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In order to make the traffic flow through the drop off zone more efficiently, we will now be locking the northwest entrance/door to the school. Students will need to enter the school through the middle doors or the northeast doors by the gym. Kindergarten students should be dropped off in the Kindergarten drop-off area and enter through the side doors directly into their classrooms. We have been trying to make the new drop-off work the best we can, but we continue to have people stopping near the first entrance and blocking off both lanes of traffic. Locking the northwest doors will help move traffic forward. Thanks for your patience as we have had to make adjustments to the district plan.

 Lakeview enjoyed a visit from author Brandon Mull  

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT: Over fall break, the district changed the parent drop-off area at Lakeview. We apologize that we did not alert you sooner; we were not aware that the changes would be made so soon. The current set-up is a temporary fix until next summer when permanent changes will be made. Please look carefully at the image above before dropping off or picking up your student(s) tomorrow. In particular, please note that there is only ONE ENTRANCE and ONE EXIT. Because of this change, it will be important that cars are consistently moving as far forward as possible. Thank you for your help; we appreciate your support. 


Lakeview PTA was happy to hear from Provo Mayor, Michelle Kaufusi, during their October meeting.

Is your child signed up for the Road to Success reading program?  Visit our library page for more information or check out the Road To Success FAQs  if you have any questions.  

School Pictures 
Customize your photo order: To preview package options and prepay online, visit and use this online code: lakeviewprovofall18


(Class Lists)

Supply Lists for the 2018-19 School Year

(Find supply lists here)


During the school year, students grow in terms of knowledge and skills. However, when summer break comes along, the formal learning process often ends, and many students begin to show learning losses known as the Summer Slide.  Parents can prevent the Summer Slide by keeping kids involved in learning over the summer months.

Use the links below to find activities that will be beneficial for students entering each grade-level.

Use the links below to access sites indicated in the grade-level lists.  Your child's usernames and passwords for each site will be the same as used in the previous school year.  If you need help with passwords, please email Mrs. Friedbaum at


These Retirees have more than 110 years teaching experience between them and you are invited to come honor them and wish them well as they move on to new adventures!       

Lakeview's Teachers Featured on a special episode of BYU's Random Acts!


BYU's Random Acts surprised Lakeview teachers with an amazing spa experience, right in the middle of the school day! What an amazing way to let our teachers know how much they are appreciated! A huge thank you to BYU's Random Acts!      View the full episode here.


Kindergarten Registration will be Thursday, April 26 from 3:30 to 4:30. Parents can go online ahead of time to complete the first part of the registration process at and click on New Student Registration. When that is complete, watch for an email response with instructions to complete the registration in your parent portal. Please bring a copy of birth certificate, current immunizations, and proof of address or copy of school choice letter to the school. If parents need help with the online registration we have computers available at the school.

Crystal Apple Award Winner!


Rodolpho De Andrade is a sixth grade Portuguese teacher at Lakeview Elementary School.  He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, but moved to Florianópolis where he attended the University. Because of his love of science, he received Bachelors Degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry Education.  He went on to get his Masters Degree in Science.  He found teaching a marvelous tool to spark curiosity and motivate students to pursue careers in Science. 

Prof. De Andrade came to Utah over 3 years ago.  He met his wife Karee, and she learned of the Portuguese Immersion program through a chance encounter with Professora Mel. While he was transferring his teaching license from Brazil to Utah, he started working as a Teachers Assistant for Professora Mel and Professora Loftus.  At the end of the year, he was offered the position to teach the sixth grade, and he was extremely happy to accept. He loves that he can teach in his native language, and is happy that he gets to teach Science. To help the students develop critical thinking, a curiosity for Science, and improve their Portuguese skills are his goals as a teacher.

When he's not preparing his lessons, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, going to the movies, and playing video games.  Congratulations Prof. De Andrade!

Lakeview Welcomes Jamie Leite!


We are excited to announce the appointment of Jamie Leite as Lakeview's new facilitator!  Mrs. Leite started her career in Provo City School District as an English teacher at Centennial Middle School. She later taught English for five years at Provo Canyon School. In 2012, Jamie started Utah’s Portuguese dual language immersion program and has since worked as the Portuguese DLI Director for the state. She has also been housed in Provo City and Tooele County school districts as a coach and specialist. Jamie completed a bachelors at BYU, a masters at UVU, and is currently completing a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy with administrative licensure at the U of U. She has endorsements in English, Portuguese, DLI, and ESL. Jamie has very much missed being in schools full-time with students and is thrilled to be coming to Lakeview Elementary! 

