Newsletter - October 16, 2020
Black Wolf Bulletin
October 16, 2020; Issue 4
Dear Lakeside Families,
I hope your family is doing well and staying healthy. Thank you for partnering with your child's teacher during virtual learning. I have been attending live classes and seeing 90-100% of our Lakeside students logged in and engaged in learning daily. I am so proud of the kids' hard work, and your commitment to helping your child access the curriculum on a daily basis! I also want to commend you for your perseverance and optimism through this new learning model. I recognize that juggling work, children, and all the other adult responsibilities are enough as it is. (Some days it just might be nice to be a kid again!) I welcome your feedback and suggestions about tweaks that may be helpful for your family.
There is a PTO Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 19 at 6pm. Please join; we'd love your voice at the "virtual table." The agenda is linked here (LAKESIDE PTO MEETING AGENDA - 2020 1019.pdf) and the Zoom meeting invite is below.
Meeting ID: 748 546 1129 Passcode: 928223
Have a wonderful weekend,
Oshkosh Area School District Referendum Information
The Oshkosh Area School District has two school funding requests on the Nov. 3 ballot:
Q1: renew existing funds for school operations
Q2: invest capital funds to improve district school buildings
If voters approve Q1, funds would support academic programs, technology for learning and student support services - with no tax increase.
If voters approve Q2, funds would be invested in our school buildings to improve safety and accessibility, provide more flexible learning spaces, address building maintenance needs and create more cost-effective schools.
Learn more at www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/
Save the Date for Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 5th & November 10th
Lakeside’s Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest Virtually for 2020
Show off your family's decorated pumpkin during a Google Meet with Mrs. Ashton on Oct. 29th @ 6 p.m. There will be live voting for your favorite pumpkin. Please dress up in your costume if you would like.
Students will need to use their Chromebooks to access the Google Meet with their families. The link will be sent out the week of October 26!
If you have missed material pick up please contact the office at 920-424-0131 to schedule a pickup!
If anyone in your household has COVID symptoms, is awaiting COVID test results, is a contact of a positive COVID case, or has tested positive for COVID, you must wait until your quarantine is over before picking up materials from school.
Caregivers Series from our Behavior Interventionists
You are all doing an amazing job balancing life, work and virtual learning! We know it is hard and we are hearing the frustration in trying to keep your learner focused. Attached is the second edition in our Caregiver Series where we address how to increase the focus of your at home learner.
October/November 2020 Calendar
- 10/19/20 - Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6 p.m.
- 10/23/20 - No School
- 10/29/20 - Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Google Meet @ 6 p.m.
- 11/03/20 - Election Day
- 11/05/20 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 11/10/20 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 11/11/20 - Early Release
Health Office Reminder
In an effort to still track return to school dates for students, we would like you to continue to notify your student's school when he/she has COVID symptoms, has been a close contact/household contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID or if he/she tested positive for COVID. Please contact your school nurse, Katie Draxler, by calling 920-424-0431 ext. 2704 or emailing kathryn.draxler@
Please follow this link for Taking Attendance Virtually.
Please complete the following Google form link for the Lakeside PTO directory.
Lakeside Elementary School 2020-2021 Family Handbook