Willow Springs Middle School

A Message from the Principal
WSMS Principal Newsletter, May 25, 2021
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Dear WSMS Parents and Guardians,

If your students haven’t mentioned it and you didn’t know, Friday is the last day of the 2020-2021 school year. Our classes end at 12:10 PM on Friday. All students will have the option of leaving campus at that time unless they ride the bus or want to stay for lunch. We will begin the car line at 12:10 PM. Any student remaining on campus for lunch or buses will go to the cafeteria until 12:45 PM when the buses will leave.

We need to collect devices this week as well. When students finish their last final exam that requires their school issued device, they can drop their device off in the library. Virtual students can drop their device off in the front office anytime this week after they have completed their last final that requires a laptop. We will be on campus until 3:00 PM on Friday and all day Tuesday-Friday of next week for computer drop off as well. Don’t forget to include your charger with your device.

Have a great week!


Kevin Parker
1101 West Lucas Rd, Lucas 75002
Office: 469-742-8417
Mobile: 469-667-2280
Upcoming Dates in May
Below is a list of important dates coming up in May. Please continue to read on for more details regarding these dates.

25-28 Finals
28  Early Release at 12:45 PM

New / Updated Information
REMINDER! Final Exams - Tuesday, May 25th - Friday, May 28th
Final exams will be taking all next week. Please click here for a copy of the exam schedule.

REMINDER! Important News from Student Nutrition Regarding Student Meal Accounts
This is a courtesy message from Lovejoy Student Nutrition Services to inform households of an upcoming change in student meal accounts. In an effort to minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, beginning Monday, May 10th and for the remainder of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which will result in the student incurring a negative balance to their meal account. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have money in the account. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please make arrangements to remit payment for any negative lunch accounts your child may have incurred.

All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form located on the Student Nutrition website. For assistance, please contact Student Nutrition at 469.742.8041. 

Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year. 

REMINDER! Lost and Found – Donated June 3rd
Please encourage your son or daughter to look through the lost and found by the library and the athletic lost and found and claim any sweatshirts, shoes, hats, etc. they may have left behind. All items not claimed by June 3rd will be donated to Allen Community Outreach.

REMINDER! Summer Hours/Schedule
WSMS will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, Administrators will be at WSMS Monday—Thursday from 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. through June 17 and will return on Tuesday, July 6.  

If you have any questions or need additional information over the summer, please do not hesitate to email or call the school, or call me on my cell phone at 469-667-2280 at any time.

NEW! WSMS Garden Club - Wednesday Mornings during the Summer
Come join Mrs. Perez in the WSMS Garden this summer.  We will meet on Wednesday mornings at 9am to 10am. We will water and maintain the raised beds and the pollinator beds. We will plant some plants and take care of the vegetables, fruits, and flowers.  Email Mrs. Perez if you have any questions. jennifer_perez@lovejoyisd.net
Here are the dates: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 14, July 21, July 28

Campus Information and Reminders
Not Returning to LISD Next Year?
If your student will not be returning to WSMS or Lovejoy High School for the 2021-2022 school year, please email Carol Vik with your student’s name, as well as complete and return this form.

May Nutrition Newsletter
Please click here to view the nutrition newsletter for May. 

Note From The Nurse
Regarding Medications
If your child has medicine at school, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicines home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer.
Please remember, if your child is going to continue being medicated at school during the 2021-2022 school year, you will need to complete a new medication sheet at that time and bring a SMALL or travel size bottle of medicine that is not expired.
Early reminder to parents of students that will be 7th graders during the 2021-2022 school year:
It is a State requirement that all 7th grade students must have had 2 required updated immunizations in order to attend school. These required immunizations are, TDaP booster (Tetanus booster) and Menactra (Meningococcal).Please obtain a copy of your child’s updated shots and provide it to our school nurse, Gretchen Young, BEFORE August 9th, 2021. You may drop it off in person, send it through the mail to Willow Springs Middle School, 1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX 75002, by email to Gretchen Young or fax at 469-742-8501.

LHS School Store Sale
Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! A BIG sale is happening at Lovejoy High School! Click here for great deals!

WSMS Twitter Feeds #wsmslovejoy
@WSMSLovejoyISD (Campus Event Updates)
@sscwsms (Counseling updates) 
It’s hard to believe the end of this crazy year is here! Congrats to those 8th grade families (like ours) heading to the high school! Make sure to change your email preferences with the district so you receive Principal Mayfield’s weekly emails (click Update Profile at the bottom of this email and then Submit on the screen that comes up, and you will be sent an email with a link to change your selections).
If you will have a student at Willow Springs next year, we look forward to seeing you at Walk the Springs!
Thank you for your support of the PTO and the Willow Springs students and staff this year.

Warm regards,
Christy Payne
WSMS PTO President
Athletic Locker Clean-Out
All athletic students will need to remove contents from their lockers over the next week. Any items left, will be donated with Lost and Found items.

2021 Summer Athletic Camps and Performance Course Sessions
The 2021 Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps registration is now open at the Lovejoy ISD Athletic Department web site at www.lovejoyleopards.net   For further information or questions, contact the Athletic Department at 469-742-8068.
The annual registration is now open for all our Lovejoy Leopard Athletes for the 2021 Summer Conditioning Sessions provided by our partner Performance Course. All-important information can be found on the PC web site at www.performancecourse.com These sessions are strictly voluntary and are not required by the Lovejoy Athletic Department.

District and Other News
Community News
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Lovejoy Summer Enrichment
Click here to see the complete list of camps and activities LISD has to offer this summer.

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