Dr. Casey Cooper to speak at Lakeside Middle School on Monday, March 25th, 6-7 pm

Lakeside PTA in collaboration with the Lakeside Counseling Department is excited to present Dr. Casey Cooper to speak to students during their school day and for a parent event in the evening.
Dr. Casey Cooper is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Masters in Marriage Family and Child Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of SouthernCalifornia. She has helped thousands of students, parents, teachers, and coaches through her presentations, private practice, community outreach, and podcast.
Please join us Monday, March 25th from 6-7PM in the Lakeside Performing Arts Building for an interactive parent presentation geared towards helping your child exhibit strength, motivation, and excellence.
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Important Message from IPSF about the City of Irvine Proposed Budget Cuts to K-12.

The City of Irvine is currently undergoing a transition to a two-year budget, and as part of this process, City leadership has proposed cuts of up to $2 million to K-12 education support. Irvine has always been able to do more with less, thanks to incredible community support and creative approaches to making educational excellence a priority. Any cuts to City support of education would further widen the per-pupil funding gap in Irvine, and negatively impact the educational experience of more than 35,000 students in IUSD.

The Challenge Match Grant is one of the areas that are under consideration for cuts in the City budget. As you know, the City matches all donations to IPSF, up to $1.3 million annually, to help inspire the parent and corporate community to give generously in support of education. 100% of Challenge Match Grant funds are passed through directly to the district – IPSF does not take any overhead or fees from these funds. The benefit of the match is two-fold: IUSD receives the donation of $1.3 million, but it also allows IPSF to leverage the match into additional fundraising, which translates into more funds for the district. Each year, IPSF donates over $2 million in cash to IUSD to help fund critical areas including Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Music Specialists, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Mental Health Counselors and more. Cuts to this program would not only affect the $1.3 million contributions from the City, but they would also negatively impact IPSF’s ability to fundraise for additional district support.

The other elements of the City’s funding for education through the Educational Partnership Fund are equally important to IUSD students, including additional support for School Resource Officers, Crossing Guards, School Nurses and Counselors, and more. City support funds PEOPLE – people who provide crucial services that impact each child in every IUSD school. Please help spread the word that we need to send a message to the City leadership that educational excellence matters in the City of Irvine.

You can help by attending the upcoming City of Irvine Budget Meetings this month to voice your concern about proposed cuts to key education and school safety programs or contact City Council Members directly.

· March 20 at Portola Springs Community Center from 6-7 p.m.

· cityofirvine.org/citycouncil

PTA and IPSF strongly encourage you to reach out to our city council members to reconsider the prosed $2 million cuts to our school. Some talking points you can make are:

Talking points:

• Demand that before making funding cuts to IUSD students and disregarding the will of Irvine voters and the City Council, the new City Leadership should survey Irvine residents and/or put another measure on the ballot.

• Inform the City Leadership that 70 percent of Irvine voters overwhelming passed Measures R and BB in back-to-back elections because they know quality schools increase property values, drive home sales, and support a safe and prosperous community.

• Remind the City Leadership that Irvine is often cited as one of the best places to live, with education as a top factor in the rankings, demonstrating the clear nexus between Irvine’s prosperity and IUSD schools.

• Tell the City Leadership that it is wrong to balance the budget on the backs of Irvine students and to force Irvine residents to choose between student safety and instruction.

• Many families have moved to Irvine and pay premium prices to live here so they can send their children to IUSD schools. Hardworking families with school-age children and Irvine residents will not accept any proposals that decrease instruction and safety while widening the IUSD funding gap.

• The City’s masterplan, specifically places schools at the heart of each neighborhood, because the current City Council and previous councils have prioritized education and know the value it brings to Irvine, which is unlike any other city. Tell the new City Leadership, in Irvine, we support student safety and instruction and that sacrificing one for the other is unacceptable.

Thank you, PTA and IPSF

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th at The Stand! Support Lakeside!

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Happy Pi Day!!

All the kids get a chance to enjoy a yummy slice of pie and some bounce houses!! Thank you to the Math Department and the Youth Action Team from the City of Irvine.

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WHS presenting The Dangers of Vaping March 20th

Woodbridge High School PTSA is presenting a talk about the dangers of vaping on March 20th 7 pm at the Woodbridge Staff Lounge. All parents, neighbors and friends are invited to attend. Please see attached flyer.

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Volunteer for Pi Day!

