It is hard to believe that we have just started the 7th week of the 2019-2020 school year and the first grading period is almost behind us! I am sure many of your families have experienced the pendulum swing from great excitement at the beginning of a new year and Family Fun Night to great angst as the hard work of math, vocabulary, reading, and navigating new and seasoned friendships has commenced. As a parent of children in elementary, middle, and high school, I can personally attest to these challenges and the simple fact that NOTHING gets accomplished without collaboration, coordination and an encouraging word or two from the people with whom I surround myself. From homework, to extracurricular activities, as well as, PTA, being surrounded by people willing to do small (and big) things, with loving hearts, help me to accomplish some simple, yet significant things every day.
As October begins, Lakeview Elementary PTA moves into one of the most important times of year…BOBCAT DASH month. Be looking for information to come home with your student THIS Friday, October 4, 2019.
Helen Keller said it best when she said “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." The work that the Lakeview PTA does is grounded in the heart we have for every student, teacher, staff member, and family at Lakeview Elementary School. The reality is that we truly only accomplish what we do when A LOT of people do A LOT of small things that when brought together make such a difference for the Lakeview community.
In year’s past we have had approximately 25% of Lakeview families support the Bobcat Dash. And, we have been able to do some really amazing things as a result. This year, we challenge EVERY family to do a little…that means we are shooting for 100% participation. If every Lakeview family will support this initiative, then the accomplishment can be something truly wonderful for our school. In addition to making sure we can continue to provide all of the events, activities, and experiences families enjoy throughout the year and the supplemental resources PTA provides for student classrooms, our goal is to add new shade equipment to the playground area to ensure that the playground equipment is not too hot for students to play on and to provide relief from the Texas sun when enjoying their much-needed recess outside. Please join me in making this year’s Bobcat Dash the best one ever. I know we can achieve these goals for our students if we all work together.
The Bobcat Dash is Lakeview Elementary School's major fall fundraiser each year! The proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Lakeview Elementary PTA to benefit PTA activities and Lakeview Elementary. These funds allow the school to provide educational and recreational tools and resources for the students, so we thought that it is important to give you a little more information on this amazing annual event! This Friday, October 4th, our PTA will host our Bobcat Dash Pep Rally for all students during a morning assembly. >Click here for more Bobcat Dash info.
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Please join us for our next PTA Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Library to find out all the important things our organization is doing this year. Immediately following, Assistant Principal, Dan Flank, will present the NISD district-wide mission for the 2019-20 school year - Social Emotional Learning (SEL). ExSELence is always putting our kids first!
Childcare option during this meeting is participation in Art Night beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Membership Update: With our membership now reaching 645 members, the Lakeview PTA is set to win several awards this year though the Texas PTA. We have actually already reached all of the goals the state PTA has set for the months of August (Head Start Award, reaching 75% of previous year’s membership), September (Early Bird Achievement Award, reaching 100% of previous year’s membership), October (Membership Increase Award, for more than 100%), and November (500+ Club, with membership exceeding 500 members.)
This year, we will also qualify for several special category awards. The first award is the Student Membership Award, and with our almost 200 student members, we’ve reached that goal 7 times over. The MARS (Men are Really Super) Award goes to local PTAs with at least 50 men as members; we’ve already knocked that out of the park. And the big award, the Voice for Every Child Award, Platinum Level, which goes to school who have members equal to at least 100% of student enrollment. We achieved that status back in August.
If you still have not joined the PTA, there are still a few awards out there we would love to earn. Click here and get signed up today! Our next immediate goal is to have at least 50 community members join the PTA. For local business owners, it’s an easy way to show your support of the Lakeview PTA and all that we are doing for our school. Thank you!
STEP RIGHT UP TO HOMECOMING!🤡🐾🏈 Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally & CARNIVAL Wednesday, October 2nd. This is one of the biggest and best traditions in Bobcat Country for our Lil' Lakeview Bobcats! The parade begins at 6:15 p.m. from Medlin Middle School and ends at Byron Nelson where the night concludes with a community PEP RALLY and CARNIVAL.
21-Day Challenge Get on Board for the 21-Day Challenge, offered by the The Kids Teaching Kids® program that is sponsored by Medical City Children's Hospital. The challenge offers children and their parents the knowledge and resources to change their eating habits for the better!
Grade level teachers will be sending home 21-Day Challenge Cookbooks. Please register your child/ren using the link below. Students must be registered by Oct. 7th and there are no fees to participate. Your child will receive a prize from Medical City Children's Hospital for participating and NISD has the opportunity to win $8,000 for elementary PE classes!
Cost: $15 for Students (Ages 4-18), $20 for Adults! Registration will include a t-shirt and additional shirts will be for sale at registration however shirts are not guaranteed for race day registration. The price is the same for 1 mile and 5k, you may participate in both without additional charge. Price increases on Nov 5th at midnight ($20-students, $25-adults).
Lakeview has won the Reindeer Romp for 6 straight years! Please register here: http://nisdreindeerromp.com/ Ask your family and neighbors to sign up for Lakeview!
Last year we purchased big trikes, slack lines, and roller carts with our Reindeer Romp $$$! This year we are planning to purchase some mini-trampolines or a rock wall!
Remember . . . if your child is in Bobcat Run Club, he/she is already registered for Reindeer Romp!
Lakeview PTA will be hosting an ART NIGHT for students to learn about PTA Art Reflections and work on their Visual Art entries. We had great participation last year and would like to see even more students turn in creative artwork! The more entries are received, the more we are able to send on to district level. Learn more about the Reflections Program.
When: Tuesday, October 8th
Time: 6:15 - 6:45 pm — Dinner ($7 includes pizza, fruit, drink, dessert and art supplies)
6:45 - 7:45pm — Discuss theme & be creative
Where: Lakeview Cafeteria
Art supplies will be provided
Entries must be submitted by Monday, October 28thto the front office. Students can enter art even if they are not able to attend art night. Students may enter as many pieces of art in as many categories as they choose. Awards will be presented to recognize student effort and talent.
Parents are invited to stay but are not required. Permission slips will go home with students and should be returned by Friday, October 4th. Contact Liz Little with any questions at 469-867-5952 or email@example.com.
Be sure to enjoy a family friendly and safe trick or treating night at BNHS on Friday, October 25th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the BNHS Bus Loop Parking Log.
NISD Family Involvement Parent Program
Volunteers of the Month
Kiddos’ names/Grades: Laura Janese, Kinder Teacher and Grandkids, Collin Janese 5th Grade and Kathryn Janese 2nd Grade
Hobbies/Interests: Watching grandkids sports/activities, quilting, crafting and gardening.
Fun Fact: Current career, Grammy ❤️😘❤️
Tell us why you are Wild About Lakeview: I love all the staff they are so sweet and friendly!
Kiddos’ names/Grades: Kara & John in 3rd, Cody in 2nd
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, being involved in my kids activities and school, traveling
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Fun Fact: We are Disney people - Disney World is our happy place!
Tell us why you are Wild About Lakeview: I love our community of caring families, teachers and students. Everyone wants to support each other!
New School Check-in Procedure
Lakeview PTA App
Introducing our new Lakeview PTA App! Download Membership Toolkit from your app store now! Configure the way you receive communications from your Lakeview PTA, click here. Make sure you select both app notification and email.