Laker Elementary - building a strong foundation

Elementary school day hours: 7:42 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Elementary parents:
For the calendar, parent/student handbook, menus/meal prices, free and reduced lunch form and Skyward Family Access, click on the "Parent" tab above.

Monthly newsletter:  May 2016.pdf

Laker Elementary bulletin (weekly): Laker El bulletin.pdf

Student Classroom Assignment form: Student Classroom Assignment.pdf

School of Choice form:  School of Choice Application.pdf

Protect MI Child Registry:

Internet Scholarships through REMC 10 - apply for free Internet here: Internet Scholarships

Laker Elementary emergency drill form -  elem drill update May.pdf

Michigan e-Library -  Michigan e-Library site

Curriculum Crafter (for teachers) -

Annual Education Report -

AER LE 2016 Cover Letter.pdf

LE 2015 AnnualEducationReport.pdf



Laker Elem videos
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Elementary school day hours: 7:42 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

Laker Elementary - Academic State Champ!

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 from 2011-13 and on free/reduced lunch figures. For more information, click on this link: Academic State Champs
Parents: Order a free bumper sticker to show your pride! Click here for info... 

2016-17 classroom supply lists

Click on the "more" link for the supply lists for each grade level. More

Laker Mom to Mom sale coming Aug. 27

Click on the "more" link for the details on this event that supports the Laker Volleyball Program.More

Have a suggestion/idea?

If you have a suggestion/idea  about a program (academic or extracurricular) at the elementary, please contact your  child's teacher (see the "staff" tab above) or contact Principal Kathy Dickens.  We welcome your input!!

Childcare offered at PTOC meetings

The Laker Elementary PTOC meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the elementary library. Childcare is offered during the meetings. 


Laker Elementary's behavior team

The elementary school received a five-year federal grant totaling $1.83 million. This grant allowed the school to put a tighter focus on proactively helping students who are most at risk for behavior-related issues - aiming for preventative measures as opposed to reactionary measures. The grant funding has allowed the school to form a great behavior intervention team: Rebecca Krohn (counselor, pictured with students) and behavior interventionists (pictured from the left) Kim Roughley, Sara Mater, Jim Steinman and Aimee Lemke. Lakers is very fortunate to have this wonderful resource to help not only at-risk students, but all of our students! 

Register for the Protect MI Child Registry

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at

As a strong supporter of this registry, Laker Schools would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to and keep your family safe. 

Pathways to Potential at Lakers

Allison Ellis, of the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), is the Success Coach for the Pathways to Potential Program and she serves Laker Schools three days a week. She's at the secondary school on Mondays and Tuesdays and is at the elementary on Wednesdays. Click on the "more" link to read about this very valuable program that not many schools in this area have. More

Be a substitute teacher!

We need you! If you've ever thought about becoming a subsitute teacher, now is a great time to do so. Click on the "More" link to get started on the application process with Professional Educational Services Group. Lakers recently increased its pay rate from $75 to $80 a day for its substitute teachers.More

The Laker Elementary staff is committed to developing and enhancing student achievement in the areas of academics, integrated technology and citizenship in a safe and caring environment.