Originally delivered on 4/28/2022 10:01 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: April 28, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Lakewood families, 

This has been a great week of learning and synergizing together. Great job to our 4th grade performers in their original musical theater performances. Thank you for all of your support at home! We are looking forward to the debut of our Kindergarten performances tonight. 

Next week we will be celebrating the phenomenal work and effort our teachers put forth this year for Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as our 5th grade performances of Music Man, Jr. 

Enjoy your long weekend!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


APR 28: Kinder Music Performances (Details to come from teachers)

APR 29: Inclement Weather Day- confirmed no school

APR 29: Garden Work Day

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 6: School Lunch Hero Day!

MAY 10-12: STAAR Testing Dates

MAY 12: Popsicles on the Playground for incoming kinder (3:45pm)

MAY 13: Dual Language End of Year Social (5:30pm)

MAY 15: Kinder Campus Clean-up (4-5pm)

MAY 18: Fun Fest Field Day (K-2)

MAY 19: Fun Fest Field Day (3-5)

MAY 20: Wear College Shirts: Woodrow Senior Clap-Out

MAY 25: Dual Language Hispanic Heritage Festival (3:45, 5pm)

MAY 26: End of Year Parties (all Grades)

MAY 27: 5th Grade Clap-out, 5th Grade Glow Party (5-7pm)

Teacher Appreciation and School Lunch Hero Day!

Please help us show appreciation to our classroom teachers next week, and don't forget our wonderful custodial staff, lunchroom workers, specials teachers, and administrators who are just as critical in our children's educational experience. 

School Lunch Hero Day is May 6th and all families and students are invited to show support and drop off gratitude cards, posters, artwork, or anything that would show appreciation to our Stallion cafeteria staff!

To purchase raffle & event tickets and START BIDDING TONIGHT AT 8PM, visit: http://bidpal.net/lakewoodhouseparty22

Feel free to email auctionparty@lakewoodelementary.net with any questions.

THANK YOU for helping to raise critical funds for Lakewood!


Thank you for your input as we have worked to create well-balanced classes for next school year. Considering some of the unknown possibilities that can come up over summer breaks, official placement and class assignments will be announced in late Summer of 2022

We will keep you posted on how you will learn who your child's teacher is for next school year!

Garden Work Day 4/29

The Garden Committee is holding one more workday before summer on Friday 4/29 from 9-1. If you are able to come, please sign up for a shift. Students that attend will earn a free dress pass that can be used any Monday!

KINDER Campus Clean-up!

This school year, a different grade has helped with a campus clean-up each month and May will finally be our kindergarteners!

Come help us on Sunday, May 15th from 4-5pm by picking up trash on the Lakewood campus so the school is sparkling clean. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 


JL Long Middle School Wins Regional Academic Pentathlon Competition

Check out THIS ARTICLE showing how the 8th grade team at JL Long won 1st in regionals and 16th in state Academic Pentathlon competition!  Way to go, kids!

To register for Wildcat Kids Camp 5/31-6/3 CLICK HERE.

Purchase a Memory Brick in front of Lakewood Elementary!

Lakewood Elementary PTA is excited to announce our annual memory brick campaign. Whether it is your first year or last year at Lakewood, a memory brick allows you to commemorate memories & leave a lasting legacy.

  • Recognize a graduating year
  • Honor a student, family or alumni
  • Join with your grade level or class for a group brick
  • Honor a special teacher, staff member or administrator
  • Remember a loved one

Memory bricks create a beautiful sidewalk entry at the front of our school. Each brick is 4" x 8" and includes 4 lines of all-caps text with 21 characters a line. Bricks are $40 each and 100% of proceeds benefit our students and staff.

Orders will be taken through May 18.


STAAR Testing Dates

Mark your calendars for STAAR Testing Days at Lakewood! We will not be allowing visitors and ask that you not request early release or schedule appointments on May 10, 11, or 12th.  

Be sure your students get good nights of sleep and a healthy breakfast throughout that week:

TUESDAY, May 10 

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades Math STAAR


 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades Reading STAAR 


5th grades Science STAAR 

3rd and 4th grades Make-Up Testing

Make-Up Testing: Friday, May 13- Friday, May 20 as needed

Dual Language End of Year Celebrations

May 13: Dual Language End-of-Year Social  (5:30 @ Lindsley Park)

May 25:  Dual Language Hispanic Heritage Festival (3:45 & 5 pm @ school auditorium)


It's Time to Register for Next Year!

Each year, every student is required to register for school for the upcoming school year.  Please see the instructions that apply to your family below:

New Students for the 2022-2023 School Year

Who: A student who is new to Lakewood Elementary

What to do: Start the enrollment process for the 2022-2023 school year by going to https://choose.dallas.org/login

What to have ready (required documents):

  1. Child's Birth Certificate
  2. Parent Photo ID (ID, DL, Passport)
  3. Proof of Residency (lease, water, electric, or gas bill)
  4. Updated Immunization Record
  5. Child's Social Security Card (optional)
  6. Legal documents the school needs on file (to be prompted in registration process)
  7. Previous school records

Need help setting up your account? See THIS HELPFUL VIDEO! 

Or, contact registrars Nancy Perez at NPerez@dallasisd.org or Silva Alba at SSERNA@dallasisd.org or call the front office at 972-749-7300

Returning Students for the 2022-2023 School Year

Who: A student who is returning to Lakewood Elementary 

What to do: Update documentation required so each student’s file is updated with their most current information at https://choose.dallas.org/login 

What to have ready (Required documents):

  • Parent Photo ID (ID, DL, Passport)
  • Proof of Residency (lease, water, electric, or gas bill)
  • Updated Immunization Record
  • Other legal documents the campus needs to have on file (to be prompted in registration process)           
Staff Update: Front Office

Parents, instead of emailing Ana Escobedo regarding absences or attendance questions, please email Ms. Alba, our new registrar!!  Her email is sserna@dallasisd.org

And reminder- our hardworking staff prefers written notes for excused absences, so please remember to turn those into the front office! 

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!

5th Grade Musical
  • 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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