Lakeview Parent Bulletin

November 8, 2016

New this Week

7th Graders Attending PHSN Production

Last week, it was mentioned that our 7th graders will be attending the PHSN production of Cheaper by the Dozen on Thursday, November 17. Students are to bring in $5 for the show to their first-period teacher. Checks can be made payable to "PHSN Theatre Dept."

If you do not wish for your child to attend the show, please notify the school in writing by either emailing Mrs. Bertke at or sending in a written note.

Help Provide Thanksgiving Dinner To Families in Need

From the dates of Nov. 14-Nov. 22, the student council will be collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to the local food pantry. Our food drive will help hungry families in our community for Thanksgiving.

Did you know, that 49 million Americans this year will struggle to put food on the table and 1 out of 5 children are at risk for hunger? School food drives like ours help make sure children and families can get emergency food assistance when they need it.

Please give what you can. One grocery bag of food can provide as many as 11 meals. If every student would bring in at least one item, we can provide many families with meals at this special time of year. Every single donation helps, the teams will be competing to provide the most donation and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for the holidays!

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After School App

We try our best to stay on top of what is going on and when we find something that we feel parents should be aware of, we share. One app that has been causing some problems is an app called After School, which looks like the picture above. In this app, groups are created and then students are able to post anonymously about anything, which usually results in hurtful comments about other students.

I have attached a link below to an article I found entitled "5 Reasons Your Kids Shouldn't Use the After School App."

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PTO Information

The PTO Meeting from last week has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 6:00. The meeting last week was canceled as nearly all officers and regular attending participants were not able to attend.

Tickets for PlayOff Game

Pickerington will be doing pre-sales for Football Playoff tickets on Friday at 7:30 at Gahanna. Tickets will be sold in the Athletic Office at North Wednesday-Friday 8 AM to 3 PM and on Thursday evening from 5-7. Prices are $8 advance, $9 at the gate. Parking is $2

Potential sell out, so don't risk trying to buy your ticket at the gate!

Reminders from Last Week

Lost and Found

Please remind your student to check the lost and found, which is on the stage in the cafeteria for any items they may have lost since the start of the year. The amount of items that we have collected is unbelievable.!

We will be donating the items after the first trimester to make room for the items that we will accumulate over the winter.

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Holiday Assistance

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during these special times. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! We realize some families may need some assistance providing a memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up, once again, with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red boxes. Suggestions for gift donations include, action figures, activity books, art supplies, bath & body items, Barbie dolls, blocks/building sets, board games, books, crafts, Disney items, fashion accessories, headphones/earbuds, handheld game devices, jewelry, Legos, make-up & hair accessories, perfume/cologne, puzzles, sports equipment, stuffed animals, toy trucks, and video games. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, such as gift cards, please send them to the school office.

If you would like an application for holiday assistance this year, please contact your school counselor: 7th graders - & 8th graders- or call 614-830-2200. The application is also below. Please only one application per household. This application is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with applicants. The deadline for applications in will be NOVEMBER 18th, 2016.

Amazon Smile for PTO

With holiday shopping right around the corner, we thought we would bring to your attention of a new easy way to support our school through Amazon Smile, simply by designating us as your charity when you shop. Please email us at if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. Please select Lakeview Junior High Parent Teacher Organization

To support charity, always shop at

Remember, only purchases at, (not or the mobile app,) support charity.
Look for the AmazonSmile badge in Your Orders to see which of your orders have supported charity.

Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Command B on your keyboard.

Create a bookmark

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Important Dates


9 Two-Hour late start

10 PTO Meeting 6:00

11 End of First Trimester

18 Report Cards sent home

18 Teen Night

23-25 Thanksgiving Break