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Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 


I hope you will watch the video above regarding the following details: 

1. Fine Arts Festival 
Tomorrow and Saturday December 1st we having our district fine arts festival at LHS. Please look for communication from your child's Fine Arts Teacher for the details. 




3. Principal's Coffee:
On Friday, December 7th, at 9:00 a.m. we will be hosting  Sarah Pierson who is the community educator at the collin county youth advocacy center. She does a great presentation on how to keep your students safe online and what to be aware of at home in terms of the internet.  This is a presentation you don't want to miss~ 

Parenting The Digital Generation- Sarah Pierson- December 7th @ 9:00 a.m.
This course informs parents and caregivers on how to protect children as they navigate the digital world. The program covers the four biggest risks for children online and the conversations you need to be having with them. Recommendations will be given on how you may utilize technology to better protect your children.  

4. Students Recording Videos at school:
Does your child have a TikToK account/app?  We have been speaking to our students to remind them that we do not allow students to video each other (or themselves) at school.  Right now the popular app is called TikTok which I would spend some time looking at your child's account to ensure they are monitored. 



 Click above to purchase your child a lunch on our half day student social held on     Wednesday, December 19th. Our cafeteria will not be serving lunch this day.  

6: LHS Half Days and Checking Out Early:
Just a reminder that we will have full instructional days each day until December 19th. Due to exams the high school has half days on December 14th-19th. However, our only half day is December 19th,  when we will have our student social.  At the intermediate level we do not have class parties or  "free days" before break.  I know most students will have a major Q2 test grade in the final week of school, so please refrain from starting the break early. Checking your child out of school early makes it difficult for them to make up this learning after a two week break when we return January 7th. 

7. School Starts January 7th: 
Please note all schools other than the high school will return Monday,  January 7th, 2019 
 
With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News

Giving our troops a great holiday
As the holidays approach, we all reflect on our blessings.
Our family would like to recognize a small military intelligence unit of 75 soldiers (65 men and 10 women), deployed in the Middle East. They play a critical role in keeping thousand of soldiers as safe as possible.  In their challenging surroundings, far from home, morale can become low. We would like to show our gratitude by sending a stuffed stocking to each of these brave men and women.  We cannot do this alone, we need your help!
We are looking for any small items that will fit in an average sized Christmas stocking. Some ideas would be:
Candy (no chocolate-it melts!) 
Gum Snacks 
Card Games 
Travel Games 
Chapstick 
Small toiletries (no aerosols please) 
T-shirts Socks 
Music Gift Cards 
Powdered drink mixes
*Handwritten letters and cards would be greatly appreciated!

Our day to day lives are possible because of the brave men and women serving in the military. Please help us show our appreciation for their sacrifice and service.
There will be a collection box set up at each Lovejoy school. Collection days will run through Monday, December 3.
Thank you for your support!
The Heckman Family with students at Puster and Sloan Creek schools
Questions: Hillary Heckman - hheckman28@yahoo.com


Numana Service Learning December 14 & 15
SCIS PTA and SCIS are hosting a Numana service learning opportunity for all 5th & 6th grade students on Friday, December 14th at SCIS.  We need lots of volunteers to make it happen!  Please click  HERE  to sign up to help!

More info about Numana can be found here for those who want to learn more:

Thank you for your help!
Kristin Murray
SCIS PTA Volunteer Coordinator


2018-2019 SCIS YEARBOOKS are on sale now!
We are proud to announce that this year's book will be hardbound.  Our student staff is busy working to create the best yearbook we have ever had here at SCIS.  Online ordering opens up on November 1 and will continue until November 30 with the early-bird price of $28.  To make your purchase, click  here or go to  www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2403309/Sloan-Creek-Intermediate-School/

American Heart Challenge
Parents,
We have started our annual American Heart Challenge program and we couldn't be more excited!  Over the next few weeks, students will learn the importance of taking care of their bodies and minds - all while having a fun time and helping support the American Heart Association!
How to Join:
Sign up online at  http://www .   http://american.heart.org/americanheartchallenge  or download the APP for free: Search American Heart Challenge in the app store.
Students earn prizes for donating to the American Heart Association and if we all work together, we can reach our goal to raise $4,000 as a school.  Click the link above and go online, download the app, and ask friends and family to donate or use the envelope to collect cash and checks.   You donations help OUR SCHOOL earn money to buy PE equipment for OUR students!
 
