Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 30 - April 3, 2020

LMS staff and families donated $800 to CFC Food Pantry
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!

This week the Lakeside Staff and Families got together with the Child Family Center to raise money for the Food Pantry. The outpouring of support was amazing. In 48 hours we raised $800 towards the pantry.

We had Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Hallenbeck, Mrs. Zerra and Dr. Cook go to their local grocery stores to get as many things as they could. We will be working with CFC on Monday to help assemble and then on Tuesday to distribute the donations to those in need in Millville.

We will be helping them at their next one in April as well. Stay tuned for more information.

National Junior Honor Society Conducts First "Virtual Induction Ceremony"
 Dr. Cook and Mrs. Gaudio took a chance on Tuesday with the first Virtual Induction Ceremony through Zoom. There were 27 students in grade 7 and 8 who were inducted along with the NJHS Officers playing their roles and even lighting candles. Parents and families were able to tune into Zoom and watch as their child was inducted. Once we get back to school, Dr. Cook and Mrs. Gauduo
will be scheduling an in-person ceremony.

Home Learning Plan - Week 3 
The new online portion of the Home Learning Plan has been updated with new material. Be sure the check the tinyurl's for your grade level. Those students who do not have access to the internet can pick up packets on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9 AM - 12 PM at Lakeside. Please note that these packets are for weeks 2-4 so you do not need to pick up work each week.

Daily Announcements - We go "live" on Facebook every morning at 8:32 AM
Guess what today is?! National Camp at Home Day! For Mrs. Garay's social studies students who have been learning about Native American tribes, try to research a tribe's style of making a home and build it in yours! If you are successful (or not), take a picture and send it in! Enjoy 😁

Mrs. LaRosa’s gym classes’ assignments are posted on Google Classroom. If you have not joined yet, please do so. Thanks and be safe. Mrs.(Coach) LaRosa

Ms. Errickson coordinates "Lunch with Ms. E." 
Ms. Errickson has "lunch" with her kids, talks about what she's been doing and how she's feeling that day. She also goes over some points about the book they're reading so they understand what she wants them to get from it.

Mrs. Bellucci's Students
  • All of Ms. Bellucci's Ceramics students. Please make sure to join the Ceramics Google Classroom. The code is w2mguf6.  
  • All of Ms. Bellucci's Art students. Please make sure to join the Art Google Classroom. The code is sqvcuza.  Ms. Bellucci will be posting assignments and updates in these google classrooms so it is very important that you join them
Nurses Information - Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Hamilton 
Check out some links from the CDC on COVID 19
Mark Your Calenders for our April 9, 2020 "Virtual Bubbles for Autism"
In light of April being Autism Awareness month, Ms, Interlante thought that it might be fun to have a district wide "virtual" Bubbles for Autism event.
How can you participate? Simple! Just take a picture of yourself blowing bubbles and post it to Facebook (or even Instagram!) Use the hashtag #mpsbubblesforautism
Don't have bubbles?

Thank you for joining us in celebrating each student's unique abilities and gifts. We are all #DifferentNOTLess

Pictures from Home Learning 
Mrs. Heidlel's daughter helped decorate her hair 

Mrs. Richardson's kids in home learning mode 

Join in the virtual spirit week 

Kendall M. went above and beyond for Mrs. Belucci's sculpture class  

Kendall M. went above and beyond for Mrs. Belucci's sculpture class  
Kendall M. went above and beyond for Mrs. Belucci's sculpture class  

NJHS's first Virtual Induction Ceremony 
NJHS's first Virtual Induction Ceremony 

Ms. Irwinn's home learning set up 

Our joke of the week is:  What musical genre are national anthems? Country.

School Hours
Lakeside Middle School is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Food Distribution. There will be an administrator on duty on Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 23 - 27, 2020

Links for the Home Learning Plan 

Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

We want to start out by thanking the students and families for their patience with the Home Learning Plan for Lakeside Middle School. We are in unprecedented times and we are building this plan while we are flying with it. 

Our staff have been amazing with this transition. We are so grateful for how flexible and cooperative they have been. Many are trying new technology and ways to connect with students. They are to be commended!!! 

We also want to thank our Cafeteria and Maintenance Staff. The Cafeteria Staff has given out over 500 meals in 4 days to Millville Public School families. They have even assisted in handing out the Home Learning Packets. Our Maintenance Staff has begun disinfecting the entire building. As they finish a section, they are not allowing anyone in the area. When the students and staff come back to LMS we will have a very clean and disinfected school! 

National Junior Honor Society Induction March 24, 2020 (6:00 PM) 
Did you think we were cancelling the LMS National Junior Honor Society Inductions previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM? We are going to try using virtual tools for the students to be recognized. When we return we will do the full ceremony. Be on the lookout for more information. 

