Principal Message:  April 13, 2017

Dear Parents,
Happy Thursday! I hope that everyone has a happy and safe three day weekend, and that your Easter is filled with many great memories with your family.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077 (office)
214-551-4503 (cell)
LES News 
NEW!   Bad Weather Day April 14th - NO SCHOOL! 
   There will be no school on Friday, April 14th!                   Because we do not have any bad weather makeup     
   days this year, school will be closed.

NEW!  UIL Wednesday and Friday - We have our annual UIL Competition this upcoming Wednesday and Friday.  The writing and spelling events take place on Wednesday, allowing us time to grade documents before our Friday events.  If your child is participating, you will receive a letter with information and a permission slip allowing those in events during the school day, to take the bus to Puster.  If we don't hear from you, we'll give you a call to see whether your child needs transportation.  Please return the permission slips by MONDAY!!!!
NEW! Earth Week - This year we will recognize Earth Week by collecting EMPTY BEAUTY PRODUCTS. Rinse, Recycle, Repeat is a campaign that reminds us to recycle our beauty product bottles. Please bring empty lotion, shampoo, hair spray, and face cream bottles.
                        Monday- "Team Up" to make a difference! Wear a team jersey
                        Tuesday-"LOVE" the Earth. Wear a Lovejoy shirt.
                        Wednesday- "Save the Earth" Wear a Super Hero Shirt.
                        Thursday- "Green Thumb" Day Wear Green.
                        Friday- "Speak for the Trees" Wear Lorax shirt or a bright colored shirt. 

If students would like to create an Earth Week Poster then the poster will be entered into the class contest.  The poster is due Monday, April 17th and one student per class will win a seedling pine tree to take home and plant. 

National Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a complex developmental disorder, affecting 1 in 68 people. It can affect a person's ability to communicate, learn, interact with others, and reason. It can also affect speech and motor skills. April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day.  
Click here to learn about autism. 

Throughout the month of April (Autism Awareness Month), our students will be learning facts
about autism in R-Time lessons and on our morning announcements.

2017- 2018 School Supplies: Order Now!
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year.  School Tool Box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student requires and includes trusted brands like Elmers and Crayola.  School Tool Box saves you time searching for those hard-to-find items in the back-to-school crowds.  Just place your order online and it will be waiting for your child at school.  Time is limited, place your order today.  If you have any questions please contact Brooke Drescher at 469-742-8100. Please click here to order your supplies!
* The school supply list does not apply to current fourth graders (2017-2018 fifth graders). You will receive school supply information from SCIS. 

Choir Concert
The Lovejoy Elementary School Choir will host a concert on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30pm in the gym.  Please join us as we show off our wonderful choir and all they have learned this year.

NEW! Denny's (Allen) Spirit Night - April 20th 
Please join us at Denny's (Allen) for PTA Spirit Night. You can go to Denny's any time on April 20th, mention Lovejoy Elementary when you order, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Lovejoy Elementary PTA.

Legacy Read

Walk a mile in my shoes.
See what I see--
Hear what I hear--
Then maybe you'll understand why I do what I do.

Students have checked out many books this week that feature characters from all walks of life. By putting themselves in the shoes of others, they are becoming more aware of the world around them and are thinking about how showing compassion can enrich their lives.
To further foster compassion, students are encouraged to participate in a sock drive through the end of April.  Please send new socks to the library. All students donating socks will have their name entered in a drawing for some very fun prizes! 

Also, several family art projects have been turned into the library and they are amazing! All art projects are due by the end of April, so get creative and decorate a pair of shoes! The challenge is to read a Legacy book and then create a pair of shoes to represent that book. Your only limit is your creativity! All projects will be showcased in the Lovejoy Library. For more information click here


PTA Annual Meeting
Please join us on Monday, April 17th at 8:15 am for our PTA Annual Meeting in the Gathering Spot. This is the general PTA meeting where all of the officers will give their yearly report.  You will hear from some of our other Standing Committee Chairs and have an opportunity to meet the nominees for the upcoming PTA board.  We will also be taking time to vote in the 2017-2018 board members.

