Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 23 - 27, 2018

Dr. Cook with the top fundraisers 
Lakeside Lightning,

The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities 

We had a very exciting week at LMS. We hosted the Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show and it was an amazing night. Be sure to see Brett Clendaniel's article below. We also hosted the incoming 6th grade Special Education students and parents. They were able to meet their teachers, tour the building and hear from LMS administration. On Friday we held our annual Bubbles for Autism. This event increases the awareness of Autism and provides an opportunity for students to connect with each while blowing bubbles. A good time was had by all who attended!

Science experiments 
Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show a Success at LMS! 
Submitted by Brett Clendaniel, Connecting Families to Communities 
THANK YOU so much for participating in this years’ Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show.  In total, there were 318 people (comprised of 139 families) that attended last night’s festivities.  There were students from every single elementary school, Lakeside Middle School, Memorial High, and Child Family Center in attendance.  Students even attended from as far away as Deerfield Twp. Elementary School, Maurice River Elementary School, and Rossi Middle School in Vineland.  This was more than we had last year! 

A very special THANK YOU to Ms. Carroll of Lakeside and Ms. Ismail from Silver Run School.  There is absolutely no way that this show would have been as successful without your leadership, guidance, and commitment to the students of Millville.   Thank you for being the representatives of your school, assisting with marketing, recruiting other teachers, and for organizing the majority of the 16 experiment tables that we had in the foyer.  Your passion is why I believe 80% of the families that attended were from Lakeside and Silver Run Schools.

 I talked to many parents after the show who were elated with the performance and the demonstrations in the hallways. One dad explained that this was the first time he’s attended a school function so far this year and that he did it because his daughter “bugged him for a month straight.”  He said that he was happy that he came and had a blast seeing his daughter chosen as one of the helpers during the show.  Thanks again for another successful program! 

Teen Arts - LMS Students Advance! 
Kerry Shea, Hannah Runkle, Charlee Cain all had their artwork selected on Friday to advance to the State Show for Teen Arts Festival. 20 artworks were selected from Cumberland County Teen Arts and these three students from Lakeside were chosen for the state show which will showcase artwork from middle & high schools from the entire state of New Jersey. The state show will be up in the following months!

Traveling Sketchbook 
Traveling Sketchbook 
Hannah Runkle represented Lakeside in a traveling sketchbook. It started in Idaho, then Michigan, Maine, New Jersey and will be headed to Florida next. It will be on display at Sandpoint High Shool’s Art Show in Idaho!

Attention Staff - Lip Sync Battle Returns! 
Tuesday after school in M102 we will have the lip sync battle meeting. See Mrs. Salvati for more details 

Daily Announcements 
Cheerleading club will meet on Monday and Tuesday next week. Please make sure you have rides available to pick you up at 4:30. 

8th grade student council meeting will be rescheduled for Friday April 27. All 8th grade student council members should attend

To the cast and crew of SEUSSICAL.   If you are planning to attend the High School production of Footloose, please see Mrs. Booz for a FREE ticket to the performance.
 
Who says Football season is over?! Tickets are now on sale for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia Soul Game (Soul vs. Atlanta) on SATURDAY, May 19th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 4 and returns at 10:30. Tickets are $25 cash (only-no checks accepted) per person.  Since it is a Saturday, there will be no food provided prior to the game!!   Permission slips are available in the main office. Permission slips can be returned to Mrs. Benfer in the main office.
 
Thank you and our joke for the week is: What does it sound like when two sheep play musical instruments? Tubaaaaaaas. Have a funny Week!

Pictures from around the school
Special Education Parents and Student Night at LMS 

Brett Clendaniel getting the Science Show started 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Mrs. Murphy made sure to get her chance to tape Dr. Cook 

LMS 7th grade GT Mini Model Congress takes on Trenton! 

LMS 7th grade GT Mini Model Congress takes on Trenton!

LMS 7th grade GT Mini Model Congress takes on Trenton!

LMS 7th grade GT Mini Model Congress takes on Trenton!

We raised over 200 dollars for the Duct Tape The Principal 

Ms. Votta with 6th grade AVID students 

Bubbles for Autism 

Bubbles for Autism 

Bubbles for Autism 

Ms. Votta and Ms. Carroll at the IFLY Field Trip 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 

Science Show Experiments 


Winners of the Week - This week's winners are all of the students and staff that participated in the Bubbles for Autism. We want to especially thank Mrs. Richardson for coordinating such an impactful event!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Bubbles for Autism 
Monday - 4/23/18 - B Day - 3rd Marking Period Grade Posted; Phys Ed Club, Credit Completion, 3:20 PM 
Tuesday - 4/24/18 - A Day - Phys Ed, Library, Cheer, HW, Art and Math clubs, 3:20 PM 
Wednesday - 4/25/18 - B Day - Staff Meeting, 3:20 PM 
Thursday - 4/26/18 - A Day - Bring Your Child To Work Day; Shades of Blue, HW, LAL, Lego and PBSIS clubs, 3:20 PM 
Friday - 4/27/18 - B Day - AVA Club, 3:20 PM

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 16 - 20, 2018

LMS hosted an AVID site visit! 
Lakeside Lightning,

The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities 

We had another amazing week at LMS. On Wednesday we hosted schools from the area who were interested in AVID. One of the highlights of the day was hearing from the student panel. The students shared their experiences with AVID and how it enhanced their middle school academics.

In addition, we hosted our first Movie Under The Stars on Friday, April 13. The movie was Jumanji and we had about 100 people attend. A big thank you to Mr. Hudson and the 8th grade crew for coming up with this opportunity for family engagement.

