Lockwood PTA

Home of the Leopards!


Welcome to our Webpage!

For more information:

www.wastatepta.org or www.pta.org

We are on Social Media!

  1. Check out PUBLIC PTA page on Facebook here.

  2. We also have a PRIVATE Lockwood Parent Discussion Group page on Facebook here: You will need to answer the membership questions so we can verify that you are a member of the Lockwood community. Your request to join the group will be denied if you do not answer the questions.

  3. To subscribe to the PTA's "Wednesday Weekly" Email Newsletter, please email weekly@lockwoodpta.org with your name, email, and relationship to Lockwood (parent, teacher, staff, student, etc.).

Congratulations to this year's PTA Recognition Awards!

Outstanding Advocate: Rachel Ogurkow

Outstanding Educator: Beth Dawson

Golden Acorn Award: Jill Zosel

Leopard Service Awards (Retiring Leopards): Shirly Parrot & Gerald Handel


The Golden Acorn Committee would also like to recognize others who received nominations:


Golden Acorn nominees: Abby Polasko, Beth Knutsen, Ashley Wilson, Ellen Smiley, Gavin Doyle, Jessica Read, Kelli Galloway, Kelly McDonald, Leah Tax & Seanna Orrison

Outstanding Advocate nominees: Lori Morgan, Suzanne Avery-Fig, Gavin Doyle & Tamorah Redshaw

Outstanding Educator nominees: Adam Bacot, Kathy Salinas, Michelle Serres, Jennifer Ekstrom, Shirley Parrot & Traci Hetherington


Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our Lockwood community! If you missed the awards presentation at last Tuesday’s PTA meeting you can watch the recording here.




Please click here for more information on all the scoop for the 5th Grade Legacy Project and the End of Year Celebration!

Upcoming Events and Programs

Wednesday, June 1 3pm-4pm

Please join us for the Lockwood Volunteer Appreciation Tea from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in the courtyard (weather permitting) on Wednesday, June 1st. Our theme is a British High Tea. Come and enjoy finger sandwiches, pastries, tea, coffee and more. It is due to the partnership of our volunteers that has made this year such a success at Lockwood. This is our way to say thank you for all you do. We look forward to celebrating each of you.

Reminder: Bring Books for the Book Exchange

June 1-June 10

If you have lightly used children’s books that you’re ready to pass on, please save them up and bring them in June 1-10. Bringing a box of books to the Volunteer Tea on June 1 or to the Family Dance on June 3 would be ideal!


"Ready Set Glow"

Friday, June 3

6pm-8pm

The evening of Friday, June 3 from 6pm to 8pm, is our "Ready, Set, Glow" Family Dance. The theme is "funky neon." Dress in your brightest, glowiest outfits. Weather-permitting, we'll hold the dance outside under the covered area (weather permitting). Admission is FREE, but snacks, drinks, and small prizes will be on sale, so please bring some cash for that (and also for the 2nd Grade plant sale!)



Wednesday, June 1 3pm-4pm

Please join us for the Lockwood Volunteer Appreciation Tea from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in the courtyard (weather permitting) on Wednesday, June 1st. Our theme is a British High Tea. Come and enjoy finger sandwiches, pastries, tea, coffee and more. It is due to the partnership of our volunteers that has made this year such a success at Lockwood. This is our way to say thank you for all you do. We look forward to celebrating each of you.

2nd Grade Plant Sale

Friday, June 3

6pm-8pm

Take a break from dancing to support Lockwood's 2nd grade gardeners!


Under the direction of Lisa Taylor, our students have planted a wide variety of vegetables and flowers from seed, tended these seedlings, and are making these plants available to you.


First come, first served. $3/plant, Cash Only. Proceeds go to support this program. Donations welcome.


Tuesday, June 14

9:45am-11am

Lockwood’s beloved field day is back, and we need an army of volunteers to run it. Our PE teachers are requesting that each class provide at least two volunteers. Volunteers will need to arrive at the gym at 9:10am on Tuesday, June 14 to get the supplies and a map, to set up your station, and to help facilitate the fun! We are still in need of 15 more volunteers! Please sign up with this link.


We are also still in need of a refrigerator box or two that can be used for the box roll event, please reach out to Mr. Hyppa (khyppa@nsd.org) or Ms. Keeton (lkeeton@nsd.org)! They’re on the hunt for a couple huge boxes.


Egg Drop!

Wednesday, June 15 3pm-4pm


Lockwood’s Annual Egg Drop is back! This year’s event will take place during lunch recesses on Wednesday, June 15th. Registration forms have been sent home in Wednesday packets and are due June 8th. You may also register online: https://forms.office.com/r/Yzr18Fu7XK


Students should engineer their device at home and bring it to the covered playground area on June 15th by 9:30am. (Note: Contraptions with eggs in them are not allowed on the bus, if you need to add an egg once you are at school PACE will have some available at check in.) K-3rd grade students may choose to include a parachute. 4th – 5th grade students may choose to try “Egg Drop with a Splat”!


For questions please contact Christie Lounsberry at membership@paceatlockwood.org


Book Exchange

Thursday, June 16

During school on June 16, every child will have time to visit our free book swap—taking home a new(-ish) book (or a small handful—depending on how our donations go!)..


Third Thursday at MOD

Thursday, June 16

This will be our final dine-out event for the school year. You all know the deal—if you visit MOD Pizza at Canyon Park on Thursday, June 16 and let them know you’re there for Lockwood PTA (or order online with code GR201679L), then 20% of sales go to our PTA. This funds things like the grants, classroom stipends, and all the amazing events our PTA puts on.


Have you seen this fun video, "Masks Up," created by Mr. Bacot? Check it out!