Newsletter - March 1st, 2024

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Lakeside
Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

March 1, 2024; Issue 13

 

 

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Dear Lakeside Families, 

Class Placement Requests for 2024-2025

Class lists are created with the belief that student needs are best met through heterogeneous/mixed groups that take into consideration such variables as student numbers, gender ratios, student behaviors, and achievement levels. The services of our special education teachers and other academic specialists also impact a student’s placement. As a result, requests for classroom placements are usually not necessary.

The talents of our teachers at Lakeside are diverse. Matching teaching and learning styles requires appropriate knowledge of both the learner and the teacher. In addition, OASD Board Policy 5120 charges us with the important task of creating balanced classes. It also includes this statement in the policy: “Parent/guardian request for assignment of students to specific teachers prior to receiving notice of placement will be carefully limited to assure an equal opportunity for all students.”

If parents still would like to submit a request, they must base the request upon a legitimate need of the student. If a parent has an educational reason to support a classroom placement, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Please submit a Request for Specific Teacher or Class Prior to Assignment form, stating the reasons why such a placement is important for your child's education. Forms are available in the office or you can fill out electronically here.

  • All requests should be received in the office no later than Friday, April 12th. No requests received after this date will be honored.

Due to the need to balance classes, distribute learning abilities, place students together in workable groups, and numerous other variables that must be considered, we are unable to guarantee that requests will be honored. Thank you for your understanding as we move forward to create great learning environments for ALL students!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Ashton, Principal
amy.ashton@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

 

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 (emily.dorr@oshkosh.k12.wi.us) 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

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

  • Weston Stromske
  • Thorvald Hankee
  • Jack Stadtmueller
  • Zachary Cutts
  • Gemma Wolfgram
  • Chevy Schroeder
  • Evan Ruhl
  • Isaac Pedersen
  • Fletcher LaCroix
  • Kalvin Semph
  • Wyatt Trebiatowski
  • Spiro Gorgolis
  • Taylor Proctor
  • Quinn Hazelett
  • Grayson Moore
  • Leah McCreery
  • X'Zaniah Carter
  • Paxton Nourollah
  • Adalyn Doherty
  • Skylar Mulloy
  • Damon Elliott-Bennett
  • Temperance Kellar
  • Owen Lloyd

 


 

2020-21 Yearbook Sales Wrapping Up – Deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021 –  Monroe Central School Corporation

Yearbook Orders-Due March 4th

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 until March 4th, so act now!


 

Graphic of students and teachers with text that says Let's get ready to Read Across AmericaRead Across America Week Next Week

MONDAY: I SPY THE BOOK & CHARACTERS
See if you can spot the books or characters in the school!
 
TUESDAY:  READ WITH A STUFFY DAY
Bring a stuffed animal to school to read with throughout the day!
(Stuffy must fit in your backpack)
 
WEDNESDAY: READ ACROSS AMERICA
"Would you rather" brain break
 
THURSDAY: DRESS LIKE A BOOK CHARACTER
Come to school dressed as your favorite book character
 
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK:
Flashlight reading during library time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Donations Needed-Lakeside Family Spring Dance!

REMINDER - Lakeside's annual family dance event is coming soon! We need your help! The raffle baskets are still pretty empty, so please consider sending in items or money for the baskets. Any and all donations help! Click HERE for more information. Also, you can now send monetary donations for the Spring Dance to our Venmo account @LakesidePTO, if you want your donation to go to a specific classroom raffle basket just put that in the description when you Venmo us.

Lakeside's annual family dance will be held on Friday, March 15th from 6 - 7:30pm in the Lakeside gym and has a "Tie Dye" theme. Sign up HERE to provide snacks or refreshments!  Thank you to all who have donated and signed up already!

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. 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. Click HERE for a list of all the class baskets.

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! 


 

Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • March 4th- Yearbook orders due
  • March 5th- 2nd grade field trip to the YMCA
  • March 4th - 7th - Read Across America Week (see above for details)
  • March 8th - No school for students; professional development for staff
  • March 11th - PTO Meeting, 3pm in the media center 
  • March 15th - Lakeside School Dance, 6-7:30pm
  • March 18th-March 22nd- Student Council Spirit Week
  • March 19th- 3rd Grade Family Night-Books Can Take You Places, 3-5:00pm
  • March 22nd- End of Third Quarter
  • March 25th - 29th - Spring break

  • Student Council Spirit Week will be March 18th-22nd!  Look for more information in the next Black Wolf Bulletin!


 

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!


 

Pollution Solution
 Our students who are in Pollution Solution worked so hard to collect 1,000 pounds of plastic bags to be recycled into a Trex Bench for our school.  From the last time we sent out this newsletter we had collected a whopping 654 pounds of plastic bags, but THANKS TO ALL OF YOU Pollution Solution has achieved their goal! They have collected 1,084 pounds of plastic bags! Don't worry though, they are still collecting for a little while longer. So keep sending in your plastic bags with your child(ren) or drop them off at one of our doors. We are happy to take them off your hands.

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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! 

 

Attendance Office InformationIf 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: Kylene.Schrage@oshkosh.k12.wi.us 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

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


 

Community Events

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


 

Follow the 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 March, 11th at 3pm in library.