Lakeside Middle School
13510 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125-3099
Lakeside Upper School
14050 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125-3099
Parents and Guardians
Grade-Level News Editor
|A Drum Roll for Our Rummage Volunteers!|
Without our volunteers, the athletic goods area in the Rummage Depot would soon be overwhelmed with mountainous piles of sporting paraphernalia. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, donated athletic goods are neatly sorted and packed regularly. Kudos to Naiqui Zhang, Ted Liuson, Nancy Maccormack, Manisha Dudley, and Julie Burgess-Dennis for helping out at the Rummage Depot on Nov. 7. Please join us at the next sorting day on Thursday, Dec. 12, anytime between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, please contact Lena Saba
or Bridgette Taylor
|APPLE Needs Your Help for Winterfest!|
Please show your appreciation of our wonderful faculty and staff by helping with the annual APPLE Winterfest Holiday Party on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Our class needs 5 families to each bring in 2 dozen cookies or finger friendly desserts and 2 volunteers for setup shifts (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.). You can sign up online and see details about food deliveries using this link.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Marver
, your APPLE 5th-grade representative. Thank you!
|MS Grand Day is Next Week |
Grandparents, other relatives, and special friends are invited to Middle School Grand Day on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Guests will be treated to breakfast, attend classes with their student, and conclude with a short program of student performances. The school has sent invitations if you requested some. Questions? Contact Allison Conkin
in the Development Office.
|Potluck Hosts Needed in 2014!|
The Lakeside Parents Potlucks are a wonderful school tradition! They are scheduled for Jan. 24, 25, & 26 and Jan. 31, Feb. 1 & 2 in 2014. These informal dinners and brunches are held in families' homes to broaden and strengthen our community at Lakeside. We currently need 1-2 more hosts for the 5th-grade class particularly for the dates of Jan. 24 and Jan. 26. Please contact Alexa Albert
if you would be willing to host one of these fun gatherings.
|View the Halloween Party Photos|
Many thanks to Alexa Albert who took pictures at the 5th-grade Halloween Party. You can view some of these photos by clicking on this link
. To access the photos, here's the user name: email@example.com
. The password is: shutter123*. Enjoy the students’ (and teachers’ !!!) creative costumes!
|A Spook-tacular Halloween Party!|
What a fabulous fun time we had with our parent and guardian volunteers, and students alike. Kudos to the many volunteers who made this party a great success! There were treats galore including skull-shaped Rice Krispies treats! There was exuberant dancing under a shimmering disco ball! Creative costumes and decorations were all amazing. Read more…
|Bravo to our Melodious Musicmakers!|
Three cheers to our 5th-grade prelude orchestra members who played such sweet music on Oct. 28. To think many of the students just started playing their stringed instruments only since September. Thanks to Ms. Erica Johansen for conducting our merry musicmakers!
|Social Entrepreneurship and Your Child|
The PA Lecture Committee is hosting four wonderful social entrepreneurs – including a Lakeside student - on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Kent Evans Auditorium. Please come and learn from their experiences how your child can become a problem solver, how you can empower your children to tackle social issues and make positive changes in their communities, and how your child (or you!) might launch a successful socially-minded venture. Read more...
|Stupendous Rummage Depot Volunteers|
Undaunted by the boxes filled with fleece jackets and bulky coats, our enthusiastic rummage volunteers made quick work of clearing out the athletic goods section, all the while exchanging parenting tips and hearty laughter. Many thanks to Ted Liuson and Rosanna Palomino, our Oct. 24 volunteers. Please come to the next Rummage Volunteer date on Nov. 21, Thursday, anytime between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Bridgette Taylor
or Lena Saba
for more information.
|100% Participation for Lakeside’s Annual Fund |
Last year, the 5th-grade class had an astonishing 100% participation in Lakeside’s Annual Fund. It would be terrific if this year’s 5th-grade families likewise strive to reach 100% participation in the Annual Fund which benefits the entire Lakeside community. Note that every contribution, no matter what amount, is greatly appreciated. To find out more about the Annual Fund, click here
|All Hail to Rummage Volunteers!|
Many, many thanks to our Oct. 10 Rummage Depot volunteers: Ted Liuson, Naiqiu Zhang, Julie Burgess-Dennise, and Charlene Marver. Working together with 8th-grade parents, our 5th-grade volunteers completely emptied the sporting good area. Bravo! The next Rummage Depot sorting days are on Nov. 7 and Nov 21. For more information, please contact Bridgette Taylor
or Lena Saba
|Halloween Costume - Not Too Scary, Please!|
Thanks to Mr. Ramon Esquive, 5th-grade coordinator, for providing clear and specific guidelines for Halloween costumes. Please note that costumes are optional. In choosing costumes, please bear in mind the following do’s and don’ts…Read more…
|Join Us for a Fa-BOO-lous Fun Time!|
The 5th-grade Halloween party is scheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 108 and 110. Parents and guardians are heartily invited! The students are excited about their first party of the year, so your help in making this Halloween activity an unforgettable event would be most appreciated. We are looking for volunteers who can help by bringing food, setting up, managing games and cleaning up. To sign up for one of these fun jobs, please register here.
You can contact April Joseph
or Claudia Allard
for any question.
|Arts of Lakeside Clothing Exchange|
The annual clothing exchange for instrumental music students in the Middle School is fast approaching! Please donate your clean, gently-used performance clothing - white blouses/shirts, dark or black pants/skirts, and black shoes - to the Rummage Depot or MS office by Friday, October 18. The clothing exchange will be made available to students Monday, October 21, Tuesday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 23. Read more...
|Homecoming Oktoberfest Tomorrow!|
Come on out for an exciting day of Lakeside athletics tomorrow, Saturday, October 12! We're replacing burgers on the quad with fun Oktoberfest flair. FOLA concession stands will be selling grilled bratwurst and onions, veggie dogs, hot chocolate and hot apple cider, among other offerings. Or, feel free to bring your own blanket and picnic! You'll have two concessions stands to choose from: Stimson Field will run from 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. and at Parsons Field from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. See the all-school calendar for a complete schedule of the day's activities.
|Kudos to Our Service Learning Drivers!|
A big thank you to 5th-grade parents Nancy MacCormack and Robin Ruckelshaus-Kellogg for volunteering to drive for service learning! On October 10, Lakeside 7th and 8th-grade students spent the day volunteering with 21 different organizations that serve communities in the Seattle area. They worked with seniors, tutored elementary school students, gardened in parks and community gardens, and helped at food banks and refugee centers. Thank you for providing the transportation that makes it possible for our children to participate in this important part of their middle school experience!
|Logowear Booth Open Tomorrow|
The Logowear booth will be open for business during Homecoming this Saturday, October 12 from 12:00 to 4 p.m. We offer a wide variety of new sweatshirts, cool tee shirts, sporty hats, favorite accessories and much more. All logowear sales support the PA and the wonderful programs we fund throughout the year at Lakeside. This year, students are able to charge logowear to their student account using their student ID. You may wish to have a conversation with your student and set a logowear budget to avoid surprises.
|Lost and Found - Middle School|
Have you noticed your student is missing clothing, lunchbox or calculator? The Rummage Depot received multiple bags of lost and found items from the Middle School. If your child’s name is on the article, we will attempt to call or email you. If not, you are welcome to stop by and take a look. We will hold lost and found for two weeks before sorting for the sale. The Depot is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|Purchase ROAR Raffle Tickets Tomorrow!|
Get excited for this year’s ROAR auction
! Stop by the ROAR tables at Lakeside's Homecoming Oktoberfest festivities tomorrow, October 12, and get your raffle tickets. Don’t miss a chance to win an amazing 7-day tour for two
"through the back door" with Rick Steves' Europe. For more information on the raffle and everything ROAR, please go to our webpage
. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @lakesideroar.
|Thank You Rummage Depot Volunteers!|
Many, many thanks to our energetic band of volunteers who helped out at the Rummage Depot on September 26: Kate Jack, Ted Luison, Naiqui Zhang, and Julie Burgess-Dennis. What an amazing crew! They cleared out three bins of ski outwear, two bins of athletic shorts, and two bins of fleece jackets. Read more…
|Amazing Rummage Depot Volunteers!|
Many, many thanks to our stalwart band of Rummage Depot volunteers: Lilya Crystal, Charlene Marver, and Julie Burgess-Dennis who helped sort sporting goods on September 12. Read more.
