Principal Message:  March 2, 2017

Dear Parents,
Happy Thursday!  I hope that our 4 th grade parents will be able to join us tonight for the music program. You are definitely in for a real treat. On Saturday, our Double L choir will be performing at the Frisco Classic Baseball Tournament, and next week, we have Open House and Book Fair.  It is definitely a great time to be a Leopard!

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
Event is sold out online! We will have a very limited number of tickets to sell at the door. 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


FLS 2017 DandD


2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
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.
 
Tickets are now on sale, 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 469.742.8043 or email . You may also  click here to    purchase tickets to the gala.
 
 
Raffle Tickets
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.
 

LES News 
 

NEW!Leopard Life Skill for March - Optimism!        
February has been a lively month as we focused on the Leopard Life Skill of "Zest."   S tudents have been learning about the importance of infusing energy and enthusiasm into their daily lives. It has been fun to watch our little leopards use the term and display vitality in their experiences at school 
As we begin the month of March, we will be learning about the leopard life skill of "Optimism."  Most of us are familiar with the phrase, "When life gi ves you lemons, make lemonade. Well that is just the kind of attitude we want our students to have as they encounter setbacks or challenges. We will be learning that optimism is " having a positive and hopeful outlook about future outcomes even when things are difficult. " Research shows that people who are optimistic are more committed to their goals, are more successful in achieving their goals, are more satisfied with their lives, and have better mental and physical health when compared to more pessimistic people. By teaching our little leopards about optimism, we hope they will realize that their attitude can either help or hinder their ability to learn from their failures and keep moving forward to accomplish their goals. Helen Keller described it well when she said, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." 
Our Leopard Life Skills are based on the nine character strengths, skills, and mindsets from Character Lab. You can get more information about these by visiting their website at www.characterlab.org . Please feel free to contact me any time if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our efforts to help our little leopards excel in the classroom and in life!
Mrs. Ruggeri 
NEW!2017 Kindergarten Round-up
Kindergarten Round-Up will be held the week of April 3 rd - 7 th at each elementary school from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Round-up is a pre-registration opportunity for parents of kindergarten age students for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017, please plan to attend. 
**It is very important for all parents to enroll their children for Kindergarten this week to help us plan for next year. 
Pre-Registration Steps:  It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3
1.  Email your campus registrar with the following information:
Student's legal name
Date of birth
Last four digits of your child's social security number
Home address and phone number
Hart Registrar - alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net
Lovejoy Registrar - peggy_whitmore@lovejoyisd.net
Puster Registrar - kendra_card@lovejoyisd.net
2.  You will receive a user name and password by email to complete your online registration at www.lovejoyisd.net.  Click on Parents, PowerSchool Parent Portal, and Create Account.  Once an account is created, you will need to complete the on-line forms.
3.  Attend Kindergarten Round-Up between April 3 rd - April 7 th at your campus between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. 
Kindergarten Round-Up is a parent event only, students and parents will be invited to the school on May 12 th for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
For more information on what is needed, please click here.

TONIGHT!  4th Grade Program
Please join us on Thursday, March 2nd for the 4 th Grade Music Program.  Students will present Texas, Our Texas, featuring songs and dances from the Great State of Texas!  Our performance will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Students will report to the music room at 6:15 p.m.  Dress in 4th grade Austin trip t-shirt and dark pants/jeans.

NEW! Lovejoy Elementary Choir - Allen Americans
The Allen Americans are excited to invite all students, staff, family, and friends to the March 30 th  Allen  Americans Hockey Game, headlined by a special performance of the National Anthem by the Lovejoy  Elementary Choir.  All performers will receive a complimentary ticket to the game!  To order tickets, click here  or call 972-912-1000.
 
NEW! 1st Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts Portrait Show
Please join us in the Lovejoy High School Gallery from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 7th to celebrate the work of some of Lovejoy's many fine artists.  If you are unable to attend the opening reception, the show will be open daily during school hours from March 6th - April 7th. 

NEW! Kelly Family Farms - Tuesday, March 7th 
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th for Lovejoy Elementary Spirit Night at Kelly Family Farms.  Tell them you are with Lovejoy Elementary when you order and a portion of the proceeds will be given back to our PTA.  Thank you for your support!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Book Fair
The Happy Camper Book Fair is here at Lovejoy Elementary! Get ready campers to shop for amazing books in the library campgrounds! Students will preview the fair on Friday, March 3rd to create their wish lists of books they would like to buy. The Book Fair will be open to purchase books from 7:45-3:45, March 6-9 and will be open from 7:45-12:00 on Friday, March 10th. You can also shop the Book Fair at Open House on March 9th from 6:00-7:00. For more information and to shop for books click here.
 
