November 8, 2018
Dear Parents,

I hope that you were able to join us for either our Veterans Day program or Leopard LIve.  Today, we honored approximately 60 Veterans from our community. It was an amazing event that taught our students the many sacrifices that our troops make everyday to protect our freedom.  I hope that all of you have a happy and safe weekend.
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

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
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

LES News 

NEXT WEEK! Recycle Week
Recycling Week will be held November 12th - 16th.  We are asking that students bring in recyclables to their classroom teacher.  The class that fills up the most
13 gallon recyclable bags will win a special treat and a recycling book for their classroom.

NEW! PTA Wild Salsa Spirit Night - Please join us all day on Tuesday, November 13th at Wild Salsa in Fairview for an LES Spirit Night.  Please click here for a copy of the flyer that must be presented when you place your order. Thank you for your support!

Thanksgiving Lunch
Our annual Lovejoy Thanksgiving luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 15th.  Please see the included flyer and mark your calendar so you will not miss this opportunity to feast with your child. We look forward to seeing you there!

10:45 - Second Grade
11:15 - Fourth Grade
11:45 - Third Grade
12:15 - First Grade
12:15 - First Grade
12:45 - Kindergarten (Program to follow)

Kindergarten Program
- The Kindergarteners will have a music program immediately following their Thanksgiving lunch at 1:30 pm.

NEW! 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.

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 .

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

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

November Student Nutrition Newsletter:

9th Annual Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival
November 30th and December 1st
We are excited to invite you to a magical weekend of experiencing the incredible performing and rich visual arts programs in Lovejoy ISD.  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.
There are Fine Arts Festival volunteer opportunities available for our Lovejoy ISD elementary parents.  Please take a moment to read this flyer to see if you can help.  If you have questions please contact

Monday, November 12th
Wear Green! 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Choir; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, November 13th
Wild Salsa Spirit Night 
Wednesday, November 14th
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Thursday, November 15th
Thanksgiving Lunch
Kindergarten Program 
Friday, November 16th
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm
Engineering Club; 3:00pm 

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 Gridiron Club Play-off T-Shirts
The Lovejoy Football Gridiron Club is selling 2018 Leopard Football play-off t-shirts.  The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 13 at noon. The shirts will be distributed on Thursday at the multi-purpose building turf area at 5:30 PM. You may pay by (check, cash, paypal).  You may turn in the order form to the Lovejoy High School School Store or to any Gridiron Club Officer (Nate Rainey, Tony Iovinelli, Lauri Pool and Travis Droupy). You may email with question. The PayPal link is:

N EW! 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.

NEW! 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."

NEW! 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 . 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.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner: Monday, November 12

Dallas Symphony Orchestra:The Bernstein Beat
Saturday, November 10
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites all staff, students, and families to a special Leonard Bernstein concert on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  You may reserve up to 4 free tickets by using the promo code LOVEJOYBEAT. Click here to reserve your tickets. This promo code is valid only for the November 10 performance of The Bernstein Beat.

Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive - Tuesday, November 13
Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.

Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 6
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the world water crisis. They raise money to provide clean and safe drinking water to those in developing countries, like Africa, India, and the Philippines.
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the thirst project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. Throughout the year, the Lovejoy High School chapter will host events to raise money for the Thirst Project's mission and raise community awareness.
You are invited to join the Lovejoy High School Thirst Project on Tuesday, November 6 at Wild Salsa for a fundraiser.  Click here to access the flyer to present at Wild Salsa. 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Lovejoy Thirst Project.
You may click here for additional information regarding the Lovejoy Thirst Project, and to donate.

NEW! Senior Project - Raised Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor, a senior at Lovejoy High School, thanks the Lovejoy community for their support of his Senior Project:

"Hello! I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ribbon or two at Leopard Friday and to those who donated online for the Autism Walk this past weekend.  We had a great turnout and the weather was perfect during the walk. We finished just in time before the rain started to come down on us. Not only did I meet my goal of raising $500 toward the walk, the donation total was over $700. If you would still like to donate, the deadline is October 29. The combined donations from the ribbons sale and the walk was over $850.  We had a fun time walking for such a great cause. Thank you everyone for your love and support of Autism Awareness!

Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project
A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:

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.


3rd Annual Running Over Depression: Saturday, November 10th
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard Stadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email

Quick Links
"Nurturing the hearts and minds of students with knowledge, skills and character."

If you would like to update your district/campus email preferences or change your email address, please click on the Update Profile link at the footer of this email. You will receive an email from Constant Contact which will allow you to update your information and campuses.