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

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