Principal's Message

Dear Lakeside Elementary Families,

Last week was a wonderfully busy week at Lakeside! The musical came to a close with four amazing performances of Moana Jr. Things kicked off with a special parent performance/dress rehearsal on Wednesday. Then, Lakeside students and staff enjoyed a school performance on Friday before the two community performances Friday and Saturday. Thank you to the cast and crew members, as well as the many parents, whose hard work made this production a huge success. Please enjoy the photos below of Moana Jr.



Lakeside Students Are Principals for the Day
Last Friday I turned over the reins over to two Lakeside Elementary students, Andrew and Claire Tomasik, so that they could be acting Principals for the Day. This event, awarded through the PTO ROAR fundraiser back in September, was a fun day for these students filled with student-led announcements, read alouds, assisting in classrooms, and leading the student body in a walk over to Wealthy Elementary for the school musical performance. Thank you to the Tomasik family for allowing me this fun opportunity. It always bring me joy to see students shine in this leadership role!


Change to Hot Lunch Ordering
Starting Monday, April 11, 2022, online lunch orders will no longer be required for students in grades K-8. Elementary classes have returned to the routine of taking morning lunch counts directly from students and middle school lunch operations are now able to adjust to varying daily demand without food supply issues. High School lunch orders must still occur online for the remainder of the year as these meals are produced at the middle school and delivered daily to the high school.  All meals remain free for the remainder of this school year. 

March is Reading Month Continues
We are having a great month celebrating reading! Students and staff are enjoying our participation in March Book Madness. Thank you to the PTO for providing us the opportunity to enjoy these picture books so that students can vote on their favorite titles. This week I look forward to continuing as a guest reader in some classrooms and seeing students dress up as their favorite book character on Friday.

 Important Calendar Dates

  • Friday, March 25:  Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day

  • April 1-8:  Spring Break; No school for students K-12

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Warm Regards,

Stephanie Thelen
Lakeside Elementary Principal

 Mr. Jackson's Corner

Please click here for tips on talking to your child(ren) about the crisis in Ukraine.

   Lakeside PTO

Direct Your Dollars
Please save your Spartan Nash receipts (D&W, Forest Hills Foods, Family Fare, Ada Fresh Market) Keep the entire receipt and turn it into the collection jar in the main office. Our school earns $1,000 for every $150,000, and we average $3,000 a year!

Additional questions? Reach out to the PTO or our committee chair Kateri Schutt. Thank You!

Last Call for Hurrah Tickets! Online Orders End Today

Join hundreds of your friends and neighbors at Hurrah: Together Again! It's an outdoor party this Saturday night in a heated tent high atop the Gaslight Village parking structure. Join us for food specialties from local restaurants, fabulous drinks, a DJ, and a mountaintop theme that will send winter out with a bang and celebrate spring. You won’t want to miss it! 

To sponsor or purchase tickets, go to the Hurrah: Together Again! registration page.

   2022-2023 Preschool & Child Care

Registration for 2022-23 Preschool and Child Care will open Tuesday, March 1st at 8:00 a.m.! Please click here to see the brochure for more details. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact WECC at 616-235-7595.

Running Club is just around the corner!

As the snow melts and the temperatures warm, it’s time to think about Lakeside’s Running/Walking Club! This is a great opportunity for students to participate in a club that happens right here at school during recess! We need your help to make this happen! Click here for all of the details and for your chance to volunteer for this special spring event!   We have MANY of volunteer slots still open! Please feel free now to sign up for as many as you want - this is such a wonderful spring event to be a part of!                                    

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