Our lovely Promotions Committee hosted a fabulous event for our 8th graders. They also created a new backdrop to the stage this year. Such good people with so much creativity! It is a fitting ending to a very successful year. Thank you to all of our PTA members for supporting us this year. Thank you to all the members of the board and committees for working so hard all year long. Thank you to Principal Sodorff, the Lakeside staff, and teachers for an amazing year.
Ever wonder what is PBIS? PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Support, and is the method our school uses to encourage good behavior. Part of this program uses small awards or gift cards for kids to earn through positive behavior. PTA joins this effort with Lakeside Middle School and has created an ongoing grant. Thank you to our counselors and the PBIS teacher team for your dedication.
Did you know that Lakeside has digital printers and robotics machines? Our science department is making a big push to include these new technologies. Lakeside PTA completely supports these efforts and this year was awarded a $3000 Science Grant to help purchase the supplies needed. We look forward to all the new engineers and computer scientist.
Meet Peter Fatzaun, he is Lakeside’s Library Media Specialist and chief conductor of all things cool in traditional paper and digital media. He encourages our kids to read and in fact, our Lakeside kids check out more books than any other middle school in the district. Mr. Fatzaun presented this bit of information and many others during one of our PTA meetings. PTA was so impressed by his enthusiasm and dedication to reading and kids, that we awarded a $1400 Library Grant for Lakeside and Mr. Fatzaun to continue his work. Here is just a small portion of the books the kids enjoyed this year and will continue to enjoy for many years to come.
PTA awarded Nathan Robinson a $5000 music grant, which was used to purchase 2 new beautiful cellos and 1 brand spanking new shiny tuba! Well deserved for Lakeside’s 2018 Teacher of the Year!
We ended the year by hosting a delicious holiday breakfast for all of the teachers and staff, which of course included the now-famous Donut Wall! Thank you, parents, you helped make the first half of the 2018-2019 so memorable!
During November, PTA helped with our second annual Turkey Trot. Thank you to all the parents who helped make that event a success.
As the year comes to a close, we look back at this year filled with so many fun memories and accomplishments. Do you remember last August? Seems so far away now, but for the incoming 7th graders, a whole new landscape to learn and the 8th graders ruled the kingdom, our Clothes for the Cause Drive, and Welcome Back Luncheon for the teachers started the year off!
Hot Coffee and Churros for snack today at Lakeside.