|Arts of Lakeside Clothing Exchange|
The annual clothing exchange for instrumental music students in the Middle School is approaching! Please donate your gently used, clean performance clothing - white blouses/shirts, dark or black pants/skirts, and black shoes - to the Rummage Depot or MS office by Friday, October 18. The clothing items will be made available to students on October 21-23. Read more…
|Fall Out Activity at Carkeek Park|
5th graders and their advisors will travel to scenic Carkeek Park for a "Fall Out" day of service and fun on Friday, October, 4. We hope for sunny weather, but make sure to dress your student appropriately for spending the day outside in the elements. Look for more details to come home from your student’s advisor.
|Great First Peer Group Meeting!|
Thanks to 5th-grade parents Lilya Crystal and Feng Wang who served as facilitators for the 5th-grade Parent and Guardian Peer Group meeting on September 18. Read more.
|How To Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!|
We are looking for 60 delicious dessert donations for the annual ROAR auction Dessert Dash. If you like to bake, or even just eat dessert, this may be your chance to participate! Let's be the sweetest class at Lakeside, and donate desserts! Whether you bake, buy, or know someone else who does, please contact Laura Larson for the details, and become a part of one of the most valuable auction items at our event. Read more…
|Important: Lakeside Website|
Want to know more about the online billing system, the online directory, or how to download the school calendar to your phone? Check out this brand new link on the PA home page. Even though the title says US Orientation
, there is lots of helpful information for MS parents and guardians too! All this and other vital information can be found via short step-by-step videos and other easy learning tools. It's Orientation—for Parents and Guardians!
|Join Annual Fund Note-Writing Breakfast|
Join us for the Annual Fund note-writing breakfast on September 28, 8-11 a.m. in the Wright Community Center on the Upper School campus. While enjoying breakfast and the camaraderie of other parents and guardians, we send personal notes to encourage families to contribute to the Annual Fund. Let's get this year off to a great start. Visit www.lakesideschool.org/give
or contact 5th grade Annual Fund Lead with questions: John Robertson
|Online Family Directory|
Did you know the Lakeside website has an online family directory
? It is the place to find the most current information such as families’ change of address or phone number details. You can even sort by class or zip code to find carpools! Check out this video
to see where to find it and how to use it. Please refer to the online family directory for updated information for the following families: Patrick, Redmond, and Taylor.
|Save the Date: 5th-grade Halloween Party!|
For the ghosts and goblins who like to plan ahead, mark down Thursday, October 31 at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MS 108-110 for the 5th-grade Halloween party. Look out for more information for volunteer and donation requests which will appear in our next grade level Pawprint.
|All New & Online|
Starting Septemper 18, the brand new logowear website will go live for online sales! Check out the new hoodies, tees, boxers, water bottles and so much more! Pay online and have your items delivered to the PA office. Now is your chance to order personalized athletic bags too! Preview new items in the PA office this week! Check out the website
|Annual Fund Note-Writing Breakfast|
Join us for the Annual Fund note-writing breakfast on September 28, 8-11am, in the Wright Community Center on the Upper School campus. While enjoying breakfast and the camaraderie of other parents and guardians, we send personal notes to encourage families to contribute to the Annual Fund. Let's get this year off to a great start. Visit www.lakesideschool.org/give
or contact 5th grade Annual Fund Lead with questions: John Robertson
|First Peer Group Meeting|
The Parent and Guardian Peer Group discussions are a Lakeside tradition intended to help parents as we navigate our first year at Lakeside. We can all benefit from sharing our questions, concerns, and even a few ideas on successful strategies. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MS dining room. (***Please note that the meeting date has been updated). Read More
|Logowear Charges to Student Accounts|
The Logowear booth is open for business during the Tailgate this Friday from 4 - 6 pm! We offer a wide variety of new sweatshirts, cool tee shirts, sporty hats, favorite accessories and much more. All logowear sales support the PA and the wonderful programs we fund throughout the year at Lakeside. This year, students are able to charge logowear to their student account using their student ID. You may wish to have a conversation with your student and set a logowear budget to avoid surprises.
Many, many thanks to all of you who attended the Back-to-School Bash on September 3. The 5th graders immensely enjoyed the bouncy house and other fun activities as well as each other's company. Your potluck contributions were delectable! We very much appreciate your enthusiasm, and to think that classes had not yet officially started! With such terrific 5th-grade parents and guardians, we look forward working with all of you this school year!
|The Rummage Depot Needs You!|
Thanks to the gallant and hardworking volunteers who helped out at the Rummage Depot over the summer. You are all invited to drop by, anytime, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on the following Thursdays: September 12 and September 26. The 5th grade is in charge of sorting sporting goods. If you have any questions, please contact our 5th-grade Rummage Parent Reps: Lena Saba
and Bridgette Taylor
|Introducing… Your 6th-Grade Class Reps |
Please join us in welcoming the 6th-grade class reps for 2013-14: Kathy Fries (Events), Diana Ackerley (Communications), Madeleine Valdman (Rummage), and Ying Lu (Rummage). Your representatives look forward to getting to know each of you in the months ahead. Watch for a welcome letter from our new reps in June, with information on the summer picnics and summer Depot sorting days.
|Thank You, 5th-Grade Class Coordinators! |
We could not have made our many events happen (and so successfully!) without our AWESOME Class Coordinators! Margarita Vanegas (Parent Potlucks, APPLE, and Peer Group Meetings), Maria Bridge (Peer Group Meetings), and Cecile Delafield and Marsi Gorman (Events): You all are the most creative, fun, energetic, dedicated, and easiest group of people we’ve ever worked with. Thank you for making our jobs such a snap. You're the BEST!
|APPLE Farewell Reception – Help Needed|
Please help our faculty and staff 'Spring into Summer' at the APPLE Farewell Reception on Thursday, May 30. We are looking for four volunteers from the 5th grade to bring desserts and three people to help set up on May 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Please sign up here
. Early sign-up is extremely helpful for planning purposes. If you have any questions, please contact Margarita Vanegas
or Madeleine Dong
. Your APPLE class reps and the faculty and staff appreciate your efforts. Thank you!
Thank you to Cecile Delafield for coordinating the 5th-grade end-of-year party on Friday, June 7, the last day of school. There will be swimming at a local pool (students should bring swimsuits), a pizza lunch, and our own "Amazing Race." Volunteers are needed to walk the kids to the pool, serve lunch, and facilitate the race. Food contributions to supplement pizza would be helpful too! Please contact Cecile if you can help. Read more....
April 20 was the Washington State Elementary School Chess Championship Tournament in Vancouver. Faced with stiff competition, the Lakeside Middle School team won 11th place for teams in grades 4-6. With only five players on the team (the minimum to qualify), every point counted! All played well and represented the school with pride. Congratulations to 5th graders Akshay Bablani, Jad Gorman, and Allistair Yu, and to Jonathan Hu and Yos Wagenmans who also won individual trophies for 5th-grade top 20 Outstanding!
|5th-Grade Outdoor Trip|
It’s almost time for the spring outdoor trips! The 5th-grade students will be going May 21-22. Students will be assigned to groups and attend in school prep meetings during the next few weeks. The equipment lists for you to look over are attached. Contact Sarah Casey with any questions.
Please consider rummaging through your closets, drawers and trunks to begin gathering the TOP TEN items your MS student will need to enjoy their spring outdoor trip:
1. Sleeping Bag – Warm enough for typical nighttime temperatures in early May (mid 40’s). Should be in stuff sack or rolled with ties or straps for transport. Label with name.
2. Sleeping Pad – Thin foam or inflatable (not an air mattress). School has a limited number to loan.
3. Rain Suit (coat and pants) – lightweight and waterproof.
4. Hiking Shoes – walking shoes/tennis shoes or hiking boots, must have sturdy soles.
5. Warm Jacket – thick fleece or synthetic fill. Should be warm enough for typical nighttime temperatures in May (mid 40’s). Does not need to be waterproof.
6. Lightweight sweater – thin fleece or wool sweater.
7. Long Sleeve shirt – lightweight and quick dry. Athletic under-layer works well. This is a long underwear-type layer for warmth while exercising.
