Academy for Discovery at Lakewood PTA

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Middle School Dance 02/16/2024

Checkout some volunteer opportunities!

Middle School Dance The 6th Grade Eagle Ambassadors will be sponsoring a middle school dance on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 6:30-8:30PM in the school foyer. PTA has been asked to help field volunteers for the event. A total of 14 volunteers have been requested. Please see details below. Friday, February 23rd - Middl...


Showing love is super easy when you have staff like Academy for Discovery at Lakewood! 💕 #!/showSignUp/4090544A8A723A6F58-47402064-february

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Celebrate turning in those science 🧬 fair projects with dinner at Noodles & Company 🍝🍜 on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 between 4-8 PM! Mention ADL PTA or use code GIVING25 when ordering online. 25% of proceeds will be given back to ADL PTA! Academy for Discovery at Lakewood PTA Academy for Discovery at Lakewood

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Round Two of Teacher Holiday Feast is in the books!! Food from Noodle & Co. to feed this amazing crew of educators! Thank you all for making today great!

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Round One of Teacher Holiday Feast is in the books! What an amazing turn out. Thank you all who have pitched in to make this AWESOME!


Hey, Hey & Academy for Discovery at Lakewood families and friends!!! We are in our final days before winter break and are excited to be feeding our teachers and staff ALL DAY LONG!!! There are still a few holes to fill (mainly fruits and yogurts for breakfast). Please check it out and contribute where you can. Y’all are all the best and we (PTA board) are thankful for you! #/


Check it out! Our very own Mr. Escobar! Thanks for all you do for the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood Eagles!

We are counting down to Norfolk Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Banquet by introducing you to the Top 12 educators who are in the running to be named NPS’ 2025 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, December 19, 2023!

Kicking off this fabulous spotlight feature is Academy for Discovery at Lakewood’s Rodolfo “Rudy” Escobar, Jr.

Mr. Escobar is a dedicated school counselor who believes that every student has a story. He makes it a point to learn where his students are in life and how they got there, so that he can positively influence and contribute to their successful outcomes.

Mr. Escobar has received numerous awards throughout his 26-year career in education, to include Norfolk Public Schools’ “Most Outstanding School Counselor” Inspiration Award.

Mr. Escobar was a military child, who understands the challenges our military-connected students face with frequently moving from school to school. His early awareness of the challenges as a student may just have planted the seed for Mr. Escobar’s counseling career!

Mr. Escobar holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Old Dominion University, as well as additional credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) for online counseling.

His involvement in various community volunteer roles and constant professional development affords Mr. Escobar the opportunity to bring back valuable insights and strategies to his students and colleagues. ADL’s principal, Romanda Hannigan, describes Mr. Escobar as an invaluable resource for the ADL staff and families because of the strong and lasting relationships he has built with them.

For a complete view of NPS’ 2025 All-City Teaching Team, to include the Top 12, visit

Photos from Academy for Discovery at Lakewood PTA's post 12/06/2023

Elementary families let’s take a vote! Out of the three 🎥 movie options – "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," and "Shrek" – which one would you like to watch for our Elementary Family Movie Night on Friday, December 15th? Click the link to place your vote.


Hey Academy for Discovery at Lakewood Elementary families‼️🦅 Are you ready for our family movie night?!? 🎥 Movie & popcorn🍿from Main Gate Movie Theater are FREE but registration is REQUIRED! Click link to register:

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THANK YOU ALL for stopping by and supporting our spirit night at Guad’s on Granby! That place was filled with 🦅!!! Excited to see the results! 💙♥️


TONIGHT; 5-9 PM! Come support and Academy for Discovery at Lakewood. 15% of ALL sales during 5-9 PM are given back to PTA! Help us raise money to purchase a new projector and screen large enough for the auditorium! See you tonight.


Hey Academy for Discovery at Lakewood families & friends: Need some last minute (or just plan easy) gift ideas?!? 🎄 These cookbooks are just perfect for anyone on your list! Compromised of family favorite recipes for all the chefs 👩🏼‍🍳 in the kitchen! Order today, $25! Limited quantities left! Cookbooks will be delivered to your student’s homerooms, Tuesday, December 19th!

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Check it out! So many great new 📚 in this years book fair!


Hey Academy for Discovery at Lakewood: Our next monthly spirit night is Monday, December 4, 2023 from 5-9 PM at Guads At Granby located in Ward’s Corner. 15% of ALL SALES (food & drinks) during the 5-9 PM window will be given back to 🦅 we look forward to seeing you there! 🌮


🎬 Elementary Family Movie Night Alert! 🍿 Join us on Friday, December 15th, for a magical evening filled with laughter and joy. We’ll be watching a family favorite movie picked by you! Make sure to register your family and vote for the movie by Thursday, December 14th at Noon. Concessions available for CASH purchase. Get ready for a cozy time with your loved ones! 🌟🎥 Register here:

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Academy for Discovery at Lakewood needs help filling volunteer spots for The Book Fair! Check it out and volunteer today! 📚

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‼️🥫🥫TWO DAYS LEFT🥫🥫‼️Top elementary & top middle school classes will receive a donut 🍩 party!🎉

Photos from Academy for Discovery at Lakewood PTA's post 11/15/2023

Kindness Cart was a success!
Thank you to all the parents who donated snacks and drinks. And a special shout-out to our parent volunteers who helped bring smiles to our amazing teacher's faces! 🦅❤️💙🤍🦅


🪔Happy Diwali!! May the beauty of the Diwali season fill your home with happiness, and may the coming year provide you with all that brings you joy!

Diwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark, good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. Diwali is celebrated throughout India, Singapore, and other South Asian countries as a national holiday


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1701 Alsace Avenue
Norfolk, VA

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Monday 7:45am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7:45am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7:45am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7:45am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:45am - 3:30pm
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