2021 Lakewood Fun Run

May 15 – 23

Please join us in bringing the community together and raising money for our school during the Lakewood Elementary Virtual Fun Run/Walk!

Lakewood is working hard to find ways to bring our community together during the unprecedented times we face as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This virtual fun run/walk is open to all, no matter your age, ability, or location! 

The proceeds from this run will go toward classroom discretionary funds provided each year for our students, as well as help to sustain events and field trips for the 21/22 school year.

This past year, we are grateful to the Lakewood PTO for being able to continue the almost $4000 in annual disbursements to staff, as well as provide the community with over $6000 in gift cards to help families during the COVID pandemic. 

This is a virtual event, so ALL Lizards can participate from anywhere! 
All you have to do is get outside during May 15 – May 23, run/walk any distance or time. 
Students will receive a See Saw activity, where they can post pictures from their personal event. 
Lizards can also share their experience with us on the Lakewood Facebook PTO page or email the Lakewood Front Office (

Suggested times are as follows: 
Y5-K 10+ minutes
1-2 15+ minutes
3-5 20+ minutes 

We encourage Lizards to wear school spirit wear or colors during their run/walk.

You can participate by running/walking as a family or with friends.
This year, family and friends can do a lump sum donation or donate per minute that you run/walk.

Donations are NOT required to participate. 

Donations can be made on the online donation page:
Donations can also be made by writing a check to the Lakewood PTO and sending it to school with your child.


What can I do to help?

While we navigate the impact that Covid-19 has on our Lakewood Families, one element remains strong: care and compassion for helping others in our community. Monday’s April PTO meeting addressed this critical matter.

Many have inquired on how they might be able to help our community. We ask those who wish to help our Lakewood families to please make a donation to Food Gatherers.


Thank you!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making the auction so successful! We raised over $37,000 for Lakewood Elementary! And a BIG thank you to Dan Appledorn! This auction is only as great as its leader and we had one of the best!
Dexter A&W
Ace Hardware
American Girl
Anderson Paint
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation
Ann Arbor Police Department
Ann Arbor Rec and Ed
Ann Arbor Remodeling
Ann Arbor Running Company
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale
AR Workshop
Arbor Brewing Company
Arbor Farms
Barry’s Bagels
Belle Tire
Bel-Mark Lanes
Betty Brigade
Big George’s
Black Rock Bar & Grill
Blank Slate Creamery
Blue Llama
BTB Burrito
Caberfae Peaks
Carlyle Grill
Carson’s American Bistro
Chain of Lakes Boat Tours
Chateau Chantal
Chelsea Lumber
Cherry Republic
Chuck E Cheese
City Pets
Comedy Sportz Chicago
Comedy Sportz Indianapolis
Comet Coffee
Cottages on Sutton’s Bay
Country French Estates
Detroit Experience Factory
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Tigers
Dexter Creamery
DFCU Financial
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Domino’s Pizza
Douglas J Aveda
Dow Gardens
Downtown Home and Garden
Earthen Ales
Eastern Market Brewery
Encore Studio
Evergreen Resort
Fairy Doors
Fendt Builders Supply
FOX 2 Detroit
Fran Coy’s Salon
General Motors
Goldfish Swim School
Good Time Charley’s
Gym America
Hawthorne Vineyards
HOMES Brewery
Hop Cat
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Insomnia Cookies
Jerusalem Garden
Knights Restaurant
Lakewood Elementary
Last Word
Learning Express
Left Foot Charley
Leslie Science Center
Lewis Jewelers
Liberty Athletic Club
Lodi Farms
Lowe’s Home Improvement
M Den
Main Street Ventures
Manchester Blooms
Mast Shoes
Matick Cheverolet
Meyer Design
Michigan Academy of Dance & Music
Miles of Golf
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Morgan & York
Motawi Tileworks
Mr. Spots
Nick’s House of Pancakes
Nicola’s Books
Orange Theory Fitness
Outback Steakhouse
Pacific Rim
PKSA Karate
Plum Market
PRP Wines
Purple Rose Theatre
Real Seafood
Red Hawk
Revel & Roll
Running Fit
School of Rock
Scio Township Fire Department
Shake Shack
Shar Music
Shedd Aquarium
Stadium Hardware
Star’s Cafe
Stonebridge Golf Club
Studio 3
Tammy’s Tastings
The Ann Arbor Distillery
The Henry Ford
The Kensington Hotel
The Polo Fields
The Sports Bar
Toledo Zoo
Underground Printing
University of Michigan Musical Society
University of Michigan Athletic Department
Vault of Midnight
Walt Disney World
Washtenaw Dairy
Weber’s Inn
Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor
WideWorld Sports Center
Wildly Fit
Wines for Humanity
Wolverine Brewing Company
Yankee Air Museum
Ypsi Ale House
Zap Zone
Zippy Auto Wash
Zoey & Joey

Lakewood Auction

March 6th at Polo Fields Golf and Country Club, 6:30 p.m.

The following is a link to the Lakewood Auction held on March 6th. Please come and help us to support and celebrate our school community: Lakewood Auction – Roaring 20s.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out at the auction. Sign up for a small time commitment and plenty of fun!

Last year’s auction raised $30,000 for our Lakewood Lizard Community, 60% of our annual PTO budget! These funds are used to pay for teacher classroom supplies, field trip entrance fees and busing, events such as VIP breakfast and the Disability Awareness Workshop, and it helps to pay for a portion of 5th grade camp. In addition to these annual budget items, thanks to this community’s generosity, we have been able to pay for the rock wall in the gym, painting of the hallways and MPR, bulletin boards and a brand new teacher book room. If that isn’t reason enough to go to the auction, consider it a fun evening out to connect with other parents and teachers with dinner, drinks and dancing.


Lakewood Coin Drive

Start saving your coins! Students can donate coins to their classroom everyday during the week of February 10 – 14 to help raise money for Lakewood. Classes will compete to see who can collect the most money to win a pizza party sponsored by the Lakewood PTO. This is a fun way for students to get involved in raising money for their school and have a great time while doing it! If parents are interested, they are welcome to match the donations of their child’s classroom. Thank you for supporting our school!