8. Long pants – quick dry material (i.e., no jeans or cotton sweats). Nylon warm-up pants are ok.
9. Long underwear (optional, but highly recommended) – an under-layer for warmth
10. Socks (2-3 pairs) – wool or synthetic. NO cotton.
|I Can't Believe You Said That!, April 25|
Are you: ...sequential, linear and organized, but your work colleague is a multi-processor with a relaxed sense of time? …open to risk and new challenges, but your spouse likes to discuss all contingencies before making a decision? …conscious of hierarchy, but your student sees everyone as equal? The PA Diversity Committee welcomes Nina Meierding MS, JD
for an interactive and humorous look at how we communicate and how culture and gender affect our assumptions. Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the US WCC on Thursday, April 25. Read more....
|Lakeside Logowear Spring Sale On Now|
Spring is here and there is no better way to celebrate than treating yourself to some new Lakeside Logowear! Check out all the offerings we have during our online sale, March 27 to April 3. We have comfy sweatshirts, flannel pants, fitted tees, and loads of different baseball hats. Come and see for yourself at Lakeside Logowear online
|Thank You to Service Learning Drivers |
On March 14, students returned to the community to participate in Service Learning activities. Thank you to our terrific parents and guardians Angela Earnshaw, Ying Lu, and Sherry Smith, who provided transportation.
|APPLE Treat Day - Help Needed!|
Calling all volunteers! The 5th-grade parent-sponsored teacher and staff appreciation event, APPLE (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators) is on Thursday, April 4. We need two volunteers to help set up our morning treat buffet (7:45 to 8:30 a.m.) and two for clean-up duty (11:00 a.m. to noon). Can't be on campus to help? How about a tasty treat? We need food for 50 people, and would like to ask 5-6 families to contribute savory food and 2 families to contribute sweets. Please contact Margarita Vanegas or Madeleine Dong for more information and to offer your assistance.
Thank you for supporting our teachers and staff and showing them how much we appreciate them!
|Class of 2020 Photo-Sharing Site|
A Lakeside Class of 2020 Shutterfly photo website was set up so that parents could share memories of class activities. Any class parent can join and post photos of athletic events, performances, class parties, etc. Families with access can view the photos, download, or upload, or print photos to this Shutterfly website: http://classof2020lions.shutterfly.com/
. If you would like your e-mail address added to this site, please contact Diana Ackerley
. This is not a PA-sponsored photo site and is completely optional.
|Parent Peer Group Wrap-Up|
The second 5th-grade parent and guardian peer group meeting was held Tuesday, February 26. Thank you to 5th-grade parents Maria Bridge and Margarita Vanegas who served as facilitators. The discussion covered such topics as social interactions, growing independence, texting and cell phone use, communications via class reps, and future class gatherings.
|Thank You for a Great Valentine’s Day Party!|
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped to make the 5th-grade Valentine’s Day party a success. We appreciated the donated food, decorations, and time. A very special thank you to all who helped at the party: Vanessa Bablani, Lisa Call, Aesim Cho, Cecile Delafield, Kathy Fries, Marsi Gorman, Plavi Mittal, Marianne Mowat, Katarina Powell, Molly Schuehle, Margarita Vanegas, and Noriko Wagenmar.
|Parent Peer Group Meeting, February 26|
Mark your calendar! The next parent and guardian peer group meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the MS dining room. This is an opportunity to discuss our 5th-grade experience so far. Please RSVP to Margarita Vanegas
or Maria Bridge
. We hope to see you there.
|Thank You, 5th-Grade Potluck Hosts!|
The Fan, Mittal, and Reddy families graciously opened their homes to us. The potlucks were a terrific way for us to get to know each other in a casual setting and enjoy lively conversation. If you missed the potlucks this year, plan on attending a potluck next year, or even hosting one at your home! A huge thank you to Margarita Vanegas for organizing and coordinating these wonderful gatherings.
|Valentine's Day Party|
Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Where : Rooms 108 & 110
Roses are red, violets are blue – there is going to be lots to do!
Fifth graders can bring Valentines to exchange (optional), either for all girls, all boys, or all 5th-grade students. We will provide students with mailboxes to hold their Valentines for viewing at home. There will be yummy snacks, arts and crafts, fun games, and a class photo! Please e-mail Marsi Gorman
or call 206-478-9757 (cell) if you would like to help with the party.
|5th-Grade Valentine's Day Party|
Roses are red and violets are blue
We will have games, music, and treats for you
Students will celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14 from 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. in Rooms 108 and 110. There will be an optional Valentine exchange. Students who participate should make/buy cards for either the whole class or all the girls or all the boys. Teachers enjoy receiving cards as well. If you would like to volunteer to help with decorations, food, or drinks, please contact Marsi Gorman
|Parent and Guardian Potlucks Start This Weekend|
Potlucks have been scheduled for 5th-grade parents and guardians to get together this weekend and next. Thanks to Margarita Vanegas for coordinating the potlucks and to those of you who offered to host meals in your homes.
|Lost and Found|
Six large bags of items from the Middle School lost and found were delivered to the Rummage Depot during winter break. Stop by the Depot to see if any of the clothes, shoes, coats, and more belong to you. (Please don’t call the Depot and ask the Depot chairs to search through the bags for you.)
We will hold everything until Thursday, January 24. Anything not labelled with a name or claimed by then will be sorted and boxed for the Spring Rummage Sale. Don't buy your child's clothes twice!
|Sign Up Now for Potlucks|
The parent/guardian potlucks are a beloved Lakeside tradition where small groups of parents/guardians enjoy a meal with others from their student's grade. Thank you to the families who volunteered to host. Although most grades' events are adults-only, children are welcome to attend all three dates! We will match guests up with a host according to your availability.
Your potluck hosts will contact you about one week before the event to provide time, directions, and what type of dish or beverage is needed. There is NO charge to attend the potlucks; however guests will be asked to bring a food item to share. If you would like funding for your dish, please contact Blair Morgan-Livingston, Family Support Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (206) 440-2912. All funding requests are confidential. Read more....
|Service Learning Drivers Needed|
Please help us to ensure that Service Learning runs smoothly. We need parent drivers to take students to their Service Learning sites on Friday, January 18. The morning drop-off is around 9:00 a.m., and the afternoon pickup is around 2:00 p.m. (You do not need to stay for the interim.) It is preferable for parents to drive BOTH ways. This is a wonderful way to be involved and get to know teachers and some of our 7th- and 8th-grade students. Please contact the Service Learning Chairs, Carolyn Akinbami
and Tami Foulk
if you are able to help.
|Sign Up Now for Potlucks|
Fifth-grade potlucks are next month! These potlucks are informal dinner parties held in Lakeside 5th-grade parent homes. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend, as this is a wonderful way to connect with other parents. These events will be held Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday, the weekends of January 25-27 and February 1-3. If you would like to participate please e-mail all of your available dates and we will match you with a host family. Some of these events are for adults only and some are with children, depending on the home. Your host family will then communicate all the details including timing and what to bring. Receipts for a host's or guest's contribution can be submitted confidentially to Vonnie Breidenstein or the Family Support Office for reimbursement by the PA. PLEASE RSVP to Margarita Vanegas
with your interest and available dates.
|Thank You, APPLE Volunteers!|
The Parents Association-sponsored APPLE Winterfest event in appreciation of our teachers and staff was held on December 12. Many thanks to all volunteers for donating cookies and appetizers, setting up, and coordinating the event. We loved your dishes -- but we bet you do, too! We are holding empty bowls and platters at the PA office for you.
|Please Help Us Thank Our Teachers and Staff|
Winterfest, the APPLE-sponsored teacher and staff appreciation party, is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12. Please sign up online
to help or contact your APPLE class reps, Madeleine Dong
and Margarita Vanegas
, by December 6. We will need one volunteer to help with set up from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and five people to each donate two dozen cookies. We are truly grateful for your support!
|Potluck Hosts Wanted for 2013|
The Lakeside Parent/Guardian Potlucks are a wonderful school tradition! Scheduled for January 25, 26, and 27, and February 1, 2, and 3, 2013, these informal brunches and dinners are held in families' homes to broaden and strengthen our great sense of community at Lakeside. We need a few more hosts for the 5th grade. Please contact Margarita Vanegas
if you would be willing to host one of these fun gatherings.
|Rummage Depot Open Tomorrow|
The Rummage Depot will be open on Saturday, December 1 for parents and guardians who are interested in shopping, sorting donations, or just plain old conversation. If you’re curious about the depot and have never visited, this is a great opportunity to connect with other Lakesiders and be part of the 63-year rummage tradition. The depot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Come one, come all! Who knows what treasure might be waiting for you.
|Halloween Party Wrap Up|
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped to make the 5th-grade Halloween party a spooktacular success. We appreciated the donated food, decorations, and time. A very special thank you goes to our fearless committee whose creative brain power and contagious enthusiasm made it all happen: Marsi Gorman, Kathy Fries, Margarita Vanegas, Molly Schuehle, Marianne Mowat, Cecile Delafield, Vanessa Bablani, Ying Lu, and Lisa Call.
|5th-Grade Families Help with Rummage Sale|
Thank you to the 5th-grade families who volunteered at the Lakeside Fall Rummage Sale last weekend! Drop by the Rummage Depot for a bit of sorting and conversation. Maria and Noriko are at the Depot every other Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the school year.
