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Our Pride is Strong!
Lakeview Lions don't do easy, we make easy happen through hard work and commitment!
The Orange Frog comes to Lakeview
Happiness does not come from success, success comes from happiness. Happiness is the joy we feel when striving for our potential.
Lakeview Superheroes Unite!
Superheroes aren't only found in the movies anymore, you can now find these fearless leaders in every classroom at Lakeview.

Lakeview Active Challenge

Do you like to run? Participate in team sports? Play tag games? Ride your bike? If so, share with us! Have a family member snap a photo of you being active outdoors. Take as many unique photos as you would like. Photos can be emailed to Mr. Wolski: kevinwolski@nullsd54.org This flyer  has more information. The pictures will be on display in our gym.

News from the Nurse

While head lice are not a health, hygiene, or safety concern, we realize it may be a nuisance.  We would like to encourage parents to periodically check their children’s hair and heads.  Should you suspect or find that your child has head lice or you have any concerns, the school nurse is available to answer any questions regarding District 54’s lice management protocol and review recommended treatment options.

Picture Day is Coming

Lakeview’s Picture Day will be Tuesday, September 19th. The Picture Day ID is RN037030Q0. The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering at mylifetouch.com. Some benefits of ordering include:

  • Earn rewards with every purchase through the MyFamily Rewards™ program
  • Customize your package by choosing the sizes and qualities right for you
  • Get more background choices
  • View available special offers and save

Please submit your portrait order by Tuesday, September 19.

Our First Buddy Celebration

One of our goals at Lakeview is to build community in each of our classrooms, as well as across the school between grade levels. One way we do this is by setting each classroom up with a buddy classroom of a different grade level. On Friday, each classroom participated in a Buddy Classroom Celebration, during which they engaged in activities to build relationships with students in their partner class.

One activity we observed involving kindergarteners and fifth graders gave students the opportunity to get to know each other better. The kindergartners were in a circle facing out, and the fifth graders were in a circle around the younger children facing them. A teacher would announce a question to the group, and the children had the chance to talk to the student facing them. Then the students rotated after each question, so they had a chance to get to know everyone in the circle.

In another classroom partnership between second and fifth graders, students had the opportunity to first sign part of a commitment chain to acknowledge they will make choices to have safe, responsible, and respectful behavior this school year.  Classroom buddies then linked their chains together to make one giant commitment chain. Then, buddies found a reading spot in the classroom to share the book they were reading with each other (pictured below). Some read a few pages out loud while others asked each other questions. Students had the opportunity to share their love of reading with each other and learn about many different books.

These relationships that get established across the building help add to the positive culture at Lakeview, as older students benefit from taking on leadership roles and the younger students benefit from having positive role models.

2nd Graders read their favorite book to 5th Graders

5th Grader reads to a 2nd Grader

Ms. Dompke Celebration Reminder

Hello Lakeview Community,

 

As we prepare for the celebration of Ms. Dompke’s life at Lakeview this Wednesday at 7 p.m., we wanted to acknowledge that unfortunately, our event was scheduled for the same evening as Keller’s Curriculum Night. This was an oversight, and we apologize for the conflict.

 

We did want to assure you that students who attend Keller are welcome to attend the celebration without their parents, as long as they have your permission.

 

We look forward to seeing those of you who can make it tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. in Lakeview’s gym. If you have a conflict due to Curriculum Night, we will have memory cards available at our front desk over the course of the week. You are welcome to stop by the building to write a note on one of them, which will be shared with Ms. Dompke’s family.

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Rosenblum and Betty Weir

Team Building for 5th and 6th Graders

Last week, all of our classrooms invested time in building community in order to establish meaningful relationships. Our school leaders, the fifth and sixth graders, really took time out of the day to focus in on what it means to be a team.

In sixth grade, our students went on a teambuilding field trip to a nearby park. During their time together, students participated in three group activities that required problem-solving (see picture below). The students worked together to accomplish tasks and shared three main takeaways: be positive, give specific feedback, and be accepting of feedback. Students were successful at all tasks, though perseverance was key because multiple attempts were needed before success was achieved. This aligns perfectly with one of our main messages to students at Lakeview: mistakes are opportunities for growth!

6th Graders participate in a team building activity at Sloan Park

In fifth grade, the students rotated through all 5th grade classrooms to participate in four different activities. Each classroom had a challenge that required the students to communicate, problem-solve, and have fun with new and former classmates. After each activity, students reflected on three questions that align to our Lakeview Learner Commitments. Our Learner Commitments of : Be Curious, Be Determined, and Be Reflective have been proven to take students academics to the next level. These questions were:

  • What were/are you curious about with this activity?
  • How did your team show determination when you made a mistake?
  • Reflect on your work with this activity, if you were to do it again, what would you do to improve?

Lakeview August Update August 29th

Dear Lakeview Families,

It was wonderful for the hallways to come alive with the cheerful chatter and bright smiles of our first through sixth graders last week. We were impressed as we encountered students throughout the school who were excited to be back and ready to learn starting day one!

The same thing happened as our kindergarteners joined us! We are so happy to have them here. Kinders did a great job finding their rooms and being ready for learning. They already decorated hats to wear for their special day.

