Originally delivered on 9/9/2021 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Sept. 9, 2021

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

It's been a great week filled with character as all our students dressed as their favorite TV, movie and book personalities!  We loved seeing all the creative costumes.

We are also conducting MAP testing this week; we are proud of our smart Stallions and their dedication to excellence!

In addition, this week we received new guidance from the Texas Education Agency regarding notification of positive COVID-19 cases. Based upon the new guidance and language from TEA, staff and families of students in a classroom must be notified when a positive case arises.  That means, in addition to the daily updates provided on the Dallas ISD COVID-19 Dashboard, teachers will be sending a letter should a positive case in your child’s homeroom occur. Personal information regarding the specific person testing positive must be kept confidential. 

Our contact tracing protocols and notifications will remain the same. If it is determined that your child has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the nursing staff at Lakewood.

(For more information on the most current Dallas ISD safety protocols, click here.)

At Lakewood Elementary we continue to be committed to the health and safety of our students. Let's continue to keep vigilant while still having fun!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


SEPT 10-12: FOL Camp Lakewood

SEPT 15: College Dress Day

SEPT 15: Site-Based Decision Making Committee (SBDM) Meeting (6pm) (zoom)

SEPT 15: PTA Board Meeting (7pm) (zoom)

SEPT 16: Dual Language Parent Association Fall Social

SEPT 22: Favorite Color Dress Day

SEPT 23: PTA General Meeting (zoom)

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

SEPT 27: Stallion Strong Campaign ends

SEPT 29: Celebrity Dress Day

OCT 1: Lakewoodstock Spirit Day

OCT 1: Chili Cookoff Entry Deadline - Fall Festival

OCT 8: Fair Day, no school!

OCT 15Fair Day, no school!

OCT 16: Fall Festival (2-6pm)

OCT 21: PTA Board Meeting (7pm) (zoom)

OCT 28: PTA General Meeting (7pm) (zoom)

Student Activities / Clubs Update

This Fall, Lakewood will be limiting the extracurricular “clubs” to district-sponsored student activities only. 

The Student Activities will include: Chess, Destination Imagination, Robotics, UIL, Lone Star Challenge, Choir, and Garden Club.

For more information about the Chess club. Click here.

Please stay tuned for more specific information regarding Teacher Sponsors, eligible grade-levels, and participation guidelines in upcoming eNews issues.

How do I access the SBDM Meeting?

The Site-Based Decision Making Committee meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend.  For access to the zoom link / dial-in information please email the SBDM President at sbdm@lakewoodelementary.net.  

Help!  We still need about 15 more people to complete the list!


We still need help watering 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!   

We still have several open dates available in September. Please consider signing up for a Wednesday or Saturday over the coming weeks to ensure our garden stays happy and healthy for our community to enjoy!



Next week we will begin our Beginning of the Year assessments.

NWEA MAP Growth is an adaptive assessment used for measuring achievement and growth in K-12 math, reading, language usage, and science. This assessment provides teachers with accurate and actionable evidence to help target instruction for each student or groups of students, regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level. It also connects to the largest set of instructional content providers, giving educators flexibility in curriculum choices.

Questions? Reach out to your teachers regarding questions on dates/times for your students, or read more about it HERE!


Youth XS, Small and Medium shirts must be preordered by September 10 to arrive in time.  Youth Large and XL shirts are in stock now and will be delivered to your door within 2-3 days!

CLICK HERE to get your order in! 

Click Here for Fall Fest Tickets!
Did you know there is a COVID DASHBOARD for DISD?

CLICK HERE to access the latest data after 5pm each day.

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
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!

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We store them all on the site HERE!

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