Principal Message:  December 15, 2016

Dear Parents,

We are all looking forward to our Christmas party and Leopard Live & Sing Along tomorrow.  I know it will be a great way to close our first semester at Lovejoy Elementary.  I would like to personally wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope that everyone enjoys this special time with their family and friends.  Please be safe!  

As always, please feel free to e-mail me or call me with any questions or concerns.
All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077 (office)
214-551-4503 (cell)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

NEW! Give to the Foundation by Shopping with AmazonSmile
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NEW!   Glitz and Glam Lovejoy Ladies' Night
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9th, at 9:00 AM
"No costume, no wig, no table décor to rig.
Your winter glam you can wear,
Games, food and fun to share."
Join us for a Glitz and Glam Lovejoy Ladies' Night to raise funds to award classroom grants to Lovejoy ISD. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, at Noah's in Fairview. Buy your tickets early, as seating is limited.  This event sells out every year.  For pricing and ticket information, click here or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043

NEW! 2016 Annual Appeal Ends December 31, 2016
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you for your generosity to our annual appeal campaign. We have received donations from 561 donors totaling $169,509.75. This is just a little shy of our goal of $200,000 and 650 donors. If you haven't donated yet or you wish to make a final end of year tax-deductible donation, please click here .  Without you, we could not carry out our mission to enhance the educational experiences for Lovejoy students and staff. 

LES News 

TONIGHT!  Chick Fil A Night - Thursday, December 15th!
Show Your Lovejoy Spirit, all day and night, by eating at Chick Fil a on Thursday, December 15. Must Mention "Lovejoy" PRIOR TO PLACING THE ORDER and a percentage of the order will be donated to the school.
Early Dismissal and School Holiday Break
A reminder that we do have a 12:00 dismissal slated for Friday, December 16th, kicking off our 2-week break.    Students begin their holiday on December 17th and will be out until January 2nd.  I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 
NEW!   Mother & Son Night @ Allen Americans
The Allen Americans and Lovejoy Elementary PTA have partnered together for "Mother & Son Night" at the Friday, January 20th Allen Americans Hockey game, as the Americans host the Wichita Thunder.  All those purchasing tickets will receive a special discount and the first 15 buyers will have a chance to watch warm-ups from the American Bench.  To purchase tickets, please click here . (All tickets must be purchased on line.)  For more information, please contact Mark Lu at or at 972.912.1011.
TOMORROW!  Upcoming Christmas Parties
We will have our class parties on Friday, December 16th.  Our day will be busy as we kick off the morning with our Leopard Live/Sing Along at 8:05.  At 10:00, our kindergarten will make their way to their rooms for the class party.  Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 will have their parties at 11:00.  For those attending the party, we ask that all adults check in through the front office.  If you have items for the class parties, you are welcome to leave those at the south entrances. We'll have staff stationed at all doors so we'll be glad to watch them while you make your way to the front to check in.  You may then make your way to the south doors through the building to retrieve your party items.  Student will be released at 12:00 on the 16th.  
REMINDER!   BrightBytes Technology Survey - Please complete!
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.   Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. Please click here to begin the survey.
REMINDER! Engineering for Kids - Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers
We put the excitement in S.T.E.M education by offering age-appropriate, inquiry based, hands on learning for children Kindergarten - 8th grade with FUN activities and challenges! Register by January 6th for Session 1.  To register, visit  For questions, please call (469) 730-6550 or email .
Early Dismissal and School Holiday Break
A reminder that we do have a 12:00 dismissal slated for Friday, December 16th, kicking off our 2-week break.    Students begin their holiday on December 17th and will be out until January 2nd.  I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 
4th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest
Design Lovejoy Elementary's 2016-2017 Yearbook Cover!!!!!  Just think of all the great memories you've had at Lovejoy Elementary - friends, teachers, recess etc.  Put your best artwork to the test!  For more information, please click here .      
Lovejoy Preschool Newsletter
Please click here for the latest newsletter, The Paw Print.


District News

B YOP Volleyball Winter and Spring  Sessions - Preregistration ends December 15th
This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or  ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.  For more information, please click here
NEW!  Orchestra Spirit Night: December 15
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night will be held on Thursday, December 15th, from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, located at 190 E. Stacy Road. Please bring your family and friends, and join us for delicious food in a fun atmosphere while supporting our Lovejoy Orchestra. 20% of the proceeds from food and soft beverage sales will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra.
Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys and Girls Teams Registration Open Through January 6
Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.  Register for:
Boys:  Grades 1st through 12th
Girls:  Grades Kindergarten through 8th
Visit for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
Hurry, as rosters are quickly filling!
Lovejoy Cheerleaders Host Parent Night Out
Do you need someone to watch the kids so you can do some holiday shopping? Bring them to the Lovejoy Cheerleaders Shop ' N Drop event for a pajama party.  There will be games, crafts, movies, and more. The event will be held on Friday, December 9th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School gym.  The cost is $25 for the first child, and $15 per each additional child. Proceeds will help support the cheerleaders ' upcoming UIL cheer competition. The kids will have a great time, and you will have a few kid-free hours to run your holiday errands. RSVP or email questions to Head Coach Shelly Wiggins .   Click here for additional information.

Quick Links
WINTER BREAK - December 19th - January 2nd!

Monday, January 2 nd     
No School!
Tuesday, January 3 rd   
Welcome Back!
Wednesday, January 4 th  
 PTA Board Meeting @ 9:30
Thursday, January 5 th
Report Cards Go Home
Friday, January 6 th  

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