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Lakeview Commitments
Lakeview students showed their commitments to follow Lazlo's Laws by creating an all-school paper chain.
Our Pride is Strong!
This will be our best year yet! Lakeview Lions don't do easy, we make easy happen through hard work and commitment!
Foundation of Kindness
We are making sure our foundation is strong and changing the world brick by brick, one kind act after another!  

Field Day 2017

Field Day is on Wednesday, May 24 (this upcoming Wednesday.) Please make sure your child wears gym shoes to school on Wednesday so that he or she can participate. Lunch will be provided for students on Wednesday. We are looking forward to a great day! Should it rain, our rain date is Thursday, May 25.

 

 

Spring Fling for 5th and 6th Graders

We have had an exciting week here at Lakeview! Today, our 5th and 6th grade students participated in Spring Fling. They enjoyed a variety of games, snow cones, and community building activities. We love watching the students interacting with their peers and having fun together.

In order to make this event possible, many parents contributed. The community we build around our students is of great importance, and we are extremely appreciative of all of the parents, grandparents, and other community members who invest their time and energy into providing special opportunities for our students. Thank you for all you do!

 

One of the team building activities required students to get the gummy lifesaver around Fred the gummy worm with only using 4 paperclips and the inability to touch any of the other materials by hand. Haley and Amelia saved not only Fred, but his whole family!

 

Students worked together to accomplish different levels of difficulty with this team building activity called Tarp Ball. Some of the challenges included working together to get the ball to go into a specific hole, keep the ball from falling in any, one arm and one eye open, etc. This activity was so much fun many students chose to play it twice!

 

 

Focus on the D54 Foundation, May 2017 – Golf Outing and Boomers Game

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 20th annual golf outing on June 12 and make a difference in the life of a child!

This outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support the Food 4 Thought breakfast program, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households. This year we were able to award nearly $35,000 in grants for 330 students to participate in summer programs and classes!

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.

Visit http://d54foundation.com/events/golf to sponsor, register or for more information.

Boomers game
You can also support the Foundation by attending the Schaumburg Boomers game on Friday, June 2. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. Children are invited to run the bases at the end of the game. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation. The Addams Junior High School chorus will perform the National Anthem before the game.

To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter Promo code 2017d54, or click here to download the 2017 Boomers flyer and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Library Pop-Up Van: Summer Dates

The Schaumburg Library Pop-Up Van (the new name for the bookmobile) will be coming to Lakeview School on June 19, July 3, July 17, and July 31 from 1:00-1:45 pm! The Pop-Up Van will have books for students to borrow (even if they do not have a library card). There are a range of reading levels available from various genres. Hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed

Field Day is fast approaching, and we are in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your morning, afternoon, or entire day to our Field Day, please email Mr. Wolski with your availability on Wednesday, May 24th. Field Day begins at 8:45am and runs until 2:30pm (Rain date has been scheduled for Thursday, May 25th). We ask that morning volunteers come a few minutes early to have their activity explained to them. Additionally, lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

To volunteer, please email kevinwolski@nullsd54.org. Thank you. We hope to see you out there!

MAP Testing Schedule

MAP Testing
Students will be participating in Spring MAP testing during the weeks of May 8th and May 15th. The table below details the students’ schedules:

WEEK 1 Monday  5/8 Tuesday  5/9 Wednesday  5/10 Thursday  5/11 Friday 5/12
    AM No Testing 6th Grade Reading 6th Grade Math (Schulze, Wright) 5th Grade Reading 5th Grade Math
    PM No Testing 3rd Grade Reading 3rd Grade Math 2nd Grade Reading and

6th Grade Math (Bohne, Carbone, dePau)

2nd Grade Math
WEEK 2 Monday 5/15 Tuesday  5/16 Wednesday  5/17 Thursday  5/18 Friday  5/19
    AM No Testing Kinder Reading Kinder Math 1st Grade Reading 1st Grade Math
    PM No Testing 4th Grade Reading Make-Ups 4th Grade Math Make Ups

What a wonderful week!

