September 13, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy Thursday! I hope that this email finds you having an excellent week. We have been busy this week at Lovejoy Elementary. Our students are working hard learning and growing each day.  I hope that you will join us next Thursday for our annual ice cream social.  This is a free event provided by our PTA that allows families to come and mix and mingle with other families in our school while enjoying some yummy ice cream served by your teacher. This is definitely an event that you do not want to miss!

Some of you may be wondering if I will ever go up in the hot air balloon, and I am beginning to think the same thing.  Hopefully, the third time will be the charm!  Our plan is for me to go up in the hot air balloon one day next week.  We are waiting on the expert to tell us the best day.  As soon as we find out, we will be sure to communicate with all of you. Thank you in advance for your patience with this experience.

As a reminder, please refrain from being on your cell phone during our morning drop off, afternoon pick up, and anytime that you are in our parking lot.  We appreciate your help keeping all of our staff and students safe during these busy times.  

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



North Texas Giving Day   
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway.  Our goal is to raise $200,000 with remarkable community support and 100% Lovejoy family participation.  The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.


Schedule Your Pledge to Give!
If you are unable to give on September 20th, you may schedule your gift during this year's 10 Days of Giving, from September 10th - 19th. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information regarding scheduling your gift, and donate.  Every gift, big or small, is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy.  Let's keep those campus thermometers rising!
LES News 


NEW! Lovejoy Spirit Night @ Napoli's
Please support Lovejoy Elementary PTA by eating at Napoli's Pizza & Restaurant (The Allen Location @ 1512 Exchange Parkway) on Tuesday, September 18th .  You can eat there any time that day - Dine In or Take Out. Just make sure you mention Lovejoy Elementary so a portion of the proceeds will be given to the Lovejoy Elementary PTA!


REMINDER! No Cell Phone Use
As a reminder, please refrain from being on your cell phone during our morning drop off, afternoon pick up, and anytime that you are in our parking lot.  We appreciate your help keeping all of our staff and students safe during these busy times.  



NEW! 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!  


NEW! PTA Directory Logo Contest
Calling all artists! We would love to see your art in the 2018-2019 PTA Directory. Please submit your best Leopard drawing to Lindsey Horton by Friday, September 28th to be featured in this year's directory.





NEW! PTA Directory Advertising
Lovejoy Elementary PTA is offering a fantastic advertising opportunity.  Advertise your business in the LES directory and reach approximately 400 families. All profits help defray the printing costs of the LES directory. For more information or to view the form, please click here .


NEXT WEEK! Ice Cream Social  
Our PTA will, once again, host the Lovejoy Elementary Ice Cream Social.  We highly encourage you to attend as it's a great time to meet to to reconnect with other Lovejoy families. This is a free event for our families. We hope you will join us on September 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Lovejoy Elementary cafeteria.  Our staff members will be attending and serving ice cream and toppings to all who attend. 


Watch Me Sculpt
Sign up for Watch Me Sculpt on Mondays after school for a 12 week session starting on September 17th. The cost is $162 for the twelve week session. All supplies are included.  Registration ends on September 13th! Please click here for details and registration. For questions, please contact watchmesculpt@gmail.com.



Box Tops: DUE OCTOBER 25th!
Please collect Box Tops and turn them in to 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 is 10 cents for Lovejoy Elementary and that adds up quickly.  Which grade level will collect the most Box Tops?

Cub Scouts
Sign up now for Cub Scouts and find out more information on September 13th at 7:00 pm in the Lovejoy Elementary Cafeteria.  For more information,
please click here .




Girl Scout Troops Now Forming
New Girl Scout troops are forming for girls in K-12th grade - and you and your daughter are invited to join us to learn more about Girl Scouting. All Girl Scout activities are 100 percent girl-led and girl-focused. Join us for information events on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Bethany Lakes Park (731 Bethany Lake Blvd, Allen) or Monday, September 17th at 7:00 PM at Marion Elementary School (1595 Stablerun Drive, Allen) or contact us at serviceunit101@yahoo.com for additional information.


Lovejoy Childrens Choir - 4th, 5th, 6th Graders
The Lovejoy ISD Children's Choir, directed by the Lovejoy ISD Elementary Music Specialists, is designed to serve the needs of our district's 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience.  Auditions will be held on September 13 and 18 for any and all LISD 4th, 5th and 6th grade students interested in participating. Returning members do not need to audition but DO need to fill out the online permission form .
Visit http://lovejoymusic.weebly.com/lovejoy-childrens-choir.html to access the 2018-2019 LCC Parent Packet and online permission form .  Questions can be directed to your child's music teacher or Anne Tracy ( Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net ).

Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp
Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp will be held on  Saturday, October 20th at the Lovejoy High School Main Gym from 1:00-4:00pm with a Parent Show Off at 3:30pm.  Then your cheerleader can come cheer for the first quarter with the LHS Cheerleaders at the Varsity Football Game on October 26th.  Please click here for the Registration Form.  You can turn them into Lovejoy High School or the foffice at your Elementary School.  Forms are due by OCTOBER 1st! For any  questions please e-mail me, Brandi Felton, at brandifelton630@gmail.com .


Evening with the Majestics:October 12th
The LHS Majestics will host an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades K - 6. The mini Majestics will learn a routine to perform on the field during the Pre-Game show. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Evening with the Majestics Registration.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.


Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet & Greet  September 19th
Are you interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented program in Lovejoy?  Click here for details regarding the Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet.




Driver's License 
We have a new check in system. This system will require everyone to use their driver's license to perform any task. You will need your driver's license even if you have an approved background check. Thank you in advance for always bringing your driver's license!



Volunteer Background Application
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.

Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.

All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted.  If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.

Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter.  Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:

Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net       


 
Monday, September 17th

Tuesday, September 18th
Spirit Night @ Napoli's; All Day/Night

Wednesday, September 19th
Chess Club; 3:00 pm 

Thursday, September 20th

 
Friday,  September 21st
Reading with the Leopards; 8:00 am 



District News
Lovejoy Preschool PTA
Calling all parents of preschoolers - You are invited to join the Lovejoy Preschool PTA for their new member coffee to learn more about their organization.




Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House: Sunday, September 30th
The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.


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.

 

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.


Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club Host Spirit Night
Thursday, September 20th
The Lovejoy Lady Leopard Softball Boosters are hosting a Lady Leopard Softball Night at Panera Restaurant on Thursday, September 20th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Bring the following flyer to Panera's for redemption and a portion of the bill will go to the Grand Slam Club.  Please come out, enjoy some great food, and help support our Lady Leopard's Softball Team.






Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24th
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 24th at "The Dye Course" at Stonebridge Country Club. This is a new tournament venue.  Registration opens at 7:00 AM. The tournament begins at 8:00 AM and the cost is $150 per player, which includes green fees, cart, gift bag and awards luncheon.


Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
ACT and PSAT/SAT classes will be starting soon. 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 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's. Click here 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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