Golden Apple Teacher of the Year!


Melissa Stirling -Durrant, known affectionately by her students as Professora Mel, is a second grade Portuguese teacher at Lakeview Elementary School. Professora Mel is from Brasilia, Brazil. Although her father was British and her mother is Brazilian, her father never taught them English. She was raised with one brother and one sister who are both United States Army Veterans. Teaching has always been one of her passions and when she discovered she could teach in her own native language she began her career and has been teaching for 18 years.

She said, “I decided to become a teacher because of my aunt. She owns a school and since I was little I can remember playing school with her or going to work with her to help. I never saw myself doing anything different. When I am in my classroom I feel like something magical happens, and no matter how tired I am or if something bad happened before, I feel different. I feel charged! I care about my students and about their families.”

Her other passions include cooking, scuba diving, and dancing the samba and salsa. In her free time she enjoys being with her husband and their daughter, who is preparing to become a nun in an Orthodox Monastery.

Anyone who has spent time in Professora Mel’s classroom understands why she is a worthy recipient of this year’s Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award. Lakeview is lucky to have her.

3rd Grade Wax Museum

The 3rd graders did an amazing job at the Wax Museum.  Each student researched a famous person, created a report on that person, then posed like a wax statue as the whole school paraded through!  
The statues all looked so lifelike, you'd almost expect them to blink!

Join the Lakeview Jump Rope Team!

The Lakeview team is being taught by the Just Jumpin' Jump Rope Team, Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 through May 1st. The cost is $35/mo or $60 for the entire course. Jump ropes are available to borrow or purchases. Contact the office to get your kids signed up!

Lakeview Students Win Big at the District STEM Fair

Congratulations to Kampton Fuller, Ty Bybee, Judy Torsak, Dallin Coyne, Tyson Barney, and Arber Huff who will be moving on to the next level of competition at BYU!
The District STEM Fair was held on Friday, February 23 with about 150 participants from grades 5-11. The judges were significant individuals from both the university and professional community. The judges first interviewed the students and used scoring rubrics to evaluate each individual’s project. This means that the students need to be experts on the subject they chose. “No matter what questions we threw at them, we could not throw them off their game. They knew their stuff!” said a judge when interviewing students.

The Wolf's Chicken Stew

"The Wolf's Chicken Stew" was presented by Lakeview's kindergarten classes. All the kindergarteners did a wonderful job in the program about a wolf and chicks becoming friends!

Valentine's Day
Having fun with our friends!

Kindergarten Classes Celebrate
100th Day in School!

Kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day in school by building towers with 100 solo cups, structures with 100 marshmallows and tooth picks, counting by 10’s and putting 10 scoops of ice cream together. They even made gumball machines with 100 gum balls!

Lakeview Alumni Candidates for
Utah's 2018 Sterling Scholar Award!

Congratulations to Sienna Galvez and Chante Bronson, two Lakeview alumni who are candidates for the 2018 Sterling Scholar Award! Since 1962, high school seniors have been honored for their academic excellence by being named Sterling Scholars. According to the Sterling Scholar website, “A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.”  We are so proud of Sienna and Chante!

Lakeview Welcomes Mr. Barker

With the upcoming retirement of Mr. Daniels, we are excited to welcome Mike Barker as Lakeview's new principal!  

Mr. Barker began his career teaching science and health at Dixon Middle School for four years.  He then moved to Centennial Middle School when it first opened in 1996 and taught 7th grade science and a multimedia class teaching video editing.  He remained at Centennial until 2016, when he moved to Westridge Elementary to serve on the administrative team as the STEM Coordinator.  In 2017, he moved to Wasatch Elementary where he served as Assistant Principal.

Mike Barker attended BYU, where he received his bachelors degree in Biology/Secondary education.  He has also received a Master of Education - Instructional Technology from Utah State University and a Master of Education - Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University.  He received his Educational Administration License in 2015.

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Barker to Lakeview!


Let's take a minute to brag about Lakeview!

We already knew our students and teachers were amazing, but take a look at those test scores! Lakeview ROCKED the 2017 year-end tests! We are so proud of our students for striving to do their best, and to our teachers for their amazing efforts and dedication. Hug your kids and high-five a teacher --- way to go Lakeview!!!!!


