Principal Message:  November 10, 2016

Dear Parents,

We have had a great day at our Fun Run! We want to thank everyone for their support.  At last count, we raised about $19,000.  In the coming weeks, we will give you reports of our final total.  We especially want to thank all of the teachers, volunteers, and parents who came out today to help make this event a huge success!  We hope that you will be able to join us tomorrow for our Veteran's day assembly at 10:15 a.m. The Veteran's brunch will begin at 9:15 a.m.  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 
DEADLINE EXTENDED: LAST NIGHT TO RECEIVE PLEDGES FOR OPERATION SHADE
Register your student on www.funrun.com  To log in pledges, please register your child on www.funrun.com  , using our school's registration code: 789-144 . Students receive a
FREE GIFT just by having their parent or guardian register them on www.funrun.com .
 
REMINDER! Veterans Day Brunch and Assembly
We hope that you will be able to join us on
Friday, November 11th for our Veterans Day Assembly in the Lovejoy Gym at 10:15 a.m.  We will host a brunch for our heroes in the Gathering Spot at 9:15 a.m.   We are asking that our students wear Red, White, and Blue to show support for those that we are honoring. 
 
DUE TOMORROW! Lovejoy Letter Campaign
We need your help for an upcoming opportunity to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and what an impact each one has on our children! The district provides an extra check for teachers the day before Thanksgiving break. In addition to those checks, again this year we would love to include a hand-written letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on our campus.
We would be so grateful if you could write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past, that have been valuable to your child(ren)'s educational experience. I have sent a notecard and envelope home in your child's Thursday folder for you to use! Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign). Please return the letter to the front office by Friday November 11th. These letters are for each member of our staff, including those making the great smelling rolls, the ladies we see in carpool each morning, and our great staff for kiddos who need additional support. I hope you will remember all of the people that make an impact in your child's education.
The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition, we really appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign.
 
Sincerely,
Tanya Samuels
LES Lovejoy Letter Campaign Coordinator
tanya.samuels@sbcglobal.net
 
N EW! Thanksgiving Break
As a reminder, Lovejoy ISD will be closed the week of November 21 st - November 25 th .  We will return to school on Monday, November 28 th .  Did you know that the Friday before Thanksgiving Break was the day recorded last year with the most absences?  Please know that this will be a day of learning, and we are looking forward to seeing all of our students next Friday.
 
NEW!  Reminder About Dismissal
As a reminder, if your child is going to home a different way in the afternoon, please call our office at 469-742-8100 or email our receptionist at brooke_drescher@lovejoyisd.net to know the new plan. If it is after 2:00, please make sure that you call our office.  Please do NOT text or email our teachers since they are busy teaching our precious students! Thank you in advance for helping us with this procedure.
 
NEW!  Box Tops
The first Box Tops contest of this school year came to a close on Friday, November 4th. You all did a GREAT job sending in the Box Tops you have been collecting! Even though only one homeroom class can come out on top each contest period, everyone wins because the school receives a dime for each unexpired box top sent in!
The classroom that brought in the most Box Tops this first contest period is..... Mrs. Wilkins' 4th Grade Homeroom!!! They will receive a special treat for bringing in the most this time around.
The SECOND CONTEST is already underway! Keep clipping those little dimes and be sure to send them in to school in a zip top baggie with your child's teacher's name on the baggie! If the teacher's name is not on the baggie, the class can not receive credit for their classroom total.
THANK YOU ALL for participating in this fun and FREE way to earn money for our school!
 
NEW!  RECYCLE WEEK
In support of America recycles day November 15th and Recycle week Novemeber 14 th - 18 th, we are collecting items for a great cause. Project warm.us serves North Texas homeless by getting them much needed warmth for the fall and winter. Collecting: coats (adults & kids), blankets, scarves/gloves & shoes. (Collecting in carpool and cafeteria all week). For more information, please click here.
 
November is American Diabetes  Month
American Diabetes Month is part of the American Diabetes Association' s efforts to bring attention to the disease and those affected by it.  The American Diabetes Association' s website provides additional information which may be found here.  
 
Each Friday during National Diabetes Awareness Month you may show your support for people affected by diabetes by wearing blue.  Click here for details.
 
