SCIS Principal Newsletter
January 26, 2023
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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. This information can be found below:
Let's Glow Stu Co Dance/Social
Tickets can still be purchased at the door. Tickets purchased at the door will be for the ticket only. The cost of the ticket is $10.00, cash only. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the Glow Package at the door. Concessions will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY
Date: Friday, January 27
Tickets: $10 (ticket ONLY)
Annual Bump Up Day
Annual Bump Up Day is to take place on February 3, 2023.
Sloan Creek Intermediate, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School will host 4th, 6th, and 8th graders on Friday, February 3, 2023, for Lovejoy ISD’s Annual Bump Up Day. Bump Up Day was created to assist students with transitioning to a new campus and to help generate excitement for the new experiences they will have. Students will travel to the campus they will be attending for the 2023-2024 school year and have the opportunity to tour the campus, ask questions, and eat lunch. Students will be able to charge lunch and any a la carte/snacks purchases to their lunch account during their visit to their Bump Up school. Please make sure funds are available in your student's lunch account. Lunch prices for students visiting Sloan Creek Intermediate School or Willow Springs Middle School will be $4.00 for a regular meal or $4.75 for a premium meal. Lunch prices for students visiting Lovejoy High School will be $4.50 for a regular meal or $5.25 for a premium meal. A la carte/snack prices vary. Please refer to this document for specific pricing.
WSMS Cheer Tryouts
- How Does HS Golf Work
- Summer Expectations
- Competitive Culture
- Multi-Sport Athletes
Please contact Coach Moseley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Donovan (email@example.com) with any questions.
2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook
Kids Heart Challenge is coming soon! Sloan Creek Intermediate is joining forces with the American Heart Association by participating in KIDS HEART CHALLENGE (KHC). Students will be excited to “Slay the dragon of heart disease and stroke!” with our team of Heart Hero dragons and by participating in KHC they are Being the Torch, as they shine their light towards ways our community can be healthier. Also, your family will have the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR through Finn’s Mission!
No Need to Wait! Get started early by using the link below to register for Kids Heart Challenge at your school!
1. Visit our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=7560&pg=company&company_id=400798 OR download the Kids Heart Challenge app. How to Register for KHC Video.
2. Students who are registered and have received an online donation by our KHC kickoff on 2/1/2023, will receive a Torch wristband and the earned KHC Heart Heroes.
Want to know more about how participating in Kids Heart Challenge can have an impact? Watch the video’s below on how Extraordinary Kids are helping across the country! If you want to be an Extraordinary KHC Kid see how you can get involved!
Dr. Taylor shares what its like to be a Cardiologist
Please contact Coach Puckett with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
27- All camp medication forms and medication due to SCIS Nurse Busse- 5th Grade ONLY
27- 5th Grade Fine Arts preview at WSMS-5th Grade ONLY
Alternate schedule and lunch times will be different due to Fine Arts Preview Trip
A lunch- 11:57-12:27
B lunch- 12:00-1:00
27- Klotz and Kuethe Service Team
27- 6th Grade altered schedule due to 5th Grade Fine Arts Preview Trip
C lunch- 10:44-11:14
D lunch- 11:24-11:54
27- Stu Co "Let's Glow" Social, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
30- 5th Grade Camp Chaperone meeting-6:00 PM-7:00 PM-SCIS Cafeteria
30- Counselors will meet with all 5th Graders in PE to talk about Fine Arts choices-Student form will be shared
1- Kid Heart Challenge begins
3- Bump Up Day for 4th, 6th and 8th Grade.
6-10- School Counselor Appreciation Week
6- 5th Grade Fine Art Choices due
6- Nash and Salamah Service Team
7- SCIS Orchestra Ice Cream Social-6:00 PM-8:00 PM
8-10- 5th Grade Sky Ranch Camp
10- Doty and Holland Service Team
15- School Marshal Appreciation Day
15- February Birthday Donuts
15- SCIS Mid-Winter Band Concert-6:30 PM-7:30 PM
15- Rising 7th Grade (currently 6th grade) Parent Webinar Meeting, 9:30 AM-Link coming soon
16- 11:45 AM-Early Release
16- 6th Grade Growth and Development video
17- Student and Staff Holiday-No School
20- Bad Weather Day- Staff and Student Holiday- No School
21- WSMS Counselors present to 6th Grade about 7th Grade registration. Registration forms sent home.
22- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
24- March 3- Spring Book Fair
24- Coffee with the Principals- 8:00 AM-8:40 AM- SCIS Cafeteria
24- Johnson and Dufrene Service Team
25- SCIS Band "Meet the Instruments"
28- Spring Picture Day and Group Pictures
2- Percussion band concert at LHS
3- Coffee with the Principals
3-5th Grade Growth and Development video
3- Chaney, Kuneman, Alotaibi, Darnell, Drummond, Wisdom Service Team
4- Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day
6-10- Spring Break-No School
6-10 Texas Educational Diagnosticians Week
7-11- National School Social Worker Week
12- Daylight Savings Time-Spring ahead!
14- 7th Grade registration forms due-WSMS Counselors will meet with students to help them register.
15- March Birthday Donuts
17- Chadwick Kimbrough Service Team
23- SCIS Choir Disney Spectacular Concert
31- Hayes, Heth, Abrams Service Team
STAAR DATES 2023
Thursday, April 20- 6th Grade RLA Test
Wednesday, April 26- 5th Grade Science Test
Friday, April 28- 5th/6th RLA Make-Up Test Day
Wednesday, May 3- 5th Grade Math Test
Thursday, May 4- 6th Grade Math Test
Friday, May 5- 5th Grade Science Make-Up Test Day
Friday, May 12- 6th/6th Math Make-Up-Test Day
5th Grade Camp-Sky Ranch-2023-***UPDATED THIS WEEK***
5th Grade Camp!
We are getting excited because camp is less than three weeks away! On Friday, January 20th your child will receive a sheet with their cabin assignments. Teachers have worked very hard to ensure every child has at least one friend from their request list. Due to the complexity of the groupings, we will not make any changes to the cabin lists. The students on the list with an * at the end of their name have a parent attending camp as a chaperone. At the bottom of the sheet it will show if you have prepaid for the zipline and if your child is riding home on the bus or with a parent. The link to prepay for the zipline and the alternate transportation release form links are below if you need to complete them. Both are due January 31st. Students can bring exact cash of $6 to pay for the zipline at camp as well. Please read very carefully over the parent packet and packing list. There will be a store where students can buy snacks and gifts if you would like to send cash with them.
Chaperone phone calls - One of the chaperones will give you a call prior to camp if your child is not attending with a parent. Please be prepared to give them any information that you are willing to share that will help to make your child's time at camp a success. Give background on your child and their needs, allergies, behavior challenges, if they take medication, need additional help or services, what are their interests, are they good sleepers, are there any concerns about them sleeping, or anything else that would be helpful. As a reminder, students are not allowed to bring any electronic devices to camp. They can bring games or books to have during free time.
Important Dates -
January 20th - Cabin Assignments Sent Home
January 27th - All Medication Forms and Medication due to SCIS Nurse
January 30th - Required Chaperone Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - SCIS Cafeteria
January 31st - Prepaid ZipLine link closes
- Alternate Transportation Release Form Due
February 8th - 10th - Sky Ranch Camp!!
Camp Links -
Sky Ranch Parent Information Packet - Click Here
Camp Packing List - Click HereZip Line - Click Here to Pre Pay for Zip Line $6 - you can also send exact cash to camp.
Alternate Transportation Release Form for February 10th Click Here
Click Here for more information
Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez-Traffic Control at Sloan Creek Edition
As a gentle reminder, please follow the school arrival and dismissal routes.
It’s imperative that we follow the routes in order to have a safe and rapid arrival/dismissal. Please follow any directives from the arrival or dismissal team.
Mornings will start to get a little crowded as construction on Country Club has started.
Cell phone use is prohibited in a school zone. Please do not be a distracted driver.
Do not use the bus lane if busses are loading/unloading.
Please use the dismissal line unless you are picking a student up early or have a meeting. If you are picking a student up or have a meeting, please park in the parking lot.
Dismissal time - if your student is not in your vehicle when the line
starts to move. Please park in the parking lot to wait for your
Dismissal time – After 2:30 PM, please do not park in drive lanes in front of the school. Busses arrive by 2:30 PM and will block you in. Please park in a parking spot in the lot.
Below you will see the Arrival and Dismissal maps.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me,
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Card and Board Game Spring Session Enrollment is going on!
NEW! SCIS PTO Information
It is the time of year when we start to plan for the 2023-24 SCIS Board. If you are interested in serving on the board next year, please fill out the Interest Form below. You will be contacted by a member of our board in March to discuss any open positions we have next year. If you are headed to Willow Springs next year, I have included the link to their Board Interest Survey as well.
2023-2024 Sloan Creek Board Interest survey
2023 - 2024 Willow Springs Board Interest Survey
If you have not joined the PTO you still can. Please see the link below to join.
If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS, there are opportunities available to help in the library, making copies or in the lunchroom during lunches. Please see below if you are interested in one of those areas.
Next Membership Meeting will be in the SCIS Cafeteria on February 13 @10:00.
SCIS PTO President 2022-23
Lovejoy ISD District and Community News
Lovejoy Robotics is hosting a tournament on Jan. 28th at LHS. We are looking for volunteers to judge, be a scorekeeper and fill many other positions. We will train you if the position requires it. This is a great opportunity for any parents who have a child interested in joining the robotics programs at Sloan Creek, Willow Springs and LHS. Sign up to volunteer here!
*If you are an engineer or work in another field related to robotics or engineering we need you to be a judge!! Please reach out if you might be interested in judging to Tina Whitfill or Coach Strickland we will give you details about what judging entails.
Please contact Tina Whitfill 214-274-7384