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William Lipscomb Elementary School5
Posted January 06, 2015
- a parent
I LOVE LIPSCOMB ! Parents feel that they are LOCKED OUT or UNWELCOMING , as a parent that is here on a daily basis helping in the cafeteria ,making copies and anything that the teachers need , I always feel welcomed and appreciated that I am here. For the parents that feel unwanted or unwelcome ,I will see you at the PTA Board meeting,SBDM and PTA Potluck to hear your concerns!
We love Lipscomb! I have had two children at Lipscomb, one is currently attending. All of the teachers that I have had contact with have been positive, involved and focused on education. The locked doors are DISD POLICY put in place after the many school shootings. As the kinks got worked out I find that the new dismissal process is actually quicker, less confusing and much more safe. I have never been denied entry into the building when I buzzed in the front door and report to the main office; again DISD POLICY. I am at the school several times a week either volunteering or having lunch with my child. Some of the volunteer opportunities I have been presented with are garden work day, reading tutoring, movie nights, cafeteria duty and field trips. I even have family members and neighbors that volunteer at Lipscomb. To volunteer you do have to complete the background check that is DISD POLICY. My child's response to the sink issue was "some of the teachers have you use the sink and some think it makes your hands cleaner to use the sanitizer and some want you to use the sanitizer because the kids play in the water and make a mess", a logical answer when you bother to ask why.
I really HATE the new changes at Lipscomb this year the parents are not welcome in the building they have a teacher at all the doors to make sure the parents do not get in the building. Most of the good teachers that has been here for years are gone. The Principal is cold and unwelcoming. This used to be a Exemplary school but now the standards barely gets Met no one wants to send their children here anymore. The PTA STINKS! I have nothing nice to say about them AT ALL! The worst of all the changes is the fact that the kids can not use the bathroom sink after they use the bathroom that is very Nasty and Unsanitary and CHEAP! I know DISD has enough money to pay the water bill for the kids to be able to use the sink after they use the bathroom but they want me to spend my hard earned money to supply them with hand sanitizer and wipes for every bathroom break every day WHY? When it's a perfectly good sink in the bathroom they can use and my son told me they have a guard in the bathroom to make sure they don't use the sink and my other son told me they will get in trouble if they use the soap and/or the sink and water. I will be transferring out my son's as soon as I am able.
this school used to be all about the community and neighbourhood and WANTED parental involvement. but as of this year it is just the exact OPPOSITE! staff members run parents and family out of the school and away from the campus and even went as far as to lock the gates around the entire school causing a fire hazard if there were to be an emergency. also the drop off and pick up procedures are deplorable. I have 2 sons at lipscomb one is in kinder and one is in 3rd grade and it is disgusting the way they FORCE us to line up to drop off and pick up our kids. i am transferring BOTH my sons as soon as the new principal signs off on the form. i DO NOT recommend this school to any one. the pta is also disgusting!
We are very much welcome at the school, in fact encouraged to volunteer. The new security measures were put in place after the terrifying Sandy Hook incident and I am very thankful that we must all enter through a buzzer system. It is important to me that my children's security while in the care of Lipscomb is a priority. We are a recognized school as we have been for 5 years. We still need more parents to get involved but the school remains a great choice!
I have had two children at Lipscomb and this is the first year I am completely discouraged. The administration has locked all doors preventing all parents to interact in our child's educational career. It is really upsetting to know that they do not want us around. The one time happy, welcoming environment has now become very tense and uninviting. Our once exemplary school is now barely passing. It really is a shame. We have every intention of returning to private school very soon!
We came from New York and it's my daughter first year in school. At first we didn't think it was a good school,but once my daughter went William Lipscomb we thought wrong. William Lipscomb is a great school, my daughter learned so many things, and my daughter is so happy to be in school
Lipscomb has come along way since our children began attending. We have a new magnetic principal along with a perennially strong PTA. Teachers here care about their students and will work hard to meet their individual needs. Make an appointment with our Principal, Ms. Rodriquez, and find out how great Lipscomb has become.
my son is in first grade at this school and we were here last year as well..i liked both teachers but for the school very unorganized and they don't inform the parents of meetings or changes till the day of...i
We have two children at Lipscomb -- a kindergartner and a 2nd grader -- and we've really fallen in love with this school. The teachers are energetic and obviously very dedicated to providing an amazing learning environment for the kids. The garden that was added last year is now fully planted and flourishing as an outdoor classroom. There are a number of extracurricular activities available, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Choir, Guitar Club and soccer. Yes, there are many parents who don't speak English, but it's a diverse community and that's to be expected. The benefits of this friendly, historic neighborhood school far outweigh the drawbacks.