Sunday, December 5, 2021

Lakeside Lightning Round 12/6 - 12/10, 2021


Ms. Carroll is 2021-22 Teacher of the Year 

Lakeside Lightning.

Grow through what you go through 

We made a smooth transition back from the Thanksgiving Break. In fact, we were very pleased with how the students responded to using their lockers, and placing their bookbags and cell phones in there. Of course, it has caused some issues and the students are working on things such as time management and ensuring that they know how to open their own locker. 

We are moving into the second marking period. Letters will be going out this week for those students who failed a class (or more) during the first marking period. Our Retention Policy will continue to be enforced this year (failing two classes will be Summer School) and 3 or more will be retained. Be sure to check in with your child's guidance counselor if you have specific questions or concerns.

Reminder that we have an Early Dismissal on Wednesday 12/8/21.

Education Service Personnel - Congratulations to Ms. Interlante 


 

Lakeside Online School Store is Open Again - Get your LMS Gear -https://lakesideapparel.itemorder.com/



The Scholastic Book Fair 2021 is ready for all the students at Lakeside to visit this week with their ELA teachers. 

Pajama Day - A Huge Success! From Mrs. Lokuta 

As always, I am completely overwhelmed by the generosity of staff and students at Lakeside. We currently have over $725 raised for CHOP. I would like to say a very special “Thank You!” to the staff and students who helped run the collections, especially Ms. Votta, Mrs., Gandy, and Ms. DiMattia who collected during homeroom this week.

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 

Pajama Day! 


Lakeside Collects food for First United Methodist Church's Food Pantry 

Food Pantry Donations 

Food Pantry Donations 

Thank you to the LMS students who helped 


One week of donations 


New Staff Spotlight - Ms. Kunkle 


Ms. Kunkle teaches 7th grade Social Studies. Prior to joining the Lakeside Middle School staff she worked at Deptford Middle School as a Basic Skills English teacher. She is a graduate of Kean University and recently graduated from Rowan University with her Master in Education. 

When she is not teaching, Ms. Kunkle enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her dog Jax. She also enjoys traveling, reading and cooking during her free time. 

Ms. Kunkle is excited to share her passion for history and is grateful to be joining the Lakeside community. 








New Staff Spotlight - Ms McDowell 
Ms. McDowell teaches 7th and 8th grade Language Arts.  Prior to joining the staff at Lakeside, she taught in the Philadelphia Public School System.  She earned her teaching degree through Stockton College in New Jersey.  She also has a Masters of Science degree in Psychology.  

When she is not teaching, Ms. McDowell enjoys spending time with her family.  She has two daughters who are both in the military, a son, grandson, and two dogs. 

Ms. McDowell went through the Millville Public School system and is proud to be teaching in her community.





Lakeside Student Solves Rubix Cube in 30 Seconds
Dominic Pinnacci solved a Rubik's cube in about 30 seconds during lunch


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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Lakeside Lightning - 11/29 - 12/3, 2021

Ms. Ziccardi's students got her a going away present 

Lakeside Lightning

Grow through what you go through 

We hope that you had a restful Thanksgiving Break. This is a busy time of year and one that can be challenging balancing all of the responsibilities of the holidays. As we return to school, our staff would like to get back to more normal learning conditions. We will be implementing several initiatives on Monday, November 29, 2021 and we are looking for support from our Lakeside community. 

Beginning November 29, 2021, we will be making some updates to the procedures at Lakeside Middle School. Below is a list of important changes and we are anticipating your support in getting the students back into more “normal” routines:

Bookbags, Jackets and Lockers  

  • All students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 

    • Students will be permitted to take their bookbags and jackets to their last period class in order streamline dismissal. 

    • 6th grade students will be dismissed from their last period class at 3:04 PM, 7th Grade at 3:07 PM and 8th Grade at 3:10 PM. This staggered dismissal is implemented to ensure the safety and security of all students as they exit the building. 

    • What is allowed? 

      • Zip up Binder Bag

      • Purses 

      • Water Bottles 

  • Water Bottles - Water Bottles will be permitted until we bring back water fountains. We are currently working with the district and local Department of Health to bring back the use of water fountains. Please stay tuned. 

Cell Phones 

  • Arrival - Cell phones, headphones, earbuds etc. off and away before entering the school. 

  • During the day - We are asking students to have their cell phones in the lockers for security reasons and to lessen distractions. 

