Originally delivered on 5/5/2022 10:02 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: May 5, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Lakewood families, 

So much is happening on campus as we approach the end of the school year!  We have had a phenomenal week showering our teachers and staff with appreciation for all their hard work; thanks to all the families who helped us celebrate.  And a huge "thank you" to everyone who participated in the PTA House Party fundraiser!  The school will benefit tremendously from your generosity.  Wow!

Bravo to the 5th grade cast and crew of Music Man, Jr.!  We have enormous talent at this school; the fact that we could cast that show twice and have such top notch productions is astounding!  Huge thanks to Ms. Benton and Mr. Reich for all the effort and evenings they've put into making the first year of this program a success.

Don't forget, next week is STAAR testing, so help your students get plenty of sleep and nutritious meals!  We know our Stallions will make us proud!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


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 26: 5th Grade Glow Party

MAY 27: 5th Grade Clap-out

Edukit Orders are OPEN NOW!

Place your orders by June 15th to have the Edukit school supplies sent directly to Lakewood Elementary ahead of the first day of school!

Extended ordering is available June 16 - July 14 for an additional fee; these Edukits will be delivered to your home shortly before school starts. 



In order to have a smooth testing week and ensure that students start their assessments on time, please make plans to have your 3rd-5th grade students arrive to school between 7:30-7:40 each day. Please also help your students get plenty of rest and eat breakfast on these important days. We will not be allowing visitors and ask that you not request early release or schedule appointments on May 10, 11, or 12th.

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

Mural painters needed!

Skilled painters wanted to wrap up the mural! Touch-up work and details are in full swing and we need your help!  Work while your kids are at school, 9:30-2 Monday-Friday. Have just an hour? That's helpful too!

Contact Meredith Conly at 512.415.8541 or merecloud@gmail.com to volunteer.

School Lunch Hero Day!

To round out Teacher Appreciation Week, School Lunch Hero Day is tomorrow, 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!


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!

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. 


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.


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!


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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