Newsletter - April 14, 2022


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

April 14, 2022; Issue 15



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

We are excited for real spring weather to arrive. We had a taste this week, and hope to again soon! Our outdoor weather guidelines are: 

  • Below 50 degrees: students need a coat
  • Between 50-60 degrees: students need to wear long sleeves
  • 61 degrees and above: student’s choice (shorts are allowed)

Last week, we practiced our spring tornado drill. Student did a great job following directions, sheltering safely in a "tucked" position for our drill. This is a great time to review where to go in your home for a tornado. 

Did you know...
  • Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually? Last year Wisconsin had 40 confirmed tornadoes, but the state has had as many as 62 in one year!
  • Peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August but can occur any time. Kenosha had tornadoes as part of the January 7, 2008 storms.
  • Tornadoes are most frequent between 4 PM and 9 PM.
  • About 80% of tornadoes that hit Wisconsin are relatively weak, with winds under 110 mph. Only 1% are violent with winds over 170 mph.
~Source: Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management

Finally, all families are welcome to join us for our final Family Engagement Night on Thursday, April 28 from 5:00- 6:30 pm! All of our Lakeside students will be showcasing their learning for families! Bring your entire family! The Scholastic Book Fair will also be going on during Family Engagement Night. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Mrs. Ashton, Principal


Specialist Updates

Forward Exam Continues!

Congratulations to all of our 5th graders for completing the Forward Exam! Forward testing continues next week for grades 4 and 3. Please see the schedule below. Remember that it's important for your student(s) to be to school on time so they will be ready for testing! Make-up tests will occur the week of April 25-29. 



Student Council News

We are no longer taking plastic bags for the Trex program after Thursday, April 14th.   As of April 8th, we had a total of 1,226 pounds of plastic bags and other items. Thank you to everyone who was able to help recycle.  Thank you to the parents who helped get all the plastic to the drop off sites.

We are starting the coin wars on May 9th for the playground fund!  We are excited to see how much money we can raise.  Get your coins ready to help our playground! 

-Lakeside Student Council Representatives


Lakeside Family NightCome join us on Thursday, April 28th to celebrate all the wonderful learning your child has done this year.

This year’s family night will be an open house style. Come anytime between 5-6:15.  
Our goal for the night is for your child to have a chance to show you around our school and to be able to say hello to their teachers. Your child will have 2-3 samples of learning to showcase. They are preparing these samples in the upcoming weeks and will be so excited to share these samples with you!

We also will have a bingo board that your family can complete.  Your family will go on a scavenger hunt around the building visiting different areas. After you have completed your bingo board, you can sign your family’s name on the bingo board and drop it into the box.  We will be drawing one family’s card for a chance to win a prize basket. 



Scholastic Book FairLibrary / Scholastic Book Fair

The PTO will be hosting a book fair from Aril 26th - April 29th. It will be open for shopping during Lakeside's Family Night on the 28th from 5-6:15, as well as additional hours during the week for student shoppers. Stay tuned for more information about student hours, eWallet, and more! 




Community Events

Check out our Community Events page on our website for information about events happening throughout the Oshkosh community!


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April Calendar

  • April 15th - No school
  • April 18-22nd - Forward Exam Testing for Grades 3 and 4
  • April 25th - Tri-County Dental Bus Exams
  • April 26th-29th - Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 28th - Lakeside Family Night!
  • April 29th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Paine