Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ December 4

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We are grateful for all of the learning that is happening on Zoom. One of the most frequent questions we get from families is, "Am I supposed to sit with my student and help him/her?" By now, the answer to that (in most cases) should be "no". Here are a few things that might help:

• Consistent attendance is the key to independence. Students that are not here every day are confused.

• Students need think time. When a teacher asks a question, a child needs about 10 seconds to think through an answer before responding. If you don't hear your student answer right away, that's actually a good thing!

• Students need to struggle a little when learning. Our teachers are experts at letting students struggle productively with something that is just slightly too hard. That is how we learn new things! Resist the temptation to jump in and help.

• If you do interact with your child while they are on Zoom, keep it positive and keep it fun. You are building their self-image as a learner in front of other students. This is what our teachers would do as well.

Thank you - we know these are difficult and unique times. We appreciate the teamwork.

Supplies, Pictures, and Picture Retakes

If you did not pick up your next round of school supplies today, December 4th, then your student's supplies are still waiting in the front lobby at Lakeview. Please pick them up between 8-4. If your child had pictures taken on November 6, the pictures are in the supply bag. SMVA students also have pictures in our lobby, but your supply pickup information comes separately.

Picture retakes - If you did not get your student's picture taken in November OR if you would like to retake pictures, you may do that on Friday, December 11 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. Please click this link to sign up for a picture time using our Sign-up Genius.

PTO Update

• There is an open position on the executive board for secretary. You may nominate yourself or someone else by emailing the PTO at Nominations must be received prior to the December PTO meeting and a vote will be taken that night.

• The December PTO meeting is December 17th from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom. Click here for the Zoom link that evening.

• A Lakeview staff cookbook is now available for just $5. Please watch for times and places to purchase.

• There will be an online Bingo night on January 21. Mark your calendar!

ROAR Awards

Do you have a Lakeview staff member that you would like to nominate for a ROAR Award? Of course you do ... you probably have 2 or 3 in mind right away! Our PTO graciously recognizes staff members that you nominate and one of the nominations each month receives a gift certificate. Your kind words mean a lot to our staff, so please use this link to submit a ROAR Award.

Butter Braids are back!

Dear Lion Families:

We are excited to announce our Butter Braid fundraiser is back by popular demand! These delicious, hand-braided pastries are available in the following flavors:

Apple, Cream cheese, Raspberry

Blueberry cream cheese

Cinnamon, Strawberry cream cheese

Decadent caramel rolls and cinnamon rolls are also available for purchase. All products arrive frozen, so you can thaw and bake as desired.

Fundraising begins 11/16/20 and will be delivered to Lakeview on 12/16/20. In addition to paper order forms, online ordering is also available for your convenience. Click this link to register and order. These pastries are great for any occasion, so be sure to stock up!

Please email April Swanson, Lakeview PTO President, at with any questions.

Thanks for supporting Lakeview Elementary!