SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Video Message - (Please View)

Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

We have had a great first week back at SCIS.  Kids did a great job being flexible with getting a new locker combination and we are hearing that they are able to get into their lockers without any trouble. 

I hope you will watch the video above which gives details about the following important upcoming events: 

G2 report cards went home today
Your child's homeroom teacher gave them a paper copy today. 

Principal's Coffee: Tomorrow @ 9:00 a.m. - See Video Above
 Topic: "Tips and Tricks to assist  your child be self directed in a secondary school model.

Leadership Awards 
Monday, January 14th -(if you child is getting an award, the teacher will have contacted you)- See video.

PTA General Meeting
Moved to Tuesday, January 15th @ 9:45 a.m. 

Friday, January 18th 
5th Grade to WSMS for fine arts showcase- See Video Above

Friday, January 25th
4th/6th/8th Grade for bump up day- See Video Above

Monday, January 21st
Student Holiday

Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
 
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.   http://www.bbyt.es/VZ7ZP

With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
Hello, 6th Grade Parents!
We are thrilled to announce our annual visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for our sixth graders!
While at the museum, we will have the opportunity to experience the 3D film Oceans 3D- Our Blue Planet , and take a journey through the museum exhibits exploring all that the Perot museum has to offer.

Details:
Friday, March 1st
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 $30, Includes all museum activities, T-Shirt, and a boxed lunch
Parent Volunteers $20   Includes all museum activities, and a boxed lunch
Lunch choices available when you pay online

All students and parent volunteers should sign up and pay online on the SCIS website by January 31st .  
Parent volunteers must be a cleared volunteer for Lovejoy ISD.
This application can be completed at the LISD website.
Parent Chaperone training will be at 8:00 am, Friday 3/1. Parent volunteers will get a detailed email with info.


2018-2019 SCIS / WSMS SPRING REGISTRATION

5th Grade

DATE
STUDENTS
EVENT
LOCATION
January 18 9am-12pm
5th Graders
Fine Arts Preview Field Trip
WSMS
January 30th & 31st
5th Graders
SCIS Counselors talk to 5th grade homerooms about choices for 6th Grade Fine Arts
Online Registration Begins
SCIS
February 7
5th Graders
Online Registration for Fine Arts Form Due

SCIS
February 14
Parents of
5th Grade
Art Student Notification
SCIS
March 2
5th Graders
Band Instrument Fitting

SCIS
March 4
5pm - 8pm
5th Graders
Orchestra Instrument Fitting

SCIS

6th Grade

DATE
STUDENTS
EVENT
LOCATION
January 25
9am-2pm
6 th Graders
LISD Bump Up Day

WSMS
February 26
9am - 10am
Parents of
6 TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7 th Grade students

WSMS
Main Gym
February 26
5:30pm - 6pm
Parents of
6 TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting
WSMS
Library
February 26
6pm - 7pm
Parents of
6 TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7 th Grade students

WSMS
Main Gym
February 28
6 th Grade
WSMS Student Registration Presentations
For Rising 7 th Graders

SCIS
February 1
5:30pm
Parents of
6 TH Grade
Cheerleader Information meeting
WSMS
Library
March 7 and 8
6 TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at SCIS)

SCIS


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.

SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
01/10 G2 Report Cards sent home Today
01/11 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
01/14 Leadership Awards See Video 
01/15 PTA General Meeting ** 9:45 a.m.
01/18 5th Grade Fine Arts Preview @ WSMS 9:00-11:15
01/21 Student Holiday - MLK Day No School
01/25 4th/6th/8th Grade "Bump Up Day" to WSMS
01/28 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
01/30 Student Lighthouse 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
01/31 Progress Reports sent home

SCIS PTA
Important Dates
PTA General Meeting - Tuesday January 15th at 9:45

PTA Lifetime Members Nominations
PTA Life Member Nominations Are Underway...
We are now accepting nomination letters for the PTA Life Membership Award. This award recipient(s) go above and beyond to make SCIS special for all students. This can be a SCIS teacher, staff member and/or a parent volunteer. The recipients will be lifetime honorees which entitles them to a reduced annual membership fee as well as being honored at the Lovejoy Council PTA Banquet on March 4, 2019 at SCIS. Please email your letter(s) of recommendation to our membership chair Juliet Saluja by Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to  juliet.saluja@voya.com or return the nomination form to the front office. She can be reached at 214-514-3880 if you have any questions.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds Saturday, February 2
Click here to purchase your tickets today!


We need your help to make this year's Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor - the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.
 
Donate - trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note - the donation deadline has been extended.

 

District News
Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2019 Spring 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 Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
 
Girls only - Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Girls and Boys - Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Boys only - Saturday, January 19, 12:00 -1:30 PM           
 
The try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. Kids are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. Lacrosse equipment will be available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information, please see www.lovejoylacrosse.com.

Toy Drive Benefiting the Children of Little Leopards



The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth - 5 years of age. Examples of items needed are as follows:
 
Play Food
Outside Toys
Musical Toys
Books
Legos
K'nex
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
Dolls
Dollhouses
Shopkins
 
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration building until February 15. To request a donation pick-up, or for additional information, please contact sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net.
Circle of Partners



On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Jones Solar and Roofing  for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.


Stay Connected
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1. Send a text message to the number:40404
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3. Send the message above to the 40404 number
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