Lake Road Elementary Newsletter


Character Day is Monday, March 2

Lake Road Elementary is hosting a Character Day to celebrate Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2nd. Individual students are welcome to dress up like their favorite book character.

School Carnival and Silent Auction!

We are having a school carnival and silent auction on Friday, April 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Every classroom will be entering an item into the auction and there will be other items too. Tickets can be purchased for $.25 each. There will be games to play and food to purchase: hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, pickles, potato ribbons, and drinks. Come out and enjoy a fun night with family and friends!

The Green Bear Program

The Green Bear Program is coming to Lake Road on March 26. This 30 minute program was created for students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade which teaches students primary child abuse prevention. Their message to children is very simple (taken directly from the website):
  • Our bodies are private. No one should hug you, kiss you or touch you where you do not want to be hugged, kissed or touched.
  • If someone hugs, kisses or touches you where you do not want to be hugged, kissed or touched, it is OK to say, "NO!", then we always tell a grownup.
  • If someone touches you where you do not want to be touched, it is never the kid's fault.
  • Primary abuse prevention is a very important part of our class; we discuss secrets vs. surprise, never accepting gifts without the permission of the person in charge, prevention of abduction situations, internet dangers, etc.

For more information on The Green Bear Program, click here: If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please contact Ms. Sheila in the office (573) 785-4392.

Thank you for Raising Money for St. Jude Children's Hospital!

Thank you all for participating in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon. We raised $2,242.50 to give to St. Jude Children's Hospital!

The top 3 money raisers for St. Jude this year were:

  • 1st place: Kayden Robbins - Mrs. Cobb's class
  • 2nd place: Bristol Weadon - Mrs. Burnette's Class
  • 3rd place: Macy Mustain - Mrs. Roark's Class

These students will go to Memphis, TN on Thursday, March 26 to visit St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Memphis Zoo! A huge thank you goes out to all who donated.

3rd Trimester Celebration - PLAY DAY!

Students following the Lake Road Elementary expectations third trimester will earn the privilege of participating in the 3rd Trimester Celebration, PLAY DAY, on Wednesday, May 20. Students must be Respectful, Outstanding, Cooperative, Kind and Safe in all areas of the school in order to participate. This includes the bus, cafeteria, hallway, classroom, playground, and bathroom. Students must earn a 90% on Class Dojo. You can connect to your parent account by visiting Every afternoon, talk with your child about how the day went, if they followed the expectations, and discuss why or why not. Together we can make sure our school ROCKS!

Congratulations Nolan Gerdes!

Nolan Gerdes is the first student at Lake Road Elementary to read all of the Mark Twain Award Nominee Books! Of all the books, his favorite was Restart by Gordon Korman.
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Students of the Month

The students were asked to share a good thing!
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Upcoming Events

March 2 Favorite Book Character Day; VIP; Monthly Assembly

March 5 Beta Club Meeting

March 6 Club Day 12:00

March 8 Daylight Saving Time Begins! (Spring Clocks Forward)

March 10 Lunch Buddies 12:00

March 11 3rd Quarter Ends for 4th and 5th Grade

March 12 Beta Club Meeting

March 13 Rotary Store 1:00


March 26 Beta Club Meeting; Green Bear Program

March 27 Kids Heart Challenge Begins

March 31 Attendance Pops

Poplar Bluff School District Calendar

Check out important events at the district level including upcoming collaboration days.