination Imagination

Principal's Book of the Month

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Save the Date!

9/26 - School Pictures

9/26 - Curriculum Night - 5:00 - 7:00 - Look for information coming home from teachers

9/ 28 - Vision and Hearing Screening K,1,3,5 and all new/transfer students to the district

9/29 - Watch D.O.G.S Donuts with Dad

10/2 - 10/6 - Parent Conference Week

10/10 - PTA Reflections Art Night

10/13 - Bobcat Dash Kick-off Assembly

10/23 - 10/27- Red Ribbon Week

10/30 -11/3 Bobcat Dash Week

11/3 - Bobcat Dash

11/6 - All PTA Reflections Submissions Due

11/13 -11/17 - Generation Texas Week

11/17 Career Day

Important Art Dates

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Compulsory Attendance

We understand students miss school for various reasons. However, please understand that if your child has missed more than 8 school days (excused or unexcused) you will receive a letter from Lakeview regarding attendance. As the state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the year, Lakeview will continue to follow state guidelines regarding this issue. If you have any questions we are happy to talk you through the process.


Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

PTA Membership Toolkit

A huge thank you to our Lakeview PTA for all they do to support Lakeview! Remember anyone can join PTA...grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.


Lakeview students and staff benefit from the most AMAZING PTA. The support of our PTA provides to our Lakeview learning community with the tools and resources to help each child be successful. Thank you in advance to all of our PTA members and especially our PTA president and board members!


Join PTA Today!

Arrival and Dismissal

Please be patient with Arrival and Dismissal - the first couple of weeks are always busy but our arrival and dismissal procedures work well when parents follow the guidelines provided below. The length of time it takes for arrival and dismissal will decrease as we fall into our daily routines.


Also, please be aware, there are some exceptions to the arrival and dismissal procedures for some of our students.

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Ride Changes

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Parents please be sure to send an email to LakeviewElem@nisdtx.org and your child's teacher by 1:00pm to communicate ride changes. We will not release students to ride changes without confirmation from parents regarding ride changes.

Birthday Treats

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We love celebrating birthdays with our students! When planning on bringing in birthday treats, only pre-packaged store bought products are allowed. To ensure there is time to distribute birthday treats to classrooms, please have them in the office no later than 2:00. We are unable to hold ice cream or popsicles so please do not send treats that will melt. Also, if a treat does not have a label of ingredients it will not be shared with the class. Due to allergies we must know the ingredients for ALL treats. Due to sensitivity no balloons are allowed in the building.

Facebook and Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep up with and in contact with friends and family. When you are posting regarding Lakeview, please keep a few things in mind:

1. Think before you post, your words have power.

2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.

3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.

4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.

5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.

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Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission

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