Originally delivered on 3/31/2022 10:01 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: Mar. 31, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Lakewood families, 

This week was an exciting last week of March as we welcomed our incoming Kindergarteners for Kinder Round-up! As we prepare of our newest learners and upcoming school year, we are filled with energy and hope for the 2022-2023 school year!

With two more months of school, we aren’t finished just yet! Today our teachers were able to engage in a vertical learning walk by visiting multiple classrooms to add new skills to their toolkit in collaboration across the campus! Next week we look forward to a great week of learning as our teachers dig into reinforcing readiness skills for the next grade level, targeting individual student needs in small group instruction, and continuing to spread the joy throughout their lessons each day.

Let’s make this a great week of learning,

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


APR 1: Yearbook picture submission deadline


APR 4-8: Autism Acceptance Week (Dress below)

APR 7: School Tour (4pm)

APR 11: Kinder LOLA begins

APR 13: LOLA Afterschool

APR 14: JL Long "Long Run"

APR 15: No School, holiday

APR 18: Inclement Weather Day - confirmed no school

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

APR 26: 4th Grade Theater Performances (UPDATED)

APR 28: PTA General Membership Meeting (8:15am)

APR 29: Inclement Weather Day- confirmed no school

APR 30: House Party @ Redfield's!


MAY 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

MAY 3: New Lakewood Family Q&A Session (7pm)

MAY 4-6: 5th Grade Music Man Performances

MAY 26: End of Year Parties (all Grades)

MAY 27: 5th Grade Clap-out



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). 

House Party is just around the corner, and we need YOU to help raise maximum funds for our school! Here are a few ways you can help:

1. Donate an auction item!  We're looking for weekends away, gift certificates, tickets, experiences and more! See the flyer for the full list and feel free to email auctionparty@lakewoodelementary.net with any questions!  Donate an Auction Item

2. Buy a raffle ticket!  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!

3. 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.

THANK YOU for helping us raise critical funds for student enrichment programs and teacher wish lists!


To ensure performers' costumes will be ready by showtime in early May, all performers should begin bringing their costumes to school tomorrow (April 1) to have ready for Ms. Benton's review whenever they rotate to theater for specials.  This way, leadership will be able to see who still has needs (financial or otherwise), and we have a month to solve for any gaps! 

Students will be able to bring their costumes back home with either an approval or a list of any critical items they still need to find. (As a reminder, a comprehensive pdf for Music Man costume guidance was sent out through all room reps for reference.)

If any student needs financial assistance, please let Ms. Booth know and the PTA will assist.


We would love to have parent volunteers assist with LOLA! We will be investigating native plants and animals! 

All volunteers must send their Covid-vaccination status to Ana Escobedo aescobedo@dallasisd.org.

In order to volunteer at LOLA (or any other DISD program) you must complete a volunteer application/orientation every year at https://dallasisd.voly.org/

Check in at the front office and meet Lisa Dolliver (Dallas Arboretum) in the LOLA 5-10 minutes before your child's LOLA session starts for instruction. Volunteers may help with set up/clean up, take action photos, assist students with hands-on activities, etc. 

Also, please leave your contact information when you sign up. (In case of inclement weather etc, Lisa may text you with a change in location, etc).

We sincerely appreciate your support of the LOLA! Please email lola@lakewoodelementary.net with any questions.


Do you know someone starting at Lakewood next year for the first time? We need YOUR help spreading this flyer so the New Family Team can support their transition!

In 2019 LWE had the highest participation than any other school and we raised over $5,000 for our PTA!  Let's do it again!

Leader in Me Survey

As you know, our school is a Leader in Me(LiM) campus.  

Your feedback is important as it will impact the LiM process and help us implement best practices. 

Please use the following link to complete this short survey (about 12 minutes).



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.

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:


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)

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

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