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Our School

Lakeview Public School is a community school offering Early French Immersion programming from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six. As an Immersion Centre, we encourage an environment that is conducive to the development of second language skills. The school is located on Corkstown Road, off Carling Avenue near Andrew Haydon Park. Our school operates under a Balanced School Day which means that the Grade 1 to 6 students have two 120 minute periods of uninterrupted learning. Each of these uninterrupted blocks is followed by a nutrition break consisting of a nutritious snack time followed by recess time. The last learning block is 60 minutes. Each of these learning blocks allows the teachers more flexibility in their teaching and their students more time to learn and achieve without interruptions.

Our Students

Lakeview P.S. has an enrolment of approximately 300 students. Languages spoken at home by our students include: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Polish, Romanian and Russian. Our students come from the Crystal Bay, Lakeview, Lynwood, Bayshore and Bells Corners catchment areas. The majority of our students are bussed to and from school.

Our Staff

Our teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, library, office and custodial staffs have a variety of educational backgrounds, interests, and experiences that enrich the learning community. Throughout the year staff upgrade their skills by taking part in curriculum development workshops such as mathematics, social studies, and the integration of the arts as well as other professional development.

Staff works collaboratively as a professional learning community participating in monthly staff meetings focused on teaching practices that can increase student achievement. In addition to implementing the provincial curriculum, staff organizes a variety of events such as the Terry Fox Walk, choir, clubs and sports. Under staff guidance, our motivated students run fund-raising activities that stress their commitment to both their neighbours and the global community, such as "Jump Rope for Heart" and the December Food Drive.

Our Community

Lakeview P.S. benefits from strong parental and community support. Volunteers are a welcome presence in the school listening to children read, accompanying them on field trips, organizing fund-raising events, and helping us with pizza and popcorn days. Newsletters, postings at the school, and a newly launched School Council website keep parents informed of School Council activities and encourage participation in meetings/events. Our School Council has paid for 2 play structures for the children to enjoy safely, as well as interactive whiteboards, and many learning activities offering valuable experiences.

Riverpark Place is a retirement home close to the school, and our students go over to sing and dance for the seniors at different times of the year. They, in turn, are invited to come to the school for our Remembrance Day Assembly and Mayfair celebrations.

Mission Statement

We are committed to a pursuit of academic excellence that offers success for every child. We value lifelong learning for both students and staff, and are committed to ensuring that the Immersion teaching/learning environment responds to the varied needs of all our students.

Facilities and Resources

Lakeview Public School is housed in a one-story building which has:

  • 11 homeroom classrooms within the school building
  • 5 portables (Only 3 portables are being used this year as homeroom classes.)
  • A bilingual library/resource centre with 10,000 books and videos, DVD’s and CD’s
  • An adult multi-lingual book lending collection
  • Technology in every room and access to interactive whiteboards, media carts, digital cameras)
  • A gymnasium
  • Two quality soccer fields (in partnership with Nepean City Soccer Club)
  • A large and small play structure

Unique to the school is its vicinity to Andrew Haydon Park with an underground tunnel leading to it, and its proximity to the Crystal Beach Tennis Club and Corkstown Pool.

Community

Our school has a strong relationship with residents and staff at Riverpark Place Retirement Home that extends to visits by seniors to the school for assemblies and our Mayfair celebrations. Students visit to perform songs and dances, as well as to sit and talk to the residents. We also work closely with volunteers from Ottawa-Carleton Research Institute to obtain community volunteers for the school. We also benefit from programming offered by the Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Public Health.

Safe Schools Initiatives

Teachers are proactive in their dealings with any form of teasing or bullying by being visible on the yard and throughout the school. We have implemented the WITS (DIRE) program this year. The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help children deal with bullying and peer victimization. - See more at witsprogram.ca.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

We offer an Early French Immersion program from Year 1 Kindergarden (JK). All three of our Kindergarten classes combine both Year 1 and Year 2 students. OCDSB's bilingual kindergarten program offers 50% English and 50% French learning. In Grades 1 to 6, Mathematics and English Language are taught in English. Our Literacy bookroom consists of various levelled readers for guided reading, shared reading texts, read aloud materials, big books and graphic organizers in both languages to provide a rich reading and writing program. Our mathematics resource room is filled with hands-on learning materials.

We continue to purchase a variety of new reading materials, math manipulatives, fitness equipment, and teaching resources to enable our students to succeed. With our mobile computer lab, multi-media learning carts, document cameras, and interactive whiteboards teachers can deliver technology-based lessons using learning and teaching software and students can engage in authentic centre-based activities.

Classroom Organization

This year Lakeview will have 3 kindergarten classes which will each include both Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK) students.

Information on grades 1 - 6 classes to come.

Special Education

A Learning Support Teacher (LST) assists classroom teachers to differentiate or modify a student’s program. She does educational assessments, meets with teachers, parents and support personnel. Teachers are assisted in the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and in differentiating curriculum expectations to meet student needs.

A Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) works with individual or small groups of children in or out of the classroom.

Clubs and Activities

Athletic activities such as cross-country running, track and field, volleyball, basketball and soccer make up our students’ co-curricular and intramural sports life at the nutrition breaks. We have a partnership with Learn to Play Association that offers sports, chess and arts & crafts programs during the afternoon recess twice a week and a daily before and after school program. Our musical groups (Percu-Chant and Beginner or Advanced Ukulele) give our students learning opportunities such as performing at school concerts and assemblies. This year Percu-Chant performed for the broader community on Rogers Television’s series. Public speaking is always a hit in the spring, as is our participation in a national mathematics contest. Thanks to the contributions of parent volunteers junior students participated in the First Lego League robotics completion.

Our students go to Riverpark Place Retirement Home to sing for the senior citizen residents at different times in the year. Our neighbours are invited to attend our annual Remembrance Day assembly and our annual Mayfair celebrations.

School Council

Our dedicated School Council meets monthly and through their fundraising initiatives have contributed funds to support French language dance workshops, musical presentations by National Art Centre Orchestra musicians, field trips, technology acquisitions and student/family resources.

As well, students are grouped in cross-grade houses and each house strives to be effective by being considerate of the needs and feelings of others. Students who are caught being helpful, kind or considerate receive an acknowledgement of their good deed. Students experiencing trouble with peers work with teachers and the principal to solve the problem. They are provided with opportunities to reflect on appropriate ways to solve conflicts. We have adopted a school-wide set of student expectations for a positive school climate based on respect. All teachers and staff have actively taught, trained and shown students how to manage their choices. Other initiatives include lunch monitors, and student safety presentations.

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