December 12, 2019

Dear Lovejoy Families,
Can you believe that we only have 5 more wake-ups until Christmas break?  This is how the Craft family likes to do countdowns because the hardest part of the day is getting up.  It is amazing that the first semester is coming to a close so quickly. I am incredibly proud of all of our students and teachers for their work this semester.  I love to watch the transformation that our students make throughout the year. Here are some examples of their artwork that shows their growth this year.

As a reminder, we only have early release on Thursday, December 19th at noon.  If you look at our school calendar, you notice it says early release starting Monday.  This is only for the high school to accommodate the exam schedule.  
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.

As always, 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)   

My mission is to be a servant leader who works with students, parents, and staff to build a community that fosters relationships and learning where everyone THRIVES.  Each day, I strive to make the choice to be great versus comfortable, because you can't be both!
LES Information 

UIL: Grades 2nd - 4th  
Students in Grades 2-4 will have the opportunity to participate in the UIL Competition this year.  The competition will be held on March 30th for Spelling, Ready Writing, and Creative Writing and on April 3rd for the remaining events.  The participation form is due no later than Wednesday, January 29th. If you have questions, please email Julie Castine at .

Late Night Leopards Gift Certificate 
Looking for an awesome holiday gift for your student?  Purchase a gift certificate for our 3rd Annual Late Night Leopards Campout! The campout will be held on April 24th and 25th at the LES campus. The gift certificates will be on sale today until Monday, December 16th. For questions, please contact Lynn Farrell at   or Chantell Walters at

Leopard Live/Sing Along 
Please join us for Leopard Live on Thursday, December 19th at 8:05 am in the gym.  This will be a great time to recognize students who show Leopard Pride as well as sing Christmas songs for the holidays.  

Class Parties 
We will have our class parties on Thursday, December 19th.  Our day will be busy as we kick off the morning with our Leopard Live/Sing Along at 8:05 am.  From 10:00am to 10:45am our Kindergarten will celebrate by having their Christmas parties. Grades 1,2,3, and 4 will have their parties from 10:45 am to 11:45 am.  For those attending Leopard Live or the class party, we ask that the adults check in through the front office. We will be sending out a fast pass sign up in the coming weeks to facilitate the check in process.  We will be asking any parents who are in attendance to either leave at 11:45am or wait until 12:15pm. This is to help us accommodate the traffic in the parking lot and to allow our buses to stay on schedule. Thank you in advance for helping us ensure the safety of all students and parents with this schedule.  Students will be released at 12:00 pm that day!

Kindergarten - 10:00 am - 10:45 am
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade - 10:45 am - 11:45 pm (Early Release at 12:00pm)

  Early Release 
Lovejoy Elementary will have early release on Thursday, December 19th at 12:00pm. As a reminder, children will be eating lunch during their classroom party and our cafeteria will not have service that day. The LES Office will be closing at 1:00pm that day.

Fast Pass for Leopard Live and Class Parties 
Thursday, December 19th is a busy day with Leopard Live and Class Parties.  Please click here to sign up for a FAST PASS for Leopard Live and Class Parties.

Christmas Break & Office Hours 
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed for the holidays Friday, December 20th - Friday, January 3rd.  The LES office will be closing at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 19th and will not reopen until the students return on Monday, January 6th.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe Holiday!

Lost and Found: LAST CHANCE!!!
We have lots of items, especially sweaters and jackets in the lost and found.  Please encourage your child to look and see if any item(s) belong to him/her. We will be donating all lost and found tomorrow, Friday, December 13th

REMINDER! 4th Grade Recorders 
4th grade music students at Lovejoy will learn to play the recorder. In order to ensure that each student gets a quality instrument and to provide a level of convenience to our busy families, we will be collecting $3.00 per student and ordering the instruments from our music supplier. You can pay cash or check to Lovejoy Elementary.  If you already own a recorder, it is not necessary to purchase one through the school. However, I would like to caution you against purchasing an instrument from a discount retailer. These instruments are generally of inferior quality and play out of tune. If cost is a concern, please contact Mrs. Hebert.

NEW! Shoe Drive for Boys and Girls Club 
The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County is having a Shoe Drive now through 
December 21st Visit any New Balance DFW location to participate. Any donation amount is appreciated! For questions, please contact American Ninja Warrior, Elliot Jolivette, at 214.392.3998.  

NEW! Camp Invention 
Spark your child's imagination through STEM! Secure your spot today for Camp Invention that will be held at Sloan Creek the week of June 8th - 12th.  Please register at .  

NEW! December Student Nutrition Newsletter
Please click here to view the Student Nutrition Newsletter. 

Community News
Community News
The  Lovejoy ISD Community News Page  includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
This Week's News:
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.
Senior Judges Needed!
Now Enrolling! SAT Prep Classes
Senior Project! School Supply Drive
Kendra Scott Gives Back

December 23 - Lovejoy Alumni Association Social 

Save the Date! Lovejoy Country Run: April 18
Turn Lucas Green
News from Collin College  
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For the latest Fine Arts News, follow  @LovejoyArts  on Twitter, or like them on Facebook at Lovejoy Arts.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, December 16th  Watch Me Sculpt; 3:10pm 
LISD School Board Meeting; 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 17th
Wednesday, December 18th 
Thursday, December 19th  Leopard Live; 8:00am 
Kindergarten Class Parties; 10:00 - 10:45am 
1st - 4th Class Parties; 10:45 - 11:45am
Early Release; 12:00pm 
Friday, December 20th  NO SCHOOL! 
Christmas Break! 

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