AUGUST 23, 2018

Dear Parents,

We have had a fantastic first week of school.  Our teachers have worked very hard this week building strong relationships with all of our students. We know in order for our students to learn best, that they need to have strong connections to their teacher, their peers, and our school.  If we have missed the target, please let us know so we can provide best learning environment for your child.  

We appreciate your patience with our drop off and pick up lines.  Please make sure that you have the school issued car tag for pick up.  This is a safety precaution for us to ensure that we are putting our students in the correct cars. Thank you in advance for your help with this. 

We are looking forward to our assembly tomorrow with Nana Puddin' to "Kick-Off" our year with great character.  If you would like to join us, you are more than welcome to attend. The program will begin at 1:45. A big thank you to our PTA for providing this great opportunity to our students.  Lovejoy Elementary is off to a great year of continuing our legacy of strong character and education.  

As always, please feel free to contact me or call me with any questions or concerns. My cell number is 214-551-4503 and please feel free to use it at anytime. I hope that your child has enjoyed their first week, and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.  

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


NEW! Labor Day Holiday
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.  We will resume class as usual on Tuesday, September 4th.


NEW! Receptionist and Attendance Clerk
Please help us welcome Janean Mancini to Lovejoy Elementary. She is our new receptionist.  If you have a dismissal change or any questions, please contact her at 469.742.8100 or janean_mancini@lovejoyisd.net.  Also, Sondra Payne has moved over to take on the duties of the Attendance Clerk.  If your student will be absent, late, or if you need help with Power School please contact Sondra Payne at 469.742.8083 or sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net. 



NEW! Please Complete FERPA and General Waiver Forms
It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically.  Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms on line:

Go the LISD website - www.lovejoyisd.net
Click on Parents
Power School Parent Portal
Input your user name and password
You should now be in PowerSchool.  Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information.
There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom  - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"

If you have any questions, please contact Sondra Payne at 469.742.8083 or sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net.


New! Chess Club for Elementary and Intermediate Students
Chess Club Enthusiasts: Lovejoy Chess Club registration is now open. The first session will be held the week of September 10th. You may click here for additional information and to register. If you have any questions, please email Miles Knight.

NEW! Track Your Summer Reading
I n May, we challenged our students to read 1,000 books over the summer. We are getting close to our goal, but we need more students to record their books online! Simply click here to record your books and see who the leaders are on the leader boards. If your student does not remember their username, please email Mrs. Dawson to find out what it is kristin_dawson@lovejoyisd.net.  Kindergarten parents, your students will use their student ID number to record their books. If we meet our goal, Mrs. Craft will take off in a hot air balloon on September 7th, so go online and enter those books!!!  Thank you, Mrs. Dawson  

NEW! Ice Cream Social  
Our PTA will, once again, host the Lovejoy Elementary Ice Cream Social.  We highly encourage you to attend as it's a great time to meet to to reconnect with other Lovejoy families.  This is a free event for our families. We hope you will join us on September 20th from 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Lovejoy Elementary cafeteria.  Our staff memebers will be attending and serving ice cream and toppings to all who attend. 


NEW! Box Tops
Start collecting your Box Tops for the 2018-2019 school year.  Each box top that is turned in is 10 cents for our Lovejoy Elementary campus.  Put them in a baggie with your child's teacher's name on it and drop them in one of our Box Top boxes located near the library and front of the school, give them to the office, or turn them in to your teacher.  Every Clip Counts!



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 at anytime when you drop off your child for school.  



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.


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!!


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


 
Sign Up For PTA REMIND




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!


ORDER TODAY! 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




TOMORROW! 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! 


Volunteer Background Application: NOW AVAILABLE!
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.

Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.

All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted.  If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.

Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter.  Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:

Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net       


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 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 ).


 
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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.



New! Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project
A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:

"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet. The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey. I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions. Thank you for your generosity."


NEW! Tom Landry Classic: Saturday, September 1st 
The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1st at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends. Click here for details.

New! Girls Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.

Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. There will be lacrosse equipment available to borrow.

No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.

For additional information click here. For questions, click here.

Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey team will host a fundraiser on September 4th. Click here for details.


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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