Newsletter - April 14, 2023


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

April 14, 2023; Issue 16



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

We were thrilled with the summer weather this week! With a week of no rain, students were able to play out in the fields. Kickball was a hit this week! We know that April can be rainy, muddy, and cool though, so here is a review of our outdoor weather guidelines: 

  • 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)

We also require boots for playing in the fields (unless they are completely dry- highly unlikely, but they were this week!!). 

This upcoming week, we will have a spring tornado 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 27th from 5:00- 7:00pm! 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. Our new playground equipment will be showcased, a technology informational session will be available for parents of 3rd-5th graders, and PTO will be providing a Little Caesar's pizza slice and side items for dinner, free of charge! We look forward to seeing you there! 

Mrs. Ashton, Principal


Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • April 17th - 20th - Forward Exam continues for 3rd and 4th graders (parent letter)
  • April 18th - 5th Grade Biography Fair, 9:30 - 10:30, 1:30 - 2:30, 3:15 - 4:15
  • April 20th - Club Invention, 3:00 - 4:30 (final meeting)
  • April 21st - No school for students or staff
  • April 24th - 28th - Scholastic book fair (parent letter)
  • April 27th - Spring Family Night, 5 - 7 (info sheet and RSVP)
  • May 2nd - 2nd grade field trip to the YMCA
  • May 3rd - 4th grade field trip to the Paine Art Center and Gardens
  • May 10th - 2nd grade "Picnic in the Park" event, 5 - 6pm (see below)
  • May 11th - 3rd grade "Ice Cream Social" event, 5-6:30pm
  • May 12th - No school for students; professional development for staff
  • May 15th - Lakeside Spring Concert, 6-7pm, Alberta Kimball Auditorium


Specialist Updates


Family Night Event - April 27th

Lakeside's Family Night event will be Thursday, April 27th from 5 - 7pm. Come join us to celebrate all the wonderful learning your child has done this year! This year's engagement night will be an open-house style. 

Events for the night include:

  • Student learning showcase in classrooms
  • Visit and play on the NEW Lakeside playground equipment!
  • BINGO board scavenger hunt around the school
  • Shop the Scholastic Book Fair (see below)
  • LOTS of excitement in the gym:
    • Pizza dinner - PTO will provide pizza (1 slice/person), carrots and dip, bananas and water bottles. If you can help serve, click HERE to sign up!
    • PTO meeting dates/times survey
    • Staff appreciation table
    • Information about our NEW garden beds
  • Technology information session (geared for parents of 3rd - 5th graders)
  • Resources for helping your child at home with reading
  • Hear about summer programming being held at Lakeside!

We look forward to seeing you at this event! If you haven't already, please RSVP for the evening so that we know how much pizza to order. Click HERE for the letter, or email to let us know!


Dear Parents and Families:

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.   

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from April 24 - 28 during lunch recess (10:30am - 12:05pm) and April 27th from 5pm - 7pm at Lakeside Elementary's Library.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: Http://

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Lakeside PTO


5th Grade Biography Fair

The fifth grade biography fair will be on Tuesday, April 18th. We will have three open house sessions from 9:30-10:30, 1:30-2:30, and 3:15-4:15. Fifth grade families are invited to attend during any of these times. If you come to either of the first two sessions, don't forget to check in at the office! If you haven't been "Raptored" before, we will need to see your driver's license. We look forward to seeing everyone!


On Wednesday, May 10th the 2nd grade teachers would like to invite all of the 2nd grade families to join us for a picnic in the park. 

When:  Wednesday, May 10th
Time:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Fugleberg Park located at 2000 Doty St, Oshkosh, WI 54902
What to bring:  Pack a picnic dinner for your family.  Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. 
Who:  2nd grade students and their families.
What to expect:  A member of the Oshkosh Public Library will be joining us to promote summer reading.  She will be bringing information about the summer reading program and information about other activities the library has to offer for families.
This will be a fun way to connect with other families and get to know one another better.
The teachers will be bringing popsicles for all children in attendance.  In order to plan for enough popsicles, we would like you to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
A back up rain date will be Wednesday, May 17th. 
Thank you for your ongoing support in your child’s education.


We Need Your Help!It's that time of year when the playground gets extra wet and muddy at time, and spills can happen any time of year. Every day we have students coming to the health office in need of a change of clothes, and we could use your help! How? 

  • Send your child (even the big ones!) to school with an extra change of clothes, if you are able. They can live in their backpack, or stay in their locker until needed. We're always the most comfortable in our own clothes, so this is a great option!
  • If your child does need to borrow clothes from the office for a day, please wash and return the items as quickly as possible so that they can be available for another student in need. 
  • Do you have extra pants or shirts that your children have outgrown and can donate to the office? Please send them in! We could use shirts and pants in sizes 5 through 14/16!

If your child has a fall or spill resulting in wet clothes at school and we don't have something they can fit in, we may need to call you to bring some to school to get them through the end of the day. Thanks for your help - we appreciate it!


Event RemindersAre you coming to school for an event during the school day? If you know you will be attending an event at school and you've already been scanned using our "Raptor" security system (this year or any prior year), call the office or send me an email ahead of time. I'll have your visitor badge printed and ready to go, and you can skip the line! 

Not "Raptored" yet? Please remember to bring your photo ID the first time you come to school for an event during the day. After that first time, we can look you up by name. 

Thank you for helping us keep our school and your children safe!

Volunteering RemindersWhat Volunteer Opportunities are Available? - Ask a Librarian Delaware

As a reminder, if you are interested in volunteering by helping in your child's classroom or chaperoning a field trip, you must have a pre-approved volunteer application on file before the volunteering event. These applications are to be filled out each school year, but then are good for the remainder of the year, and are effective for all OASD schools. You can find the application HERE.

Important!: Once you have completed your application, let the office know so that we can request that the application be processed; this does not happen automatically, and can take up to 48 hours, so please plan accordingly! 



Community Events

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