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Weekly Update 4/5/2019

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,

We were excited to see our children return to school this week! We’ve had a great start to the final quarter of the school year and look forward to some hard work and fun activities ahead.

We have several very important upcoming dates:

Monday, April 8th is Kindergarten Roundup. Kindergarten Roundup will take place at each elementary on April 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. All parents who are interested should plan to attend. The Early Childhood Center will also host Preschool round-up that evening during the same hours of 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9th is our township-wide STEAM Night. Warren Township presents STEAM Night on Tuesday, April 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and will be located at Warren Central High School and the Walker Career Center.

Wednesday, April 10th is a Late Start for all Warren Township Schools. Students will arrive 1 hour later than their normal start time. All buses will run 1 hour later than normal in the morning. This does not impact dismissal time.

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Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Smith


Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

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...

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Kindergarten 95.47%

1st grade 96.32%

2nd grade 93.64%

3rd grade 95.24%

4th grade 95.40%

LA Total 95.19%

Township Goal 97.0%

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be taken at Lakeside on Friday, April 19. Any purchase of pictures is completely optional. Pictures are only taken if payment is made on the same day or if on-line confirmation is shown. Payment is made payable to LifeTouch, not the school. Photo packages will be sent home after break and will also be available in the main office of school. Students are only allowed to be out of uniform if they are purchasing Spring Pictures.

STEER IN DINER Historically renowned diner located at:

Featured on the Food Network Diners and Dives as one of the best diners in the Midwest. We, Lakeside Elementary YMCA, is hosting an “Annual Campaign” all day event on Thursday, April 18, 2019. You can support this event by showing this flyer or advising Steer In Diner that you are with the YMCA when you either dine in, carry out, or use delivery service. Come Eat and Support a Great Cause!

5130 East 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 Phone: (317) 356-0996 Website:


Monday, June 3rd is Warren Township's last day of the regular school year (barring no further weather closings). This date has been extended due to the following weather closings: November 15th and January 30th. All students will be dismissed early on this day.

Grades K-4 will be dismissed at 2:30 pm

Grades 5 - 12 will be dismissed at 1:30 pm

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 year 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.


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.


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

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.