SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
Parent Video Message
Principal's Message

Sloan Creek Parents,

We have had a great week of learning at Sloan Creek! We had a cold week, but I am proud of the focus and effort that students are showing us.  We continue to be impressed by their drive and ability to mastery rigorous content as we get back into the swing of things.  Please pay close attention to the two trips our students are taking over the next two weeks.  Please watch the video above for details. 
I hope each of you will watch the video above for details regarding:
  • Friday, January 19th- 5th Grade Fine Arts Showcase Field Trip.
  • Tuesday, January 23rd-WSMS counselors visit with 6th grade students. 
  • Wednesday, January 24th- Student Lighthouse 2:30-4:30. 
  • Friday, January 26th-4th/6th/8th Bump Up Day Trip.
  • WSMS Registration process for 2018-19. (see below)
  • Wednesday, January 31st Award Ceremony
    • 5th Grade 8:00 a.m. 
    • 6th Grade 10:00 am.
  • Friday, February 2nd- 4th Grade Parent Coffee @ 9:00 a.m. 

With an Attitude of Gratitude, 

Ray Winkler

New SCIS Information
PTA Reflections
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country invite students in Preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.  This year's contest theme was "Within Reach." The Lovejoy Council of PTAs is proud to announce the award recipients for the Council Level Reflections contest. Please click here for the listing.
Seventeen students received the Overall Award of Excellence and are advancing to the state level of the competition. Congratulations to:
Primary (K-2)
Dance: Isabella Porter, PES
Literature:  Conor Vermie, PES
Photography: Riley McCarter, PES
Visual Arts: Lerin Davis, HES
Intermediate (3-5)
Dance: Addison McCaffity, LES
Literature: Audrey Morgan, PES
Music: Mary Sheridan, HES
Photography: Emersyn Runions, SCIS
Visual Arts: Marisa Green, SCIS
Middle School (6-8)
Literature:  Arya Raju, WSMS
Visual Arts: Jocelyn Kim, SCIS
High School
Film: Jackie Carroll, LHS
Literature: Jack Czyz, LHS
Music: Ryan Schlimme, LHS
Photography: Major Friesland, LHS
Visual Arts: Mary Johnson, LHS
Special Artist
Photography:  Gavin Lauter, SCIS

Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night
January 26th
The Lovejoy Girls basketball team invites you to join them for Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night. This event will be held on Friday, January 26th during the team's home basketball game against Wylie East. JV will play at 5:30 PM and Vasrity will play at 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you there to help us fill the stands in support of the Lady Leopards. 

Sloan Creek Chorale
Fifth Grade Parents,
Mrs. Grall, our fifth grade music teacher, has an exciting announcement! Sloan Creek Chorale, our fifth grade non-auditioned choir, is hosting a two-week Open Enrollment for all students to join our current Fifth Grade Choir! If your are a current member, bring a friend!! Or if you are interested in joining, visit us on Monday, January 22nd for a special Spring Kick-off Party and rehearsal. Those interested, please see the information letter and required permission slip in order to attend in January:

Sloan Creek Chorale will resume Mondays 3-4 on January 22nd. Any student interested in Fifth Grade Choir may join us during Open Enrollment. See you then! 

Questions or concerns?
Contact Mrs. Grall:

6th Grade Perot Field Trip - March 02 
Please mark your calendars- details will be sent home next week. 

Current 6th Grade Registrations 2018-2019
It is time to begin the process of registering current 6th graders for the upcoming school year at WSMS!  Middle school counselors will begin speaking to students in late January about elective classes, core class selections, how to register online, and what to expect in the 2018-2019 school year. Parent Registration Presentations will be held on:
  • Parents of current 6th graders: At WSMS, January 30, 9am-10 am - Daytime Registration Presentation.
  • Parents of current 6th graders: At WSMS, January 30, 6pm-6:30pm - GT Information Meeting.
  • Parents of current 6th graders: At WSMS, January 30, 6:30-7:30pm - Evening Registration Presentation.
  • For a complete registration timeline, please click here.  Contact the Student Support Center at 469-742-8422 if you have any questions about these dates.

Current 6th Grade WSMS SPRING REGISTRATION for 2018-19  
January 23
6th Grade
WSMS Student Registration Presentations
January 26
6th and 8th Graders
LISD Bump Up Day
January 30
9am - 10am
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students
Main Gym
January 30
11am - 12 pm
Parents of
7TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 8th Grade Students
Main Gym
January 30
5:30pm - 6pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting
January 30
6pm - 7pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students
Main Gym
January 30
6:30pm - 7pm
Parents of
7TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting
January 30
7pm - 8pm
Parents of
7TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 8th Grade Students
January 31
7TH Grade
WSMS Student Registration Presentations
(through ELA classes)
February 1
8th Grade
LHS Student Registration Meetings
(through ELA Classes)
8 & 9
6TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at SCIS)
12 & 13
7TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at WSMS through Science)
February 12
6pm - 8pm
Parents of
8TH Grade
LHS Parent Registration Presentation
February 12
6pm - 8pm
8TH Grade
Parents & Students
LHS Showcase of Elective Classes
(to immediately follow Registration Presentation for Rising 9th Grade)
14 & 15
8TH Grade
LHS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at WSMS through Science)

From The Nurse
Cold and Flu Season
Parents, As you may know flu cases in Texas have been on the rise. Here are a few reminders in an effort to stay healthy:
  • Please don't send your student to school if they have a fever of 100 or greater. They must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of ibuprofen of acetaminophen before they can return to school.
  • If your student has vomiting or diarrhea, they must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Common flu symptoms are: fever, chills, fatigue, stomach ache and headache (especially in children) and sore throat.
  • Handwashing and the flu vaccine are still the best prevention.
  • If you or your student have any flu-like symptoms, please stay home.  
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me: 469-742-8307

Thank you,
Nurse Pierce

Attention 6th grade parents:
There are two vaccinations required by the State of Texas for entry into the 7th grade. They are a Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) booster and the Meningococcal vaccine. These vaccines are typically given at the 11 or 12 year old well child visit. If your student receives these two vaccines, please send a copy of the vaccination record to school with your student or fax it to 469-742-8401 . Your help is greatly appreciated, as it will make your transition to 7th grade much easier.

Healthy Zone  
January  Newsletter

Student Nutrition 
January  Newsletter

SCIS Calendar of Events

January 19 5th Grade to WSMS Fine Art Preview 9:00-11:00 am
January 22 PTA General Meeting 10:30 am
January 22 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
January 22 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
January 22 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal  3:00 pm-4:00 pm
January 23 WSMS Counselors visit Rising 7th Graders @SCIS
January 24 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm-4:30 pm
January 26 4/6/8 Bump Up Day - 6th Grade to WSMS 9:00-11:30 am
January 29 Yearbook Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
January 29 Chess Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
January 29 Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal  3:00 pm-4:00 pm
January 31 1st Semester Awards - 5th Grade      (Teachers will contact you if your child is receiving a leadership award) 8:00 am
January 31 1st Semester Awards - 6th Grade
(Teachers will contact you if your child is receiving a leadership award)
10:00 am
January 31 Geography Bee  3:00 pm
February 02 Rising 5th Grader Parent Coffee 9:00 am
February 02 Early Release 11:45 am
February 05  Yearbook Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
February 05 Chess Club 3:00pm-4:00pm
February 05 Sloan Creek Chorale 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
February 08 Rising 7th Grade On-line registration
February 12 Yearbook Club
2:50 pm-3:45 pm
February 12 Chess Club
February 15 Progress Reporting Period Ends
February 16-19 Winter Break- No School
February 23-24  Academic UIL 
February 26 Chess Club 2:50 pm-3:45 pm
February 26 Yearbook Club 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
February 26 Orchestra Concert @ LHS 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
February 28 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm-4:30 pm 
March 02 6th Grade Perot Trip Day Trip

Message from Sloan Creek PTA

Our next PTA membership meeting is on Monday, Jan 22nd at 10:30am in the cafeteria. One item of business on the agenda this month is to vote on proposed updates to our Standing Rules (the regulations, not contained in the bylaws, that deal with the procedures and operations of our organization). If you'd like to preview a copy, please click here. The changes and additions are highlighted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks to your time and resources, the SCIS PTA is making a real difference for students and staff at Sloan Creek. Thank YOU!