Home Learning Explained (Weeks 2 -4) 
We know that this has been difficult for families and students. We are being very patient and we hope you are too. Here is an explanation of our Home Learning Plan for week 2-4. 
  • Week One packets were delivered to students on Monday, March 16. Students who did not pick them up have been contacted. Students will be responsible for this work. Grading and collection will be announced this week. All of the information in the packets are available through the links listed below. 
  • Week 2- 4 packets are available for those who do not have technology. Families can pick these up on Monday or Wednesday from 9 AM - 12 PM at Lakeside. 
  • Websites for Lakeside Home Learning 
  • To help you answer questions about differentiation in regards to IXL
    • We are assigning IXL for LA and Math to our all of our students 
    • This program allows us to assign skills specific to class and/or student
    • Teachers are able to see the results immediately
    • Teachers can use the results to reach out to individual students who need additional assistance
IXL Information
Encourage your students to stay active on IXL. We will be doing a drawing for prizes for the students who answer the most questions each week! 

Daily Announcements - 8:32 AM Monday through Friday 
We will continue doing Daily Announcements. Right now either Dr. Cook or Mrs. Salvati will be doing them through Facebook Live. We are also going to do them through our new Instagram Page to reach more students. 

Mrs. Belmonte's here to help
😊Are you having a hard time completing your IXL recommended skills or lessons ???? Go onto our GOOGLE CLASSROOM-select-Belmonte Bolts

Sign up for tutoring!!

😎BELMONTE BLASTERS MATH CLUB.... we’re still on!
Each week that you complete at least a half hour of IXL practice your name still goes in for our $20. VISA gift card raffle!!! 

Club 21 COOKING’s throw back Thursday post your favorite recipe that we’ve made in the past and ☝️ That you may be working on at home.

Pictures From Home Learning 
Ms. Grennon's Home Learning Station 
Mrs. Hickman on a Zoom 

Mrs. Zerra's Home Learning Station 

Ms. Abel modeling healthy choices during the Home Learning 

Mrs. Wheaton's Home Learning Station 

Mrs. Ciccio's Home Learning Station 

Mrs. Benfer's Home Learning Station 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Remote Learning Highlights (3/18/2020)

Mrs. Garay's son Remote Learning 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Remote Learning at LMS! 

Today we wanted to highlight some of the noteworthy accomplishments of the Staff and Students through our Home Learning Plan. 

Zoom at Noon
Every Tuesday & Thursday Lakeside Choir is meeting on Zoom for choir hangouts and discussions. Yesterday we had 11 students.

Virtual Art Club Meeting 
Ms. Bellucci hosted a virtual art club meeting yesterday with the Art Club at Lakeside. 

Ms. Carroll’s Happy Birthday
Ms. Carroll kept the birthday acknowledgement going by using Zoom to sing to Soraya Perez. 

Quizzizz game set up by Mrs. Zerra 
Mrs. Zerra reached out to her students and helped them navigate the math work. They were receptive and in good spirits! She plans on posting a Quizzizz game today for fun. 

Mr. Malaga delivers Breakfast for those in need 
Mr. Malaga is volunteering himself to personally deliver breakfast and lunch to a student from our classroom (and younger sister from elementary) whose family does not have transportation.

Student Outreach 
Mrs. Dejesus is visiting with students to deliver food and provide assistance. For those who are Spanish speaking she is translating and explaining our Home Learning Plan. 

Comfy Setting for Home Learning 
Be like Mrs. Garay's son Jamie and find a comfy place to curl up with a good book 
Also!! There is a Newsela app that student's can download on their phones that is free and as long as they log in with their school email and password their teachers have access! This will hopefully help students who are doing all their work through a phone. 

Hand Delivering Packets 
Mrs. Bram hand delivered a student packet for someone who was unable to make it to Lakeside. 

Want to stay current with Band Lessons? 
Online lessons with band students!  Just have to email

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Home Learning Update (3/17/2020)

LMS students learning how to cook healthy meals in February 
Dear Lakeside Families,

We are reaching out to you to review some important information as we begin our home learning process. 

We would like to thank you for your patience as we continue to develop and refine our new process for remote learning. We are working hard to be transparent and ensure you receive all of the necessary information.

We have developed links for easy access to our information.  Please visit Facebook, Lightning Round Blog, to find these links. An email will be sent out through our system for those of you who subscribed.  

Our teachers will be available through email, Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  A list of all teachers' email addresses was sent home with your child yesterday.  If your child was absent yesterday, packets are available in our Main Office or you can view online. 

Due to the limited time we had to develop your child’s work, it is possible that you could have found some inconsistencies.  In this case, please use the following links:

It is preferred that you access the work online.  If you are unable to view the work online, you may visit LMS Monday-Friday from 9 AM-12 PM.  If you cannot make it during this time, please call the front office to schedule an appointment. Those without internet access can pick up weeks 2-4 starting Monday, March 23.

It is important during the Home Learning time that students check their email! 

