Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 3 - 7, 2020

Office is Open Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lakeside Lightning,

Yearbook updated information
Because of the chance of unsettled weather Monday through Wednesday, we have decided to move the yearbook pick up and purchases to Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM and 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but feel it would be best since this event will be outside and in keeping with social distancing regulations. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sooy at melissa.sooy@millville.org

School Reopening Parent Committee
Are you interested in contributing to and learning with the school reopening committee regarding Lakeside Middle School? Interested Parents and Guardians can fill out this Google Form (Click here). There will be a virtual meeting and a "walk through" of Lakeside Middle School for those who participate during the week of August 17, 2020. 

District Reopening Information
There have been videos, surveys and important information being shared by the Administrative Team for Millville Public Schools. Be sure to stay up to date. Here is the link for the District Reopening Information. (Click here) 

Lakeside Middle School Featured in ASCD In-service Blog 
In this article, Taylor Walsh discusses the impact of school-based wellness program at Lakeside Middle School. For more information, click here for the article


Updated Summer Main Office Hours 
Lakeside is now open  Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday - Closed

All visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. 

Food Distribution 
Weekly meal distribution will continue throughout the summer under the Summer Feeding Program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays (3 days of meals) and Thursday (4 days of meals) between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Bacon Elementary School. Questions? Call 856-327-6161.

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Monday, July 27, 2020

July 27 - July 31, 2020

NJDOE The Road Back 
Lakeside Lightning, 

This is the final week for picking up locker materials, or 8th Grade Step Up Bags. If materials are not picked up by Thursday at 12:00 PM, they will be donated to a local charity. If you have questions about materials, please contact Kathy Karisko at 856-293-2420 ext. 3373 or kathy,karisko@millville.gov. 

Lakeside Road Back to School 
Currently, LMS has identified a staff reopening committee and will be meeting during the next few weeks to refine and develop the specific measures for the school year 2020-2021. We will be reaching out to parents and students to discuss our plans and work collaboratively. We will be reaching out to interested parents shortly. In the meantime, be sure read the School Choice letter from Mr. Trongone and take the survey. All district Reopening information is located at this link

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are in! We will be doing a School Messenger this week with instructions on how and when you can get your yearbooks. Again, we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sooy (melissa.sooy@millville.org).

8th Grade Wildwood Trip Reimbursement 
8th Grade Trip Reimbursement - According to our Business Office, the reimbursement process is lengthy. They sent reimbursements last week. Parents should expect them to arrive shortly. 


Summer Hours at Lakeside 
Our Summer Hours for 12 month Employees working remotely is 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

Summer Main Office Hours 
There will be an administrator and or secretary at Lakeside Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday - Closed

Food Distribution 
Weekly meal distribution will continue throughout the summer under the Summer Feeding Program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays (3 days of meals) and Thursday (4 days of meals) between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Bacon Elementary School. Questions? Call 856-327-6161.

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 20 - 24, 2020

Bridget is home recuperating after her latest heart surgery 
Lakeside Lightning,

We received some very exciting news this week. Bridget Adelman is home from Boston after her open heart surgery on July 7. Bridget is going into 7th grade this year at Lakeside Middle School.

She seems to be doing well, but has a long recovery ahead. She is a strong little warrior as her Mom calls her.

You can follow Bridget’s Heart blog on Facebook for more information and to support this brave Lakeside Lightning!


Lakeside Front Entrance 

If you are planning on visiting LMS this week (we are open 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday) our front entrance is being cleaned and will be closed. You can access the Main Office on the side of the building (there will be signs directing).

School Re-Opening
On Monday afternoon, our new Superintendent, Mr. Trongone, gave an overview of the district re-opening vision.

In case you missed it, we included it below. Our school is in the process of establishing our own re-opening committee and will be looking for parent, student and community input. Stay tuned for more details.


Yearbooks
If you ordered a yearbook please be patient. Due to COVID 19, the manufacturing company is behind schedule. We anticipate them in late July. We will make announcements, post on this blog and on Facebook when they arrive. We will also let everyone know how they can pick them up. Again, we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sooy (melissa.sooy@millville.org).

8th Grade Wildwood Trip Reimbursement 
8th Grade Trip Reimbursement - According to our Business Office, the reimbursement process is lengthy. Their goal is to have them finalized by the end of June. They appreciate everyone's patience with this process.

