Lakeview News September 11, 2015

Welcome to the Lakeview News

We want Lakeview families to be connected to both the "what" and the "why" of Lakeview. Weekly newsletters are one way we work to communicate both what we are doing and why we are doing it. The weekly newsletter alternates every other week between the PTSA Leopard Tales and the school-produced Lakeview News. If you did not receive the PTSA's latest newsletter last week we recommend you use the links below to subscribe to Leopard Tales and view the archive:

The Joy of School

Here are just a few of our favorite scenes from the start of the school year:

In Ms. Brown-Tiffany's class, Surya and Teah the Geologists, separating their mock rock into pieces to discover what is inside.

2nd graders Nolan, Henry, Micah Fadich, and Lawson with their spider collection.

Author Naomi Stahl reads to her classmates in Ms. Coghlan's class.

Ms. Coebergh 5th graders with “brain caps” they created after a science unit about structures in the brain.

Percussion practice in music class for Ms. Adam's and Ms. Boradori's classes.

4th Grade Community Meeting

Supporting the Work of LWSD Schools

We want to express our gratitude, as a school and as a district, for the support our of LWSD community. The funds we receive from the community allow us to offer innovative and dynamic learning opportunities and environments for our students. Also, the Lake Washington Schools Foundation supports a range of programs across the district that bolster every school's ability to serve students.

Thank you!

Long-Term Facilities Open House and Public Meetings

Lakeview families have an opportunity to learn about and give feedback on the planning for district-wide enrollment growth through an online open house. Please click the link below to visit the online open house and see the dates/locations for public meetings on this issue:

Mr. Thatcher Visits Classrooms

Mr. Thatcher visited classrooms this week to talk with students and share a book (This Is Not My Hat or Niccolini's Song).

Picture Day - Sept 17

Use Lakeview's picture day ID number LS115896Q0 and the link below to order your pictures before photo day.

Contagious Kindness

As a school we believe we should, "Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Safe." This year our staff is focused on "Contagious Kindness." Students hear about these values every day, and as a staff we kicked off the year thinking about how kindness can be contagious with the video below:

Math Anxiety

Throughout the year we will share highlights from recent articles and research on education and how you can help as family.

In this New York Times article, Jan Hoffman reports on a study in Psychological Science of how parents’ math anxiety is picked up by their first and second graders, pulling down the kids’ school achievement in math. “The parents are not out to sabotage their kids,” says Sian Beilock, one of the authors of the University of Chicago study. “But they have to ensure their input is productive. They need to have awareness of their own math anxiety and that what they say is important… Saying, ‘I’m not a math person either, and that’s O.K.’ is not a good message to convey."
Math Anxiety
How can math-anxious parents help their children at math? Dr. Cooper suggests that parents of young children create a math-positive environment by modeling “math behavior.” The game plan: Tell your child, “‘You have your math homework, and I have mine,’” he said, and show them whenever you “count your change, calculate when dinner will be ready, look at prices in a grocery store.”

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