SCIS Principal Newsletter

January 12, 2023

Good Evening Sloan Creek Families,

It has been a great week at Sloan Creek. We have been busy planning for upcoming events and are excited to get final details worked out for our Glow Social on January 27th, Bump up Day on February 3rd and camp February 8-10th.


Also, did you know it is School Board Appreciation Month?! We are so excited to have Jeff Wood, school board member, join Sloan Creek for a few events this month. You may even hear some of your kiddos talk about him passing out birthday donuts tomorrow. We are so appreciative of his service to Lovejoy and are excited to have him join us and live a little bit of Sloan Creek Life.


I hope you all have a great, three day weekend and looking forward to seeing some of you during Coffee with Principals, tomorrow.



Lovejoy Proud,


Courtney Halpin

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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-Get your tickets NOW!!!!

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 (ticket ONLY)

$15 "Glow Package"- Includes ticket, 2 slices of pizza, and 1 water or gatorade.

Tickets can be bought at the door, however, no Glow Packages can be purchased at the door.

Online ticket sales will close on 1/25/23. Please click here to purchase tickets!

Theme: Neon/Glow

*Concessions will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY


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

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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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2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook

Yearbook orders can now be placed! Please visit ybpay.com 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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It's almost time for our school's Kids Heart Challenge kickoff!!!! Who is excited to meet the Heart HEROES?!?! Register today through the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE app or register at www.heart.org.khc. Kick off itsFebruary 1. Information will be coming home soon!

Important Dates

January

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


February

1- Kid Heart Challenge begins

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


March


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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STAAR DATES 2023

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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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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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 will include the Interest Survey for Willow in next weeks email.


2023-24 Board Interest Survey


JOIN PTO

If you have not joined the PTO you still can. Please see the link below to join.


Join and Donate Here


VOLUNTEERS

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.


Copies


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


https://ptoscis.membershiptoolkit.com/Our_PTO

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

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