Stephanie McGowan
Sloan Creek PTA, President

District News
Lovejoy K-6 Talent Show
The Lovejoy High School Junior Class invites Lovejoy K - 6 students to register for its upcoming fundraiser talent show. The show will take place Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 PM at Lovejoy High School in the auditorium, with rehearsals on Thursday, February 8th at 5:00 PM. The cost for single acts to perform is $25, and group acts is $50. Admission to the event is free. All proceeds will go to support Prom.
For more information and to register,  click here. Please note, only the first 40 acts to register will be accepted, so don't delay.

Lovejoy High School Music Theatre
Presents The Sound of Music
Climb every mountain, ford every stream, and follow every rainbow to Lovejoy High School to see Lovejoy High School Performing Arts' musical, The Sound of Music. The musical is considered one of the masterpieces of modern musical theatre and marked the culmination of the epic Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration. It will be presented January 18th - 20th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
Based on a true story in 1938 at the town of Salzburg, Austria, The Sound of Music is a story of love, family, and a life with music. Maria (played by Senior, Hannah Hansen), a young postulant, is too high-spirited for the religious life of a nun, so she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of the widowed Captain von Trapp (Senior, Jack Supan), a family that Maria slowly begins to fill with joy, laughter, and music.
The Sound of Music is a show for everyone, and includes beautiful inspirational music and characters whom audiences will adore, such as Captain von Trapp's "wealthy and sophisticated" would-be fiancée Baroness Elsa Schräder (Senior, Raegan Vaughn); the von Trapp children: Liesl (Junior, Marcie Sawyers), Friedrich (Willow Springs 8th Grader, Aidan Abramson), Louisa (Freshman, Grace Felton), Brigitta (Freshman, Catherine O'Brien), Kurt (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Brock Bernal), Marta (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Rachel Dobbs), and Gretl (Puster Elementary 4th Grader, Sophie Brooks); as well as Captain von Trapp's great friend and music producer Max Detweiler (Sophomore, Zachary Joyner).
The Sound of Music offers beloved and iconic songs such as "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Edelweiss," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," filling the show and audience with both heart-warming and heart-wrenching emotion for this timeless classic.
Tickets are $12 for students, seniors, and staff, and $16 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here.
This inspirational musical will become one of your "Favorite Things!" Be sure to see the show at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.

Mini Majestic Dance Camp
January 27th
Saturday, January 27
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $60 (includes t-shirt)
Registration deadline is Thursday, January 25th
Lovejoy students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics Dance Team. Spend the morning learning a fun routine with the Majestics, meet new friends and perform the routine for family and friends at a "Show-Off" which will be held at 11:00 AM. Click here to register and click here for additional information.
You may contact Becca Supan (214.938.6385) or Sophie Wissman (214.929.8138) with questions.
Thank you for supporting the Majestics.

Toy Drive
The Work Based Learning classes at Lovejoy High School are hosting an annual toy drive in January to benefit the children in Little Leopards. Collection boxes will be placed at each campus and the administration building. Toy collection will begin when students and staff return to school on January 8th. The students are accepting new to gently used toys for children from birth to five years of age. For additional information please click here or contact

Free Girls Lacrosse Try-It Practices
January 22nd and January 24th
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host two free try-it practices for all Lovejoy girls in grades K - 8. The practices will be held on Monday, January 22nd (at Lovejoy High School), and Wednesday, January 24th (at Willow Springs Middle School). The try-it practice times will be as follows for both days:
Kinder/2nd graders
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3rd/4th graders
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
5th/6th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7th/8th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
No lacrosse experience is necessary and there is no need to register. It will be a fun, no pressure environment where Lovejoy girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program. For additional information, please visit the Lovejoy Lacrosse website at

Kids 1st After School Program
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click Here

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Registration for the Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program is now open.  If you have a child who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2017, you may now register him or her in this tuition-based program.   Click here to access the registration packet. 
We are looking forward to offering this new program featuring credentialed teachers who will provide a developmentally appropriate experience which will prepare our four year olds for Kindergarten.  We fully recognize a Pre-K program must be highly engaging and allow our children to explore their creativity. Enrichment opportunities in Art, Music, Library, and Fitness, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be provided each week.  We are enthusiastic about this opportunity to provide a Lovejoy education for your youngest Leopards at Puster.  The Pre-K students will experience a rich learning environment which will provide them with a firm foundation for their K-12 Lovejoy experience.
You may  click here to review frequently asked questions.  For additional information, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003 or by  email.

Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here.  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here.  
Twitter and Facebook
Are you following the district on Twitter?  Have you liked us on Facebook?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

MySchoolBucks Convenience Fee
MySchoolBucks, the district's online meal prepayment program, has provided notification regarding an increase in the convenience fee paid by parents using the online payment feature. The fee will be increasing from $1.95 per payment to $2.49 per payment and will be effective as of December 11, 2017. This increase is the result of an increase in card scheme fees. The district does not receive any convenience fee funds from MySchoolBucks.
In light of the increase, the district contacted MySchoolBucks. They agreed to increase the maximum payment from $120 per deposit to $240 per deposit. This payment deposit increase is effective immediately. You may contact MySchoolBucks directly by telephone at 855.832.5226 or via email at

The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact:mailto:   P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 

Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger
The system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. Please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below.
In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device.
You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587.
The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.
To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here. If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from, please consider visiting Amazon Smile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile website for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.

SCIS Reminders
Dear SCIS Parents, 

We want to alert you that there has been one or more cases of head lice at SICS over the last few months.  If there is a concern with your child, our school nurse will contact you directly.  If you need additional information and resources, you may visit the CDC's website at the following link: 
Moreover, you may review the District's procedures for head lice on page 42 of the 2017-2018 Student Handbook, which states, in relevant part:

" If careful observation indicates a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student's parent to determine whether the child will need to be picked up from school, and to discuss a plan for treatment with FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse which may be purchased from any drug or grocery store. After the student has undergone one treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used. The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how to best get rid of lice and prevent their return."
Below is the link to the Handbook for your reference:
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Tamara Pierce, 
School Nurse


Reagan - GT
5th Math
Anderson -GT
6th Math

FERPA and General Waivers
This must be done again every year via powerschool, 
It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically. Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms on line by:
1. Go to the LISD Website . 
2. Click on Parents, 
3. Power School Parent Portal
4. Input your user name and password
5. You should now be in PowerSchool. Click on the blue "Click here to access                       the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
6. There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on       the bottom - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"
If you have any questions, please give Lori Esser  a call at 469-742-8400.

Student Absences
For your convenience when your student is absent, you may send an e-mail to our PEIMS clerk,  Lori Esser, that will serve as a parent note.You are also welcome to call us, but we will require something in writing as well to satisfy the requirement. If your child does receive a note from a doctor's visit, please do send that in as well.

Here are the 4 easy steps:
1. Send a text message to the number:40404
2. Type this message:Follow @sloancreekis
3. Send the message above to the 40404 number
4. You will receive a daily update/reminder about SCIS
Be sure to take a moment to sign up, on the Lovejoy ISD website, to receive Mr. Moore's as well as my weekly e-mails.   Click here to sign up

Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/ Guardians
Lovejoy has been sending invitations for Google Classroom email summaries for parents/guardians over the last week; however, Google is having some technical issues with the invitations to all parent/guardian email addresses. We continue to work with Google to resolve this problem. Please continue to watch for your invitation for Google Classroom email summaries.
As a parent/ guardian, you may receive email summaries showing your student's progress in Google Classroom. You may choose daily or weekly emails, and unsubscribe or remove yourself from Google Classroom anytime. Guardian summaries include missing work, upcoming work, and class activity. As a parent/ guardian, you must receive and accept an email invitation before you receive email summaries. Following is a sample of the email invitation you may receive:

For additional information regarding Google Classroom email summaries for guardians, please  click here .  If you have questions, please contact the Library Media Specialist for your campus:
Sloan Creek Intermediate School

Volunteering at SCIS
Volunteer Applications Available 
The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Please  click here access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email  Gina Ellis if you have any questions.