Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 5 - 9, 2016

Lakeside Lightning,
Our new logo 

Turning Dreams Into Reality 

The Lakeside Lightning Round has been viewed over 18,000 times in 9 months! Thank you for the continued support!!!!!

Congratulations to the Millville High School Football team! On Saturday, the Boltz won the South Jersey Group 5 Championship at Rowan University. Check out the article on this monumental win.

This week the Fine and Performing Arts Department will be taking the stage for 3 performances! Please come out and support our students for the Winter Concerts:
8th grade Winter Concert, Monday, 7:00 PM
7th grade Winter Concert, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
6th grade Winter Concert, Thursday, 7:00 PM



Want to know how we are doing? Check out this Power Point on our School Improvement Process


Parents, do you want some resources on Social Media? Checkout these resources


Daily Announcements
Happy Birthday Mrs. Phillips! 
Do you like to read or have a special reader in the family? Stop by the library and check out our Book Fair December 5th to the 9th from 8:30 to 3:00 p.m. Students will visit during their Language Arts classes.

Lakeside Wrestling first practice is in auxiliary gym on Monday December 5th.  If you have not completed a physical yet, please see Coach Williams in M101.  All Physicals must be done this week.

Do you like brainteasers?  Is trivia your thing?  If so, GT After Hours is the club for you.  All Lakeside students can sign up for this club.  We meet on Mondays.  Please see Mrs. Gaudio in M134 to register.  You MUST have a ride home to join the club.

Yearbook pre-orders are now being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133.  Yearbooks are $20 in November and December and $25 starting in January.  Be smart and order early by bringing $20 cash or check, to Millville Board of Education, to M133.  There is also an option this year to order online. Information on how to do that went home a couple weeks ago.  Don't miss out on this year's memories!

Pictures from around the school 
Mrs. Gaudio's GT students displaying gratitude 

Mrs. Gaudio's GT students displaying gratitude 

Mrs. Gaudio's GT students displaying gratitude 


Catapulting marshmallows! 

Birthday celebrations! 

Dr. Cook and Mrs. Brahm on Morning Duty 

Dr. Cook was brought back to his middle school days with this awesome jacket! Thrasher Magazine! 

French class assembling words collaboratively 

French class French class assembling words collaboratively 
Twinning of the Week
Great minds dress alike at LMS 

Video of the Week - We are multiplying. Check out this video of Ms. Carroll's fish
video

Ms. James received this from a student! Gratitude Video 
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Winner of the Week - How can anyone compete with such cuteness? Congratulations to Mrs. Murphy's granddaughter for winning the blog this week!



Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - Book Fair; DEAC Meeting, 3:30 PM; 8th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - A Day - Book Fair;
Wednesday - B Day - Workout Wednesday; Book Fair; Sub Committees, 3:20 PM; 7th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 PM
Thursday - A Day - Book Fair; SCIP/SLC meeting, 3:20 PM; 6th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 PM
Friday - B Day - Book Fair

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 28 - December 2, 2016

Lakeside Lightning

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Gratitude Wordle 
We had such an amazing week last week as we celebrated gratitude. Each day there was something to remind us why we need to thank others and be grateful for what we have accomplished as a school. One of the collaborative activities was the Wordle we created as school with input from parents, staff, and students. The Wordle was comprised of all of the comments in the Google doc that over 300 people filled out.

The Week of Gratitude expanded into the classrooms as teachers and students wrote thank you notes and cards for each other. Some classes made "Gratitude Walls" for everyone to express what they were most grateful for. In fact, Wednesday before the break there was a definite shift in the climate as everyone focused on gratitude.

PBSIS Fall Frolic Challenge - Cup Staking 
Our PBSIS Fall Frolic was awesome. Students who have earned Zaps were able to take part in "Minute to Win It" type challenges such as flipping the water bottle. multiplication pong, and scooter races. Thank you so much to everyone who supports a safe, responsible and respectful school!

This week we will be transitioning into December.   During the month of December we have a lot of exciting activities planned. Each grade will be performing at the Winter Concerts (8th - December 5; 7th - December 7; and 6th - December 8) all starting at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Our students will be visiting the Veterans home. We will be hosting our annual Book Fair December 5 - 9.

We want to thank everyone for their continued support of Lakeside Middle School. We couldn't do it without YOU!

Daily Announcements
To all those wrestlers who missed the meeting yesterday after school, please see Coach Williams in
We are grateful for our awesome students 
room M101 as soon as possible. You will be given a gold packet and either a re-certification form or a physical form. If you are still interested in joining the team, please see Coach Williams in room M101. First practice for wrestling is on Tuesday November 29th after school in the auxiliary gym.

