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Week of July 24, 2020

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to connect tradition with innovation, in a safe and caring environment, that provides exceptional learning experiences and fosters meaningful relationships for ALL Warren students, families and employees.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Families!

I hope you have enjoyed your week and are doing well! As we draw closer to the start of our school year, I want to continue to update you with important information.

As a reminder, the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is Thursday, August 6. Elementary school hours are 8:05am - 3:05pm. Our front office is available to help with any registration questions or needs for either virtual or in-person learning. Please call our office at 317-532-2850 for any needed assistance or to set up an appointment to register your child for the upcoming school year.

The Warren Community Family Resource Center, in cooperation with MLT Mentoring & Sonny Day, will be hosting a food distribution with fresh produce and meat from Gleaners. The distribution will take place on Monday, July 27th beginning at 3:30 pm and ending no later than 5:30 pm at the new Moorhead Community Resource Center, located at 8400 East 10th Street Indianapolis, Indiana. Supplies are limited, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. We would like to thank all of our families for allowing us to serve you over the summer months during these difficult times.

In addition, food distribution will continue on Tuesday, July 28, and Friday, July 31 at our designated locations from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

We would appreciate your help in notifying us if your child will be a car rider for the upcoming school year, as we anticipate a greater number of car riders this year. If your student(s) will be a car rider this school year please email our secretary Mrs. Hamilton at with your child's first and last name and if applicable the name of the daycare in order to have your car rider tags ready on the 1st day of school. This will help make our car rider process much faster and efficient.

As always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary! Take care and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Smith

Upcoming Warren Webinar

Warren is hosting another webinar on Tuesday. Our guest panelist will be Dr. Virgina Caine from the Marion County Department of Health. The registration information is below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 28, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: MSD of Warren S.A.F.E. Reopening Community (Staff and Parent/Caregiver) Webinar with Dr. Virginia Caine

Register in advance for this webinar:

Principal Message 7/17/20

Virtual Learning Option

Both new and returning students have the option to select virtual instruction for the 20-21 school year. To register for virtual instruction, families can indicate their interest by: Waitlist

Click here to learn additional information about virtual instruction:

2020-2021 Elementary School Supply List K-4

  • ● 1 bottle of white, liquid glue

    ● 2 large, pink erasers

    ● 2 big glue sticks or 4 small glue sticks

    ● 1 box of tissue

    ● 2 boxes of crayons

    ● 1 box of markers or colored pencils

    ● 24, #2 pencils

    ● 4 black dry-erase markers

    ● 1 pair of safety scissors

    ● 1 small school box or zipper pouch for school supplies

    ● 2,two-pocket folders

    ● 2 wide-ruled notebooks

    ● 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)

    ● 2 highlighters

    ● 1 pack of 3x5 index cards (white)

    ● A backpack (no wheels)

    ● 1 pair of headphones

  • Classroom Donations Appreciated (ziplock bags (quarts or gallon), additional pencils, boxes of tissues, dry erase markers).

2020-2021 Lista de Útiles de la escuela primaria

  • 1 botella de pegamento líquido blanco

  • 2 gomas de borrar grandes y rosas

  • 2 barras de pegamento grandes o 4 barras de pegamento pequeños

  • 1 caja de pañuelos/tisú

  • 2 cajas de crayones

  • 1 caja de marcadores o lápices de colores

  • 24 lápices n° 2

  • 4 marcadores negros en seco para pizarón

  • 1 par de tijeras sin punta

  • 1 caja escolar pequeña o bolsa con cremallera para útiles escolares

  • 2 carpetas de dos bolsillos

  • 2 cuadernos de regla ancha

  • 1 regla (pulgadas y centímetros)

  • 2 rotuladores fluorescente

  • 1 paquete de tarjetas de índice (ficha guía) 3x5 blanca

  • Una mochila (sin ruedas)

  • 1 par de auriculares

Donaciones de aula apreciadas (bolsas con cierre (cuartos o galones), lápices adicionales, cajas de pañuelos, marcadores de borrado en seco).

A Message from Dr. Hanson

July 22, 2020

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff,

This is Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township.

Last week, our school board approved our 2020-2021 S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan which included a modified start date of Thursday, August 6th. Our full reopening plan can be found on our district website. We will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 data and consult with the Marion County Public Health Department and make adjustments as needed to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

With the deadline for families to select VIRTUAL being July 20th, our teams are now working diligently to schedule courses, create bus routes, and develop class rosters for all of our IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL students. Families can expect to receive information on these things next week and the first week of August.

Families with students in grades 9-12 who selected the VIRTUAL option will receive a phone call from their school counselor to assist with scheduling their classes for the upcoming school year. Please allow a few days for counselors to reach out to all of their students.

Our food outreach will no longer be operating on Wednesday evenings. Our food outreach will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 - 1:00.

Warren's Sonny Day Community Center will have a distribution this Thursday, July 23 from 6 - 7:30 pm at Highlander Park. Via a drive through distribution, the Eastside Rotary Club will be volunteering and giving out food & toiletry items, school supplies and school clothes.

I appreciate the patience and understanding that our families and staff have displayed during this ever changing situation. We will continue to be deliberate and mindful of creating plans that provide the best experience for our students and staff.

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1st Day of School

The 1st day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook…

Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

School Webpage:

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student and was not able to pick it up during our distribution days we will pass them out to students the first day back to school. If your student is attending Warren's virtual school or you would like to purchase a year book please call the office and we can arrange a pick up time.


Respect for Diversity

Academic Excellence

Commitment to Community

Personal Learning Experiences

Equitable Access to Opportunities

Strong and Supportive Relationships

Warren App!

Lakeside Families, stay informed with the latest Learn at Home information, staff contacts, social media access, and news updates. It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: or iPhone:

Principal Message 4/17/2020


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.