Summer Hours at Lakeside 
Our Summer Hours for 12 month Employees working remotely is 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

Summer Main Office Hours 
There will be an administrator and or secretary at Lakeside Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday - Closed

Food Distribution 
Weekly meal distribution will continue throughout the summer under the Summer Feeding Program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays (3 days of meals) and Thursday (4 days of meals) between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Bacon Elementary School. Questions? Call 856-327-6161.

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 13 - 17, 2020

Lakeside Lightning,

We sent out a School Messenger call regarding locker contents and 8th grade Step Up Bags. If you believe your child left anything in their lockers or didn't get their Step Up Bags, please contact Mrs. Karisko at 856-293-2420 ext. 3373 and she will check and make arrangements for pick up between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Otherwise, items not picked up by July 30th will be donated. 

School Re-Opening
We want to thank everyone who took the survey. Lakeside had the largest participation rate in the district! Currently our district is evaluating the re-opening plan for the 20-21 school year. If you would like more information, the NJDOE has released a document "The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan." 

To ensure that we deliver an effective reopening plan to the state and to our families, we are working collaboratively to address the NJDOE’s guidelines, and have groups working to ensure a smooth transition back. Once we have our schedule, we will be contacting students and families regarding our plan. 

We know you have a lot of questions. Honestly, we are dealing with the same questions as well since this is all unprecedented.  We are making every decision with a focus on the health and
safety of our learning community. Please know that we are working as quickly as possible to get thoughtful and considerate answers to you. We need your continued patience as we go through this process. 


Yearbooks
If you ordered a yearbook please be patient. Due to COVID 19, the manufacturing company is behind schedule. We anticipate them in late July. We will make announcements, post on this blog and on Facebook when they arrive. We will also let everyone know how they can pick them up. Again, we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sooy (melissa.sooy@millville.org).


8th Grade Wildwood Trip Reimbursement 
8th Grade Trip Reimbursement - According to our Business Office, the reimbursement process is lengthy. Their goal is to have them finalized by the end of June. They appreciate everyone's patience with this process.

Summer Hours at Lakeside 
Our Summer Hours for 12 month Employees working remotely is 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday. 

Summer Main Office Hours 
There will be an administrator and or secretary at Lakeside Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday - Closed

Food Distribution 
Weekly meal distribution will continue throughout the summer under the Summer Feeding Program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays (3 days of meals) and Thursday (4 days of meals) between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Bacon Elementary School. Questions? Call 856-327-6161.


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Monday, July 6, 2020

July 6 - July 10, 2020

Tell us about your ideas on School Re-Opening 
Lakeside Lightning,

We hope you enjoyed the weekend and the summer so far! Our administrative team is working collaboratively with the district School Re-Opening Committee to design a learning experience for the 20-21 school year. It is still in the beginning stages and we encourage everyone to participate in the survey.






8th graders going into 9th Grade - Athletics
Please complete the following form if you are interested in participating in a sport for the 2020 Fall Season. The coach will contact you with information regarding your selected sport. Click here for link to survey.

Reminder: Any student participating in sports must have a current sports physical on file. Physical packets are available in the schools (MSHS, Memorial, and Lakeside) as well as on the Millville Public Schools website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Athletic Director, Dave LaGamba, at 856-327-6061.

Yearbooks
If you ordered a yearbook please be patient. Due to COVID 19, the manufacturing company is behind schedule. We anticipate them in late July. We will make announcements, post on this blog and on Facebook when they arrive. We will also let everyone know how they can pick them up. Again, we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sooy (melissa.sooy@millville.org).


8th Grade Wildwood Trip Reimbursement 
8th Grade Trip Reimbursement - According to our Business Office, the reimbursement process is lengthy. Their goal is to have them finalized by the end of June. They appreciate everyone's patience with this process.

Summer Hours at Lakeside 
Our Summer Hours for 12 month Employees working remotely is 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

Summer Main Office Hours 
There will be an administrator and or secretary at Lakeside Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday - Closed

Food Distribution 
Weekly meal distribution will continue throughout the summer under the Summer Feeding Program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays (3 days of meals) and Thursday (4 days of meals) between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Memorial High School, Lakeside Middle School, and Bacon Elementary School. Questions? Call 856-327-6161.


