SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message
Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

W e have had a fun week of learning at SCIS. Our 5th graders are taking STAAR math and reading next week and we are proud of how hard they are working to show what they know.  I hope you will watch the video above for details about the following: 

Principal's Coffee- Guest Speaker Shawn McKnight! (See Video) 
Join us Friday April 5th at 9:00 a.m. for our monthly principal's coffee on the topic:  "A tool kit for parents: Tips and tools for setting family expectations and guidelines around technology".  (Any parent may attended k-12, we will have shuttle busses available) 

We are excited to have guest speaker Shawn McKnight who with his wife, Mindy, launched her first book, Viral Parenting In April 2019, which is sold in all major book retailers nationwide and debuted at #1 on Amazon in both Parenting Teenagers and Privacy & Online Safety. 
Shaun is Lovejoy dad of six kids.  Together with his wife Mindy the couple launched the highly-successful website in late 2008 and the subsequent CuteGirlsHairstyles YouTube channel the following year. Their three oldest daughters, Brooklyn And Bailey and KamriNoel, also have a very successful online presence. Altogether, the McKnight's YouTube channels count 15 million subscribers with content that has been viewed over 2.3 billion times worldwide. The family has also worked closely with brands such as Disney, Google, Amazon, Unilever, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Sprint, Covergirl, Lionsgate, Converse, and many more.

Friday, April 5th, Principal's Coffee   Fast Pass request   available  until  April 4th @ 10:00 pm

5th Grade STAAR Testing next week: (See video)
5th Grade Math: Tuesday, April 9th
5th Grade Reading: Wednesday, April 10th. 
  • Closed campus on these two dates. No visitors for lunch please
  • Students directions:
    • Please bring water and quiet snacks.
    • Dress in layers.
    • Bring 2 books with them to read.
    • Bring extra pencils.
    • Will have lunch later in the day than normal- eat a good breakfast. 
    • Get a good night's sleep.
    • Arrive early (by 7:35) so you don't get caught in traffic and late. 
    • The State does not allow any electronic devices during STAAR. Leave those phones, apple watches, kindle's, ipods, ipads at home.
Academic UIL: (See video)
On Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th our students will compete against the best of the best in the area in academic UIL.  Please ensure that you have communicated with Mrs. Reagan (via the form) the transportation arrangements you have made for your child.  If you have any questions about academic UIL, reach out to your child's coach, myself, or Mrs. Reagan. 
Here a link to our UIL website.

With Gratitude, 

Ray Winkler 


Alternate Schedule April 09 and April 10

WSMS Principal's Coffee - Friday, April 12th
I would like to invite you to our upcoming Principal's Coffee, on Friday, April 12th at 9:00 a.m. The Principal's Coffee is a forum discussion for all incoming 7th grade parents to visit with me about the middle school experience over a cup of coffee. During the discussion, I will provide information about the overall 7th experience at Willow Springs and answer any questions you may have. Attending parents are encouraged to park in the front parking lot to enter and sign-in through the front office.

Rising 7th grade parents WSMS Book Fair -- Book Fiesta!
We would like to invite you to our Book Fiesta Fair April 15-18! We will have the summer read choices for rising 7th-9th graders along with other great books to get in your students' hands before the long summer break. The list this year appears to be the best yet!  Please stop by the WSMS library anytime 8:15-4:30 to shop our selection.  

5th Grade - Growth and Development Video
Dear 5th grade Parents/Guardians:

As part of the health curriculum, the Always Changing film on Human Growth and Development will be shown to the 5th grade on April 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm during 9th period.

Boys and girls will be separated for the Growth and Development class.  Mr. Smith, Puster Elementary counselor, will talk with the boys and Tamara Pierce, the nurse at Sloan Creek, will assist with the girls.  We will be available to answer questions and concerns from the students after the presentation of the film. We will only answer questions that have to do with the information from the film.

As the parent/guardian, you have the most important role in teaching your child about their growth and development.  We encourage you to preview the videos that will be shown and learn more about how to talk to your child.  Scroll down to the view the Always Changing-Boys or Always Changing-Girls (not the original version). Please take this opportunity to talk openly with your child.

