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Principal's Corner - Dec. 9, 2016

Dear Parents,

My heart is so full of joy this month as I think about our Lakeview students, parents and faculty and the wonderful things we are doing together to enrich the lives of children. Let me share some things that the students, faculty and families have been doing recently that I’m very proud of.

Our students have been involved in some great learning experiences in their classrooms and on fieldtrips and we have all been involved in applying the seven habits of happy kids The Leader In Me paradigm shift helps us create leadership opportunities for children and adults that is wonderful. The habits are helping us focus on being in charge of ourselves and making choices that are focusing on skills and habits that will help us be successful every day.

We have a great culture in our building and we see evidence of children being proactive in solving their own problems which improves behavior. Every teacher provides opportunities for children to be leaders in the sense that everyone can do their best work and be their best self. Ask your child what leadership skills they are trying to develop and improve on at school and at home.

Our recent family night was fantastic! The theme of Superheroes was so fun and it was a great evening for all who attended. This year our family night was planned with the help of several children who serve on an action committee. I’m proud to say that Ms. Ross and her action committee which included some faculty members and several students spent some Wednesday afternoons planning and preparing. For those of you who were able to come that evening you saw that in every activity the students were in charge and running the activity. They were able to generate ideas, plan the activities and supervise them that night. We are so proud of our students and the leadership skills they are acquiring and implementing. The Leader In Me habits are really making a difference at Lakeview in all of us. If you would like any information about the habits and how they can make a difference in your family, please call us.

This month our choir had the opportunity to sing at Roy City’s Lighting of the Christmas Trees. The choir’s performance was fabulous! On Dec. 7th, some of our choir children and their families along with Mrs. Fiveash and Mrs. Vigil, our choir teachers, attended the Weber School District Board meeting. Our choir kids sang Carol of the Bells (in parts) and Still, Still, Still (acapella). The children were so excited and they sang like angels. Then Trent Johnson, dressed in his scout uniform, proudly led us in the pledge of allegiance. Superintendent Stephens and the school board allowed us to take a group photo. It was a wonderful evening and I was so proud of our beautiful children. Watch for the picture to be posted on Lakeview’s website. A special thank you Mrs. Strate for arranging for our choir to sing at the December board meeting and to our two choir teachers Mrs. Fiveash and Mrs. Vigil.

The snow has arrived. Please send your children to school with the proper clothing for this cold weather and their recess time. We watch the temperature and air quality daily and make decisions about outside or inside recess, however, you and your student should plan that they will be going out so they are prepared. The children will go out most of the time so we need them to have the right clothing to provide a fun time at recess and not be miserable.

Thank you for all that you do for these beautiful children and the support you give to the teachers as we work together to provide great learning opportunities.

Mrs. Passey

Leader in Me

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