Newsletter - March 15, 2024


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

March 15, 2024; Issue 14



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

We are looking forward to seeing many kids and families at our school dance tonight! A huge shout out to our PTO for organizing this event and to Mrs. Homman, our PE teacher for preparing dances for our students! Please plan to stay near your child at tonight's event; it's a busy one! We reviewed expectations at school with children for tonight's event, including to walk or dance in the gym (no running), and to stay in the building (unless supervised outside by a parent). Exterior doors will remain closed/locked. Only Door #11 will be open for entrance to the dance.   

When we return from spring break, our third through fifth grade students will be preparing for and taking the Wisconsin Forward Exam. Testing dates and times are listed below. It is important that your child is at school and on time so they can have a healthy snack and be ready for testing with their class.


I hope your family has a wonderful spring break! Fourth quarter will begin when we return! 


Mrs. Ashton, Principal


Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • March 15th - Lakeside School Dance, 6-7:30pm
  • March 18th - 22nd - Student Council Spirit Week (see below for details)
  • March 19th - 3rd Grade Family Night-Books Can Take You Places, 3-5:00pm in the media center
  • March 22nd- 
    • End of Third Quarter
    • Interest Hour Event- Robotics/Coding/STEM/Technology Theme
  • March 25th- 29th - Spring break
  • April 4th-19th- Forward Exam testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders (parent letter)
  • April 8th - PTO meeting at 3pm in the media center
  • April 11th- 5th Grade Biography Fair
  • April 12th - No school for students, Professional Development for staff
  • April 23rd- Spring Family Engagement Night, 5-7:00pm
  • April 22nd-April 26th - Scholastic book fair (more information coming soon!)
  • April 30th - Spring Concert, Alberta Kimball Auditorium, 6-7:00pm


Specialist Updates



MONDAY:  Wear Green or Saint Patrick things!

TUESDAY:  Yay! First Day of Spring-  Wear Spring Colors! (Pink, Blue, Yellow, etc.)

WEDNESDAY: Crazy hair day!

THURSDAY: Dress alike with two or more friends! 

FRIDAY: Hawaii theme clothes or tropical theme clothes! 




Spring Concert Announcement from Ms. Dorr!

Hello, Lakeside families! I am happy to announce that we will be having a spring concert this year! All grades will be involved. The concert will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00 pm in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium of Oshkosh West High School. Every student has a special role in this concert, so it is important that your student is there. If you know that your student will not be able to attend, please let me know by email ( so we can plan ahead. Students will begin learning their music in the upcoming weeks and are so excited to share what they have been working on in class!

Please mark this date on your calendars! We will be sending out more information closer to the concert date.

I look forward to seeing all of our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Lakeside families at this fun event!

Ms. Dorr


Clothes Needed!

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? 

  • 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!
  • 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. 

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!



Get ready for Oshkosh Summer School 2024 

Registration Opens March 6, Course Guide Now Available

Starting March 6, families may begin registering their child(ren) for Summer School 2024! Be sure to sign up early because classes do fill up and those that do not have enough students enrolled may be canceled. 

OASD Summer School offers a variety of in-person and virtual classes for students entering kindergarten through high school, including athletic camps, music camps, and eAcademy options. While remedial courses are available, the majority of courses are designed to keep students thinking and exploring during the summer. 

COURSE GUIDE: Detailed information about all course options, including special camps and registration instructions, are available on the OASD Summer School webpage in the Summer School Course Guide

Summer School enrollment is FREE and available for all OASD students, students who live within the district boundaries, and students who are open-enrolled in the OASD. 

LEARN MORE: OASD Update 02.22.24 - Summer School 2024 Dates, Locations, and Details




Attendance Office Information

If you need to call your student(s) in for the day, please call the main office at 920-424-0131. If you need to leave a voicemail, please state your student(s) full name, grade, reason for absence and also any symptoms your student may be experiencing. You can also email the school secretary at: for any absences. If you need to pick up your student early for an any reason, please notify the main office ahead of time, so we can make sure to have your student ready for you. As always, please feel free to reach out to the main office with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your help.

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! 


Community Events

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