Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 10 - 14, 2018

Ms. Abel took her students outside in the snow. 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

Winter is in full swing! We have had our first snow and fortunately we didn't have to miss any school or events! This past week the students in Chorus and Band did an amazing job with their performances. It is clear that they have practiced hard and worked closely with their teachers to get to the next level. With such a great Winter Concert we can only imagine what is in store for us in the Spring.

This upcoming week is very special. Our AVID team has been working diligently to prepare for the re-validation for our National Demonstration School Status! Well, this Wednesday, we will find out if our hard work paid off. Will we get the new banner? Will we get re-validated? We shall see on Wednesday afternoon! Stay tuned!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of the students who continue to embody our 4 simple rules of being safe, responsible, respectful and good learners. It really goes a long way and by being respectful to your teachers and other students you set yourself apart. We are grateful for those students who make it a pleasure to come to school everyday!

Important News 
Mrs. Haughey's Advisory period is handcrafting wreath ornaments to sell for one dollar. Proceeds will benefit a local homeless shelter!

Daily Announcements 
Student Council is helping with the Angels of God toy drive. Anyone who would like to donate new unwrapped toys please place them in the boxes located in the main office.  The toys are given to local families in need.  Please help bring a smile to some children faces.  Donations will be called until Dec 14th

LMS is sponsoring a Pajama Drive to help children in need. Thank you for continuing to donate pajamas. So far we have collected 66 pairs of pajamas. Our goal is to collect 100 pairs. Please donate brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult. Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown  Please send in new pairs of pajamas to school by Dec. 12 Drop off box in Main Office or Room B-120

 Lets make the "Howl-i-Days" great for local pets in shelters this year. Bring in dog and cat food and treats,blankets, and toys. Take the donations to Mrs. Lokuta's room B107, any day until December 14th. All donations will be brought to the SPCA. Thank you for your help!

Yearbook pre-orders are being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133!  $20 in  December! Bring your cash or check made out to Millville Board of Education to Mrs. Sooy, M133 to order your 2019 yearbook.

Do you want your photos in the yearbook?  If so, eShare your pictures to hjeshare.com.  Put in code Lakeside19 and follow the prompts.  Mrs. Sooy is looking for good, clear photos with 2 or more Lakeside students in them that are snapchat filters, black and white, sports, pictures with friends, concerts and any other great photos.  Don't complain you aren't in the yearbook...eShare your pictures today!!

Thank you and our joke for the week is: How many letters are there in the holiday alphabet? 25. There's noel. ( no L). Have a fa la la la la Week!

Pictures from around the school
AVID students learning mindfulness

Mrs. Oquendo's class using Jenga to learn math 

Mrs. Oquendo's class using Jenga to learn math 

Mrs. Oquendo's class using Jenga to learn math 

Millville Neighborhood Alliance visits LMS AVID 

Millville Neighborhood Alliance visits LMS AVID 

Girls Basketball is getting ready! 

Boys Basketball Team is ready for a winning season 

Mrs. Todd, PBSIS Winner for November 

Mr. Dodge, PBSIS winner for November 

Mr. Brunner, PBSIS winner for November

Band performing at Winter Concert 

Band performing at Winter Concert 

AVID Mindfulness activities 

AVID Mindfulness activities 

Ms. Votta's students in Science class 

Ms. Votta's students in Science class 


Twinning is Winning - Great minds dress alike
Lilly and Reese twinning 


Winners of the Week - This week's winners are the Band and Chorus students lead by Ms. Andrews and Mrs. Biaselli. Thank you for a wonderful Winter Concert! 
Winter Concert excellence 

Winter Concert excellence 

Winter Concert excellence 

Winter Concert excellence 

Winter Concert excellence 

Weekly Overview For a detailed schedule click here 
Monday - 12/10/18 - B Day -  Another respectful day at LMS 
Tuesday - 12/11/18 - A Day - 
Another respectful day at LMS 
Wednesday - 12/12/18 -  AVID Revalidation; AVID Picture; Subcommittees, 3:20 PM

Thursday 12/13/18 - A Day - 
Another respectful day at LMS 
Friday - 12/14/18 - B Day -  Coats for Kids


Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Friday, November 30, 2018

December 3 - 7, 2018

Mrs. Haughey's class working on the 200 Book Challenge 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

It's beginning to look a lot like.... December! We are looking forward to the month of December at LMS because there are always so many great things happening at our school. Our Winter Sports are off to a great start and we looking forward to seeing the Jr. Bolts on the court for basketball and the mat for wrestling. The Beauty and the Beast auditions were very successful and soon the cast will be notified with production starting. The Winter Concerts will be taking place on Monday and Wednesday. This week we have the annual Book Fair. That is just in one week! Throughout the month there are many other activities planned such as AVID re-validation, Coats for Kids, Pajama Day and much more. We will definitely be making this a December to Remember!

Winter Concert Information 
Winter concerts: 7th and 8th grade is December 3 and 6th grade is December 5.  Both take place at Lakeside at 7:00pm

Social Studies Department Gets Featured in the Daily Reminder
Our Social Studies Department was recently featured in the Cumberland County Daily Reminder. Be sure to check out the article here.

Are you ever bored? Take a few minutes to watch this Ted Talk and you may begin to look at technology a little different. Can you watch the less than 3 minute video without multitasking?


Daily Announcements 
Are you a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Would you be interested in participating in a Tween Tech STEM Event where you will get to explore robotics, technology, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, marine anatomy, cyber security and more. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, come get a form from Ms. Carroll, Mrs. Balinge, Mrs. Clarke, or Mrs. Salvati and turn it in by Thursday December 6th to have a chance of attending Tween Tech in March at Cumberland County College. Only 40 girls can be selected, so get your form in today!

Lets make the "Howl-i-Days" great for local pets in shelters this year. Bring in dog and cat food and treats,blankets, and toys. Take the donations to Mrs. Lokuta's room B107, any day until December 14th. All donations will be brought to the SPCA. Thank you for your help!

THE TICKETS FOR 76ers game on DECEMBER 10th are SOLD OUT!
I repeat, the TICKETS FOR the 76ers game on DECEMBER 10th are SOLD OUT!

Book Fair  coming to Lakeside Library next week December 3 - 7. Students will come with their Language Arts classes. Hope to see you there

Attention PBSIS Ambassadors: Don’t forget our meeting today from 3:15-4:15. Must be picked up at Bus Lot A. If you can’t make it on Thursday, come Friday morning during homeroom.

 LMS is sponsoring a Pajama Drive to help children in need.

Please donate:

  • Brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult
  • Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown
  • Please send in new pairs of pajamas to school by Dec. 12
Drop off box in Main Office or Room B-120

For every pair of pajamas that is donated through The Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to The Pajama Program. Please donate a brand-new pajamas.  Help us to help others. Thank You!

 Homework club will have its first meeting after school on Thursday December 6th in Mrs. Clarke's room, M109. The club is open to all grade levels and subjects. You must have a ride home at 4:15 in order to attend. Permission slips are available during homeroom in M109

Yearbook pre-orders are being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133!  $20 in November and December! Bring your cash or check made out to Millville Board of Education to Mrs. Sooy, M133 to order your 2019 yearbook.

Do you want your photos in the yearbook?  If so, eShare your pictures to hjeshare.com.  Put in code Lakeside19 and follow the prompts.  Mrs. Sooy is looking for good, clear photos with 2 or more Lakeside students in them that are snapchat filters, black and white, sports, pictures with friends, concerts and any other great photos.  Don't complain you aren't in the yearbook...eShare your pictures today!!

Thank you and our joke for today is: How much did Santa pay for his sleigh? NOTHING. It was on the house. Have a great Week!

Pictures around the School 
The Lightning Bots Team visited Rowan's Planetarium 

Mrs. Clarke's students creating Story Graphs 

Mrs. Clarke's students creating Story Graphs 

Mrs. Clarke's students creating Story Graphs 

Mrs. Clarke's students creating Story Graphs 

Mrs. Clarke's students creating Story Graphs 

Dr. Cook and ????? 

LMS Staff learning about PARCC 

LMS Staff learning about PARCC 

Art Club T Shirts 

Art Club T Shirts 

Mrs. Haughey's 200 Book Challenge is underway! 

Mrs. Schwailik's 100 Book Challenge is underway 

Mrs. Schwailik's 100 Book Challenge is underway 

Social Studies Department in the Cumberland Reminder 


Winner of the Week - The REAL Mrs. Salvati! That's right Mrs. Salvati's Mother in Law Cathie is this week's winner because she paid 250 dollars for outstanding cafeteria balances. This act of kindness is very appreciated and that is why Cathie is this week's winner!
Mrs. Cathie Salvati paid 250 dollars for outstanding cafeteria balances 

Weekly Overview 
For a detailed schedule click here 
Monday - 12/3/18 - A Day -  Book Fair; 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 PM 
Tuesday - 12/4/18 - B Day - 
Book Fair; Information Night for Early College Programs, 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 12/5/18 -  A Day - 
Book Fair; 6th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 PM 
Thursday 12/6/18 - B Day -  
Book Fair 
Friday - 12/7/18 - A Day -  
Book Fair; Early Dismissal, 1:05 PM  

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 26 - 30, 2018

Can't hide that Millville Pride! 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Prior to the break, the staff were asked to identify students that they were grateful to have in their class. These are the students who embody our mission and exhibit the type of behavior we seek at LMS. In total, we sent out over 275 individualized letters. Did you receive one? Be sure to share it out!

This week we settle back into our normal schedule! We are hosting auditions for Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday and Thursday. Each year our musicals are the talk of the town because the kids do such an amazing job! This year we will continue putting on the best performance we can!

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Millville Youth Empowerment Summit (#millvilleYES). We will continue to provide an excellent conference for students 6th grade through 12th grade. Our goal is to inspire students to make change in the community and prepare them for anything they want to do in life! Join us at the Lakeside Auditorium at 8:30 AM on March 16, 2019. There is no cost for this Youth Summitt and there will be free food, amazing speakers and presenters as well as an opportunity for students to share their thoughts at the Student Ignite Sessions. Check out our blog for more information. 

Daily Announcements 
Attention all students who signed up to audition for Beauty and the Beast, auditions will be taking place next Tuesday and Thursday. Audition lists have been posted on the choir room door, please make sure you check your audition date and time. Any questions, see Ms. Andrews

LMS is sponsoring a Pajama Drive to help children in need.
 Please donate:

  • Brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult 
  • Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown 
  • Please send in new pairs of pajamas to school by Dec. 12

Drop off box in Main Office or Room B-120
For every pair of pajamas that is donated through The Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to The Pajama Program. Please donate a brand-new pajamas.  Help us to help others. Thank You!

Yearbook pre-orders are being taken in Mrs. Sooy's room, M133!  $20 in November and December!  Bring your cash or check made out to Millville Board of Education to Mrs. Sooy, M133 to order your 2019 yearbook.

Do you want your photos in the yearbook?  If so, eShare your pictures to hjeshare.com.  Put in code Lakeside19 and follow the prompts.  Mrs. Sooy is looking for good, clear photos with 2 or more Lakeside students in them that are snapchat filters, black and white, sports, pictures with friends, concerts and any other great photos.  Don't complain you aren't in the yearbook...eShare your pictures today!!

Thank you and our joke for the week is: What do you get when you cross a turkey and a centipede? Enough drumsticks for everyone! Have a Happy Week!

Ms. Eppright's Gratitude Project
Gratitude Project 

Gratitude Project 

Gratitude Project 

Gratitude Project 


Pictures from around the school 
Orange and Blue Day 

Decade day at LMS 

Mrs. Lopergolo's students learning Algebra 

Mrs. Lopergolo's students learning Algebra 
Mrs. Lopergolo's students learning Algebra
Mrs. Lopergolo's students learning Algebra
STEM creations 

STEM creations

STEM creations

STEM creations

Ms. Bellucci's Ceramic projects 

Ms. Bellucci's Ceramic projects 

Art Club T-shirt making 

Art Club T-shirts 

Art Club T-shirts 
Twinning at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike
Mrs. Muller and Ms. Harden 


Winner of the Week - This week's winner is Linda Jost. Mrs. Jost has served our school over the years as a teacher, Substance Abuse Counselor, HIB Coordinator and I and RS Coordinator. We are going to miss her but we wish her well in retirement! 
Mrs. Jost with her daughter, Nikki 


Weekly Overview For a detailed schedule click here 
Monday - 11/26/18 - B Day - Welcome back from break! 
Tuesday - 11/27/18 - A Day - Beauty and Beast Auditions, 3:20 PM
Wednesday - 11/28/18 -  B Day - Staff Meeting, 3:20 PM
Thursday 11/29/18 - A Day -  Beauty and Beast Auditions, 3:20 PM
Friday - 11/30/18 - B Day -  California Casualties in Staff Lunches 

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