Thank you so much!

Coach Will Davis

Light the World The Allen Christmas Nativity Exhibit 
November 29, 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy Community is invited to attend the Light the World event featuring the Lovejoy Children's Choir, Willow Springs Middle School Choir, and Lovejoy High School A Cappella. Click here for details.

Adopt a Lovejoy Family
We are so thankful to have such wonderful families here in Lovejoy ISD.  Anytime we ask for help you deliver.  We are looking for current Lovejoy Families who would like to extend a warm welcome to families new to Lovejoy.   
As you all know, moving to a new place whether it be a new school, district, or state can be a daunting task.  There are many new things to navigate.  We are looking for families who would be willing to serve as a resource for new families by "adopting" a new family and helping them find their way in the community.  This could be by helping steer them in the right direction and through any unfamiliar territory, or by just helping them broaden their contacts. Since you have been in the community and your children have been in Lovejoy ISD, we are considering that you are the experts that just might be able to help with the transition for our new families.  If you are interested please click the link below. 
please click here: 


Open House for Prospective Families
Do you have friends, family members, or co-workers interested in Lovejoy ISD?  Lovejoy ISD will host an Open House for prospective families in conjunction with the annual Fine Arts festival on Saturday, December 1. Open House events will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Interested families can:  
  • Learn about the Lovejoy Pre-K-12 academic, fine arts and athletic programs.
  • Visit with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Meet personally with elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school principals.
  • Tour Lovejoy High School.
  • Enjoy our Fine Arts Festival with our award-winning visual and performing arts students and teachers. 
We hope you will help us share this information. Any family interested in attending the Open House may email  Stacey Dillon , Assistant to the Superintendent, for additional information, or to register for the event.  You may also contact Stacey by phone at 469.742.8003.


Student Kudos
Ella Varner- 1st place

Allie Silverio- 2nd place
  Carson Dykstra- 3rd place tie and  Jayden Nakamura- 3rd place tie
Top 15
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
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
12/14 Service Learning - Numana
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 
01/08 Hearing and Vision Screening
01/10 Report Cards sent home
01/11 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
01/14 Leadership Awards 10:30 am
01/18 5th Grade Fine Arts Preview @ WSMS school day
01/21 Student Holiday - MLK Day
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
Bookmark the Sloan Creek PTA website for easy connectivity and the latest information.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Foundation's Annual Appeal Reaches $185,200
If you have not yet made your gift to the Foundation, please help us close the gap to reach our $200,000 goal. The money raised impacts the education of every Lovejoy student. You may click here to donate. All gifts are tax deductible.
 
Denim and Diamonds The Party - We Need Your Help
Donations are needed for the silent and online auctions. The online auction will be different this year. A few of the big items will be in the silent auction at the event, but most of the items will be online, so that everyone will have the opportunity to bid. What can you donate?  Here are some ideas:

-Perhaps you have a vacation home that you could share for a week,
-Create a fun experience - in the past we have had Crawfish boils, private dinners with live entertainment, fishing excursions, hunting excursions, etc. 
-A business service,
-Restaurant gift cards (over $25 please)
 
You may click here for the donation form. Donation form. For questions, please contact Kelli Litchenburg or Vicki Deerman.
 
Don't miss The Party. Click here to purchase tickets.

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.


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


Student Nutrition
District News
New! School Store T-Shirt Sale
The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss special sales as they make room for the new season. Be sure to stop by the LHS Store on December 1st during the Fine Arts Festival. The store will be open 10:00-2:00.
 
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!


Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
 
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."

Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.


SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may  click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.

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



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
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

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION
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