December 13, 2018
Dear Parents,

Can you believe that we only have 4 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.
As a reminder, we only have early release on Wednesday, December 19th.  If you look at our school calendar, you notice it says early release starting tomorrow.  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.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools News
Denim and Diamonds: The Party - We Need Your Help  
We need your help to make this year's Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?

Sponsor - the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.

Donate - trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note - the donation deadline has been extended.


Purchase Tickets - Tickets are on sale now for $135 and will increase to $150 tomorrow. Click here to buy your tickets today!




Kendra Scott Gives Back Party: Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


LES News 


NEW! Change in Lunch Menu - Monday, December 19th
There is a change in the lunch menu for Monday, December 19th.  Instead of Lasagna and Chicken Nuggets, the menu has been changed to Turkey Slices and Chicken Nuggets.  




NEW! Lost and Found
Please stop by and check out our Lost and Found.  We have lots of items that have not been claimed. All items that are not claimed will be donated to charity on Wednesday, December 19th at 12:45 pm.



Leopard Live/Sing Along
Please join us for Leopard Live on Wednesday, 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.




Upcoming Christmas Parties
We will have our class parties on Wednesday, December 19th.  Our day will be busy as we kick off the morning with our Leopard Live/Sing Along at 8:05 am. From, 10:00 am to 10:45 am, our Kindergarten will celebrate by having their Christmas party. Grades 1,2,3, and 4 will have their parties from 10:45 am to 11:30 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 11:45 or wait until 12:15. 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.  Student will be released at 12:00 pm that day!

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



 
Early Release - WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19TH ONLY!!!
Lovejoy Elementary will have early release on Wednesday, December 19th at 12:00 pm.  As a reminder, children will be eating lunch during their classroom party and our cafeteria will not have service that day.  Please click here to visit our campus calendar. The High School will be getting out early for several days due to mid term
exams. Lovejoy Elementary will ONLY have early
release on Wednesday, December 19th at 12:00 pm. 



NEW! STEM Gift List
Need some last minute gift ideas?  There are many popular items that LES students use in the Library Makerspace.  From robots, blocks, circuits or constructing, this GIFT IDEA LIST  has something that any elementary student would love to recieve!  Hopefully this list will help you finish up your shopping!   




NEW! Chuck E. Cheese's - Campus Campout Fundraiser
Looking for something to do over the Holiday Break?  Join us on December 29th from 3:00 - 9:00 pm at Check E. Cheese's at 204 Central Expressway in Allen.  Chuck E. Cheese's donates up to 20% of the sales generated from this event to Lovejoy Elementary. Sales include all food, merchandise, and Play Points deals purchased at the register.  Just notify the cashier that you're participating in Lovejoy Elementary's Fundraising Night. Thank you for supporting our school!



Brightbytes   
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. http://www.BByt.es/G69LP


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 wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net and we will work with you to get a quality instrument for your child.



REMINDER! Choir T-Shirts
If you have not paid for your child's Choir Shirt, please do so before Wednesday, December 19th. Please send $7 in cash, check made out to LES, or pay through the Online Payment Center     .  If you pay online, please print the receipt and send it to Mrs. Hebert or send a screenshot to wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net.


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
The GT referral form opened in PowerSchool on December 3rd. Referrals are due by January 11th. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 16th.

   
Monday, December 17th
NO WATCH ME SCULPT!

Tuesday, December 18th

Wednesday, December 19th
Leopard Live & Sing Along, 8:00 am 
Kinder Christmas Class Parties, 10:00 am 
1st - 4th Christmas Class Parties, 10:45 am 

Thursday, December 20th
NO SCHOOL! 
 
Friday, December 21st
NO SCHOOL!  
         
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

Circle of Partners
 
On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners . We thank Jones Solar and Roofing for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is:https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.
District News




New! Senior Project Benefiting the Samaritan Inn  
LHS Senior James Rainey is asking for your help with his Senior Project.
"Hi, this is James Rainey I'm a senior at Lovejoy. I am currently working on my Senior Project, which is a gift card drive for the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn is a housing center for homeless families that are trying to get on their feet and for parents that are trying to provide for a better future for their children. I've talked to the directors and they've told me that this would be a big help for them and would allow parents to purchase gifts for their children during this Christmas time. A collection box will be located at each school through December 19."


Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics -January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
Girls only - Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Girls and Boys - Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Boys only - Saturday, January 19, 12:00 -1:30 PM           
The try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. Kids 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. Lacrosse equipment will be 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 and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lacrosse program.
For additional information, please see www.lovejoylacrosse.com .


BYOP® Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions
Early BYOP® - registration ends December 24, 2018
BYOP® Program Overview: This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.

BYOP® Program Details:
Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.



Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.
 
Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
The referral form was opened in PowerSchool on December 3th. Referrals are due by January 11th. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 16th.   
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