Lovejoy Elementary School

Principal Message
  September 15, 2016
Principal Message

Dear Parents,
We have had another fantastic week at Lovejoy Elementary. We are all working on having a growth mindset and being eager to accept challenges.  Instead of "I can't," we say "I'm not there YET!"  This will help us to be flexible thinkers now and in our future.

If you have not had the opportunity, I highly encourage you to join our PTA. Our PTA sponsors many programs like W.A.T.C.H. Dogs, the Ice Cream Social, and author visits. They definitely add value to Lovejoy Elementary and help us continue our strong legacy.  I hope you will join us tonight at the Ice Cream Social beginning at 6:00 p.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)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. This year's campaign slogan "#addaHamilton" is inspired by the popular musical Hamilton, We are asking our donors to consider increasing their giving by adding an extra $10. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. The Foundation board of directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00 am - midnight. VisitNorthtexasgivingday.orgfor additional information.

LES News

TONIGHT! Ice Cream Social
Our PTA will, once again, host the Lovejoy Elementary Ice Cream Social.  I highly encourage you to attend, as it's a great time to meet or to reconnect with other Lovejoy families.   I hope you'll be able to join us on September 15th at 6:00pm in the Lovejoy Cafeteria.  Also, our staff members will be attending and serving ice cream and toppings to all who attend! There will be a PTA General Meeting at 7:00 following the Ice Cream Social.

NEW! Facebook and Twitter
We have started Lovejoy Elementary Facebook and Twitter pages. This will be another place for us to share upcoming events, the principal message, and other great things happening at Lovejoy Elementary.  We would love for you to like our page or follow us! 


NEW!   Spirit Night at Mooyah Burger
Please come by and enjoy dinner with us on September 29th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.  When ordering, let the Mooyah team know you are with Lovejoy Elementary.  We look forward to seeing you there!

NEW!   A Note from Transportation - Riding the Bus Home with Friends
With the continued growth of our community, bus ridership has also grown. The majority of our afternoon routes are at or near bus capacity. Therefore, transportation will not be able to accommodate students riding the bus home with others when the student is not assigned to the bus route. This would include sending your child home on another student's bus for play dates, sleep overs, group projects, sports practices, etc.
In the rare instance that you have a last minute emergency and need your child to ride the bus home with someone else, please call your child's school to get permission so the school can inform the bus driver of the change. If you have any questions or concerns regarding bus services, please contact the Transportation Office.
Jerry Graham, Director of Transportation:
Brianna Aviles, Assistant for Transportation:
Phone:  469.742.8009


REMINDER:   Directory Showcase for 4th Graders
DUE Monday, September 19th!
Do you have a 4th Grader? Don't miss your chance to showcase your 4th grader in the 2016-2017 Phone Directory. This year the ads will be in color. Show your child how proud you are of them and support your school. All proceeds help offset the cost of the phone directory. Please click here for the form.

NEW!   Social Skills "Talking With Others"
For the next two weeks, we'll practice the social skill, "Talking With Others."  It's always helpful if you take a few moments to review the steps and practice the skill at home.  When talking with others:
1.     Look at the person
2.    Use a pleasant voice
3.    Ask questions
4.    Don't interrupt 

REMINDER:   Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services - Due Friday, September 16, 2016
The online referral window for gifted and talented services for grades K-12 is now open. All referrals are processed online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.   Click here to access.

The referral window for grades 1-12 will close Friday, September 16, 2016. Testing for grades 1-12 will be Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Kindergarten referrals will be accepted through October 14, 2016. Kindergarten testing will begin in November.  For questions about services in grades K-4, please contact Caroline Garcia at or via phone:  469.742.8310 .   For questions about services in grades 5-12, please contact Brie Smith at or via phone: 469.742.8032.

REMINDER: Lovejoy Children's Choir - 4th, 5th, 6th Graders
We are pleased to announce the 7th season of the Lovejoy ISD Children's Choir. This choir is designed to serve the needs of our district's 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience. Auditions will be held for any and all LISD 4th, 5th and 6th grade students interested on the dates listed below. Returning members do not need to audition.
Audition Dates:  
  • Tuesday, September 27 (3:30 - 4:30PM) Sloan Creek Intermediate School Choir Room
  • Thursday, September 29 (3:30 - 4:30PM) Sloan Creek Intermediate School Choir Room
Singers selected to sing with the Lovejoy Children's Choir will rehearse weekly to prepare for a short performance at the LISD Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 3, 2016, and the final concert on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Our first rehearsal is Tuesday, October 11th in the SCIS choir room.

