Lake Elementary School News
For the week of January 23
Weekly Newsletter for March 13
Upcoming Important Dates
ONGOING: Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment
8:00 Coffee with the Principal, Rose Hall
TK/K Field Trip to Safari Park
8:00 Second Grade Performance, Rose Hall
9:00 Museum of Making Music Field Trip Lizalde/Wach
6:00 Moonlight Night Under the Stars (Dolphtones report at 4:15)
8:00 ELAC Meeting
4:00 Lake Science Night
9:00 Museum of Making Music Field Trip Smith/Hrystkevich
Hello Lake Families,
“Showing up” is a valuable life habit. It represents more than attendance; it is a positive attitude, being present and engaged. According to the research, attending school every day possible:
· Helps students get back on track and recover lost momentum
· Promotes student learning
· Helps students feel better about school and themselves
· Improves mental health through socialization, developing friendships, building empathy and forming lasting relationships with peers
· Allows for a personalized learning experience that keep students from falling behind
Thank you for partnering with us to ensure your child’s trajectory with good attendance!
3rd-5th Grade Families:
A letter was sent to you about upcoming state testing. Please remember the results from this test aren’t meant to tell the whole story. Your child’s scores are one of several ways for you and your child’s teacher to see how your student is progressing in school. Test scores, along with student report cards and teacher’s observations of your child’s performance in the classroom, are used together to form a complete picture.
Where can I learn more?
I also encourage you to take a look at a practice test for your child’s grade level. The practice tests are posted on the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. To find out more details about the Smarter Balanced test, visit http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca.
If you have more questions, please come to our Coffee with the Principal on 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at Rose Hall. We will go over more details on that day.
In partnership with you,
Dr. Davina Stringer
Lake Elementary Principal
Strategic | Ideation | Learner | Achiever | Input
Click my Calendly Link to schedule a meeting.
Office: (760) 945-5300
Framework for the Future: Adult & Learner Portraits in Action
2023 Lake Science Night
"Have you ever wondered what Science instruction looks like for your child? We are offering an amazing opportunity this year for Lake families! You are invited to attend Lake's Science Night on April 13th from 4:00-5:45pm. You will have the chance to go through a science lesson with your child and see how science is being taught. Teachers will be there to lead you through a learning experience and answer any questions. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! You will receive more information after reserving your spot."
First 30 K-2 Students to register
LaLaLa Lake - A Musical Moment with Mrs. Corso
3rd Grade Families: Students are working hard on their recorder songs. They will now be tested periodically in music and are working on earning stickers for each song they pass. Students can now record themselves playing from home to pass songs through Mrs. Corso’s Google Classroom. The class with the most stickers wins a party from Mrs. Corso. Please encourage your child to practice their recorder using Mrs. Corso’s Google classroom.
Please email Mrs. Corso with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Grade Families: Students are working on their performance pieces for our concerts on April 28th (AM- Time TBD) . Please encourage your child to practice their ukulele songs on Mrs. Corso’s 5th Grade Google Classroom. It’s not too late to check out a ukulele if you would like your child to have one at home to practice with.
5th Grade Ukulele Checkout Form. Please email Mrs. Corso with any questions. email@example.com.
Lake Loves to Read!
Lake loves to read…
In the library,
In the classroom,
In a chair,
Celebrate reading all month long in March along with a free book from the library!
All Lake students can log their reading for 2 weeks and get a free book in the library before Spring Break! Details will be announced to students and shared with teachers, along with reading log handouts, during our weekly library time. (These books are provided through a grant from the Assistance League of North County and our generous PTA donations! We are grateful for our book loving families and community!)
Please contact Mrs. Hayes in the library with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
VUSD Family Bike Edu Night Updates
We are just a few weeks away from our first Family Bike Education Night on March 22nd at VIC! At these nights we are asking our students (and families) to take a pledge by signing our Pledge Banner. Once they sign the poster, they’ll be given a pledge card to keep! We will also be handing out stickers with the VUSD Bike Education logo. There have been donations from local bike companies as well as a LARGE donation from E11even, a brand new mountain bike which we will be raffling off after the events. Please encourage your families to attend. The second night will be on April 5th at Roosevelt Middle School.
