Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly
Volume 12, Issue 27
April 2, 2020
Warriors at Home: Week 2
Lakehill's distance learning program continued into the second week, as Lakehill teachers and families managed jobs, households, and the nonstop news cycle. "I have been very impressed with how Lakehill
teachers have responded to the current situation with online learning tools and Zoom meetings," said parent Katie Lavie. "I am still amazed that my seven-year-old was able to engage in an online meeting!"

"Our faculty and staff miss seeing our students and families on campus and are here for you to help in any way possible," said Headmaster Roger Perry in a letter to parents on Wednesday. He also encouraged families to keep the school informed of any issues that may arise. "We appreciate the kind thoughts and positive messages we continue to receive from our Lakehill families."

On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he was extending social distancing statewide through April 30. In addition, he ordered schools closed until May 4 — an order that could be extended.

"I think what I am learning through all of this is gratitude," said senior parent Heather Evans. "I am so grateful for my family, and am sending positive thoughts to the entire Lakehill family as well."

Parents and students will continue to be kept up-to-date regarding online learning and student assignments through emails from Ms. Frullo, the Divisions Heads, and faculty, as well as through Renweb Lesson Plans.

Lakehill will update parents and guardians directly by email as new information becomes available. Families can always find the most recent information on Lakehill's Coronavirus Webpage.
Stay Informed on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In this time of uncertainty, it is best to rely on information from reliable sources. Please reference these organizations for information.

Stay connected with Lakehill while we continue with distance learning. Pick your favorite social media platform and follow along.

 Instagram – Follow us on Instagram.

 Facebook – Like us on Facebook.

 Twitter – Follow us on Twitter.

Enjoy a Good Read
Now is a good time to indulge yourself in a new book. Our Lower School Librarian, Casey Pike, has put together a list of some of her favorites. Stay tuned for Ms. Stretcher's recommendations for Middle and Upper School next week!

Lower School Book Recommendations

26 Fairmount Avenue and Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola
In honor of the author's passing this week, here are two of his best picture books. These are older titles that may be unfamiliar to some of our students. 26 Fairmount Avenue is a humorous, autobiographical account of dePaola's childhood that won a Newberry Honor Award. Strega Nona was a Caldecott Honor selection.

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, Jonathan Auxier
"I just read this wonderful chapter book for grades 3-5," said Pike. It is a moving story about an orphaned girl who faces great adversity as a chimney sweep in 1800's London and the power of friendship and hope.

Wings of Fire books , Tui T. Sutherland
Fans of mythical creatures and fantasy will enjoy the 14 titles in this series, some of which have also been made into graphic novels.

The Babysitter's Club Graphic Novels, Raina Telgemeier
Remember the books and TV show from the 1980s? Some of the original stories by Ann M. Martin have been converted into graphic novel form. "Students in grades 2-4 will love these," said Pike.

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented, Tanya Lee Stone
This interesting picture book for the entire family chronicles the long and strange history of one of the world's most popular board games. "I bet several of our students have been playing this game while we have been at home," said Pike.

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, Carmen Agra Deedy
This book, with its colorful illustrations and engaging content, offers sage advice about relationships that will appeal to both young and old readers. "This is still one of my all time favorite picture books."
Volunteers Needed
These organizations need your help this week. Remember to practice safe physical distancing and follow the rules of the shelter-in-place ordinance.

VNA Meals on Wheels needs hand-made greeting cards for senior citizens.
If you would like to make cards, follow these simple steps:
  1. Cards must be 8 1/2 x 11" folded in half - either length-wise or horizontal will work.
  2. Write a simple message in large print, draw pictures, sign with your first name only.
  3. Please do not place cards in envelopes.
  4. Please do not attach any decorative items, such as glitter or raised stickers, that can fall off.
  5. Drop off all completed cards on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in a marked box located at: VNA Meals on Wheels, 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75247

Vogel Alcove is looking for volunteers to record videos of themselves reading stories to children. Get more information here.

Catholic Charities of Dallas At-Home Projects : If you are interested in participating in an At-Home project, email  and they will respond with further details and instructions for ongoing projects.

The SoupMobile is in need of peanut butter sandwiches to help feed the homeless. They also need cookies and chips. They are accepting deliveries any Monday through Saturday from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at SoupMobile Church, 2423 S. Good Latimer, Dallas, Texas, 75215.

Trusted World needs neighborhood captains to collect non-perishable food and self-care items from porches. Efforts to help community members who are struggling continues through April. Find out more.

April is National Volunteer Month! Check out Good Morning America's Ways to Volunteer from Home for more ideas.
Points of Light offers more ideas here.

