Newsletter - March 17, 2023
Black Wolf Bulletin
March 17, 2023; Issue 14
Dear Lakeside Families,
It was so wonderful to see so many kids and families at our school dance two weeks ago! Students had a blast showing off their dances! Thank you, families, for participating in the basket raffles and silent auctions. This fundraiser raised about $2,900 for PTO to use to support our school community and reduce busing costs for field trips for the end of the year! A huge shout out to Andrea Schneider, Stephanie Homman, and ElizaBeth Chase, for organizing this event! Thanks to all other parents and staff that contributed with help setting up, preparing baskets, take-down, etc.!
Lakeside has a few other exciting upcoming events, including that our new playground equipment will be installed in mid April. We are hoping that all families will be able to attend Family Engagement Night on Thursday, April 27. You will be able to see the playground equipment at this event! More information about Family Engagement Night will be sent out after spring break.
We are currently looking for a couple parent representatives to join our playground team. We have one more phase of the playground that we will be fundraising for (specifically seeking someone with connections to local businesses). If you have any interest, or would like more information, please email me.
When we return from spring break, our third through fifth grade students will be beginning to prepare for 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!
Upcoming Lakeside Events
- March 17th - Interest Hour event with community partners, 1 - 2:30pm
- March 20th - 24th - Spring break
- March 27th - Flags for First Graders
- April 5th - 20th - Forward Exam for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders (parent letter)
- April 7th - No school for students or staff
- April 10th - PTO meeting at 6pm in the Media Center
- April 18th - 5th Grade Biography Fair
- April 21st - No school for students or staff
- April 24th - 28th - Scholastic book fair (more information coming soon!)
- April 27th - Spring Family Night, 5 - 7 (more information coming soon!)
Technology Survey for 3rd - 5th Grade Families
Technology: it's a valuable resource, and sometimes it's a curse! We are working to put together a presentation to benefit Lakeside families and would like your feedback! Please help us understand your family's struggles with technology by completing THIS SURVEY. It's short and should only take a couple of minutes to complete. Thank you!
Spring Concert Announcement from Ms. Flood!
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 Monday, May 15th 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 (email@example.com
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!
Update from Ms. Olsen
Please see the message below from Ms. Delaney Olsen:
As many of you know, I've been on long-term leave from the district since the spring of 2022 due to my health. We're now coming up on a year since the event, and my doctor has still not deemed me medically fit to return to teaching. Therefore, I've made the difficult decision to resign from my position at Lakeside and Washington. As devastated as I am, I know this is the best decision for my health and for the students moving forward. - Ms. Olsen
We are so grateful to Ms. Olsen for her work with our students at Lakeside, and we wish her well.
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!
OASD eAcademy 2023-24 Enrollment Period
The Oshkosh Area School District is pleased to announce the 2023-24 enrollment period for the District’s eAcademy, a fully online program for grades K-12. The enrollment period will take place from March 8 through March 28, 2023, at 3 p.m., which will allow students to enroll in eAcademy for the full 2023-24 school year. For more information on the OASD eAcademy program, please visit the eAcademy Website at: www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/
LEARN MORE! The Oshkosh Area School District eAcademy is a fully online program for grades K-12. eAcademy is partnered with the Wisconsin eSchool Network, which is a collaborative network of online programs throughout the state of Wisconsin. The program has been developed in collaboration with online learning experts and is based on years of research and best practices for excellence in virtual learning. Students who participate in the OASD eAcademy enjoy all the benefits of being an OASD student, including earning an OASD diploma and participating in their home school extracurriculars, while receiving a customized, student-centered education that meets individual educational and social needs.
CONTACT US! If you are looking for additional information to further assist with your enrollment decision, feel free to reach out to the OASD eAcademy coaches/staff at each level:
OASD Food Service Opportunities
Food Service is hiring! Click HERE to read about the different opportunities in the District.
Oshkosh Youth Baseball - 9U Team
Oshkosh Youth Baseball (OYB) is looking to add 4-6 players to the 9U team. If your child is interested, click HERE for more information!
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!
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!
Check out our Community Events page on our website for information about events happening throughout the Oshkosh community!