The Lions' Roar Newsletter
February Parent Newsletter-Volume 13, Issue 7
Spring Service Project
This year, we are partnering with the Wentzville chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a national organization that collects and donates bedding to children in need, as well as building bed frames. Their mission is "No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!"
We will be collecting new bedding items - pillows, sheets, pillow cases, etc. Please send these with your child between the dates of February 6-10. There will also be announcements on the PTO Facebook page.
On February 14, our students will be making cards for the children receiving bedding and writing thank you letters for the volunteers who assemble beds.
We are very excited about this project and in assisting local families ensure their children have comfortable and clean bedding, as we all know how important a good night's sleep can be!
National School Counselor's Week
School Counselors wear many hats!
- small group and class counselor lessons
- individual meetings/sessions with students in need
- working with teachers to address needs
- connecting families with resources in our community
- fundraisers and service projects
And on, and on, and on!
We are fortunate to have amazing counselors at LVE who work overtime to support the students, staff, and families of the Lion Pride.
Please join us in thanking Mrs. Davenport, Mrs. Erbs, Mrs. Tallin, and Mrs. Stenberg for their amazing work!
No School, February 20 & 21
The Lakeview Kindergarten Registration Event is Thursday, February 23, 2023! To schedule an appointment to have your child screened, please sign up HERE. If your child has already been screened, there is no appointment necessary; please attend the registration event to register your child for kindergarten! All children who will turn five before August 1, 2023, are eligible to attend kindergarten.
Please see the District website for more information.
Meet the 2023 Board of Education Candidates
The Wentzville School District Board of Education has three open seats in the election on April 4, 2023.
For information on the candidates who have signed up to run for the WSD Board of Education, please see the District website.
Virtual Academy Enrollment Now Open
WSD Belonging and Culture Family Survey
As part of the WSD’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals within the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), district surveys will be administered to students in grades K-12, families, and staff. The surveys are designed to solicit feedback about the sense of belonging created within each building as well as perspectives regarding building/department culture. Each school and department within the district will use this survey data to understand the current reality and to make improvements moving forward.
The district windows for students to take the surveys are Jan. 30-Feb. 10 and May 1-19.
For more information regarding these surveys, including logistics about the administration of the surveys, a preview of the surveys, and information on how to opt-out, please check out our WSD Belonging and Culture Survey page.
Wear it Wednesday!
Altruismo - Black
Amistad - Red
Isibindi - Green
Reveur - Blue
If your child comes to school in a house shirt OR wearing a shirt of their color, they earn a point for their house.
PTO Meeting Thursday, February 9, 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the library
Tuesday, February 7, 5-8 p.m.
Please join us for a fun night! Siblings and friends are welcome! Special pricing of $15.00 for two hours of jumping! Rockin' Jump will donate $5 per ticket back to LVE!
Wednesday, February 15, 11a.m. - 9 p.m.
That Burger Joint at 1816 Highway K is donating back 20% of sales from Dine-In orders to Lakeview PTO!
District Cold Temperature/Wind Chill Advisory Guidelines
From the Office of the Superintendent:
"Extremely cold weather can be very dangerous. Parents and guardians should be certain that their children are appropriately clothed with mittens, hats, coats, etc., so they can be comfortable both inside and outside. Most days your student is going outside for some period of time either at recess or traveling to/from school.
The District follows these procedures for cold temperatures and/or wind chill advisories:
Cold Temperature/Wind Chill Advisory Guidelines
Temperature/wind chill under 15 degrees: All activities must be held indoors
Temperature/wind chill is 15-20 degrees: Outdoor activity is limited to 10 minutes
Temperature/wind chill is 20 degrees or higher: Outdoor activity is limited to 20 minutes
Temperature/wind chill is above 32 degrees: Activities can be held without restrictions
Inclement Weather Information
Inclement Weather Communication
Timely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in inclement weather/ emergency school closing situations. Please be sure to notify your school office about any change in your personal contact information. Visit the WSD website for information on District practices during inclement weather/school closings.
Lion Leader Awards
We are very excited to announce the continuation of our Lion Leader Awards. This incentive is a great way to highlight students who are demonstrating exceptional character at Lakeview Elementary. Students who earn this award will receive a positive phone call home, their picture on our big screen televisions and ten (10) house points for their house! Students will also get an opportunity to share this award at our monthly den meetings. We can't wait to start recognizing students for their outstanding behavior!
Reporting an Absence
We have made an adjustment to our dismissal time from the office. Students can not be dismissed from the office after 3:30 p.m. If you need to sign your student out early, it must be done before 3:30 p.m.
Changes to your child’s dismissal/transportation plans need to be communicated to the teacher or the main office. If you need to make an occasional transportation change (car rider instead of the bus, etc.), you must send a note to your child’s teacher. If that is not possible, you may call the office on the day of the change before 3:15 p.m. so the office staff has adequate time to notify your child’s teacher. You can also email changes to the office at attendance.Lakeview@wsdr4.org. You must provide a note or call each day that you want your child to go home in a different manner than usual.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation and understanding.
Important Dates in February
Thursday, Feb. 9- PTO Meeting @ 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15- Spring Picture Day
Monday, Feb. 20- No School- President's Day
Tuesday, Feb. 21- No School- PD Day
Thursday, Feb. 23- Talent Show
Friday, Feb. 24- Wentzville MS Electives Visit to LVE
Lakeview Elementary School
Assistant Principal, Pete Johnson