Lakeview News November 20, 2015

Welcome to the Lakeview News

The goal of the Lakeview News is to show the joy and learning that happens every day at Lakeview (including Oliver Stevens including Oliver, Luke, Corbin, Ahna, and Justin working on a Kakooma challenge in math centers in Ms. Ferries' class). You can access archives for the PTSA-produced Leopard Tales newsletter, as well as view an archive of both the Leopard Tales and the Lakeview News, at the links below:

The Joy of School

Here are a few of our favorite scenes since our last Lakeview News (tap/click to enlarge):

Eden and Harrison work hard on multiple step math story problems in Ms. Essig's class.

Haagen, Doren, Peter, and Victoria cheering on the Seahawks.

Johanna, Kelsen, and Reem are working on presenting their work in ELA for Ms. Brown-Tiffany's class.

Ms. Brackett teaching a movement song to Ms. Lailey and Ms. Jensen's classes.

Gavin in Ms. Lailey's class showing his inner pop star for Spirit Week.

Thank you for supporting the 4th grade field trip to MOHAI

Our 4th grader completed a trip to MOHAI this week in connection with their Northwest Social Studies unit. They explored the Puget Sound’s unique history through a range of game-based programs in MOHAI’s immersive new galleries. The field trip promoted teamwork, creativity, communication, innovation, visual literacy, critical thinking, observation and problem solving skills.

Johann, Hadley, and Chloe from Mr. Johnson's class playing basketball in PE

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes, a Lakeview tradition, allows the community to show they care by helping families share in the joy of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season. Marcee Ben-Menachem, 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 30th through Friday December 11th, gift tags will be available for pick up both before and after school in the front office.

Forms were set home with your child this week. If you are unable to come with your child, you may fill out the 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 14th. (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.

Surya and Andrew playing math dice games in Ms. Brown-Tiffany's class.

Annual Parent/Community Web Survey

What do you think of our school? The school district?

Every year, Lake Washington School District surveys parents and community members for their opinions and feedback on how our schools and the district are doing. Your feedback helps us understand what things are going well and where we could make improvements. Your chance to weigh in is happening now. In order to participate, click here:

Please feel free to forward the link to friends and neighbors. We would also like to hear from community members who do not have students in our schools.

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. The survey will close on Friday, December 18.

We appreciate your time. District-wide results from the survey will be shared on the “Your Voice” page of the district website. School-wide results for selected questions will be published as part of each school’s annual report, which will be distributed to all parents next fall.

Bedtime Reading

A recent New York Times blog post summarized important new research about reading aloud to children from age-appropriate books:

So reading picture books with young children may mean that they hear more words, while at the same time, their brains practice creating the images associated with those words — and with the more complex sentences and rhymes that make up even simple stories.

Take time every night to read to your little ones, it not only creates a space and time for you to reconnect with your children, but it develops their brain, vocabulary, and comfort with reading in crucial ways they will benefit from for the rest of their education and adult lives. You can read more here:

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