  • Classroom 

    • If a teacher sees a cell phone they will update the communications log and do the following: 

      • 1st offense - Remind the students of the policy and allow them to put it in the locker. Students will be provided with a pass from the teacher. 

      • 2nd offense - Take the phone and put it in a holding place on your desk for the period. Follow up with another conversation about the Cell Phone Policy. 

      • 3rd offense - Phone goes to admin for the day - Will be held in the Vice Principal’s Office. Call security to escort the phone.  

      • 4th offense and above - VP will process a discipline referral in Infinite Campus and the phone must be picked by a parent or guardian. 

    • Dismissal - Cell phones are permitted on the way out of the building after their grade level bell rings. 

  • Hallways 

    • If a staff member sees a student with a Cell Phone out in the hallway, they are to do the following:

      • First Offense - Remind the student about the Cell Phone Policy. 

      • Second Offense - Identify the student and contact security or administration. 

Congratulations to the Wellness Month Winners 



Get Ready for the Bookfair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Lakeside, Monday-Friday, December 6-10 in the Library/Media Center.  Students will be attending with their English/Language Arts teachers. Students and teachers will see more details around the school in this week. 

Daily Announcements 

Girls' basketball will begin soon.  Please complete the google form and pick up a physical packet at the front security desk.  Listen to morning announcements for updates and check your email from Ms. Irwin or Mr. Doss. A remind code will be sent out via email.

Any students interested in playing Boys basketball for Lakeside, boys basketball tryouts will begin on Tuesday November 30th and Wednesday December 1st after school from 3:20 - 4:30. Please have a ride home after tryouts if you are planning to tryout.

Fundraisers 

Lakeside AVID will be sponsoring a Pajama Day Fundraiser for CHOP on December 3. All students are invited to make a donation to benefit CHOP during homeroom on November 29-December 2. Students who donate will be given a sticker to wear with their pajamas on Friday, December 3. Donations can be made at the following locations: 6th grade with Ms. Votta in Y106, 7th grade with Mrs. Gandy in B130, and 8th grade with Ms. DiMattia in M107. You can also make a donation during your lunch period in the cafeteria.

 'Tis the season for giving and Lakeside wants to help!  Starting Monday, November 29th we will be having a Holiday Food Drive and Holiday Toy Drive.  For the food drive we are accepting non-perishable canned items such as soups, peanut butter, veggies, mac and cheese, cereal, etc.  For the toy drive we are accepting brand new unwrapped toys appropriate for girls or boys ages 5-11.  As an extra incentive you can earn points...for some of you that means points back while for others it means extra points so that you can become a member of the 145+ Club who will be rewarded at the end of the year.  Each toy is worth 5 points and each food item is worth 2 points.  You can earn up to 20 points with no more than 10 for toys and 10 for food. The homeroom for each grade level who brings in the most food and toys combined will earn a pizza party!!

 Drop off locations are:

  • Food:  6th grade Ms. Zerra in Y123 , 7th grade Mrs. Hickman in B103 , 8th grade Ms. Molesky in M103
  • Toys: 6th grade Ms. Carroll in Y124 , 7th grade Ms. Grennon & Mrs. Powell in B131, 8th grade Mrs. Morgan in M135.

Pictures from around the school
Elementary students visiting LMS 

Dr. Cook and Oliver 

Great minds dress alike 

Ms. Ziccardi's  last day

Aiden Ford Designs 

Aiden Ford Designs 

Aiden Ford Designs 

Aiden Ford Designs 


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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Lakeside Lightning Round - November 22 - 26, 2021

 

Mrs. Hardy coordinated child care for LMS Staff 

Lakeside Lightning,

Grow through what you go through 

This is a shortened week due to the Thanksgiving Break! We will be having an Early Dismissal on Wednesday. All students will be dismissed by 1:06 PM. We will have breakfast and lunches for the students. 

This week the 6th graders participated in CAP sessions designed to help them understand bullying and child assault. Our school is providing CAP Training for Students to…

  • Prevent abuse and bullying
  • Be assertive without being aggressive
  • Learn self-protection strategies to keep them safe from sexual abuse, abduction and other potentially dangerous situations.


On behalf of the staff and administration, we want to wish everyone an amazing Thanksgiving and we hope you enjoy this break! 

