Principal Message:  November 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Greetings and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! As you know, we will not have school next week.  I hope that you enjoy your time with your family and of course, good food!  J I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and most importantly, sharing your precious children with us each 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 
NEW! Lady Leopards Volleyball Team Advances to State Tournament
The Lady Leopards Volleyball team secured the 5A Region 2 Championship this past weekend, and are moving on to the State Semi-Finals on Friday, November 18th, against Cedar Park.  The game will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, and will begin at 1:00 PM.  Click here to review the Culwell Center's "Clear Bag Policy."
 
Students wishing to attend the game may receive an excused absence by checking out of school after 10:00 AM.  Students will then need to turn in their ticket stub (with the student's name written on the back), or a note from their parent, when they return to school on Monday, November 28th.   By waiting to check out of school after 10:00 AM students will be counted as present for state attendance purposes.
 
NFHS Network and Spectrum Sports will provide live broadcasts of the 2016 UIL Volleyball State Tournament on November 16-19 from the Curtis Culwell Center.  Fans, family, and alumni unable to attend the matches may watch the UIL Volleyball State Semifinals live online by clicking here .  Subscribers may also watch on the go by downloading the NFHS Network app for iPhone and Android devices.
 
The Conference 3A - 6A championship matches on Saturday will also be available on Spectrum Sports. Please note, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is now Spectrum Sports. For more information, please contact Stacey Mitch at stacey.mitch@charter.com .
 
NEW! Boosterthon Fun Run Results
We want to say a special thank you to everyone who participated in our Fun Run.  We are excited to announce that we have a PLEDGED PROFIT of $21,260! If you have not collected all of your pledges, please do so immediately and send them to the office.  Although we did not reach our goal of $42,000, we will save this money and continue trying different avenues so we can have shade! 
Top classes:
Kindergarten: Lofton ($110 ppl)
1st grade: Lander ($86 ppl)
2nd grade: Everett ($54 ppl)
3rd grade: Reiners ($83 ppl)
4th grade: Wilkins ($68 ppl)
 
Top 4 Boys & Winners of being a Ball Boy at Boy's Basketball Game (we will contact these parents with more information)
Cruz Facusse
Zach Tillett
Andrew Walters
Nash Boxell
 
Top 4 Girls & Winners of being a Ball Girl at Girl's Basketball Game (we will contact these parents with more information)
Taylor Oleson
Alyvia Veatch
Brighton Rice
Taylor Bradshaw
 
NEW! Thank you for the Veteran's Day posters!
We certainly appreciate all those who sent in Veterans Posters that pay tribute to your Veteran. Together the posters made quite a display in the school and the students (and staff) enjoyed reading them. If you'd like your poster returned to you ... please contact Mr. Miller ( glen_miller@lovejoyisd.net ) and let him know. He'll then send the poster back to you via your student. (Please don't forget to tell Mr. Miller the homeroom teacher of your student.) If you wouldn't mind us keeping the poster, we'd love to add it to our growing collection and display it again in the years to come.
 
NEW! Overdrive EBooks and Audiobooks
Parents, Lovejoy ISD has built a collection of over 3,000 ebook and audiobook titles through Overdrive. Your students have access to download them and enjoy them on the go! For more information, look for the Overdrive flyer here.
 
Thanksgiving Break
As a reminder, Lovejoy ISD will be closed the week of November 21st - November 25th.  We will return to school on Monday, November 28th.  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.
 
November is American Diabetes  Month
American Diabetes Month is part of the American Diabetes Association ' s efforts to bring attention to the dise ase 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.
 
Lovejoy Preschool Newsletter
Please click here for the latest newsletter, The Paw Print.


District News
   
NEW! Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys and Girls Teams Registration Open Through January 6
Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.  Register for:
 
Boys:  Grades 1st through 12th
Girls:  Grades Kindergarten through 8th
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are quickly filling!
   
NEW! Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy Arts will kick off its annual district event, the Fine Arts Festival, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Lovejoy High School.  Featured performances include concerts by the Lovejoy Band program, a preview of the Varsity Cheerleaders UIL performance, and a performance by the WSMS Cheerleaders. The Visual Art galleries will be open for touring between concerts and performances.
The Festival continues all day on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with the first performances beginning at 10:00 AM at Lovejoy High School. This year's Festival will feature artwork from students from all campuses participating in visual art courses.  The newly renovated LHS Visual Arts Gallery will be open for public tours.  We will host performances from the elementary music programs, choir, Color Guard, orchestra, studio dance, Majestics, and theatre programs throughout the day.
Please come support our Lovejoy Arts programs and see the amazing works being presented.  For a complete Fine Arts Festival schedule please click here.
 
We hope to see our Lovejoy Arts parents involved in donating or volunteering to help make the Festival a success. 
 
To make a donation, please click here .  
 
To serve as an adult volunteer, please click here .
 
For additional information, please contact Fela Mathy , Director of Fine Arts.
 
Join the Lovejoy Arts Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the Festival.
 
NEW! Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Hosting 2nd Annual " LLI Gives Back"  Drive Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. is hosting their 2nd annual " LLI Gives Back "  drive benefiting Allen Community Outreach.  The drop off location is the Lovejoy High School indoor practice facility on Monday, November 28th from 5:00 -  7:00 PM.  Click here for details.
 
NEW! Lovejoy Cheerleaders Host Parent Night Out
Do you need someone to watch the kids so you can do some holiday shopping? Bring them to the Lovejoy Cheerleaders Shop ' N Drop event for a pajama party.  There will be games, crafts, movies, and more. The event will be held on Friday, December 9th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School gym.  The cost is $25 for the first child, and $15 per each additional child. Proceeds will help support the cheerleaders ' upcoming UIL cheer competition. The kids will have a great time, and you will have a few kid-free hours to run your holiday errands. RSVP or email questions to Head Coach Shelly Wiggins .   Click here for additional information.

Quick Links
Week-at-a-Glance
THANKSGIVING BREAK - November 21st - 25th
Monday, November 28 th      
Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Recycle Week
Tuesday, November 29 th  
Tutoring
Wednesday, November 30 th  
Chess, 3:05
Thursday, December 1 st    
Tutoring
Lovejoy Elementary Choir perform at Fairview Tree Lighting at 6:50
Friday, December 2 nd   
 
Saturday, December 3 rd
Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival - LES Choir performs at 10:30 in the Performance Gym. *All students artwork will be on display.
 


 
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