Lil' Bobcat Parent Newsletter

Lakeview Elementary - We Know Every Child by Name & by Need

January 26, 2018

Hello Lakeview Families!

We had a great week! We are so excited about the growth in progress our students are making. Be sure to ask your students to read to you, they are always so happy to share how well they can read.

Have a great weekend!

2018-2019 School Calendar

NISD Seeks Feedback on the 2018-2019 School Calendar

Northwest ISD requests community feedback on the 2018-2019 school calendar options by completing an online survey. The Northwest ISD District Education Improvement Council (DEIC), made up of parents, teachers and community members, develops and submits calendar option(s) for the upcoming school year with additional input from staff, parents and community to the NISD Board of Trustees. The DEIC is providing two options for the 2018-2019 school calendar. Calendar Option One is similar to the current school year’s calendar, includes a 440-minute school day, with three bad weather days built into the calendar. Calendar Option Two is a 445-minute school day, adding five minutes to the end of the instructional day and the first day of school would begin on a Tuesday instead of a Monday.

The online survey begins January 23 and will be available through February 5. Community and staff may go to to view the calendars, a list of frequently asked questions and to complete the survey with their preferred calendar option. Results will be reviewed by the DEIC in February. The board is expected to vote on the final school calendars prior to Spring Break.

Science Night Information

January 30th

Interactive show 6-7 by Mad Science

Followed by viewing the science fair, interactive booths and local scientists!

Father/Daughter Dance February 9th

Register now for Sweetheart Dance on!

January Learner Quality - Connects

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Principal Book of the Month

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Save the Date!

1/30 - Science Night!

2/9 - Father Daughter Night

2/16 - Early Release 11:40

2/19 - Teacher Professional Development - No School for Students

2/22 and 2/23 - Jump Rope for Heart

3/12 - 3/16 - Spring Break

Compulsory Attendance

We understand students miss school for various reasons. However, please understand that if your child has missed more than 8 school days (excused or unexcused) you will receive a letter from Lakeview regarding attendance. As the state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the year, Lakeview will continue to follow state guidelines regarding this issue. If you have any questions we are happy to talk you through the process.

Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

PTA Membership Toolkit

A huge thank you to our Lakeview PTA for all they do to support Lakeview! Remember anyone can join PTA...grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Lakeview students and staff benefit from the most AMAZING PTA. The support of our PTA provides to our Lakeview learning community with the tools and resources to help each child be successful. Thank you in advance to all of our PTA members and especially our PTA president and board members!

Join PTA Today!

Arrival and Dismissal

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Ride Changes

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Parents please be sure to send an email to and your child's teacher by 1:00pm to communicate ride changes. We will not release students to ride changes without confirmation from parents regarding ride changes.

Birthday Treats

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We love celebrating birthdays with our students! When planning on bringing in birthday treats, only pre-packaged store bought products are allowed. To ensure there is time to distribute birthday treats to classrooms, please have them in the office no later than 2:00. We are unable to hold ice cream or popsicles so please do not send treats that will melt. Also, if a treat does not have a label of ingredients it will not be shared with the class. Due to allergies we must know the ingredients for ALL treats. Due to sensitivity no balloons are allowed in the building.

Facebook and Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep up with and in contact with friends and family. When you are posting regarding Lakeview, please keep a few things in mind:

1. Think before you post, your words have power.

2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.

3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.

4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.

5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.

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Lakeview's Vision, Beliefs, and Mission

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