Originally delivered on 8/20/2021 9:32 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Aug 20, 2021

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

Thank you so much for supporting a SUCCESSFUL WEEK 1 of our 2021-2022 school year! We have been full of excitement this week as our returning and new Stallions have been filling our hallways and classrooms with learning, laughter, and light. In addition, our teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure we had a strong start to our year, and they continuously show their commitment to our students with pride. 

We appreciate your continued commitment to safety for all our students and staff as we continue to mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This first week has been full of joy, learning more about each other, building relationships, and finding connections. We have also been focused on adjusting and improving our school-wide systems, and we appreciate your feedback and patience as we continue to progress through these first two weeks of school. 

Let’s make this next week a great week of learning!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


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

SEPT 16: PTA Board Meeting (7pm)

SEPT 23: PTA General Meeting

SEPT 26: 4th grade Campus Clean-up (4-5pm)

SEPT 27: Stallion Strong Campaign ends

Note: Campus Tours and Showcase to be rescheduled

What you've been waiting for: Campus Covid Protocols & Quarantine Rules!

Please CLICK HERE to find the full letter from Nurse Sundin that details:

  • Quarantine Rules
  • Isolation Rules
  • Absences due to Covid
  • Virtual Learning
  • Covid Testing
  • Students Sick at Home
Click Here for Room Rep Interest Form!
Click Here for Required VOLY registration
  • Rainy Day dismissal will be decided by 2:00pm. 
  • It is imperative that you announce your child, so that teachers know when to send your child down to you. 
  • There will be support staff and administrators at all exits to ensure students make it safely to their parent/guardian. 
  • All exits will remain the same on rainy days with the exception of 1st grade. They will exit out of the side door of the new wing under the sky bridge.
Spirit Wear - Every Friday!

Don't forget that students are allowed to wear uniform bottoms with ANY Lakewood, J.L. Long, Woodrow Wilson, or college shirt!  

Lakewood Spiritwear Store can be found HERE.

So what's for lunch!?

Questions about cafeteria food? All Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals are listed in the MealViewer App! Download the app to your smartphone, or click here to visit the website.

Get GROOVY with Lakewoodstock Gear- NOW ONLINE!

Get your "Peace, Love, Lakewood" gear delivered to your door!  CLICK HERE for hats, shirts and more!!  Kids can wear shirts for Spirit Day, too!  

And... SAVE THE DATE for LECPTA's LAKEWOODSTOCK event Friday, November 12th at Marie Gabrielle (outdoors!) from 7pm-12:30am!  All proceeds benefit Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, Woodrow Wilson High School and surrounding schools in need.  Tickets will be available to purchase in September!  

Thank you, 5th grade!

You rocked the Back to School Trash Bash!!  Next up, it's time for....

4th Grade Campus Clean-up

This school year, a different grade will be asked to help with a campus clean-up each month and September will be our fourth graders!

Come help us on Sunday, September 26th from 4-5pm by picking up trash on the Lakewood campus so the school is sparkling clean. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 

Sign up HERE!

It was a great first week on campus!

Thanks to the PTA for the wonderful kindergarten balloons!  In the lunchroom, students are safely spread out with plexiglass at lunch, and in class they're welcoming classmates to their class family!  

  1. Car tags went home with students yesterday- please ensure visible in carpool!
  2. Must download and use PikMyKid app daily. (Register using email and phone # you provided in PowerSchool.  If you register and child doesn't appear, email brmckinney@dallasisd.org)
  3. Schedule your child’s transportation mode each day- you can do this in advance. Transportation changes must be made by 2:30 each day.(If your child is going to ride a bus, please email brmckinney@dallasisd.org  with your child’s name, section and bus route number)
  4. Whether carpool or walker, you must announce your child as you arrive at the school, starting at 3:00.(Teachers will hit “dismiss” in the app as your child is released to you.)
  5. Drive into the lane you announce in!  (All children in carpool group should be announced to the same lane at the same time.  It is helpful if its the same lane every day for student consistency)
  • Blue lane is closest to school (reserved for K-1 and siblings)
  • Red lane is across street(all other students, cross at crosswalk)
Download PikMyKid App
App Training Video for Parents HERE
Links to previously-shared maps

DISD Bus Info found HERE

Campus arrival map HERE

Campus dismissal map / info HERE

2021-2022 Campus Policy Summary


(1st-5th graders only)

Let's meet our goal!


  • 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.

Looking for an old eNews issue?

We store them all on the site HERE!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -