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Weekly Update 12/3/2018

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

Late Start Day

Our NEXT late start date will be Wednesday, December 12. Buses and schools will run on a 1-hour delay. If your student attends a daycare, please notify them of the 1-hour delay.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,

It’s currently time for benchmark assessments at Lakeside. This past week, teachers have been meeting one-on-one with each of their students to assess reading growth since the beginning of the school year. Next week, all students will be participating in the NWEA Winter assessment. We look forward to sharing information with you in regards to report cards, reading growth, and NWEA performance in January. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher at any time.

I am also looking forward to seeing a lot of our students and their families at our annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 1.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Smith


SKATING PARTY...Our next Skating Party will be held on Monday, December 3 from 6:00pm-8:00pm @ the Roller Cave located @ 8734 E. 21st Street. Cost is $6, which includes regular skate rental (speed skates and blade skates are extra). Everyone age 3 and older, including older siblings, are required to purchase an admission ticket and wear skates. Every child must have an adult who is responsible for them @ school skating parties. Our PTA’s philosophy is to support family time...Children are not to be dropped off unsupervised.


Kindergarten: 97.34%

First Grade: 95.60%

Second Grade: 95.47%

Third Grade: 94.01%

Fourth Grade 95.48%:

School Average: 95.43%

District Average: 97%

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.

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.

The Sonny Day Community Center is an outreach project of the Warren Township Council of PTAs. We provide both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to MSD Warren families who are experiencing a need. The October schedule for Sonny Day is as follows:


Monday, November 19th 6PM-7:30PM

Location: 10502 East 21st Street

If your family is in need of assistance, contact the administrators or counselors in your school building for more information and a referral letter.