Our lost and found is full again!
Stop us if you've heard this before, but our Lost and Found is full again! Please come by and take a look for your child's belongings. A parent stopped by at the gate on Friday and went to the Lost and Found, and came back in a few minutes with two jackets and a hat - this could be you! We will be donating everything left at the Lost and Found before Spring break.
PTA News and Notes
March 14, 8am in Rose Hall- PTA Board Meeting- please join us if you would like to see how our board is run or are considering a position for next year!
March 16, All Day- Jersey Mike’s Dine Out Event (All Vista locations)
April 7- Lake PTA’s BINGO Night, 5-8pm, Madison Middle School Gym. More details coming soon!
PTA Spring Clubs Registration
Mark your calendars! PTA Spring Clubs Registration is WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th at 9AM!
Sign up at www.lakedolphins.org. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. The enrollment fee is $15. Please contact email@example.com or our Community Liaison, Claudia Arellanes, to request a scholarship BEFORE the club sign-up date.
Art in the Garden and Rubik's Club will run from April 4th- May 22nd.
Visual Arts Club will have two 4 week sessions, with Group A running from April 5-April 26, and Group B running from May 3rd- May 24.
(Please note: Run Club continues and there is no need to re-enroll if you are already a member. Because the club is full, new registrations will not be offered.)
Committee Members & Event Volunteers needed for the 2023-24 School Year!
Our 2023-24 PTA Board Nominations have been posted at lakedolphins.org >> About >> Agendas and Minutes, or here Report of the Nominating Committee & in the school office! We have a great group of leaders we are nominating. We are still looking for leaders for Fundraising, ROCK Week & the Student/Adult Activity.
We are also starting to build our database of Committee Members & Event Volunteers for the 2023-24 school year. You can still use your superpower on a committee or at an event. Please click here to add your name to our database: Volunteer Interest Survey 2023-24 You are not committing to anything by filling out this survey, you are just getting on our list to contact as soon as we start planning events for next year! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Can't wait until next year to be a Committee Member or Event Volunteer?
Bingo Night, Staff Appreciation, Spring Book Fair & the End of the Year Party are still to come! There is still time to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form for this year. We will be reaching out soon for these events and any other projects that the PTA or school needs help with. This is a great way to be kept in the loop about volunteer opportunities, both big and small!
Please fill out this form to add your name to the 2022-23 Volunteer Database: Volunteer Interest Form 2022-23
Yearbook Cover Contest runs from Wed. February 22nd to Fri. March 24th
We are excited to launch our Yearbook Cover Contest! Any Lake student can enter and one entry will be chosen to have their artwork showcased on our 2022-23 yearbook cover! Follow these guidelines to be entered in the contest:
1. Create your art on a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper.
2. "Lake Elementary" & "2022-23" should be on the artwork.
3. Your artwork should be something that represents Lake Elementary or our ROCK Values.
4. Place your name, grade & teacher's name on the BACK of your artwork.
5. Turn in your artwork to the front office or have your teacher put it in the PTA room before the March 24th deadline.
Be sure to order a copy of the yearbook too!
1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter the passcode: 1014329292842438
See flyer for more details.
Open Committee Positions!
Do you love our community and family PTA events? Trunk-or-Treat, ROCK-a-thon, and our Back to School Party could not have happened without our amazing volunteers! We are looking for help with some of our upcoming family events like Family Game Night, Lake LOVES Reading Day, Spring Book Fair, and our End of the Year Celebration! Committee members can help with planning, booking entertainment, prepping decorations, and/or volunteer help during an event. You can help as much or as little as works for you, and we always make sure that every volunteer has time to spend with their own family during our events. Please email us at email@example.com and tell us which area interests you, or fill out the Volunteer Database Interest Form below and specify which event you would like to be a part of.
Volunteer Interest List:
If you would like to find out more about volunteering with the PTA, please consider joining our interest list. We will reach out when there is an event or project that the PTA or school needs help with. This is a great way to be kept in the loop about volunteer opportunities, both big and small!
