Principal Sharon Wells and staff are proud that Lakes Elementary is recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. We house students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We have 31 professional teachers, including K through fifth grade, art, music, physical education, and a reading specialist. Our Special Services personnel include a school psychologist, social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, two resource room teachers, two cognitive impaired teachers, occupational and physical therapists, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in our office, library, classrooms, computer lab, lunchroom, and playground. Our motto is “To learn, to lead, and to serve”, which sums up our commitment to students, parents, and community members.
Lakes Elementary is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA,) and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the “Education Yes” program based on test scores and school improvement data. Lakes Elementary has been awarded an “A” the past seven years, and we are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas.
We welcome you to Lakes Elementary!
Sharon Wells, Principal
2014-2015 Dk/Kindergarten Enrollment.It's done in three easy steps! This applies to students who will be turning five years old on or before October 1, 2014. If your student will be turning five years old after October 1, 2014 and who are five years old on December 1, 2014, you must submit an Age Wavier Request form.
Step One: Online RegistrationStep Two: (please read both parent paperwork packet and information for parent review in this section) Also, if your student will require Transportation to a daycare address, please refer to the section below regarding daycare transportation.Parent Paperwork Packet to complete and bring with you to Parent Meeting on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Parent Review Information.Step Three: Sign Student up for Kindergarten Screening
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Dk/Kindergarten enrollment process after completing the three steps above, please notify the Lakes office at 616.863.6340.
To Make a FREE Vision and Hearing Screening Appointment for 2014-2015 Incoming DK/Kindergarten Students:Please call Kent County Health Department at 632-7047 or Rockford Public Schools 863-6031 ext. 7032
"Developing Healthy Kids" Series
RPS Response to MDE Scorecard Release
Kindergarten Starting Age Waiver
March is Reading Month Theme: Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales
***Turn in those reading minutes all month!
March 5-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences 5-8 pm
March 6 Wear "Paws and Claws" when you read (bring mittens and slippers)
March 7 NO SCHOOL
March 14 Wear Your Words Day
March 14 Lakes PTO Movie Night 6:30 p.m. Despicable Me 2
March 21 Spring Picture Day and Popcorn Day
March 21 Read to a Stuffed Friend Day (donations for Paws for a Cause accepted, not required)
March 28 Fifth Grade DARE Graduation
April 1 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
April 2 Wear a Hat Day (donations for Paws for a Cause accepted, not required)
April 4-13 Spring Break
April 14 Two Hour Late Start 10:40 a.m.
April 15 Kindergarten Round Up 6:30 p.m. (parents only)
April 18 School in session (snow make up day)
April 22-24 Kindergarten Screening
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 30 is our Lakes Field Day and Family Picnic
March 6, 2014
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