Principal Message:  August 4, 2017


Dear Parents,
Can you believe that we start school in about two weeks?  I hope that this email finds your family enjoying these last two weeks of summer. Our amazing teachers have been working hard this summer by writing curriculum and attending Learning at Lovejoy. This is one of my favorite times of year, and I can't wait to see all of our students. I have missed their beautiful faces, great questions, and amazing gifts. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through email, text, or phone.  As a reminder, you are more than welcome to call or text me on my cell phone at 214-551-4503.

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

 
LES News 
   


Lovejoy Elementary Mail Out
On Tuesday, August 1 st , we mailed out our summer mailer. If you
do not receive your mailer by Tuesday, August 8th, please call (469-742-8100) or email Erin Johnston at  Erin_Johnston@lovejoyisd.net , and we will send one to your family.




New Student Orientation - First through Fourth Graders
If you have a first through fourth grader new to the Lovejoy Independent School District, and will attend Lovejoy Elementary for the 2017 - 2018 school year, we invite you to attend our New Student Orientation on Friday, August 11th.  The event begins at 1:00 p.m. and will last until 2:30 p.m.  Parents will convene in the Lovejoy Elementary gym to receive information about Lovejoy Elementary while students participate in various fun activities to orient them with their new school. 
 
  • KONA ICE will be at New Student Orientation from 12:30 - 1:15.  Come early and grab a snow cone to enjoy during orientation! 




Grade Level T-shirts
This year, we are going to have a school wide shirt.  This shirt will be worn on field trips, Super Skills
Day, special spirit days and other special events throughout the year.  For more information about the shirt and to find the order form click here





Meet the Teacher
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15th.  Our kindergarteners may come at 4:45 - 5:30.  Children in grades 1 - 4, may join us at 5:30 - 6:30.  While making your way about the building, you may want to stop by the cafeteria to enter money into your child's lunch account, purchase spirit wear, join the PTA, etc.  Also, be sure to sign the form in your child's class, informing us as to how your child will be getting home at the end of the day the first week of school and on a typical day.  We hope to see you on the 16 th! Please use the church parking lot for overflow parking, and please do not park in the fire lane.
  • KONA ICE will be at Meet the Teacher Night from 4:30 - 5:30pm.  Enjoy a snow cone with friends and families before meeting your new teacher!


Volunteering for the 2017 - 2018 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 go to this link and follow the steps: https://lovejoyisd.filebound.com/portal/HR%20Volunteer%20Applications/Volunteer%20Application If you have questions regarding volunteering, please email gina_ellis@lovejoyisd.net.
 


Class Lists **This year, they will only be posted online!
Check out the Lovejoy Elementary class lists on the 11 th of August after 5:00 p.m., in the convenience of your own home.  You may go to the Lovejoy Elementary website under Parent Resources to see grade level lists. If you prefer your child's name not be included on the Lovejoy website, please contact us at (469)742-8100.  


School Supply Lists and Packets

Supply packets purchased through the PTA will be delivered directly to classrooms before your arrival on the 15 th.  If you did not purchase your school supplies with the PTA, please click here for the link to the list.



PTA Hospitality Committee
PTA Hospitality Committee is looking for a VOLUNTEER for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested, please contact Erin Woods at e2brady@yahoo.com.


Tissues and Tears - Kindergarten Parents
Parents, please join us in the Gathering Spot at 8:05 am after you drop off your Kindergartner to enjoy a breakfast snack and drink with other Kindergarten parents!




Upcoming Events for August
7 th - 8 th - Prescreening kindergarten students
11 th - New Student Orientation 1:00 - 2:30
11 th - Class lists posted on-line at 5:00
14 th - 18 th - Teacher Academy
15 th - Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten - 4:45 - 5:30
15 th - Meet the Teacher Night Grades 1 - 4 - 5:30 - 6:45
16 th - Lovejoy School Board Meeting - 7:30
21 st  - First day of school for students
21 st - Tissue and Tears - 8:05 - Gathering Spot
25 th - Dennis Lee Assembly, 1:45pm   
 


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 above:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

 

Lovejoy High School Mini Cheer Camp 
The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade.  For detailed information, and to register, please click here .  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.

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