Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 27 - July 1

Lakeside Lighting,

"Turning Dreams Into Reality" 

It has been a little over a week since the 2015-16 school year concluded. In that short amount of time, we have been hard at work to prepare the building for the 2016-17 school year.

The first order of business was to identify a theme for the new school year. This theme came as a result of the feedback from staff, students, parents and community. Everyone has dreams and ideas for the school. This year we are going to make those dreams come true. It will be an awesome opportunity for everyone to contribute. What will you do to turn dreams into reality?

Stay tuned because we have a lot more planned for this summer. In the meantime please send Summer Vacation pictures to Dr. Cook ( or use the #lmslighting so we can highlight the places we visit this summer.

In case you missed it ... Our videos are going viral

Running Man Challenge 

Step Up

Pictures from around the school
Ms. Heim is getting ready for the summer Art Club 

Custodians are working very hard  on the building 

Lockers combinations are getting switched

We love when we get visitors! Stop in and get a selfie! 

Classrooms are being emptied for a thorough cleaning 

Dr. Cook got some time to play tennis with his kids! 

Weekly Office Hours 
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Office closed

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 20 - 24, 2016

Lakeside Lightning

Lakeside is an opportunity, not an obligation! 

A successful Step Up
What a great finish to an amazing school year. Our kids and staff worked all the way up to the final dismissal bell for the school year. Be sure to keep checking back on the Lighting Round Blog over the summer because it will be published weekly.

On Monday our PBSIS team hosted the End of the Year Extravaganza. Students had to have 20 Zaps in order to attend. During the Extravaganza, students were treated to pretzels and water while they played on bouncy houses. One of the highlights this year was the Dunk Tank. Each administrator and willing teachers spent time in the tank while kids tried their best to hit the target. A few administrators also participated in the "pie in your face" station. All in all a fun time was had by all!

On Tuesday we officially acknowledged the 8th grade class with the annual Step Up. This year we switched the event to the evening. The staff worked collaboratively to make sure the evening was special. A big thank you to everyone who helped out and attended. In case you missed it, Mr. Perry was able to produce this awesome video.

8th grade Step Up by Mr. Perry

Wednesday we had our annual Awards Ceremonies in each grade level. Students were acknowledged for all of their hard work in athletics, academics, and their overall awesomeness. At the end of the ceremonies, the students watched the Lakeside Running Man. The kids laughed and some may have been pleasantly surprised with the staff's dance moves. A big thank you to Mrs. Ciccio and her daughter Devon for producing the video (and teaching us the dance)! In case you missed it, check out the video here:

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Schwalik's 100 Book Challenge was achieved! 
Students playing the games at the Extravaganza 
Wonder if Dr. Cook ever got all of the cream out of his ear? 
Everyone had fun at the Extravaganza 
Ms. Millard was the last one in the Dunk Tank
Ms. Millard made sure as many 6th graders got wet as possible 
Mr. Godfrey took many pies in the face from his 6th graders 
Mrs. Cuesta tried to dunk Dr. Cook 
Mr. Hudson took many pies in the face 
Mr. Jimenez was about to go down! 
Dr. Cook and Mr. Clarke were twinning 
Mr. Godfrey after the PBSIS Extravaganza 
Mrs. Booz leading the 8th grade Choir at Step Up 
Some of the staff who assisted with Step Up 
Who snuck into the picture? 
The Awards Ceremony 

Mr. Baruffi giving his farewell speech. He will be missed! 
Mrs. Borchert giving Mrs. Sinasky her retirement list. She will be missed! 
Mrs. Salvati telling everyone what Mr. Virtue can look forward to in retirement. He will be missed! 

Mrs. Ciccio presenting Mrs. Holmes with her Teacher of the Year Award 

Mrs. Ciccio presenting Mrs. Wynn with her Educational Service Professional of the Year Award 
Fun at the PBSIS Extravaganza 

Weekly Overview
Monday - Summer Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Summer Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - Summer Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - Summer Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Summer Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June 13 - 17, 2016

Lakeside Lightning,

Lakeside is an opportunity, not an obligation 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the horrific events that occurred in Orlando.

