Lakeshore's Family & Community Link

January 2021

A Message from the Principal

Hello Lakeshore Families!

Welcome to the New Year, 2022, and with the new year comes new resolutions and new goals we want to set for ourselves. Starting the week of January 10th will begin our Mid-Year benchmarking where students will be taking the iReady Assessment. This assessment helps us and our students set our academic goals that we plan to achieve by June.

Also, as we are coming back, we are seeing an increase in COVID cases after the break. We are still doing our best to provide a safe environment for all of our students and staff. We were able to complete our first round of COVID test pickups prior to the break and are in the process of receiving more tests in order to send additional kits home for families.

Shine Bright Lakeshore!!!

Mr. Palermo

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We Want Your Voice!

Parents, we want your input! Please click here to complete the GCSD Family Perception Survey by Friday February 18 for your school. This annual anonymous survey helps our district to understand how families feel about their school. Question categories include culture, relationships, safety, instruction, and discipline.

By completing the survey, you can enter to win an accompanying sweepstakes for a chance to win a grant prize of $150 Visa gift card courtesy of the Center for Youth. To enter the sweepstakes please email your name, and phone number to and mention that you are entering the Family Perception Survey Sweepstakes by February 18th. You do not need to complete the survey to enter.

Congratulations Miss Heather Taylor!

Dr. Wlliam P. Foster Award Recipient

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For those of you who may not know, Miss Heather Taylor has been in Chicago this week being recognized as the Eastern Regional Recipient of the Dr. William P. Foster Award for excellence in teachers and band programs in underserved communities.

She is being recognized in front of the The National Band Association, The Midwest Clinic Diversity Reception and the College Band Directors National Association Forum!

While we all see the incredible amount of work Miss Taylor puts in day in and day out here at Lakeshore, many of you don’t know the work she’s done behind the scenes for Lakeshore and the District as a whole throughout COVID closure and through the year last year to keep band programs pushing forward despite the many obstacles.

We are so proud of you Miss Taylor, and this is a well deserved honor. You certainly represent Lakeshore well!!!! We are so fortunate to have you at Lakeshore!!! Shine Bright!!!!!!!

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Community Schools Questions

Please consider taking a moment to fill out the following four question survey to help us assess our community's knowledge of Community Schools.

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Foodlink Curbside Market-located in Greece


Long Pond Senior Housing

10am - 11am

1 GBC Parkway, 14626


Cornerstone Pointe

11:15am - 12:15pm

3 GBC Parkway, 14626

We accept: Cash, debit/credit, EBT, P-EPT, WIC, Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks, Fresh Connect & Double-Up Food Bucks.

*** SNAP users can earn Double Up Food Bucks every time you buy fruits and vegetables on Curbside Market.


Visit or call 211 for more information

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Want to Help Your Children More with Math?

Greece Central School District has a new K-5 Math Parent Portal.

Find resources by grade level, for distance learning, and learning games.

Have fun with math with your family!

Report Card Information

As we reach the end of the first trimester, we wanted to take time to help you understand and access your student’s report card. Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade receive a standards-based progress report three times a year. A standards-based report card focuses on skills students should learn by the end of each grade level. The ratings students receive are on a continuum that includes Exceeding Standards, Meeting Standards, Working Toward Meeting Standards or Not Meeting Standards.

We recognize that learning continues to be a challenge for many of our families as we continue to function during a pandemic. This is why our 1st trimester has been focused on providing students a welcoming and affirming environment in school intended to meet their social-emotional needs. We know a focus on social-emotional well-being prepares our students for success academically. In light of the above, first trimester academic grades may not show high numbers of mastery. Please know mastery of grade-level standards is worked on over the course of the school year, and many students do not reach mastery until year-end.

Below is a reminder on how you will access your child’s report in Infinite Campus Backpack.

In order for a guardian to access their child's report card, they must complete this Form

This form will need to be submitted to the main office. You can do this electronically by emailing our main office staff, or you can come in and turn in your form in person.

Once you have submitted your form, you will be provided with a pin that will allow you to access the parent portal.

A video with step by step directions can be found at the following Video Link

We understand that this may be a new process for some of you and we wanted to provide everyone with enough time to be able to sign-up. If you would like to continue to receive a paper copy of a report card, please reach out to your child's teacher for this request.

We are excited to see your child grow this year as we work together to support all students in Greece! Should you have any questions about the progress of your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for further conversations.

Greece Choose Love Challenge

" The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intentions"- Oscar Wilde

For the Holidays our students were asked to give back to our community. Some of our third and fifth grade classes came together in creating Holiday cards for some of our local Nursing Homes. A small gesture in bringing some Holiday cheer and a smile to faces young and old.
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KidsCare Before and After School Care

Are you in need of before and after school care for your child? Our KidsCare flyer has more information. Please reach out with any questions.

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Lakeshore has our very own news crew!

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Third Grade Superheroes of the Month

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Fourth Grade Superheroes of the Month

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Fifth Grade Superheroes of the Month

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Honoring Differences: Celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is celebrated December 26 through January 1. It is a holiday to commemorate African heritage, during which participants gather with family and friends to exchange gifts and to light a series of black, red, and green candles. These candles symbolize the seven basic values of African-American family life.

The are seven basic values or main principals, are celebrated during Kwanzaa. Each of these values has one day of celebration for each:

Umoja - Unity: To remain united in the community

Kujichagulia - Self-Determination: To be responsible for yourself and your community

Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility: To work together

Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics: To create African-American owned businesses

Nia - Purpose: To build and develop the community

Kuumba - Creativity: To improve our community and make it more beautiful

Imani - Faith: To believe that the world can become a better place

Did your family celebrate Kwanzaa? Would you like to share with Lakeshore how you celebrated? Send pictures or videos to to share!

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. When many Americans think of poverty, they imagine a scenario in a developing country. The truth is that there is extreme poverty right here in America and it goes unrecognized every day. If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating food, funds, or time to your community to help get people back on their feet.
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Counselor's Corner by Rachelle Yablin and Caitlin VanGorder

Conflict Resolution--Part 3

While it might be easier to help children solve a problem by telling them what to do, kids become better problem solvers when they learn how to find solutions on their own. One way to do this is to grab a blank sheet of paper. Have your child tell you what happened from start to finish and then have him or her brainstorm 3 possible solutions that might work for them. Next, ask your child to step into his or her friend's shoes and try to retell the story from their perspective. This can be difficult and will take time to learn how to do it. Ask your child to brainstorm 3 possible solutions that might work for their friend. Finally, ask your child to look for any common solutions. If there are none, then have your child brainstorm more solutions that meet in the middle.

By looking at the problem from multiple perspectives, kids learn how to problem solve AND empathize with their peers. They also learn to look for solutions that help everyone.

Greece Central Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is a place where counseling, support, and information are available to families who reside within the Greece Central School District boundaries. All services will be provided remotely this year through Google Meet.
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Baby It's Cold Outside!

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Deck the Halls

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January 10th ~ Session 2 of After School Clubs Begin

January 11th ~ Board of Education Meeting ~ 6:30 pm Odyssey

January 17th ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ No School

January 18th ~ Board of Education Meeting ~ 6:30 pm Odyssey

January 28th ~ January Superhero Award Assembly

February 8th ~ Board of Education Meeting ~ 6:30 Odyssey

February 17th ~ Session 2 of After School Clubs End

February 21st - February 25th ~ No School President's Week Recess

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