Lakes Elementary
6849 Young Avenue
Rockford, MI 49341
Sharon Wells, Principal
Phone616.863.6340Fax616.863.6358Hours8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Blue Ribbon Exemplary School

Principal's Welcome

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
Lakes Elementary

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 Registration

Step 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

Click here for the Lakes Relay for Life Calendar

Lakes Calendar:

April 22-24 Kindergarten Screening

April 24 Art Make and Take 6:30-8:00 p.m.

April 25 Popcorn

April 23 Staff Bake Sale for Relay for Life (.50 per item)

April 28-May 2 Chalk the Walk

May 5-9 Penny Race for Relay for Life

May 6 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

May 9    Popcorn

May 12-17 Relay for Life Spirit Week

May 15 Mini Relay for Life in the afternoon

May 16-17 Rockford Relay for Life

May 23 School IN SESSION (snow make up day)

May 26 No School-Memorial day

May 29 Rockford PE Night at the Whitecaps

May 30 Field Day ***See details below

June 2 Spelling Bee

June 3 Fifth Grade Graduation

June 4, 5, and 6 HALF DAY of School

June 5 Talent Show

June 6 Last Day of School

Friday, May 30 is our Lakes Field Day and Family Picnic
***Families are invited to join us for lunch!  You can order a school hot dog lunch or bring in your own picnic lunch.  Please bring a blanket and join us for a day of family fun!

9:15-11:05 K-2 Field Day Events

11:20-12:00 K-2 Lunch
11:40-12:20 3-5 Lunch

1:10-3:00 3-5 Field Day Events
3:00-3:25 All School Recess and Popsicles

Lakes Newsletter:

April 18, 2014

Health Care Forms
Generic Care Plan

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