Time to Stock Up for Summer Reading!

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo


The Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is coming to Lakeview this Monday, May 18th from 3:00 – 6:00 in the Lakeview Gym.  This special event offers a great opportunity for you to add twice as many books to your child’s home library.  For every book you buy, you get another book of equal or lesser value free!  Get off to a good start this summer with books your child will be excited to read.  We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair on Monday!

Come one, Come All!!

Posted May 5th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

Lakeview Elementary School

 Math Matinee!

“Come Enjoy the Show!”

Our Title 1 Family Math Night will be held on:

Monday, May 18th 6:00pm-7:00pm

Each family will receive copies of different math games we have learned during the year while enjoying a scrumptious snack!  Come prepared to spend quality time with your children and the staff at Lakeview Elementary School. Fill out the RSVP at the bottom of the flyer and return to your student’s classroom teacher. Hope to see EVERYONE there! Flyer

Bugz are at Lakeview!

Posted April 29th, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

Our second graders did an outstanding job performing their musical Bugz. They sang, danced and even memorized all their lines. The show was very entertaining and included songs about going on picnics, army ants, and being a lady. We have incredibly talented students here at Lakeview!


Congratulations Graduates!

Posted April 22nd, 2015 by Miss Rizzo

Yesterday, the sixth grade students at Lakeview celebrated their accomplishment of completing the D.A.R.E. program with their leader, Officer Bending of the Hoffman Estates Police Department. The D.A.R.E. mission is, “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.” To live the mission statement, each week the students participated in lessons focused on teaching them about important topics and issues, while  using the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model to analyze common situations they may encounter. The students learned many valuable lessons and simple ways to handle difficult situations.


At the end of the program, every student was assigned to write an essay explaining what they learned in the program, in order to summarize the key lessons they learned. Many even added personal experiences to make stronger connections to what they learned. Officer Bending recognized and awarded three students from each classroom for the essays that went above and beyond. From Miss de Pau’s classroom the winners were: Martin, Samira, and Agnes. Miss DeFalco’s winners were: Jackson, Eden, and Maddy. Miss Rizzo’s winners were: Jonathan, Gabby, and Andrea. Congratulations to Andrea for winning the award for Lakeview’s 2015 Most Inspiring D.A.R.E. Essay. Andrea then had the privilege of reading her essay to the entire audience.


Through Officer Bending’s instruction, the teachers of Lakeview are confident that the sixth graders are well equipped with the tools they need to make decisions to keep themselves safe and healthy.We would like to thank our wonderful PTA for supplying our graduates and families with our celebratory treat, our parents for coming out to support their children in this memorable event, and Mrs. Rosenblum and Mrs. Tarasiuk for their continued support. Another thank you to Mayor McLeod, Officer Marak and his impressive partner Dozer, Chief Bos, and Trustee Stanton for taking time to also support our students in this celebration. Lastly, a huge thank you to Officer Bending for coming out each week and making this process so much fun for our students and extremely educational for them. Below are some pictures from the event. Parents, if you’d like your child’s individual picture, please contact


Special Events at Lakeview

Posted April 21st, 2015 by Miss Rizzo
Dear Lakeview Families,
Just a reminder that we have several exciting events this week:
·         Tomorrow night, April 22:
o   6pm is our informational meeting for incoming kindergarteners and their families – childcare is available.  If you were not able to join us in February for this meeting we hope you can join us this week. Attendance at this meeting is very important.  
o   6:30-7:30 is our PTA ice cream social and general meeting in the gym. We’d love to see you!
·         Thursday night, April 23:
o   6:30  second grade students arrive in their costumes
o   7:00 Second graders perform “Bugz”, a musical production
Our fourth graders had the opportunity to explore musical instruments today so they could consider joining the band or orchestra. Below you will find details about an informational meeting on May 6 at 7pm at Keller.



Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students.

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.

More information will be available at the enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend):

Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                 Addams Junior High

Monday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.                 Eisenhower Junior High

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 P.M.                Mead Junior High

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Frost Junior High

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 P.M.           Keller Junior High


Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

See you soon!
Laura Rosenblum

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 at


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 at

*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!



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  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
Have a great week! If we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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 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 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.
Laura Rosenblum