Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 20 - 25, 2017

Lakeside Lightning

Turning Dreams Into Reality

The Sun Will Come Out this March 24th and 25th! 

This week the stage is set for another epic performance from our students! Mark your calendars for for Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 PM in the Lakeside Performing Arts Center! Tickets for this show will be 5 dollars at the door.

Since December, our cast and crew of over fifty students have worked hard to put on a performance of Annie Jr. you won't soon forget.

On Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th, come see Annie, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, and the rest of our amazing cast and crew as they tell the story of a little orphan girl in the 1930's who gets the chance of a lifetime.

Tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased in advance from Mrs. Booz and Mrs. Salvati or at the door the night of the show. There will also be an intermission with light refreshments for sale.We can't wait to see you there!

More Pictures from the upcoming show! It's a Hard Knock Life.. For Us! 
Come out on Friday and Saturday to support our students! 

Come out on Friday and Saturday to support our students! 

Come out on Friday and Saturday to support our students! 

Come out on Friday and Saturday to support our students! 

Come out on Friday and Saturday to support our students! 

Last week we avoided the blizzard and we are on target to have our last day of school on Friday, June 16th. We are planning our 8th grade Step Up for Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. More information will be forthcoming.

Also last week the students earned another Pajama Day through the PBSIS committee. In addition to wearing pajamas, students and teachers were able to play board games and eat bagels and cream cheese while hanging in the cafeteria. It literally pays to be safe, responsible, respectful and a good learner at LMS!

On Friday the 6th graders earned a reward for their behavior. As a follow up to the Bee Assembly last month, Mr. Godfrey and the 6th grade teachers cleared out 3 periods so the students could watch the Bee Movie. Once again, the kids were amazingly well behaved and enjoyed the time! Great job 6th grade!

Pi Day - 3.14.17
Thank you Mr. Fien for all of the Pi Day Activities
This year we had so many activities around the school celebrating Pi Day. Teachers did all types of activities to show math in the real world. It was great opportunity to celebrate the math program at LMS.

"We had a great turn out for all of our Pi activities. First, the three runner ups for the Pi memorization were:

Stacey Taylor- 8th Grade-memorized 46 digits
Kevin Sheppard 7th Grade- memorized 66 digits
Leanna Jones 8th Grade- memorized 67 digits
Gabby Akiatan 7th Grade- memorized 111 digits

The winner of the contest is Tyler Longbaugh, 8th grade, who memorized a pie-tacular 116 digits.

The three runner ups for the Happy Pi Day holiday card are:

Bowie Lin
Breah Johnson
Heaven Capece

The winner of the contest was Shannon Peterson. A copy of Shannon's card was distributed to all teachers. Thank you Shannon!

Thank you to all the vice principals and their secretaries who participated in the Pie in the Face. Thank you to all teachers and students who helped make Pi day special by helping out with the Pi chain and working with the students during their lunches or preps during the Pi memorization. We were able to loop 6,700 loops on our chain! Way to go.


Thank you to Mr. Fien, Ms. DiMattia, Ms. Moratelli, Mrs. Roche, Mrs. Rauch, Mr. Perry for helping out behind the scenes to make Pi Day special!

More pictures from Pi Day
Pi Day in LAL 
Pi Day in LAL 



Pi Day in LAL

Pi Day in LAL 

Pi Day in LAL 

Pi Day in LAL 
Students assembling the Pi Day Chain 



Students assembling the Pi Day Chain 

Students assembling the Pi Day Chain 

Students assembling the Pi Day Chain 

Teachers from around the school volunteered to help with Pi Day 

Pi your Principal! 

Hanging up the Pi Day Chain 

Pi Day Pretzels 

Pi Day construction! 

Behind the scenes. Thanks Mr. Fien! 

Can you top these Pi Day digits? 

Pi Day Bracelets in Mrs. Oquendo's class


Daily Announcements
Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Hudson and Mr. Jimenez took a Pie in the face
Any member of the track team that didn't stay for practice yesterday should pick up a practice schedule from your grade level offices at some point today.

Come out on March 18th to Bogarts from 11-12. This month’s LMS Strikes Bogarts will feature origami crane mobile making along with snacks, teachers and amazing students!!

It is getting close to our production of Annie, Jr!  We hope you are planning to come out to support us! Tickets are now on sale.  You may purchase them from Mrs. Booz or Mrs. Salvati.  They are $5.00.   The shows are Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th at 7:00pm. You can bet your bottom dollar that you will enjoy the show!

