Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 6 - 10, 2017

Lakeside Lightning,

6th and 7th grade students of the month 
Turning Dreams Into Reality

We hope you had a SUPER weekend! At the time of this post, we do not know who will win the Super Bowl but we do know who are the real winners... the Lakeside Staff and Students!!!

Last week was another epic week at Lakeside. Students and staff continued to turn dreams into reality through assessments, innovative learning opportunities and just plain old fun. The week was capped off with the 6th grade Valentines Dance. The 6th graders had a lot of fun as they danced to the latest songs, enjoyed the snacks and made memories. Thank you to Mr. Godfrey and the 6th grade team for supporting this event.

On Monday, February 6, we will be having an assembly for the 6th grade students from 9-10:30 am.  Tim Schuler, an apiarist (beekeeper) from the NJ Dept of Agriculture will be joining us to speak with the 6th graders about beekeeping and the honey bee population in New Jersey.

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 presents to help them understand why honey bee colony collapse is such an important environmental and economic issue.  All of the 6th graders will eventually be making a bee-friendly garden here on Lakeside’s campus to help support our local population of honey bees here in Millville.  Having Mr. Schuler here is a unique opportunity 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. We are looking forward to this unique learning opportunity.

National School Counselors Week - Message from Dr. Gentile, Superintendent of Schools 
Our community counts on us to be there for its children. As we statistically score high in areas like children living in poverty, unemployment, and teen pregnancy, we also have staff who consistently go the extra mile to help kids.

This week, February 6 – 10, is National School Counselor Week and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Millville counselors for their efforts and hard work.  We have a great staff of Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, SAC’s, & CST that do so much for our students and their families.

So often counselors are working behind the scenes and doing things that are not necessarily noticed, but are extraordinarily important to the kids. Sure, we may drive you crazy when we are asking for that extra chance for a student, but we often are the voice of the child who may be going through more than you know. Please join me this week and send your thanks to the Millville counselors, and remember that, “Everyone you meet is going through a battle that you may know nothing about.  Be kind always.”

Congratulations to the 6th and 7th grade Students of the Month
7th  grade
Henry Sheppard for Language Arts, Ashley Brag for Math, Chelsea Langley for Geography, Isaiah Carter for Science

Daily Announcements
Congratulations to the boys basketball team who won a grueling game against Pleasantville 38-34. Jeff Martin led all scores with 13 points and also added tough defense. Kevin Harrell added another 10 points in a great win for the boys basketball team.

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!!

It's that time of year again!  Box Tops Time!

So gather up all of those Box Tops you've been collecting and turn them in to your Homeroom teacher by February 10th.  Make sure you ask your family, friends, and neighbors for their box tops too.  The top homeroom will win a Pizza Part.  Second and Third place winners will win pretzels.   If you have any suggestions for prizes please let your homeroom teacher know and they will let Mrs. Powell know.

Tickets are still available for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia 76’ers Game on Friday February 24th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 5 and returns at 11. Tickets are $20 cash per person and pizza and soda will be provided at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeside before the game. Permission slips are available in the main office and can be returned to Mrs. Benfer.

Pictures from around the school
Mr. DeSantis visited LMS to conduct a Master Clarinet Class 

Mrs. Holmes encourages reflection in her class

Mrs. Steelman and Mrs. Murphy keeping our hallways safe 

LMS teachers hard at work at our recent in-service 

LMS teachers hard at work at our recent in-service 

LMS teachers hard at work at our recent in-service 

LMS teachers hard at work at our recent in-service 

Twinning at Lakeside - Great minds dress like
Mrs. Ronchetti and Mrs. Oquendo 

Mr. Young and Mr. Hudson twinning 
Triplets at Lakeside - You might have thought twinning was winning, but this week we had triplets. Great minds dress alike
Mrs. Powell, Mr. Davis and Mrs. Ronchetti 

Winners of the Week - Mrs. Roche, originally from Georgia and Mrs. Murphy, originally from Massachusetts have never forgotten their home town teams.  No matter who wins the Super Bowl, they won the Blog this week! 
Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Roche! 

Weekly Overview - National School Counselors Week 
Monday - A Day - Bee Assembly, 9:00 AM (6th grade only)
Tuesday - B Day - Another amazing learning opportunity at LMS
Wednesday -A  Day - Sub Committee Meeting, 3:20 PM
Thursday -B  Day - School Leadership Committee, 3:20 PM
Friday - A Day - Another amazing learning opportunity at LMS

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