SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
9.28.17
 
Parent Video Message
Principal's Message
Sloan Creek Parents,

We are excited that over 300 students attended our first lighthouse leadership training last night.  We are excited to see each of them grow as leaders and as people over the next 6 months.   We want to apologize for the long lines for student pick up.  We have a new plan to ensure that traffic on Country Club is better managed next month so in turn pick up should be much faster. 

If you child did not attend our leadership kick off event, but would like to get involved in growing their leadership skills, please reach out to me by Friday. 

I hope each of you will watch the video above for details regarding:
  • "Thursday Folders" go home today- Fair Tickets and PTA Reflections Contest.
  • Next Wednesday, picture retakes for absent students. 
  • 6th Grade Fine Arts Social @ Main Event in Plano- Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m
  • 5th Grade Camp information from Mrs. Underwood. 
  • Fall Break October 6th-9th. 
  • Lighthouse Leadership Program Carline Pickup adjustments 

With an Attitude of Gratitude, 
 
Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

New SCIS Information

FREE & REDUCED lunch applications from last year that WILL EXPIRE:
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 2, 2017. Students who currently receive free or reduced price meals but whose family have not yet submitted an application for the 2017-2018 school year or who have not received an eligibility letter from the Student Nutrition Office will be changed to full pay status on October 2, 2017. 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 2017-2018 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.
Tracy McGoldrick
Student Nutrition Administration
Lovejoy Independent School District
Phone:
469-742-8041

5th Grade Camp  information and on-line payment
Our scheduled camp dates are Monday, Oct. 16 th through Wednesday, Oct. 18 th .
The cost for camp includes 2 nights lodging, transportation and all food. Parent volunteers are required to pay this amount as well. You may pay in one payment or several smaller payments.
All chaperone payments must be made in full by Friday, September 22nd.  
All student payments must be made by Friday, September 29th. 

Lovejoy High School Parent Technology Session: October 4
Google Boot Camp - Calendar and Classroom
Would you like to access course calendars to see due dates and other information? Do you have questions about Classroom or Guardian Email Summaries? Bring your lunch or dinner and join us for a Parent Tech session on Wednesday, October 4th, at either 11:00 AM or 6:30 PM in the Lovejoy High School Library. We will take a look at where you can find course calendars and subscribe to them, how your teen turns in work on Google Classroom, and what is included in the Guardian Email Summary. There will be a Question/Answer session at the end.  We hope to see you there.
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lovejoy High School Library (2nd Floor)
11:00 AM - Bring Your Own Lunch and Learn
  6:30 PM - Bring Your Own Dinner and Learn   

From The Nurse

Did you know that Sloan Creek is a  Healthy Zone School In Training? The Cooper Institute and The United Way are supporters of this program. Every month there will be a Healthy Zone newsletter sent out via Mr. Winkler's weekly newsletter. Be on the look out for our 21 Day Challenge. We are going to encourage the students to eat a healthy snack every day for 21 days, and keep a log. 

School Nurse
Sloan Creek Intermediate School
Lovejoy ISD
469-742-8400 phone



SCIS Calendar of Events

September 29 6th Grade Fine Arts Social @ Main Event 5:30 pm
September 30 6th Grade Choir Dudes & Dads Ranger Game
October 02 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 02 Chess Club 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 04 Fall Picture Retakes
October 06 No School - Fall Break
October 09 No School - Fall Break
October 10 Camp Chaperone Training 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 10 Fine Arts Fundraiser Ends
October 13 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am-10:30 am
October 13 End of 9 Weeks
October 16 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 16-18
5th Grade Adventure Camp

October 17 6th Grade Orchestra Preview Concert 6:30 pm
October 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
October 23 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 23 6th Grade Choir Preview Concert @ WSMS 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 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
October 30 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 01 Early Release
November 02 Thanksgiving Luncheon
November 03 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am-10:30 am
November 06 Chess Club
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 06 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 08 Fine Arts Fundraiser Delivery  
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Break
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 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 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 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




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, Sloan Creek Intermediate School 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 Brandy Carll with questions at brandycarll@gmail.com . Please click here for additional information.


Membership Deadline Extended!!!
















District News

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.


Evening with the Majestics:  October 13, 2017
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 be a part of the Homecoming tradition

Lovejoy Homecoming "Black Out" Shirt Order Form:
Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th.   Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each.
Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week. 

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. 

Eagle Project:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
A message from Hunter Kight, WSMS 8th grader:
"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."
 
Click here for additional information.



Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: October 6
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.

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21


UT Dallas Offers After School Coding Clubs:
September through December
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering After School Coding Clubs for 5th - 9th graders at Willow Springs Middle School.   Click here for detailed information.

BYOP® (Volleyball Fall Session): Pre-registration ends October 2
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.
 
Click here for additional information regarding the Fall Session with the Intro to BYOP® on October 2nd, and training beginning on October 16th.

Chess Club Enthusiasts:
Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session the week of September 11, 2017. 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

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.


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day: Thank You
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $108,000 from 402 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their goal of receiving donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000 by December 31st. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.
 
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.
 
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 PM
120 McMillen, Lucas, Texas


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.