Principal Message:  December 8, 2016

Dear Parents,

BRRR...IT IS COLD OUTSIDE.  We have had a great week of learning at LES!  We appreciate all of our volunteers who helped us with our teacher luncheon.  Thank you for always going above and beyond for the students and staff at Lovejoy elementary.  We are definitely blessed.  I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.  

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
If you plan on purchasing anything on Amazon.com this holiday season (or later), please consider visiting AmazonSmile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile web-page.  You will experience the same products, same prices, and same service on www.smile.amazon.com .
 
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! Kendra Scott - Allen, Gives Back to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Just in time for your holiday shopping! Kendra Scott in Watters Creek will hold a "give back" event which will give the Foundation 20% of sales on December 14th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us on the 14th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages during the event.
 
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 

NEW!     2016 LovejoyArts Fine Arts Festival
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 LovejoyArts Fine Arts Festival over the weekend. It was a magical two days filled with amazing visual artwork and outstanding performances. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the time in which you spent at the Festival whether it was for only one performance or several hours of entertainment. Each year, we as a Fine Arts faculty strive to improve our Festival and the experience of our students and parents. Please take time to respond to our Festival survey this year with your thoughts. We would love to hear from you as we plan for 2017. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful students with us and enabling our district to provide this opportunity to our community.
 
Please click here for the LovejoyArts Festival Feedback & Survey.
 
REMINDER!   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.
 
REMINDER! 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!   Upcoming Sing Along
This year's Lovejoy Elementary Sing Along will look like last year's Leopard Live/Sing Along.  It will be on the last day of school before our winter break, with songs being sung during our third six week Leopard Live, between grade level awards.  Our choir will sing and there will be a few songs following our recognition assembly but the majority of our songs will be embedded in our award's assembly.  As in the past, you are all welcome.
 
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  www.engineeringforkids.com/greaterdallas.  For questions, please call (469) 730-6550 or email efkgreaterdallas@gmail.com .
 
NEW!   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
BYOP 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
 
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 www.lovejoylacrosse.com 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
Week-at-a-Glance


Monday, December 12 th      
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Tuesday, December 13 th   
 
Wednesday, December 14 th   
Chess Club, 3:05
Lovejoy ISD School Board Meeting, 7:30
Thursday, December 15 th     
Chick Fil A Spirit Night
Friday, December 16 th    
Early Release @ Noon
Leopard Live, 8:05
Kindergarten Christmas Party @ 10:00
1 st grade - 4 th grade Christmas Party @ 11:00
 

 


 
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