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5th Grade

Great first parent peer group meeting!
10/10/2014
Thanks to those who attended the first parent and guardian peer group meeting. It was an informal evening that gave parents and guardians an opportunity to get a feel for how their student is adjusting to middle school. Topics discussed were: student adjustment to Lakeside, homework, school life, and making friends. The next meeting will be on Feb. 26, 2015 and we hope to see you all there. Mark your calendars now and check the PAWPRINT for reminders in the new year!

Join us for a fa-BOO-lous fun time!
10/10/2014
The 5th-grade Halloween party will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. 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. Thank you very much Michelle Bautista, Chanin Kelly-Rae, and Tessie Wu who have kindly offered to bring snacks. We need three additional families to provide snacks. We also appreciate Hongying Lian and Grace Suarez who have volunteered to help out at the party. We would like to recruit one more person since the party will take place in two classrooms. Please contact Juiling Edmonds for more information.
 


Thank you Rummage volunteers!
10/10/2014
Many, many thanks to our Sept. Rummage Depot volunteers. Bravo! We are looking forward to seeing even more parents and guardians at our next sort on Oct. 21! And if Saturdays work better for your schedule, please join us on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please contact Amy Holmes or Hongying Lian.

First Parent Peer Group meeting
9/26/2014
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 Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the MS dining room. Read More

Halloween fun!
9/26/2014
Some spooky fun will be taking place at the 5th-grade Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 31! The party will be held during the last period of the day, from 2:20 to 3:05 p.m., in rooms 108 and 110. Costumes are encouraged. We would love parent and guardian volunteers to help with set-up, decorations, snacks/drinks, games, and cleanup. To find out how you can help, contact Juiling Edmonds.

Rummage Depot needs you!
9/26/2014
Many thanks to everyone who helped sort sporting goods in the Rummage Depot on Sept. 9, our first sorting day of the year!  You are all invited to drop by any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, or at the Rummage Work Party on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays are great for working parents who have tight schedules on weekdays - come help out, hang out, and have fun.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Holmes or Hongying Lian.


 


Volunteering opportunities for one and all
9/26/2014
Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents, guardians, faculty, and staff, and be involved with school life. Thanks to all of you who have already signed up to volunteer. You’ll soon receive more information from the appropriate committee chair. If you missed the sign-up sheets, please contact Juiling Edmonds to see how you can lend a hand.

Taking note of the Annual Fund
9/12/2014
Parents and alumni are invited join the fun on Saturday Sept. 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. for the Annual Fund note-writing breakfast at the Wright Community Center on the Upper School campus. Enjoy delicious food, win Logowear prizes, and help write personal notes for the first Annual Fund mailing of the year. If you would like to volunteer, please email grade lead Stanley Ching. Thank you for helping us reach our goal by participating in this important kick-off event!


Terrific Back-to-School Bash
9/12/2014
Many, many thanks to all of you who attended the Back-to-School Bash on Sept. 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 only just officially started! With such terrific 5th-grade parents and guardians, we look forward to working with all of you this school year!


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9/12/2014
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The Rummage Depot needs you!
9/12/2014
Thanks to the gallant and hardworking volunteers who helped out at the Rummage Depot over the summer. You are all invited to drop by any time between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. Plus, we have a Saturday Rummage work party on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 5th grade is in charge of sorting sporting goods. The Rummage Depot is located in the basement of the PA office at the Upper School. If you have any questions, please contact our 5th grade Rummage Reps: Hongying Lian and Amy Holmes.

A final thank you!
5/23/2014
In this final grade-level Pawprint newsletter, we, the PA class representatives, would like to convey to all of the 5th-grade parents and guardians, our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable assistance throughout the school year. We very much appreciate your generosity in volunteering at the Rummage Depot, contributing your time, talent, and endless enthusiasm for many class events, tournaments, sports activities, and parties, etc. You made our work so much easier and greatly enjoyable. Congratulations to the incoming PA class reps for 6th grade! Have a great summer, everyone!

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Call for year-end- party volunteers!
5/23/2014
The year-end party is coming very soon!  We still need volunteers to help make this final get together a truly memorable event for the 5th-grade class. This activity will be held on June 6, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will be swimming at nearby Helene Madison pool at 11 a.m. Volunteers, please contact April Joseph.

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One more APPLE volunteer needed
5/23/2014
Please help our faculty and staff celebrate the end of another terrific year and the start of summer at the APPLE farewell event on Thursday, May 29. Thank you to all who have already signed up to help! We need just one more volunteer to help with setup from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Please use the online sign up form here and note that early sign up is extremely helpful for planning purposes. If you have any questions please contact Charlene Marver. Your APPLE class reps and the faculty and staff deeply appreciate your efforts.

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Call for year-end party volunteers
5/9/2014
The year-end party is coming soon! Volunteers are needed to help make this final get together a truly memorable event for the 5th-grade class. This activity will be held on June 6, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will be swimming at nearby Helene Madison pool at 11 a.m. Volunteers, please contact April Joseph.

