Principal Message:  January 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Can you believe that it is snowing? I hope that everyone is staying warm this week. I am definitely not a fan of this cold weather. We have had a fantastic week, and our students are embracing the challenges of their new learning. I just love seeing all of our students and their smiling faces. As a reminder, we highly recommend that you drop off your child in the morning before 7:50. 

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)
LES News 

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.)  Look for the Flyer in next week's Thursday Folder! For more information, please contact Mark Lu at MLU@allenamericans.com or at 972.912.1011.
 
NEW!   Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety.  In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.  We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone.  Links to our social media accounts are shown below:
 
NEW!   Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here .  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  
 
NEW!   Lovejoy ISD Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter ?  Have you liked us on Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.
   
NEW! Notes from Nurse Debbie
Just a couple of reminders, as we head into the cold and flu season, please make sure that your child is dressed warm enough for any outside actives.  Listed below are our districts guidelines for any student with the following symptoms, they must be excluded from school until such a time as the student is free from symptoms.
  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more.  Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.  (Texas Administrative Code)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.  Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.  (Texas Administrative Code)
  • Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever
  • Red, draining eyes
  • Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
  • For any infection, antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-admittance to school
 
NEW! A fterschool Coding Club - The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer
Science is offering an after school coding club at Willow Springs Middle School.  The
club will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in February, March and April.
For details and registration information visit: 
NEW!   School Holiday - MLK Day  - Lovejoy Elementary will be closed on Monday, January
 16th in observance of Martin Luther King , Jr. Day.  To view our district calendar please click here .
 
NEW!   Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services  for the 2017-2018 school year 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.
The deadline for completing a referral for grades 1-4 is March 31, 2017 . Testing will be conducted on April 8th, 22th, and 29th. 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 ).
 
Social Skill "Accepting Criticism or a Consequence"
For the first two weeks of January, we will be practicing "Accepting Criticism or a Consequence"
When accepting criticism or a consequence, one:
  1. Looks at the person.
  2. Say "Okay."
  3.  Don't argue.
4th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest
Design Lovejoy Elementary's 2016-2017 Yearbook Cover - DUE  January 9, 2017.  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 detailed information, please click here.
   
 
 





District News

NEW!   Lovejoy Youth Wrestling 
The Lovejoy Wrestling staff is offering a free youth
wrestling club this winter.  The first practice/orientation meeting will be on Tuesday
January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Practices will be
held  from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM, Monday-Wednesday nights, most weeks. For additional
information, please click here.
 
NEW! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night:  Tuesday, January 10       
Lovejoy Orchestra will host their next spirit night at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway North in Allen.  The event is on Tuesday, January 10th, between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Please join the Lovejoy Orchestra for a great combination of delicious food and good company while supporting Lovejoy Orchestra. Be sure to let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra to ensure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lovejoy Orchestra.
 
Engineering for Kids - Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers - Registration ENDS TOMORROW!  
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
 
NEW! 
After Christmas Toy Drive
The Work-Based Learning Program at Lovejoy High School is sponsoring their Annual After Christmas Toy drive for Little Leopards. Donations of gently used toys for children birth to 5 years old are appreciated.  Following is a list of After Christmas Toy Drive needs:
 
Legos
K'Nex
Littlest Pet Shop Houses and Animals
Doll Houses
Board Games
Dress Up Clothes and Hats
Baby Dolls
Outdoor Ride-on Toys for Toddlers
Outdoor Weatherproof Toys for Preschoolers
Arts and Crafts Items
Play-Doh and Play-Doh Toys
Plastic Animals and Dinosaurs
Board Books or Waterproof Baby Books
Anything "Little People"
Infant Mobiles or Toys which will Attach to a Crib
 
No Stuffed Animals, Please
 
Toys may be delivered to and Lovejoy campus or the Administration Building.  Thank you for remembering our youngest Leopards.
 
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!
Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, January 9th  
Watch Me Sculpt
Tuesday, January 10th  
Tutoring
Wednesday, January 11th  
Chess Club
Thursday, January 12th
Tutoring
Friday, January 13th   
Spelling Bee @ 8:30am



 
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