Originally delivered on 8/25/2022 10:01 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: August 25, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Families,

It’s been a wonderful week 2 together, and we thank you very much for all of your patience and support as we managed the rainy weather! Next week we are looking forward to all of our informational sessions with you, as well as kicking off attendance awareness month. Remember, school attendance is essential to academic success!

Finally, we are excited to begin improvements funded by both our LECPTA and PTA to provide more shading to our playground areas. Beginning Monday, you will see equipment or fenced off areas on our playgrounds. Thank you to our amazing PTA, LECPTA and Mr. David Pearson for their efforts, time and generosity with this project for our community!

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


AUG 25: SBDM Meeting (6pm/Cafeteria)

AUG 25: PTA General Meeting (7pm/Auditorium)

AUG 29: Room Rep Drawing 

AUG 29: Gifted & Talented Info Night 

AUG 30: Parent Info Night (Kinder & 3rd Grade)

AUG 31: Parent Info Night (1st & 2nd Grades)

SEPT 1: Parent Info Night (4th & 5th Grades)

SEPT 5: NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

SEPT 8: PTA Board Meeting (8:15am/Cafeteria)

SEPT 15: PTA General Meeting 

SEPT 17: Woodrow Homecoming Festival

SEPT 22: SBDM Meeting (6pm)

SEPT 30 - Oct 2: FOL Camp Lakewood 

OCT 15: Fall Fest


Please note that Parent Info Night is for Parents and Guardians only. Teachers will share information about the grade-level expectations, logistics and more. Due to spacing issues, please limit attendance of this event to one parent or guardian. You may enter through the main doors. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you at your designated day and time! A copy of the presentation for each grade-level will be shared after Parent Info Nights.

COVID Policy Update

Due to the updated guidelines from the CDC, quarantine is also no longer recommended for students and staff (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who are exposed to COVID-19. Schools are generally not considered high-risk congregate settings. Students or staff who were exposed to COVID-19 should:

  • Get tested for COVID 5 days after exposure, or sooner if symptoms develop
  • Stay home if symptoms develop. Do not report to school/work
  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID
  • The CDC/public health officials recommend wearing a mask for up to 10 days from the last day of exposure

All other school COVID policies remain the same and can be found here

Introducing... LUNCH BUNCH!

We are so excited about an incredible new parent volunteer opportunity this year. To give back time to our amazing teachers, we will be staffing lunch with parent volunteers - the LW LUNCH BUNCH! 

Beginning Tuesday 9/6, we will have at least three parents on duty each day for the full lunch period - K-5, 10:30a - 1:30p. Volunteers, working alongside one administrator, will be responsible for things like monitoring the line, supervising cleaning & dismissing children by class for recess. This will be a really fun volunteer opportunity for parents, especially those who haven’t gotten to spend time in school these past two years!  Note: we are waiting until after Christmas Break to have new Kinder parents volunteer. Hard to see your parents at lunch and not want to go home with them!

Fill out this info form and we will send the Sign Up Genius this week to all interested! There will be a training the week of 9/6 for all volunteers.  If you are interested in being a grade level lead and shadowing lunch supervision over the next two weeks, please email lunchbunch@lakewoodelementary.net

Any small contribution goes a long way for those in need. Let's rally together to support the J.L. Long Peace Pantry, which is in need of donations to kick off the school year. You may purchase an item/items from their Amazon Wishlist and it will be delivered directly to the school.

Friends of Lakewood (FOL) is the Father's organization associated with Lakewood Elementary that has been providing for Lakewood Elementary since 1982. We are comprised of dads that are dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of the students of Lakewood Elementary School. Join us on Sept 7 to learn more and get involved! 


Today is the last day to submit to be a room rep! One form for each student/classroom. Mark your calendar for 8pm on August 29 to follow along live on the PTA Instagram account: @LakewoodElementaryPTA.


Click the flyer above or here to learn more and donate today! 

Sign Up to Water the School Garden!

Please sign up to help water the school courtyard garden in August and September! Let's keep the school gardens thriving during the hot Texas heat. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ba4ae2ea64-school1

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