The Lance

October 4-18

Count Day

Thank you Lakeshore families for making our Fall Count Day go smoothly. We had just over a 97% attendance rate for the day and that is OUTSTANDING! It also makes the work of following up with those that couldn't make it in much quicker. Thank you!
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Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30-7:30 and October 18 from 12:00-3:00 and 4:30-7:30. A link for sign-ups will be shared with you as it becomes available.

6th grade: by appointment on both dates

7th grade: October 16 will be by appointment and October 18 will be drop in

8th grade: drop in on both dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • Board Meeting, 5:30 pm, MS library


  • PTO Open Meeting, 2:50-3:50, MS library


  • Picture retakes

October 16

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences


  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • half day for students


  • half day for students

The Positivity Project

This week we learned about open-mindedness (judgment in the VIA survey). Being an open-minded individual allows us to listen to all sources of information even if it may conflict with our own thoughts and beliefs. The character card for open-mindedness is shown below. Keep the conversation going on this topic. Next week, we will dig deeper into the other people matter mindset, specifically when it comes to identifying and appreciating the good in others. You can read the blog from co-founder of The Positivity Project, Jeff Bryan, by accessing this link.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Just want to revisit these office procedures that allow our building to run smoothly throughout the day.


What if I need to pick my child up for an appointment during the school day?

  • Send your child to school with a note stating the time you need to pick them up.
  • Your child will then give it to Mrs. Pallett first thing in the morning.
  • Mrs. Pallet will write them a pass for the time you requested.
  • Your child will show the pass to his teacher at the time and will be waiting in the office to be picked up at the requested time.

What if I need to drop off something to my student at school?

  • Buzz into the front door by the office.
  • Place your child's item on the table by the office door.
  • Write your child's name on the sheet of paper and pen provided near the drop off table.
  • Your child will need to check the drop off table in between passing times or at lunch.
  • There is no need to inform the office staff unless your child does not know it is being dropped off.

What if I want to change my child's mode of transportation for the afternoon?

  • It is requested that transportation remain consistent as it creates confusion for the student if this is not determined when they leave for school in the morning.
  • We understand that life happens, and when it does, please, call prior to 11:00 am, if at all possible, so information can be delivered during lunchtimes.

My family is going out of town for an extended period of time. What do I do?

  • Have your child obtain an approved absence form from the office a minimum of 5 days in advance.
  • Fill out the requested information.
  • Have your child get the necessary information from their teachers.
  • Return to the office when complete.
  • Note: pre-approved does not mean excused. Family trips during days in which school is in session will be considered unexcused.

Ultimately, we want to limit as many classroom interruptions as much as possible so learning can take place. In addition to that, it is important for middle school students to become more self-reliant and independent. Mrs. Archer and Mrs. Pallett are given the arduous task of assisting all students and family members of following these procedures so I am asking that all Lakeshore families do everything in their power to adhere to LMS policies and practices. Thank you in advance.