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May Day help needed
5/9/2014
The Lakeside Student Government would love assistance from four parents to help run May Day, a spring carnival that takes place once a year on the Upper School Campus. These parents would be responsible for helping to man the dunk tank, obstacle course, and inflatables from 1 -3 p.m. on May 19. On the day of May 19, we will meet at the PA Office at 12:45 p.m. to run parents and guardians through the details of the event. If you are willing to volunteer, please send an email to Kathleen. Thank you!


Middle school used books buyback
5/9/2014
The PA-sponsored used books buyback will be held at the Middle School on Friday, May 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Thursday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in front of the MS bookstore. Students who would like to sell their used textbooks should bring their books to the buyback on one of those two days. For more details, please click here.

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Two more rummage depot sorting days left!
5/9/2014
There are just two final days for volunteering at the Rummage Depot to sort out athletic goods. We hope to see you there on May 15 and May 29, anytime between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Lena Saba or Bridgette Taylor.

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Volunteers needed for APPLE event
5/9/2014
It's that time of year again! We need volunteers to help with the APPLE farewell reception on Thursday, May 29. The Parents Association's APPLE Committee (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators) hosts a year end gathering for our faculty and staff to celebrate the bittersweet ending of another school year. Volunteers, please contact Charlene Marver, or sign up here.  For details read more.

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5th-grade chess success
4/25/2014
Two 5th –grade students Scott W. and Vincent W. joined in the Washington State Elementary Chess Tournament. With nearly 900 schools participating, Lakeside Middle School team won 7th place overall! Congratulations to Scott W. who won 22nd place in the 5th-grade Division.

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Hero rummage sale volunteers!
4/25/2014
Thank you, 5th-grade families for your spectacular turnout for the recent Rummage Sale. $120K was raised through this Lakeside community wide effort. There are only three sorting days left. We hope to see you at the Rummage Depot in May: May 1, May 15, and May 29, anytime between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Lena Saba or Bridgette Taylor.

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Year-end party volunteers needed!
4/25/2014
The Year-end party is coming soon! Volunteers are needed to help make this final get together a truly memorable event for the 5th-grade class. This activity will be held on June 6, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will be swimming at Helene Madison pool at 11 a.m. Volunteers, please contact April Joseph.

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Pi day fun goes on!
3/28/2014
The 5th-grade class had infinite fun celebrating Pi Day on March 14. The students not only enjoyed math activities, they also relished a variety of delectable pies! Thank you to Dr. Peterson and to the parent and guardian volunteers spearheaded by April Joseph for making Pi Day’s happy moments too many to count!


100% 5th grade annual fund participation!
3/28/2014
Thank you, 5th-grade families, for your 100% participation in the Annual Fund. Your generosity benefits the entire Lakeside community. Your gift is a meaningful way to honor wonderful teachers and contribute to the success of our students.

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A rousing rummage sign-up effort
3/28/2014
5th-grade families, many, many thanks for signing up for rummage sale volunteer shifts. Just for our community, save the date for the Friends & Family Presale Party beginning at 5 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 28. Thanks to Ted Luison for volunteering on the March 13 sorting day.

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A rousing rummage sign-up effort
3/28/2014
5th-grade families, many, many thanks for signing up for rummage sale volunteer shifts. Just for our community, save the date for the Friends & Family Presale Party beginning at 5 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 28. Thanks to Ted Luison for volunteering on the March 13 sorting day.

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Success at the WA math competition
3/28/2014
Two teams of 5th-grade students travelled all the way to Blaine for the Washington State Math Competition where 97 teams competed. The team composed of Elian J., Graham R., Harry L., and Scott W. won 12th place. Great job, Math Whizzes! Kudos to Mieraye R., Jinyi W., Vincent W., and Sally Z. for their hard work on the second team which won 19th place. We appreciate Dr. Peterson and Ms. Canino their encouragement and support. A standing ovation for parent and guardian volunteers led by April Joseph and Tong Wynn for organizing practice sessions for the student participants.

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Success at WA math competition
3/28/2014
Two teams of 5th-grade students participated the Washington State Math Competition where 97 teams competed. The team composed of Elian J., Graham R., Harry L., and Scott W. won 12th place. Great job, math whizzes! Kudos to Mieraye R., Jinyi W., Vincent W., and Sally Z. for their hard work on the second team which won 19th place. We appreciate Dr. Peterson and Ms. Canino for their encouragement and support. A standing ovation for volunteers led by April Joseph and Tong Wynn for organizing practice sessions for the student participants.


Lakeside rummage fast approaching!
3/14/2014
The Lakeside rummage sale is right around the corner. Help spread the word that we've got more stuff than space! We'll be restocking as things sell, so no matter what time folks come, they'll find treasures. And just for our community, save the date for the Friends & Family Presale Party beginning at 5 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 28. Bring a friend and help us get the kinks out before our Saturday morning grand opening!  Sign up to help! 

