Principal Message:  May 10, 2018
D ear Parents,

On Tuesday, I had the honor of recognizing our students who placed at UIL at the school board meeting.  I love having the opportunity to highlight our students many talents. We will also recognize our UIL winners at Leopard Live on Friday, June 1st at 8:00 am.  
Next week, our third and fourth graders will have the opportunity to shine and show what they know when they take their STAAR test.  I encourage all of you to help us set your child up for success by having them go to bed early, eat a good breakfast, wear comfortable clothes, send your child with a snack, and keep your routine as normal as possible.  I know that our students will do fantastic because they have been working hard all year.
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! Parent Feedback
In an effort to continually improve, we are asking parents to take five minutes to complete a survey about Lovejoy Elementary practices.  This is a great opportunity to let us know how we are doing, and how we can get better. Thank you in advance for completing this survey by clicking here .


THANK YOU!
Lovejoy Families, we want to send out a big
THANK YOU for helping make 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week a huge success!
Thanks to all of you for your hard work and generous donations.  Most of all, thank you for loving and spoiling our AMAZING LES staff!  We could not have done it without you & we are grateful for your support!
We would also like to recognize and thank the following individuals & businesses for generously donating items, gift cards, and services, as well as those who provided discounts to our school and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week...

Dr. Stephen @ Texas Chiro Health-Allen
Maggiano's Italian Restaurant-Plano & the Konecny Family
Nothing Bundt Cakes- Allen
Carriage House Floral-Allen
BJ's Restaurant-Allen
Bed Bath Beyond-McKinney
Abby Gray
Yogurtville- Allen
Kendra Scott- Allen
Scotty P's -Allen
Target- Allen
Ann Witherspoon
Joyce Boyce
Starbucks- Allen
Belk Department Store
Wendy Craft
Kelly's at the Village- Allen
Chick-fil-A- all area restaurants
Amanda Blankenship-Lovejoy Mom & Earring Vendor
Michelle Beckett- Lovejoy Thirty-One Vendor; michelle@teambeckett.com
Mr. Nash- (Nurse Debbie's husband) Handcrafted Wooden Birdhouse

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL!    ~THE LES PTA


Super Skills Day
Super Skills Day (Field Day) will be Tuesday, May 29th.

9:00 - 11:00 - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
12:30 - 2:30 - 3rd and 4th Grade

We will utilize the 4th graders to help run the stations during the Kinder-2nd morning session, however, we will need volunteers for the 3rd - 4th afternoon session. We will have 22 stations and will need two volunteers per station. All volunteers will need to be here from 12:15-2:45. Please click here to sign up to volunteer.
 

TOMORROW! Kindergarten Sneak Peek
Come meet with Wendy Craft while your child spends time with each  Kindergarten teacher.  Please join us tomorrow,  Friday, May 11th from 8:30 - 10:00am . (This is NOT a come and  go event!) We look forward to seeing you there!




TOMORROW! 4th Grade Parent Coffee at SCIS
Just a reminder that Sloan Creek Intermediate School will be offering their final 4th grade parent coffee of the year tomorrow,  Friday, May 11th, from 9:00-10:30 am in the Sloan Creek Cafeteria.

You will learn what to expect as your child enters the 5th grade from Mr. Winkler and a panel of SCIS students.   A group of 5th grade students will answer your questions and give you insights as to what to expect next year.

SCIS will also post this session on their facebook page using facebook live starting at 9:00 a.m., May 11th.

For those of you who attended our previous 4th grade parent information meetings held on February 1st and February 2nd, 2018 this is the exact same information.  You will also be getting a video message sent to your email from Mr. Winkler later this week.

Feel free to reach out to Mr. Winkler via his personal cell if you have any questions. 214.417.4660



NEW! 2018 - 2019 District Calendar
Next year's calendar has been released.  To view, please click here to view the calendar.




NEW! Important News from Student Nutrition: Regarding Change in Student Meal Accounts
In an effort to help minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, beginning Monday, May 14 th , and for the remainder of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which result in the student incurring a negative meal account balance. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have a positive meal account balance. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please arrange to remit payment for any negative lunch accounts your child may have incurred.
All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form, located on the Student Nutrition website . For assistance, please contact us at 469-742-8041.
The Department of Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.

NEW! BOGO Book Fair: May 21st - 23rd
Get ready for Summer Reading at the Lovejoy Elementary BOGO Book Fair! For 3 days only, the fair will be open and is a great opportunity for your family to stock up! Think ahead for birthdays, family events, gifts, etc. BOGO is a great way to give the gift of reading. ONLY books will be sold at this fair.


NEW! Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be here soon!  We will be passing them out to students the last week of school.  If you did not order one, please do so. The cost is $25. Contact Sondra Payne at 469.742.8100 or

NEXT TUESDAY! Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 15th for LES Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A on Stacy Road.  Before ordering, mention that you are with Lovejoy Elementary and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lovejoy Elementary PTA.  Our Kindergarten Teachers will be joining us at Spirit Night! 


Bright Bytes Survey
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.  Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. Please click here to complete the survey.


All Library Books Due: Friday, May 18th 
Parents, all library books are due back to the Lovejoy Library by Friday, May 18th. A list of your child's current checkouts can be found in Thursday folders. If your child has lost a book, payment will need to be made to replace it. You may pay by cash, check or online at https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/tek9.asp .



   Note from the Nurse Nash - Medication Pick Up
If your child has medicine at school, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicines home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer. If you have questions, please contact Debbie Nash at 469.742.8132 or email debbie_nash@lovejoyisd.net.
 

REMINDER! 3 rd and 4 th Graders STAAR Testing Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th!
Our third and fourth graders will be taking the STAAR Math test on Monday, May 14th, and the Reading test on Tuesday, May 15th.  As a reminder, students should not bring cell phones or any electronic devices to school on this day due to testing.   Due to testing, there is a change in the schedule.
Please see the schedule below.

As always, guests aren't allowed to dine with our test takers.  Also, we respectfully ask that there are no volunteers or lunch guests on this day for any grade level.  Should you have unusual circumstances, please contact me at (469)742-8077 and we can find a solution.

3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Snack List
As we prepare for STAAR testing, we want to set our students up for success.  We are requesting that each student bring two snacks on testing days. The following snacks are suitable to send with your child on STAAR days:
                                  
 *     Pretzels
                                   *     Crackers (Ex: Goldfish, Cheez-Its)
                                   *     Raisins
                                   *     Cheese Sticks
                                   *     Grapes 
                                   *     Apples

Please do not send any snacks or drinks that could leave a stain on the test, such as Cheetos, soft drinks, or red juices.  Stains on the testing material could prevent the test from being scored properly.

Bottled water will be provided on all testing days.


2018-2019 School Supplies
DEADLINE JUNE 16th!
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell pre-packaged school supplies for the next school year.  School Tool Box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student requires and saves you time searching for those hard-to-find items in the back-to-school crowds.  Just place your order online and it will be waiting for your child at school. If you have any questions please contact Erin Joh nston or 469-742-8080. Please visit www.schooltoolbox.com to order your supplies! * Please note:  The school supply list does not apply to current fourth graders (2018-2019 fifth graders). You will receive school supply information from SCIS.

End of the Year Awards
As in the past we will have our End-Of-The-Year Awards Assemblies for each grade level.  Mark your calendar for your child's assembly dates and times.



Kindergarten - Wednesday, May 30th @ 11:00 am
First - Friday, May 25th @ 1:30 pm * Please note the change in date*
Second - Thursday, May 24th @ 1:00 pm
Third - Wednesday, May 30th @ 1:00 pm
Fourth - Thursday, May 31st -Walk @ 1:00pm and Awards at 1:15 pm


Kids 1st Summer Camp
Kids 1st is no accepting registrations for summer camp. Click here for additional information.


Camp Invention
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.



 

Monday, May 14th
3rd & 4th Grade Math STAAR (No Volunteers)
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm 
Tuesday, May 15th
3rc & 4th Grade Reading STAAR (No Volunteers)
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (Kindergarten Teachers)
NO TUTORING! 
Wednesday, May 16th


Thursday, May 17th
  NO TUTORING! 
Friday, May 18th 
All Library Books DUE TODAY!
D&D 4th Grade Spring Fling (4:00 - 6:00 at SCIS)
 

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.  

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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Treasured Vessels Foundation: May 10th  
The Treasured Vessels Foundation (TVF) is a local, non-profit which assists adolescent girls who have been recovered from domestic sex trafficking. TVF is building a secure community of tiny homes which will provide 24/7 therapeutic programing, with an emphasis in trauma-specific care. The program provides the tools these children need to develop a vision for a new, healthy, happy, and independent life.
You are invited to partner with TVF on May 10th at Tupps Brewery for a benefit concert featuring Emerald City Band and Lovejoy band "Friday Night School". You may purchase tickets at the box office or through Ticketmaster. Click here for additional information.



Swim Camps  
Metroplex Aquatics will host summer camps:
June 4th - June 22nd
June 25th - July 13th
July 16th - August 3rd
The camps are open to all levels of swimmers who are able to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping or holding on to the lane rope. For additional information, please click here .


Advocacy 101: May 16th


Lovejoy Country Run: May 12th
Join us for the 12th Annual Running with the Leopards Country Run on Saturday, May 12th at Lovejoy High School. The 1k Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM and the 5k Run will begin at 8:00 AM at Leopard Stadium. The Country Run is coordinated by Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) and benefits the Lovejoy athletic booster clubs. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Country Run, please click here for the sponsorship form.

Performance Course
Performance Course Spring and Summer Sessions will be offered Lovejoy for all ages. For detailed information, please click on the links below.






Lovejoy High Summer Musical Theatre Camp  
The Lovejoy High School Theatre Department will produce Disney's The Jungle Book - KIDS this summer.

Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Jungle Book- Kids. Students will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience.

There are three camp opportunities available, which will run simultaneously:

Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to perform on stage.

Lovejoy HS Summer Technical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to work behind the scenes.

Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Intern Camp - for students completing 7th grade through 8th grade who want to work with the LHS Theatre staff to produce the show.

You may  click here for additional information and for registration.


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.


Sewing Camp
Join the fun at Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Willow Springs Middle School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June and July. To reserve your spot, email Louisekingtx@gmail.com. Hurry, as sessions will fill quickly. Click here for additional information and to learn more about the special 3rd week option: a t-shirt quilt.
  
2018 Summer Athletic Camps
Registration is NOW OPEN for the Lovejoy ISD Summer Athletic Camps.  To view the camp schedule and to register, please click here.

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