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SCIS Parent Message
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Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

Happy Valentines Day!  

Our kids has a fun day of learning today. Thank you for helping us make valentines day as normal of a day as possible. 

Winter Break: 
Don't forget the we have our winter break tomorrow and Monday. We will return on Tuesday, February 19th ready to tackle the challenge of ensuring that each child reaches their full potential. 

Progress Reports:
On Thursday, February 21st- Progress Reports go home with students via homeroom classes. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns call or text my cell 24/7.

With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler

SCIS Spring Book Fair
On March 3rd the library staff will be at the Plano Barnes & Nobles Creekwalk Village, 801 West 15th St Suite E Plano, TX 75075. We will be holding our spring book fair from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm with in store events and prizes. We hope to see you there. Look for more information on the SCIS website in the coming week.  

WSMS 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney - March 1
On March 1st, WSMS will hold our annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the WSMS gyms from 4:30--6:00. The cost is $40 per team and each team can consist of 3-4 players.  Students are welcomed to come and watch this tournament free of charge. We will have pizza, snacks, and water for purchase. All items can be purchased for $1.00.

STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all students! Submit your entry for the design of the STEM Festival 2019 t-shirt. Click here for details.


5th Grade

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

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


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

Main Gym
February 27
5:30pm - 6pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting
February 27
6pm - 7pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

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

March 7 and 8
6TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at SCIS)


*Date for the evening meeting has changed

2018-19 SCIS Yearbook
Purchase your yearbook  here until Feb 28th. 
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
02/15-18 Winter Break
02/21 Progress Reports sent home
02/25 Chess Club 3:00 pm
02/26 Orchestra Concert @ LHS
02/27 Student Lighthouse Meeting 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
03/01 Perot Field Trip - 6th Grade
03/02 LISD STEM Festival
03/02  Band Instrument Selection Day
03/04 Chess Club 3:00 pm
03/04 Orchestra Instrument Fitting 6:30 pm
03/05 Spring Group Pictures
03/06 Spring Picutres
03/08 End of grading period
03/11-15 Spring Break
03/18 Chess Club 3:00 pm
03/21 6th grade choir rehearsal 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
03/25 Chess Club 3:00 pm
03/26 6th grade choir Disney Spectacular Concert
04/01 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sloan Creek PTA

SCIS Accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 PTA Board
The PTA nominating committee will be taking nominations for all of the board positions at this time, as well as taking information on committee interests. As always, we encourage your involvement and welcome your input as we begin to create our board for next year. I have provided a list of positions and a brief description of the committees. If you have interest in a position, email Cheraina Dunn at  c  The slate of officers will be announced and posted in early April.  The slate will be presented for a vote at the membership meeting on April 15th at 10:30am.

  • President: Presides over all meetings, coordinates efforts of the board, liaisons to school district.
  • 1st Vice President: Aid to the president and presides in his/her absence.
  • 2nd VP - Programs: Coordinates programs sponsored by the PTA. Researches, secures and facilitates the events.
  • 3rd VP - Membership: In charge of membership drive, soliciting new members, reporting to state.
  • 4th VP - Ways and Means: In charge of fundraising for the PTA.
  • Secretary: Takes minutes and maintains accurate records of board and general meetings.
  • Treasurer: Custodian of all funds and keeps books of receipts and expenses.
  • Parliamentarian: Advises president of parliamentary procedure for meetings.
Committee Chairs: 
  • Reflections chair: Responsible for promoting and implementing the Reflections art contest.
  • Art to Go chair:  Responsible for the organization and implementation of ATG for 5th grade.
  • Council Rep: Represent SCIS on the Lovejoy ISD Council of PTAs.
  • Environmental chair: Plans and implements environmentally friendly projects.
  • Hospitality: Responsible for coordinating teacher hospitality activities.
  • Legislative: Keeps local unit informed and aware of current legislative actions.
  • Volunteer Coor: Coordinates and publishes volunteer opportunities.
  • Website: Maintains the WSMS PTA website.
  •  Technology:  Maintains the database and sends email communications to membership
  •  Directory:  Solicits ads, creates and distributes a membership directory.

