May 20, 2021
Dear Lovejoy Families,

6 more wake-ups until the last day of school! WOW, I cannot believe the end of the year is here. We have many exciting events coming up over the next six days, and I hope that you will be able to join us! Here is a quick recap!
  • Super Skills Day - moved indoors so only volunteers will be able to attend.
  • Grade Level Awards - Parents are welcome to attend.
  • "We are ALL Leopards" - Kinder - 3rd graders will go to Hart and Puster to learn about their new elementary school. No parents attend except for the volunteers who have signed up.
  • LES Goodbye Bash - All parents welcome!
  • Leopard Live - 4th Grade parents welcome and any award recipient parents are welcome.
  • 4th Grade Walk - All 4th grade parents and family welcome, plus any other parent who would like to support our 4th graders for their final walk.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.

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
Super Skills Day: TOMORROW, May 21st
Due to possible bad weather, we have made the decision to move Super Skills Day inside. Unfortunately, we will only be allowed to have parents who signed up to Volunteer in the building. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience! We wanted to makes sure that all LES students have the opportunity to participate in Super Skills Day. Parents are more than welcome to come to the End Of Year Goodbye Bash on Thursday, May 27th.

Volunteers for Super Skills Day: Volunteers please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event for instructions/set up.

Virtual Students Attending Super Skills Day:
Session 1- Kindergarten thru 2nd grade (8:45-11:55) 
Session 2- 3rd and 4th grade (12:30-2:50)
(Each virtual student will be given a bandanna as a participant).

Please drop students at the office 15 minutes prior to the session starting and an office staff member will escort them to the classroom. Make sure the child/children bring appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and a water bottle.  All virtual students who were dropped off will be sent to the office for pick up at the conclusion of the event. Parents are welcome to stay as enthusiastic spectators. Looking forward to seeing these students.  

No lunch will be served to virtual students. Please have your student eat lunch before or after the Super Skills Day event. If you have any questions, please email Coach Nicholson at jb_nicholson@lovejoyisd.net.

Morning Session:
Period 1- 8:45-9:00
Period 2- 9:10-9:25
Period 3- 9:35-9:50
Period 4- 10:00-10:15
Period 5- 10:25-10:40
Period 6- 10:50-11:05
Period 7- 11-15-11:25
Period 8- 11:40-11:55

Afternoon Session:
Period 1- 12:30-12:45
Period 2- 12:55--1:10
Period 3- 1:20-1:35
Period 4- 1:45-2:00
Period 5- 2:10-2:25
Period 6- 2:35-2:50
LES Goodbye Bash:
Thursday, May 27th
We are excited to announce that we will have a Goodbye Bash event on Thursday, May 27th. Please see the schedule and details below.

11:00 - Pizza lunch in the classroom - Each child will receive 2 pieces of cheese pizza and water with chips.
*If your child has an allergy, you will need to pack a lunch for them.

12:00 - 1:30 - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Bash - Parents are Welcome!
1:30 - 3:00 - 3rd & 4th Grade Bash - Parents are Welcome!

Details:
During our bash, students will have the opportunity to jump in bounce houses, tackle an obstacle course, water games, enjoy a snow cone by Kona Ice, and of course, get their picture taken in our Picture Booth. This will be a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate our friends and our year. A big thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event.

Parents are welcome to attend during the "bash" which is outside. Parents will need to enter the back gate of the school.

What to Bring:
  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes or shoes that you do not mind getting wet
  • Swim shorts
  • Rash Guard or T-Shirt with a swimsuit underneath it. *If you are choosing a swimsuit, then it must be one piece, and you will be required to wear a t-shirt and shorts over it.

***Since we are having a huge "Goodbye Bash", parties on the last day will be small events for students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade. Our 4th graders will be doing their party rotations to continue their tradition. Since this event is inside, parents will not be allowed to attend. Thank you in advance for understanding!
Students can either bring their lunch or order a sack lunch from the cafeteria on the last day.

**For everyone's safety, we will not allow any siblings to participate in the LES Goodbye Bash. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Parent Input Form:
Due TODAY, May 20th
What environment and teacher characteristics sets your child up for success? Calling all parents of students for the 21- 22 school year who will be in 1st - 4th grade. This is your opportunity to help us set your child up for success. This information will be used to help us create balanced classes for the 21 - 22 school year. Please note that LES teachers will be grouping our students together for each campus to ensure that students will have someone that they know in their class next year. Please click the link below to complete the Parent Input Form for the 2021 - 2022 school year.
Leopard Live & 4th Grade Walk: Friday, May 28th
We would like to invite all of our 4th-grade parents to Leopard Live and 4th Grade Walk. Leopard Live will begin at 8:05 am, and at the conclusion, parents will go outside to form rally lines for the students to walk through one final time. More information coming soon!
"We are ALL Leopards"
Welcome Event:
May 27th
On Thursday, May 27th, all Kindergarten - 3rd grade students will be traveling to Hart or Puster along with the staff members and teachers who will be also transferred to their respective schools. Students will enter the school and be welcomed by their new campus, they will learn the school song or chant, and they will make a banner to be displayed next year. Students will break into small groups to tour the building. We are excited about this opportunity to learn about our new schools.

Schedule for the Day:
9:15 - Load buses at LES
9:30 - Buses leave LES
9:45 - Arrive at HES or PES
9:50 - Welcome, learn the song and/or school chant, meet new Administrators
10:05 - Tours and Banner Activity
10:40 - Load Buses and return to campus

*If you are a virtual learner, and your child would like to attend, please join us at your assigned school at 9:45 am. Parents will wait in their cars during the event. Please click the link below to sign up!
School Supplies: Order Today!
2021 - 2022 School Year
School Supplies for the 2021-2022 school year are now available to order. Save time and money by shopping online with EPI. School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom at his/her new school prior to Meet the Teacher night. For questions, please contact Erin Johnston @ erin_johnston@lovejoyisd.net.
End of Year Awards
We are so excited to have our parents back on campus! Our awards ceremonies will be the last week of school. Please join us in person for your child's End of the Year Awards!
Medication Pick Up
Medication pick up will be the last week of school, May 24th-28th. All daily medication and emergency rescue medications can be picked up on Friday May 28th before 12pm. If you have any questions please call Nurse Debbie @ 469.742.8132 or email debbie_nash@lovejoyisd.net
Veterans Day Posters: Pick Up
If you or anyone you know in the district has attended Lovejoy Elementary and have a Veterans Poster of family and friends and would like it back, please contact Janean Mancini at 469.742.8100. We will be getting rid of all unclaimed posters on Friday, May 28th.
Camp Invention: Register Today!
#STEM concepts come to life through exciting, real-world adventures at @CampInvention! Camp is coming to Sloan Creek Intermediate School the week of June 21-25 for K-6 children. Register your innovator by May 26th to save $25 with code SUM25! invent.org/mylocalcamp

Want to know more? Check out this video! Camp Invention is so much fun!
2021-2022 Elementary Attendance Zone &
Inter-District Transfer Information
During the May 10th Board Meeting, the 2021-2022 Elementary Attendance Zones were approved by the Board of Trustees. The LISD Administration proposed the new attendance zones based on parent feedback sessions with elementary parents.

Below, you will find a copy of the new Elementary School Attendance Zones effective for the 2021-2022 school year. 
Click on the image above to open the website with a Printable PDF version

For families interested in applying for an inter-district transfer between campuses, the application process is now open and can be found by visiting the Lovejoy ISD website and clicking on Parents >Inter-District Transfer Request, or a direct link can be accessed here.

All returned Inter-District transfer requests are date and time stamped and will be reviewed in that order. The initial consideration of these applications received by May 21st will occur on May 25th. Applications received after May 21st will be considered in mid to late July. Please complete a separate form for each student that requests a transfer.

