Puster Elementary Principal Message
April 25, 2019
Puster Families,

I hope you are able to join us this evening for our annual Night of the Arts. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a short PTA meeting, followed by a performance by our Puster Choir. There will also be some amazing 4th grade art work on display. Miss Tracy and Mr. Raschendorfer have worked hard to make it a night to remember!

As you know, our Puster Campout is TOMORROW! You should have received a separate communication with all of the details and reminders. I hear we may have a special visitor join us tomorrow...Mr. Parker will be on the scene! I can’t wait to see you all there

Pride in Puster,
Dates to Remember

April 25 - PTA Meeting and Night of the Arts 6:00 - 7:00 pm
April 26 – LNL Campout
April 29 – Chess
April 30 - Engineering K-1 and Spanish
May 1 – Engineering 2-4
May 3 – Kindergarten Splash Day
May 6 - Volunteer Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00 am
May 6 - PTA Board Meeting 10:00 am
May 6 - Chess
May 7 - Engineering K-1 and Spanish
May 8 - Engineering 2-4
May 9 - Kindergarten Sneak Peak
May 10 - 1st Grade Mother's Day Tea
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Puster News
LNL - Puster Campout

The Puster Campout is just around the corner! We’re getting ready for a truly memorable night! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan for the fun:

     Registration  opens at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. for Leopard Club and Convenience Campers)

·        An optional luggage drop is available this year. It will be accessible from Hart Road via the school parking lot entrance normally gated. The luggage drop will be available through 6 p.m. To assist those with heavier items, we’ll have a few golf carts circulating between the parking areas and the campsites.

·         You may park on the street in front of the campus or in the new subdivision on the corner of Stoddard and Hart (Chamberlain Place). This year, there is no parking allowed on Hart Rd. Due to safety concerns, per the Town of Fairview, law enforcement will tow any cars parked along Hart Rd.

·        If you choose to bring your personal golf cart, we ask that you not take it around the back of the school. It needs to be parked along the street. If you would like to lock it up for the night, we have limited space to do so on a first come, first served basis. 

·        Pick your campsite (first come, first served basis) and settle in! If you have trouble setting up your tent, please stop by Base Camp.

·        If you'll be arriving any later than 7 p.m., please check in at Base Camp when you arrive. 

·        For assistance during the event, visit Base Camp, or look for volunteers in green and blue shirts. 

·        If you haven’t already done so, sign up to receive any important communications during the campout via text by sending the message @pusterca to 81010.

FIELD DAY – Friday, May 24
This year has flown by! May is quickly approaching which means it's time for Field Day again. Field Day is the largest event of the year and our kids look forward to it all year long. Field Day will take place on Friday, May 24th. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this event a success. This is a really fun day to volunteer. You will get to see your kiddos in their element with all their friends and lots of smiles and giggles. If possible, please check out the sign up link below to help on this exciting day. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. All you have to do is provide your time! Questions, please contact Jill LaTorre at  jilllatorre@gmail.com  or (214) 662-5089

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*

We Look Forward to Meeting You
Puster Elementary
Library Lowdown
Important Dates in the Library
May 10-- Last day to check out books
May 13-- Notices of all books checked out
May 17-- All library books due
Week of May 20-- BOGO Book Fair

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and we have many big projects happening in the library. We will soon conduct a full inventory of our library collection. We will stop circulation on Friday, May 10 for students, and on the next Monday, we will send notices to families of all books on student library accounts that will be due Friday, May 17. After May 17, we will send frequent reminders about overdue books. Please help us by either returning the books or contacting us to let us know if the books are lost or damaged. Many times, when we mark a book LOST in our system, it is resolved in the last couple of weeks of school. We never want our students to have a bad experience in the library, so any news of lost or damaged books is always received with something like, "That's a bummer! Thanks for letting us know so we can update it in the computer." When our collection is up to date in the library system, we are able to help students more efficiently, and we can make informed decisions about what purchases need to be made to fill gaps.

The Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair will be here the week of May 20. Mark your calendars and make that list of chores for your kids to earn some spending money. :)

Thank you for your continuous support of our Puster Library!
Puster Fine Arts
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
Pre-K and Kindergarten Puster Talent Show (May 28th)
Puster Pre-K and Kindergarten students have the opportunity to perform for their classmates and parents Tuesday, May 28th at 9AM. There are no auditions and no rehearsals on stage - it's a relaxed performance. Students can be in one act - solo or group - and will need to provide their own music, props and instruments (piano will be available). Please read this detailed handout for more information and a link to sign up online: Click here for the link.

