March Newsletter

Hello Lakeview Families,
Welcome to the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year. The new year has brought about changes for the PTO Board.  Our President, Tina Doniger, has resigned to focus more time on her business and family.  We would like to thank Tina for all of her hard work and dedication on the board the last few years.  Thank you, Tina!

With Tina’s resignation, I have moved from the Vice President role to President.  I have been a member of the Lakeview Family for over seven years. I have three daughters one is in seventh grade, a fifth grader, and a kindergartener.  I have served as a room parent, volunteer coordinator, parliamentarian, and a volunteer at Lakeview.

Enough about me, let’s talk about about our plans and focus for the rest of this semester. Our board has been very hard at work to finish out the year with great success.  The rewards rockstars are revamping the program to match feedback from parents and students along with changes the rewards companies are making. We loved seeing all the Lakeview stars at the Red Carpet danceFriday night. The Otis Spunkmeyer cookie and Yankee candle sale at the end of March will allow an opportunity to fund a variety of projects.  Our Science Night at the end of March will keep our STEM learning in high gear.  Preparations for Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) are beginning as well.  Be on the lookout for our new Lakeview Two volunteer challenge.  We are also actively looking for PTO leaders for next year.  There are many more events and activities coming this semester so please read our monthly newsletters, visit our Facebook page (, and website (  regularly to get up to date information, forms, and dates.
I hope you are excited about the fun and busy semester we have in store for you.  We are looking forward to soaring to new heights. Will you please join us?

In Service and Friendship,
Misty Hampton
Lakeview PTO President

March Calendar

March Events

23 Report Cards
24 Science Night 6:00 pm
29 Bank Day 6:45am Lobby

Lakeview Rewards

OUR REWARDS PROGRAM IS CHANGING…. Here’s what you need to know

Coke Rewards

We will no longer be accepting coke rewards in the forms of plastic bottle tops, cardboard barcodes, or plastic bottle wrappers.  This program has been discontinued.

Kroger & Publix

Turn in grocery (not gas) receipts with your child’s name and homeroom.  Kroger receipts will show LakeviewPTO at the bottom and Publix receipts show Partners number at the top.


Expired Box Tops don’t count towards the contest – please check dates before turning in.

Sunny D

Continue to send these labels in as we are working toward our end of school goals!


We are discontinuing the LFE program.  Please send in any remaining labels until the program ends in August.  We are now participating in the Tyson reward program.


April 12th
May 10th

  • WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REWARDS IN YOUR CHILD’S CLASSROOM.  Collections for all rewards will now take place at the PTO concession stand once a month on the dates listed above.  Please LABEL WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME & HOME ROOM TEACHER.
  • Students will now receive individual prizes on turn-in day for participation
  • The classroom with the largest turn-in each month will win a “class-privilege” in the form of a dress up day, for example Hat day / Silly Sock day, PJ day.
  • We will announce the classroom winner for the 2016-2017 school year in May
  • We will be doing an end of year receipt drawing for all Kroger and Publix receipts collected.  Winner will receive an awesome prize!

Your participation helps Lakeview students receive much needed supplies, books and more!

Lakeview Two

We are challenging parents and guardians to volunteer a minimum of two hours per semester at Lakeview.
Opportunities to volunteer this semester – School Dance, Day of pick up of Otis Spunkmeyer and Yankee Candle, Field Day, your class room or other class rooms

Please join us for the first ever Lakeview Family Science Night Friday, March 24th6-7:15 pm ( grades k-2) and 7:15-8:30 pm (grades 3-5). The Adventure Science Center will be at Lakeview and have 10 fun, hands-on STEM activities for families to enjoy!

Please sign up using the link below:

Sign up using the link below:

Join PTO

PTO 2017-2018 – Board Nominations, Committee Chairs, Volunteers

It’s that time of year again to form a new Lakeview PTO for the 2017-2018 school year and we welcome each of you to become an active member. PTO officers, members, and volunteers work closely with the school staff to provide support for the school’s academic and social programs.

How can you benefit?

It’s a great opportunity to get to know your Lakeview neighbors, teachers and administrators. Each job — whether big or small — helps our students and each volunteer strengthens the PTO.

How do you get involved?