Mrs. Richardson's Class 

Our class explored animation by exploring and creating Turkey Day Parades in Google Slides.  All students were able to create animation, and some went above and beyond the expectation. 

https://tinyurl.com/JLTurkeyDayParade
Daily Announcements 
Spring Musical
The moment you’ve been waiting for! The spring musical is The Little Mermaid! To audition for the show see Mrs. Andrews in the choir room for an audition packet!

Sports
Basketball season is fast approaching and if you would like to play, please see Mr. Davis in M105 A to pick up a physical form needed to play. Please listen to the daily announcements for an upcoming informational meeting.

Important News
We will now be collecting names of students who forgot their masks. Once a student is identified more than 3 times without a mask, we will be calling home. If the problem persists, we will be implementing disciplinary measures. 
 
After the Thanksgiving Break, we will be making some changes to the procedures at Lakeside Middle School. Below is a list of important changes and we are anticipating your support in getting the students back into more “normal” routines:
  • On November 29, 2021, all students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 
  • Chromebook bags were distributed in the Spring and there are a limited amount of Chromebook bags available in the grade level offices
  • We recommend that students begin planning their day to ensure that they have enough time to get from one class to another which is why we let them know about this change on 11/8/21 over the announcements. Teachers have been allowing them to practice using their lockers as well. 
Pictures from around the school 
Twinning for Edgar Allen Poe Day 

Staff brought their children to school 

Great minds dress alike - Mr Jimenez welcomes Mr. Godfrey for a visit  

Ms. L. visiting students at their games 

AVID Game Night 

AVID Game Night 

AVID Game Night 

LMS staff and their children 

LMS staff's children 

Money Management A Student 

Money Management A Student 

Money Management A Student

Glowing Grin Winners 

Glowing Grin Winners 

Glowing Grin Winners 

Science learning 


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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Lakeside Lightning Round - November 15 - 19, 2021

LMS Choir Students Outside 

Lakeside Lightning,

Grow through what you go through 

Prior to the 5 days off we had for Veterans Day and Teachers Convention we were making significant progress with our initiative to curb physical aggression. Unfortunately we had a few incidents this week but they were handled with quickly and swiftly by our Vice Principals and with the help of the Millville PD. 

We have noticed that breaks away from school for students cause shifts in behavior. This is why upon returning back to school after the Thanksgiving Break and Holiday Break (in January) we will be scheduling rallies for students to get re-acclimated to school. We really appreciate everyone's support this year as we go through these trying times. The community, BOE, parents and district administration have been extremely supportive to our staff and we are very grateful. 

Official Congrats to Leigh Ann Upshaw for the “ That’s Pretty Cool” monthly department recognition from Beth DeForest

Mr. Matusz and Mrs. Upshaw 

Daily Announcements 

Sports

Basketball season is fast approaching and if you would like to play, please see Mr. Davis in M105 A to pick up a physical form needed to play. Please listen to the daily announcements for an upcoming informational meeting.

šŸ“£ Important News

⭐️ We will now be collecting names of students who forgot their masks. Once a student is identified more than 3 times without a mask, we will be calling home. If the problem persists, we will be implementing disciplinary measures. 

After the Thanksgiving Break, we will be making some changes to the procedures at Lakeside Middle School. Below is a list of important changes and we are anticipating your support in getting the students back into more “normal” routines:

On November 29, 2021, all students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 

Chromebook bags were distributed in the Spring and there are a limited amount of Chromebook bags available in the grade level offices

We recommend that students begin planning their day to ensure that they have enough time to get from one class to another which is why we let them know about this change on 11/8/21 over the announcements. Teachers have been allowing them to practice using their lockers as well. 

Thank-o-Gram's

Show your friends and favorite staff members how THANKFUL you are for them with a Thank o Gram!  A message attached with a full size candy bar will be delivered to the person of your choice.

 How does it work? During lunch you will be  able to purchase a Thank o Gram for $1 and add your message. Then, during homeroom your friend and/or staff member will receive their Thanks’-O-Grams on the day before Thanksgiving break. All proceeds help the sixth grade class.

Pictures from around the school 

Mrs. Richardson's students experimenting with learning 

Mrs. Richardson's students experimenting with learning 

Mrs. Richardson's students experimenting with learning 

Mrs. Richardson's students experimenting with learning 

Mrs. Richardson's students experimenting with learning 


Mrs. Belmonte's PiƱata 

Mrs. Belmonte's PiƱata

Twinning is winning - Great minds dress alike 

Vote for your favorite Pumpkin 



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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville