SCIS Principal Newsletter

April 6, 2023

Hello Sloan Creek Families!

Happy Thursday! We have had an awesome week at Sloan Creek. We had a great time with our Leadership Lovejoy Community members on Tuesday. They all learned to sew just like our 6th grade art students and were also able to tour the building. They asked great questions and it was so fun to showcase what we are doing at Sloan Creek.

We've also had several orchestra students playing their solos for classes, teachers and the front office. The purpose for this was to help build their confidence as they prepare to perform their solos. I was super impressed with all of the students who played.

As you know, Denim and Diamonds was held this past weekend. While we are extremely grateful for the donations so far, we would like to be able to fulfill more of our teacher grants. Please see the grants below. We are forever grateful for the generosity of the community. We hope you find a grant that speaks to you so we can enhance the learning for our students at Sloan Creek.

I hope everyone has a great weekend with family and friends. Enjoy the extra day and I will see you all on Monday.

Lovejoy Proud,

Courtney Halpin

Click on the "Button" below for more information about what your student is currently learning.

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SCIS Teachers Need YOU!!!

Sloan Creek teachers need YOU! Several teachers wrote grants to enhance the educational experience in Lovejoy! Those grants under $2,700 are available to be sponsored directly by the Lovejoy community. We only have until this Saturday to get them funded!

Click here to donate:

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If you haven't already, please complete our Intent to Return to Lovejoy ISD form, this information will help plan for a successful school year and prepare for adequate staffing. The form can be found here.

We are looking for responses from all Lovejoy ISD families.

Thank you for your help and support. It’s great to be a Leopard!

Important Dates


3-7 National Assistant Principal Week-Celebrate Mr. Jamar

6- Progress Reports go home

7- Student and Staff Holiday-No School

10- School is in session today

11-12- 5th Grade Math Benchmark Testing

14- Coffee with the Principals 8:00 AM

14- April Birthday Donuts for Students

15- GT Testing

16-22- Earth Week

17-21- National Volunteer Appreciation Week

19- 5th Grade RLA STAAR Test- Campus closed to all visitors-including lunch deliveries.

20- 6th Grade RLA STAAR Test- Campus closed to all visitors-including lunch deliveries.

22- GT Testing

26- See You At The Creek-PTO Sponsored Spring Fling-5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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Attendance Information

Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).

Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences.

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CATCH My Breath-6th Grade Students ONLY!

6th Grade Parents,

CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL and disposable devices. Please click Here for more information on the program.

Officer Jacquez plans to teach the lessons April 10-14. Please fill out the form to let us know if you would or would not like your child to participate in the "Catch My Breath" program during their scheduled PE class. If you choose to have your child not participate, they will be placed in another class during that time. Please Click Here to respond by April 5th.

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Spinal Screening-5th Grade Girls ONLY!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th grade girls:

Our school will do spinal screenings April 10-14, 2023 during your student's PE class.

State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:

• Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (grade 5) and again at age 12 (grade 7).

• Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (grade 8).

Trained screeners will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis. Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems. The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and bends forward.

Important Recommendations:

• Students should bring shorts to school for the exam.

• Girls should wear a thin t-shirt or a sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt on exam day.

• If girls are wearing a sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt, it is recommended they remove their shirt for the screening.

• The girls will be screened separately and one at a time with 2 female screeners present.

The school will send you a letter if your child does NOT pass the screening. The letter will tell you how to follow up with a doctor. This screening is not a medical exam. Your child still needs to see a doctor for checkups.

If you do not wish to have your child screened for any reason, you must notify the nurse through email, no later than Friday, 4/7/2023 by 3:00pm.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Jennifer Busse, RN

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SCIS PTO Information

It is starting to feel like spring, which also means we are winding down the 2022-23 school year. I hope you will all join the PTO at our See you at the Creek event on April 26 from 5:30 - 7:00. This is not a drop off event, we want the whole family to attend. There will be something for everyone.

We are also starting to plan an incredible week for our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation week. Please see the link below to our Gift Card drive. We are hoping to spoil our amazing teachers a little bit and we need your help.

Our next Membership meeting will be on May 8th at 10:00 in the SCIS Cafeteria

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

STAAR Snacks

Help us keep our kids fueled during the STAAR! Please drop off snack donations to the front office by 4/17 at the latest. Please click HERE to sign up! THANK YOU!

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Gift Card Drive for Teacher Appreciation Week

Help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with gift cards! Our goal is to get every teacher/staff member covered, so we’re starting early! Gift cards can be dropped off anytime before Tuesday, April 24th. You can porch drop off at either of these addresses: Heather Bloem : 970 Patrician Ct., Fairview Alysia Bobo: 600 Pool Lane, Lucas. Click HERE to sign up. THANK YOU!

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Cake Walk Donations

We are looking for donations of baked goods (cakes, cookies, pies, bundtlets, cupcakes, etc.) for prizes for the cake walk at Spring Fling! They can be big or small, homemade or store bought. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please have all donations at the school by 4pm on Wednesday, April 26th! We are also asking for SMALL water bottles. Thank you!

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

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LHS Student Council

LHS Student Council is hosting a Hygiene Drive that benefits the homeless via the organization, Dorcas Heart. Please consider donating new, originally packaged supplies. If you're interested, we'd also like to encourage you to find eco-friendly options. All donations are being collected at LHS. See the attached flyers for details.

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Volleyball Spring Clinic

Join Lovejoy Volleyball on April 30th for a spring clinic to raise funds for the prestigious Ann Kang Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. This clinic will be run by National Gatorade Player of the Year, Averi Carlson and our 2023 Varsity Team. K-6th grade will go from 1:00-3:00 and 7th and 8th grade will for from 3:30-5:30, both at LHS. Spots will be $125 each with a t-shirt included. Be sure to sign up quickly as there are limited spots for each session.

Email for any further questions.

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