Newsletter - January 19, 2024


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

January 19, 2024; Issue 10



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

I hope you and your family are doing well! Semester 1 is now complete and report cards will be on their way to your homes next week. Please take some time to review your child's report card with your child. Here are some questions that may help guide your conversation at home:

  • How do you think your year has been going so far?
  • What are you proud of?
  • What do you think your greatest strength as a learner is? Why do you think so?
  • What do you think is the most challenging part of your school day? Why?
  • Is there anything you want to change or improve in second semester? How do you think you'll do it?

There are two ways of thinking about problems, using a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, the belief is that this is the way that things are and there is not much that you can do about it. In a growth mindset, the belief is that setbacks or challenges are learning opportunities and you can grow from them. Talk to your child about having a growth mindset and give an example where you used a growth mindset when faced with a challenge. 

Conferences will be occurring next Thursday, January 25th by request of the teacher or family. Open communication between parents and teachers is essential for the overall well-being and success of your child. Approach parent-teacher conferences as an opportunity to collaborate, share insights, and work together in the best interest of your child's education.

As you celebrate your child(ren)'s efforts at home, please know we are proud of all of our Lakeside learners! Each day, learners are growing in their social/emotional and academic learning! We look forward to another semester of learning and growing together. 

Mrs. Ashton, Principal


Specialist Updates

Scholastic Book Fair Next Week!

The Lakeside PTO is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair that will be held in the Media Center . The sale will run Tuesday, January 23rd through Friday, January 26th during student lunch and recess hours (11:15am - 12:15pm), and also on Thursday, January 25th from 3:00pm - 6:30pm during parent/teacher conferences. 

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello eWallet to 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!


Yearbook Orders!

Yearbook ordering is available online now! Click HERE to be taken to the prepay link. Yearbooks will be delivered to school sometime in the spring and distributed to the students who ordered. Online ordering is only available for a short time, so act now!


Lakeside's Family Night with the Herd - Don't Miss It!

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Lakeside's annual family dance event is coming soon! This year's dance will be held on Friday, March 15th from 6 - 7:30pm in the Lakeside gym and has a "Tie Dye" theme. Information sheets will be coming home with your students next week.

For those of you new to Lakeside, or just new to the dance, this is an annual dance and fundraiser put on by our PTO. Some amazing raffle baskets are put together with donations from Lakeside families, as well as the wider community. Students (and families!) can purchase tickets for an opportunity win a raffle basket at the end of the night. There are also some silent auction items for families to bid on during the evening. Each class has a "theme" for their class-sponsored basket, and families are encouraged to donate items or money for their child's class basket, or just for the baskets overall. Advance purchase of raffle tickets is encouraged in order to skip the ticket line on the night of the dance - watch for order forms coming home next week!

This has been one of the PTO's biggest fundraisers of the year, and has allowed them to generously support our students and staff with donations for classroom materials, providing field trip busing, and much, much more. Of course, it's also just a really great time! So even if you're unable to donate or purchase tickets at this time, don't miss the dance! We appreciate your support in making this fun family event a success! 


Out of Attendance Area and Open Enrollment Application Information

"Out of Attendance Area" requests are for OASD-resident families who would like to request a school that is NOT their "home school" in the district.

"Open Enrollment" requests are for families residing in the Oshkosh Area School District who are requesting enrollment in a different district. 

Information on the application processes for both of these groups for the 2023-2024 school year can be found HERE, along with important deadlines! 


Love and Logic

Upcoming 5-Week Parenting Session

The Oshkosh Area School District invites parents/guardians to participate in a practical and entertaining five-week parenting program, beginning February 21, from 5-7 p.m. at South Park Middle School. This program is open to anyone who works with children or has children of their own. Participants have the opportunity to meet with other parents/guardians/educators and discuss and practice a new strategy each week. 

  • Do you want to feel more confident as a parent? 

  • Would you like to have more fun parenting?

  • Do you want to feel more relaxed at the end of the day? 

  • Are you interested in learning practical parenting skills that you can use immediately?

This program is for you - all for only $10 which covers the cost of the manual. LEARN MORE:  Love and Logic Flyer - February 2024

Pre-registration via email is required. See flyer for more information.


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 3-4 business days so please plan accordingly! 



Has your student lost a jacket, mittens, sweatshirt, etc?  Please have your student check the lost and found. We would like to get these items back to their owners.  Any leftover lost and found items will be donated on January 28th. Thank you for your help!

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!

Follow Lakeside PTO

Click HERE to find our amazing PTO on Facebook! Please 'like' and 'follow' Lakeside's PTO on Facebook. They have the most up-to-date information on all of our wonderful events!  The next PTO meeting is February, 12th at 3pm in library. 

Online ordering for Lakeside apparel is now open!  Check out the new tie dye option!

Community Events

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


Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • January 22nd- No school for students; professional development for staff
  • January 23rd- 26th - Scholastic Book Fair - see above for times
  • January 24th- Lakeside Family Night at The Herd
  • January 25th-Parent/teacher conferences (as needed/requested), 3:15-6:30pm
  • February 7th- Winter Walk AT School Day
  • February 9th - No school for students; professional development for staff
  • February 12th - PTO meeting at 3pm in the Media Center