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Lower School News & Information

From Brent Drury Lower School Director

Dear Parents,
 
No School on Wednesday, March 10th - Parent-Teacher Conference Day
 
We recently asked our teachers what their students were learning and how they were learning it. Ask your children what they built, painted, read, or created in class this month.
 
Science, art and music teamed up in a Chinese cultural study in honor of the Chinese New Year which is celebrated over sixteen days (February 11 to February 26). In science, students in 4th grade learned about Chinese Shadow Puppetry, an ancient art form, and made their own shadow puppet creations. In art, students in 5th grade made lion puppets, 4th graders made Peking Opera masks, and 2nd graders made dragons. In music, students in 3rd through 5th grade learned about the Lion and Dragon dances, ribbon dancing, fan dancing, the Thousand Hand dance, shadow puppets, acrobatics, Peking Opera, various Chinese traditional instruments, and literature. They also created their own Chinese compositions on xylophones, cymbals, sea-pod rattles and rain sticks. Students in 5th grade designed their own Peking Opera masks and 3rd and 4th completed a lion head art project. Look in the galleries below for pictures and videos.

 Lower Schoolers Play Their Chinese Music Compositions


K3
Our 3-year-olds are learning how to say the names of colors in Spanish. Through the use of Valentine's Day hearts, they are learned about shapes in their Inspire class. Look in the gallery below for pictures.


K4
Our 4-year-olds are learning to blend colors by mixing finger paints. K4 is also learning how to problem-solve by building a bridge over the forest so that Little Red Riding Hood to avoid seeing and talking to the Big, Bad Wolf. In Spanish, students are learning how to say “¿Cómo estás?" and to describe how they are feeling. Look in the gallery below for pictures from these activities.
 
 
Kindergarten
Kindergarten students learned about coding by completing a Valentine's Day activity. For Presidents Day, they used their STEM skills to build log cabins similar to one in which Abraham Lincoln lived. In Spanish, students are learning the words for various articles of clothing. In Kindergarten science they are learning about seeds and plants by starting an indoor herb garden. Look in the gallery below for pictures.
 
 
1st Grade
Students in 1st grade are learning to create, read, and analyze pictographs and bar graphs by collecting data and making their own graphs. They made pictographs after they sorted and counted Valentine candy hearts, and made bar graphs after sorting and counting Fruit Loops. In science, students are learning about rocks and minerals by growing crystals. In their Inspire class, they are learning more about the Ancient Aztec culture and made sun gods. In Spanish, students are learning various words for food. And finally, in physical education, students are learning to cooperate with each other by using buddy walkers. Look in the gallery below for pictures from these activities.

In the March 8, 2021 Roar Newsletter, we will showcase the amazing things 2nd through 5th grade are doing.

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From the School Counselor

Hello. This is Stephanie Hager, your Lakeview Academy school counselor, and Feb. 1-5th, was National School Counseling Week. Last week I talked about perseverance and I’ve always found inspiration to keep moving forward by doing something for someone else. Sometimes you just need to get out of your own head. 

In the Black Panther movie, King T’Challa says “We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” Compassion is when we show care for someone else. When you’re feeling your worst, helping someone can make you feel better. 
 
How can you help? How can you show compassion to a friend, a relative, a classmate, a co-worker, or a neighbor? Can you be a listening ear for a friend who is suffering? Can you reach out to an elderly relative to let them know you’re thinking about them? Can you help a classmate or coworker who is struggling with their work? I’d love to hear your ideas. 


Recently, lower and middle school students at Lakeview Academy wrote and sent letters to soldiers and veterans. The America's Adopt a Soldier program sent the school a certificate of appreciation which you can read here.

The Lakeview Academy family suffered a loss in late January of a recent graduate.  Here are some resources if you or your child are grieving. Please reach out to me if I can help in anyway.

Grief:

Thanks,
Stephanie
 

From the School Nurse

In early December, the CDC issued new guidelines (click here to read) regarding the length of time to quarantine. Based upon these new recommendations, Lakeview Academy has updated their guidelines as to whether to come to school or not. You can download our guidelines by clicking HERE.

More information: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Busting Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

REMINDER: ALL Students (remote or on campus) MUST Submit a Health Attestation Daily

Why do I have to submit daily?
COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in our community. In order for us to determine if it is safe to continue or return to in-person learning, we need to know how the virus is impacting the Lakeview community directly. ALL Students (remote or on-campus) must submit a health attestation daily. When attestations are not completed, staff time and resources are required to follow up with families that have not completed the form which delays our ability to make data-driven decisions.
 
How do I submit daily?
Download the mobile app to submit from your cell phone or other mobile device. Once registered, you can also submit online using the link below.
 
To download the School Wellness Screener APP:
Download the app here. The link will automatically direct you to the correct app store for your operating system (iOS or Android).
(school-ID: lakeviewacademy-1290):
 
Click Here to Submit Online
To use this link you must have downloaded and registered for the School Wellness Screen. If you have not done so, follow instructions above
 
If you need help, or you are not able to use the mobile app, contact Dorothy Price at dorothy.price@lakeviewacademy.org for assistance in registering.
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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

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