Dear PTA volunteers,

The Math Department will be hosting Pi Day on 3/14/2019 and all of the students at Lakeside can enjoy some fun and pie during their math classes on this day. If you are able to help serve pie to students on Thursday, March 14th, please sign up here: Lakeside Annual Pi Day


Lakeside Annual Pi Day
The Lakeside Math department is looking for parent volunteers to help serve pie!

As always, thanks for your continued support of Lakeside Middle School.

Warm regards, 
Jill Perez
VP of Volunteers
Lakeside PTA

Yay for Volunteers!

Thank you to all of our PE volunteers! Ms. Wong and Mr. Rohrs appreciate your time and so does PTA!

Today I was on campus for zero and first period and captured these lovely parents volunteering. Thank you!

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Woodbridge High School Comedy Night.

For current and future WHS parents.. every year WHS hosts Grad night for the graduating seniors. In order to fund this event, Woodbridge is having a comedy night fundraiser at the Irvine Improv! Information about the event is at the link below

Woodbridge night at the Improv is March 27. This is our main fundraiser for Grad night.

Please join us for a fun night of comedy and good food. Last year was a blast and we encourage everyone to come out for a great night of humor. Tickets available online and there are VIP table and booth options. Ages 18 and older. Please join us and support our final send-off for our seniors.


Volunteers needed for Physical Fitness Testing March 5th-15th

Hi Lakeside PTA Volunteers,

Our Physical Education teachers are looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming Physical Fitness Testing. We are in need of many volunteers from Tuesday, March 5th through Friday, March 15th. We would love for you to sign-up and help for as many days/times that you can. To find out more details and to sign-up please go here: 

Dine at MOD Pizza for Lakeside on February 13

Our February Restaurant Night is at MOD Pizza, Wednesday, February 13th!  Please stop by anytime during the day and support Lakeside Middle School.  MOD will donate 20% of all proceeds to Lakeside!  Make sure to mention you are supporting Lakeside Middle School prior to paying for your meal.


Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Time: ALL DAY (10:00 AM – 10:00 PM)

Where: MOD Pizza, 3965 Alton Pkwy., Irvine 92606 (Westpark Plaza Shopping Center)


Does your child have basketball fever??? If so, we are searching for some basketball players for our Lakeside Basketball team for the Hoops Classic.

Try out Registration is open until Feb 8th, Friday. So please sign up below. The tournament will be March 8-10

If you are interested in coaching please email Erin Stottlemyer at srorrle2775@hotmail.com.

The schools with the most points at the end of the year will be awarded the coveted Champions Cup to display at their school. Points were earned during Harvest Cup, Winter Bowl, and Hoops Classic. Lakeside has a successful Harvest Cup and Winter Bowl so join us for the basketball tournament.

Please register at the link below.



Lakeside_IUSD is at Orange County Great Park.

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Winterbowl teams – who competed this past weekend.🏈🚩 A huge thank you to the players and coaches for representing Lakeside with pride – Go Mariners!!⚓️⛵️ Also, shoutout to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for hosting a fantastic tournament and to OC Great Park for the amazing facilities and fields. #ipsf#winterbowl#ipsfwinterbowl#lmsmariners#ocgreatpark#ocgp#flagfootball


Hoops Classic Try out Registration has opened and will be opened until Feb 8th. The tournament will be March 8-10.

Don’t forget to sign up for the last tournament in the series, Hoops Classic, by February 8. The tournament will be March 8-10. If you are interested in coaching please email Erin Stottlemyer at srorrle2775@hotmail.com. The schools with the most points at the end of the year will be awarded the coveted Champions Cup to display at their school. Points were earned during Harvest Cup, Winter Bowl and Hoops Classic. Please register at the link below.



Congrats to our winter bowl teams that played hard yesterday.

Garret Walker coaches our 7th graders to a 1-2 day (2nd picture)

Mark Thompson coaches the eighth graders to a 2-1 day. (1st Picture)

Dine out tonight at Chipotle!

Lakeside PTA will be at Chipotle tonight for our monthly meeting. Come say hello and join us to hear what new things are happening at Lakeside.

Grab some delicious food tonight at Chipotle and support Lakeside at the same time!

See you there.

Happy New Year Lakeside. Wishing everyone a prosperous and healthy new year.

PTA enjoying Dine Out Night and Supporting Lakeside

Dining at Home with Square One Pizza tonight. Liz, the owner, greeted me warmly and the server had my order ready to go! Such a fabulous family business and I love how they support all of our local schools. Don’t forget to get your pizza tonight and support Lakeside! 

