October 12, 2018

Dear Parents,

We have had an awesome short week! We are excited about our football players being here today for Reading with the Leopards.. We also appreciate the Fairview Fire Department coming to teach us about fire safety and prevention in Kindergarten through third grade.
We hope you'll be able to join us next Thursday for our Fall Festival. It's a great night of fun for the entire family! We appreciate our PTA and all of the many volunteers who have worked hard to make this an evening for everyone to enjoy.
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
Men's Tailgate Tournament -  Tickets on Sale Now!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, October 24. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC.  Click here to register now.

Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.




LES News 

THIS SUNDAY! Lovejoy Elementary Campout 2019 Fundraiser
You're invited to join a fundraising event hosted by our very own Lovejoy moms! Proceeds from your purchases will be donated to the Lovejoy Elementary School Campout! The event is taking place online and onsite. Onsite will be held Sunday, October 14th from 2:00-4:00pm at Seis Lagos Cabana 224 Seis Lagos Trail, Wylie. (If you plan to attend onsite, please kindly RSVP in the event below. The Seis Lagos Community is kindly allowing use of their facilities and respectfully requests a guest list.)  Check out the event details and shopping links here.


NEXT THURDAY! Family Fall Festival
The PTA is excited to invite you to join us for the annual Fall Festival, Thursday, October 18th 5:30 - 7:00pm.  We have booked a magician and will have a magic show that will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be fun for every family member with a photo booth, face painting, the famous cake walk and, teacher raffles.  Please consider DONATING CANDY for this event and drop off to Erin Johnston in the office. Bracelets will be $30.00 at the door the night of the event.   To volunteer for the Fall Festival please  click here .



NEXT WEEK! Fall Book Fair
Come discover the finest books in all the land  at the Fall Book Fair!
October 15-19, 2018
Open Late Tuesday night until 6:00 p.m.
Open during Fall Festival Thursday night
The fair will close on Friday at 12:00 p.m.
Shop online at:
Fall Picture Retakes will be Thursday, October 18th.  Anyone who was absent on picture day or wants to have their picture retaken will be able to do retakes.  Please let your your child's teacher know if you would like your child to retake pictures. 



NEW! Red Ribbon Week 2018 - "I Love My Drug-Free Selfie!"  Add Grahic
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 22 - 25. A red flyer with details about the week's events will be coming home in Thursday folders, but a few highlights of the week include dress up days, designing drug free pledges, and the Caring Coins drive! Although it's a little over a week away, we wanted to give everyone a chance to plan their outfits and collect their coins J During specials that week, students will also have the opportunity to show their drug free spirit by singing and dancing to this year's drug free song. They will also participate in physical education activities that support leading a healthy drug free lifestyle. We are excited to end the week with our "Healthy Selfie Showcase," where our students will share their incredible talents with the school. Thanks for your support in helping to keep our Leopards happy, healthy, and drug free! Mrs. Ruggeri

Monday, October 22
Theme:    My Smart Selfie!
Wear your favorite college shirt.
Tuesday, October 23   
Theme:    My USA Selfie!
Wear red, white, and blue, America gear, or camouflage.
Wednesday, October 24
Theme:   My Team Selfie!
Wear your favorite team sport shirt or jersey.
Thursday, October 25
Theme:    My Lovejoy Selfie!
Wear Lovejoy colors (black and red) or spirit wear.
Friday, October 26 - Student Holiday



REMINDER! Student Holiday - October 26th
Please note that Friday, October 26th is a Student Holiday! It is on the district calendar, but it is not noted on the calendar on the Red Folder.  Sorry for the confusion!



NEW!  Halloween Book Character Parade
We will be having a Halloween Book Character Parade this year on
Wednesday, October 31st at 8:15am.  Please bring your favorite book or printout the cover of your favorite book.  All students are required to participate in the parade and bring their favorite books, but costumes are optional.  If your child wears a costume for the parade, please send a change of clothes with them to school that day.  
*Please note: ALL Costumes MUST come from a BOOK!




Alpha Omega Tumbling
Sign up for Tumbling Lessons after school in the Lovejoy Elementary Gym.  This class is given by Alpha Omega Tumbling on Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:15pm.  Sign up now to start next Tuesday. The cost is $79/month with a $35 Registration Fee.  For more information, please click here .  



Global Read Alound Project
Lovejoy K-2 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud Project during the months of October and November.  The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.  Click here  for a link to the books that we are reading. K-2 students will be reading the picture books and responding in Seesaw.  Each class will also be making connections with other classes that are participating from around the world.



COMNG SOON! Art to Remember
Our school is providing the opportunity with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art.  Our students have created colorful, fun artwork and soon you will receive a personalized order form. These make great holiday gifts! We have sample products in the office if you would like to stop by and check them out.  The proceeds will be donated to the Lovejoy Elementary Art Department. For questions, please contact Melissa Wilson at melissa_wilson@lovejoyisd.net .


PTA Reflections
Heroes don't always wear capes! The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This year's contest theme is "Heroes Around Me".  We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition - reflecting on the specific theme. There is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. The deadline is Friday, November 2nd.  Please contact Brooke Benefield at bbrasher@rocketmail.com for questions.
   


