Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ January 28

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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.

The Vaccine Clinic is Back!

Wednesday, February 2nd is the next chance for a Covid-19 vaccination. Anyone that received a first dose on January 12 should be coming to receive a 2nd dose this week. But you can also schedule a first dose or a booster shot at the clinic on February 2nd. It starts right after school in the Lakeview gym. Register right away!

Here is a link to information

and

Here is a link to the registration page.

New Resource for Student Learning

Tutor Me is a new service the district is using to help connect students with live instructors. This can be used by any student at any time in any subject. It is especially helpful when students need to stay home from school for several days. This link contains more files with information and videos about Tutor Me. Students access it through their Chromebook and log on automatically through Clever.

New attendance procedure

Our attendance procedures for the School District of South Milwaukee have changed. From now on, 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 will be available on the Lakeview website as well as family newsletters from now on. 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.

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. Please choose your time right away. It is our school goal to meet with EVERY family about EVERY student. It helps us a lot if you sign up right away 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!

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 26 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!


• Julio was very respectful and engaged during Library. Julio showed this by listening during group time then working on coding when it was individual work time. Keep it up Julio, this was one of your best Library days yet! - Mr. Franecki

• On Friday, Alterriah noticed that student supply bins were out of number order and in the wrong storage spaces. She took it upon herself to rearrange and organize the bins so that this area of the room looked neat. Thanks for your help, Alterriah!

• When Peyton put her clipboard away in the basket, she noticed it was a mess! Clipboards were falling out because they hadn't been put back properly. Without being asked, Peyton took the time to rearrange the entire basket! Thanks for you help, Peyton!

• Last week Ethan was out a few days. When he returned to school, he handed me a packet of Math, Reading, and Writing worksheets I did not assign, but that he printed and completed. Wow! What a way to show you are taking responsibility for your learning. I'm proud of you.

• Nora has been working hard on her sight words. She finds them and reads them in her books.

• Maliah was kind by comforting and hugging a friend who was sad.

• [Name] has worked on speaking in quiet and appropriate way. He is sitting in his spot during work time, too!

• Today, Dajjen was very engaged in his learning! He practiced hearing and saying the difference between the short a and short e sound. Also, he can write the sounds he hears correctly and neatly. Keep working hard, Dajjen! All of this helps you when reading and writing.

• Violet helped me learn how to use Literacy Footprints! She showed me how to work the student parts while I worked the teacher parts. It was SUPER HELPFUL! Thanks Violet!

• There was a student struggling to organize and clean their desk. Deondre and another student quickly noticed the student struggling. They rushed over and helped the student to do the job. This was one day....the next day, another student was struggling with a large box of colored pencils that had spilled all over the floor. Again, Deondre and another student ran over and took care of the problem. Way to go Deondre!

• There was a student struggling to organize and clean their desk. Drew and another student quickly noticed the student struggling. They rushed over and helped the student to do the job. This was one day....the next day, another student was struggling with a large box of colored pencils that had spilled all over the floor. Again, Drew and another student ran over and took care of the problem. Way to go Drew!

• Jacob worked so hard and persevered during writing this week. He wrote an awesome poem that everyone could read! Way to not give up, Jacob!

• Today Ema was working with a partner on various math activities. She did a great job of staying engaged in the work at hand and having strong math conversations. At one point, Ema and her partner even had their back towards others so they could remain even more engaged in their work. Way to go, Ema!

• Today Yeliezis was working with a partner on different math activities. She did a great job of staying engaged in the work and using the math vocabulary we are learning. At one point, Yeliezis and her partner even had their back towards others so they could remain even more engaged in their work. Way to go, Yeliezis!

• Bentley showed such a great attitude with catching up on assessments. He stayed engaged in the tasks and took his time! He showed great work ethic!

• Nathan worked really hard to read a tricky book and retell the important parts. Keep it up Nathan!

• Mia shows kindness everyday, not just during Kindness Week. She cheerfully and gently helps others! We are so grateful to have a student like Mia in our class!

• Eliana shows kindness everyday, not just during Kindness Week. She is especially helpful to her classmates, who have computer troubles. She assists them in a quiet way. We appreciate your kind heart Elaina!

• Braxton can rote count to 120 and has met our end of the year counting goal.

• Gavin can rote count to 169 and has exceeded our end of the year counting goal.

• Aksana is ALWAYS focused and ALWAYS works hard during our small group reading and word work time! Today, Aksana made so many connections with words and blends in other books that we have read. This shows that she is using what she learns to help her read and write new words. Keep up the awesome work!

• Caleb can rote count to 194 and has exceeded our end of the year counting goal.

• Addie can rote count to 126 and has exceeded our end of the year counting goal.

• Aiden engaged in his at home learning to stay right on pace with his class. Thanks for showing such great responsibility!

• Eleanora has been working hard on her writing. She completed two full paragraphs in one sitting. She has also been engaged in our lessons and applying our new strategies right into her piece. Keep it up Eleanora!

• Christine kindly went out of her way to help another student with an activity that was not easy. She used strategies she's seen this student use before and implemented them on her own to help the student participate. As a result, this student was proud of the work that had been completed. Thank you for demonstrating such kindness during Kindness Week; what a perfect way to end the week! Thank you, Christine!

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.