Originally delivered on 8/12/2021 3:04 pm

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Aug 12, 2021

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

We are just a few short days away from the first day of school, and we could not be more excited! Our Lakewood staff cannot wait for the laughter and joy that fills our classrooms upon the arrival of our students! On our first day back with our teachers, we talked about the opportunity this new 2021-2022 school year brings. We have decided this year is our blank canvas. With a new year, new logo and new theme upon us, we are motivated to fill our new “canvas” with all of the joy, color, and excitement for learning we possibly can. We approach this school year united together, keeping health and safety as our priority, and with confidence and hope. We believe in our students, our staff and our community. Let’s make this a GREAT year of learning for all. 

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson

NOTE: If you missed the community update regarding COVID, please click here.


AUG 12: Meet the Teacher (last name A-K @ 4:30pm, L-Z @ 5:45pm)

AUG 14: 5th Grade Campus Clean-Up (9-10am)

AUG 16: First Day of School (staggered arrival times below)

AUG 16:  "Boohoo or Woohoo" Breakfast for Kinder Parents (8am)

AUG 19: PTA Board Meeting (7pm)

AUG 31: Parent Info Night (3rd grade @ 5pm, Kinder @ 6:15pm)

SEPT 1: Parent Info Night (2nd grade @5pm, 1st grade @ 6:15pm)

SEPT 2: Parent Info Night (4th grade @5pm, 5th grade @ 6:15pm)

SEPT 6: Labor Day, No School

SEPT 10-12: FOL Camp Lakewood

SEPT 15: School Tour (9:30am)

SEPT 16: Site-Based Decision Making Committee (SBDM) Meeting (6pm)

SEPT 16: PTA Board Meeting (7pm)

SEPT 23: PTA General Meeting, Campus Showcase (7pm)

SEPT 27: Stallion Strong Campaign ends


We will be using PikMyKid for all student dismissals again this year,  beginning on the first day of school. Use the links below to 1) download the app on your phone and 2) learn all you need to know about using the app. A few tips below:

  • Use email/phone number you used for PowerSchool when registering on the PikMyKid app
  • If you have issues, don't stress! Volunteers/staff will be available at walker and carpool pickup to assist
  • For buses, it is imperative that parents fill out the first day of school survey so the staff can assign bus numbers (see below in Meet the Teacher documents if you won't be in attendance, to fill out virtually)
PikMyKid Info
Download PikMyKid App
DISD BUS Information

Click here to find bus routes, pickup locations and times.

Introducing Cynthia Thomas

I am Cynthia Thomas, a graduate of Skyline High School Career Development Center in Dallas ISD and Prairie View A&M University. I am proudly serving as the substitute counselor for Mrs. Princeton Cobb. Starting at the age of 19 years old, my career spans over 30+ years in Dallas ISD as a classroom teacher, counselor and assistant principal at all grade levels. I’m excited to serve the students of Lakewood Elementary School and continue to assist in making them in long life learners. I will be supporting grades K-2 nd, and if you need to reach me, please email me at CYTHOMAS@dallasisd.org. You may also call at 972-749-2512.

"Meet the Teacher" Documents

If you can't make it or don't feel comfortable attending, no problem! All forms will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.  

There are also links to a few documents we can distribute virtually. 

TRANSPORTATION SURVEY - Click here to fill out virtually

GT NOMINATION FORM (1st-5th GRADERS ONLY) - Click here to access

(must print out and turn in hard copy.  Not for incoming Kinders; only for students who have not been identified as Gifted & Talented previously and whose parents would like their child screened this year)



  • Kindergarten students will arrive at 7:30 AM.
  • 1st - 5th grade students will arrive at 8:30 AM. 
  • Staff will be all hands on deck beginning at 7:30 AM to help guide Kinder students to their classes.
  • Any student needing breakfast may enter through the cafeteria entrance at 7:15 AM. 

Arrival- EVERY DAY beginning Tues 8/17

  • Doors open at 7:30AM
  • Tardy bell rings at 7:55AM
  • Any student needing breakfast may enter through the cafeteria entrance at 7:15 AM.

Dismissal by Mode of Pickup: EVERY DAY

  • 3:05 PM: FOL, Big Thought, YMCA, and Bus will be either picked up (K & 1) or released (2-5).
  • 3:10 PM: Announced carpool students will be sent to carpool and the remaining students will be taken into the auditorium and dismissed as they are announced. 
  • 3:15 PM: All walkers will be taken to their designated grade level locations and stand in a line with a grade/section sign. Students will be dismissed by the teacher in the PikMyKid app as solo walkers and/or as their parent/guardian arrives.
2021-2022 Campus Policy Summary
Teachers are back at school working hard to prep for students' return!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER some rad swag for your kiddos!  Tons of new items and colors- don't forget that students can wear these tshirts on Fridays!

School Supply Update

Edukits ordered before July 28th will be delivered directly to the classrooms.

Didn’t order an EduKit? No worries...grade-level school supply lists are posted on the PTA website!  CLICK HERE!

Let's meet our goal before school starts!


  • Lakewood Elementary PTA's primary funding resource
  • Raises critical funds to fill gaps in our school’s budget and support needs and wants that directly benefit our students!
  • School goal: $80,000!  WE CAN DO IT!
  • We are asking for a contribution of $125 per student
  • For highest participation, we will be rewarding classes (TCBY), grades (free dress & treat), and parents of winning class (Coffee with Ms. Thompson)!
  • Each family that donates $125 will receive a new cutout yard sign
  • More details on website!
Join the PTA!

CLICK HERE to purchase your individual or family membership for the year.

DISD "We're Ready" Info for Families

To view DISD's Safety Protocols Handbook and other back-to-school details, please find the "We're Ready" webpage.

5th Grade Campus Clean-up!

This school year, a different grade will be asked to help with a campus clean-up each month, starting with our new Lakewood leaders...our incoming 5th graders! 

Come help us on Saturday, August 14th from 9-10am by picking up trash on the Lakewood campus so the school is sparkling clean for the first day of school. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 

Sign up HERE!

Printable "1st Day of School" Signs

Check out these cute signs for your Stallions' first day of school!

Click HERE for grade-specific printable signs!

Help Water the Courtyard Garden!

Thanks so much to all the families, friends, teachers, and Master Gardeners who have signed up to water the new courtyard gardens this summer!   

As we approach the hottest part of the summer, we still have several open dates available if you can help us keep the garden happy and ready to greet our students this fall!  There will be so many new and exciting things to explore in the garden this school year! 



Click HERE to meet everyone!  

(Drop-downs by grade on the left menu)

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