January 10, 2019
Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We have had a great first week back from our Christmas break.  Our students and teachers jumped back into learning, and we are off to a great start for the second semester.  Report cards will be sent home next Thursday for students in first through fourth grade. Our Kindergartners will receive their report card through a Parent/Teacher conference that will be set up by your child's teachers. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's progress, I encourage you to contact your child's teacher.
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: Saturday, February 2
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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.




LES News 
 


NEW! No School on Monday, January 21st
Just a reminder that Lovejoy Elementary will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

NEW! Pin Stack Spirit Day
No school on Monday, January 21st...Join the LES PTA for Spirit Day at Pin Stack (Allen Location) from 11:00 am - Midnight.  Place your receipts in designated LL Logo spirit boxes and a portion of the proceeds from food and drinks will go to the Lovejoy Elementary PTA.  Grab a group of 10 or more and enjoy their walk in special of 2 hours unlimited play for $24.99. We hope to see you there!



NEW! Class Pictures
2019 class pictures will be taken on Thursday, January 24th.  Please look for more info to come.




NEW! 1st Grade Music Program
The LES 1st Grade will proudly present a Music Class Demonstration on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm in the LES Gym. Please join us for a brief, but meaningful program showcasing songs, games, and performances from our Music Classes. Students will report to the music room at 6:15 pm. Please have your child wear their Red LES Schoolwide Shirt and dark or black jeans, long pants, or skirt. If you have any questions, please email Wendy Hebert at wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net.

NEW! 4th Grade Bump Up Day to SCIS
Our LES 4th Grade students will be visiting SCIS on Friday, January 25th.  Please look for more detailed information to come from your child's 4th Grade teacher.



NEW! Art in Public Places
The City of Lucas Invites you to stop by and view local student artwork from  Lovejoy ISD displayed at Lucas City Hall on Thursday, January 31st from 5:00 - 7:00pm.  Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Congratulations to the following Lovejoy Elementary students for having their artwork chosen for display.





Kindergarten
Luke H.
Layla B.
Mila V.
Etta W.
Gavin A.
Ian S.
Vanessa G.
Anthony O.
Khalia N.
Addie F.
Cade D.
2nd Grade
Caleb F.

3rd Grade
Jocelyn T.

4th Grade
Aiden C.


NEW! Box Tops Just a reminder to send in Box Tops with your child!  Please put them in a baggie with your child's name and teacher's name. We are in full swing of our second class competition which will be coming to an end in February.  Every Box Top you send earns 10 cents for Lovejoy Elementary. Thank you so much for helping support our school !

 
NEW! Report Cards
Lovejoy Elementary Report Cards for first through fourth grade will be going home next week.  Please look for them in your child's January 17th Thursday Folder.



DUE TOMORROW! 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, January 14th
PTA Executive Board Meeting; 9:30 am 

Tuesday, January 15th

Wednesday, January 16th


Thursday, January 17th

 
Friday, January 18th
Reading with the Leopards; 8:00 am 
4th Grade Spelling Bee; 8:30 am         


Circle of Partners
 
District News

Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling
Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy's Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student's social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.


Toy Drive Benefiting the Children of Little Leopards  
The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth - 5 years of age. Examples of items needed are as follows:
Play Food
Outside Toys
Musical Toys
Books
Legos
K'nex
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
Dolls
Dollhouses
Shopkins
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration building until February 15. To request a donation pick-up, or for additional information, please contact sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net.


Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics -12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
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 .


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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