AUGUST 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

We have had a very busy week at Lovejoy Elementary. The teachers have been working hard to prepare for this school year. We would like to thank all of the parents for coming to Meet the Teacher on Tuesday night. We enjoyed seeing everyone and having the opportunity to start learning about your child. I can't wait for Monday to get here so we will officially kick off the 2018 - 2019 school year. We are eager for the opportunity to nurture your child's heart and mind with Knowledge, Skills, & Character. Thank you for sharing your child with us. As always, please feel free to email me or call me with any questions or concerns. I hope that you enjoy your weekend!

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

NEW! Monday's Dropping Off or Escorting Children Into the Building
Children will report directly to their classrooms on Monday. If pulling along the curb to drop off your child or if parking and walking, please enter through the church parking lot. We are continuing this  procedure to help with the congestion on Country Club. We will have someone stationed at the entrance closest to Lovejoy and the Red Building entrance, directing you to the church parking lot entrance. Only buses and day car vehicles will be allowed to use the entrance south of Lovejoy Elementary. Thank you in advance for having patience with us this first week.

NEW! Afternoon Car Riders
If your child is a car rider, we'll begin taking numbers as soon as we have arrivals. Again, please enter the church parking lot and make a "S". The video below shows an example. Thank you in advance for having patience with us this first week.
Please click here for our video.

NEW! Afternoon Walker Pick Up
Due to the increase in number of parents picking their children up in the library, we will beginning a new procedure. For the safety of our students, we are asking all parents to bring their new "Lovejoy Elementary" car tag with them. Parents will stand outside of the library door, a teacher will greet you, see your number, and then will retrieve your child. We are asking parents to wait outside of the library doors. Thank you for your patience as we try our new procedure.




NEW! Help, I don't have my car tag!
If you did not your car tag at Meet the Teacher, please pick it up in the office Monday morning when you drop off your child for school.  




NEW! Respectfully Request No Lunch Guests Week 1
To allow us time to review procedures of our lunchroom, we respectfully request no guests for week 1.  If there are circumstances where you need to join us for lunch, please don't hesitate to give me a call  469.742.8077 or 214.551.4503.
New! Back to School: Important Transportation News
The Transportation Department is looking forward to welcoming your students to the 2018-2019 school year. Important news regarding requesting bus service, bus routes, stop locations, time, and the SafeStop School Bus Tracking App is now available. Click here for this important news.


NEW! Double L Choir Sign Up
Calling all 3rd and 4th Graders!!  Do you love to sing? Well of course you do!! Join the Double L Choir! 
Click here to sign up for the '18-'19 school year.  Performances include: Veterans' Day at LES, Holiday performances at the Fairview Tree Lighting, the LISD Fine Arts Festival, and NorthPark Centre, a Star Spangled Banner performance at an Allen Americans game, and our Spring Concert!  Choir rehearsals begin on Monday, August 27, and will meet every Monday from 3-4pm. Please join us for some singing excitement!!


NEW! Student Nutrition: Menu
Please click here to view the August Student Nutrition Menu. 


 
NEW! Sign Up For PTA REMIND

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




JOIN TODAY! 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! Character Education Assembly: The Great Jungle Jam 
Dennis Lee Productions has a brand new show for 2018-2019, entitled "The Great Jungle Jam". With a few new characters like a Giraffe and a six foot tall Ostrich, all new sets and original music, this years show is a timely creation from the heart and mind of Dennis Lee. In our ever-changing world, the phrase: "It's a jungle out there" has never been more true. Our safari guide will take your students and staff on an epic, fun-filled, sight-seeing adventure where together, they find themselves tuning up their character for an epic "Jungle Jam". This "Jungle Jam" session showcases the importance of being "in tune" in our attitudes as opposed to being "flat" or "sharp" in the way we think, speak and act in our relationships with the world around us each and every day! You and your students will not want to miss Nana Puddin', his big brother Nick, a new six foot tall Opera-singing Ostrich named Ophelia, a twelve foot tall Giraffe named Too Tall Jamal, and a few more jungle surprises that will leave you roaring like a lion, laughing like a hyena, and, as happy as a hippo. So, pack up your tent, grab your back-pack and come along with us on this wild wacky wonderful, jungle expedition.   We would like to thank our PTA for providing this awesome program for our school!


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.
      

School Supply Lists 
If you have not purchased yo ur school supplies, please click here for the link to the list.  You may bring them in on the first day of school.


Tissues and Tears - Kindergarten Parents
We hope that our Kindergarten parents will join us in the Gathering Spot at 8:05 for Tissues and Tears.  This is a great time to meet other Kindergarten parents, enjoy some coffee and treats, while kicking off the 2018 - 2019 school year. We would like to thank our PTA for providing this fantastic event for our school!



Kid's 1st Registration: Now Open 


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 ).


 
Monday, August 20th
1st Day of School
Kinder - Tissue & Tears; 8:05am
Tuesday, August 21st


Wednesday, August 22nd


Thursday, August 23rd


Friday,  August 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 lovejoyhockey@gmail.com

 
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