SCIS Parent Message
#Be The Difference 
SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message
Principal's Message

SCIS Parents, 

We had a great week at SCIS! 

I hope you will watch the video above about some of the details for the remainder of the year.

Yearbook Deadline:
Last day to order yearbook is today, December 12. If you missed this deadline email  Mrs. Anderson, our yearbook sponsor.

Lunch on the Last Day of School:
Our cafeteria is closed on Thursday, December 19th, but we will offer a Chick-fil-A lunch for the final day of school on December 19th.  Yesterday was the last day to pay online but you can still pay by cash or check made payable to SCIS.  These can be dropped off in the front office through Friday, Dec 13. You can also pack a lunch for your child on this day. 

Last Day for Volleyball Absence:
Last day to turn in Volleyball tickets for approved absence in Friday, Dec 13.

All lost and found items will be donated on Friday, December 13th at 4:00 pm. 

Mr. Winkler gets "Slimed" on December 19th:
Kids Heart Challenge- Our school has officially started Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. ]*See details below on how to sign up.

Early Release @ 11:45 on December 19th:
We ask that you not check out your child until after 11:00 a.m. if possible on December 19th, as they will be in activity rotations until 11:oo am. 

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."
The SCIS holiday social will take place on Thursday, December 19th, volunteers are needed to assist in the PTA's efforts to provide food and staffing for the event. Please take a look and see how you can help!

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.

Kids Heart Challenge
Kids Heart Challenge is underway at Sloan Creek! Students who sign up online can take a heart healthy challenge to work on during our event - being kind, moving more, or being ready. It's free to sign up and we are having a 5th vs 6th contest who can have more students participate - also, any student signed up by the end of Thursday (12/12) is entered into a drawing for a pair of wireless headphones on Friday!
To sign up, download the free Kids Heart Challenge App  ( App Store for iPhone or  Google Play for Android) or visit to join our school's team!

6th Grade Perot Museum Trip
Hello, 6th Grade Parents!
We are thrilled to announce our annual visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for our sixth graders!

While at the museum, we will have the opportunity to experience the 3D film Volcanoes , and take a journey through the museum exhibits exploring all that the Perot Museum has to offer.

Friday, March 6th
Buses depart for the Perot at 9:00 am.
Buses will return to campus at 2:30 pm.

Students $30, Includes all museum activities, T-Shirt, and a boxed lunch
Parent Volunteers $25   Includes all museum activities, and the executive  boxed lunch 
Lunch choices available when you pay online

Parent volunteers must be a cleared volunteer for Lovejoy ISD.
This application can be completed at the LISD website.
Parent Chaperone training will be at 8:00 am, Friday 3/6. Parent volunteers will get a detailed email with info.

Our online library is always open!
Did you know that students have access to Overdrive for Ebooks and audiobooks? Students can use their login to access anytime!
Here is the direct link      
or you can find it on our library webpage along with more information!

December Student Nutrition Newsletter

SCIS Student Kudos
PTA Reflections Winners

Award of Excellence (Moving on to district level)
5th Grade
Music Composition-  Josh Wilde
Photography- Madison Mejia, Sienna Stevens
Visual Arts- Claire Wu, Charlton Kim

6th Grade
Literature - Victoria Harris
Photography- Emerson Boyd
Visual Arts- Morgan Powell

Award of Merit 
5th Grade
Visual Arts- Tebra Tassan, Brinley Collins

6th Grade
Visual Arts- Cameron Gerwer

Honorable Mention Award 
5th Grade
Visual Arts- Lily Helfand

6th Grade
Samantha McCall

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
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
Jan 06 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Jan 13 Leadership Awards
Jan 13 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Jan 17 5th grade Fine Arts preview
Jan 20 Student Holiday
Jan 22 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Jan 27 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Jan 31  4th/6th/8th Bump Up Day
Feb 03 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Feb 07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Feb 10 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 13 Early Release 11:45 am
Feb 14 Winter Break  No School
Feb 17 Winter Break/Bad Weather Make Up Day
Feb 20 Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Feb 22  Orchestra Instrument Selections
Feb 24-28 Book Fair
Feb 24 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 25 Orchestra Concert 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Feb 26 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 29 STEM Festival @ Lovejoy High School
Feb 29 Band Instrument fitting

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
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:
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.
Senior Judges Needed!
Now Enrolling! SAT Prep Classes
Senior Project! School Supply Drive


December 23 - Lovejoy Alumni Association Social

Pre-Registration Ends December 24 for BYOP Volleyball Spring Program
Save the Date! Lovejoy Country Run: April 18
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.
Stay Connected

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We cross post our daily updates on Twitter and Facebook. Parents are encouraged to follow our social media sites.

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