Teacher and Staff Holiday Breakfast 

Thank you to Samantha for once again creating a fabulous breakfast for our awesome teachers and staff! Thank you also to all of our parent volunteers who baked and donated such yummy food. We are truly blessed to have such a supportive Mariner community!

Lakeside’s 2018 Teacher of the Year!

Lakeside’s 2018 Teacher 👨‍🏫 of the Year is Mr. Robinson!!! He is so deserving! His energy is contagious and his love of music so evident. He inspires both student and parents! Congratulations Mr. Robinson! 🎉🎉 🎼 🎶🎉🎉


Dine out Night Dec 12

Restaurant Night Wednesday, Dec 12 at Square One Pizza. Join us for some delicious pizza and pasta! Show the flyer and Lakeside will receive 20%. Support Lakeside and this great mom and pop restaurant!

Memorial Fund for Ruya

In honor of Ruya: So many families have been asking PTA and the school how they can help Ruya’s family in their time of sadness and grief. The family has set up a memorial GoFundMe for Ruya. If you would like to participate please go to the link



A message from Principal Sodorff:

Dear Lakeside Community,

It is with great sadness that I share with you that Lakeside 8th grader Ruya Duman passed away this last Saturday due to complications related to leukemia. This is a tragic loss and our hearts are with Ruya’s family and friends during this difficult time. The family has planned services for Ruya on Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Irvine, located at 2 Truman Street.

To support students who may need to process this loss, we have had additional counseling support on campus this week. If you feel your child needs support now or in the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to contact our counselors or my office by calling our main office line 949-936-6100.

If needed, the following resources may be helpful when talking to your student about grief.

Irvine Family Resource Center
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
The Dougy Center – The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

If you would like to send a card, please send it to school and we will forward it to Ruya’s family.


Scott Sodorff


Lakeside Middle School

Winter Bowl

The IPSF Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament will be January 26, 2019. Register for tryouts by December 14 at irvineyouthsports.org. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Erin Stottlemyer at stottle2775@hotmail.com


Winter Flash Sale

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! But I have a new Hoodie, so I’m feeling warm and delightful!

Winter is here! Keep your kids warm all day with a new Lakeside hoodie! Lakeside spirit wear is on sale now! Order forms have been sent home or you can print one out here! Due date is Dec 6 so we can get those hoodies to you before winter break.

Order one for your child and one for you too!
Thank you, Lakeside Spirit Wear Committee

Giving Thanks

The Second Annual Lakeside Turkey Trot was a success today in large part because of our generous parents and teachers. Teachers and kids alike had a fast run, breaking several Lakeside time records!

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who cycled and monitored the course, stuck stickers to huge time sheets, and distributed water and treats at the end of the run. Thank you also to all the donated cases of water, it was much needed at the end of the run.

We are thankful for all of our parent and teachers and are blessed to have such strong support from our Lakeside family. PTA wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Turkey Trot Nov 20th

Hello Lakeside Parents,

Our second annual Turkey Trot is tomorrow Nov 20th. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered for tomorrow’s event. Please go to the front office and check in at 8 am or earlier and then meet us behind the Field House to set up and monitor the course. The weather should be good for running! See you tomorrow! Gobble Gobble Run!!



Hey there Principal Sodorff and Mr. Robinson!! Lakeside alumni and current students performing at WHS football game on 10/19/18


Every year Woodbridge High School hosts Lakeside and Southlake MS bands to join them in the stands sharing the rally band experience!! Listen to them play! Way to go Mariners and future WHS Warriors!!

On Friday, our Band🥁🎷🎺 students were able to participate in a mentor ship program with Woodbridge High School. Our students were able to warm-up and play with the Woodbridge High School Band and watch their outstanding halftime performance!👏 #IUSD #lmsmariners #woodbridgehighschool #woodbridgewarriors #whsband

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Turkey Trot November 20th

Volunteer cyclists and cases of waters are still needed!

Our second annual Turkey Trot is just around the corner on Nov 20th. It is a huge event and we will need lots of parent volunteers to help make it a success. We also need parents to donate water for the kids after the run. Please click on the link below to sign up and volunteer for the event and to donate a case of water.

Mooyah Dine Out Night

The second Dine Out Night of the year will take place at MOOYAH on Wednesday, November 14th! Please stop by for dinner and support Lakeside Middle School. MOOYAH Restaurant will donate a portion of all proceeds to Lakeside! Please bring the attached flyer or have it available on your phone. You must mention the fundraiser and present the flyer prior to paying for your meal.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Time: 4:00-9:00 PM

Where: MOOYAH, 5365 Alton Pkwy., Irvine (Alton Square Shopping Center)

Check out all of our Mariners participate in Walk to school Wednesday during RRW last week!



Lakeside’s⚓️⛵️ Walk to School!❤️ #lmsmariners #iusd #rrw #walktoschoolday

Lakeside PTA is proud of our girls and boys Harvest Cup Team. Way to go Mariners! 🎉🎉👍👍

Lakeside_IUSD is at Orange County Great Park.

SO proud of our Harvest Cup⚽️ teams!👏👏 They played their ❤️’s out and did a fantastic job representing Lakeside⚓️⛵️. And congrats to our Girls team for making the finals🏆🏅. And a HUGE thank you to our parent coaches, Matty West and Richard Sabeh!!🙌 Shout out to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for their organization of a great tournament and to OC Great Park for hosting. The fields and stadium were beautiful🤩#lmsmariners#harvestcup#soccer


Recap of this week’s successful Red Ribbon Week

Thank you to our Red Ribbon Week Committee, Rani and Stephanie!  


October 22, 2018



Red Ribbon❤️ Week this week at LMS!👍 A big thank you to our ASB students and Lakeside Middle School PTA for decorating our campus this morning! #rrw#lmsmariners #redribbonweek #staydrugfree #travelsafely


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Congratulations to Jett, who won the PTA raffle for the Anaheim Ducks hat and autographed stick 🏒 by Korbinian Holzer. Our Lakeside Middle School PTA supports us in SO many ways.👏 Make sure to show your support by joining Lakeside PTA! #lmsmariners #iusd #pta #lmspta #anaheimducks



Harvest Cup Update

Congratulations and Good Luck to our Lakeside Girls team. They won their game 2-1 and will advance to the next round. The game will be on Sunday 10/21/2018, 8 am., at the Great Park!

A shout out to the boys’ team, who fought an extremely hard game but lost 2-1 in the last minute. Although heartbreaking, we congratulate them for their perseverance and resilience.

Thank you again to our parent coaches, Matty West, and Richard Sabeh!!

 Lakeside 2018 RRW Schedule


38th Annual Harvest Cup

The 38th Annual Harvest Cup Tournament will begin this Friday OCT 19th! Good luck 🍀 to our boys and girls teams! 🙌

And a HUGE shout out to our parent coach volunteers Matty West, who is coaching our Lakeside Girls Team and Richard Sabeh, who is coaching our Lakeside Boys team. Thank you so much for volunteering!!

Lakeside Red Ribbon Week 

Red Ribbon Week supports the National Family Partnership in their nationwide campaign to develop well-being in young people through drug prevention, education and advocacy.

October 22nd-26th

Monday: Pledge card signing at lunch

Wednesday: Walk to School Day (meet at 8:45am at Barnes & Noble in Woodbridge Center)

Friday: Raffle Drawing at lunch

Turkey Trot Volunteers

Our second annual Turkey Trot is just around the corner on Nov 20th. It is a huge event and we will need lots of parent volunteers to help make it a success. We also need parents to donate water for the kids after the run. Please click on the link below to sign up and volunteer for the event and to donate a case of water. Thank you for your support!




IPSF Giving Day

Wear Orange Oct. 18

Let’s turn our school ORANGE to support Educational Excellence and Irvine Public Schools Foundation! On Thursday, October 18 please wear orange in honor of IPSF Giving Day and to celebrate all the programs and staff that they support in our school each year including music, instructional assistants, mental health resources, afterschool programs, and much more. Wear ORANGE and make a gift to the Educational Excellence Fund to show you value educational excellence in our schools! www.ipsf.net/givingday


Reflections Art Contest Due Oct 15.

A reminder that your Reflections Art Projects are Due Oct 15.



Harvest Cup Try Outs- October 5th, Afterschool on the Field

Lakeside will hold Harvest Cup tryouts for the Boys and Girls team on Friday, October 5th, after school on the field.  All are welcome to try out to represent Lakeside!

Harvest Cup




The Irvine Prevention Coalition and Irvine Unified Council PTA Presidents Present: A Free Seminar about Social and Emotional Health on IUSD Campuses. How and To Whom Can Students Reach Out?

Thursday, Oct 4th, 2018
6:30-8:00 pm
IUSD District Office, 5050 Barranca Parkway.

