Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 3 - 7, 2016

Lakeside Lightning,

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Students in Ms. Grennon and Mrs. Powell's class at the "Book Tasting"
The leaves are starting to change and the weather is starting to feel more like Fall. October is here!

Last week the Lakeside Lightning staff and students had an awesome week. There were so many cool things going on throughout the building. Our staff had the opportunity to end the month on a relaxing note. During their Common Planning Time, staff were able to work on relaxation techniques for themselves and their students. The feedback from the sessions were very positive. Each month we are going to do something special for the staff because they work so hard for our students!

This week we have the Steered Straight Assembly on Monday. This all school assembly will feature positive messages for our students. A big thank you to Mrs. Jost for coordinating this event to help our climate and culture!

In addition, this week is abbreviated due to the Staff In-service on Friday. Also, students and staff will have off on Monday, October 10th for the Columbus Day holiday. Enjoy your long weekend!

Literacy Initiative - Have you ever been to a "Book Tasting"? 
Ms. Grennon and Mrs. Powell at the Book Tasting
We have been quite pleased with the Language Arts teachers this year as they have begun to roll out a literacy initiative that will revolutionize our school. Last week we highlighted Mrs. Benfer and her team for distributing close to 5,000 books for our new in-class libraries. This week Ms. Grennon and Mrs. Powell came up with a unique idea to expose the kids to the various genres through a "Book Tasting."

During the "Book Tasting" students were able to enjoy some treats as they looked through books from the various genres such as mystery, non fiction, and even comedy. The students had a great time during the "Book Tasting" and were very appreciative of the effort that Ms. Grennon and Mrs. Powell put into the event!

AVID 6th and 8th graders engaged in a STEM challenge 
Daily Announcements (to sign up through email see image on the right) 
RESPECT Poster Contest:
What does RESPECT mean to you? How do you show RESPECT? Design a poster using RESPECT as the theme and help spread the word on treating others the way that you want to be treated! Each grade level will have 3 winners!  1st Prize: $50 Gift Card; 2nd Prize: 2 Free PBSIS Events; 3rd Prize: 1 free PBSIS Event...(PBSIS Event excludes the end of the year event) Hand in your finished poster to your homeroom teacher NO LATER than Wednesday, October 12th, 2016.
Winners will be announced the week of October 17.
GOOD LUCK! Respect....Pass it on.....

Lakeside’s NJHS will be participating in “A Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 22, 2016.  Please support our team by purchasing a bracelet for $2, a flower message for $1, or make a coin donation.  Members will be available during homeroom and lunch daily.  Thank you for supporting such a worthwhile charity.

Middle School Girls Field Hockey! 
Attention Students – The Lakeside JYC/Bible Club will be starting on Thursday, October 13th.  We will meet every Thursday in Room B127 until 4:15pm. Your club advisers are Mrs. Schwegel and Mr. Gardenhire.  You must have a parent pickup since there are No Late Buses.  You can pick up a permission slip in any of the House Offices and return them to Mrs. Schwegel in the 7th grade office.

What is Respect? An excerpt from an upcoming newsletter for parents by Mrs. Padro 
At Lakeside Middle School, we prioritize the needs for respect and integrity in our students. This is because we know that those qualities are essential in leading a professionally and socially rewarding life. 

Please aid us in this endeavor by doing your part at home.  Together, we can help your children and our students become the finest individuals they can be!     

Blogger of the Week - Ms. Rauch - 8th grade SE Teacher
Ms. Rauch, who is in her first year at LMS but 5th year in MPS, has recently entered the blogging world to share her classroom story with the rest of the world. Her blog Real World 8th Grade Math  allows her to highlight the various activities the students are engaged with as well as reflect on the learning process in and out of the class.

This week Ms. Rauch hosted her first 'auction.' During the auction, the students learned the art of the auctioneer as well as had the opportunity to bid on items that were interesting to them. Ms. Rauch has a passion to make the math learned in 8th grade a "real" as possible which is why she focuses a lot on the economics. She said, "I have the students paying rent, taking loans, paying utilities, earning money and reflecting on their spending within the math lessons." Thanks Ms. Rauch for your hard work!!!

Video of the Week - Mistakes are important - Especially in Math class

Pictures from around the school 
Ms. Wichnick's class helping out the cafe staff 

Ms. Wichnick's class helping out the cafe staff 

Ms. Wichnick's class helping out the cafe staff 

Ms. Wichnick's class helping out the cafe staff 

Ms. Wichnick's class helping out the cafe staff

Table was set for the "Book Tasting" 

Students were loving the "Book Tasting" 

AVID STEM challenge 

Mrs. Sanderlin's class working on Prime Factorization 

Mrs. Sanderlin's class working on Prime Factorization 

Mrs. Sanderlin's class working on Prime Factorization 

Mrs. Sanderlin's class working on their number sense skills collaboratively 

Mrs. Sanderlin's class working on Prime Factorization 
Mrs. DeClementi's students working on a logic game 

Mrs. DeClementi's students working on a logic game 

Mrs. DeClementi's students working on a logic game 
Ms. Rauch leading the auction 

Ms. Rauch's classroom door 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Steered Straight Assembly, 8:45 AM
Tuesday - B Day - Girls Soccer vs. Fernwood Ave, home; Girls Field Hockey vs. Lower Cape May, away; Boys Soccer vs. Fernwood Ave, away
Wednesday - A Day - Back To School Nigh, 6:30 PM; Girls Field Hockey vs. Ocean City, home; Girls Soccer vs Middle Twp. away; Cross Country at Lower Cape May, away; Boys Soccer vs Ocean City, away
Thursday - B Day -
Friday - No School - Staff In-service; Girls Field Hockey vs Buena, home; Girls Soccer vs. Fernwood Ave., home

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