Principal Message:  January 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

We have had another great week at Lovejoy elementary. Thank you for sending amazing children to us each and every day. As a reminder, we will not have school on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther
King, Jr. day.

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 

School Holiday - MLK Day
Lo vejoy Elementary will be closed on Monday, January 16th i n observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To view our district calendar please click here .

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 MLU@allenamericans.com  or at 972.912.1011.
 
NEW! Yearbook Sales
Y earbooks are on sale for $20 from January 16th- January 27th.   Please fill out the form/envelope that was in your child's Thursday Folder with name, grade, teacher and pay by check or cash. If you have any questions, please click here to contact Brooke Drescher. 
 
NEW! Watch Me Sculpt  
Sign up for Watch Me Sculpt on Mondays from 3:05pm - 4:05pm in the art room. Each session is 6 weeks and is $78.   Limited space available so please register by January 19th. Click here  to view flyer.
 
NEW! Watch Dogs - 2017 Date are still available! Sign up TODAY!  
The National Center for Fathers innovative Involvement Program that encourages positive male influences to get involved in their child's school and to be a superhero of the halls for one day a yearis back by popular demand! To sign up or to get more information, please emailCrystal Childers @ lovejoywatchdogs@gmail.com.

NEW!PTA Lifetime Membership 
If you would like to nominate someone for the Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award, please complete this form and return it to the LES office.  You may also email information to Abby Gray at  abbybauer@hotmail.com .  The deadline for submission is February 8th.  
 
 
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!   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 ).
 
**DEADLINE EXTENDED!  Engineering for Kids - Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers - Extended Registration  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 13th for Session 1.  To register, visit  www.engineeringforkids.com/greaterdallas .   For questions, please call (469) 730-6550 or email efkgreaterdallas@gmail.com
 

   





District News

NEW!  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
www.majesticsdance.org for additional details and registration information or click here
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NEW!  Lovejoy High School Performing Arts Presents Fiddler on the Roof:  January 19 - 21 A classic, timeless journey of love, loss, faith, and family.

The tradition of great musicals continues at Lovejoy High School with this year's musical, Fiddler on the Roof, January 19th through 21st at 7:00 PM.
 
Set in the small Russian town of Anatevka in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells a story of faith, family, and tradition. Tevye (played by senior, Trace Glorioso) tries to preserve his family's traditions in a changing world. He is forced to choose between maintaining his Jewish culture and the happiness of his three eldest daughters, Tzeitel (sophomore, Adelyn Maruca), Hodel (senior, Zoe Kahana), and Chava (junior, Renae Haas).
 
From laughter-inducing lines to memorable music, Fiddler on the Roof is a show for everyone, featuring characters audiences will fall in love with, such as the local matchmaker, Yente (senior, Abby Yaegar), the village butcher, Lazar Wolfe (junior, Vinny Horlock), and the poor lovestruck tailor, Motel (junior, Ryan Hyde).
 
The show offers iconic and beloved songs such as "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Tradition," and "The Dream," making it a perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
 
Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students, faculty and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets online.  The physical box office, located in front of the LHS auditorium, will be open the week of the show, January 16th through 20th. 
 
Fiddler on the Roof is a heartfelt, moving play you and your loved ones will enjoy.
 
 
NEW!  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
   
NEW!  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.
 
NEW!  ASA Soccer - ASA Soccer Spring 2017 Registration - Ends January 15th 
Now registering for U4 - U19  soccer.  For additional information  click here.
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NEW!  Envy Cheer Open Gym
Envy Cheer is hosting Open Gym on MLK Day from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The cost is $20 and includes games, bounce houses, pizza, drinks, and more.  Please c lick here .
 
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.
 

Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, January 16th 
No School!
Tuesday, January 17th     
Tutoring
Engineering Club, 3:05
6:00pm Austin Field Trip Chaperone Meeting
Wednesday, January 18th
Chess Club, 3:05
Thursday, January 19th
Tutoring
2nd Grade Benchmark
Kelly Family Farms Spirit Night 
Friday, January 20th  
Mother/Son Allen Americans Hockey Night



 
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