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 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

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 at
If we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk
Principal                               Assistant Principal

Lakeview Update Dec. 5th, 2014

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Miss Rizzo

Please click on our Lakeview Update: Dec. 5th to read all about the great things that have been and will be going on at Lakeview! You can also click December PTA Newsletter  and Schaumburg Parent University for some information from our amazing PTA.

November PTA Newsletter

Posted November 7th, 2014 by Miss Rizzo

Dear Lakeview Families,

We had a fun and festive Halloween on Friday thanks to all of the help of our PTA/parent volunteers. Thank you so much for the games, crafts and activities as well as the delicious treats. We enjoyed seeing all of the creative ideas. Students had a fabulous time! Students also enjoyed seeing their friends at our PTA movie night earlier this month. A huge thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this special event. We are glad so many families were able to join us.


We hope you’ll be able to join us as we honor service men/women on Veteran’s Day with a special program on Tuesday, November 11 at 6pm in the Lakeview gym. We also are hosting our next family night on Thursday, November 18. We will be offering the opportunity for families to participate in a turkey trot or printmaking. Fliers for both events are attached.


MAP testing begins this month. Students have been working hard each day to achieve the goals they set and shared with you at parent teacher conferences. We look forward to seeing them “show what they know” when they participate in MAP testing beginning November 17.

Information about our Illinois School Report Card can be found inside the newsletter. If you have any questions or need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Laura Rosenblum and Julie Tarasiuk



Lakeview Update Oct. 21st

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Miss Rizzo

Click the link below to download Mrs. Rosenblum and Mrs. Tarasiuk’s Lakeview Update. There is a lot of important and helpful information included.

Dear Lakeview Families Oct. 21st

Thank You, Lakeview Leaders!

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Miss Rizzo

Lakeview Leaders is a group of students who are dedicated to improving Lakeview in many ways throughout the year. Lakeview Leaders recently spent some time doing some community service, picking up trash outside of our school. With their help, Lakeview continues to be a beautiful place to learn. Thank you for all your hard-work!

October Newsletter

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Miss Rizzo

Click the following link to view Lakeview’s October Newsletter. October 1

Click PTA Newsletter october 2014 to view a message from our PTA.

Click Parent Crisis Letter – 2014 to view District 54′s Parent Crisis Letter.