Greetings Lakewood community, this is Principal Berner with information for the school week of Monday, April 15,  2019, through Tuesday, April 16th:


Spring break!  Whoopee! It is almost here. This Wednesday, April 17th, all MCPS schools will shut down for a well-deserved spring break! Schools will re-open on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. I hope that all of you have a fun and restful time and enjoy the holiday season with family and friends! Don’t forget to keep reading!!

Happy 50th Birthday Lakewood ES! A huge thank you to all of the families, staff, and students who came out to the dance and silent auction Friday night! It sure drew a crowd and everyone had a blast! Our new eagle mascot, to be named in the near future, and donated by our fabulous PTA, was revealed and will be greeting our students every morning! I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all the student, staff and parent volunteers; our building services crew of Ms. Leo and Mr. Brooks; vendors, parents and staff who donated items; and, most importantly, Mrs. Eisenfeld, Mrs. Brinch, and Mrs. Toledo for the extraordinary work they put into this event the past several months, the day of, and that evening!  Thank you everyone for your dedication to our school community! 

**Additional Dates for you to put on your calendars:

 **Testing Prep: Throughout this past month or so, Lakewood staff members have been discussing and learning more about the upcoming MCAP assessment for students in grades 3-5. We have also been preparing our students through various daily assignments in understanding the various vocabulary and writing tasks used throughout the assessments. The first day of our testing begins when we return, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. All testing dates and times for each grade level are listed on the Lakewood website for your convenience. I am asking that if possible, that you please schedule any doctor, dental, or other appointments around the testing schedule; this will allow your child to participate fully in the assessments and help prevent a lot of make-up sessions.   I am also requesting that you begin working with your children, primarily those in grades 3-5, on the following:


Going to bed early and getting a good night’s rest.

Eating a good breakfast with protein for thinking power and carbohydrates for energy.

Leaving the house with your full support.

Shooting for perfect attendance.


**Elementary School Language Immersion Programs: Applications for elementary school language immersion programs in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are now available. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, April 26, 2019.  For more information, parents can call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540.

**STEM Night/Science Fair: Students, start thinking about your project or experiment! Come, participate in the annual Lakewood Science Fair/ STEM Night on Friday, May 3rd from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Lakewood Gym.  Students can participate in topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A fun and educational Mad Science show is also planned for all Lakewood students. Students and families are welcome to encourage and enjoy even if they are not participating with a project. Student Registration:    Registration Deadline is tomorrow,  Monday April 15, 2019. Student volunteers/Parent mentor signup:  

Contact Mathangi Thiagarajan at for any questions


** Thought for the Week:

“No matter what happens, keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you find that you have accomplished a purpose—not the one you began with perhaps, but one you will be glad to remember”… Anne Sullivan


Enjoy the break!

Principal Berner


Deb Berner, Principal

Lakewood Elementary School


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