SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 

SCIS Parent Message
October 3, 2019 
SCIS Parent Video Summary

Principal's Message
Wonderful Sloan Creek Parents-

We had a wonderful 5th grade camp this week! Thank you a million times over to our parents who went along with us to ensure our kids had an experience that is second to none!  

I hope you will all watch the video summary posted above to give you details about the following: 
  • LOJO Community Pep Rally tonight:  7:00 p.m @ LHS!  
  • Progress reports sent home Monday, October 7th. 
  • End of G1 Grading period is Thursday, October 11th. 
  • Our fall break is next week, October 11th-14th. (No School).
  • Red Ribbon Week: October 15th-18th.
  • Last day to order school pictures in tomorrow, October 4
  • Order pictures here
With Gratitude,

Ray Winkler

"My mission is to inspire others to dream more, learn more, and do more to make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. I believe that we must teach 5th and 6th graders how to be leaders by design, not by chance.  I am passionate about building trust within classrooms to create a breakthrough performance for each child.  I am driven to ensure that each child has an experience that is second to none."
Red Ribbon Week, October 15th - 18th 
Sloan Creek students are invited to dress up this week. Dress up days correspond to Lovejoy High School Homecoming week.
Tuesday: Cowboy Up Against Drugs -  Anything and all things cowboy
Wednesday:  Welcome to the Lovejoy Jungle -  jungle or animal print
Thursday: We are ONE Team -  6th grade wears black /  5th grade wears red
Friday: Lovejoy Unites:   Wear your homecoming shirt or anything Lovejoy  

SCIS Spelling Bee, October 28th and 29th 
When :  Monday, October 28th (preliminary)
            Tuesday, October 29th (final round)

Time :  8:00 am

Where : Cafeteria

Who is invited : Parents and family

Contact: Tammy Cooper
              Sunny Bradshaw


See You @ the Creek, sponsored by SCIS PTA,  October 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Many asked, and we listened! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 30th 6:00-8:00, and join us on campus for a Sloan Creek Community event.  This will be a come-and-go, come as you are evening powered by Sloan Creek staff and parent volunteers (if you are interested in helping, that information is forthcoming). The event is free, with food trucks on site where you can purchase dinner for your family.  We hope to see you at the creek!

dude. be nice week November 4th - 8th - Order T-shirts here
dude. be nice (DBN) is committed to building more positive communities. It is their mission to inspire people to treat themselves and others better. 
More information on our 2nd annual dude. by nice celebration to come. 
T-shirts can be ordered through the front office at SCIS until October 10th.  
Order your dude. be nice t-shirt now
scis dude be nice

SCIS Reminders
5th Grade Screenings: Vision and Hearing screenings will be conducted on all 5th grade students on October 3rd and 4th. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the nurse, Kali Campbell at 469-742-8307. 

Order school pictures now through October 4th
Hello All,
All the pictures of your amazing students are online and ready for ordering.  If you have already turned in an order sheet you do not need to do anything else.
To view and order pictures: Go to this link
  1. Register yourself with your email and a password.  If you already registered you can use your other email and password at this time.  Note: this can be confusing as it doesn't work until you get to this point.
  2. All the images will show up.  From the top left corner, you can use the drop-down and filter by Last Name groupings.  Example A or HI which is for H and I last names. Be patient there are almost 700 images up there 
  3. After you view your image, to order click the Add to Cart button at the bottom. Select your Package and/or Add on.  Note: the digital file add-on has multiple options depending on what is being purchased. This is listed in the description.
    • At this point you can add your students name and homeroom in the notes section of the cart or wait to respond to the auto-email you receive after.
  4. After you make your selections, click go to cart and finish your transaction.
  5. We aim to get all images processed and delivered by last week of October.  In order to ensure this, we will keep online ordering open for 1 week and close it down Friday October 4th.
Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 22
Thank you so much!  Please contact us if you have any questions!
Carey & Joe
Carey Lynn Photography

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
Here are some quick bullets about the PowerSchool Parent Portal:
PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
  • Unless you have changed your username after August 12, 2019, the username is the email address that is associated to the parent account. The log of invalid logins that we are seeing are typically parent accounts that are trying to use something other than an email address as the username.
  • Recently users have been denied access and it is determined that they are not using the correct URL. Please make sure that you are going to . If you see Welcome to Unified Classroom, you are on the wrong site. This is another PowerSchool product that we do not have a subscription as it duplicates Google Classroom.
  • Remember that the mobile app is only a tool for updates on assignments, grades, and attendance. Typically to access the Enrollment Forms, Absence Reason Excuses, GPA Information, and the Random Drug Testing Forms you must use a tablet, laptop or desktop and the URL above. From a mobile phone, you can use your browser and go to the URL above; however, once logged in it is difficult to navigate.

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night, October 9th
Our Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night is at Chipotle Wednesday, October 9th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.  Please plan on joining us for a great combo of delicious food, good company and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra.  33% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club!  When you order, please let them know your are with the Lovejoy Orchestra.  Online orders are not included in the fundraiser total.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
103 Central Expressway North, Allen

We hope to see you there!

