Newsletter - January 20, 2023


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

January 20, 2023; 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 are on their way to your homes. 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. 

Make sure to celebrate your child's efforts! 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 Wednesday, January 25th through Friday, January 27th during student lunch and recess hours (10:30am - 12:05pm), and also on Thursday, January 26th from 3:15pm - 6:30pm during parent/teacher conferences. 

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!


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 3rd from 6 - 7:30pm in the Lakeside gym and has a "Beach Day" 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! 


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!


Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • January 25th - 27th - Scholastic Book Fair - see above for times
  • January 26th:
    • 4th and 5th grade field trip to West for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical
    • Club Invention, 3-4:30pm
    • Parent/teacher conferences (as needed/requested), 3:15-6:30pm
  • January 27th - Family night at the Herd at 7pm
  • February 1st - Club Invention, 3-4:30pm
  • February 9th - Club Invention, 3-4:30pm
  • February 10th - No school for students; professional development for staff
  • February 13th - PTO meeting at 6pm in the Media Center