SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 

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

We had a great week of learning!  

I want to thank you each of you for helping your child to arrive on campus prior to 7:35 a.m. each day.  Only 8 students arrived this week after the start of school this week.  Getting students to school with plenty of time to spare is an effective strategy to ensure they start the day ready to learn.   

I hope you will take just a few moments to watch the video above to get more details about: 
Next Week: 
  • Monday, 9.10.18-Book Fair Starts!  
  • Tuesday, 9.11.18- 5th Grade Camp Meeting and 5th Grade Open House 6:00-7:30.  (forms went home today)
  • Wednesday, 9.12.18- Individual Fall Pictures.Forms went home today. 
  • Extra planners are for sale $20.00 Cash/Check. We only have 40 left!


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 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.

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Day/Night September 11th 
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night is at Kelly Family Farms: Tuesday, September 11th, from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This is an all-day event, so if you are unable to join us for dinner you may meet a friend for lunch, pick up lunch and bring to your kids, or bring back lunch to your office and still support the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. Please plan to join us for delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra.  Ten percent of the proceeds from your visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This giveback includes dine in and take out. You may call 972-754-7974 to place an order for pick up. Click Orchestra Spirit Night at Kelly Family Farms for additional information.


SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
09/07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
09/07 Progress Reporting Periods Ends 
09/11 5th Grade Open House/Camp Meeting  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09/12 Fall Pictures
09/17 PTA General Meeting  10:30 am
09/18 6th Grade Open House 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
SCIS PTA MEMBERSHIP AND DONATIONS
Our 2018-2019 SCIS Membership Drive is off to a great start!
 
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 and make donations online, or through the school office.    To join and or make a donation online   click here


JOIN THE FUN - VOLUNTEER
Calling all volunteers - we need YOU! Please join us and get involved at Sloan Creek this year.  Check out the SCIS PTA Volunteer Page to find ways you can support our  school



SCIS DIRECTORY ADS: LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN
Don't miss out on the opportunity to advertise in the 2018-2019 Sloan Creek School Directory. There is only a week left to place your ad! We ask local merchants to support our PTA and our school through directory advertisements. Ads range in size & price: 1/4 page for $35, half page $50, and a full page for $100. To place an ad in the directory, complete the Ad Contract, mail your check payable to SCIS PTA, and email a high-res .pdf ad to  Alyssa Boyd the PTA Directory Chair  next Friday, September 14.


EARN MONEY FOR SLOAN CREEK PTA
This year we will continue to participate in several fundraising programs tha t give money back  for normal household purchases.
The programs are Kroger,  Ama zon Smile and  Boxtops .

If you plan on purchasing items from  Amazon.com , please consider  visiting  Amazon  Smile. Amazon established  AmazonSmile  to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible  AmazonSmile  purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the  AmazonSmile  website for Sloan Creek Intermediate School . Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at  amazon.com


Start collecting  Boxtops today.   We will send out more details about our collection dates in the  Principal email.


STAY IN THE KNOW 
Bookmark the Sloan Creek PTA website for easy connectivity and the latest information.

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 Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a "Juggling-A-Thon" to help raise money for the program. Each Soccer player will have 30 minutes to get his or her highest number of consecutive ball touches. Prior to this event, the players will be seeking sponsorships for the number of touches they complete during their 30-minute juggling drill. Please help support our 2019 Boys and Girls Soccer program with a sponsorship.
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Alex Duran, Head Boys Soccer Coach
Ian Keeble, Head Girls Soccer Coach
 
The team will perform their juggling drills for funds on Saturday, October 13th. Additional information will be made available as the event nears.


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! Girl Scout Troops Now Forming
New Girl Scout troops are forming for girls in K-12th grade - and you and your daughter are invited to join us to learn more about Girl Scouting. All Girl Scout activities are 100 percent girl-led and girl-focused. Join us for information events on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Bethany Lakes Park (731 Bethany Lake Blvd, Allen) or Monday, September 17th at 7:00 PM at Marion Elementary School (1595 Stablerun Drive, Allen) or contact us at serviceunit101@yahoo.com for additional information.

Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club Host Spirit Night Thursday, September 20th
The Lovejoy Lady Leopard Softball Boosters are hosting a Lady Leopard Softball Night at Panera Restaurant on Thursday, September 20th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Bring the following flyer to Panera's for redemption and a portion of the bill will go to the Grand Slam Club. Please come out, enjoy some great food, and help support our Lady Leopard's Softball Team.

New! Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
ACT and PSAT/SAT classes will be starting soon. Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's. Click here:  Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information. 

Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24th
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 24th at "The Dye Course" at Stonebridge Country Club. This is a new tournament venue.  Registration opens at 7:00 AM. The tournament begins at 8:00 AM and the cost is $150 per player, which includes green fees, cart, gift bag and awards luncheon.
 
The Tournament is limited to 144 golfers.  Golfers should indicate the booster club they are playing in support of and LLI will return 90% of the net after expenses to that booster club.  Golfers may also purchase a Super Ticket for $50, which includes 10 raffle tickets and all games on the course. The deadline to register is September 17th. To obtain a registration form and pay online, golfers may access the LLI Golf Tournament Flyer by clicking here.

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 Gifted Association Meet and Greet
Wednesday, September 19th
Are you interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented program in Lovejoy? Click here for details regarding the Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet.

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: