Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

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

September 8, 2017

Lakeview Families,

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to support our local food banks and the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey. Our Lakeview community is generous and we are appreciative for everything you do.


Week 2 of school was just as great as week 1. It hardly feels that we had a summer break at all as our students jumped right back into learning. We are having fun getting to know our new Kindergarten friends. They are a bright and cheerful group who are excited to be in school!

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.

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!

Watch D.O.G.S

“Donuts with D.o.g.s.”
Kick-Off

Friday, Sep. 29

7:15-8:00am

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

Learner Qualities in the "Real World"

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!

September Learner Quality - Reflect

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Come and Support Your BNHS Bobcats 9/15 7:00

Our Byron Nelson Bobcat football team is facing the Northwest High School Texans on Friday September 15th. The NISD Athletic Department has generously gifted Lakeview with 500 tickets to the game. If you are interested, please stop by the front office to pick up your tickets.

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

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Attention 4th and 5th Grade Students and Parents

Student Council

There will be an informational meeting for for 4th and 5th grade students interested in joining Student Council. The meeting will be with Mrs. Lowe in the library from 3:15 - 3:45. Student council is a big part of what makes Lakeview a great place to learn and grow, we are looking forward to working with our campus leaders.

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!

9/11 - 4th and 5th Student Council 3:15 - 3:45

9/12 - PTA Meeting 6:30

9/26 - School Pictures

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

10/2 - 10/6 - Parent Conference Week

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

11/13 -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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