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Weekly Update 12/14/2018

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to provide diverse opportunities for learning as appropriate for each student to become productive members of society.


December 17 – December 21

Lakeside Families:

Before we part for Winter Break, we thought in order to unite the students and to show some school spirit, we would have a Spirit Week. For each day there will be a different theme. Participation is not mandatory. On days that your child chooses not to participate, they must wear their uniforms as they would on a regular school day. Please make sure that no matter what the theme of the day is, that your child is dressed appropriately.

Monday – Fancy Day

Come dressed in your fanciest clothing!

Tuesday – College Day

Students may wear a shirt supporting their favorite college. Uniform pants are still expected.

Wednesday – Pajama Day

Students may wear pajama pants and a comfy t-shirt on this day. Students may bring house shoes in their backpack and wear them in their classroom. No nightgowns allowed, please!

Thursday – Holiday Anything Day

Show your festive spirit by wearing any holiday shirt, sweater, hat, socks, or just anything red or green!

Friday – Lakeside or Black/Gold Shirts and Jeans

Students may wear any Lakeside or a Black/Gold top and jeans.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,

It's hard to believe we are approaching the last week of the first semester! I am so proud of our students and staff for all the hard work that's been done and we are going to take some time to celebrate that great work next week. We look forward to a spirit week in which we have a special dress theme each day, along with CORE celebrations and holiday parties. Of course, we will still have great instruction and amazing learning opportunities taking place too! Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Smith

PTA Fundraiser

The Pacers fundraiser packets came home earlier this week. Please make sure all checks are made out to Indiana Pacers. You can also complete your order online. This year, our SCHOOL NIGHT is Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 vs. Chicago Bulls at 7:00 PM. The deadline for ticket orders to be placed is Monday, February 11th. Remember the more tickets you sell, the more Pacer prizes you will accumulate!

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Senate Bill 355

Dear Warren Family,

During the 2017-18 Legislative Session, State Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 355, which required all public schools to provide age-appropriate research, evidence-based instruction, and child abuse education and policies on child abuse and child sexual abuse to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Beginning on December 17, 2018, your child’s school will be using the Think First & Stay Safe child personal safety program. Think First & Stay Safe teaches students skills to help them stay safe. Presentations will be given by the Indiana University School of Social Work, Marion County Department of Child Services, and Warren staff and administration. Our learners will be taught the importance of treating one another with kindness and respect. They will also learn about personal boundaries and their right to have their boundaries respected by others. The program’s interactive lessons help children differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors. The program gives students regular reminders that trusted adults are available to help with their safety, and are available to talk to any time.

If you have any questions about the Think First & Stay Safe curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your building principal.

Working together, we can all help to ensure the health and personal safety of our children.


James Taylor, MSW

Director of Student Services

Estimada familia de Warren,

Durante la Sesión Legislativa 2017-18, los legisladores estatales aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Senatorial 355, que exige que todas las escuelas públicas proporcionen a los estudiantes de kínder al grado 12 información apropiada para la edad de cada estudiante acerca de educación de abuso infantil.

A partir de 17 de diciembre de 2018, la escuela de su hijo utilizará el programa de seguridad infantil Think First & Stay Safe child. Think First & Stay Safe enseña a los estudiantes habilidades para ayudarlos a mantenerse seguros. Las presentaciones serán dadas por las personas de la Escuela de Trabajo Social de la Universidad IUPUI (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis), el Departamento de Servicios de Protección al Menor del Condado de Marion, y los administradores y personal de Warren. A nuestros alumnos se les enseñará la importancia de tratar a los demás con amabilidad y respecto. También, aprenderán sobre los límites personales y su derecho a que otros respeten sus límites. La lecciones interactivas del programa ayudan a los niños a diferenciar entre comportamientos saludables y no saludables, El programa les Brinda a los estudiantes recordatorios regulares de que hay adultos de confianza disponibles para ayudarlos con su seguridad, y están disponibles para habla en cualquier momento.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el programa de estudios Think First & Stay Safe, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el director de la escuela de su hijo/a.

Al trabajar juntos, todos podemos ayudar a garantizar la salud y la seguridad personal de los niños.


James Taylor, MSW

Director de Student Services

Lost and Found

We currently have many personal items in the Lost and Found bins located in the school clinic. Please check with your child and if they are missing any clothing, jackets, books, lunchboxes, or other personal items, please have them check our bins. Any item not claimed by the end of the day on December 21 will be donated to a worthy charity.

Outside Recess

It’s that time of year when we need to remind student to make sure they have appropriate clothing for recess. The district policy states students will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees. We have extra coats, hats, and gloves for students in need. Please contact the front office if you need assistance.

Students must go outside unless we have a doctor statement.

Weekly Counselor Digest:

Weekly Attendance Statistic: Frequent absences from school can shape adulthood (DOE Study)

 Weekly Behavioral Statistic: in 2015 29.3% of Indiana students reported feeling sad and/or hopeless (CDC, 2015)

 College & Career: This month is National Career Development Month: encourage your child to talk about what they want to be when they grow up, schedule fun (and sometimes free) activities to go shadow a career that interests your student!

 Grief support is still available, please reach out to me if interested

 Your school counselor will be rolling out some new lessons in the next week or so! Next week’s newsletter will include the subjects covered and possible follow up activities.


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.

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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!!
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 PTA meeting on December 4, 2018, at 5:00 pm.