Lovejoy Elementary 

Principal Email - August 18, 2016 


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August
22 - 1st day of school
22 - Tissues & Tears @ 8:05 a.m.
26 - Dennis Lee Assembly @ 1:45 p.m.

September
5 - Labor Day No School
8 - PTA Volunteer Training @ 9:30 a.m.
12 - 16 - Science Store
14 - Lovejoy ISD Board Meeting
15 - Fall Pictures
15 - 4th grade Curriculum Night @ 5:15 p.m.
15 - PTA Ice Cream Social @ 6:00 
15 - PTA General Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
19 - Watch Me Sculpt
23 - Leopard Live @ 2:00
26 - Watch Me Sculpt


















































































































































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Dear Parents,
We have had a very busy week at Lovejoy Elementary.   The teachers have been working hard to prepare for this school year. We would like to thank all of the parents for coming to Meet the Teacher on Tuesday night. We enjoyed seeing everyone and having the opportunity to start learning about your child.  I can't wait for Monday to get here so we will officially kick off the 2016 - 2017 school year.  We are eager for the opportunity to nurture your child 's heart and mind with Knowledge, Skills, & Character. Thank you for sharing your child with us. As always, please feel free to e-mail me or call me with any questions or concerns. I hope that you enjoy your weekend!  


All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077(office)
214-551-4503 (cell)

 
  
Lovejoy Elementary News:
 
NEW! Monday's Dropping Off or Escorting Children Into the Building
Children will report directly to their classrooms on Monday.  If pulling along the curb to drop off your children next week, or if parking and walking you children into the building, please enter the parking lot through the  north entrance closest to the Red Building. Entering through the entrance closest to Lovejoy, slows traffic as those parents using the north entrance must yield to the traffic.  This results in congestion on Country Club.  We will have someone stationed at the entrance closest to Lovejoy, directing you to the north entrance.   Only buses and day car vehicles will be allowed to use the entrance south of Lovejoy Elementary.  Another option is to enter through the church lot north of Lovejoy. This helps with traffic on Country Club as well. Thank you in advance for having patience with us this first week.
 
NEW! Afternoon Car Riders
If your child is a car rider, we'll begin taking numbers as soon as we have arrivals.  When the curb is full, the line will make its way through the church lot next door.  To make life easier, you may enter through the church lot and pull behind the last car in line. Thank you in advance for having patience with us this first week.
 
NEW! Afternoon Walker Pick Up
Due to the increase in number of parents picking their children up in the library, we will beginning a new procedure. For the safety of our students, we are asking all parents to bring their "yellow" car tag with them. Parents will stand outside of the library door, a teacher will greet you, see your number, and then will retrieve your child. We are asking parents to wait outside of the library doors. Thank you for your patience as we try our new procedure.
 
NEW! Respectfully Request No Lunch Guests Week 1
To allow us time to review procedures of our lunchroom, we respectfully request no guests for week 1. If there are circumstances where you need to join us for lunch, please don't hesitate to give me a call at  469-742-8077.

NEW! Character Education Assembly
Get ready for Dennis Lee and his puppet friends! They are back again this year with a brand new show called "Lite As a Feather." As part of our ongoing commitment to instill strong character values in our children, Dennis Lee and his puppets will bring our Six Pillars of Character to life and help us kick off a great school year! Through his engaging presentation with his zany cast of ventriloquist characters, he gently teaches and reminds us to have strength of character and disciplined behavior. The assembly will begin at 1:45 in the gym. We are excited for a new year of growing not only the minds, but also the hearts of our students!
 
NEW! Ice Cream Social
Our PTA will, once again, host the Lovejoy Elementary Ice Cream Social.  I highly encourage you to attend as it's a great time to meet or to reconnect with other Lovejoy families.   I hope you'll be able to join us on September 15 th  at 6:00 in the Lovejoy Cafeteria.  Also, our staff member will be attending and serving ice cream and toppings to all who attend!
 
NEW! Please Complete FERPA and General Waiver Forms
It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically.  Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms on line by:
  1. Go the LISD website - www.lovejoyisd.net
  2. Click on Parents
  3. Power School Parent Portal
  4. Input your user name and password
  5. You should now be in PowerSchool.  Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
  6. There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom  - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"
If you have any questions, please give Peggy Whitmore a call at  469-742-8083 .

Reminder:  Bus Information
For 2016-2017 bus route information please click here.
Select the Online Route Finder and type in your child's street address and select 'Search'. Route information will appear, including the stop location and times, along with a map. Route information is available only for those students who have requested transportation.
If you would like your child to ride the bus this year and have not already made the request through PowerSchool (using instructions that were emailed at the end of last year), please contact the Transportation department directly.
Questions or concerns?
Jerry Graham (Director of Transportation)
469-742-8028 or jerry_graham@lovejoyisd.net
Brianna Aviles (Administrative Assistant)
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by clicking here.
 
NEW! Chess Club Enthusiasts : Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session on September 12, 2016. To get a copy of the flier for chess club and to register online go to the following website: http://lovejoychess.weebly.com/school-chess-club-registration.html If you have any questions please email Miles Knight at miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net

Volunteering for the 2016 - 2017 School Year
As you know for the safety and security on all campuses, our volunteers must complete a volunteer form EACH YEAR which includes a criminal record check. In order to get the ball rolling to be approved as a volunteer for the new school year, please follow the steps by clicking here.  If you have questions regarding volunteering, please email gina_ellis@lovejoyisd.net.

District News:

NEW! An Evening With the Majestics
Once again the Majestic Dance Team is inviting girls K-6 to join them for Evening With The Majestics on Homecoming night, Friday, September 23rd. They will perform the Pre-game Fight Song in the Victory lines on the field, then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers. During half time, the Majestics will dedicate a special routine to you and your new "Mini Majestic" friends. Please see the attachment for more details or visit our website at www.majesticsdance.org.

Week At A Glance:
Monday, August 22nd
First Day of School 
Students report to their class in the morning!
Tissues & Tears in the Gathering Spot at 8:05
Tuesday, August 23rd
K-2 Students report to the gym first thing in the morning if arriving before 7:50.
3rd & 4th graders report to the cafeteria first thing in the morning if arriving before 7:50
Wednesday, August 24th
 
Thursday, August 25th
 
Friday, August 26th
Dennis Lee Assembly @ 1:45 in the gym
 


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 with knowledge, skills and character."