Start saving your quarters for Monday when it will be time to Kiss the Cast (and crew!) of our musical, Annie Jr.! Starting on Monday March 20th in the cafeteria, during all lunch periods, you can send a special message and a Hershey’s kiss to a member of the cast or crew for just 25 cents! Messages will be delivered the night of the show!

Lakeside lightning car magnets are now for sale! Each magnet is $5 and proceeds go towards events at Lakeside. Bring $5 to Mrs. Salvati or to the upstairs zap store to get your magnet today!


Pictures from around the school
PBSIS Pajama and Board Games Day 

PBSIS Pajama and Board Games Day

PBSIS Pajama and Board Games Day

PBSIS Pajama and Board Games Day

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 

8th grade teachers at a voluntary meeting on School Improvement 

8th grade teachers at a voluntary meeting on School Improvement 

Congratulations to Mrs. DeClementi's class for winning Box Tops
Students of the Week - Technology
Congratulations Nayomy 

Congratulations Sheiralee and Julia 

Twinning at Lakeside - Great Minds Dress Alike
What the successful equation for awesome teachers? Mrs. Oquendo and Mrs. Sanderlin!!!! 

Mr. Hudson and Mrs. Roche twinning
Ms. Vott and Mrs. Lokuta twinning on St. Patrick's Day 


Winner of the week - This week's winner is Dahlia Sewell. Dahlia is an 8th grader at LMS and she presented to over 75% of our staff on Google Classroom. Teachers were so impressed with her they are going to schedule follow up times on how they can learn from her. This says a lot about our teachers and their willingness to learn from students! 
Dahlia presenting all things Google 

Dahlia getting ready for the day 

All things Google - Dahlia Sewell


Weekly Schedule
Monday - March 20 - A Day - Another Awesome Day At LMS
Tuesday - March 21 - B Day - Annie Jr. Dress Rehearsals; Millville Neighborhood Alliance, 8:30 AM, DMC
Wednesday - March 22 - A Day - 8th grade Band trip to Rowan
Thursday - March 23 - B Day - JDRF Kickoff Assemblies, AVID Strategies times
Friday - March 24 - A Day - 7:00 PM Annie Jr. at LMS PAC
Saturday - March 25 - 7:00 PM Annie Jr. at LMS PAC 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 13 - 17, 2017

Lakeside Lightning,

Turning Dreams Into Reality!

Mrs. Henry's students doing a gallery work in their latest PBL
We had another successful week at LMS. I am sure many of you wonder how do we continue to produce such amazing things each week? It is easy because we have the best students and staff!

We are not without our flaws or areas to improve. In fact, this week, staff and administration have been preparing to address these concerns in grade level meetings. Here is a list of things we will be reviewing:
Hallways
- Earbuds
- Hoodies
- Running
- Volume
- Food and drink
- Students staring at their cell phones

Classrooms
- Students refusing to put cell phones away (failing to follow a reasonable request)
- Students bringing in homemade slime
- Students bringing in food and drink

Grade level offices (Once a student is removed)
- Cell phones
- Ear Buds

Is anyone seeing a pattern? Although we have developed a unique Bring Your Own Device Policy in our district (mostly pertaining to cell phones) we are reconsidering this at LMS because of distractions and misuse. Most concerning, however, is when staff members address students regarding these concerns, they are often met with disrespect. We feel that students may not be ready to enjoy this responsibility.

Parents, we will be making updates to our cell phone policies and sending them home this week. Cell phones are a privilege at LMS and those students who can not follow our guidelines will be subject to discipline and other consequences such as losing their cell phone privileges. We need your help to maintain a positive learning environment at LMS!

Our latest addition to the Band! Courtesy of Donors Choose
PI DAY - March 14, 2017 

They call him Dr. Buckets 
As you may already know, Pi Day is fast approaching. On March 14th and the days leading up to it, we will be planning a few school wide activities. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mr. Fien in M110.

COIN DROP: There will be three containers placed in the cafeteria for each of the vice principals. Students and teachers can drop their spare change in the bucket of the V.P. they would like to see get pied in the face. Whichever V.P. collects the most change will “win.”

MEMORIZATION CONTEST: We will be holding a contest during lunch periods to see who can memorize the most digits of Pi. Attached, you will find copies of the first X digits of pi. These can be passed out to students to study from. Whichever student can memorize the most digits, will win a gift card.

HAPPY PI DAY CARD CONTEST: Students can design their own “Happy Pi Day” card. We ask that they use an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of computer paper folded in half once. The card can open in either direction. Complete cards can be submitted to Ms. DiMattia or Ms. Moratelli on or before Monday, March 13th.