Please come in and volunteer for any amount of time. Our next sorting days are October 24 and November 7. See you there! Contact: Maria Bridge or Noriko Wagenmans.
|5th-Grade Tables at ROAR on Saturday, November 17|
Mark your calendars! This year, ROAR, our community celebration and auction, will be held on November 17, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Watch your e-mail for an opportunity to reserve tickets online. When you RSVP, you may wish to note that you would like to sit at a 5th-grade table.
|Annual Fund Parent Phonathon|
The Annual Fund Parent Phonathon will take place October 23 and 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The goal for the 5th-grade class is 100% family participation—no gift is too small, so please help us achieve our goal by donating whatever amount is meaningful to you. If you donate without delay, you will be doing two good deeds at once: your gift to the Annual Fund will also reduce the workload of your fellow 5th-grade Phonathon volunteers! Go to https://www.lakesideschool.org/give
to make your contribution online. If you can volunteer at one night of the Phonathon, please contact Marsi Gorman
or Wibe Wagenmans
. Read more....
|Ghoulish Games, Freaky Fun & Frightening Food!|
Our 5th-grade Halloween party will be held this year on Friday, October 26 from 2:20 to 3:05 p.m. in rooms 108 and 110 (Humanities and Science/Math). The kids may bring costumes to change into just before the party, as they will have been away on a trip/class project during the day. Thank you to the 5th-grade parents who have already signed up to help out. If you have any questions, please contact Marsi Gorman.
|First Peer Group Meeting a Success|
Thanks to all who attended our first parent and guardian peer group meeting of the year on September 18! We had a lively discussion of parenting issues including homework load, adjusting to Middle School for both students and parents, and the lunch scene. Thank you to our 5th-Grade Peer Group Coordinators Margarita Vanegas and Maria Bridge.
|Information on the Lakeside Website|
Want to know more about the online billing system, the online directory, or how to download the school calendar to your phone? Check out this brand new link on the PA home page. Even though the title says US Orientation, there is lots of helpful information for MS parents and guardians too! All this and other vital information can be found via short step-by-step videos and other easy learning tools. It's Orientation—for Parents and Guardians!
|Lakeside Fall Rummage Sale|
Sale: October 6 and 7, 2012
We need your help as a volunteer; it takes hundreds of volunteers to set up and run this event.
Every family is asked to work at least one shift per student, per sale.
Setup occurs on Thursday October 4; move-in on Friday, October 5; and sale on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.
|Music Performers' Clothing Exchange|
In collaboration with the MS Administration and the MS Arts Department, the Parents Association is delighted to sponsor a Clothing Exchange program for all Middle School student performers. Clothing donations (white shirts and blouses, dark or black pants and skirts, and black shoes) will be accepted through October 11, and students will be able to choose what they need during lunch time on October 15, 16, and 17. Read more....
|Another Successful APPLE Event|
The final "Farewell" APPLE teacher and staff appreciation party was held on Thursday, May 24, and was a great success. Many thanks to Julia Clarke, Netra Doyle, Lupe Fisch and Milind Mahajan for donating dessert; to Tina Lin and Rong Staley for helping to set up; and to 5th-grade APPLE rep Rong Staley for coordinating the event.
|Swimming and More at End-of-Year Party|
The 5th-grade end-of-year party will be held during the school day on the last day of school. In the morning, the 5th grade will walk to the local public pool for swimming. Students should bring swimsuits, towels and toiletries for a shower. After swimming, the group will return to school for lunch (which will be provided) and games. Thank you to all the parent and guardian volunteers who are planning and facilitating this party!
|APPLE Needs You!|
Our final PA APPLE teacher and staff appreciation party will be a luncheon on Thursday, May 24. This “Farewell” event is very special to our faculty and staff and is our last chance to let them know how loved they are. We still need one more dessert and a volunteer for event set up (1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on day of event). Please contact our 5th-grade APPLE coordinator Rong Staley or click here to sign up if you can help!
|Last Day of School Party|
Thanks to Cara Debley for coordinating the 5th-grade end-of-year party. There will be swimming at a local pool (students should bring swimsuits), a pizza lunch and our own "Amazing Race." Volunteers are needed to walk the kids to the pool, serve lunch, and facilitate the Amazing Race. Food contributions to supplement pizza would be helpful too! Contact Cara if you can help.
|5th-Grade End of Year Party|
It's hard to believe that the end of 5th-grade is quickly approaching. We're planning an exciting end-of-year celebration on the last day of school (June 1). There is a full-day of activities planned, including a swim party at a local pool, lunch, games and an Amazing Race! We'll need lots of help for this one, so If you are interested in planning and/or volunteering on the day of the party please contact Cara Debley, our End-Of-Year party coordinator.
|5th-Grade Outdoor Trip|
The 5th-grade outdoor trip is less than a month away! The 5th-grade heads to a state park on Whidbey Island for a one-night camping trip on Tuesday, May 22. Details here.
|Let's Thank Our Teachers and Staff|
We are looking for help! The next PA APPLE teacher and staff appreciation party will be on Thursday, May 24. Please contact our 5th-grade APPLE coordinator Rong Staley or sign up here if you can help with this event. We need two volunteers for event set up (1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on day of event) and four volunteers to donate desserts. We appreciate your help!
|Parent Peer Group Meeting Held|
Thanks to the 5th-grade Parent Peer Group volunteer facilitators Lupe Fisch and Martin Staley for organizing three meetings this year. Last week, at our final meeting, we discussed social dynamics in the class, transitioning into 6th-grade, and ideas for building stronger connections among families in our class. Interest was expressed in scheduling more social events in the next year and in creating an unofficial Facebook page for communicating with other families in the class.
|It's Time to Party!|
It's time to party like the good old days! The 70's and 80's are back for one night only with food and drink, live band, dancing, ping pong and more! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the US Wright Community Center. Attire for this bash is relaxed, casual and fun. Cost is only $25 per person (adults only). RSVP to Vonnie Breidenstein to save your space by April 6!
|Thank You, Rummage Volunteers!|
Thanks to the many 5th-grade families who volunteered their time at the Lakeside spring Rummage Sale last weekend. The sale was a huge success, with many satisfied customers and strong sales numbers. Good work everyone! Special thanks, of course, to our tireless 5th-grade rummage reps Kate Jake and Jaimee Porter Mader.
|Spring Rummage Sale|
The Lakeside Spring 2012 Rummage Sale is right around the corner. Setup begins Friday, March 23, and the sale will be held March 24 and 25. Every family is asked to work one shift per child during set-up or the sale. Lakeside students are welcome to join their parents and get in on the fun and great deals—remember the Outdoor Trips are coming up! To sign up for the sale, please click here.
|Thanks for Helping with APPLE Event!|
The 5th-grade and 6th-grade APPLE treat day was a great success. The middle school teachers and staff enjoyed fabulous treats and had a nice opportunity to socialize. Many thanks to Mike Cero, Julia Clarke, Diana Chen, Marcy Gottlieb, Maria Kirkpatrick and Stella Yang for contributing food, to Rong Staley for coordinating the event, and to APPLE co-chair Juiling Edmonds for donating decorations, plates and utensils. Your serving dishes await you in the PA office.
|Help Needed! APPLE Treat Day is March 8|
Treat day is an opportunity to express our appreciation for teachers and staff by providing a treat-filled social gathering. On Thursday, March 8, treat day will be sponsored by 5th- and 6th-grade families. The theme is "Favorite Finger Foods." We are seeking food donations (appetizers, fruit/veggies, deserts, etc.). Your help is greatly appreciated! Please reply to class coordinator Rong Zhao
and let her know what you will bring. After dropping off your treat, you might consider heading up to the Rummage Depot (see below).
|Join the Party!|
Save the date! Our Blast from the Past party is on April 28. It's a 70s and 80s party with live music, dancing, great drinks and tasty snacks. You won't want to miss the fun. If you didn't sign up for this event at the Lakeside auction, it's not too late. The more the merrier. For more information and to reserve your spot at the party, contact Karyn Barer.
|Third Parent Peer Group Meeting|
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about an additional Peer Group meeting. Based on your expressed interest, we will have a third meeting on April 19th. The topics you most want to pursue include transitioning to 6th grade and the social lives of our students. We’ll send out a reminder a week or two before the next meeting. Thank you from your Peer Group facilitators, Lupe Fisch and Martin Staley.
|Unsung Heroes of Rummage|
Let's hear it for our dedicated parent and guardian volunteers! Fifth-grade parents and guardians are working diligently to make a big difference in the Rummage Depot. John and Netra Doyle have tackled the skis, ski boots, and camping gear. Martin Staley (pictured here), enthusiastically loads filled boxes into trailers; he has also found his niche in the electronics department. Would you like to help? Mark your calendar for our next sorting day—March 8—our last day in the depot before the the spring rummage sale.
|Don't Miss the 70s and 80s Party!|
Save the date! The 5th-grade and 8th-grade parent and guardian mixer is on April 28! It's a 70's and 80's party with live music, ping pong and tasty snacks. Some of you signed up for this event at the Lakeside auction in November. For those who haven't had a chance to sign up, it's not too late. For more information and to reserve your spot at the party, click here, or contact Karyn Barer.
|FOLA Needs You!|
If your child is playing a spring sport, please consider being the FOLA (Friends of Lakeside Athletics) rep for his or her team. Being a FOLA rep is an easy, fun and vital job that can be done from home. Responsibilities include sending emails with game reminders and directions, making sure photos are taken during the season and planning an end-of-season celebration.
|Help Needed for Valentine's Party|
The 5th-grade will celebrate Valentine's Day with a party during 8th period on Friday, February 17. Thanks to Juiling Edmonds for organizing the party and to all who have volunteered to help. We still need donations of food as well as a music system (iPod with speakers or boom box) to use at the party. Please contact Juiling if you can supply either. Note that students are welcome to distribute valentines to classmates at the party, provided they bring valentines for the whole grade or for all students of one gender.
|Second 5th-Grade Peer Group Meeting Held|
The second 5th-grade Parent & Guardian Peer Group (PPG) meeting was held Tuesday, January 31st. Thanks to 5th-grade parents Lupe Fisch and Martin Staley who served as facilitators. The discussion covered such topics as (1) social interactions—including between boys and girls, (2) homework quantity vs. quality, (3) computer use at home, (4) student clubs, and (5) communications via class reps. The next 5th-grade PPG meeting is scheduled for April 19.
|5th-Grade Peer Group Meeting Next Week!|
We hope you can join other 5th-grade parents and guardians for our second Parent and Guardian Peer Group discussion on Tuesday, January 31, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the MS dining room. The peer group meetings are intended to give us an opportunity to ask each other questions and share strategies for navigating our children’s time at Lakeside. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Martin Staley or Lupe Fisch.
|Looking for a Bargain?|
Several times throughout the school year, Lakeside Rummage holds special sale days in the Rummage Depot. On these days, Depot Chairs approve rummage purchases onsite and save you from fighting the crowds at the official Rummage Sale in March. The next Depot Sale day happens to fall on the 5th-grade sporting goods sorting date, Thursday, February 2. Come sort rummage and shop with us in the morning, then head up to the PA general member meeting at noon!
|Phonathon Volunteers Needed|
Join us for the Lakeside Annual Fund Phonathon on Tuesday, January 31, and Wednesday, February 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at the Upper School. Volunteer for an hour or two to call families with Annual Fund reminders and information. No experience necessary - we will provide scripts and dinner. The phonathon is also a great chance to chat with other parents and guardians. We hope to see you there! P.S. If you can't volunteer but want to lighten the workload of others, make your annual fund donation before January 31 and you won’t receive a call. Questions? Contact Karen Summerville or Julie Weed.
|5th Grade Potlucks: More Hosts Needed|
The Lakeside parent potlucks are a wonderful school tradition. These dinners or brunches are held in families' homes. They allow small groups of parents and guardians to get together in an informal setting to broaden and strengthen our great sense of community at Lakeside. Our grade-level potlucks will be held January 27 through 29 and February 3 through 5. We still need more hosts! If you can host a potluck or have questions, contact Aseem Prakash.
|Join Us For Second Peer Group Meeting|
The Parent and Guardian Peer Group discussions are a Lakeside tradition intended to help parents as we navigate our children’s time at Lakeside. We can all benefit from sharing our questions, concerns and even a few ideas on successful strategies. Our second 5th-grade Parent and Guardian Peer Group discussion meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Middle School dining room. Read more.
|Meet One of Our Faithful Rummage Depot Chairs|
Robert L. is just one of the dedicated volunteers who keep the depot running smoothly. Many people work hard to make the Lakeside Rummage Depot a success, and the 5th-grade team is thankful to have Robert (dad to 7th-grader Harmony) as our supervisor every Thursday sorting day. He patiently answers our questions, puts up with our occasional fits of laughter, and even entertains us with his roller blading skills. One of the benefits of Rummage is meeting parents from other grades, and Robert is just one great example. Come on in to meet him -- our next depot day is Thursday, January 19!
|Valentine's Day Party|
A new year has just begun and it's already time to start planning for the 5th-grade Valentine's party! This year's party will be during 8th period on Friday February 17. If you are a romantic or just like to have fun, please join us in planning this event. Email our 5th-grade Valentine party coordinator Jui Ling Edmonds for more information. Jui Ling will also be in contact with those of you who have previously signed up to help out. Students who would like to exchange valentines can distribute them at the party. Students who choose to do valentines are asked to do so for all girls, all boys, or the whole class.
|Hosts Needed for 5th-Grade Potlucks!|
The Lakeside parent potlucks are a wonderful school tradition. These dinners or brunches are held in families' homes. They allow small groups of parents and guardians to get together in an informal setting to broaden and strengthen our great sense of community at Lakeside. Our grade level potlucks will be held January 27 through 29 and February 3 through 5. We still need more hosts! If you can host a potluck or have questions, contact Aseem Prakash.
|Lakeside Winter Tailgate|
Join the fun on January 6 with a Lakeside basketball bonanza. Come for free food, music and festivities in the Fieldhouse. Then head to the gym and watch our girls and boys teams rule over the Bainbridge Island Spartans. Wear your maroon and gold and join the entire Lakeside community in creating a new tradition. The event kicks off with the JV boys basketball game at 3:15 and rocks on through the varsity girls basketball game at 8:00 p.m. Read more.
|Thanks to APPLE Volunteers |
The Parent Association-sponsored APPLE Winterfest event in appreciation of our teachers and staff was held on December 15. Many thanks to Diana Chen, Julia Clarke, Netra Doyle and Lana Ling for donating cookies for the event. Also, thanks to the 5th-grade APPLE Rep, Rong Staley for donating cookies, and for setting up and coordinating volunteers for the event.
|APPLE Winterfest Needs Our Help!|
Fifth-grade families, let’s show our appreciation for our wonderful teachers and staff by doing our part for this festive, PA-sponsored holiday celebration on Thursday, December 15! Class coordinator Radha Pyari needs one volunteer to help set up (1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and 10 volunteers to provide two-dozen cookies each. Please contact Rong Zhao
if you can help. Thank you!
|FOLA Reps Needed|
Volunteers are needed to serve as FOLA (Friends of Lakeside Athletics) Reps for the 5th/6th-grade boys JV gold basketball team and the 5th-grade girls varsity basketball team. Being a FOLA rep for your child’s team is an easy and fun job that can be done from home. Each middle school team needs a FOLA Rep (also referred to as a team parent). FOLA reps are responsible for sending emails with game reminders and directions, making sure snapshots are taken during the season and planning a small end of season celebration. It’s a great way to get involved and to get to know other parents. If you are interested, please contact April Joseph or Nancy Koefoed.
