Chess Club Open to New Members

Do you play chess? Join the Lakeside Chess Club, which meets every Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Ms. Bell’s classroom. Open to students in 3rd-8th Grades. Cost is $25 and includes a Chess Club T-shirt.

A Week of Kindness

LPA Lakeside is hosting Kindness Week, beginning January 22. It kicks off with a Kindness Checklist Challenge that will have acts of kindness for students to complete during the week. Each day presents a new challenge for students to be kind, so everyone get together this week and show kindness to others in your own unique way.

Register for the Youth Basketball Clinic

Arizona Basketball Academy’s Youth Basketball Clinic comes to Lakeside on January 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to boys and girls, ages 9-14. The $20 registration fee includes a free basketball and camp shirt.

Parent-Teacher Conference Night

Parents and guardians are invited to come in and view their child’s progress, get home activities, and parent resources for homework help. Learn about the upcoming standards that your child will be learning next quarter, so we encourage all parents and/or guardians to attend.

How to Write a Letter to Your Future Adult Child

Kids grow up fast and parents often get too caught up in daily activities to think about their child’s future. Writing down all your experiences, hopes, and lessons for your future adult child will help give them a better understanding of how you were at that age and what they should expect in the coming years. Your child is young now, but what do you want to tell them when they become an adult?

Early Release on December 22

Friday, December 22, is the last day of the semester. Students will be released at 11:30 a.m. with no lunch and no after-school care. Parents should make other arrangements on that day.

Fitness for Kids

Exercise keeps kids physically and mentally healthy. Children need at least one hour of physical activity a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Getting active improves the immune system, makes bones stronger, and decreases risks of diseases later in life. Starting exercise at a young age can prevent certain types of cancers and will help blood pressure and bone density in the future. From rollerblading to joining a sports team, there are many options to get kids out and about.

Giving Back Year-Round

The holiday season is often called the season of giving. We remind our children that it is important to give to others less fortunate than us around Thanksgiving and Christmas because not everyone gets presents or has warm clothes to wear in the cold months. Parents can carry on the season of giving and make it a year-round occasion that kids will look forward to.

5 Ways to Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is essential for kids’ growth and physical development. The right nutrients help to gain more energy, improve mental performance, and boost the immune system. Just saying “avoid junk food” is not enough to convince kids to make healthy choices. These tips for healthy eating will get you and your child on the right path.

Teaching Kids the Dangers of Smoking

On the third Thursday of every November, smokers around the nation come together to take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. This event challenges smokers to quit using tobacco products and provides them with resources to stay away. Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world, which is why the Great American Smokeout remains an important event.

History Of Halloween

What do you think of when you hear the word Halloween? Eating an endless amount of treats, playing scary pranks, or carving giant pumpkins may pop into your mind. October 31 brings a day full of costumes and trick-or-treating. But why do we celebrate Halloween? This spooky holiday dates far back and has changed quite a bit over the years.