April 1, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Happy April Fool's Day! Hopefully, the "tricks" will be kind to you this year. We want to say thank you to everyone who supported our recent Kids Heart Challenge through the American Heart Association. Our school donated $6, 535.64 which will have a tremendous impact and help millions of Americans through increased awareness of cardiovascular disease, lifesaving scientific research, and critically needed education efforts. This is a great example of the Lovejoy graduate profile in action of working for justice through community service, and I am proud of all of our students for participating in the challenge.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dozier for being recognized as our March recipient for Heart of the Teacher. Mrs. Dozier teaches our 4th Grade virtual learners, and she builds strong connections with each student while pushing them to reach their full potential. We are lucky that she is part of the LES team.
I just wanted to remind all of you about the Virtual STEM Festival next Saturday, April 10th from 10:00-2:00. Same fun, just a different platform! Check out the STEM Festival website to start previewing the activities. Some activities have special supplies that the district will be providing. The sign-up for those activities is on the website. Act fast though because the deadline to sign up for those supplies is April 6th.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact me at any time.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
Wendy_craft@lovejoyisd.net
214-551-4503 (cell)
469-742-8077 (office)
My mission is to be a servant leader who works with students, parents, and staff to build a community that fosters relationships and learning where everyone THRIVES. Each day, I strive to make the choice to be great versus comfortable, because you can't be both!
LES Information
LAST CHANCE! EXTENDED DEADLINE for Yearbooks!
We are extending the deadline to order a yearbook to Sunday, April 4th. If you do not purchase a yearbook by Sunday, you will not be able to purchase one for the 2020-2021 school year. LES will NOT have any extra yearbooks for sale at the end of the year. Please purchase today if you want a yearbook for your child!
3rd Annual Lovejoy ISD Red Building Exhibition
Lovejoy Elementary is excited to have two selected artists work showcased in the Red Building. Congratulations to Kindergartener, Crew Shevlin, and 3rd Grader, Reid Broyles!
Outstanding Service Award
Congratulations to LES PTO Outstanding Service Award recipients Mrs. Dawson and Coach Nicholson! Thank you for all that you do!
State Aid Funding
Lovejoy ISD has learned from the Texas Education Agency that districts will be eligible for "Hold Harmless" state aid funding in the 4th - 6th six weeks of school IF the following conditions are met:

  1. A districts average on-campus attendance participation rate during the sixth 6-weeks attendance reporting period is equal to or greater than 80% of all students educated during the sixth 6-weeks; or
  2. A districts average on-campus attendance participation rate during the sixth 6-weeks attendance reporting period is equal to or greater than the on-campus attendance participation rate reported on the LEA’s October 2020 PEIMS Fall Snapshot.

We need your help! Lovejoy ISD needs to ensure that all students who have signed up for on-campus instruction learning for Q4 are present every day on campus unless they are officially quarantined or are absent for other valid reasons such as illness, doctor's appointments, etc.

Since Lovejoy ISD is funded on daily attendance, we need your help in ensuring we receive all possible funding. Please help us by ensuring if your student is enrolled in on-campus instruction they are physically on campus.
Volunteer Opportunities
Our grade levels will be coordinating volunteers to help with copying projects. Please look for a Sign Up Genius to be sent to you from your Grade Level Coordinator.

In order to volunteer on our campuses, you must complete the 
Volunteer Application. This can take a few days to process, so please complete it as soon as possible if you are interested in volunteering on campus.

We will be looking for additional volunteer opportunities on campus as well. Be on the lookout for more information and opportunities to come!
STAAR Dates
April 20th - 4th Grade Writing
May 11th - 4th Grade Math
May 12th - 4th Grade Reading
May 18th - 3rd Grade Math
May 19th - 3rd Grade Reading
New Student Registration
We are so excited to announce registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! The enrollment paperwork can be found by clicking here. We will be sending out information regarding Kindergarten Round-Up at a later date. You do not need to wait for Kindergarten Round-Up to register your Kindergartener. Please contact Sondra Payne at sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net or 469.742.8083 with any questions.
Box Tops: Scan Your Box Tops Each Week
HOW TO EARN
BOX TOPS MAKES IT EASY.
All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online.
Kroger Community Rewards: Do You Shop at Kroger?
If you shop at Kroger and would like to donate to Lovejoy Elementary School, please follow these simple steps...

  1. Click Here to Create a digital account or Sign In
  2. Link your card to Lovejoy Elementary
  3. Use your card to purchase groceries at Kroger and Kroger will donate to Lovejoy Elementary.

If you have any questions, please contact Kroger Customer Service. We appreciate your generosity.
Birthday Treat Boxes: Order from the LES Cafeteria
LES PTO
PTO
The purpose of Lovejoy Elementary PTO is to connect with the LES community, enrich the experiences for all LES students, and advocate for Lovejoy Elementary. Your membership and donations benefit the students and staff at Lovejoy Elementary.
Please join us for our last LES PTO General Membership meeting on Monday, April 12th at 10:30 am via Zoom. We will vote to approve our 2021-22 budget, our incoming slate of LES PTO officers, and members of our 2020-21 Financial Reconciliation committee among other topics.


Meeting ID: 818 1832 0030
Passcode: 651899
PTO Scholarship Application Available The Parent-Teacher Organizations in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2021. This centralized application means that each student completes the form ONCE, but is eligible for PTO scholarships through the Lovejoy schools they attended (plus the Lovejoy Council and Preschool PTO).

All student applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a resume; and (e) have one letters of recommendation submitted.

To begin the application process, students must complete a brief survey, located online at 2020-21 Scholarship INTENT TO APPLY. This survey, which requests their name and email address, indicates their intent to apply.

Once the above Intent to Apply survey is received, we will send the student a link to the online scholarship application. This link will allow students exit and return to the application in case they cannot complete it in one sitting.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2021

Please email Shannon Verschage at LJCouncilScholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this application.
District News
Gifted and Talented Referrals: Last Day Today!
It's that time again... spring referrals. 

The window for gifted and talented referrals opens March 1 and closes at
5:00 pm April 1. The referral form is located in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Testing is currently scheduled for Saturdays, April 17th and 24th. 
Save the Date - Virtual STEM Festival
Athletic Tickets
There has been some confusion in regards to ticket sales, as in the past all students and staff have been allowed in free to all athletic contests (with school ID).  Due to UIL covid-19 attendance capacity limitation regulations we are forced to charge for entrance to all athletic contests for all staff and students. The tickets sales assist the athletic department in keeping with the capacity limitations required of us. If you have questions, please contact the Lovejoy Athletic Office.
Need Technology Help?
If you are experiencing any issues with your technology or need assistance, please call the Technology Help Desk.

214.507.4415
March
29th - Last Day to Order LES 2020-2021 Yearbook

April
2nd - No School (No School)
5th - Bad Weather Make Up Day (No School)
12th - PTO General Meeting at 10:30am
20th - 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test
23rd - Leopard Live
Community News
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
We’re not quite to our goal and we need your help to continue enhancing the education of our children. A donation to the Foundation provides opportunities that enhance student learning so they can perform at a higher level, achieve more and be better prepared for a changing world.

Four easy ways to give:
• visit our website: CLICK HERE
• drop a check off at the red schoolhouse
• mail a check to: 529 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002
• through your company payroll
 
We have received $194K for our Annual Appeal and 22% community participation. We need your help to reach our goal of $250K with a community involvement of 40%.Donate today to invest in our students’ tomorrow!
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