Thursday, March 18, 2010

Are there any Lakeshore parents out there?

This from a reader:

I was wondering if there were ways for parents to connect with other families who have been assigned to the same school. We got Lakeshore and are eager to make some Kindergarten friends before school starts. I would be grateful if you would consider posting this, as I am not sure how else I can reach out to other new parents at the school.

9 comments:

  1. My kids don't go there but I have many friends whose kids do and who just love Lakeshore. So congrats. You may want to talk to the folks who run Lakeshore's wonderful after-school program. They have a summer camp and I believe based on at least one family that did it -- but check directly with them -- that they welcome incoming K students to it. Doing a few weeks of it for the latter half of the summer might be a great transition to the school. Anyway, I know you will be very happy.

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  2. Hi, welcome. I am a mom of a kindergartner. there is a yahoo group that you can join. also, the afterschool program is everyday magic, which is fantastic. You should talk to them

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  3. My son will be starting kindergarten in August as well. We are just thrilled! I joined the PTA's Yahoo Group, which is listed on the website.

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  4. My husband leads sing-alongs with Lakeshore classes (as part of the enrichment program), and Friday morning he will lead the kindergartners in a performance at 10 a.m. in the Lakeshore community room. I'm sure incoming K kids with their parents are welcome (check in at the office for your visitor pass).

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  5. We were accepted into some great private schools and are making the decision this weekend if we can afford it or not. I believe we can not. Having gone 0/7 last week on public lottery, I am wondering if others are facing this problem as well. I did not list all trophy schools, just one on my public list. Are there any schools that more than a handful of us have been assigned to and what to make it the next Miraloma with elbow grease and intention? It may take a few years I realize this… If so, write to me and let me know what schools are on the way up so to speak, and or if there are schools many of us were assigned to and are on the fence about... PLEASE!

    Many private schools overbuilt and overspent during the late 1990's and now they are grappling with how to make ends meet. If I chose a school whose tutuition will continue to rise exorbitantly high most year, in nine years I doubt I will be able to keep doing it more less save for high school or college for my daughter, since my hours were cut and salary decreased a small amount in the last 12 months. Some people get tuition assistance that qualify but not all that qualify actually receive anything. That leaves the many of us priced out or paying and just barely scraping by with a private pick. What may we select together as our alternative school? Many parent groups did it before with Alvarado, Peabody and others. What is next and how may I champion a “next school” besides Rosa Parks which is not convenient for many people. THANK YOU.

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  6. 6:06, since you x-posted on several threads, be sure to check out responses on the other threads...

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  7. Thanks for the message, Caroline, do they do the sing-along every week?

    I joined the yahoo group too, and am eager to make friends with other incoming parents. Thanks also for the suggestion about summer camp, to the first poster, we signed up for that as well

    If you know anyone who has been assigned to lakeshore, we would love to meet and get to know them :)

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  8. He usually sings with them in class -- an enrichment interlude -- but the performance venue is special!

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  9. Welcome to Lakeshore! Our school has a wonderful group of parents who contact new Lakeshore families in the summer and invite them to play dates before school starts. We also have a Kindergarten Orientation Night a few days before school start where parents get information about the school and the children meet their teacher and get a tour of their classroom. See you then! --Kindergarten teacher at Lakeshore

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