Lovejoy ISD allows students in grades K-4 to transfer from one elementary school to another, within the district, if the request meets the following conditions:
  • space is available in the student’s grade level;
  • the transfer is in the best interest of the student;
  • student(s) must maintain a good attendance record, good conduct, and good citizenship grades; and
  • transportation must be provided by the student’s family.

If you have any question, please contact Sondra Payne at sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net or Wendy Craft at wendy_craft@lovejoyisd.net.
Rising 5th Graders: 2021-2022 Planner
Pre-order your 2021-2022 SCIS Planner now. Planners will be distributed during Walk the Creek in August. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Wyrick at lisa_wyrick@lovejoyisd.net.
Save the Date: Parents' Night In on July 29th
Student Nutrition
Beginning Monday, May 10th, for the remainder of the school year, students will NO LONGER be able to "Charge" on lunch accounts resulting in a negative balance.
Not Returning to LISD Next Year?
If your student will not be returning to Lovejoy ISD for the 2021-2022 school year, please email Sondra Payne (Sondra_Payne@lovejoyisd.net) with your child's name and also fill out this form.
Plans for 2021-2022 School Year
As we plan for the 2021-2022 school year, Lovejoy ISD will return to normal, pre-COVID operations.

For the 2021- 2022 school year:
  • Masks will not be required, but optional for those who choose to wear
  • All instruction will be face-to-face, LISD will not offer virtual learning
  • Secondary schedules will return to a traditional 8 period day

Please note that our plans to return to normal pre-COVID operations is based on current health conditions.

Changes may be required if guided differently by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Governor’s Executive order, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Collin County Health Department or the Department of Texas Health and Human Services hospitalization rates impact local guidance.
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 sondra_payne@lovejoyisd.net or 469.742.8083 with any questions.
Birthday Treat Boxes: Order from the LES Cafeteria
Celebrating a student or teachers birthday? You can now order treats from the LES Cafeteria for that special day!
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
Adopt a 2021 Lovejoy Senior Community Project
Brooklyn Lloyd is a junior at LHS who is a part of the Varsity Volleyball Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and PALS. For her senior project, she is doing an "Adopt a 2021 Lovejoy Senior" Facebook page where each senior posts a bio about them and a person in our community chooses to "adopt" and spoil them with gifts. As we all know, these seniors have gone through so much with COVID-19 and have missed out on a normal senior year. So, what better way than to show them love than with tangible gifts they can remember forever. As a community, we can make light of this unexpected situation by showering them with our Love and Joy! To be apart of this, you can join our Facebook group page “Adopt a 2021 LOVEJOY Senior” and adopt a senior you feel led to bless. Spread the word and let all the senior parents know about this so they can add their senior's bio so they can get adopted! Also, check it out if you would like to adopt any of the seniors so we don't leave any behind. However, if you do not have Facebook, no problem! Just contact Brooklyn Lloyd at lloyd_brooklyn@lovejoyisd.com and she can help you! Let's show these kids some LOVE!
Summer Enrichment Camp
Please click here to visit the Summer Enrichment Website.

Kid's 1st Camp
Summer Enrichment Camps
Camp Invention
Athletic Camps
Robotics Camp
Need Technology Help?
If you are experiencing any issues with your technology or need assistance, please call the Technology Help Desk.

214.507.4415
May
21st - Super Skills Day
24th - 1st Grade Awards
25th - Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Awards
26th - 2nd Grade Awards
27th - 4th Grade Awards
"We are ALL Leopards" Event
Pizza Lunch for All On-Campus Students
End of Year Goodbye Bash (K-2: 12:00 - 1:30pm)
End of Year Goodbye Bash (3-4: 1:30pm - 3:00pm)
28th - Leopard Live @ 8:05am
4th Grade Walk
Class Parties
Last Day of School/Early Release @ 12:00pm
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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