Lakewood Community Newsletter

October 4-8th

A Message from Kathleen

It was wonderful to "see" everyone this week for parent teacher conferences via Zoom. We are quickly approaching the end of first quarter and conferences were a great time for us to celebrate strengths of our students and work on goal setting for the upcoming weeks. Our building will be working on procedures this week specifically around the lunchroom and recess. Enjoy the long weekend!

Thank you!

A big thank you to our PTO and parent community who provided breakfast and dinner for our staff during conferences this week. We are so thankful for your support and yummy treats during long days!

Specials Schedule

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School Picture Day

Mark your calendars for School Picture Day on October 8th.

Upcoming No School Days

  • Friday, October 15th (End of Q1)
  • Monday, November 1st (Professional Learning)
  • Wednesday, November 24th-Friday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Break)

Safe Schools Reporting

Blue Valley Schools is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around all of our schools. Through the convergence of physical and intellectual security measures, we are continuously working to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from a wide range of emergencies. Please check out available ways to report safety concerns.

LKE Chess Club Sign Up Link Fixed!!!!

If you tried to sign up for Chess Club online last week and saw that the link wasn’t working, it is fixed now! Is your child interested in playing chess? Come join the LKE Chess Club on Thursdays once a month where students will improve their chess play and have fun at the same time! We will begin Chess Club with best moves and tips to make sure students are advancing in the game. Here is our information sheet and online registration form. No need to print out a form if the online form is used.

“Every chess master was once a beginner.”

Fall Harvest Party

Lakewood Elementary Fall Harvest Party & Parade Information

Costumes: Students are invited to wear basic costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. Families should work with their students to select costumes that are comfortable for the entire school day as we will NOT be changing into different clothing/costume attire. Please be advised that students may not wear costumes that contain any type of a weapon (real or play) or costumes that are not elementary school appropriate. In addition, we ask that students do not wear face make-up or face disguises as it will interfere with face masks and safety practices. Students will need to wear acceptable masks and face coverings for COVID, just as any other school day.

Fall Classroom Parties: Parent volunteers will not be allowed in the building for any fall parties as we work to minimize visitors and reduce the number of individuals in the building. Classroom teachers will work with room parents to help coordinate and provide items for classroom parties. Grade level teachers will share with room parents a craft/activity along with the items needed.

*Future classroom party plans will be revisited to review COVID activity and/or elementary student vaccination status.

Parade We look forward to hosting an outdoor costume parade on Friday, October 29th at 9:30am. Family members are invited to spread out around the perimeter of the track on the back field behind the school, if interested in attending. The parade will start promptly at 9:30am so plan accordingly to arrive in time to park and walk to the back field. Each class will parade out the back doors and around the track one time before re-entering the building. The parade will start with kindergarten and end with fifth grade. All students will participate in fall parties during the classroom day with their classroom teacher. Parent volunteers will not be allowed in the building for fall parties as we continue to minimize visitors during the school day and reduce the number of individuals in the building. Please note: If inclement weather occurs, the parade will not be rescheduled.

Dance Club

Come stretch, learn new dances, and make new friends at Mrs. Oliver’s Dance Club!

Who: Any LKE student

When: From 3:45-4:30 October 19th, November 16th, January 18th, February 22nd, March 22nd , April 12th

Where: LKE Gym What: Jazz and some hip-hop dancing

Cost: $75 (this price will include a Dance Club shirt for your child, 6 dance sessions, Insurance, and facility rental), $70 if you do not need a new Dance Club shirt. We will use the same design as in the past

Performance opportunity: On our April 12th date, we will have an outdoor performance during our regularly scheduled rehearsal time. (Weather permitting)

Attire: Anything they feel comfortable dancing and moving around in. It is fun if they wear their Dance Club shirts to school on the days we have class. Tennis shoes are a great idea as well.

Dismissal: At the end of the school day, Dance Club students will come to my room A8. I will take roll and we will go to the gym for our session. We will dismiss out FRONT of the school in the circle drive. Please arrive at 4:30 for pick up. Thank you!

Mrs. Oliver is a former Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader, as well as the former director of the Tiny Competition Team at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice.

** Masks will be worn at all times, and we will follow the Blue Valley protocols**


Please turn in your registration no later than Friday, October 8th!

To download the registration form, please click below or pick one up in the Lakewood office.

Little Lakewood Learners

Mark your calendar for this FREE program sponsored by LKE PTO for future LKE children ages 3-5 and their parents. No need to sign up! Just show up!
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PTO Information

Cultural Diversity Survey

We aim to build a program that educates our students and community about cultural diversity, teaches them how to appreciate cultural differences and promotes pride in their own cultural heritage.

Please take a minute to fill out this survey and find out more about cultural volunteer opportunities.

Cultural Diversity Survey

Volunteers Needed

Upcoming Movie Night Event (10/9) is looking for Volunteers! Want to get early access to get great seats? Volunteer! Multiple shifts available

Adult Volunteer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44a4ab2baaf85-lakewood1

Do you have high school kids or know any high school kids that need volunteer hours? Share the link!

Student Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44a4ab2baaf85-lakewood

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Family Movie Night, Saturday, October 9th:

RSVP for Family Movie Night by ordering your tickets! https://lkepto.org/form/m/162219

LKE PTO Family Movie Night: Saturday, October 9th

6pm: Field Opens / 7:15pm: Movie Begins

Lakewood School Field (intersection of Lamar & Edgewater)

Featured Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


We ask that each family make sure they provide supervision for their kids at this event.


Movie Night Raffle Tickets are now available for purchase online for $1ea. www.lkepto.org/form/m/163639

The coveted items in the raffle include:

• One Reserved Parking Spot for the remaining 2021/2022 school year

• Principal for the Day (grades K-2)

• Principal for the Day (grades 3-5)

• Fire Marshall (pull the fire alarm)

• Name on Street Sign in the front circle drive

• Front Door Greeter with Mrs. Cigich

• Movie Night Basket

• Birthday Name on School Marquee (Oct. 2021- July 2022)

BVW Spiritwear

Lakewood Elementary

14600 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66224