The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

Week of September 6, 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.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Dear Lakeside Families,

Attendance Matters

This year, Lakeside Elementary is making a special effort to ensure that all students fully benefit from their education by attending school regularly. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Your student can start building this habit in kindergarten so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Consistent attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work. Attendance is a leading indicator of student success in school and post-school life. What is considered “Good Attendance”?- Less than 5 days missed =97%.

Benefits for Good Attendance:

 Improved Social Skills

 Connected to the School Community

 Improved Grades

 More Likely to Graduate High School


 Set a regular bedtime and morning routine and talk to your student about the importance of attendance

 Prepare for school the night before, finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.

 Avoid appointments and extended trips when school is in session.


Mrs. Smith

Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

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Warren Snapchat…

We are excited to provide students with technology to enhance their learning experiences in the MSD of Warren Township. Each student will be assigned a device for classroom use. Students in grades K-2 will be assigned an iPad and students in grades 3 & 4 will be assigned a Chromebook. Devices will be kept at school and charged in a classroom cart. Students are responsible for proper care and use of their device.

Each device is covered by a by a district-sponsored insurance program for damage. This keeps charges for both intentional and accidental damages low. Both purposeful and accidental damage will be charged at a reduced rate.

Repair ~Family Charge




More than 3-The actual cost of repair or $50

How does the district ensure student safety with the use of student devices?

Warren Township employs a variety of methods to manage the student devices including Internet filtering, and application restrictions.

Internet Filtering software collects information about the sites that students access. Whether a use is off task or appropriate depends on the time of day, the student’s schedule, and the teacher’s instructions. If a student attempts to access an inappropriate site, a notification is generated and the filtering software blocks the viewing of that site.

Students are also taught about appropriate use and care for their devices by their classroom teachers. Specific age-appropriate lessons have been created for use with all students.


The school will not be in session on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, due to conferences being held. Report cards for the first nine-week grading period will be given out at conferences. Teachers sent home conference sign up sheets this week. Please return these by Friday, September 13.

Counselor's Corner

My name is Kristen Mitchell and I am the school counselor here at Lakeside. I was teaching first grade here previously so you may recognize me. My role is to help add to your child's social, emotional, and academic success. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any concerns about your child's development in any of these areas. My email is and my phone number is 532-2880.


Our 1st Skating Party will be held on Monday, September 23 from 6:00pm-8: 00 pm @ the

Roller Cave located @ 8734 E. 21st Street. Cost is $6, which includes regular skate rental (speed skates and blade skates are extra). Everyone age 3 and older, including older siblings, are required to purchase an admission ticket and wear skates. Every child must have an adult who is responsible for them @ school skating parties. Our PTA’s philosophy is to support family time...Children are not to be dropped off unsupervised.

LAKESIDE’S 1st Annual “Kindness Tour”

Lakeside Students will be performing around the community in September and October spreading kindness through music. Mark your calendars for the following dates, times and places. These are free concerts. Please plan on bringing your child to one, tow, three, or even all the performances!

 Wednesday, September 18—6:30-7:00pm @Lakeview Terrace Clubhouse—2170 Lake Terrace Drive

 Thursday, September 19—6:30-7:00pm @The Caring Place—2901 N. Post Road

 Wednesday, October 2—6:30-7:00pm @Aldersgate Free Methodist Church—9035 E.21st Street

 Thursday, October 3—7:00-7:40am @Lakeside Elementary Grandparents/Special Friends Breakfast

A purple flier will be coming home with this information.

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Picture Day ~ September 12th

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Individual student pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 12th this year. Every student

will get his or her picture taken for the yearbook. Any purchase of pictures is completely optional. Pictures are taken on a pre-pay plan. Payment is made payable to LifeTouch, not the school. All students should be in standard school uniform for pictures. Picture order forms were sent home earlier this week. Additional forms are available in the main office of the school. Please ensure your child is dressed within our dress policy expectations. There will be an opportunity for pictures in the spring in which students will have some choice with their dress.

Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles will be visiting Lakeside on Thursday and Friday, September

12thand 13th. Healthy Smiles provides dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride, and sealants. They also provide dental education to those students seen by them at the school. In-

formation and permission sheets were sent home last week with the students.

If you would like your child seen by Healthy Smiles please complete and return their permission form by September 12th. If you have any questions contact Healthy Smiles at 317-894-8370 or at

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!

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.


Click the link below to get more information on signing up your student for before and/or after YMCA care at Lakeside!

Role Models Needed! Now hiring for YMCA Before and After School Care across Indianapolis! Apply today!

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

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: or iPhone:

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...


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

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// 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


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!



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.