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
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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,
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
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
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, GolfSwing.com, 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.
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
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
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|GT Parent Information Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students
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!
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.
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,