PES Principal Message
April 8, 2021
Puster Families,

Spring has sprung at Puster! There are baby chicks hatching in first grade classrooms and our kinder students had fun finding ladybugs and roly polies on the playground. With spring, comes a very quick last few weeks of school! We have worked to finalize all of our end of year activities and plans. Keep checking the dates below and watch for detailed communication around each event. 

I wanted to remind you about the Virtual STEM Festival next Saturday, April 10th from 10:00-2:00. Same fun, just a different platform! Check out the STEM Festival website to start previewing the activities. Some activities have special supplies that the district will be providing. The sign-up for those activities is on the website.

As a reminder, if you are interested in staying informed regarding the proposal to consolidate elementary schools, you may access many resources here including Board briefs, FAQ's and past presentations. Please tune into the April 12th Town Hall meeting for additional information. You may access the meeting virtually here.

This sunny weekend, the Haynes family is looking forward to watching Graham play some baseball. I hope your family finds some fun ways to enjoy the weekend, too! 

Puster Proud,
Holly
@pusterlearners
#PES
#OneHeartOneLovejoy #BestTodayBetterTomorrow

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Upcoming Dates
School start time is 7:55 a.m.
School dismissal time is 3:10 p.m.
4/20 4th Grade STAAR Writing
4/30 Puster Pride, 8:15 a.m.
5/11 4th Grade STAAR Math
5/12 5th Grade STAAR Reading
5/13 Senior Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. in Puster cafe
5/18 3rd Grade STAAR Math
5/19 3rd Grade STAAR Reading
5/14 Kindergarten Splash Day
5/21 Field Day
5/24 4th Graduation - Dahl/McDonald
5/25 4th Graduation - Duncan/Vela
5/26 4th Graduation - Jasper/Smith
5/26 Kindergarten EOY Celebration
5/28 Puster Pride, 8:15 a.m.
5/28 4th Grade Walk
5/28 Last day of school
5/28 Virtual student materials/tech drop off, 12:30-1:30 in front carline
Field Day Volunteers
FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
Calling all volunteers! We are excited to be having Field Day on May 21st this year! Please click the links below to sign up to volunteer during Field day.
Pre-K & Kindergarten Sign Up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA5AC29A0F85-puster1
1st Through 4th Grade Sign Up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA5AC29A0F85-puster
Watch Dog Dad Volunteers
You may have noticed that we had a few Watchdog Dads helping us with carlines this week. We opened up the sign up to the parents of our 4th graders first. Now we’d like to open up the invite to all grade level parents. Please follow the link if you’re a dad interested in helping us in our carlines these next few weeks: Watchdog Carline Volunteers.


We are so excited to announce registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open! 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 for Kindergarten Round Up to register your Kindergartener. Please contact Kendra Card, kendra_card@lovejoyisd.net, with any questions.
The Rawlins Rundown
Elementary STAAR Dates
April 20 - 4th Writing
May 11 - 4th Math
May 12 - 4th Reading
May 18 - 3rd Math
May 19 - 3rd Reading
All STAAR testing will take place on students’ home campus for in-person and virtual learners. Virtual learners will be asked to report to Puster by 8:00 on testing days. 
Click HERE for more information and FAQs!

♡ Mrs. Rawlins
Notes from the Nurse
Parents,

Please monitor your child for the following symptoms BEFORE sending them to school. 
 
·         Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
·         Loss of taste or smell
·         Cough
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Shortness of breath
·         Headache
·         Chills
·         Sore throat
·         Shaking or exaggerated shivering
·         Significant muscle pain or ache
·         Diarrhea
·         Nausea/Vomiting
·         Fatigue
·         Congestion or runny nose
 
If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home. Monitor them closely and feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss the next steps.
 
If your child is exposed to a positive lab-confirmed COVID case or experiences symptoms, please email the school nurse at Janet_abramson@lovejoyisd.net
 
If anyone in the household is awaiting COVID test results, remember your student may not enter campus or district buildings.
Learning with Your Librarian
Hello Parents! 
I wanted to thank you so very much for coming to and shopping from our Spring Book Fair! We made over $4,000!! That is so amazing and will definitely go far in ordering books and other fun materials for our PES library. If you ordered books from the online fair the books have recently shipped and should arrive next week. When the books arrive they will be delivered to your child's classroom. Thank you again for your support of our library program, you are all so appreciated! 

Happy Reading! 

Naomi Emory, L.M.S.
Puster Elementary
Counselor's Corner

Parents,
Next week in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) we will be learning about identifying and explaining the importance of honesty and integrity.




Bryan Smith
bryan_smith@lovejoyisd.net
469-742-8228
Growing Graduates
A Spotlight on the Pillars of the Lovejoy Graduate Profile
The Lovejoy graduate has had a variety of experiences beyond the classroom. Opportunities to excel in art and music, on the stage and on the athletic fields have led the graduate to view aesthetic and physical development as essential to an education. The graduate has participated in extracurricular activities that promoted teamwork, leadership, responsibility, humility and physical and emotional fitness. In competitive arenas, the graduate has learned the value of fair play and respect for teammates and adversaries alike.
Well Rounded
What does this look like at School?
  • Shows good sportsmanship in PE and at Recess
  • Participates and gives best effort in Art and Music
  • Shows positive leadership in the classroom
  • Tries new things (chess, choir, etc.)
Ideas for your Family:
  • Shows good sportsmanship in family games and sports
  • Tries new things (chess, choir, etc.)
  • Is a positive influence on siblings and neighborhood friends
  • Finds balance between school and outside of school activities.
District News
Looking for some Summer fun? Come be a part of Camp Invention! June 21-25 at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Sign up before March 31 and save $40 with promo code RECHARGE40. 
Click here for more information.

For more information go to this link: https://sites.google.com/lovejoyisd.net/lovejoystemfestival/home
Student Nutrition

Helpful Resources
School Dismissal Manager Fast Facts
Here are a few Fast Facts that you will need to know for getting started:
1.  Please use this website to log in to SDM at www.schooldismissalmanager.com. The initial login is best completed from a computer as opposed to your phone.
2.   The Parent Login area is found at the top right of the SDM homepage.
3.   When you log in for the first time, you will be required to change your password immediately.
4.   Please refer to the Parent Guide for Creating Exceptions for details on how to use the system.
5.   As you begin to use School Dismissal Manager, if you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link found in the Parent login area at the top of the SDM homepage. Here, you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question remains unanswered after checking here, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you further.
6.   When you start to receive the email notifications of changes or cancellations that are made for your child, please keep in mind that hitting Reply or Reply All on those emails does not reply to the school. If you need to respond to a notification (i.e., to inform the school it is incorrect, provide additional details, etc.) please call the school directly and talk with someone in the office.
7.   Each school day, School Dismissal Manager will send a comprehensive dismissal report to the school immediately following the cut-off time, allowing administrators and staff to facilitate a smooth dismissal.

Thank you for using this tool to help us keep the dismissal process safe and orderly for all our students.