October 18, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday!  I do not know about all of you, but I am tired of the rain.  Hopefully, we will have some nicer weather next week.  I hope all of you will be able to join us tonight for our Family Fall Festival.  This fantastic event is provided to us by our PTA.  You won't want to miss the famous cake walk, the magic show, the baskets in the auction, and various other games.  We want to thank our PTA especially the chairs, Natalie Seely, Jennifer Bibles, Amber Rice, and all of their committee members and volunteers for all of their hard work, coordination, and planning that went into making tonight an event for everyone to enjoy.  If you have not purchased your family's bracelet, you can still attend by paying $30 at the door. This fee will pay for your entire family to attend.
Save the Date!  Please reserve Friday, April 12, 2019 for our campout.  This night is a great community event for our entire school.  This will be the ONLY fundraiser that our school will do this year.  Please click here to see some highlights from last year.  
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
All My Best,
Wendy Craft
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools News

Foundation News
The Foundation Board of Directors is beginning a search for an Executive Director. Vicki Deerman is serving as the Interim Executive Director and may be reached at vicki_deerman@lovejoyisd.net  or 469.742.8043.
Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal campaign has raised $155,700. If you have not yet contributed, you may make a donation at: foundationforlovejoyschools.org.

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 

TONIGHT! 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.  Family bracelets can be purchased at the door for $30 per family.  Each family member with a bracelet will receive one piece of pizza.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

TONIGHT!  Fall Book Fair
Come discover the finest books in all the land  at the Fall Book Fair!

Open during Fall Festival Thursday night
The fair will close on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week 2018 & Caring Coins
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 22nd - 25th.  A red flyer with details about the week's events was sent home in last week's Thursday folders and can also be found in the Principal Message. During specials, students will also have the opportunity to show their drug free spirit by singing and dancing to this year's drug free song and 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.  Reminder: We will begin collecting Coins for ACO Caring Coins TOMORROW...we will be collecting Pennies!

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

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.

Box Tops: DUE OCTOBER 25th!
Box Tops are due NEXT WEEK, Thursday, October 25th!  Each Box Top that you send in is worth 10 cents for Lovejoy Elementary.  Just a reminder...Please make sure yo u are putting the Box Tops in a ziplock baggie with the teacher's name and grade.  We have 374 Box Tops that are unknown and we cannot give credit to any classes for them. Currently, 2nd Grade is in the lead with 698 Box Tops!  Who is going to catch them?

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!

Lovejoy Elementary Campout 2019 Fundraiser - Open Until October 31st
Our Lovejoy Moms that participated in the LES Campout Raffle raised $150.00 for our Campout.  All of the shops have agreed to leave the online shopping open until October 31st. Proceeds from each vendor will be donated to the LES Campout.

* LipSense/ SeneGence - Betsy Fallon

* LuxyClothing (Facebook) - Wendy Gutierrez

* Pampered Chef - Tracy Cummins

* Scout & Cellar Clean Crafted Wines - Jennifer Sommers

* ThirtyOne - Holly Tomlin

* Usborne Books & More - Stephanie Horan

Stephanie Horan with Usborne Books & More is running a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser to support the LES Campout! You can purchase an All Occasion Box, Thanks & Blanks Box, or Kids' Birthday Box. Each comes with 30 cards in a cute organizer box for  $30, and 40% goes to the campout! Click here to order cards.
For questions, please email Stephanie at shoran07@gmail.com.

* Zyia Activewear - Mandy Zuerker

A Huge Thank You to all of our vendors, Resa Weaver, and Kim Dziubinski for don
ations and to those who came out to shop!  We appreciate your support of our school and community!

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!

Art to Remember
Your child's artwork has been sent off for
Art to Remember! This 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 4th Grade Music Program
The LES 4th Grade will present their Music Program on November 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the LES Gym.  This will be a special evening for all the 4th graders as it is their LAST grade level program at LES!! Please join us for a evening of song, dance and inspirational readings about the Great State of Texas!   Student report time is 6:15, and dress is RED LES SCHOOL-WIDE SHIRT. If you have any questions, please contact wendy_hebert@lovejoyisd.net.

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.

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 22nd
Wear your Favorite College Shirt & Bring your Nickels for Caring Coins 
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, October 23rd
Author Visit 
Wear Red, White, and Blue & Bring your Dimes for Caring Coins
Wednesday, October 24th
Wear your Favorite Team Shirt & Bring your Quarters for Caring Coins 
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Thursday, October 25th
Wear Lovejoy Colors & Bring your Dollars for Caring Coins 
Box Tops DUE
Talent Show; 8:15am
Friday,  October 19th
Student Holiday; NO SCHOOL! 

Circle of Partners

On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Reinhard Real Estate for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Reinhard Real Estate for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at  Reinhard Real Estate. Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.

District News

Drug Awareness Parent Presentation - Thursday, October 25
Our Unexpected Journey - Helping Parents Be Prepared
Susan Hoemke will be sharing her son Hayden's story and their dark journey through his downward spiral into drug use, addiction and legal issues. Their seemingly perfect family life came to an abrupt end when they found themselves uneducated about - and unprepared for - managing these issues. They lost their sweet, beloved son Hayden in 2014 just before his 23rd birthday. The Hoemke's experience was tragic, and one they wish no parent would have to experience. Sadly, many will and are today.
Mrs. Hoemke will bring some light to this darkness by sharing her experience in hopes of providing some information about how drug abuse can start, what to watch for, and tools to handle these situations, if they do occur.  All parents in the district are invited to attend the presentation at Willow Springs Middle School in the Band Hall on Thursday, October 25 at 9:00 AM. You may click here for additional information.

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.

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.
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  
·      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 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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