Principal Message:  May 5, 2017

Dear Parents,
We have had a great week of learning at Lovejoy Elementary.  We cannot thank you enough for spoiling us this week.  We are truly blessed to be a part of this amazing community.  Thank you for sending us fantastic students each and every day.

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 

The teachers and staff at Lovejoy Elementary would like to thank all of our parents for making Teacher Appreciation Week amazing!  We are blessed to have such wonderful families here at Lovejoy Elementary School.  Thanks for making us feel so special!

STAAR Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade - May 8th & 9th
Our third and fourth graders will be taking the STAAR test on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th.  As a reminder, students should not bring cell phones or any electronic devices to school on this day due to testing. 
Do not forget to send appropriate snacks! As always, guests aren't allowed to dine with our              test takers.  Also, we respectfully ask that there are no volunteers or lunch guests on testing days for any grade level.  Should you have unusual circumstances, please contact me at (469)742-8077and we can find a solution. 
STAAR Testing Days Schedule - 1st and 2nd Grade schedules will not be affected.
3rd Math and Reading May 8th and 9th             4th Math and Reading May 8th and 9th
8:30-12:30- Testing                                                   8:30-12:30- Testing
2:45-1:15- Lunch                                                       12:35-1:05- Lunch
1:15-1:45- Recess                                                     1:10- 2:00- Specials
1:45-2:05- Read/ pack up                                        2:00-2:30- Read/ Pack up
2:10-2:55- Specials                                                   2:30-3:00- Recess
3:00- Dismissal                                                          3:00- Dismissal
Kindergarten Schedule:
9:30- 10:20- specials
11:15-11:45- Lunch
2:00-2:30- Recess

NEW!  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.

NEW!  All Library Books Due
Parents, all library books are due back to the Lovejoy Library by Friday, May 12th. A list of your child's current checkouts can be found in Thursday folders. If your child has lost a book, payment will need to be made to replace it. You may pay by cash, check or to pay online click here .
  NEW!  Overdrive 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.

Super Skills Day  
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 will 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 

Storm Season is Here!
With the uncertainty of North Texas weather in the spring, I want to be clear about our approach to emergency weather procedures on campus. We have designated weather safe rooms on the interior of the campus. In the event there is a tornado warning, students and staff will take shelter in their designated rooms. We will monitor weather radars to ensure we are aware of how close severe weather is to Lovejoy Elementary. In the event there is a tornado in the immediate area, we will not release students in order to ensure their safety. If you arrive on campus prior to this particular time, we will ask that you join your child in their severe weather location. Once it has been determined that a tornado is in the immediate area, ALL staff (especially front office staff) will take shelter and will not be available to let visitors in through the front door. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Craft.

Teacher Request Forms - DUE TODAY!
If your child is in Kindergarten - third grade, you have the opportunity to complete a teacher request form.  This year, we will be completing the form on line, and we will not be sending home a paper copy.  The form is due by Friday, May 5th.  Please click here to complete the form.


Kindergarten Sneak Peek 
We are very excited to meet our new Leopards.  If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten for the 2017 - 2018 school year, please join us on Friday, May 12th from 8:15 - 10:00am.  (This is NOT a come and go event!)  During this time, the parents will learn about Lovejoy Elementary with the principal, Wendy Craft, and the students will spend time learning about Kindergarten with our Kindergarten teachers.  


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

NEW! 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.
NEW! Puster Star Party: May 9
Puster Elementary School will host a Star Party on Tuesday, May 9th from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM on the playground east of Puster Elementary School. This event is open to the public.  We hope you will join us and bring your friends and family.

We'll be out observing stellar constellations, the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and its Galilean moons, star clusters, and a few other interesting objects in the Milky Way.

NEW! 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. 

Lovejoy Country Run: May 6
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. invites you to join them for a morning run or walk in the country surrounding Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM. The certified 5K course is a fast course or, if you prefer, you may choose the 1K Fun Run. Races will be chip-timed by Race Chip Timing.
After running, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included in the race entry fee. Non-race participants may buy tickets at the door ($7 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and children 5 years and younger eat free) for breakfast.
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.  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

NEW! 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

Monday, May 8th  
3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Testing - No Volunteers!
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05  pm (Last Session)
Tuesday, May 9th
3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Testing - No Volunteers!
Wednesday, May 10th
STAAR Make Up Day
LISD Board Meeting, 7:30 pm 
Thursday, May 11th 
STAAR Make Up Day
Friday, May 12th 
Kindergarten Sneak Peek, 8:15 am 
Last Day STAAR Make Up Day

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