Attention all girls who signed up for basketball – Coach Fry has posted a list of names with information regarding the start of the season in the cafeteria. Be sure to check the list for your status.

Just a reminder boys’ basketball practice will begin at 3:25 pm on Monday 11/28. Please have all physicals turned in before that date or you will not be able to practice with the team. Any problems or issues please speak with Coach Davis in room B 106.


Tuesday, November 29th, the Lakeside PTO will have a meeting in the art room at 5 p.m. to discuss some fun and exciting events for the winter and spring! All parents who attend will be entered into a drawing to win an Entertainment Card. The drawing will be held at the end of the meeting so someone will leave a winner! A $20 value, keep the card for yourself or give as a gift! Can’t wait to see you there!

Having fun at the PBSIS Fall Frolic 
Do you like brainteasers?  Is trivia your thing?  If so, GT After Hours is the club for you.  All Lakeside students can sign up for this club.  We meet on Mondays.  Please see Mrs. Gaudio in M134 to register.  You MUST have a ride home to join the club.


Do you like to sing? Dance? Is acting your specialty?  Are you a talented artist?  If so, Performance Plus is for you.  This two-day workshop takes place at Wheaton Village on December 19th and 20th.   All Lakeside students are able to sign up for this activity.  There is a $40 fee to attend.  Please see Mrs. Gaudio in M134 to register.  Don’t delay – spots fill up quickly!

Yearbook pre-orders are now being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133.  Yearbooks are $20 in November and December and $25 starting in January.  Be smart and order early by bringing $20 cash or check, to Millville Board of Education, to M133.  There is also an option this year to order online. Information on how to do that went home a couple weeks ago.  Don't miss out on this year's memories!

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Hallenbeck and Mr. Bunting at the Jolly Holly 5K 

Mr. Fien and Mrs. Roche won the first annual Bowling Challenge 

Megan and Mrs. Hallenbeck at the Jolly Holly 

Mrs. Witchnick's class make excellent muffins

Fun at PBSIS 

We mustache you a question 

Writing letters to Verterans 

Mrs. Konshack's Gratitude Wall for Veterans 

Mrs. Ciccio and Mrs. Deckert's Gratitude Wall 

We wrote thank you cards to Veterans 

PBSIS Fun 

PBSIS Fun 

PBSIS fun 

PBSIS fun 

Ms. Heim's art class 

Mr. Fien's students stydying math in the real world 

Mr. Fien's students stydying math in the real world 

Fun at PBSIS 

Mrs. Holmes's students are thankful 

Students cleaning up the hallways 

Students cleaning up the hallways 
Twinning of the Week - Dr. Cook and Mrs. Sanderlin 
Great minds dress alike 


Lightning Round Winner of the Week - Ms. James for taking a ride on Dr. Cook's Bike 
Who says you can't have fun at work? 



Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Another awesome day at LMS
Tuesday - B day - Another awesome day at LMS
Wednesday - A Day - Staff Meeting, 3:20 PM
Thursday - B Day - Another awesome day at LMS
Friday - A Day - Another awesome day at LMS

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week of Gratitude - November 21 - 25, 2016

Lakeside Lighting,

Turning Dreams Into Reality

6th grade Staff Thanksgiving
Since we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we decided to create a Week of Gratitude at Lakeside Middle School. Each day the students and staff will be encouraged to express their gratitude through a few activities. Who knows where all this will lead? Students and staff are encouraged to take this to another level!

According to Webster's dictionary, gratitude is defined as....
grat·i·tude
ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/
noun
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.


Here is an overview of our Week of Gratitude:
Monday - All staff will receive a blank Thank You card. They will be encouraged to write a Thank You to someone that they are thankful. 

Tuesday - Gratitude List into a Wordle - Staff and students will be encouraged to fill out the form (click here) and write 3 things they are grateful for at Lakeside Middle School. We will take all of the words and phases and create a Gratitude Wordle. 

Wednesday - All teachers will be provided with two blank sheets of paper for each student. Then, during their Strategies class they will be encouraged to write a Thank You to any teacher who has impacted them. 

This Monday (11/21) we will be hosting our Parents as Leaders Kickoff at 6:00 PM in the DMC. Parents have been encouraged to sign up for this awesome opportunity. If you would still like to attend, please feel free to show up on Monday. For more information, contact Ms. Moratelli or Dr. Cook. 

Just a reminder that we will be having an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:05 PM. 

Recap of Last Week
On Thursday, we had about 100 6th graders receive their yellow belt from Master Jung. The students have been working hard in their physical education class over the past 8 weeks. A big thank you to Mr. Godfrey and Mrs. Murphy for hosting the event. 

