Sloan Creek Intermediate School Principal Message

Happy Thursday,


We have had a great, short week and exciting things are starting tomorrow. Tomorrow, our students will have their first Leopard Time. During this time, students will be in tutoring, clubs, and advisory. I am so excited to start this time for students and hope they enjoy the additional time to enhance their learning.  


We will also be opening our "school store" tomorrow. Students have been earning tickets for displaying characteristics of the graduate profile or modeling positive character traits. We will draw tickets during announcements tomorrow, and they can trade in their tickets for items in the store (see pictures below). Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who have donated prizes, organized the store, and are volunteering their time in the store on Fridays. You are so appreciated.  


I look forward to seeing those that can join the principal coffee tomorrow. If you are unable to make it, we will include our presentation in next Thursday's newsletter. I apologize that we are unable to offer this session via ZOOM. 


One last important thing to note-We will be having a lockdown drill and fire drill on Monday at 9:00 am. You may want to avoid dropping off items at this time. Following these drills we will be hosting a breakfast for our Fairview PD. You may see additional police cars at our campus during this time. We are so thankful for their partnership and helping to keep our staff and students safe.


Have a wonderful evening and as always please reach out if you have any questions.


Most importantly, thank you for sharing your wonderful kiddos with us. It is a joy to watch them learn and grow each day.


Thank you,


Courtney Halpin

Principal

469-742-8400

The school store is stocked and ready to go.  Thank you to all who have donated items.  We are so appreciative and are excited to celebrate our students.

Important Upcoming Dates

September


9- Coffee with the Principals, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM, SCIS Cafeteria

9- School Store Grand Opening  

12- Wear Green to kick off "Green Team" recycling program

15- Birthday Donuts for August and September student birthdays

15- Fine Arts students go to Pin Stack 

12-16- Fall Book Fair  

16- Nash and Salamah's Homerooms Volunteer with Custodial Team

16-Red Out!  Wear red or homecoming shirts.

19- PTO Meeting, 10:00 AM, SCIS Cafeteria 

23- Doty and Holland's Homerooms Volunteer with Custodial Team

30- SAGE coffee, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Cafeteria  

30-Johnson and Dufrene Homerooms Volunteer with Custodial Team

NEW!!! Service Team Schedule 

Students will be partnering with the custodial team to help empty trash cans, clean trash from floors, and any other job to help our custodial team out. We are so thankful for our custodians and hope our students continue to develop a strong sense of pride for our school through this partnership.


Students in the the assigned homerooms will help until 3:45 pm. These days are not mandatory for our students, however we hope that all students will choose to stay.

NEW!! Counselor's Corner-Coming Soon!

This will be a new section in our weekly parent newsletter.  In this section, you will be provided information on the character trait that we are teaching our students.  We hope you will join us in asking your child questions about the character traits they are learning about.

NEW!! Green Team Rollout

NEW!! District Advisory Committees

We are pleased to announce, the District will be launching Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Career Education Advisory Committees. These committees will include parents, campus and district staff representatives. The purpose of the advisory committees is to establish an additional layer of communication and collaboration, resulting in achieving positive outcomes for all students through strong home and school partnerships.


To learn more about the Lovejoy ISD advisory committees, please reference the following links below. Committee interest forms will be accepted through Friday, September 16th.


Lovejoy ISD Special Education Advisory Committee

Lovejoy ISD Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee

Lovejoy ISD Career Education Advisory Committee


UPDATED!!! Book Fair is coming to SCIS  

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from September 12th – 16th in the SCIS Library:


Hours: 

Mon 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


We would like to invite parents/grandparents to come eat lunch with their child and then visit the book fair. If you would like to visit the book fair during lunch, please come on the day assigned to your child’s grade and last name alpha.  

 

Lunch visiting schedule:

Monday: 5th grade A-L

Tuesday: 5th grade M-Z

Wednesday: 6th grade A-L

Thursday: 6th grade M-Z


One option for payment is eWalletyour child’s digital payment account.

Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.


If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sloancreekintermediatesch


See you at the Fair!



Extended Day Leopard Academy  

Extended Day Leopard Academy is an opportunity for your child to participate in enrichment activities on his or her campus before and after school. Our goal is that these enrichment opportunities will allow our Lovejoy Leopards to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through activities related to their personal interests. Registration is open for the following academies for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Choose from one of the links below for more information.

Please contact miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net with any questions regarding the Extended Day Leopard Academies offered for the 22-23 school year. 


NEW!!! PTO Information 

This week we have some new ways to support the SCIS PTO. Joining the PTO and Donating to our Leopard Drive is always one of the best ways. You can also simply shop at Kroger and on Amazon. This year, from September 14 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, we are also auctioning off three parking spots in front of SCIS for the year. See below for details.


