SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
  Parent Video For 2.8.18
Principal's Message

Sloan Creek Parents,

We had a great week at Sloan Creek! I hope you will watch the video above with information about the 5th grade district assessments scheduled for next week.    

Important Dates for Next Week: 
  • 5th Grade Registration for 6th grade. (*Due Feb. 16th-Form Below)
  • 6th Grade Registration for 7th grade  (Forms Below)
  • 6th Grade Perot Trip Registration Money due by Feb. 15th, 2018
  • School Holiday. February 16th and 19th, Four Day Weekend
  • Attendance Information
Flu Season:
This is flu season, and we are thankful that you are keeping students at home when they are contagious for the health of others.  I wanted to share some of the details about attendance as there can be some confusion surrounding this.  Again, thank you for keeping your students home while they are contagious.
Attendance Information:
I often say that Sloan Creek is the bridge between the dependence of elementary school and the independence of the secondary school model.  One area that we want to continue to shine a bright light on for parent understanding  is the structure around secondary attendance procedures.
Starting at Sloan Creek and continuing through your child's years at Willow Springs and Lovejoy High School, attendance is recorded during each period of the day.  There is often some misunderstanding regarding the difference between attendance accounting for State funding and attendance accounting for State truancy.   For funding purposes, we report to the State how many students are in attendance at 10:00 a.m. each day.  For your child's truancy accounting, we count attendance in days or parts of days. If your child comes in late or is checked out early and does not have a written excuse from a doctor/dentist/orthodontist, this will accrue toward the truancy reporting. 
You will receive a letter requesting an attendance conference from our campus for the following two attendance situations:
  1. When students are absent more than three days or parts of days within any four-week period. 
     
  2. When students accrue 10 or more *absences in any six-month period.
As a reminder, unexcused absences (coded with an "A" in Powerschool) means that the school does know the reason for the absence. 
*We allow for students to have five parent notes/calls per semester without concern.  We code these first five as "PN" (Parent Note) or "PC" (Parent Call).  After the fifth PN/PC absence, parent notes and parent phone calls are coded "P5".  When a student has ten P5 absences, you will get a letter from the school requesting an attendance conference. 
Doctor's notes are excused absences and are coded "D" in power school and are excused absences. If you check your child out for a doctors appointment and bring them back the same day with a doctors note, we code this a "M" and is not considered an absence and does not count against perfect attendance. All other absences (PN/PC/P5/D) all count against a students perfect attendance record.
When your child is absent, we request that you e-mail or call Mrs. Lori Esser, our campus attendance clerk so that we have the most accurate coding of your child's absence. I have tasked her along with our campus teaching staff to account for each child's whereabouts for each period of the day. If you have a note from a doctor/dentist/orthodontist, you are welcome to e-mail the note or send it to school with your child upon their return.
We know that attendance can be a confusing subject. If you have any questions regarding how attendance is tracked, please feel free to contact our Ms. Esser, or Mrs. Underwood, or myself.
As always, you may monitor your student's attendance via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 
With an Attitude of Gratitude, 
 
Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

New SCIS Information

6th Grade Perot Field Trip - March 02 


Hello, 6th Grade Parents!

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that the deadline is fast approaching to register your child for our trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. All students and parent volunteers should sign up and  pay online on the SCIS website before February 15th.  

While at the museum, we will have the opportunity to explore the traveling exhibit, Journey to Space Exhibition, experience the 3D film Journey to Space, and take a journey through the museum exhibits exploring all that the Perot museum has to offer.

Details:
Friday, March 2nd
Buses depart for the Perot at 9:00 am.
Boxed lunch and a T-Shirt is included for students.
Buses will return to campus at 2:30 pm.

Pricing:
Students $35,Includes all museum activities, T-Shirt, and a boxed lunch
Parent Volunteers $25   Includes all museum activities, and a boxed lunch
Lunch choices available when you pay online

Volunteers:
Volunteers will be assigned to their child's homeroom class and will lead a small group of students from that class throughout the day at the museum.  Training for volunteers will be at 8:00 the morning of the trip in the SCIS cafeteria. Volunteers will need to complete the LISD Volunteer application in order to attend. Parents will provide their own transportation or carpool together.


Fine Arts Registration for Rising 6th Graders DUE February 16th, 2018
5th graders have an exciting choice to make for their 6th Grade fine arts elective. They may choose between Art, Band, Choir, or Orchestra. We have talked about what factors to consider when making this important decision and what factors to take out of the equation.