Congratulations Yazmine! 
And the Winner of the Fall Fundraiser is ... 
Yazmine Bates was presented with her $100 cash and VIP pass this week. She was the top seller with $577 in sales for our Fall Fundraiser. Congratulations to Yazmine because you worked so hard to raise so much for the school. Enjoy the 100 dollars and VIP pass! 

Daily Announcements
Auditions are Monday and Tuesday.  Please practice your lines and song!   Meet in the auditorium on your day.   We will dismiss at 4:30.  All rides should meet us at the Music Suite doors in the back lot.

Are you ready for the PBSIS Minute to Win it Fall Frolic??? Bring your 20 zaps to your grade level Zap Store today to buy a ticket to this fun event. Come early to the Zap stores, because we only have 60 tickets per grade level to sell. The Fall Frolic will take place on Wednesday, November 23rd in the cafeteria. 8th grade ticket holders will have their Fall Frolic during Periods 1 and 2. 7th grade ticket holders will have their Fall Frolic during Periods 4 and 5. 6th grade ticket holders will have their Fall Frolic during Periods 7 and 8. REMEMBER!!! Fall Frolic - November 23 - 20 zaps per person -ONLY 60 tickets available per grade level. Hope to see you there!!

6th Graders at the Tae Kwon Do Graduation Ceremony 
Are you tough? Did you play Soccer or Football in the fall and want something that will make you bigger, stronger, and faster in the wintertime? Check out the door outside of M101 to sign up for Lakeside Wrestling team. Lakeside Wrestling needs you sign up this week outside of Coach Williams's door at M101. If you haven't gotten a physical or recent this year, then keep listening to the morning announcements as the week continues.  If you have any questions about physicals just ask Coach Williams in between class changes. So, if you're tough enough sign up for the team.

School Leadership Team Selfie! 
Do you like to sing? Dance? Is acting your specialty?  Are you a talented artist?  If so, Performance Plus is for you.  This two-day workshop takes place at Wheaton Village on December 19th and 20th.   All Lakeside students are able to sign up for this activity.  There is a $40 fee to attend.  Please see Mrs. Gaudio in M134 to register.  Don’t delay – spots fill up quickly! 

Yearbook pre-orders are now being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133.  Yearbooks are $20 in November and December and $25 starting in January.  Be smart and order early by bringing $20 cash or check, to Millville Board of Education, to M133.  There is also an option this year to order online. Information on how to do that went home a couple weeks ago.  Don't miss out on this year's memories!

All students interested in Running in the Jolly Holly 5k and 1 mile fun run, pick up a form from any physical education teacher and return it to Coach Camerieri.


Our top selling homeroom is… MRS. BIRNSTIEL!!! Mrs. Birnstiel wins a special prize and her homeroom will be getting a special breakfast! Thank you to the 9 students who participated in Mrs. Birnstiel’s class!

Take it to the Bank
Mrs. Wichnick's class had representatives from TD Bank visit her class. They came in and did a lesson on savings accounts/deposits/withdrawals/filling out slips and had lots of goodies for the class, including a voucher to start a new savings account with $10.00 from the company. Mrs. Wichnick's class loved it! 

Pictures from around the school 
Blackout Poetry at Bogarts

Blackout Poetry at Bogarts 

Blackout Poetry at Bogarts 

One of the slides from the conference Dr. Cook attended on the School of the Future 

Mrs. Gaudio's students 

Mrs. Gehringer's students studied Caves 

Mrs. Gehringer's students studied Caves 

Mrs. Gehringer's students studied Caves 

Mrs. Gehringer's students studied Caves 

Wonder where Dr. Cook found the missing part to his Keurig? 

What is missing here? 

Collaboration! 


Ms. Wichnick's class learning about finances 

Mrs. Morgan's class 
Mrs. Wichnick's class made Dr. Cook a grilled cheese and it was delicious! 

Mrs. Hallenbeck is leading the charge to revise the Master Schedule

AVID High School Students cleaning up 

Mrs. DeClementi's class working collaboratively 

Mrs. DeClementi's class working collaboratively


Video of the Week 
Students in B Lunch took the Mannequin Challenge and had a visit from Andy. Enjoy!



Lightning Round Winner of the Week ..... Who doesn't love this picture? Congratulations Mr. Hakola, you won the Blog!
Ouch! 

Weekly Overview - Week of Gratitude 
Monday -  B Day - Staff Thank You Cards; Parents as Leaders, 6:00 PM, DMC
Tuesday - A Day - Gratitude List
Wednesday - B Day - Student Thank You to Staff; PBSIS Fall Frolic; Early Dismissal