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SM Elementary Learning Update - May 1

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Teacher Appreciation Week

We have the very best teachers and staff members at Lakeview!

Next week (May 4-8) is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are still teaching and connecting with your students. Teachers are learning new skills to support remote learning and working together to reinvent education in this unique time. And - I am proud to tell you this - they are loving the challenge. Of course, we would rather see students face to face, but that is not possible right now.

Please take a moment to send our teachers a note of appreciation. An email, a picture from your child, a quick video of thanks - anything simple that lets our staff hear from you this week. Maybe you could send a note each day to a different staff member - it takes many people to make a school work! To make it easier for you, click here for a list of our staff members with contact info.

We love a parade!

It was great to see so many families and community members outside for our Lakeview procession on April 20th. It brought tears to the eyes of many staff members to see all of the students, families, and signs. It was also amazing to see the number of older people waving as well as families with young children that will go to Lakeview in the future. We appreciate the community support - thank you all! Below are a few pictures.

Summer School & 4K Registration

The deadline for Summer School registration is fast approaching! Everyone should have received information in the mail about Summer School registration. Please mail this back as soon right away. If you need more information, please see this link. Registrations must be postmarked by May 8.


4K registration is open for the 2020-21 school year! If you or anyone you know needs to register for 4K, please use this link for more information and the online registration form.

From our School Social Worker, Mrs. Nillissen:

Hello Lakeview Families!

I have recently returned from maternity leave and look forward to reconnecting with our students and families! I hope that you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. If your child or family are having difficulties, please know that I am here to support you. The easiest way to reach me is via email at bnillissenmah@sdsm.k12.wi.us or you may call me at 414-766-5267 to leave a message and I will call you back. Please take care of yourselves!


Click here for a listing of resources for parents and families during the COVID-19 school closure.

You need more books at home and the public library is here to support you!

Milwaukee county public libraries now have curbside pickup. I've used it with my family already, and it works beautifully. If your child is not reading 30-60 minutes a day right now, they are not reading enough. But perhaps you have run out of books - see the information below from the SM library and take advantage of it on a regular basis.
SM public library info

Student item pickup and yearbooks

Since school is closed for the remainder of this year (but online learning continues with teachers), we are coordinating the pickup of student personal items. We know there are items in lockers and desks yet that we want to return to families. Soon, we will let you know how that will be happening, and we are developing a plan in which you would not even need to come into the building. Items such as school library books, classroom library books, Chromebooks, and yearbooks are also under consideration. We promise to let you know each of these items will be handled. Our yearbooks will still be distributed, but students normally would not have received yearbooks until June anyway.

A affirming message for parents from Sesame Street

Sesame Street: A Moment to Yourself | Parent PSA

Six Flags Tickets - deadline is Monday

So far, 43 Lakeview students have registered for Six Flags tickets and 19 have completed their 6 required 6 hours of reading to get a free ticket. The deadline is Monday, May 4, so this is your last chance. Here is how to complete the reading log online (there is no paper option available at this point):

Families register for Read to Succeed using the details below:

  • Register child at sixflags.com/books using code 6WBDJ
  • By May 4, complete the online reading log for your student.
  • Expect a Six Flags Great America ticket for your child in May!
Please note, since our library aide Ms. Jastrow coordinates this program at Lakeview, when you go to the website above, it will think all of our students are in Ms. Jastrow's class.