Originally delivered on 2/23/2023 10:14 am

SUBJECT: Weekly eNews: February 23, 2023


FEB 24: Career Day 

FEB 25: Garden Spruce Up

MAR 2Read Across America (bring in book)

MAR 3-5FOL Camp Lakewood

MAR 8LOLA After School


MAR 20-21LOLA Projects Due

MAR 21: World Down Syndrome Day

MAR 23LOLA Night

MAR 28: Kinder Roundup (Last Names A-K)

MAR 29: Kinder Roundup (Last Names L-Z)

APR 22: Lakewood House Party

Attendance Reminders/ Updates

1) Tardy and T-99 Times: 

If your child feels sick and comes in late after 8:20 am to school, they will accrue a T-99 partial day absence.

Official school hours are 8:00 to 3:15. If they arrive after 8:00 am they will be marked tardy, if they come in after 8:20 am they will be marked a T-99 excessive tardy and after 10:30 a full day absence.  

2) Cell Phones/Apple Watches

We understand that some students are contacting their parents and requesting pick up when they are not feeling well.  Please be mindful, there is a protocol in place, for when a child does not feel well. Students must be seen by the nurse, and Nurse Sundin will determine if students need to be sent home, and she will contact parents. If students leave before seeing the nurse, they are marked accordingly by the time they leave, either T-99 or full day absence. Please be mindful that teachers must also send students to the nurse and will not be determining the decision to send a child home. This decision must come from our wonderful nursing staff.

3) Passport Appointments: 

Are not excusable absences any longer since these appointments can be done after school and on Saturday. Citizenship and court-ordered appointments are still excused.

Stallions, on Thursday, March 2, we will Read Across America! We are going to have a read-in, so bring a book you love and wear your patriotic colors. Let's celebrate reading!

House Party tickets go live on Wednesday, 3/1 at 9AM! Look for the link on Instagram, the PTA website, and email, where you'll also be able to purchase raffle tickets, House Party merch and support the Teacher Ticket Fund!

Safety and Dismissal Reminders for Walker Pick-Up

Parents, as the weather warms up, please be mindful of our policy requiring parents and students to leave campus after dismissal and not play on the playground as an additional measure to help with safety. This will allow all of our after-school programs to use our facility safely. In addition, this will reduce the amount of injuries when our nurse is not on duty. Thank you for your support.

Sign up here!

Garden Spruce Up on Saturday

We need more volunteers to help spruce up the school gardens for the spring! Please sign up here for one hour shifts or more on Saturday. Bring shovels, gloves, water bottle and wheelbarrows if you have any. 

Please sign up under parent name. Please include your children or extra family members under your individual sign up slot. 

Student volunteers will receive a free dress pass!

Lakewood Elementary has kicked off the American Heart Association’s KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! Our campus goal is to raise $55,000.00 in donations to fight heart diseases and stroke. Any student that raises $150 by midnight tonight, Feb. 23rd will receive Frankie, this year fearless leader of our heart heroes!! The students that earn Frankie will be recognized on Feb. 24th!  Register for Kids Heart Challenge Using This Link: Lakewood Kids Heart Challenge or downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app- this fundraiser ends March 3rd. 

We are looking for volunteers to help make LOLA Night a dream! Help with set-up, during the event at activity tables, or for clean-up. 

We also need tables! Sign-up to lend your table for the night. 

Thank you for your support! Can't wait to see you all on March 23rd!!

LOLA Night Volunteer Signup

Want to rock an 'Inclusion is my Jam' t-shirt on World Down Syndrome Day? Orders are due THIS SUNDAY (2/26), so act fast!

  • Visit https://www.celebrateinclusion.com/shop
  • Add items to your cart
  • At your Cart page, first select Group Delivery from the dropdown menu on the right side under Order Summary
  • On the left side, select Enter a Promo Code and insert LAKEWOOD
  • Then, select Add a Note and include your child's name and homeroom for delivery
FOL Camp Lakewood

Dads, there is still room at Camp Lakewood Spring. It’s at the amazing Camp Olympia March 3-5. Don’t miss this awesome dad/child campout. Registration and more info at www.FOLDallas.org - sign up by March 2nd!

Uniform & Devices: Policies Reminder


In order to help promote inclusiveness and enforce a strong educational atmosphere, please make sure you are reinforcing our dress code rules and cellphone/ technology devices at Lakewood each day. Please reach out to your child's teacher or grade-level administrator if you have questions about these policies. Thank you!

