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Principal's Message
4th Grade Parents, 

We are looking forward to the first of three 4th grade informational meetings held tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. @ SCIS.   We will also be broadcasting this meeting via Facebook live

I wanted to forward you an example of our weekly parent emails.  If you are interested in receiving these SCIS emails for the remainder of the year just cl ick here to sign up

We are looking forward to getting to know each of you and your children soon!  

Text or call me directly if you have any questions,

Ray Winkler
(personal cell)

5th and 6th Grade SCIS Parents, 

I grew up in West Michigan and my family who still lives there will often taunt me during the summer about how wonderful their summer temperatures are.  Today I get to gloat a bit as the windchill in Zeeland, MI  is -37 degrees. Today, Mary and I let them know how  thankful we are to live in Texas today! 

The next few weeks are packed with important dates and deadlines connected to setting up for a smooth transition for your child to the next grade level.  I hope each of you will watch the video above to get some important details about the events listed below.  

DUE Today!! Thursday, January 31st (see video above)
Due date for 6th Grade Perot Field Trip. We apologize, late registration will not be allowed. All students and parent volunteers should sign up and pay online on the SCIS website by January 31st.  

Friday, February 1st Parent Coffee:(see video above)
This Friday's parent coffee will be for 4th grade parents to learn more about SCIS! 
9:00 a.m. @ SCIS

5th Grade students registering for 6th grade fine arts (see video above)
This process started this week and runs through February 7th.  Please see the detailed information below. You can also find parent information here.   Students will sign up using google classroom and it is now live. 

5th Grade District Assessments Next Week (see video above)
Next week, our 5th grade students will be taking  district  assessments (benchmarks) during math and ELAR during class.  Students should bring a book to read once they have completed the  assessment.  We are encouraging students to take their time and make their best effort.  We use the results of this test to guide our teaching, reteaching, and tutoring.    Please, be sure your child gets plenty of rest this weekend.   

Valentines at SCIS (please....see video above)
To help our students manage valentines day in a healthy way at the intermediate level, we downplay valentines day and work to have a normal day of school.  We ask that students do not send flower arrangements/ oversized teddy bears/balloons to school.  At the intermediate level teachers do not have their classes exchange cards or notes, but if individial kids want to exchange small valentines notes during lunch that is permitted.  Reach out to Mr. Winkler if you have any questions. 

Student Organized Talent Show Auditions: (See Video) 
For those student groups who have signed up the student organizers are sending out tryout times after school for Friday, February 1st. See video for more details. 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools-(see video above)
Denim and Diamonds - The Party Saturday, February 2 

Title Sponsor Audi McKinney, a Sewell Company
Presenting Sponsor Lee Lewis Construction and also sponsored by
Corgan Architects, Grateful Lovejoy Family, Michael and Roxana Denham, Jones Carr McGoldrick LLP, JCM Mediation, Homes by J. Anthony, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Al and Kelli Litchenburg, Owens Realtors, William Anthony Homes, Renfrow Dunaway Group, Glenn and Ashley Shooner, Cleve Adamson Custom Homes, Stephanie and Sean McCaffity, Dale Carnegie Training - Ryan Akins, Fairway Independent Mortgage and Henri and Allison Friloux, Samantha and Matthew Poulton, The Walker Group - Coldwell Banker Apex, Commercial Bank of Texas, Estate Life Magazines,, RBFCU, Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson LLP, Carey Lynn Photography, Matlock Real Estate, Reinhard Real Estate, Missy Hobgood Fournet, spot1media. The beer sponsor is Andrews Distributing and the wine sponsor is the family of Caroline Swanson.

