October 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday! Our students have been working hard growing a growth mindset in all areas of their learning.  We just have not mastered it YET! I hope that you have a fantastic four day weekend. I hope you enjoy this time creating memories with your family.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, October 9th.

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

North Texas Giving Day: Thank You!
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $114,000 from approximately 450 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their $200,000 goal by December 31 with great support from Lovejoy families and the community. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, pleaseclick here for more information.

LES News 

REMINDER! October 5th & 8th Holidays
Just a reminder that Lovejoy Elementary will be CLOSED on Friday, October 5th and Monday, October 8th for a school holiday.

NEW! 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 .

NEW! Lovejoy Elementary Campout 2019 Fundraiser
Please join our Lovejoy Elementary Moms on October 14th from 2:00 - 4:00pm at Seis Logos Cabana House (224 Seis Lagos Trl. Wylie, TX 75098 ) to get started on your Holiday Shopping.  There will be Pampered Chef, Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafter Wines, LipSense, Luxyclothing.com, Usborne Books, Zyia Activewear, and Thirty-One Gifts.  You can get started shopping on your Pampered Chef now by clicking here or book your next Freezer Meal Workshop in November here .

NEW! 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!

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. Please click here to purchase your Bracelets in advance for $20.

NEW! 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:

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.

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 are busy creating 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 .  
NEW 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.

NEW! An Evening with the Author
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.

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

DUE TODAY! Talent Show: The Healthy Selfie Showcase!
It's time to start thinking of planning and preparing for Lovejoy's annual talent show! This year we are excited to showcase our students' talents as a culmination of our Red Ribbon Week celebration on Thursday, October 25. Since we know that in order to master a talent or skill, you need a healthy, drug free mind and body, we can't think of a better way to end the week than to show what our students can do when they commit to living a healthy drug free life! Our theme for Red Ribbon Week is, "I Love My Drug Free Selfie!" and to go along with that theme, our talent show will be called the "Healthy Selfie Showcase!" We are requesting that all acts relate to or align with that theme and demonstrate how students' "healthy selfies" allow them to perform special talents and skills at their highest level. Talent Show registration will be completed online this year.  
Please click here to access the Talent Show rules and guidelines.  The online registration form can be found here .  Music may be emailed to Wendy Hebert or submitted to this Google Drive .   We can't wait to see what incredible talents our little leopards bring to our Healthy Selfie Showcase!  

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!

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

Monday, October 8th
Tuesday, October 9th

Wednesday, October 10th
Chess Club; 3:00pm 
Talent Show Auditions; 3:00pm 
Thursday, October 11th
Talent Show Auditions; 3:00pm
Friday,  October 12th
End of 1st Nine Weeks
Reading with the Leopards
Fire Department Program: K-3
Engineering Club; 3:00pm
4th Grade Art Club; 3:00pm 

District News

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
October 1
The Grand Slam Booster Club will host a "Good Eats for a Good Cause" fundraiser at the Allen Chili's on Monday October 1. Chili's will donate 20% of your ticket to the Grand Slam Softball Booster Club when you bring this flyer to the restaurant.  Come out to Chili's on October 1 and help support the Softball program.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club - Flats for Bats
The annual "Flats for Bats" fundraiser is underway.  The sale will be held through October 11. Anyone interested in having flowers delivered to them please email lovejoysoftball@gmail.com. For additional information, please contact Tien Nguyen at lovejoysoftball@gmail.com.

Red Out Homecoming Shirts
Available from LHS Band Order Now!
Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt?  Click  here for more 
information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is                            October 12, 2018.

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.

BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session - Pre-registration ends October 8
BYOP® Program Overview:  These training programs are designed for any volleyball player ages 10 and under, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
BYOP® Program Details: Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.

Join us for an introduction to BYOP® 101 on October 1st at Willow Springs Middle School.  We will meet in the library from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

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.

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!

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."

Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com

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