Monday, January 18, 2021

January 18 - 22, 2021


Lakeside Lighting, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today!

This week we celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His leadership has inspired millions of people and will continue through his writings and speeches. Dr. King was a visionary leader and through his "I Have a Dream Speech" he envisioned a world where we would be better off as a people. 

He was so dedicated to this vision that he was willing to continue sharing it despite others telling him that he was in danger. Although Dr. King is celebrated today, he was not embraced when he was doing his work for Civil Rights in the 1960s. Many people were outraged by his message. Despite the backlash, Dr. King remained committed to his vision and thankfully his words and speeches are available for future generations to learn about. 

Please take a few moments to watch Kid President talk about Dr. King's legacy and think about what you are doing to achieve your dreams for your life.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert 

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in partnership with Global Citizen’s Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, is proud to present its 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert online. As part of the Our City, Your Orchestra series, the program led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., through music and interviews with prominent Philadelphians who are continuing Dr. King’s work today.

This digital concert is FREE. Learn more about the event at www.philorch.org/mlk-2021 and RSVP today.

Reminder 

The second marking period ends on January 26, 2021.  Please continue to have your student monitor their grades using Infinite Campus. Have you signed up for Infinite Campus? Be sure to fill out this form to get set up for the Parent Portal

Late Policies for LAL and Math

As of  Monday, January 18th, all Math and Language Arts teachers have posted their late policies on their Google Classroom. 

Yearbook Information
Log in to YearbookOrderCenter.com and enter 13222 as the code. Follow the prompts after that. We want your sport’s pictures, friends’ pictures, selfies, photobombs, and more. There are two ways to upload your pictures:
  1. Go to eshare.com and enter code Lakeside21. You will then have to register and accept the terms of eShare. After that Browse Pictures and Upload away.
  2. Download the eshare Herff Jones app for iPhones or Androids. Then enter the code: Lakeside21
***Please understand that not all pictures can or will be used. Please only send clear, appropriate pictures with no text on them. Look for announcements on fun themes for pictures!! Upload pictures now of pumpkin carving, holiday baking, Snapchat filters, you & your pet, and favorite mask selfie. Email kara.belmonte@millville.org with any questions. 

Chromebook Camera Policy and Procedures 2020-21
  • LMS Camera Policy
  • Camera on at all times
  • Camera must be on from beginning of class until teacher dismisses class
  • Exception- Camera can be shut off if a student needs to step away from the computer temporarily.
  • Parental request will void camera policy
Food Distribution
The following meal distribution schedule will be in effect beginning November 30 and continue until in-person instruction resumes:
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (Senior High, Memorial, Lakeside, Holly Heights, Bacon, Silver Run, Mt. Pleasant, and CFC)
  • On Mondays - 3 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Wednesdays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Fridays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
Our joke for the week is... What do you call a snowman's dog? A slush puppy 


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, January 10, 2021

January 11 - 15, 2021

 

Students in STEM made these carboard organizers

Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

From Superintendent Trongone:

"After consultation, collaboration, and review of data with the county Office of Education, county superintendents, and the county Department of Health, Millville Public Schools has made the difficult decision to extend the full remote instruction model to a tentative date of February 16.  Our priority has been, and will continue to be, the health and safety of our staff, students, and families.  It is with this priority that we have arrived at this decision.  

Grab N' Go meal distribution will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10:00am - 5:00pm at Memorial, Lakeside, Child Family Center, Bacon, Holly Heights, Mount Pleasant, and Silver Run. Due to construction, Senior High distribution site will be closed until further notice.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during this unprecedented pandemic.  We are hopeful we will soon see some relief from this relentless virus and are able to resume in-person learning on February 16." 

Reminder 

The second marking period ends on January 26, 2021.  Please continue to have your student monitor their grades using Infinite Campus. Have you signed up for Infinite Campus? Be sure to fill out this form to get set up for the Parent Portal

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert 

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in partnership with Global Citizen’s Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, is proud to present its 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert online. As part of the Our City, Your Orchestra series, the program led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., through music and interviews with prominent Philadelphians who are continuing Dr. King’s work today.