Proud "Math is Cool" participants!
3/14/2014
Kudos to our team of 21 formidable 5th graders who won 4th place in the team event at the Math is Cool Competition on March 7. Edward W. won 1st place and Sally Z. won 5th place in the individual event! Wow! Wonderful work, Math Whizzes!
 

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Success because of you!
3/14/2014
Our 5th graders’ success at the Math is Cool competition was made possible through the tireless efforts and boundless generosity of our parent and guardian volunteers. We also very much appreciate Dr. Peterson’s inspiring guidance and invaluable support of the students’ mathematical endeavors. Thank you to all the parents who ran practice sessions, sent food for our potluck, and cheered our students. A special thanks to our drivers: Anne Baldwin, Dwight Gaston, Greta Hardin, Nick Zhao and to our graders Manisha Dudley, Dr. Peterson, and Jeanie Zheng. A special shout out to our ever enthusiastic event organizer Nancy MacCormack! (Photo Credit: Nicholas Patrick)


Enlightening peer group meeting
2/28/2014
On Feb.3, six parents and guardians attended the Peer Group meeting. Issues raised ranged from the social development of girls and boys to the use of electronic devices. Thank you to Feng Wang and Lilya Crystal for moderating this gathering.


Great rummage volunteers!
2/28/2014
Sorting athletic goods at the Rummage Depot is never a boring task thanks to our high-energy and ebullient volunteers. Kudos to Kate Jack, Ted Luison, and Nancy MacCormack for helping out at the Rummage Depot last Feb. 6. Please consider volunteering at the Rummage Depot on the next sorting days on March 13, Thursday, anytime between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Rummage Sale is coming up soon. Please contact Bridgette Taylor or Lena Saba.

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Lakeside Rummage needs you!
2/28/2014
Hundreds of volunteer shifts between Thursday, March 27 and Sunday, March 30 will need to be filled by our families, alums, staff and faculty. We've got many jobs from big to little, so come join the fun. Most shifts are only 4 hours long. We even have a short Friday night shift for restocking! Sign up here to volunteer. See the rummage blog for more information about rummage

Thanks for concert treats
2/28/2014
Last Feb. 10, the concert hall resounded with the jubilant strains of the Prelude Orchestra. Outside, a festive table awaited guests with yummy treats and cool refreshments. Thanks to the parents and guardians who donated food items to this event and to Mari Numoto for spearheading this effort. The theme of musical notes festooning the tablecloth was a witty and welcome touch!


Valentine's party a hearty success
2/28/2014
On Feb. 14, the Middle School was filled with the laughter of delighted 5th-grade students who had a rollicking good time at their Valentine’s Day party. The students seemed to know all the song lyrics of many top hits; they also showed how they loved to dance! Thanks to organizer April Joseph and the many parents and guardians who helped make this event a hearty success!

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Volunteers needed for Pi day
2/28/2014
The 5th-grade class is celebrating Pi Day on March 14, Friday. We are looking for 5-6 volunteers to help our math whizzes make this day a marvelously mathematical festivity! Set-up is at 12:20 p.m. The party is from 12:40-1:25 p.m. If you are able to volunteer for this events, please contact April Joseph


5th-Grade Valentine's Day Guidelines
2/7/2014
The 5th-grade students are understandably very excited about the upcoming Valentine's Day festivities. However, please note that the 5th-grade teachers have requested that on Valentine’s Day, our students refrain from bringing to school cards, candies, or gifts for each other. Instead our students will enjoy a wonderful Valentine's Day party together where there will be fun activities and snacks prepared just for them. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Annual Fund: 5th-Grade Takes the Lead!
2/7/2014
Congratulations to our 5th-grade families for your 97% participation in Lakeside School’s Annual Fund. To find out more about the Annual Fund and the roster of class participation, please click here. Remember, you have until June 30 to contribute to this worthwhile cause that benefits the entire Lakeside Community.

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Get Ready for the Rummage Sale!
2/7/2014
Thanks to our stalwart volunteers, Ted Luison and Greta Hardin, who helped sort athletic goods on Jan. 23. Please consider volunteering at the Rummage Depot on the next sorting days on Feb. 27 and Mar. 13, Thursday, between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Rummage Sale is coming up soon. Mark your calendar to shop and volunteer at our Lakeside friends-and-family premium preview celebration on Friday, March 28 from 5 - 8 p.m. and our public sale on March 29-30. Questions? Please contact Bridgette Taylor or Lena Saba.

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Gracious Potluck Party Hosts!
2/7/2014
Many, many thanks to our gracious potluck party hosts Julia & Dave Clarke (Sarah), Julia & Teodoro Liuson (Harry), April & Anthony Joseph (Elian), and Alexa Albert & Andy Sack (Jude) for welcoming 26 of our 5th-grade families to their homes last Jan. 25 and 31. These events were a great opportunity for 5th-grade parents and guardians to get to know each other in cozy, welcoming settings. Delectable dishes, scintillating conversation, and hearty laughter were enjoyed by all. Kudos to Alexa Albert for organizing the potluck parties.