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org

Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29 - July 3, 2020

Student Exchange 2020 
Lakeside Lightning,

Well, it is official... the 2019-20 school year is complete. We do have a lot of stuff left for parents and students to pick up or drop off. Our goal is contact everyone and allow for some time before we dispose of the materials. If you think you may still have materials, please feel free to call the office (856) 293-2450.

Our Student Exchange went very smoothly last week. Tuesday - Friday we distributed locker belongings, collected end of the year work as well Library books. The 8th graders received a T-Shirt, Step Up Certificates and any belongings from their lockers. Although it was hot, we had a great time seeing everyone.

Do you still need to come in and get your belongings or drop off your Chromebook? Our Front Office is open this Monday from 9-12 PM. Check back for more times after the 4th of July holiday.

Yearbooks
If you ordered a yearbook please be patient. Due to COVID 19, the manufacturing company is behind schedule. We anticipate them in late July. We will make announcements, post on this blog and on Facebook when they arrive. We will also let everyone know how they can pick them up. Again, we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sooy (melissa.sooy@millville.org).

Food Distribution
Monday June 29 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Latch Key area near Target.

Pictures from around the school 
8th Grade Bags for Student Exchange 

Mrs. Gaunt, Mr. Bunting, Mrs. Salvati and Dr. Cook at the Remoties and Step Up

All prepared for the Student Exchange 

Student Exchange 

Student Exchange 


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - @lmslightning
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville


Sunday, June 21, 2020

June 22 - 26, 2020

Bailey Brown highest math in IXL 
Lakeside Lightning, 

Happy Father's Day to all of our Lakeside Dads! 

Thank you for a wonderful school year. As I said in my weekly email to the staff this year presented a number of unforeseen challenges and how we react to those challenges is all about perspective. As a school we accomplished a lot because we truly worked as a team. 

It is an honor that we increased our "staff members" during the Remote Learning Experience. Parents and guardians, we appreciate everything you did to assist us with one of the most challenging experiences all while we were in a Global Pandemic. Students. we are so grateful for everything you did this year whether it was during remote learning or in person. 

There will never be a year like this again! So, what's next? Well. we have a few things going on this week to finalize the year. 
Thank you for choosing Lakeside! ~Dr. Cook Principal

8th Grade Class of 2020
We are so honored to have worked with you over the past three years. We didn't end the year like we thought we would, but we made the best of it. We wish you the best of luck in High School. We look forward to hearing all of the great things that you are going to accomplish! Don't forget us! 

8th Grade Step Up 
Did you want to see the 8th Grade Step Up and Remoties again? It will be re-broadcast throughout the summer on Comcast Channel 22. In addition, you can follow this link for their Facebook page. Click here 

Full List of Remoties
We had over 600 nominees for the Remoties. See the attached link for all of our awardees. They are sorted by Teacher.  CLICK HERE 

Student Exchange
We will be doing a Global Message on Monday to Remind everyone. Please spread the word. 

Student Exchange Overview - During the following days, parents and students will be able to pick up belongings from their lockers, receive 3rd marking period Honor Roll and Principal Certificates, and to drop off Chromebooks and library books.

Student Exchange Dates - 
  • June 23 - 6th and 7th Grade A-L (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM); 6th and 7th grade M-Z (1:00 PM- 3:00 PM)
  • June 24 - 8th Grade A-L (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM); 8th Grade M-Z (12:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
  • June 25 - Make up day
Student Exchange Process - Similar to the Chromebook distribution, all cars will enter LMS through Sharp Street entrance and follow the cones to the back of the building. Please anticipate that there will be lines but we will work to make it go as quickly as possible. Staff will be following the CDC Guidelines for Social Distancing and safety. Students and parents will stay in their car throughout the process. 

  • All vehicles will be directed to the back of the building.
  • The first stop will be for Chromebook Drop Off near the Performing Arts Center Entrance. 
  • Then, near the Auxiliary Gym, you will be able to drop off library books and pick up certificates and locker materials
  • On the way out you will be greeted by our Wave Parade of Staff Volunteers. 
  • Everyone will exit out the Target side of the building. 
8th Grade Trip Reimbursement - According to our Business Office, the reimbursement process is lengthy. Their goal is to have them finalized by the end of June. They appreciate everyone's patience with this process. 

Winners of the Week - The Class of 2020 - Good Luck in High School 

On behalf of the Staff at LMS have a great summer. The blog will be posted a few times over the summer with important information. Stay tuned! 



Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - @lmslightning
Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Published by Spike Cook, Millville