In this issue: How To Be Safe In An Earthquake, Living With Wildlife, Exciting Things Happening At Lee Elementary, Lakewood Theater, Did You Know?, Rooftop Garden, Fatal Accident On Matilda
The December crime reports are below. There was only one Auto Theft this month. This is back down to normal after several months of abnormally high numbers of auto thefts. We continue to see car break-ins (BMVs) sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, though nothing higher than the usual amount. There were three tailgate thefts this month on Anita, Ellsworth and Marquita. Each incident happened about ten days apart. If you drive a pickup, try to keep it off the street.
Posing as Atmos Employees
In the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, a couple of guys posing as Atmos employees approach a resident on Winton and stated they needed access to the neighbor’s backyard. A short time Continue reading
Given recent seismic activity in our area, the Dallas Office of Emergency Management offers the following suggestions for being safe during an earthquake.
1. Don’t run during the shaking. Most injuries are from falling objects, not collapsing buildings.
2. Drop, cover and hold under a desk or table within the first 3-4 seconds of shaking. Stay there until the shaking stops.
3. If you are in a place without a table, get low! Think beneath, beside, between.
Getting beneath any desk or table is the best option. Sit beside an inside wall. Get low beside heavy furniture. Crouch low between rows of chairs in a movie theater, church or stadium. Get low beside and beneath the level of a grocery cart in the supermarket.
4. If you are outside in an open area… Sit down and cover your head with your arms.
5. If you are outside close to a building… Move into the building and find a safe place. Immediately outside a building is called the “danger zone”.
NOTE: Doorways are NOT a recommended safe place in an earthquake. It’s difficult to stay in the doorway during the shaking and the door often causes injury when it swings open and closed during the shaking.
See this Dallas DropCoverHold handout for more information.
This coming Tuesday morning, November 18, Robert E. Lee Elementary needs 8 people to come dig in the dirt and help Mrs. Flanagan and other volunteers maintain our beautiful organic garden!
The garden will be receiving a mulch delivery around 9:30 AM. It will need to be distributed to the veggie beds and garden in preparation for cold temps. Uh oh, the cold weather is already here … so you see this is very important!
Please bring a wheelbarrow and/or a rubber mallet if you have one. Thank you!
The ongoing Garden volunteer times take place on Mondays from 9:15-12:15pm. Those of you who have expressed interest in helping during garden lessons, please be advised that if the temperature is below 50, it is raining, or the ground is too soggy due to a recent rainfall, garden time does not take place. If there is any doubt please contact the main office before visiting the campus to help in the garden.
Sign up here. ** If you have not completed your DISD volunteer training, that is ok for Tuesday, 11/18 … we need bodies! Please check in at the front desk and get badged for the morning.
We hope you’ll join us at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, November 11 for a special program that will highlight Robert E. Lee Elementary School’s academic programs, after-school care programs, awards, and upcoming events. Tours of the school will be offered after a short presentation. Join us at the school’s front yard facing Delmar.
Lee has the highest rating offered by the State of Texas, and there are a number of improvements in facilities, technology, and academics just around the corner. This program gives neighbors an opportunity to learn more about the positive aspects of Lee as well as to demonstrate to city and school officials that the LGNA community supports our neighborhood schools.
DISD Superintendent Mike Miles, DISD Board President Miguel Solis, DISD Board member Mike Morath, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and Councilmembers Philip Kingston and Adam Medrano will be in attendance. We’ll also meet Lee’s new principal, Bridget Ransom.
LGNA’s annual National Night Out event, hosted in coordination with Lakewood Heights, Lowest Greenville West and the Friends of Tietze Park Foundation, was a great success once again. The weather cooperated and the neighborhood turnout was stellar as usual. Check out some photos below from the event, courtesy of Harley Cozewith, LGNA resident and First Prize winner in the State Fair Photo competition!