Principal's Message


Happy Monday, Happy December and Welcome Winter!

I hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to reflect on all that you are thankful for.  We are very fortunate at Canal View to be welcoming, Denise Lemcke as the new principal, effective January 6, 2020. 

Denise Lemcke, whose career in education began in 2003, currently serves as assistant principal for Klem Road North Elementary School in Webster. She previously taught at the elementary level for the Guilderland and Victor Central School Districts, then spent 11 years in the Penfield Central School District, as a classroom teacher and K-6 humanities teacher on special assignment. In her position in Webster, Lemcke provided building and managerial leadership, and proactively sought communication among all stakeholders. Denise and I have had several conversations already and she is eager for the New Year to be upon us so she may begin this new chapter in her life and career. 

On another note, with the cold winter season upon us, we want to remember the importance of hand washing throughout the day.  We continue to stress thorough hand washing in our classrooms.  Our nurse, Mrs. Goldstone has done an amazing job reinforcing hand washing as she visits each classroom and as students visit the nurse’s office. 

Report cards are scheduled to go home on Friday.  Please remember that this will be the last time that paper copies go home with your child/children.  A letter with specific instructions that are student specific because they contain a unique code that parents are required to use when logging into Infinite Campus for the first time will be included in the report card envelope.  These instructions will outline how to log into Infinite Campus Parent Portal as well as directions for acknowledging your child’s report card.  Parents will no longer return a comment card to the teacher.  Besides the paper directions that will be included in your child’s report card, you can watch this quick video tutorial that outlines the process:

Lastly, this is the last week for Cartons for Christmas.  Donations of non-perishable goods can be dropped off at the tables outside of the office.

Important Dates:

  • December 2-6: 4th Grade Swim
  • December 3-5: Holiday Shoppe
  • December 6: Report Cards go home and last day for Cartons for Christmas
  • December 9: Holiday Concert at the High School at 7:00 pm
  • December 10: Festive Holiday Sweater Day
  • December 12: Ice Plex for Grade 3
  • December 13: Ice Plex for Grade 4
  • December 17: Ice Plex for Grade 5
  • December 17: CVA Meeting at 6:30 pm in the school library
  • December 19: Kindergarten Concert at 2:30 pm in the cafeteria
  • December 20: Pajama Day


Lisa McCarthy

Interim Principal

(585) 349-5711

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Ms. Lisa McCarthy

Ms. Lisa McCarthy
Interim Principal

Main Office: 585-349-5700
Attendance: 585-349-5750
Nurse's Office: 585-349-5751

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