November 12, 2020
Dear Lovejoy Families,

Wow! We have had a beautiful week of weather, and our students have had an awesome week of learning. I am so proud of our 3rd and 4th graders for working hard this week on their Reading assessments.

Can you believe that we only have 6 "wake-ups" until Thanksgiving break? This is our halfway mark for the second nine weeks. Our 2nd - 4th grade parents will receive their child's progress report next Wednesday. This will allow you to know your child's strengths and areas of growth thus far for this nine weeks learning targets. It is also time for our parents to begin thinking about where they would like for their child to learn for the third nine weeks. Our window will open on Friday, November 20th. You only need to log into PowerSchool if you are choosing to CHANGE your child's learning environment. If you have any questions about the different learning environments, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Ruggeri, Mrs. George, or myself, and we will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

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
3rd 9 Weeks - Learning Environment Selection Window: November 20th - December 7th
If parents would like to make any learning environment changes for the 3rd-nine weeks, we will open the learning environment change window on Friday, November 20th - Monday, December 7th at 5pm. You will only need to make a selection in PowerSchool if you wish to make changes.

Click here to access PowerSchool.
7th Annual Letter Writing Campaign!
Lovejoy Family!! The 7th annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign for teachers and staff members has begun! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when we write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district. 
The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show appreciation to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is the opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them.

Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located at the top of the steps, next to the front door at Lovejoy Elementary no later than Friday November 13th. Please feel free to share this message as we spread the word about the campaign. We do not want to add any extra burden to our kids and parents, but we do want to share how much we appreciate our teachers and staff - especially this year in these very unusual times!

If you would like to email your letters, please send them to with the subject line “Letter Campaign.” 
They will be printed out and given to the staff.

#shortandsweet #showappreciation
Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza November 18th
10:30am - 10:00pmPl
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Create your own salad or let your whole family pick out their own mini, MOD or mega pizza (for under $11 regardless of size or topping!)

Dine in available or order online for takeout, curbside or delivery!
Mention Lovejoy Elementary at checkout for 20% back to our school!

“MOD is the original superfast pizza experience – artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick.”

“Food authenticity is a huge deal with us – where it comes from, how it’s prepared – and of course, how it tastes. From pressing our dough daily to roasting vegetables – we’ve made it a priority to keep our food true. If we wouldn’t serve it to our kids, we won’t serve it to you. It’s that simple.”
School Wide T-Shirts are Here!
The school wide shirts are coming home today! If your child is an on campus learner, the t-shirt(s) should be in the backpack this afternoon. If your child is a virtual learner, you may stop by the office any time during school hours to pick up your shirt(s). There are a few shirts that we have not received yet, and we will be contacting each of those families to let them know their shirts are coming. If you have any questions about your shirt(s), please contact Erin Johnston at or 469.742.8080.
Picture Retakes
Mark your calendar for Picture Retakes on Friday, December 11th. We will take on-campus learners pictures between 8:00 - 9:00am and our virtual learners pictures between 9:15 - 10:15am. Look for more specific information to come, including a Sign Up Genius for virtual students.

Reminder: If your child is a virtual learner and you have not picked up his/her pictures, please stop by the Lovejoy Elementary office anytime between 7:30am - 4:00pm daily to get them.
Holly Jolly Virtual 5K & Fun Run
Register for the 2020 Holly Jolly 5K or Fun Run. Runners will have the option to complete the race anytime between now and December 5th. To register, please visit Make sure you select Lovejoy Elementary School when registering so that our PE program gets credit for your registration.
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.
Celebrate Recycle Week with a Twist! November 9th - 13th

Last Day TOMORROW to recycle those unused pantry items for those in need! This year we are recycling items by giving them to the Allen Community Outreach. We will have collection boxes at the entrance of each morning drop off area. Search your pantry for non-expired canned or boxed foods.

The grade level with the most items collected will win a snack party!
District News
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.

18th - Spirit Night at Mod Pizza in Allen
20th - Leopard Live (Virtual)
23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break

11th - Picture Retake Day
17th - Early Release at 12:00pm
18th - Jan. 5th - Christmas Break
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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