Welcome to the Start of the New School Year!

Welcome to the Start of the New School Year!

Lakeshore Partnership Connections

September 16, 2014 Deborah Lewis, Partnership Coordinator

Welcome to the start of the new school year!

Principal’s Corner with Mrs. Miner

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year! I would especially like to welcome our new students and staff to the “Lakeshore Family.” I am starting my fifth year as principal and my sixteenth year in education. I am very proud to call this building home. I hope that you will find that Lakeshore is full of caring individuals who are always willing to help each other realize their full potential and to reach their goals.

We do have a few new faces to share.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Kelli Gillespie

Second Grade: Ms. Nora Tepsa

Third Grade: Mrs. Katie Fredrick and Mrs. Beth Westrate

Special Education Resource Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Page

Special Education Assistant: Mrs. Crystal Frase

Title I Reading Resource Teacher: Mrs. Nicole Langman

General School Assistant: Mrs. Nanci Mortimer

Daytime Custodian: Mr. Craig Warren

The first full week with the students has been wonderful and we are off to a great start. The students have been busy learning the procedures, routines and our high expectations of behavior for the classroom, playground, lunchroom, hallway and bathroom from all of the teachers and staff through our Positive Behavior and Intervention and Supports (PBIS) teaching.

I look forward to this school year with great excitement and anticipation. We have a wonderful staff, terrific students, and an amazing parent community! Lakeshore is truly a Community of Learners!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 715-852-3410 or email me at .

Educationally yours,

Colleen Miner


Remember, Wed. Sept. 24 is two hour early release for Elementary students.

Ice Cream Social and Read & Feed This Week!

It is a busy week for the PTO at Lakeshore. This Thursday, Sept. 18 is our annual Ice Cream Social for ALL Lakeshore families and staff beginning at 5:30. Gordy’s County Markets have generously supplied our ice cream and cones for this event. So next time you are in the store thank them for giving to your school. The weather promises to be beautiful, Mother Nature is on our side! Bring the entire family and enjoy meeting other families, getting to know your child’s old and new friends. Mingle with staff. It is a relaxing and fun time. Over at 7:00pm. Then this Friday is our first Read & Feed of the school year. We ask students to bring a quarter for a bag of popcorn that our PTO pops in the morning. Then sometime during the school day the students get a chance to read a book and eat their popcorn. EVERYONE receives popcorn regardless. Money raised will go toward the Cheri Uelmen Memorial Fund. Cheri is the Sherman teacher who was in the bike race accident a week ago Sunday and lost her life. Students will get to vote in subsequent months’ Read & Feeds for where the money will go. Thank you!

Culver’s Night Coming Up

First Culver’s Night of the school year is Monday, September 22 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Culver’s on Brackett Avenue. Yes, Brackett is still under construction BUT you can reach the Culvers by going on Keith Street from Clairemont Avenue and turning in at the Taco Johns entrance off of Keith Street. New to Lakeshore’s Culver’s nights? Our Lakeshore PTO receives a percentage of the profits from the Culver’s store that evening. The money is used to support the Lakeshore PTO programs for OUR Lakeshore students and families. You don’t need a flyer or even tell the counter that you are from Lakeshore and ANYONE can go. Tell your neighbors. Drive through, take away or eat in ALL count toward Lakeshore’s percentage. Even a custard cone, it all adds up. Lakeshore staff attends with their families and it is a blast saying hi to everyone. So if you want an easy supper or are craving a frozen custard then Culver’s on the 22nd is the place to go! Hope to see many of you there.

Volunteer Spot for PTO Events

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our activity signups on VolunteerSpot:

2) Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy — you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Volunteers are still needed to help scooping Ice Cream for the Social this Thursday. Please go to Volunteer Spot to sign up. And check to see if more volunteers are needed to help with the Read & Feed this Friday. The Read & Feed takes about three hours to pop the corn for 450 students in the morning. ALL of the Lakeshore PTO Events except for the Scholastic Book Fairs are on this link, please check it out. Our PTO Potluck October meeting is coming up on the 14th of October, let us know what you may be bringing to share.

Child Late to School?

Parents if your child is late to school DO NOT drop them off at the Hudson St. entrance. Please let them off at thefront entrance where they can be buzzed into school and get a late slip at the office.

Sick Child Guidelines:

Although we encourage and expect regular attendance, in an effort to maintain the good health of all our students, please refrain from bringing your child to school if they are sick. This will reduce the overall number of illnesses among the students. If a child exhibits any of the following symptoms at school, a parent/guardian/emergency contact will be notified to come and pick up the student:Temperature of 100.5° or more,Diarrhea,Vomiting,Persistent Coughing,Draining or Spreading Rash.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact Lakeshore’s school nurse for answers.

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Community Events for Families

Winter Coat Give Away

October 4 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Kings Closet on South Barstow next to the Redeeming Grace Church (a blue painted building), Sacred Heart Hospital is partnering with the Kings Closet to give away coats to anyone who is in need of one. Children to adults, coats for all and they are all FREE! The Kings Closet is a wonderful resource for anyone in need of clothing. It is always FREE and opened to all.

Indianhead Model Railroad Club Annual Show is October 11 and 12

The Club will sponsor the 13th Annual Train Show on Saturday, October 11, from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, October 12 from 10 am-4 pm at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. Adults are $5, children are $3, children under 5 are free and a family of 2 adults and 2 children is $15. The show features sellers, displays, operating layouts and concessions. Contact Richard at 715-830-1204 or or learn more at

Tenth Annual Trunk N’ Treat

Join Eau Claire Ford Lincoln at 2909 Lorch Avenue near Action City on Monday, October 27 for a free family event for children and adultsdressed in a Halloween costume (costume optional) from 5:30-7:30 pm. Check out the more than 20 plus decorated vehicles while trick or treating and enjoying free treats.

Black Friday Event

First Baptist Church of Eau Claire, a partner in the Good Neighbor Project for Lakeshore and Longfellow Elementary schools, is extending an invitation to the parents of children attending those two schools, to drop off your children at our church on Friday, November 28, 2014 (yep, that’s the shopping day known as Black Friday!) so that you can Christmas shop without your kids along. Yes, we know that this is early notice, but we like to plan ahead.

They are planning to be open between 8:00 am and Noon on that day, with activities for elementary kids that include singing, arts & crafts, Christmas videos, snacks and games, all at no cost to you. All they ask is that you contact them (and leave a message if we aren’t here) at 715-832-0642 before November 21, 2014 if you would like to take advantage of this free service, so that they have enough food and craft materials for all who will be attending. Leave your name, and the name, gender and age of your child(ren) so they can have a sign-in sheet ready when you arrive. Thank you, and hope to see your kids here on that Friday!

The Lakeshore Partnership Connections come home at least twice a month. If you are not receiving them via the district Skyward email please contact me so I can get your correct email address on our list. My contact information is at the top of this newsletter.

Have a great 2014-2015 School Year! We are glad you are at Lakeshore!