Lakeside Longhorn News

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Open PTO Board Positions! We need YOU!
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

Lakeside Needs your Help!

Our Fabulous Carnival Committee is looking for the following:

Games Assistant
Activities Assistant

The Carnival Team meets in the evenings and is a great team to join to learn all about how Lakeside “Gets Things Done!”

Please join them for the next Carnival Meeting on Wednesday, December 13th for more information or to find out about these easy and fun jobs!
No experience necessary!
E-mail Bindu Shelar for information about the meeting.

The Yearbook Committee is looking for help with Yearbook Sales!
This job is super easy and will involve managing online orders, and making flyers, and spreading the word when yearbook sales will be going on after the holidays.
Please let Christy Freddo know if you can help!

ALSO, we have two ladies rolling off the PTO this year due to Graduation.
We would LOVE to train you in the following areas if you would like to learn the ropes for NEXT year!
Spirit Wear (We get to design new T-shirts and fill orders!)
School Supplies (Will start getting things moving in February for the next year!)

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact McKenna Marx to be put in touch with our leading ladies!

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Toy Drive!
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

The Lakeside Leadership Team (Student Council) is partnering with the Coppell Lions Club to provide toys for children who would otherwise not receive holiday gifts this winter.

If you are able, we would love for you to send in any new toys you feel like you can donate. Our young leaders here at Lakeside are collecting ANY TYPE of toys or books (or gift cards) that might appeal to children up through 5th grade age.

Last year, Lakeside donated many toys and made a lasting impact on children right here in our area. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Toys will be collected through Dec 14.

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Education Foundation Awards Grant to Mrs. Tuffnell!
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

On Tuesday, December 5, the Coppell ISD Education Foundation surprised CISD teachers by awarding grants with balloons and big checks. Lakeside Elementary’s SaraBeth Tuffnell received $2,648 for “Ukuleles in the Music Classroom.” The grant provides 35 Ukuleles and accompanying accessories. The goal of this initiative is to improve the ability to teach rhythm, melody, improvisation and part-work to students of all skill-levels with a resource that is both inviting and culturally relevant to all students. The use of a ukulele to create and perform multipart music pieces is far superior to the current use of recorders. Visit website by clicking here to read about all grants funded this year.

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Happy Holidays!
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

Thank you to all of our room parents & families who are helping out with our winter parties this week!
Lakeside PTO would like to wish all of our Longhorns a safe & happy holiday season! Don’t forget to stay connected & follow us on Facebook at Lakeside Elementary PTO. You can also find us on twitter @LakesidePTO
Normal school hours resume on Weds, Jan 3rd.
Our PTO Connect newsletter will be back in “full operation” beginning Jan, 2018 as well! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Dont forget
December Early Release Reminder
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

Coppell ISD will have early release for schools prior to the Winter Break. On Thursday, Dec. 14, New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 15, Elementary Schools will release at 12:15 pm., Middle Schools will release at 1:45 p.m., and New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m.

Strategic design
Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 07:08PM CST

The next phase of CISD’s Strategic Design Effort is underway. The Strategic Design Questionnaire is now available to complete online by clicking here This is your opportunity to share your voice, input and perspectives about the current state of and future desires for the district. The anonymous questionnaire is available here and takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have multiple roles within the district; we encourage you to take the survey more than once, to represent the roles you fill — such as once as a staff member and/or once as a parent or former student, etc. The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Telugu.

We need you kids
The Carnival is Coming Soon!
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 05:44PM CST

Lakeside’s Annual Carnival is quickly approaching! Be sure to put Feb 3rd, 3-7 pm on your calendar!
We have an awesome team working hard to put together this wonderfully fun event for all our Lakeside families to enjoy! We have a few spots left where we need some more help, please join us at our next carnival meeting Wednesday, Dec 13th at 7 pm, at the Coppell city library, to hear what we do and see if there is anything you would like to help with!
Currently, our biggest needs are to find someone to assist with Games and someone to assist with Activities. Yes, there yes is currently someone leading each of those areas, we just need some additional help, so you won’t be alone!! We would also LOVE to find another co-chair to help learn the ropes this year as our current chair will be moving up to middle school soon! Please consider pitching in to help our carnival team!
Our team just isn’t the same without YOU!

Music notes
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 05:44PM CST

Congratulations to Lakeside’s Teacher of the Year, our amazing music teacher, Mrs. Tuffnell! Way to go Mrs. Tuffnell! We are so proud of you!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

Strategic design
One more date left to attend CISD Education Summit!
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 05:44PM CST

Coppell ISD launches Strategic Design efforts

Coppell ISD is embarking on a new district Strategic Design initiative to help CISD create its next set of priorities from which all efforts will be aligned.

Since the district is nearing the end of its last strategic plan, Pinnacle 2020, this effort is timely and will give the district a renewed vision for the upcoming years.

The district will have its Strategic Design efforts with Education Summits:

· Wednesday, Dec. 6 at New Tech High @Coppell from 6 to 8 p.m.

Coppell ISD stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and the Coppell community, are invited to attend one of the summits, which will prepare the audience to consider their values and vision for education. Additional phases of the Strategic Design process include an online questionnaire, one-on-one interviews, and district and market research.
Find more details by clicking here

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PTO MEETING TONIGHT Dec 4 - Please Join Us!
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 05:44PM CST

JOIN US tonight for our monthly PTO meeting! Our December holiday fun meeting is tonight at 7 pm at the Bunting’s home.
Be sure to email Jen Bunting for more information & RSVP if you plan on joining us!