Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter - February 22

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No School on March 1st or 4th

School starts at 8:30

Believe it or not, families have been confused recently about what time school actually starts. It seems strange to say it at this point in the year, but school starts at 8:30 a.m. Students may arrive on the playground starting at 8:15 and teachers bring students inside at 8:30 a.m. Let's look at some recent data.

For the six school days from February 13 through February 20, Lakeview had:

• 81 individual students that were tardy at least once,

• Those 81 students had a total of 133 tardies (because some students were tardy multiple times in that 6-day period),

• That means that 26% of our total Lakeview student population was tardy at least once in those 6 days of school,

• 11% of our students were tardy more than once in those 6 days.

That's a crisis to me as a principal, and I'm asking for your help with this. As adults, we know how important it is to be on time for our own jobs. Please have your students here before 8:30 every day. To help avoid confusion, we will be adjusting our bells so that our 8:30 bell is the final bell you will hear each morning. Thank you for your help with this!

Don't forget - please remember to provide excuse letters from your child's doctor, dentist, or other provider if students miss for these reasons. Medically excused absences do not count against your child's 10-day limit for the school year.

Art Show!

Art show

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27

Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair during conferences in the Lakeview library from 5-7 p.m.

PTO Shoe fundraiser starts

Thursday, February 28

Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair during conferences in the Lakeview library from 5-7 p.m.

End of 2nd trimester

Friday, March 1

No School for students

Monday, March 4

No School for students - staff professional development day

Wednesday, March 13

All-school Admiral's game

Thursday, March 14

PTO Meeting 6-7 p.m. in the Lakeview library

Thursday, March 21

Rollaero Family Skate Night 5-7 p.m.

Shoe Fundraiser for Lakeview

All of you have been so generous this year by donating to our food drives (which went to our local Human Concerns) and to the coin war (which went to a health clinic in Africa). Here is another way to be generous and get some Spring cleaning done at the same time! If your house is like mine, this one is easy ...

Starting Tuesday, February 26, you can send donations of new or gently used shoes, boots, and sandals to school. Lakeview PTO gets 40 cents/pound and the shoes are recycled to help others. If you have a bunch of old kid's shoes, you can send the entire box to us! This fundraiser will end on April 16, so if you need some time to clean out those old shoes and send them to Lakeview, you've got it. The only things you cannot send are roller skates or ice skates. Please click this link for more info about the fundraiser.

Music Concert

Be sure to mark your family calendars for Lakeview's annual concert! On March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the SMPAC, our students will present a concert all about "occupations". You can find out detailed information about the evening at

5th grade families

Please return your 6th grade course selection sheet to school right away. This is a big moment for 5th grade students - it is the first time in their school career in which they get to have some voice and choice in their own schedule. Talk about this important choice at home and return the sheet to school by Thursday, February 28th.