Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ January 7

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2:05 Dismissal on Wednesday, January 12

Vaccine Clinic at Lakeview

Here is a link to sign up for the vaccine clinic at Lakeview this week!


Vaccination remains a personal choice, but it is a key to the end of the pandemic and a way to help your child stay in school, even when identified as a close contact. I am excited that the South Milwaukee Health Department is hosting a vaccination clinic HERE AT LAKEVIEW on January 12 right after school. Everyone age 5 or older can be vaccinated, and this is a 2-shot series. That means you need to come on January 12 and then again after school on February 2. You and your children can make an appointment for the vaccination clinic.

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!

New Swingset!

We would like to thank our PTO for the brand new swingset on the "big kid" playground. Now, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have a swingset to use every recess. This is something we've been hoping for and working towards for a long time, so we would like to thank our PTO for their support.

In particular, the funds for the swingset were raised by parents who worked at the concessions stands at some Brewer's games over the summer. Please stay tuned because we will be able to do this again. If we could get a few more people, we could add even more great things to Lakeview. It is the fastest way we've ever seen to fundraise, and our new swingset shows what a few, devoted people can achieve in a short time. Thank you to our PTO leaders:

Samantha Schendel - president

Ellie & Brian Genduso - treasurers

Elsa Scardino - secretary

swingset

Concert Information

Dear Families,

We have begun preparing for Lakeview’s Annual Spring Concert! This year’s concert theme is “Cardinal Directions.” All of our songs will mention, or be connected to, the cardinal directions on a compass (north, south, east, and west).


This special event will take place on March 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (High School). A note with this information will be coming home in the next Tuesday Folder.


You can find more information about our concert and the songs your student(s) is preparing by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/smconcert2020 on the web.


Thank you!

Mrs. Tinsen

PTO in January

The PTO Meeting for this month will be on Thursday, January 20 from 7-8 p.m. in the Lakeview library. At this time, we are still planning to meet in-person. Please mark your calendar and join us to support our Lakeview students!

Postponed Dates

Due to the recent Covid surge, a few events are being postponed.

Lakeview PTO Bingo night was scheduled for February 3 - it will be rescheduled

Literacy Night was scheduled for February 4 - it has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 12.

From the Library ...

Greetings from your school library!

As we close out our first semester of the year, please talk with your student reader about school library books that they have not returned yet. At the end of the semester, we will consider books that have been overdue for more than six weeks as lost and issue the replacement cost on your student reader's Infinite Campus account.

We will continue to email overdue notices on most Fridays.

Please direct your questions to Ms. Sobolik (jsobolik@sdsm.k12.wi.us)

MAP Testing coming up

For the next two weeks, all 5K-5th grade students will take the MAP Assessment, a computer-based assessment that all elementary students in South Milwaukee take 3 times/year. We will provide you with the results of this testing in the areas of reading and math in the coming weeks. This information gives us valuable data about the growth and skills of each student since the last time they took the test, which was in September.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 69 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!


• Karlie has had such a positive attitude in the music room the last week or so. She is engaged and working hard. Keep up the good work Karlie!

• Violet saw that a classmate appeared to be upset when they came in the classroom. She took the time to go to them and offer kind words to help cheer them up. Thank you Violet for beign so thoughtful, kind, and caring.

• I asked Joey if he could be my "voice" this morning to help with breakfast. I know that he was nervous, but I really appreciated him helping me when I had no voice. Thanks Joey!

• At recess, everyone was lining up to come in. I noticed that there was a group of classmates that appeared to be arguing. Hannah stepped up as a leader and help to put a peaceful end to the argument. Nice job, Hannah. Way to be a leader!

• Jace recently started a research project for reading and his partner is someone he doesn't normally work with. However, he is so engaged and respectful to his partner you would never know they don't usually hang out! He listens to his partners ideas and shares his thoughts. He is truly modeling what it means to work in a partnership. Thanks for being a great example for others, Jace!

• Amina recently started a research project for reading and her partner is someone she doesn't normally work with. However, she is so engaged and respectful to her partner you would never know they don't usually hang out! She listens to her partner's ideas and shares her thoughts. She is truly modeling what it means to work in a partnership. Thanks for being a great example for others, Amina!

• Our math assessment was tricky, but Aiden didn't give up and did great work!

• Egxon welcomed our new student by making sure he had all the supplies on his desk for Math. Nobody asked Egxon to do this...he saw someone who needed something and he just stepped in to help! You are such a great person, Egxon!

• Jace was willing to help someone else to figure out some challenging math problems. He was patient and wanted to see their strategy and then used that information to help this student do the math problems. Jace, way to go!

• Greisi helped another student during a properties of glue science experiment. She was patient and kind. You are a natural "teacher!" Thank you, Greisi!

• Josey helped another student during a properties of glue science experiment. She was patient and kind. You are a natural "teacher!" Nice job, Josey!

• For Mrs. Benn's class: A whole tray of science materials spilled on the floor when a student moved a desk. It was a mess! The student who had the accident, calmly asked for help. The rest of the science group started helping clean up. Other students either joined in, continued their work or started cleaning up their own areas. This second grade class showed they were safe with science substances, respectful to their classmates and didn't get silly or loud when we had A LOT going on at one time. Wow, wow, wow - thank you second graders for being awesome in science today!

• Mrs. Carrier's class were so welcoming and helpful when our new student, Yaxiel, came to our school. They made him feel supported and loved with their actions and words. Some said hi, some gave him a tour, some helped him with his computer, some helped him with our math, and some made a sign for inside of his locker welcoming him. All were kind! Way to go Class!

