Principal Message:  September 22, 2016

Dear Parents,

I hope this email finds you doing well. I am recovering from my knee surgery and moving a little more slowly than I would like, but hopefully soon, I will be back up to speed. I appreciate all of your prayers and well wishes.   We want to thank our awesome PTA for hosting a fabulous ice cream social.  A big thank you to the White family for donating the ice cream from the Mooyah food truck.  I heard it was a fun event, and I was so bummed to have to miss it.

We hope all of our students will wear RED tomorrow to support LHS Homecoming "Red Out" event. 

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 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Launches Annual Appeal Campaign

The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. The goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. This year's campaign slogan "#addaHamilton" is inspired by the popular musical Hamilton.  Donors are asked to consider increasing their giving by adding an extra $10. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education within Lovejoy.
 
Join the Foundation's board of directors on North Texas Giving Day, by donating to the Foundation on Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00 AM - midnight.  Click here to donate. 



There are a few tickets remaining for one of the auction items from the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Denim and Diamonds Auction and Gala: The Leadership Council BBQ. This event is hosted by Ted Moore, Superintendent of Lovejoy ISD, and the leadership team. The event will be held on September 30th at Noah's in Fairview, from 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM. The BBQ will be catered by Prairie House Restaurant, and includes an open bar with beer and wine. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by Kent Messer (Principal of Willow Springs Middle School) and Ray Winkler (Principal of Sloan Creek Intermediate School).  The cost of the tickets is $100 per person.
 
If you are interested in attending, you may purchase your tickets on the Foundation for Lovejoy School's website by clicking here .  Be sure to add "BBQ Tickets" in the comments field
 
Should you require any assistance, please contact Cindy Booker, Executive Director of the Foundation, at:  cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net .

LES News 

NEW! Student Spotlight
Emily Dillon, a 4th grade student at Lovejoy Elementary school was recently featured in the Allen American. Emily held a bake sale and raised $900 to donate to flood victims in Baton Rouge. We are so proud of Emily for showing great character and making a difference! Click here  to read the article.


NEW! LOVEJOY'S GOT TALENT!
This year, we have decided to have our annual Talent Show during the fall. We received feedback from parents and teachers that May is too hectic.  Therefore, our annual Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, October 26th for 1st and 2nd grade, and Thursday, October 27th for 3rd  & 4th grade. Registration for the show and instructions for submitting music can be found on the LES Music Website. Auditions for the Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, October 12th , and Thursday, October 13th. The Talent Show Committee will need to see your completed act with props, and costumes at your audition. Be creative! Have fun! Show your talent!
 

NEW! Mooyah Night on September 29th
We hope you will join us for spirit night at Mooyah in Fairview from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  on Thursday, September 29th! Please mention Lovejoy Elementary when ordering. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA.
 

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
Power School Parent Portal
Input your user name 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 Peggy Whitmore a call at 469.742.8083.
 

NEW! LES Fall Festival on October 20th
Volunteers and Donations are needed for the Fall Festival! If you are interested in helping plan the Fall Festival or in helping volunteer at the Fall Festival, please contact Meredith Barnett at meredithbarnett@gmail.com.

We need lots of volunteers to make this event successful! If you know any high school or middle school students who need service hours, this is a fun and easy way to earn them.  We will also be collecting donations (water, individually wrapped candy, prizes, and cakes) for this fun evening.  We appreciate all of your help in making this event successful!


NEW! Thank You for "Spreading Lovejoy Across State Lines."
The Lovejoy community came together last week to raise over $4,000 for the flood victims in Louisiana. Additionally, hundreds of books were donated to help rebuild the Denham Springs Library. Thank you to everyone who contributed. A special thank you to Lisa Hopkinson, Jennifer Waldrop, and Brie Smith for coordinating the effort to "Spread Lovejoy Across State Lines." Please note: we have concluded this event, and are not accepting any more donations.
 

NEW! Box Tops
Would you like to help Lovejoy Elementary earn some extra money?  It is as easy as 1, 2, 3. First, find Box Tops on many different products like Ziploc baggies, then clip Box Tops from each package, and send the Box Tops to school. For each Box Top Lovejoy Elementary receives 10¢.  Thank you in advance for helping us earn extra money!
 

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!   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: Lovejoy Children's Choir - 4th, 5th, and 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 at:anne_tracy@lovjeoyisd.net.



NEW!  Student Nutrition Newsletter
Please click here for the latest edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter.


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 www.lovejoyisd.net. 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!   Introduction to BYOP® (Volleyball) Meeting and Presentation:  October 3rd

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.

 
NEW! Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament:  October 7th
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

Week-at-a-Glance
Week At A Glance:

Monday, September 26th    
 Watch Me Sculpt, 3:05
Tuesday, September 27th  
 
Wednesday, September 28th 
Chess Club, 3:05
Thursday, September 29th 
Mooyah Night 5:00 - 9:00
Friday, September 30th 
8:00 Leopard Live
1:45 LHS Performance of Peter & the Star Catcher
 

 
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