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Open House**Kindergarten Welcome**BooHoo Breakfast**Obstacle Course & Drive for Kids

posted Aug 18, 2016, 7:59 PM by Lakeshore Elementary PTO Fond du Lac   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 8:40 PM ]
Open House
Wednesday, August 31st
  • Our Back to School Open House is coming up on Wednesday, August 31st.
  • Class lists will be posted on the front doors of Lakeshore at Noon.
  • Doors to the school open at 3:30pm.
  • Doors to the classrooms open at 4:30pm.
  • Please come visit us anytime before 6pm.
Welcome to Lakeshore
In your classroom
* Meet your teacher
* Drop off supplies
* Pay School Fees 
* Pick up your PTO Information Folder
    One folder per family
* Sign up to be a Room Parent
In the Cafeteria
* Visit the PTO Information Booth
* Put Money in Hot Lunch Account 
* New Students and Kindergarten Table
   -- Get your welcome bag
*5K RSVP for Boo Hoo Breakfast
* Sign up for Teacher Conferences (Oct.)
* Order a School Directory 
*Learn how to be a VOLUNTEER
* Order Scrip Gift Cards
* Ask questions about the Scrip Gift Cards
* Preview Fall Fundraiser
* Fundraiser Buyout Option
* Sign up for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
Additional Activities
* Meet the Media, Music, Art, &
   Phy-ed Teachers
* Meet Principal Matt Steinbarth
* Meet the School Office Secretary
   Mrs. Maria Gehring

Kindergarten Welcome Note


Hello Kindergarten families!  We hope your child is getting excited about Kindergarten.  We are excited to be a part of such a huge milestone in your child’s education.  As parents, we know that there are all kinds of feelings that surround sending your child to kindergarten.  Rest assured that the staff at Lakeshore is very caring and Principal Steinbarth is very approachable and responsive to any needs. 


We wanted to inform you all of a couple of things that might help you with the transition into school. 

1.     If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to any of the PTO members listed below.  We are more than happy to help.


2016/2017 PTO Reps

Email Addresses

President:                     Kristy Pratt

Vice President:              Zenia Tatarsky

Treasurer:                      Kristel Lougher

Secretary:                     Michelle Nelson

Communications:            TJ Twohig

Parent Reps:                   Nicole Kamphuis

                                        Tami Thomae


2.     The school supply lists are out at the stores.  You also can find a copy at, just click the schools tab and then Lakeshore Elementary.  The school supply list is towards the bottom.

3.     The school’s PTO calendar is out as well (you will receive a copy at Open House).  The calendar has most of the school wide events on it for the upcoming school year.   If you would like to look at it beforehand, you can access it at and click the calendar tab and the top or side of the page.

4.     Wednesday, August 31  is a very important date.  It is Lakeshore Elementary’s Back to School Open House.  The classroom lists will be posted at 12pm on the front doors of the school.   The cafeteria will open at 3:30 with the classrooms opening at 4:30.  In the cafeteria you will be able to put money into your child’s lunch account, sign up for fall conferences, see a sneak peek at the PTO fall fundraiser or opt to “buyout” for the fundraiser, set up an account/ get information about Scrip, order a school directory, sign up to help during the first 3 weeks of school with lunchtime, and preview Spirit Wear.  Starting at 4:30 you can go into your child’s classroom to meet the teacher, drop off supplies, pay school fees and sign up to be a room parent.

5.     We are also very fortunate to have our First Annual Lakeshore Obstacle Course Challenge for families, Summit Drive for Kids, and Scholastic Book Fair at the school on September 17 from 9:00­-1:00.  This is a great opportunity for our school to raise money for technology, classroom/playground supplies and the other wonderful events we have at our school.  Summit will donate $20/ test driver to our school.  There is no salesperson trying to sell you a car.  You​               sign a waiver, drive to the high school and back and the school get’s $20.  After you drive, you will even receive a $5 gift certificate you can use at the Scholastic Book Fair! It is that easy. Everyone over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license can test drive.  There can be more than one driver per household and friends/family members can participate!  Our goal is to have at least 150 test drives.

6.     The first 3 weeks of school can be challenging for Kindergartners and older kids as well in the lunchroom.  Every year we have parent volunteers that come and help out when they are able to during lunchtime.  If you are interested in signing up to help supervise lunches, please sign up for available time at this link Lunch Helpers Sign Up  If you need like more information, email Nicole Kamphuis at (

7.     Remember to sign up for email alerts of Lakeshore activities at  You can also “like” the PTO’s Facebook page “Lakeshore Elementary PTO” to get up to date alerts and reminders.


We hope that you all have a wonderful school year and a great rest of your summer!

Lakeshore PTO

BooHoo Breakfast

Thursday, September 1st 8:45am-9:30am

You Are Invited!

To the Lakeshore BOO­HOO Breakfast

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

8:45 a.m. ­ 9:30 a.m.

In the Lakeshore Cafeteria

The PTO will be providing a FREE welcome breakfast and tissues for parents of kindergartners (younger children are welcomed as well). This is a great opportunity to meet other parents. You can also ask questions, learn more about the Lakeshore PTO and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to bring younger siblings as well!

Obstacle Course Challenge and Ram Drive for Kids

Saturday, September 17th 9am-1pm

Come Celebrate Back to School at our…

First Annual Obstacle Course Challenge

     Students of all ages, parents, friends and the Fond du Lac community will have an opportunity to join in the fun on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17TH at 9am.  Inspired by TNT Adventure Obstacle course, challenge yourself to over 15 outdoor obstacles, including rope pull, tire run, wall climb, tire flip, climb and slide, rock wall, army crawl and many other fun obstacles.  There will be individual, classroom and possibly a “Beat the Principal” challenge. 

     Individual challenges will be divided by grade level and gender.  Winners will receive ribbons and bragging rights.    

     The classroom with the most participation and the classroom with the highest points will each receive a pizza party and special prize for the classroom.

     Look for more information at Open House and coming home with your students the first week of school.  If you have questions, you may email Tami at

Summit Drive for Kids

     “Drive for Kids” at Lakeshore School on September 17th.   Come test drive a new Ram Truck and earn our school $20 for each test drive.  Summit Automotive will provide the Ram trucks for the test drive event.  It’s that easy, each person who test drives a Ram Truck will earn Lakeshore $20.  Each driver will receive a $5 coupon for the book fair for donating their time to the drive. 

Other Activities…

    Enjoy a burger or brat, chips, and drink at Eden Meat Market.  Kona Ice will be serving snow cones.  Eden Meat and Kona Ice will donate a percentage of their profits to Lakeshore.

     B104.7 will broadcast live from the school’s parking lot and a Scholastic book fair will be open in the school’s gymnasium. 

     Come enjoy a morning of fun and excitement.  Cheer on the students, make friends and participate in a great event.