Please do not consider what their friends are enrolling in, because there is no guarantee they will be together. Experience level, homework, and cost are also things that should not be a factor. If you have concerns with any of those please give me or the fine arts teachers a call to discuss your concerns.

What should they consider before making the decision? This is a year long commitment. We will not change fine arts electives during the school year. Please research each elective by reading over the information provided on the website and pick which one they have the most passion for. The information can be found by going to the Lovejoy ISD website > Campuses > Sloan Creek > Parents > Campus Information > 2018 - 2019 6th Fine Arts Registration.

Once they have explored all options and are ready to commit it is time to complete the form. We need every 5th Grade student to complete one of the Google Forms by
February 16, 2018.

Band / Choir / or Orchestra - https://goo.gl/forms/mHwBoGK6bSIEUh262
Visual Art - Limited spots - https://goo.gl/forms/pVRynvPB0dwnys6A3


Please remember that this elective will meet for one period every day. This is a year long commitment, so please make sure your child is ready and they know the expectations for each choice. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thanks!!

Art - Hannah Updyke - hannah_updyke@lovejoyisd.net
Choir - Christina Chapman - christina_chapman@lovejoyisd.net
Band - Elizabeth Rogers - elizabeth_rogers@lovejoyisd.net
Orchestra - Jennifer Vanhook - jennifer_vanhook@lovejoyisd.net

Amber Smith
Sloan Creek Intermediate School Counselor


Hoops for Heart
The Great Replay is going on NOW at Sloan Creek Intermediate! We've set a goal to raise $4,000 and we need your help! Go to www.heart.org/middleschool to sign up today! Each grade level will earn a hoops replay GAME DAY at a special time to celebrate raising $2,000 per grade!  

Lovejoy HS Golf
I will host an informational golf meeting Mar 7th, at 6:30 PM, at WSMS library. All those with students interested in playing high school golf will benefit from the meeting. This includes grades 5-8.

Topics I will cover include:
1. What makes a high school team, how many teams, how many on a team?
2. What kind of time does high school golf require?
3. Lessons/clinics (Who, Where, Cost)
4. Playing junior tournaments


Thank you,
Brent Moseley
Lovejoy ISD
Head Coach Men's/Women's Golf

2017-2018 SCIS Yearbook
Purchase your 2017-2018 Sloan Creek Intermediate School Yearbook  here.
Cost of the yearbook is $25 and they are available for purchase February 01-March 10, 2018.
 

Sloan Creek Denim and Diamond Auction Wish List
Sloan Creek Families,
We need your help with collecting items for the Denim and Diamonds online auction.  This year the gala theme is Under the Starry Night.  We think one of the best ways to enjoy a starry night is a camp out.  Because of this we are collecting items or donations to make the Sloan Creek Starry Night Camp Out Basket.    You can help in a number of ways:

1) Provide an item on the Signup Genius "wish list"

2) Contribute financially towards the purchase of an item on the Signup Genius "wish list"

3) Bid on the basket during the Denim and Diamond online auction

Donations should be dropped off at the Sloan Creek Office.  Please mark them care of: Cheraina Dunn Denim and Diamonds.  Donations are due on or before Friday, February 23, 2018.  If you would like financial recognition for tax purposes please be sure to include your name and email address with donations.  Online bidding begins February 27, 2018.

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 
February  Newsletter

Student Nutrition 
February  Newsletter


SCIS Calendar of Events


Date
Event
Time/Location
Feb 12
Yearbook Club
2:50
Feb 12
Chess Club
3:00
Feb 12
SCC Rehearsal 
3:00
Feb 15
Hoops for Heart Fundraiser Ends
 
Feb 16-19
Winter Break
 
Feb 19
Start of Grading Period
 
Feb 23-24
Academic UIL (Coppell)
 
Feb 26
Yearbook Club
2:50
Feb 26
Chess Club
3:00
Feb 26
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
Feb 26
Orchestra Concert @ LHS
6:30
Feb 28
Student Lighthouse
2:50
March 01
Orchestra Instrument Fitting
5:00
March 02
6th Grade Perot
Day Trip
March 03
Band Instrument Fitting @ WSMS
 By appointment
March 03
LISD K-12 Stem Festival
 
March 05
Yearbook Club
2:50
March 05
Chess Club
3:00
March 05
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
March 06
Spring Group Picture Day
 
