CANCELED: Lakewood Fall Garden Cleanup

CANCELED: Lakewood Fall Garden Cleanup Lakewood’s School Garden clean-up will be canceled due to the weather forecasted for tomorrow, November 2nd. The garden still needs cleaning and we will be making arrangements for an alternate time. If you are interested in helping at a time that works best for you, then please reach out to Samantha Cucu, cucus@aaps.k12.mi.us

Thank you Leash Boss!

Thank you Leash Boss!

Thanks Leash Boss on your Silver Sponsorship for the Lakewood Fun Run on Friday, October 19th.  We are so appreciative!

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It is our mission to bring you innovative products – made for dog owners, and designed by dog owners. We’re obsessed with designing goods that will make life easier and more enjoyable for you and your pooch. We’re inspired daily by functional, modern designs, and the dogs we know.

 

Fun Run October 18th!

Fun Run October 18th!

Lakewood’s annual Fun Run will be on Friday, October 18th. Pledge forms were sent home last week – please send them in ASAP! This year we have a goal of reaching $5500. Once our goal is reached, Principal Latour has agreed to sleep overnight on the roof of the school. Donation and volunteer opportunities can be found on the Fun Run Sign Up

Donations can be sent to the school with checks made out to Lakewood PTO, or submitted online at: Fun Run Donation.

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019-20school year! On behalf of the Lakewood Elementary School PTO, we welcome back our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all the new families joining us this year.

We appreciate and need the involvement of EVERY Lakewood Parent, and are so very excited for this year, working alongside each of you. As many of you know, public school budgets are limited. Without our individual financial and emotional support,many enrichment activities would no longer be possible.Last year the PTO budget allowed for our Lizards to participate in many fun and enriching opportunities.Some examples include: assemblies, field trips, International Night, Robotics, special breakfasts, Field Day, and many more! In addition, through the PTO’s Great Ideas campaign, we were able to provide capital and academic improvements to the school including painting the MPR, a new rock wall in the gym, and an updated book room that is one of the first of its kind in the district. The PTO also providesfinancial support for teachersto purchase supplies, run events like Kindergarten Roundup, and has paid for teacher professional development.

The PTO raises these funds in four primary ways:

  • Direct donations
  • The Lakewood Auction
  • Fun Run
  • Smaller fundraisers that add up – Dominos, Kroger, Restaurant Fundraisers, etc.

 

Most parents are surprised to learn that the PTO spends approximately $200per student each year! Of that, $135goes directly to student enrichment,events, and academic support, among other things. $65 fully funds all field trips so that no children are asked to pay to participate. Please know that ANY amount assists us in creating a better experience for the students of Lakewood – your children!

Donations can be made by returning the attached envelope to the school,online through our website, www.ptolakewood.com, or directly at https://a2lakewood-pto.cheddarup.com! If you donate by envelope to the school and would like a receipt, please make sure to include your name and address.

Also, we always need help from parents to make activities possible. Please consider signing up to help with at least one event. You can sign up at the PTO bulletin board outside of the officeor through our volunteer coordinators, Sarah Nelson(sarahdebuse2004@yahoo.com)and Theresa Kiefer-Taylor (tkiefertaylor@gmail.com).

We look forward to working with you this year and would love to see you at a PTO meeting. All meetings are the second Monday of the month in the library at 6:30. Children are welcome. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to get involvedat ptoboard@ptolakewood.com

 

Thank you,

The Lakewood Elementary PTO Board

Welcome Back!

Lakewood is up and running! Welcome back teachers, students, and staff.  We are excited for the 2019-2020 school year and all the fun things that we have planned.  Keep an eye out for an updated PTO calendar coming home in the next few days as well as a letter explaining how much we’ve accomplished together! Tonight is the first PTO meeting at 6:30 in the school library.  Kids are always welcome.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the PTO with any questions you may have.  Our email address is ptoboard@ptolakewood.com.

 

President Amy Zampi amyzampi@yahoo.com
Vice President Vacant  
Treasurer Annalee Appledorn Annalee.appledorn@gmail.com
Treasurer-In-Training Rebecca Priest rpriest@gmail.com
Secretary Samantha Starcher Culinarymomma88@gmail.com
 Volunteer Co-Coordinator Sarah Nelson sarah@employmentsolutions.com
Volunteer Co-Coordinator Theresa Keifer-Taylor tkiefertaylor@gmail.com
Fundraising Chair Kelly Ganamet kganamet@gmail.com
Teacher Representative Cassandra Van Oyen vanoyen@aaps.k12.mi.us
Teacher Representative Kristal VerLee verlee@aaps.k12.mi.us

Our Teachers are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Our Teachers are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.
Your mission this week: Make sure your teacher knows he/she is the BEST IN THE UNIVERSE!
You can start by surprising your teacher with the picture below. Please color the rocket and write a special note to your teacher. This part of the mission is critical: Remember to bring it to school with you on Monday, May 6th.
I Think You Are “Out of This World!” Because…
If you would like to color more rockets for other teachers and staff members, a parent can download them from the Lakewood website.
 
Monday: Return your colored rocket sheet
Wednesday: Bring your teacher a school supply
Friday: Wear your teacher or staff members favorite color

International Night is soon!

International Night is coming soon!  Friday, April 12th from 6-8pm.
  • We are seeking table hosts.  You can select any country or culture; you do not have to be from that place to host.  Hosting means:
    • Creating a board with information about the country or culture (and we have many already made if you want to choose one; we can send you the list).
    • Displaying the board at International Night, along with any items reflective of the country or culture.
    • Providing food samples representative of the country or culture.
    • Staying at the table to share information and answer questions about the country or culture (6-7pm).
  • We are seeking performers.  In previous years, we have had a Korean drumming group, Irish dancers, and a Mariachi band.  If you know of anyone who would like to perform, please let us know.

If you are interested in hosting, have an idea about a performance group, or have questions, please email Costanza Colombi (ccolombi@umich.edu) and Melissa Stull (mkstull@umich.edu).  Thank you!  

Lakewood Fall Festival ~ October 26th

Lakewood Fall Festival ~ October 26th

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  • If you have checked your calendar and are free the evening of Friday, October 26th, PLEASE volunteer to help at our annual Fall Festival!
    • We are short MANY volunteers for games and Trunk or Treat.
    • Please help us make this festival awesome for our kids by helping out.
    • If we don’t have volunteers for events, we will have to eliminate them from the festival.
  • There is a cheeky little garbage monster right by the MPR when you walk into school that is waiting to gobble up your candy and prize donations for the Fall Festival!
    • We are excited to see kids already feeding the garbage monster.
    • Please help us feed this garbage monster to help support our Fall Festival.
    • Thank you to those who have already contributed.