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Curriculum Night/Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 16th is our Curriculum Night/Back to School Night.  This is the night to drop off school supplies, meet the teacher, meet the new principal and hear all the expectations for your child this school year during the teachers’ presentations.  Please note, we are not having the back to school celebration as done in the past; we are moving that celebration to the end of the year.  PTA and Lakeview staff are working together to put together a wonderful event in the spring.  The Curriculum Night/Back to School flyer is attached.  Looking forward to seeing all of you on the 16th!

Principal’s Message for August 2018

August, 2018

Dear Lakeview Families,

We hope you are having an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  It is hard to believe it is nearing an end, but we are very excited about starting the 2018/2019 school year.  Our staff has been busy this summer preparing for the upcoming year by attending classes and keeping up-to-date with the most recent educational research.  The teachers have also been meeting with their teams and working in their rooms to create warm and inviting instructional spaces for your children.  Being new to Lakeview this year, I am in awe of the dedication which has been shown by the Lakeview Staff.  I have no doubt your children will have an exceptional year at Lakeview School.

Lakeview will continue to focus on meeting the individual learning needs of all children.  This year, every child will have an uninterrupted literacy and math block.  We will support the children’s individual reading and math needs with an additional acceleration block which will take place five times per week, thirty minutes targeting math and thirty minutes targeting literacy.  Our grade level teams work together very closely with our support staff to ensure every child learns the essential skills necessary to be successful students.

We have several exciting dates to share with you:

  • Wednesday, August 8th, 9am-11 noon and 6-8pm is School Information Day.  This day is for new enrollees OR providing proof of residency for all students at Lakeview School.  There is NOTHING else taking place on this day.  If you need to register your child OR finish your registration, please come to school during these hours.  Medical forms for our school nurse may be dropped off also. Our secretaries will be there to help you with the registration process.  Please note, if your registration is NOT complete, your child will NOT be placed in a class.  We will be finalizing class lists on the 10th, so please finish up your residency requirements
  • Class lists will no longer be posted.  We will be mailing each family their child’s placement.  You will be receiving these letters the week of  August 13th.  Please note the staff has worked diligently to place every child in an environment which best suits their learning needs; therefore, placement changes will not be honored unless there is an extreme circumstance.
  • Thursday, August 16th, 5-6:30pm is our Back to School & Curriculum Night. Families can drop off supplies and hear their teacher present important information. More details can be found on the invitation attached to this email.
  • Monday, August 20th is the first day of school for first through sixth grade students.  This is a full day of school (8:40-3:00).
  • August 21st is kindergarten screening. Appointment times have been scheduled and parents notified.
  • Monday, August 27th is the first day for kindergarten students.  This is a full day of school (8:40-3:00).

On the first day of school, we will be lining up outside.  The teachers will be dispersed outside the school building in the parking lot.  They will be arranged in grade level teams and have name tags on.  This should make it easier for you and your child to find the correct teacher.  Once your child arrives at school, please direct him/her to go to the blacktop, find their teacher and line up with their class.   If you are having difficulty finding your child’s line, please locate one of our staff members.  All staff members will be able to assist you in locating your child’s teacher.  In case of rain, all the teachers will be inside the school standing outside of their classrooms.  Please have your child enter the school and staff members will assist your child in finding his/her classroom.

As always, the summer inevitably brings changes to our staff.  We are pleased to welcome the following staff members to our team:

  • Mrs. Barb Shaw – 1st Grade Teacher
  • Mrs. Rachel Wheatley – 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Mrs. Nicole Abata – 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Amber Mirski – 4th Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Katelynn Roman – 6th Grade Math Teacher/Support Teacher
  • Ms. Allie Issleib – Support Teacher
  • Ms. Aleksandra Bloom – EL Teacher
  • Mrs. Amanda Karasinski – SST
  • Ms. Priscilla Hanes – Social Worker
  • Mrs. Mary Sue Russell – Literacy Coach
  • Mrs. Jill Wieteska – Acceleration Coach
  • Ms. Kelsey Richardson – Music Teacher
  • Ms. Lijdia Lukose – Speech

Meet the Lakeview Team

We are thrilled to announce our staff roster is just about complete. We are still interviewing for our Gifted Resource position and hope to have that filled soon. With that said, here are the teams for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kindergarten Team