• Aiden was so engaged while learning the words to "The Twelve Days of Christmas," in music. He was focused on looking at the words and repeated everything I said as a strategy to stamp those lyrics in his brain. Great job Aiden!

• This week on the playground I was carrying a clipboard and the wind blew my papers all over. Natalia ran to help me gather them all up, and I really appreciated her kindness. Thank you so much, Natalia!

• Lerice was so engaged during music learning a new song for the singing along. His eyes were on the words, he was repeating accurately and really focused. Great work Lerice!

• Rainna has been working hard during our math unit for multiplication. When we began the unit, the strategies we were using didn't quite make sense to her, but she continued to try and worked hard to make sense of what we were learning. As a result, she is now able to use the strategy successfully on her own! Way to stick with it, Rainna!

• All day today, Ahmed worked hard to stay engaged in his work, even when he was working with a partner. He consistently checked in with me to show me the progress he was making. Ahmed, you did a great job of setting engagement goals for yourself and sticking with it! Keep it up!

• Brooke thought of and wrote 20 different equations that equal 10! She only had to write 7, but she kept persevering! Excellent work Brooke!

• Cam showed great respect when he asked another student to join him during center time in the Library. This made me so happy! Keep up the kindness Cam! - Mr. Franecki

• Kam Ron was very respectful during group time. He was very kind when working with another student during class. Keep up the good work Kam Ron. - Mr. Franecki

• Isabelle did an AMAZING job on her first day of school! She was very engaged in the lessons and learning from her classmates what she needed to do, where to go, where to find things she need and wasn't afraid to ask for help! We are so happy to have you in class, Isabelle!

• During snack today, our new student spilled some sunflower seeds on the floor. As he was cleaning up, Owen noticed and helped. Owen held the dustpan while our new student swept the sunflower seeds off the floor. Way to make our new class family member feel part of our team, Owen. Thank you. From Mrs. Manthe

• Wow! Today was Ethan's first day back at Lakeview for in-person learning. He followed directions, focused during lessons, participated in discussions, and worked hard on his assignments. Way to be engaged, Ethan! You are off to a great start! From Mrs. Manthe

• Charlotte worked really hard on some challenge Math with a partner. They took their time and really made sense of the problems. I was proud to see them pull out their math tools and have fun with the challenge. Way to go Charlotte!

• Asher worked really hard on some challenge Math with a partner. They took their time and really made sense of the problems. I was proud to see them pull out their math tools and have fun with the challenge. Way to go Asher!

• Violet did a wonderful job helping our new friend in class. She took the initiative and helped the new friend with procedures that I even forgot. She even invited her to play at recess. Keep up the great job in being an awesome classmate and new friend.

• Kiyus helps his classmate learn how to zip, pack backpacks and tie their shoes.

• Nora listens to directions and follows the all the steps needed to do her work.

• Stella uses snap words and sounds out unknown words to write stories. Her stories often have many sentences.

• Opal has done a great job transitioning into in person learning! She is a very kind friend who loves meeting new classmates. She also has done an outstanding job transferring what she has learned virtually and applying it to in person learning. Keep up the great work, Opal!

• Dora did a great job of showing her written work on many equations to prove she had added 3 numbers together correctly.

• Brooke did a great job of showing her written work on many equations to prove she had added 3 numbers together correctly.

• Braxton does a wonderful job of explaining how he knows he is right when he determines if an equation is true or false.

• Henry does a wonderful job of explaining how he knows he is right when he determines if an equation is true or false.

• Emilio does a wonderful job of explaining how he knows he is right when he determines if an equation is true or false.

• Ben has been an excellent door holder! He never has to be reminded to do his job and can always be found patiently waiting by the door.

• Team was very respectful to his classmates and myself when he helped clean up. He went above and beyond by cleaning up more than was asked of him. Keep it up Team! - Mr. Franecki

• Josie was very engaged and respectful during Library. She continues to be a role model for her classmates and I appreciate that so much. Keep up the kindness Josie! - Mr. Franecki

• When we were playing Start With/Get To in Math, Jaliyah did more than was expected by subtracting the numbers and telling us the correct difference (34-7=27). Good Thinking Jaliyah!

• Ariella is always so kind and polite in class!

• Addie is always thinking of others! She speaks respectfully to her teachers and classmates.

• Congratulations Skarlette! Skarlette knows all her Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Congratulations Cam! Cam knows all but 4 of his Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Congratulations Lina! Lina knows all her Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Congratulations Hannah! Hannah knows all but 1 of her Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Congratulations Joey! Joey knows all his Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Congratulations Cece! Cece knows all her Unit 2 Snap words! Way to go! Keep up the hard but great work.

• Delloyd got right to work on his counting collection. He matched and wrote the number of keys correctly. It was hard work! Way to go Delloyd! Keep it up!

• Maddie got right to work on her counting collection. She matched and wrote the number of animals correctly. It was hard work! Then she wrote her numbers accurately to 100 without being asked!

• Eliana accurately counted and represented her counting collections by 5s and 10s. Keep up the great work Eliana!

• Dora accurately counted and represented her counting collections by 10s and 20s. Keep up the great work Dora!

• Gavin accurately counted and represented his counting collection by 2s. There were 60 objects and it took a lot of time and concentration. Keep up the great work Gavin!

• Saphire was kind and respectful helped another friend clean up a spill in the classroom. She then returned to her spot and was ready for learning time.

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.