The next PTO meeting is Monday, November 14th at 6:30pm. Besides the typical PTO business items, there will be teachers present to answer questions about the NWEA.
In order to communicate more quickly and efficiently for events that render the school without electrical power or an internet connection, Mrs. Seals invites you to receive text messages through an App called Remind. To receive Lakewood Elementary School text messages, enter this number 81010 and text @a338c.
Happy Friday, Lakewood Families!
It has been an emotional week as the news of the national election has swept over our community. This morning at our weekly community meeting, I felt the need to address our student body about our values of inclusivity and respect that are the building blocks of our community. I have heard only a few older students repeat things that adults may have said in person or on the television. All of these remarks from the students lacked understanding and true malice. Students were repeating things that they heard but not necessarily true. I stressed with the students that they ALL belong to Lakewood. All of the students are valued members of our community. Lakewood is an inclusive community that welcomes all persons from different language groups, religions, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Overall, we love our students and appreciate the support of our families. We are here to teach and protect our students. Lakewood strives to be a kind, respectful, responsible, and SAFE environment for all students. I directed students to talk about their issues concerning the election and the hate speech that has been discussed on the television with you the parents instead of discussing it with their peers. The teachers and I plan to support and encourage calmness and a feeling of safety throughout their day. Again, all Lakewood students belong here!
Here are some resources that may help you talk with your child about how they are feeling and any of their anxieties.
Here’s the Kid President video on disagreement that you can view online with your child/family.
Here are some other articles that may help:
I hope this information helps as we continue through this tumultuous time.
What an exciting time to be a Lakewood Lizard! Lakewood is proud of all our students, teachers, and administrators. We are an amazing school representing many different cultures including Latino, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Chinese, just to name a few. The Lakewood PTO works hard to provide funding for exciting field trips, interesting assemblies, money for teacher’s supplies, and awesome events for the whole family. It takes a village to raise a child, and we couldn’t be more proud of our Lakewood “village!” Contact the volunteer coordinators at email@example.com to help with all the interesting things going on in our school. Please consider making a donation to the PTO, joining us at a PTO meeting, and/or volunteering at our fabulous Lakewood events. Checks can be made out to Lakewood PTO. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30pm.