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Lake Mission

The purpose of Lake Elementary is to inspire each and every student to persevere as critical thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real-world problems. 

Lake Weather

Blueprint/LCAP Community Forum

Vista Unified School District is looking for input on our Blueprint for Educational Excellence & Innovation and our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).  We value your feedback about how effective our new school funding has been and how we can improve it for 2015-2016.  If you would like to share your ideas, please attend one of the Community Forums coming up between now and March.

The next three Forums are coming soon!  We would love to have Lake represented by parents, students, and community members.  

Click HERE to view all six of the Community Forum dates set for December to March 2015. 

Flyer:  Blueprint Community Forum Flyer 1 - Dec. 2014.pdf

Want to give your input online?  You can complete this survey to let VUSD know how we can improve our Blueprint!  

We're on Instagram!

Are you an Instagrammer?  Follow us @LakeDolphins to get updates on what's happening on campus!   


Principal's Message

The beginning of this year has been absolutely outstanding! I would like to give a shout out to all the parents, teachers, students and community members that make Lake so great!We strive daily to create a caring culture where students feel success and pride.

As we implement common core standards in classrooms this year, we have many new tools available to students. MyOn reading allows students to read at school and home daily. ST Math is a visual software allowing students to interact with Jiji the penguin solving games and puzzles to improve conceptual understanding. Information for both programs can be found on our Lake website:

We have enjoyed community events including our Bingo and Silent auction night and look forward to interacting with parents during parent conferences. We value two-way dialogue with parents and appreciate your involvement in your child’s education journey.

Please join Ms. Freestone and myself for coffee on Friday December 5th at 7:30. We look forward to hearing from our community about how to better our school and celebrate successes. In order to connect to school events and keep informed, please see our Lake website, follow us on Twitter: @LakeElementary, Instragram: @lakedolphins, Facebook: like Lake Elementary PTA.

Mrs. Berntsen 

Assistant Principal Message

Hello, Lake!  
Our year is off to a great start!  It has been wonderful getting to know you and your children and seeing just how amazing this Lake community is.  
I am so appreciative for all of the hard work our parent volunteers put into making Lake the best school around.  Everything from family fun nights to Garden Club to Running Club is only possible because of the tremendous support our parents give.  THANK YOU ALL!  
Please follow us to keep up-to-date on all of the happenings around here!  Our calendar can be located under the "Our School" tab at the top.  Pencil in Coffee with Krista & Lindsay for December 5th - we welcome you to our school and look forward to hearing all of your questions and ideas!  And of course, follow us on your social media of choice below:  


We are now on Instagram!  Follow us @ LakeDolphins  

Twitter:  @LakeElementary

Lindsay Freestone   

Mission 2 $ave Program

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As part of our WAVE Wednesdays and looking toward our students futures, we have begun our Mission Federal Mission 2 $ave Program!  Every student can open a savings account with as little as 25 cents and begin the journey to saving for college and their futures.  

A flyer came home with your student the last week of September.  Complete the application and bring it with your student before school on WAVE Wednesday to get started!  We have more applications in the office if you need one.  You may also take the application directly into the MFCU branch located on Civic Center Drive.  

A big shout out goes to the nearly 200 students who got their savings accounts started!  Way to go, Dolphin Savers! 

Click the link below to find out more!

Looking for the Calendar?

We have moved the calendar to a new spot on our website.  

Click "Our School" --> then click on "School Calendar"  

This new calendar will always be the most up-to-date place to find out what's happening at Lake!  Check back often and mark your calendars when you see important events for you and your student.  

Bell Times

Kindergarten - 5th Grade


7:45 am - 12:36 pm



7:45 am - 2:03 pm