Leadership and Service at Lakeview
School is about educating the whole child, in academics, yes, but also in leadership and service. There are many informal ways that we recognize and encourage leadership and service, including our Bucket Drop program, 4th/5th grade helpers in the lunchroom, Big Buddies, and the Spirit Stick. We also have more formalized programs, like ASB Leadership and Safety Patrol.
We are looking at ways to broaden the leadership and service umbrella at Lakeview, to create additional opportunities for formal and informal service at Lakeview. One of the programs we are bringing back to Lakeview starting this week is Kid Coaches. Kid Coaches, which goes through an application process like ASB Leadership and Safety Patrol, are 4th and 5th graders who volunteer their lunchtime to help supervise, prove minor conflict resolution, and mentor kindergartners and 1st graders on the playground every day.
Informally we have added the PAWs reward program which recognizes four classes each week for their example during morning line-up, lunchtime, specialist, and all three categories combined. We have completed two weeks of the PAWs program, with eight classes (four selected each of those weeks) who earned at least all "blues" (the top category) in the categories above which were recognized over announcements and who received a class set of bracelets mirroring the category they were recognized for:
- Yellow - Lunchroom
- White - Morning Line-Up
- Blue - Specialist
- Mixed - All Three Categories
Watch for Lakeview students wearing PAWs bracelets and let them know you are proud of their example and hard work. We will continue looking for new ways to build leadership and service opportunities into the every day Lakeview experience!
Lucas (Coebergh) conducting a controlled experiment to determine the correlation between the number of times a rubber band is wound around the back axle, and the distance their vehicle travels.
Update: The Lunchroom
Starting February 1st, we implemented several new lunchroom procedures and want to thank you for partnering with us! We are already seeing significant improvements in the tone, flow, and climate in the lunchroom. Thank you for helping us standardize lunch carts through the Amazon wishlist.
As your student has hopefully shared with you, a major new feature of the lunchroom is our clean-up song that cues students that lunch is ending and to be quiet for furthering instructions. Our incredible music teachers, Ms. Lindgren and Ms. Brackett, adapted a wonderful song and taught it to all of our Leopards. You can hear a recording of the song below, and if you are like me, you'll find yourself humming it when cleaning up at home:
Eat up. Eat up. It's time to finish up. It's time to go so don't be slow! Eat up, eat up, eat up!
Clean up. Clean up. It's time to get cleaned up. It's time to go so don't be slow! Clean up, clean up, clean up!
Line up. Line up. It's time to get lined up. It's time to go so don't be slow! Line up, line up, line up!
Listen up. Listen up. It's time to listen up. It's time to go so don't be slow! Listen up, listen up, listen up!