November 19, 2020
Dear Lovejoy Families,

We hope that you will be able to join us for Leopard Live tomorrow morning. The link will be sent to all families through Seesaw or Google Classroom on Friday morning.

The window for selecting your child's learning environment for the third quarter will open tomorrow, November 20th, through December 7th. If you are not making a change in your selection, there is not action required on your part.

I just wanted to take a moment and share how grateful I am for each of you. I am incredibly blessed to serve this community, and it is a honor to be a small part of your child's life. A big thank you to all of YOU who took time to write a note to our staff. This small gesture means the world to us and touches our heart. I hope that you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving creating lifelong memories. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, November 30th where we will continue growing ALL minds and hearts.

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

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
Education Support Professionals Day
Thank You PTO for Always
Supporting Lovejoy Elementary!
The LES PTO deserves a huge THANK YOU for helping to partner with our Library to purchase a new poster printer for the school to replace the fourteen year old poster maker!  This poster printer will help teachers create instructional posters and anchor charts for their classrooms to enhance the learning experience for our students. 

We also want to thank our amazing PTO and our LES Parents for buying all staff members a School Wide T-shirt. Our staff loves them and appreciate your continued support! It is a great time to be a Leopard.
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.
Stay Safe Over the Holidays

Lovejoy Elementary is doing a fantastic job wearing face masks! Let's not let our guard down during the Holiday Season as we are out in the community and with families. Another important piece is washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please continue being diligent with these health and safety practices. Stay Well!
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.
Don't Forget to Order School Pictures!
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 LifeinAllen.org/HollyJollyRace. Make sure you select Lovejoy Elementary School when registering so that our PE program gets credit for your registration.
Lovejoy's Got "Virtual" Talent
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 from today until December 2nd and the show will be presented on December 17th.

*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 
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
Bus Routes from Transportation
Today, November 19th, the Transportation Department will release updated district-wide bus routing information at noon, which will take effect Monday, November 30th. 

The routing updates will impact all bus routes. All families who are eligible for service or have confirmed fee-based service will need to visit the Bus Route website before Monday, November 30th, for updated route numbers, pick up and drop off times. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Department at 469-742-8009 or via email at Donna_Holden@lovejoyisd.net.
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
November
20th - Leopard Live (Virtual)
23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break

December
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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