Principal Message:  May 17, 2018
D ear Parents,

It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year.  As things get busy with the end of the year hustle and bustle, please try to keep things at home as scheduled and routine as possible. Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and continues to come to school on time each morning. We still have lots of learning to do and want our students to finish out the year strong.

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! Last Day of School Reminders
No backpacks - students will bring home supplies on Thursday, May 31st
Leopard Live - 8:00 am
Kindergarten Parties - 10:00 am
1 st - 4 th Grade Parties - 10:45 am
Early Release - 12:00 pm


NEW! Lost and Found Items
We have lost and found items we've collected throughout the semester.  Please stop by the lost and found located outside the office by the cafeteria and see if anything belongs to your child.
Leftovers will be donated to charity this summer.




NEW! THANK YOU Volunteers
We are grateful for all of our parents always jumping in and helping us have a successful school community.  Without all of your help, we could not provide the many experiences that we provide for your children. Please accept our present as a small token of gratitude to make Lovejoy Elementary a great place to learn!

NEW! Watch DOGS Breakfast
Watch DOGS please join us for coffee and donuts as a small token of our appreciation.  It is a come and go event from 7:30 am - 8:00 am in the Gathering Spot.


NEW! Memorial Day Holiday
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.



NEW! Fairview Youth Theater
The Fairview Youth Theater will host numerous summer camps.  Please view the following link for details:


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 .


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.
 



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




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.

NEXT WEEK! 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.


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

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 TOMORROW! 
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.
 

2018-2019 School Supplies
DEADLINE JUNE 15th!
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
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 21st 
BOGO Book Fair 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:05 pm (Last Class)
Tuesday, May 22nd
BOGO Book Fair 
NO TUTORING! 
Wednesday, May 23rd

BOGO Book Fair 
4th Grade Field Trip - Mesquite Rodeo 
Thursday, May 24th 
2nd Grade Awards; 1:00 pm 
  NO TUTORING! 
Friday, May 25th 
Watch Dog Breakfast; 7:30 am - 8:00 am 
1st Grade Awards; 1:30 pm 
 

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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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 .

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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