Lakeshore's Family & Community Link

September 24th, 2023

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Pizza with the Principal

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet so many parents and family members over these last few weeks! Your children are smart, kind, amazing humans, and I am so grateful to be working with them. Throughout this school year, I would love to be able to spend some time getting to know our parents and guardians a little bit better. I want to know what is most important to you when it comes to your child's education, and I'm eager to know how you think I can best support your child here at Lakeshore. I will be inviting you all to join me throughout the year for some opportunities for me to listen to your thoughts and get to know you better. The first date is scheduled for November 8th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. here at Lakeshore. We'll enjoy some pizza and good conversation together. More information to come soon... I hope to see you there!
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Picture Day is Coming Soon!

Picture Day is Tuesday October 17th. Please click here to register and purchase pictures. Pictures can also be purchased after picture day when a proof has been received to families' emails.

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Attendance Matters-Make Every Day Count

The Greece Central School District has made improving student attendance a priority for the 2023-24 school year. Since the pandemic, students are missing more school days, which means they are also missing out on more instructional time and opportunities to make meaningful personal connections. Each month, we will be sharing this Make Every Day Count newsletter with you. It includes information about why regular school attendance is important, as well as tips for promoting positive attendance habits at home. Our staff are here to help families overcome any obstacles to regular school attendance. Please reach out to your child's teacher, counselor, or social worker if you need help and we will develop a plan together. Our school community is always better when we are all together!
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PTA's Fall Fundraiser is Underway!

Attention Lakeshore Families! Our annual PTA Fall Fundraiser with Cherrydale runs through 10/4. Please consider purchasing some items from the WIDE variety available - as they would make perfect holiday gifts (delivery would be by Mid November for those items shipped to Lakeshore). This is our primary PTA fundraiser for the year - the earnings from Cherrydale go to support funding for our PTA events (like our upcoming movie night, and our "Spring Fling" Dance!), as well as grants for grade level needs (like end of year celebrations & field trips), other special events, and MUCH more! We truly appreciate your support!

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Please Consider Joining!

We hope you consider joining our PTA this year. Membership is one per family/household; you do not need separate memberships for multiple parents in the household. The more members we have the stronger we are and the more people we can reach so that we can best support our Lakeshore kids!

Here's the link to join:

Join our Lakeshore PTA Here!

Click here for the link to join our PTA this year. We can't wait to work with you!!

PTA Meetings This Year

During our first PTA meeting last week, we had a chance to plan some great family events and initiatives for our kiddos this year. We hope that you'll be able to make it to our next meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 6 p.m. This meeting will offer both in-person and virtual options. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Our First Family Event of the Year!

We will be hosting a Fall Family Movie Night on Friday, October 20th, from 6-8 PM here at Lakeshore. We will be showing the Super Mario Bros Movie, and it's free for everyone! Just bring your blankets! See our flyer below for more information:

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Arrival and Dismissal Updates

Thank you so much for your flexibility and cooperation with regards to our arrival and dismissal routines at Lakeshore this fall. Our morning car rider arrival process has been going very smoothly so far! Our dismissal process is going well too- it's gotten a little bit smoother each afternoon! If you pick your child up at dismissal time, here are a few reminders that will help contribute to a safe and quick process at the end of the day:

1) To avoid your child being put on the bus, any changes to your child's mode of transportation MUST be made in PikMyKid by 2pm. If you miss this deadline, we will be able to assist you in the Main Office up until 2:30 pm. Please note that no changes will be made to your child's mode of transportation after 2:30 p.m.

2) When you're in the Car Rider Line at dismissal, please have the 'announce' screen ready on your phone in the PikMyKid app to keep our process running smoothly. If you are not users of the PikMyKid app, we encourage you to start for a smoother dismissal process for you and your child!

3) To avoid safety and traffic issues on Latta Road, please make sure that you pull your car up as close as possible to the car in front of you in line.

4) We begin dismissing our car riders at 2:57 pm, so please ensure that you are in the car rider line at that time so that we can check you in and release your child to you more quickly.

Thank you so much for adhering to these routines and procedures so that your child can have a safe pick up at Lakeshore this year!

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Upcoming Events

9/29/23: September Superhero of the Month Award Assembly

10/4/23: PTA Fall Fundraiser Ends

10/5/23 :Open House

10/6/23: Superintent’s Day-No School for Students

10/9/23: Columbus/Indigenous People Day (No School)

10/20/23: LS Family Movie Night

10/17/23: LS School Picture Day

10/27/23: Parent Teacher Conference Day no School PreK-12

10/31/23: Parent Teacher Conference Day Half Day K-8, No PM PreK

Mindful Walk for Families

Mindful Walk for Families at Basil Marella Park : We hope you're able to join Andrea Antonetty and Stephanie Canale, our District Mindfulness Teachers, on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Basil Marella playground area for a mindful walk and scavenger hunt.

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Book Study Opportunity

Assistant Principals and Community Schools Site Coordinators have started a book club! We want ALL of our children to thrive. We will be reading the book Thrivers by Michelle Borba this year. We would love any of our parents/guardians to join us in this book study! Please reach out by calling the Main Office (966-3940)or emailing if you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity.
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Welcome Back to School 2023-2024

Click Here for the Complete Welcome Back Book 23 - 24

FREE Meals to ALL Students for 23/24 School Year

All students in all Greece schools will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 23/24 school year, regardless of their household income. Lunch applications will no longer be necessary

Instead, we strongly encouraged you to complete an Income Data Collection Form to assist the District in accurately reporting numbers to the state. While completing this form is optional, high school students who wish to receive discounts on college admission fees, AP tests, SAT exams, and other courses should complete it.


Have you started thinking about your before and after school child care needs for next school year? Registration for KidsCare, the district operated child care program for grades PreK-5, is open through My School Bucks. We are also excited to announce that the KidsCare program will be expanding to both Paddy Hill and the Early Learning Center for the new year. KidsCare offers high quality before and after school experiences designed to enrich your child’s day through activities targeting social and emotional development, creative expression, physical movement, natural world connections, and the exploration of culturally relevant topics of interest and community engagement. Learn more about the program by viewing the KidsCare 2023-2024 Flyer / UPK Wrap Flyer and register through MSB Activities. You do not want to miss the chance to reserve your spot.

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Meet our Parent Engagement and Support Coorinator, Katy Cooper

I am ecstatic to return this school year as the Parent Coordinator. This year we are looking forward to bringing more fun events to our Lakeshore families. I myself am a Lakeshore Alumni and have 2 children that attend Lakeshore and English Village. As a parent, I understand many perspectives and look forward to working with our school community. I am extremely excited about serving at both English Village and Lakeshore. Please contact me at (585)484-7848 or

Meet our Community Schools Site Coordinator, Marianette Cintron

I am so excited to begin my first year at Lakeshore Elementary School. We are looking forward to building on student, family and community connections for our 2023-2024 school year. I have worked with bilingual students and families for the past two years in the RCSD and it has been the most rewarding experience to see students and families thrive. Please feel free to reach out to me to learn more about community schools and ways we can partner with your children and family.

Please contact me at (585)966-3978 or


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GCSD Neighborhood Navigation Center

Click here to learn how our GCSD Navigation Center can provide support and services to your family.
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