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Orchestra Concert- Merry Music Time!
2/7/2014
You are cordially invited to the much anticipated February Orchestra Concert performance on Feb. 10, Mon., between 7 – 9 p.m. at the MS Evans Theater. Students should plan to arrive by 6:30 for tuning and warm-up. Concert dress is black and dark bottoms and white top. Reception begins at 6 p.m. For the concert schedule and volunteer request information, please click here.

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Save the Date - Rummage Presale
2/7/2014
The Lakeside Friends and Family Preview and Presale is shaping up to be a great celebration for our community! Save the date - Friday, March 28 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. It's a wonderful time to volunteer, or shop, or simply marvel at the merchandise. Please join us at the sale or at our rummage sorting day in the depot.  We posted the date we’ll be at the depot in the calendar below.


Valentine's Day Party Volunteers Needed
2/7/2014
 
Many thanks to all of the wonderful parent volunteers who have already signed up to help with the Valentine's Party! It's not too late to join in the fun. Please click here to volunteer. The party is on Feb. 14, Friday, from 2 - 3:00 in MS Classrooms 108 and 110. If you have questions, please contact April Joseph.

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Experiences Sharing - Peer Group Meeting
1/24/2014
The next 5th-grade parent and guardian peer group meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, 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. We hope to see you there. For further details and if you have suggested topics you would like to discuss at this meeting, please contact Feng Wang or Lilya Crystal.


February Rummage Depot Sorting Days
1/24/2014
Thanks to ever dependable Ted Luison for volunteering at the Rummage Depot on Jan. 9. We hope to see you at the next Rummage Sorting dates on Feb. 6 or Feb. 27, anytime between 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Rummage sale scheduled on Mar. 28-29 is fast approaching. Your help in sorting the athletic goods before this big day would be very much appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Bridgette Taylor or Lena Saba.


First Ever Mom's Night Out a Great Success
1/24/2014
Though it was damp and blustery outside on Jan. 9, it was all good cheer and warmth in the home of the Saba family, our gracious hosts, for the first ever 5th-grade Mom’s Night Out. There was an amazing turnout; more than twenty 5th-grade moms attended this fun event. Thanks, Lena, for hosting our get together.  If you are interested in hosting the next Mom’s night out, please contact Alexa Albert.


Join the Valentine’s Day Party Fun!
1/24/2014
After a successful Halloween party, our 5th graders are very much looking forward to their Valentine’s Day celebration! We are looking for volunteers to help with the 5th-grade Valentine's Day Party on Friday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. To learn how you can help, please click here for information about party details and volunteer and donation requests.


MS Winter Concert - Volunteers Need
1/24/2014
The Parents Association Arts of Lakeside committee invites families to attend a reception of light refreshments at the Middle School before the Winter Orchestra and Band Concert on Feb. 10. Reception begins at 6 p.m. For the concert schedule and volunteer request information, please click here.


Upcoming Potluck Parties
1/24/2014
Parent and guardian potluck, a great Lakeside tradition, is nearly here! These fun adult gatherings offer a special opportunity to get to know other 5th-grade parents and guardians in a relaxed and informal setting. Hosted by families in our class, these are purely social events, meant to strengthen our community at Lakeside. Many, many thanks to our gracious hosts who by now have contacted parents and guardians who signed up to attend the potlucks on Jan. 25 and Jan 31. If you have questions, please contact Alexa Albert.


Valentine's Day Pary Fun - Volunteers Needed
1/24/2014
After a successful Halloween party, our 5th graders are very much looking forward to their Valentine’s Day celebration! We are looking for volunteers to help with the 5th-grade Valentine's Day Party on Friday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. To learn how you can help, please click here for information about party details and volunteer and donation requests.


5th-Grade Potlucks RSVP!
1/10/2014
Parent and guardian potlucks, a great Lakeside tradition, are nearly here! These fun adult gatherings offer a special opportunity to get to know other 5th-grade parents and guardians in a relaxed and informal setting. Hosted by families in our class, these are purely social events, meant to strengthen our community at Lakeside. Please pick a first and second choice of dates and RSVP to Alexa Albert no later than Jan. 15. For the list of potluck dates, click here.


APPLE Winterfest - Thank You!
1/10/2014
Thank you to all the 5th-grade volunteers who helped make the APPLE Winterfest such a resounding success! Charlene Marver, 5th-grade APPLE coordinator, wishes to convey her gratitude to all who represented 5th grade so enthusiastically and so strongly at the APPLE Winterfest. As you will see in the attached photo, the spread was both scrumptious and stunning! Kudos to Charlene for coordinating this event so splendidly!


