Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 13 - 17, 2017

Lakeside Lightning,

Turning Dreams Into Reality 

Mrs. DeCelemnti's students are working hard
We had another epic week at LMS. I am sure we were all sitting near the phone on Wednesday night and Thursday morning waiting for the call from Dr. Gentile. To Dr. Gentile's credit, he made a very difficult call (most New Jersey schools were closed).

When asked about this, Dr. Gentile commented that these decisions are never easy. He is on the phone with other superintendents throughout the night and into the early morning. They look at National Weather Service Data and communicate with local law enforcement. We appreciate Dr. Gentile's dedication to our school district and we can thank him when we get out of school a day before the surrounding school districts!

The 6th grade science students are currently working on a PBL (Problem Based Learning) about honey bees to investigate the possible causes of the declining bee population across the state of NJ.

The students will be using the information that Mr. Schuler presented on Monday to help them understand why honey bee colony collapse is such an important environmental and economic issue. Mr. Schuler did a great job of presenting information for our students to gain information that will aid them in developing an understanding of the importance of pollinators to agriculture and our environment in general. Most notably, the 6th graders did a fantastic job throughout the assembly. We are planning to reward them for their responsible behavior for our guest!

Connor hanging at Lightning Strikes Bogarts 
On Wednesday evening we had about 35 AVID parents attend a Parent Night. During the evening the parents got the opportunity to learn how powerful the strategies such as Philosophical Chairs, Binders and Tutorials are to the success of our students. Parents debated cell phone use in school, went through a modified binder boot camp, and learned the questioning strategies used in tutorials. Thank you to the AVID Site Team who volunteered their time and of course the parents who attended!

This Saturday we hosted our monthly Lightning Strikes Bogarts. We had 15 students attend and most of their parents stayed as well. The students helped complete a Tree of Life painting that will be donated to Bogarts as memorial for Erin Dobson, owner of Bogarts, who recently passed away.  She was so supportive of the Lightning Strikes Bogarts program and loved our kids hanging out at the bookstore/coffee shop. Thanks to all of the students and parents who attended and the teachers who volunteered their time!

We look forward to another excellent week. Be sure to mark your calendars as we do not have school on Friday, February 17 and Monday February 20.

Daily Announcements
Mrs. DeClementi's students hard at work 
Do you enjoy going to the gym and playing games with your friends? How about fitness and working out in the weight room?  If so, you may want to join the Phys. Ed. (Fitness) Club.  Permission slips are still available in the main gym.  See Coach Abel for more information!!

Do you like playing board, card, and video games? If so, Gaming Club is for you. Permission slips are available outside of Ms. Elwell's classroom, B135. The first meeting will be held on Thursday February 16th from 3:30 until 5 o'clock and you must have a ride home. Permission slips should be returned no later than Monday February 13th

Do you love pizza?  If so come join us at the Pizza Hut in Vineland on Wednesday February 15th from 5pm to 8pm to help raise funds for the 8th grade band and choir.  All you have to do is tell your server you are there for Lakeside and get the buffet!  Hope to see you there.

Mrs. Bergman's nutrition and Fitness club will be held until 4:05 Monday. Remember to bring your workout gear and meet in M135 by 3:15. All participants must have a ride by 4:05 or they cannot stay.

6th graders were treated to local honey 
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 or Mrs. Booz prior to the application deadline. There will be a voluntary after school meeting to answer any questions about the application process on Thursday, February 16th from 3:20-4:00 in the DMC.
*** 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 27, 2017

Mark your agenda books! Monday, February 13th is the PBSIS school-wide Pajama Day for students and staff. Tickets cost only 1 dollar!!! Only 1 dollar and you get to wear pajamas in school for the ENTIRE school day! Tickets will be on sale Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 6th, 7th and 8th, at all grade level Zap Stores and at Mrs. Rauch’s room, M-121.  The rules that EVERYONE will follow are: NO SLIPPERS ALLOWED-- the school dress code is still in effect…..the same consequences that apply to the dress code WILL APPLY to Pajama day!

So bring your dollar to the Zap Stores and prepare  to have a COMFORTABLE day on Monday, February 13th!!

Pictures from around the school

Bee Hive 

Bee's nest 


Bee Assembly 

6th graders were able to see the bees up close 

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 

Lightning Strikes Bogarts 
Lightning Strikes Bogarts 


Dr. Cook was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Master Hoon

Tripleting at LMS - Great minds dress alike and now we are seeing threes! 
Mrs. Baralus, Mrs. Diaz and Mrs. Donahue

Twinning at LMS - Great minds dress alike 
Mrs. Kern and Ms. Carroll 

Mrs. Lokuta and Mrs. Cuesta 

Winners of the Week - Hands down the winner of this week's blog are the 6th graders. Their behavior in the Bee Assembly exceeded our expectations. Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Bunting are planning a special treat for the 6th graders. Stay tuned! 
6th graders won this week for their behavior in the Bee Assembly 

Weekly Overview
Monday (2/13) - B Day - PBSIS Pajama Day
Tuesday (2/14) - A Day - Wear Red for Valentines Day
Wednesday (2/15) - B Day - Work out Wednesday; Fundraiser for Fine and Performing Arts at Pizza Hut in Vineland, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday (2/16) - A Day - LMS Spirit Day
Friday (2/17)  - No School Teacher In Service
Monday (2/20) - No School Presidents Day

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