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DID YOU KNOW?Top of Page

Lakes has an amazing Peer-to-Peer program.  Peer-to-peer is a volunteer program linking general education peers with students who struggle socially in order to support these students throughout the school day. The goal of the program is to promote socialization and independence. At Lakes, we refer to this program as LINKS. The LINKS program is a research-based support model. Peer-to-peer programs have widely been implemented for students with autism but may also be beneficial for students with other disabilities ranging from mild to severe. The successes of peer-to-peer has extended beyond that of students with special needs and also benefits children in general education by promoting empathy, perspective taking, and disability awareness. Students in the program have been observed in classes and in unstructured settings providing caring, compassionate, and genuine support to one another. Students are often able to support one another using “outside the box” strategies that are powerful tools in promoting socialization and encouraging positive behavior. The students involved in our program learn from an early age what it means to be a generous, helpful, patient friend. LINKS meets every Tuesday in room 7 from 1-1:40 and is facilitated by Dr. Toni Johnson (psychologist), Leslie Leemgraven (social worker), Shawn Howell (speech and language pathologist), and Siara Cain (special education teacher).  

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Jump Rope for Heart Sets New Lakes Record and is 3rd in the state!Top of Page

Thank you to all of the Lakes Students, Families, and Staff who donated to Jump Rope for Heart.  Lakes raised over $26,000 for the American Heart Association.  This is a new Lakes record!  This was also good for 3rd in the state!  The top fundraiser was 2nd grader Victoria Vasiloff.  Thank you to the Sheffer Family for sharing their special heart story!  A special thanks also goes out to Lakes P.E. teacher and the "heart and soul" of the Lakes Jump Rope for Heart efforts, Mr. Matt Conway!

March is Reading Month Activities!Top of Page

Students are still encouraged to read over spring break for March is Reading Month!

Mission StatementTop of Page

The Lakes Elementary Staff, in partnership with our community, is dedicated to providing a quality educational program that meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student in a positive, caring environment.  We are committed to preparing our students to become responsible, productive citizens engaged in lifelong learning.

School InformationTop of Page

Lakes Elementary School
687 Taylor Rd.
Brighton, Michigan  48114
Phone: 810-626-2700
Fax:     810-626-2701
24 Hour Attendance Line:  810-626-2705
Instructional Time: 
Monday-Thursday:  8:50-3:50
Friday:  8:50-2:50