Harvest Cup Sign Ups

Interested in joining the Lakeside MS team? Registration is open for a few more days for the 2018 Harvest Cup team! We are also looking for a coach (parent or teacher). If you are interested in joining or have some questions please contact Erin Stottlemyer at stottle2775@hotmail.com. For more information about Harvest Cup click on the link from OC youth sports.


Last Days for Spirit Wear and PTA Membership -Sept 28

Just a reminder that THIS FRIDAY, Sept.28th is the last chance to order Lakeside Spirit Wear and PTA Memberships! Don’t miss out on your chance to get a t-shirt or sweatshirt in our brand new logo!

Spirit Wear and Membership forms can be found online at https://lakesidepta.com/forms-flyers/

Both can be returned with payment to your student’s advisor by this Friday. Spirit Wear will be delivered in mid-October. The raffle drawing will be in mid-October.


Hello Lakeside,

Our first restaurant night of the year is September 26th at MOD Pizza. It is an all-day event! Bring this flyer or show it a digital copy of it on your phone and MOD Pizza will donate 20% back to Lakeside. Join your friends for lunch and then bring your family after school for dinner and support MOD Pizza and Lakeside.

2018-2019 Reflections Art Contest – 50th Anniversary

It’s that time of year again, the PTA Reflections Art Program is underway for the 2018-2019 school year.
Each year, students are recognized for bringing the program theme to life through their art.


“Heroes Around Me”
Guidelines and entry forms for each art category are available on the IUSD and PTA website.  Please adhere to all requirements.
The deadline for submission at Lakeside is MondayOctober 15, 2018.  Please submit all entries to the front office after school.
In California, winning entries from our school will be advanced to the Council for judging, and after multiple divisions of judging top entries from our state PTA advance to the National PTA for a final round of judging.
For questions please contact Jamilah Nahas at reflections@lakesidepta.com


Join PTA and enter to win an autographed hockey stick from Ducks player Korbinian Holzer!

Hello Lakeside Families!


There is still time to join Lakeside PTA and be entered in the raffle drawing for your chance to win a Ducks hat and autographed hockey stick from Ducks player Korbinian Holzer!  Earn one raffle entry per paid membership. Go to the Lakeside PTA website at www.lakesidepta.org/membership to sign up.  The deadline for the raffle is September 28, 2018.


Thank you to all of the families that have already joined PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact us at membership@lakesidepta.com


Volunteer Opportunity

Hi Lakeside volunteers,

We have our first volunteer opportunity coming up next week. The P.E. department (Ms. Wong, Mr. Rohrs, and Mr. Clarke) need help labeling P.E. uniforms on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. There are multiple shifts available and we would like to have you sign-up now for a shift next week.  Click on the link below


Please plan to arrive at school a few minutes early to check-in at the office and obtain a volunteer sticker and then report to the field house for instructions from the P.E. teachers.

Again, thanks for your help and support of Lakeside!

Jill Perez
VP of Volunteers
Lakeside Middle School

Hello Lakeside Family,


Turn your old clothes into money for Lakeside!  Now through this Friday until 12 noon, we are collecting your old textiles for Clothes for the Cause.  Every pound collected means money for our school.  Clothes, shoes, textiles and more will be RESOLD, RECYCLED and REPURPOSED.    The usable clothing will provide affordable clothing to those in need.  Recycled fiber products save money and resources by using existing materials.  Clothes for the Cause closes the loop for old items and keeps it out of our landfills AND at the same time raises money for our cause, Lakeside, and our kids!



The money raised from our clothing drive goes straight back to our kids this YEAR!  Last year’s donations help pay for the new chilled and filtered water bottle fountains!  This year our goal is to give the kids more shaded areas at the lunch tables.

So help us help our kids get more shade!  Drop off your bags of clothes at the Lakeside Middle School sign on Lemongrass in the morning.  You can also bring your bags of clothing during Back to School Night on August 30!


Thank you for your support!

 Principal Sodorff Donates too!

Thank you Principal Sodorff for the many bags of clothes for Lakeside.  Let’s challenge each family to donate this much too!

Clothes for the Causes Day 1

Every bag of clothing counts! Lots of bags for the first day of the drive.  Jesus and the PTA collected bags all throught the day!  Thank you!

Clothes for the Cause Starts August 27

It’s here! The trailer arrived for the Clothes for the Cause drive. We are ready to receive all of your old clothes, shoes and book bags. Bring them in starting tomorrow. Drop them off at the Lakeside sign on Lemongrass in the morning! Thank you for your support.

PTA Membership Registration is NOW ONLINE!

Hello Lakeside Family!

