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Week of May 1, 2020

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.

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Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Dear Lakeside Families,

Indiana has announced the launch of a Call-and-Learn Hotline for students to use Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., that will be operated by members of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA). Students can call 1-877-45-study M-F from 1-5 pm for additional support with remote learning.

There have been a few adjustments made to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1 at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30 - 7 at 2 locations. Lakeside Elementary and now our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street will be a new site. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or

Also, just a reminder that next week is Teacher Appreciation week! I encourage all students to show their appreciation for their teachers by creating a poster or sign to share their support. Our administrative team is collecting those pictures of students for a video project to share with teachers. You can email those to us at

Lastly, registration for Kindergarten and Preschool in Warren Township begins on Monday, May 4th. There will be a live webinar May 4th at 7 pm. Principals and teachers will present information about Kindergarten and Preschool programs in Warren, demonstrate information about how to register online, and conduct a live question & answer session with audience members. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool."

I hope that you and your family have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary

Have a great weekend and be safe!

Your Principal,

Mrs. Smith

Engagement is the Key!
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Coming May 4, 2020

Virtual kindergarten and preschool registration will kick off on Monday, May 4, 2020 with a LIVE registration webinar at 7:00 p.m. Principals and teachers will present information about kindergarten and preschool programs in Warren, display information about how to register online and conduct a live question & answer session with audience members.

Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for preschool. link for K webinar

Begin Registration Here

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Indiana has announced the launch of a Call-and-Learn Hotline for students to use Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., that will be operated by members of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA). Students can call 1-877-45-study M-F from 1-5pm for additional support with remote learning.

Need Assistance

If you have questions about Learn at Home, or technology, please contact our eLearning/Learn at Home hotline at (317-608-0545) or email

Hardware Support

  • Drive through device support will be located at the following locations

    • Walker Career Center - Daily, 11-1pm, Door 70

If you find yourself in need beyond what is being offered, please call our District Community Outreach hotline at 317-869-4308 or email at and someone will get back in touch with you as soon as possible

Coffee Chats with Admin

Anyone needing support, having questions, or simply wanting to say hello can join Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Aldrich for a weekly virtual chat! We will be available on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:00 am. Feel free to use the link below to join us if we can be of any assistance!

Janie Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 916 0057 5472

Password: Lakeside

MSD of Warren Learn at Home FAQ

Technology Needs Survey

MSD of Warren Township is evaluating our technology needs and how to better serve our families and students of the district. Since iPads and Chromebooks require a WiFi connection, we are interested to know whether our students have access to WiFi at home.

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Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student they are scheduled to arrive near the end of May as usual. We will work with everyone to distribute the yearbooks in a safe way per state health regulations. If you would still like to order a yearbook the PTA did order 40 extra that could be purchased as well in May. I will update you all once the Yearbooks have been delivered.

Parent Portal

As a parent or guardian of a student attending a Warren school, you have online access to your child or children's courses, grades, attendance, discipline, and academic history. The student and parent portal has been upgraded to Tyler SIS Student 360. This new portal offers parents, students and district staff online access to student information via the Web on PCs or tablets or on a smartphone application — providing comprehensive functionality with a touch-friendly, intuitive interface. Read more about it by clicking here.

You must obtain a username and password through your child's teacher in order to access your child's information.

Already have an account? Access the portal using the Tyler SIS link

Warren Food Outreach

I also want to remind you about our updated food outreach plan.

Wednesday Evening: Food outreach site at Post Road Christian Church and Lakeside Elementary from 5:30 - 7:00 on Wednesday evenings.

Tuesday and Fridays: 6 meals on Tuesdays and 8 meals on Fridays at now 11 locations from 11:00 -1:00.

See the flyer's below for additional information.

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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.

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

Learning Garden

Newly launched: Big Green at Home website with pages dedicated to families and educators. It features weekly activities, lessons, recipes, demos, and many other resources that are easy to implement with few resources.

Flocabulary - Social Distancing

Our students love Flocabulary! Check out this video on social distancing!

COVID-19 District Webpage

In our continuing efforts to keep our Warren families informed, we have a dedicated COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage that may be accessed at this link: We will continue to provide any updates through our digital app and this district website.

Free Internet Resources

Sprint, AT&T, T-mobile, and Verizon are unlocking hotspot access to everyone's cell phones. Please see the links below for more information.

Below are a couple of resources for families without internet access:

1. Free internet that AT&T is offering.

2. Here is another link for families without internet.

Playworks @ Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.

Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess

12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up

2:00PM - Recess Game

4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer

Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess). Understanding that not all families have access to internet capabilities, if there is an option of being able to print the game guides and distribute them with meals for the students, please let us know how we can support this.

Free Community Resources!

Community Compass launched an app recently to help users find food pantries, farmers’ markets and hot meal sites. It is also designed to navigate a variety of nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The project was funded by the City-County Council and overseen by Office of Public Health and Safety. For more information, call 317-434-3758 for visit


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.