Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

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

May 4, 2018

Hello Lakeview Families!

This week at Lakeview we were able to welcome our newest Lil' Bobcats during Kindergarten Round-Up. We can hardly wait to have them join our campus in the Fall!



Please read below for important information and dates for the upcoming weeks.

Student Information for Class Placement 2018-2019

Just as a reminder, Lakeview does not accept specific teacher requests. All instructional staff work with the administrative team to create classes based upon various considerations, including those listed below:

*Student educational needs.
*Equalizing the number of students in all classes.
*Balancing the number of boys and girls in each class.
*Balancing the ability levels and needs in all classes.
*Teacher input
*Family input


Parent input is optional. However, this is your opportunity to provide any information you feel is pertinent. In lieu of multiple emails and calls please complete this form. All parent input is confidential and is submitted directly to Dr. Seltzer at Lakeview. We will use this information when we begin to build our classes for next school year. Thank you!


Student Information Form

Soccer and Art Room Walkers

As we near the end of the school year, I would like to remind parents of students who are dismissed from school as walkers, but do not actually walk home, of few things.


It is very important that parents/guardians:

- Do not park in fire zones

- Walk to the exit to meet your student(s)

- Students are NOT to leave the building and walk to the parking lot with out a parent/guardian.


We understand dismissal time is very busy, we want to ensure we can keep all students safe. Thank you!

Enroll Your Child for the 2018-2019 School Year

Beginning Monday, April 16, Northwest ISD’s online enrollment and registration process for the 2018-2019 school year is available. PowerSchool is operating our new process. The week of April 16, parents or guardians of returning students will receive a link and code for their children. Each child will receive a separate code and email. Online enrollment should be completed no later than Tuesday, August 21 prior to the start of school on Monday, August 27.

New student enrollment is ongoing and will remain open throughout the school year. For more information, go to www.nisdtx.org/enrollment. We look forward to continuing our partnership with your family in Northwest ISD.

5th Grade Parents

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Moving?

If you will be moving and not returning to Lakeview in the Fall, please email (lakeviewelem@nisdtx.org) or call (871-215-0750) so we will be able to process your student's paperwork.

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Join Us in Celebrating the Career of Mrs. Lewis

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NISD Summer Techno Expo

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Camp Invention 2018 Hosted at Lakeview

Camp Invention still needs Leadership Interns (students entering 10-12th grades) to help facilitate Lakeview’s Camp Invention. It’s a great opportunity for high school students to earn community service and it’s an opportunity you can add to those college applications J Below is a description of the intern positions—if you have a student who is interested, please contact Mrs. Andrews (caitlin.andrews@nisdtx.org ) or Tricia Hanson at (thanson@nisdtx.org ).

PTA Remind 101 Account

We wanted to let you know about a new way to help you stay connected to the latest Lakeview PTA news. We’ve set-up a Remind 101 account just for the PTA. If you aren’t familiar, Remind 101 allows you to sign up to receive texts from a specific group. We love the idea that we can quickly get information out to our parents. To join, you can text @tclakeview to 81010 OR click this link: https://www.remind.com/join/tclakeview

May Learner Quality Wonder

Principal Book of the Month

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Save the Date!

May 7 - 11 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 - PTA Meeting 6:30

May 14 - 16 - 3rd, 4th, and 5th STAAR - Campus Closed to Visitors

May 17 - Last Day of Bobcat Run Club

May 17 - Mrs. Lewis Retirement Celebration

May 23 - Speeding to Read Assembly

May 25 - Field Day

May 28 - Student and Staff Holiday

May 29 - Talent Day During Specials

May 31 - Kindergarten Graduation, Early Release, Choir to Main Event

June 1 - 5th Grade Graduation and Early Release

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 Update: The Back Door is Locked at 7:40. If you are arriving after that time, please bring your student to the front entrance. Thank you!

Arrival and Dismissal

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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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