Principal Message:  April 20, 2017

Dear Parents,
Happy Thursday!  I hope some of you will be able to join us tonight in the gym at 6:30 for our choir concert. It is going to be a great night of celebrating our students and music.  Tomorrow, we are looking forward to competing in our annual UIL competition with Hart and Puster.  The results will be emailed out to parents once everything has been posted.  We will also post them on our Facebook page.  I am very proud of all of our students and teachers who have worked hard and prepared for UIL events.  I know it will be a great day for our Leopards.

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! A Note from the PTA...
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th! We need your help to make it special.  Please see the following links to sign up & help us say
Thank You to our wonderful teachers and staff!
May 1st Desserts - To sign up click here
May 2nd Snacks - To sign up click here
May 4th Sweet Treats - To sign up click here
Please also show your gratitude to your classroom teachers by having your child bring in a special surprise on Thursday, May 4th. You can bring in a teacher favorite, a homemade card, flowers, a sweet treat or anything to brighten their day!
Thank you for your support during Teacher Appreciation Week at Lovejoy Elementary! LES is an amazing place to learn because of the wonderful support from parents and families like you!
Erin Woods, Hospitality Chair

NEW! STAAR Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade 
May 8th & 9th
Our third and fourth graders will be taking the STAAR test on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th.  As a reminder, students should not bring cell phones or any electronic devices to school on this day due to testing. 
Do not forget to send appropriate snacks! As always, guests aren't allowed to dine with our test takers.  Also, we respectfully ask that there are no volunteers or lunch guests on these days for any grade level.  Should you have unusual circumstances, please contact me at (469)742-8077 and we can find a solution. 
NEW! Kindergarten Sneak Peek 
We are very excited to meet our new Leopards.  If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten for the 2017 - 2018 school year, please join us on Friday, May 12th from 8:15 - 10:00am.  (This is NOT a come and go event!)  During this time, the parents will learn about Lovejoy Elementary with the principal, Wendy Craft, and the students will spend time learning about Kindergarten with our Kindergarten teachers.  

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. 

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


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

Grade Parent Information:

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! Lovejoy Country Run: May 6 - Online Registration Ends:  April 28
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. invites you to join them for a morning run or walk in the country surrounding Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM. The certified 5K course is a fast course or, if you prefer, you may choose the 1K Fun Run. Races will be chip-timed by Race Chip Timing.
After running, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included in the race entry fee. Non-race participants may buy tickets at the door ($7 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and children 5 years and younger eat free) for breakfast.  You may register by clicking here.
NEW! Softball Senior Night:  April 21
You are invited to join the LHS Softball team on Friday, April 21st, for Senior Night.  This is the last district game at Leopard Park.  Senior Night activities will begin at approximately 6:45 PM, with the game beginning at approximately 7:05 PM.
NEW! Lovejoy Lacrosse Senior Game Day:  April 22
The Lovejoy Lacrosse Club invites everyone to join them for their Senior Day game this Saturday, April 22, at Lovejoy High School Stadium. Game time is 2:00 PM.  The Lovejoy Lacrosse team will be taking on the Fort Worth Panthers in their final Varsity home game of the season. The Seniors, George, Cole, Tyler and Logan, will be honored at halftime. Come on out and show your support.
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 24th 
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05  pm
Tuesday, April 25th 
Engineering Club (Session 2),  3:05 pm
Wednesday, April 26th 
Chess Club, 3:10 pm
Thursday, April 27th 
Progress Reports Go Home 

Friday, April 28th

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