The Dolphin News

November 2019

Principal's Update

Dear Lakeview Families,

Congratulations and thank you to our amazing PTA for a very successful Fall Festival. A fun time was had by all thanks to the efforts of our PTA and all of the dedicated volunteers.

November is a busy month at Lakeview, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the major events. November 19th is our PTA meeting which will be held at Thurgood Marshal Middle School at 7pm. November 13th is the Great American Teach-In, and November 22nd will be our annual Jog-a-thon.

Thank you,

Principal Baker

Lakeview Teacher of the Year 2019

Lakeview families and staff are proud of 3rd Grade Teacher Mr. Devin Niyan for being selected as our 2019 Teacher of the Year. We are also proud of Mr. Antonio Bostic, Head Plant Operator and Ms. Manda Gavrilovic, Cafeteria Manager on there Support Employee of the Year nominations.

School updates

Counselor's Reef

Hello Lakeview Families!

Red Ribbon Week was a success! Some of the student council students helped decorate the school with red ribbons and banners early Monday morning. They did an excellent job! Thank you to those students!! All the students really enjoyed the dress up days as a reminder to stay drug free. Remember, children who decide not to use alcohol or other drugs often make this decision because they have strong convictions against the use of these substances. These convictions are based on values that begin with family communication!

The Homework Helpline, 727-547-7223, offers free homework help for students in grades 1 through 12. The Helpline is staffed by Pinellas County Schools teachers who are certified in math, science, language arts and social studies. Helpline teachers have access to textbooks commonly used in the district and can assist students with homework in most subjects. Homework help is available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on all school days except when there is no school the following day.

The character trait for November is Citizenship, which is being law abiding and involved in service to school, community and country. Encourage your children to be good citizens by doing their share to make their school, community and the world a better place. Talk to your children about not littering and recycling. Children can participate in community service by doing beach clean-ups or searching online for volunteer opportunities near you. Our kids learn as much by example as by what they are told. Be a good example by following the rules of the family, community and state and doing what you can to help your community.

Clothes to Kids is an organization that provides gently used or new clothes and shoes to children who may benefit from assistance. Any family can take their official free/reduced lunch letter or a referral from myself to clothes to kids to shop. Please call them ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Their number for south county is 327-7100.

If you need anything or have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at

That is the best way to contact me. Thanks! Mrs. Kari Altman-Wood, School Counselor


Dear Lakeview families,

This year’s Winter Music Concert and Art Show will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, 6:00pm at Lakewood High School. All students participating are asked to arrive by 5:45pm and the doors to the auditorium will open at 5:30pm. Please enjoy looking at your child’s art before and after the concert. When the concert is over please take your child’s art home with you.

All Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will be participating in the Winter Music Concert, as well as fourth and fifth grade Chorus. The students will learn this music during their weekly music class.

All students participating in the concert are asked to wear a red or green outfit that is their holiday best.

GIRLS: red or green top with black bottoms (skirt or pants) or red or green dress.

BOYS: red or green top with black pants.

Students may wear sneakers, boots, flats, or sandals with a back. For safety reasons there are to be no flip flops or high heels.

Students are not to wear hats at the concert.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you,

Sarah Thompson, Music Teacher

Volunteer Information

Hello Lakeview Dolphin Families,

My name is Suzanne Pace and I am the new Family and Community Liaison here at Lakeview and I'm so excited to work with you all.

New Volunteers can register online this school year at

Important information for returning volunteers- Following Summer Break all PCS volunteer profiles were placed as: INACTIVE. All returning volunteers must reactivate in the Volunteer System prior to volunteering. Please reactivate your volunteer account.

To sign into the Volunteer System, please use the Google Chrome browser and go to:

Enter your username and password:

User ID: V. Last name, first initial

Example: Charkm

Password: Your Last name (Capitalize the first letter only) followed by the 4-digit Birth YEAR Example: Chark1999

Volunteers hours count, please log your volunteer hours!

Volunteers please log your in the volunteer system

I often get the question why should I log volunteer hours?

Here are just a few reasons why it is important to log volunteer hours

  • The State looks at volunteer impact in our district and compares it to other school districts
  • The 5 Star Award and the Golden School Award (State Awards) are based on the volunteer hours/impact
  • The School Board and Superintendent review the volunteer hours and how they impact schools
  • Hours show how the community and families are impacting student achievement
  • Hours how engaged/involved the communities and families are in our schools
  • Hours confirm the volunteers are making a BIG difference in student success
  • If you don’t log your hours and you get hurt volunteers are not covered under the school district insurance
  • Volunteer Travel is a Tax Deduction!!

If you have any questions please give me a call (727) 893-2139 ext. 2000 or email me at

Thank you for all you do for our great school!

Mad Science After School Program

Lakeview Fundamental is going to be working with those crazy Mad Scientists again this semester to offer another exciting round of Mad Science’s Mad Scientist’s club enrichment program. Only those that want to have a lot of FUN need apply. Dates = Dates Tuesdays from 11/5 to 12/17 Time = 2:45pm .

In this updated series students entitled ENERGY, MATTER & MORE… students will have the opportunity to explore the exciting properties of matter and energy. They will investigate the different states of matter, learn all about different reactions as matter is mixed and new forms of matter (polymers) are created. Students will unravel energy and how it produces electricity and creates circuits and investigate light and lasers. Students will also explore their senses systems. Each session will be filled with hands-on experiments and amazing take-home projects. For questions and registration online visit their website at - After School Programs or call them anytime at 727 895-5595

The Art of Science After School Program

Our second after school session at Lakeview was great and ended last Friday. We are excited about our next session that starts this coming Friday November 9, 2019: The Deep Ocean. Kids will learn about the different layers of the ocean and about life in the deepest layers. They will learn about bioluminescence and pressure, and adaptations to the challenges of the deep ocean. They will paint a canvas, sew and work with clay. It will be really nice! Sign up and learn more by clicking on he links below.

Lost and Found

A monthly reminder to please have your children check lost and found on a regular basis. We are already experiencing a collection of items without homes or names. Please remind your students to be accountable for the items they bring to school and encourage them to check on their lost items. Items not claimed in a timely manner will be donated. As we approach the cooler months please write your child's name in their jackets and sweaters. This will make it easier to return the items to their proper owner. Thank you!

Important Reminder from the Office

Please remember that you must present a Driver's License or Level 2 Volunteer badge to come on campus. If you do not have a Photo ID you will not be allowed to check in to visit campus. Thank you for helping us ensure Lakeview is a safe environment for your children.

Important Dates

Spirit Night Airheads Adventure Arena

Saturday, November 16th 3-5pm

12401 Belcher Road Largo, FL 33773

PTA/SAC Meeting

Tuesday, November 19th 7pm

Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School

3901 22nd Avenue S

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Signature cards will be pulled at 7:15pm


November 22

This is an exciting fundraiser for our school and student. Forms will be coming home shortly

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25- November 29 No School for Students

Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 17th 6pm

Lakewood High School

1400 54th Avenue S

St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School

The mission of Lakeview Fundamental is to create an environment that fosters at least one year of learning gains using a fundamental and holistic approach for every child