Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ March 4

11:45 Dismissal on Friday, March 11

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2 Big Events Coming Up!

Thursday, March 17 - Lakeview concert. This starts at 6:30 p.m. in the South Milwaukee High School Performing Arts Center. You will need to arrive by 6:15 p.m. in order to drop off your student and find a seat. This night is always a celebration of learning!


Thursday, March 31 - PTO Bingo Night. This starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview gym. It is free! Come join us for fun and community.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 11 - Elementary dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 16 - Elementary dismissal at 2:05 p.m.


Lakeview Concert - Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school PAC

Lakeview PTO Bingo Night - March 31 from 6:30-7:30

District-wide Elementary Art Show - April 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the high school

Lakeview PTO Spring Dance - April 28 from 6:00-7:30

SM Literacy Night at the high school - May 5 from 5:00-7:30

5th Grade Camp Information

Over the last week, we have sent information about 5th grade camp to families. This link gives you all the information about camp. If you did not attend conferences, we will be sending home permission slips with directions. Please return them as soon as possible.

Looking for a Job?

The school district posts opening on WECAN, including openings for paraprofessionals at all 6 schools. We even have openings at Lakeview for paraprofessional aides!


The high school library is taking applications for a library paraprofessional/assistant. The position is 7.5 hours a day, and responsibilities include day-to-day operations of the library, student supervision and Chromebook check out. Training will be provided. Details and application can be found on the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network website (WECAN).


Finally, our Nutrition Services Department is seeking people to join the district. Click here for information about these opportunities.

Free Preschool Experience

Our high school students host a free pre-school experience on upcoming Saturday mornings. Please click this link for information about this program. Space is limited, so register right away if interested.

Absence Reporting

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 is available on the Lakeview website as well as in this family newsletters. 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. 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.

This Week's Golden Lions!

There were 20 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!


• David participated in all parts of Art class. He worked hard to make a creative drawing during Daily Doodle time, and used all tools safely during Table Center time. Keep up the great work, David!

• Isai worked hard during Art class today. He glued his shape blocks together to create a building, and then continued by adding details to his building sculpture. Great work, Isai!

• Lucy is always on-task during Art class. She listens carefully to instructions, meets expectations, and works hard on her art. Lucy continues to set a positive example for others. Keep it up, Lucy!

• Cooper came to his reading group prepared with everything read and character traits identified. He even took his book home and read over the weekend so he was ready for our meeting today. Way to go, Cooper!

• Sophia came to her reading group prepared with everything read and character traits identified. She even took her book home and read over the weekend so she was ready for our meeting today. Thank you for being so responsible and engaged, Sophia!

• While we were writing our class essay, Madalynn was consistently raising her hand and participating. She had insightful ideas and was looking for ways to refer to the text and/or push her thinking. Thanks for being such a role model for strong participation!

• Anna worked on her How-To story plan for all of our writing time! She was engaged in her work and asked and answered questions to help herself!

• When a student was feeling upset, Isabel sat with her and comforted her until an adult came over to help. Izzy, that was so kind and thoughtful!

• During lunch on Tuesday, Brooke noticed that the trays were stacked incorrectly when students were cleaning up. Brooke stopped and stacked them correctly. Thanks Brooke for your kindness!

• On Tuesday, Oscar gave Olivia a compliment when she was working on her snap words. He knew Oliva was trying her best and he said, "Good job, Olivia."

• Izzy uses self-control every day so that she can listen to lessons and follow directions. This helps her get her work done and learn.

• Kaylee added more details to her How-To writing piece. She labeled her picture and added a thought bubble!

• Landon is always engaged when I work with him. He gives 100%, follow directions and is respectful. Thank you Landon! You and your family should be extremely proud!

• RJ has been working hard on Lexia. He recently completed a level. Way to go!

• Kylie's engagement improved this week. Thank you for your hard work! Way to go!

• Natalia's effort has improved this week. Awesome job!

• During Writer's Workshop, Landen noticed a friend having difficulty finding evidence to support his opinion about a character in our shared text. Rather than just telling him, Landen acted out a scenario that helped his friend understand the actions of the character, which helped his friend be able to cite evidence in his own words. Landen, thanks for being a "team player" and helping me teach others.

• During Reader's Workshop, Besim noticed a friend didn't have a colored pencil to underline evidence to support his opinion about a character in our shared text. Besim gladly loaned his colored pencil to his friend! Thanks Besim for being mindful of the feelings of others.

• Entire Class has OUTSTANDING manners in the lunch line!

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.