Originally delivered on 2/10/2022 10:02 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Feb. 10, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

This week we celebrated National School Counseling Week, which highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. This year the 2022 theme is School Counseling: Better Together. Our students practiced Leader in Me Habit 6, Synergize, by answering the counselor’s challenge with acts of kindness, responsibility, and respect. We appreciate and value your commitment and advocacy for all students. Thank you Ms. Cobb and Ms. Booth!

Next week is another week packed with joy and learning. We will celebrate our friendships Monday with our class parties and pink & red dress. In addition, we’ll be smiling bright for our spring pictures on Tuesday. Finally, it’s Random Acts of Kindness Week, and we’ll be challenging our community focus on those acts of kindness. 

Let’s make it a great week of learning,

Principal Thompson


FEB 10: Nancy Churnin Author Series

FEB 14: Valentines Parties- ALL GRADES! (Updated)- wear red/pink!

FEB 15: Picture Day!  More details to come.

FEB 16: LECPTA Bingo Night @ Caddo Offices

FEB 17: School Tour (4pm)

FEB 17: SBDM (Zoom, 6pm, details below)

FEB 17: PTA Board Meeting

FEB 21: President's Day: No School

FEB 24: PTA General Meeting & 2nd Grade Performances (in auditorium) - see times below

FEB 27: LECPTA Trash Pickup @ Lakewood Elem


MAR 3: School Tour (4pm)

MAR 4-6: Camp Lakewood

MAR 14-18: Spring Break: No School

MAR 22: LOLA Night

MAR 24: PTA General Meeting and 1st Grade Performances

MAR 29/30: Kinder Roundup


APR 4-7: 3rd Grade Theater Performances

APR 7: School Tour (4pm)

APR 14: JL Long "Long Run"

APR 18-21: 4th Grade Theater Performances

APR 30: House Party @ Redfield's!


MAY 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

MAY 4-6: 5th Grade Music Man Performances

MAY 26: End of Year Parties (all Grades)

MAY 27: 5th Grade Clap-out

It’s time for EXPRESSIONS, our Lakewood Magazine!

Submissions due Friday, March 4th!

Open to all grades. All work submitted will be published! It's not a contest! 




Submissions can be work from either school or home. 

(Written works no more than one page, please.)

Please email an image file (scanned, medium resolution files look cleanest) to expressions@lakewoodelementary.net. Please include your child's first and last name and grade/section. 

We look forward to another beautiful publication the children will enjoy viewing and sharing!

Picture Day: Feb 15

When: All grades will take pics 2/15; order forms / flyers will be sent home this week

What: Individual pictures will be taken (photographer is going to photoshop into a class group picture)

Dress: Uniforms

Link to order: logansphotography.com/order     

School Code: LWES22

Musical Costumes!

Are you a seamstress? Excellent at thrifting? 

The Theater department is looking for helpful hands to find and create costumes for our upcoming production of The Music Man, Jr.!  (Think bonnets, hats, skirts, vests, high-collared shirts.)

Email Gable.roby@gmail.com if you have any items, leads, or are interested in helping!

2nd Grade Performances @ PTA Meeting (Feb 24)


  • Gloria Prieto and 2A
  • Sayler Strifler and 2B
  • Sandra Brooks and 2D
  • Victoria Dunn and 2G
  • Jonathan Campbell and 2J (Virtual)


  • Jennifer Ollendike and 2C
  • Yun Tansil and 2E
  • Peyton Lang and 2F
  • Shaniera Johnson and 2H

Students are to be dropped off to the Gymnasium from 6-6:15pm if they are in the 6:30 Performance, and from 7-7:15pm if they are in the 7:30 Performance.

DallasISD is requiring masks for all audience members at indoor school events at this time, so please be mindful of the District Directive.  Masks will be provided if needed or requested.  

Performances will begin on time at 6:30pm and 7:30 pm, and late arrivals will only be able to enter during song transitions, for the entire auditorium will be utilized by the 2nd graders during the event.

Please, no reserve or holding of seats with the exception of Teacher Reserve Seating which will be labeled.

The PTA Meeting will be held between the two performance times; more details coming.

DISD Parent Survey

The annual Dallas ISD parent survey will open on February 21, 2022. 

This survey will obtain feedback to help us improve our school, and schools across the district.  The survey will be sent via email to parents form whom addresses are available in PowerSchool. 

We will also share the link and QR code in eNews once that is open. 

We want YOU on our 22/23 PTA Board! 

There’s a position for everyone- please fill out the self nomination form and let us know how you SHINE!  A list of all PTA jobs can be found HERE

Submit your interest HERE!
School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counseling: Better Together,” will be celebrated from Feb. 7–11, 2022, to focus attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, American School Counseling Association executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.

