December 11, 2020
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Can you believe we only have 4 more wake-ups until Christmas Break? And, the first semester is coming to a close. I am incredibly proud of all of our students and teachers for their hard work and dedication this semester. With all of the changes this year. our students and staff have persevered and shown such growth.

Next week, on Tuesday, we will have a school-wide pajama day! We can't wait to see our face to face and our virtual learners in their very best pajamas! On Thursday, we will be having our Christmas party for all of our learners. Unfortunately, we can not have any visitors to attend this event. Our virtual learners need to read below for details on picking up their party supplies! As a reminder, we will have early release on Thursday, December 17th at 12:00 pm. If you look at the calendar, you will notice it shows early release starting Monday. This is only for the high school to accommodate their exam schedule.

I hope that you have an amazing weekend. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

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
Pajama Day: Tuesday, December 15th
Tuesday, December 15th is Pajama Day at Lovejoy Elementary. Please come in your cozy, appropriate pajames and slippers for the day. Remember, if you have PE that day, make sure you have tennis shoes so it is easier to particpate.
Class Parties
We will have our class parties on Thursday, December 17th. PTO is providing individually wrapped snacks and a craft for our students. For lunch, you may send your child with a lunch from home or have your child purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Just a reminder that there are no visitors for parties.
Early Release: Thursday, December 17th
Lovejoy Elementary will have early release on Thursday, December 17th at 12:00pm.
Christmas Break & Office Hours
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 18th - January 5th. We look forward to seeing all of our Leopards on Wednesday, January 6th.
Don't Forget to Order School Pictures!
A Note From Mrs. Dawson, LES Librarian
Label Masks With Student's Name
Please label your child's mask(s) with his/her name. For sanitary reasons, we will throw away any lost mask that cannot be returned directly to it's owner.
Lovejoy's Got "Virtual" Talent: Deadline Extended
Lovejoy Elementary students are invited to participate in our first “Virtual Talent Show"! We know our students are talented, and this is a great way to get them on the virtual stage.

 Video submissions will be accepted until Friday, January 15th and the talent show will be presented on Friday, February 11th.

*Solo acts are encouraged. Group acts may only include LES students living in the same household.
*Videos will be submitted through a Google Form and must be 1 1/2 minutes or less.
*For the INFORMATION FLYER please visit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pOJuXUZ-Cjdxn5gt1q4mtVfsXKmR29z9DzQ9MK4xNSE/edit
*GOOGLE FORM to submit Talent Show video (http://tiny.cc/LESVirtualTalent2020). Adults will need to fill out the form.

I look forward to seeing what our talented leopards have to share! If you have any questions please contact Sandra_Barba@lovejoyisd.net 
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.
Car Line Silent Auction for the 3rd Nine Weeks

LES PTO's auction for the first spot in car line 3rd quarter is NOW OPEN!

Follow the link below to bid away!!
District News
Virtual Fine Arts Festival
The Lovejoy Fine Arts Virtual Festival opens its first ever pre-recorded livestream events this weekend on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00pm and runs through the last day of school, Thursday, December 17th.. Each night, one of our performing arts programs will be featured in a 6th - 12th grade program concert, production, or performance. You are welcome to tune in every night, or join us for the final evening of Festival Highlights on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00pm. The Festival Highlights will include special performances from all of our secondary performing arts programs, videos from our elementary specials as well as visual art, and an incredible hyperlapse short film featuring the K-12 Evolution of Art Gallery. Our staff and students are excited for you to see the incredible work accomplished during this pandemic time, and enjoy the first ever virtual Fine Art Festival. Please check our Festival website for the links to all of the pre-recorded performances and the Fine Arts Festival Highlights livestreams. Follow this link for more information.  

All performances begin at 7:00pm

December 12th - Cheer, Dance, and Winter Guard
December 13th - Choir
December 14th - Orchestra
December 15th - Band
December 16th - Theatre
December 17th - Fine Arts Festival Highlights
Lovejoy High School
Holiday Sale!
Looking for some new Leopard gear to keep you warm this holiday season? Check out the Leopard Online Store for some BIG Holiday sales! With great new items and curbside pick up, you don't want to miss out on getting new Lovejoy gear!
Student Nutrition
Take a look at what is going on in our Lovejoy Student Nutrition Department.
Spring Virtual Chess Club: Registration Now Open!
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
December
15th - Pajama Day
17th - Class Parties/Early Release at 12:00pm
18th - Jan. 5th - Christmas Break

January
6th - Welcome Back Leopards
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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