We have good news. Online PTA Registration is Now LIVE!

Go to https://lakesidepta.com/membership/

Fill out the online form to pay for PTA membership and donations, sign up to volunteer, add your name to the directory and submit your payment through PayPal. You will receive an email receipt with the Tax ID included. It is that easy!

Get a jump start to Registration Day

Clothes for the Cause- August 27-31

Happy Summer Day Lakeside Family and Friends,

Our clothing drive fundraiser with Clothes for the Cause will be August 27th- August 31st. As you clean out your closets over the summer, save those bags of clothes, old backpacks, shoes and textiles for Lakeside!

During the first full week of school (8/27-8/30), you will be able to drop off your bags of clothes at the Lakeside Middle School sign on Lemongrass and we will take them to the trailer for you! It’s that easy!! Also, you can bring your bags to school during Back to School Night which will be on August 30th. Instead of discarding clothing, backpacks and household linens, give them a second life and turn all of the discarded material to cash for our school.

Thank you for your continued support,
Lakeside PTA

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Promotion Day 2018

Promotion Day at Lakeside! Congratulations Mariners! It was a beautiful morning for promotion ceremonies. Lots of kids, parents, and family attended and enjoyed a yummy selection of pastries, fruit and coffee before things got started. This year, PTA added the Class of 2018 balloon selfie wall and it was wonderful to see family and friends take lots of pictures. Good luck next year!





Teacher’s Appreciation:  Happy Retirement Party for Gina


Friday-  As you know Ms. Cuneo is retiring and what a fitting way to end Teacher Appreciation Week than to celebrate and thank Ms. Cuneo for her 38 years of service.  For this special day, PTA catered lunch from Panini Cafe and provided the banner for all to sign. Thank you to Ms Mack and ASB for assisting in getting the banner signed. Thank you to Mary O’Connor for help in scheduling. And special thanks to Samantha Rogers and friends who organized, decorated and catered throughout the week!



Teacher Appreciation:  Muffin Day

Thursday was muffins in the morning. More delicious food for the teachers and staff.  All the muffins were so good, they disappeared before we got a picture!   So to recap the week’s events, a picture of the calendar for teacher’s week and a swag bag they all received.



Teacher Appreciation:  Coffee Wednesday

Wednesday – – Wake me up! Coffee, tea, and snacks served all day! Just what our teachers and staff need to make it through the week. Lakeside PTA to the rescue!


Teacher Appreciation:  Farmers Market Luncheon


Tuesday – PTA provided salad and sandwiches from Square One Pizza for Tuesday’s teachers and staff luncheon. And Champagne Bakery gifted each staff with a gift certificate for a fresh hot baguette. Desserts made by Samantha! So adorable! We are so lucky to have such talented volunteers at Lakeside who give so much of themselves for our teachers and kids.


Teacher Appreciation:  Market Fresh Monday

It’s Market Fresh Breakfast Monday at Lakeside. Thank you to all of you and your breakfast donations! Thank you for helping us thank our wonderful teachers! Special thanks to Samantha and Mia for organizing this event and all the teacher appreciation events this week!


Teacher Appreciation Week May 14-18, 2018

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Monday, PTA will host breakfast for the teachers. Please sign up to bring a breakfast item. Thank you for supporting our Lakeside teachers.


PTA meeting March 26, 6:30 pm Teacher’s Lounge

On tonight’s agenda is voting for PTA Board Members for 2018-2019. If you are a current PTA member, you are welcome to attend and vote.

National Alliance on Mental Illness talk:

Thank you to NAMI, Officer Gramer and Lauren Stallings (Woodbridge HS Wellness Coordinator) for their thoughtful and insightful presentation Monday evening. We had a very nice turnout from the community.


Thank you Lakeside Parents and Friends,
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Lakeside PTA is wholeheartedly thankful to all of our parents for their continued support.  On November 21st, we had our Turkey Trot, the rescheduled run day for our Red Ribbon Run, and once again our parent’s signed up to volunteer to do the chute, charts, distribute water, and monitor the path on their bikes! It was a fun experience to watch them race to the finish line, and it could not have been accomplished without our volunteers. Thank you, parents!
And also many, many thanks for the water donations, coming to our restaurant nights and supporting all of the kids as they participate in Reflections and Red Ribbon Week.  Your continued presence at our events is truly amazing and appreciated.
Wishing you a fun, and food-filled weekend with friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Lakeside PTA


Dine Out Night at CPK on Nov 8th!


Dear Lakeside Families:
Get your pizza on and dine out ALL DAY LONG at the California Pizza Kitchen in Woodbridge on Wednesday, November 8th!  20% of all proceeds will go straight back to your Lakeside PTA, so get out of your kitchen and visit California Pizza Kitchen!
Please be sure to bring in the attached flyer and present it to your server.  Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages!
Valid at the following location:
California Pizza Kitchen
Alton Square, 5465 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604 
**For more information about Lakeside PTA, please go to Lakesidepta.com or find and follow us on Facebook at Lakeside Middle School PTA (@lakesidemiddleschoolpta).
Thanks for your support!
Lakeside PTA



Volunteers Needed for Stand up Fundraiser Event Monday, Nov 6th


Hello Lakeside PTA Members,

We are requesting your volunteer support for Lakeside’s upcoming fundraiser event.

Please click on the SignUpGenius link for more information: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4DA5AD2AA6F49-lakeside5

Thank you and have a great weekend!
Lakeside PTA



The Red Ribbon Run scheduled for today has been canceled due to excessive heat. The new date has yet to be determined but we will send out an announcement when it is decided. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help out today and please sign up if and when we have the new date. We will send out a reminder to volunteer when it has been determined.

Thank you, Lakeside PTA

Red Ribbon Week Oct 23- 27, 2017


Lakeside Red Ribbon Week 2017 Theme:

“Your Future is Key, What Will You Be”


All Week:

  • Daily “healthy lifestyle” announcements
  • Week-long dress up days- ASB will be assigned an advisor “buddy”. Participating students will get a red raffle ticket if they dress up. The can enter in a raffle for a FitBit
    • Every individual student that dresses up will receive 1 raffle ticket each day
    • Every student that participates in the Walk to School will receive 5 raffle tickets
  • Penny Wars will be happening all week (7th vs 8th grade)- Bring your in your coins!!!!


Monday, October 23rd

Dress up day theme: “Keep your hopes and your socks high!”  Wear knee- high crazy socks!

Red ribbon wristbands will be distributed during advisement

Activity: Lunchtime pledge cards and tie ribbon for your pledge to be drug-free!

Tuesday, October 24th

Dress up day theme: “The Future is Key, What Will YOU Be?” Dress like your future self. Activity: Come to the fashion show at lunch to win a prize.

Wednesday, October 25th

Dress up day theme: “Get your run on, Lakeside”- wear athletic clothes to run the lake Activity: Lake Run

Thursday, October 26th

Walk to School Day – students will meet at Barnes and Noble and walk to school. Each student that walks will receive 5 raffle tickets

Theme: “Don’t’ stay in bed, walk to school in red!”– wear red Activity: Red vines for students who wear red during lunch

Friday, October 27th

Theme: “Sail on to your future! “– wear school colors or dress like a Mariner to enter a raffle drawing at lunch

Activity: Opportunity drawing for the awesome prize or prizes during lunch- YAT Activity


Fit Bit Raffle

Red Raffle Tickets will be collected in a red bucket in the media center. Students MUST put their name on the tickets or keep the other half with the matching numbers!

Looking forward to a GREAT week!



Red Ribbon Week Oct 23-27- Requesting Bottle Water Donations and Volunteers

Red Ribbon Week is fast approaching and once again Lakeside will hold its annual “Red Ribbon Week” Lake Run. This is a fun run for students and staff and it is an event in which everyone participates! This year we find that we are in desperate need of WATER! We only have 2 cases of water in storage and we have 760 students, along with staff, participating in the Run. We are asking that you please consider donating a case of water to keep our runners hydrated.  The 16 oz. bottles are great for this event and you can drop off your water donations by the Lakeside sign on Lemongrass or by the Lakeside sign on Stone Creek.

We are also in need of volunteers for the event day.  Come and support Lakeside.  Click on the Signup Genius Link to find out more information on how to volunteer.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da5ad2aa6f49-lakeside4

Thank you so much for donating water and for volunteering for the Red Ribbon Lake Run!

Mary Woll, Red Ribbon Week Coordinator


The Reflections Art Contest Deadline Submission date – Oct 17! 

It is not too late to create your art, music or written piece for Reflections.  The deadline is Tuesday, Oct 17th to the front office.

This year’s theme is “Within Reach.”   To view the categories, rules for submission, and for the online application, please visit our forms and flyers tab or the State PTA website at  http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/.   All submissions are due no later than October 17, 2017, by 3:05 p.m. in the main office.  We look forward to seeing how far our students can reach!

