Newsletter - November 17, 2023
Black Wolf Bulletin
November 17, 2023; Issue 6
Dear Lakeside Families,
We are thrilled to share with you that our school Walk A Thon two weeks ago was a wonderful success! The weather was beautiful and the kids had a blast walking and running with friends! The West High School pep band came and kept us entertained and motivated during the walk. The Van Dyne Fire Department also came to cheer us on. A huge thank you goes to Mrs. Homman for organizing and leading this great event and fundraiser for our school. We also want to thank Walmart for their donation of bananas and Gatorade for our students after they finished the walk. Thank you also to our PTO for volunteering and supporting this event!
The Walk A Thon was a fundraiser for our PTO. Our PTO will use these funds to offset field trip busing costs for our students and pay for classroom supplies, enrichment activities, playground equipment, books, and more! We are pleased to share that our collective total from donations this year from the Walk A Thon is: $3,337! Thank you to families for supporting this fundraiser!
This week, Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction released the School and District Report Cards. Lakeside Elementary earned an overall accountability score of "Meets Expectations" for the 2022-2023 school year, and the report can be found HERE. We are proud of the work we are doing to develop strong vocabulary knowledge in literacy in grades 3-5. In addition, student growth scores on the Forward Exam were another measure success. We continue to work on every child demonstrating proficiency in reading and math and upward growth trends for each students.
Finally, I want to wish your family a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I am grateful to serve this amazing community of learners, staff, and families.
Winter Weather Updates
Students must come to school off of the bus and from drop off prepared to play on the playground. Students will be outside immediately, unless temperatures are below 10 degrees. Please make sure to dress your child with warm winter gear, including jackets, hats, gloves, boots and snow pants (needed to play on the playground equipment and in the field when there is snow).
In the case of inclement weather (rain or temperatures below 10 degrees), students will be inside the building. Students being dropped off can enter Door #11. There will be a supervisor standing near Door #11 to welcome children inside. The first bell rings at 7:40 am. Please have your children to school by 7:40.
Student Council Coordinating a Food Drive
Lakeside Elementary school will be participating in the The Mid-Morning Kiwanis boxed/canned food drive which will take place from Friday, December 1st through Thursday, December 7th.
The food that is collected through this time period will be donated to the Oshkosh Salvation Army. If you choose to donate food, please bring it to school and add it to your classroom collection. It must consist of non-perishable food items (Examples: canned fruits, vegetables, soup, pasta, beans, boxed items).
Things that need to be refrigerated, and that will easily go bad (rot/mold) should not be donated. Things like, dairy products, fresh fruits, fresh produce, and frozen food, etc., are all things that will perish easily. Please do not donate any of these items.
Of course you do not have to donate but if you do we thank you for your support and donations!🎉
-Lakeside Student Council
Lakeside Family Fun at Brighton Acres - December 1st
Lakeside students will be making holiday ornaments that will be used to decorate a holiday tree as part of Brighton Acres' Christmas Village and Craft Fair. We're also inviting our families to join Lakeside staff for some holiday fun at Brighton Acres on Friday, December 1st from 4-8pm. Click HERE for more information about this fun event!
Brighten Someone's Holiday at Lakeside-
Lakeside's "Brighten Someone's Holiday" tree is back again this year and located in the main entrance. If you would like to purchase any of the items for this year's selected Lakeside families, please come to the office to select a paper mitten (with an item written on it) from the tree. Please then return the mitten with the gift. This will help with organization of the gifts as they are colored coded for each family. Please have the gifts returned by Friday, December 15th at the latest. Again, there is no obligation, but any help is definitely appreciated! Please contact Mrs. Lubinski with any questions.
LOST & FOUND TABLEHas your student lost a jacket, mittens, sweatshirt, etc? Please have your student check the lost and found or take a look at the photos below. We would like to get these items back to their owners. Any leftover lost and found items will be donated on November 27th. Thank you for your help!
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!
Check out our Community Events page on our website for information about events happening throughout the Oshkosh community!
Upcoming Lakeside Events
- November 22nd - 24th - No school for students or staff for Thanksgiving break
- December 1st - Lakeside Family Event at Brighton Acres, 4-8pm
- December 1st-7th- Student council food drive
- December 8th - No school for students; professional development for staff
- December 22nd - January 1st - Winter break