SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message

Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

I hope you will watch the video above which has some details about the next few weeks at SCIS. 

Halloween: 
We try to preserve as much normalcy as possible during the week of Halloween. Please refrain from having your child dress up/bring masks or large amounts of candy to school this week. 

Principal's Coffee: 
Our guest will be local counselor,  Todd Daehnert.  Todd is a local counselor who specializes in helping students and families identify and treat signs of depression and anxiety.  This is a session you won't want to miss. See you Friday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. in the SCIS cafeteria. 

Veterans Day and Turkey Feast: 
On Tuesday, November 6th we will be hosting our annual turkey fest and Veterans' day celebration. All Veterans eat for free on us!  Mark this day in your work and home calendar to come eat with your child at SCIS this day! 

Report Cards: 
G1 report cards went  home on Thursday, October 25th. 

Lovejoy Letter Campaign A Message from the Lovejoy Letter Liaison
 
Dear Campus Families:
 
We need your help to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and the impact they have on our children! Teachers' salaries include a 1 ½% payment (annual compensation) on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. In addition to the payment the staff receives, we would like to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff member on our campuses.
 
We would be so grateful if you would write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher(s) or staff member(s), either current or past, who have played a valuable role in your child(ren)'s educational experience. Please clearly label the envelope with the teacher's/staff name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return it to the front office of the applicable school by Friday, November 9.
 
The letter campaign has become a meaningful Lovejoy tradition. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet #showappreciation.

Lost and Found
All items that remain in the lost and found will be donated to the ACO after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd. 

 
With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
Thanksgiving Lunch and Veterans Day Celebration November 06
Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon! Tickets may be purchased at the ticket table. Cash or check only. No bills larger than $20 please. You may also use your child's lunch account to bypass the line. 

On the Menu Oven Roasted Turkey & Gravy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Savory Green Beans Baked Sweet Potatoes Dressing Fresh Yeast Rolls Pumpkin Pie Adult Meal $9.00 ◊ Staff Meal $5.00

THANKSGIVING LUNCH AND VETERANS DAY Lunch Details
1st- 7:45- 8:22 5 A Lunch 5 B Lunch
10:30-11:05 Lunch 10:30-10:50 Veteran's Day
2nd- 8:26- 9:03 11:10- 11:30 Veteran's Day 10:50-11:00 Recess
11:30-11:40 Recess 11:05-11:40 Lunch
3rd- 9:07- 9:44
6 C Lunch 6 D Lunch
4th- 9:47- 10:26 11:45-12:20 Lunch 11:45-12:05 Veteran's Day
12:20-12:40 Veteran's Day 12:05-12:15 Recess
5th- 10:30-11:40 Lunch 12:40-12:50 Recess 12:15-12:50 Lunch
6th- 11:45-12:50 Lunch
Lunch Locations: Veteran's Day Discussion- Gym
7th- 12:54-1:31
Cafeteria/ Outside (if nice weather)
Cafeteria/ Music Room/ Band Hall (recess) if bad weather
8th- 1:34-2:11
Recess: Field
9th- 2:14- 2:50

Fast Pass Request
We would like to extend an invitation to family and friends who wish to attend events  on our campus. We will follow our standard daily procedure by requiring visitors to sign in with the front office by showing their driver's license. After your license has been scanned into our system once, you will be able to make an advance request for a "fast pass." You are welcome to bring your license to have it scanned before the day of the event to enable us to print a fast pass. All fast pass requests must be received by 10:00 am on the day prior to the event. If you have not previously signed in on campus or if you do not request a fast pass, you will need to arrive early, as check-in lines can be lengthy. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding (as we make the safety and security of the students our priority). 


SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
10/25 All Orchestra Courtyard Concert @ LHS
10/25 Report Cards sent home

10/26 Student Holiday
10/29 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm 
11/02 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
11/05 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
11/06 Veterans Day/Thanksgiving Lunch
11/07 Fine Arts Fundraiser pick-up
11/12 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
11/19-23 Thanksgiving Break
11/26 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
11/27 Band Concert Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
11/28 Student Lighthouse Meeting 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11/29 6th Grade combined choir rehearsal 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12/03 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12/07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
12/10 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12/10 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12/14 Service Learning - Numana
12/17 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12/19 SCIS Early Release 11:45 am
12/19 Q2 Grading Period Ends
12/20-01/04 Christmas Break
01/07 SCIS Regular School Day

Student Nutrition

SCIS PTA
2018-2019 SCIS PTA Reflections Art Contest
Heroes don't always wear capes! 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, urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.
 
This year's contest theme is "Heroes Around Me." We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, & Visual Arts- reflecting on this year's contest theme. There is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. Multiple entries are welcome.
 
Entry forms & official rules are available in the SCIS front office as well as online at: www.txpta.org/reflections-participation. Please place all entries in the box labeled "Reflections Entries" located in the SCIS front office. All entries are due by Friday, November 9th at 3pm.
 
Please contact Erin Lester, SCIS PTA Reflections Chair, at elester@outlook.com, with any questions.


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SCIS PTA MEMBERSHIP AND DONATIONS
Joining the SCIS PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, SCIS PTA emails, and a  membership directory  
This year we are offering our families the opportunity to join and make donations online, or through the school office.    To join and or make a donation online   click here   


JOIN THE FUN - VOLUNTEER
Calling all volunteers - we need YOU! Please join us and get involved at Sloan Creek this year.  Check out the SCIS PTA Volunteer Page to find ways you can support our  school




EARN MONEY FOR SLOAN CREEK PTA
This year we will continue to participate in several fundraising programs tha t give money back  for normal household purchases.
The programs are Kroger,  Ama zon Smile and  Boxtops .

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 Sloan Creek Intermediate School . Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at  amazon.com


Start collecting  Boxtops today.   We will send out more details about our collection dates in the  Principal email.


Bookmark the Sloan Creek PTA website for easy connectivity and the latest information.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
The Foundation Board of Directors is beginning a search for an Executive Director. Vicki Deerman is serving as the Interim Executive Director and may be reached at vicki_deerman@lovejoyisd.net or 469.742.8043.
 
New Date! Men's Tailgate Tournament Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Tickets on sale now!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for food, beer, and a double elimination cornhole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, November 7. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC. Click here for additional information and click here to register.
Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.

 

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Denim and Diamonds The Party Saturday, February 2
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come 
have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
 
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details. Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
 
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we've ever had.

District News
Senior Project Raised Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor, a senior at Lovejoy High School, thanks the Lovejoy community for their support of his Senior Project:
 
"Hello! I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ribbon or two at Leopard Friday and to those who donated online for the Autism Walk this past weekend.  We had a great turnout and the weather was perfect during the walk.  We finished just in time before the rain started to come down on us.  Not only did I meet my goal of raising $500 toward the walk, the donation total was over $700. If you would still like to donate, the deadline is October 29. The combined donations from the ribbons sale and the walk was over $850.  We had a fun time walking for such a great cause. Thank you everyone for your love and support of Autism Awareness!


2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).
 
The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information.  


10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament Saturday, November 3rd
Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register.

Buddy Walk Sunday, November 4
Jonathan McGill is a 3rd grade student at Lovejoy Elementary and has Down Syndrome. His family is working to raise money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. This organization provides support to people with Down Syndrome, their families, and the community. The McGill family will be participating in the Down Syndrome Guild's largest fundraiser, the Buddy Walk, on November 4 at Fair Park. The purpose of the Buddy Walk is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome while raising funds. Please click here if you would like to support the McGill family and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.

Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser Tuesday, November 6
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the world water crisis. They raise money to provide clean and safe drinking water to those in developing countries, like Africa, India, and the Philippines.
 
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the thirst project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. Throughout the year, the Lovejoy High School chapter will host events to raise money for the Thirst Project's mission and raise community awareness.
 
You are invited to join the Lovejoy High School Thirst Project on Tuesday, November 6 at Wild Salsa for a fundraiser. Click here to access the flyer to present at Wild Salsa. 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Lovejoy Thirst Project.
 
You may click here for additional information regarding the Lovejoy Thirst Project, and to donate.


3rd Annual Running Over Depression Saturday, November 10th
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard Stadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen , Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com


Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive Tuesday, November 13
Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.

New! Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
ACT and PSAT/SAT classes will be starting soon. Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's. Click here:  Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information. 

Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/ Guardians
In the next few days, you may receive an invitation to subscribe to summaries from your student's Google Classroom classes if your email address is in PowerSchool. 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. If you accepted an invitation last year, you will have remained connected to your student and continued to receive email updates. When accepting the invitation if you are logged into Google on the web browser, the Google account logged into will be accept the invitation instead of the email address the invitation was sent to. Please make sure you are not logged into a different Google account than the email was sent to when accepting the invitation. Following is a sample of the email invitation you may receive:

Fine Arts
LHS Majestics Dance Team  Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch now through October 22 between 11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  Click  here for additional information.


LHS Band Spirit Day Tuesday, October 23
The LHS Band will host its second Spirit Day on Tuesday, October 23 from 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM at Kelly Family Farms Burger Stand, located at 1989 W. Lucas Road. 
Just mention you are there for the Lovejoy High School Band and Kelly Family Farms will donate a percentage of their sales to the band.


 
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits!  Click here to rent a spot or click here for additional information. 




WSMS Theatre and Choir Department Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Save the Date! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Click here to purchase your tickets. 

 Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!

Circle of Partners


On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Reinhard Real Estate for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Reinhard Real Estate for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at  Reinhard Real Estate. Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.



Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners. Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
 
Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
 
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:
 
  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email  Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information







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