How to Fight the Winter Blues?
1/10/2014
Are you getting the winter blues? Well, why not join the merry band of volunteers at the Rummage Depot. Sorting out the donated athletic goods in the company of mirthful and enthusiastic fellow 5th-grade volunteers will surely warm your spirit! Thanks to the ever energetic parents who volunteered on Dec. 12: Ted Luison and Kate Jack. Please come to the next Rummage Depot sorting days on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6, anytime between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For any questions regarding the Rummage Depot, please contact Bridgette Taylor or Lena Saba.


What Do You Wish Lakeside Had?
1/10/2014
Tents for rainy school events? An extra set of classroom books so students can leave theirs at home? A stone lion? These are a few examples of Community Grant Requests funded by the Parents Association. Each year parents, guardians, and students are invited to submit requests by filling out a quick form. Click here for a Community Grant Request form and let us know what you wish the school had! Due Jan. 31.


Fantastic Grand Day
12/13/2013
Wednesday, Nov. 27 was “Grand Day” at Lakeside Middle School. We had over 150 grandparents and special friends who came to visit the school.  A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who made this event run smoothly! The guests got tours from their grandchildren, visited two classes, and listened to a lively performance by the orchestra, the jazz band, and the 6th- and 8th-grade choruses. Click here to read "A Grand Day Realization" from Middle School Director Elaine Christensen.

One More Volunteer Needed for APPLE
12/13/2013
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who have already signed up for APPLE Winterfest! We need only one additional volunteer. Way to go, 5th grade! Please show your appreciation of our wonderful faculty and staff by helping out at the annual APPLE Winterfest Holiday Party on Wednesday, Dec. 18th.  Our class needs just ONE volunteer for the 1:30-3:30 clean-up shift.  You can easily sign up online and see details about food deliveries using this link. If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Marver, your 5th-grade APPLE class representative.

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Potlucks Host Needed & RSVP
12/13/2013
Parent and guardian potlucks, a great Lakeside tradition, are just around the corner! These fun adult gatherings offer a special opportunity to get to know other 5th-grade parents and guardians in a relaxed and informal setting. Hosted by families in our class, these are purely social events, meant to strengthen our community at Lakeside. Please pick a first and second choice of dates and RSVP to Alexa Albert,no later than January 15th. For the list of Potluck event dates, click here.

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RSVP for Parent and Guardian Potlucks: A Great Lakeside Tradition! (Just One More Host Needed)
12/13/2013
Parent and guardian potlucks -- a great Lakeside tradition -- are just around the corner! These fun adult gatherings offer a special opportunity to get to know other 5th grade parents and guardians in a relaxed and informal setting. Hosted by families in our class, these are purely social events, meant to strengthen our sense of community at Lakeside. Please pick a first and second choice of dates and RSVP to Alexa Albert (206-724-1465) no later than January 15th.  Read more to find out the upcoming Potluck Event dates.

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The Rummage Depot Needs Boxes
12/13/2013
Have you accumulated large boxes over the holidays? Why not bring them over to the Rummage Depot where there is a need for these containers. Please drop off your large unused boxes by the loading dock at the south end of the PA building. If the Rummage Depot is open, we would be happy to come out to help you unload. If the building is closed, please just drop the boxes off by the Rummage Depot’s front door. Please come to the next Rummage Depot sorting days on Jan. 9 and 23, anytime from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Bridgette Taylor or Lena Saba.

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Woodland Park Zoo Trip
12/13/2013
5th graders celebrated the end of their Primate research unit in Math-Science with a trip to the Woodland Park Zoo to see the primates there. Here’s Mr. Ramon Esquivel’s detailed report of the fun learning experience the students had that day.  Please also read the clarification regarding field trip costs. For more details, click here.

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A Drum Roll for Our Rummage Volunteers!
11/22/2013
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!
11/22/2013
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!

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MS Grand Day is Next Week
11/22/2013
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!
11/22/2013
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
11/22/2013
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: flw@limwil.com. The password is:  shutter123*. Enjoy the students’ (and teachers’ !!!) creative costumes!

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A Spook-tacular Halloween Party!
11/8/2013
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!
11/8/2013
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
11/8/2013
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
11/8/2013
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
10/25/2013
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.

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All Hail to Rummage Volunteers!
10/25/2013
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.

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Halloween Costume - Not Too Scary, Please!
10/25/2013
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…

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Join Us for a Fa-BOO-lous Fun Time!
10/25/2013
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
10/11/2013
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!
10/11/2013
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!
10/11/2013
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!

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Logowear Booth Open Tomorrow
10/11/2013
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
10/11/2013
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!
10/11/2013
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!
10/11/2013
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!
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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.

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Great First Peer Group Meeting!
9/27/2013
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!
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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!
9/27/2013
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.


TEST -- CHANGE THIS HEADLINE
9/13/2013
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All New & Online
9/13/2013
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
9/13/2013
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 

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First Peer Group Meeting
9/13/2013
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
9/13/2013
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.


Terrific Back-to-School-Bash
9/13/2013
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!
9/13/2013
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
5/24/2013
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.

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Thank You, 5th-Grade Class Coordinators!
5/24/2013
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!

