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Lakeview News for April

Posted April 5th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

Dear Lakeview Families,

 

I hope Spring Break gave you an opportunity to make some new memories as a family.  I loved taking my daughter to the bus stop and hearing my boys’ stories when I picked them up after school -the simple pleasures of being home.

Just one week back and we are in full-swing again. We are looking ahead to an exciting month of April with activities like a family ice cream social and our second graders performing in their music program..

Starting next week, we will begin our Spring session of MAP testing.  Students have used the fall and winter MAP scores to set goals for the spring session.   We know all our students have the ability to not only meet their individual growth targets but to exceed them. Students understand that it takes daily determination and hard work to achieve any goal, and they have certainly risen to the challenge.   They have remained focused on their goals all year long and put forth tremendous effort each day. They have shown pride in their accomplishments and their work. We know that when Lakeview students put their hearts and minds to a task, they can definitely achieve it.  We are eagerly anticipating the students’ success in reaching their goals. Thank you for the conversations you have had with your child(ren) about their academic goals and the action steps they have committed too. We are excited to see the growth of all our students.

 

Community Service Project

We have joined the Keller Interact Club’s  community shoe drive that will benefit children in Africa.  We are excited to help out with this amazing initiative!  If you begin your spring cleaning, please keep the shoe drive in mind.  We will collect shoes fromtoday until April 9th.  We thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Schaumburg Parent University – April Class

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 is an evening program in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The event is free and free child care is also available.

 

  • Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.

 

If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyers. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website athttp://sd54.org/spu.

 

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!

District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.

Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Mead Jr High*.

Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or athttp://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.

*Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this is a change in location from previous posts.

If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

 

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

 

Internet Policy update:

“Due to changes in Board Policy effective February 2008 an annual renewal of parental permission for Internet, email and district network was included on your child’s registration form for the upcoming school year in the spring of 2015. Failure to review your on-line registration or to sign and return these documents by the deadline date will deny your child’s access to the Internet or network for the 2015-2016 school year and he/she will not be able to access the above until the new registration and internet forms are returned.” Please note that District and state assessments may occur on secure web based browsers.

 

Have a wonderful week. If we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk

Principal                       Assistant Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakeview March Newsletter

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
Dear Lakeview Families,
 
March is here! We are excited for longer daylight hours and hoping for higher temperatures!  It is already time to start thinking about planning for the summer. Please read the information below for some important summer offerings as well as current events. Our PTA Newsletter is also attached which includes a calendar of upcoming events.
 
Special Guest Coming to Lakeview!
On Tuesday, March 3rd, Bill Buczinsky will be visiting our school for a Poetry Day!  A big thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this memorable event for our students. Bill is the founder of A Child’s Voice, a company created in 1997, to help children of all ages discover and develop their own voice in poetry.  Over the last fifteen years, Bill has performed over 15, 000 live shows for more than half a million children!
 
Report Cards
Your child’s report card will be sent home in his/her backpack today, Tuesday March 3rd.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.
 
PARCC Testing
The PARCC assessment window for Grades 3-6 will be March 9th – 20th.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.  The testing dates for Lakeview 3rd-6th graders will be March 9-13.
 
District 54 Summer STEM Academy
What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.
 
The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:
§  A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
§  Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
§  STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
§  Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
§  An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world
 
Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).
 
STC Elementary Scholarship Application
Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers summer scholarships to students currently in 1st-7th grades.  Families can apply for scholarship funding for summer activities, including sports camps, art classes, or other activities that may interest your child.  In order to qualify, you must be a Lakeview PTA member by March 1st, 2015.   Applications can be picked up in the office.
 
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.  District #54 Instrumental Music Staff
 
Schaumburg Parent University – March Class
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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
 
District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.
 
If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
 
Have a great week! If we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely,
Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk
Principal                                       Assistant Principal
 
Lakeview School
615 Lakeview Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 357-6600

School Closed Thursday, Feb. 19th

Posted February 18th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

  • The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool.  Please send your child with a lunch and a drink.  Register at drop off or reserve your spot today.  Visit http://www.campanelliymca.org for more information.
  • The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child.  Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at jsenne@heparks.org with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

No School February 2nd

Posted February 1st, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

Lakeview Update January 27th

Posted January 27th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
Dear Lakeview Families,
 
Family Night
Thank you to all of our families who came out for our Family Night tonight. Your printmaking creations were spectacular! Our families who did the cardio training left having accomplished a fun and challenging workout. I was sure impressed!
 
Club Photos
This Friday afternoon a photographer will be at Lakeview to take group photos of our students in their clubs (Coding, Sunrise Scholars, Dance, etc.). You will be able to enjoy these photos when our yearbooks are distributed at the end of the year.
 
