Newsletter - May 7th, 2021
Black Wolf Bulletin
May 7, 2021; Issue 17
Dear Lakeside Families,
It has been a fun week at Lakeside celebrating our Lakeside staff for Teacher Appreciation Week! Our staff is a dedicated, hardworking group that prioritizes positive relationships and student growth. This week, our PTO showered our teachers with food, flowers, artwork, and treats to celebrate their impact on children and families! Thank you to our PTO leaders, Lori Moen, Annie Majorowicz, ElizaBeth Chase, and Kimmie Martin, as well as the many families that joined in to decorate the parking lot or brought treats for staff this week! This week also marked Nurse Appreciation Week and we are so thankful to have our nurse, Mrs. Draxler and health assistant Ms. Lembcke working to support students and families!
As we plan forward, here are some events and updates for you to be aware of:
- Our school is planning to purchase new playground equipment in the future and we need your help! Please see this letter drafted by our student council leaders about this important project.
- Our next PTO meeting is on Monday, May 10 at 6pm! Please join us to elect new officers and plan for the future! We need your voice and ideas! Click here for the meeting link.
- Next Wednesday, May 12 is our last early release this school year. Early release time is 12:30 pm.
- All Lakeside students will learn about summer safety tips later this month (Monday, May 17). Firefighter John with the Oshkosh Fire Department will be teaching about fire, water, bike, and sun safety.
Have a great weekend!
- Jackets need to be worn outside unless the temperature reaches 50 degrees. Between 50 and 60, long sleeves must still be worn.
- Boots still need to be worn on the playground and field due to muddy conditions.
Our playground is extremely wet and muddy this time of year! Please consider packing a spare set of clothes in your child’s backpack. This may help avoid a phone call to parents at work for dry clothes if a mud or rain puddle is encountered outside.
- Vincent Mazza
- Kaylee Skaug
- Brogan Schneider
- Trevor Fletcher
- Trenton Fletcher
- Isaac Vang
- Kaycee Williams
- Olive Hobbslee
- Addison Renning
- Noah Maloney
- Bristol Straveler
- Elijah Kallenbach
- Rowen Poutre-Jetty
- Brantley Sprouse
- Orielle Price
- Alexander Gruetzmacher
- Adriana Trapp
- Vivian Dorn
We need your help in locating books that are missing from our school library, classroom libraries and guided reading area. Your child had the opportunity to enjoy these books while we transitioned through our Model 3 & 4 phase and unfortunately many of those books have still not been returned. We ask that you please take a moment to search your homes for these books and help return them to our bookshelves for others to check out and enjoy.
Thank you for your time and assistance!
Health Office Update
Please click here for a letter from our school nurse about returning to school 5 days a week! It includes information on the daily student symptom check, and when to keep a sibling home from school.
Updated OASD Free School Meal Distribution
Free school meals are available at one distribution time and location only. The distribution will be Wednesdays from 5 - 7 p.m. at Oshkosh West High School (main parking lot - enter on Taft Avenue and exit on Eagle Street). Those accessing free meals cannot enter the school parking lot until 4:30 p.m. to allow students and staff to safely exit the area before the distribution begins.
Free Family Food Boxes: In addition to a week’s worth of school meals, families will also be able to receive Farm to Family Food Boxes - a partnership with Feeding America - which has been extended through the month of May. LEARN MORE
DIRECTIONS: All traffic must enter Eastbound on Taft Avenue (making a right turn into the parking lot). There will only be one line to enter the parking lot. Anyone attempting to enter Westbound on Taft (making a left turn into the parking lot) will be asked to continue down to the end of the line. This is to ensure proper traffic flow and safety. No one is to enter off of Eagle Street for the meal distribution. This entrance is only to be used by students, staff and athletics accessing the parking lot.
Meal Distribution Details:
Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and supper for each day.
Milk will be offered with all meals.
Meals are available and are free to anyone age 18 and under.
Children do not need to be present to receive free meals, a parent/guardian or sibling may pick up meals.
Children do not need to be enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District to receive free meals.
Oshkosh Public Library - Summer Reading ChallengeCheck out THIS LINK for more information about the Oshkosh Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge!
NEW! Calming Circuit
We are excited to share that Lakeside has started a new program called the Calming Circuit. This program is for any student that needs a movement break to help get them ready for learning. A variety of weighted items are available for the student to use as part of this program.
Get ready for the 2021-22 school year!
The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2021. Students must be enrolled by September 1. However, the sooner you complete this process, the better!
This annual enrollment process is required and secures a student’s place at school for the next school year. The process is done through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and includes updating demographic and contact information. NOTE: Fees and payments for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.
Instructions: CLICK HERE for step-by-Step Instructions
NOTE: This process should be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. It is not recommended to use a cell phone.
Link: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click on the “Online Registration” link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen)
NOTE: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2021.
HELP: If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account OR need your password reset complete the following form: https://forms.gle/bEXT8Wd8t5c2dcTC8
Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance during the online annual enrollment process you can 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, a Central Registration Day will be held at Oshkosh North High School on August 10, 2021. More information will be provided in the coming months.
Additional information regarding the 2021-2022 school year, including important dates, will be provided to families by their child(ren)’s school.
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.
Drop Off/Pick Up Information
For parents dropping off, please drop off between 7:30 and 7:40 am. Park in a stall by Door #11 for K-2 students and Door #10 for 3-5 students. Please open your child's car door and walk them to the sidewalk. Lakeside staff will be taking children into the building and to their classrooms. Parents can give hugs outside before we take children inside. There will not be outdoor recess in the morning.
For pick up, parents should park near Door #11 for K-2 students and Door #10 for 3-5 students. Parents should turn off their vehicles and wait in the front of their car on the sidewalk. A staff member will check in with you to see who you are picking up and bring your child to you.
We are not allowing parents/guardians/visitors into the building at this time. If you have items to get to the school secretary, please consider sending with your child or calling the school secretary to make an outdoor appointment. You can reach Ms. Zuercher at 920-424-0131 (ext. 3801) or email@example.com
Check out our Community Events page on our website for information about events happening throughout the Oshkosh community!
May and June 2021 Calendar
- 5/10/2021 - Lakeside PTO meeting, 6 pm via Zoom
- 5/12/2021 - Early release @ 12:30 pm
- 5/25/21 - Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony and Teddy Bear Picnic (livestreamed) @ 1:45 pm
- 5/31/2021 - No school, Memorial Day
- 5th Grade Promotion (livestreamed) @ 9:30 am
- Field Day
- Last day of school!
Lakeside Elementary School 2020-2021 Family Handbook