Principal Message:  January 26, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday!   I hope that you are having a fantastic week.  If you have a fourth grader, you most likely know that we are making our way to Austin tomorrow morning at 6:00am.  What you might not know, is I will be joining our 4 th  Grade students and staff for our annual trip to tour the State Capitol and Bob Bullock Museum in Austin, Texas.    Should you need assistance, please feel free to call me on my cell phone at (214)551-4503 or our office at (469) 742-8100.  Our 4th  graders should be arriving at Lovejoy Friday evening at approximately 8:30.  I will be making call outs throughout the day with updates and posting pictures on Facebook. Mrs. Boxell and the rest of our students and staff will have a great day of learning at Lovejoy Elementary. 

  As a reminder, please drop of your child in the morning through our drop off line. Parents should not be dropping off our students in the side parking lot. If you would like to walk your child into school, then you can park your car and walk your child into school.  Thank you in advance for helping us keep all students safe and following this procedure.  If you drop off between 7:35 - 7:45, you don't have to wait in line! J
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

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 

NEW! UIL (University Interscholastic League)
UIL Competition will be held on April 19 th  for Spelling, Ready Writing, and Creative Writing and April 21st  for the remaining events.  All events will be held at Puster Elementary. Students are allowed to try out for competitions in various categories based on grade levels.  Students will practice sessions to prepare for the April events, based on information provided by the UIL. Please turn in the UIL form no later than Thursday, January 30th .  For additional information and then form, please click here .
NEW! Positive Proof
Positive Proof is providing the opportunity for parents to have an ID card made for your child.  This card is helpful for parents when a child is lost or missing, crossing the border, natural disasters, and airports.  Positive Proof will be at Lovejoy Elementary on February 1 st@ 8:15am.  Please click here to view the form.
NEW! Congratulations to our Students With Perfect Attendance and No Tardies
Today, Ms. Boxell and I had the pleasure of having lunch with those students who had perfect attendance and no tardies.  All totaled, we had 124  students join us in the Leopard Spot during their assigned lunch time.  Thanks go out to you for making this a top priority.  We certainly understand children not attending school when they are ill. As you know,  attendance is important!  When here, children are learning, it supports our overall school rating with the Texas Education Agency (yes, this is a part of our accountability system), and it greatly affects the funding of our school.   So thank you, Lovejoy Parents! 

NEW! Bluebonnet Pancake Breakfast
Students in 3rd and 4th grade that read at least 5 Bluebonnet books, are invited to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast! It will be held on Tuesday, January 31st from 7:15-8:00 a.m. in the Lovejoy Cafeteria. Students will also be voting for their favorite book during this time. Congratulations to all of these outstanding readers! Eligible students will receive an invitation in their Thursday folder today.
NEW! Box Tops: Contest Ends Friday, February 3rd
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!! :-)
NEW! 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.

REMINDER!  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.

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.

Yearbook Sale
Yearbooks are on sale for $20 from January 16 th - January 27th .   Please click here to order your yearbook or complete the form and pay by check or cash. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Drescher at .   *Please note:  Brooke's email is incorrect on the yearbook flyer included.

REMINDER! 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. More details to come.  Please contact Crystal Childers at
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 ( ). For questions about services for students in grades 5-12 , please contact Brie Smith ( ).

District News

Living for Zachary Health Fair
Children's Health Specialty Center Plano will host a Health Fair on Thursday, February 2nd from  4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  For more details please click here
NEW! 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
NEW! Senior Project:  Garage Sale Fundraiser
For her Senior Project, Leta Sullivan is hosting a Garage Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, January 29th in the front parking lot of Lovejoy High School from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  All proceeds will be donated to Our Calling, a homeless ministry located in Dallas, Texas.
Leta is accepting items to be donated to her Garage Sale.  You may set up your own booth of goods the day of the sale, or contact Lena to schedule a time to drop off your donated items.  You may contact Leta by email at  or call Leta at 469.286.8910.

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
  Monday, January 30th    
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Tuesday, January 31st
Bluebonnet Book Voting and Breakfast, 7:15am
Engineering Club Session 1, 3:05
Tutoring, 3:05 - 3:45
Wednesday, February 1st
Positive Proof, 8:15am
Chess Club, 3:05
Thursday, February 2nd
Tutoring, 3:05
Second Grade Program, 6:30pm
Friday, February 3rd 
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