Lake Elementary

Week of May 10, 2021

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Dear Families,

Thank you all SO MUCH for treating all of our staff so well during Staff Appreciation Week! We felt so appreciated, and it brightened everyone's day to be showered with so much love. THANK YOU!

We continue to plan for the last part of our year and all of the celebrations to come. Be sure to read any communications coming from your child's teacher so you are in the loop for what's going on. We're also continuing to register new students for the 2021-2022 school year. Because our campus is still restricted for visitors, we've created a virtual school tour that is posted on our website. It's linked below for your viewing pleasure - please feel free to share this with any friends or neighbors who have students coming to Lake next year!

Our final ROCK Awards and Dolphtones performance will be live on Monday, June 14th. We invite everyone to join us. Please complete the registration form linked below to attend!

Coming Events

  • May 3-16: Book Fair (
  • June 1-11: Lake's Celebration of Learning
  • June 14: ROCK Awards & Dolphtones Performance (register to attend on Zoom)
  • June 16: 5th Grade Promotion Virtual Ceremony (register to attend on Zoom)
  • June 17: 5th Grade Drive-Through Celebration @ 2:15pm
  • June 18: Virtual Student Collection Day (for books, devices, & instruments)
  • June 18: Last Day of School (minimum day dismissal at 12:45)

Family Coding Night

Join us for a Virtual Family Bilingual Coding Night on May 27th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please share this opportunity with families!


Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish! You can join on a computer, chromebook, or tablet! Bring your family and friends to learn more about computer science! You can also be entered in a raffle for gift cards!

Lake Campus Tour 2021

The McManus Minute

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s never too early to start teaching children tips for a healthy mental state.

Here are five tips for supporting kids as they learn to manage their feelings and develop good mental health habits:

  1. Take Care of YOUR Mental Health: Adults need to take care of their own mental health before they can help kids. Modeling good mental health is key.

  2. Build Trust: Create a safe and secure environment where kids can express themselves and share without fear of reprimand. A good way to build trust is to be consistent. We all do better when we have structure and plans that we can rely on, especially when life is unsettling.

  3. Teach Stress Management: We experience stress of all different kinds throughout life. Learning to better manage these anxious moments will serve us as kids, teens, young adults, and through adulthood. Subscribe to this YouTube channel for breathing, meditating and other stress management videos!

  4. Establish Healthy Habits: Good food, plenty of sleep, and exercise — all the things that sustain healthy adults — are just as important for kids!

  5. Develop Self-Esteem: Through a balance of praise and independence, children begin to set their own boundaries and develop a sense of self.

For more tips, strategies and practices for better mental health, visit these Mental Health and Mind & Body playlists on YouTube. (provided by California schools VEBA Resource Center -
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Interested in joining the Lake team?

VUSD and Lake are looking for classroom substitute teachers! You need a bachelor's degree (in anything!) and a desire to work with our amazing students and staff.

If you are interested, please let us know and visit VUSD's Human Relations website and apply!

California Parent & Youth Helpline

We wanted to make you aware of a resource that was shared with us. If you are ever in need of support for you or your family, you can always reach out to the California Parent & Youth Helpline.
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