  • Ms. Battaglia, Ms. Nessling, Ms. DiSanti

First Grade

  • Ms. Shaw, Ms. Maize, and Ms. Herdegen

Second Grade

  • Ms. Arvis, Ms. Elsey, and Ms. Wheatley

Third Grade

  • Ms. Foresberg, Ms. Sadnick, and Ms. Abata

Fourth Grade

  • Ms. Johnson, Ms. Mirski, and Ms. Faerber

Fifth Grade

  • Ms. Shimanek, Ms. Chase, and Ms. Moxness

Sixth Grade

  • Ms, Schultz, Ms. Bohne, Ms. dePau and Ms. Cahoj

Support Staff

  • Ms. Scramuzzo, Ms. Tosch, Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Russell, Ms. Wieteska, Ms. Roman, Ms. Wenig, Ms. Grady, and Ms. Issleib

Child Study Team

  • Ms. Crane, Ms. Karasinski, Ms. Latrofa, Ms. Kwak, Ms. Hanes, Ms. Lukose, Ms. Mikos, and Ms. Duffey

Bilingual Support Staff

  • Ms. Bloom, Ms. Siddiqui, Mr. Varela, Ms. Poonawalla, and Ms. Berg

Specials Teachers

  • Mr. Higgins, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Wolski, Ms. Farley, Ms. Kelly, and Ms. Franciose


  • Ms. Manze, Ms. Meyer, Ms. Rosenblum, Ms. Seely, Ms. Streck, Ms. Kelley, Ms. Gehlin, Ms. Siddiq, Ms. Quershi, and Diane Mangan

Office Staff

  • Ms. Erbach, Ms. Pietryla, Ms. Musso, Ms. Czyz, and Ms. Connor


  • Mr. Martinez, Ms. Reymar, and Ms. Rosie

We look forward to seeing each of you often throughout this year. We know this year will be terrific. Please feel free to call us at 847-357-6600 if you have any questions.


Mrs. Erbach (Principal) and Mrs. Pietryla (Assistant Principal)

MAP, Report Cards, Registration and Summer Hours Oh my!

MAP Reports

Spring MAP reports were sent home on Thursday, May 31st in your child’s backpack.

Report Cards Online June 4

Please note our Trimester 3 report cards are posted live on the Parent Portal as of Monday, June 4th.

Registration for the 18-19 School Year

Registration reminders have been sent home and registration is now past due.  Please be sure to complete registration paperwork and all necessary documents as soon as possible.  Your child is not included on a class list until registration is complete.  Call the main office with questions at 847-357-6600.

Summer Office Hours

Lakeview’s Main Office will be closing today, June 8. The office will reopen on August 3, 2018. Any incomplete registration forms or missing residency documents can  be submitted in person at our district office at 524 E. Schaumburg Road during summer registration.  More information about summer registration can be found on the district website here.

Save Those Box Tops for August!



   Thank you for all your work, clipping and sending in Box Tops. We will start the new school year with over $200.00.  At this rate we can make our goal $1,000.00! Just think of what the PTA can do with that money.

   Remember to save your Box Tops all summer and bring them to school in August. Make sure to check participating products and enter the sweepstake daily. Someone might get lucky!!!!

Have a wonderful Summer!

Jan Manze

Box Top Manager

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

Click the links on this page to access the 2018-19 school supply lists by grade level. You can also access a printable version of the supply list for all grade levels.

Kindergarten Supply List

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List

Sixth Grade Supply List

Printable version of 2018-2019 School Supply Lists



Lakeview in The Herald

Lakeview students who helped organize a JDRF fundraiser were featured in the Daily Herald. We are so proud of them for their service! You can view the article here

Group of Lakeview students


Lakeview is Honored

Lakeview Elementary School RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY AT WORK™One of About 200 Schools and Districts in the US and Canada to Receive This Honor

Hoffman Estates, IL on March 5, 2018 Lakeview Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

Greetings from Our Future Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to introduce myself to you as the principal of Lakeview Elementary, effective July 1, 2018. I am honored to have been chosen as the new principal of Lakeview and I promise to continue the work of ensuring the success of every one of our students. I look forward to meeting all of you and your children.

