SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
Principal's Message
Wonderful Sloan Creek Parents, 

We had a great Thanksgiving Day luncheon and Veteran's Day celebration this past Tuesday.  We know not everyone could make the day time event,
so we have created a highlight video (above) of some of the powerful messages that the Veteran's had for our kids. 

I am continually grateful that our Veterans share their experiences and advice with our 5th and 6th graders.  

Grab a kleenex and click the video above to hear a short snippet from each Veteran.   

SCIS Reminders: 

Friday, Nov 8th- Principal and Parent Coffee @ 9:00 a.m.  *Tomorrow!
  • "Topic: How to motivate your child to be self driven and pursue excellence without carrots and sticks"  
  • Parents will walk away with tools to help students develop autonomy, mastery and purpose for their work. 

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."
SCIS Yearbook On Sale Now! 
It's time to order your SCIS yearbook.  Sales for the yearbook will be ONLINE ONLY.  Use the link below to access the Jostens website and purchase your 84 page full color, hardbound yearbook at the early bird price of $30.  The early bird sale will be on until December 12.

PTA Directories
Sloan Creek PTA Members!  Thank you for your support!  Directories were delivered to your child's homeroom teacher this week.  If you paid for a membership and did not receive your directory, please contact the SCIS PTA at  The online PTA directory is also available to paid members.  You will receive a separate email with access information. 
Membership is open throughout the year.  If you did not have an opportunity to join, you still can join and receive a directory.  Dues are $8.00.  Please click on the link below. 

Michael  Patrick O'Neill - Author Visit Day,  Thursday, November 21st 
On November 21st, Michael Patrick O'Neill is coming to share his talents with our school. He is visiting all the schools in the district. He is the author and award-winning photographer of seven educational books about ocean life. He has a passion for marine animals and habitats, and we are very excited to have him share his experiences with our students. In conjunction with his visit, we are offering the opportunity to purchase his books, which contain educational text and breathtaking, colored images of marine animals. All books have hard covers and dust jackets and are printed in   the finest quality 100 lbs. glossy paper. If you wish to order signed and personalized books, please use this order form and return it no later than  NOVEMBER 8th. Please make checks payable to Batfish Books, and send it to the library along with the  order form
Go here to to learn more about his work and his books.

Student Nutrition November Newsletter
Student Kudos
Turkey Tournament 2019-2020
The 12th annual Turkey Tournament at Sloan Creek was a huge success!  Sloan Creek took home first in the 4-12 U600 bracket.  Sloan Creek's own James Bognot took 1st, Nick Amabille took 3rd, and Devin Goins won the Turkey for his 4th place finish.
                             James Bognot

                            Nick Amabile                                            
                            Devin Goins
We also had the following students compete
4-12 U600
Mathew Sun-5th
Miles McDonald- 7th

4-12 Open Section
Akhil Asher- 11


Great job to all those who competed!        
SCIS Reminders
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.
Calendar of Events
Nov 08 Principal Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Nov 08 Parent Mentor Training 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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
Dec 01 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Dec 02 SCIS Band Concert Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 02 SCIS Sloan Creek Chorale Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Dec 04 6th grade Choir Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 05 Q2 progress report 2 sent home
Dec 05 Orchestra Rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dec 06 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dec 6-7 LISD Fine Arts Festival
Dec 09 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Dec 16 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Dec 19 SCIS Early Release 11:45 am
Dec 20 Christmas Break begins
Jan 06 Q3 grading period begins

SCIS Volunteer Opportunities

SCIS Volunteer

Thank you to all of the volunteers that have helped the Sloan Creek Campus.  We understand that your time is valuable and we love that you are spending a portion of it at Sloan Creek, helping our kids.  

Ongoing Volunteer Needs
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
Upcoming Events
LHS Student Council Hosts Veterans for Banquet
The Lovejoy High School Student Council is pleased to invite you to their annual Veterans Day Banquet:
November 11, 2019
5:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Commons
Dinner will be catered by Rudy's Barbecue. The student council would love for all veterans to attend as their guests.
Please RSVP to:

Safety and Security Training
Lovejoy ISD is offering "Stop the Bleed" and "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" trainings during the month of November. You are invited to join us for this training which is applicable and practical for all community members.
Stop the Bleed
November 19, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
November 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
For additional information, please visit our   Community News Page.
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.

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:

Senior Judges Needed!

Register Now! 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament

Varsity Football Tickets Available Through School Store

Parking Information for Home Football Games

Taste of Fairview Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Red Ribbon Night at Allen Americans

Lovejoy Gifted Association Coding Event

Lovejoy Professional Network Charity Benefit Golf Tournament

Senior Project! Boys Wrestling Camp

STEM Design Your World Conference for Girls

City of Lucas Farmers Market

Engage Collin County Music Festival

Buddy Walk

Senior Project! Girls Wrestling Camp

Lovejoy Student Council Veterans Day Banquet

Men's Tailgate Party and Cornhole Tournament
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Senior Project! Running Over Depression

Safety and Security Training

Leopard Baseball Buddy League

Lovejoy High School Cheer Fundraiser
Holiday Poinsettias for Sale

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run

Turn Lucas Green

News from Collin College

For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.

For the latest Fine Arts News, follow @LovejoyArts on Twitter, or like them on Facebook at Lovejoy Arts.

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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