This digital concert is FREE. Learn more about the event at www.philorch.org/mlk-2021 and RSVP today.

6th graders, look for an announcement by the end of the week as to fun ways to get to meet and socialize with your classmates virtually.

6th graders showing Mrs. Sooy their pets

Mrs. Salvati's STEM students had to create desk organizers out of cardboard they had around the house. 








Yearbook Information
Log in to YearbookOrderCenter.com and enter 13222 as the code. Follow the prompts after that. We want your sport’s pictures, friends’ pictures, selfies, photobombs, and more. There are two ways to upload your pictures:
  1. Go to eshare.com and enter code Lakeside21. You will then have to register and accept the terms of eShare. After that Browse Pictures and Upload away.
  2. Download the eshare Herff Jones app for iPhones or Androids. Then enter the code: Lakeside21
***Please understand that not all pictures can or will be used. Please only send clear, appropriate pictures with no text on them. Look for announcements on fun themes for pictures!! Upload pictures now of pumpkin carving, holiday baking, Snapchat filters, you & your pet, and favorite mask selfie. Email kara.belmonte@millville.org with any questions. 

Chromebook Camera Policy and Procedures 2020-21
  • LMS Camera Policy
  • Camera on at all times
  • Camera must be on from beginning of class until teacher dismisses class
  • Exception- Camera can be shut off if a student needs to step away from the computer temporarily.
  • Parental request will void camera policy
Food Distribution
The following meal distribution schedule will be in effect beginning November 30 and continue until in-person instruction resumes:
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (Senior High, Memorial, Lakeside, Holly Heights, Bacon, Silver Run, Mt. Pleasant, and CFC)
  • On Mondays - 3 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Wednesdays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Fridays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
Our joke for the week is... What do farmers grow on January 1? New Year's Hay.


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, January 3, 2021

January 4 - 8, 2021

Mrs. Richardson's class before the break 

Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

We made it! 2020 is in our rear view mirror! It is time to move onto 2021 where we hope to be back to in-person school and beyond the pandemic. In the meantime, we have to get back onto our devices and re-engage in the Virtual Learning Experience. Our schedule will remain the same and our expectations are the same as well. 

Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you online this week!!! 

Want to join a Virtual Club? Checkout this link for opportunities (click here)  

Yearbook Information
Log in to YearbookOrderCenter.com and enter 13222 as the code. Follow the prompts after that. We want your sport’s pictures, friends’ pictures, selfies, photobombs, and more. There are two ways to upload your pictures:
  1. Go to eshare.com and enter code Lakeside21. You will then have to register and accept the terms of eShare. After that Browse Pictures and Upload away.
  2. Download the eshare Herff Jones app for iPhones or Androids. Then enter the code: Lakeside21
***Please understand that not all pictures can or will be used. Please only send clear, appropriate pictures with no text on them.

Look for announcements on fun themes for pictures!!

Upload pictures now of pumpkin carving, holiday baking, Snapchat filters, you & your pet, and favorite mask selfie.

Email kara.belmonte@millville.org with any questions. 

Chromebook Camera Policy and Procedures 2020-21
  • LMS Camera Policy
  • Camera on at all times
  • Camera must be on from beginning of class until teacher dismisses class
  • Exception- Camera can be shut off if a student needs to step away from the computer temporarily.
  • Parental request will void camera policy

Math in the Movie "Elf" 
Students in Mrs. Zerra's class had an opportunity to identify the areas of math in the popular movie Elf. Donte Snead found 20 areas and won the challenge! 



Food Distribution
The following meal distribution schedule will be in effect beginning November 30 and continue until in-person instruction resumes:
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (Senior High, Memorial, Lakeside, Holly Heights, Bacon, Silver Run, Mt. Pleasant, and CFC)
  • On Mondays - 3 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Wednesdays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
  • On Fridays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners

Annual School Improvement Information 
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 
 



Our joke for the week is... What do farmers grow on January 1? New Year's Hay.


