March 4, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Happy Thursday! We are excited about having Leopard Live tomorrow "live" via a Zoom webinar tomorrow at
8:05 am. If students are on-campus, they will enjoy the celebration from their classrooms, and our virtual learners will be receiving the link today via Seesaw or Google Classroom. If your child is receiving an award, you will be receiving the link from your child's teacher, but we will also be sending a recording out to each of you tomorrow. Please be aware that our current mask policy will stay in place until our School Board makes a decision on Monday, March 15th.

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe spring break creating lifelong memories with their families. 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
Leopard Live: Tomorrow, Friday, March 5th at 8:00 am
Leopard Live will be Friday, March 5th at 8:00 am. If you are interested in watching, please look for a link provided by your child's teacher.
Spring Book Fair: Last Day Tomorrow!
The Spring Book Fair is here! Students will be able to shop the fair in person each day next week. They will not be able to browse and touch all of the books as they usually would. Instead, students will tell the staff which books they would like to purchase and the books will be pulled for them. The fair will be open from 3-5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday for virtual students to come and shop.  This is a cashless fair. Parents, you will need to set your students up with an eWallet account so that when they come to shop, funds will be available for them. It is quick and easy to do. Another way to purchase books is to simply order from the Scholastic website and your books will be shipped directly to your home. Happy shopping and thank you for supporting the LES Library!
Spring Picture Day is Coming!
We will be offering Spring Individual Pictures on Wednesday, March 24th. Please look for more information to come regarding picture day and purchasing your child's pictures.
Chipotle Spirit Night: March 16th
Please join us for Lovejoy Elementary Spirit Night at the Allen Chipotle (1985 N. Central Expressway) on Tuesday, March 16th. Make sure you mention Lovejoy Elementary before ordering and a portion of your proceeds will go to our LES PTO.
STAAR Dates
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
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!
Extra Mask in Backpack
Just a reminder to put an extra mask in your child's backpack each day. Students have accidents, drop them, throw them away, etc. and often times need a 2nd mask during the day. Thank you for your help with this!
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.
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.
Kids Heart Challenge Update
Lovejoy Elementary Students, and Parents,

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done during the Kids Heart Challenge. We ended up raising $6,535.64, surpassing our goal of $3000. What a great accomplishment! The funds raised will benefit others, from providing funds for children born with heart defects, to ongoing procedures and eventually, giving the gift of life. Also, the PE will receive a certificate from US Games for the coaches to purchase equipment. Lastly, this year we were able to share vital information on staying heart healthy and positive social and emotional messaging for students. Coach Blom and Coach Nicholson are very proud of all the wonderful support! LES ROCKS!

Thank you,
Coach Blom, Coach Nicholson and The American Heart Association
Birthday Treat Boxes: Order from the LES Cafeteria
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.
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
First Spot in Car Line
Don’t miss out on the final opportunity to have the FIRST SPOT IN CAR LINE!
The auction for the last nine weeks begins today, March 4th, at 3 pm and will close tomorrow, March 5th, at 9 pm. So get those bids in!!

District News
Camp Invention
It is time to register for Camp Invention. Camp Invention will be held at SCIS the week of June 21st - June 25th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day.
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. 
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 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.

214.507.4415
March
5th - Last Day for Book Fair (Online and In-Person)
5th - Leopard Live at 8:00am
8th - 12th - Spring Break
24th - Spring Individual Pictures
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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