October 25, 2018

Dear Parents,

WOW! We have some very talented students at Lovejoy Elementary.  We want to thank all of the parents and students who participated in this years talent show.  We appreciate all of your hard work.  I also want to send a big thank you out to Mrs. Hebert for planning, coordinating, and running the entire show.  She always does an outstanding job each year, and we appreciate her going above and beyond for our students.

Tomorrow, while our students are enjoying a long weekend, our staff will participate in professional development. Since we believe in continuous improvement, this is a great opportunity for our teachers to continue to fine tune their teaching in order to ensure that we are always providing our students with the very best.  As a reminder, we do NOT have school tomorrow and our office will be closed. If you need anything, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at 214-551-4503.  

I hope that you have a happy and safe three day weekend.    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.

LES News 


TOMORROW!  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! Fall Festival Baskets: THANK YOU!
A very special thank you to all our room parents for their hard work on the baskets for the Fall Festival auction. Thank you also to parents who donated items or money for the baskets. The PTA, and our school, appreciate the time and energy that went into planning, coordinating, and preparing themed baskets as a fundraiser for the PTA. These fundraisers allow the LES PTA to provide student programs and commu nity events throughout the year. Thank you!

NE W! Veterans Day Brunch & Assembly
We are extending an invitation to our veterans as well as other community members, to join us on November 9th in the Lovejoy Elementary Gym at 10:15 am.  We will ho st a brunch for our heroes in the Gathering Spot at 9:15 am and would love to have the honor of serving those who protect us every day. If attending the brunch and assembly, please complete the bottom portion of the invitation (included in your child's Thursday Folder) and return to the Front Office no later than Friday, November 2nd.

NEW! Veterans Day Posters
To prepare for our Annual Veteran's Day Program on November 9th, we are encouraging students to make posters that honor family members or friends that are currently serving or have s
erved in the Armed Forces.  The posters are DUE no later than November 2nd. Please see the included flyer for details.

NEW! Veterans Day Medals
Please have your student color and cut out the included Veteran's Day Medal.  This medal is designed by a veteran and will be used to decorate the hallways of our school on Veteran's Day.  We appreciate your help in making this day a day to honor those who serve or have served!

NEW! 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!

NEW! 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 .

NEW! Raising Cane's Spirit Day/Night
Lovejoy Elementary is hosting a Spririt Day/Night at Raising Cane's on Stacy Road on Friday, October 26 th from 10:00am - 11:00pm.  With school being out that day, it is a great day to grab lunch at Cane's.  You can also eat dinner before your way to the Homecoming Game. Please mention Lovejoy Elementary and Cane's will donate 15% of our sales.

NEW! THe Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas Buddy Walk
The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas  is a great resource in the area, and their largest fundraiser is the Buddy Walk which is going to be held on November 4, 2018 at Fair Park. If you are interested in donating or participating in the walk, please click here .

NEW! Lovejoy Letter Campaign
October 22nd - November 9th
We need your help for an upcoming opportunity to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values themand what an impact each one has on our children!  The district provides an extra check for teachers the day before Thanksgiving break. In addition tothose checks, again this year we would love to include a handwritten letterfrom Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacherand staff on our campus.

We would be so grateful if you could write aletter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past,that have been valuable to your child(ren)'s educational experience.   Please clearly labelthe envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign)and return the letter to the front office by Friday November 9th.

The letter campaign has become such a meaningfultradition. We really appreciate the time and effort your contributions willmake again to this year's letter campaign.  Remember showappreciation

Stacy Jaynes
Lovejoy Letter Liaison 2018

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 p
arade 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 - Forms coming home on Monday!
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 D epartment. For questions, please contact Melissa Wilson at melissa_wilson@lovejoyisd.net .

PTA Refl ections - 
Heroes don't always wear capes! The National PTA Reflections program encourag es 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 stude
nts 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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
*Zyia Activewear - Mandy Zuerker
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 .
A Huge Thank You to all of our vendors, Resa Weaver, and Kim Dziubinski for donations and to those who came out to shop!  We appreciate your support of our school and community!

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.

October Student Nutrition Newsletter
Please click here to view the October Student Nutrition Newsletter.

Monday, October 29th
Watch Me Sculpt; 3:00pm 
Choir; 3:00pm 
Tuesday, October 30th

Wednesday, October 31st
Halloween Book Character Parade; 8:15 am 
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Thursday, November 1st
4th Grade Music Progam; 6:30pm
Friday, November 2nd
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm
Engineering Club; 3:00pm 

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

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.

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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