The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

Week of March 13, 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.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,


With the unexpected school, closing the Lakeside staff was unable to say goodbye and wish you and your wonderful children a wonderful break. This is an unprecedented time in history and I wanted to let you know that we are all in this together. We will handle this and come out STRONGER on the other side. With that being said, there is a great deal that is unknown and frankly, out of our control. On the bright side, Lakeside students, staff, and families have worked hard over these 125 days of school and have earned a break. Although this break will look a little different as we navigate this period, please find some brain space to relax and rest. Also, please keep your eyes and ears open for communications from the township.


To our students: You have worked really hard this year and have learned so much, so due to the extra time off of school I want to encourage you to keep your skills sharp. During this break, students are NOT required to complete the E-Learning packets. However, we do encourage you to engage in fun learning activities including reading, math games, and spelling opportunities. Enjoy your spring break. We will see all of you when school reconvenes!


Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs. Smith


If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook… Twitter: @ Lakeside_Lions Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

Check out our webpage:https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/o/lakeside-elementary

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP SCHOOL CLOSURE

March 12, 2020


Under the guidance of the Marion County Public Health Department, all schools in MSD Warren Township will be closed beginning Friday, March 13th through Friday, March 20th due to the Coronavirus based on an over abundance of caution. All buildings will be closed and practices, games and events canceled during this time.


We do not plan to use eLearning days at this time based on the Governor’s announcement of allowing waivers provided for missed instructional time. Please hold on to the materials that you received for eLearning for potential use at a later date.


Before and after school care at the Warren Early Childhood Center, is also closed.

A free grab and go lunch will be provided on each of the 6 days available for pick up at Warren Central High School, door 1, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for all MSD Warren students.

Please watch for further announcements concerning school closings on TV or radio or visit our web site at www.warren.k12.in.us.

Please use this link for a statement from the Marion County Public Health Department.

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Warren Youth Football

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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 https://www.indyhunger.org/compass

Tardy Bell

Just a reminder that our late bell rings at 8:05. Students that arrive at school after 8:05 are counted as Tardy. Every minute that a child is in school is important to her learning. When he/she is tardy, they face the challenge of trying to settle in and catch up with what other students are doing. He/She is behind and has to struggle to understand the material the teacher has already explained. Being late is detrimental to their learning, especially if it occurs on a consistent basis.


Here is a link to an article that has some great suggestions for ways to prevent tardiness. CLICK HERE

ILEARN Parent Information (Grades 3 and 4)

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 kmitchel@warren.k12.in.us and my phone number is 532-2880.

Gallahue

Warren has a partnership with Community Health Network to provide therapy services with clients in the school. TaQuasha Manns, MSW is our new therapist and works with your child’s insurance to provide counseling services at school, including individual, group and family therapy. She is able to meet with our students in the building and continues to provide support through-out breaks, alongside our Life Skills Clinician Lindsey Austin. Together they support students and their families in and out of the classroom, address concerns that might be causing stress, like inattention/ hyperactivity, difficulty managing their anger, feelings of sadness or depression and difficulty managing their relationships with others or worry. If you’re interested in getting more information, please reach out to Ms. Aldrich for a referral.

YMCA

Click the link below to get more information on signing up your student for before and/or after YMCA care at Lakeside! https://indymca.org/youth-development-center/



Role Models Needed! Now hiring for YMCA Before and After School Care across Indianapolis! Apply today! https://indymca.org/jobs/

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 www.warren.k12.in.us.



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: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.

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...

Don't Wreck the Tech!

Click below to download information on student iPad and Chromebook device damage procedures. This can also be found on our school website.

Lunch Time Reminders

We have special seating next to our Café in our LGI room for parents to enjoy lunch with their child/children. Due to allergies and student safety, you may only eat lunch with your child/children. Students may not invite friends to eat with them while visiting with their parents. Guests must be on the child's emergency contact form. Following our School Visitor Policy, guests are not permitted to visit classrooms in the building during this time. Thank you and enjoy time with your child!

2019/2020 Pesticide Notification Registry

The Indiana Pesticide Review Board has regulations that impact how school corporations may use pesticides on school grounds. MSD Warren Township follows these guidelines and we are inviting parents and guardians to join our Pesticide Notification Registry. By signing up for this registry, you will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to a pesticide application at your child’s school, subject to certain exceptions. You will be invited to sign up for this notification each school year. You will need to sign up for this notification every school year. If you would like to participate, please complete the required form found at www.warren.k12.in.us.

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR

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//www.facebook.com/ 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

HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS


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!

DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR CAR RIDER SIGN IN THE FRONT OFFICE!!

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/ NEWS MEDIA USE FOR STUDENTS

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

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, April 7th.