and join us at the event to have the opportunity to bid on these fabulous items:
Audi for All Seasons
Bird Hunt at Bethel Ranch for Four Hunters
Lovejoy Football Game - Dinner in the Press Box
With Autographed Lovejoy Football Helmet
Christmas in Orlando, Florida (Condo for Eight)
Seagrove Beach Cottage for Six
Christmas Break Skiing in Angel Fire (Condo for Six)
Wine Dinner at Waterboy Farm for Ten
Royal Chef Dinner for Ten in Your Home
Maggiano's Wine Dinner for Fifteen
Two Orchestra Section Tickets to Hamilton at Dallas Music Hall with Hotel Stay
Allen American's Premium Luxury Suite for Ten+
Delta Charlie's Dallas Sightseeing Flight and Dinner for Two
Fogo de Chão Experience for Lovejoy
Name a Grant
If you desire to donate to a specific school or classroom grant, this is your chance. There are 71 grants from which to choose this year at Denim & Diamonds. The grants that do not get funded at the event on Saturday will move to the online auction next week. Grants range in value from $128 for Lucy Calkins Supplemental Books for the "How to Writing" Unit to $2,500 for a Sphero BOLT Power Pack Robot. Click here to view the full list of grants.
Denim & Diamonds Online Auction
Tuesday, February 5 - Tuesday, February 12
In addition to the array of fun donations from the Lovejoy staff, most of the auction items that the Foundation has received will be in the online auction this year. The entire community will have the opportunity to bid and win some fabulous items. The link to the bidding sight will be available on Tuesday. Check the Foundation website and Facebook page for up to date information.
A Message from the President of the Foundation
"I am excited to announce that Vicki Deerman has accepted the position as Executive Director of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Vicki has been involved in the Lovejoy community for over 25 years as a Lovejoy parent and volunteer. She served as a director of the Foundation for 6 years and then spent 6 years as Executive Director prior to retiring 2 1/2 years ago. We are excited to have her as our Executive Director and hope you will congratulate her on this position." - Henri Friloux, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Board President    

2018/2019 SCIS/WSMS Spring Registration Update: Date Change for Evening Meeting Only
February 27
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Parents of
6th Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting WSMS
February 27
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parents of
6th Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

Main Gym


Helping one of our own- the Maddox Family: (see video above)
The Bailey family could use our prayers and support for their amazing 6th grade son, Maddox.   At this time, the family has requested no visitors but you can help by providing meals using the Care Calendar I have attached.   As always, Lovejoy is an amazing place to grow up and the family and I can't thank you enough for your support!

Calendar: 279000
Helper code: 7658

A post from his Maddox's mom Trina. -

1-in-a-million. That's how one of the neurologists described Maddox. His autoimmune response is rare to the general population but not to the hospital who sees many cases like this. They have narrowed it down to 3 root problems: 1) ADEM; 2) autoimmune encephalitis; or 3) viral encephalitis. The MRI of the brain shows multiple areas of inflammation all over the brain but is heavily concentrated on the left side. The inflammation of his spine starts below his rib cage and goes all the way up. The neurologist said that was quite unexpected.
The doctors, at Children's that study cases like Maddox's, will be with us around the clock and have provided wonderful care.  
Recovery could take up to a year but we know Maddox is a fighter.   
Thank you all! ❤ #ClaimingFullRecovery
The family is exhausted but feels your love and support.  It is wonderful to be a part of a community that takes care of each other like Lovejoy does.  

With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler

Fine Arts Registration for Rising 6th Graders DUE February 7th, 2019
Fifth graders have an exciting choice to make for their sixth grade fine arts elective. They may choose between art, band, choir, or orchestra. The counselors have met with each homeroom class and discussed what factors to consider when making this important decision and what factors should not be part of the decision.  

Things NOT to factor into your decision when making your Fine Arts choice:     

1)Do not consider which elective friends are enrolling in, because there
is no guarantee they will be together.  

2)Do not consider experience level when picking a fine art class.  All classes are beginner  level and no experience is required.

3)Do not consider homework or practice time be a deterrent as all fine arts classes have  some outside time required.

4)We do not want cost to be a deterrent. If there is a concern please contact one of the  fine arts teachers or counselors.          

Things TO consider when making your Fine Arts choice: 
1)This is a year long commitment.   We will not change fine arts electives during  the school year.
2) Please research each elective by reading over the information provided on   the website and pick the one for which they have the most passion.  
The  information can be found by going to the Lovejoy ISD website > Campuses> Sloan Creek > Parents  > Academic Information > 2019 - 2020 Fine Arts
Registration Information.   