Franklin Institute Visits LMS, Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM
Be sure to come out to the LMS auditorium on Tuesday at 7:00 PM for the Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show. This is a free event and is great for families! We have partnered with the Holly City Development Corporation and Bacon and Silver Run Elementary schools.

Want to see Eggs Hatch? 
Check out our live webcam (click here) to see eggs hatch in Ms. Carroll's classroom!

LMS Student Dylan Latham Intervenes in an Emergency - See below from Dylan's mom 
Good Afternoon Dr. Cook,

I wanted to share with you a moment that Dylan and I experienced last night.  We, unfortunately, witnessed a horrific accident.  An SUV was in front of us and went to turn onto a side road.  Upon doing so, an explosion happened in the front of her vehicle as is ripped it around almost in a circle.  Dylan and I noticed that the explosion was a motorcycle.  We ran out and just wanted to find the person.  The lady who hit him  told us to look in the woods while she called 911.  Dylan found him and went right to him without any fear and held his hand and with such a soothing voice, spoke as calmly as she could to the guy.  He was wrapped around a couple of trees.  I just tried to untangle some of the mess while trying not to cause any additional pain.

Teen Arts Festival 
Dylan got him talking and found out his name and tried to keep him focused on the little boy that he kept asking us to find (should he not make it) and tell him how much his daddy loved him.  She told him he could do that himself and told him he was NOT going to die.  I heard him finally talk in a normal voice and asked Dylan,  “Your not lying to me, right?”.  And Dylan spent the rest of the time she had with him letting him know that he’s going to live and that she would never lie about something like that. 

She showed such tenderness and bravery for a 13 year old.  And our intentions was to NOT let him die alone.  And she was prepared for that.  Somehow.  It took some time and effort for the shock to wear off once we were home.  She asked me, “what do we do now?”.  And I responded that she didn’t need to worry about what to do next except to know that she made a difference just being there and to know that she may have saved his life by keeping him from going into shock.  She kept him calm and spoke so sweetly that you would think she was professionally trained to do so. I was able to find out that he made it.

I am so proud and ever so shocked at the ability of a child to think and react in pure chaos.   Dylan is that child.  She’s constantly  amazing me!  Yes, I’m partial.  But, I thought that those who are around her and know just how special she is too would like to share in this moment.

This was received from the motorcyclist...
“Hi there, I’m so thankful for you and your daughter the both of you kept me together. I’m very lucky. Your daughter really gave me hope, how she handled herself talked to me, she kept me thinking. I thank her for that. Just thank you for the hands I could hold onto.”
All My Best,
Tina Latham

Daily Announcements 
LMS hosted our first Movie Night 
Next Wednesday, April 18th, is our next PTO meeting and we are planning some epic end of the year events. Come out to the art room at 5 p.m.

Do you like science? Do you like cool chemical reactions, like making slime, oobleck or making a volcano erupt? Of course you do! Then come out to the FREE Franklin Institute Traveling show hosted right here in the Lakeside auditorium on Tuesday April 17th at 7pm. All students from any of our district schools are welcome, so bring along your younger or older relative to join in the fun! If you REALLY love hands on science, stay after the show to participate in hands on science experiments and demonstrations hosted by our district’s science-loving teachers!

Intramural Floor Hockey will begin Tuesday April 17th. Please check the sign up sheet located by the Auxiliary Gym to see if you are cleared to stay. If you haven’t signed up and are interested please see Coach Camerieri or Coach Wittman for a permission slip.

Let's tape Dr. Cook to the wall! The cost is $0.25 per inch of duct tape! With a pass from your advisory teacher, you can “buy” your tape during advisory periods upstairs in G210 Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 13th. The five (5) students who purchase the most duct tape will help with taping Dr. Cook to a wall on Monday, April 16th. See Mrs. Stroup in G210 if you have any questions.

Tickets are now on sale for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia Soul Game (Soul vs. Atlanta) on SATURDAY, May 19th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 4 and returns at 10:30. Tickets are $25 cash (only-no checks accepted) per person.  Since it is a Saturday, there will be no food provided prior to the game!!   Permission slips are available in the main office. Permission slips can be returned to Mrs. Benfer in the main office.

Thank you and our joke for the week is How do you make a blog about sewing? You just start a new thread. Hope your week is SEW wonderful!

Twinning at LMS - Great minds dress alike 


Pictures from Around the School 
AVID Site Visit 

AVID Site Visit 

AVID Site Visit 

We had a successful YOGO fundraiser 

Geometry Night 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Teen Arts Festival 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Movie Night was a success! 

Winner of the Week - Dylan Latham - Thank you for your assistance during the motorcycle accident (for full description see her moms message earlier in the blog) 
Dylan Latham 

Weekly Overview - For a detailed schedule, please click here 
Monday - April 16 - A Day - Phys Ed, Credit Completion, 3:20
Tuesday - April 17 - B Day - Library, HW, Art, Math, Phys Ed, 3:20 PM; Frankin Institute Traveling Science Exhibit, Auditorium, 7:00 PM
Wednesday - April 18 - A Day - 3rd MP Ends; 7th Grade GT Field Trip; Subcommittees, 3:20 PM, PTO Meeting, 5:00 PM in Art Room
Thursday - April 19 - B Day - 4th MP Begins, Grade Level Meetings during Advisory; Shades of Blue, HW, LAL, Lego Robotics, 3:20 PM
Friday - April 20 - A Day -  Bubbles for Autism, Advisory; AVA Club, 3:20 PM 


Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