Lion's Den News October Edition

Written by: Sarah Parker / Edited by: Jennifer Medley

Words from your Principal

Dear Parents,

I can't believe it is almost time for second nine weeks to begin. Thank you to all parents who have conferenced with your child's teacher! We had a huge turnout that day. Another big day for us was Grandparent's Day. More 400 grandparents had lunch with their grandkids that day. Support from families is vital to making our school successful. We appreciate all of you!

Happy Fall and please remember October is another busy month with lots of activities for our students. Please keep the school calendar handy so everyone will know what is going on at Lakewood.


Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Pounders

Words from your PTA President

Happy Fall Y'all!

Our BIG fall fundraiser is coming up in October. Did you know that this fundraiser will fund the PTA all year long? This year we are changing things up with a Spooky Fun Color Run. It will take place on October 31st! Oh, what an exciting day that will be!

We will be asking for donations through the The Get Movin' Crew's website. Our school goal is $30,000, which will allow us to purchase giant shade tent to cover both of the playgrounds and a couple smaller shades/umbrellas. The money will also support a new effort this year: helping each grade get the “wish” they want. With that, this fall fundraiser is the BIG one. We need to get as many donations as possible and with your help we can make this the best fundraiser yet! Look for information to come home soon.

We also need your help for all the behind the scenes work. We are asking for parents to join the Fall Fundraiser committee. This is a fun/hard/rewarding job so I will need a group of dedicated, hardworking, and fun-loving people. We will need to have some meetings but not all the time and a lot can be done before and after school or at home. Please use the SignUp Genius to volunteer. Thank you in advance for being willing to step up and help.

Another thing I wanted to touch on and ask our parents, "Do you know a business or own a business that would be willing to sponsor some of the needs here at Lakewood?" For example, do you know a company or own one that would be willing to sponsor our fall fundraiser shirts? That's a huge expense, just to get shirts for the fall fundraiser for everyone in the school the price is close to $3,000. We would love to have sponsors to help cut the cost on many things like that. If t-shirts are not your business maybe you would be willing to donate or match donations so we could get to our BIG goal we're reaching for this year. All businesses will be recognized. For more information email:

2019-2020 Lakewood PTA Board

  • President - Haley Colclasure
  • Vice President - Lindsey Abbott
  • Treasurer - Lori Harms
  • Parliamentarian - Jennifer Medley
  • Secretary - Jessica O'Bough
  • Historian / Yearbook - Katie Melton
  • PTA Membership - Magyie Stallings
  • Lakewood Newsletter - Sarah Parker
  • Book Fair Chairs - Katie Melton & Amanda Browning
  • Teacher Appreciation Chairs - Sarah Childers & Beth Ann Davenport
  • Spirit Wear - Andrea Hughes

School events happen with parent volunteers and WE NEED YOU!

Click here to join a committee on Sing Up Genius

Committee's Available

Fall Fundraiser

Santa Shop

Ground Crew

Chocolate Fundraiser (Spring Fundraiser)


Night of Giving

Teacher Appreciation

Spring Book Fair

Field Day

If you have any questions or concerns please email:

Student Council Boards

Congratulations to 2019-2020 Student Council Members!

Student Council is in charge of our student body! They help plan events happening at our school. They help promote kindness and school spirit. Student council is the face of the school and we expect these students to show integrity, leadership, and commitment to Lakewood Elementary. They help maintain school and community wellness by providing a Food Pantry for our students who are food insecure. It's a big job to full the pantry and pack bags each week.

President - Andrew Lowe

Vice President - Lamise Saleh

Historian - Macy Blackwell

Treasurer - Fletcher Lee

Secretary - Story Sheets

3rd Grade Representatives:

Jesse Johnson

Kinsley Lessonberry

Lily Browning

4th Grade Representatives:

Austyn Pittman

Lela Elchin

Damian Dokes

5th Grade Representatives:

Faith Helms

Oliver Price

Amelia Gill

Did You Know: Shopping can raise money for our school?

These are a few simple and automatic ways to support LWE!

Please tell your friends and family to sign up!

  • Always shop Amazon Smile!

