Principal Message:  February 2, 2017

Dear Parents,

Today, we are celebrating the 100th  day of school.  Our Kindergartners and first graders are exploring the number 100, and its significance in to our number system.  I can't believe it is already February.  I hope that all of our 2nd  grade parents will be able to join us tonight for the 2nd  grade program. It is definitely going to be a treat.  From this moment on, the school calendar becomes very busy. With the hustle and bustle, I remind you how important it is to ensure that your child is getting enough sleep each night and has some time to play. These both fuel the brain and help you learn.  

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)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

  Taste of Fairview

The 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview - March 3rd
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview will be held on March 3rd.  The event is presented by  Estate Life Magazine , in partnership with the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.  Details are as follows:
 
March 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
 
Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by clicking here.  Ticket sales will be donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This event sells out quickly...reserve your tickets today. FLS 2017 DandD
 
 
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
Your Support is appreciated
 
Through your generosity and support, The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS) awarded grants totaling $435,000 to Lovejoy teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from the Annual Appeal Campaign and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event, allowing all dollars spent at the event to go directly to fund classroom grants.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host the 11th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at a new location, the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. The theme is a Southern Soirée - Celebrating 100 Years of Lovejoy ISD. Denim and Diamonds Chair, Andrea Paranteau and Co-Chair, Carrie McClure welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment, and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle entitled "Fab Five", which includes:
 
  • 7 nights in Sydney, Australia, donated by Cleve Adamson Custom Homes
  • $2500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Texas Limo Wine Tour and Getaway
  • Goyard, St. Louis PM Large Tote in Black
  • Large Kamado-Style Grill in Red by Grill Dome, donated by The Firehouse in Allen
 
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information.  You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors, or click here to purchase tickets online.
 
Tickets for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 10th for $90 each. The ticket price will increase to $100 beginning Monday, March 10th. This year guests will be seated at tables of 12. For additional information, visit www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org  or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net   or at 469-742-8043.  You may  click here  to purchase tickets to the gala.

LES News 




NEW! Leopard Life Skill for February - Zest!
Since we returned from winter break, our little leopards have been learning about the value of "G"enerating "R"elentless "I"nner "T"oughness. They've been "gettin' gritty with it" by pushing hard to persevere even when it's difficult. The term "Grit" is now a common term used throughout classrooms as we encourage our students to view their setbacks and failures as opportunities for progress and growth. Over time, we hope to help students discover the benefits of persistence in the pursuit of their goals.
Well, now that the cold, dreary days of winter are upon us, we all could use a little burst of energy and enthusiasm. That brings us to our next Leopard Life Skill for the month of February, "Zest." When people first hear the word "zest," they may think of lemons or even the soap, with the catchy old commercial about being "zestfully" clean. In the same way that lemon zest provides a burst of flavor in dishes, or Zest soap invigorates the spirit, living with zest brings a renewed excitement and enthusiasm to everyday activities.  Unfortunately, too many adults and youth are suppressed by the demands and stress of everyday life and they end up being disengaged, bored, and unmotivated. However, there are some people who seem to have more passion and approach each day with optimism and gusto. The difference between these two types of peoples is "zest." Zest - also referred to as vitality - is an approach to life that is filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. Our students will be taught about the benefits of shifting their attitudes and living with more zest so they can derive more enjoyment out of life and learning. We know that most kids have enthusiasm for something. Therefore, we want to find out what that something is so we can harness that energy and help them view their world with wonder and excitement. 
If you would like more information about the nine character strengths, skills, and mindsets on which our Leopard Life Skills are based, you can visit their website at www.characterlab.org . You are also welcome to contact me at any time if you have any questions. We appreciate your support in helping our leopards develop a little "Z"any "E"nthusiastic "S"pice of "T"oday! 
Mrs. Ruggeri 

TONIGHT! 2nd Grade Music Program
P lease join us on February 2, 2017 for the 2nd Grade Music Program. Students will present  Giraffes Can't Dance , featuring music from Africa! Our performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students will report to the music room at 6:15. Dress is 2nd grade t-shirt and dark jeans or pants.
 
NEW! Upcoming Valentine's Parties
Friday, February 10th  will be our students' Valentine's parties.  The party will begin at 2:00 p.m. for all grade levels.
 
NEW! Early Release
Lovejoy Elementary will have early release on Wednesday, February 8th   at 12:00 pm.

NEW!  Chess Club
Chess Club on Wednesday, February 8th will be held after early release from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  If your child attends Chess Club, please make arrangements for him/her to be picked up at 1:00pm.

NEW! 1st Grade Program
Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2017 for the 1st Grade Music Program.  Students will present  All Around the Music room, featuring music and activities from our 1st grade curriculum.  Our performance will begin at 6:30pm.  Students will report to the music room at 6:15pm.  Dress is 1st grade t-shirt and dark jeans.

Box Tops: Contest Ends TOMORROW!
The Box Tops contest ends Friday, February 3 rd  . YOUR class could be next! Keep clipping those Box Tops and sending them in. Be sure to put your child's grade and teacher's name on the Ziploc bag!    Box Tops may be turned in to the collection boxes near the front office and in front of the library. Happy Clipping!! :-)
 
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Want to earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags? You can do it simply by reading good books for 360 minutes! Simply fill out this reading log and return it to the Lovejoy Library by Friday, February 24th. Tickets will be delivered to students in May.  For the Six Flags parent letter please click here. To print the student reading log please click here.

Fairview Youth Theatre Presents 101 Dalmatians Kids: January 27 - February 3
Please join the Fairview Youth Theatre for their upcoming performances of 101 Dalmatians Kids on January 27th, 28th, 29th and February 2nd and 3rd.  Click here for additional information.

Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services are now online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal . After logging in, please select the appropriate student from the blue bar at the top (under the PowerSchool heading). Select Gifted and Talented Referral from the Navigation pane on the left. Complete the referral form and submit. A detailed help sheet is available on the Lovejoy ISD Gifted and Talented web page.
 
The deadline for completing a referral for grades 1-4 is April 1, 2016. Testing will be conducted in April. Students may test once in a 12 month period.
 
For questions about K-4 elementary services, please contact Caroline Garcia ( Caroline_Garcia@lovejoyisd.net ). For questions about services for students in grades 5-12 , please contact Brie Smith ( Brie_Smith@lovejoyisd.net ).


District News

NEW! Volunteers Needed for The Frisco College Baseball Classic
There is an exciting new event coming to Frisco this spring, and you are invited to be a part of it. The Frisco College Baseball Classic will be held at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark March 3rd - 5th, 2017. The 2017 Classic will feature Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Arizona, all of which are considered to be among the top programs in country. The tournament spans over three days at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

The Frisco Classic is proud to be partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

The Frisco College Baseball Classic is looking for students 16 years and older needing volunteer hours. If you are interested in volunteering please click here or contact Abby Gray at abby@friscoclassic.com for more information. 

If you are interested in attending the tournament, or would like additional information, please click here.

Senior Project Book Fair
Amanda Kamar, a senior at Lovejoy High School, is organizing a book drive for her Senior Project.  Donated books will be shared with charities, a nursing home, and free little libraries. Collection bins will be available at all LISD campuses.  For additional information please

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

ASA Softball
Registration for ASA Girls Softball is now open until February 20 th .  This is for Kindergarten - 9th Grade girls.  For more information please click here .

Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance
Monday, February 6th
PTA Board Meeting, 9:30 am
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05 pm
Tuesday, February  7th
Tutoring
Engineering Club, 3:05 pm
Wednesday, February 8th
Early Release
Chess Club, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 9th
Tutoring
Progress Reports Go Home
Friday, February 10th
Valentine's Day Parties, 2:00 pm


 
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