Principal Message:  October 5, 2017


D ear Parents,

Happy Thursday!  I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for sending us amazing students every day.  It is an honor and blessing to lead this campus, and it is because the amazing students, teachers, and parents.  I hope that you have a happy and safe Fall Break. Enjoy this time making great memories with your family.  
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me.
All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077 (office)
214-551-4503 (cell)
LES News 



 
Book Fair
Saddle up for the fall book fair! Cowboys and cowgirls will find some rootin', tootin' good books.  The fair will run from Friday, October 13th- Friday, October 20th.  The fair will also be open during the Fall Festival on October 19th!  It takes many volunteers to make the Book Fair happen. If you would like to help with decorating for the fair please email Mrs. Dawson kristin_dawson@lovejoyisd.net  PTA will also be asking for volunteers to help run the fair.  More information about signing up will be coming soon!



NEW! Engineering for Kids
Now Registering for STEM Engineering for Kids classes for students in  Kindergarten - 4th Grade.  $129/session plus a $10 supply fee for 7 weeks of class.  Classes will be held on Fridays from 3:10 - 4:10pm from Friday, October 20th and goes through December 8th.  Please see included flyer for more details.  Please click here to register online.  

NEW! Jump Rope for Heart
It's time for Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart!  This program teaches heart healthy habits and helps the American Heart Association raise money for research and education that saves lives.  Please see included flyer for more information. To register please visit heart.org/jump or heart.org/hoops.  



NEW! Volunteer Opportunities
LES has many ways that parents can help our students and teachers this month. Opportunities include Book Fair, PTA's Fall Festival, and Friday Lunchroom Helpers. Please go to  PT Avenue, organization code LESPTA, and click on the calendar to see all dates and times. Thank you!

If you have not yet completed your volunteer clearance for the 2017-2018 school year, you can find it here:  Volunteer Application - Volunteering - Lovejoy Independent School District .




NEW! Volunteer of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS! LES volunteer of the month for September is
Chantell Walters! She will receive a priority parking spot for the month of October. Thank you Chantell!


  
HELP!  Please Complete FERPA and General Waiver Forms
We have about 219 students who have not updated their FERPA forms.  Please take the time to update these forms.  Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms online by:

Go the LISD website -  www.lovejoyisd.net
Click on Parents
PowerSchool Parent Portal
Input your username and password
You should now be in PowerSchool.  Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom  - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"

If you have any questions, please give Shelley Quirrenbach a call at 469.742.8083 or email her at shelley_quirrenbach@lovejoy.net.




PTA Reflections: Within Reach 
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Elementary PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.  This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition.  For rules and entry forms  click here.  The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
You may contact Christina Smith with questions at smithtopia@gmail.com. Please  click here for additional information.


 
4th Grade Austin Field Trip
On Friday, January 19th, 2018,  our 4th grade students will be taking a field trip to Austin on chartered buses to tour the Texas Ranger Museum, Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the State Capital.  Please see the included flyer for specific details and permission slip.  The money and permission slip are DUE no later than October 20th.



DUE TOMORROW! 4th Grade Showcase -PTA Directory
Congratulate your child on a job well done at Lovejoy Elementary.  Place an ad in the LES 2017-18 Directory showcasing your 4th grader. For more information, please email Anna Sides at gabbygray21@yahoo.com.







Monday, October 9th
NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday, October 10th

Wednesday, October 11th
Chess Club
Watch Me Sculpt
Thursday, October 12th

Friday, October 13th 
Last Day of First Nine Weeks 

 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Men's Tailgate Tournament:  October 11
It is time for the men to sign up for the Men's Tailgate Tournament. Join us for food, beer, and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed to play two games. The tournament will be held at the home of John and Kris Dunaway in Lucas. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Nine Band Brewing, Tom Grisak Estate Homes Realtors, Estate Life Magazine - Lucas and Fairview, Chick-fil-A of Allen, and the Dunaway Family. For more information and to register to for the event click on the following link: Men's Tailgate Registration
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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.


Evening with the Majestics -  Deadline to Register is TOMORROW,  Friday, October 6th
The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers. Click here for additional information. Click here to complete the registration form and to be a part of the Homecoming tradition.


Homecoming Mums
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch from Monday, September 25th through October 12th between  11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM beginning September 26th through October 12th.   
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  The Majestics thank you for your support.
New This Year:  Name loops, braids and bases to buy to help you make your own.  


Lovejoy High School Student Council - Pink Out Football Game:  October 27
Every year, Lovejoy Student Council makes a donation to help beat breast cancer. The LHS Student Council members invite you to purchase Pink Out t-shirts to raise money and spread awareness for the cause. The t-shirts are $16 and may be purchased through the Online Payment Center .
This year's fundraiser will benefit a local non-profit organization. Check out www.breastcancercanstickit.org , and the organization April Samuels has built to help fight breast cancer. Her story is amazing and her family lives in the Lovejoy district. Orders will be delivered to campuses October 25th and 26th.


ASA Winter Basketball
Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K-12.  For additional information, please click here 


Eagle Project: Hurricane Harvey Relief
"My name is Hunter Kight, I am an 8th grader at Willow Springs, and I've just started my eagle project. I have chosen to help the hurricane Harvey victims for my project. Many of the victims did not have flood insurance and this looks to be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. The clean-up and rebuild effort will take more than a year. There is a time during disasters like this that charities experience donor fatigue. This is where donations drop to their lowest. Through my project I am trying to reduce donor fatigue, by collecting basic essential items. I have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect supplies like canned goods, baby food/formula, hygiene items, diapers and cases of water. Large donation boxes are located at each school to collect these items. I will leave these boxes out until November 3, 2017. Please consider supporting this effort by filling the boxes and helping the victims." For additional information, please click here.
 
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christiensen@lovejoyisd.net.  P.S.  Dogs are welcome!


BYOP Volleyball - BYOP® Program Overview
This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent. For additional information click here.


Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: TOMORROW!
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen.  Registration will begin at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM.  Click here for the registration form and for additional information.


Hurricane Relief
In light of the devastation caused by Harvey, Anthony Tang (LHS Senior) is leading the way to help those affected by the hurricane. From sorting toothbrushes to organizing fundraising drives in the district, Anthony has been doing anything he can to help the cause.
Anthony, a senior at Lovejoy High, first learned of the traumatic impacts of the storm when he contacted a childhood friend who lives in Houston. "My buddy's family was fortunately not severely affected because his house is on higher ground, but many other houses in surrounding neighborhoods were flooded and ruined. I can't imagine the troubles those families are facing, but I want to help in any way I can." Anthony has reached out and partnered with Trusted World and Salvation Army and has delivered boxes of donations to be transported from their warehouses. "It makes me smile to see how genuinely cooperative people are in this time of need. Everyone I have worked with seems so willing to help."
Anthony is requesting the help of fellow Leopards.  There is a need for clothes and shoes, especially for youth. Other supplies in need include Adult X-Large T-Shirts and undergarments, as well as Women's Sports-bras. If you wish to donate supplies or help pack donations to support this cause, please contact Anthony at:  tang_anthony@lovejoyisd.com
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