Principal Message:  April 19, 2018
D ear Parents,

I want to personally thank all of the parents who joined us for our inaugural Late Night Leopards Campout.  Even though the weather was a little crazy, we definitely had a fun time and created some great memories! I am truly blessed to be a small part of this amazing community. Thank you for your continued generosity and support.
As always, if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077 (office)
214-551-4503 (cell)
LES News 

NEW! Watch Me Sculpt
It is time to ENROLL in Watch Me Sculpt for the next session beginning April 23rd - May 21st.  The class will be held on Mondays from 3:05 am - 4:00 pm. The cost is $65 for the 5 week session and all supplies are included.  There is limited space, so please click here to register today.


NEW! Kindergarten Sneak Peek
Come meet with Wendy Craft while your child spends time with each Kindergarten teacher.  Please join us on Friday, May 11th from 8:30 - 10:00am. (This is NOT a come and go event!) We look forward to seeing you there!


NEW! Lovejoy PTA Scholarship Application
The LES PTA will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduation from Lovejoy High School in 2018.  All applicants must have attended LES during his/her 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and LHS during their sophomore, juni
or, and senior years, and belong to the LHS PTSA.  For more information, please click here.

Choir Concert
The Lovejoy Elementary School Choir will host a concert on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 pm in the LES gym.  Please join us as we show off our wonderful choir and all they have learned this year.


New! A Note from PTA...
We are so very blessed to have amazing teachers and staff that educate, guide and care for our children each day. Because of them, our children thrive as they are challenged to be the best students & individuals that they can be. Let's celebrate their hard work, time, patience, love, and support for our Lovejoy students and families. Below is an outline of events and links to sign up to show your appreciation for our teachers and staff.

Monday - The PTA will be providing every staff member with a take home family dinner. We need your help to provide desserts! Sign up here.

Tuesday - The PTA will be providing Griff's Ice Cream Sandwiches & Cookie Dough Pops to all staff.

Wednesday - We need your help to provide breakfast! Sign up here.

Thursday - Please show your gratitude to your classroom teachers by having your child bring in a special surprise on Thursday, May 3rd! You can bring in a teacher favorite, a card, flowers, a sweet treat or anything to brighten their day.

         * Additionally, please help us show gratitude to other staff members including
           Special Ed., custodial, cafeteria, office staff and specials teachers here.

Friday - The PTA will provide a special lunch for all staff!

STAAR Dates - Mark your Calendar
Our 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the STAAR Math test on Monday May 14th and th e STAAR Reading test on Tuesday, May 15th.  On these dates, we are asking all parents to help us by sending 2 snacks with their child and by having them keep all electronics, including cell phones, fitbits, or apple watches, at home. Please also refrain from scheduling doctor or dentist appointments on these dates.  Thank you in ad vance for your help and support.

No Volunteers or Lunch Guests
Due to STAAR testing, we will not have any volunteers or lunch guests for any grade level on April 10th, May 14th, or May 15th.  Thank you in advance for your support.
 
3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Snack List
As we prepare for STAAR testing, we want to set our students up for success.  We are requesting that each student bring two snacks on testing days. The following snacks are suitable to send with your child on STAAR days:

*     Pretzels
                                   *     Crackers (Ex: Goldfish, Cheesz-Its, etc.)
                                   *     Raisans
                                   *     Cheese Sticks
                                   *     Grapes 
                                   *     Apples

Please do not send any snacks or drinks that could leave a stain on the test, such as Cheetos, soft drinks, or red juices.  Stains on the testing material could prevent the test from being scored properly.

Bottled water will be provided on all testing days.


2018-2019 School Supplies: Order Now!
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell pre-packaged school supplies for the next school year.  School Tool Box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student requires and saves you time searching for those hard-to-find items in the back-to-school crowds.  Just place your order online and it will be waiting for your child at school. If you have any questions please contact Erin Joh nston or 469-742-8080. Please visit www.schooltoolbox.com to order your supplies! * Please note:  The school supply list does not apply to current fourth graders (2018-2019 fifth graders). You will receive school supply information from SCIS.

Reminder! Lovejoy Visual Arts Presents Elementary Spotlight Exhibition
April 24th - May 8th  
Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary Visual Arts Departments invite you to attend the Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts (LJVA) Elementary Spotlight Exhibition on display in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery from April 24th through May 8th. This exhibition will feature selected works to showcase each grade level (K-4) from Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary Schools.
Please join us for the opening reception in the gallery at 6:00 PM on April 24th. If you are unable to attend the opening, please feel free to come and explore the gallery during regular school hours from April 24th through May 8th.

End of the Year Awards
As in the past we will have our End-Of-The-Year Awards Assemblies for each grade level.  Mark your calendar for your child's assembly dates and times.



Kindergarten - Wednesday, May 30th @ 11:00 am
First - Tuesday, May 29th @ 1:30 pm
Second - Thursday, May 24th @ 1:00 pm
Third - Wednesday, May 30th @ 1:00 pm
Fourth - Thursday, May 31st -Walk @ 1:00pm and Awards at 1:15 pm


Final Box Tops Contest
Each unexpired Box Top is worth 10 cents for our school! Think of those little Box Tops as dimes just waiting to be collected! Simply clip the Box Tops from the items you already have (making sure that the product code and expiration date are visible), put them in a zip top baggie with your teacher's name on it, and drop them in either of the big BOX TOP collection boxes we have near the office or the library. The homeroom with the most submissions gets a popsicle party! Our final deadline for this year is May 4th.


