February 10, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Happy Wednesday! I hope that everyone is surviving this arctic blast. This is an excellent reminder to me that I am not a fan of cold weather. Just a reminder that our students will be released tomorrow at noon, and this will kick off our four-day "winter break." We definitely will get to experience a true winter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, February 16th. In the event of inclement weather, updated information will be posted on the Lovejoy ISD website, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Information will also be distributed through the district's SchoolMessenger Notification System.

I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend with your family creating great memories. 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
A Note From Nurse Debbie
We are definitely seeing the effects of allergy season already from coughs to congestion, sore throats, and headaches. I just wanted to send a quick reminder that when we assess a child for possible COVID symptoms, these symptoms are included on our list to be assessed by a physician if two or more symptoms are present. I know that this can be very frustrating knowing that your child suffers from seasonal allergies. The best plan of action would be to be proactive and treat allergy symptoms with medications that allow our kiddos to have a healthy productive day. I can be reached at 469.742.8132 or Debbie_nash@lovejoyisd.net if you have any questions. Stay well and stay safe!
Valentine's Day Party, Talent Show, & Lunch Information
February 11th is going to be an exciting day for our students. If you are an on-campus learner, please click here for the schedule. Our virtual students will receive specific information from their teachers regarding their schedules for the day. During the Valentine's Day party, students will play fun games, have a sweet treat, and drink from our PTO. Students will create virtual Valentine's day cards with their teachers to trade versus traditional cards. Students will also have the opportunity to watch the Talent Show during this time. Students on campus will be served a sack lunch of crispy chicken sandwich, baby carrots & celery sticks, fresh apple slices, baked lays, and a choice of milk or chocolate milk.
Early Release: Tomorrow,
February 11th
Just a reminder that Lovejoy Elementary will have Early Release on Thursday, February 11th. Also, the LES office will be closing at 1:00 pm to attend a district-wide meeting.
No School: Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed on Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th for Winter Break. We hope you enjoy your time off and look forward to seeing your student back in class on Tuesday, February 16th.
4th 9 Weeks (Q4)
Learning Environment Selection
If you are interested in making a change to your student's 4th 9 weeks learning environment, please log in to Powerschool and click on "2020-2021 Learning Environment".  Changes can be made starting Tuesday, February 16, and will close at 5 pm on Monday, March 1, 2021.  If you are keeping your students' current learning environment the same, no action is needed. 
Yearbooks On Sale!
Sign Up Today for Only $22!
Lovejoy Elementary Yearbooks are on sale. Yearbooks are available online and are $22 if ordered by Thursday, February 11th. After February 11th, the cost of the yearbook will increase to $28. What a great way to capture memories from 2020-2021.
4th Grade Students Only - Yearbook Ads
4th Grade parents, one more week to purchase a yearbook ad for your student. The yearbook ads are on sale now. All ads must be purchased by February 19th and submitted by February 26th.
Pictures for the Yearbook - We Need Your Help!
Parents, we are asking for your help! Whether you are currently virtual or were only virtual at the beginning of the year, we ask that you please send in 4-5 pictures of your students learning. We will be using these pictures in the yearbook and want all of our LES students to be represented. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please email your pictures to LesYearbook21@gmail.com as soon as possible. The construction of the yearbook is well underway and we need more pictures.
Kid's Heart Challenge
We have just kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge! The challenge will run through the month of February. Please Click Here to join our Kids Heart Challenge team. It’s free to sign up your student, and Kids Heart Challenge benefits our school by providing valuable heart health & wellness resources for our community and classrooms, PE equipment, and funding. Joining the Kids Heart Challenge, sharing the message of heart health, and supporting the American Heart Association helps save lives. Students can also earn awesome thank you gifts! Thank you for your continued support of our school and the AHA.

Thank you,
Coach Nicholson and Coach Blom
Birthday Treat Boxes
Now Available Through Student Nutrition
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.
Lovejoy Elementary PTO will be recognizing two special individuals who have given outstanding service to our children this year. This recognition is one of the highest honors which can be bestowed upon an individual by our PTO. The only requirement for receiving this honor is that the recipient has promoted students' well-being and demonstrated care for children. A nominee for recognition may be a parent, volunteer, teacher, administrator, or community leader. The recipient is not required to be a PTO member.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form at https://ptoles.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/1105.
District News
Lovejoy High School
Leopard Store Sale
Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! A BIG sale is happening at Lovejoy High School! Click here for great deals!
Save the Date - Virtual STEM Festival
Student Nutrition
Please click the link below to read the January Student Nutrition Newsletter.
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
February
11th- Valentine Party
Virtual Talent Show
Virtual Leopard Live (8:05 am)
Early Release (12:00 pm)
12th - Student Holiday
15th - Bad Weather Make-Up Day
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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