Message from Mike
April 24, 2020
Dear Wonderful Lovejoy Community:
As we continue to walk through this time of uncertainty, I hope you are able to see the beauty of the precious moments you are experiencing with your family. While we do not have a lot of answers during this uncertain time, we can continue to give each other a lot of grace and encouragement.

Know that you are loved! I hope you will help continue to uplift and support our Lovejoy Community.
Spirit Week In Review

Monday - Tropical Dress-Up Day
Tuesday - National Kindergarten Day
Wellness & Earth Day Wednesday
Thursday - Honoring our Health Care Workers
Friday - We Live Lovejoy - Spirit Day
Student Recognitions
Lovejoy Visual Arts Students Win Scholastic National Gold!

Kiera Ho  (Sophmore),  Bryce Fuller  (Senior), and  Karlee Williams  (Sophmore) all received a National Gold Key; the highest award possible in the nationwide Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Historically, these 3 national award-winning artists would be invited to Carnegie Hall for the National Award Ceremony, but will be celebrated via a digital award ceremony this year. Please join us in congratulating all of our National Award Winners in this incredible honor! We could not be more proud of all of our students’ vision, work ethic, and personal voice within their artwork. Please congratulate these artists on this incredible achievement! 

Keira Ho - ADV Drawing and Painting 2 - “ Unacceptable ” – Painting – National Gold Key

Karlee Williams  - ADV Drawing and Painting 2 - “ Sauce Packets ” – Drawing and Illustration – National Gold Key
Bryce Fuller – AP Studio Art Drawing – “Shamed” – Future New – National Gold Key
Texas State Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Winner !

Congratulations to Sanjana Jacob who won the Texas STATE HOSA Competition in job seeking skills. Sanjana will participate in the National Competition in June.
One Heart. One Lovejoy. - Family Spotlight
The Vuong Family

Lovejoy students, Jonah Vuong (8th grade) and Amelie Vuong (7th grade), and their family are making the most of their time in quarantine while helping our One Heart. One Lovejoy. community and beyond! 

The Vuong family started making masks after Spring Break when they learned there was a shortage of PPEs for HCPs. They sent free masks out daily,via porch pickups and USPS shipments. They did not want to decline any requests, so they reached out on social media to encourage friends to make masks and share. 

The Vuong family also partnered with the Lovejoy Community for this project! The generous families in the Lovejoy community and beyond have been dropping off materials, sending monetary donations to help with shipping costs, volunteering to pick up and deliver masks to HCPs, and even buying the Vuong family meals! 

To date, the Vuong family has made around 500 masks to share, and they don't plan on stopping! Together with other mask makers, they have sent thousands of masks to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, hospice facilities, nursing homes, and almost anyone who has asked. This week they started posting on Nextdoor to share with neighborhoods around the community. Most masks are free and will continue to be free for as long as the Vuong family can manage to do so. 

The COVID-19 has been a challenging time for all. However, the Vuong family shared that it has brought them the ability to make a positive impact and has allowed them to be more grateful, humble, and helpful. Now, more than ever, the Vuong family has felt and appreciated the community's support.

The Vuong family would love to continue to serve the Lovejoy community during this time. To request FREE masks, please send them a private message on FB/IG @boodabeads. They are happy to arrange pickup, delivery (within a short distance), or even ship for free. 

A limited number of custom masks can also be purchased via their Etsy shop . All proceeds will go towards free masks to give back to the community.

We are thankful and Lovejoy proud of the Vuong Family!

Thank you to our fantastic community for sharing the story of the Vuong family! If you would like to share the story of a Lovejoy Family or student who demonstrates One Heart. One Lovejoy, please contact us at 

Community Updates

Kindergarten Round-up - Available Online
Click on image for registration link.
Support our Seniors - Yard Sign in Every Yard Campaign - Last Day to Order April 28th
Allen TX Care (Citizen Assistance and Resource Engagement) Program
National Charity League - Applications Due May 1st
Closure Frequently Asked Questions

Senate Bill 139 Notice to Families
In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139) , which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:

This notice contains the following information:

  • Changes made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for LEAs regarding special education enrollment in the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
  • The rights of a child regarding the provision of special education services under both state and federal law
  • The process and procedures for initiating a referral for evaluation for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and TEC Sec. 29.004.
  • Where to find local policies and procedures related to initiating a referral for evaluation under IDEA
Community Connections
Virtual Theme Days
The week of May 4th is Teacher /Staff Appreciation Week. We hope you will join us each day that week in celebrating our Lovejoy Staff. Theme days for May 4th will be released Tuesday, April 27th.
If you know of a Lovejoy Alum who is a first responder, please send their name, picture and the year they graduated to by Monday, 27th.
Make sure to tag your campus, Lovejoy ISD and use #OneHeartOneLovejoy #WeLiveLovejoy to be included in the social media feed.
One Heart. One Lovejoy.
Proud Lovejoy Leopard,
Michael Goddard, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Lovejoy Independent School District

Follow Dr. Goddard on Twitter @drmike_goddard.
Thank You Scoreboard Partners!
Thank you, Dr. Kim-James, for your continued community support as a committed business owner, taxpayer and supporter
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