Hello Lakewood community, this is Principal Berner with information for the
school week of Monday, December 10th, through Friday, December 14th.
At the PTA meeting
last Tuesday, our membership committee shared the number of members to date—we
have approximately 294 families who have joined PTA! This is an increase from
last year. Please join PTA if you haven’t yet! Your membership and donations
help with our programming needs and classroom materials! This year the PTA
asked 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. (If
you do not plan to join, they are requesting that you still contribute to the
$25 classroom fee for the parties.) We need your
participation!! Please join at: www.lakewoodpta.com/membership.html
We also held the
drawing with the following two families winning the random selection for
the personal parking spots and one student who has won Principal For The Day.
Congratulations to these families! I will contact the student winner and
as soon as the signs are made, families who won the parking spot will be contacted
with more information. Thank you all for supporting the Lakewood PTA through
your dues and donations.
Spot family winners
Cameron P., 5th grade, Mullinax
Shenggi W., Gibson, LFI
For The Day
K., 5th grade, Gruver
**Dates to PLEASE Note:
School Spirit Friday
Plan to wear your Lakewood spirit wear, including sneakers
and other comfy clothing this Friday, December 14th!
Cheer on LES or your favorite college or university!
PTA Dinner fundraiser! Come to Chipotle in Fallsgrove this Wednesday. December 12th from 4pm-8pm, Have dinner, see friends, and support
Lakewood. A portion of the proceeds from dinner that evening will be given back
to Lakewood. Make sure you bring the flyer so that our school will get credit for
Community Day with the Wotton HS Girls Basketball Team
All Wootton Cluster K – 8th grade girls
are invited to a basketball clinic with the Lady Patriots, this Saturday,
December 15, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 Wootton Main Gym*
- Practice dribbling, shooting & rebounding with the
Wootton players and coaches – a great opportunity for all girls!
- FUN for everyone & all skill levels are welcome!
- There is no charge for this event ~ just bring your
enthusiasm and come dressed to play!
Questions? Please contact Head Coach
Maggie Dyer at Maggie_M_Dyer@mcpsmd.org.
*Park in the lower lot and follow signs to
families are ALWAYS WELCOME at Wootton games! For more information about
the basketball program, and to check out the team’s schedule, please go to http://leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wootton.
Thank you & GO PATRIOTS!
**News That You Can Use:
- Morning drop
off and Afternoon pick up reminders: …please
help us keep our children safe!
Ms. Taylor, Mr. Thomson and I
are working together on the morning and dismissal drop off patterns to ensure
that students either being dropped off or picked up is done in a safe and
timely manner. Patrols will be supporting staff for the drop off in the morning
as well as the afternoon pick up.
carpool lane is a single lane so please wait patiently and do not pass cars
that are unloading children.
drop off your child in the carpool lane, unless you plan to walk them into
school or are taking them off the school premises. You are welcome to park in
the parking lot or in a designated handicapped parking spot (if you
have a placard) and walk your child into school.
- December Attire: Don’t forget to send your children to school
with appropriate attire for outdoor recess—hats, gloves/mittens and winter
coats. I plan to send students out to recess on a regular basis unless we
are having inclement weather, such as rain, snow or wind chill
temperatures under 32 degrees. Also, remember to
label 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.
- MCPS Winter
have entered the season where we will be experiencing delayed openings and
potentially more days when school will be closed and need everyone to be
monitoring the news for school closures and delays updates. MCPS offers
numerous ways for parents to learn about school closures, delayed openings, and
early dismissals due to inclement weather. Sign up for AlertMCPS and receive
text messages or e-mails from MCPS during weather-related emergencies and other
major events that impact school system operations. Parents can also sign up to
receive alerts specific to our school by visiting http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/alertmcps.aspx.
You can also follow MCPS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mcps or @MCPS
** Thought for the Week:
December: A month of light, snow and feasts; time to make amends and
tie loose ends; finish off what you started and hope your wishes come true.
Remember to have a great
week…breathe deeply and take time to take care of yourselves!
Deb Berner, Principal
Lakewood Elementary School