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, December 20, 2020

December 21 - 25, 2020

Mrs. Sooy visited all 6th graders on the Honor Roll

Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

We have three days this week before Holiday Break. As we all know, 2020 has presented us with unprecedented challenges and opportunities. We appreciate all of the support and feedback as we have navigated this experience. 

This week we are distributing 600 Gratitude Letters to those students who the staff have identified as being grateful for their contribution. At Lakeside Middle School, we believe that gratitude is something that can change the way we perceive the world. It causes us to look and identify the positive things in our life. 

As we approach the Holiday Break, our staff have been encouraged (actually they have been directed) to turn off their devices at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and to not turn them back on until Sunday, January 3, 2021. We want the staff to use the break to be mindful about disconnecting, recharging and rejuvenating. We are also asking students to do the same thing. Please take this Holiday Break as it is intended... a break!  

Lakeside Mindfulness Walk

We are always preparing for the eventual return of staff and students. This week, Dr. Cook, Principal of Lakeside Middle School, created a video showing the Mindfulness Walk. We are very grateful of Dr. Kate Felice who has collaborated with us with the project. We are excited to see it grow and develop! 


New Staff Spotlight - Ms. Parker, 8th Grade LAL


Ms. Parker joined Lakeside Lighting in mid-November as an 8th grade ELA teacher. She graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, and began her teaching career helping adults get their high school diplomas. She has worked at Vineland HS North and most recently at a very small school in Port Republic.

Ms. Parker is most definitely a “crazy cat lady” and loves spending time with her three, or sometimes four, furbabies. She also loves to garden, bake, and curl up with a good book and a cup of hot tea.

She is looking forward to becoming a part of the Lakeside community and getting to know the staff and all of her students.

Lakeside Honor Roll Students for Marking Period One
We are so honored to announce those students who went above and beyond despite all of the challengers of the first Marking Period. We normally have an assembly for them, but due to being out on Remote, we will list all their names below. All students were sent their certificate in the mail. If you have any discrepancies please contact the main office 856-293-2450 and ask for Mrs. Karisko. 

Pictures from around the school 









Child Find Information




Food Distribution
The following meal distribution schedule will be in effect beginning November 30 and continue until in-person instruction resumes:
10:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Senior High, Memorial, Lakeside, Holly Heights, Bacon, Silver Run, Mt. Pleasant, and CFC)
On Mondays - 3 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
On Wednesdays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
On Fridays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners

Annual School Improvement Information 
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 
 

 

Our joke for the week is... What do you call Santa when he has no money? St. Nickle-less 

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, December 13, 2020

December 14 - 18, 2020



Mrs. Votta and Dr. Cook 
 Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

This week we announced the Teacher of the Year and the Education Service Professional of the Year. Our Teacher of the Year is Ms. Votta. Ms. Votta is a 6th grade Science teacher and an AVID teacher. Last year, Ms. Votta coordinated the AVID program while Mrs. Lokuta was out on Maternity Leave. 

During the time, Ms. Votta increased Lakeside's community outreach as well as several parent nights focused on healthy initiatives

Dr. Cook, Principal, said of our Teacher of the Year, "Ms. Votta is a very positive member of the staff. She is a student-centered teacher and she collaborates with her colleagues. She is a model teacher for our new staff!" 

Mrs. Ronchetti and Dr. Cook 

Mrs. Ronchetti was named the Educational Services Professional of the Year. Mrs. Ronchetti works with Mrs. Lopergolo in 7th grade special education math. She has a gift of providing instruction and making
accommodations for students. During the pandemic, Mrs. Ronchetti volunteered to assist with several distributions at Lakeside. 

Mrs. Ronchetti donated to our Food Drive in the Spring. When asked about Mrs. Ronchetti's impact at Lakeside, Dr. Cook said. "Mrs. Ronchetti is such a humble person. She never seeks the recognition so I am glad she was awarded this year. 

In addition to being an amazing educator, Mrs. Ronchetti, consistently checks in with our front office staff to see if there is anything she can do to help out. We are so grateful for her!" 







