SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Message
SCIS Parent Message
6th Grade Perot Trip Next Friday!   
Principal's Message

SCIS Parents,

We are having a great week and I am thrilled to see our kids finishing February with strong effort! 

I hope you will take a moment to watch the video summary above to learn more about: 
  • 2.28.20:    STEM Festival @ LHS
  • 3.02.20:    PTO Informational Meeting
  • 3.03.2o:    Group Picture Day . 
    • 5th Grade- Wear Black Lighthouse shirts  (or any black shirt)
    • 6th Grade- Wear Red Lighthouse Shirts (or any red shirt)
  • 3.04.20:    Individual Pictures. See details in email below
  • 3.06.20:    6th Grade Perot Trip 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
With Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
Ray_winkler@lovejoyisd.net

"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 News

STEM Festival - Saturday, February 29
STEM Festival 2020


Open House for Prospective Families - Saturday, February 29

Spring Pictures - March 3 and 4


From the Librarian
Did you know that LovejoyISD libraries subscribe to Overdrive, an online library with access to THOUSANDS of titles?  There are several apps that you can use to find books within Overdrive, but Sora is designed for students to use with ease. 

Getting started with Sora

With Sora, you can get free ebooks and audiobooks from your school.

Step 1
Install the Sora app from the  Apple App Store or  Google Play Store, or go to  soraapp.com.

Step 2
In Sora, find your school (Lovejoy ISD), then sign in with your student ID and password used at school (user: last_first  password:lunch number)

Step 3
Browse the  tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.

Step 4
Close the book and go to  to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can:
  • Select Open book or Open audiobook to read or listen to the book.
  • Select Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and highlights, and more.
Students can check out up to two books at a time for two weeks. 
Happy Reading! 


SCIS Reminders
2018-2019 SCIS School Report Card Now Available
Texas Education Agency School Report Card can be accessed here

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 http://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net . 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
Date
Event
Time
Feb 24-28 Book Fair
Feb 29 STEM Festival @ Lovejoy High School
Feb 29 Band Instrument fitting
March 3 Spring Pictures - Group
March 4 Spring Pictures
March 6 6th grade Perot Museum Field Trip
March 6 Q3 grading period ends

Spring Break March 9 - 13
March 16 Q4 grading period begins
March 16 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 17 SCIS Choir Rehearsal Disney Spectacular 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 19 Progress Reports sent home
March 19 SCIS Choir Disney Spectacular Concert @ WSMS 
March 23 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 30 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 3-4 Academic UIL
April 6 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 7 5th math STAAR
April 8 5th reading STAAR
April 9 Progress Reports sent home
April 10 Easter Break
April 13 Easter Break/Bad Weather Day
April 20 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 22 Legacy Leader graduation  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
April 24 5th grade Growth & Development video
April 28 SCIS Band Concert Rehearsal 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
April 30 Progress Reports sent home
May 1 SCIS Band Concert @ LHS
May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 6th grade math STAAR
May 12 6th grade reading STAAR
May 13 5th grade science STAAR
May 14 6th grade Choir rehearsal  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 18 Band concert rehearsal 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 19 Orchestra Spring Concert
May 20 6th Band/Choir to NRH2O Music Festival
May 21 6th Choir Concert @ WSMS
May 21 Orchestra to NRH2O Music Festival
May 22 6th Art Field Trip - ATT Stadium 
May 25 SCIS Holiday - Memorial Day No School
May 26 5th grade End of  Year Awards 8:00am
May 26 6th grade End of Year Awards 12:45 pm
May 29 Last Day of School/Early Release   11:45 am

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 HELP
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

February 26th and 27th Community Safety Training Events

February 28 Java and Jazz
Mark your calendars for the annual Java and Jazz concert on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM. This is a great event you don't want to miss!

3rd Annual STEM Festival is just a few days away!
Saturday, February 29th from 10AM-3PM @ LHS

Join us for great speakers, cool demonstrations, contest with prizes, Robotis, hands-on activities, Markerspace and lots more. 


Download the STEM Festival App:
We'er going green this year for STEM Festival so we are not printing event programs. All the event details are available in the STEM Fest app which can be downloaded using the QR code below. 
 



February 29 Open House for Prospective Families





The elementary campouts are an opportunity for parents, students, teachers, and staff to come together with the community for a night of fun, fellowship, and service. Each elementary campus hosts its own event that provides a night of activities for the whole family and culminates with an overnight campout under the stars. In addition to building community, this event also serves as a primary fundraiser for each campus. Funds raised during the campout event ensure LISD can continue to provide our students with premier educational programs. This event truly is a great example of One Heart. One Lovejoy.

Campus Campout Dates -

Lovejoy Elementary - April 24th - Registration Opens - February 14th

Hart Elementary - April 25th - Registration Opens Soon

Puster Elementary - May 1st - Registration Now Open

To learn more about the Late Night Leopards Campus Campouts click on the links for each campus, or visit -   http://bit.ly/LISDCampusCampouts2020


February 7th - March 16th Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window



March 4 SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found  here

March 5th Percussion Concert


March 17 - Stress Managment - Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World presented by Collin County Substance Abuse Program





March 23rd - 27th Kindergarten Roundup


April 18th - Lovejoy Country Run

 
 

 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 Weeks News

Make-A-Wish Foundation
 
One Glove at A Time
 
Swim Lessons - Metroplex Aquatics

Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window

  Community Safety and Training Events
  
Give Sight Globally

National League Junior Cotillions

Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program

International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive
 
Java and Jazz 
 
STEM Festival
 
 Senior Project Judges Needed
 
Percussion Concert

New - Stress Management - Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World presented by Collin County Substance Abuse Program

New - Lovejoy Band Mattress Fundraiser - March 21st

Hop into Spring Chess Tournament - April 4th
 
 Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
  
News from Collin College
 
Turn Lucas Green





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

EMAIL COMMUNICATION
Be sure to take a moment to sign up, on the Lovejoy ISD website, to receive messages from the Superintendent  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.

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