Newsletter - December 18, 2020
Black Wolf Bulletin
December 18, 2020; Issue 8
Dear Lakeside Families,
Hello Lakeside Families,
We are so happy to be transitioning back to in-person learning on January 11. We will continue to have safety protocols in place, including wearing masks, social distancing as much as possible, using barriers when eating snack and lunch, frequent hand washing, less hallway transitions, and cohorts remaining together throughout the day and not mixing with other groups of students. If you have any questions about the safety protocols, or hybrid learning, please give me a call or send an email. I am happy to talk through this and make sure you and your child(ren) are ready to return!
Next week, our school will celebrate the holidays with a virtual sing-along on Monday evening (more information below) and live virtual class activities on Tuesday that include crafts, games, books, and more! We hope these celebrations will be fun for all students (and families!) and a way to come together to celebrate how wonderful our school community is.
I want to sincerely thank our teachers and all support staff for their amazing efforts to continue to engage students virtually and help each child grow. Parents, your partnership and continued efforts at home are so very appreciated. I hope your family has a wonderful holiday break and is able to find JOY in the small moments, gatherings, and surprises of the holiday season. Stay safe and healthy; see you in 2021!
Picture Day January 14th - Group B Students
Our picture day for B Group students has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14th. Please use this link to order pictures and pre-pay online for them. This option is the best, as it alleviates having more physical contact and lets parents order directly from their homes. If you need a physical form, you can download this PDF form, or contact the office and we'll send one home with your student on the 11th.
There will be a picture retake day scheduled later in the year - stay tuned for more details!
eAcademy Picture DayJanuary 14th from 10-11 am
eAcademy families who would like their student's picture taken, or who would like retakes of pictures already taken, can do so on January 14th from 10-11am. Bring your child to Door #1 and someone will escort them to the photographers and back out again. Parents will be required to wait outside.
If you are having pictures retaken, please return the entire package of photos you received from Network Photography when you come. For those who are having their picture taken for the first time, use this link to order pictures and pre-pay online for them. This option is the best, as it alleviates having more physical contact and lets parents order directly from their homes. If you need a physical form, you can download this PDF form, or stop by the office and we'll get one to you!
Lakeside Holiday Virtual Sing-along
Monday, December 21st, 2020 6:00PM - 7:00PM
As we transition back to hybrid learning in January, we want to share our winter weather expectations. Please remember to send your children to school with warm clothes for cold weather. This should include boots, hats, gloves, and a heavy jacket. All students will be outside for recesses, unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or a wind chill of below zero.
If there is snow on the ground, students are required to wear boots outside. If students would like to play in the snow, they also need snow pants.
Caregivers Series from our Behavior Interventionists
Here is the latest in the Caregiver Series. This video is about grief and how to handle grief with children.
Information from the Oshkosh Public library
There are some great opportunities for our students being offered by the Oshkosh Public Library; an amazing author visit, book bundles (how fun to receive up to 20 mystery books based on your interests), and STEAM kits to use at home (all materials provided). Check it out!
There are book bundles too! Everything can be done on-line or by a simple phone call. A child can check out up to 20 books!
New York Times Notable author and educator Kate Messner will join us via Zoom for an exciting interactive author visit! Wild Winter Read Off participants will receive an email with the Zoom link, or you can register at tinyurl.com/y2fe2oeh.
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 10:00am
December 2020 / January 2021 Calendar
- 12/21/2020 - Lakeside Holiday Sing-along, 6 PM
- 12/23/2020 -1/1/2021- Winter Break
- 1/6/2021 - Early Release
- 1/11/2021 - Return to Model 3: Hybrid (Group B in-person learning)
- 1/12/2021 - Return to Model 3: Hybrid (Group A in-person learning)
- 1/14/2021 - Picture Day for Group B students
- 1/14/2021 - Picture Day eAcademy 10 am - 11 am
- 1/15/2021 - End of 1st Semester
- 1/18/2021 - No school, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Lakeside Elementary School 2020-2021 Family Handbook