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

I hope you will watch the video above for some of the highlights of our first week of learning.

We are so thankful that our amazing PTA brought in the rock wall leadership challenge which was a powerful experience for our 6th grade learners today. Special thanks to our PTA and parent volunteers who came out today to support our kids during this experience.

We need your help!
Please Update Power School including Completing FERPA and General Waiver Forms. It is a requirement that each family update this each year.
It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically.  Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. You can find these forms on line by:
Go the LISD website-www.lisd.net
Click on Parents
Power School Parent Portal
Input your user name and password (If you do not know this, please contact Lori Esser at Lori_Esser@lovejoyisd.net)
You should now be in PowerSchool.  Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information." There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom  - "FERPA" and "General Waiver" Please also check your home address, phone numbers, and email addresses to ensure that they are all correct. **Please note that if you request bus service, that it will take at least 24 hours for your child to be placed on the route.

With an Attitude of Gratitude, 

Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
Volunteer Background Application Now Available
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
SCIS Fine Arts
SLOAN CREEK CHORALE - 5th Grade
Sloan Creek 5th graders may join the Sloan Creek Chorale by filling out our  ONLINE Sloan Creek Chorale Permission Slip.  Please read the  Sloan Creek Chorale letter of interestfor detailed information.  Rehearsals are always on Mondays from 3:00-3:45 p.m. in the SCIS Choir room and will begin August 27th.  If you have any questions please contact  Brooke_Grall@lovejoyisd.net.

LOVEJOY CHILDREN'S CHOIR - 4TH, 5TH, 6TH GRADERS
The Lovejoy ISD Children's Choir, directed by the Lovejoy ISD Elementary Music Specialists, is designed to serve the needs of our district's 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience.  Auditions will be held on September 13 and 18 for any and all LISD 4th, 5th and 6th grade students interested in participating.  Returning members do not need to audition but DO need to fill out the   online permission form.  Visit  http://lovejoymusic.weebly.com/lovejoy-childrens-choir.html to access the  2018-2019 LCC Parent Packet and  online permission form.  Questions can be directed to your child's music teacher or Anne Tracy ( Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net).

WILLOW SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL - THE LITTLE MERMAID - 6TH GRADERS
ALL interested sixth graders are encouraged to audition for the Willow Springs Middle School!  CLICK HERE for all of the information you need to sign up and prepare for the auditions. Please contact Mrs. Grall with any questions! ( Brooke_Grall@lovejoyisd.net)

SCIS Reminders
5th Grade Camp T-shirt 
5th Grade students will wear this shirt to Collin County Adventure Camp. Order  online or complete the  order form and return to SCIS.  


Chess Club Enthusiast
Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session the week of September 10, 2018. For more details and registration information  click here. If you have any additional questions please contact  Miles Knight.


SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
09/03 Labor Day - Student Holiday
09/07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
09/07 Progress Reporting Periods Ends 
09/11 5th Grade Curriculum Night/Camp Meeting  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09/12 Fall Pictures
09/17 PTA General Meeting  10:30 am
09/18 6th Grade Curriculum Night 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09/28 Progress Reporting Period Ends
10/03 Fall Picture Retakes
10/05-08 Fall Break
10/12 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
10/12 End of Grading Period
10/15,16,17 5th Grade Adventure Camp
10/16 6th Grade Choir Fall Preview Concert
10/22 6th Grade Orchestra Preview Concert 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
10/23 6th Grade Band Preview Concert
10/25 All Orchestra Courtyard Concert @ LHS
10/26 Student Holiday

SCIS PTA

Sloan Creek Families,
 
An exciting school year at Sloan Creek is on the horizon!   This time of year is filled with the anticipation of new class schedules, lockers, school supplies, new teachers and seeing old friends again.  So let's get going!
 
Continuing a proud partnership with the faculty at Sloan Creek, the PTA is ready to kick off another year of strong volunteerism, student programs, Dads on Campus, hospitality and so much more!  Please take a moment to check out below to get a head start.
 
Cheraina Dunn
Sloan Creek PTA President
 
Important Dates
PTA General meeting - September 17th 10:30am
 
PTA Membership & Leopard Drive
You're invited to join the PTA today!  Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Sloan Creek.  In addition, joining the SCIS PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, SCIS PTA emails, and a membership directory. 
 
This year we are offering our families the opportunity to join online, in person at Walk the Creek or through the school office.   To join and or make a donation online click here
Forms will also be available in your packet at Walk the Creek. To access the forms now click here for the Donation form and Membership form.    
   
Volunteer Information
The Sloan Creek campus is a parents-welcome zone!  Take a look at the many opportunities that parents have to get involved at Sloan Creek this year.  You don't need to make up-front commitments.  Just let us know that you're interested and we'll contact you as needs arise.  Are you interested in helping in STEM classes, Art to Go, mentoring, car pool, gardening, book fairs, school socials, making copies, assisting in the office, and hospitality events?  You'll find a volunteer sign-up form in your packet at Walk the Creek or click below to access it now.
Click here for the Volunteer Opportunities form.  
District News
2018-2019 Bus Transportation
New! Back to School: Important Transportation News
The Transportation Department is looking forward to welcoming your students to the 2018-2019 school year. Important news regarding requesting bus service, bus routes, stop locations, time, and the SafeStop School Bus Tracking App is now available.  Click here for this important news.

Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project
A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:
 
"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet.
 
The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey.
 
I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions.  Thank you for your generosity."

New! Girls Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.
 
Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls 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. There will be lacrosse equipment 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 can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information click here. For questions, click here.

New! Girls and Boys Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' and boys' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' and boys' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.
 
Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls and boys 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. There will be lacrosse equipment 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 Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information click here. For questions, click here.

Tom Landry Classic Saturday, September 1st
The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1st at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends.


New! Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com

Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey team will host a fundraiser on September 4th. Click here for details.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032).

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: