March 18, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Happy Thursday! You can definitely tell that spring is in the air in Texas with our fluctuating temperatures. We are extremely proud that Lovejoy Elementary had thirteen pieces selected for the 5th Annual Lovejoy Portrait Show at the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery by a blind jury. Congratulations to Ms. Rivera and the following students being for being showcased.

From First Grade, we have pieces of art displayed by John McGough, Kallie Owens, Savannah McLean, and Blaine Valgren.

Our Fourth Grade students who will be showcased are Addison McGuire, Kipton DuBois, Natalee Amabile, Annsley Dercks, Eloise White, Damen Zemaier, Peter McGough, Wyatt Sherry, and Charlie McClintock.

Way to go Lovejoy Elementary art students! We are very proud of you!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact me at any time.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
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
Celebrate Down Syndrome Day - TOMORROW!
Report Cards Available on PowerSchool: Tomorrow, Friday, March 19th
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
Spring Picture Day is Next Week!
We will be offering Individual Spring Pictures on Wednesday, March 24th. Please look for the information and order form in your child's folder. You can Click Here to order pictures online. Please use the information below for your order.
Virtual Students Individual Spring Pictures
Pictures for Virtual Students will also be scheduled on Wednesday, March 24th between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. All virtual students will go to the Gathering Spot door to have their pictures made. If your student is virtual, please
Click Here to schedule a time on Sign-Up Genius. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Johnston @
April 20th - 4th Grade Writing
May 11th - 4th Grade Math
May 12th - 4th Grade Reading
May 18th - 3rd Grade Math
May 19th - 3rd Grade Reading
Yearbooks On Sale!
Sign Up Today for $28!
Lovejoy Elementary Yearbooks are on sale. Yearbooks are available online and are$28. What a great way to capture memories from 2020-2021.
New Student Registration
We are so excited to announce registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! The enrollment paperwork can be found by clicking here. We will be sending out information regarding Kindergarten Round-Up at a later date. You do not need to wait for Kindergarten Round-Up to register your Kindergartener. Please contact Sondra Payne at or 469.742.8083 with any questions.
Birthday Treat Boxes: Order from the LES Cafeteria
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.
Please join us for our last LES PTO General Membership meeting on Monday, April 12th at 10:30 am via Zoom. We will vote to approve our 2021-22 budget, our incoming slate of LES PTO officers, and members of our 2020-21 Financial Reconciliation committee among other topics.

Meeting ID: 818 1832 0030
Passcode: 651899
PTO Scholarship Application Available The Parent-Teacher Organizations in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2021. This centralized application means that each student completes the form ONCE, but is eligible for PTO scholarships through the Lovejoy schools they attended (plus the Lovejoy Council and Preschool PTO).

All student applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a resume; and (e) have one letters of recommendation submitted.

To begin the application process, students must complete a brief survey, located online at 2020-21 Scholarship INTENT TO APPLY. This survey, which requests their name and email address, indicates their intent to apply.

Once the above Intent to Apply survey is received, we will send the student a link to the online scholarship application. This link will allow students exit and return to the application in case they cannot complete it in one sitting.


Please email Shannon Verschage at if you have any questions regarding this application.
District News
Gifted and Talented Referrals
It's that time again... spring referrals. 

The window for gifted and talented referrals opens March 1 and closes at
5:00 pm April 1. The referral form is located in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Testing is currently scheduled for Saturdays, April 17th and 24th. 
Save the Date - Virtual STEM Festival
Student Nutrition
Please click the link below to read the March 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.

19th - Wear Blue and/or Mismatched Socks to Celebrate Down Syndrome Day
Report Cards Go Home
24th - Spring Individual Pictures (On-Campus & Virtual)
29th - Last Day to Order LES 2020-2021 Yearbook
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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