Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter
Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need
September 29, 2017
It is crazy to think that October is here and that we are 1/6 of the way through our school year. This morning it was overwhelming to see the number of dads and families who came to kick-off our Watch DOGS/Appreciation program. A HUGE thank you Mrs. Lowe, Mr. Reddell, and our PTA board who worked so hard to get ready for the morning.
Partners in Education
Learner Qualities in the "Real World"
We want to hear from you!
Here is a short video describing The Learning Pit.
We are always looking for ways we can bring in relevant lessons to our students. Each month we focus on a Lakeview Learner Quality - for October we are looking at the importance of The Learning Pit. If you "get stuck and problem solve" in your everyday lives or in your careers, please click HERE and enter a description of how you persist and grow why those skills are important. We will share your replies with our teachers so they can in turn share them with our students. Please include your name and your profession in your email. We can't wait to read them!
October Learner Quality - Going Through The Pit
Principal Book of the Month
Ultimate Book Challenge - Formally Battle of the Books
My name is Cailen Stuebe, and I am a second grade teacher and Lakeview’s UIL Campus Coordinator! I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing opportunity for our students. UIL is the University Interscholastic League, a battle of the wits and minds in different subject areas. Before we get students involved, I need you! This year, we are asking parents who have a special interest or skill in the events below to coach a team for UIL! Practices will be held at school, with a teacher sponsor, and all materials will be provided for you.
If you are interested in coaching a team, please complete this google form by Wednesday, October 4 at 3:30 PM. Here are a list of the events that are linked to the UIL website if you would like more information about the event, that our awesome students can compete in!
You must have a current 2017-2018 background check before you complete the form.
· A+ Chess Puzzle - Grades 2-5
· A+ Music Memory - Grades 2-5
· A+ Ready Writing - Grades 3-5
· A+ Social Studies - Grade 5
Thank you in advance for your time and dedication! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about UIL!
The yearbook design for the 2017-2018 yearbook is underway and we need yours now!!!
Two ways to upload your photos:
1.) PC: go to the Herff Jones eShare site at www.hjeshare.com and enter the school code: Lakeview.
2.) Smartphone: Install the Herff Jones eShare app for Android or iPhone to upload pictures directly from your smartphone. School code: Lakeview
· If you take a series, or burst, of photos, please pick the BEST of the series and upload that one photo.
· Please double-check to make sure you are not adding blurry, out of focus, or underexposed pictures.
· Label each picture with the grade and student name(s).
· Please upload pictures of groups of students…can be 2 or more.
Deadlines: Upload pictures within two weeks after an event. So far, we have had Meet the Teacher, Back to School Pool Party, and First Day of School. For these three events, please upload pictures by Sep 30, 2017. Our goal is to complete pages within two weeks after each event. We will send out reminders, just please keep these time frames in mind.
Contact: Ann DeCapite, Lakeview PTA Historian at email@example.com or 817-676-1405 with questions.
Notes from the Counselor - Mrs. Lowe
Watch DOGS Information
1. Background checks must be done before volunteering at school (each SCHOOL year): https://nisd.ezcommunicator.net/edu/northwest/ezcomm/VolunteerRegistration.aspx?app=0
2. Complete a WD form (attached)
3. Sign-up to volunteer at Lakeview: http://signup.com/go/BusjxKg
Teens Can Survive
Medlin MS and BNHS PTAs are providing parents (and students) with the suicide awareness and prevention program, “Teens Can Survive,” on October 18th at 7pm in the Byron Nelson HS Student Union. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is open to all.
Learn more at http://www.sccenter.org/
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
It’s time for Lakeview Career Day!
Career Day will be Friday, November 17, 2017 with a morning rotation and an afternoon rotation. We would love for you to share your amazing career with our Lakeview students! We want our Bobcats to see a wide and varied assortment of possibilities for their future. Please RSVP to reserve your spot on the Career Day Calendar. It will be on a first come, first serve basis so RSVP quickly. Even if you’re not quite sure about it, return this form so I can send you more information that may help seal the deal! Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping our Bobcats grow and learn!
Please, click HERE to RSVP by Friday, October 27, 2017. Don’t forget, I will email more detailed information to all that are interested!
Reminder: No dogs are allowed on campus during arrival or dismissal
NISD Community Folder
Save the Date!
10/2 - 10/6 - Parent Conference Week
10/6 - Early Release 11:40
10/9 - Student Holiday - No School
10/10 - PTA Meeting with guest speaker/PTA Reflections Night
10/13 - Bobcat Dash Kick-off Assembly
10/23 - 10/27- Red Ribbon Week
10/30 -11/3 Bobcat Dash Week
11/3 - Bobcat Dash
11/6 - All PTA Reflections Submissions Due
11/13 -11/17 - Generation Texas Week
11/17 Career Day
Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.
PTA Membership Toolkit
A huge thank you to our Lakeview PTA for all they do to support Lakeview! Remember anyone can join PTA...grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Lakeview students and staff benefit from the most AMAZING PTA. The support of our PTA provides to our Lakeview learning community with the tools and resources to help each child be successful. Thank you in advance to all of our PTA members and especially our PTA president and board members!
Join PTA Today!
Arrival and Dismissal
Also, please be aware, there are some exceptions to the arrival and dismissal procedures for some of our students.
Facebook and Social Media
1. Think before you post, your words have power.
2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.
3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.
4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.
5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.
Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission
Principal, Mary Seltzer
twitter - @MEFSeltzer
Assistant Principal, Erika Oster
Counselor, Penny Lowe