January 7, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

It was great to see all of our students yesterday. Our staff and students came back eager to kick off the second semester, and I know that the Craft's definitely were ready to get back on a schedule. As a friendly reminder, please contact Mrs. George, Nurse Nash, or myself if you are exhibiting symptoms or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have a positive case in your house before just logging on and attending school virtually. Thank you in advance for contacting us before logging on virtually.

Tomorrow, you will be able to access your child's Q2 report card in PowerSchool. We will not be sending home a printed copy.

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

The month of January is School Board Appreciation Month. Each campus will be honoring one of our board members and recognizing him/her for the invaluable service they provide our district. We are thrilled to honor Mrs. Anne Smith and we look forward to sharing more about her with our students and community soon!

Have you ever had that moment driving down the road where you realized that you did not do something out of the blue and you are mortified? Well, I had that moment over Christmas break as I was wrapping presents, and I was thinking about our awesome teachers. I realized that I forgot to announce our Heart of the Teachers not only for December but also for November. So, please join me in celebrating our Heart of the Teacher for November, Mrs. Meredith Tays, and for December, Mrs. Courtney Alford. Mrs. Tays and Mrs. Alford both build strong relationships with their students and work diligently to ensure each of their students' grow their heart and mind. We are so lucky that they are a part of our staff, and I appreciate all that they do for our students.
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
School Resource Officer Day
We are excited to honor Chris Smith tomorrow for School Resource Officer Day. We appreciate him always making us feel safe here at Lovejoy Elementary.
Report Cards: Available on Power School Tomorrow
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 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 
Kindergarten Advanced Academic Assessment

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

This letter is to notify families of an upcoming assessment in your student’s classroom. All kindergarten students will be given an academic ability test in their homeroom class during the school day. This test is administered through Lovejoy ISD’s Advanced Academics department. Assessment results will be sent home to parents, complete with an interpretation of your student’s scores to help you better understand your child’s academic ability. Additionally, these assessment results for students referred for gifted and talented services will be used as a criterion in the referral process. 

The assessment consists of three content areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal ability. Students will complete approximately forty-five minutes of testing per day, over the course of January 12-14. 

Students will have the test read aloud to them, and will take the assessment using an iPad. Frequent breaks are embedded throughout the testing process to ensure student comfort. Support staff is also present to help assist students who may have questions or require additional guidance. 

Virtual learners may attend class during the designated testing times on January 12-14 to participate in the assessment. Families of virtual learners who wish to postpone assessment may request an appointment for spring testing through the Advanced Academics department. 

If you have questions about the assessment, testing procedure, or results, please contact a member of your Advanced Academics team, Brie Smith or Kari Lockhart. 

Respectfully, 
Brie Smith, Director of Advanced Academics 
brie_smith@lovejoyisd.net 
469.742.8032 
Kari Lockhart, Advanced Academics Coordinator 
kari_lockhart@lovejoyisd.net 
469.742.8015
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.
District News
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
21st - 4th Grade Spelling Bee (Virtual)
22nd - Leopard Live (Virtual)
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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