Originally delivered on 3/24/2022 2:02 pm

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Mar. 24, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Lakewood families, 


This week has been a fun-filled week engaging our community in LOLA night and 1st grade performances. As we celebrate college week together, our students have enjoyed learning more about college and career-ready options and pathways. We are looking forward to continuing the learning together Friday for our celebration of World Down Syndrome day.


Next week we begin to dive into our planning for the 22-23 school year with our incoming Kindergarten Round-up. Thank you for your consistent support of our stallions and staff.

Principal Thompson


MAR 24: 1st Grade Performances (see info below)

MAR 25: World Down Syndrome Awareness - wear crazy socks!

MAR 29/30: Kinder Roundup


APR 7: School Tour (4pm)

APR 13: LOLA Afterschool

APR 14: JL Long "Long Run"

APR 19-21: 3rd Grade Theater Performances (UPDATED, see info below)

APR 26: 4th Grade Theater Performances (UPDATED)

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

Lakewood House Party Raffle

House Party is just over a month away. We have a KILLER raffle this year with two items each worth nearly $1800!  A brand new Cartier Love Chain Link Bracelet in yellow gold and a Traeger Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Wifi Grill and Smoker.

BUY TICKETS HERE Tickets are $75 each or $125 for a His & Hers combo with one of each ticket. There are only 100 tickets available for each - that means a 1 in 100 chance of winning!

Other ways to participate in House Party:
- Donate wine to the wine pull! Drop off a bottle of wine or liquor worth $25 or more at 6612 Sondra OR venmo @casey-fisk and we will buy a bottle for you.
- Donate an auction item! We are looking for weekends away, gift certificates, tickets and experiences. Donate an Auction Item



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. 

See below for all things Yearbook (ordering, downloading the TreeRing app, uploading photos, customizing your 2 free pages, etc). 

Image & Text Block Title

On behalf of the American Heart Association, thank you very much for raising $55,439.50 with your school's recent Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event. You have made a life-saving difference for people in your own community and across the nation!


Student-created performances based on Prokofiev's PETER & THE WOLF, a Russian Symphonic Children’s Tale

There will be 3 different performance nights - they'll all be different since they're writing and producing them independently in their specials classes.

Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30PM

3A Leal

3B Halasz

3C McMahon

Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30PM

3D Carpenter

3E Pedecini

3F Newberry

Thursday, April 21st  at 6:30PM

3G Johnson

3H Foxx

These student-created productions will be held in the auditorium and will feel like a "workshop" as these kids try out new creative skills.  Students will be selecting costumes from a community costume chest; any other guidance for costumes will be sent home from Ms. Benton and Mr. Reich.  

6:30pm is the start time for presentations that will happen each night.  There will be a pause in between the separate classes to reset the stage, but no intermission.  We strongly discourage leaving or arriving at the midway transition point unless it is an emergency.  Actors may not leave until all classes have performed.  

Please, no reserve or holding of seats except for Teacher Reserve Seating, which will be labeled.

Last call for lost and found!

Items will be on the porch of 7064 Chantilly Lane from Thursday, March 24th, until Sunday, March 27th. On Monday, everything remaining will be donated.

Books about Down Syndrome & Being Different

- My Friend Isabelle
- 47 Strings
- More Alike Than Different
- The Prince Who Was Just Himself
- We’ll Paint the Octopus Red
- Hannah’s Down Syndrome Superpowers
- It’s Okay To Be Different
- Be Who You Are

Sites with more info!

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

National Down Syndrome Society

Sign Up
1st Grade PTA Performance Showcase

I know you are all as excited as we are to FINALLY premiere these 1st grade students' amazing abilities on stage at long last!  This is, in essense, their debut performace at Lakewood, and we are thrilled to be starting our return to live performanes with this exceptional Class of Stallions!


Time - 6:30PM, drop off - 6PM-6:15PM in gym

Where - Lakewood Auditorium

1B - Donalds, 1C - Creixell, 1D - Cortez, 1H - Jones, 1G - Romero 


Time 7:30PM, drop off - 7PM-7:15PM in gym

Where - Lakewood Auditorium

1A - Gazapo, 1E - Newton, 1F - Anderson , 1L - Elson, 1J - Mosely 


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

- After the Concert, Students will be escorted to the Gymnasium, where Parents and Guardians can come to pick them up.

- Performances will begin with the goal to start 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 1st graders during the event.

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


- Ladies may wear knee length skirts or full-length pants.  Tops may be pullover or button up with long or short sleeves. Shoes can be sneakers, but please be black.  No logos on shirts or legwear please. Black Socks with skirts! Actual Hair and hair accessories can be colored, but no hats, please. 

- Gentlemen may wear black pants or knee length shorts.  Tops may be pullover or button up with long or short sleeves. Shoes can be sneakers, but please be black.  No logos on shirts or legwear please. Black Socks with shorts!  Actual Hair can be colored, but no hats, please.

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


Though masks are now recommended, 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


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!


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." 

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.

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)
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