March 07
Spring Picture Day
 
March 07
6th Grade Percussion Concert @ LHS

March 12-16
Spring Break
No SCHOOL 
March 19
Start of Grading Period
 
March 19
Yearbook Club
2:50
March 19
Chess Club
3:00
March 19
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
March 20
6th Grade Choir Rehearsal
3:15
March 26
Yearbook Club
2:50
March 26
Chess Club
3:00
March 26
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
March 27
6th Grade Choir Concert @ WSMS
6:30
March 28
Student Lighthouse
2:50
April 02
Yearbook Club
2:50
April 02
Chess Club
3:00
April 02
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
April 06
Principal Coffee
9:00
April 09
Chess Club
3:00
April 09
SCC Rehearsal
3:00
April 10
5th Grade Math STAAR
 
April 11
5th Grade Reading STAAR
 
April 12
SCC Concert
6:30
April 16
PTA General Meeting
10:30
April 16
Chess Club
3:00
April 18
Early Release
11:45
April 23
Chess Club
3:00
April 25
Student Lighthouse
2:50
April 30
Chess Club
3:00
May 03
SCIS Orchestra Concert @ LHS
 
May 04
SCIS Band Concert @ LHS
 
May 04
Principal Coffee
9:00
May 07
5th Grade Air Band
During Class
May 07
Chess Club
3:00
May 14
6th Grade Math STAAR
 
May 15
6th Grade Reading STAAR
 
May 16
5th Grade Science STAAR
 
May 17
Student Lighthouse Group Dynamix
12 noon
May 18
Student Lighthouse Group Dynamix

May 18
STAAR Retake
 
May 21
Student Lighthouse Presentation
6:30
May 22
6th Grade Orchestra Competition NRH20
 
May 22
6th Grade Band Competition NRH2O
 
May 22
6th Grade Choir Rehearsal
3:15
May 24
6th Grade Art trip to Nasher
 
May 24
6th Grade Choir Courtyard Concert
6:30
May 25
6th Grade Choir Festival NRH2O
 
May 28
Student Holiday
 
May 29
5th Grade Awards
8:00
May 29
6th Grade Awards
12:45
May 30-31
Hack-a-Thon
 
June 1
Last Day of School/Early Release
11:45

Message from Sloan Creek PTA

Sloan Creek Parents, we are providing a lunch for our wonderful Sloan Creek staff on Valentines Day. If you are willing to sign up and send a food donation on Wednesday, February 14th please have it to the front office of the school by 10am and label the item Valentines Lunch.
Thank you for your willingness to volunteer.

SCIS Accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 PTA Board
The PTA nominating committee will be taking nominations for all of the board positions at this time, as well as taking information on committee interests. As always, we encourage your involvement and welcome your input as we begin to create our board for next year. I have provided a list of positions and a brief description of the committees. If you have interest in a position, email Stephanie McGowan at steph.mcgowan@live.com.  The slate of officers will be announced and posted in early April.  The slate will be presented for a vote at the membership meeting on April 16th at 10:30am.

Officers:
*President: Presides over all meetings, coordinates efforts of the board, liaisons to school district.
*1st Vice President: Aid to the president and presides in his/her absence.
*2nd VP - Programs: Coordinates programs sponsored by the PTA. Researches, secures and facilitates the events.
*3rd VP - Membership: In charge of membership drive, soliciting new members, reporting to state.
*4th VP - Ways and Means: In charge of fundraising for the PTA.
*Secretary: Takes minutes and maintains accurate records of board and general meetings.
*Treasurer: Custodian of all funds and keeps books of receipts and expenses.
*Parliamentarian: Advises president of parliamentary procedure for meetings.
Committee Chairs:
*Reflections chair: Responsible for promoting and implementing the Reflections art contest.
*Art to Go chair:  Responsible for the organization and implementation of ATG for 5th grade.
*Council Rep: Represent SCIS on the Lovejoy ISD Council of PTAs.
*Environmental chair: Plans and implements environmentally friendly projects.
*Hospitality: Responsible for coordinating teacher hospitality activities.
*Legislative: Keeps local unit informed and aware of current legislative actions.
*Volunteer Coor: Coordinates and publishes volunteer opportunities.
*Website: Maintains the WSMS PTA website.
*Technology:  Maintains the database and sends email communications to membership
*Directory:  Solicits ads, creates and distributes a membership directory.
*Lighthouse Leader:  Assists the faculty in the implementation of the Lighthouse Leader program.

