January 22, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

We are so proud of all of our fourth graders who participated in the Spelling Bee this week. Our top 3 finalists were Isabella Konecny who finished in third place (not pictured), Addison McGuire who finished in second place pictures below on the right, and our winner who will represent Lovejoy Elementary in the Collin County Spelling Bee is Wyatt Sherry pictured below on the left. We wish him the very best, and we know that he will do an awesome job in February.
It was an honor to have Trustee Anne Smith on our campus this week. She started her day on the announcements teaching us about serving on the school board and the many decisions that our school board makes. Then, she met with our 4th graders and did a Book Talk with them about The Coffee Bean for Kids by Jon Gordon and Damon West. Mrs. Smith through her book talk about the inspiring story of Gavin, a young boy with the difficult task of starting school in a new town. Gavin’s teacher, Mrs. Spring, teaches him the story of the carrot, the egg, and the coffee bean. The environments we find ourselves in, like a pot of boiling, hot water, can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment. Mrs. Smith gave each student a coffee bean as a reminder and a challenge to transform the world around them. I can't wait to see how our 4th graders step up to her challenge.
We have definitely had a great week at LES! 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
Yearbooks Go On Sale - Monday, January 25th
Lovejoy Elementary Yearbooks will go on sale Monday, January 25th. 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, it is time to purchase a yearbook ad for your student. The yearbook ads are going on sale Monday, January 25th. 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.
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.
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
February
4th - 100th Day of School
11th - Valentine Party & Virtual Talent Show
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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