Originally delivered on 5/12/2022 10:02 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: May 12, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Lakewood families, 

Thank you for all of your support with our STAAR testing this week. The week was smooth, and our students did an outstanding job! Next week will be another big week of MAP testing for our K-2nd grade students. Please support us by making sure students are getting plenty of rest and bringing their charged devices to school each day.  

As we begin to celebrate a great year together, we are looking forward to our Fun Fest events for our students either Wednesday or Thursday, as well as our Woodrow Senior Clap Out on Friday! 

Thank you for another great week of learning.

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


MAY 12: Popsicles on the Playground for Incoming Kinder (3:45pm)

MAY 13: PTA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

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 18: LOLA Afterschool (3-4:30pm)

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

MAY 19: SBDM (6pm)

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

5th Grade LOLA: May 13-17

It's finally 5th grade's turn to spend time in our special Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area!  Parent volunteers needed!

Volunteer Sign Up HERE  

Final SBDM Meeting: 5/19

Join us in the Library for last Site Based Decision Making Committee meeting of the year at 6pm!

Costume Donations Welcome!

If you'd like to donate any clothing or accessories from this year's theater season (or your playroom!) to the Community Costume Chest for future use, please consider doing so now!  You can bring a bag up to school marked "Ms. Benton: Theater" so that she can store things in bins for kids to choose from next year.  Thank you!  

Music Man: Videography

We are working to finalize videography of both casts' performances of Music Man.  Once we have them published securely, we will post the link here in eNews!  Stay tuned!

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. 


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.


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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