Lion's Den

Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ Sept 16

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No School on Friday, Sept 23

October Conferences

Please sign up for October Family Conferences. This year, they are from 4-8 p.m. on October 12 and 13. We want to meet with every family about every single student. Sign up on our Sign-up Genius right away because starting soon, we will be contacting you and it really helps us if everyone signs up on their own. Conferences can be in-person or virtual. Please be sure you are signing up on the correct teacher's list - the first page that opens is Ms. Lund's 5K class. Scroll across the top for the other classes.

Smens!? It's a Smelly Pen!

Hooray! The Lakeview PTO will be having its first Smens Sale on Thursday, September 22nd on the west playground from 8:10-8:25 a.m. What are Smens? They are tri-color scented pens. Each Smen is individually packaged in its own recyclable plastic freshness tube. Smens are $2 each.

Homecoming Parade

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Lakeview are invited to march in the South Milwaukee Homecoming parade on Thursday, September 29. You can also come and help decorate the Lakeview Homecoming float. Please see this link for more info and the permission slip. You can either print it and send it back to school - or - you can email Mrs. Hartung (shartung@sdsm.k12.wi.us) to let her know that your child will join the fun. Please remember is that we need every child picked up immediately at the end of the parade route.

Homecoming Spirit Week

South Milwaukee's Homecoming week is coming up. Here are the spirit days for each day of Homecoming week:

Monday, September 26 - Sports Day - wear your favorite team's clothing (or any sport clothes)

Tuesday, September 27 - Crazy Sock or Crazy Hair Day (or both)

Wednesday, September 28 - Pajama Day (always a favorite)

Thursday, September 29 - Class color day - Wear as much of the following colors as possible:

4K & 5K - Blue

1st Grade - Yellow

2nd Grade - Orange

3rd Grade - Red

4th Grade - Purple

5th Grade - Green

Friday, September 30 - Wear SM Rocket or Lakeview Lion clothing

Save the Dates

Mark your calendar for these two events at Lakeview in the next few months:

Halloween Dance - Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Board Game Night - Thursday, December 1 (time coming soon)

Both of these will be in the Lakeview gym.

5th Grade Camp Info

5th Grade families - the dates for camp this year are May 3, 4, and 5. This has been an event that all 5th grade students attend, so please mark your calendar. Students travel to Camp Anokijig in Plymouth (near Sheboygan) the morning of May 3. Students stay overnight for two nights and then return to school the afternoon of May 5. We will need parents that are willing to go along as chaperones (it is really fun - I promise!)

The 5th grade students from all four elementary schools go to camp at the same time, so it is one of the ways we help students get to know each other before going to middle school. There is a cost, but it is under $100/person (chaperones need to pay as well). We are able to help with any financial needs.

Golden Lions this week

Here are the Lakeview Golden Lions for this week. We had 24 examples of being safe, respectful, and engaged!


• Oscar was very engaged and took ownership of his learning by using our online Library resource to put books on hold. He found books that were a good fit using Destiny Discover. Keep it up Oscar! - Mr. Franecki

• As we have been developing our class behavior expectations matrices, Ellasyn has been a role model for following all of the expectations we have decided are important to us as a class family. Thank you, Ellasyn, for demonstrating what being safe, respectful, and engaged looks like in our room!

• Gizelle has been doing an amazing job with the expectations in the classroom. She has integrity, which means that she knows what to do even when no one is watching. She knows that when I ask the class to sit on the rug, she will sit criss cross and have the zero in the air reminding others and she will have "bubbles" in her mouth. She is not distracted by her peers but is setting a great example. Thank you Izzy!

• Kennedy volunteered to walk with a friend to the bathroom and back quickly. I really appreciate your willingness to volunteer to help out a friend in class who needs help. It helps me and it helps that friend. It shows how responsible and respectful you are. Thank you!

• Owen included a kindergarten friend in the kick ball game during recess. He took the time to teach the rules, run with the friend, encourage and support him.

• Liam included a kindergarten friend in the kick ball game during recess. He took the time to teach the rules, run with the friend, encourage and support him.

• Alterriah included a kindergarten friend in the kick ball game during recess. She took the time to teach the rules, run with the friend, encourage and support her.

• Mrs. Carrier's Kickball Recess Team encouraged and cheered for for a kindergarten student during a kickball game. Both teams ran with the kindergartener down the baseline to make sure he got to home plate safely and earning a score. The kindergarten friend has been recovering from a leg injury which made the encouragement even more special!

• Mrs. Bugalski's Kickball Recess Team encouraged and cheered for for a kindergarten student during a kickball game. Both teams ran with the kindergartner down the baseline to make sure he got to home plate safely and earning a score. The kindergarten friend has been recovering from a leg injury which made the encouragement even more special!

• When Ava is confused about a concept during discussions or the expectations on an assignment, she always asks for clarification. Thank you for taking such great responsibility for your learning, Ava. Keep making your beautiful brain grow!

• Kendyll noticed a kindergarten friend needing a friend to play with and offered to play with her. Kendyll also made sure the kindergartner had her shoes on correctly and tied.

• During MAP testing, Nolan gave his best effort and took his time working through the assessment. He showed persistence when he had to keep switching computers due to connectivity issues and continued to display a positive attitude. Thanks for working so hard, Nolan!

• Jazmine and her partner were working on a shared writing piece. Rather than jumping right into the story, they took their time and created a plan in order to create a strong story. They took what they learned in 4th grade and are continuing to learn in 5th grade and applied it to their independent writing!! Way to go!

• Sophie and her partner were working on a shared writing piece. Rather than jumping right into the story, they took their time and created a plan in order to create a strong story. They took what they learned in 4th grade and are continuing to learn in 5th grade and applied it to their independent writing!! Way to go!

• Legend comforted a crying kindergartner at recess time during the noon siren practice drill. He explained that purpose of the drill and how it was helpful to us. Thank you for caring enough to take the time from your recess!

• Julio came into class ready to work! He read two books and did an awesome job in math. Julio was so respectful and extremely engaged, what a great day. I am so proud of you and all your hard work. KEEP IT UP!

• Deondre really took his time when taking the MAP test and he didn't give up!!

• Lerice saw that someone was struggling to clean up their desk. He went over to that person to help them put all of their belongings away. Thanks Lerice for taking care of our classmates.

• During a partner activity, Amie noticed that one of her classmates didn't have a partner. Amie invited her classmate to join her partnership. Thank you, Amie, for making such a kind gesture that made your classmate feel respected.

• Eliezer followed instructions and was safe with his body and tools in Art class. He sat safely on his chair and used tools properly. Keep it up, Eliezer!

• Brielle did a great job listening respectfully and following instructions during Art class. She showed active listening, with her eyes on the speaker, Level 0 voice, and calm body. Keep it up, Brielle!

• Amina did a great job of being respectful in Art class. She followed instructions, kept a Zero voice level when the teacher was talking, and was kind to her classmates. Keep it up, Amina!

• Kingsley is always safe in Art. He sits with his bottom on his seat, his legs down, and body calm. Kingsley is also respectful. He listens to instructions and is kind to others. Keep it up, Kingsley!

• Jayliz is always safe in Art class. She uses her tools safely and sits on her chair with a calm body. Jayliz is also respectful. She raises her hand to talk, is kind to others, and takes care of her tools. Keep it up, Jayliz!

Annual Notices

Each year, Lakeview Elementary and the School District of South Milwaukee is happy to provide you with an extensive list of annual notices, explaining the role of the district and the rights of families. Please click here for the document containing all of the annual notices.

Roar Awards for Teachers

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.