Newsletter - October 20, 2023


Elementary School

Black Wolf Bulletin

October 20, 2023; Issue 4



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Dear Lakeside Families, 

Conferences are coming up next week! All families should sign up for conferences. This is a great opportunity to learn about how your children are progressing so far this school year. Instructions can be found HERE, or go directly to the sign-up link at

Next week is the start of our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We can't wait to see what your family will design! Please bring decorated pumpkins to school between Tuesday and Thursday next week. All carved pumpkins may be dropped off on Monday, October 30. Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 31 and winners will be announced at the end of the day on the 31st or Wednesday, Nov. 1!

As you may remember from an August update, we do not have a music teacher hired yet this year. Ms. Zuber is our long term sub in music that will be here through the end of the first semester. We will be interviewing music teacher candidates in the upcoming month and hope to hire a music teacher for second semester. We will not have a concert this fall or winter. Instead, we hope to have a spring concert in late April or early May. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming month or two!

Our school will celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, October 31. We will have a parade outdoors at 2pm, followed by classroom parties. Here are our school's expectations for Halloween dress up, parties, and guests:

  • No costume face masks are allowed. They can frighten younger children. In addition, we want to see your child(ren)'s smiling faces! 

  • Students will only be given 5 minutes to get “dressed” in costumes and will not be excused to the bathroom. Please plan for easy items to add to their regular outfits. 

  • Make up should not be worn all day as it is a disruption to the classroom.

  • Violent themed costumes are not appropriate for school.

  • Board policy clearly prohibits look alike weapons such as toy guns, knives, swords, or other threatening objects. These items are not allowed at school for any reason, and Halloween is no exception.

  • For classroom parties, please remember that all fruit, vegetable, and cheese trays must be purchased already assembled from a grocery store. All dry items such as cookies, cupcakes, and crackers must be store purchased. 

  • Visitors will be welcome to join the parade and/or classroom parties. All visitors will need to come to the front office first to sign in.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Ashton, Principal


Specialist Updates


First page of the PDF file: Walk-A-ThonFlier2023

*To donate online for our WALK-A-THON fundraiser, simply copy and paste the above link into your browser or CLICK HERE!*

WALK-A-THON Volunteers needed

Would you like to volunteer at our Walk-A-Thon?  We would be happy to have you! Just click this LINK and sign up to help volunteer.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

NEW! Registration deadlines have been extended, so visit to select a conference time for your child!

Lakeside will hold parent/teacher conferences for all families on three evenings this fall:

  • Tuesday, October 24th from 3:15 - 6:30pm;
  • Thursday, November 2nd from 3:15 - 6:30pm; and
  • Tuesday, November 7th from 3:15 - 6:30pm* (Ms. Mateyka's class only)
  • Note: Ms. Mateyka will be available for conferences on November 2nd and November 7th.

Once again, we will be using to manage our conference sign-ups. Click HERE for the web address and instructions. If you have questions on the process or need help, please let your child's teacher know, or contact the office!  


Picture Re-Take Day - October 25thLakeside's picture re-take day is Wednesday, October 25th. Please click HERE for all the information you need, including what to do if you already purchased a photo package and would like a new one, and for the online ordering link. Need a paper form? Please click HERE or contact the office and we'll send one home with your child!


Lakeside’s Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

​Bring on your creativity, Lakeside families! We will hosting a family pumpkin decorating contest again this year. Please bring your decorated pumpkins to school for display and to be entered into the contest. We ask that NON-CARVED pumpkins be dropped off between Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th. We ask that CARVED pumpkins to be dropped off on Monday, October 30th.  Students will vote for their favorites and winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 31st!
After voting, pumpkins will be moved outside so that families can pick them up, anytime from the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31st through Wednesday, November 1st. Any pumpkins not picked up by  will be disposed of. 
Check out some of our entries from past years for some inspiration! We have really creative families here at Lakeside and we can't wait to see your designs!






Please have students check the lost and found table.  We have many items already and would like to have all these items find their way home.  Please make sure all items are labeled with your child(ren)'s name.




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 3-4 business days, so please plan accordingly! 



Our amazing PTO has organized a taco night for teachers on Tuesday, October 24th. Click HERE for more details!




Community Events

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


Upcoming Lakeside Events

  • October 24th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15pm-6:30pm (instructions)
  • October 25th and 26th - Drop off NON-CARVED decorated pumpkins for contest
  • October 25th- Picture Retake day (instructions) and (order link)
  • October 25th- ALICE drill
  • October 27th - No school for students or staff
  • October 30th- Drop off CARVED decorated pumpkins for contest
  • October 31st - Fall Fest Parade, pumpkin voting contest, and classroom Parties, 2:00pm
  • November 1st -
    • End of First Quarter
    • 2nd grade field trip to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • November 2nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:15pm - 6:30pm (instructions)
  • November 3rd - Lakeside Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser (online giving link
  • November 7th - Parent/Teacher conferences, 3:15pm-6:30pm* Ms. Mateyka's class only (instructions)