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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Lakeview Families,
For the past five years, I have been a part of this amazing Lakeview community. When I arrived, I quickly learned that Lakeview School was a special place to be. I was given the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of children. I receive such joy from watching them grow and develop both academically and socially. I am also fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated and caring staff. They have risen to every initiative and challenge. I truly have relied on each and every one of them as we have built a strong educational foundation for your child.
Additionally, there are not enough kind words to express how much I have appreciated the time and talent of our school parents and grandparents. Your support through PTA, running a committee or volunteering in a classroom has enhanced the educational experience provided to each of the children in our school.
As a building administrator, I am aware that changes sometimes occur over the course of time that support our district mission. I will step aside as the building principal of Lakeview School at the conclusion of this school year, as I have been appointed the new principal at the Hoover Math and Science Academy in District 54.
Beth Erbach will be the new Lakeview principal for the 2018-19 school year. Beth is currently the principal at Dooley Elementary School and a colleague I have know for years. I am confident she will continue to move Lakeview forward and carry on with its outstanding student growth. I will work diligently with Beth to help her transition to Lakeview School as she becomes acclimated with our students, staff and community.
As I reflect on my time here at Lakeview, I have had the privilege of working collaboratively with an outstanding community of learners – students, parents and staff. We have dedicated ourselves to creating a culture that is child-centered, collaborative, data-driven and results-oriented while embracing our district’s mission statement of Ensuring Student Success. We have made Lakeview School the place to be. We could not have achieved this without all of us working together. I am so proud to have been a part of this success.
It has been a great honor to get to know so many wonderful students, families, and staff members over the course of the past five years and I will have many lasting memories as I move forward. I am confident that a part of Lakeview will always be in my heart. Lakeview is a phenomenal school and I know that it will continue to soar.
We are very grateful for families this week! On Wednesday, March 9th, many families joined us for a family night of fun involving bowling and cartooning. It was such a pleasure to see you and your children interacting and laughing together.
Many families who joined us got to see the “Grateful Graffiti Walls” students created in class. Teachers invited students to write about how their families make them feel, what they love most about their families, why they are grateful for their families, and favorite memories with their families. Their creations were then displayed in our gym for families to view. Students wrote such beautiful words about their families! If you have not yet had a chance to see the graffiti walls, they will be available for viewing during our family World Happiness Day event on March 21st from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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.
You will have time to reflect on the power of happiness and kindness, and work with your family to create some ways to practice this in your everyday life! We look forward to seeing you!
When: Wednesday, March 21st
Who: All Lakeview Families
Time: 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Where: Lakeview Elementary School (please enter through Door 1 to sign in)
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 gym
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!
On March 13, parents will be able to view report cards online. If you do not currently have a parent portal account, please call our office at 847-357-6600.
MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at email@example.com or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application. If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.
We are looking for parents to join our PTA Board. Our PTA Board meets one time per month. They oversee all of the events and fundraisers for our students. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested in more information, please contact our school office.