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Happy Friday Sharks - 

Important Dates

November 23, 24, & 25 - No School for Students
November 28-December 2 - Classroom Level Spelling Bees
November 28-December 14 - Toiletry Drive
November 30 - Picture Makeup Day
December 2 - SCA Movie Night 4pm-6pm
December 6 & 13 - MidYear Growth Assessments

Friday Message

Today was the last Friday of school in November and we held our third ICA (intramurals, clubs, and activities).  I am so appreciative of all the fun activities teachers organize for our students to engage in.  Outside the kickball, volleyball, and flag football games were exciting and filled with energy while Mr. Smith led the new and instantly popular How to Build a Campfire and make s'Mores activity.  Inside, students had lots of options for games, some technology free mindfulness, and film club.  ICA will return in January!

Next Week at Lakeside:

Monday, November 28th: Black Day
     ACPR Soccer - 4:10-5:15

Tuesday, November 29th: Teal Day
     ACPR Flag Football - 4:10-5:15

Wednesday, November 30th: Black Day
     Picture Retake Day 
     ACPR Soccer - 4:10-5:15
     Minecraft Club

Thursday, December 1st: Teal Day
     Dungeons and Dragons 4:00 - 5:30 PM
     ACPR Flag Football - 4:10-5:15

Friday, December 2nd: Black Day
     SCA Movie Night - 4-6pm

News Items:

  1. Seeking 2 Parent Representatives: Lakeside is seeking two parent representatives for the Superintendent’s Family Forum.  It will be held December 5 from 6-7pm on Zoom.  Please email Mr. Craddock if interested. 
  2. Golden Apple AwardsThe nomination window for the 2022-23 Golden Apple Awards is now open. Please visit the Golden Apple Awards web page ( to make nominations. The web page contains links to online and printable nomination forms in English and Spanish. Anyone can nominate a teacher for a Golden Apple: students, families, employees (including other educators), and community members. Nominations will close on Monday, January 23, 2023. If you have any questions, please email
  3. Spelling BeeClassroom Bees will be the week of 11/28.  If you need more information on specific dates, please reach out to your child’s English teacher.  Study lists are in Schoology and hard copies are available in English classes as well.

    The annual spelling bee is coming soon.  Students will be participating in a first round in their English class and advancing from there until we have our Lakeside representative for the District level bee.  Students can get a jump start on preparing by downloading the Word Club app.  Students have a new way to study by downloading Word Club for free in the App Store or Google Play Store. Choose from five spelling play modes and three vocabulary play modes. Track your progress as you conquer the School Spelling Bee Study List and Words of the Champions, the recommended study resource for classroom, school, regional qualifier and regional spelling bees!
  4. Middle School Wrestling OpportunityDid you know that more US presidents wrestled than participated in any other sport? The Cavalier Wrestling Club (CWC) is the local youth wrestling program (K-12) serving the Charlottesville-Albemarle community. New and experienced wrestlers are welcome. Practices start Nov 28th and are hosted in the UVA Wrestling room at Memorial Gym on the UVA Grounds. CWC is a USA Wrestling sanctioned club and serves as a Regional Olympic Training Center for wrestlers associated with the UVA Wrestling program. To register or learn more visit:
  5. Rotunda PlanetariumThe Rotunda Planetarium will be open to the public, free of charge from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on November 25 and 26.  Come view the night sky Thomas Jefferson envisioned for the Rotunda's Dome Room and enjoy a hot beverage and holiday treat.  All Are Welcome!

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