Next Year
The Board of Education voted to implement full-day kindergarten in all District 54 elementary schools starting with the 2015-16 school year! This is great news for our students and families, and our staff is very excited about having our youngest learners in the building all day! Kindergarten registration will be held on February 12 from 9:00-11:00a.m., 1-2:30p.m., and 6-8:00p.m. If you have neighbors with kindergartners who may not be aware that registration is coming up soon, please let them know! We will also hold an informational meeting on February 25 at 6:30p.m. for the families of incoming kindergartners. We can’t wait to see you!
 
PARCC Updates
Third- through eighth-grade students throughout Illinois will be taking the PARCC assessment for the first time this spring. The PARCC assessment replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).
 
Last week, District 54 requested and received approval from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to move to a traditional paper and pencil administration of the PARCC assessment for this school year. While District 54 has fully aligned our technology infrastructure to ISBE’s specifications, results from field testing conducted in mid-January have left District 54 with strong concerns regarding the reliability of the PARCC online assessment. We witnessed multiple errors during field testing including answers to assessment items changing without being prompted, drop-down menus failing to function and videos accompanying test items failing to load. These technology issues are not on District 54’s end. They can only remedied by PARCC.
 
District 54’s staff has worked diligently to prepare our students with rigorous instruction to provide them with the skills needed for success. We feel strongly that assessment of our student’s knowledge and skills must be done in the most reliable format possible.
 
The PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) window will now be from March 9 to 20, 2015. As the testing window approaches, I will share more information regarding the logistics of the PARCC testing window. In the meantime, please contact me directly if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,
Laura Rosenblum

Snowman Competition for Responsible Behavior

Posted January 27th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

This winter Lakeview focused on one of our Lazlo’s Laws, “Be Responsible.”  Staff rewarded classrooms, with a golden paw pride ticket, who were exemplifying this by being all the time learners, being ready to learn, focusing on learning.  For every golden paw pride ticket earned classrooms added an accessory to their snowman theme.  Snowman and selfies were displayed and voted on during a school wide assembly to celebrate everyone’s success.

The Awards Go To:
Funniest: Disney Snowman by Mrs. DeRoo’s Kindergarten Rm 106
Best Dressed: Cowboy Snowman by Miss Cain’s Kindergarten Rm 104
Best Selfie: Cultural Diversity Snowman at Taco Bell by Miss DeFalco Rm 221
Students march in the Snowman parade

Students march in the Snowman parade

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Miss Cain-Best Dressed

Miss Cain-Best Dressed

Miss DeFalco- Best Selfie at Taco Bell

Miss DeFalco- Best Selfie at Taco Bell

Miss DeRoo- Funniest

Miss DeRoo- Funniest

Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.

The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).

Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade
The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.

Teacher Survey
All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.

The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

School Closed Friday January 9th

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

Hoffman Estates Park District
Campanelli YMCA
All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

All District 54 Schools are Closed for Wednesday, January 7th

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
All District 54 schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, because the forecast calls for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. 
The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

Lakeview Update January 5th

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
Dear Lakeview Families,
 
Happy New Year! I hope the time spent together over break was wonderful. I sure enjoyed the time with my family.  2015 is going to be a great year for our students.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you next week on Thursday, January 15th  and Friday, January 16th for student-led conferences. Our students and teachers have been reviewing their fall goals and setting new ones that they are excited to share with you. We use MAP data along with classroom performance to monitor the progress of our students and make adjustments as necessary.  Teachers reflect as individuals and with their colleagues on student data. We use that data to refine instruction to support and challenge our students appropriately.   I have also met  with all teachers to analyze our most recent data/scores.  The process of continuous improvement is something we take very seriously. Improvements would not be possible, however, without your continued support.  We appreciate all you do to support and celebrate your child’s academic efforts! Conference reminders will go home in backpacks this week. If you have any questions about your upcoming conference time, please contact your child’s teacher.
 
 
Clubs: Just a reminder that our fall session of before and after school clubs (Coding, Yu-Gi-Oh, Friendship, Dance, Sports, etc.) ended at winter break. Our spring session will  begin on February 16. Information about Spring Clubs will come home in backpacks in January. Sunrise Scholars and Aspiring Writers will still be meeting.
 
Schaumburg Parent University:  The next semester of classes has been released for District 54’s Schaumburg Parent University (see attached). Schaumburg Parent University was created to strengthen family relationships and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Research is clear that parental involvement is critical for children’s academic success, as well as for developing strong internal values and sense of self that results in a healthy, well-adjusted citizen. Schaumburg Parent University offers Time Together classes, such as the Family Literacy and Family Math nights planned for January. We also offer Practical Parenting classes, including a session on the new PARCC assessment and another on school-related anxiety. Please check out the complete list of classes by clicking on one of the attachments, or visiting us online athttp://sd54.org/spu
 
If we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
 
Sincerely,
Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk
Principal                               Assistant Principal