What a celebration!

Posted April 10th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

It was so wonderful to see all of the families come to our Celebrate Reading and Writing Night yesterday!  The hallways and classrooms were filled with students and their parents, eager to check out all of the writing their children have done this year.  A lot of effort and hard work was put in by both students and teachers to prepare for this celebration.  Each grade level completed writing projects based on this year’s theme, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.”  These projects were exhibited in halls and classrooms for families to read and view.  It was quite the display!

Besides coming to celebrate the writing of Lakeview students, families also came to celebrate the published works of author and photographer, Richard Sobol!  He gave two presentations to show and discuss his work and travels.  He had so many great stories to tell about the amazing things he has seen and done, including photographing elephant twins, being chased by a hippopotamus, and visiting a city overrun by monkeys!  Families were able to purchase his books and even get his autograph.

Finally, families were able to hit up our Buy One Get One Free book fair!  Students left the gym with bags full of books and faces full of smiles.  It was very inspiring to see so many people excited about reading.

A big thank you goes out to the staff members who organized this fabulous event.  Also, thank you to those who came out to enjoy the celebration with us.  Check out the pictures below to see just how great it really was!

Spring/Winter Clubs

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Attention Spring and Winter club participants!  This week is the last week for all Spring and Winter clubs.

Lakeview Update

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Our first week back from break has been fantastic!  We started by reviewing and practicing our PBIS expectations on the playground, during lunch, in the hallways, in the bathrooms, and on the bus.  Students did an excellent job.  We were very proud of them!  Our 3rd graders came back yesterday very excited about all they learned on their field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.  The tsunami exhibit and the tornado exhibit were favorites!

One measure of academic growth used throughout our district is the MAP test.  Each fall, students take the MAP test and set goals that help aim their efforts throughout the school year.  We work with students and families in a variety of ways to help every child reach their goal.  In a few weeks, students will once again have the opportunity to take the MAP test and show how they have grown this year.  We are eagerly anticipating the great accomplishments throughout the month of April, culminated by another successful round of MAP testing, which runs from April 21st-May 9th.

Mark your calendars!  Lakeview School’s Celebrate Reading and Writing Night Event will be more exciting than ever this year.  It will take place on April 9th from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Our theme is “A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words.”  In addition to students sharing their reading and writing from this year, families will have the opportunity to meet Author/Artist in Residence Richard Sobol: Traveling Photographer.  His books include: Breakfast in the Rainforest, The Mysteries of Angkor Wat, Construction Zone, Elephant Twins, The Life of Rice, and The Story of Silk.  Free tickets will be available on a first-come/first-served basis for one of the two presentations that evening.  You will have an opportunity to purchase his books that evening, but please note that only a limited amount of books will be available.

Also, please visit the gym to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair and purchase pizza.  Pizza slices will be available for $2.  The Lakeview PTA will also be having their general meeting at 5:00 in the library.  Stop by to hear all about what PTA has been up to and the great things they do to support our Lakeview community!  We look forward to seeing our Lakeview families and all of the amazing work your children have created this year!

The calendar for the entire month of April can be found in the Campus Connection.  Click here for the English version and here for the Spanish version.  Sixth grade families, please be sure to click here for information about an upcoming event at Keller for incoming students.

Have a great weekend!

Buy One, Get One Book Fair

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Stock up for summer reading!

No matter how old your children are, reading together can inspire them, affect their thoughts, and strengthen their bond with you.  As a parent, your involvement makes a huge difference!  The single most important thing you can do for your children is to help them develop a healthy habit of reading every day…including over the summer!

Be sure to check out Lakeview’s BOGO Book Fair on April 9th!  The fair will be open from 2:30 pm-7:00 pm in the Gym.  Buy one item at the fair, and you can get any other item of equal or lesser value for FREE!  You and your children can choose from hundreds of books and products.

We’ll see you at the Book Fair!

Lakeview Update

Posted March 30th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Happy Spring Break!  We hope you have enjoyed time with your families.  Here are some updates for you.

Multicultural Event:

The District 54 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, the Department of Language and Culture. and the Schaumburg Park District will once again host “A Garden of Diversity: A Multicultural Event” for District 54 families and community members.  This event will be held at the Schaumburg Community Recreation Center on Saturday, April 5th from 11:30 am-2:30 pm.  Please click here for more information.

5Essentials Survey:

Click here for a letter in English, which includes an explanation of the 5Essentials Survey.  Click here for the same letter in Spanish.  Teachers, parents, guardians, and students (6th-8th grades) across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the “Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement.”  The survey was designed to offer individuals an opportunity to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.  To take the parent survey, please click here between now and April 25, 2014.  When searching for our school, remember to look up the full name (we can be found under L for Lakeview Elementary).  We would like as many of our parents to take this survey as possible.  If we can assist you in any way please let us know.  Our 6th grade students will have the opportunity to take the survey here at school sometime during the week of April 14th.

Field Day and 6th Grade Celebration Dates

Due to the four snow/cold days we had this winter, we have rescheduled Field Day and the Sixth Grade Celebration.  Please mark your calendars with the new dates: Field Day- Wednesday, June 4; Sixth Grade Celebration- Thursday, June 5.  Details regarding both events will be sent as the dates get closer.

We look forward to seeing all the well-rested faces tomorrow, March 31st!


Spring Break

Posted March 21st, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Here’s hoping everyone has a very happy and relaxing Spring Break!

Lakeview Spirit Week

Posted March 17th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

To help gear up excitement for Spring Break, the staff and students of Lakeview will be participating in a Spirit Week this week, March 17-21!  Students are encouraged to dress accordingly to each day’s theme to earn individual blue Paw Pride tickets.  If a class has 100% participation, a golden Paw Pride ticket can be earned EACH day of the week!  Please refer to the schedule below to see what the theme is for each day, or you can click here to view the flyer that will be posted around the building:

Monday: Go Green

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: Backwards Day

Thursday: Pajama Day

Friday: Fitness Friday

Kindergarten Field Trip and Pajama Day

Posted March 17th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

Due to the Kindergarten field trip to the Spring Valley Nature Center on Thursday, March 20th, the Kindergarten grade level will not be participating in Lakeview’s Spirit Week Pajama Day that day.  Please do not send your Kindergarten child to school in their pajamas on Thursday!  We want to make sure that our students are dressed warmly and appropriately for the weather on Thursday, as we will be spending a lot of time outside while at the nature center.  Thank you for your cooperation!

You’re invited to celebrate your child’s reading and writing!

Posted March 14th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

When: Wednesday, April 9th

Time: 5:00-6:45 pm

Where: Lakeview School

What: Professional writer and photographer, Richard Sobol, will be sharing his amazing images and stories from around the world with your family!  Be sure to come early to reserve your spot for one of the two sessions and see your child’s writing displayed in their classroom.  There will also be a book fair AND an opportunity to buy Mr. Sobol’s books and get his autograph!

Pizza will be available for purchase at $2.00 per slice!

Special Olympics

Posted March 10th, 2014 by Miss Molzahn

On Saturday, March 8th, the District 54 Special Olympics Team traveled to Palatine High School and competed in the 2014 District Gymnastics Competition.  Congratulations to Mary P., who competed in the Women’s Balance Beam Competition and the Women’s Vaulting Competition.  Mary came home with 1st place for the Balance Beam and 2nd place for the Vault.  She was a great representative of Lakeview School and District 54!