Newsletter - March 3, 2023
Black Wolf Bulletin
March 3, 2023; Issue 13
Dear Lakeside Families,
Class Placement Requests for 2023-2024
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 14th. 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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
- Silas Tobin
- Weston Stromske
- Thorvald Hankee
- Jack Stadtmueller
- Zachary Cutts
- Gemma Wolfgram
- Chevy Schroeder
- Evan Ruhl
- Wyatt Trebiatowski
- Destiny Yang
- Grayson Moore
- Leah McCreery
- Evelyn Heidke
- X'Zaniah Carter
- Paxton Nourollah
- Skylar Mulloy
- Damon Elliott-Bennett
- Temperance Kellar
- Owen Lloyd
Read Across America Week Next Week
Lakeside Family Beach Day Dance!
Lakeside's annual family dance event is tonight from 6 - 7:30pm in the Lakeside gym and has a "Beach Day" theme.
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.
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 3rd
- 5th Grade field trip to Barlow Planetarium (make up due to snow day)
- Lakeside School Dance, 6-7:30pm
- March 6th - 9th - Read Across America Week (see above for details)
- March 10th - No school for students; professional development for staff
- March 13th - PTO Meeting, 6pm
- March 17th - Interest Hour event with community partners, 1 - 2:30pm
- March 20th - 24th - Spring break
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!
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!
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