NEXT WEEK! 
T hanksgiving lunch
Our annual Lovejoy Thanksgiving luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 17 th.  Please mark your calendar so you will not miss this opportunity to feast your child.  Please click herefor more information.
4 th grade - 10:45
2 nd Grade - 11:15
3 rd Grade - 11:45
1 st Grade - 12:15
Kindergarten - 12:45 (program will follow)
 
NEW!  Lovejoy Preschool Newsletter
Please click here for the latest newsletter, The Paw Print.

District News
                                                        
NEW!  WSMS Theatre Presents. LEGALLY BLONDE, JR, - Tickets on Sale Now!
Our family friendlyproduction of Legally Blond, Jr. runs November 10-12 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 pm at Willow Springs Middle School, 1101 W. Lucas Road. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for adults and may be purchased at the online payment center  by clicking here clicking here .  
 
For more information, please email Donella DiPasquale at donella_dipasquale@lovejoyisd.net . No need to dress up, but please don't wear white after Labor Day. We hope everyone in Lovejoy is totally psyched to see the show.
 
NEW! Celebrate Arbor Day:  November 12
Girl Scout Troop 8938 would like to invite you to Celebrate Arbor Day:
 
Saturday, November 12th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lucas Community Park, 655 Country Club Road
 
Girl Scout Troop 8938 will be handing out free tree seedlings to the first 100 attendees. Come out and support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands. Help us keep Lucas Beautiful.
 
Senior Project:  Blood Drive
LHS Senior, Katie Hale, is organizing a blood drive for her Senior Project.  Read below to see how you may donate blood to the American Red Cross.
 
Where:  Lovejoy High School Auxiliary Gym
 
When: Thursday, November 17th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
How:
 
  1.    Go to www.redcrossblood.org
  2.   Type lovejoycampus in box at the top right of the page.  See example below: 
  3. Choose a time slot to donate. You will receive a reminder text as the donation date approaches. 
  It's that easy. Thank you for supporting the blood drive. Your donation could help save a life.
 
STAR PARTY: November 11TH
Puster Elementary, along with the Texas Astronomical Society, will host a star party on November 11th. Viewing will begin at 6:00 PM and end at approximately 9:00 PM.  Join us as we explore the stars, moon, planets, the Andromeda Galaxy, and many exciting objects in the Milky Way. Parking will be available in the front lot. You may enter through the front doors where signs will direct you to the courtyard and back parking lot where viewing will take place. Access to the back parking lot will not be available via the driveway. The Puster PTA will provide hot chocolate
 
Revisiting Diversity:  More than a Buzzword:  November 17
You see it sprinkled in college catalogs, corporate mission statements, and in employee training seminars:  Diversity.  A New York Times piece recently made the claim that the ubiquitous word has all but lost its meaning.  This lecture, presented by Dr. Salena Brody, will revisit what diversity really means for our schools, workplaces, and communities, focusing on social science research from the past half century.
 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building/Training Room
 
Dr. Salena Brody is a professor of Psychology at Collin College.  She earned her doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studying intergroup contact and attitude change.  Her research focuses on identifying the conditions under which contact between groups leads to prejudice reduction and other positive outcomes.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa member and has received numerous teaching awards including being named the 2016-2017 Outstanding Professor of the Year at Collin College.  She is a proud Lovejoy parent and active member of the community, serving on the Friends of Fairview Fire Board of Directors.
Lovejoy Women's Lacrosse Try It Days:  November 12
Lovejoy senior Kennedy Miller has taken on the challenge of launching the Lady Leopard Lacrosse program as her 2017 Senior Project. Please join Kennedy, Coach Shannon, and the rest of the Lovejoy student volunteer coaching staff for one of the free Try It Days scheduled this fall:
November 12, 2016                         WSMS                   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All grades are welcome and loaner sticks will be available on a first come, first served basis. For additional information contact Kennedy Miller at ksmillerlacrosse@gmail.com  or visit the website at:  www.leopardlacrosse.com


Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance
Monday, November 14 th      
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Recycle Week
Tuesday, November 15 th  
 
Wednesday, November 16 th  
Chess, 3:05
Thursday, November 17 th   
Thanksgiving Feast
4 th grade - 10:45
2 nd Grade - 11:15
3 rd Grade - 11:45
1 st Grade - 12:15
Kindergarten - 12:45 (program will follow)
Friday, November 18 th  
Kindergarten - 2 nd grade Dental Presentation

 
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