Letter from Ms. Thompson
Good evening Stallions of Lakewood!
This is your Principal, Brittany Thompson, with a few updates for this week.
My hope is that this message finds you and your families healthy and that you have found time to have some fun during your summer! I suspect that COVID-19 has changed or challenged every aspect of your summer, and the uncertainty for what the 2020-2021 school year brings weighs heavily on you and your families.
As Principal, I will continue to update you as I gain clarity about specifics of our re-opening – both at the District level and here at Lakewood. I am quite proud of our Superintendent, Dr. Hinojosa, and his team for their leadership throughout this pandemic. They are making the biggest decisions of their careers and I respect that they are patiently listening to staff, parents, and community while partnering with local health officials and state leaders to watch and respond to current data.
Dr. Hinojosa’s suggestion of a delayed opening is proof that he is leading and making decisions with our safety and our students’ safety at the forefront. I know that this week’s Board Meeting, along with TEA’s continued announcements, will give us more direction as we move forward. In the meantime, there is a strong teacher team assembled that has begun considering different plans to reentry at the campus level. The SBDM committee has also formed a sub-committee to engage families for input and insight as they provide overall recommendations to the Lakewood staff planning teams.
Once Dallas ISD makes their decision, we at Lakewood Elementary will answer and continue to meet the challenge with passion, unity, and excellence. Reiterated in our campus vision, we are a community of leaders and problem solvers who will advocate for all! Our teachers and staff are very well-equipped to make this school year a rigorous year of instruction whether virtual or in person. We will meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all of our Stallions and build even stronger partnerships with our students, families, and community.
Please know every minute that goes by, every decision made, and every plan created, I am thinking of our students’ physical safety, emotional wellbeing, and academic needs. Please continue to enjoy your summer and take comfort in knowing that whatever type of re-opening is decided, you will not walk alone.
Bottom line…we will come together, rise when we fall, exhibit empathy, and celebrate diversity, to ensure the success of all of our Lakewood Stallions!
As our new year brings on a new theme, remember we are individually unique and together complete!
Thank you and stay Stallion Strong!
Enrollment is now streamlined through the district as Mrs. Perez, our CRC, is on summer break. If you did not hear back from her or still need to enroll, please use the flyer below for information on registering returning and new students.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you this fall!
PTA General Meeting
Join us for our next General Meetings
Meetings are held in the Auditorium.
The Lakewood Elementary PTA has an electronic newsletter called the "eNews" that is sent out each Monday during the school year. The eNews provides information, links and the upcoming school calendar events that you will need throughout the school year. There are also reminders and occasional eBlasts of important announcements as needed.
To receive eNews all you need to do is to setup an account on our PTA website.
Interested in Taking a Tour of
If you are interested in sending your child to Lakewood Elementary and would like to have a guided tour of our the school, group tours take place monthly beginning in October, and continue through May (no summer tours). Tours are the second Thursday of the month at 1:00pm. No appointment necessary, but please register at the front desk upon arrival.
For more information, email Tours@lakewoodelementary.net.
At Lakewood Elementary, we are a community of leaders, valued individuals and problem solvers, who advocate for all.
As a Lakewood Leader, I:
embrace effort and rise when I fall
exhibit empathy, and
Principal Brittany Thompson
Ms. Cobb: 972.749.7316
Ms. Spears: 972.749.7319