Picture of the Week 
Mrs. Lair's students created a Poetry Gallery 
This is the final Lakeside Lightning Round of the 2015-16 school year (We will be publishing the Lighting Round each week during the summer). We are excited for this week as we have many activities going on to finish the year on a positive note.

On Monday, those students who earned at least 20 Zaps will be taking part in the end of the year PBSIS Extravaganza. There will be activities, food and opportunities to just have fun! There is even word going around that a Dunk Tank might be available!

The 8th graders will be "stepping up" on Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM. We are excited to spend time with friends and families while we celebrate the accomplishments of our 8th graders. Each student will receive 4 tickets for the event, and we are asking our guests to not bring balloons or flowers into the auditorium. Students will receive their tickets on Tuesday after their practice.

We wish Mr. Virtue well on his retirement 
Since Wednesday is our last day, we will be having an Awards Ceremony for each grade. These ceremonies will be for students only, and they will receive awards for their hard work in all aspects of the school.

We will have an early dismissal on Wednesday (1:05 pm)

This week we be celebrating a few special individuals that our paramount to the success of our school.
Monday - Security Appreciation Day
Tuesday - Cafeteria Appreciation Day
Wednesday - Custodian Appreciation Day

Be sure to support us as we celebrate their contribution!

Lost and Found
For any student who has lost an item during this school year, please check the lost and found in the cafeteria. These items will be donated after the last day of school, so please check during your lunch period.

Daily Announcements 
7th graders on their field trip
Yearbooks are here!! Yearbooks are here!! Lakeside's 2016 yearbooks are now on sale in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133.  Bring $25 cash or check to Millville Board of Education to M133.  There are still about 200 left, and they will be sold until they sell out.  They will also be sold at the Stepping Up Ceremony on June 14th.  Don't miss out on this year's memories.

Millville Soccer Association is looking for any and all Lakeside students who would love to play soccer in the fall. No skills required. No try outs necessary. There are fliers available in the Main Office with all the information. Online registration is open now and in person registration is available in July.

We are collecting Box Tops.  All Box Tops need to be in to your homeroom teacher by Monday, June 13. There will be prizes given to the 3 Homerooms with the most box tops.

ZAP Alert! All ZAPS MUST be used this year. They will not carry over to next year.  Have no fear because you can dump ALL of your ZAPS in grade level raffle boxes located in the cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday.  Zaps will be drawn for prizes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pictures from around the school
Preparation has begun for Step Up
Mrs. Tsoplakis's students dissecting squid 
Mrs. Tsoplakis's students dissecting squid 
Mrs. Tsoplakis's students dissecting squid 

7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
7th grade field trip 
Technology Showcase 
AVID activity
Poetry Gallery 
Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - PBSIS Extravaganza
Tuesday - A Day - Step Up Practice, 2:00 PM; Step Up Ceremony, 6:00 PM
Wednesday -B Day - Last day of school, Early Dismissal, 1:05 PM
Thursday - Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday - Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 6 - June 10, 2016

Lakeside Lightning,

Lakeside is an opportunity, not an obligation! 

Read to Succeed 
In a little over 3 months the Lightning Round has been viewed over 5,000 times in 10 different countries. The news of our school is beginning to spread because of the dedicated staff, students, parents, and community. Congratulations for passing the 5,000 mark!

This is our last full week of school for the 2016-17 school year. There is still so much to accomplish as the students have field trips, finals, and other end of the year activities. This time of year is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the year and plan for next year.

In the Picture of the Week, thirty-four 6th grade students gathered in the Library/Media Center to celebrate and receive their Certificate of Achievement and a ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure for their hard work. Congratulations!

Students, don't be surprised if your teachers ask you what YOU want to see for next year. What areas do YOU want us to focus on for the 2016-17 school year?

Last week the 6th graders had the opportunity to go on their field trip to the Funplex. According to staff, the students did a great job and had a lot of fun at the Funplex. These rewards are set in place because we believe in "working hard and playing hard!"

