The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

Week of April 3, 2020

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.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,

Good evening. This is Mrs. Smith, principal at Lakeside Elementary. My thoughts have been with our entire school community the past several weeks. This is a challenging time for everyone, but please know that we are here for you and focused on reconnecting with students as we prepare to start Learn at Home Activities. Per Governor Holcomb’s executive order, all Warren Township schools will be closed for the reminder of the school year. Even though we will not be meeting in person, we are excited to reconnect virtually with your students via Learn at Home activities starting the week of April 13th.

In order to facilitate high quality Learn at Home activities we will provide a school-issued device for any student who needs one during this time. Devices will enhance the learning process and provide opportunities for students to interact with their teachers and classmates virtually. Interested families should complete a Device Request Form at so we can prepare devices to be picked up. In order to facilitate a safe and efficient process our school has been assigned a date and time for devices to be picked up.

Lakeside Elementary ‘s assigned distribution date and times are: April 8, 2020, Grades K-2-9:00-12:00 and Grades 3-4 from 12:00-3:00.

The Device Request Form is accessible with any device (cell phone, computer, tablet). If you arrive without completing the form, you will be asked to complete the form before a device will be issued. During distribution, all family members should line up in each school's designated car rider line and remain in their vehicle at all times. A school staff member will meet you at your car to check-in and deliver the device to you.

Stay Safe & Take Care!

Mrs. Smith

If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook… Twitter: @ Lakeside_Lions Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

Check out our webpage:

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I also want to remind you about our updated food outreach plan. To provide increased quantities of meals and to lessen the need to travel on a daily basis, we are adjusting and expanding our food outreach program. We have added a Wednesday evening food outreach site at Post Road Christian Church and now Lakeside Elementary from 5:30 - 7:00. Wednesday locations will distribute a total of 8 meals. Starting next week, we will be distributing 6 meals on Tuesdays and 8 meals on Fridays at now 11 locations from 11:00 -1:00. Eastridge and Hawthorne will be added as Tuesday / Friday locations.

Finally, I want to provide two contact numbers you can reach out to for assistance. If you have questions about Learn at Home, device distribution, or technology, please contact our eLearning/Learn at Home hotline at (317-608-0545) or email

If you find yourself in need beyond what is being offered, a District Community Outreach hotline and email have been created. You can either call 317-869-4308 or email with your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible.

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media Twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information. Be safe!

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COVID-19 District Webpage

In our continuing efforts to keep our Warren families informed, we have a dedicated COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage that may be accessed at this link: We will continue to provide any updates through our digital app and this district website.

Free Internet Resources

Sprint, AT&T, T-mobile, and Verizon are unlocking hotspot access to everyone's cell phones. Please see the links below for more information.

Below are a couple of resources for families without internet access:

1. Free internet that AT&T is offering.

2. Here is another link for families without internet.

Parent & Caregiver Survey

Communication is more important than ever, we need your thoughts. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the following survey:

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How Can I Keep Them Busy?

I have 2 children at home. If you're like me you're thinking, how can I keep them busy (& learning)? I've compiled some ideas appropriate for preschool-aged children and up. Over the course of the past few days, I've seen many educational companies offering free resources, so I've also included links to those sites for your convenience. Take care!
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Scholastic has created a learn at home page:

The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families.

The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.

Free Community Resources!

Community Compass launched an app recently to help users find food pantries, farmers’ markets and hot meal sites. It is also designed to navigate a variety of nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The project was funded by the City-County Council and overseen by Office of Public Health and Safety. For more information, call 317-434-3758 for visit

  • Playworks Online Game Library - Playworks
  • 5210 Healthy Behaviors Challenge sheet - Jump IN for Healthy Kids
  • Online Kids Dance Classes – KIDS DANCE OUTREACH
  • GoNoodle Library - Movement and Mindfulness videos
  • Yoga Ed Youtube Channel - Yoga for Children
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - Day to Day Projects to Keep Kids Growing
  • PBS Kids Learn and Grow: - Age by Age Tips & Activities for Social Emotional Learning, Literacy, Arts and More!
  • Activities for Kids at Home During School Closures - Time
  • Health at Home PE & Health Resources for Parents – CATCH
  • Kitchen Classroom – America’s Test Kitchen
  • Podcasts for Students and Families - Family Resource and Youth Services Center
  • SEL Resources for Parents, Educators & School Communities – Inside SEL: Social & Emotional Learning
  • Just for Kids Comic (How to explain COVID-19 to a child) - NPR
  • Below you'll find a few links to the Indianapolis Public Library with LOADS of information and ways to access materials with and without a library card. This is exciting for students and families!