38th Annual Harvest Cup

The 38th Annual Harvest Cup Tournament will begin this Friday OCT 19th! Good luck¬†ūüćĬ†to our boys and girls teams!¬†‚öĹūüôĆ

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 Monday, October 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

lakeside middle clothing for the cause pta flyer



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‚Äôs 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‚ÄĚ


All Week:

  • Daily ‚Äúhealthy lifestyle‚ÄĚ announcements
  • Week-long dress up days- ASB will be assigned an advisor ‚Äúbuddy‚ÄĚ. 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: ‚ÄúKeep your hopes and your socks high!‚Ä̬† 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: ‚ÄúThe 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: ‚ÄúGet your run on, Lakeside”- wear athletic clothes to run the lake Activity: Lake Run

Thursday, October 26th

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

Theme: ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt‚Äô stay in bed, walk to school in red!‚ÄĚ‚Äď wear red Activity: Red vines for students who wear red during lunch

Friday, October 27th

Theme: “Sail on to your future! ‚Äú‚Äď 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 РOct 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.