Board of Education Meeting, 1/17, 7:30PM
Please be advised there is a Board of Education Meeting on January 17, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Mahopac Falls Building auditorium.
Welcome to Lakeview Elementary School located high on a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Mahopac. The school year is off to a wonderful start. This is a wonderful setting for learning. But, of course, the most important thing about Lakeview Elementary School is the people who enter its doors each day. Our students achieve because parents, students and teachers all work together. We are preparing tomorrow's thoughtful decision-makers and problem-solvers. As I walk around the building each day watching students learn, I know our future will be in good hands.
The second graders dazzled their loved ones and got us all in the holiday spirit with their production of The Littlest Tree. A tale of growing and becoming.
As if things weren’t sweet enough in Lakeview’s first graders in Ms. Christos and Ms.Saracco’s class and Ms. Ettlinger’s class, students created gingerbread houses with the help of a few parents earlier this week. Inspiring creative expression, engineering thinking and fine motor control, these students constructed edible masterpieces. Most importantly, holiday fun was in the air all around.
Lakeview Elementary School’s cafeteria was transformed into a pop-up shop with homemade and donated items by Mary Kurtz’s fifth grade class on November 20th. As these 10 year olds were talking up their hand-crafted keychains, stress balls, slime, and stress balls to sell to fellow students, they also delivered a compelling message why to support their efforts.
Kurtz’s class recently read an article in Storyworks, a Scholastic online reading platform, about a charity, Smile Train, which provides corrective surgery across the globe for improvised children with cleft lips and palates. The class was moved by the organization and collectively decided on a way to help.
Their pop-up shop raised $805 which provides three corrective surgeries for fellow children. For more information about Smile Train, and to make donation, go to www.smiletrain.org.
STRONGER SCHOOLS = STRONGER COMMUNITIES: We want to hear from you!
Over the past several years, the Mahopac Central School District has taken great strides to improve and expand upon the academic program offered to students. Now, the district must also focus on the community’s investment in our school buildings to support our students for college and career-readiness.
Capital improvements under consideration include:
Together, we can develop a plan to address critical issues in our buildings to ensure a safe and strong learning environment for our students. The Board of Education and administration would like the community’s input as it begins to develop this plan.
Please take a brief moment to take the survey, CLICK HERE – this will be open for community input until Friday, December 14.
Fostering student athletes beginning, the #MahopacWay tradition lives on with the annual Mahopac Elementary Schools Cross Country and 5K races held in October. Students begin to develop the basic running fundamentals and learn the health benefits training for these running events. “Our aim is to create not just life-long learners but life-long runners, as well,” said Lauren Kittredge, Austin Road Physical Education teacher and 5K organizer. In fact, high school students from the cross country and track teams return to their roots and help with the races.
The Cross Country race includes all students who run by age on the Lakeview grounds. The 5K is made up of 4th and 5th graders who’ve committed to train before school before race day at FDR Park. This year’s 5K race was a record setting finish with all participants finishing under 41 minutes.
Along with schools across the country, the Mahopac Schools participated in a week-long celebration of making healthy choices and community connections with Red Ribbon Week. By helping students build a foundation of mindfulness to themselves and their community, the risk of substance abuse is lessened.
“Substance abuse prevention starts with the promotion of good mental health in kids and teens,” said Valarie Nierman, MCSD Health Coordinator. The District is committed to helping each individual student. Read more.