Lakeside Honor Roll Students for Marking Period One
We are so honored to announce those students who went above and beyond despite all of the challengers of the first Marking Period. We normally have an assembly for them, but due to being out on Remote, we will list all their names below. When we return we hope to honor them in person! 


Take a Walk With Mrs. Sooy 
Mrs. Sooy did a Take A Walk Wednesday with Lakeside kids who live in her neighborhood. They are 6th graders Jared Reed, Taylor Whitby, Isabella Morales and 7th grader Olivia Headley.


6th Grade ELA Resources - Here is a Google Presentation about Idioms. Click here 
LMS Mindfulness Walk 

Mr. Fry at the Staff Meeting 

Zaahir Bailey's Cuneiform Project for Mrs. Gehringer's Social Studies Class  


Food Distribution
The following meal distribution schedule will be in effect beginning November 30 and continue until in-person instruction resumes:
10:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Senior High, Memorial, Lakeside, Holly Heights, Bacon, Silver Run, Mt. Pleasant, and CFC)
On Mondays - 3 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
On Wednesdays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners
On Fridays - 2 breakfast, lunch, & dinners

Annual School Improvement Information 
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 
 

 

Club 21 

We are very excited to announce that any students in grades 4 to 8 will be able to participate in a series of free virtual experiences in the after-school hours.  These include academic assistance, homework help, and fun activities, such as science experiments, art projects, and virtual field trips.  The Millville Public Schools are honored to receive a new 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.  To participate in any of the activities, students must be registered at this time for Club 21.  This can be done on the home page of our website, www.millville.org under Important Links or directly at tinyurl.com/mpsclub21.

Tutoring at LMS - Be sure to check out this awesome opportunity for free tutoring (Click here

Visitor Policy Access to all District facilities will be limited to current students, current staff, approved vendors and contractors, and parents/guests with administrative approval. Until further notice, no other visitors will be permitted on District premises.

Parents/Guardians who want to enter the building must make an appointment with a staff member 24 hours in advance. Once approved, the parent/guardian must show ID, wear a mask and fill out a screening form. If you have any questions about this, call 856-293-2420. 

Daily Announcements - Be sure sign up for our daily announcements/emails

Our daily announcements will be live on Facebook Monday through Friday at 8:15 AM. 

Yearbook Information will be out next week.  Look out for info on your teacher’s Google Classroom.  This year, we want everyone to be included in the yearbook process.  You can be a part, by adding your own favorite pictures from home

We are very excited to announce that Lakeside students will be able to participate in a series of free virtual experiences in the after-school hours.  These include academic assistance, homework help, and fun activities, such as science experiments, art projects, and virtual field trips.  To participate in any of the activities, students must be registered for Club 21.  This can be done on the home page of our website, www.millville.org under Important Links or directly at tinyurl.com/mpsclub21.

Our joke for the week is... What does Santa use to clean his sleigh? Santatizer 

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, December 6, 2020

December 7 - 11, 2020

Can you guess the teachers? 

Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

We are getting into the swing with things this week. Our teachers and students are engaged daily with Remote Learning. 

Our staff has seen a dramatic increase in participation with students as we have required them to keep their cameras on for the duration of the class. 

We feel that makes the learning environment more effective. If you feel your child should not have their camera on during Remote Learning, please contact their Vice Principal. 


Chromebook Camera Policy and Procedures 2020-21

  • LMS Camera Policy
    • Camera on at all times
    • Camera must be on from beginning of class until teacher dismisses class
  • Exception- Camera can be shut off if a student needs to step away from the computer temporarily.
  • Parental request will void camera policy
Return to Remote Video 



Return to Remote Corresponding Slides (click here

Annual School Improvement Information 
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 
 

 

Club 21 

We are very excited to announce that any students in grades 4 to 8 will be able to participate in a series of free virtual experiences in the after-school hours.  These include academic assistance, homework help, and fun activities, such as science experiments, art projects, and virtual field trips.  The Millville Public Schools are honored to receive a new 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.  To participate in any of the activities, students must be registered at this time for Club 21.  This can be done on the home page of our website, www.millville.org under Important Links or directly at tinyurl.com/mpsclub21.