President's Volunteer Service Award -
Lakehill Application Deadline Extended to Thursday, April 9!
TV for At-Home Learning
KERA has curated educational content to keep teachers and parents informed, and to help children stay engaged at home.

They also will provide links to digital resources to supplement what students learn from the programs.

The programs will air as follows:
Pre-K - third grades, 6:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Grades 4 - 8, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Grades 9 - 12, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The programs will run Monday through Friday on KERA’s main channel. 
Perot Museum Offers Free "Amaze Your Brain at Home" Activities
Have no fear, the Perot Museum is still here!

Amaze Your Brain at home and watch your favorite concepts from the Museum come to life.

Join in as the Perot Museum shares fun ways to explore nature and science at home and in your backyard - all while using the most common household objects and supplies.
Something to Smile About
During a time when it is easy to feel overwhelmed, we hope these four tips will give you something to smile about.

Practice Self Care
Whether you practice yoga, take a long walk, or work on a puzzle, press pause for a moment and try to carve out a little time for yourself.

Bring out the Books
Take a break from the constant news coverage (it increases anxiety) and relax with a good book instead. Check out the recommended Lower School books above.

Get Creative in the Kitchen
Try a new recipe or get creative with your pantry staples - there's something joyful about a home-cooked meal.

Today is National Peanut Butter Day! Try this recipe from Lakehill's College Counselor, Heather Dondis .

Speedy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Blend ingredients together; set aside for five minutes. Scoop dough with a small ice cream scoop. Place two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Make a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie using the tines of a fork, or add a Hershey's kiss on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (Watch carefully as these burn easily).  

Reach Out to Your Loved Ones
The pandemic has made us all realize what is really important: our connection to one another, even if it is from afar. Video call your family or set up a virtual get-together with your friends. Let's all be extra thankful for our loved ones today.
Register Now for Lakehill's Summer Camps
At this point, Lakehill is proceeding with plans to host Summer Camps beginning in June.

Registration is open and space is filling quickly. With 71 different camps for all grade levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer we are all looking forward to!

Check out the new  2020 Summer Camps Guide.

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.

Volunteers Needed for Lakehill Summer Camps
Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should contact Ms. Ekstrom to sign up.

This is a great way to have fun, help younger students, and get a head start on service hours for next year! Camps are scheduled June 8 through July 31.

Take a look at the Summer Camps Guide to determine which camps are of interest.
Senior Spotlight: National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates 
In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Jas Sauz
Jas Sauz has attended Lakehill for eight years. His favorite subject is Math because he has a knack for it. Jas has played football since middle school as well as Varsity Soccer. His favorite Lakehill memory was going undefeated in football during his eighth grade year and again as a senior. Jas is also a member of the Lakehill Bionicles, the Upper School Robotics team, and the digital production team.

Jas most appreciates the welcoming environment at Lakehill and enjoyed the relaxed environment in class as a senior. Outside of school, he enjoys playing video games and volunteering with the food bank.

Jas has been accepted to the University of North Texas and the Comet Connection Program with Richland College and the University of Texas at Dallas. He plans to major in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.

Jas's advice to young Warriors is, "Study hard and don't procrastinate."

By Taylor Allen, eighth grade
Likable Links
The New York Times: Stop Trying to Be Productive
The internet wants you to believe you aren’t doing enough with all that “extra time” you have now. But staying inside and attending to basic needs is plenty.

The New York Times: At Home

Travel Zoo : Whether you're moved by spirituality, history, architecture, or just breathtaking beauty, tend to your inner traveler with these 50 Sacred Spaces to Transport You Around the World

Managing Stress and Anxiety
If the COVID-19 outbreak has has you on edge, read more about ways to manage those feelings (without breaking self-quarantine).

Missing your school lunches?
Lakehill's food service provider, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, is offering a temporary curbside pick-up service. Pre-ordered family-size meals will be available every Tuesday and Friday for curbside pick-up from their kitchen in Lake Highlands.

If you are interested, please complete the Curbside Pick-Up Inquiry Form and they will add your information to the weekly distribution list.

Ideas for Staying Active

What's Happening?
March 23 - May 3

School Closed
Please follow distance learning protocol.

President's Volunteer Service Award -
Lakehill Application Deadline Extended to Thursday, April 9!
Students in any grade, kindergarten through high school, who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should scan and email their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Thursday, April 9.
Get more information or download a Tracking Form. Please contact   Ms. Ekstrom for more information.

The Warrior Fund helps bridge the gap during uncertain times.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated.
Video of the Week
Second grader Lyra Novice practices "Bada Bing It's Spring," a happy song about spring and new beginnings. Students were encouraged to come up with their own choreography
and to send a video to Mr. Herron.

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