PTA News
Educational Game Donation
In keeping with our #PusterKind initiative, we have another opportunity to make an impact at Burks Elementary (the same McKinney Title 1 Elementary school for which we did the Angel tree at Christmas). They need educational games for their classrooms and we believe that our community can make a difference for them by supplying them with this need. Please bring in any complete games that you no longer need or new games that you feel led to purchase. There will be a collection bin in the atrium to collect all your donations. We truly appreciate your kindness. 
District News
Lovejoy Country Run
May 11
Join us for the 13th Annual Lovejoy Country Run on Saturday, May 11 at Lovejoy High School. This event benefits the Lovejoy athletic teams of LLI (Lovejoy Leopards, Inc.). 

The 1K Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM and will take participants around the Lovejoy High School track. The 5k will take place on a certified course beginning at 8:00 AM. The 5K will start in the LHS courtyard, to Estates Parkway, down Rock Ridge Road, with the finish at the LHS courtyard. This is a great family event which will be followed by a delicious pancake breakfast hosted and served by the LLI booster clubs with generous donations by local businesses. Register today for some family fun and support our Lovejoy Athletic programs.

Go to http://getmeregistered.com/LovejoyCountryRun to register to participate in “Running with the Leopards” and to support your Lovejoy Leopard Athletes.
WSMS Presents Parents Night Out
May 10, 2019
Are you interested in a night out? On May 10, WSMS will host its first Parents Night Out, from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. This is for students in grades 1-4. WSMS National Junior Honor's Society students are hosting this event and will provide childcare (WSMS Staff will also be involved). We will have Arts & Crafts, Board Games and Open Gym (with kickball, dodgeball, soccer, and other games). A pizza dinner and snacks will be provided. Those attending should bring a sleeping bag and pillow for the movie later that evening. Parents may begin dropping off their students at 6:00 PM. The cost is $50.00 a child. Families bringing more than one child will pay $30.00 for the 2nd child and $10.00 for the third. We are looking forward to a great night of fun for our Lovejoy students in 1st through 4th grade.  Click here to register today! 
Lovejoy Students Seeking Assistance With
Birthday Party Project
Lovejoy High School Recycling Event
May 11
Lovejoy High School, in partnership with Renewed Solutions, invites you to clean out your closets and file cabinets to participate in an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the front parking lot of the high school. Click here for more details.
Camp Invention
June 10 – 14
Click on the Picture for Registration Information.
Kids 1st Summer Camp
Enroll Now!

Go to this link for information and registration:

Lovejoy Gifted Association Presents
The Little Engine That Wouldn’t
April 16
Lovejoy Summer Musical Theatre Camps
July 9-20
We are excited to announce our 2019 musical: Seussical KIDS! 
Acting, choreography, lighting, costuming, set building, and painting are just some of the fun activities taking place in Lovejoy’s Summer Musical Theatre Camps: Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Intern Camp.
Students will work together to produce and perform Seussical KIDS. Students who attend will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way.  Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, LHS Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

Please read the detailed handouts for more information and a link to register your child. If you have any questions please contact  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net.
Grades 3-6 Camp Flier, Click here
·   Musical Theatre Camp (35 student performers) 
·   Technical Theatre Camp (7-10 technicians)
Grades 7-8 Intern Camp, Click here  
·   Musical Theatre Intern Camp (assist student performers develop their musical and theatrical skills)
Online registration can be accessed from the flyers or with these links:
Grades 7-8 Intern Program:   http://tinyurl.com/SeussicalKidsInternReg
Summer Enrichment Camps
Click here to register now!
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. 

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
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.
Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary Visual Arts Department invite you to attend the Annual LJVA Elementary Crossover Exhibition on display in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery from April 23rd through May 7th. This exhibition will feature selected works to showcase each grade level (K-4) from Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary.
Please join us for the opening reception in the gallery from 6:00-8:00 on April 23rd. If you are unable to attend the opening, please feel free to come and explore the gallery during school hours from April 23rd through May 7th.