AVID Awards 
On Thursday, the AVID site team hosted their annual Awards Celebration. The site team took the theme to the next level. Each member wore Lifeguard shirts and decorated the cafeteria to resemble the beach. Dr. Gentile came out to support the staff and students. The cafeteria staff prepared an awesome meal for all of us to enjoy! The most important part of the evening was hearing the speeches from the students about what AVID means to them. AVID is truly making a difference in the lives of our students!

 On Tuesday, the 8th graders hit the ground running as they had their annual field trip. This year, the staff and students went to the iPlay America for a day of fun, friendly competition, and relaxing. The staff said that the students did a great job and they even won the Lazer Tag game!

This week we welcome the incoming 5th graders on Monday and Tuesday! Each morning, the 5th graders will be in the Performing Arts Center to hear from our staff and then they will be touring around the school with our leaders.

8th grade teachers having fun too! 
The 7th graders have their field trip on Wednesday. They will be visiting the Funplex complex in Mount Laurel. Mr. Jimenez and the teachers will have a brief meeting with the students on Tuesday during 6th period to review the expectations.

The 8th graders will begin their preparation for Step Up on Friday during their AVID Strategies class. Students will learn how we re-designed Step Up to ensure that more parents will be able to attend. In addition, our goal is to complete the program within an hour in order for everyone to celebrate on their own.

Also on Friday the Band and Chorus will be traveling to Hersey Park for a competition and some fun! The students will depart from Lakeside at 6:00 AM and will be returning late Friday night.

Daily Announcements 
Mr. P. playing bumper cars with the 6th graders! 
The application deadline for the super spectacular 21st Century Summer Program has been extended to Tuesday, June 7th. Pick one up and return it to the grade level offices.

Any student in need of a sports physical, packets are located at the main office!

There will be a meeting on Monday, June 6th at 2:30 PM in the cafeteria for any 8th grader interested in playing basketball next year.  If you are unable to attend, please pick up any handouts in the Main Office next week.

An informational meeting for 8th graders looking to play high school boys soccer or high school football will be held on Friday, June 3rd in the cafeteria at 2:15 PM. If you are interested please report to the cafeteria today at 2:15 PM.

PBSIS is proud to announce that the “End of The Year EXTRAVAGANZA” is back!!! Tickets cost 20 zaps and are available for purchase starting Wednesday, June 1st, at the following locations during HOMEROOM :
6th grade: Y-104 Zap Store
7th grade: Library
8th grade: M-112 Zap Store
What do you get for your 20 zaps? The main and auxiliary gyms will be loaded with plenty of blow-ups:  slides, obstacle course, bounce house and, weather permitting…..the Dunk Tank returns outside the gym!!!!So, walk, don’t run on June 1st to buy your ticket!!! Last day to buy a ticket is Wednesday, June 8th

Pictures from around the school
AVID Students working  collaboratively 
7th grade students recreating The Outsiders  
AVID Awards 
Dr. Gentile addressing the students and parents at the AVID Awards 
Ms. James and Dr. Cook with Ms. Fallows, AVID Mom 
Carol speaking about her AVID experience 
6th grade students discovering Aeronautics 
6th graders discovering Aeronautics  
Mrs. Benfer getting supplies for the AVID Awards 

8th graders on their trip! 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - 5th Grade Visits LMS, 9:45 AM; ESS Program, 6:00 PM
Tuesday - B Day - 5th Grade Visits LMS, 9:45 AM; 7th grade Assembly, 6th period; SPAC Meeting, 2:00 PM
Wednesday -  A Day - 7th Grade Field Trip; Department Meetings, 3:15 PM
Thursday - B Day - Counselor Transition Meetings, 9:00 AM; SLC Meeting, 3:15 PM
Friday - A Day - Step Up Practice, 8:40 AM; Counselor Transition Meetings, 9:00 AM; Equity and Diversity Meeting, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Band/Choir Trip to Hersey Park, All Day