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SCIS Parent Message 10.4.18
SCIS Parent Message 10.4.18

Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

We have had a great 8 weeks of school.  This is one of our best classes yet!  I hope you will watch the video above regarding the following details: 
  1. Fall Break: October 5th and 8th. 
  2. 5th Grade Camp: details in the video above.
  3. Mandatory Chaperone Training : Tuesday, October 9th. @ 6:00 p.m. 
  4. Principal's Coffee: Friday, October 12th @ 9:00 a.m.
    • Topic: How to read your child's eye movement (and your spouse's) using N.L.P. to know what and how they are thinking.  Fun! 
  5. End of G1; October 12th. Report cards will be sent home Oct. 25th
  6. 5th Grade Parents: Please watch the video from Mrs. Underwood about camp and chaperones. Students find out today who is in their cabins.
  7. 5th Grade "Sugar Tax" american revolution simulation.
With an Attitude of Gratitude, 

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
Principal's Coffee Fast Pass
We would like to extend an invitation to family and friends who wish to attend the Principal's Coffee on October 12th at 9:00am. 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.  Fast Pass Request

SCIS DADS ON CAMPUS
Hey Sloan Creek Dads!
Dads on Campus is a program designed to get dads more involved on the Sloan Creek campus.  Our students love having dads visible and helping throughout the building.  This program is very flexible so you can participate in whatever way works for you.  Dads can choose from a menu of different activities around the school or follow their own student's schedule.  If possible we ask that you complete the online form at least 48 hours in advance so we can be prepared for your visit.  Be sure to complete the LISD  volunteer background check, then fill out the  Google form and show up on your chosen day.  Sign in at the front desk and Mandi or Lisa will get you started.
If you have any questions please contact Kristin Murray
Click  HERE to get started!
SCIS 5th Grade Adventure Camp

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 Kudos
On Monday, October 1 a group of 6th graders, along with their parents and siblings, participated in a service event at Feed My Starving Children in Richardson. The group leader that evening was Madison Campbell, LHS Class of 2015. Together the group packed 7,128 meals, which will provide food for 20 children for an entire year. Congratulations to the following students on a job well done:



Ben Adams, SCIS
Nolan Balette, SCIS
Tegan Braithwaite, SCIS
Braeden Gibson, SCIS
William Grazioli, SCIS
Billy Heid, SCIS
Joe Horton, SCIS
Roice Jacob, SCIS
Zane Kuzenski, SCIS
Jack McGoldrick, SCIS
Grant Nicholson, SCIS
Reid Nicholson, SCIS
Eli Smitherman, SCIS
Rylan Streeter, SCIS
Jud Thompson, SCIS

Will Adams, LHS
Kellen Gibson, HES
Gabby Grazioli, LHS
Ace Kuzenski, PES
Mazzy Kuzenski, PES
Charlie Nicholson, LES
Morgan Streeter, WSMS
Tinsley Thompson, PES

Health and Wellness

SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
10/04 Progress Reports sent home
10/05-08 Fall Break
10/12 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
10/12 End of Grading Period
10/15,16,17 5th Grade Adventure Camp
10/16 6th Grade Choir Fall Preview Concert @ WSMS
10/22 SCC Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
10/22 6th Grade Orchestra Preview Concert 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
10/23 6th Grade Band Preview Concert 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
10/24 Student Lighthouse Meeting 3:00 pm = 4:00 [,
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

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
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools North Texas Giving Day: Thank You!
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $114,000 from approximately 450 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their $200,000 goal by December 31 with great support from Lovejoy families and the community. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Men's Tailgate Tournament
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, September 28
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, October 24. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, and Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village. Registration and additional information to be announced at www.foundationforlovejoyschools.com. Please contact Laura Berend, Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.


District News
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club Flats for Bats
The annual "Flats for Bats" fundraiser is underway. The sale will be held through October 11. Anyone interested in having flowers delivered to them please email lovejoysoftball@gmail.com. For additional information, please contact Tien Nguyen at lovejoysoftball@gmail.com.
 
Checks should be made payable to the Grand Slam Booster Club. Flowers will be delivered on October 20 or 21.


Red Out Homecoming Shirts Available from LHS Band Order Now!
Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt? Click  here for more information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is October 12, 2018

BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session Pre-registration ends October 8
BYOP® Program Overview: These training programs are designed for any volleyball player ages 10 and under, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.

BYOP® Program Details: Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Join us for an introduction to BYOP® 101 on October 1st at Willow Springs Middle School. We will meet in the library from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.


Lovejoy Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a "Juggling-A-Thon" to help raise money for the program. Each Soccer player will have 30 minutes to get his or her highest number of consecutive ball touches. Prior to this event, the players will be seeking sponsorships for the number of touches they complete during their 30-minute juggling drill. Please help support our 2019 Boys and Girls Soccer program with a sponsorship.
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Alex Duran, Head Boys Soccer Coach
Ian Keeble, Head Girls Soccer Coach
 
The team will perform their juggling drills for funds on Saturday, October 13th. Additional information will be made available as the event nears.

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.

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




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. 

New! Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com

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:

Circle of Partners



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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