|Hosts Needed for Parent Potlucks|
The Lakeside Parent Potlucks are a wonderful school tradition. These dinners or brunches are held in families' homes. They allow small groups of parents and guardians from each grade to get together in an informal setting to broaden and strengthen our great sense of community at Lakeside. We currently need hosts for the 5th-grade potlucks which are scheduled to occur during the periods January 27 through 29 and February 3 through 5. Please contact Aseem Prakash if you would be willing to host one of these fun gatherings.
|Thankful for Dedicated Volunteers|
During this busy time, we give thanks for our faithful helpers who have served as volunteers in the Rummage Depot. Big thanks to Rosalie Gann (pictured), Lana Ling, and Martin Staley, who sorted ski boots, camping gear and more on November 17. Our next Depot day is Thursday, December 8. Join us for some holiday fun!
|You Set a New Olympic Record in Giving!|
Thank you all for your generous donations and for the hundreds of volunteer hours you put in to make our ROAR evening a record-smashing success. Together we ROAR! Together we make our Lakeside school community Faster, Higher, Stronger!
|5th- and 8th-Grade Class Mixer!|
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28, 2012! As part of the ROAR auction, the 5th- and 8th-grade parents are having a BYOB '70's and '80's party with ping pong, music, and many more fun activities. We'll celebrate the best of these two decades. You can buy a ticket to this event, which will be held on the US campus, at the ROAR auction or by going on-line to the ROAR website (once on the site, you will need to register and then choose the "class mixer" tab). The cost is $25 per person. All 5th-grade parents and guardians are welcome! For questions, contact Karyn Barer.
|Get Your ROAR Auction Catalog|
Check out all the great items up for bidding at the ROAR auction! Browse the online
version or, if you registered for ROAR, your student was given a hard copy Auction Catalog on Thursday, November 10. Dig in that backpack and get ready to bid Faster, Higher and Stronger! The Auction Catalog provides all the pre-games stats for the great auction items available at ROAR. You will find fine dining, superb wine, great getaways, fun parties, super sports packages, thrilling performances, student specials, and Lakeside exclusives. There is something for everyone!
|Halloween Party Wrap Up|
The Halloween party was frightfullly fun and the students looked fabulous in their many creative costumes. The students loved wrapping up fellow classmates as mummies and practicing their target skills by spitting pumpkin seeds into plastic pumpkins. Thank you to Maria Kirkpatrick for organizing the party, to Blair Carleton for having a spooky and creepy mad science lab and Julia Clarke for providing tasty treats. Many thanks as well to Cara Debley for the plates and napkin, to Stella Yang for helping with the scary decorations and to Karyn Barer for the great party games. Finally, thanks to Lana Ling for the spooky flyer and to all the parents who helped at the party.
|Join Together with Friends to Bid on Parties!|
Gather your friends and plan to bid together on the great parties, experiences and events at the ROAR auction. While only one bidder can “win” a LIVE or SILENT auction item, it is easy to split the expense (and the tax credit) across several auction attendees. So bid with confidence! Want to split a wine tasting with 10 friends or gather some moms to bid on mother-daughter yoga for 20? It's easy to split the expense (and the tax credit). To split any winning bid, simply have the winning bidder email Vonnie Breidenstein
by November 21 with the names of the persons and amounts to charge their credit cards.
|Middle School Lost and Found|
Did your student lose something at school? The overflowing MS Lost and Found has been moved up to the Rummage Depot on the US Campus (on NE side of campus adjacent to 4th Avenue). There is a big rack of clothes (orange Obemeyer jacket, Seattle United soccer jacket, etc) and boxes of children and adult items. Stop by the Depot today and claim your stuff. All unlabeled items will be held until November 30 when they will be donated to Rummage. If your item is labeled, the Depot will call you and hold the item. Please contact the Depot by email
or phone (206-368-3618) if you have any questions. Items lost this week could be at the MS Lost and Found or in the gym locker rooms, so check there too if you are missing something.
|Dessert Dash: What a Great Olympic Event!|
Help make the ROAR dessert dash worthy of the Olympics! We are looking for 50 desserts to help sweeten our auction evening on November 19. It’s a sporting event in which we can all participate! Read more.
|Help Out With Middle School Grand Day!|
Grand Day, to be held at the Middle School on Tuesday, November 22, offers a great opportunity for grandparents and special friends to get a glimpse into student life at Lakeside. Guests are invited from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. for breakfast, photos, classroom visits, and a short arts performance. If you can volunteer to help for all or part of the morning on Grand Day, please contact Eleanor Pollnow
. Jobs available: setup, check-in, photography assistant, and ushers/friendly faces for parking, halls, and theater. There will be a short volunteer training on November 17, but it is not mandatory.
|RSVP Now for ROAR Auction!|
Faster, Higher, Stronger! The ROAR Auction is on November 19! Call your friends and invite them to share a table. RSVP
soon to reserve your spot! When you RSVP, you can list whom you would like to sit with or leave that to the auction planning team. The ROAR Auction is a wonderful way to spend time with your friends, meet new families and support our school. If you are interested in volunteering to help on the day/night of the event, contact Wendy Ruppel
for more information.
|Calling All Ghosts and Goblins!|
Our 5th-grade Halloween party will be held this year on Friday, October 28. The party will be held at school during school hours, at the end of the day. Our kids will enjoy games, food and lots of fun. Students are encouraged to wear costumes! They may wear them to school that day, per school guidelines (Click here for those
), or can change into a costume before the party. Thank you to the 5th-grade parents who have already signed up to help out with the party. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Kirkpatrick
|First Peer Group Meeting a Success|
The first 5th-Grade Parent & Guardian Peer Group (PPG) meeting was held Tuesday, October 4. A number of topics were discussed, with several items of interest noted for follow-up. While attendance was good, in the future we could benefit from having more parents participate. Read more.
|MS Performers' Clothing Exchange|
The first 5th-grade orchestra performance isn't until after the first of the year, but it's never too early to assure you have the necessary performance clothing. Stop by during lunch time or after school until 3:30 p.m. at the Middle School on October 17, 18 or 19. Students can choose among donated performance clothing (white shirts/blouses, black pants/skirts, and black shoes). This is an opportunity for students to get the items they need to look their best at concerts without going out and buying new clothes. Contact Gunilla Luthra for more information.
|ROAR is a Team Event!|
Make your own Olympic dreams come true! We are preparing for a wonderful ROAR event on November 19, but we need everyone to help to make our auction a success. Procuring items for our auction is simple and a great way to participate—just check out our ROAR website
, for ideas of what to get and how to get it! Also, watch your email this weekend for an opportunity to RSVP online for ROAR. Read more
|Join Us for Our First Parent and Guardian Peer Group Meeting|
The Parent and Guardian Peer Group discussions are a Lakeside tradition intended to help parents as we navigate our first year at Lakeside. We can all benefit from sharing our questions, concerns and even a few ideas on successful strategies. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 4, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
in the MS dining room. Read more
about what to expect...
|Lakeside Website MS Academics Page|
If the Middle School Back-to-School Night last week piqued your interest in what is happening academics-wise in the Lakeside classrooms, check out the Lakeside website Middle School Academics page, which has a variety of helpful information for parents and students. For instance, along the right side of the page, you will find links to your student's teachers' pages and a link to the 2011-2012 MS Curriculum Guide.
|Fall Tailgate and Logowear Sale|
Sport your lion pride with Lakeside Logowear. View the latest offerings such as hats, sweatshirts, tees and flannel pants. Snap up these must-haves for spectators: seat cushions and umbrellas. Pick up your logowear in person at the tailgate 9/13/13 for wearing to fall sporting events. Students may not charge to their school accounts, but we accept cash, check and major credit cards. To buy online, read more
|Faster! Higher! Stronger! We're Off and Running to Roar!|
Tie your shoe laces and join us in our race to success! Lakeside ROAR (Raising Our Allocation Resrouces) is scheduled for November 19, 2011, and we are planning an evening of fun and fundraising. We need your help providing donations of items and/or as a volunteer. Read more.
|FOLA Reps Needed for both Boys and Girls Soccer Teams|
Do you want to get involved and help out, but don’t have much time? If your child is playing a sport, FOLA (Friends of Lakeside Athletics) may be the perfect job for you. It’s also a great way to meet new parents. Each team has a parent or guardian who sends out game reminder emails, makes sure some snapshots are taken, and plans a simple end of season celebration. To sign up now contact April Joseph
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|Save the Dates! Sixth-Grade Summer Picnics|
Your new class reps have been working hard to organize the summer picnic potlucks - June 29 at the MS Field and July 31 at The Lid Park on Mercer Island
. These picnics provide a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with current families and welcome new families.Read more
|Thank You APPLE Volunteers|
Many thanks to our families that helped to make our last APPLE event a success.
