Principal Message:  May 24, 2018
D ear Parents,

Can you believe that we only have 5 more wake ups until the end of school?  This is the way that we countdown the number of days left in the Craft household because getting up is the hardest part!  We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday for Super Skills Day, also known as field day. I know it will be a day full of fun and games.  Be sure to join us at 8:45 for our Super Skills kick off and a special surprise presentation.
We want to congratulate Mrs. Joyce Boyce, a paraprofessional, and Mrs. Gloria Sweeney, a 4th grade teacher, on their retirement this year.  We wish them the very best on their future adventures, and they will definitely be missed at Lovejoy Elementary.



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 


TOMORROW! 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! School Holiday on Monday, May 28th
Just a reminder that school will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.  We will resume on the 29th and finish out our year strong!



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! Recognition of our UIL Students @ Leopard Live
On Friday, June 1st, we will have our final Leopard Live for the school year beginning at 8:00 am.  During this Leopard Live, we will recognize all of our students who participated in UIL in April.


LAST CHANCE! Yearbooks
Yearbooks are here!  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. You can pay cash or check (made out to Lovejoy Elementary). For questions, contact Sondra Payne at 469.742.8100 or sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net .


 
NEW! Will Not Be Returning Next Year
Please contact Registrar Shelley Quirrenbach at shelley_quirrenbach@lovejoyisd.net  or call 469.742.8083 if you won't be returning to Lovejoy Elementary or Sloan Creek Intermediate School for the 2018-2019 school year. This allows us to make plans based on our upcoming enrollment.


NEW! Overdrive EBooks & Audiobooks
Lovejoy students have access to a wide variety of ebooks & audiobooks that are free to enjoy through Overdrive.  Books are able to be read on just about any electronic device such as laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPods Kindles and home computers.  To access the site on a computer, go tohttp://lovejoy.lib.overdrive.com or download the free Overdrive App.  Add the Lovejoy ISD library to the app and students can sign in.  It's that easy! For an instruction sheet go herehttps://tinyurl.com/ybayb3bk If you have any questions please email Mrs. Dawson kristin_dawson@lovejoyisd.net


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.


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 a

The Department of Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.
t 469-742-8041.

 
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.


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 JUNE15th!
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


NEW! ASA Cheerleading and Football - Registration for fall cheerleading, flag football, and tackle football through the Allen Sports Association is currently open. Please click here for additional information regarding cheerleading and here for additional information regarding football.


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 28th 
SCHOOL CLOSED!  Memorial Day Holiday!
Tuesday, May 29th 
Super Skills Day
K-2: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
3-4: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Wednesday, May 30th 

Kindergarten Awards - 11:00 am 
3rd Grade Awards - 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 31st 
4th Grade Walk - 1:00 pm
4th Grade Awards - 1:15 pm 
Friday, June 1st 
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 
Leopard Live - 8:10 am
Kindergarten Parties - 10:00 am
1st - 3rd Grade Parties - 10:45 pm 
4th Grade Parties - Following Leopard Live
Early Release - 12:00 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
Are you following the district on Twitter?  Have you liked us on Facebook?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country. Visit: www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season. Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

Summer Tennis - Junior Development 2018
Lovejoy Tennis Junior Development classes will be offered at Lovejoy High School June 4th - July 30th. You may 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 .

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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