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February 14th, 2018

Principal's Points

Reinforce learning by having your child teach you something

Students are more motivated to learn when they feel capable, connected and in control. Having your child teach you things nurtures these feelings.
When your child tries to teach you about what he is doing, it can help him understand assignments better, reinforce what he knows and reveal gaps in his own comprehension.
Try these strategies:
  • Show an interest in what your child is learning in school. Have him show you a homework assignment, explain a concept or read a chapter in his textbook aloud to you.
  • Let your child quiz you. See if you can name the state capitals or the first five presidents. Try to define vocabulary words and recall math or science facts.
  • Ask your child to help you solve a problem or create something. What does he think you should do first, second, next?
  • Ask your child to teach you how to play one of his favorite games.
  • Ask for your child’s opinion and consider it before solidifying your own.

Gifted and Talented Testing
Deadline is March 9, 2018

Breaking news for current TISD students… Parents or teachers may nominate a student for testing. The deadline to nominate students for GT testing is March 9, 2018 with no exceptions!  Results will be reported to parents on or after May 7, 2018.   If you would like to nominate your child for GT testing and your child has NOT received an Ability or Achievement testing within the last 9 months, then you must complete and submit the Permission to Test and Parent Inventory forms to your child’s homeroom teacher for consideration.  This information and required documents are available on Mr. James Herwig’s (GT Specialist) website @

Yearbook News

* Due to the many days off this school year, Balfour has extended yearbook deadlines across the board *

Time is running out to order your copy of the Lakewood yearbook! We have sold out in past years, so place your order before February 16th (new deadline) to guarantee that your child receives a copy of this special keepsake. To order online, visit, search Tomball, and select Lakewood Elementary. Once the order form and payment have been submitted online, you will receive an email confirmation.
You may also order by submitting a completed paper order form (found in the Wednesday folders and linked here) along with your payment to LES.
Please contact with questions.


Order your Spiritwear today!
You can order online HERE or send in the paper order forms that will go home in Wednesday folder and are due by Feb 23rd! 

Everyday attendance matters!
Take a look at what your student may miss if they arrive late or leave early?


Library News

Please click here to read the latest important updates and reminders for our LES Library!
Box Tops and Reading Logs are due soon!

Tomball Reads One Book

Starting in January 2018, Tomball ISD will participate in the
Tomball Reads One Book Program!

All students in grades 2nd - 6th will receive their very own copy of the 2013 Newbery winning novel by Katherine Applegate,  The One and Only Ivan.
K - 1st will be participating by reading related read alouds during library time.


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our school is embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called Tomball Reads One Book. On Tuesday, January 23rd, we will begin reading The One and Only Ivan. If you purchased a shirt, we are wearing our Ivan shirts every Tuesday throughout this program.


This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home and his art through new eyes.


Schools throughout Tomball will be participating in this event, and your family is invited to join thousands of others in this district reading celebration!


Every student in grades 2-6 will receive a copy of the book. Please make time for your family to participate in this special activity by following the schedule and reading at home to your child over the next three weeks – about 15 minutes per night.  You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. During this event, everyone will be talking about Ivan!


Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun and worthwhile family activity. Through the Tomball Reads One Book program, we are working to build a community of readers at our school and throughout our district. Students, parents, teachers, and support staff will be participating together.


You can also access each chapter on our “One and Only Ivan S’more”. Each chapter is read aloud by a special guest reader. One and Only Ivan S’more:

With your help, we can build a community of readers in our district.

Please see the reading guide below:



Read Across America Week is February 26th-March 2nd

If you’d like to volunteer to read to a class during Lakewood’s Read Across America Event, please click the following link for a chance to volunteer.
Lakewood Library
Laurie Taylor

Need s’more to do at home?

Remember to visit our s’more webpages for great resources like reading e-books, coding websites, books that have been turned into movies, sites to inspire writing, and much more.
Click here to see more:


Please use this link to volunteer for Wildcat Olympic Run Day

March 9th, 2018

(volunteers must have a cleared TISD background check)


Please use the Signup Genius Link Here to volunteer 


Join us for Chick-fil-A Sprit Night
Thursday Feb. 15th
Chick-fil-A at 249@ Jones Rd.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

* don't forget to mention Lakewood when you order *


Save the Date

Wednesday Feb. 14th

  • Valentine's Day Parties (for Students, Teachers and Homeroom Parents Only)

Thursday Feb. 15th

Friday Feb. 16th

  • Student Holiday

Monday Feb. 19th

  • Student Holiday