SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
10.12.17
  
Parent Video Message
Principal's Message
Sloan Creek Parents,

We are looking forward to a fun 3 days at 5th grade camp next week! 

I hope each of you will watch the video above for details regarding:
  • Principal's Coffee tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. 
    • We will learn how to read your child's eye movement do tell how they are thinking. Fun!  
  • End of the grading period is Friday, Oct. 13th. 
    • Check powerschool for your child's grade.
  • Due to 5th grade camp paper report cards will be sent home on Friday, Oct 26th in Thursday Folders. 
  • 5th Grade Camp is Monday- Wednesday next week.
    • Every camper needs to wear their grey camp shirt on Monday.
    • Every camper needs to bring a sack lunch for Monday
    • All campers should be contacted by Friday, Oct 13th by chaperones.
    • Chaperones should arrive by 7:30 on Monday
    • Look for a last minute reminder email from Mrs. Underwood tomorrow.
With an Attitude of Gratitude, 
 
Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

New SCIS Information


Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night: October 17
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This is an all-day event. We hope you will join us for a great combination of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When placing your order, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra for both dine-in and take-out orders.  You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Discount
Thomas Mears, Group Sales Education Specialist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has arranged for Lovejoy families and staff members to receive a 20% discount for all DSO Concerts, with the exception of Beethoven's 9th in May. When purchasing tickets online at www.mydso.com, type LOVEJOYISD20 at checkout to receive your 20% discount (you will be charged a $7 fee).  If you call the box office at 214.849.4376, you will receive the 20% discount, and will not be charged the $7 fee.  
From The Nurse
21 Day Challenge
Sloan Creek is going to participate in The 21 Day Challenge, which encourages kids to eat healthy snacks on a daily basis. The challenge is October 9-October 29, and we would love to see our kids participate! To sign up click  here.
You will be able to print a snack log and a recipe book filled with yummy healthy snacks from this link also. I will be doing this challenge along with my 5th grade daughter.

Happy Healthy Snacking!
Nurse Tamara

Healthy Zone October Newsletter


SCIS Calendar of Events

October 13 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am-10:30 am
October 13 End of 9 Weeks
October 16-18
5th Grade Adventure Camp

October 16 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
October 16 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00pm
October 17 6th Grade Orchestra Preview Concert 6:30 pm
October 18 6th Grade Choir Rehearsal 3:15 pm-4:15 pm
October 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
October 23 Yearbook Club
2:50 pm-3:45 pm
October 23 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 23 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 23 6th Grade Choir Preview Concert @ LHS 6:30 pm
October 24 6th Grade Band Preview Concert 6:30 pm
October 25 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm-4:30 pm
October 27 Pep Rally and Student Celebrations 8:00 am
October 30 Yearbook Club
2:50 pm-3:45 pm
October 30 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 30 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 01 Early Release 11:45 am
November 03 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am-10:30 am
November 06 Yearbook Club
2:50 pm-3:45 pm
November 06 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 06 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 07 Thanksgiving Luncheon
November 08 Fine Arts Fundraiser Delivery  
November 13 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
November 13 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 13 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Novebmer 15 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm-4:30 pm
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Break
November 27 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:oo pm
November 27 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 27 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 28 6th Grade Choir Rehearsal  3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
December 01  Progress Reporting Period Ends
December 01 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am-10:30 am
December 01 6th Grade Band performs at Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival Evening
December 02 6th Grade Choir and Orchestra performs at Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival  Various
December 04 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
December 04 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm - 3:45 pm
December 04 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
December 11 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
December 11 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
December 11 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm - 3:45 pm
December 20  End of Second 9 Weeks (G2)
Early Release

December 21-Jan 05 Holiday Break
January 08 Start of School (G3)

Message from Sloan Creek PTA



District News

Running Over Depression 5K and 1K Fun Run: November 11
Bradley Davis, James Ayers, and Jonah Barton are organizing the second annual Running Over Depression 5K and 1K event for their Senior Projects. Last year, this event had over 360 participants, and raised over $8,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, the organizers are looking forward to increasing the number of participants and involvement from the Lovejoy Community. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th. The entry fees are $20 for the 1K and $30 for the 5K, with all proceeds donated to the AFSP. You may register by clicking here.  Register early, as prices increase after November 3rd.

Hurricane Maria Relief
A message from Enrique Vega, Lovejoy High School Senior:
 
"My name is Enrique Vega. I am a Senior at Lovejoy High School and have decided to help victims affected by Hurricane Maria. On September 20th, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 4 hurricane. This powerful hurricane has left millions without power, little access to water, dwindling food supplies, and no place to call home. I have partnered up with the Salvation Army to collect items to help relieve some of the stress put onto the US territory of Puerto Rico. Some of the most essential items needed include food, water, hygiene supplies, and baby supplies. Large donation boxes will be located at the front of Lovejoy High School from October 10th - 13th. There will also be donation boxes at all entrances to the Homecoming pep rally and the Homecoming game. Please help those affected by this tragedy by donating items. For additional information, please click here."

Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day: October 16
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard L acrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, October 16th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams.  Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season. 
Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 16th.


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. 

Safe!: November 8
Issues Affecting Today's Teens and How You Can Help
 
We all want to keep our teens safe.  Join Vanita Halliburton and Dr. Ray Levy on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:30 AM in the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building Board Room to learn how to:
 
  • Recognize signs of distress in teens
  • Promote brain health
  • Foster resiliency and positive coping skills
  • Know the warning signs of suicidal behavior
  • Find help for a struggling teen
  • Implement protective measures to keep teens SAFE!
 
Vanita Halliburton is president of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and understanding of adolescent mental health and suicide prevention.  She speaks from the heart about her son's battle with depression and bipolar disorder and his suicide at the age of 19.
 
Ray Levy, Ph.D., LSSP is in private practice in Dallas, TX and works extensively with high risk children, children with ADHD and strong-willed behaviors.  He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows discussing various psychological issues.  Dr. Levy travels throughout the country giving workshops and talks on therapy, and child and adolescent issues.

ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open
Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K - 12.  Click here for additional information.



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:mailto:  greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net   P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21

Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger
The system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. Please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below.
In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device.
You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587.
The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.
To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here. If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.

Kids 1st After School Program
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click Here

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Registration for the Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program is now open.  If you have a child who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2017, you may now register him or her in this tuition-based program.   Click here to access the registration packet. 
We are looking forward to offering this new program featuring credentialed teachers who will provide a developmentally appropriate experience which will prepare our four year olds for Kindergarten.  We fully recognize a Pre-K program must be highly engaging and allow our children to explore their creativity. Enrichment opportunities in Art, Music, Library, and Fitness, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be provided each week.  We are enthusiastic about this opportunity to provide a Lovejoy education for your youngest Leopards at Puster.  The Pre-K students will experience a rich learning environment which will provide them with a firm foundation for their K-12 Lovejoy experience.
You may  click here to review frequently asked questions.  For additional information, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003 or by  email.


SCIS Reminders
REMIND 101: TEXT (TEACHER CODE) TO 81010

Cooper
@coopers5t
Drummond
@drummond5
McClintick
@emccli
Thornton
@fa62678
Turner
@8bd763
Bradshaw
@fg892e
Nash
@hf7dkc4
Rohlmeier
@rohlm
McTee
@4d938g4a
 
Reagan
@kc66kbk
Reagan - GT
@42886017
5th Math
@scis5t
Person
@df24f8
Casey
@22gg6d
Pomponio
@jpompo
Wojcik
@mrsgunderw
Anderson
@ha99cg8
Anderson -GT
@ecd1d
Underwood
@mrsunderw
Love
@gtela6
Chadwick
@mrschad
6th Math
@28e22k
Kuneman
@mrkuneman


FERPA and General Waivers
This must be done again every year via powerschool, 
It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically. Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms on line by:
1. Go to the LISD Website . 
2. Click on Parents, 
3. Power School Parent Portal
4. Input your user name and password
5. You should now be in PowerSchool. Click on the blue "Click here to access                       the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
6. 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 Lori Esser  a call at 469-742-8400.

Student Absences
For your convenience when your student is absent, you may send an e-mail to our PEIMS clerk,  Lori Esser, that will serve as a parent note.You are also welcome to call us, but we will require something in writing as well to satisfy the requirement. If your child does receive a note from a doctor's visit, please do send that in as well.


WOULD YOU LIKE DAILY TEXT UPDATES FROM SCIS? 
Here are the 4 easy steps:
  
1. Send a text message to the number:40404
2. Type this message:Follow @sloancreekis
3. Send the message above to the 40404 number
4. You will receive a daily update/reminder about SCIS
 
EMAIL COMMUNICATION
Be sure to take a moment to sign up, on the Lovejoy ISD website, to receive Mr. Moore's as well as my weekly e-mails.   Click here to sign up

Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/ Guardians
Lovejoy has been sending invitations for Google Classroom email summaries for parents/guardians over the last week; however, Google is having some technical issues with the invitations to all parent/guardian email addresses. We continue to work with Google to resolve this problem. Please continue to watch for your invitation for Google Classroom email summaries.
 
As a parent/ guardian, you may receive email summaries showing your student's progress in Google Classroom. You may choose daily or weekly emails, and unsubscribe or remove yourself from Google Classroom anytime. Guardian summaries include missing work, upcoming work, and class activity. As a parent/ guardian, you must receive and accept an email invitation before you receive email summaries. Following is a sample of the email invitation you may receive:

For additional information regarding Google Classroom email summaries for guardians, please  click here .  If you have questions, please contact the Library Media Specialist for your campus:
 
Lovejoy High School
 
Willow Springs Middle School
 
Sloan Creek Intermediate School


Volunteering at SCIS
Volunteer Applications Available 
The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Please  click here access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email  Gina Ellis if you have any questions.