End of Year Awards - Mark your calendars! 
As in the past, we'll have our end-of-year awards assemblies for each grade level.  Mark your calendar for your child's assembly dates, times, and locations. 
       Kindergarten - Thursday, May 25 th  - 11:00 - in your child's classroom
       First - Tuesday, May 23rd  - 1:30 - in your child's classroom
       Second - Wednesday, May 24th  - 1:00 - in your child's classroom
       Third - Wednesday, May 24th  - 2:00 - Lovejoy Gym
       Fourth - Thursday, May 25th - 1:00 - Lovejoy Gym 

LES PTA Scholarship Application
Each year the Lovejoy Elementary PTA provides a $500 scholarship for a college bound Lovejoy Senior.  The student must have attended LHS for their sophomore, junior, and senior years to be eligible.  Please pass along the information about the scholarship to anyone who might be interested.  Interested students should contact Tina Walenciak at

4th Grade Parent Information:

4th Grade Field Trip -Mesquite Rodeo - ENDS TODAY!
F ourth Grade will be attending the Mesquite Rodeo on May 16th. The tickets for students and adults are $12.00 each.  TODAY is the last day to sign up and pay for the field trip.  Please click here  to pay online.

4th Grade - Intro to the Creek T- shirts - ENDS TODAY
Get your Sloan Creek Leopards Limited Edition 2017 - 2018 Shirt Now! We would ask every 4th Grader to wear this shirt on May 17 th  when they visit SCIS.  This will also be our 5th Grade Adventure Camp Shirt. To order, please click here .
Sign up for the SCIS Principal Message
If you would like to start learning more about Sloan Creek Intermediate and all of the events, I would encourage you to sign up for Mr. Winkler's principal message.  This can be done by entering your email address, entering your first and last name, and then entering a check by Sloan Creek Intermediate when you click here.

District News
Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
Pictured below:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

NEW! Softball Presents Little Leopard Night:  April 13
Join Lovejoy Softball for Little Leopards/WSMS Night on Thursday, April 13th for the JV (5:30 PM) and Varsity (7:00 PM) games. Little Leopards will join the Varsity girls on the field for the National Anthem before the Varsity game. There will be posters for autographs, running the bases, stickers, and raffle items between the Varsity game innings.

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast: April 22
The Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at Fairview Fire Station #2.  Click here for details.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet:  April 30
An Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event which brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives.
Draw a ticket and expand your world by attending  Carrie Duke's Oxfam Hunger Banquet.
WSMS Independent Studies student, Carrie Duke, is planning this hunger banquet for her 2nd semester project.
Participants will choose an income card which will depict what they will have for dinner. Depending on the income card, attendees will receive either a more nutritious and a higher quantity of food, or a less nutritious meal.
Join Carrie on Sunday, April 30th, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the WSMS Cafeteria (1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX, 75002) for a learning experience which will change your outlook on world hunger. See hunger in a whole new way.
Click here to see Carrie's video explaining her mission.  Click here to register.  To volunteer, please contact Carrie at .

Kid's 1st Summer Camp
The Kids 1st Summer Camp is designed to provide quality, safe care for children ages 5-12 during the summer months. The program is staffed by Lovejoy ISD employees.
The summer camp is hosted at Lovejoy Elementary.

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The Kids 1st Summer Camp is licensed by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the program and the staff meets or exceeds all required standards. For more information and to enroll, please click here

Lovejoy ISD Summer Enrichment Camps
The Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
Please review the enrichment camps and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.

Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course
Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.  Click here for details.

Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success.  Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.  There is something for everyone.  Click here for details and registration links.

E-Waste Recycling Event: April 22
In conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day, Lovejoy High School will host an e-waste recycling day on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - Noon in the LHS parking lot. Please click here for additional information regarding the e-waste collection.

Camp Invention - June 19-23 
Camp Invention will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from June 19th through  23rd for children entering K - 6th grades.  For more information click here
Quick Links

Monday, April 17th 
Wear a Team Shirt!
PTA Annual Meeting, 8:15 am 
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05  pm
Tuesday, April 18th 
Wear a Lovejoy Shirt!
Engineering Club (Session 2),  3:05 pm
Wednesday, April 19th 
Wear a Super Hero Shirt!
Chess Club, 3:10 pm
Thursday, April 20th 
Wear Green!
Choir Concert, 6:30 pm 
Denny's (in Allen) Spirit Night 
Friday, April 21st 
Wear a Lorax or Bright Colored Shirt!
4th Grade San Jacinto Day 

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