Puster Elementary Principal Message
June 13, 2019
Puster Families,

I hope this note finds you enjoying some lazy summer days! This cooler weather has thrown off our normal patio/pool party fun but I am not complaining. It certainly has made for some nice evening walks and I know there is plenty of summer heat yet to come.

Our "Summer of Reading" has commenced! Are your kids logging their minutes? You can find all of the logging details below. Once kids get in for the first time, it is pretty user friendly after that. Wondering if minutes count?
  • Read a book independently?  It counts!
  • Read a book together?  It counts!
  • Read a book to my child?  It counts!
  • Listened to an audio book? It counts!
  • Read a book to my pet/little brother or sister/stuffed animal?  It counts!
  • Listen to Mrs. Haynes read to me? It counts! (Follow the link and give yourself credit for 10 minutes!)

The kids don't know the reading minutes reward yet but I can share that it involves the WHOLE Puster staff. I think most of us are a little bit nervous and thinking up a plan over the summer...

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to order school supplies for next year. All info can be found below. The deadline for ordering supplies is June 16th - THIS WEEKEND!

Finally, for our 3rd and 4th grade students, STAAR results are in! When I compare this year's overall results to last year, I can share that our teachers and students did AMAZING! They should all be quite proud!   You can access your child's individual results here . From there, you will click on “Find My Access Code” and enter the required information. Access codes are also now available in PowerSchool. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any difficulty.

I will be on campus through June 28th. I will be taking the first two weeks in July for some family time, but I will still be checking my email regularly and can continue to be reached by cell. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at anytime.

Pride in Puster,

Dates to Remember
June 16 – Last Day to order School Supplies
August 13 - Meet the Teacher Night
August 19 - First Day of School
Puster News
Online ordering only!

Order Securely Online
NOW thru June 16th!
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
2 . Enter the school ID, PUS011
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
Orders will be charged tax at checkout
Puster School Supplies
This year's school supply list does not include headphones. Students will need to purchase headphones for the beginning of school.
In order to participate in technology-integrated learning activities, Puster students will need a personal set of headphones. You may purchase any headphones you wish, but we want to provide you a good option that can be ordered online and delivered to our campus with your school supplies.

SchoolPhones headphones were developed by a dad whose son continually destroyed headphones. They have excellent recording and audio quality and are protected under a one year warranty.

Step One: Navigate to  www.schoolphones.com

Step Two: Choose a headphone for your student. The (K6m) Media Headphone (ASH/CTLA) is highly recommended for grades K-2. Both shown below are sized to fit elementary students. The website has a variety of selections. Please read the description for sizing if you choose another pair. All headphones are guaranteed for one year.

Step Three: Checkout! Paypal and credit card accepted.

*** Important***
Be sure to use coupon code LOVEJOYISD to unlock free shipping!
* Be sure to provide your student’s name for in school delivery.
* Be sure to select School Supply Program as a shipping method.
* Headphones will be delivered to your student’s classroom!
Contact Stacey Dillon starting Monday, June 10, 2019   
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
Student goal: 1000 minutes    
SCHOOL GOAL 500,000 minutes

How to participate? 
Visit www.biblionasium.com . Students will chose "Login Using Destiny" and use their same login as they would use to login to a computer here on campus.
student ID#

Video instructions and more information can be found here on how to get started.
All information can be found on the Summer Read 2019 Website found on the Puster library webpage.

The SCHOOLWIDE READING CELEBRATION to recognize top readers will happen the first few weeks of school. A BIG EVENT is planned!

Can't wait to see if we reach our goal of ½ million minutes of reading!
District News
Tutoring 101
Don't let all the coming Summer fun erase all the work they've done! Tutoring 101 is here to make sure your kids keep their skills sharp, improve in subjects they struggled in, and even help them get ahead for the next school year. Our certified, professional tutors can give your students a leg up and help them avoid the dreaded summer slump. We offer:

Individualized Summer Learning Plan
Reading/Math/Writing for K-8th
Get ready for Fall Courses Precalculus, Geometry, Physics

Visit www.tutoring101.com for information on how to prep and save this summer! You may 972.359.0222 for a free consultation.

Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country. 

Register now for Boys and Girls
Grades Kindergarten through High School

Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.  

Turn Lucas Green
The First Saturday of every month, Turn Lucas Green hosts a Styrofoam drop-off event in the parking lot of the Lucas Starbucks (next to the Lucas Walmart) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please rinse, clean, and collect your Styrofoam throughout the month and bring it to the drop-off event.

Acceptable Styrofoam items are marked #6 and include:

Egg Cartons
Meat Trays
Fast Food Clam Shell Containers
Packing Materials

*Packing Peanuts Will Not Be Accepted

You are invited to join Turn Lucas Green Facebook and Twitter groups for up-to-date reminders and news regarding recycle events in Lucas. Make a difference & recycle ♻️.