Originally delivered on 9/8/2022 10:02 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: September 8, 2022

Message from Principal Thompson

Dear Families,

With MAP testing in full swing this week, it has been wonderful to see our smart Stallions and their dedication to excellence and trying their best. Don't forget that tomorrow is Picture Day (free dress), and every Wednesday in September we have a different way to raise awareness of the importance of school attendance. Our Stallions certainly shined bright in their neon attire yesterday!

Looking ahead, we can't wait to see everyone at all the upcoming events such as LOLA and Fall Fest; be sure to mark those calendars with the important dates at the top of eNews each week.  

Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson


SEPT 9: Picture Day

SEPT 9: Fill the Peace Pantries Donation Event

SEPT 14: SHOW UP: Western Attire

SEPT 14: LOLA After School

SEPT 15: PTA General Meeting (8:15am)

SEPT 17: Woodrow Homecoming Festival

SEPT 21: SHOW UP: Dress in your Culture

SEPT 22: SBDM Meeting (6pm)

SEPT 28: SHOW UP: Character/Celebrity Day

SEPT 29: Stallion Strong Campaign Ends

SEPT 30: Viva Las Lakewood Spirit Day

SEPT 30 - Oct 2: FOL Camp Lakewood 


OCT 14NO SCHOOL (Fair Day)

OCT 15: Fall Fest (2-6pm)


Fall Festival is back and you better be ready for some FUN! We are partnering with our feeder pattern sister school, Geneva Heights, while their school is being re-made. We have more rides, more food trucks, new Midway games, LECPTA Kiddie corner for future Stallions, along with the faves like Cake Walk, Silent Auction, Performance Stage and so much more! Pre-Sales of Wristbands start Monday, September 12th! Visit the website Lakewood Elementary PTA - Fall Festival to grab your bands and shirts!

Help us get LOLA ready for our students! Bring gloves and a small shovel.

LOLA Clean Up Sign Up Genius

Lakewood Garden Work Day

Please join us as we help spruce up the Lakewood school gardens for the fall on Saturday, September 24th from 8am-12pm. We will be weeding, pruning, and mulching. There will be donuts, and student volunteers receive a free dress pass! Please sign up here!

Please complete this application form by September 19 if you are interested in joining Chess Club. 

Lunch Bunch is up and running this week with parent volunteers staffing the full 10:30-1:30 lunch hour! We are thrilled so many parents wanted to participate. As we get the program up and running, building a critical mass of volunteers who understand the process, we have closed the sign up until after the Thanksgiving holiday. We will prioritize new volunteers who haven't had the chance yet at that point. If you would like to be a sub, please reach out to lunchbunch@lakewoodelementary.net

It's your last chance to get lucky with Viva Las Lakewood merchandise! Place your order by 10PM TODAY! Your child will want to be lookin' Lucky in Lakewood on September 30 — the official date for Viva Las Lakewood Spirit Day!

Youth sized shirts must be pre-ordered by 10PM today. They will be distributed on the Sports Court on Wednesday, September 28. All remaining adult sizes are in-stock and will be delivered to your door this week.

Don't take a gamble...order now!

The Viva Las Lakewood Auction Party is hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA. This event (on November 11 at The Thompson Hotel) raises significant funds each year for Lakewood Elementary and its entire feeder pattern. Opportunities to have your business or family name as sponsors of the casino game tables, bars, food stations, AV or decor- among others- range from $500-$3,000. It is great marketing exposure to 600+ attendees, plus lots of social media love and a banner around the Lakewood Elementary campus. Email Underwriting@lecpta.org for more details. 

Calling all 5th graders! The deadline to submit the intent to go form is TOMORROW. Included in the cost is guided city tours, round trip transportation, hotel rooms, daily meals, and personal learning guides. Sign up here and contact BRMCKINNEY@dallasisd.org if you have any questions. 


Stallion parents, if you have not completed the 2022-2023 registration for the school year, please do so today! Without this important and updated information, your child may miss this cutoff to appear in the school's yearbook. Picture Day is tomorrow, September 9th, and is Free Dress! 


Below you will find a video from Dr. Elizalde, Superintendent of Schools, regarding September Attendance Awareness Month. 

English: https://youtu.be/YcrbHEWp4Es

Spanish: https://youtu.be/8KOP03Crp_U

Click here for a list of suggested items and more information. 

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.

Sign up to try out here. For questions or concerns please reach out to 

Mrs. Nowakowski and/or Coach Diederich.

Lakewood Music Theater


Music theater is an after-school performance opportunity in which students will participate in singing, dancing, and acting on stage. The purpose of this group is to provide additional performing arts opportunities to students in 5th grade. This year’s musical will be Seussical Jr., a Broadway Junior musical based on characters from Dr. Seuss stories.


Students in 5th grade are invited to audition. The maximum number of students allowed in the performing group is 40. Students will audition for a panel of judges including Lakewood staff. Students interested in stage crew can sign up with Ms. Maston and Mrs. Ward at a later date.


Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 8th from 3:30 to 4:30pm in the Auditorium. A sign up sheet will be provided in the music room. Interested students should sign up for one of the audition dates days prior to auditions. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Benton at mfinleybenton@dallasisd.org.

Join us for LOLA After School on the second Wednesday of every month! This month we will celebrate the MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION. Explore our outdoor learning area with your student(s) and participate in nature-themed activities. Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you’d like!

Welcome back to LOLA! Our nature-themed LOLA education classes will begin in September for our 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade classes. We’d love for parent volunteers to help assist! All volunteers MUST have an updated VOLY registration. Volunteers may help with set up/clean up, take action photos, assist students with hands-on activities, etc. The front office would like volunteer names a week early if possible, so don't wait to claim your spot through the sign-ups below. 


5th Grade LOLA Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius


4th Grade LOLA Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius


3rd Grade LOLA Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius

We sincerely appreciate your support of LOLA! Please email lola@lakewoodelementary.net with any questions.

Sign Up to Water the School Garden!

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

Are you Woodrow ready? Become a sponsor or buy homecoming merchandise and spirit wear here prior to Homecoming! 

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