Newsletter - November 3, 2023
Black Wolf Bulletin
November 3, 2023; Issue 5
Dear Lakeside Families,
Thank you, families for attending conferences this fall. We hope you learned a lot about your child's progress at school. If you weren't able to attend yet, teachers will be in touch to reschedule. It is our goal to meet with 100% of our Lakeside families.
Recently, Lakeside was featured on the district Facebook page. We are so proud of the learning and growing that is happening each day at our school. Please follow our district Facebook and Lakeside's Facebook page to stay updated with pictures and posts of the great things happening at our school.
The cold has officially set in. Please remember to have your child(ren) dressed for the weather (pants, jackets, hats, and gloves). If there is snow, we require students to wear boots and snow pants to play on the equipment and the grass.
As a reminder, students are not allowed to use any personal technology devices during the school day. All personal technology should be in backpacks and silenced. Watches are not allowed, unless they are only for counting steps, or for another health related reason that is documented.
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Dasiah Fleming
- X'Zalayah Carter
Please remember to send your children to school with warm clothes for inclement weather. This should include boots, hats, gloves, snow pants and a heavy jacket. All students will be outside before school, recess, and lunch unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or a wind chill of below zero.
Temperatures and appropriate outside recess wear is:
- Below 50 degrees-students need a coat
- Between 50-60 degrees-students need to wear long sleeves
- 61 degrees and above-students choice (shorts are allowed)
With cold and flu season upon us already, your child may have a sore throat, runny nose, headache etc. and you may want your child to bring cough drops, Tylenol, cough drops, or other medications to school. All medications need to be brought into the office and given in the office. Your child should not keep any medications in their backpacks. All medications need a signed medication form in the office. If you would like a form to fill out, please call or email the office to send one home with your child. It only takes a minute to fill out!
Please remind your child to cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and most importantly...WASH HANDS!!! Washing hands can prevent the spread of diseases.
Your child should stay home if they have any of these symptoms: 100 degree temp or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, thick mucus from the nose, excessive drowsiness, undiagnosed rash or open sores, pain that interferes with learning such as; earache, red, itchy eyes with discharge, sore throat with difficulty swallowing or a persistent, productive cough. This helps prevent the spread of illness to others in school. If you child has any of these symptoms they should stay home and be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
FRIENDLY REMINDER: When calling your child's school to report their absence, please relay the symptoms they are having to the school office so that the District can continue to report to the health department accurately.
We Need Your Help!
It's that time of year when the playground gets extra wet, muddy and snowy at times, and spills can happen any time of the year. We have students coming to the health office every day 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 the 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!
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!
Lakeside's Herd Night - Save the Date
Join friends, family, and staff of Lakeside on January 24th, 2024, for a fun night out with the Wisconsin Herd! Lakeside students and families will be invited to participate in exclusive experiences provided by the Herd! For more information click HERE.
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!
Upcoming Lakeside Events
- November 9th - Lakeside Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser Online Donations Deadline
- November 10th - No school for students; professional development for staff
- November 13th- PTO meeting at 3:00pm
- November 14th - Mrs. LeClair's class to Alberta Kimball Auditorium for FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD
- November 22nd - 25th - No school for students or staff for Thanksgiving break