The Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

CWRU students teach Primary Cluster about oral hygiene. 


October was an exciting month both inside and outside of our multiage classrooms here at Lakeshore Intergenerational School. To supplement their day to day learning, our students had additional learning opportunities thanks to our wonderful community partners! All 12 of our homerooms participated in their first Intergenerational Visits (IG) of the year! In total seven eldercare facilities and over 200 students partnered to enjoy fall crafts and conversation. School presentations included visits from The Cleveland Clinics “Dangerous Decibels” program, Case Western Reserve University’s Pre-Dental Society, and a visit from published Author Dr. Raquel Ortiz courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library. We also hosted over 150 moms on October 18th for our first ever “Muffins with Mom” event where moms and other significant females walked their children to school and enjoyed muffins and conversation with their child and others.


We are very excited about our events and activities to close out October. On the 24th, our Primary Cluster students will head to Patterson’s Fruit Farm to enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the market and farm. Students will also get to enjoy “Fun Fest” where students will get to play in haystacks, explore a treehouse, wander a corn maze, hike and explore fall foliage, and take a wagon ride! Halloween brings two exciting opportunities for our students. Primary Cluster will participate in a fun Halloween Celebration with our community neighbors at Villa Angela Saint Joseph and in the afternoon the entire school will participate in a Halloween Costume Parade!

November will start with our Family Group’s Fall Dance, students get to dance the night away with a special family member, staff members and friends. We have two new IG partners, Bridge Arts and Lakeshore Rose Center, that we will begin working with in November. Bridge Arts is an adult learning center for individuals with learning disabilities. Our intergenerational partnership with them will be all about learning and exploring commonalities between our students and theirs through the use of various art programs in Collinwood. Our work with Lakeshore Rose Center will include developing and performing an Intergenerational Play. Stay informed and learn more by visiting us on social media or at

Shawn Hallowell

Enrollment and Community Outreach Coordinator at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 1:22 PM, 11.03.2017