Once students and parents have explored all options and are ready to commit to a choice, it is time to complete the form. We need every 5th Grade student to complete one of the Google Forms on the website or at the following links by February 7th, 2019: Only complete one form per student.
     Band / Choir / or Orchestra -
     Visual Art - Limited spots -

Please remember that this elective will meet for one period every day.  This is a year long commitment, so please make sure your child is ready and they know the expectations for each choice.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thanks!!

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Weaver                                     
SCIS Counselors

Art - Brennan Fruge                                                     Choir - Brooke Grall                         

Band - Elizabeth Rogers                                            Orchestra - Jennifer Vanhook                                                                                                                                                                                             

5th Grade

January 18 9am-12pm
5th Graders
Fine Arts Preview Field Trip
January 30th & 31st
5th Graders
SCIS Counselors talk to 5th grade homerooms about choices for 6th Grade Fine Arts
Online Registration Begins
February 7
5th Graders
Online Registration for Fine Arts Form Due

February 14
Parents of
5th Grade
Art Student Notification
March 2
5th Graders
Band Instrument Fitting

March 4
5pm - 8pm
5th Graders
Orchestra Instrument Fitting


To Do Items -
  • Talk with parents about Fine Art choice
  • Read over information sheets for each Fine Art choice - The information can be found by going to the Lovejoy ISD website > Campuses > Sloan Creek > Parents  > Academic Information > 2019 - 2020 Fine Arts Registration Information
  • Complete one of the Google Forms with a parent by February 7th-
Band / Choir / or Orchestra -
Visual Art - Limited spots -

6th Grade

January 25
6th Graders
LISD Bump Up Day

February 12
Parents of
6TH Grade
Cheerleader Information meeting
February 26
9am - 10am
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

Main Gym
February 27
5:30pm - 6pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting
February 27
6pm - 7pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

Main Gym
February 28
6th Grade
WSMS Student Registration Presentations
For Rising 7th Graders

March 7 and 8
6TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at SCIS)


*Date for the evening meeting has changed

WSMS Cheer Tryout Meeting: 
Coach Strange and Coach Wiggins are asking the parents of any student interested in cheer to attend the informational meeting on February 12th at 5:30 pm in the WSMS Library. This meeting will cover tryout requirements and discuss the difference between the three different teams your student might be placed on based on their tryout scores. We will also go over the cost for your student to be a WSMS cheerleader and answer any questions you may have about the cheer program. Please email if you are unable to attend this meeting and your child is interested in cheering at WSMS next year. 

WSMS Cheer Tryouts: 
Students who are trying out for 7th or 8th grade cheer will meet in the main gym at WSMS from 4:30-6:00 pm March 20th and 21st to practice and prepare for tryouts which will be held on March 22nd from 4:30-9:00 pm in the WSMS Main Gym. Please email if you have any questions about the WSMS cheer program or if you missed the informational parent meeting on February 12th. 

2018-19 SCIS Yearbook
Purchase your yearbook  here until Feb 28th. 
Academic UIL

Traci Regan - Academic UIL Coordinator contact information: 
Cell Phone: 214.886.4819 Email:

Lovejoy Gifted Association Announces Rocket Build and Launch Events
3...2...1... Lift-off!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first people to land on the moon with the Lovejoy Gifted Association's Rocket Fest.  The Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for their annual LGA Rocket Fest. This event is suitable for students in grades 3 thru 6.  Participants may choose between a basic and an advanced rocket model.
There will be a Rocket Build Party in the Sloan Creek Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm where a volunteer from DARS will talk the junior rocket scientists through building the basic rocket step-by-step. Participants purchasing the advanced rocket may pick up their build package that same evening and are welcome to start building at SCIS or build at home.
The rocket launch will be held on Sunday March 24 in the front parking lot of Lovejoy High School at 12:00 noon, where volunteers from DARS will provide the launch equipment and make sure the launch process happens in a safe and orderly fashion.
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
01/31 Progress Reports sent home
02/01 Principal Coffee - 4th grade parent info meeting 9:00 am
02/04 Chess Club 3:00 pm
02/11 Chess Club 3:00 pm
02/14 Early Release 11:45 am
02/15-18 Winter Break
02/21 Progress Reports sent home
02/25 Chess Club 3:00 pm
02/26 Orchestra Concert @ LHS
02/27 Student Lighthouse Meeting 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
03/01 Perot Field Trip - 6th Grade
03/02 LISD STEM Festival
03/02  Band Instrument Selection Day
03/04 Chess Club 3:00 pm
03/04 Orchestra Instrument Fitting 6:30 pm
03/05 Spring Group Pictures
03/06 Spring Picutres
03/08 End of grading period
03/11-15 Spring Break

