Puster Elementary Principal Message
August 22, 2019
Puster Families,

We’re almost there! We are officially one week into the 2019-2020 school year. It has been a smooth start and that is because of YOU! Thank you for following our policies and procedures - both old and new. Since Monday, we have shaved 10 minutes off of our bus dismissal and 20 minutes off of our carline dismissal. Awesome! We can always do better but that’s a pretty good start. Thank you!

We wanted you to be aware that we are experiencing some technical difficulties with Seesaw. You can expect posts from your child’s teacher as soon as we are up and running. Classroom teachers will provide access information as soon as the issues have been resolved. They are excited to begin sharing with you soon! 

In case you didn’t catch it in a previous message, we are holding a Staff Talent Show tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. This is in celebration of your children reaching our summer reading minutes! I’ve seen the lineup and...it’s sure to provide some entertainment. You are welcome to join us in the cafeteria if you just need a good laugh to end the week! 

I hope you all enjoy a restful weekend!

Pride in Puster,
Holly

As a reminder, our Dismissal Manager system goes live on MONDAY, 8/26/19. Any exceptions you are inputting this week are not being reported to teachers. Please continue to call the office with dismissal changes for the rest of this week.

If you haven’t done so already, please go into Dismissal Manager and set your child’s default dismissal option before the end of this week. We will rely solely on this system beginning week 2. Please note that the “Bus #” is actually your child’s “Route #” in the system. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

When data was pulled for the system, it included emergency contacts. If you find you have kids listed that don't belong to you OR if you find that your emergency contact is being notified when you make a dismissal change, just notify us in the office. It is an easy fix on our end.
Dates to Remember
August 23 - Puster Staff Talent Show, 2:00 PM in the Puster cafe
September 2 - Labor Day Holiday
September 9 - PTA Board Meeting
September 9 - Chess and Spanish
September 11 - Spanish
September 23 - September 27 - Book Fair
September 24 - PTA Meeting @ 6:15 pm
September 24 - Ice Cream Social @ 6:30 pm - Book Fair Open
October 22 - Fall Family Fun Night
Puster News
SAFETY CREW SIGN-UP

Hello 4th Grade Puster Parents! We are excited to get started with Safety Crew and invite you to sign your child up using the link below.  

CLICK HERE → https://forms.gle/DaRhtopAbqUY6gN89

Important Dates :  
SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH.
SCHEDULE WILL BE SHARED WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH.
SAFETY CREW DUTIES WILL BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD.
LEOPARD LEADERS AND NEWS CREW

4th Grade Parents, we are so excited that so many of our students are excited about becoming Leopard Leaders and News Crew Members! We have had a few questions regarding the applications so we wanted to provide you with a little more information to help out. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!

FAQs
  1. Where are the applications located?
  2.  Go to the Puster Website. Then click on the Departments tab and click Library Media Center on the drop-down menu. Next, click Leopard Leaders/Puster News on the right-hand side of the screen. This will open a screen where they can fill out a form and submit.
  3. When I click on the application I cannot fill it out. What should I do?
  4. These forms only can accept information from Lovejoy ISD Google accounts. Make sure that you have your student log in to Google first.
  5. When are the applications due?
  6. Both applications are due by Friday, August, 30 which is the Friday of the second week of school.
Thank you again for your interest!

Naomi Emory, L.M.S.
Puster Elementary
Parent Portal Accounts
For the 2019-2020 school year, PowerSchool enhanced Contacts to allow us to add one contact and attach multiple students to that account. Information added and/or updated for that person is done one time for all students linked to that person. This includes updating phone numbers, emails, addresses, etc. across campuses.

Parent Portal usernames, account emails and passwords have been updated. Accounts will now be created at the campus by request. Initially we have added accounts for all contacts that are in PowerSchool that have a relationship of Mother, Father, or Guardian using the email on file. This includes students new to the district for 2019-2020 and all new kindergarten students.
The Parent Portal opens on August 12 for viewing schedules, homerooms, and completing the yearly enrollment updates (FERPA, Waivers, and Transportation Requests). No later than Sunday, August 11 each account for the Mother, Father, and Guardian will receive a message through School Messenger using the email on file. This message will include the account username (the email address attached to the account).

1.      Go to  https://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net .
2.      Click on “Forgot Username or Password?”
3.      Enter the Parent Username sent to you through School Messenger (email).
4.      Enter the same email address in the “Parent Email Address” field.
5.      Click on Enter.
6.      An email will be sent to this email address with the temporary password.
7.      Use this password to continue to the Parent Portal where you will be required to change the password.

