Email Express
December 12, 2018
Dear Lovejoy Community:

It is difficult to believe the first half of the school year is coming to a close. It certainly has been a great semester filled with a wide array of student accomplishments. We are so proud of the students you send us each day.
 
Lovejoy High School students will begin exams on Friday, December 14 and will have early release days on December 14,17,and 18. Wednesday, December 19 is an early release day for all Lovejoy students. The administration building will remain open on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. Please call on us if we may be of any assistance during this time.
 
Elementary, intermediate and middle school students will return to school on January 7 with high school students returning on January 8.  We look forward to welcoming all of our students back to school in 2019.
Inclement Weather

School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Email Express. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
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  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. School Closings Due to Inclement Weather
  3. Last Minute Changes to Scheduled Events
  4. Student Success Stories
  5. Important News with District-Wide Relevance
Moble App News
Edlio, the district’s website and mobile app provider notified us late last week that the Lovejoy ISD mobile app, which connects directly to our website, will be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play’s store effective December 30. You may continue to access the district websites through the browser on your phone (ex. Chrome or Safari). We are working on alternate solutions and appreciate your patience as we strive to find an app which will best meet the needs of our Lovejoy community. Should you have any questions please contact stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
Lovejoy Senior Earns Blue-Grey All-American Recognition


Congratulations to Lovejoy High School Senior Ben Mason on his recent recognition as a member of the Blue-Grey All-American team. The Blue-Grey All-American game will be held on December 17 at 6:00 PM at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. 

 
Lovejoy Baseball Gives Back

On Thursday, December 6, Lovejoy Baseball athletes volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Richardson. Together the group packed approximately 15,000 meals, which provides one meal a day to 42 children for an entire year.  
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Tomorrow, December 13
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
We need your help to make this year’s Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor – the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.
 
Donate – trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note – the donation deadline has been extended.
Purchase Tickets – Tickets are on sale now. Click here to buy your tickets today!
Generating Revenue
Circle of Partners
Lovejoy ISD is focused on generating new sources of revenue to offset our loss of state funding. Our goal is to protect our programs and avoid charging fees for items such as riding the bus. If you have a need for any of the following services, you can help generate revenue for the district by choosing members of the Circle of Partners . Our partners have pledged a charitable give-back (10% or more) to Lovejoy ISD for any business within the district. 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at   Reinhard Real Estate . Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate . They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.
The Cave Realty Team ( www.CaveRealty.com ) pledges 15% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Team owners Ryan and Sarah Cave are proud parents of Lovejoy Elementary School first grader Adelaide (Addie), with 5-year-old Anders soon to follow.  
Savvy Realty pledges 10% of gross commissions on all closings within Lovejoy ISD combined with a fixed fee program which saves their home-sellers thousands of dollars. Check out SavvyRealtyLovejoy.com for details. Company founders Jeff and Sharon Kofahl are proud parents of Lovejoy High School Juniors Bradley and Brandon and Willow Springs 7th grader, Brady.  
The Walker Group Coldwell Banker APEX, Realtors pledges 10% of gross commission on homes they help sell or buy within Lovejoy ISD. Tonya Walker lives in Lovejoy ISD and specializes in this area. She and her team are excited to partner with Lovejoy ISD. Tonya’s website may be found here

For your landscaping needs we hope you will consider Accent Landscape Management Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management . Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow. 
For your roofing and solar work, we hope you will consider Jones Solar Roofing . 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: https://jonessolar.com/ 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.
For your mortgage needs we hope you will consider Black Swan Mortgage Pro . Stephanie Cigainero, owner of Black Swan Mortgage Pro is pledging 10% of her pay on Circle of Partners transactions, which will be matched by her employer Movement Mortgage . Stephanie has been in the home loan mortgage business since 2006 and may be reached at 469.531.0257 or at https://movement.com/lo/stephanie-cigainero/ . She is married to her best friend and Australian native, Josh. They have two daughters, Aspen a 5th grader at Sloan Creek and Maia. They are a host family to foreign exchange student Alessia Bellometti.  

Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.

Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.

What's your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.
Athletic News


Lovejoy Multi-Sport Athletes of the Week


Lovejoy Boys Basketball


Lovejoy Girls Basketball


Lovejoy Swimming and Diving
 
 
Lovejoy Wrestling


In Case You Missed It
This section of Email Express highlights news reports/articles featuring Lovejoy over the previous week.

 


Upcoming Events


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Session
Tonight at 6:00 PM
A parent Information session regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 12 at 6:00 PM
 
 
LHS School Store Offers Special Holiday Shopping Night
Tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The LHS School Store will be open tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us for the special shopping event.
 
 
Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse High School Team
General Information Meeting
December 17
Lovejoy Lacrosse has a girls' high school lacrosse team and are looking for some Lady Leopards to join the team. The team will begin their spring season in January as part of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League.
 

Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics at Willow Springs Middle School. The clinics are free and open to all grade levels.


District-Wide News



Share the News!
Tuition-Based Enrollment
Our K – 12 tuition-based enrollment program is a great opportunity for families who live outside of our district boundaries, but want their children to experience a Lovejoy education. Will you help us share the news?


Lovejoy Pre-K Now Enrolling
Excellence Begins Early
Call Today!
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten.


SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.


New! Senior Project Benefiting the Samaritan Inn
LHS Senior James Rainey is asking for your help with his Senior Project.

New! Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.

Lovejoy Mom Selected for 2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy mom, Tracy Sutherlin, is asking for your help in raising money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training.


Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East.


Senior Project Benefiting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project.
 

Tutoring 101
Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. We've helped high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores, and poor test takers achieve the scores that colleges want.
 

Mentors and Coaches Needed
Lovejoy High School is offering an exciting new Entrepreneurship course – INCubatoredu and we need your help.

Where Are They Now?

If you would like to provide us with accomplishments of a Lovejoy graduate, please click here .  We will share this information in the “Where Are They Now?” section of Email Express. It is a pleasure to report the successes of Lovejoy graduates during their college years and beyond.

Samantha Odom – Class of 2015
Samantha Odom is a Senior Basketball player at UT Tyler. Click here to read an article with highlights from a recent game. 
Love Where You Learn
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

With Respect,

Ted Moore
Superintendent
972.415.8129 (mobile)
469.742.8011 (office)