Lakewood will be hosting special events and activities all week in order to call attention to the countless benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program. 


Uniform Donations Needed!

Nurse Sundin is running low on emergency uniforms for both boys and girls!  Please see the urgent needs and drop any donations off with the front office next week as you're able! 

Most Urgent Items:
  • Boys pants size 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12
  • Girls pants size 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12
  • Boys undies size 4-5 and 6-8
  • Tooth chests / tooth necklaces for when students loose a tooth at school!  
Site Based Decision Making Committee

SBDM Meeting February 17th at 6:00 pm

Please email Lisa Schulgen (lisa.schulgen@ltic.com) to be added to the mailing list and receive the zoom link. 

We are looking for new committee members to serve on the SBDM committee next year.

Selections will take place at our May meeting on May 19th.   If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to Lisa Schulgen (lisa.schulgen@ltic.com).

Large Cardboard Boxes Needed for Theater Sets

The 3rd and 4th grade classes need large cardboard boxes to create sets and backdrops for their original musicals this spring.  

Please bring any large appliance or mattress boxes up to the front office and they'll deliver them to the auditorium! 

5th Grade Musical: Save the Date!!
  • Monday, May 2: Tech/dress rehearsal (3:00 – 6:00pm)
  • Tuesday, May 3: Tech/dress rehearsal (3:00 – 6:00pm)
  • Wednesday, May 4: The Music Man Jr. performance (6:00pm call time, curtain at 7:00pm)
  • Thursday, May 5: The Music Man Jr. performance (6:00pm call time, curtain at 7:00pm)
  • Friday, May 6: The Music Man Jr. school performances (during school hours)

ATTN: Future J.L. Long Parents!

Have a kid in 5th grade and want to get involved at Long next year? 

The PTA is now accepting self-nominations for those who would like to participate in next year's PTA Board.  

Please review and complete the Self Nomination Form if you are interested in serving on our board next year!

We will be accepting nominations until February 15th.


LOLA: Attention 2nd and 4th Graders!

Our school's beloved "Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area" (LOLA) has completed construction and is back in business!  We will soon begin with outdoor instruction for both our 2nd and 4th grade classes.  

These outdoor learning sessions cannot take place without parent volunteers!  Please see the letters and sign up geniuses linked below for more information:






Volunteers must submit vaccine status to Ana at aescobedo@dallasisd.org 

Volunteers must also complete volunteer registration https://dallasisd.voly.org/


The 6th Annual Lakewood House Party, 

presented by Comerica Bank, is on 

Saturday, April 30th

This spring auction party will be back at Redfield’s Tavern (from the owners of The Barley House), and all proceeds fund Lakewood Elementary teacher wish lists.
Please email auctionparty@lakewoodelementary.net if you are interested in being a sponsor (contract available here) or donating auction items.

 Stay tuned for more details; tickets will go on sale in March.  

UPDATE: Valentines Day Parties!


Monday, February 14th

1:30 - 2:30pm

Parents will not be allowed into the classes for parties, but be on the lookout for information from room reps and teachers regarding activities & valentines plans for your class!

Spring 2022 "Camp Lakewood"

Celebrating 10 years of our amazing Camp Lakewood events! Come join us March 4-6, 2022 at Camp Olympia. The Camp Lakewood campout is open to all Lakewood dads and kids and is organized by the Friends of Lakewood organization. 

Registration is open now. We are limiting campers to provide plenty of space to spread out and social distance. Hope to see you there!


Message from the School Nurses

As Covid is at the top of everyone's mind, we have a few reminders for our community:

  • If your student is sick at home, they should not come to school. Please assess your student(s) daily at home before sending them back to school.

  • If you student has tested positive, or been in close contact with a confirmed covid-19 case, please EMAIL Nurse Sundin at Jsundin@dallasisd.org or Nurse Assistant Mclemore-Vaughn at lmclemorevaughn@dallasisd.org. Emails reporting Covid-related information should contain: 
    1. Students’ legal name and class section / teacher
    2. Date of close contact or positive test
    3. Symptoms and any further context
    4. Vaccination status of the student
    5. Copy of positive/negative Covid-19 test if applicable

  • Quarantine guidance has been updated to reflect an isolation period of 5 days after a positive Covid test.  See those details HERE.

  • Those who have been fully vaccinated and are deemed a close contact will not be required to quarantine if they are not displaying symptoms. As always, anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and contact their health care provider.

  • If your child has been fully vaccinated, please submit a copy of the vaccination card to lmclemorevaughn@dallasisd.org.

See HERE for the full letter to parents. Please have a safe and healthy week!

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