Puster Elementary Principal Message
March 7, 2019
Tonight is our Spring Open House. I hope you can join us and are able to see some of the great things happening at Puster Elementary.
If your kids have not told you, next week is Spring Break and the campus will be closed. With the amount of illness that has occurred over the past couple of months, I hope we can use this time to get healthy and come to have a strong finish to the 2018-2019 school year. Where ever your travels take you next week, no matter if is across the ocean or just down the road, my best wishes for a safe and restful break.
Have a Spring Break!
Dates to Remember

March 7 – Open House A-L 5:30 – 6:15
March 7 – Open House M-Z – 6:15 – 7:00
March 11-15 Spring Break

March 7 – Open House A-L 5:30 – 6:15
March 7 – Open House M-Z – 6:15 – 7:00
March 7 – Book Fair open 5:45 – 7:15
March 8 – Book Fair closes at noon
March 11-15 – Spring Break
March 18 – Choir and Chess
March 19 - Engineering K-1 and Spanish
March 19 – Austin Chaperone Meeting
March 20 – Engineering 2-4
March 21 – 3 rd Grade Fold Dancing @ 6:00 pm
March 22 – Mother Son PTA Event @ Heard Museum 6:00 pm
March 25 – 29 - Kindergarten Roundup
March 25 – Choir and Chess
March 26 – Engineering K-1 and Spanish
March 27 – Starbooks Café 7:30 am
March 27 – Engineering 2-4
March 28 – Spring Pictures, Individual and class pictures
March 29 – 4 th Grade Field Trip to Austin

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim & Diamonds – The Party!
Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Denim & Diamonds a fun and successful party. Sponsors, donors, auction bidders, LISD staff and volunteers all came together to make it happen. $322,000 was raised to support education in LISD. The new format was a big hit, so we will make some tweaks and do it again next year. Mark your calendars – February 22, 2020. 

Ladies Night Out
Tickets go on sale on March 5 at 10:00 AM. Click here for the reservation page and here for the Foundation’s website.
Puster News
Engineering for Kids Grades 2-4
Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Roundup  is a registration opportunityfor parents of kindergarten age students for the 2018-2019 school year. i f you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 please plan to attend this come and go event.
Completed Enrollment Forms- we will have hard copies at our campus or they can be found at:  www.lovejoyisd.net , click on Parents/Parent Resources/Enrollment & Registration/New Student Registration Requirements and Forms
Copy of original birth certificate
Copy of Social Security Card
Current Copy of Immunization Record
Proof of Residency:
Copy of Driver License
Copy of current utility bill
Copy of current rental agreement

If building or purchasing a home in the district please contact Stacey_Dillon@lovejoyisd.net
  *Only complete packets will be accepted*

Kindergarten Round-Up is a parent event only. Students and parents will be invited to the school in May for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek.
We Look Forward to Meeting You
Puster Elementary
An Important Message from the School Nurse
Cold and flu season is in FULL swing! Please remember to follow these guidelines set by the Texas Administrative Code: 
  • Cold and flu symptoms: PLEASE keep your student home until they are symptom free! 
  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more: Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea: student must be symptom free form 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
New Security Procedures
Driver's License must be presented and scanned with every visit and student sign out, no exceptions.

If your child is going to be absent please e-mail Kendra Card at:

Yearbook Sales!
Order your yearbook today! The cost is $25 through Feb. 10. Starting Feb. 11 the price will increase to $30. Yearbooks sales end April 3. Go to this link to order your yearbook:


Watch D.O.G.S. 2.0 "Another Year, Another 100"
Take a day or ½ day to be a hero for your child. Get your picture on the Puster Watch D.O.G.S. wall with your child.

Signup below for your day. Let’s see how fast we can fill this up.

What is WATCH D.O.G.S. and how do you participate?

Watch D.O.G.S. is a program that helps bring dads and other male role models into our school. Dad's spend a day with their child at school and get to interact alongside the teachers, help with carpool, monitor hallways, help out in the classroom, help with specials...the possibilities are endless.
Have you completed the districts background check?

Lovejoy ISD Volunteer process for the 2018-2019 school year is not yet open. Should be soon.
Each Watch D.O.G. dad is encouraged to wear a Watch D.O.G.S. T-shirt on the day he is volunteering at the school. Your child/children may also want a "My Hero" shirt to wear that day too. Below is the link to purchase your t-shirts. Watch D.O.G. t-shirts are not required but it's encouraged.

Here is the link to purchase your t-shirts:

If you have any questions you can contact Henri Friloux at  henri.friloux@gmail.com  or 972-365-5478.
Puster Fine Arts News
3rd Grade Folk Dancing - Thursday, March 21st 6PM
Save the date for the annual 3rd grade folk dancing night! All 3rd graders will demonstrate folk dances from around the world and audience participation is encouraged. 3rd grade parents can access the online permission form  HERE .  

Puster "Night of the Arts" - Thursday, April 25th 6PM
Save the date for a celebration of the visual and performing arts at Puster. Mr. "R" and Ms. Tracy will be working to prepare artwork and a special choir concert. Please direct questions to  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net
Library Lowdown
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our book fair this week. From exceptional volunteers to cheerful customers, this week has been a huge success. So far, we have collected about $300 for Harmony Grove. Mrs. Smithwick will use these funds to select books from the fair for their new library. Thank you to those of you who have also generously donated new and gently used books to send to our friends in Arkansas.

Proceeds from the book fair benefit our library. Mrs. Smithwick is able to select books from the fair for the library shelves and also can order from a larger selection online. The spring book fair helps to pay for copies of the yearly award nominees and winners such as the 2x2 list and the Bluebonnets. We also work to grow our series collection, fill in gaps, and provide high interest books for our students.

We couldn't do it without YOU! Thanks for your support.

PTA News
District News
Lovejoy High School Store Announces Sale
The Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School stores will host a sale beginning on March 18. The entire stores will offer items at 50% off. Some exclusions may apply.

Lovejoy High School School Store Hours
8:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Willow Springs Middle School Store Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
During Lunch
Hop Into Spring Chess Tournament
March 30
This annual Lovejoy Tournament continues to be a hit around the metroplex. Come join your fellow chess players on March 30 at Sloan Creek for a wonderful day of chess play. This five round tournament awards the top three players in each section a trophy and fourth place receives a chocolate bunny. Gather up a team from your school and compete together. Registration is going on now. Please visit North Texas Chess Academy's website to register.
Gifted and Talented Referral Window Open
February 1 – March 8
The referral window for students in grades 1-11 for gifted and talented services is open February 1 - March 8. Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Testing is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 and April 6. Appointments will be sent via email after the referral window closes March 8.

Please note: Kindergarten students will not be tested during the spring window.

For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
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Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling

Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy’s Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student’s social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.

If you are interested in your student participating in a group, please click here to complete the interest form. Noelle Gove will be in contact with parents regarding further details of the group and to obtain consent for student participation. This form is not a consent for counseling, but rather a survey of interest. 
BrightBytes Newsletter Info
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students’ learning.
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.
Puster Parents, go to this link: 
New! SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions
Circle of Partners
On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners . We thank Jones Solar and Roofing for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.

Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.

Tutoring 101
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.

Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.

What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101’s all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:

  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.
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