|Issue #104 December 2, 2016
Dear Lakeview Families,
First of all, there was a fantastic Multicultural night celebration last night! Thank you to our students, parents, teachers, and volunteers who make this celebration possible. Now, more than ever, it is important that we take time to understand one another and appreciate the heritage and diversity at Lakeview and in our broader community. We are stronger for the cultures and traditions that make up the rich Lakeview tapestry.
Second, as I shared this week, Steve Mezich, an experienced LWSD principal and go-to principal substitute, will be filling in for me during my paternity leave. Steve will be at Lakeview every day between Dec 5th and winter break, and on a partial week schedule between winter break and midwinter break. As always, connect with Debus, our office manager, if you need to schedule time with Steve. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Neugebauer will continue his regular Lakeview/Rose Hill schedule with every Monday and Tuesday at Lakeview, alternating every other Wednesday, through the start of winter break.
Last, we are continuing to refine our work as a school team on Wednesday WIN time. We are thrilled to have brought Hannah Forslund on as a Wednesday-only instructional assistant who will provide additional support during WIN time. This last Wednesday LEAP our teacher and IA team met to share out successes and needs as we continue to strive towards the goal of providing exactly what each Lakeview student needs to learn at high levels.
Thanks - Steve
Winter Wishes, a Lakeview tradition, allows the community to show they care by helping Lakeview families share in the joy of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season. Rhonda Nelson, our school counselor, confidentially facilitates gathering the wishes from our Winter Wishes families and delivering the gifts to them. Lakeview students, with their parents then select one or more of these and fulfill them for these families.
Monday November 21st and continuing through
Wednesday December 7th, gift tags will be available for pick up both before and after school in the front office.
Bring all items unwrapped to school office on or before December 8th. (They are donated to a local charity after this date). We will also have a collection area at the Lakeview Multi-cultural night. Please return all gifts with their original Winter Wishes tag attached with the family number and gift number.
Winter Enrichment Class Information
The PTSA is excited to offer a variety of fun and creative after-school enrichment courses this winter.
Please click here to see the class schedule.
Our goal is to make a difference for all our kids.
However, we can't do it alone -
It takes a village! This is why we encourage you to volunteer to chaperone a class.
Monday, January 9, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017.
Saturday, Dec. 3 @ noon to Saturday, Dec 10 @midnight
Sign-up Genius link coming soon for enrollment--
Skeleton Scurry Results In
Wondering about the results for the Skeleton Scurry fundraiser? They're here and they're GREAT! First and foremost, the jog-a-thon was a gigantic success! Volunteers, parents and Lakeview staff literally ran circles around Chewy (Principal Thatcher) and his assistant Tiger (Trent Neugebauer).
Thanks to all the volunteers, the event went as smooth as silk. The days leading to the event were stormy, but on the day of the event there was ZERO WIND OR RAIN!
Second, we e
xceeded our fundraising goal! Yes, you read it correctly- Lakeview students, parents, families, and the community rallied in an enormous way to exceed the aggressive goal of $80,000. Here are a few fun specifics about how the school fared in fundraising:
- Total amount raised in Direct Donations; $67,420.00 WOW!
- Total amount raised with matching corporate funds: $85,543.00 SUPER WOW!
- Total number of students who raised more than $150 or more: 223 Great effort!
- Total number of students who participated by raising $1.00 or more: 366 Thank you!
- Classroom that raised the most in Direct Donations: Ms Jensen's kindergarten class raised the most in direct donations: $4,618.00
- Ms Llanes and Ms Ferries classrooms BOTH had the highest participation rate of almost 82%
The Jog-a-thon prize assembly will be held Friday December 2 at 2:50-3:25. The kids will learn who won which prizes, including who gets to be Principal for the Day, and also who will be able to throw a pie at a staff member's face in February. The pie toss, initially scheduled to occur at the prize assembly, had to be postponed due to the absence of Principal Thatcher. His wife had a baby and he is helping the family adjust and celebrate!
THANK YOU FROM LAKEVIEW FUNDRAISING AND THE ENTIRE PTSA BOARD!
Reflections Winners Announced
- Ethan T Grade K
- Madeyln A Grade K
- Naomi B Grade K
- Sofia Y Grade K
- Charlotte W Grade 1
- Magnus P Grade 1
- Ethan B Grade 2
- Joelle C Grade 2
- Katie M Grade 2
- Olivia M Grade 2
- Simrita N Grade 2
- Aris G Grade 3
- Brooke G Grade 3
- Izzie H Grade 3
- Micah R Grade 4
- Esme D Grade 5
- Neha T Grade 5
- Raya P Grade 5
Coffee with the Principal
Lakeview Family Network of the Lakeview PTSA presents the
Coffee with the Principal and Associate Principal
December 9, in the Library from 2:30 - 3:30pm.
Come and m
eet other parents, ask questions, discover ways to get connected at Lakeview and beyond!
Lakeview Nutrition Program Accepting Donations
The Lakeview Nutrition Program will collect donations to support the existing Lakeview Snack Programs and Pantry Pack Program. This program is designed to supplement and assist with students nutritional needs, as well as to ensure that ALL our kids learn with their tummies full. 1 in 7 Lakeview students need help meeting their daily nutritional needs (14%).
Starting at Multi-Cultural Night on December 1, 2016, there will always be a donation bin present at Lakeview events, so you can help neighbors in need.
Common donations we could use include:
Dried Fruit / Nuts
Granola Bars / Protein Bars
If you have any questions or would like to help end hunger in our community, please contact
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Lake Washington School Calendar
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2016-2017 LWSD Calendar
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Winter Enrichment Enrollment Begins
Winter Wishes Due
Coffee with Principal
December 19-January 2