Kids 1st Summer Camp
Kids 1st is no accepting registrations for summer camp. Click here for additional information.


Camp Invention
Secure your Spot today and save $25! Camp Invention is a STEM program where children are presented with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity. Camp will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School on June 11th - 15th from 9:00 - 3:30pm.  To register Click here   or click here to view the flyer. For more information, please contact Jacie McDonald.



 

Monday, April 23rd 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm 
Choir; 3:05 pm
Tuesday, April 24th 
Tutoring 
Elementary Art Show @ LHS; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25th 

Chess Club; 3:05 pm 
Thursday, April 26th 
Tutoring
Spring Choir Concert; 6:30 pm 
Friday, April 27th 
Kindergarten Field Trip - Arboretum 
Engineering Club; 3:05 pm
 

Foundation News 
Denim and Diamonds - Thank You
Thank you to everyone who attended the Denim and Diamonds Auction and Gala on Saturday. The event raised a significant amount of money which will be awarded in grants to benefit the students of the Lovejoy Independent School District. The success of this event was led by chair, Carrie McClure and the Foundation Directors.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped fund the costs of the event, and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make this evening a success. Thank you, as well, to the Lovejoy ISD staff who gave of their time.

Lovejoy Fiesta - Small Number of Seats Remain
A few available seats remain for the Lovejoy Fiesta. If you are interested in attending, email Cindy Booker  or call 469-742-8043.

Join hosts Kevin and Maria Ritchie, Henri and Allison Friloux, and Sean and Stephanie McCaffity on Saturday, April 21st for a multi-course dinner and drinks at the Ritchies' home. Beer and other adult beverages will be served. Dinner will be provided by Fogo de Chão with all proceeds going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. There is a limit of 76 people. This is an adult-only event and tickets are $60/person.
District News

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
 
To apply, please click here. To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 

Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please click here.  To download the app for Android devices, please click here.  

Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter?  Have you liked us on Facebook?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

Lovejoy Country Run: May 12th
Join us for the 12th Annual Running with the Leopards Country Run on Saturday, May 12th at Lovejoy High School. The 1k Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM and the 5k Run will begin at 8:00 AM at Leopard Stadium. The Country Run is coordinated by Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) and benefits the Lovejoy athletic booster clubs. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Country Run, please click here for the sponsorship form.

Performance Course

Lovejoy Parent Authors Book
Susan Hoemke, a Lovejoy parent, has authored a book titled, Healing Scarred Hearts which will be released on May 8th.  Following is information shared by Susan:

"After we lost our son Hayden in 2014 to drug overdose and our family was impacted the 8 years as he struggled with addiction and personality disorder, I began to feel the need to educate other families about what all we learned. I have been working with Kathy Stone to build a better drug awareness program. In 2016, when the Opioid crisis made the news, I decided to write a book and in 2017 Brown Books Publishing accepted my manuscript and this began the process to bring our story to the frontline. Healing Scarred Hearts will be released May 8th with hopes to bring education and healing to the complicated issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose. My book also shares the crisis of legal issues that many times are associated with kids and substance abuse."

You may click here for additional information.


Town of Fairview Art Show: Call for Artist Entries
The 2018 Fairview Art Show will be held April 28th and 29th in Fairview Town Center. The show will be open for public viewing from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM both days, with an artist reception and award show on Sunday.

Artwork will be judged by a featured juror and will include the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography, and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000.  

Entry packets are due by April 11th. Please visit: 


Firefighters Pancake Breakfast: April 21st
 
Summer Enrichment Camps
Online registration is now open for Summer Enrichment camps.For a complete listing of camp offerings and additional information, please click here.






Sewing Camp
Join the fun at Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Willow Springs Middle School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June and July. To reserve your spot, email Louisekingtx@gmail.com. Hurry, as sessions will fill quickly. Click here for additional information and to learn more about the special 3rd week option: a t-shirt quilt.
  
2018 Summer Athletic Camps
Registration is NOW OPEN for the Lovejoy ISD Summer Athletic Camps.  To view the camp schedule and to register, please click here.


Athlete's Village
We are hosting the North Texas Special Olympics Spring Games on Saturday April,28th. As an opportunity for the athletes and families we are providing an athletes village for them to relax and have fun between meets. It will be located in the high school's auxiliary gym.There will be approximately 1,300 special Olympic athletes in attendance.

We've asked for each booster club (athletic and fine arts) to sponsor a booth similar to Leopard Friday. Also if any of their athletes or students need service hours we are looking for volunteers as well for both Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th. Please click here to sign up for booths and volunteers for Athletes Village.  To volunteer for the actual Spring Games (not the Athlete's Village) please click here . If you have any questions contact Lauryn Fuller .  

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed
Lovejoy ISD is hosting the North Texas Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. The event will be held at Lovejoy High School, with over 1,500 Special Olympics athletes competing in track and field, tennis, and soccer competitions. Volunteers are needed for timing, scorekeeping, staging and escorting
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