Dear Lakewood Families,
The 2016-2017 school year brings new opportunities; opportunities for academic growth but also opportunities for social and emotional growth and all aspects of development. Although children must be educated when they graduate, we also strive for them to be healthy, engaged, responsible and caring people. The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his/her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.
Lakewood’s mission statement, Everyone Learning, Everyone Growing, Everyone Leading, is one that myself and the staff at Lakewood embrace whole heartedly and I am honored to be a part of the great team at Lakewood. David Vitter, U.S. Senator said, "I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!" Lakewood staff is committed to giving each child the tools they need as an individual to succeed, but we do not do it alone. As a school family, it is our belief that a strong partnership between school and home is crucial to ensure our students reach their full potential. We are very proud of our highly involved, generous, and passionate Parent Teacher Association whose mission is to enhance the partnership between the staff and families of Lakewood Elementary School. PTA meetings are held monthly and all parents are welcome to attend.