Beating the Odds

Lakeview Staff Newsletter - April 5


On Wednesday at our staff meeting, we will talk about some AdvancED pieces to make sure everyone is comfortable with the upcoming visit. I use the word "comfortable" because I truly want us to look forward to the visit as a chance to celebrate the work we do together every day. Remember, AdvancED is about our system and how the individual pieces of our system work together to improve for our students.

If you have not read our Lakeview narrative, please do so before Wednesday morning.

On another note, please look around your rooms and in the hallways as we prepare for our visitors that are here the week of April 15. I am proud of the way Lakeview looks every day, but this would be a good moment to "freshen up" and be sure our spaces look like they celebrate students and student learning.

Lakeview TSS team

The other portion of our staff meeting on April 10 will be devoted to our Trauma Sensitive work. Please read this article before the meeting, entitled "Kids Do Well if They Can". A paper copy was placed in everyone's mailbox on Friday for those that like to make notes. This is a foundational article in our TSS work together.


Thank you to 4th grade for a fantastic start to Forward testing. 4th grade will finish on Monday and 3rd grade starts Monday. Here is the document with all Forward info (link here). 5th grade should be sure to go through the online tools training multiple times next week to prepare for your testing. My plan would be to have all 3rd and 4th makeup testing completed before Spring break.


4th grade - April 8

3rd grade - 8, 9, 10, 12, 15

5th grade - April 15, 17, 18

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, April 9

District Character Ed team 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

Staff meeting 7:15-8:15 a.m. (AdvancED and TSS)

Elem Science Meeting 4-5 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

Tornado Drill (see below) 1 p.m.

6th grade transition meeting for LV Special Ed 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Kohl's Wild Theater assembly for grades 1-3 from 2:30-3:15

District Trauma Sensitive Team meeting 3:30-5:15 in board room

PTO Luau dance from 5-7 p.m.

Monday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 17

AdvancED review visit

Monday, April 15

Sunshine Tailgate Luncheon

Thursday, April 18

4th grade to Schlitz Audubon

April 19 - April 28

Spring Break

Tornado Drill

The statewide tornado drill will be on Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. There is no Forward testing on that day. If the weather is threatening on the 11th, the drill will be rescheduled. Please review tornado/severe weather procedures with students before the 11th. Here is a link to the document that explains more about the statewide drill. Here is the document that was distributed at the beginning of the year and should be posted in every room for shelter locations. See me before the drill if it needs changes.

Structural Items

Need to borrow a USB CD/DVD player? - Melissa has loaners in the library.

Room assignments - We held a building space usage meeting on Thursday morning. Thanks to those who worked together. I have not had a chance to finalize decisions, so please stay tuned.

Sink repairs - While we were at our PD day on April 1, Jeff was repairing sinks at Lakeview (no April Fool's joke). I know we're all looking for places to store things, but one thing that would allow Jeff to repair more of our sinks would be to clean out the cabinets under your sink. Please throw out as much as possible and try to keep this area clear so that Jeff can get from sink to sink faster.

Family newsletter - Link to this week's family newsletter

Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar

Character Dares & Trauma Sensitive Schools

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