NEW! Night Owl shopping at the Book Fair!
Parents, the Book Fair will stay open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th for our "Night Owl Sale." Come and shop when the fair is not as crowded as it is at Open House! Students who come will be able to make an owl craft to take home too! See you there, Mrs. Dawson
 
REMINDER:   Open House - Thursday, March 9th - Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 9th as it's our annual open house at 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.  Also, we will be having our 3rd Grade Program beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lovejoy Elementary Gym.  We hope you all will be able to join us!
 
REMINDER:   3rd Grade Program
Please join us on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for the 3rd Grade Music Program. This year we will be demonstrating folk dances we have been practicing throughout the year. Bring your dancing shoes, as we will be inviting members of the audience up to learn our last dance!Our performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students will report to the music room at 6:15 p.m. Dress is 3rd grade t-shirt and dark pants/jeans.

Spring Break
Our Spring Break this year is March 13th through March 17th.  Please mark your calendars! 

Lovejoy Elementary Choir - Frisco College Baseball Classic 
LES Choir invites you to watch their performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at the Frisco College Baseball Classic on March 4th.  They will be performing during the 7th inning of Oklahoma State VS Arizona game with a start time of 4:00pm.  The proceeds of each ticket sold will go directly back to Lovejoy Elementary.  We hope you can join us!  To buy tickets click here.  

LES PTA Scholarship Application
Each year the Lovejoy Elementary PTA provides a $500 scholarship for a college bound Lovejoy Senior.  The student must have attended LHS for their sophomore, junior, and senior years to be eligible.  Please pass along the information about the scholarship to anyone who might be interested.  Interested students should contact Tina Walenciak at tinawalenciakpta@gmail.com.
 
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! Flats for Bats
Lovejoy Baseball has begun their annual flower sale. Please help support Lovejoy Baseball and buy your spring flowers from one of the high school players. Flowers will be delivered to your house on April 8th. Find any Lovejoy Baseball player and place your order or email jnsmith644@gmail.com and we will have a player come by and take your order. Orders will be accepted through March 21st.  
 
NEW! Spring Star Party:  March 6
Puster Elementary, along with the Texas Astronomical Society, will host a star party on Monday, March 6. Viewing will begin at 6:30 PM and end at approximately 8:30 PM. The Lovejoy community is invited to attend. Parking will be available in the front parking lot. You may enter through the front doors where signs will direct you to the courtyard and into the back parking lot where viewing will take place. Access to the back parking lot will not be available via the driveway.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities
With summer quickly approaching, students are anxiously awaiting its arrival and parents are searching for a safe environment for their children to learn and have fun during the summer break.  Lovejoy ISD is pleased to continue to offer summer enrichment opportunities for students through summer camps. 
 
Are you interested in serving as a camp instructor?  All camp ideas are welcome...from dodgeball to robotics.... rainbow loom design to astronomy. This is your opportunity to develop a camp which will enrich the lives of students.  Please submit your proposal by February 27, 2017.   You will be contacted after the approval process is completed on March 3, 2017.
 
To recommend an idea for a summer camp,   please click here .
 
If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Denison at 469.742.8196.

Impactive
Lovejoy High School Junior Matt Harris (pictured at the far right) is helping deliver 300 duffle bags for the Impactive Foundation. 
 
Impactive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering duffle bags to foster children in need.  Please click here to learn more about Impactive and to learn how you may help.
 


Give Glasses and Give the Gift of Sight
LHS Junior Eleise Brooks will be assisting her father, Dr. Dain Brooks, MD, on medical missions to Mexico (March), India (July), and Africa (2018) to help cure the world's blind.
Their main focus will be performing cataract surgeries; however, they will also be providing glasses to those in need. 
 
You may help by donating new or used glasses.  There will be marked boxes available at each campus.  To learn more please click here
 
Lovejoy ISD Centennial Logo Design Contest - Due March 10th 
Lovejoy ISD is accepting original artwork for the Centennial Logo Design Contest.  This contest is open to all Lovejoy ISD students.  For more information, please click here.  

LHS Choir Chipotle Spirit Night:  March 28th
The LHS Choir will host a Chipotle Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway in Allen. 50% of the profits will go to supporting LHS Choir, so bring a friend , this flyer (printed or on your phone), and your appetite in support our Singing Leopards.

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.

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
Week-at-a-Glance
Monday, March 6th
PTA Board Meeting, 9:30am
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Book Fair 
Tuesday, March 7th 
Engineering Club (Session 2),  3:05 pm
NO Tutoring 
Kelley Family Farms Spirit Night 
Book Fair 
Wednesday, March 8th 
Chess Club 
Book Fair 
Thursday, March 9th
NO Tutoring
Open House, 6:00pm - 7:15pm (come and go event)
3rd Grade Program, 6:30pm 
Book Fair 
Friday, March 10th 
Book Fair - Closes at Noon 


 
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