Dear Lovejoy Families,
We hope that you have had a fantastic week. Our students have been working hard each and every day to "grow their brains." I hope that you will be able to join us tonight for the 1st Grade Music program. It is guaranteed to be a great event!
We are so proud of the 4th graders who participated in our annual Spelling Bee last week. They were incredible, and we are proud of all of their efforts. Here, you can see our top 3 finalists. Our winner was Aditi Cheruku, in second place was Coral Aguirre, and in third place was Anderson Payne. Aditi will represent Lovejoy Elementary in the Collin County Spelling Bee on February 12th at Independence High School. We wish her the very best!
Anderson, Aditi, Coral
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
All My Best,
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!
School Board Appreciation Month
Barrett Owens was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September 2019. Mr. Owens has lived in the Lovejoy district since 2005. He and his wife, Paige, have three children which currently attend Lovejoy schools. Mr. Owens owns and operates William Anthony Homes, a luxury custom builder and developer in the Lovejoy and north Collin County area and is Owner and President of Capacity Lending, LLC a residential mortgage lending company. Prior to William Anthony Homes and Capacity Lending, LLC, Mr Owens was a member of the board of directors and the Chief Lending Officer for First National Bank of Trenton, now Cap Tex Bank. Mr Owens has worked in Real Estate Construction, Finance and Development as well as investment management for over 20 years. Mr. Owens earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.
In the community, Mr. Owens is a member of Chase Oaks Church. Mr. Owens is also active in youth sports and coaches baseball and softball with his son Cooper and daughters Jade and Macy.. He enjoys teaching kids the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and the privilege of being able to participate in sports.
"It's a privilege to serve Lovejoy and the amazing people that make up this community and school district" notes Mr. Owens. "This school district is special for many reasons and in many ways. I am excited to use my knowledge, wisdom and experience to help make it the best it can possibly be for our children. Lovejoy is turning out tomorrow's leaders and our strategic initiatives and priorities continue to provide an environment of success. Our community leaders must stay focused and committed to ensure our students continue the legacy of success that has become Lovejoy" "One Heart One Lovejoy!"
TONIGHT! First Grade Music Program
The LES 1st Grade will proudly present a Music Class Demonstration on Thursday, January 23rd 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
TOMORROW! All School Pajama Day
to our entire school for earning $530.20 in Box Tops! Because of your hard work, we will be having
Friday, January 24th
. Wear your pajamas to school on Friday for a fun day! Thanks for your support and please keep clipping/scanning!
The 2019 - 2020 Lovejoy Elementary Yearbook is now on sale! The yearbook will be on sale for $22 from January 23rd - February 7th. February 8th - February 21st, the cost will be $28. To order on Revtrak, please click here or send cash or check (payable to LES) to the office.
NEW! Order Class and Individual Pictures TODAY!
If you have not had a chance to order individual or class pictures, it is not too late! Please visit
go to Order Online and Login (create a login if needed), Open LES Class Images Gallery and enter the
. For questions, please email Carey at
Mother & Son Night at Pinstack
Calling all Moms and Sons, for Lovejoy Elementary's Mother Son Night Out event at PINSTACK Allen on January 30th 2020 from 5:30-7:30. It will be a fun-filled night of bowling and games! To purchase your tickets by Jan 27th please
Six Flags Read to Succeed
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is ready to go. There are some changes for 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dawson at email@example.com. Parents and students will track their reading minutes
The school code can be found
. All reading minutes must be entered by April 17, 2020.
4th Grade Bump Up Day to SCIS
We are so excited about our upcoming Bump Up Day at Sloan Creek on Friday, January 31st. Students from all three elementary schools will join together and travel in groups with students from each school. They will visit classrooms, ask questions, learn about the ins and outs of 5th grade, and once they have done that, will eat lunch at Sloan Creek. Please make sure your child wears a Lovejoy Spirit Shirt if they have one. If your child would like to purchase lunch, please make sure they have enough money in their account or send money with them. They are also welcome to bring a sack lunch. Your child should return to campus before 1:00 pm.
Bump Up Day Lunch Menu
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Italian Build Your Own Line
Build Your Own Italian Pasta Bowl
Burrito/Nacho Build Your Own Line
Engineering for Kids
It is not too late to enroll in Engineering for Kids! The classes will be held after school on Wednesdays. The classes are broken up into 3 sessions so you can register for 1 or all 3.
For detailed information about K-1 classes and registration, please
. For 2-4 classes and registration,
Watch Me Sculpt
Watch Me Sculpt will begin new classes on Monday, January 27th and will go until May 4th with the exception of holidays. The class will be held after school on Mondays from 3:10 - 4:00 pm. For detailed information about the class and registration, please visit
Getting your Child to Become a Better Communicator: February 3rd
Join us as the LES PTA Hosts Elise, McVeigh on presenting "Getting your Child to Become a Better Communicator" February 3rd directly following our 10:30 am General Meeting. In today's world of constantly looking at screens, more parents are complaining that their children lack communication skills with adults, and their peers. Elise McVeigh, Etiquette expert and writer, has answers on how to teach children of all ages to interact verbally with adults and other kids. She also will give tips on how as adults we can handle typical scenarios in this age of people being hyper-sensitive.
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
NEW! Student Nutrition: January Newsletter
for our January Nutrition Newsletter. Our topic this month is Eat Light at Night.
January 23, 24 and 25
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts Presents The Pirates of Penzance
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts proudly presents The Pirates of Penzance! Performances will be held January 23 - 25 at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School auditorium.
to purchase your tickets today!
STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline
Calling all students! We need your creative designs for the STEM Festival 2020 T-Shirts! Entries are due on February 3. Additional information may be found
Deadline to File for May 2, 2020 School Board Election
The Lovejoy Independent School District Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees, serving terms of three years, with elections held annually. The terms of one-third of the Trustees, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year. The following positions will expire on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on which day a Trustee Election will be held:
Position 4, held by Anne Smith
Position 5, held by Matt Gournay
Position 7, held by Barrett Owens
The first date to file for a Position on the May 2, 2020 ballot is on January 15, 2020 and the last day to file is February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The administration building office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Additional information regarding the May election may be found
Mark your calendars for the annual STEM Festival from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. You do not want to miss this fantastic event!
SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found
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:
Pirates of Penzance
SAGE (Special and Gifted Education)
Color Guard Competition
Senior Project Benefiting Youth Baseball
LHS School Store Sale
Allen Americans Hockey Game
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
STEM Festival T-Shirt Contest
Young Men's Service League
Meet the Leopards Night with Lovejoy Softball
Give Sight Globally
Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program
Lovejoy ISD is excited to announce the Gold Card program to honor and thank the senior citizens and retirees of Lovejoy ISD for being dedicated supporters of the district.
The Lovejoy ISD Gold Card offers the following benefits (one pass per cardholder):
Access and general admission seating to all regular season at home athletic events
Free admission to Fine Arts events
Free admission and VIP seating for select high school theater performances with reservation
An invitation to attend the annual Senior luncheon each Fall
International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive
School Board Election
Filing Deadline - February 14
Toy Drive to Benefit the Children
Of Little Lovejoy Scholars - Hart
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Position Open for Assistant
Senior Project Judges Needed
SAT Prep Classes
Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
News from Collin College
Turn Lucas Green
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Monday, January 27th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:10pm (First Class)
Tuesday, January 28th
|GT Extended Day; 3:10pm
Wednesday, January 29th
Engineering Club; 3:10pm
|Thursday, January 30th
||Chess Club; 7:00 am
Mother/Son Night at Pinstack; 5:30pm
|Friday, January 31st
||4th Grade Bump Up Day to SCIS
4th Grade Art Club; 3:10 pm
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