January 8 - 12

Monday: SMARTIES don't do drugs (Smarties from the PTA!)
Tuesday: SOCK it to Drugs and wear crazy socks today!
Wednesday: LEI off drugs (Leis from the PTA
Thursday: TEAM up against drugs and wear your favorite team shirt!
Friday: Lakeview says NO to drugs, so wear RED to show it!

School will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  

Every year, Provo City School District sends out a stakeholder survey to all parents, students and employees asking for input about their experiences across the district.

To help improve our schools, please take a minute to quickly fill out the survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will remain open through December 15.  You may take the survey as many times as you need to in order to submit responses for each of your students.   The survey is voluntary and anonymous.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

English Survey

Spanish Survey


5th Grade Patriotic Program
Be sure to join us for tonight's performance!
(Nov. 16th at 6pm)

Happy Halloween!
from the Lakeview Team

NEW Procedures for the Halloween Parade

In response to a request from the PTA, we will be changing our Halloween procedure this year on a trial basis. Due to safety concerns regarding having so many adults in the building on parade day, we ask that parents not enter the building before or during the parade. The Halloween parade for parents will begin outside on Tuesday, October 31st at 2:00. Please plan to enjoy the parade along the parade route as indicated on the map below. Again, we ask that parents not enter the building before or during the parade. 

To accommodate this change, students will be allowed to arrive at school in their costumes. This will include face paint and hair color. We still plan to have a productive morning, so any part of a costume that is overly distracting to the person wearing it, or to those seeing it, should be avoided. Masks and weapons will not be allowed. Any props may be placed in the students’ cubbies until the parade. In some cases, a different costume for the school parade and Halloween night may be necessary as time for costume changes and/or makeup will not be part of the schedule. We are making this change to avoid the chaos and trouble it causes for parents to come before the parade to costume up their children, and to keep our students supervised and safe within their classrooms prior to the parade.

We look forward to this fun tradition and hope parents, grandparents, other family members, and neighbors feel welcome to come and enjoy the costume parade. Students may leave with parents after the parade after checking with their teacher. Those not leaving with a parent will need to stay until the bell rings at 3 o’clock.

Carta en Español
Carta em português

Jumprope Assembly

Check out the amazing performers, including our own students, teachers,
and a grand finale by Mr. Daniels!

Safety Week Bike to School Week- September 11-15th

Students who bike to school can be entered into a drawing to win prizes. This is sponsored by Racers Cycle Service in Provo.

Monday: Crazy Socks Day “Watch your Feet”
Safety tip – When crossing a road remember to cross on cross walks and look both ways before you cross.

Tuesday: Hat Day “Wear your Helmet”
Safety tip – When biking always where a helmet to protect your head

Wednesday: Wear Fluorescent/Bright colors Day “Be Visible”
After School —Crash Simulator.  Safety tip – When biking, running, or walking during the day or night, make sure that cars can see you.

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day “Use your Brain”
Safety tip – Always use your brain when biking, running or walking by being aware of what’s around you and remembering to obey safety laws. Also, when using the internet do not give out personal information. Be safe online!

Friday: Wear Green “Always remember to be Safe”
After School—Local fire truck will spray water on the field by the school - get soaked! Safety tip – As you’ve learned these safety tips, remember to use them your whole life.

Students who walk or bike to school at least three times per week during the month of September will be eligible to win a bike or scooter and helmet!
Here's how:

1) Walk of bike to school at least three times each week from Sept. 5 - Sept. 29. (If you live too far away, students can practice safe walking and riding in their neighborhoods)

2) Mark progress each week on the "Walk More in Four" chart that was sent home from school, or record it online at, or record it automatically by using the Walking School Bus App.

3) Charts and submissions must be received by Oct. 6 to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be drawn in October.

                                            (Walk More In Four Progress Chart)


We had a great time checking out the eclipse today!  Students wore special eclipse glasses, looked through pinhole cameras, and even just enjoyed looking at eclipse shadows on the ground.  What a great way to see motion in space in action!

