Originally delivered on 2/17/2022 2:58 pm

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Feb. 17, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

We had a great week full of smiles with our students pictures and fun valentine's party. Thank you to all of our wonderful community for making this a fun-filled event for our stallions! Next week we have a three day weekend for President's Day followed by a great week of learning and our second grade PTA performance. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, 

Principal Thompson


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

FEB 17: PTA Board Meeting (7pm)

FEB 21: President's Day: No School

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

FEB 26: LOLA Work Day (8-12)

FEB 27: LECPTA Trash Pickup @ Lakewood Elem


MAR 3: School Tour (4pm)

MAR 4: Expressions due!

MAR 4-6: Camp Lakewood

MAR 8-9: LOLA projects due

MAR 14-18: Spring Break: No School

MAR 22: LOLA Night (5-7p)

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

Site Based Decision Making Committee Tonight!!

SBDM Meeting tonight, February 17th at 6:00 pm, in the library!  

If you cannot attend in person but would like to listen in, we will be sending out a zoom link as well. 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).

For more information and to access form links, visit 


District Cell Phone Policy

For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal telecommunication devices such as, cellular phones. However, such devices shall not be visible and shall remain off during instructional time. We have seen an increase of use of devices for student to parent communication during the school day. Please support us in talking to our students about not using these devices during the day.

LOLA: 2/26 Work Day Sign-up

On February 26th from 8am-12pm, you're invited to come help at our Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area!


  • Each student volunteering with a parent will receive a free dress coupon!
  • Teachers and staff volunteering will receive an athleisure dress pass!

Sign up here!


On February 28, beginning at 12 pm, Texas PTA presents Straight Talk: Dare to Self-Care. Two panels will give students, parents, policy makers, and medical experts an opportunity to share their stories and discuss what can be done - at home, in school and at the state level.   We invite PTAs, families, schools and all advocates to watch the LIVE event on the Texas PTA Facebook page. Questions will also be taken in advance and addressed as time allows. Submit your questions here.   Sign the pledge today and add your voice in support of Texas students.

Do you have an exceptional volunteer? Nominate them for a Lead like Marni award. Nominations open until April 1st. 

Early voting opened TODAY. Help Texas PTA get the word out to vote. Check out the resources and toolkit here. Texas PTA is teaming up with Educators vote to help you research who does what in public education. Check it out here. Election day is March 1st. 

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!

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!
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!  
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)
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.  

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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