Questions?  Contact Jamilah Nahas at Reflections@lakesidepta.com

Get creative, Lakeside!



Dine-Out Night at Chipotle – TUESDAY, OCT. 17th!

Dear Lakeside Families,

The second dine-out night of the year will take place at Chipotle Mexican Grill NEXT WEEK!  Please stop by for dinner and support Lakeside Middle School.  Chipotle will donate 50% of all proceeds to Lakeside!  Please bring the attached flyer or have it available on your phone.  You must mention the fundraiser and present the flyer prior to paying for your meal.


Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17th

Time: 5:00-9:00 PM

Place: Chipotle at 3966 B Barranca Parkway, Irvine (Crossroads Shopping Center)

Thanks for your support!

Lakeside PTA







The Reflections Art Contest Has Begun! 

Lakeside PTA is proud to once again sponsor the Reflections Art Contest for the 2017-2018 school year.  This year’s theme is “Within Reach.”   To view the categories, rules for submission, and for the online application, please visit our forms and flyers tab or the State PTA website at  http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/.   All submissions are due no later than October 17, 2017 by 3:05 p.m. in the main office.  We look forward to seeing how far our students can reach! 

Questions?  Contact Jamilah Nahas at Reflections@lakesidepta.com

Get creative, Lakeside!



Restaurant Night NEXT WEEK & Ralph’s Rewards!

Dear Lakeside Families!

Lakeside Middle School PTA is hosting the FIRST Restaurant Night of the year at The Stand in Oak Creek.  The Stand will donate 20% of all proceeds back to Lakeside!  Please bring in the attached flyer with you and present it when you pay.

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Time: 3:00-9:00 PM

Where: The Stand, 5633 Alton Pkwy. #200, Irvine (near Gelson’s Market) OR The Stand, 1332 Bison Ave., Newport Beach



Re-Register Your Ralphs Rewards Card

PLEASE re-register your Ralph’s Rewards card for Lakeside Middle School!  You must register your card every school year, so please go into your Ralph’s Rewards account to do this now.  You can help earn money for Lakeside on all of your purchases at Ralph’s. Please follow the instructions on how to do this online.

Ralphs Community Program 2017 v2



We have extended the deadline for Spirit Wear to Sept 29th, Friday.  Don’t forget to purchase your Lakeside shirt and sweatshirts be ready for the upcoming Spirit Wear days that ASB is planning for the year.  Spiritwear-Order-Form-2017 _final


Clothing for a Cause

Thank you to all the Lakeside families and friends who donated bags and bags of clothing, shoes and textiles.  In a short few days, we collected 5370 pounds of clothing!  That is over 2.5 tons of clothes that will be reused or recycled.  For all of your efforts, we will receive $537 that will go directly back to our kids this year.  Our clothing drive was a success and we look forward to doing it again next fall.


Welcome Back to School Luncheon

This year started off with a spectacular welcome back lunch for all of the teachers and staff.  Samantha Rogers and Maia Starling, our two wonderful Hospitality PTA volunteers, created an amazing display as the backdrop to a yummy luncheon from Square One Pizza.   This year, the PTA reached out to Coffee Bean Tea and Leaf during their give back to teacher’s campaign and they generously donated enough coffee and tea for each staff member!  Thank you Coffee Bean!!  And finally, PTA gifted to each teacher and staff member their choice of Spirit Wear!   This year you will see our teachers and staff on campus with Lakeside pride.   All this to start the year off and recognize the dedication that our Lakeside teachers and staff have for our kids.  Thank you!




Welcome Back Mariners

Welcome back to school Mariners!  We hope you are all enjoying the last few days of our lovely California summer weather.  If you have not yet purchased the new Spirit Wear during registration day, you can still order until Sept 25th.   You can also find the spirit wear form, the PTA registration form and other information on our forms and flyers tab.

This year we will continue the tradition of having our clothing drive fundraiser with Clothes for the Cause.  Instead of discarding clothing and household linens, give them a second life.   Clothes, shoes, textiles, purses, belts and more will be RECYCLED and REPURPOSED.  Clothes for the Cause closes the loop in the end life of clothes and materials at the same time they turn all of our discarded material to cash for our school.

Our Clothes for the Cause drive will be September 5-8th.  You will be able to drop off your bags of clothes at the Lakeside Middle School sign on Lemongrass and we will take them to the trailer for you!  It’s that easy!!

Lakeside PTA clothes for cause Save Your Clothes

We look forward to another successful and fun year at Lakeside.