Originally delivered on 3/3/2022 4:56 pm

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Mar. 3, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Stallion Families,

Dear Lakewood families,

It’s been a great week of leading and learning! Thank you for supporting our Read Across America week, and a special thank you to our wonderful librarian Ms. Pattillo!  Don’t forget to wear your red tomorrow! We are so excited for tonight’s 2nd grade performance and PTA meeting and can’t wait to build community together.

Next week, 3rd and 1st grade will get to begin their LOLA (Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area) instruction, and our 3rd-5th grade will be taking their “mock” STAAR assessments. Let’s make this a great week of learning.

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson

Please Note: As of now, there have been no changes to the existing district policies regarding contact tracing and quarantine protocols for students who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive Covid case.  We have detailed the current protocols below in this newsletter for awareness. 


MAR 3: PTA Meeting / 2nd Grade performances (rescheduled from inclement weather)

MAR 4: Expressions due!

MAR 4:Wear Jeans & Bright Colors for Rare Disease Day- and RED for Read Across America Week!

MAR 4: LOLA Work Day 9-12

MAR 4-6: Camp Lakewood

MAR 6: Rescheduled Garden Work Day!

MAR 8-9: LOLA projects due

MAR 14-18: Spring Break: No School

MAR 22: LOLA Night (5-7p)

MAR 24: PTA General Meeting (8:15am)

MAR 24: 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


This week we celebrate Rare Disease Day, a day to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. Several of our Lakewood families are affected by a rare disease. 

Help us spread awareness and celebrate this Friday March 4th, by wearing jeans and bright colors!



Though masks are now recommended and required, the policies for contact tracing and quarantining remain in place.

For anyone testing positive, the district will follow the five-day isolation period recommended by the CDC. If students display symptoms, we ask their families to keep them at home. 

A student is deemed a close contact if they are NOT wearing a mask and is within 3 ft of a confirmed positive student/child who is also not wearing a mask, or within 6 ft. of a mask less adult who is confirmed positive.

In case of close contact (without masks) with someone who has tested positive: 

    • If the student is unvaccinated, quarantine them at home for five days and contact their health care provider. 
    • If the student is fully vaccinated and not displaying any symptoms, they can return to school and must remain masked at all times. 

Below is the link and QR code for parents to submit their child’s proof of vaccination, deadline to submit March 31st:

  • Click HERE access the form 
  • Sign in using the student ID number and date of birth
  • Fill out the required information, including your email (e-card will be sent to that email)
  • Upload an image of the proof of vaccination (card, IMMTrac2, document from medical provider)
  • Submit the form

Click HERE to buy raffle tickets, give an auction item or make a donation to become a House Party Patron. 

2nd Grade Performances @ PTA Meeting - TONIGHT 3/3!


  • 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.

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, from 7-7:25pm.

March General Membership PTA Meeting is now taking place over coffee with Ms. Thompson at 8:15 AM on Thursday morning, 3/24.

Be sure to sign in at the front desk!

(This will allow 1st grade performances to be the only activity happening on the evening of 3/24)

Your input needed: 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. 


Want to see your kids represented in the yearbook? Don't we all? I bet you took the best first day of school pics. LOLA anyone? Fall festival was a blast! Who went all out for Red Ribbon week? 100/101 days of school photos are always the cutest! Maybe you've got a great photo of some of our amazing Lakewood Leaders. 

We haven't been able to be on campus this year and would love to have you share your photos to be used in the yearbook.

LOLA: Attention 1st and 3rd Graders!

Parent volunteers needed on campus!

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 1st and 3rd grade classes March 9 - April 5. We will be investigating insects! 

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/

Please email lola@lakewoodelementary.net with any questions!


Water bottles needed!

Water bottles needed for a fun hands-on activity for LOLA Night! A box will be outside the school at the end of the week. 

(Preferably Ozarka or Nestle Pure Life, 16.9 oz)  

All the LOLA Sign-Up Links below:
Garden Work Day - 3/6

The Garden Work Day that was canceled due to inclement weather is now scheduled for Sunday, March 6 from 9am - 1pm! 


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

CLICK HERE to register!

Below is the message that was sent to DISD parents and staff last week.  


"Dallas ISD has remained consistent with a mask protocol to help protect students, staff, and families from the COVID-19 virus – and its variants. Over the last month, the numbers have been encouraging as positive cases continue to decrease districtwide. 

Effective on Monday, Feb. 28, masks will no longer be a requirement on district property, however, they will be recommended.

As you may have also heard, Dallas County recently transitioned to Level Orange. This additional measure gives us greater confidence to adjust some of our protocols. School visitors and volunteers will be allowed on a limited basis and masks are recommended while inside. Campuses will receive further guidance detailing the specifics on the specific updates.

Athletics events will still adhere to social distance practices where possible under the new mask recommendation. Cleaning and sanitizing protocols will remain in place. Additionally, campuses may continue to host co- and extra-curricular activities, competitions, or programs that for students to safely participate and engage.

The district continuously monitors data and local developments related to the health and safety of all and may consider other protocols, if needed. Thank you for your compliance this year, and Dallas ISD looks forward to returning to some sense of normalcy." 

Have you heard about the Kids Heart Challenge?

Lakewood has officially kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip with the American Heart Association, and we need your help! Over the next 2 weeks our students will be learning about their heart,  while raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. Please use this link Lakewood KHC to registers your student to get started or download the KHC app.    A great way for students to participate in KHC is to complete Finn’s Mission!  To learn more about Finn’s mission watch this video:  Finn’s Mission Video

  Thank you for your help in reaching our $40,000 school goal!

Community Conversations

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is hosting a series of Community Conversations to talk with faculty and staff, as well as parents and community members about Dallas ISD.

The meeting for our feeder pattern will be March 23, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium. 

Attendees can visit www.dallasisd.org/conversations for more information and to register. Community registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SY87T5Z

LOLA T-Shirts for Sale!

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


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 starts and finishes at Willis C. Winters Park (previously known as Randall Park – across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School) located at 100 S. Glasgow Drive in Historic East Dallas. After the races, join runners, student groups, parents, families and community members for food, refreshments, and entertainment at one of the oldest and most established races in East Dallas.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, April 14th with festivities beginning at 5:30pm.  

The 1K Family Fun Run/Walk begins at 6:00pm and encircles the J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School campuses.

The 5K Certified Run, beginning at 6:30pm, takes full advantage of the beautiful Santa Fe Trail then winds its way through the picturesque neighborhoods in Old East Dallas. Each entrant will receive a race t-shirt and dinner. In addition, awards will be given for the fastest runners in the various age groups.

Early registration, before Friday, April 1st, is just $25 per runner. This includes entry fee, race t-shirt, and a meal.

Registration is available online at https://jllongpta.membershiptoolkit.com/longrun

For Corporate Sponsorships, please contact Lori Kirkpatrick kirkpatrick4disd@gmail.com.

For Family Sponsorships, please contact Sarah Ringwald at sarah.ringwald@sbcglobal.net.

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


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.

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!

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)
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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