Special Programs and Activities
In order to be successful in and out of school, students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies—cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self control—and a set of academic competencies—academic mindset, perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors. (From the Lakeville Website)Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. (From the RC website)
Responsive Classroom Guiding Principles
The practice of mindfulness is a powerful tool for cultivating a heightened awareness of what is happening in our minds, and learning how our thought patterns, perspectives, and attitudes shape the quality of our lives. As supported by a growing body of scientific research, the application of mindfulness by students and educators has the potential to improve academic achievement and mental health.
The PRO Pledge is a Promise to Respect Others. All students and staff at Lakeville pledge to:
Enrichment Programs are run by the recreation department and are available before school (8:00-9:00) and afterschool (3:30-4:30). Programs run for three, 10-week sessions.
Early Morning Gym
The Physical Education Department offers a Morning Program which includes fitness and sports activities prior to the start of the regular school day. To add to the variety and types of experiences, we include both indoor and outdoor activities. This program takes place each week, Monday through Thursday. Children will meet from 8:00 – 9:00 according the schedule below:
Monday Gr. 4 & 5, Tuesday Gr. 4 & 5, Wednesday Gr. 2 & 3, Thursday Gr. 4 & 5
All Lakeville students take part in our Read-a-thon each spring. Students are asked to read as many minutes as possible during the month-long celebration.
Each June 14th, Lakeville hosts a school-wide celebration of Flag Day. Students and staff gather in the large gym to sing songs and learn about the history of the flag. Parents are invited to attend.
Students in 4th and 5th grade have the opportunity to participate in a STEM challenge each year. After a design challenge is revealed, students can work in groups or individually to complete the challenge. This long-term project is completed and home and celebrated by the Lakeville community in school during our STEM fair.
The Lakeville Winter Sing is held the week before vacation in December. Students and staff gather in the large gym to sing songs and read stories about winter. Parents are invited to attend.
Spring Walkthrough is an annual event where families are invited to visit classrooms and special area spaces. Student work is displayed throughout the school.
On the last Friday of each month students and staff are encouraged to wear school colors (blue and white) or Lakeville gear.