What a wonderful week full of laughter and celebration from our students and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! The entire Lakeview Staff would like to express gratitude for all that our school community does to support our students. A huge “thank you” to our amazing PTA and the many Lakeview families for the delicious lunch, gift cards, and other special treats. Our staff felt very appreciated throughout the week. We are truly thankful to you for giving us the gift of your children. They make us smile!

We love giving students an opportunity to experience the arts and different cultures in authentic ways. This past week, our second graders performed “A Barnyard Moo-sical” for students and families. Their performance was delightful! They sang, they danced, and they had the time of their lives. Teachers, parents, and students were all extremely impressed with how well they knew their lines and how well they sang. Mr. Childers did a wonderful job preparing the students to shine on stage! You can see a picture from the performance below.

        

Our sixth graders went on their annual field trip to Chinatown this past Thursday. The students enjoyed a tour of a Buddhist temple, a walk through the city, and a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant. The students loved connecting what they have learned about Buddhism in social studies with what they saw at the temple. The picture above shows one of our sixth grade classes near a mosaic they saw on their trip.

A Message For Lakeview Families

Dear Lakeview Community,
School District 54 is sending this note to all parents, to make sure they are aware of the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” which is being watched and talked about by teens in the District 54 community and nationwide. The series is a fictional show, based on the novel of the same name that contains mature content about a teen suicide. It is rated TV-MA, which means it may not be suitable for children under 17. While the show has seen praise from critics for its content (intended for mature audiences), many mental health experts have been critical of the show for the lack of addressing mental illness or providing examples of how suicide can be avoided.
With so many students having access to watch Netflix in private through their phones or other devices and sharing their Netflix passwords with their friends, we feel it is important that we are all aware of this series, its popularity and its mature content. In addition to suicide, there are a number of other difficult themes touched upon such as bullying, sexual assault, depression and drug use.
If your child is watching or talking about the show, we encourage parents to talk about the issues and offer the following tips:
  • Reassure them that talking openly and honestly about emotional distress (their own or a friend’s) with a trusted adult is okay and encouraged. Let them know who they can turn to if they ever need support – you (the parent), a school counselor or teacher, another family member or trusted adult.
  • Take the time to talk about the people and resources available to support individuals with depression, suicidal thoughts and mental illness.
  • Explain that the series is not a good representation of reality. Suicide is not a common response to life’s challenges; others are not to blame for a suicide; and suicide is not heroic but tragic.
  • If you have any concerns about your child, don’t be afraid to ask if they have thought about suicide. Raising the issue of suicide does not increase the risk, but instead creates the opportunity to offer help.
  • For any immediate concerns about your child, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-TALK, or text START to 741741.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 14.
Our school social worker is always available to support you and your children in navigating this and other sensitive topics. In addition, we have provided additional resources below that you may find helpful.
Sincerely,
Laura Rosenblum, Principal
Betty Weir, Assistant Principal

Celebrating our Impulse-Control

Throughout the month of March, Lakeview students have worked diligently to maintain impulse control. This could have been in the form of raising their hand to share their thinking, responding respectfully when they passionately disagreed with someone, or maybe even when they walked safely to the PBIS cart that they were so excited to purchase from.We are so excited about the amount of individual students and classrooms that have earned their tickets and celebrated with a mini-recess. Along with these classroom celebrations, we also noticed a decrease in referral data!! In order to celebrate this achievement as an ENTIRE school, classrooms will participate in a mini-March celebration!  This week, classrooms will choose an exciting activity to participate in together. Way to go, Lakeview Lions!

 

 

Very First Science Night a Success!

We had a blast with families on Monday who joined us for Science Night! It was amazing to see families’ creations: tall towers built out of foil, foil boats that could hold up to 150 pennies, catapults that sent marshmallows flying down the hallway, and inventions carefully designed by our kindergartners! Most of all parents, students, and teachers were able to connect and enjoy each other’s company. We hope students will be able to read some of the science books they brought home and participate in some of the activities from the science “goody bag” over spring break. (Students received books and activities even if they could not attend the evening event. Check their backpacks to find these materials!)