PTA News
We have more than 5 million good reasons to vote in the Primary Election on March 6, 2018. Be an advocate for all students in your #CommYOUnity and make your voice heard.
 
You may click here to view a list of candidates running for office in Collin County. Our State Representative Seat is District 89 and our State Senate Seat is District 8.
 

Time to turn in your Box Tops!
The spring submission deadline for Box Tops is right around the corner! Please send your Box Tops to the school?s front office by February 23, 2018 so we can get them counted and submitted. SCIS PTA receives 10ยข for every Box Top we submit.  We use that money to provide excellent events and programs throughout the school year.
 
Thanks for clipping those little dimes!
 
Andrea Paranteau
Ways & Means

District News
Lovejoy High School Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser February 10th
The Lovejoy High School Band will be hosting its 1st annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on February 10th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Band Hall.
 
Do you need to replace a bed in your home? Know someone who does? There will be over 30 bed styles on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be pillows, mattress protectors, sheets, and adjustable power bases. Financing options will also be available.










































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 Lacrosse Spirit Day February 12th
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, February 12th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams. Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season.

Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 12th.

Lovejoy Men's Soccer Future Leopard Night February 20th
The Lovejoy Men's soccer team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, February 20th, when they take on Royse City with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:30 PM kick off for Varsity. During halftime of the JV game, the first 15 future Leopards who score a goal will receive prizes. Additionally, there will be prizes for all future Leopards. Participants will take the field with Varsity players for the National Anthem. After the JV halftime events, players will be available to answer questions and sign posters which will be provided at the game as well as soccer balls which future Leopards bring to the game. This event is for all elementary, intermediate and middle school students.

LHS Jazz Band and A Capella Present Java and Jazz February 23rd
Come sing and dance the night away with the Lovejoy High School Jazz Band and Choir at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School commons area on Friday, February 23rd. This concert will feature vocal and band standards from the 1940s and beyond. Admission is free. Coffee and desert items may be purchased separately. This event is open to all.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and talented services opens February 1st for students in grades 1-12. The window will remain open through March 31, 2018.
 
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032).

 
Lovejoy Gifted Association Rocket Launch-March 21st
 
3....2....1.... Blast Off.....It's Rocket Launch Time.
 
Back by popular demand, the Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for the annual LGA Rocket Project. The Rocket Project is an extracurricular STEM activity at which your child builds a rocket one evening, then launches it another day, all with the assistance of the professionals from DARS.
 
The Lovejoy Gifted Association is a non-profit organization supporting Gifted and Talented programs across all schools in Lovejoy ISD. The Rocket Project is a fundraiser with proceeds directly benefiting Lovejoy students. If you have questions, contact Jay van Rijn.

What: Rocket Build Party*
Where: SCIS cafeteria
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Who: Students aged 10 and up
Launch: Sunday, March 25th, Lovejoy High School, 12:00 PM
 
To reserve a spot, purchase your rocket kit from the Lovejoy Gifted Association Store before March 4th, 2018.
 
*Parental supervision is required at both the Build and Launch events.

Relay for Life: April 6
Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo.
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo.
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here.  


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 support@myschoolbucks.com.

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:  greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net   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

Taste of Fairview March 2nd
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview will be presented by Estate Life Magazine in partnership with the Allen Fairview Chamber, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
What: 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview with over 30 local restaurants, wine and spirits
Where: Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
When: Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM
Why: All ticket sales donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Last year's event was a sell-out, with more than 500 attendees helping to raise more than $17,000 for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This year's goal is the same: great food and great people coming together for an incredible evening benefiting Lovejoy schools.
 
For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tasteoffairview.com.
   
 
Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night April 7th
Through your generosity and support, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools awarded grants totaling $451,100 to teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from Annual Appeal and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal this year is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event so all monies spent at the event go directly to fund classroom grants.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:
 
  • $2500 VISA gift card - donated by Owens Realtors
 
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000
 
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite College, Pro Team, etc. - value $4,400
 
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information. You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the Foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here to purchase tickets online.
 
Tickets for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 9th for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043. Click here to purchase tickets to the gala.


Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from Amazon.com, 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 amazon.com. 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:  https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html 
 
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

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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.


WOULD YOU LIKE DAILY TEXT UPDATES FROM SCIS? 
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
 
EMAIL COMMUNICATION
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.