Author Visit
LES is proud to announce that author Troy Cummings will be visiting our school on Tuesday, October 23rd .  He is the author of the Notebooks of Doom chapter book series as well as several great picture books. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade book clubs are going strong and the students are having a blast reading The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons .  
Book Sales Information - The Notebook of Doom Books 1-3 as well as 2 picture books can be purchased now through Revtrak.  These books will be delivered to the school before the author visit and Mr. Cummings will sign them the day of his visit.  He will also be happy to sign ANY copy of his books that day. Click here for the link to purchase his amazing books.



An Evening with the Author - LAST CHANCE TO ENTER DRAWING!
Author Troy Cummings has graciously agreed to spend an evening with some Lovejoy ISD students and parents! Any student that would like to enter for a chance to spend the evening with the author and play Pictionary, needs to fill out the Google form linked below.  Please make sure that your child is available to attend should their name be drawn. This event is limited to the student drawn and their parents. Due to space and budget constraints, siblings will not be able to attend. Drawing on Monday!

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Barksdale Williams House
780 Country Club Rd. Fairview, TX
Dinner:  A meal will be provided
Sign Up Here



Box Tops: DUE OCTOBER 25th!
Please collect Box Tops and turn them into one of our two Box Top locations (at the front of the school and by the library), to your teacher, or to the office. Please put them in a Ziplock baggie with your child's name, grade level, and teacher's name. And, don't forget to check the date to make sure they are not expired! Every Box Top collected
Who will win ??? Second grade continues to hold the lead with 674 box tops! Third grade is not far behind with 459 box tops.  It's anyone's game! Be sure to check the leader boards located at the front of the school and by the library. Happy Clipping!


4th Grade Yearbook Ad
Congratulate your child on a job well done at Lovejoy Elementary!  Place an ad in the LES 2018-2019 Yearbook showcasing your 4th Grader.  The cost for ¼ page ad is $25 and $50 for ½ page ad. Forms are due November 2nd and the ad is due February 1st. Please click here for more details or contact Janean Mancini at Janean_mancini@lovejoyisd.net.



4th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest
Attention all 4th Graders!  Enter the cover contest to design the Lovejoy Elementary 2018-2019 Yearbook Cover.  Please click here  for detailed information.  The due date for the contest is November 2nd.



NEW! 4th Grade Austin Field Trip - On Friday, March 1st, 2019, our 4th grade students will be taking a field trip to Austin on chartered buses to tour the Texas Ranger Museum, Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the State Capital.  The cost is $86 per student. All money (Revtrak, cash, check) and forms are due by Friday, October 26th.  Please check your child's folder for forms and detailed information.


 
Monday, October 15th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, October 16th

Wednesday, October 17th
Chess Club; 3:00pm 

Thursday, October 18th
Fall Picture Retakes 
Fall Festival; 5:30 - 7:00pm
 
Friday,  October 19th
WSMS Little Mermaid; 9:30am
Engineering Club; 3:00pm
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm 

District News

Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament: Monday, October 15
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament has been moved to Monday, October 15 at "The Dye Course" at Stonebridge Country Club. The start time also has been changed to 1:00 PM. Registration and check in begins at 12:00 PM. The cost is $150 per player, which includes green fees, cart, gift bag and awards luncheon.  To register visit www.lovejoyathletics.com and click on the LLI Golf Tournament link.
The Tournament is limited to 144 golfers.  Golfers should indicate the booster club they are playing in support of and LLI will return 90% of the net after expenses to that booster club.  Golfers may also purchase a Super Ticket for $50, which includes 10 raffle tickets and all games on the course.


WSMS Theatre and Choir Department -Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Save the Date!  November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.  Tickets go on sale Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM.




Willow Springs Middle School Theatre
Save the Date! Saturday, October 20th for the Sebastian and Friends Sing-A-Long. Join Sebastian and his "Under the Sea" friends for a morning of singing your favorite Disney's The Little Mermaid tunes. Meet the characters and enjoy fun activities with the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.  Click here for more information.


LHS Band Garage Sale
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits! Click here to rent a spot or click here for additional information.


LHS Majestics Dance Team - Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch beginning Tuesday,
October 9 through October 22 between 11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Why purchase your mum from the Majestics?
·        Your support helps the Lovejoy Majestics fund their Spring Show
·        You have an opportunity to serve our community by purchasing an ACO  
        ribbon
·      The selection process is easy because each basic mum has a variety of           ribbons/trinkets- all you do is personalize
·        Convenience!  Select at school & pick it up there a few days later
·        Each of our mums is unique; no two are alike

Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner.Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!

 


10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament: Saturday, November 3rd
Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register.


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!


2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).
The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information.  



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 runningoverdepression@yahoo.com.


Lovejoy Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon
Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a "Juggling-A-Thon" to help raise money for the program.  Each Soccer player will have 30 minutes to get his or her highest number of consecutive ball touches.  Prior to this event, the players will be seeking sponsorships for the number of touches they complete during their 30-minute juggling drill.  Please help support our 2019 Boys and Girls Soccer program with a sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact:

Alex Duran, Head Boys Soccer Coach
Ian Keeble, Head Girls Soccer Coach

The team will perform their juggling drills for funds on Saturday, October 13th.  Additional information will be made available as the event nears.


Tutoring 101
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners. Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year.
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:
·         11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
·         10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT
·         9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT
·         Duke Tip (7th Grade)
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.


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

"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet. The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey. I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions. Thank you for your generosity."

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