Principal Message:  March 8, 2018
D ear Parents,

I hope that you will be able to join us tonight between 6:00 - 7:15 to experience our annual Open House. This is an opportunity for our students to showcase their learning. Unfortunately, we are having to cancel our 3rd grade performance tonight due to Mrs. Hebert being ill. Thank you in advance for understanding. When we return from Spring Break, we will communicate with all of the parents about the rescheduled date. I hope that all of you have a happy and safe spring break creating great memories with your family. I look forward to welcoming all of the students and staff back on Monday, March 19th.
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 

 
CAMPOUT REGISTRATION - REGISTER TODAY!  
Registration ends tomorrow for the Late Night Leopards Campus Campout!  To view the information and registration packet click here. To register on Revtrak please click here.

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.


TONIGHT! Open House - Thursday, March 8th
Just a reminder that our annual open house is tonight, Thursday, March 8th from 6:00 - 7:15 pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!






CANCELED! 3rd Grade Program
Due to Mrs. Hebert being out sick, the 3rd Grade Program has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  We will get the rescheduled date to you as soon as possible.


 
 
NEW!
 Day of the D.O.G.S
Please join us Friday, March 9th beginning at 7:15 am to 8:00 am to welcome our leopards to school. We thought that it would be a great idea to have special "pop" up events for our Watch DOGS to do a meet and greet with our students then be able to go to work.  We want to send a clear message to our children that we care about their safety and security.



SIGN U P TONIGHT! Spring Fling
Don't miss the chance to join in on our fun!  Spring Fling Social benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Purchase your ticket TONIGHT at Open House. Tickets are  $20. 



BUY YOUR BOOKS TONIGHT! Book Fair
Pets love reading too!  Come find new books to read to them at the Spring Book Fair!  The Book Fair will be March 5th - 9th during school hours. We will be open late until 6:00 pm on Tuesday night and will also be open during Open House on Thursday night.  The book fair will close on Friday at 12:00 pm. Share the love of reading!  If you would like to send in a picture of your child reading to their pet(s), please email it to Kristin_dawson@lovejoyisd.net. Click here to shop online.


TONIGHT! El Pollo Loco Spirit Night
Support Lovejoy Elementary School and eat at El Pollo Loco before you head over to Open House on Thursday, March 8th.  You can eat anytime between 12:00 pm and 9:00pm. Mention Lovejoy Elementary when ordering and 50% of the sale will go to Lovejoy Elementary. The funds will be used for our 1st Annual Campus Campout.


NEXT WEEK! Spring Break
Lovejoy ISD will be closed Monday, March 12th - March 16th for Spring Break! We will resume as usual on Monday, March 19th.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe break!



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.


NEW! Watch Me Sculpt
Registration for Watch Me Sculpt is now open. Class will begin on Monday, March 19th and will held every Monday for 5 weeks. The cost is $65 for the 5 week session.  To register online, please visit: www.watchmesculpt-texas.com .  For questions, please contact paul@watchmesculpt-texas.com .

NEW! Relay for Life Dress Up Days
We will be celebrating a week of Relay for Life the week of March 19th - 23rd. We will have a "Dress Up" day each day of the week. Please join in on the fun.

        Monday - Wear PINK to raise awareness for breast cancer    
      Tuesday - TWIN with a friend to team up against cancer
              Wednesday - Wear  GREY  to raise awareness for brain cancer
              Thursday - Wear S UPERHERO gear and suit up against cancer
              Friday - Wear PURPLE because today is Relay Recess!



NEW! Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Please join us for Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 20th at the Chick-Fil-A on Stacy Road. When ordering, mention Lovejoy Elementary and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lovejoy Elementary PTA.   Thank you for your support!



NEW! 2nd Grade Program
Please join us on March 22nd, 2017 for the 2nd Grade Music Program. Students will present How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students will report to the music room at 6:15 pm. Dress is red school wide t-shirt and dark jeans or pants.


NEW! Choir at Allen Americans
The Allen Americans are excited to invite all students, staff, family, and friends to the March 23rd Allen Americans Hockey Game headlined by a special performance of the National Anthem by the Lovejoy Elementary Choir.  Each choir member will receive a complimentary ticket. The tickets for all others are                                                  $15.           To purchase a ticket, please                                                                  visit:  https://allenamericans.com/lovejoychoir/


Camp Invention  
Build, design, and create and have some hands on STEM fun!  Join us in the summer for Camp Invention, June 11th - 15th at Sloan Creek Intermediate School for children entering grades K - 6.   Click here to register today  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, March 19th 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm 
Choir; 3:05 pm
Tuesday, March 20th 
Tutoring
Chick-Fil-A (Stacy Road) 
Wednesday, March 21st

Chess Club; 3:05 pm 
School Board Meeting; 7:30 pm 
Thursday, March 22nd
Tutoring
Report Cards Go Home 
2nd Grade Program; 6:30 pm 
Friday, March 23rd 
Relay for Recess 
Engineering Club; 3:05 pm
Choir @ Allen Americans Game 
 

Foundation News 

Online Auction Results
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2018 Online Auction. The auction raised over $30,000. Thanks to your support, these funds will be used towards the mission of providing innovative classroom grants to benefit the students of Lovejoy ISD.
If you did not get a chance to purchase a ticket to the K-4 Spring Fling Beach Bash Socials, it is not too late. There will be a sign-up sheet at each campus office for you to purchase a ticket for your student to attend their grade-level party.

The success of this auction would not have been possible without the staff of Lovejoy. The campuses and teachers so graciously donated over 200 experiences for your students and your family.



Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night: April 7th
Through your generosity and support, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools awarded grants totaling $451,100 to teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from Annual Appeal and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal this year is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event so all monies spent at the event go directly to fund classroom grants.
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:

·          $2500 VISA gift card - donated by Owens Realtors
·          EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000
·          Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite College, Pro Team, etc. - value $4,400

Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information. You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the Foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here to purchase tickets online.
Tickets for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 9th for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043. Click here to purchase tickets to the gala.
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
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March Student Nutrition
Please click here to view the March Student Nutrition News

Flats for Bats - Lovejoy Baseball Fundraiser
Lovejoy Baseball is hosting its annual flower sale, Flats for Bats. Please help support Lovejoy Baseball and buy your spring flowers from one of the high school players. Flowers will be delivered to your house on April 8th. Find any Lovejoy Baseball player and place your order, or email lovejoybaseball@gmail.com and a player will contact you to take your order. Orders will be accepted through March 21st.

LHS Baseball Presents Little Leopard Night: April 6th
The Lovejoy Varsity baseball team will host Little Leopard Night on Friday, April 6th. The team will play Wylie East High School. The Lovejoy Elementary Choir will perform the National Anthem. All elementary students attending will receive free admission into the game, and will have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the baseball field for the National Anthem. All participants will receive popcorn and baseball pennants. Please arrive at 7:00 PM, as the game will begin at 7:30 PM. For questions, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719.

Firefighters Pancake Breakfast: April 21st


Suicide Prevention
Willow Springs Middle School, in partnership with the Grant Halliburton Foundation, will present two important events focusing on suicide prevention.

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 PM, "Coming Together to Care: An Open Forum about Teen Grief, Loss and Suicide" will be presented in the Willow Springs Middle School Choir Room. This meeting is designed for Willow Springs parents and staff and is not recommended for students. You may click here for additional information.

On Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM. "Lovejoy ISD Community Forum: Focus on Teen Suicide Prevention" will be held in the Willow Springs Middle School Cafeteria. This presentation is designed for all community parents, Lovejoy ISD staff and students. We hope you and your family will join us for this important discussion.


Orchestra Spirit Night: Tomorrow
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night will be held at Zoe's Kitchen tomorrow night from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please plan on joining the orchestra for delicious food and good company in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When ordering, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out. Zoe's Kitchen is located at 102 Prairie Road, in the Villages of Fairview.



Lovejoy Gifted Association Rocket Launch: March 21st
3....2....1.... Blast Off.....It's Rocket Launch Time.
Back by popular demand, the Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for the annual LGA Rocket Project. The Rocket Project is an extracurricular STEM activity at which your child builds a rocket one evening, then launches it another day, all with the assistance of the professionals from DARS.
The Lovejoy Gifted Association is a non-profit organization supporting Gifted and Talented programs across all schools in Lovejoy ISD. The Rocket Project is a fundraiser with proceeds directly benefiting Lovejoy students. If you have questions, contact Jay van Rijn.

What: Rocket Build Party*
Where: SCIS cafeteria
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Who: Students aged 10 and up
Launch: Sunday, March 25th, Lovejoy High School, 12:00 PM

To reserve a spot, purchase your rocket kit from the  Lovejoy Gifted Association Store before March 4th, 2018.


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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