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Lakeside PTO

About Us

The purpose of the Lakeside PTO is to help provide advice, funds, materials and services to supplement the educational programs within Lakeside Elementary, especially for the students and staff. We fund events, support the community, provide supplies and organize volunteers for many programs.
 
There are many ways to support our important work:

  1. Become a 2021-2022 PTO Member. Your dues help us fund important programs and events. The cost of a membership is $10. Our goal is for each parent/guardian to become a member. You can join now via School Pay here or by check to the office.

  2. Volunteer. There are many different ways to become involved in our PTO. There are several committees within the PTO that any member can become a part of. If you have any questions regarding any of these committees, please contact either the Chairperson or Presidents, Kelli Mulderink and Katie Gingras.

    • Book Fair - Plan and organize the Scholastic Book Fair held in the Learning Commons

    • Direct Your Dollars/Box Tops - Encourage families to collect Box Tops and Nash Store receipts (D&W, Forest Hills Foods) in order to earn money and supplies for Lakeside

    • Fun Day - Organize parent volunteers for a day of outdoor fun and games for all students

    • Roar Fundraiser - Organize and promote an annual silent & live auction for Lakeside parents. This is the only PTO fundraiser of the year

    • Hospitality - Ensure that all hospitality and staff appreciation needs are covered. This may include set up, provision of food and beverages, and clean up at certain school events

    • Bookroom - Help organize and catalog teaching supplemental textbooks

    • Gardening - Will work to beautify and maintain the grounds around Lakside. This will include clean  up before the start of school, a fall clean up, a spring clean up, and an end of the year clean up/maintenance.

    • Legislative - Serve as liaisons to the Legislative Committee of the EGRPS PTO Council to support and advocate for our public schools with the community and the legislature.
          
 
       3. Attend a Meeting. Meetings are a wonderful way to get to know other PTO members and learn         first-hand about various important topics, ranging from school safety, supplemental educational programs           and social and emotional health of students. 
 
How Our PTO Is Funded. There are currently six revenue streams for the PTO. They are as follows:
 
Roar, Lakeside’s Annual Fundraiser- September 17, 2021
Box Tops
Direct Your Dollars
AmazonSmile




What We Provide

Our PTO is consistently helping Lakeside provide the very best for our students and staff. 
 
PTO Funded Events and Programs
Author Visits
Back to School Events
Curriculum Enhancements
Family Fun Night
5th Grade Farewell
Grants provided for student, teacher, grade, and school needs
Greenfield Village
Harry Potter Zoo
Henry Ford Museum
Hospitality for events
John Ball Traveling Zoo
Kindergarten Art Gala
Math Club
MLK Day activities
New Family Welcome
Playground Enhancements
Room Parent Organization
Safety Patrols
School Play Script
Scholastic Book Fair
Sled Dog Presentation
Social Work Needs
Spelling Bee
Staff Meals for Conferences
Staff Appreciation Lunches
Teacher Opportunities for educational conference
Van Andel Education Institute Field Trip: Sensing the World Around You
Veteran’s Day Assembly
 
Curriculum Enhancements
 
Book supplements for Reading Units of Study/Word Detectives
Games for math stations & cooperative play
Generation Genius - science enrichment
Graphic novels for learning commons
Kindergarten - 1st grade Spanish books
“Kindness Counts” messaging
"Let's Find Out" magazine subscription
Lucy Calkins supplemental classroom books
Mentor texts for reading and writing workshops
Multicultural music program
Musical Instruments
Raz Plus, Spanish enrichment
Rockalingua membership, Spanish enrichment
Spot It!, Spanish enrichment
Versa Tiles - math enrichment
 
