Lovejoy Elementary 

Principal Email - September 8, 2016 


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Dear Parents,

We have had a fantastic short week! I hope that you have a great weekend. 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)


 
  
The 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 Hamil
ton, 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. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for more information and to donate .


Lovejoy Elementary News:
 
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, we receive 10¢.  Thank you in advance for helping us earn extra money!
 
NEW!   Elementary Night at the Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball Game
The Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball Team would like to celebrate Elementary Night with you on Tuesday, September 13th. Freshman and JV play at 5:30pm Varsity plays at 6:30pm. We will be playing against Forney High School at Home. Come out and support your Leopards. We will have a demonstration that evening from Ruth Nelson of BYOP (Bring Your Own Parent) Ruth has over 40 years of volleyball experience and has designed a successful volleyball training program for ages 5-10years old.
BYOP® Program Overview: This training program is designed for any 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 be actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training as well as life lessons to both player and parent. www.bringyourownparent.com
 
DOUBLE L CHOIR
The Double L Choir is the official choir of Lovejoy Elementary and open to all 3rd and 4th graders. We rehearse Mondays from 3-4pm and have 3-4 performances each year - including our Veteran's Day celebration at LES, The LISD Fine Arts Festival in December, and a Spring Concert. More information can be found by clicking here . Registration for Double L may be completed online here: http://tinyurl.com/jo53oo8
The first rehearsal is Monday, September 12th. Please contact Wendy Hebert wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net for more information.
 
NEW! Lovejoy ISD Preschool Newsletter
Please click here for the latest edition of the "PAW" print from the Lovejoy ISD Preschool PTA.
 
Directory Showcase for 4th Graders
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.
 
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 6:00 in the Lovejoy Cafeteria.  Also, our staff member 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.
 
Social Skill "Introducing Yourself"
For the next two weeks, we will be practicing how to "Introduce Yourself."  We appreciate you taking a moment to practice this with your child as well.  When introducing yourself,
  1. 1.       Look at the person.
  2. 2.       Use a pleasant voice.
  3. 3.       Offer a greeting.  Say "HI, my name is..."
 
Picture Day Thursday, September 15th
Two weeks from today is our fall picture day!   All students will have their picture taken for the 2015 - 2016 school yearbook.  Should you want to purchase picture packets, there will be an order form in your child's Thursday Folder next week.  Approximate picture times are:
8:30 - 8:45 - 3rd  Grade
8:45 - 9:10 - Kindergarten
9:10 9:30 - 1st Grade
9:30 - 9:45 - 2nd Grade
9:45 - 10:15 - 4th Grade
Adjustments will be made should our grade levels move through the line slower of faster than expected
 
PTA Membership
I would like to invite you to join our PTA as we work together with the faculty at LES to enrich every child's educational experience over the next 10 months. Joining PTA has some perks for you personally, including a printed PTA student directory and an electronic PTA newsletter, both only distributed to PTA members.  Beyond that, your dues help us meet our budget goals so we can continue to provide exemplary programs for the students at LES that we have all grown to love and appreciate.  Being a PTA member also provides you with the opportunity to attend our general meetings and participate as a voting member in making decisions throughout the school year.
 
Membership dues are $7.50 per person.  Anyone related to an LES student is eligible to be a member, including the students themselves!  We have entire families who have joined the team, including grandparents!  The support we have here at LES from our families is truly phenomenal and makes representing you all on the board a very special experience.  Please click here for the membership form.
 
Abby Gray
LES PTA Membership Chair
 
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services
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, located at https://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net/public/ .
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 caroline_garcia@lovejoyisd.net or via phone 469.742.8310   For questions about services in grades 5-12, please contact Brie Smith at brie_smith@lovejoyisd.net or via phone 469.742.8032 .
 
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 4 th, 5 th and 6 th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience. Auditions will be held for any and all LISD 4 th, 5 th and 6 th 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, F ebruary 28, 2017. Our first rehearsal is Tuesday, October 11th in the SCIS choir room.

Visit
http://lovejoymusic.weebly.com/lovejoy-childrens-choir.html 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 ( Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net ).
 
Chess Club Enthusiasts : Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session on September 12, 2016. To get a copy of the flier for chess club and to register online go to the following website: http://lovejoychess.weebly.com/school-chess-club-registration.html If you have any questions please email Miles Knight at miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net
Volunteering for the 2016 - 2017 School Year
As you know for the safety and security on all campuses, our volunteers must complete a volunteer form EACH YEAR which includes a criminal record check. In order to get the ball rolling to be approved as a volunteer for the new school year, please follow the steps by clicking here.  If you have questions regarding volunteering, please email gina_ellis@lovejoyisd.net.


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 few short weeks 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 product 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 Tues and Thursday evening
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! LOVEJOY 2016 HOMECOMING RED OUT Shirt Order 
Please check your child's Thursday folder to order your Homecoming shirt! The form is due by October 16 th!
 
Team Holly Foundation Fundraising Events
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  Team Holly foundation is hosting several events to help build awareness. We hope that you will be able to visit these establishments and show your support. Please make sure that you mention "Team Holly" at checkout.
September 14 th - 4 to 9 p.m. @ Mooyah Burger in Villages of Allen
September 19 th - 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Chick-fil-A in Allen on Stacy Road
 
An Evening With the Majestics
Once again the Majestic Dance Team is inviting girls K-6 to join them for 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 www.majesticsdance.org .
 
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 visit the LGA website at www.lovejoygifted.org.
 
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament:  September 10 - 11
The 2nd Annual Gus Maker Basketball Tournament will be held September 10-11, 2016 at The Village at Fairview.  For general tournament information, click here.  You may register a team at:  www.macker.com
 
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, visit their website at:  www.leopardlacrosse.com.

Leopard Mini Cheer Camp
The LHS Cheerleaders are hosting their annual Junior Leopard Mini Cheer Camp for kids 4years 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 free T-shirt is included in the cost! Please
click here for more information and registration.

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 with knowledge, skills and character."