Choose an area that best fits your family, interest, time and talent. We need officers, committee chairs, and volunteers for bookkeeping, fundraising, event planning, social media, silent auction, purchasing, and much more.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the PTO, and/or have any questions, please email or call/text Sharon Monterroza at (520) 971-8455.

The deadline for Board nominations is: Monday, March 20th.

This year Lakeview will have teams running in both the Kids Rock (April 30) and the Wilson County Kids’ Marathon (May 6). The PTO has volunteered to coordinate the Kids Rock Marathon for families who wish to participate in the downtown event.  Coach D will be coordinating the Wilson County Kids’ Marathon for those families that wish to participate locally.  You can practice with the Lakeview Marathon Team whether you are registered for either the Wilson County Kids’ Marathon or the Kids Rock Marathon.  You must be registered for one or both marathons to practice after school.  Practices for the Kids Rock Marathon will begin on Wednesday, March 22 after school.  Practice will wrap up around 2:30.  Combined practices for both Kids Rock and Wilson County Kids’ marathons will begin on Monday, April 3 after school. Coach D will be working on shirts that all participating students may purchase.

Kids Rock Marathon Details:
*The PTO will be picking up bibs ad registration for the group
*Setting up a canopy at the event for a common meeting spot
*More information to come as the event approaches

Don’t forget to enter every day for the $30,000 Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Each person is allowed one entry per day until March 24, 2017. Here are the details:

All you need to do is click on the link to register. Once registered you can go back to the same link and submit an entry once per day until March 24.…/win-for-your-sc…/sweepstakes

Anyone can register and submit entries for Lakeview Elementary School. Please share the link with family, friends and neighbors and see if they will help us win a playground makeover. They will just need to enter 37122 for the zip code, Mount Juliet for the City and select Lakeview Elementary School.

The more entries we have the better the chance to win $30,000 for a playground makeover.


When to wash your hands:

*before and after using the restroom,
*before and after contact with someone who is sick or large groups of people
*after coughing, sneezing and/or blowing your nose-always cover with a tissue or into elbow or sleeve
*before and after eating/handling food
*after playing outside
*after petting a pet, handling their food or cleaning up after them
*If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer

***Remember to keep your hands away from your face… Germs on your hands get in your body when you touch your eyes, nose, and/or mouth.  When washing your hands count to 20, sing Row Row Row Your Boat or Happy Birthday 2x

Cook It Up the Healthy Way
Top 10 Healthy Ways to Cook Fruits & Vegetables

Sweet potato fries by cutting up into slices and seasoning with olive oil, cayenne pepper and a dash of salt.
Peaches for a sweet snack. Slice in half, drizzle on some honey and sprinkle with ginger and pecans.
Winter squash. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
A potato for lunch. Top with broccoli and a sprinkle of cheese.
An apple for dessert. Fill the core with dried fruit and nuts.

Boil …
Diced or crushed tomatoes in a vegetable or chicken broth for the base of a homemade tomato soup! Add fresh herbs and spices to make your own unique recipe.
Apples with lemon juice and cinnamon. Mash up and serve warm or chilled.
Turnips and potatoes. Mash them together and season with salt and pepper.
Kale, and add a handful of chopped currants, salt and pepper.
Butternut squash and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Steam …
Artichokes for a long time (about an hour) to get flavorful leaves perfect for dipping! Try them with a tasty almond pate.
Any of your favorite vegetables with citrus juice and zest added to the water to create bold, new flavors. Try lemon juice with spinach, orange with broccoli or grapefruit with carrots!
A medley of vegetables and season with some herbs. Serve over couscous.
Cabbage, and season with caraway seed, salt and pepper.
Green beans with chopped onion. Add a clove of garlic to cooking water.

Stir-Fry …
Pineapple and mango in a honey ginger sauce for a perfect topping to low- or fat-free ice cream.
Zucchini, yellow squash, diced tomatoes and mushrooms with olive oil and herbs. Add some diced jalapeno for an extra kick and serve over brown rice.
Broccoli in olive oil and chopped garlic. Add some capers for extra zip.
Frozen mixed veggies. Add a dash of low sodium soy sauce, or flavor with herbs.
Onions, peppers, zucchini, corn and jicama. Throw in some red or black beans. Season with your favorite salsa to give it a Southwestern flair. Serve over rice.

