Originally delivered on 2/24/2022 11:09 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Feb. 24, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

I hope you are staying warm and healthy! As we finish up our last week of celebrating Black History month, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite quotes by the great poet, Maya Angelou. She said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

As a community who comes together to advocate for all, thank you for making all of our students and staff feel loved, encouraged, appreciated, valued and celebrated! Throughout all of the challenges of this pandemic, we will remember the positive feelings you’ve created to overcome our obstacles and reach success together!

Stay tuned next week for announcements regarding 1) the rescheduled 2nd grade performance date and 2) information regarding mask mandates and quarantine policies.  

We promise to update you as soon as we have confirmed information to share!

Principal Thompson


FEB 27: LECPTA Trash Pickup @ Lakewood Elem


MAR 3: School Tour (4pm)

MAR 4: Expressions due!

MAR 4: LOLA Work Day 9-12

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 25: World Down Syndrome Awareness- wear crazy socks!

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

Class Creation Process 2022-2023

The Lakewood Team is looking forward to creating classes for the 2022-2023 school year. 

If there is any information about your child that you feel is pertinent for our team to consider in the class assignment process, click on the form link below

Please understand that we are keeping our Lakewood Vision at the forefront of the process: We are a community of leaders, valued individuals, and problem solvers, who advocate for all. Limit input to information about your child. Do not include teacher names or requests.


Please be aware this form is optional and not required. Form will close Friday, March 11th.


Since the LOLA work day is for new planting and it's freezing outside, we are moving it to Friday, March 4th from 9-12.  New Sign up genius link HERE!


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

(Note: LECPTA trash pick-up day is still happening on Sunday 2/27!)

LOLA T-Shirts for Sale!

Order by 3/4 for pick up before LOLA Night on 3/22!


Kids Heart Challenge

Our school will be kicking off Kids Heart Challenge in one week!! 

We are excited for our students to learn about keeping their heart healthy while helping support the mission of the American Heart Association.

If you want to get a jump start, click on this link to register to get started: Lakewood Elementary KHC. The students will start receiving the heart heroes that they earn next week!

Attendance Reminders

As a reminder parents don't forget to send a note when your child is absent and please include the reason why. Not submitting notes can lead to truancy. Preferred method of submitting notes is to submit them to the office.

CLICK HERE for the Attendance Policy!

J.L. Long's "LONG RUN" Fundraiser

The 24th Annual Long Run on April 14th is a certified 5K run and 1K Fun Run / Walk at Willis C. Winters Park (across from Woodrow)!  It's the only fundraiser sponsored by the J.L. Long Middle School PTA, and we would love support from Lakewood families!

Proceeds are targeted to bridge critical gaps in the J.L. Long Middle School budget, including:

  • Fees associated with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
  • Funding needed to support Peace Pantry
  • Leadership Cadet Corps uniforms
  • Instruments for band and orchestra
  • Equipment for science labs
  • Supplemental books and educational materials
  • Entry fees and transportation for Long's Math & Science Team, athletic and music competitions
  • Transportation for student field trips to promote a college-bound culture
  • Student gardens and campus beautification
  • 6th grade "Buc Camp" orientation

If you're interested in Sponsoring this run or learning more information, please see the link below:



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.


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!

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/

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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