Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA

First School Tour of 2018

Lakewood Elementary School and the Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA would like to extend an invitation to all families of children approaching or at elementary school age to attend our first tour of the year.

Please join us at 9am on Friday, February 2nd near the front office to visit the school, meet the principal, interact with teachers and students, ask questions and learn all about what makes our neighborhood school so special and loved.

You can email me directly at or call the school at (919) 560-3939 to express interest or find out more. RSVPs are appreciated to help us plan for capacity but not required.

If you are not able to attend this event, please reach out to me and and I’ll work with you to schedule an event that fits your schedule.


All families of elementary aged or younger children who are zoned for Lakewood Elementary.

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School tour and info session. Meet administrators, faculty, current parents, students, Q&A, learn all about the school.


9am, Friday, February 2nd

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes


Front Office

Lakewood Elementary School

2520 Vesson Ave

(919) 560-3939


Neighborhood schools are incredibly important to the fabric of a community and offer many advantages over other options. We love our school and want to invite more neighbors to find out why it’s a great option for any family.

Walk & Bike to School Day

We are proud that the North Carolina Department of Transportation chose to feature our Walk to School Day as their sponsored event this year!

We think Walk to School Day is a great opportunity to show support for child and youth pedestrian and bicyclist safety in our community. Read more about the event at

Our event this year was a huge success! We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported us, including but not limited to:

- City of Durham Transportation for providing traffic control and assistance

- City of Durham Police for those cool motorcycle cops

- NCDOT, Safe Routes to School Partnership, and Active Routes to School for assistance and deciding to feature our school.

- Wendy Jacobs, Brenda Howerton, and Heidi Carter from the Durham County Board of Commissioners for attending

- Don Moffitt from the Durham City Council for attending and speaking at the assembly

- Matt Sears from the Durham School Board for attending and speaking

- Julie White from NCDOT for speaking at the assembly

- The Scrap Exchange for hosting

- i9 Sports for donating snack bags for the kids

- Dan Bock for the drone video

- Cocoa Cinnamon for bringing out trays of fresh churros impromptu during the walk

- Parents for showing up and getting your kids there early

- School Staff for helping chaperone the students safely

- Principal Hopkins for being willing to go big this year

It was so much fun!

Featured Club

Girls on the Run Has Started!

Lakewood Elementary is a Girls on the Run site for Fall 2017!

Sessions are currently being held twice a week and they're off to a great start!

¡Las muchachas en la carrera han comenzado!

La Escuela Primaria Lakewood es un sitio Girls on the Run para el otoño de 2017!

Las sesiones se llevan a cabo dos veces por semana y tienen un gran comienzo!

Our Mission

The purpose of the Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA is the same as of National PTA and the NCPTA:

a. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship;

b. To raise the standards of home life;

c. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;

d. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;

e. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

About Us

Who We Are / Quienes somos

The Friends of Lakewood Elementary PTA accepts any parents, teachers or community members who want to help the children at Lakewood Elementary in Durham, North Carolina.

La PTA de Amigos de la Escuela Lakewood acepta a los padres, maestros o miembros de la comunidad que quieran ayudar a los niños en la Escuela Primaria Lakewood en Durham, Carolina del Norte.

What We Do / Qué Hacemos

We are an independent non-pro t advocacy organization dedicated to improving students’ lives at home and at school. We decide together what we value and want to advocate for. We then work with Lakewood Elementary to create and support programs and make improvements to the school.

Somos una organización sin nes de lucro independiente dedicada a mejorar las vidas de los estudiantes en casa y en la escuela. Decidimos juntos lo que valoramos y queremos defender. Luego trabajamos con la Escuela Primaria Lakewood para crear y apoyar programas y mejorar la escuela.

When We Meet / Cuando nos encontramos

We meet throughout the year to vote on priorities. There are 3 full PTA meetings and more frequent board meetings that all are welcome to attend. The rst Tuesday of every month we have a fundraising food truck rodeo in front of the school, which is a great time to socialize with other parents and the community.

Nos reunimos durante todo el año para votar sobre las prioridades. Hay 3 reuniones de PTA completas y reuniones de la Junta más frecuentes que todos son bienvenidos a asistir. El primer martes de cada mes tenemos camión de comidas para recaudar fondos delante de la escuela, que es un buen momento para socializar con otros padres y la comunidad.

Where We Meet / Donde nos vemos

We typically hold full PTA meetings at the school. Board meetings may be at the school or at a member’s house.

Generalmente celebramos reuniones completas de la PTA en la escuela. Las reuniones de la Junta pueden ser en la escuela o en la casa de un miembro.

Why Join / Por qué unirse

You can help decide our priorities for the school! The more help we have, the more we can accomplish!

¡Usted puede ayudar a decidir nuestras prioridades para la escuela! ¡Cuanto más ayuda tengamos, más podremos lograr!

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