The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

Week of August 26, 2019

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to provide diverse opportunities for learning as appropriate for each student to become productive members of society.

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Three Tier Busing - School Start Times

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Warren will be implementing a three tier transportation schedule. As a result, there are new school start times for our students. These changes will allow us to provide a safer and more efficient transportation experience for our students. More information will be available on our website and at registration in July.

High School (9-12) - 7:15AM - 2:20PM

Elementary School (K-4) - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Intermediate/Middle School (5-8) - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

Warren Early Childhood Center & Renaissance - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Dear Lakeside Families,

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Lakeside family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit the campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills are paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 515 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

Janie Smith, Principal

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your attendance at our Back to School Night! We hope you enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher and we look forward to seeing you visit again soon! Super Parents Are the Core Night


Super Parents Are the Core Night

On Thursday, September 5th, we will be hosting Super Parents Are the Core Night at Lakeside. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will end no later than 7:45 p.m. In the near future, we will send home a brief description of what will be covered under each topic. Members of our staff will repeat each session 3 times over the course of the evening. You will be asked to choose 3 of the 6 topics being offered. Each session will be 25 minutes in length with a brief transition time between sessions. In addition, during the event, we plan to offer pizza and a dance party for your children who currently attend Lakeside. If you are able to attend and if you are bringing one or more Lakeside students with you, please complete the bottom half of this paper, cut on the dotted line, and send the half-sheet back to school with your child. We want to make sure we have enough pizza for the Lakeside students who will be attending. Please note that we will not be able to feed or supervise children who are not current Lakeside students.


Also, we do not have the ability to feed adults either. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the event!


PAC Night Topics

∙ Standards-based report cards

∙ Digital content utilized to support personalized learning

∙ Curriculum

∙ CORE/PBIS

∙ NWEA Testing

∙ IREAD 3


Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith


Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

Help your girl discover her inner scientist!

Girls Inc. Day is for girls ages 9-16. Your girl will be able to explore a full day of hands-on activities that will challenge her problem-solving skills and encourage teamwork. She will also be able to learn more about innovative careers in STEM.

Girls Inc. will be hosting another Girls Inc. Day on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Eli Lilly & Company. We will be teaming up to provide the girls with exciting program activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Technology plays a critical role in the entire life of a given economy. Learn how advances in technology play a role in our everyday lives and the opportunities for our future. Come participate in activities focused on coding and virtual creation of products.

Registration for the event is just $7 per girl and includes lunch, a morning and afternoon snack, as well as a Girls Inc. t-shirt.

Click the ‘Here’ for more information on Girls Inc. Day!

Barn Hill Preserve

Next week, Barn Hill Preserve will return to Lakeside. All students will participate in the presentation where they will get to see various animals, including a baby kangaroo! In order to see this free show, all children must have a parent signed permission slip. Teachers will be sending these home. There is an opportunity to order pictures of your child with the various animals as well as other items. This is completely optional. If you would like to order items, all forms and money must be turned in by Wednesday, August 28th. If you are not ordering items, just turn in the signed permission slip so your child may still attend the free program.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

The Marion County Health Department will be at Lakeside from Tuesday, September 3rd, through Friday, September 6th to conduct Vision and Hearing screenings on our students. Vision screenings will be done on all First and Third-grade students, and Hering screenings will be done on all First and Fourth-grade students. Also, any second through fourth grade students new to Warren Township will be screened. Kindergarten student's vision will be screened at another time in the near future. If for any reason you do not want your child screened, please send a handwritten note to the school nurse by August 30th. Please call the school clinic at 317-532-2855 for any questions.

Indiana Fever!!

To tipoff your school year and tipoff the last Indiana Fever game of the year, we have a special offer for your students and faculty! Your school can receive 50% off tickets for the September 8th game when the Fever host the Connecticut Sun. Attached you will find the flyer that will allow you to take advantage of this fantastic offer.


ORDER DEADLINE: September 6th, 2019

To order tickets, visit www.fevergroups.com/backtoschool2019

Questions? Contact Taylor Cross at (317) 917-2767 or Tcross@feverbasketball.com

Warren Homefest

Warren Homefest 2019 is quickly approaching on Friday, September 6th, and we have booth space available for your organizations, clubs, and athletics. Booth space reserved before Friday, August 9th will cost $20 per booth for everyone else but, for you, IT'S FREE!


Please complete the attached form and return to us at warrenhomefest@gmail.com if you want to set up a booth for your organization.


If you know any business owners who'd like to showcase their products or services at this year's Homefest, feel free to forward this to them. Booth space can still be reserved after August 9th, but it will be $30 per space for anyone that is not a Warren org or club. The informational flyer also attached.


