SCIS Principal Newsletter

January 26, 2023

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

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Growth and Development Opt In Letters-5th and 6th Grade

Please click here for 6th Grade letter.

Please click here for 5th Grade letter.

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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. This information can be found below:

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Let's Glow Stu Co Dance/Social

Let's GLOW!

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

Time: 3:00-6:00

Tickets: $10 (ticket ONLY)

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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.

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WSMS Cheer Tryouts

Are you interested in becoming a member of the WSMS Cheer Squad? We will be having our first parent meeting regarding tryouts on Monday, February 13th at 5:00 in Room C702 at Willow Springs. Tryouts will take place the week of March 20th. If you have any questions please email Look forward to meeting you all soon!
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Leopard Golf

The Leopard Golf Program will host a meeting Feb 23rd for all those interested in playing high school golf. We will meet at the WSMS cafeteria, at 6:30pm. Coach Moseley and Coach Donovan will provide information about:

  • How Does HS Golf Work
  • Tryout
  • Summer Expectations
  • Competitive Culture
  • Teaching/Lessons
  • Multi-Sport Athletes

Please contact Coach Moseley ( or Coach Donovan ( with any questions.

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2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook

Yearbook orders can now be placed! Please visit to order yours today. Yearbook code is 14287823. Order deadline is April 2, 2023. We are accepting online orders only. No cash or checks will be accepted. Thank you!
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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: 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!

Charlies’ Heart Story!

Dr. Taylor shares what its like to be a Cardiologist

Please contact Coach Puckett with any questions,

Important Dates


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

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Wednesday, April 19- 5th Grade RLA Test

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

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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 Here

Zip 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.


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Card and Board Game Spring Session Enrollment is going on!

Card and Board Game Academy is an afternoon extended day opportunity for Children in third grade through 6. Children get to learn and play 10 new games that spark curiosity, promote critical thinking skills and foster collaboration. Enroll now!
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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.

Join and Donate Here


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.


Lunch Duty

Library Help

Next Membership Meeting will be in the SCIS Cafeteria on February 13 @10:00.

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

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Majestics Contest Showoffs are fast approaching! Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm in the LHS Big Gym. This is a free event for all friends and family to attend and see featured performances by the 22-23 Majestics Dance Team and 2023 Majestics Rookies. This is an evening of dance performances you do not want to miss!!! We hope to see you there!!!
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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

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