Originally delivered on 5/19/2022 10:02 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: May 19, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Good morning wonderful families,

I hope your stallions enjoyed Fun Fest as much as we did! What an excellent job of our 4th and 5th grade students to put their Leader In Me skills to the test by helping to facilitate Fun Fest for our younger learners! I am so proud of their leadership.

We have so much to be proud of this year as we were able to not only keep our school open safely, but bring back many of our beloved traditions together as a community. Our students have been able to enjoy a new rigorous curriculum in partnership with the arboretum out in our newly constructed accessible LOLA! All of our students were able to showcase their talents in either an evening musical performance or a musical theater performance. Hats off to our talented fifth grade class and the first DISD Musical Theater Elementary program who gave us an amazing performance of Music Man Jr. Thanks to our dedicated and generous parents, our community was able to gather together in support of our campus for fall festival, movie night, and in person fund raisers!

To top it off, our students are feeling the campus growth, love and joy, as it is reflected in their own student experience survey results. Each year our students take a perception survey regarding their experiences with classroom climate, engagement, pedagogical effectiveness, rigorous expectations and teacher-student relationships. As a campus we grew 8% points in overall positive responses from spring of 2021, and we showed gains in every category! (See below for more details)!

As we wrap up this incredible year, we are looking forward to celebrating our students hard work, growth, and leadership with our in person award ceremonies. Thank you for all of your support!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


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

MAY 19: Woodrow Spring Game

MAY 19: SBDM (6pm)

MAY 20: Wear Purple for Janie or College Shirts for 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 Fiesta Glow Party

MAY 27: 5th Grade Clap-out

AUG 1: Buc Camp for incoming 6th graders (9am-1pm)

Student Technology will be picked up this week!

If you have any district-issued devices (iPads or Chromebooks) at home, please send to your teachers this week. We will be collecting all devices from all K-5 students this week and next week. The Dallas ISD Tech Department will be refreshing devices and students will receive newly issued devices in the fall.

Parent Input: Counseling Needs Assessment

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and we are beginning to set our sights on planning the counseling program for the 2022-2023 school year. Our goal is to devise a counseling program that specifically addresses Lakewood student and family needs.

To that end, please take a moment to fill out this short survey. Your feedback is essential in making our program relevant and effective!

To take the survey, click this link:  

Parent Counseling Program Needs Assessment

We thank you for your time and participation!

Your Lakewood Counseling Team, 

Ms. Booth and Ms. Cobb

Did you forget to order a yearbook?

Don't panic, we've got you covered. You can order online with treering.com/validate using passcode: 1016003731184401 and it will come straight to your home. 

All orders that were in by April 23rd will be delivered to your child's classroom next week.

WWHS SPRING GAME - special opportunity for elementary students TONIGHT (5/19)!

Woodrow wants as many kids as possible from the feeder pattern to be there and RUN OUT OF THE WILDCAT TUNNEL TO BEGIN THE GAME! How fun!!  Get a group together and make a night out of it!

Our Garden Needs Watering this Summer!

Please consider signing up for a date HERE where you and your student can help ensure our plants stay alive through our hot summer!  

The JL Long Cheerleaders are excited to welcome our feeder pattern mini bucs to cheer camp August 8-11th!!


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!  

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. 



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!

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.


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

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)           

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!

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