December 18, 2019

Dear Lovejoy Families,

We hope that you will be able to join us tomorrow as we celebrate our students and staff. We will kick off our morning with Leopard Live at 8:05, and then students will return to class for some fun activities.  At 10:00, our Kindergarten students will have their Christmas party, and then at 10:45 our 1st - 4th graders will have their parties. As a reminder, we will ask parents to exit at 11:45 in order to clear the parking lot or wait until 12:15 so our buses will have an opportunity to load and leave our parking lot. Lovejoy Elementary will be closed beginning December 20th - January 5th. We look forward to seeing all of our students on Monday, January 6th. 

I hope that your holiday season is filled with love, laughter, many blessings, and creating life-long memories with your family and friends.  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 

NEW! Reflections Results
Congratulations to all of our Lovejoy Elementary students who participated in PTA Reflections "Look Within". We are so proud of you! 

Award of Excellence
Aditi Cheruku (Hamil)

Award of Merit
Jocelyn Tribuna (Mueth)

Honorable Mention
Taryn Chavez (Mueth)

Caroline Hays (McDonald)
Cole Fisher (Wilkins)
Reid Broyles (Hicks)
Brinley Fisher (Mueth)
Morgan Sullivan (Hamil)

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 S pelling, 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 .

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.

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!

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.

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.  

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 .  

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

Community News
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Inclement Weather
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Save the Date!Lovejoy ISD STEM Festival
February 29, 2020
Lovejoy High School School Store
Open December 16 - 19 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Application Process Open for Administrative and Financial Assistant

Senior Judges Needed!
Now Enrolling! SAT Prep Classes
Senior Project! School Supply Drive

December 23 - Lovejoy Alumni Association Social 

Save the Date! Lovejoy Country Run: April 18

Save the Date! Lovejoy Country Run: April 18
Turn Lucas Green
News from Collin College  
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Upcoming Dates
Date (Christmas Break 12/20/19 - 1/3/19)
Monday, January 6th 
NO Choir! 
Tuesday, January 7th 

Wednesday, January 8th 

Thursday, January 9th  Report Cards Go Home 
Friday, January 10th  NO 4th Grade Art Club!

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