Sauté …
Pear and apple slices (peeled) in a skillet with a little butter until tender. Add marmalade and orange slices, remove from heat and serve for a fruity dessert.
Cauliflower with nutmeg and oil after pre-steaming for a tasty twist on an old veggie.
Spinach with garlic and olive oil.
Green and yellow summer squash with onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. For a different twist, add chopped tomato and basil.
A variety of different colored peppers with onion. Serve as a side dish.

Roast …
Red peppers in the oven at 450°, turning every 15 minutes until done (blackened skins). Peel off the skin and slice them, then drizzle in oil and garlic and refrigerate. A Perfect addition to any salad, sandwich or antipasto dish!
Whole red potatoes in the oven after tossing them in a mixture of olive oil, garlic and rosemary until tender for a mouth-watering side to any meal!
Some winter vegetables cut in large pieces – parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, beets, sweet potato are some good choices. Coat lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with your favorite herbs, and roast at 425° for 30-40 minutes until tender and browned.
Brussels sprouts drizzled lightly with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt. Magnifique!
Thin slices of sweet potato to make chips.

Grill …
Mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and tenderloin for the perfect summer kabobs.
Corn on the cob. Peel and coat in a mix of seasonings such as oregano, pepper, onion and chili powders and salt with a touch of butter to help it stick. Wrap in aluminum foil and grill until tender.
Pineapple, peaches or mango. Top with a dollop of low-fat ice cream, frozen yogurt or sherbet.
Asparagus and add to a salad of mixed greens, roasted peppers and toasted nuts.
Some eggplant, zucchini and portabella mushrooms to use in a wrap.

Stew …
Pears. Peel and core and stew gently in cinnamon, sugar and water until tender. Perfect for an after-dinner treat!
Cabbage with tomatoes and garlic to serve over rice for a unique side dish to any meal!
Classic stew vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, green beans, celery, onions in canned tomato sauce. Substitute canned beans like kidney beans or black beans for meat.
Frozen corn, onions, peppers, celery, and salsa. Serve over rice. Add some red or black beans and call it a meal!
Canned tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and chickpeas. Add oregano and top with sliced olives.

Blanch …
Almonds in water for 15 seconds and peel for a new twist on a healthy snack.
Basil and parsley leaves. Blend together with olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and a little lemon juice for a great pesto!
Broccoli and cauliflower to use on a vegetable platter for snacks and appetizers.
Broccoli rabe in salted water to reduce bitterness. Then cook like broccoli.
Carrots, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus and broccoli. Marinate in your favorite low-fat vinaigrette and serve cold. If desired, add other veggies like onions, mushrooms and peppers.

Microwave …
Any of your favorite chopped veggies in a bowl with an egg or two for a quick, nutritious breakfast.
Cranberries and orange zest with a little sugar and water to make a sweet cranberry relish.
Frozen or canned vegetables on those busy nights.
Spaghetti squash by cutting in half lengthwise and putting face down in a dish with water. Scoop out squash and serve like spaghetti with tomato sauce and/or Parmesan cheese.
A potato for lunch and top with low-fat cottage cheese and chives.

A reminder from the Green Committee. Lakeview does not accept deliveries (flowers/candy/balloons, etc.) for students. Also, items of this type are not permitted on the school bus.

Congrats to….Megan Hamilton, Lakeview’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year.

She teaches 4th grade math and this is her 6th year teaching. Our faculty had wonderful reasons for nominating her. One teacher wrote, “ Megan goes above and beyond in planning engaging instruction for her students and grade-level as well as continually creating and organizing activities that foster collaboration and community school-wide. Her expertise and leadership along with her never ending willingness to jump in to help others make her an outstanding candidate for Teacher of the Year.”

WWBA Basketball

I hope that you are enjoying your season with WWBA!
As this year draws to a close, I’m asking for parents to consider being a school director for WWBA.  We need one additional director at Lakeview, Stoner Creek and the new school, Springdale.  Elzie Patton is in dire need of two directors and if no one steps up, will not be allowed to play in WWBA next fall.

Please email me if you have questions or if you would like to become a director of one of our elementary schools.

Thank you!
Terri Kawczynski

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