Please fill out the online Google Form - Click Here.  If we do not receive a form from you by April 17, 2019, your child will NOT participate in the classes.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 469-742-8400.
Tamara Pierce, RN                                                    Amber Smith and Gina Weaver
School Nurse                                                              Counselor(s)
Sloan Creek Intermediate                                        Sloan Creek Intermediate

From the Nurse
There are two vaccinations required by the State of Texas for 7th grade: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and the meningococcal vaccine.  Typically students will receive these vaccines at their 11 or 12 year old check up.  If your student receives this vaccine, please email or fax a copy of their vaccination record to me.  Please don't wait until the week before school starts to get these vaccines.  Typically there will be a shortage of the vaccines, before school starts, because it is required of all 7th grade students in Texas.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you for your help!  My email is: and the fax # is 469-742-8401.

Tamara Pierce, RN
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
04/05 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am 
04/08 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/09 5th grade Math STAAR - Closed Campus 
04/10 5th grade Reading STAAR - Closed Campus
04/11 Progress reports sent home
04/12-13 Academic UIL - Coppell
04/15 PTA General Meeting  10:30 am
04/15 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/16 Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/19 Student Holiday/Bad weather make up day
04/22 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/22 Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04/23 Rising 5th grade parent meeting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04/24 Student Lighthouse Graduation 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
04/26 5th grade Growth and Development Video
04/29-05/03 Teacher Appreciation Week
04/29 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/03 Principal's Coffee - Rising 5th grade  9:00 am - 10:30 am
05/03 Band Concert @ LHS

05/06 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/07  Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/07 Rising 6th grade Choir Info Meeting 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
05/13 6th grade Math STAAR - Closed Campus
05/14 6th grade Reading STAAR - Closed Campus
05/15 5th grade Science STAAR - Closed Campus
05/15 Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/16 6th grade Choir rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/21 Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/21 SCIS Choir Spring Show @ WSMS
05/22 6th grade Art  - Nasher Museum trip
05/22 6th grade Band - NRH2O Music Festival 
05/22 6th grade Choir - NRH2O Music Festival
05/23 6th grade Orchestra - NRH2O Music Festival
05/27 Student Holiday - Memorial Day
05/28 5th grade Awards 8:00 am
05/28 6th grade Awards 12:45 pm
05/28 Honor Band rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05/29  Hackathon Day 1
05/30 Hackathon Day 2
05/31 Early Release-Last Day of School 11:45 am

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Ladies Night Out
Tickets go on sale on March 5 at 10:00 AM. Click here for the reservation page and here for the Foundation's website.

District News
Majestics Spring Show April 4 - 6
The Majestics Dance Team will present their annual spring show April 4 - 6. "Making a Difference" represents a reflection of their back and being servant leaders of our community. Purchase tickets now!

Lovejoy Summer Musical Theatre Camps July 9-20

We are excited to announce our 2019 musical:  Seussical KIDS! 
Acting, choreography, lighting, costuming, set building, and painting are just some of the fun activities taking place in Lovejoy's Summer Musical Theatre Camps:  Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Intern Camp.
Students will work together to produce and perform Seussical KIDS. Students who attend will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way.  Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, LHS Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 
Please read the detailed handouts for more information and a link to register your child.  If you have any questions please contact
Grades 3-6 Camp Flier, Click here
  • Musical Theatre Camp (35 student performers) 
  • Technical Theatre Camp (7-10 technicians)
Grades 7-8 Intern Camp, Click here 
  • Musical Theatre Intern Camp (assist student performers develop their musical and theatrical skills)
Online registration can be accessed from the flyers or with these links:

School Report Cards from 2017-18
I wanted to make you aware that the 2017-18 School Report Card (SRC) from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is available on the district website under "Quick Links" and then under "Required Postings" or directly at:
The same reports can be accessed on our campus website under the "About" tab and then selecting TEA School Campus Report Cards.  The SRC provides information on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
As you may recall, districts do not receive a SRC but the STAAR performance at each campus contributed to Lovejoy ISD being one of only four districts of the 1227 districts and charter schools in Texas to receive the highest rating on the state accountability system with an overall grade of "A" with a scale score of 97 out of 100 possible points.  Please contact me if you have any questions concerning our School Report Card from the Texas Education Agency. Thank you for your continued support of Sloan Creek Intermediate School.

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