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 smezich@lwsd.orgMr. 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

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.

Beginning on 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.

If you are unable to come with your child, you may fill out a form giving them permission to select an item. You can also purchase items online on the Lakeview Elementary Winter Wishes Amazon wish list.

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.

Fall Session:
8 weeks 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017.

Enrollment Period:
 Saturday, Dec. 3 @ noon to Saturday, Dec 10 @midnight 
Sign-up Genius link coming soon for enrollment--
check the PTSA website for updates
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! 


Reflections Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of the students who created and entered pieces in  Lakeview's Reflections Art Competition. We had 29 wonderful entries this year.

The following students will be representing Lakeview Elementary at the Lake Washington PTSA Reflections Program!
  • 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
If you missed the display in the Lakeview library, here is a virtual gallery of Lakeview's 2016 Reflections entries
Coffee with the Principal

Lakeview Family Network of the Lakeview PTSA presents the 
Coffee with the Principal and Associate Principal
on  Friday,  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:

Individually Packaged:
Fruit Snacks
Dried Fruit / Nuts
Granola Bars / Protein Bars

If you have any questions or would like to help end hunger in our community, please contact  Lale Giray or  Karee Oliver.
Shop Amazon? Give to Lakeview PTSA

Amazon donates a percentage of your online purchases to Lakeview PTSA when you use this link:, It's that easy! Bookmark it & share the page with family and friends! We appreciate the support!
Lakeview PTSA Facebook Page-Like Us!

Find everything you need to know about the Lakeview PTSA happenings. Check out our Facebook page to find and share information. Be sure to "like" Lakeview PTSA page to follow our news.
  Lake Washington School Calendar
You can find the district's 2016-2017 tandem calendar here.
2016-2017 LWSD Calendar 


Find the 2016-17 School District calendar here.



In This Issue
Upcoming Events!

Winter Enrichment Enrollment Begins

December 7
Winter Wishes Due

December 9 at 
Coffee with Principal

December 19-January 2
No School
Winter Break

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