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Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

We are looking forward to warmer weather arriving soon so kids can play outside more! I hope you will watch the video above to fill you in on our upcoming events. 

Progress Reports:
Today progress reports went home with students via homeroom classes. 

District Calendars Approved

STEM Festival March 2
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.

6th Grade Registration timelines
See video and details below

6th Grade Perot Trip- March 1st

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

With an Attitude of Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
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.  

2018-2019 SCIS / WSMS SPRING REGISTRATION

DATE
STUDENTS
EVENT
LOCATION
March 2
5th Graders
Band Instrument Fitting

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

SCIS


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

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

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

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

SCIS


*Date for the evening meeting has changed

Lovejoy HS Golf
An informational golf meeting will be held Tuesday, March 05, at 6:30 PM, at WSMS.  All those with students interested in playing high school golf will benefit from the meeting.  I will also be discussing Middle School Golf. If you have a golfer in grades 5-8, please join us.

Lovejoy Leopards Tennis  2019 Spring Tennis Information 
DATES:      Weeks of Feb 25 through April 29 (9 weeks)
                    (Weather Make up week May 6)      
Times/Days: JD 1 Tuesday 4:30-5:45PM
                      JD 2/3 Mon, Wed 4:30-6:00PM
                      JD Advanced Mon, Wed 4:30-6:00PM
 
LOCATION: LHS Tennis Courts

COST: JD 2/3/Adv $225-once a week, $400-twice a week
             JD1 $200 - once a week on Tuesday
                
Class Description:
JD 1-Beginner tennis instruction for Elementary/MS students (min 2nd grade)
JD 2/3-Tennis instruction for experienced Elementary and intermediate MS players
JD ADV- Tennis instruction for experienced MS and HS tournament players-ask coaches approval for this class  
 
"Instructors reserve the right to move students to appropriate levels"
 
Goal of all Sessions: Focus will be on teaching fundamental tennis skills and rules. Individual instruction, match play and games will be provided in each session. Level of technical instruction will be geared toward specific age group.

To reserve your spot email Lou Hervey at louhervey@sbcglobal.net and mail check to  Lou Hervey  300 Hampton Ct    Fairview TX, 75069 

2018-19 SCIS Yearbook
Purchase your yearbook  here until Feb 28th. 
Student Kudos
Two SCIS students, Cora Walenciak and Ellen Witherspoon ,were a part of the winning team for ASA winter league basketball. Both girls have worked hard, played hard, and have shown great sportsmanship.
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
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
02/28 WSMS Counselors in 6th grade SS classes
03/01 Perot Field Trip - 6th Grade
03/02 LISD STEM Festival
03/02  Band Instrument Selection Day
03/03 Spring Brook Fair @ Barnes & Noble 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
03/4-8 Dude, Be Nice Week
03/04 Chess Club 3:00 pm
03/04 Orchestra Instrument Fitting 6:30 pm
03/05 Spring Group Pictures
03/06 Spring Pictures
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
BOX TOPS
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
STEM Festival March 2
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.
Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video
Lovejoy STEM Festival 2019 promo video


Lovejoy STEM Festival CANgineering Competition
Lovejoy is pleased to announce the first ever CANgineering Competition at the Lovejoy STEM Festival on March 2.

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.
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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).

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 4:30pm--7:00pm. The cost is $40 per team and each team can consist of 3-4 players.  Team registration may be made online by clicking here or you may drop off payment at the WSMS front office.  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.


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.



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.

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: 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.


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