Good evening Lakewood community, this is Principal Berner with information for the school week ofMonday, October 15th, through Friday, October 19th.

 **News That You Can Use:

  • A Huge Kudos goes out to our fabulous parents for setting up and working the Scholastic book fairthe past week. A special thanks to our PTA book fair chairs, Mrs. Eisenfeld, Mrs. Luxenberg and Mrs. Lachter for their dedication in building/breaking down the displays and manning the registers all week. They did an awesome job!

  • Middle School Enriched and Acceleration Selection: Attention Fifth grade parents, central review letters for our fifth grade students will be mailed out this upcoming week as part of the middle school enriched and acceleration evaluation process for local middle enriched and accelerated school courses and center magnet programs. Parents please read the letter in its entirety and remember you have the option to opt in or out of the identified testing selection for your child. If you choose to do so, please send in the completed form to our GT Liaison, Mrs. Colleen Roux.  

  • October is here! Don’t forget to have your child dress accordingly for the ever-changing weather during this month.  You may want to watch or listen for the weather forecast because there will be days your child may need to wear a jacket, long or short sleeves, or even long pants. Also, remember tolabel all outerwear and personal items with your child’s name. If your child is missing any items, you are free to check the Lost and Found in the front hallway.

  • Don’t forget to join the PTA! Your membership and donations help with our programming needs and classroom materials! This year the PTA is asking for a lump sum instead of doing a lot of fundraising--there are four different levels of participation. The Eaglet level is the least expensive at $30 and will cover the $25 classroom fee for parties and your membership. We need your participation!! Pleasejoin at: www.lakewood pta.com/membership.html

 

**Dates for You to Note:

  • FARMS applications due! All families completing or re-submitting FARMS (Free and Reduced Meals) applications MUST submit your application by this Wednesday, October 17th to get the process started or to maintain continuing coverage. If a completed FARMS application is not approved by Wednesday, October 17th, students who were eligible for free or reduced meals last year will revert to full paid.  If you need a FARMS application, please call Mrs. Brown and we will send one home. For faster processing, you can apply online at MySchoolApps.com.

  • Parents of all 5th grade students:  All fifth grade students received a letter this past Wednesday regarding the upcoming Maryland school climate survey that will take place here at LakewoodOctober 8, 2018-November 2, 2018. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school’s learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that support student learning.

  • The PTA Octoberfest is scheduled for this Saturday, October 20th, from 2-5 p.m. here at LES.  PTA will be sending out more info in the Wednesday’s Communicator folder.

  • WATCH D.O.G.S.®  is coming to LES! Calling all Fathers and Father-figures! WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program in schools which demonstrates the power of involved fathers and father-figures in their student’s life.  Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.  Please join us for our 1stannual “Dads and Kids” Pizza night on Monday, October 22nd from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Plan to meet here at the school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. for FREE pizza and drinks. At 7:00 p.m. we will have a presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.®  (Dads Of Great Students) Program.  Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads, adult brothers, etc. . . . this is your chance to have a night out alone with your student in a fun atmosphere at school! Please return the slip sent home this past week so we know who is coming to ensure we order enough pizza!

  • Everyone is invited to the countywide Mental Health Resource Fair that will be held onSaturday, October 27, 2018, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 pm., location TBD.

** Thought for the Week:

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love….Lao Tzu

 

Have a fantastic week!   Principal Berner

 

Deb Berner, Principal

Lakewood Elementary School

301-279-8465

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