January 14, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

We hope that everyone is having a great week. As a reminder, if anyone in your household is awaiting a COVID test result, please keep your child home until you receive those results. Thank you in advance for helping us keep all of our Leopards healthy and safe.

As you are aware, this month is school board appreciation month, and we are honoring Anne Smith. We appreciate her support and the endless hours that she spends serving our district. Thank you, Mrs. Smith! We are excited that she will be visiting us next week on campus to teach us about serving and what it means to be on the school board.

Let’s learn about Mrs. Smith and her family!
Mrs. Smith has been married to her husband, Ryan, for twenty years. They met and fell in love at Texas Tech. Her son, Aidan, is a sophomore at LHS and plays baseball and golf. Her daughter, Madeline, is a freshman at LHS and plays tennis and runs track. A fun fact is that her children both attended Lovejoy Elementary. They have two precious dogs, Molly Mae and Luka. The Smiths have lived in Lovejoy for nine and a half years, and you will often see them out and about at various Lovejoy ISD events.  
What was Mrs. Smith’s favorite subject in school and why?
Mrs. Smith’s favorite subject was English. She loves writing. Her second grade teacher made a huge impression on her and sparked her interest in writing.

Why did Mrs. Smith want to serve on the Board of Lovejoy ISD?
After serving in focused volunteer roles across the district, Mrs. Smith decided that she wanted to give back at a higher level and support our entire district.

What does Mrs. Smith love most about being a Leopard?
Mrs.Smith loves this community because they are passionate about everything that they do. She shared that she believes that we have a very special community in Lovejoy ISD, and she feels grateful to be part of it.

What is a fun fact about Mrs. Smith?
She LOVES shoes! This year, she is serving as the president of the National Charity League Chapter in Allen.

What is Mrs.Smith’s favorite hobby?
You can find Mrs. Smith playing tennis, spending time with her family, or traveling. She is also a big sports fan.  
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
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.
Report Cards: Available on PowerSchool
To View Elementary Grades on Powerschool
Login to PowerSchool Parent Portal 
On Left Navigation bar, select Grades and Attendance
Click Standards
Click each section (Math, Science, ELAR, SS, etc.) to view grades
For teacher comments, scroll down to the bottom of each section and click on the conversation bubble icon to view comments
School Holiday: January 18th
Lovejoy Elementary will be closed on Monday, January 18th. We will see our students back from the weekend on Tuesday, January 19th.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day: January 20th
Join us ALL DAY at Chick-fil-A for Spirit Day! Breakfast and coffee before school, lunch for the office, and dinner for the family! They will donate 15% back to LES PTO!

BE SURE you indicate it’s for Lovejoy Elementary at checkout 
(in the special instructions if ordering via mobile).

Birthday Treat Boxes
Now Available Through Student Nutrition
Lovejoy's Got "Virtual" Talent: Deadline Tomorrow!
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:
*GOOGLE FORM to submit Talent Show Video. 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.
LES PTO General Meeting
Please join the LES PTO Executive Board at the LES PTO General Membership meeting on February 1st at 10:30 am via Zoom. 

We will discuss the current budget items, programs, and LES PTO updates at this meeting. 
 

Meeting ID: 818 1832 0030
Passcode: 651899
District News
Student Nutrition
Please click the link below to read the January Student Nutrition Newsletter.
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
January
18th - School Closed for MLK Holiday
20th - Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A
21st - 4th Grade Spelling Bee (Virtual)

February
4th - 100th Day of School
11th - Valentine Party
11th- Early Release (12:00pm)
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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