PAPER CHAIN: Contact Mr. Fien if you would like to have one of your classes participate in making a Pi paper chain. This will take no planning on your part, all supplies and directions will be provided. If you are participating, all completing loops need to be turned in by Friday, March 10th. Please see attached document for more detailed information.


Daily Announcements
Try this on Workout Wednesday
Do you love burritos? Do you love to shop?? Why not combine both?! The field hockey team is hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle in Deptford on Monday, March 13th from 2:00-9:00. Fill up on carnitas and guacamole before spending your allowance at the mall and help support our awesome athletes.

Attention all 8th grade students:  Applications are now available for AVID at Millville High School.  If your goal is to attend a 4-year college/university, and you like taking academic challenges, then AVID is for you!  Stop by the main office to pick up an application if you are interested and see Mrs. Hallenbeck if you have questions.  Applications are due to Mrs. Hallenbeck no later than March 17th!

Do you like board games? Do you like to eat breakfast? Well, if you do , PBSIS has a good time waiting for you! Friday, March 17th is the PBSIS Board Game Breakfast! This will be held in the cafeteria during periods 3 and 4. The cost is ONLY 20 zaps and there will only be 30 tickets available for each grade level. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 13th in ALL grade level Zap Stores. Buy your tickets early, they WILL sell out quickly!!!! BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!!!!!!! On the same day as the Board Game Breakfast, PBSIS is also having ANOTHER LAKESIDE PAJAMA DAY!! That’s right, bring in one dollar and you can enjoy a comfy Friday. Starting Monday. March 13th, you can bring that dollar to the following teachers: Mrs. Bermudez, Miss James, Mrs. Harrington or Mrs. Rauch…the Zap Stores are NOT collecting money, only those teachers I just announced AND, Friday, March 17th is a half day for students…WOW!!!  Board Game Breakfast, Pajama Day and a half day ALL on March 17th…what a great way to end the week!”

Lakeside lightning car magnets are now for sale! Each magnet is $5 and proceeds go towards events at Lakeside. Bring $5 to Mrs. Salvati to get your magnet today or pick yours up from Mrs. Kavanagh at the front desk!

PBSIS is happy to announce the following winners of a free movie ticket to Regal Cinema:
8th Grade:
Cameron Mason
Layla Ortiz
7th Grade:
Cassidy Blough
Layla Medina
6th Grade:
Kayla White
Harry Moore
Please report to Mrs. Rauch in Room M121 to claim your ticket!!!”


Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies" 

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Kern's class "Escaping Social Studies"

Mrs. Henry's class doing a picture walk for their PBL

Mrs. Henry's class doing a picture walk for their PBL

Mrs. Henry's class doing a picture walk for their PBL

Mrs. DeClementi's students teaching peers how to create Geometry Stars

Mrs. DeClementi's students teaching peers how to create Geometry Stars

Mrs. DeClementi's students teaching peers how to create Geometry Stars
Mrs. DeClementi's students teaching peers how to create Geometry Stars



Mrs. DeClementi's students teaching peers how to create Geometry Stars
Dr. Cook never passes up the chance to play Kahoot. He came in 5th place in Mr. Williams class this week 

National Junior Honor Society earns "Top Fundraiser" Award for Alzheimer's Association 
Mrs. Booz and Mrs. Gaudio our wonderful NJHS Advisers! 


NJHS raised $875 and was the Top School! 

Students of the Month - Congratulations to the 6th and 7th Graders who earned Student of the Month

Twinning at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike 

Winner of the Week - This week's winner of the blog goes to Jayme Sooy, Emily Thompson, Mary Greco and Trista Cleaves. They won Lunch with the Principal at a local Soccer Fundraiser. Do you have a club or organization who is having a fundraiser? Contact Dr. Cook and he will supply a basket for your group. LMS supports all organizations!
Emily, Jayme, Mary and Trista with Dr. Cook 

Weekly Overview

Monday - March 13 (B Day) - Another Awesome Day at LMS
Tuesday - March 14 (A Day) - Pi Day; AVID presentations to Millville Neighborhood Alliance, 9 AM - 11 AM; 6th grade AVID will be planting seeds, 9th period
Wednesday - March 15 (B Day) - Workout Wednesday; NJ CAP presentations to 7th grade; AVID Subcommittee, 3:20 PM; PTO Meeting, Art Room, 6:00 PM
Thursday - March 16 (A Day)- Another Awesome Day at LMS
Friday - March 17 (B Day) - Bee Movie reward for 6th graders, periods 6 - 9; Early Dismissal, 1:05 PM; Staff In-service, 1:45 PM - 3:10 PM