Link to volunteer: Volunteer Interest Form
Thank you to everyone that has signed up for PTA this year! We appreciate all of our members! Not a member yet? Please visit: Join Lake PTA! Your $8 donation goes a long way to show your support of our school and our students. Volunteering is not a requirement of being a member.
New WaveCrest Cafe Menu!
In case you missed it...
Open House May 11 - Save the date!
Open House will be held on May 11 from 5-6 p.m. Please save the date for this night to showcase some of the amazing work your Dolphin has done all year!
Want to Earn $200 a day?
Lake is in need of Substitute Teachers. If you are interested, please see the link below.
individuals having earned a score of 500 or higher on the Critical Reading (previously Verbal) section of the SAT exam combined with a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Mathematics exam are determined to have met the basic skills requirement.
Here is a link to SDCOE for CBEST equivalency:
Here is a link to SDCOE for how to get a 30-day sub permit.
Keeping Lake Safe
If you have questions, comments, concerns or an interest in joining the conversation about campus safety, please reach out to our Lake Safety Committee at KeepLakeSafe@gmail.com.
Curious about the Aeries Parent Portal?
We made a short video to explain what the Aeries Parent Portal can do, and we encourage all of you to check it out. It provides attendance information, grades and emergency contact information as well. Please watch it and learn!
Visitors and Volunteers on Campus
We are excited to announce we have a new Visitors/Volunteers scanning system called Raptor. Raptor will check both Megan Law’s and other Federal Agency for every person that enters campus, each time they scan in.
Please be sure to bring your driver’s license to the office with you to scan into the Raptor system.
If you volunteer more than 20 hours a week and were given a badge, unfortunately the old badges will not work with the new system. Please be sure to bring your I.D. when you come to the office to scan in and we can make a new badge for you.
Late Drop Off/Early Release Information
If your student is coming to school late from an appointment or leaving early from school, please provide a doctor's note to excuse the tardy/early release. Please have a government ID when picking your student up early. Students can only be released to biological parent or legal guardian, per CA Ed code. If parents need to make other arrangements, please call the office and notify the office staff the name of the person picking your student up and the individual needs to be listed on the Parent Portal.
- CAR RIDER LINE: Families picking up and dropping off, PLEASE help our line move efficiently by NOT getting out of your vehicles while still in the car line. Please train your children to buckle or train them to sit safely while you find a safe place to pull over and make the needed adjustments for the ride home. THANK YOU!
- At dismissal, please utilize both lanes for pickup and be prepared with your child's name, grade and teacher.
Lake Student and Parent Handbook
The purpose of our Student and Parent Handbook is to assist our students and families with important information regarding school policies, procedures, and agreements we have set us up for us to have an enjoyable, successful, and safe school year.
Click on the link above to review the handbook. It is expected that each family reads through our Family Handbook. We appreciate your support and involvement as we work in partnership to provide a nurturing, inspiring, and rigorous educational program for each of our Dolphins.
This year, breakfast and lunch we will be free and offered for all Lake students. Students will be able to have breakfast before school starting at 7:40. Breakfast will be served in the covered patio and students will stay there while eating. Supervision will be provided as breakfast is a student-only time and parents will not be allowed in the breakfast area. Lunch will be provided for all students during the school day.
Here's the menu from our WaveCrest Cafe!
A change for the 22-23 school year is there is no more Second Chance Breakfast available during recess. If your child wants breakfast it is available starting at 7:40.
Masking in schools is optional for students, staff, and families. According to the very latest CDPH guidance for schools, indoor masking in K-12 school settings continues to be a strong recommendation, but not required. If you or your child is displaying symptoms or tests positive, please stay home and notify Lake immediately.
Please keep Lake safe. Any positive test results should be reported to Lake. And, if your student is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, we ask that you keep them home. The most common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea. Again, we ask that all positive COVID-19 results be reported to your school.
Let's Stay in Touch!
Family Newsletter: Every Sunday afternoon you will receive an email from Lake with updates and important information. Please take the time each week to review this information.
Social Media: Stay up to date on the learning occurring on campus and the events happening at school by following us on Instagram @lakedolphins.
District Communication: Please make sure your email address is correct in Aeries so that you receive all school and district communications. You will receive message
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