Back to School 22 Newsletter
Welcome back to Lakeview for another year of learning!
I have missed everyone. It is very strange being at school with no students. I am looking forward to having a school full of kids again!
I hope you all had a restful summer and are ready to get back to the serious business of school and learning. I was able to spend some time on the Pend Oreille River, and paddling around the lake here. I spent a lot of time with family, as well.
Our teachers have been in their classrooms getting ready, and our custodial staff has been working very hard scrubbing, shampooing carpets, and stripping and waxing floors, to get ready for the new school year. They have done a great job, the school looks fantastic!
As we prepare to welcome your children back to Lakeview, we are so very thankful that you send them to us each day, entrusting us to care for, and teach, the most precious thing you possess; your children. We are also thankful for your willingness to partner with us in this endeavor; ensuring that your child is well-rested, on time to school each day, and are supported in their learning.
Wishing you a terrific year,
- August 26 Class lists posted on office window by 5:00 PM.
- August 29 Back to School Night 5:30-7
- August 31 First Day of School Grades 1-5
- August 31 September 2 Kindergarten Conferences
- September 5 Labor Day-NO SCHOOL
- September 6 First Day Kindergarten
- September 6 Kindergarten Parents "Cheers or Tears" get together in gym
- September 13 PTA Meeting
- September 16 Popcorn Friday
- September 26 School Pictures
We have had several staffing changes to report for this school year.
- Mrs. Palmer retired, and Cory Oldridge is our new day custodian. Mrs. Palmer will sub in the night custodian position until we get one hired and periodically through the year.
- Mrs. Galindo resigned and Mrs. Collazo is our new paraeducator specialist in the lab.
- Mrs. Warren will be teaching at Peninsula, and Cristina Nordin has taken her paraeducator position.
- Mr. Harrison was subbing in our Resource Room, and will now be the permanent teacher.
- Mrs. Wilson moved to Columbia Middle School (formerly Chief Moses Middle School) and Mrs. Sanchez has been hired to teach our English Learners.
- Ms. Arizpe moved to Garden Heights.
- Mrs. Shelton moved to first grade.
- Mrs. Sprinkle resigned, but we will still see her around. She will be a substitute teacher.
- Mrs. Jewell moved to 5th grade, joining Miss Dyk.
- Mrs. Irwin moved to 4th grade, joining Mrs. Agrellas.
- Mrs. Jolley moved to 3rd grade.
- Mrs. St.Pierre was hired from the North Thurston School District and will join Mrs. Jolley at 3rd grade.
Back To School Night
Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 05:30 PM
Lakeview Terrace Elementary School, South Clover Drive, Moses Lake, WA, USA
Parent Pick-Up Information
- We will only have one parent drop-off and pick-up this school year, which will be in the rear of the school, off of Lark.
- Please turn right into the parent pickup lane. Waiting to turn left blocks traffic.
- Students are not to be dropped off or picked up along Clover, or in the main parking lots.
- Please observe all traffic guidelines, such as using the crosswalk, if you walk in.
- We ask parents who walk in to pick up their child, to please wait under the tree near the parent pick-up area, and not by classrooms.
While it does seem like it takes a very long time at first, after a couple of weeks, we typically have all students picked up within about 10 minutes of school being dismissed. In addition, our ladies get to know which students go with which cars pretty quickly, which adds a layer of protection for your children. Using Parent Pick Up as designed is the safest way to pick up your child.
Daily menus can be accessed via Nutrislice. To view, just click the icon. You can also download the app!
Breakfast Mondays 9:55-10:15, Tuesday-Friday 8:40-9:00, not served on weather-related delays.
Lunch daily from 11:45-12:30, early release days from 11:10-11:45.
Our goal for attendance this year is 95%. That is 95% of students present each day, and each student to be here 95% of the year. Now, we know kids get sick and emergencies happen. However, we know that students learn better and achieve at higher levels when they are at school, and on time, daily, starting in kindergarten.
If your child needs to be gone, please make sure you call the office as early as possible, preferably before 9:00 AM. If you know in advance that your child will be gone, we ask that you complete a pre-arranged absence form.
Our attendance line is 509-766-2653 and press 5.
We have a fantastic PTA here at Lakeview! They have done incredible things for our students, and we feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a great team.
The PTA will be looking for a couple of new board members this year, but we also need others who are willing to share their voice and help on projects throughout the school year.
Last year, the PTA held a few fundraisers, purchased 2 buddy benches, and supported our field day.
This year, they will be looking for some ways to spend the funds to benefit our students, but also do some fundraisers to keep the goodness going! Meetings are held at the school.
Please save these meeting dates:
- September 13
- November 8
- January 17
- March 7
- May 9
PTA Activities for this year:
- October 14 Jogathon
- November 8-11 Scholastic Book Fair
- December 12-16 Penguin Patch
- March 3 Literacy Week Book Giveaway
- March 16-30 Spring fundraiser TBA
- April 24-28 Spring Bookfair
- May 26 Goodies with Grownups
- June 6 Field Day
If you are an avid Amazon shopper like me, I encourage you to use Amazon Smile, with Lakeview Terrace PTA as the charity you choose to support. With each purchase you make, the Lakeview PTA will receive a small portion. It costs you nothing extra, and is an easy way to help our students! Just log onto smile.amazon.com, click "Get Started", search for Lakeview Terrace PTA. Make sure the code 12 2 27 shows before hitting select. Then when you want to shop, you just log onto smile.amazon.com. Thank you!
Now that COVID restrictions have eased up a bit, we look forward to welcoming parent volunteers back into the building! In order to volunteer, you must have a willingness to give of your time and talents for our kids, pass a WSP background check-available in the office, and have a COVID vaccine record or an approved exemption on file.
Ways that you can volunteer:
- Work in classrooms reading to kids, listening to them read, or whatever the teacher needs (with teacher approval and 24-hour notice, please)
- Help prepare materials for the teacher
- Join Mr. Peralez in PE
- Monitor Jr. Joggers
- Extra eyes on the playground
- Extra eyes at Parent Pick-up-especially afternoon
- PTA activities
- Beautify the grounds (we have some stencils we'd like to have painted, too)
- Lots of other opportunities!
Visitors to campus
Parents who wish to volunteer in their child's classroom or be on the playground must have passed a Washington State Patrol background check, and have either a vaccination card or valid exemption on file. The forms are available in the office, and take a week or so to process.
All visitors to campus, please enter through the front doors and sign in at the office. Thank you.