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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

2nd Annual Lake STEM Fair

It's time for Lake's 2nd Annual STEM Fair!  Click here to view the event flyer and find out more information.


Important Info


Date: May 14th from 5-7 in Rose Hall (same night as Open House)

Entry Form

  • NEW Online Google Form   (Click here)

  • Every participant must fill out this Google Form

  • Last Day for Entries: May 1st

  • NEW All boards will be provided by students.


  • Must incorporate 2 or more STEM disciplines


    • No food          

    • No liquid, other than water

    • No glass        

    • No living organisms

  • Any of the above can be documented through video, journals, photos,  or art.


  • All participants will receive a t-shirt.

  • Sizes run small!

K-LAK News

Lake Elementary students are thrilled to announce the launch of our weekly school news broadcast! Each week, students collaborate with teachers, staff members and peers to write, film and create a news broadcast to share with the school. Using Google Apps, iPads, and movie apps, students gather news to share as well as highlight school clubs, celebrations, and special events. The news crew changes weekly with previous news anchors training the new crew. Students collaborate together on each step of the production process. This new communication tool has been an amazing addition to our students. You can check out the latest news below!


Registration for 2015-2016


Incoming kindergarteners will need to be enrolled online.  Click here for directions on how to register your kindergartener using our online system. 

Once you have registered your student online, you will need to bring in the necessary paperwork beginning March 16th in order to complete enrollment.  Bring one signed copy of the enrollment confirmation, Immunization records, birth verification (certificate or passport), and Proof of Address (lease, mortgage, or most recent utility bill) to the school office.  Your registration will not be complete until we receive these documents.  

Our office will be open to accept enrollment paperwork from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  You may complete the online enrollment at home, or you may come into our office for assistance during registration hours.  If you have any questions, please call our school office at 760-945-5300.  



Elementary boundary changes for 2015-2016 were approved at the VUSD School Board Meeting on Thursday, March 12th.  There are some changes to Lake's boundaries.  For more information on boundary changes, go to  To use an interactive school locator map, click here.  

myON Reading Contest

Elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District will be participating in a myON reading contest. The contest will begin March 31st and will end May 8th.


We encourage you to share in the excitement of this myON contest with your child. myON has over 5,000 books that cover all age groups, with fiction and nonfiction titles ranging from monsters and sports to biographies and health topics.


The 10 students with the highest amount of minutes read in the district will win a $25 TARGET gift card. In addition, the top 10 classes in the district (5 classes in K-2, and 5 classes in 3-5) will receive a class pizza party!  Also, the top student reader at the district level will be acknowledged at the school board meeting on May 21st and will be principal for the day at their school.


Important Details

  • The Spring into Reading contest begins March 31st and ends May 8th.

  • All reading counts:  In school and at home!

  • You do not need to keep track of your reading! myON will keep track for you!

  • Updates will be sent to your school every Monday.

  • Winners will be notified on May 11th    


Good Luck and Happy Reading!
The myON Team

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.  

Registration Hours

Registration for 2015-2016



Bell Times

Kindergarten - 5th Grade


7:45 am - 12:36 pm



7:45 am - 2:03 pm