Last week, all of our classrooms invested time in building community in order to establish meaningful relationships. Additionally, our teachers carefully selected engaging texts in order to build a foundation for a love of reading in our students. Teachers also began introducing students to math norms that will set the tone for our math classes all year long, including that EVERYONE can learn math to the highest levels and depth is more important than speed.

In sixth grade, our students went on a teambuilding field trip to a nearby park. During their time together, students participated in three group activities that required problem-solving. The students worked together to accomplish tasks and shared three main takeaways: be positive, give specific feedback, and be accepting of feedback. Students were successful at all tasks, though perseverance was key because multiple attempts were needed before success was achieved. This aligns perfectly with one of our main messages to students at Lakeview: mistakes are opportunities for growth!

 

Honoring Ms. Dompke
Please click here for information about a gathering at Lakeview to celebrate Ms. Dompke’s life. The gathering will be in the Lakeview Gym from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th. Please RSVP to bettyweir@nullsd54.org if you plan to attend the event.

MAP Testing
On Tuesday, we begin MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing. The MAP test is one way that we collect information about student learning in reading and math. The best way you can support your child in preparing for this test is by ensuring they get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. The schedule over the next two weeks will be as follows:

AM PM
Tuesday, August 29 Grade 6 Grade 1
Wednesday, August 30 Grade 6 Grade 1
Thursday, August 31 Grade 5 Grade 4
Friday, September 1 Grade 5 Grade 4
Tuesday, September 5 Kindergarten Grade 2
Wednesday, September 6 Kindergarten Make-Ups
Thursday, September 7 Grade 3 Grade 2
Friday, September 8 Grade 3 Make-Ups

Lakeview Active Challenge
Do you like to run? Participate in team sports? Play tag games? Ride your bike? If so, share with us! Have a family member snap a photo of you being active outdoors. Take as many unique photos as you would like. Photos can be emailed to Mr. Wolski: kevinwolski@nullsd54.org. They will be on display in our gym. Click here to view more.

Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a Tshirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 1. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.

Schaumburg Parent University – September classes
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 are two evening programs scheduled for September.

  • Playing Together. District 54 Behavior Interventionist Kelly Santell will teach parents and their children in preschool through second grade how creative play promotes learning. This hands-on activity will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Mindset Matters. Engage in activities that illustrate the process and benefits of growth mindset, as well as the research behind it. This presentation is for adults only, but free childcare is available. The program is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

If you are interested in attending these free events, please click on the links. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Upcoming Dates
Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

Tuesday, August 29:             MAP testing begins
Monday, Sept. 4:                  No School – Labor Day
Wednesday, Sept. 6:            Honoring Ms. Dompke – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 19:                 Picture Day
Wed., Sept. 20:                      Early Dismissal- 11:40 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24:                  Run to Read

Sincerely,

Mrs. Laura Rosenblum, Principal
Mrs. Betty Weir, Assistant Principal

Honoring Ms. Kim Dompke

Next week, Wednesday, September 6th, we would love our community to come together to celebrate the life of Ms. Kim Dompke. The celebration will begin at 6:00pm in the our school gym. Please RSVP by emailing Mrs. Weir at bettyweir@nullsd54.org. We hope to see everyone there!

Celebrating Kim Dompke invitation

Accelerated Math Kick Started!

4th Grade Accelerated Math students use their problem-solving abilities and teamwork skills to build tall, free standing structures. They showed determination, curiosity, and reflection!

 

We Are Orange Frog Certified!

Group photo of Lakeview staff making their best happy faces

On Friday, August 18th, Lakeview Staff gathered in the Board Room at the Rafferty Center to become certified in the Shawn Achor’s renowned Happiness Advantage’s Orange Frog theory. Staff at Lakeview were left feeling inspired to not only use what they learned at this training for their own personal lives, but to bring these techniques and strategies into the lives of our hundreds of students. Below you will find an excerpt from an online article explaining a little bit more on the training our staff went through:

“More than a decade of research has shown that our formula for happiness is backwards; happiness fuels success, not the other way around. Shawn Achor in his best-selling book The Happiness Advantage outlines the research case based upon hundreds of studies worldwide showing that happiness is one of the greatest competitive advantages you can give a brain, raising creativity and productive energy, as well as buffering against stress and depression.   It is essential in rapidly changing environments and is a precursor to reaching our full potential.

This is why organizations and educators are lining up to schedule this workshop and why International Thought Leader Network is once again, after selling-out every session since 2015, providing it this Fall for a limited number of participants. The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog workshop provides a blueprint for increasing team, district and community engagement and tapping into people’s intrinsic motivations. The workshop has been credited with raising engagement scores, increasing levels of optimism and well-being, reducing stress and producing record breaking educational outcomes.

The Happiness Advantage is based on years of research by positive psychology expert Shawn Achor and others in the field of positive psychology and neuroscience. Achor considered a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success spent 12 years at Harvard, winning over a dozen distinguished teaching awards before traveling to over 50 countries bringing his research to over one-third of the Fortune 100. His research has made the cover of Harvard Business Review and his TED Talk is one of the most popular ever, with over 15 million views. In addition to The Happiness Advantage, he is the author of New York Times best-selling books Before Happiness, as well as his immensely popular business parable The Orange Frog.” (www.edcircuit.com)