Principal Message:  January 25, 2017
D ear Parents,

We have had another great week of learning.  Last Friday, our 4th graders traveled to Austin for their annual field trip of touring the Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock museum. We appreciate all of our volunteers that attended our field trip and to all of our fourth grade parents for getting your child here early and picking them up late!  
We also want to thank our PTA for the hosting the panel on Human Trafficking. This was a great reminder about keeping our children safe and always being aware of what our children are being exposed to on the internet or their phones.
HELP NEEDED! We just want to remind our parents to please follow our drop off and pick up procedures each day. We have these procedures in place to provide safety for all of our students. Here are a few key reminders:
Please enter the church parking lot for drop off and pick up.
In the mornings, please do not pull up on the side of the school (parking lot) and drop off your child at the front door.
In the afternoons, please do not cut in front of other cars when we make the "snake."
Thank you in advance for helping us to provide our community with a safe and efficient drop off and pick up procedures. As always, if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
469-742-8077 (office)
214-551-4503 (cell)
LES News 

Flu Awareness  
It is flu season and the local news has been reporting that it is hitting the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area hard, so we are asking parents for their help. We ask that you please keep your children home if they are running a temperature, vomiting and/or experiencing diarrhea, rest and fluids are the best plan of action. After any illness a student needs to be temperature free, vomit free and diarrhea free for 24 hours before they return to school. We have attached a link to the CDC that has some helpful information and if you have any question please feel free to call Nurse Debbie, 469.742.8132. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/symptoms.htm 


TONIGHT!1st Grade Program  
The LES 1st Grade will proudly present a Music Class Demonstration on Thursday, January 25, 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 Spirit Shirt and dark or black jeans, long pants, or skirt. If you have any questions, please email Wendy Hebert.



ENDS TOMORROW! Yearbook Sale
Yearbooks are on sale for $20 now - January 26th . Please click here to order your yearbook or complete the form and pay by check or cash. I
f you have any questions, please contact Sondra Payne at sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net .


TOMORROW! 4th Grade to Sloan Creek
The Fourth Graders will be going to Sloan Creek for Bump Up Day.  This will give them insight into what it will look like next year at the Intermediate School. 


THIS WEEKEND! Mother Son Night Out
Moms: Enjoy a night out with your sons and the excitement of the Allen Americans with discounted tickets to Star Wars Night on January 27th! Tickets are only $18 and a portion of ticket sales is donated back to the Lovejoy PTA.  Click here   to purchase your tickets now!  The DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS IS TOMORROW, JANUARY 26th. 



Early Release
Lovejoy Elementary will have early release on Friday, February 2nd.  The students will get out this day at 12:00 pm.  If your child needs a lunch from the cafeteria, please let your teacher know.  Otherwise, students will have regular snack in the classroom. Also, there will be NO Engineering Club on this Early Release Day.


CORRECTION! PTA Reflections
We are so proud of all of our PTA Reflections "Within Reach" entries. Last weeks email listed those who have received awards at the school level not the district level. Lovejoy Elementary students who have been recognized at council/district level are listed below. Congratulations to Addison McCaffity who received the Overall Award of Excellence and will represent Lovejoy Elementary at the state level! Thank you to all who participated in this years Reflections program.

Lovejoy Elementary

Dance:             Addison McCaffity  - Overall Award of Excellence
Photography:   Madison Mejia   -   Award of Excellence
Literature:        Caroline Cummins  - Award of Merit
Music:              Bentley Fischer  - Award of Excellence
Visual Arts:      Morgan Sullivan  - Award of Excellence
                        Madison Mejia - Award of Merit
                        Charlton Kim -  Award of Merit


NEW! Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to our 4th Grade Spelling Bee Winner Jocelyn Chapman!  She will be participating in the Collin County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm at Plano West Senior High.  Also, Congratulations to Ryan Trythall who is the Spelling Bee alternate.  Great job Jocelyn and Ryan!


NEW! Box Tops
Each unexpired Box Top is worth 10 cents for our school! Think of those little Box Tops as dimes just waiting to be collected! Simply clip the Box Tops from the items you already have (making sure that the product code and expiration date are visible), put them in a zip top baggie with your teacher's name on it, and drop them in either of the big BOX TOP collection boxes we have near the office or the library. The homeroom with the most submissions gets a popcorn party! Our next deadline is February 15th.


NEW! Six Flags Read to Succeed
Do your students love Six Flags Over Texas? If so, they can earn a FREE ticket to visit the park this summer simply by reading! Readers who read and log 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of reading time will earn one FREE ticket to enjoy roller coasters, games, food and fun. All Lovejoy students are eligible to participate, so get busy reading and fill out the reading logs coming home today in Thursday folders. Please return them to the Lovejoy Library by February 23rd.


NEW! Arthur Visit and Book Club  
Children's author, Kate Klise, will be visiting Lovejoy Elementary on February 21st! Many students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades are busy reading their Book Club Book while meeting each week in the library to discuss her amazing stories. To facilitate Book Club, members were required to purchase their own copy of the book, but she has written many more! A variety of Kate Klise books are available to purchase  today through February 12th..  To purchase the titles  that you and your family would like to have, please click here. All books, including Book Club copies, will be signed by Kate Klise during her visit to Lovejoy Elementary.

NEW! Positive Proof
Positive Proof is committed to providing child safety to as many students as possible by offering access to high quality ID cards with essential information and digital fingerprints. Positive Proof will be at Lovejoy Elementary on January 31st @ 8:15am . Please see the included flyer for additional information.



Daddy Daughter Dance - SAVE THE DATE!
Dad's mark your calendar for a night of fun and dancing as the LES PTA hosts a Daddy Daughter dance on Friday, March 2nd. More details coming
soon!

            
Late Night Leopard Campus Campout Volunteer Opportunities  
Lovejoy Elementary's campout will take place April 13th, 2018.  Our overall objective is to create a fun school and community event while raising money for the district. All proceeds after $30K will stay right here at Lovejoy Elementary!  Many activities are planned for this event which means there are many volunteer opportunities to participate.   Click here to sign up today to make memories that will last a lifetime.



Astronaut Academy Camp
This Spring Break, students can BLAST OFF to The Perot Museum and learn all about what life is like on the International Space Station! Students will conduct experiments just like the astronauts and design their own rocket. The camp is for PreK - 4th grade students. Click here for  more information about this out-of-the-world experience.

DUE TODAY! Mini Majestic Dance Camp - January 27th

Saturday, January 27 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $60 (includes t-shirt)
Registration deadline is Thursday, J anuary 25th

Lovejoy students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics Dance Team. Spend the morning learning a fun routine with the Majestics, meet new friends and perform the routine for family and friends at a "Show-Off" which will be held at 11:00 AM. Click here to register and click here for additional information.  You may contact Becca Supan (214.938.6385) or Sophie Wissman (214.929.8138) with questions.


Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boy's and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.  Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through High School and Girls: Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Click here for information regarding the                                                          program and the upcoming spring season.


NEW! ASA Spring Football


Monday, January 29th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm
Tuesday, January 30th 
Tutoring

Wednesday, January 31st 
Positive Proof 
Chess Club; 3:05 pm 


Thursday, February 1st 
Tutoring
Friday, February 2nd
Early Release; 12:00 pm 
NO ENGINEERING CLUB TODAY! 
 

Foundation News 

Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from Amazon.com, please consider visiting Amazon Smile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile website for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at amazon.com. Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
District News
Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
 
To apply, please click here. To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 
Pictured above:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.

Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please click here.  To download the app for Android devices, please click here.  

Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter?  Have you liked us on Facebook?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

Toy Drive
The Work Based Learning classes at Lovejoy High School are hosting an annual toy drive in January to benefit the children in Little Leopards. Collection boxes will be placed at each campus and the administration building. Toy collection will begin when students and staff return to school on January 8th. The students are accepting new to gently used toys for children from birth to five years of age. For additional information please click here or contact  Sancy Fuller.

Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day: January 29th
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, January 29th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams. Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season.

Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 29th.


Relay for Life: April 6
Relay for Life is an annual event wh
ich will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.

Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families wi
ll be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo.

Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo.

Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.



Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminari to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  
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