SCIS Principal Newsletter

January 5, 2023

Happy 2023!

It is hard to believe that we have begun a new year! I am so incredibly proud of how well the students have done at school following a long break. They truly are the best.

We have so many exciting events coming up and I will be documenting all the fun in upcoming newsletters.

5th grade parents, as a gentle reminder, please remember to fill out the "friend request" document in your child's google classroom for camp.

Also, there is a lot of great information in this newsletter. Take note of upcoming dates and as always, reach out if you ever have any questions.

I am looking forward to a fabulous spring semester!

Lovejoy Proud,

Courtney Halpin

Important Dates


6- Spears and Lavinsky Service Team

9- Camp cabin friend request from due-5th Grade ONLY

13- Coffee with the Principals

13- January Birthday Donuts

13- Orchestra goes to Medieval Times

13- McTee and Wilkins Service Team

16- Student and Staff Holiday-No School

20- Cabin assignments sent home-5th Grade ONLY

20- Band trip to Medieval Times

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


3- Bump Up Day for 4th, 6th and 8th Grade. More information to come.

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

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- 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

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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*** UPDATED*** 5th Grade Camp-Sky Ranch-2023

5th Grade Camp - Sky Ranch - 2023

We are so excited to announce that our 5th Graders will be traveling to Sky Ranch for 5th Grade camp this year! Camp will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Friday, February 10, 2023. The cost of camp is $265.00 per person. The full payment is due December 15, 2022.

Important Dates -

December 15th - Payment Due

January 9th - Students Complete Online Cabin Request Form

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

February 8th - 10th - Sky Ranch Camp!!

Required to attend camp -

Payment of $265.00 per person - Rev Trak Camp Payment Link

Sky Ranch Waiver - One required for every camper and chaperone - Click Here

Chaperones - District Volunteer Application

PowerSchool General Waiver - Click Here

Complete your powerschool field trip and FERPA permission forms.

a. Log into your Powerschool parent portal on a computer

b. Can not be completed from phone

c. Use parent username and password

d. "Click Enrollment" forms on left side

e Choose general waiver and complete. (choose yes to go to camp and be able to go on other field trips this year)

f. Fill out the FERPA form to enable your child's photo to be included in the yearbook and camp group photos. (submit without clicking the box to opt in)

If Needed -

Medication Permission Form - If you need to send any medication for your child to camp with the nurse, please complete the form and bring it in with the medication to the SCIS clinic by Friday, January 27th.

Sky Ranch Specialty Dietary Needs Form - If you or your child have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please complete this form.

More Information -

Sky Ranch Chaperone Packet - Click here

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.

Camp Friend Request Google Form - Due by January 9th - Click Here

5th Grade Camp Student Sign Out - Due January 9th -

Alternate Transportation Release Form for February 10th Click Here

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Let's Glow Stu Co Dance

Let's GLOW!

We're so excited to host our first-ever SCIS dance/social! The theme for our party is neon/glow, so wear your best neon or glow-in-the-dark attire. Both gyms will be open for this event. One gym will have a DJ for those who want to show off their moves, and the other will be open for those who just prefer to play. We will also have concessions and a photo booth for some added fun. Below are additional details.

Date: Friday, January 27

Time: 3:00-6:00

Tickets: $10 (online only)Link will be coming soon!

Theme: Neon/Glow

*Concessions will be available for cash

Parents, we will need some volunteers to run the concessions and to help chaperone. Be on the lookout for opportunities to sign-up.

Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

Lovejoy ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for use during critical and emergency situations, and includes: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter.

Lovejoy ISD has also adopted the Standard Reunification Model (SRM) for use during reunification of parents and students following an incident.

District and campus personnel receive training on the SRP at the beginning of each school year. Each campus also conducts specific emergency drills and training each semester, as well as fire drills throughout the year, to reinforce emergency preparedness.

Please click here to review the SRP Handout

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2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook

Be on the lookout for yearbook information coming soon!!!
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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

Hello Sloan Creek Parents! I hope you and your family enjoyed your holiday break. It was nice to slow down and spend some time with family and friends. Please remember, if you have not joined the PTO you may do so by clicking the link below.


Join and Donate Here


If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS. Please fill out the interest form below and you will be contacted as needs arrive.

Volunteer Interest Form

PTO BOARD 2023-2024

We are already starting to plan for next year. If you are interested in becoming a board member in 2023-24, please contact Kim Rollins at Next week we will be sending an interest survey out. This will explain each role and their time commitment. Please be on the look out for that in Mrs. Halpin’s email.

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

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

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