Supporting the Community
Hearts of Gold
Legislative Updates, local and state
 
Providing Supplies
American flags
Books for each classroom’s library
Book pouches for take home reading assignments
Classroom bookshelves
Classroom Start-Up Fund for teachers
Classroom Supplies
Drying racks
5th Grade Chick Incubator
Flexible Classroom Seating
Fluorescent light filters
Fun Day supplies
Gaga Pit
Headphones
Kindergarten Garden System
Lakeside Elementary flags
Lakewear
Morning Tubs
Playground Equipment
Pretend play & sensory tables
Sound system
Student Garden 
Whiteboard activity tables

Our Board

The Lakeside PTO Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year is:
 
  • Co-Presidents:Kelli Mulderink/Katie Gingras 
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Marissa Clark/Molly Herndon Wang
  • 2nd Vice President: Liz Terhorst
  • Co-Past Presidents: Hilary Garon/Kateri Schutt
  • Treasurer: Lea Wiacek
  • Past Treasurer: Nick McVay    
  • Recording Secretary: Dawn Williams
  • Corresponding Secretary: Maggie Stewart


Please click here to read more about each Executive Board Member!

 

ROAR

LET’S ROAR FOR LAKESIDE! 
FRIENDS OF Lakeside, LET’S COME TOGETHER 

Please join us for our one school fundraiser of the year: ROAR! After a long year away from social events and gatherings, we look forward to seeing our Lakeside community come together, enjoy each other’s company, and raise money to support our school.
 

EVENT DETAILS

 
WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Outdoor Courtyard at Nyal Deems House (Private Residence) 701 Laurel Circle, EGR.  We encourage walking & biking!  There is limited parking at Wealthy Elementary. 

Food and Events:  
There will be light fare catered by Greek to Go, wine and beer for purchase, and music. The night’s fundraising events include a Wine Pull, a Silent Auction featuring grade level experiences offered by our teachers and a Live Auction featuring cottages and Principal for the Day.
 
Purchase Tickets:
Tickets to the event are $30/per person and can be purchased online in advance here. You do not need to bring your purchase receipt to the event. We will have that information at check-in. Tickets can also be purchased on site the night of the event for $45/per person at the door.  We encourage early registration.
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP


Volunteer Your Time
Volunteers make ROAR possible! Please sign up here to help with our ONE fundraiser of the year. There are many opportunities to help out before and during the event!  (See PTO Executive Board Member, Katier Schutt at kateri.schutt@gmail.com)
 
Donate to the Wine Pull
Help us stock the Wine Pull by donating a bottle of wine! All bottles must be min $20 value and can be dropped off at the ROAR info table outside the Lakeside main entrance from 2:40-3:40pm daily.  If you would like to make other drop off arrangements, please email Logan Schmidt at lclschmidt@gmail.com.
 
Buy a T-Shirt
Help us raise money for Lakeside and spread our school’s mantra by purchasing Kindness Counts Gear here

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021-22 ROAR Sponsors.  We appreciate you & couldn't have had the success without you!
Lead Sponsor: 
Custer
Gold Sponsors: 
Katie K Team: Tanya Craig, Keller Williams Realty
The Kleinheksel Family
Northpointe Bank
Blue Sponsors: 
The Flermoen Family
John & Kate Schneider
The Wiseman Family
Katie Baxter Stein
Bobcat Bonnie's
Michigan Auto Law, Brandon Hewitt, Attorney
Lion Sponsors: 
The Mulderink Family
Andrew & Kateri Schutt
Hilary Garon & John Titley
The Tomasik Family
The Terhorst Family
The Wang Family
Goldfish Swim School
Jonas Paul Eyewear
Northstar Commercial 
Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children
 
& a special thank you to our gracious host for the use of his beautiful grounds, Nyal Deems.
 
Thank you!!!

Meeting Dates

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

All Lakeside families are encouraged to attend a meeting and get involved. Our meetings are held in a hybrid format in both the Lakeside Elementary Learning Commons and over Zoom on the dates and times listed below. We will cover various real-time topics with guest speakers.
    • September 14, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
    • October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
    • November 9, 2021 at  8:30 a.m.
    • February 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
    • March 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
    • May 10 at 8:30 a.m.


Finances

Profit and Loss statements coming soon!