On your first visit to

Select: Pick your own charitable organization

Type: Lakewood Elementary PTA

Select: N Little Rock, Ar

  • Kroger Community Rewards

Log into your account:

Click: My account

Click: Community Rewards

Click: ENROLL NOW or EDIT (a search box should appear)

Our NEW number/ NPO#: NQ554

Click: Circle next to Lakewood Elementary PTA

Click: ENROLL to complete enrollment

Support our Lakewood Volleyball Teams

Come cheer on our friends on the volleyball team! There are two games per hour, 2/3 graders play the first 30 minutes and 4/5 play the second 30 minutes. You can watch them at the NLR High School Auxiliary Gym (across the street from the library); its $3 entry fee, ages 6 and under are free.

October 12:

8:00 - 9:00 / Court 2 / LW vs Crestwood

10:00 - 11:00 / Court 1 / LW vs Seventh Street

11:00 - 12:00 / Court 3 / LW vs Boone Park

12:00 - 1:00 / Court 1 / LW vs Crestwood2

1:00 - 2:00 / Court 1 / LW vs Glenview

October 19:

10:00 - 11:00 / Court 2 / LW vs Ridge Road

12:00 - 1:00 / Court 2 / LW vs Meadow Park

1:00 - 2:00 / Court 1 / LW vs Indian Hills

Join the Cheer Team

Cheer on Lakewood with our new mascot Cavin Basil!

Practice will begin October 14, so get your registration in! There are no tryouts so everyone gets an opportunity to have lots of fun and show school spirit!

  • 3rd - 5th Graders
  • $45 Cheerleader fee - includes uniform, pom poms, and bow
  • Practice will be Mondays 5:30-6:30
  • Students cheer on Saturdays
  • Volunteers are needed for Assistant Coach and Team Parent

If you have any questions contact the cheer coach, Jamie Stark.


Mental Health Matters:

Talking to Kids about Mental Illness

It is never too early. They see us,,they feel our ups and downs; they imitate us. So why not have the conversations now? Be open and honest about your feelings, and show them positive ways to cope with issues in your life. It’s perfectly normal to have bad days, and children need to know this. As adults, we also need to keep this in mind when we see our kids struggling. We don’t have good days 100% of the time, so why would we expect them to? Give them some grace on bad days, but be present and know at what point to reach out for help. If children develop the habit of talking about their feelings early on in life, they are more likely to continue this through adulthood. Start somewhere…have the conversations.

Sadie Blackwell, PMHNP


To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. Dr. Seuss

North Little Rock Board of Education

The next regular board meeting is October 17 @ 5:30 in the Administration Building.

School Board Meetings are open to the public. Regular board meetings are held every third Thursday of every month. Special board meetings are planned as the need arises, and notification about those meetings will be provided within the time frame as mandated by the Arkansas Open Meetings law.

Includes Agenda for 9/19 Regular Board Meeting and Minutes for 8/15 Regular Board Meeting

Save The Date

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NLR Spirit Dance

An exciting thing about being in 5th grade is the end of the school year when all 5th graders have the opportunity to go to Sea Camp together! Their committee is composed of 5th grade parents and is not associated with the PTA. The NLR Spirit Dance is a fundraiser sponsored by and help to support the 5th grade Sea Camp.

October 11

5:30 - 7:00

$10 at the Door

3rd - 5th Grade only

Pizza - Popcorn - Candy - Drinks

Wear all you Blue and Gold to show your spirit!

NLRSD Master Calendar

October Breakfast Calendar

October Lunch Calendar

October 1 / Vision & Hearing (K, 1, 2, 4)

October 2 / Walk-to-School Day - 7:00

October 4 / Choir Auditions for 4th/5th grade students

October 4 / NLRSD Youth Basketball registration ends

October 7 / Father Daughter Dance - 6:00 - 8:00 - $40 couple - NLRHS Cafeteria

October 11 / NLR Spirit Dance - 5:30 - 7:00 - 3rd-5th grade only - LWE

October 11 / End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 15 / 8:15 - Assembly for 3rd-5th Grade Students

October 16 / 8:15 - Assembly for K-2 students

October 17 / Individual Picture Day

October 14 / First Cheer Practice - 5:30-6:30

October 21-25 / Fit2Live Week

October 31 / Fall Fundraiser - Color Run

November 3 / Daylight Savings Time ENDS

November 7 / Flu Clinic at Lakewood

November 8 / 1st Grade Field Trip to Ferncliff

November 11 / 1st Grade Veteran's Day Program

November 15 / 5th Grade Field Trip to Crystal Bridge Museum

November 21 / Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cafeteria

November 25 -29 / No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

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