Overview of Home Learning

LMS Lightning Message to Students and Families 

Questions or concerns call LMS at 856-293-2420

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dr. Cook's Message for Remote Learning (March 16)

Lakeside Students and Families,

Check out Dr. Cook's Video Message to Students and Families

I am sure by now you received the call from our Superintendent Dr. Schneider regarding school Closing. We will be practicing Social Distancing and Remote Learning from March 17 through April 19. We will return to school on April 20. 

It is extremely important that your child attend school on March 16 because we have a lot of important information to deliver to them. I can assure you that we are taking extreme measures to keep your children healthy while at Lakeside.  

Your child will receive a packet of work that will get them started on our Home Learning Plan. This work is important and we are anticipating that they can finish it by Friday. Your child's teachers will also be providing them with login information to any online sites and programs they are currently using in the classroom.

Starting next week and for the remainder of the time we are off, we will transition to an Online Platform. Each grade will have a link with assignments and more importantly a weekly reflection. 

On Monday, your child’s homeroom teacher will show them a video of how to access and use the interactive Learn from Home document. A link to this video will also be added to our Facebook page for parents and guardians to view. Throughout our Home Learning Plan, Teachers will be available from 8 AM - 3 PM Monday through Friday by email or any other communication platform you are currently using with your child’s teacher. 

I want to thank our Lakeside Staff. During the planning for this situation they have been amazing and have worked collaboratively throughout the week (and weekend) to ensure your child is cared for. I am very grateful to work with such amazing educators. 

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Thank you, 

Dr. Cook, Principal 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

February 10 - 14, 2020

Connor at the skating rink field trip 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

Last week Lakeside Middle School spread the love by wearing red on Friday for heart health. Staff and students wore red and supported the lifesaving work being done by the American Heart Association.

This week is a little different celebration of hearts in a different way... Valentines Day! Be sure to get your candy grams that are on sale.

Just a reminder that there is No School on Friday, February, 14, 2020 for Staff Professional Development Day. There is no School on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Presidents Day. 

Black History Month 
We are also celebrating Black History Month. Each day on the announcements we share an interesting fact or innovation attributed to an African American. There are also class activities and projects that students are working on throughout the day. Check out this Black History Month video by elementary and Middle School Students:

Daily Announcements 
Our Black History Month fact today is Minnie Jocelyn Lee Elders was the first African American, and the second woman, to serve as the United States Surgeon General.

Any 8th grade student interested in Fall Cheer for the 2020 season? Tryouts will start at Senior High March 2nd at 3:30 pm in the senior high gym! Additional information will be left in the main office.

The National Junior Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  Any current 7th or 8th grade student who has maintained an 85 or above average in all subject areas for six consecutive marking periods is eligible to receive an application.  Please note the following important information:
*** Applications must be filled out entirely.  All sections must be completed for membership consideration. If you have any questions about the applications, please see Mrs. Gaudio in Y133 prior to the application deadline.
*** In addition to the application, students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, as well as a personal essay detailing why you should be selected for membership.
*** The application deadline is February 17, 2020

Thank you and our joke of the week is:  What kind of candy is never on time?  ChocoLATE. Have a timely week!!

Pictures from around the school 

Mrs. Kuhlen and Josmar 

Skating fun 

Josmar out on the floor 

Ready to skate 

Taking a break from skating 

Skating fun 

Skating fun 

Skating fun 

Arcade Games 

Having fun skating 

Taking a break from skating 

Lunch time 

Lunch time 

LMS Self contained classes visit the skating center 

Winner of the Week -  The Lightning Bots 
Lightning Bots 

Mrs. Salvati and Mr. Dodge 

Competition ready 

Preparing for the competition 

Selfies in the stands 

Selfies with Salvati 

Mrs. Salvati and Max 
Congratulations to the Lightning Bots who competed over the weekend in the Vex IQ Competetition held at Silver Run School. Thank you to the team: Maximus Zerra, Jayvin Rempell, Joshua Flores, Logan Hannah, Ian Ledent, Alexandra Corraliza, Allan Rosa, Alysha Doumenis, Chet Tostevin, Lorenzo Lewis, Seth Hannah, Logan Owens, Jacob Cossaboon and their advisers Mrs. Salvati and Ms. Carroll. 

Weekly Overview For a detailed schedule click here 
Monday 2/10/20 - B Day - Dr. Pogust in CPT for Social and Emotional Learning; Boys Basketball, 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 2/11/20 - A Day - Chefs in Schools, AVID classes; Phoenix Program, 3:20 PM; Boys Basketball, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 2/12/20 - B Day - Honor Roll Award Assemblies (4th period, 8th grade; 6th period, 7th grade; 9th period, 6th grade); Staff Meeting, 3:25 PM
Thursday - 2/13/20 - A Day - Dash for Cash, 1st period
Friday - 2/14/20 - No School - Professional Development Day

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