March 5th 

Dear Lovejoy Families,

We have had a very busy and awesome week at LES!  Last Friday, our fourth graders traveled to Austin. We had a fantastic trip, and we learned many interesting things about the state of Texas!

Lovejoy Elementary fourth graders travel to Waco and Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip.

Then, on Saturday, was our annual STEM festival for the district, and our 2nd graders one Best Engineering for their "cangineering" creation of the Minecraft tree.  This week, our fourth graders participated in a great learning experience about the organization, management, finance, and teamwork while also fulfilling the graduate profile pillar, service to others, by raising money for SPCA.

Tonight, we hope you will be able to join us for OPEN HOUSE from 6:00 - 7:15 where our Kindergarteners will also be fulfilling the graduate profile pillar, service to others, by giving their collection of supplies to the Lucas Fire Department.  The fire trucks will be outside our building for students to see the fire truck and thank the firefighters for their service to our community. For this service project, our Kindergarteners made all of the signs advertising, organizing, and learned the "why" behind the graduate profile pillar of service to others.  

I hope that all of you have a happy and safe Spring Break creating lifelong memories with your family.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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)   

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!
LES Information 

TONIGHT! Open House 
Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 5th as it's our annual open house from 6:00 - 7:15pm.  We hope to see you tonight! 

Book Fair 
Open TONIGHT  during Open House from 6:00-7:00pm.
The fair will close tomorrow at 12:00pm.

Click here to shop online. Spring Book Fair.

REGISTER TODAY! Late Night Leopards Campus Campout 
Mark your calendar for April 24th - 25th for our 3rd Annual Late Night Leopards Campout! This will be a fun-filled night of activities including bounce houses, glow dance party, movie, and more.  Rudy's BBQ dinner will be provided plus breakfast and snacks. Each student will receive a swag bag with a student t-shirt, snacks, and goodies. Spend the night outdoors at LES in your tent on a 12'x12' campsite.  Online Registration is open! You can register here

LNL Campus Campout Contest 
The Late Night Leopards campout is having a contest!  The class in each grade with the most registrations will get to help decorate for the glow in the dark dance party with glow paint.  Registration deadline is next Friday, March 6th. Don't miss out on a fun event! 

DUE TOMORROW! 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater
Our 2nd Grade will be attending the Dallas Children's Theater to see the play Last Stop on Market Street on March 24th.  Tickets are $9.50 and can be paid through RevTrak, cash, or a check made out to LES.  The payment deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, March 6th . If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. 

NEW! Spring Break 
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed the week of March 9th - 13th for Spring Break. We will be in school on Monday, March 16th. We hope you have a fun and safe Spring Break!

NEW! LES Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A 
Join us ALL DAY at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, March 16th for LES Spirit Day. Mention Lovejoy Elementary when you order and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the LNL Campus Campout.

NEW! Spring Pictures 
Spring Picture Day is Thursday, March 19th. Your child will be captured in multiple poses on our white background (see samples in your child's Thursday Folder). You will be able to see all your proofs before ordering. On Picture Day, look for your child's QR Code in their Thursday folder to view and order. For questions on  i

NEW! Celebrate Down Syndrome on March 20th: Wear Crazy Socks 
On Friday, March 20th, Lovejoy Elementary will celebrate Down Syndrome by wearing crazy socks. Please join us in wearing crazy socks! 

NEW! 3rd Grade Music Program 
Please join Thursday, March 26th for the 3rd Grade Music Program. 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.

NEW! National Nutrition Month 
For National Nutrition Month Lovejoy Elementary we will be focusing on healthy meal choices during the month of March. To celebrate, each student will receive a coloring sheet to color their favorite healthy meal, and turn into the office to be displayed in the cafeteria. During this week's announcements students learned about healthy choices using the Eat Right with MyPlate handout.To view the handout, please click hereClick here for the coloring page. 

LAST CALL! Yearbooks 
Yearbook sales closed last Friday, but we are giving you one last chance to order. The cost is $28 and you can send cash or check with your child to turn in to his/her teacher or to the office. Don't miss out on a 2019-2020 Yearbook!

PTA Daddy Daughter Dance 
Dust off your poodle skirts and roll up your sleeves for our annual Daddy Daughter dance. Join the LES PTA on Friday, March 27th from 6pm - 8pm for a Sock H
op themed dance, learn to hand jive, visit the diner and have a boppin' good time!  To purchase tickets, please click here Contact Kasey Havens with any questions at

Principal Coffee  
If you would like to learn more about the programs that we offer at Lovejoy Elementary, please join us on Friday, March 20th at 8:15am in the Gathering Spot.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the PST (Problem Solving Team) process, 504, and Special Education.

Box Tops 
Scan your receipts and clip those remaining Box Tops to give 10 Cents each to Lovejoy Elementary.  We have currently clipped 3,793 ($379.30) Box Tops so far this year and we are setting a school wide goal of 6,500 ($650.00) for the end of the year.  If we reach our goal of 6,500 Box Tops, the entire school will earn extra recess towards the end of the school year. Please help us reach this goal! 

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  Parents and students will track their reading minutes here The school code can be found  here .  All reading minutes must be entered by April 17, 2020.

Stress Management
Join us on March 17th at 9:30am in the Red Building (Leopard Spot) for "Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World"  This program will be presented by Collin County Substance Abuse Program.  Please join us to learn about the types of stress, causes of stress, and methods for coping with stress. There will be a Q & A portion at the end of the presentation.

LAST CHANCE! Denim & Diamond Auction Items 
Lovejoy Elementary has several auction items listed below that were not purchased at Denim & Diamonds.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the experiences below, the cost is $40 for each. Please contact Vicki Deerman at to purchase or for questions.

LES - 2nd grade Sundaes and a Show with Mrs. Levesque
LES - 3rd grade Movie and Ice Cream with Ms. Castine
LES - 3rd grade Movie and Ice Cream with Ms. Harmon
LES - 4th grade Breakfast Club with Mrs. Dozier
LES - 4th grade Breakfast Club with Mrs. Hamil
LES - 4th grade Breakfast Club with Mrs. Mueth
LES - Battle Ball with Ms. Grace - kinder

NEW! March Student Nutrition Newsletter
Click here for the March Student Nutrition Newsletter. 

Community News

Upcoming Events

The elementary campouts are an opportunity for parents, students, teachers, and staff to come together with the community for a night of fun, fellowship, and service. Each elementary campus hosts its own event that provides a night of activities for the whole family and culminates with an overnight campout under the stars. In addition to building community, this event also serves as a primary fundraiser for each campus. Funds raised during the campout event ensure LISD can continue to provide our students with premier educational programs. This event truly is a great example of One Heart. One Lovejoy.
Campus Campout Dates -
Lovejoy Elementary - April 24th - Registration Opens - February 14th
Hart Elementary - April 25th - Registration Opens Soon
Puster Elementary - May 1st - Registration Now Open
To learn more about the Late Night Leopards Campus Campouts click on the links for each campus, or visit -

February 7th - March 16th
Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window

March 5th
Percussion Concert

Stress Management: Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World
March 17th 

April 18th
Lovejoy Country Run 

Community News
The  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:
Make-A-Wish Foundation
One Glove at A Time
Swim Lessons - Metroplex Aquatics
Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window  
Give Sight Globally
National League Junior Cotillions
Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program
International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive  

 Senior Project Judges Needed
Percussion Concert

Stress Management
Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World 
presented ny Collin County Substance Abuse Program

Lovejoy Band Mattress Fundraiser
March 21st 
Hop into Spring Chess Tournament - April 4th
 Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
News from Collin College
Turn Lucas Green 

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Upcoming Dates
Monday, March 16th 
Chick-Fil-A (Stacy) Spirit Day - ALL DAY
Choir; 3:10pm
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:10pm
School Board Meeting; 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 17th 

Wednesday, March 18th 
Engineering Club; 3:10pm 
Thursday, March 19th  Chess Club; 7:00am 
Spring Pictures
Report Cards Go Home

Friday, March 20th  Principal Coffee; 8:15am 
Wear Crazy Socks Day 

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