Lakeview Family Newsletter ~ February 3
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2:05 early release on Wednesday, February 8
The link takes you to a Sign-up Genius (same as in the past), but please notice that the first page that opens is Mrs. Henneberry's 5K class. For all other classes, you must scroll across the tabs at the top to find your child's homeroom teacher.
Our goal is to meet with EVERY family. You can help us meet our goal and get valuable information about your child's growth by signing up right away. Thank you!
STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math" and it will be on Friday, February 10th from 5-7 p.m.
There will be so many exciting activities that evening:
A Wacky Science Show
Bowling ball races
Science experiments that ooze, bubble and blast off
Electronic greeting card make & take
Library learning centers
The Fab Lab will be open
There will be lots of student work on display- including the 4th grade Invention Convention and 2nd grade nonfiction books.
The all-district elementary art show will be this night as well! Every student (5K-5th grade) will have a piece of artwork on display at STEAM night
We’ll even have a light dinner for your family to enjoy!
At Lakeview in January ...
135 of our students did not miss any days of school in January!
77 students missed 1 or 2 days of school
26 students missed 3 or 4 days of school
30 students missed 5 or more days of school
Tardy (on time to school)
200 students were never late to school in January!
56 students were late to school 1 or 2 times
7 students were late to school 3 or 4 times
5 students were late to school 5 or more times
89 students did not miss any days of school AND were never late to school or left school early in January. They were present the entire day from 8:35-3:35.
Families will get an official letter from school when your child has missed all or part of 5 days of school, then again at 10 days of school, and then again at 18 days of school. 18 days means your child is chronically truant in the eyes of the law and school board policy, which can lead to a citation (ticket). Many elementary school families do not realize that is the law that students need to be in school and it is the responsibility of the school to enforce attendance laws and policies.
Some common questions or issues families have regarding attendance:
I didn't send my child to school because he had a runny nose and you are just going to send him home anyway. No, that was only in the toughest part of the Covid pandemic. We have returned to the policies that we had pre-Covid and will not send your child home unless he/she is truly sick.
I called the office and told them my child was sick! The law says you can excuse up to 10 days in a school year (including illness and vacations). The only way to medically excuse a day of school is with a letter from your child's provider (doctor, dentist, ER, etc.)
Do I need to call my child in if they are not going to be in school? Yes, the law says the school must resolve all attendance issues every day. Please help us by calling or emailing by 9:00 a.m. every day that your child will be absent. If we don't hear from you, then we attempt to contact the family to figure out why your child is not in school, but it is so much easier if you contact us.
My child has a chronic health concern and I refuse to send her when I don't want to. You still need to send your child to school. Our district nurse can work you and we can accommodate all kinds of health concerns.
My child tells me he doesn't feel well often. This is where a family needs to help your child understand that there is a difference between truly being sick and a touch of not feeling well. Kids can be in school with a headache or when tired the same as an adult goes to work.Does being late to school matter? Yes, under the law, being tardy enough could result in the same consequences as being chronically truant. Plus, the routines at the beginning of the school day are so important for students to experience every day.
Help the SMPD get a Police Dog with a Coin War
This week is the last chance to bring coins to school. The school that collects the most coins (by weight) before February 9 wins a pizza party courtesy of our local heroes in the South Milwaukee Police Department! PLUS ... our police department can get a police dog, so the entire community wins when you donate coins.
5th Grade Camp Information
Admiral's Game Field Trip
4K Registration for 2023-24 is open
Click here for information about South Milwaukee's 4K program. Contact the office if you have questions and register now.
• During Writer's Workshop today, students exchanged papers to peer edit their work. Emma took this process so seriously. She took it upon herself to jot some notes for her partner to help her improve her work, and she used her editing checklist to improve her own work as well. Great job, Emma!
• Didi is so kind to everyone all the time. He uses polite words and gestures towards his friends and adults. Didi, thank you for being a role model for what "being respectful" looks like at Lakeview.
• Kobe worked so hard during Math workshop today. Being able to identify and categorize polygons based on their attributes, as well as finding the area of rectilinear shapes is challenging work. Kobe, you did a great job persevering!
• Mr. Tinsen noticed that Aliyah always comes in to our room in the morning and gets right to work. She is always respectful to those around her. Keep up the good work!
• Shout out to Carter! We notice how hard you have been working. We notice your engagement during carpet time discussions and during math activities. Keep it up - you can do it!
• Melody worked through her indoor recess time and tried to finish all of her math work. She did this all on her own and demonstrated independence and engagement. Way to go, Melody! Keep up the hard work!
• For Mrs. Nicholson's entire class: Our indoor recess have been great! Everyone has found activities to play with others. You play nicely together AND clean up when it's time! Awesome job:)
• During recess, Laila helped kindergarten students bundle themselves up before returning outside to play. Thank you Laila for showing your kindness and concern that they were kept warm.
• When I come to pick up the class from the lunch room, I noticed that if there is a mess at his table, Team will clean it up even if it is not his mess, and without being asked. Thank you for helping make Mr. Rob's job a bit easier.
• Kiyus has been working hard on reading and writing skills. Way to go! Keep up the great work!
• Karleigh comes to school, each day, ready to learn. She tries her hardest on every task and has a strong desire to learn. Thank you for being such a dedicated student Karleigh!
Please see this link for the school calendar for the School District of South Milwaukee
February 8 - 2:05 early release
February 10 - STEAM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
Feb 22 & 23 - Conferences and PTO Book fair
Feb 24 - No school
March 1 - Admiral's game field trip for 5K-5th grades
March 22 - Lakeview Concert (5K-5th grades), 6:30 p.m. at the high school
April 13 - PTO Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5
May 3-5 - 5th grade camp
June 6 - 5th grade recognition from 6-7 p.m. in the Lakeview gym