When you are on the Parent Portal, you should see the students attached to your account. However, if you don’t see those students you may use the Student Access ID and Access Code contained in the School Messenger email to link the student to your account. If you have multiple students in Lovejoy ISD you will receive one School Messenger email per student.
CHOIR NEWS
PUSTER PRIDE CHOIR - 3rd and 4th Grade
Puster 3rd and 4th graders may join the Puster Pride Choir by filling out our  ONLINE Puster Pride Choir Form . Please read the  Puster Pride Choir Handout  for detailed information. Rehearsals are always on Mondays from 3:10-4pm in the Puster music room and will begin September 9th. All choir and music information can be found on the Puster Music Website:   https://tinyurl.com/PESMusic . If you have any questions please contact  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net .

PUSTER TALENT SHOW - 1st - 4th Grade
The Puster Talent Show for 1st-4th graders will be Thursday, October 10th at 8:15AM. Information about auditions and guidelines will be coming soon. Please contact  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net  with any questions.

LOVEJOY CHILDREN'S CHOIR - 4TH, 5TH, 6TH GRADERS
The Lovejoy ISD Children's Choir, directed by the Lovejoy ISD Elementary Music Specialists, is designed to serve the needs of our district’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience. Auditions will be held on September 10 and 12 for any and all LISD 4th, 5th and 6th grade students interested in participating. Returning members do not need to audition but DO need to fill out the online  permission form . Visit  http://lovejoymusic.weebly.com/lovejoy-childrens-choir.html  to access the   2019-2020 LCC Parent Packet  and online  permission form . Questions can be directed to your child's music teacher or Anne Tracy ( Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net ).  

MISSED ORDERING SCHOOL SUPPLIES? IT IS NOT TOO LATE!
2019-2020 After School Learning Opportunities
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS
Puster Elementary will once again be offering Engineering for Kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See below for registration information.
MRS. MCVEIGH'S MANNERS CLASS
Puster will be offering classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. See below for registration information.
Spanish On Wheels
Spanish Classes will be offered this year at Puster on Mondays and Wednesdays. Registration forms will be coming home in Thursday folders.

Go to this link for the Registration form:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1codOza86Udw-Xlx1lof6BD8veC-Q1XwP/view?usp=sharing
PTA News
Parents, 

It’s quick and easy to join the Puster PTA ONLINE! 

www.pusterelementarypt.wixsite.com/pusterpta
You can also contribute to the Leopard Donation Drive and find out about volunteering at Puster. Puster PTA sponsors wonderful FREE events such as Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother/Son event, Fall Family Fun night, Ice Cream Social and we showcase fun educational programs as well as sponsoring guest speakers. 
We appreciate your support, 
Puster PTA 

Open this link or click on the URL with your phone to open.

https://pusterelementarypt.wixsite.com/pusterpta
District News
Student Nutrition Information 2019-2020
Student Nutrition Services would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! We look forward to the opportunity to service you and we appreciate your continued support for our Nutrition Program. Student Nutrition Services is committed to providing our students with a variety of quality, nutritious meals. We have some exciting changes planned for this school year. Our commitment to increase our fresh fruit and vegetable offerings, whole grain products, and reduced fat options continues. We offer quality products from manufacturers that you know and trust such as Tyson Foods, Jennie O’ Turkey, and Land O’ Lakes cheese. Our partnership with Paradise Produce for our fresh fruits and vegetables will continue this year. Paradise receives fresh product from our Texas farms each weekend and delivers to each of our kitchens every week.
Student


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qxmD26sz2_bqcrU55o-1fgo89_wd6ihM/view?usp=sharing
Bus Information 

The 2019-2020 bus route information will be finalized by August 7 th. On or after this date, bus stop locations and times can be retrieved from the district's website at www.lovejoyisd.net under “Quick Links” or the “Transportation” section under Departments.

After selecting “Bus Routes 2019-2020”, a new screen will appear where you enter your address in the search box and select 'Search'. Route information will appear, including the stop location and times, along with a map. Bus stop information will only display for students who have requested bus transportation through PowerSchool.

If your student is a returning student and rode the bus last year, their PowerSchool account should already be marked “yes” for bus transportation. PowerSchool transportation choices from last year will roll over to this year. When PowerSchool is open to parents, please review your Transportation “yes” or “no” choice for 2019-2020 to make sure the correct one is selected. It is extremely important that this information is correct so we know how many students will need bus service. If your student will NOT ride the bus, please make sure the transportation choice is marked “no” for the 2019-2020 year so we have an accurate count of how many will ride the buses.

If your student is new this year, and would like your child to ride the bus, this is done through PowerSchool under the “Enrollment & Student Forms” section. Detailed instructions on requesting bus service, and Transportation Policies & Procedures are available on the district’s website under “Departments” and selecting Transportation. 

Questions or concerns?

Donna Holden (Routing Coordinator)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
 
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
Lovejoy ISD Community News
We have moved to a new format for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be sharing news from
our booster clubs, student organizations, community and more in the Community News Section of the LISD Website.

Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.


For current Lovejoy ISD Community News please go to this link:

https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1601749&type=d&pREC_ID=1729844
Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Fall season of LovejoyLacrosse. 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.