School Announcements

  • Our Related Arts teachers have created a website where they will be posting optional lessons each Monday.  This information is also being sent out via an email message.  
     
     
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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten 2020-2021 Online Registration

    Our district is working very hard to get the approximate numbers to expect for the next school year involving Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Although we are in this precautionary extended closure, it's very important to go ahead and complete this online process if you haven't done so already. That way, our involved staff can prepare better to serve you and your child during the 2020-2021 school year.

    We know many families are new to our Wilson County communities each year, so please share with those who you feel may need this information.

    Families with a child currently enrolled in a Wilson County school:

    • Log into existing Skyward Family Access account to add your incoming Kindergarten student in the section titled “New Student Online Enrollment.” 
    • If you have a Pre-K student currently enrolled in a Wilson County School, they can enroll as an existing student. For those families, you will be informed beginning July 8 to login to your account and complete the “Returning Student Registration” process.

    Families without a child currently enrolled in a Wilson County School:

    Due to the closure of schools as a result of COVID-19, the program we use to sign up for pre-enrollment appointment times, Signup Genius, has been temporarily removed. Pre-enrollment appointments are being postponed along with Kindergarten Fair nights, but please go ahead and begin the registration process online. We do look forward to meeting prospective students and parents, and we will share new pre-enrollment dates and times when we have more information for you.

    Should you have any questions, please contact WCS Elementary Supervisor Yvonne Smith, smithy@wcschools.com.

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  • Pre-K Application

    VOLUNTARY PRE-K PROGRAM 2020-2021 ONLINE APPLICATION

    Our district is working very hard to get the approximate numbers to expect for the next school year involving Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Although we are in this precautionary extended closure, it's very important to go ahead and complete this online process if you haven't done so already. That way, our involved staff can prepare better to serve you and your child during the 2020-2021 school year.

    We know many families are new to our Wilson County communities each year, so please share with those who you feel may need this information.

    • The registration date for incoming Pre-Kindergarten was canceled at the beginning of this month but will be rescheduled for a future date.
    • Parents interested in applying for the 2020-2021 Voluntary Pre-K program can apply by visiting our Pre-K Program page.

    Should you have any questions, please contact please contact Lisa Baldwin at baldwinl@wcschools.com.

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  • Hearts and Hands  

    A note from our School Counselor, Mrs. Amadio:

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are wondering how this period of isolation and uncertainty will affect their kids.  Fortunately, there are many ways parents and caregivers can ease the difficulties during this time.  During periods of uncertainty and change, what our children need most from us is to feel safe, love, and protected.  The following ways will provide a sense of comfort, safety, protection and support:

     
    1. Establish Routines: Consistency and structure are very calming during times of uncertainty and stress.  Setting up a schedule that works for you and your family to include regular mealtimes, consistent wake-up, and bedtime.  Breaking down activities into chunks of time can be helpful for kids, especially if you set a time to let them know when things will begin and end.  Try to schedule activities they like after the ones they dislike.  Getting kids involved in the planning process can also help reduce the shock of this transition and give them a sense of control.
    2. Validate Their Feelings:  Parents should carve out space for their kids to express how they're feeling during this confusing time.  Plan a time each day where the family can all check-in to see how everyone is feeling and coping.  Make it a relaxed atmosphere and answer their questions as well as you can.
    3. Make Time For Physical Activity: Parents should make physical activity a part of their children's routines as well.  It's great for mental health and allows for quality family time.
    4. Be Present: Being present and available for your kids when you can is the best way to support and help during this stressful time.  Even if you are busy with work or other tasks during much of the day, you can set aside times when you're able to offer your full and undivided attention.  Children need to know that you are there and that they are safe with and loved by you. 
    5. Share Coping Mechanisms: Parents can encourage their kids to turn to favorite coping behaviors and share ideas for new ones.  
      1. Curl up and read their favorite book
      2. Write in a feelings journal
      3. Listen to calming music
      4. Draw pictures of what they're afraid of and talk through those feelings
      5. Encourage kids to tell themselves to be brave and that they will be OK
      6. Designate a calming corner - a soothing place in your home where kids can go when they're feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
    6. Emphasize What Can Be Controlled:With so much out of their control, children will benefit from talking about the ways they can help keep their family safe and healthy.  It is best to focus on concrete, practical things that are within their control, such as reminding them of the recommended hygiene strategies such as washing their hands for 20 seconds or longer. 
    7. Talk About Giving Back: Another way to empower children is to talk about the way your family can help each other and people in the community.
    8. Give Yourself A Break: Don't put too much stress on yourself to be the perfect parent during this time.  You just need to err on the side of being good enough.  Be flexible with academics.  Your kids are under the same stress you are, and they might be distracted and unmotivated to do schoolwork.
    We are in this together and we will continue to support you and your family during this time.  
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  • Meredith Biggs

    We are excited to announce our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Meredith Biggs!  Some of the things her co-workers said about her included always being a team player and always finding what is best for the individual child.  We are privileged to have her as a Lakeview Eagle!

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  • Lakeview Elementary is now on Twitter!  Follow along as we post highlights of all the wonderful things we have going on!

    @WCSLakeview

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  • Homework Hotline

    Homework Hotline is a resource available for students who need homework assistance.  Teachers are available Monday-Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For information, please visit their website here.  For assistance, students and parents can call Homework Hotline at 615-298-6636. 

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