AUGUST 10, 2018

Dear Parents,

Can you believe we are starting another school year?  The hustle and bustle of school is definitely here!  I am excited for all of our students to return on Monday, August 20th.  I can't wait to see all of our students and hear about their fun summer adventures.  We look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday, August 14th for New Student Orientation and Meet the Teacher.  Class lists will be posted today on our website at 5:00 p.m.  The staff of Lovejoy Elementary is  committed to continuing our legacy of excellence of nurturing student's hearts and minds.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)
LES News 

NEW! New Student Orientation - First through Fourth Graders
If you have a first through fourth grader new to the Lovejoy Independent School District, and will attend Lovejoy Elementary for the 2018 - 2019 school year, we invite you to attend our New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 14th. The event begins at 3:00pm and will last until 4:30pm. Parents will convene in the Lovejoy Elementary gym to receive information about Lovejoy Elementary while students participate in various fun activities to orient them with their new school.   

N EW! Meet the Teacher Night 
Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th. Our kindergarteners may come at 4:45 - 5:30pm. Please note that our Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is NOT a come and go event. Our teachers will meet with the parents, and we will take our Kindergarten students on a tour. Children in grades 1 - 4, may join us at 5:30 - 6:30pm. While making your way about the building, you may want to stop by the cafeteria to enter money into your child's lunch account, purchase spirit wear, join the PTA, etc. Also, be sure to sign the form in your child's class, informing us as to how your child will be getting home at the end of the day the first week of school and on a typical day. We hope to see you on the 14th! Please use the church parking lot for overflow parking, and please do not park in the fire lane.

NEW! Class Lists Posted TODAY!
Check out the Lovejoy Elementary class lists on the August 10th at 5:00pm, in the convenience of your own home! You may go to the Lovejoy Elementary website under Parent Resources to see each grade level. If you prefer your child's name not be included on the Lovejoy website, please contact us at (469)742.8100. As a reminder, we worked very hard to create balanced class lists; therefore, we honored one of your three parent requests.

NEW! Office Closed on Monday, August 13th from 7:30am- 12:00pm
On Monday, August 13th, Lovejoy ISD will kick off the new school year by having our annual convocation. This is an opportunity for our entire staff to learn and be set up for success for the new school year. Therefore, our office will be closed from 7:30 - noon. If you need anything on Monday, please plan to call or visit us after 12:00pm.

NEW! Grade Level T-shirts
Back again this year is the All School Grade Level T-shirt. This shirt will be worn on field trips, Super Skills Day, special spirit days, and other special events throughout the year. To order your shirt today please click here

NEW! PTA Membership
Please join the Lovejoy Elementary School PTA! The cost is $8.00 and you will receive a Lovejoy Elementary Directory. Each member will be included in email and text communication throughout the year for all PTA sponsored events.  Every member that joins the PTA will be entered into a drawing that will be held at the Ice Cream Social for a parking space. The classroom with the most PTA members will also win a popsicle party!  Please click here to visit our NEW PTA website and join today!

NEW! Volunteering for the 2018 - 2019 School Year
Thank you to all of our parents who give so generously of their time to serve as volunteers in our schools. The volunteer application process for the 2018-2019 school year will soon open. Watch for a separate email with detailed instructions.

NEW! School Supply Lists and Packets
Supply packets purchased through School Tool Box  will be delivered  directly to classrooms before your arrival on the 14th. If you did not purchase yo ur school supplies from Lovejoy Elementary, please click here for the link to the list.

NEW! Tissues and Tears - Kindergarten Parents
Parents, please join us in the Gathering Spot at 8:05 am after you drop off your Kindergartner to enjoy a breakfast snack and drink with other Kindergarten parents!

NEW! Kid's 1st Registration: Now Open 

NEW! See Saw Meeting 
New to Lovejoy Elementary & Incoming Kinder
SeeSaw Elementary Parent Information Meeting

Monday, August 13th from 6:30-7:15pm

                               or Tuesday, August 14th from 9:00-9:45am 

Lovejoy ISD Board Room 259 Country Club Road, Allen, Texas 75002

Seesaw is a digital portfolio that gives you real-time glimpses into your child's school day.  Seesaw helps you stay in the loop and gives you an opportunity to support your child's learning at home.

NEW! Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
T he referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation. For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith (469.742.8032 ).

Upcoming Events for August
10th  - Class lists posted online at 5:00pm
14th- 18th - Teacher Academy
14th-  New Student Orientation 3:00 - 4:30pm
14th - Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten - 4:45 - 5:30pm
14th - Meet the Teacher Grades 1 - 4 - 5:30 - 6:30pm
15th - Lovejoy School Board Meeting - 7:30
20th - First day of school for students
20th - Tissue and Tears - 8:05am (Gathering Spot)
24th - Dennis Lee Assembly, 1:45pm   

District News
Lovejoy Preschool PTA
Calling all parents of preschoolers - You are invited to join the Lovejoy Preschool PTA for their new member coffee to learn more about their organization.

Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to

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