Our last submission for BoxTops will be March 1st. Please send them in with your student and have them give them to the office or drop them off with their homeroom teacher.

District News
Lovejoy Senior Hosts Volleyball Camp February 19
Lovejoy High Senior Madison Waters is hosting a volleyball camp for her Senior Project:
"Hello everyone. My name is Madison Waters and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School. This year for my senior project, I will be raising money for the American Cancer Society through donations and by hosting a volleyball camp for boys and girls from 1st grade to 6th grade. The camp will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on Tuesday, February 19 from 5:30-8:00 PM. The cost is $15 per child.
All proceeds from the camp and donations will be given to the American Cancer Society. This foundation funds and conducts research and spreads information with the mission to free the world of cancer. The money they receive goes towards research and support for patients.
Next year I will be attending the University of Cincinnati where I will play volleyball and earn a degree in business.
To register for the camp, please contact me at You can also contact me at 214-799-3402 if you have any further questions.
If you would like to make a donation, please venmo me @madisonwaters

Gifted and Talented Information Sessions February 20 and 25
The referral window for students in grades 1-11 for gifted and talented services is open February 1 - March 8. Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 and April 6. Appointments will be sent via email after the referral window closes March 8.
Please note: Kindergarten students will not be tested during the spring window.
Looking for More Information about G/T Services? Brief information sessions will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
February 20 at 9:00 AM
February 25 at 9:00 AM or 6:30 PM
(Session Information Repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the gifted and talented webpage.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032).

Java & Jazz March 1
The Lovejoy High School third annual " Java  and  Jazz " joint concert with the Lovejoy Jazz Band and LHS vocalists will be here before you know it. Join us for an evening of great music starting at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 1. The musicians are sounding great and have a huge program to perform.  

Admission is just $5.00. Coffee and dessert items will be available for a small fee. There will be an open dance floor for students and parents alike. The musicians and vocalists will perform a combination of classic swing-era classics and slow ballads. We hope to see you on the dance floor.

March 2 STEM Festival and Open House for Prospective Families
Save the date! Lovejoy ISD will host the second annual STEM festival on March 2 at Lovejoy High School. The event will be held from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We hope you will join us for an exciting day filled with fascinating speakers, hands-on experiments, Makerspace, student exhibits, robotics lab, cool contests with prizes, food trucks, and much more.
An Open House for prospective families will be held during the STEM festival. We hope you will invite your friends and family members who are interested in Lovejoy to join us for this event.
Look for more details in the next edition of Email Express.

Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video
Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video

Lovejoy STEM Festival CANgineering Competition March 2
Lovejoy is pleased to announce the first ever CANgineering Competition at the Lovejoy STEM Festival on March 2. Form a team and get creative. Your team will compete to build a structure made entirely of canned and non-perishable foods. The best in show will win a prize.
Click here for detailed information regarding the CANgineering Competition. Gather your family and friends and join us for this exciting competition!

Lovejoy Gifted Association Announces Rocket Build and Launch Events
3...2...1... Lift-off!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first people to land on the moon with the Lovejoy Gifted Association's Rocket Fest.  The Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for their annual LGA Rocket Fest. This event is suitable for students in grades 3 thru 6.  Participants may choose between a basic and an advanced rocket model.
There will be a Rocket Build Party in the Sloan Creek Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm where a volunteer from DARS will talk the junior rocket scientists through building the basic rocket step-by-step. Participants purchasing the advanced rocket may pick up their build package that same evening and are welcome to start building at SCIS or build at home.
The rocket launch will be held on Sunday March 24 in the front parking lot of Lovejoy High School at 12:00 noon, where volunteers from DARS will provide the launch equipment and make sure the launch process happens in a safe and orderly fashion.

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
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
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

Hop Into Spring Chess Tournament March 30
This annual Lovejoy Tournament continues to be a hit around the metroplex.  Come join your fellow chess players on March 30 at Sloan Creek for a wonderful day of chess play. This five round tournament awards the top three players in each section a trophy and fourth place receives a chocolate bunny. Gather up a team from your school and compete together.  Registration is going on now.  Please visit North Texas Chess Academy's website to register.

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: 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.

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