Tutoring at LMS - Be sure to check out this awesome opportunity for free tutoring (Click here

Visitor Policy Access to all District facilities will be limited to current students, current staff, approved vendors and contractors, and parents/guests with administrative approval. Until further notice, no other visitors will be permitted on District premises.

Parents/Guardians who want to enter the building must make an appointment with a staff member 24 hours in advance. Once approved, the parent/guardian must show ID, wear a mask and fill out a screening form. If you have any questions about this, call 856-293-2420. 

Daily Announcements - Be sure sign up for our daily announcements/emails

Our daily announcements will be live on Facebook Monday through Friday at 8:15 AM. 

Yearbook Information will be out next week.  Look out for info on your teacher’s Google Classroom.  This year, we want everyone to be included in the yearbook process.  You can be a part, by adding your own favorite pictures from home

We are very excited to announce that Lakeside students will be able to participate in a series of free virtual experiences in the after-school hours.  These include academic assistance, homework help, and fun activities, such as science experiments, art projects, and virtual field trips.  To participate in any of the activities, students must be registered for Club 21.  This can be done on the home page of our website, www.millville.org under Important Links or directly at tinyurl.com/mpsclub21.

Annual School Improvement Presentation

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 

 School Improvement and Title One Presentation Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UE_iQlvYauC3Ob41qumtzbBycD3I3GwfadakmjZCdrw/edit?usp=sharing

 Parent Involvement Policy 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nF1TkakuuGQvbWz-uKqKHE2-iKwcQwmkHzCVDJVpMQM/edit?usp=sharing

Our joke for the week is... What would the Terminator be called in his retirement? The Exterminator. 

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, November 29, 2020

November 30 - December 4, 2020


Lakeside Lightning, 

The School of Tomorrow, Today! 

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and extended weekend! 

We are returning to remote this week. This was a collaborative decision made by our district, along with other schools in the county based on the most recent spike in the COVID 19 data.  Our team put together a video and corresponding slides for parents and students to re-orient themselves with our schedule. In addition, we outline the expectations for students while they are online based on some of issues that impacted learning. Most notable, our camera policy has been updated. 

Chromebook Camera Policy and Procedures 2020-21

  • LMS Camera Policy
    • Camera on at all times
    • Camera must be on from beginning of class until teacher dismisses class
  • Exception- Camera can be shut off if a student needs to step away from the computer temporarily.
  • Parental request will void camera policy
Return to Remote Video 


Return to Remote Corresponding Slides (click here

Annual School Improvement Information 
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the School Improvement Process at Lakeside. In addition, we have included some important information regarding Title One. Lastly, please take the survey at the end of the slides. There is a section for parents/guardians to be part of our School Improvement Team. 
 

 

Club 21 

We are very excited to announce that any students in grades 4 to 8 will be able to participate in a series of free virtual experiences in the after-school hours.  These include academic assistance, homework help, and fun activities, such as science experiments, art projects, and virtual field trips.  The Millville Public Schools are honored to receive a new 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.  To participate in any of the activities, students must be registered at this time for Club 21.  This can be done on the home page of our website, www.millville.org under Important Links or directly at tinyurl.com/mpsclub21.

Tutoring at LMS - Be sure to check out this awesome opportunity for free tutoring (Click here

Visitor Policy Access to all District facilities will be limited to current students, current staff, approved vendors and contractors, and parents/guests with administrative approval. Until further notice, no other visitors will be permitted on District premises.

Parents/Guardians who want to enter the building must make an appointment with a staff member 24 hours in advance. Once approved, the parent/guardian must show ID, wear a mask and fill out a screening form. If you have any questions about this, call 856-293-2420. 

Daily Announcements - Be sure sign up for our daily announcements/emails

Our daily announcements will be live on Facebook Monday through Friday at 8:15 AM. 

Food Distribution 


Our joke for the week is: What is the best way to stuff a turkey? Serve him lots of pizza and ice cream. 

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville