DENVILLE, NJ – School Spirit Week at Lakeview Elementary is much more than students and faculty filling their calendars in an effort to adjust to their new, remote, learning schedules. A Disney theme made the students' third Monday at home extra magical, while USA Day spurred their patriotism. The remainder of the week showcases Beach Day, Sports Day and the ever-popular trend for anyone who has ever taken a class online – Pajama Day!

The familiarity of Spirit Week, a cherished event that takes place throughout the regular school year, helps students with their perception and understanding of their virtual academic environment. Lakeview’s Principal Elizabeth Baisley and Vice Principal Evan Scala recently shared uplifting messages with parents, remarking on the importance of participating in well-established, beloved practices at Lakeview.

“Morning meetings, [Google] Hangout meetings, PAW nominations, and Spirit Days will continue to remind them how much they are cared for by their Lakeview family. We miss them very much and look forward to seeing the yellow buses pulling onto the Lakeview campus. Thank you for partnering with us. We have GOT this!” encouraged Baisley.

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Under their leadership, along with guidance counselors, Debra Minieri and Maribeth Hall, events like School Spirit Week are fun and enthusiastic for the students and keep their emotional connection with their school community strong during distance learning.

In-person class instruction for New Jersey PK-12 schools remains on hold until at least April 17, 2020, as announced by Governor Phil Murphy on March 18.


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