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Laker Elementary ranks in the Top 5 percent statewide, according to Bridge Magazine (a publication by The Center for Michigan). The ranking is based on state test scores and on free/reduced lunch figures.
Elementary calendar link is above.
Skyward Family Access
AR bookfinder website
Mrs. Pike’s website
Kids Know It
Social skill – Asking questions
Social skill – Dealing with anger
Social skill – Following directions
Social skill – Accepting consequences
Social skill – Dealing with being left out
Social skill – Walking away from a fight
Social skill – Ignoring distractions
Social skill – Apologies
Social skill – Dealing with teasing
Social skill – Listening
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While the school day ends just after 3 p.m., that doesn’t mean the school experience ends at Laker Elementary. Throughout the year, students can get involved in a variety of after-school activities. Each one develops skills and confidence that will benefit students for many years to come. Some of the activities involve competition, while others are offered just so students can gain a unique experience. Click HERE to view a great video about the many opportunities offered to Laker Elementary students.
Click the image to the right to see a video about the Laker Elementary literacy program that helps all students improve literacy skills.
The Laker Elementary DK-K program is second to none. Our teachers and staff provide a strong foundation in a caring atmosphere, and our students feel at home as they learn, grow, explore and celebrate with classmates. Children flourish in our DK-K program every day.
In the 2016-17 school year, Laker Elementary students will get awesome hands-on experience with a large fish aquarium (filled with various types of fish) and a garden, thanks to a partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
At Lakers, we are a big family where staff and students feel deeply for each other. We created this family atmosphere by addressing all the needs of our students, not just their academics. We have programs in place for preventing bullying, dealing with behavioral issues in a positive way so students choose responsible thinking over negative actions, and school-based counseling for students who want additional support. Our programs include:
Click on the link below for more information on a Climate Transformation Grant Laker Elementary received that brought in the Stop and Think program, as well as other tools to help teachers and staff create a safe learning environment for all students.
Elementary Positive Behavior
Laker Elementary has two behavior interventionists who work with students on an individual basis, assisting them in academics and behavior. They work with other staff in creating positive behavior plans for students who need extra assistance. Our behavior interventionists are Sara Mater and Aimee Lemke.
We also have Counselor Becky Krohn, who also works with students to encourage positive behavior in and outside of the classroom.
To reward students who show positive behavior in the classroom and around the school, Laker Elementary offers multiple reward programs. One of them is Laker Bucks (pictured top left), which reward students for positive behavior in such areas as the hallway, lunchroom, gym and playground. Another program is Spotlight Breakfast (pictured bottom left), during which students are honored and parents join their children for a special breakfast. Each teacher selects two students each quarter for this recognition. This program is sponsored by Thumb National Bank.
Twice a week, Sugar, a golden retriever, visits Laker Elementary alongside her owner, Irene Janik. The friendly four-legged furry guest listens to students read. Sugar is a trained therapy dog and she loves spending time with students. Students light up when they see Sugar enter the school and they love to share a good book with her. It’s a real win-win program for Laker Elementary.
Laker Head Start: To see if your child qualifies and to set up an application appointment, call Mary at (866)851-1673
Pigeon Children’s Discovery Center: A licensed child care center serving infants through fifth grade Monday-Friday, year round. For more information, call (989) 453-2111 or click on the link below for the website.