Click here to access the 2016-2017 LCC Parent Packet and online permission form. Questions can be directed to your child's music teacher or Anne Tracy

REMINDER: Student Nutrition
Families who wish to apply for free or reduced priced meals need to complete a new income application every school year. The free/reduced price eligibility of our returning students rolled over to this school year for the first 30 school days. However, last school year's Free/Reduced Priced School Meal Applications are set to expire on October 3, 2016. Students who currently receive free or reduced price meals but whose family has not yet submitted an application for the 2016-2017 school year or who have not received an eligibility letter from the Student Nutrition Office will be changed to full pay status on October 3, 2016. Households will be responsible for the cost of school lunch until a new application is submitted and processed. If you have not already completed a 2016-2017 Free/ Reduced Income Application, you can pick one up at your school's office, cafeteria, or download one from our website at To download an application from the website click on Departments, Student Nutrition, then Free/Reduced Income Applications. Once completed, please return the application to the Student Nutrition Office.

District News

NEW! Help spread LOVEJOY across state lines...
In response to the 2016 Louisiana Flooding, we'd like to show our community support to our neighboring state. You can help by participating in one or both of the following ways.

1.  Spread LOVE by donating loose change for Louisiana

2.  Bring JOY to Louisiana schools by donating books for the school libraries lost in the flood


For more information, please contact Lisa Hopkinson at 469.936.3689, Jennifer Waldrop at 972.896.9429, or Brie Smith at 469.742.8032.

NEW! Homecoming Mum Sale by the Majestics
Homecoming is just a week away!  The Majestics, our high school dance team, will once again be selling mums for Homecoming.  Our Mum team has been working diligently for the past several months, and with hundreds of items completed, we are ready to SELL!  Our sale dates and times are:
For Senior Garters/Mums and Underclassmen Garters/Mums
LoveJoy High School Cafeteria
Sept 1-Sept 21 (Mon-Fri)  11am-1pm
Beginning Sept 6 - Sept 20  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-8:30pm
We will also be selling Junior Mums, Mini Mums, and Mum Rings at the elementary, intermediate, and middle schools the week of Homecoming which is Sept 19-23 during lunch time. They will also be selling during our Ice Cream Social.

When it comes time to buy a mum or garter, please stop by and see our selection before purchasing anywhere else!  You won't be disappointed! For further questions, please contact Karen Franquiz at:  972.358.9411.

NEW! Band Booster Club Offers Homecoming Shirts for Sale
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, September 23rd.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Red Out" spirit shirt. Click here for the order form.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 16.

REMINDER: Team Holly Foundation Fundraising Events
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  Team Holly foundation is hosting several events to help build awareness. We hope you will be able to visit these establishments and show your support. Please make sure  you mention "Team Holly" at checkout.

September 19th - 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Chick-fil-A in Allen on Stacy Road

REMINDER: An Evening With the Majestics
Once again the Majestic Dance Team is inviting girls K-6 to join them for an  Evening With The Majestics on Homecoming night, Friday, September 23rd. They will perform the Pre-game Fight Song in the Victory lines on the field, then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers. During half time, the Majestics will dedicate a special routine to you and your new "Mini Majestic" friends. Please  click here for more details or visit our website at .
NEW!   Introduction to BYOP® (Volleyball) Meeting and Presentation:  October 3

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.
BYOP® Program Details: Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
An informational meeting and presentation will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on October 3 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Please click here for additional information.
REMINDER: Gifted and Talented Meet & Greet
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will host an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 20 from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Board Room of the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002.  Please join us to learn more about the Gifted and Talented program at LISD, as well as The Lovejoy Gifted Association.  This is an opportunity to meet Brie Smith (LISD Director of Advanced Academics), Caroline Garcia (LISD Elementary GT Coordinator), and other GT parents. For additional information, please click here.
REMINDER: Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse:  Registration Now Open
Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country. Registration is now open for the fall season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse, grades 1 - 12, boys only.  Click here to view additional information regarding registration.  Rosters are filling fast; register now!
For additional information regarding the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program, click here.  
REMINDER: Leopard Mini Cheer Camp
The LHS Cheerleaders are hosting their annual Junior Leopard Mini Cheer Camp for kids 4 years through 4th grade! Come and join the LHS cheerleaders on October 8th to learn cheers, chants, and jumps! Then cheer with the cheerleaders during the first quarter of the Varsity game on Leopard Friday October 14th! A cheer T-shirt is included in the cost! Please click  here   for more information and registration.
NEW! Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament:  October 7
The 8th Annual LLI Golf Tournament will be held on October 7th, 2016, at Heritage Ranch with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. Lunch will be served.  Raffle items and other fun prizes will be available.  The tournament was sold out last year, so register early. Please click here for additional information.  To register, click here


Monday, September 19  
Social Skill:  Talking With Others
Majestics Mum Sale  
Tuesday, September 20
Majestics Mum Sale
Wednesday, September 21
Pep Rally
Chess Club
Majestics Mum Sale
Thursday, September 22
Progress Reports Go Home
Majestics Mum Sale
Friday, September 23
Leopard Live at 2:00

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