Newsletter - May 1, 2020


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

May 1, 2020; Issue 16



Final LS Logo.jpg

Dear Lakeside Families, 


It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's celebrate virtually and tell our Lakeside staff just how amazing they are! 



Here is the PTO plan for celebrations, please note where we need the help of our Lakeside students and families to make the days extra special!

Monday, May 4th- Mail it Monday: Each teacher will be given a gift card from the PTO 

Tuesday, May 5th-  Have your student write a note of gratitude or appreciation and send it to their classroom teacher and/or special education teacher via email. 

Wednesday, May 6th-  Have your student write a note of gratitude or appreciation to a specialist teacher like Art, Music, Physical Education, school counselor, instructional support teachers, etc. 

Thursday, May 7th-  Have your student write a note of gratitude or appreciation to other staff members, support staff, custodian, school nurse, principal, or any other adult in the building who has positively impacted their lives. If you’re having a hard time finding the right email for the right person, feel free to email those kind words to Mrs. Ashton and she will happily pass them along to the correct person! (The link is also below.)

Friday, May 8th-  Flipgrid Friday: Please have your child use this link to send a video to a Lakeside staff member! These will be visible to all staff, students, and families! 

Here is a link to the Lakeside Staff Directory in case you need to find an email address:

Template ideas…..Great Way to show your child’s teacher they are appreciated:

Lakeside Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week (Google Slide Link- Make a copy add your kiddos comments and share with the teacher on email)

Thank you for your help in making this week special! ~Mrs. Ashton and the PTO 


Class Placement Requests for 2020-2021

Class lists are created with the belief that student needs are best met through heterogeneous/mixed groups that take into consideration such variables as student numbers, boy/girl ratios, student behaviors, and achievement levels. The services of our special education teachers and other academic specialists also impact a student’s placement. As a result, requests for classroom placements are usually not necessary.

The talents of our teachers at Lakeside are diverse. Matching teaching and learning styles requires appropriate knowledge of both the learner and the teacher. In addition, OASD Board Policy 5120 charges us with the important task of creating balanced classes. It also includes this statement in the policy: “Parent/guardian request for assignment of students to specific teachers prior to receiving notice of placement will be carefully limited to assure an equal opportunity for all students.”

If parents still would like to submit a request, they must base the request upon a legitimate need of the student. If a parent has an educational reason to support a classroom placement, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Please submit an electronic Request for Specific Teacher or Class Prior to Assignment form, stating the reasons why such a placement is important for your child's education. 

  • All requests should be received in the office no later than Friday, May 15, 2020. No requests received after this date will be honored.

Due to the need to balance classes, distribute learning abilities, place students together in workable groups, and numerous other variables that must be considered, we are unable to guarantee that requests will be honored. Thank you for your understanding as we move forward to create great learning environments for ALL students!

~Mrs. Ashton


Here's a great article for parents: 10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home



Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still -Read by Mrs. Ruechel

Finklehopper Frog -Read by Ms. Wollangk

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy -Read by Ms. Elsa



Happy Birthday Images | The Best Collection

May Birthdays 

  • Vincent  Mazza
  • Kaylee  Skaug
  • Nolen  Boynton
  • Brogan  Schneider
  • Trevor  Fletcher
  • Isaac  Vang
  • Kaycee  Williams
  • Olive  Hobbslee
  • Addison  Renning
  • Tristan  Sebora
  • Jennsen  Deroo
  • Rylee  Coppernoll
  • Abram  Oaks
  • Elijah  Kallenbach
  • Lacy  Williams
  • Kaleeyah  Fleming-Kaspar
  • Thatcher  Schwindt
  • Kylah  Scott
  • Alexander  Gruetzmacher
  • Cody  Mann
  • Cammi  Allison-King
  • Adriana  Trapp
  • Myah  Schlies

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair -- April 24 - May 7
● Parents can order online through Scholastic
● Orders shipped directly to home
● Free shipping with $25 purchase
● This is NOT a BOGO Fair

May 2020 Calendar:

  • 05/04/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
    • Star Wars Day! ("May the Fourth Be With You!")
  • 05/05/20 -  Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
    • Lakeside Spirit Day! (wear your Lakeside gear, or blue/black!)
  • 05/06/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
    • Hat Day!
  • 05/07/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
    • Crazy Hair Day!
  • 05/08/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
    • Bike to Anywhere Day! (Safe Routes to School’s state-wide event!)

  • 05/11/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
  • 05/12/20 -  Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
  • 05/13/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
  • 05/14/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
  • 05/15/20 - Virtual office hours from 9-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm

Circle, Community, Hands ...

COMMUNITY EVENTS:  See what’s happening in our community!