June 10, 2014
Dear Parents, Families & Friends,
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful year at Lakeside and have already started to celebrate summer.
Speaking of celebrations, I want to share some of our amazing celebrations from this year. Our students learned about PBL (Project Based Learning) and were able to explore their content in a variety of ways. Through their many PBLs, Lakeside learners partnered with Leukemia Texas, NASA, schools around Coppell as well as around the globe, The North Texas Food Bank, Coppell’s esteemed Mayor, and Pink Hearts Fund – just to name a few. Our learners were able to demonstrate their skills as philanthropists, communicators, collaborators, digital citizens, and innovators this year.
In addition to the many exciting opportunities PBL and digital tools have afforded us, our learners have been provided with the skills they need in order to demonstrate mastery on traditional assessments. Lakeside learners achieved great success on the STAAR test this year and demonstrated strong growth on the MAP test as well. Because of these experiences, our kids are better prepared to pursue their future with enthusiasm, knowledge, and confidence.
As we look forward to the 2014-2015 school year, I want to make you aware of what is on the horizon for us at Lakeside. We will continue to engage in rigorous instructional practices that incorporate digital tools and PBL. We will focus on customizing instruction for our learners through instructional clusters and departmentalized sections. We will continue to partner with our families and continue our monthly Learning Walks. I know that with your partnership, Lakeside will continue to be an outstanding campus in Coppell and beyond.
As you prepare for the new year I want to be sure you are aware of some important events and timelines.
August 4th: Our front office will reopen. Office hours will be from 8am-3pm (closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30)
August 14th: Residency Verification in the Lakeside gym (you must update your portal & be zoned for Lakeside)
8am -11am for last name’s that begin with A-M
12pm-3pm for last name’s that begin with N-Z
August 20th: Teacher Assignments will be shared (you will need your child’s ID# from the portal)
August 21st: Meet the Teacher from 6pm-7pm
August 25th: First Day of School – our school day is daily from 7:50am-3:05pm
August 26th-28th: Early Release at 11:30 am for all of our K-2 learners
September 1st: Lakeside will be closed in observance of Labor Day
Please remember to check our website for updates, “Like” our PTO on Face Book at Lakeside Elementary PTO, or follow us on Twitter @lakesidecoppell.
Thank you for being a part of our “Positively Awesome” community and thank you for supporting us each day.
Have a wonderful summer,
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The 21st century focus at Lakeside does not stop at the integration of meaningful soft skills. Lakeside learners are surrounded by instructional media that they use to communicate with the world around them, collaborate with peers, create multimedia presentations, and critically evaluate information from global sources. Lakeside learners and educators have access to an ample supply of current technology from a variety of platforms. Each homeroom has an interactive smart board and available computers for learners to use. Grade levels have access to netbooks, laptops, two computer labs, Macbooks, iPads, iPods, and participate in virtual learning experiences on a regular basis. Our learners are preparing for the world of tomorrow and mastering the tools of today.
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