Principal Message:  April 7, 2018
D ear Parents,

We had a fantastic Leopard Live this morning celebrating our students for being great leaders and celebrating our students for having strong character in the area of trustworthiness.  As you know, part of the Lovejoy Graduate Profile is working for justice through community service.  This morning we got to see this in action when our third graders presented ACO with a check for $2000 from their restaurant. Every year our third graders create, manage, and run a restaurant on their own to raise money for a cause.  Another example of community service  that we saw this morning was Jocelyn Chapman and Lauren Perry presenting ACO with a check for $400 from money that they raised from their company Motive8 Kids Boutique.  Lastly, we had a ribbon cutting ceremony acknowleging the hard work that our students, parents and staff did for us to raise the money for our shade structure.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the video. These are just small examples of how we work on the graduate profile each and every day.   It is definitely a great time to be a Lovejoy Leopard.  
I look forward to seeing most of you tomorrow night at Denim and Diamonds "Lone Starry Night."  This is another great example of our community coming together to support the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.  
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 
STAAR Dates - Mark your Calendar
Our 4th graders will be taking the Writing STAAR test on Tuesday, April 10th, and our 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the STAAR Math test on Monday May 14th and the 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.

NEW! 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, Cheez-Its, etc)
  • Raisins
  • 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.

As a reminder, please be mindful of food allergies; therefore, we are requesting that you do not send snacks that have nuts in them.  Thank you for your help with this!


NEW! Congratulations Coach Nicholson
The Athletic Department would like to congratulate you on being named this week's Coach's Spotlight winner. Your dedication, energy, and passion for our student-athletes have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for all that you do for the students of Lovejoy ISD. Please click here to view the article.


NEW! No Chess Club this week
Just a reminder that there will be NO Chess Club this week, Wednesday, April 11th.  We will resume our normal schedule on Wednesday, April 18th (Early Release Day) at 12:00 pm


NEW! 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 Johnston 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! Bike Rodeo Rescheduled
Our bike rodeo will be on Wednesday, April 18th.  This is an early release date. Students will attend during the times listed below.  We will send more information out the closer we get to our event.

8:15 - 8:55 - 2nd Grade
9:00 - 9:40 - 1st Grade
9:45 - 10:25 - Kindergarten
10:30 - 11:10 - 3rd Grade
11:15 - 11:55 - 4th Grade
 

NEW! Camp Store
Our camp store will be open Wednesday, April 11th - Friday, April 13th during each lunch.  Even if your child is not participating at the campout, they should be able to find some fun things that they would like to own.  All proceeds will benefit our Late Night Leopard Campout.  Please send cash or check only.  


Reminder! Early Release: Wednesday, April 18th
Students will have EARLY RELEASE on Wednesday, April 18th at 12:00 pm. Your child may eat a sack lunch purchased in the cafeteria or bring a snack to eat.


NEW! Earth Week
We have an exciting week planned to celebrate Earth Week April 16th - April 20th and we do hope everyone joins in on the FUN!
  • Monday - Please submit a poster using the theme "Lovejoy Leopards Love Our Earth.  On the back, please include your name, grade, and homeroom. There will be one winner grade level.
  • Tuesday - Wear GREEN to school!
  • Wednesday - No Plastic Bag Lunch.  If you are buying lunch at school,       we will have special bins set up for recycling.
  • Thursday - Paint a rock in Art and place it in our newly designed Leopard Rock Garden.
  • Friday - Love Our Earth poster contest winners announced and prizes awarded

NEW! 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


NEW! A Note From Transportation
School transportation is a privilege and bus safety regulations must be followed. School principals are responsible for the student while on the bus and reserve the right to resolve discipline problems that occur between home and the school. Bus drivers are charged with maintaining proper student conduct which may include assigning individual seats. Students are expected to conduct themselves on buses in the same manner as in the classroom.

With the continued growth of our community, bus ridership has also grown. The majority of our afternoon routes are at or near bus capacity. Therefore, transportation will not be able to accommodate students ridding the bus home with other when the student is not assigned to the bus route. This would include sending your child home on another student's bus for play dates, sleep over's, group projects, sports practices, etc.

In the rare instance that you have a last minute emergency and need your child to ride the bus home with someone else, please call your child's school to get permission so the school can inform the bus driver of the change.


New! 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.


LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night: 
April 13th
The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play Wylie East with a 5:00 PM start for JV and a 7:00 PM start for Varsity. Planned activities include a candy raffle during both games, joining the varsity players on the field for the National Anthem, a keepsake varsity poster for all elementary students, an autograph session following the varsity game, and other surprises. Bring your softballs to have them signed by players before and after the games. Admission will be free for all elementary students. Help the team fill the stands and cheer the Lady Leopards on to victory.
NEW! Kids 1st Summer Camp
Kids 1st is no accepting registrations for summer camp. Click herefor 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 9th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm 
Choir; 3:05 pm
Tuesday, April 10th
4th Grade STAAR Writing
NO Volunteers or Lunch Guests Today
Tutoring (No Tutoring for 4th Grade)
Wednesday, April 11th

NO Chess Club Today

Thursday, April 12th
Tutoring

Friday, April 13th
Engineering Club; 3:05 pm
Late Night Leopards Camp Out
 

Foundation News 

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.
 
Pictured above:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shootshoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

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
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Orchestra Spirt Day/Night: April 10th
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on April 10th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This daylong event is in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. The Orchestra looks forward to you joining them for delicious food and good company. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out. You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974.

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.



National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère: April 18th
Lovejoy Gifted Association Presentation: April 19   
The Lovejoy Gifted Association invites you to attend a presentation by SMU's Dr. Ann Batenburg, as she discusses, "Finding the right balance to motivate GT children - ending procrastination, encouraging achievement, reducing perfectionism".

The event is sponsored by The Lovejoy Gifted Association and is open to all parents, teachers and students interested in advice regarding supporting Gifted and Talented students. LGA membership is not required to attend this event. Please contact Piritta van Rijn with questions.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lovejoy High School
Lecture Hall

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 .  



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