Next school year will be my eighteenth year in administration within District 54. I am currently the principal of Thomas Dooley Elementary School. Besides Dooley, I have served as principal at both Armstrong and Fairview elementary schools. I also spent a year working at the district office. Prior to serving as principal, I was an assistant principal and a teacher. I live in Arlington Heights with my husband, Lee, and three children – Mike (14), Matt (14) and Jimmy (10).

The rest of this school year, I will be working closely with Mrs. Rosenblum, Mrs. Weir and the Lakeview staff to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Rosenblum is a colleague of mine who I admire. I cannot wait to learn all the wonderful things she has put in place at Lakeview.

I look forward to getting to know the entire Lakeview community in the upcoming months. If you wish to contact me, I can be reached via email at


Beth Erbach

Queridos padres y guardianes,

Es un gran placer para mí presentarme ante ustedes como la nueva directora de la Escuela Primaria Lakeview; esto, a partir del 1 de julio de 2018. Me siento honrada de haber sido elegida como la nueva directora de Lakeview y me comprometo a continuar el trabajo de garantizar el éxito de cada uno de nuestros estudiantes. Espero conocerlos a todos ustedes y sus hijos próximamente.

El próximo año escolar será mi décimo octavo año como administradora dentro del Distrito 54. Actualmente soy la directora de la Escuela Primaria Thomas Dooley. Además de Dooley, he servido como directora en las escuelas primarias Armstrong y Fairview. También pasé un año trabajando en la oficina del distrito.  Antes de servir en el distrito como directora, trabaje como subdirectora y maestra. Vivo en Arlington Heights con mi esposo Lee y mis tres hijos: Mike (14), Matt (14) y Jimmy (10).

El resto de este año escolar, trabajaré estrechamente con la Sra. Rosenblum, la Sra. Weir y el personal de Lakeview para garantizar una transición fluida y sin problemas para el año escolar 2018-2019. La Sra. Rosenblum es una colega a la que admiro. No puedo esperar para aprender de ella y ver todas las cosas maravillosas que ha puesto en práctica en Lakeview.

Estoy deseosa de conocer a toda la comunidad de Lakeview en los próximos meses. Si desea contactarme, me pueden contactar por correo electrónico a


Beth Erbach

Student-Led Civic Engagement

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month has led to a number of planned student-led civic engagement efforts and protests, including school walkouts. We are currently aware of three nationwide dates for planned student walkouts.

  • March 14:  The Women’s March Youth Empower Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. and remain outside for 17 minutes to represent the 17 killed in Florida.
  • March 24:  March 4 Our Lives – This is taking place on a Saturday.
  • April 20:  National School Walkout – Organizers are encouraging students to walk out at 10 a.m. and not return to school that day.

We know that many of our students are aware of these protests, but we have no indication at this time that any of our students plan to participate. As was stated in the letter sent to parents in February, our priorities continue to be keeping students safe and remaining focused on teaching and learning.

With the large, peaceful protests at Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates High Schools in February, we anticipate that some younger students may be interested in following suit. We still do not encourage students leaving the school during the school day. However, we do support First Amendment rights for students and respect the students across the country who are speaking up for themselves. Should any of our students walk out, we will not be issuing consequences as long as they behave appropriately. We will also be prepared to respond with supervision to keep them safe. We will have staff members stationed in the hallways and other common areas during this time period to ensure that the students who wish to engage in this activity have the time, space and opportunity to do so, while also making sure that it does not create safety issues or disrupt the learning and instruction for those who choose not to participate.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Rosenblum. Thank you for working with us to support our children.

Stay Safe Online Digital Safety Presentation

Who:        Fifth and sixth grade students and a parent or guardian

What:       Learn about new-age Internet crime and how to keep your children safe. Presented by Officer Kowal, who works for the Hoffman Estates Police Department and is a District 54 School Resource Officer.

When:     Tuesday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30p.m.

Where:    Lakeview’s Library

Why:        The cyberworld is evolving at a fast pace, and it’s easier than ever for children to become targets of a crime. We teach preschoolers about Stranger Danger, and Stay Safe Online is the next step in educating our pre-teens and their parents and guardians about Internet safety. It’s Stranger Danger 2.0!