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Weekly Update 8/2/2019

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.

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

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,


Welcome Back! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. This past week, our staff has been teaching C.O.R.E. principles in Warren. The acronym C.O.R.E. standards for Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence. C.O.R.E is what we stand for at Lakeside and in the entire Warren Township community. We are explicitly teaching expected behaviors from the time students get on the bus in the morning and until the time they get off the bus in the afternoon. Each student will be expected to know the desired behaviors and will be responsible for doing his/her part in helping school staff in developing a safe and positive environment for everyone. We will also appreciate your support with C.O.R.E. at home! In particular, I sincerely appreciate how well drop-off and pick-up have gone this week. Safety and security are paramount each and every day, and I thank you for your efforts with ensuring expectations are respected. Furthermore, if you are on Twitter and/or Facebook, please follow us.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith


Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

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

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...

FREE LUNCH FOR ALL!!

All Warren Township Students will now receive breakfast and lunch for FREE

No application required, all students enrolled in a Warren Township school will have access to FREE lunch and breakfast

Free meals are all comprised of lean proteins, healthy whole grains, and unlimited fresh fruits and vegetable. A La carte items, add-ons, and snacks & beverages will still be available for purchase.

This program is separate from receiving textbook assistance. Please complete a 19/20 application for Textbooks @ your student's school.

For more information about free breakfast and lunch at MSD Warren Township Schools please contact: Bob Horan, Resident District Manager, Robert.Horan@compass-usa.com or 317-869-4466

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!!

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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.

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

During Back to School Night, August 13, the PTA will be having a membership drive. For each membership, you will also get the PTA discount card. 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, September 3rd.