Welcome Letter from Mr. Daniels

Kindergarten Information Letter

School Lunch Information & Handbook

School Fees


Kindergarten Class Lists for 2017-18

Important dates for the 2017-18 school year

Back to School open house                                         August 14 5-6:30

Class Work Begins                                                      August 15

Beginning SEP’s early out days @ (1:10)                  August 15-22

Kindergarten open house                                            August 22 4:30 -6:00 

Kindergarten classes begin                                          August 23

Labor Day No School                                               September 4

Community Council Elections                                    September 13,14,15

School Family Picnic  and data review                       September 18

School Pictures                                                           October 2 

Fall Break                                                                    October 19-23

Teacher training No School                                       October 24

Halloween Parade                                                       October 31 @ 2:00

Parents Conference, early out @1:10                         November 8, 9           

Family Arts Night                                                      November 13 

Thanksgiving Break                                                    November 22 – 26

Family literacy night                                                   December 4

Christmas Break                                                         December 18 - January 2       

Civil Rights Day No School                                      January 15

Teacher training No School                                       January 16

Parent Conferences                                                     February 7,8

Presidents Day No School                                        February 19

Spring Break                                                               April 2-6

Teacher training No School                                       April 9

Field Day dismiss at 12:30                                         May 24

Last Day of school, dismiss at 1:10                           May 25

Use the link below to find classroom supply lists by grade-level 

Supply Lists 

Let's Keep Kids Safe Online!
For parents in the digital age, one of the most ever-present concerns is Internet safety. How can we keep our children and teens safe online? Today, this means protecting their identities, keeping them safe from predators, and helping them avoid mistakes that will follow them into the future. Netsafe Utah is a great site for kids, teens, and parents for practicing and learning about online safety.
Let's work together to keep our kids safe!

Please Help Keep Our Kids Safe!

We are happy to see so many students biking and walking to school each morning.  Please consider having your child bike or walk to school in an effort to reduce the amount of traffic coming and going from Lakeview.  Because of this year's increased traffic on Lakeshore Drive, some concerns have arisen.  Parents driving students to school are not being mindful of crosswalks and allowing students the right-of-way.  If you choose to drive  your child to school, please proceed with great caution on the streets surrounding Lakeview Elementary.  If your child already bikes or walks to school, please discuss how to do so safely on traffic-filled streets.  Thank you for your cooperation.  We will continue to work together to ensure the best situation for our student and their safety.

Lakeview students learn how to respond to unkind behavior & bullying

Watch a STOP, WALK, and TALK VIDEO here

Student Drop-off and Pick-up CHANGE

Dear parents,                                                                                              August, 2015

 As we observed the pick-up and drop-off area directly in front of the kindergarten entrance it was clear that improvements were needed. With input from parents, teachers, and administration, a plan was made to make the process safer and more efficient for students and parents alike.

 With your help and cooperation we feel a positive difference can be made. The following page lists the guidelines and procedures that will be implemented this school year, 2015-2016.

 Possibly, the most important two procedures will be:

 1st Only parents with kindergarten children enter the circle at the south end of the west entrance for pick-up and drop-off. This will greatly reduce the number of cars entering the circle.

 2nd Do not leave your car unattended in the circle during any of the three drop-off and pick-up times. Traffic needs to move through the circle. An unattended parked car will totally disrupt the flow.

 Thank you again for your help in our attempt to make the process much safer and efficient.

Parking Lot Diagram & Guidelines


       Alumni Spotlight     

Bryan Brimhall

Posted-July 8th, 2014

I am very lucky to have had such a great experience with the teachers who now teach at Lakeview Elementary and my other classmates. I had a severe speech impediment that the teachers and speech therapists helped me overcome. I received a solid education and relationships that I will always cherish. I always look back at my time with these teachers with great fondness.

After elementary school, I went to Dixon, Provo high, then across the street to BYU and then the U of U for medical school. I am currently a senior resident in Internal medicine and future chief medical resident at the University of Colorado.

 The Lakeview teachers helped give me a solid base to grow on throughout the rest of my life.

We are so proud of you Bryan!

During the school year, students grow in terms of knowledge and skills. However, when summer break comes along, the formal learning process often ends, and many students begin to show learning losses known as the Summer Slide.  Parents can prevent the Summer Slide by keeping kids involved in learning over the summer months.

Use the links below to find activities that will be beneficial for students entering each grade-level.

Use the links below to access sites indicated in the grade-level lists.  Your child's usernames and passwords for each site will be the same as used in the previous school year.  If you need help with passwords, please email Mrs. Friedbaum at