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APPLE Farewell Reception – Help Needed
5/10/2013
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!

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End-of-Year Party
5/10/2013
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....

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5th-Grade Chess
4/26/2013
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!

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5th-Grade Outdoor Trip
4/26/2013
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.

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I Can't Believe You Said That!, April 25
3/29/2013
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
3/29/2013
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.

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Thank You to Service Learning Drivers
3/29/2013
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.

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APPLE Treat Day - Help Needed!
3/15/2013
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!

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Class of 2020 Photo-Sharing Site
3/15/2013
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.

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Parent Peer Group Wrap-Up
3/1/2013
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.

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Thank You for a Great Valentine’s Day Party!
3/1/2013
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.

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Parent Peer Group Meeting, February 26
2/8/2013
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.

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Thank You, 5th-Grade Potluck Hosts!
2/8/2013
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.

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Valentine's Day Party
2/8/2013
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.

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5th-Grade Valentine's Day Party
1/25/2013
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.
 

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Parent and Guardian Potlucks Start This Weekend
1/25/2013
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.

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Lost and Found
1/11/2013
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!

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Sign Up Now for Potlucks
1/11/2013
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 blair.livingston@lakesideschool.org or (206) 440-2912. All funding requests are confidential. Read more....

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Service Learning Drivers Needed
12/14/2012
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.

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Sign Up Now for Potlucks
12/14/2012
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.

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Thank You, APPLE Volunteers!
12/14/2012
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.   
 

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Cheers to Our November Volunteers!
11/30/2012
We'd like to acknowledge our many, fantastic parent and guardian volunteers who helped during the event-packed month of November. Read more....
 
 

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Please Help Us Thank Our Teachers and Staff
11/30/2012
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!

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Potluck Hosts Wanted for 2013
11/30/2012
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.

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Rummage Depot Open Tomorrow
11/30/2012
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.

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Halloween Party Wrap Up
11/9/2012
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.

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ROAR's Lakeside Community Celebration on Saturday, November 17th
10/26/2012
Buy your tickets today! In an effort to save trees, the ROAR invitation is completely green this year. Paper invitations will NOT be sent. RSVP online by November 1 to reserve your spot! 

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5th-Grade Families Help with Rummage Sale
10/12/2012
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

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5th-Grade Tables at ROAR on Saturday, November 17
10/12/2012
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.

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Annual Fund Parent Phonathon
10/12/2012
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....

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Ghoulish Games, Freaky Fun & Frightening Food!
10/12/2012
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.

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First Peer Group Meeting a Success
9/28/2012
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. 

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Information on the Lakeside Website
9/28/2012
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!

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Lakeside Fall Rummage Sale
9/28/2012
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.
Location: US Campus
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Music Performers' Clothing Exchange
9/28/2012
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....

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Another Successful APPLE Event
5/25/2012
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.
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Hearty Thanks to Our Stalwart Rummage Volunteers
5/25/2012
Our sorting season draws to a close, but work in rummage never ends!  Read more.

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Swimming and More at End-of-Year Party
5/25/2012
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!
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APPLE Needs You!
5/11/2012
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!
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Last Day of School Party
5/11/2012
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.
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5th-Grade End of Year Party
4/27/2012
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.
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5th-Grade Outdoor Trip
4/27/2012
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.
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Let's Thank Our Teachers and Staff
4/27/2012
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!
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Parent Peer Group Meeting Held
4/27/2012
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.
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It's Time to Party!
3/30/2012
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!
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Thank You, Rummage Volunteers!
3/30/2012
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.
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Spring Rummage Sale
3/16/2012
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.
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Thanks for Helping with APPLE Event!
3/16/2012
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.
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Help Needed! APPLE Treat Day is March 8
3/2/2012
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).


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Join the Party!
3/2/2012
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.
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Third Parent Peer Group Meeting
3/2/2012
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.
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Unsung Heroes of Rummage
3/2/2012
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.
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Don't Miss the 70s and 80s Party!
2/10/2012
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
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FOLA Needs You!
2/10/2012
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.  
If you are interested, please contact the Middle School FOLA Chairs, April Joseph or Nancy Koefoed.

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Help Needed for Valentine's Party
2/10/2012
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.
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Second 5th-Grade Peer Group Meeting Held
2/10/2012
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.


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5th-Grade Peer Group Meeting Next Week!
1/27/2012
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.
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Looking for a Bargain?
1/27/2012
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!


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Phonathon Volunteers Needed
1/27/2012
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

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5th Grade Potlucks: More Hosts Needed
1/13/2012
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.
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Join Us For Second Peer Group Meeting
1/13/2012
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.
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Meet One of Our Faithful Rummage Depot Chairs
1/13/2012
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!
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Valentine's Day Party
1/13/2012
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.

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Hosts Needed for 5th-Grade Potlucks!
12/16/2011
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.
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Lakeside Winter Tailgate
12/16/2011
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.