JOIN and DONATE

We would love for you to sign up to be apart of the Sloan Creek PTO. The $8 membership dues go towards programs that benefit each student. Please sign up your students and spouses or join as a family. Your membership allows you to have access to our online directory and volunteer opportunities.


There is also an opportunity for you do donate to our Leopard Drive. This is different than your donation to Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Those donations benefit the district as a whole. Our Leopard Drive stays at Sloan Creek to help put on programs like See you at the Creek, Kool off with Kona, teacher appreciation and many more.


Please click on the link below to become a member and donate.


Join and Donate Here


CARLINE AUCTION - SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tired of waiting in the carpool line or looking for parking during school events? The SCIS PTO is auctioning off three parking spots in the front of the building. Use them for pick up and as reserved parking throughout the school year at school functions. Bidding will begin on September 14, 2022 at 8 am and will end at 8pm. Good luck and thank you for your support of Sloan Creek PTO!


Carline Auction


SUPPORT SLOAN CREEK PTO EVERY TIME YOU SHOP WITH AMAZON!

AmazonSmile, the simple and no-cost way to donate to a favorite charity like the Sloan Creek PTO. It now works on the Amazon Shopping app for iPhone and Android. That means it’s easier than ever to support our work anytime, anywhere. Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice — at no cost to you. Use your same Amazon.com login to start shopping today!


Even if you’ve registered Sloan Creek PTO as your charity with AmazonSmile, you must also activate AmazonSmile in your mobile app in order for Sloan Creek PTO to receive a portion of eligible purchases (at no extra cost to you). Follow these easy steps on your phone and computer to make sure you’re set up! 

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
  3. Select “Sloan Creek Intermediate School PTO” as your charity


If you prefer to use the app when you are Amazon shopping, click on settings and select Amazon Smile and the Sloan Creek Intermediate School PTO as your charity.

GROCERY SHOPPING TO SUPPORT SCIS PTO WITH KROGER REBATE

Did you know…The Sloan Creek PTO receives money back from Kroger based on purchases made by you?Here’s how you can sign up to make sure your purchases help SCIS: 

Login to your Kroger Plus account online or visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select Sloan Creek Intermediate School PTO as your designated organization.


VOLUNTEERS

If you missed our volunteer coffee last week, there is still time to sign up to volunteer. Just indicate what areas you would like to be contacted to help volunteer. As needs arise you will be contacted to volunteer. 


Volunteer Interest Form


GREEN TEAM HELP

We need help during all lunch periods at SCIS the week of 9/12 – 9/16 as we roll out the new recycling program. The duties are for the volunteers to help students to properly sort items into TRASH and RECYCLE bins. There are signs to show what goes in each bin but students will need a little guidance and encouragement the first few days.  


Green Team Sign up


BOOK FAIR

The Sloan Creek Book Fair is fast approaching. Please click the sign up below if you would like to volunteer to help.


Book Fair Sign up


Thank you

Kim Rollins 

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

https://ptoscis.membershiptoolkit.com/Our_PTO


ParentPortal Update Needed

ParentPortal Update Needed by Friday, September 16



The PowerSchool ParentPortal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please click here to access the Parent Portal. Completion of these forms is required every year for each student, and need to be completed by Friday, September 16th.

Instructions for completion are attached.

 

If you need assistance with account access or password reset, please use this link . Access requests and password resets will occur during business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm. We are unable to fulfill requests after hours, holidays or weekends. You’ll be notified via email once your request is complete.


Lovejoy ISD Community News

NEW!!! 

Ladies Coffee


The Council of PTOs would like to invite all “new to Lovejoy” moms (grades 1st – 12th) to our welcome coffee on September 13th.

Please RSVP and let us know that you are coming. We can’t wait to meet you!


Red-Out 2022 Homecoming T-Shirts are on sale!!!!!! 



ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR LCDC!


Enroll now for the 2022-23 school year for any of the 3 exemplary child care and early childhood programs housed at the Lovejoy Child Development Center. 


If you would like to be contacted with information regarding our programs, please complete the LCDC Interest Form by using the link below or scanning the QR code.  You may also email us at childdevelopmentcenter@lovejoyisd.net with any questions.  


LCDC Interest Form


In addition, Lovejoy ISD is excited to share with you that we will be offering a FREE prekindergarten program for eligible students who are 4 years old by September 1, 2022, and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Limited use of the English language 
  • Is eligible to participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program 
  • Meets the definition of homeless 
  • The child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or the reserves and/or injured or killed while serving
  • Is or ever has been in foster care 
  • The child of a recipient of the Star of Texas Award 


*Students who do not meet any of the above eligibility requirements may participate as a tuition student.  

*Lovejoy ISD employees receive discounted tuition for all programs offered at the LCDC.



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