Lauren Howell helped with set up and Dylan Marshall-Wright, Cecile Delafield,
Carol Baker, Alexa Albert, Erika Grayson, Tracy Dobmeier, Usha Rao, Jessie
Deobold and Sherie Bernardez brought in yummy food donations.
|Thank You End of Year Party Volunteers|
Many thanks to our great party planners Cecile Delafield and Carol Baker for putting together a wonderful end of year party. Our thanks also to all of the parents that gave their time and helped make the party a success: Lauren Howell, Usha Rao, Alexa Albert , Tracy Dobmeier, Erika Grayson, Laura Selipsky, April Joseph, Jessie Deobold, Janine Maenza, and Lisa Alloca
|Fifth Grade ends the year with a Splash!|
Back by popular demand is the 5th-grade Scavenger Hunt. To pull off a fun day we need your help. We will have swimming at 11:00 a.m., pizza lunch at 12:30 p.m., and the scavenger hunt at 1:30 p.m. There's still time to volunteer for the end-of-year class party on June 3. We need volunteers for all or part of 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thank you to those who have already volunteered. To sign up, email Carol Baker
Carol Baker is working hard on our end of year slide show for the 5th grade. We’d love to make sure that all of our teams, events and students are represented. Please send Carol
your photos from sports, concerts, picnics etc.
Many thanks to Carol Baker for her help at our last Rummage sorting day. There will be four rummage work parties this summer. Rummage work parties are a terrific way to build community. Dates will be announced soon.
|Save the Dates! Sixth Grade Summer Picnics|
Your new class reps have been working hard to organize the summer picnic potlucks. There are two events for sixth grade, June 29 and July 31, which provides a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with current families and welcome new families.Read more
|Have you heard about Pack Check?|
Pack check will take place on Friday, May 20, 2011. Students are expected to bring their fully-packed and ready bags for the overnight campout. They will leave their packed bag at school with all materials until they return from the trip. Now is the time to start panicking! We mean packing. Check your camping supplies. Check your laundry bins. Check the supply list (It came in an e-mail from Vonnie Breidenstein)! Get those bags packed.
|Let’s Treat the Teacher’s one more time!|
Mark your calendars! The last APPLE of the year is coming up! Please join us on May 26 in helping to celebrate our teachers and staff with a school-wide APPLE. Fifth grade is in charge of providing fruit and veggie platters. Thank you to Cecile Delafield for volunteering. We need 9 more volunteers for this wonderful event. For more information click here.
|Meet Next Year's Reps!|
Our incoming class reps are gearing up for some fun activities this summer and next year. Please contact them if you would like to join their team of class coordinators. Click here
for more information
Carol Baker is working hard on our end-of-year slide show for the 5th grade. We’d love to make sure that all of our teams, events and students are represented. Please send Carol
your photos from sports, concerts, picnics etc.
Only one more rummage sorting sessions of the year! Please consider joining us on May 24 to get your fill! If you can’t make it .....there is always next year! A special thank you goes out to Lisa Alloca for her work on April 29.
|What is May Day?|
May Day is an opportunity for our whole school population to gather together and celebrate our school spirit. For some of you and your students, this will be your first experience with May Day. Are you wondering what’s up with the t-shirts? What should my student wear? For more information about May Day Click Here
|Fifth Grade ends the year with a Splash!|
It's time to mark your calendars for our class's good-bye party on Friday, June 3
. It's an all day affair with a trip to the Helen Madison Pool from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Click here
for more information
|Fifth Grade in photos!|
Valentines Party and Orchestra pictures have been uploaded to our 5th-grade Shutterfly website. Click here
for information on how to view and upload photos.
|Let’s Treat the Teacher’s one more time!|
Mark your calendars! The last APPLE of the year is coming up! Please join us on May 26 in helping to celebrate our teachers and staff with a school-wide APPLE. Fifth grade is in charge of providing fruit and veggie platters. For more information click here
|May Day Volunteers Needed|
Lakeside Student Government would like to invite parents/guardians to volunteer to help with May Day, their annual spring "carnival", on Monday, May 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM
. Upper School students will host the Middle School students for an afternoon of fun and games on the Quad. Ten parent/guardian volunteers are needed
to help with the bouncy houses/inflatables and the dunk tank. Please email Benjamin Drachman
if you would like to help with this fun student event! You would need to arrive by noon for training on the inflatables.
There are still more opportunities to join in this Lakeside tradition. If you would like to plan ahead, here are the remaining sorting days for our class: May 10 and May 24.Read more.
|Thank you for the great talks|
Our thanks go out to Tracy Dobmeier and Alexa Albert for the wonderful job they did this year facilitating our Parent Peer Groups. Welcomed us all with treats and warm drinks on our cool Seattle evenings. Then help move along lively and informative discussions about parenting and our developing adolescents. Thank you both for a job well done.
|Thank you to our Gap Care Volunteer|
Many thanks go out to Sherie Bernardez for watching over our young musicians in Gap Care before the concert. The students reported that a good time was had by all.
|Get the Scoop on Social life in Middle School|
On Wednesday, April 6, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in the MS dining room we will have our third and final Parent Peer Group Meeting of the year. If you have been wondering about “zapping” or if it really is true that “everyone” has an I-phone this is the meeting for you. Come and get the facts from your fellow parents.
|MS Orchestra Concert April 13|
Mark your calendar! You are warmly invited to a wonderful evening of music. All MS orchestras (beginning, junior, senior and chamber) will be playing in their final concert of the year. You will be delighted by how much progress
the groups have made over the year. Read more
Our thanks go out to Lisa Alloca for helping at the rummage depot and to the many 5th-grade parents who helped out at last weekend’s sale. There are still more opportunities to join in this Lakeside tradition. If you would like to plan ahead, here are the remaining sorting days for our class: 4/5, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24.Read more
|5th-Grade Mardi Gras PEP a Resounding Success!|
A huge thank you goes out to Lauren Howell and the many people who made our first Parent Experience Party such a success! The event raised $900 for Lakeside, plus allowed many 5th-grade parents and Lakeside staff to enjoy an evening of sumptuous Cajun cuisine, masks and beads while relaxing and getting to know one another.Read more
Our thanks go out to Carol Baker and Laura Selipsky for helping at the rummage depot. There are still more opportunities to join in this Lakeside tradition. If you would like to plan ahead, here are the remaining sorting days for our class: 4/5, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24Read more...
|Let's Do Lunch!|
Our thanks go out to Lisa Alloca for helping at the rummage depot on February 8. There are still more opportunities to join in this Lakeside tradition. (Our tradition often includes lunch at the upper school, which is a fun way to get to know each other better.) Join us! (The remaining sorting days for our class: 3/15, 4/5, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24.)Read more...
|Lull Mengesha Speaks on Diversity |
What's it like to be a student of color on a predominantly white college campus? Lull Mengesha, a young graduate of UW and author of the book, The Only Black Student, will share those experiences with us Wednesday, March 16 at 7 PM in the Fireside Room. He will talk about how we as parents can foster a supportive atmosphere for our diverse student body. As a bonus, the first 20 people to arrive at the talk will receive a free copy of his book! Students are welcome to attend.
|Many thanks to our Valentines Party helpers|
Our 5th-grader students enjoyed a fun time passing out their valentines and of course eating treats! Many thanks go out to our party coordinators Carol Baker and Cecile Delafield. Also thanks to Laura Selipsky, Erika Grayson, Alexa Albert, Jessie Deobold, Dylan Marshall, Lisa Alloca, and Sherie Bernardez for helping at the party.
|5th-Grade Mardi Gras Parent Experience Party Update|
Parent Experience Parties (PEPs) are grade-hosted events auctioned off to help raise funds for Lakeside. This year, we're throwing a fabulous sold-out evening of Mardi Gras food and fun on March 12. To those who purchased tickets, many thanks! Now we're looking for some additional help. Please consider supporting our fundraiser.
|A Big Night for 5th-Grade|
On February 17, our students will be performing in their first Orchestra concert. Before the concert, the 5th grade team will host a showcase where parents and guardians can come to see the projects and accomplishments of the 5th graders. After the concert, the Parents Association will host a post-performance reception to honor the hard working students and their proud families through the Arts of Lakeside (AOL) committee.
