December 6, 2018
Dear Parents,

BRRR..It's getting a little cold out there. You can definitely feel the holiday season in the air! We enjoyed seeing you at the Fine Arts Festival last weekend. Thanks to Wendy Hebert and Melissa Wilson for all of their hard work and to our students for their amazing art work and awesome singing. Just a reminder that our students will go outside as long as the wind chill is above 32 degrees. Please make sure that you send your child with a sweat shirt or coat. Don't forget to write your child's name in it so we can return it if it ends up in Lost and Found. Speaking of Lost and Found, we have LOTS of items that need to be claimed. Please stop by and take a look to make sure nothing belongs to your child. All items will be donated at the end of December.

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! Double L Choir Sings at Northpark
Our Double L (3rd and 4th Grade) Choir will be performing at Northpark Mall on Tuesday, December 11th at 10:30 am.  They will be performing in the North Court venue which is located between Nordstom and Macy's. Parents are welcome to come watch and support our choir!



NEW!Spirit Night at Zoe's
Show Your Lovejoy Spirit all day and night by eating at Zoe's in Fairview on Wednesday, December 12th. You must mentionLovejoy" PRIOR TO PLACING THE ORDER and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to Lovejoy Elementary PTA.


NEW! 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 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



 
NEW! Early Release
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 visit our campus calendar.



NEW! 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


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.


Lovejoy GT Holiday Social



Choir T-Shirts
We are now accepting payment for choir shirts. 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.

   
Monday, December 10th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Choir; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, December 11th
Double L Choir at Northpark Mall; 10:30am 
Wednesday, December 12th
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Spirit Night @ Zoe's in Fairview 
Thursday, December 13th

 
Friday, December 14th
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm
Engineering Club; 3:00pm 

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! LHS School Store Offers Special Holiday Shopping Night
December 12th 
Are you looking for spirit wear for people on your holiday shopping list, but don't have time to shop during school hours? You are in luck! The LHS School Store will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12. We hope you will join us for the special shopping event.

Don't forget... the school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss special sales as they make room for the new season.

All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!


City of Lucas Hosts Santa's Workshop: December 7
The City of Lucas invites you to join them for Santa's Workshop on Friday, December 7 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at City Hall.Click here for details.


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: Parent Information Session
December 12
Parent Information Session regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

The session will be held in the Lovejoy Administration Building Board Room, located at 259 Country Club Road. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the G/T kindergarten referral and assessment process.
The referral form will open in PowerSchool on December 3. Referrals are due by January 11. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16.  
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