Calendar of Events
Oct 07 5th Grade Sloan Creek Chorale rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oct 08 6th Grade Choir Concert @ WSMS 6:30 pm
Oct 11-14 No School - Fall Break 
Oct 15-18 Red Ribbon Week
Oct 17 Report Cards sent home 
Oct 18 Parent Coffee 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Oct 21 5th Grade Sloan Creek Chorale rehearsal 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oct 21 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 21 Band Concert Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 22 Band Preview Concert 6:30 pm
Oct 23 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 23 Orchestra Concert 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oct 28 5th Grade Sloan Creek Chorale rehearsal 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oct 30 See you @ the Creek 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 01 Student Holiday - No School
Nov 02 Turkey Trot Chess Tournament
Nov 4-8 Dude, Be Nice Week
Nov 04 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 05 Veterans Day/Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 07 Report Cards sent home
Nov 08 Principal Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Nov 11 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 13 Fine Arts cookie dough delivered
Nov 18 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 20 Student Lighthouse meeting 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break - No school

SCIS Volunteer Opportunities

SCIS Volunteer

Thank you to the over 100 volunteers that are partnering with Sloan Creek for the benefit of our students. We have new opportunities for you to consider. Ms. Stewart has areas in the library where should would appreciate support, and the school is requesting help getting our 5th graders off to adventure camp. Please find the sign ups, below:

Library Shelving - Help Ms. Stewart keep our library organized and all the books in the right spots. Every Friday from 1-2:45
Friday Read-A-Louds - Read a loud to students in the library. Twice a month on Fridays. You can pick one recess or all four.

Makerspace Challenge - Lead students in a maker space challenge. Wednesdays, once a month, during lunch time for both 5th and 6th graders


These things will also be available at the Sloan Creek PTA Volunteer Website.

If you have any questions please reach out to Kim Rollins at

Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering.   Your willingness to serve in this capacity is very much appreciated. You may click here to access the background check application. 


We appreciate your support,
Sloan Creek PTA

2019-2020 Reflections Theme Is In!
The SCIS PTA is very pleased to announce that the theme for this year's Reflections contest is entitled "Look Within". We encourage ALL 5th and 6th graders to participate in this annual competition which promotes the creation of student works of art. The art categories range from dance choreography to film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts. Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories with no limit to the amount of entries in a single category. The deadline for submission is Monday, October 28th by 3pm. Every student who participates will receive a certification of recognition signed by the Texas PTA President and recognition on the Texas PTA web site. 

In order to participate, students must complete an entry form 

For official entry requirements and program participation rules 

For any further questions or concerns regarding Reflections, please contact Jacqueline Stevens 
Upcoming Events
LoJo Glow Thursday, October 3
Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 1st Annual Black Light Community Pep Rally!

Community News
The  Lovejoy ISD Community News Page  includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
This Week's News:
Varsity Football Tickets Available Through School Store
Parking Information for Home Football Games
2019-2020 PTA Reflections Contest - Look Within
Leopard Baseball Buddy League
Girl Scout Troops Now Forming
Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp
Public Lands Trail Cleanup
Softball Fundraiser at BJ's
Majestics Fundraiser
Homecoming Mums and Garters
On Sale at Lovejoy High School
Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
LLI 11th Annual Golf Tournament
This event brings all Athletic Booster Clubs together to raise funds to support Student Athletes across all Lovejoy Sports. We hope to see you there!
Pink Out Pep Rally and Football Game T-Shirts
Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Lovejoy High School Band Fundraiser
Homecoming Blackout T-Shirts
City of Lucas Farmers Market
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Men's Tailgate Party and Cornhole Tournament
Lovejoy Professional Network Charity Benefit Golf Tournament
Running Over Depression
Mountain Bike Team
Lovejoy High School Cheer Fundraiser
Holiday Poinsettias for Sale
News from Collin College

District Communications
One of our Board Priorities is to develop stronger community connections and confidence through effective communication. We are continuing to strengthen our communications and have shared   best practices for communicating with the Board of Trustees and best practices for staff communications with parents. Today we are sharing the following information regarding how best to communicate and handle concerns with teachers, coaches, directors, etc. For future reference you may find this information on the Parent Resources page under District Communication.
Student and Parent Concerns/Grievances
The faculty and staff of Lovejoy ISD are committed to the service of our students and their parents by responding promptly and professionally to concerns or grievances which may arise.
Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances are governed by LISD Board Policies FNG (LEGAL) and FNG (LOCAL).
How Do You Resolve Parent Concerns?
If you, as the parent or guardian of a Lovejoy ISD student, have concerns regarding your child's education or performance, we want to talk with you. Sitting down and talking with the people who interact most often with your child on a daily basis - his/her teacher, counselor, coach or director- can remedy the majority of concerns.
Most concerns can be and usually are resolved at the classroom/activity/sports or campus level. However, if your concerns are not addressed by visiting with the teacher, campus counselor, coach or director, you may choose to follow the three-level process listed below:
Level One:
Within 15 business days of the incident causing the concern/complaint, you may request a meeting with the next level supervisor which could be the Athletic Director, Fine Arts Director or Campus Principal. The Level One form may be found here.
Level Two:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Level One process, within 10 business days of receipt of the Level One decision letter, you may request a meeting with the Assistant Superintendent of Operations (Athletics, Safety, Operations) or Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (Teachers, Administrators, Student Discipline). The Level Two form may be found here.
Level Three:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Level Two process, within 10 business days of receipt of the Level Two decision letter, you may appeal the decision to the School Board by contacting the Superintendent. The Level Three form may be found   here.
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