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Thanks to APPLE Volunteers
12/16/2011
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.
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APPLE Winterfest Needs Our Help!
12/2/2011
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!

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FOLA Reps Needed
12/2/2011
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.
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Hosts Needed for Parent Potlucks
12/2/2011
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.
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Thankful for Dedicated Volunteers
12/2/2011
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!
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You Set a New Olympic Record in Giving!
12/2/2011
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!

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5th- and 8th-Grade Class Mixer!
11/11/2011
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.
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Get Your ROAR Auction Catalog
11/11/2011
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! 
 


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Halloween Party Wrap Up
11/11/2011
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.
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Join Together with Friends to Bid on Parties!
11/11/2011
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.
 


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Middle School Lost and Found
11/11/2011
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. 


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5th-Grade Families Help with Rummage Sale
10/28/2011
Thanks to the more than 20 5th-grade families who volunteered at the Lakeside Fall Rummage Sale last weekend!  Read more.

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Dessert Dash: What a Great Olympic Event!
10/28/2011
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.

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Help Out With Middle School Grand Day!
10/28/2011
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.

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RSVP Now for ROAR Auction!
10/28/2011
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.

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Calling All Ghosts and Goblins!
10/14/2011
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.

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First Peer Group Meeting a Success
10/14/2011
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.
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MS Performers' Clothing Exchange
10/14/2011
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.

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ROAR is a Team Event!
10/14/2011
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.

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Rummage Volunteers Answer the Call!
10/14/2011
Many thanks to the 5th-grade parents and guardians who volunteered their time to sort many piles of sporting goods at the Lakeside Rummage Depot on Thursday, October 6. Read more.

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Calling All Rummage Volunteers!
9/30/2011
Did you know that you can come to the Depot any day it is open, not just our 5th-grade sorting days? Read more.
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Faster, Higher, Stronger! Let the Games Begin!
9/30/2011
Why wait until November 19 to join the ROAR party? Our annual ROAR auction is a fundraiser and a community builder. There are many ways you can participate and meet other Lakeside families!  Read more.
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Join Us for Our First Parent and Guardian Peer Group Meeting
9/30/2011
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...

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Lakeside Website MS Academics Page
9/30/2011
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.
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Fall Tailgate and Logowear Sale
9/16/2011
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...

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Faster! Higher! Stronger! We're Off and Running to Roar!
9/16/2011
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.
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FOLA Reps Needed for both Boys and Girls Soccer Teams
9/16/2011
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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Lakeside Rummage: Innovators in Recycling
9/16/2011
Join the 61st year of recycling, repurposing and reviving.  Read more.
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Thank You, Fifth-Grade Rummage Volunteers!
9/16/2011
Thanks to the nine 5th-grade parent/guardian volunteers who came to the Lakeside Rummage Depot on September 8 to sort sporting goods.  Read more.
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9/2/2011
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9/2/2011
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Save the Dates! Sixth-Grade Summer Picnics
6/3/2011
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.
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Thank You APPLE Volunteers
6/3/2011
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.

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Thank You End of Year Party Volunteers
6/3/2011
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

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Fifth Grade ends the year with a Splash!
5/27/2011
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.

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Photos Needed
5/27/2011
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.

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Rummage Thanks!
5/27/2011
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.

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Save the Dates! Sixth Grade Summer Picnics
5/27/2011
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.
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Have you heard about Pack Check?
5/13/2011
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.

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Let’s Treat the Teacher’s one more time!
5/13/2011
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.

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Meet Next Year's Reps!
5/13/2011
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

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Photos Needed
5/13/2011
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.

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Rummage Thanks!
5/13/2011
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.

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Short Description: 5th Grade ends the year with a Splash!
5/13/2011
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

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What is May Day?
5/13/2011
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.

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Fifth Grade ends the year with a Splash!
4/29/2011
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

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Fifth Grade in photos!
4/29/2011
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.

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Let’s Treat the Teacher’s one more time!
4/29/2011
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.

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May Day Volunteers Needed
4/29/2011
 
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.

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Rummage Continues
4/29/2011
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.
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Thank you for the great talks
4/29/2011
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.

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Thank you to our Gap Care Volunteer
4/29/2011
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.

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5th Grade ends the year with a Splash!
4/1/2011
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 Helene Madison Pool from 11:00-12:00.
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Get the Scoop on Social life in Middle School
4/1/2011
 
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.

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MS Orchestra Concert April 13
4/1/2011
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
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Rummage Thanks!
4/1/2011
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.
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We need your help on April 13
4/1/2011
Please volunteer to help out on April 13. We need parents to help with Gap Care before the orchestra concert.
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5th-Grade Mardi Gras PEP a Resounding Success!
3/18/2011
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.
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Rummage Thanks!
3/18/2011
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, 5/24
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Let's Do Lunch!
3/4/2011
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.)
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Lull Mengesha Speaks on Diversity
3/4/2011
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.

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Many thanks to our Valentines Party helpers
3/4/2011
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.

