SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message

Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

We have had a wonderful first semester in 5th and 6th grade. I am grateful for all the volunteers that have helped our kids take tests, helped us organize events, volunteered to be mentors, served as chaperones at 5th grade camp.  This time of year I am so grateful for our amazing community of parents who give generously of their time to help make Sloan Creek an experience that is second to none for each child.

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

1. Replenishing your child's supplies:
Now is a great time to give your child the gifts of school supplies. We are seeing lots of kids without some of the basics.  Please take a moment to check your child's backpack for pencils, pens, markers, and a planner.  We have extra planners for sale at school for $10.00

2. PTA sponsored -Numana Service Learning tomorrow: 

3.Lost and Found: 
All lost and found coats will be donated to area shelters on Wednesday, December 19th at noon. 

4. 11:45 am early release and school social: 12.19.18
The cafeteria is closed this day. Please send your child a lunch if you did not already purchase Chick-Fil-A for your child. 

With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News

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. 

School Starts January 7th: 
Please note all schools other than the high school will return Monday,  January 7th, 2019 


Volunteers Needed
Holiday Social
Winter Break is almost here!  SCIS will celebrate with our Holiday Social Lunch on Wednesday, December 19 from 10 AM -12 PM.  Parents will have the opportunity in advance to purchase Chick Fil A for their students.  We also need donations for additional food items and volunteers. 
Please follow the links below if you can help:

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


American Heart Challenge
Parents,
 
We have started our annual Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Hoops for Heart) program and we couldn't be more excited! Over the next two 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.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or download the APP for free: Search Kids Heart Challenge in the app store or click here from your phone to take you there ( App Store for iPhone or  Google Play for Android).

How we benefit
If we all work together, we can reach our $4,000 goal! Click the links 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!  
Special experience: All the prizes your student earns, along with the sticker that they have received, COME TO LIFE if you download the Kids Heart Challenge APP and click UNLOCK HEART ARCADE. 
 
Thank YOU!

Coach Will Davis

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: 

SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
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
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 is you have any questions.  
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds The Party - We Need Your Help
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.


Purchase Tickets - Tickets are on sale now for $135 and will increase to $150 tomorrow. Click here to buy your tickets today!


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


District News
New! Senior Project Benefiting the Samaritan Inn
LHS Senior James Rainey is asking for your help with his Senior Project.
 
"Hi, this is James Rainey I'm a senior at Lovejoy. I am currently working on my senior project, which is a gift card drive for the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn is a housing center for homeless families that are trying to get on their feet and for parents that are trying to provide for a better future for their children. I've talked to the directors and they've told me that this would be a big help for them and would allow for parents to purchase gifts for their children during this Christmas time. A collection box will be located at each school through December 19. A drawing will be held for those who make a donation. The winner of the drawing will receive an autographed football from Cowboys starting safety, Kavon Frazier

 

LHS School Store Offers Special Holiday Shopping Night December 12
Are you looking for spirit wear for people on your holiday shopping list, but don't have time to shop during school hours? You are in luck! The LHS School Store will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12. We hope you will join us for the special shopping event.
 
Don't forget... 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.
 
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!

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.

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
We cross post our daily updates on Twitter and Facebook. Parents are encouraged to follow our social media sites: