Principal Message:  May 12, 2017

Dear Parents,

Can you believe that we only have two weeks left in this school year?  This last was very busy and productive. Our third and fourth graders completed their STAAR tests, and then we our 1st grade Mother's day tea, our Kindergarten Muffins with Moms, and Kindergarten Sneak Peek.  As you are aware, the new popular item has been fidget spinners. Although these items do serve a purpose for students who need this as supplementary aid, the number of students who need this is very small and those families have been informed that it would be beneficial for their child to have. Fidget spinners have become a rather large distraction in the classroom because they are not being used as intended. We welcome them for students to have on the playground. However, in the classroom, if used properly, we should not see these items as they are to be kept under their desk while being used. Since almost all of the fidget spinners being brought to school are being used for entertainment, I wanted to let you know we will take them up from students who are playing with them and then return them at the end of the day.   Thank you in advance for your support with the new fidget spinners.

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)
LES News 
Lovejoy Families, we want to send out a big THANK YOU for helping to make 2017 Teacher Appreciation Week a huge success!

Thanks to all of you for your hard work and generous donations.  Most of all, thank you for loving and spoiling our AMAZING LES staff!  We could not have done it without you & we are grateful for your support!

We would also like to recognize and thank the following businesses for generously donating items, gift cards, and services, as well as those who provided discounts to our school and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week...

Dr. Stephen & Rachel Ledgerwood @ Texas Chiro Health-Allen
Maggiano's Italian Restaurant-Plano & the Konecny Family
Carmel Car Wash- Allen, Stacy Rd.
Nothing Bundt Cakes-McKinney
Nothing Bundt Cakes- Allen
On the Border Cantina- Allen
Freebirds- Allen
BJ's Restaurant-Allen
Kendra Scott- Allen
Jason's Deli- Allen
Scotty P's -Allen
Kelly's at the Village- Allen
Chick-fil-A- all area restaurants
Sonic- Allen
Anna Sides- Lovejoy Younique Vendor; gabbygray21@yahoo.com
Sara Du Bois- Lovejoy LipSense Vendor; sara@duboisfamily.net
Michelle Beckett- Lovejoy Thirty-One Vendor; michelle@teambeckett.com
Mr. Nash- (Nurse Debbie's husband) Handcrafted Wooden Texas wall decor
Palio's Pizza Café-Fairview
Saxby's Coffee- Allen
Torchy's Taco's- Allen
Mooyah- Allen
Chick-fil-A - Murphy & the Webber Family for providing our teachers with a delicious breakfast during STAAR testing.
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL!    ~THE LES PTA


Super Skills Day : VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Super Skills Day (Field Day) will be Friday, May 19, 2017. Kinder-2nd will participate from 9:30-11:30 and 3rd-4th from 12:30-2:30. This year we will utilize the 4th graders to help run the stations during the Kinder-2nd morning session, however, we NEED VOLUNTEERS for the 3rd-4th afternoon session. We will have 21 stations and we will need one volunteer per station. The volunteers will need to be here from 12:15-2:45. Please sign up if you would like to volunteer to help work one of the stations during the afternoon session. Thank you for helping to make this event a success! To sign up, please click here .  
 
  • Please note that the students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria per their normal routine (no sack lunches needed).  There will be a time change for 2 Grade Levels...
 
11:15 - 11:45 - Fourth Grade
11:40 - 12:10 - Third Grade *
12:00 - 12:30 - First Grade
12:10 - 12:40 - Second Grade *
12:35 - 1:05 - Kindergarten 

GRAPHIC!!!!


NEW! Watch Dog Breakfast
Please allow the PTA to show our appreciation for your service this school year by joining us for breakfast on Tuesday, May 16 from 7:30-8:30 am. Dads and children welcome. Please RSVP to lovejoyelwatchdogs@gmail.com with the number of people planning to attend. We look forward to celebrating with you!



NEW! No Backpacks on the Last Day of School
All of the students' supplies will be sent home on Thursday, May 25th.  Therefore, we are asking students to refrain from bringing backpacks on the last day of school. Since this is an early release day and students will be released at noon, we will kick off our morning with Leopard Live at 8:05, then we will have our Kindergarten class party beginning at 10:00 and 1st - 4th grade beginning at 10:45.  


 
NEW! Camp Read
It is time once again to go camping in the Lovejoy Library! Each class will enjoy a 45 minute time next week in the LES Library Campground. Students will sing silly songs, make a craft, play a game and enjoy some storytelling. It is a favorite student activity, so be sure to ask your child about their camping experience next week! Mrs. Dawson
 


NEW! Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Please join us on Thursday, May 18th for Lovejoy Elementary PTA Chick-fil-A Spirit Night.  Make sure to mention Lovejoy Elementary before placing your order and our PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds.  Thank you for your Support!  We look forward to seeing you there!





NEW! Food Allergies Awareness Week is May 14 - 20, 2017
This is a national Campaign promoted by FARE (Food Allergy Research And Education) ( www.foodallergy.org ) and is a great opportunity to spotlight food allergies, and bring awareness at many levels. Food Allergies effect 1 in 13 people in the US, and many of our kiddos right here at Lovejoy Elementary School. As stated on FARE's website, "The goal of Food Allergy Awareness Week is to help inform the public about the serious consequences of food allergy reactions, as well as how to identify symptoms and respond in case of an emergency .
As FARE continues to advance research toward future treatments for food allergies, this awareness campaign is critical to supporting the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others. "



 
Special Olympics Auction!
Please click here to support the annual Special Olympic auction. This is open through May19th. The proceeds help support the Lovejoy ISD Special Olympic banquet. We hope that you can support this great cause.





