Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ May 6

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2:05 Dismissal on Wednesday, May 11

5th Grade Camp

Our 5th grade went to camp this week and it was amazing to see them working together on so many fun and engaging activities. We have not been able to send students to camp for the last two years, although camp in SM has been a 5th grade tradition for a long time. Our students can expect to continue going to camp in the future when they are 5th graders. All of our 5th grade students from Lakeview, Rawson, Blakewood, and Luther went together to Camp Anokijig (near Plymouth, about 1 hour north, on Little Elkhart Lake). Students learned about science, archery, geocaching, teambuilding, arts & crafts, and so much more. Many thanks to our teachers who planned and attended camp. If you are in 4th grade now, you will hear more about camp in Fall. Here are a few pictures:

Coins for a Cause

Next week, Lakeview is starting a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma society, an organization that is dear to the heart of a Lakeview staff member. We will have an assembly on May 10 to kickoff to a coin war that will run from May 11 to 25 with an ending assembly on May 26. All funds will be donated to the LLS cause. A person from the LLS will be at our assembly on Tuesday, and a special guest will also join us for the kickoff assembly. Please support the effort by bringing your spare change (or maybe a few bigger donations as well) starting on Wednesday!

May & June Dates

Wed, May 11 - 2:05 dismissal

SM Literacy Night at the high school - May 12 from 5:00-7:30

Thurs, May 19 - PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00 in the Lakeview library

May 27, 30, and 31 - No School

Tues, June 7 - 5th grade recognition 6:00-6:30 in the Lakeview gym

Thurs, June 9 - Field Day & Last day of 4K

Fri, June 10 - 11:45 dismissal for last day of school


Are you looking for child care or for something for your child(ren) to do on May 27 and 31? The SM Recreation Department has "School's Out" days available. See information and registration at this link.

Next Year's Calendar

For those of you that like to plan ahead, here is the school calendar for 2022-2023. I know some people like to start marking the calendar as soon as possible. Next year's calendar is similar to this year's calendar. Our calendar can always be found on the school district's website under "Calendar".

Thank you, Trinity Lutheran!

Trinity Lutheran in South Milwaukee has donated many things to Lakeview over the past few years. Their most recent donation were boxes and boxes of board games to use (1) as learning tools and (2) for indoor recess. We love games because they teach so many skills. I encourage you to play games at home. They make a great gift to your child's classroom as well. Thank you, Trinity! Below are some 1st graders enjoying a new game of Trouble (which is great for teaching a math skill called 1:1 correspondence).
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Literacy Night is Next Week

Literacy Night is Thursday, May 12th. This year’s theme is “Our Own Stories.”

Many fun activities have been planned! Author Matt de la Peña will be here to read his books aloud, and everyone that attends Literacy Night gets to choose a free book to take home.

Even though the RSVP deadline has passed, you and your family are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you at 5:00 p.m on May 12th at South Milwaukee High School.

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.

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. 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 25 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!


• [Name] demonstrated being respectful to himself and others when he took a break when he wasn't feeling his best self. He came back when his body felt calm and ready to learn and dove right back into his learning. [Name] also made sure to transition back in quietly and really listen to instruction so that he could work independently. Keep it up!

• Jackson returned from gym a little late yesterday. When he walked into the room, he noticed that everyone was following a direction. Jax approached me and asked if I could repeat the directions for him. Thank you for being responsible!

• Today during Writer's Workshop, students were asked to listen to a text, pay attention to the story elements, then write a summary. Landen followed all of the steps and stayed focus, completing his assignment right on time! Way to go, Landen.

• Each week, some students have jobs that help keep our classroom running smoothly. This week, Ethan's job was taking out the breakfast garbage. He politely waited until everyone was finished eating, then did his job without any reminders from me. Thanks for being responsible, Ethan.

• Sophie is always willing to help kids during ST Math time. Students are sometimes unsure of what to do on some problems or are unsure of how to do the work. Sophie is always willing to come to the rescue! Thanks Sophie!

• Cooper helps another student with exchanging his drawer on a daily basis. He never has to be asked... he just sees that someone needs help, and he steps up. Thanks Cooper!

• Amina has been doing a great job in Library lately. Amina, I appreciate that you have really been listening during read alouds and you have been following directions. Overall you have been a pleasure to be around. Thank you for choosing kindness. - Mr. Franecki

• We are studying about the tens place and the ones place in Math. Today Delloyd was very focused and although the work was hard, he had a "can do" attitude and tried his best!

• Henry has great self-control! If someone next to him is trying to talk to him, when he/she should be listening, Henry ignores the student. He has super will-power and tries hard to stay engaged.

• Eliana recognizes all the snap words on the yellow cards and now knows all 136 first grade words! Congratulations!

• Brooke recognizes all the snap words on the yellow cards and now knows all 136 first grade words! Congratulations!

• Henry recognizes all the snap words on the yellow cards and now knows all 136 first grade words! Congratulations!

• (5 awards) During the kickball game, Bentley, Nolan, Robert, Evan, and Gio showed a great attitude while playing. He was the perfect model of good sportsmanship....I was so proud to see this during our game.

• (6 awards) Londyn, Aubree, Kendyll, Laila, Legend, and Payton Worked SO hard and showed exceptional perseverance during MAP testing. WAY TO GO!

• Ahmed was very engaged and respectful in Library today. I asked him to work quietly with a partner and he continued to do that for much longer than expected. I could tell that the answers that he came up with were well thought out and he really put forth his best effort.
I appreciate it Ahmed! - Mr. Franecki

• Gio was very engaged and respectful in Library today. I asked him to work quietly with a partner and he continued to do that for much longer than expected. I could tell that the answers that he came up with were well thought out and he really put forth his best effort.
I appreciate it Gio! - Mr. Franecki

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.

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.