Principal Message:  January 19, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday! We have had a great week at Lovejoy Elementary. Thank you for sending us amazing children!  We appreciate all that you do to partner with us!

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!   Denim and Diamonds 2017  - Fab Five Raffle
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.
Denim and Diamonds - Southern Soiree -
Preparations for the Foundation for Lovejoy School's Denim & Diamonds Gala and Auction are underway and we need your help to make this event a success.  Ways you can help: donate to the silent auction, donate a bottle of wine, sponsor the event, put a business ad in the event program.  For additional details please click here .  
LES News 

Why cook tonight when you can help our PTA?

NEW!   Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners
Last Friday, we held the annual Scripps Spelling Bee.  We proud of all of our participants and want to congratulate our winners placing this year.   1st place - Saanvi Cheruku; 2nd place - Caroline Fowler;  3rd place - Marissa Waldrop  First Place winner, Saanvi Cheruku, will participate in the next round competition, the Collin County Spelling Bee.
NEW!   Congratulations to our Reflection Winners at the District Level
We are very proud of the following students for representing Lovejoy Elementary at the district level.  The Award of Excellence winners will represent Lovejoy elementary and Lovejoy ISD at the State level for the PTA reflection contest. 
Music Composition
* Intermediate (3-5) - Anmarie Walenciak (Lovejoy)
* Intermediate (3-5) - Allie Grace Benefield (Lovejoy)
Visual Arts
* Primary (K-2) - Charlton Kim (Lovejoy)
* Special Artist (K-12) - Matthew Barnett (Lovejoy)
The following students received Award of Merit and Honorable Mentionat the district level. These students will not be going to state.
Visual Arts
* Primary (K-2) - Katelyn Cummins (Lovejoy)
* Primary (K-2) - Caroline Cummins (Lovejoy)
* Intermediate (3-5) - Kathryn Hannah (Lovejoy)

Visual Arts
* Intermediate (3-5) - Zoe Reed (Lovejoy)
* Intermediate (3-5) - Lorelei Barnett (Lovejoy)
NEW!  Daddy Daughter Dance
SAVE the DATE! Dad's mark your calendar for a night of boot scootin' and a rootin' good time as the LES PTA hosts a Daddy Daughter dance on Friday, April 7th. Hold your horses as more details will come soon!
NEW!   2nd Grade Music Program
Please 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!   Class Pictures  
2017 Class pictures will be taken on Wednesday, January 25thOnly class pictures will be taken.  Individual pictures will be taken in the spring.  Order your picture today online  by clicking    here or fill out the form in your child's Thursday Folder.  All orders must be received and paid for by Picture Day on the 25th!  **All students will have an individual picture taken. The proof will be sent home, and then you can decide if you would like to purchase it.
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

NEW!   We have several students who will be performing in Disney's 101 Dalmatians by North Texas of Performing Arts.  We wish all our young performers the very best of luck. I know that they would appreciate your support. 
Friday, January 27 at 7:15 pm ; Saturday, January 28 at 2:15 pm or 7:15 pm
Sunday, January 29 at 2:15 pm ; Thursday, February 2 at 7:15 pm
Friday, February 3 at 7:15 pm;  Saturday, February 4 at 2:15 pm
Saturday, February 4 at 7:15 pm
Tickets are $10 if you buy them on line or $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets by clicking  here.
It is going to be at the Black Box Theater in Fairview.
310 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069.
  Social Skill: Giving Compliments
  1.  Look at the person.
  2.  Smile.
  3. Speak clearly and enthusiastically.


District News

NEW!   Emergency Preparedness Fair and Blood Drive:  January 21
Are you prepared for an emergency? What about a natural disaster, financial crisis, or active shooter situation? Learn to be more prepared for all kinds of emergencies by attending the Free Community Emergency Preparedness Fair:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Give the gift of life by donating blood with the American Red Cross
Blood donations will begin at 8:00 AM
1324 W. Exchange Parkway, Allen 75013
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
For additional information visit:
Mini Majestics - January 28  
The annual Mini Majestic Dance Camp will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Lovejoy ISD girls grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestic Dance Team to learn a fun routine and perform at a "Show-Off" for parents and friends. The "Show-Off" will be held in the Lovejoy High School auditorium at 1:00PM on January 28th. The deadline for registration is January   24th. Please go to for additional details and registration information or click here .

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

Quick Links
  Monday, January 23rd     
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Tuesday, January 24th 
Engineering Club Session 1, 3:05
Tutoring, 3:05 - 3:45
Wednesday, January 25th
Class Pictures
Chess, 3:05
Thursday, January 26th
3 rd Grade Writing Benchmark
1 st Semester Perfect Attendance and No Tardies Treat during grade level lunches
Tutoring, 3:05
Friday, January 27th 
4 th Grade Austin Field Trip

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