Posted September 7th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
Dear Lakeview Families,
The second week of school was absolutely amazing! It was great welcoming our kindergarteners last Monday. They have been doing an excellent job following Lazlo’s Laws and their full-day schedule. It has been exciting to watch them learn routines in their classroom and during lunch. They have already come so far in just five short days! They know where their backpack needs to be hung up, how to line up and how to show good listening while the teacher is talking. We have even seen celebrations during lunch with students when they are proud of opening their milks on their own for the first time. We had many parents join us in the gym for our first BooHoo Breakfast after dropping off their kindergarteners for their first big day. We’d like to send a big Thank You to our PTA for hosting our BooHoo Breakfast because without you, it wouldn’t have been possible!
We also completed the first week of MAP testing, and I am so proud of the effort our students are showing. Even when a question was difficult, we saw students rereading the question, narrowing down the answer choices, and taking their time. What a great example of perseverance!
Arrival and dismissal has been going very well. Students are doing a great job arriving at 8:25 and getting set up for the day. Just a few reminders:
· I know how much my dog loves going for walks. Unfortunately, our walkways are crowded and some children have allergies/fears of pets. Please help us out by remaining off of school property if your dog is with you or leaving your dog at home during drop off and pick up.
· When picking up on Lakeview Lane, please park in a legal spot. Stopping in the middle of the street causes traffic problems. Passing a bus with its stop arm out is illegal. We don’t want anyone getting a ticket or losing their license.
*This Tuesday starts Tuesday Treats. If your child did not purchase a Tuesday Treat card, then he/she may buy a treat for 50¢. Tuesday Treats are optional and will be available every week. The first Tuesday of every month, we will be selling frozen treats and those will be $1.00.
*Our first PTA meeting is this Wednesday, September 9th at 1:15pm in the teacher’s lounge. We would like to invite you to come join us, even if it’s your first time. Better decisions are made with more input, so we hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be served.
*Calling all Moms! We hope to see you on September 18th at our Muffins with Mom event. See the attached invitation. Muffins with moms 2015
*We will be using Sign Up Genius this year to organize our Volunteers and to RSVP for events. If you haven’t checked it out yet, click the following link to see what volunteer opportunities we have available for September: http://lakeview.sd54.org/pta/category/volunteer/
*There are still many classrooms in need of a room rep. New this year, the PTA has a Room Rep committee that will be available to support all the room reps in planning the parties. If you’re interested, please e-mail TheLakeviewPTA@gmail.com, call 847-496-0262, or send a note with your child to school with your contact info and the classroom number (or teacher’s name).
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. You can register at any time, even the morning of the race. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread. Each year the school that has the most people participate is acknowledged and wins a trophy. Last year Churchill School won. This year it could be Lakeview! Sign up for a fun morning of fitness with your family. Our staff members are already rallying for this event.
Schaumburg Parent University – September Classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for September.
- Family Literacy Night. Join the District 54 Literacy Team and the Schaumburg Township District Library for fun reading and writing activities. Parents will also learn strategies they can use at home to reinforce literacy skills. This program is for children in early childhood through second grade and their parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
- Youth Suicide: A Community Conversation about Awareness and Prevention. The chairs of the District 54 Crisis Team will explore the warning signs, risk factors and steps individuals can take to prevent youth suicide in our community. This class for adults only will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
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9/7 No School – Labor Day
Band and Orchestra Lessons start this weekJ
9/8 Tuesday Treats
9/9 PTA Meeting- 1:15pm in the lounge
9/11 Friday Fun Food
9/15 Tuesday Treats
9/16 Half Day In-service – 11:40 dismissal
9/18 Muffins with Moms – 8am in the gym (see the attached invitation)
9/22 Tuesday Treats
9/24 Birthday Books during lunch for all September birthdays
9/25 Friday Fun Food
9/27 Run to Read
9/28 Picture Day
9/29 Tuesday Treats
We want this to be your child’s best year yet. If there is anything we can do to be of service, please let us know.
Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk
Principal Assistant Principal