 
O verdrive Ebooks
Even though library books must be turned in, students have 24/7 access to hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive. The books can be read on a computer or any portable device that has access to Wifi and the App store. For more information and a printable instruction sheet, please click here.
 

Notes from the Nurse Nash - Medication Pick Up
If your child has medicine at school, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicines home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer. If you have questions, please contact me at 469.742.8132 or
click hereto email Debbie Nash.


2017- 2018 School Supplies: Order Now!
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year.  School Tool Box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student requires and includes trusted brands like Elmers and Crayola.  School Tool Box saves you time searching for those hard-to-find items in the back-to-school crowds.  Just place your order online and it will be waiting for your child at school.  Time is limited, place your order today.  If you have any questions please contact Brooke Drescher at 469-742-8100. Please click here to order your supplies!
* The school supply list does not apply to current fourth graders (2017-2018 fifth graders). You will receive school supply information from SCIS. 

End of Year Awards - Mark your calendars! 
As in the past, we'll have our end-of-year awards assemblies for each grade level.  Mark your calendar for your child's assembly dates, times, and locations. 
       Kindergarten - Thursday, May 25 th  - 11:00 - in your child's            classroom
       First - Tuesday, May 23rd  - 1:30 - in your child's classroom
       Second - Wednesday, May 24th  - 1:00 - in your child's classroom
       Third - Wednesday, May 24th  - 2:00 - Lovejoy Gym
       Fourth - Thursday, May 25th - 1:00 - Lovejoy Gym 

4th  Grade Parent Information:

Sign up for the SCIS Principal Message
If you would like to start learning more about Sloan Creek Intermediate and all of the events, I would encourage you to sign up for Mr. Winkler's principal message.  This can be done by entering your email address, entering your first and last name, and then entering a check by Sloan Creek Intermediate when you click here.

District News
Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 
Pictured above:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

NEW! Lovejoy Wrestling Camp of Champions
Lovejoy Wrestling Camp will be held June 5th - 9th at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. The Camp of Champions is designed for wrestlers of various ages and skill levels.  It is open to all boys and girls, incoming grade levels K-12.  For more information, please click here .  
 
NEW! Fairview Youth Theater
Fairview Youth Theater presents Peter Pan Jr. on May 12th - 20th.  Come watch this beloved classic on Thursday, May 18th!  All Lovejoy Leopards will get in half price!  For more information, please click here . To check out the other performances, click here

Fairview youth theater also presents Seussical kids May 12th-20th. Tickets on online at at the door for $12. Www.northtexasperformingarts.org We hope to see you there.


NEW! Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys' K-8 Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' 2017 Fall season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for boys grades Kindergarten through 8th.  Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
 
Girls' teams and Boys' High School will begin registration soon.
 
Hurry, as rosters will fill quickly.
 

NEW! WSMS Choir Pop Show:  May 15
Join the WSMS Choir for their Pop Show on Monday, May 15th in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.  The Pre-Show will begin at 6:45 PM, with the main show beginning at 7:00 PM.  General admission is $5.00. 

 
May Nutrition Newsletter Link
Please click here to visit the link. 



Senior Project - Children's Miracle Network
Ashton Franquiz, a Junior at Lovejoy High School, will be competing in the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen pageant. She is the reigning Miss Hunt County's Outstanding Teen 2017.  Ashton is a philanthropist at heart and feels blessed to be raised in North Dallas and in the Lovejoy District. She is part of the Majestics leadership team, choir, theatre program, and NHS. She dances outside of school and finds time to give back through the National Charity League. Ashton feels "To much is given, much is required." Ashton believes we all can make a difference, even if it is 1 hour serving somewhere.  Some are called to serve and some are called to give, but by doing something, we can all make a difference.
Over the next several weeks, Ashton is raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Would you help her in this campaign?  "Your spare change can make a change."  Containers to collect change will be located at each campus.
 


Online Payment Center Has New Look
The Lovejoy Online Payment Center has a new look.  You are able to log on to the Online Payment Center from any mobile device and make a payment. There is no need to download an app, just visit the Online Payment Center through the internet browser on your mobile device. It's that easy.  In addition to the mobile-friendly update, you will enjoy the following features:
 
  • Quick, two-step checkout process
  • Convenient login window
  • User-friendly design
  • And more
  Keep an eye out for additional updates regarding the Online Payment Center. 

 
Kid's 1st Summer Camp
The Kids 1st Summer Camp is designed to provide quality, safe care for children ages 5-12 during the summer months. The program is staffed by Lovejoy ISD employees.
The summer camp is hosted at Lovejoy Elementary.

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The Kids 1st Summer Camp is licensed by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the program and the staff meets or exceeds all required standards. For more information and to enroll, please click here

Lovejoy ISD Summer Enrichment Camps
The Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
Please review the enrichment camps and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.

Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course
Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.  Early Registration will end on Friday, May 12th.  Click here for details.
 
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success. Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.  There is something for everyone.  Click here for details and registration links.
 
  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
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Kendra Scott - Allen, Gives Back to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Just in time for Mother's Day: Kendra Scott in Watters Creek will hold a "give back" event which will give the Foundation 20% of sales on May 11th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us on the 11th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages. 


Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, May 15th  

Tuesday, May 16th 
4th Grade Mesquite Rodeo
Watch Dog Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:30 am (Your child can eat with you.)
Wednesday, May 17th
4th Grade Intro to the Creek at SCIS 
Thursday, May 18th 
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Friday, May 19th 
Super Skills Day - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
9:30 - 11:30 - Kindergarten - 2 nd Graders
12:30 - 2:30 - 3rd and 4th Graders


 
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