Lakeside Children's Acacemy Community

Family Events at the Academy

We schedule family events throughout the year for families to visit their child’s classroom. This is also a time for siblings to be together in the academy with their families. Our teachers, as well as children, plan these events with enthusiasm and excitement. Some examples of Family Events are Grandparent’s Day, our Halloween Parade, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, Free Holiday Morning, Santa’s visit to Lakeside, quarterly Family Nights, and our Annual Birthday BBQ.

Manchester Parade

Each year, Lakeside participates in the Manchester Parade! We decorate one of our busses based on the annual theme. Lakeside invites our families, children and teachers to walk with us. This is a fun event on a Saturday morning. It is great seeing our kiddos waving at us when we walk by.

Picture Day

Each October, Lakeside works with an outside company to take your child’s picture. You will receive a packet with ordering information. The background is posted for you so you can plan your child’s outfit. If you have multiple children here with us, we can take pictures of them together.

Lakeside Lending Library/ Parent Resources

At Lakeside, we have many valuable resources available for families regarding a variety of topics: breastfeeding, biting, behavioral and developmental issues, parenting, siblings, potty training, being prepared for school and more. These books are available for you to check out by the front office.

Celebrations and Birthdays

Throughout the year, we will post special celebrations here at Lakeside: Cardinals Day, Pajama Day, Crazy Sock Day, Hat Day, Rams Day, Blues Day, and Holidays. It is exciting and fun for the children to dress up with their classmates. If we are celebrating your child’s birthday here at Lakeside, you may bring a special treat for your child’s classroom. NO NUT PRODUCTS may be brought in. Please talk to your child’s Teacher or the Administration for the correct number of children in the class.

Manchester Parade

In the Fall, Lakeside participates in the Manchester Parade. This has been a Lakeside tradition for over 10 years. We invite families and teachers to walk the parade route with us. Our teachers decorate one of our busses based on the annual parade theme. In the past, Lakeside has won “Best Commercial Vehicle” and “Best Participation.” After the parade, we all go to Dairy Queen for lunch – on Lakeside. This is always a fun Saturday morning for all!!!

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