Registration for PAYING booth space ONLY can also be done online. Scroll past the Fun Run registrations to find Vendor Registration and follow the directions. Warren Township Council of PTAs

YMCA

Click the link below to get more information on signing up your student for before and/or after YMCA care at Lakeside! https://indymca.org/youth-development-center/



Role Models Needed! Now hiring for YMCA Before and After School Care across Indianapolis! Apply today! https://indymca.org/jobs/

New Warren Website and App!


Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying, and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.



We’re thrilled to announce MSD of Warren Township’s new app! It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.

Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

1. Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students are chronically absent. Read more...


2. Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back. Read more...


3. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Read more...


4. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. Read more...

FREE LUNCH FOR ALL!!

All Warren Township Students will now receive breakfast and lunch for FREE

No application required, all students enrolled in a Warren Township school will have access to FREE lunch and breakfast

Free meals are all comprised of lean proteins, healthy whole grains, and unlimited fresh fruits and vegetable. A La carte items, add-ons, and snacks & beverages will still be available for purchase.

This program is separate from receiving textbook assistance. Please complete a 19/20 application for Textbooks @ your student's school.

For more information about free breakfast and lunch at MSD Warren Township Schools please contact: Bob Horan, Resident District Manager, Robert.Horan@compass-usa.com or 317-869-4466

Lunch Menu

VIEW MENU

Warren Township Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, publish breakfast and lunch menus through Nutrislice - an interactive website and a free smartphone app. Our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime! Click here for the menus or download the menu Nutrislice app.


Parents and students at Chartwells districts across the country have access to descriptions, images, and nutrition and allergy information for all menu items. Our menus are also accessible on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and as a traditional PDF that can be printed and put on the fridge. We have developed our own portfolio of beautiful photos of our recipes and created exciting content and nutrition education that engages both students and parents!


Chartwells will provide reasonable modifications to students with medical needs/disabilities on a case-by-case basis with proper medical documentation from a physician or medical provider. Please contact Resident Dietitian, Haley Quade at 317-869-4441 for more information.

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Additional Updates and Information

  • Lunch: Just a reminder that ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and Lunch this school year!
  • Birthday Treat Policy: All MSD Warren Schools have aligned their birthday celebration policies to the district’s wellness policy. As part of our efforts towards health and wellness, we follow a “no birthday treats” guideline.
  • Visitors Background Checks: Volunteers must have a valid background check on file in the front office as well as be included on a students emergency contact form for any type of school volunteer opportunities. If you would like to complete this process or have any questions please stop by our front office.
  • Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-2850 to report his/her absence. Please call and report if your child will be arriving late to school due to a doctor’s appointment. Doing so helps us to know that your child is safe and with you.

Join your Lakeside Family for “Wind Down Wednesday”

1. Follow Lakeside’s Facebook Page: https//www.facebook.com/ LakesideLionsDen/

2. Check in to Facebook Live on our official Facebook page every Wednesday @ 8:00 pm

3. Listen to Mrs. Hoppes and other staff members read you a bedtime store live “SEE” you next Wednesday

HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS


While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

CAR RIDERS/DAYCARE Student Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

We ask that our parents follow these guidelines to ensure that every student has a safe arrival and dismissal:

All students will be required to be dropped off and picked up through the car rider line to maintain safety standards. Parking at the front and East end of the building and walking children to and from the entrances will not be allowed. We want to prevent children and adults walking through the path of cars or buses on the property at any time.

Staff members will be present outside beginning at 7:55 a.m. each morning for student drop-off. Please do not release your children until a staff member signals the beginning of our process. Students will not be counted tardy until 8:05 a.m. Our afternoon pick-up procedures will begin at 3:00 p.m. If you are in a hurry, you are encouraged to be at or near the front of the line. We will implement our dismissal procedures as quickly and safely as possible for all.

Thank you very much for your support with helping ensure Lakeside maintains safety as our priority during our student entrance and dismissal each day!

DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR CAR RIDER SIGN IN THE FRONT OFFICE!!

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/ NEWS MEDIA USE FOR STUDENTS

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child’s school. This may include your child’s photo, your child’s name or your child’s work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child’s achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child’s school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Lakeside Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

PTA Meeting

During Back to School Night, August 13, the PTA will be having a membership drive. For each membership, you will also get the PTA discount card. PTA Memberships are $6.00 each. We hope you will consider joining our PTA if you haven’t already. For just $7, you can be part of this vital organization that sponsors numerous events for our students AND families throughout the year! We are looking forward to seeing you at our next up and coming PTA meetings on Tuesday, September 3rd.