Principal Message:  March 29, 2018
D ear Parents,

Can you believe that the end of March is upon us?  Our students are working hard each and every day to grow as a learner and with their character.  I hope that you enjoy your Easter weekend with your family and friends.

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 

NEW! Holiday
Lovejoy ISD will be closed on Friday, March 30th for Good Friday.  We hope that you enjoy your 3
day weekend.


NEW! National Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a complex developmental disorder, affecting 1 in 68 people. It can affect a person's ability to communicate, learn, interact with others, and reason. It can also affect speech and motor skills. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. On Monday, April 2nd , our school is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. Please send your child to school that day wearing something blue !


NEXT WEEK! UIL
We have our annual UIL Competition this upcoming Monday, April 2nd and Friday, April 6th.  The writing and spelling events take place on Monday, and the remainder of the events will take place on Friday.  If your child is participating and you have any questions, please call the Lovejoy Elementary front office at 469.742.8100.


NEW! STAAR Dates - Mark your Calendar
Our 4th graders will be taking the Writing STAAR test on Tuesday, April 10th, and our 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the STAAR Math test on Monday May 14th and the STAAR Reading test on Tuesday, May 15th.  On these dates, we are asking all parents to help us by sending 2 snacks with their child and by having them keep all electronics, including cell phones, fitbits, or apple watches, at home. Please also refrain from scheduling doctor or dentist appointments on these dates.  Thank you in ad vance for your help and support.


NEW! No Volunteers or Lunch Guests
Due to STAAR testing, we will not have any volunteers or lunch guests for any grade level on April 10th, May 14th, or May 15th.  Thank you in advance for your support.

NEW! Bike Rodeo Rescheduled
Our bike rodeo will be on Wednesday, April 18th.  This is an early release date. Students will attend during the times listed below.  We will send more information out the closer we get to our event.

8:15 - 8:55 - 2nd Grade
9:00 - 9:40 - 1st Grade
9:45 - 10:25 - Kindergarten
10:30 - 11:10 - 3rd Grade
11:15 - 11:55 - 4th Grade
NEW! Lovejoy Elementary Choir
The Lovejoy Elementary Choir will be singing the National Anthem at the Little Leopard Night Baseball Game at 7:25 pm on Friday, April 6th.  Please have your student wear their Choir shirt and jeans. Each student will get in free to the game, but parents must pay for admission.

NEW! Leopard Live
Please join us for Leopard Live on Friday, April 6th at 8:00am in the gym.  This is a great time to recognize students who show Leopard Pride. We hope to see you there!



NEW! PTA General Meeting: Following Leopard Live
Our next General PTA Meeting will be held immediately following Leopard Live in the gym. Stick around to hear the updated standing rules and bylaws, the proposed budget for 2018-19 school year, and vote for next year 's executive board.  We still have 2 board positions available - Treasurer and Programs. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Crystal Childers .

NEW! 3rd Grade Music Program
Please join us on Thursday, April 5th for the 3rd Grade Music Program. This year we will be demonstrating folk dances we have been practicing throughout the year. Bring your dancing shoes, as we will be inviting members of the audience to learn a dance! Our performance will begin at 6:30 pm. Students will report to the music room at 6:15 pm. Dress is red school wide shirt and dark pants/jeans.


LAST DAY! Kindergarten Field Trip: Arboretum
Just a reminder that the money for the Kindergarten Field Trip is DUE TODAY! If you have not paid, please click here . All parents and siblings will purchase tickets at the Arboretum on the day of the field trip, Friday, April 27th. Make sure your child wears his/her red school wide shirt.  

LAST DAY!1st Grade Field Trip: Dallas Heritage Museum
First Grade will be visiting the Dallas Heritage Museum on Thursday, April 19th. Your child will need to wear his/her red school wide shirt. Payment for the field trip is DUE TODAY!  If you have not paid, please click here.


LAST DAY! 2nd Grade Field Trip: Dallas Children's Theater
2nd Grade will be attending   Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet  presented by the Dallas Children's Theater on Thursday, April 5th.  Because the students will be leaving at 11:30am, lunch will be eaten in the cafeteria at 10:45.  Your child may bring a lunch or go through the lunch line as usual. Payment for the field trip is DUE TODAY! If you have not paid, please click here . Make sure your child wears his/her red school wide shirt that day!


NEW! Early Release: Wednesday, April 18th
Students will have EARLY RELEASE on Wednesday, April 18th at 12:00 pm. Your child may eat a sack lunch purchased in the cafeteria or bring a snack to eat.



Please Help us with the Microwave
We are lov ing our new microwave that is available for students at lunch.  We would appreciate a little help from you. Please follow the parameters listed below when you send a lunch to school with your child that will need to be warmed in the microwave.
thank you in advance for helping us with with efficient use of the microwave.
  • Please make sure it does not take longer than 3 ½ minutes to warm up.
  • Please include directions on how long to warm an item for your child.
  • Please provide a microwave safe dish for your item.
   
Kindergarten Roundup
Kindergarten Roundup  is a registrationopportunityfor parents of kindergarten age students for the 2018-2019school year.  If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 please plan to attend. To see more information regarding Kindergarten Roundup please click here.



Lovejoy Baseball: Little Leopard Night
Please join us on April 6th at 7:00 pm for the Lovejoy Baseball game.  All elementary students attending will receive free admission and have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the field for the National Anthem. Please arrive at 7:00! The game will begin at 7:30. For question, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719. We hope to see you there!

NEW DATE! LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night: April 13th
The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play Wylie East with a 5:00 PM start for JV and a 7:00 PM start for Varsity. Planned activities include a candy raffle during both games, joining the varsity players on the field for the National Anthem, a keepsake varsity poster for all elementary students, an autograph session following the varsity game, and other surprises. Bring your softballs to have them signed by players before and after the games. Admission will be free for all elementary students. Help the team fill the stands and cheer the Lady Leopards on to victory.


Camp Invention
Secure your Spot today and save $25! Camp Invention is a STEM program where children are presented with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity. Camp will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School on June 11th - 15th from 9:00 - 3:30pm.  To register Click here   or click here to view the flyer. For more information, please contact Jacie McDonald.



Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and  talented services opens February 1st for students in grades 1-12. The window will remain open through March 31, 2018.
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).

Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith (469.742.8032).
 

Monday, April 2nd 
World Autism Day - WEAR BLUE!
PTA Board Meeting; 9:30 am 
UIL- Writing and Spelling 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm 
Choir; 3:05 pm
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP
Tuesday, April 3rd 
Tutoring
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP
Wednesday, April 4th 

Chess Club; 3:05 pm 
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 
Thursday, April 5th 
Tutoring
2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater
3rd Grade Music Program; 6:30 pm
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 
Friday, April 6th  
Leopard Live; 8:00 am
PTA General Meeting; Following Leopard Live
UIL - All Other Events
Engineering Club; 3:05 pm
Choir - National Anthem at LHS Baseball Game
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP
 

Foundation News 

Spring Fling Socials
Sign up now for Beach Bash 2018 for games, fun with friends, Kona Ice, and more. Tickets are available for purchase in the front office through April 6th, with the last chance to purchase tickets at Denim & Diamonds. We hope to see you there.
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, "shootshoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

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.

Town of Fairview Art Show: Call for Artist Entries
The 2018 Fairview Art Show will be held April 28th and 29th in Fairview Town Center. The show will be open for public viewing from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM both days, with an artist reception and award show on Sunday.

Artwork will be judged by a featured juror and will include the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography, and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000.  

Entry packets are due by April 11th. Please visit: 


Firefighters Pancake Breakfast: April 21st




Summer Enrichment Camps
Online registration is now open for Summer Enrichment camps.For a complete listing of camp offerings and additional information, please click here.



BYOP® (Volleyball Spring Session): Pre-Registration Ends March 30th

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.

Click here for full details regarding Session 1 and Session 2.




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.

Elementary Hour
Elementary Hour is an event to help raise money and awareness for cancer. Elementary Hour will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on April 6th from
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Join the fun! There will be live music, a bounce house, cookie decorating, sports, and more. Click here for additional information.

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 .  

National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère: April 18th

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