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5th-Grade Mardi Gras Parent Experience Party Update
2/11/2011

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.
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5th-Grade Parent and Guardian Peer Group
2/11/2011

Thanks to all of the 5th-grade parents who took the time to attend the parent peer group meeting on February 3. We had a vibrant and wide-ranging discussion.
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A Big Night for 5th-Grade
2/11/2011

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.
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Rummage
2/11/2011

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.
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Thank you to our Hosts of Parent Potlucks
2/11/2011

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.

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We need your help on February 17
2/11/2011

Please volunteer to help out on February 17. We need parents to help with gap care and with treats for the performers.
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A Big Night for Fifth Grade
1/28/2011

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. 
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APPLE full of tasty treats
1/28/2011

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. 
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Fifth Grade Mardi Gras PEP Update
1/28/2011

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. 
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Fifth Grade Parent and Guardian Peer Group
1/28/2011

Mark your calendars for Thursday February 3, 7:30 to 9:00 PM for the next 5th-grade Parent Peer Group meeting for parents and guardians. 
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Fifth Grade Valentine's Day Party
1/28/2011

Come join us for the 5th Grade Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 11 from 2:20 -3:05 PM in Rooms 108 and 110. 
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Gap Care before the Orchestra Concert
1/28/2011

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. 
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Parent Potlucks
1/28/2011

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.

 


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We need your help on February 17
1/28/2011

Please volunteer to help out on February 17.  We need parents to help with gap care and with treats for the performers. 
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5th Grade Mardi Gras PEP Update
1/14/2011

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. 
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5th Grade Parent and Guardian Peer Group
1/14/2011

Mark your calendars for Thursday February 3, 7:30 PM to 9:00 pm for the next 5th-Grade Peer Group meeting for parents and guardians. 


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APPLE needs your tasty treats
1/14/2011

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. 
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Parent Potlucks
1/14/2011

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. 
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TONIGHT! Lakeside Basketball Middle School Appreciation Night
1/14/2011
Come and watch up to four games of Upper School basketball. Lakeside Girls and Boys, Varsity and JV take on Bishop Blanchet beginning at 3:15pm. 
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Are you a “closet cleaner”?
12/17/2010

Bring your unwanted items and yourself to help out at our next rummage sorting days on Tuesday, January 4 and January 25.


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Potluck Sign-ups
12/17/2010
Please remember to contact Sherie Bernardez at sheriebernardez@comcast.net 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.
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Thank you for the tasty treats
12/17/2010

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.


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Don't Miss our PEP
12/3/2010

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 howell206@gmail.com for more information


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Rummage Depot Thank you!
12/3/2010

Many thanks to Carol Baker and Lisa Alloca for their help sorting and boxing in the Depot on November 9.


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Sign up for Potlucks!
12/3/2010

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. 

 


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Winterfest is coming!!! aka APPLE (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators ) event
12/3/2010

Sign-up to bring a sweet treat to the APPLE Winterfest event on December 16. Let's show the Lakeside teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them. Click the title above to find out how.


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5th-grade Parent Experience Party (PEP)
11/12/2010

We’re bringing the Big Easy home to Seattle! Save the date of March 12, 2011 for the 5th grade Mardi Gras PEP.


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Potluck Attendance Sign-ups!
11/12/2010

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!

 


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Thank you to all of the Grown up Ghosts and Goblins!
11/12/2010

The 5th Grade Halloween party was a great success. The decorations were amazing, food delicious, and games great fun! Click on the headline to read our thanks. 


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Volunteers needed for our first APPLE
11/12/2010

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. 


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Class Photos!
10/29/2010

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/


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Halloween Party
10/29/2010

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 (cdelafield@yahoo.com).


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Potluck Hosts Wanted!
10/29/2010

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, sheriebernardez@comcast.net as soon as possible if you are willing to host a potluck or if you have any questions.


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Rummage Thanks
10/29/2010

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.


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5th Grade Parent Peer Group Meeting a success
10/15/2010
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.
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Class Photos!
10/15/2010
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/.
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Halloween Party
10/15/2010
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 (cdelafield@yahoo.com).
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Thank You
10/15/2010
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 (masonlo@comcast.net) or Erika Grayson (erikagrayson@yahoo.com).
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5th-Grade Parent Peer Group Meeting
10/1/2010
The first 5th-Grade Parent Peer Group Meeting is Monday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
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Experience the Rummage Depot!
10/1/2010
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 (masonlo@comcast.net) or Erika Grayson (erikagrayson@yahoo.com).
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Logowear Volunteers Needed
10/1/2010

We need volunteers to sell logowear at Homecoming, Saturday, October 9.  Click the title to find out more.

 

 


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ROAR Parent Experience Party (PEP)
9/17/2010
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.
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Welcome, everyone!
9/17/2010
A warm welcome to all of our new Lion parents and many thanks to those that have stepped up to chair committees.
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test-5th
8/30/2010
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