Our thanks go out to Carol Baker and Xiaoli Yang for helping at the rummage depot on January 25. There are still more opportunities to join in this Lakeside tradition.
|Thank you to our Hosts of Parent Potlucks|
Thank you to Lauren Feaux and Jose Oglesby, Shelley and David Malcolm, Jessie and Lyle Deobald, and Connie Mao for hosting our Lakeside 5th-grade Potlucks. We had over 25 families from our grade participate.
|A Big Night for Fifth Grade|
February 17 our students will be performing in their first Orchestra concert. Before the concert, the 5th grade team will host a showcase where parents and guardians can come to see the projects and accomplishments of the 5th graders. After the concert, the Parents Association will host a post-performance reception to honor the hard working students and their proud families through the Arts of Lakeside (AOL) committee.
|APPLE full of tasty treats|
APPLE was a success! Thank you to Kathryn Helde, Rasha Sachdeva, Polina Zaika, Jeannie Ruckleshaus, Jessie Deobold, Dylan Marshall-Wright, Lisa Alloca and Xiaoli Yang for bringing in such yummy treats for our teachers.
|Fifth Grade Mardi Gras PEP Update|
We’re bringing the Big Easy home to Seattle! Our 5th-grade hosted Mardi Gras Parent Experience Party (PEP) will be held on March 12. More details coming soon on how you can help the 5th grade host this fabulous party.
|Gap Care before the Orchestra Concert|
Gap Care will be provided on Feb 17, before the prelude orchestra concert. Gap Care covers the time between when study hall ends and the concert begins. 5:45-6:30 PM. The 5th grade needs one additional parent to help supervise the kids on Feb 17.
The 5th-grade potlucks will take place on January 28 and 29, February 5 and 6. If you signed up for a Potluck and haven’t heard from your host yet please contact Sherie Bernardez.
|5th Grade Mardi Gras PEP Update|
Don’t miss out on attending our 5th grade-hosted Mardi Gras Parent Experience Party on March 12! There is only room for 3-4 more attendees! Sign-up now to attend this and other class PEP parties.
|APPLE needs your tasty treats|
It’s time to get out your apron and baking mitts again. 5th grade families will be providing breakfast treats for a Middle School APPLE event on Thursday, January 27.
The 5th-grade potlucks will take place on 1/28, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/6. Potluck hosts will be contacting their guests over the next week to provide details such as date, time, directions, and what type of dish or drinks are needed.
|Are you a “closet cleaner”?|
Bring your unwanted items and yourself to help out at our next rummage sorting days on Tuesday, January 4 and January 25.
Please remember to contact Sherie Bernardez at email@example.com to sign up and attend a 5th-grade Parent Potluck. All RSVPs are due by January 8 . Click on the link above for more details.
|Thank you for the tasty treats|
A big APPLE thank you goes out to Noriko Obata, Lauren Howell, Lora Mason, Dylan Marshall-Wright, Usha Rao, Xiaoli Yang, Rasha Sachdeva, Carol Baker and Lisa Allocca for the wonderful desserts that spoiled our staff and teachers.
|Don't Miss our PEP|
Don’t miss out on attending our 5th grade-hosted Mardi Gras PEP (Parent Experience Party) on March 12! A few tickets are still remaining. We’re bringing the Big Easy home to Seattle. King Cake, Bourbon Street jazz, and a scrumptious buffet of Cajun and Creole-style fare. You can still sign-up to attend this and other class PEP parties by contacting Vonnie Breidenstein (Vonnie.Breidenstein@lakesideschool.org) If you can't attend please consider supporting our class through a cash donation to offset expenses or by supplying wine, beer, or other party items. Contact Lauren Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
|Rummage Depot Thank you!|
Many thanks to Carol Baker and Lisa Alloca for their help sorting and boxing in the Depot on November 9.
|Sign up for Potlucks!|
With the holiday’s just around the corner Parent Potlucks will be here before you know it. This is a wonderful free social event for our 5th grade parents to get to know each other. Click on the title above for more information.
|Potluck Attendance Sign-ups!|
The Lakeside Parent Potlucks are a wonderful tradition that broadens and strengthens our great sense of community at Lakeside. These are informal dinners or brunches held in families' homes. This is a great opportunity for 5th grade parents to get to know each other in small groups, share Lakeside experiences and, of course, enjoy interesting and delicious food!
|Volunteers needed for our first APPLE |
Mark your calendars! 5th-grade families will be helping with their first APPLE (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators)! As a reminder, APPLE is a buffet meal for all teachers and staff provided by Lakeside families. Click on the title, above, to find out how you can help.
We have a class of 2018 photo gallery on Shutterfly. To view the photos, download, or upload your photos to this website, go to: http://lakesideclass2018.shutterfly.com/
The 5th-Grade Halloween party will be on Friday, October 29, 2:20 p.m.-3:05p.m in rooms 108 and 110. Students may come to school that day dressed in costumes (no violent costumes please!). If you are able to volunteer at or help with this event, please contact Cecile Delafield (email@example.com).
|Potluck Hosts Wanted!|
The Lakeside Parent Potlucks have been a wonderful school tradition as informal dinners or brunches held in families' homes to broaden and strengthen our community. This is a great opportunity for 5th grade parents and guardians to get to know each other in small groups, share Lakeside experiences and, of course, enjoy interesting and delicious food! The potlucks will be held the weekends of January 28, 29 and 30 or February 4,5 and 6, 2011. The 5th grade has received generous offers to host the potlucks, but we are still looking for additional hosts. You choose the dates/time that work best for you. Please contact Sherie Bernardez (206) 275-0234, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are willing to host a potluck or if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support at this year's fall Rummage Sale. We had 5th grade families setting up, taking down, and almost every job in between. If you were inspired by the weekend, please consider joining us in sorting Tuesday, November 9! Many thanks to Carol Baker, Lucia Darsa, Noriko Obata and Rozanni Senanayake for their help sorting and boxing in the Depot on October 19.
|5th Grade Parent Peer Group Meeting a success|
Thanks to our wonderful facilitators, Tracy Dobmeier and Alexa Albert, many 5th-grade parents enjoyed yummy treats and great conversation about adjusting to life at Lakeside, how to manage technology use and tips on helping your 5th grader stay organized. Our next Parent Peer Group Meeting is February 3, 2011.
We have a class of 2018 photo gallery on Shutterfly. To view the photos, download, or upload your photos to this website, go to: http://lakesideclass2018.shutterfly.com/.
The 5th Grade Halloween party will be on Friday, October 29, 2:20 - 3:05 PM in rooms 108 and 110. Students may come to school that day dressed in costumes (no violent costumes please!). If you are able to help with this event please contact Cecile Delafield (email@example.com).
Many thanks go out to Carol Baker, Alexa Albert, Noika Pbata Wagenmans and Shelley Malcolm for their wonderful company and great efforts sorting goods in the rummage depot. Our next Depot day is October 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 PM. Contact Lora Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erika Grayson (email@example.com).
|Experience the Rummage Depot!|
Fun and good conversation abound as we sort and box sporting goods in preparation for the Fall Rummage Sale. Come for a bit or stay for a while! Tuesday, October 5, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Note: later start time) Contact Lora Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erika Grayson (email@example.com).
|Logowear Volunteers Needed|
We need volunteers to sell logowear at Homecoming, Saturday, October 9. Click the title to find out more.
|ROAR Parent Experience Party (PEP)|
As a part of ROAR (Raising Our Allocation Resources), parents will host a Parents Experience Party(PEP). Lauren Howell has graciously agreed to lead our PEP effort. But she needs help! Click on the title to find out some of our ideas.
A warm welcome to all of our new Lion parents and many thanks to those that have stepped up to chair committees.