Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - March 22
From this week's staff meetings ...
• Stamina (engagement with a just-right text for the expected amount of time)
• Small groups (finding that flexibility in workshop to be responsive to student needs)
If students do not have the expected stamina, take the time to rebuild stamina so that students can be even more independent - that will help allow small groups to function uninterrupted. Feel free to also talk about routines and "just right" texts. Be sure to give feedback to students on their stamina. Also, continue to think of the pie charts and (for grades 3-5) the ABC schedules and book club ideas from Jen when you are thinking of how to keep time for small groups.
4th grade - April 2, 3, 4, 8
3rd grade - 8, 9, 10, 12, 15
5th grade - April 15, 17, 18
April 1st PD Day
Spring Concert Pictures
Wednesday, March 27
Math lab day for 3rd-5th grade teachers
HS a cappella groups 12:30-12:50 in gym (all school assembly)
Thursday, March 28
Brewer's Home Opener - wear Brewer's gear
11:45 student dismissal - teacher work time in the afternoon
1:00-1:45 Lakeview Trauma Sensitive Team in library
Friday, March 29
No school for students or staff
Monday, April 1
PD Day (link to schedule) - No students
Wednesday, April 3
Lakeview AdvancED team 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 4
Social Studies leadership team 4-5 p.m.
Friday, April 5
Field trips - 5K to Museum and 4/5 to First Stage
The April PTO meeting is cancelled due to the Spring Luau on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Attending part of the Luau counts as attending a meeting, so if you were scheduled for the April meeting (link here), feel free to come to the Luau for an hour - I am sure the PTO would appreciate seeing teachers there as well. If that does not work for you, the May PTO meeting will be May 16 from 5:30-6:30. Please be sure you have attended at least once this year.
Finally, the PTO is planning to open nominations for executive board officers in mid-April, with the official election in May.
2019-2020 Global Read Aloud
Sign up for the Global Read Aloud (classroom teachers)
Vote for the Read Aloud book (voting is only open until Thursday 3/28)
You may find more info about the GRA on the same website, especially on this page.
Master Schedule - In preparation for the AdvancED visit, please be sure our master schedule is correct. The reviewers may come at any time asking to see a particular subject, and we need to be able to accommodate. Please inspect your times and make any adjustments or notes as needed.
P/A system music - Now that we are past the concert, the 10:57 transition music will be discontinued. Also, if you have some favorites for the 3:35 music (70's, 80's, 90's, etc.) on a CD that you want to hear, bring it in and I'll play your requests. Sorry, no Tupac.
Thank you - I just want to take a moment to say "thank you" to everyone for scheduling medical appointments creatively and for working together when needs arise. That really is a big indicator of building culture, and we all do that really well here. Thanks.
Postcards - Remember we always have post cards and stamps in the office if you would like to send a positive post card home to a student. With some long weekends and spring break on the horizon, this can be helpful (we did this back at Thanksgiving).
Family newsletter - Link to this week's family newsletter
Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar