November 15, 2018
Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday!  We have had a great week of learning and our students have been working hard to grow as learners.  The safety of our students is always a top priority for us.  One area where we are "tightening the ropes" is visitors wandering the hall and visiting the classroom during instructional time.  Therefore, all visitors will need to have a specific purpose to leave the office such as making copies, scheduled teacher conference, Art Sparks volunteer, etc. If you need to deliver something to the classroom like a lunch box or notebook, then the office staff will make this delivery for you.  This is to help us protect the integrity of instructional time with our students.  If you have any further questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me.
I personally want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve this amazing community.   As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools News

NEW! Black Friday Shopping Benefits the Foundation
Friday, November 23
Stay home and do your Black Friday shopping on AmazonSmile. Did you know your purchases could make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools when you shop at 



NEW! Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 27
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, which is a perfect time to give a gift to the Foundation's Annual Appeal campaign. If you haven't made your gift this year, now is the time. Help us close the gap between the $181,500 already given and the $200,000 goal. Only $18,500 is needed. Follow the  #GivingTuesday link to make your generous donation.

Denim and Diamonds: The Party
Saturday, February 2
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details.   Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we've ever had.




Kendra Scott Gives Back Party: Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools




LES News 


REMINDER! Change in Lunch Menu for Friday, November 16th
Please note that there is a chance in the Lunch Menu for Friday, November 16th.  We will not be serving pizza that day. It will be a Campus Selection day.



NEXT WEEK! Thanksgiving Break
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd.  We hope everyone enjoys the holiday time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing all of our students when we return on Monday, November 26th.  To view the district calendar, please click here .


NEW! November is American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Month is part of the Diabetes Associations efforts to bring attention to the disease and those affected by it.  The American Diabetes Association website provides additional information. Please visit: www.diabetes.org .

NEW! Double L Choir @ Fairview Center
Please join us on Thursday, November 30 th at the Fairview Center to hear our wonderful Double L Choir sing. The event officially begins at 6:30 with a welcome from the Mayor and introduction of council members and Santa's friends and then the lighting of the tree. The address for Town Hall is 372 Town Place.  Lovejoy Elementary will sing at approximately 7:30pm. To view the poster of the event, please click here .

NEW! Fine Arts Festival
Each elementary campus choir will perform Saturday from 10AM - 11:30AM and all elementary students will have visual art on display in the LHS auxiliary gym throughout the event.  We hope you will plan to see your child's art, attend the elementary choir performances and then stay to visit the SCIS, WSMS, and LHS performances and exhibits. The festival is a wonderful opportunity to see where your child can
participate as they move up to SCIS and beyond. Please click here for the Fine Arts Festival Schedule.

NEW! 4th Grade Recorders
4th grade music students at Lovejoy will learn to play the recorder. In order to ensure that each student gets a quality instrument and to provide a level of convenience to our busy families, we will be collecting $3.00 per student and ordering the instruments from our music supplier. You can pay cash or check to Lovejoy Elementary.   If you already own a recorder, it is not necessary to purchase one through the school . However, I would like to caution you against purchasing an instrument from a discount retailer. These instruments are generally of inferior quality and play out of tune. If cost is a concern, please contact Mrs. Hebert wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net and we will work with you to get a quality instrument for your child.


NEW! Lovejoy GT Holiday Social



Replay It App
We are in the process of creating the 2018-2019 Yearbook and we need your help.  We are asking parents to share their photos from school events and class parties with us.  We have made it simple and user friendly by using the ReplayIt App. Please see the included flyer on directions for getting signed up and how to use it.  For questions, please contact Janean Mancini at 469.742.8100 or janean_mancini@lovejoyisd.net .


Choir T-Shirts
We are now accepting payment for choir shirts. Please send $7 in cash, check made out to LES, or pay through the Online Payment Center     .  If you pay online, please print the receipt and send it to Mrs. Hebert or send a screenshot to wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net.


Rudolph Run
The City of Allen Rudolph Run will be held on December 1st.  Registration is now open online at http://www.allenspecialevents.org/153/Rudolph-Run for the 0.5K Donner Dash and the 5K Rudolph Run.  Registrations closes on November 18th.



November Student Nutrition Newsletter:
 
Monday, November 26th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Choir; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, November 27th

Wednesday, November 28th
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Thursday, November 29th

 
Friday, November 30th
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm
Engineering Club; 3:00pm 
Fine Arts Festival at LHS (Friday & Saturday)

Circle of Partners
On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Accent Landscape Management for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Accent Landscape Management for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.

Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management. Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow.

District News
New! Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.
 
SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the S afeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.


 
Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."

LHS Choir Provides Carol-O-Grams
Carol-O-Grams are singing telegrams provided by the LHS Choir. Lovejoy residents absolutely love and look forward to this event. Purchase a Carol-O-Gram as a holiday gift for someone within the Lovejoy ISD boundaries. Purchase one for your neighbor, or have your neighbor purchase one for a neighbor...Share a random act of kindness! Each Carol-O-Gram is $26 and you can order online by clicking here or by going to www.lovejoychoir.com/carol-o-grams . The order form and payment button is located on the webpage. Orders and payments must be received by Friday, November 16.

Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals: Parent Information Sessions
December 3 and 12

Parent Information Sessions regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 3 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

All sessions will be held in the Lovejoy Administration Building Board Room, located at 259 Country Club Road. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the G/T kindergarten referral and assessment process.
The referral form will open in PowerSchool on December 3. Referrals are due by January 11. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16.



Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. The Festival team will need a great deal of donations and volunteers to make this year's event a success. If you have a student in the visual or performing arts, please take time to review the following and lend your support.
Student Volunteers: Sign up will begin on November 26.
Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more.

  
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