Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ February 6

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2:05 Dismissal on Wednesday, February 9

Did you sign up for February Conferences?

It is time to sign up for our family conferences in February. This year, they will be on February 23 and 24 from 4-8 p.m. Just as in October, you can select either in-person or virtual (if that changes, we will let you know). Here is the link to the Sign-up Genius. It is our school goal to meet with EVERY family about EVERY student. It helps us a lot if you sign up so our teachers do not have to contact so many people. Please note that the first page on the Sign-up Genius is for Mrs. Zoellner's 1st grade class. Scroll across the tabs at the top to find your child(ren)'s teacher. Thank you!

The Book Fair is Coming

The Scholastic Book Fair is returning during February conferences. Be sure to visit the book fair in the Lakeview library before or after your student's conference(s). Your family gets some great books, and Lakeview teachers earn funds for classroom libraries through our Lakeview PTO!

School Starts at 8:30

January saw an uptick in tardies (students arriving late to school).

There were 80 students late to school at least once in January (which means that over 200 students were on time every day - thank you). Those 80 students had a total of 180 tardies in January because many of them were late more than once. 14 students had four or more tardies in January.


I'm going to guess that the stretch of cold weather contributed to the increase in tardies. It is still important to get students to school on time. Students should arrive to their correct entry doors at 8:25 a.m. to come inside and start eating breakfast. Please help us decrease our tardies in February!

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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.

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.


The link for absence reporting will stay on the Lakeview homepage as well as in the family newsletter each week.


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, along with the links to register. 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.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 10 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!


• I asked Alex to do something hard in music, he did it with no complaint and really well. Thanks Alex!

• Legend did an awesome job engaging in his math work. He took his time thinking and using his strategies and really stuck out some tough problems. Keep up the fantastic work Legend!

• Delloyd worked really hard to create and write a comparison in his teaching story! Keep up the good work Delloyd! You helped us learn about elephants.

• Nathan (Christopher) showed he was very engaged during Writing. When it was time to go home, he didn't want to stop completing his story about sharks!

• Addie wrote 3 wonderful comparisons in her teaching story about snow. Keep up the good work Addie!

• Kam'Ron noticed Atikin had left his Everyday folder on the floor in the hallway. Without being told he came in and brought the folder to Atikin. It was a small gesture of kindness but with a big impact of knowing you did somthing kind for someone else. Keep it up Kam'Ron!

• Charlotte noticed a fellow classmate that was upset and could use some help on an assignment. She very quietly and kindly offered this student some support in a manner that put that student at ease. Thanks for being so kind and such a great classmate Charlotte!

• Urijah put forth his best effort on his artwork in class. When he needed help, Urijah raised his hand and asked questions. He was polite and respectful to the teacher and others at his table. Keep it up, Urijah!

• Last week, Lerice stepped out to use the bathroom during the morning announcements. When he returned, he realized he had missed the pledge. Lerice faced the flag, put his hand over his heart, and recited the pledge before he went back to his seat. I'm so proud of the respect he showed not only to Lakeview, but the the United States. Way to go, Lerice.

• Every day, as soon as I give a direction, Kendyll is on it! She gets her materials out, moves to her learning spot, and gets started. Not only is she showing respect by following directions the first time, but she is showing engagement by taking responsibility for her learning. Way to go, Kendyll.

Rescheduled PTO Events

Mark your calendar for these two rescheduled in-person PTO events:

Bingo Night - Thursday, March 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dance - Thursday, April 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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.