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Lakeview Family Newsletter - January 25

Prefer to read this in a different language? Scroll to the bottom and click "translate".

Monday, January 28 - No school


Can you believe that a week ago, there was no snow on the ground? Well, we are back into Winter again and that means many things:

• The district has a document which describes the process used to make decisions about days when school needs to be closed. The decision to keep school open or close it is never made lightly, and people always have opinions on the issue.

• When the "feels like" temperature is below 10 degrees, our students stay inside. That means before school and recess.

• Please still send boots, snowpants, etc. every day. We go out whenever possible!

• Students need both boots AND snowpants to leave the blacktop.

• If it is too cold to be outside before school, students may come in starting at 8:15 a.m. Parents and families should drop children off at the door, but only the students themselves should come inside.

• We get a lot of phone calls at school asking, "Is Lakeview open today?" If the School District of South Milwaukee is open, Lakeview is open. We will only notify families if the district is closed.

Kindness Week!

Schools across South Milwaukee will join other schools across the nation to celebrate Kindness Week. Of course, we expect students to be kind every day, and it is one of our five SM Character Traits. But we set aside a week to highlight the value of kindness within Lakeview and beyond our walls. There will be a coin war to raise funds for a health clinic in Liberia, Africa. There will be spirit days to highlight a different kindness theme each day, and a kindness chain built in our hallways out of the kind acts students do for each other on a daily basis.

Here are two links about kindness week:

Spirit days

Coin/Money war

Spirit days:

Tuesday, January 29 - "Ride the kindness wave"

Beach/Hawaiian day (but remember it is January)

Wednesday, January 30 - "Hats off to kindness"

Hat day

Thursday, January 31 - "We can workout problems"

Wear workout clothes or team apparel

Friday, February 1 - "Powered by kindness"

Superhero clothes (no masks, please)

Tuesday, February 4 - "Dream of kindness"

Pajama day

Literacy Night is coming up!

Each year, the school district hosts a wonderful Literacy Night to celebrate all the ways we love literacy - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This year, the event is on Friday, February 8th from 5-7:30 p.m. at the high school. If you pre-register using this flyer, a light dinner is provided. There will be student work shared, several make-and-take opportunities, and even a session with children's author Bob Raczka. If you are unable to print the flyer, a hard copy will be in the Tuesday folder on January 15. Just be sure to return by January 30. Here is the flyer in Albanian and here is the flyer in Spanish.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 28

NO SCHOOL - Professional Development day for staff

Tuesday, January 29 through Friday, February 1

Kindness Week at all SM schools (see below)

Tuesday, February 5

Admiral's Day at Lakeview - please wear blue shirts!

A player from the Admirals will read to one grade level

Tuesday, February 5

Yearbook pictures - group photos will be taken this day

Upcoming PTO Events

Mark your calendars!

Next PTO meeting - Thursday, February 14 from 7-8 p.m. in the library

Ice Cream Social/Art Show/Book Fair - Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair - February 27 & 28 during conferences from 4-7 p.m.

A shoe collection fundraiser will begin at the end of February - if you have extra shoes that you are planning to donate (like bins of old children's shoes), save them to bring to Lakeview. We will receive funds and the shoes are donated to a good cause.

Rollaero Family Skate Night - Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m.

New Visitor Management System

School safety is our #1 priority. Starting February 4th, a new visitor management system will be in effect at all four elementary schools. Please see this letter for more information. Starting February 4th, every visitor will need to present an ID at the main office (such as a driver's license) for scanning.

UWM College for Kids and Teens

Information is available for this Summer's UWM College for Kids & Teens. Click here for information. Besides an array of offerings, there is before and after care available as well as need-based scholarships for students entering 5th grade or lower next school year.