Newsletter - May 17, 2024

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Lakeside
Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

May 17, 2024; Issue 18

 

 

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Dear Lakeside Families, 

Our students are completing assessments and we will have building-wide data celebrations to share soon! 

Here are other exciting events that are coming up in the last two weeks:

  • Many field trips are coming up in the next two weeks, and a special treat coming to school because our kids have done an amazing job showing the Lakeside Way (being respectful, responsible, and safe) and showing kindness throughout the year. Stay tuned for pictures on Facebook! 
  • Our last interest hour event of the school year is on Friday, May 24 in the afternoon. There will be a variety of activities for students to sign up for. 
  • Kindergarten students will celebrate "moving on" on Wednesday, May 29 at 1:15 pm! All guests will need to enter the building through Door #1 and check in at the office. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes prior to this event in case there is a wait for checking in.
  • Fifth grade promotion and DARE graduation will take place on Friday, May 31 at 9:00 am. All guests will need to enter the building through Door #1 and check in at the office. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes prior to this event.
  • Field Day events are scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 31 from 12:30-2:30. Please be on the lookout for a sign up genius to volunteer for this afternoon of fun!
  • If you have any items that have been lost, we encourage you to come in and visit our Lost & Found table! We donate all items at the end of the school year, so please check before June 3!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • May 23rd -
    • 1st grade field trip to the NEW Zoo
    • Kindergarten field trip to the Building for Kids
    • 4th grade Sailing field trip
  • May 24th- May community interest hour
  • May 27th - No school- Memorial Day
  • May 28th - 3rd grade field trip to Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
  • May 29th - 
    • 5th grade field trip to the Timber Rattlers
    • Kindergarten Promotion, 1:15 - 2:30pm
  • May 30th - 2nd grade field trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum
  • May 31st
    • Last day of school
    • 5th grade Promotion, 9 - 10am
    • Field Day, 12:30 - 2:30pm

 

Specialist Updates


 

New Plantings for Lakeside!

If you've been to Lakeside recently, you may have noticed that we have some new plants by our school sign! One of our WONDERFUL volunteers, Nancy Benkoske, spearheaded a grant for Lakeside. We are thrilled to announce that we've been awarded that grant specifically designated for plants to beautify our front entrance.  We are so grateful to Nancy Benkoske for her hard work on this project, and we know we will be enjoying the long-lasting benefits of these new plants at Lakeside, enriching us for years to come - THANK YOU!

We would also like to extend a thank you Wild Ones of the Fox Valley for their role in supporting our new flower bed: 

Thank you so much for your support of Lakeside Elementary!


 

End of the Year Update from the Health Office

All medications are to be picked up by the parent/guardian on or before the last day of
school. Kristin Mike, LPN, will be reaching out regarding parental consent to send home
over the counter medications (ie. cough drops) home with your student(s). Our policy
will not allow us to keep them for the next school year. If there is NO response regarding
the medication and they are not picked up/ sent home by the end of the day on the last
day of school, May 31st, the medication will be properly disposed of.
If your child has a current health plan or emergency plan on file with the school, you will
receive a copy during the summer to update for the upcoming school year.
 
If your child has a change in their health or has a healthcare need at school, please
email our school district nurse, Mikaila Peterson during the summer and she will contact
you at the beginning of the school year to discuss. Email: mikaila.peterson@oshkosh.k12.wi.us
 
If your child will need to take medication at school, please work with your doctor to have
the following form completed and signed before the start of the school year. As a
reminder, the directions on the medication bottle must match the written order on the
medication request form.
 
 
If you have a child with a severe allergy, asthma, or seizures the following forms will
need to be completed for our school nurse. Inhalers, Epi-Pens, Allergy medications, etc.,
must be in their original containers. Expiration dates will be monitored.
 
 
 
School Nurse: Mikaila Peterson, BSN, RN
Email: mikaila.peterson@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Health Assistant: Kristin Mike, LPN
Email: kristin.mike@oshkosh.k12.wi.us
 

 

 

Get Ready for the 2024-25 School Year!

The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment/Registration) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2024. Students must be enrolled by September 1. While the deadline is September 1, we encourage you to complete this process as soon as possible to secure your child's spot for the next school year.

This annual enrollment process is mandatory and reserves your student's place at their school for the upcoming academic year. You'll update demographic and contact information through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal.

Step-by-Step Instructions: CLICK HERE 

New This Year: Complete the process on your computer, tablet, OR smartphone via the IC app: Campus Parent.

  • Mobile Registration: To register on your smartphone, download the app from your device's app center (iPhone - App Store or Android - Google Play), or click these direct links. Be sure to select the "Campus Parent" option - look for this icon: 

Online Portal Access: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click the "Online Registration" link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen).

Need Help? If you don't have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account or need to reset your password, complete THIS FORM.

Contact Information: For questions or assistance during the online enrollment process, contact your child's school office or the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.

In-Person Support: If you need in-person assistance, access to a device, or internet, attend our Central Registration Day at Oshkosh North High School on August 7, 2024. More information will be provided in the coming months.

Fees: Fees and payments if applicable for the 2024-25 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.

Your child's school will provide additional resources for the 2024-2025 school year, including important dates.

Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student’s educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student’s individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.


 

Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | MedlinePlus

Health Office Update

It's tick season!  

I know, it’s not something to be excited about, but we can learn about ticks to make tick season more tolerable. The beautiful playground and woods surrounding our school are the exact type of area that ticks love to live in. So, what can our students do to prevent ticks from attaching to their skin? 

Students should watch for ticks on their clothes when entering the building in the morning and after any recess. If the tick is crawling on their skin or clothes they should remove the tick immediately and notify a teacher or recess supervisor. If a student finds a tick that is already attached to their skin they should come to the health office as soon as they notify their teacher. While we are unable to remove the attached tick at school, we will call and notify parents what we have found. Parents can then come to school and remove the tick or take the child home to remove the tick. Please remember that if you do remove an attached tick at home it is best to keep the tick in a clear baggie in case you later need to identify the type of tick. 

The CDC has great information on tick removal, bite prevention and when to contact a doctor after a tick bite. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us in the health office at kristin.mike@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or mikaila.peterson@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

 

 
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Girl Empowerment | Girls on the Run | Nonprofit

Girls On The RunGirls on the Run will be coming back to Lakeside this fall!  Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  The goal is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.  More information about Girls on the Run and how to sign-up will be coming in August.  If you are interested in helping with this program as a coach or a running buddy, please reach out to Jen Lubinksi (jennifer.lubinski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us) or Rachel Tigert (rachel.tigert@oshkosh.k12.wi.us) for more information.

Field Day — Windsor Charter Academy

Field Day

Field day is Friday, May 31st from 12:30-2:30pm.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the activity stations.  Click HERE to sign up!  Thank you for your help!
 


 


 

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.

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! 

 


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!  Please click HERE to read the May minutes from the PTO meeting.

The PTO sincerely thanks families for their wonderful donations towards Staff Appreciation Week treats and gifts! Your generosity and thankfulness towards our staff is greatly appreciated. The staff thoroughly enjoyed the FRIENDly week

Community Events

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