Student Kudos
2019 Middle School Wrestling State Champions

scis wrestling
Middle School state championship results:
Our middle school men and women competed in the middle school state championships in Southlake this past weekend.  We had 31 men, three women compete, and we were able to bring home 10 state placers. 
Our men's team was of course STATE CHAMPIONS!!  Our women's team finished 9th out of 16 teams!  Congrats to all of our wrestlers and thank you to all of our parents who came out to support! 

Our individual state placers were:
6th-Mercer Ashley
5th-Brantley Bruner
3rd-Bennett Slaughter, Eva Underwood, Ella Weston
2nd-Chris Dechant, Brindley Eaton, Nick Garcia, Anthony Morgello
State champion-Jackson Dubree
For complete results from this event, please click on the link below:
District News
New! Lovejoy Student Hosts Toy Drive
Lovejoy High School Freshman, Katie Berman, requests your assistance with a toy drive she is organizing to benefit Ready Fighter One. Following you will find information from Katie:
"My plan is to host a toy drive from February 4 - 15. We are collecting items to donate to hospitals that treat children's cancer. Ready Fighter One was my friend MJ's last wish. MJ was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and passed away on the 11th. We are collecting:
Video Games
Board Games
Boxes for donations will be located at all campuses. MJ's school would not allow us to host the drive. I thought the next best thing would be to host it at Lovejoy. My team and I would handle all the details all we need is your support and time."
For additional information please contact

Gifted and Talented Referral Window Open  February 1 - March 8
The referral window for students in grades 1-11 for gifted and talented services is open February 1 - March 8. Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 and April 6. Appointments will be sent via email after the referral window closes March 8.
Please note: Kindergarten students will not be tested during the spring window.
Gifted and Talented Information Sessions February 20 and 25
Looking for More Information about G/T Services? Brief information sessions will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
February 20 at 9:00 AM
February 25 at 9:00 AM or 6:30 PM
(Session Information Repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the gifted and talented webpage.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032).

March 2 STEM Festival and Open House for Prospective Families
Save the date! Lovejoy ISD will host the second annual STEM festival on March 2 at Lovejoy High School. The event will be held from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We hope you will join us for an exciting day filled with fascinating speakers, hands-on experiments, Makerspace, student exhibits, robotics lab, cool contests with prizes, food trucks, and much more.
An Open House for prospective families will be held during the STEM festival. We hope you will invite your friends and family members who are interested in Lovejoy to join us for this event.
Look for more details in the next edition of Email Express.

Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video
Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video

STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all students! Submit your entry for the design of the STEM Festival 2019 t-shirt.  Click here  for details.

Toy Drive Benefiting the Children of Little Leopards

The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth - 5 years of age. Examples of items needed are as follows:
Play Food
Outside Toys
Musical Toys
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration building until February 15. To request a donation pick-up, or for additional information, please contact

Hop Into Spring Chess Tournament March 30
This annual Lovejoy Tournament continues to be a hit around the metroplex.  Come join your fellow chess players on March 30 at Sloan Creek for a wonderful day of chess play. This five round tournament awards the top three players in each section a trophy and fourth place receives a chocolate bunny. Gather up a team from your school and compete together.  Registration is going on now.  Please visit North Texas Chess Academy's website to register.

Circle of Partners

On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Jones Solar and Roofing  for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.

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