Newsletter - February 21, 2020


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

February, 21 2020; Issue 11



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

February is a great month to take a look at the newest award winning children's books! Recently the American Library Association (ALA) announced the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the John Newbery medal winners! This week I am sharing the Caldecott winners and next time I'll share the Newbery award winners. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The 2020 Caldecott Medal Winner is The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander. Kadir Nelson’s rich illustrations amplify Kwame Alexander’s poetic tribute to the resiliency, strength, and perseverance of the historical and present-day Black experience. Gripping, realistic oil portraits use light and forward movement to portray the deep humanity and contributions of Black brilliance in America.

2020 Caldecott Honor Books

Bear Came Alongillustrated by LeUyen Pham and written by Richard T. Morris.  “Oh, what a ride!” After tumbling into a river, Bear is swept into an epic journey, collecting woodland companions along the way. The river comes to life with Pham’s energetic lines, gradual increase of vivid color, and surprising page turns to form a rollicking adventure and bonding connections.

Double Bass Blues, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez and written by Andrea J. Loney.  Ignited by an electrifying snap of the string bass, Nic navigates between the symphony of two worlds: music and community. Syncopated rhythms, musical harmony and familial love are vibrantly expressed through riotous color, dynamic lines, and kinetic movement. This inventive composition visually illuminates the auditory experience that is the blues.

Going Down Home with Daddy, illustrated by Daniel Minter and written by Kelly Starling Lyons. An African American family reunion gives a boy a chance to connect to his vibrant roots. Featuring a warm, rich color palette, every spread has multiple, complex layers. Earthy imagery and Adinkra symbols help tell a story of intergenerational love and ancestral memory.  

Happy Reading!

~Mrs. Ashton 



TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 @ 5 P.M. 

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Please remember to send your children to school with warm clothes for inclement weather. This should include boots, hats, gloves, and a heavy jacket. All students will be outside before school, at recess, and lunch unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or a wind chill of below zero. 

Temperatures and appropriate outside recess wear is: 

  • Below 50 degrees- students need a coat

  • Between 50-60 degrees- students need to wear long sleeves

  • 61 degrees and above- students choice (shorts are allowed)

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If you are planning a vacation (half day or more), please remember to fill out a Pre-Planned Parent Excused Form prior to leaving. It is important for students, teachers, and the office to be informed of the absence to allow for homework accommodations, missed class time, and attendance purposes. Also, this minimizes classroom interruptions during the day to allow for focusing on educational minutes. If you have any questions, please call the office at 424-0131. Paper copy is available upon request.

FRIENDLY REMINDER: When calling your child's school to report their absence, please relay the symptoms they are having to the school office so that the District can continue to report to the health department accurately. 


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Look for Memory Book 2019-20 order forms coming home with your student today! Deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Don't miss out:)


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The following message regarding OASD Summer School 2020 was recently sent to all OASD and Oshkosh families (via IC email from the District). Please click OASD Summer School 2020 - Letter to Families 02.18.20 for details! 


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Out-of-Attendance-Area School Applications to Attend Another School IN the Oshkosh District are due Friday, February 28, 2020, to the Oshkosh Area School District Office, 215 South Eagle St., Oshkosh, WI 54902. Click here for more information. 

*Public School Open Enrollment to Other School Districts Applications due by 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. 



February Birthdays 

Rachael Jin 02/01/2013
Kayden Barthels 02/05/2009
Keiske Moua 02/05/2009
Carson Marchant 02/05/2010
Briana Zentner 02/06/2009
Alexandra Englund 02/07/2014
Orlando Wetzel 02/11/2009
Leonardo Rigoni 02/14/2010
Chloelle McDowell 02/14/2013
Reagan Bandelow 02/15/2009
Roen Boynton 02/16/2014
Chloe Shea 02/16/2011
Maegyn Pointer 02/17/2014
Calvin Monnett 02/18/2009
Caleb Koon 02/21/2011
Hayden Henry 02/22/2010
Alex Moua 02/23/2012
Frankie Knight 02/23/2009
Jonathan Zamora 02/23/2014
Ariya Lawson 02/23/2012
Ambrosia Xiong 02/24/2010
Ezden Barthels 02/25/2014
Kenneth Graham 02/26/2012

Winter Walk AT School Day is 2/26/20 - (weather permitting) Please wear your comfy workout clothes. We will walk around our school building to celebrate.

February 2020 Calendar:

  • Tuesday, 02/25/20 - 2nd Grade Swimming 20th St. YMCA
  • Wednesday, 02/26/20 - Winter Walk AT School - Wear comfy workout clothes

March 2020

  • 03/7/20 - Lakeside Family Night Herd Game, 7 pm
  • 03/08/20 - Daylight Saving Time
  • 03/10/20 - 2nd Grade Swimming 20th St. YMCA
  • 03/10/20 - Lakeside Family Engagement Night, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • 03/11/20 - Early Release at 12:30 pm




Please keep having students check lost and found items. 

Please make sure all items are marked with children's name!

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