Reminder of Cell Phone policy:

Campus administrators shall have the discretion to determine the appropriate use of cellular phones during the instructional day and for students participating in extracurricular activities while on school property or while attending school-sponsored or school-related activities on or off school property. However, all cellular phones must be turned off during instructional time. Please note that this includes smart watches that have texting and calling abilities.

Reminder of School Uniform policy: 

Please note the leggings and skirts information.  Thank you again for your cooperation with this!! 

Top: white or navy polo (some like to monogram; no more than 2”)

Bottom: Navy, black or khaki shorts, skirts, pants or jumper. Skirts must be longer than arm's length at fingertipsStudents are also allowed to wear Plaid #57. 

Shoes: closed toe (athletic shoes are best)

Cold Weather: sweater, sweatshirt, jacket, athletic tights or leggings UNDER bottoms as listed above (not as pants themselves), hat, gloves (any color)

Fridays/Spirit Day: Your child can wear uniform bottoms with a Lakewood shirt, Woodrow/Long shirt or college shirt.

Seussical Needs Large Cardboard Boxes!

Mattress/refrigerator sized boxes are best, but Ms. Benton would appreciate any smaller moving box sizes as well for the production of Seussical. Please drop them off with the front office and let them know they're for Ms. Benton. 

Mark your calendars for Woodrow's 66th annual spring musical, Frozen, Jr. April 20th - 23rd!  Tickets on sale beginning March 30th.  

Five performances April 20th - 23rd:
April 20th 7:30 pm
April 21st 7:30 pm

April 22nd 12:30 pm (includes mini campers)
April 22nd 7:30 pm
April 23rd 2:30 pm

PLUS a special Breakfast with Olaf for the whole family on Saturday, the 22nd at 10:30 am. Scan the QR code for more info.

3rd - 5th Grade Parents, we are so excited to offer a chance for your child to perform in Woodrow’s 66th annual musical, Frozen, Jr.!  Scan the QR code or click the link for more info: https://linktr.ee/woodrowperformingarts

Is your camera roll full of pics from Christmas parties? Movie night? 100 days of school? 1st day of school? 101 days of school? Cute candids? Lola days? Theater performances? YEARBOOK NEEDS THEM! 

Head to this link, https://tr5.treering.com/school/232125/2022/school-content/school-photos and upload your photos! Don’t know what folder to put them in? Head to your grade's candid folder! 

Don’t have an account? Register today and get your yearbook ordered! Use our school code: 1016003731184401 to make an account. Need help? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to memory@lakewoodelementary.net

Who: All Lakewood Elementary- zoned families interested in kindergarten for 2023-2024 school year.

Where: Lakewood Elementary School. Check in will begin at 5:45 PM, Program 6pm

What: Parents will receive information on the following:

  • Kindergarten curriculum
  • A-Day-in-the-life
  • 2023-2024 School year registration information
  • Gifted & Talented (GT) program
  • PTA membership & volunteer opportunities 
  • Preparing your student for the Kindergarten
  • Tour of school, visit a kindergarten classroom and meet kindergarten teachers

New Year, new Lunch Bunch! You asked, and we have made one BIG change from fall—SHORTER SHIFTS!  But we are still in need of parent volunteers!  Even if you haven't previously volunteered or been to a training, Lunch Bunch is open for ALL parents to step in and take a shift.

10:15-12:00 for K-2 (6 spots)

11:45-1:30 for 3-5 (4 spots)

Volunteers supervise the students in the cafeteria so the teachers don't have to. This is a critical role to give teachers back time to lesson plan and work. Please sign up to be a lead volunteer if you have attended training or if you volunteered in the fall.  

The sign up for February is available now here


Our nature-themed LOLA education classes will begin in February for our Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade classes.

We’d love for parent volunteers to help assist!

All volunteers MUST have an updated VOLY registration.

Check in at the front office and meet Lisa Dolliver (Dallas Arboretum) in the LOLA 5-10 minutes before your child's LOLA session starts for instruction. Volunteers may help with set up/clean up, take action photos, assist students with hands-on activities, etc. 

2nd Grade Parent LOLA Letter

2nd Grade LOLA Sign Up Genius

1st Grade Parent LOLA Letter

1st Grade LOLA Sign Up Genius

Kinder Parent LOLA Letter

Kindergarten LOLA Sign Up Genius

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

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