SCIS Principal Newsletter

March 16, 2023

Hello Sloan Creek Families!

Good evening, Sloan Creek Families. It has been another productive week at Sloan Creek. We are back in the swing of things after a week off and I have loved hearing about the trips and staycations that our students had during spring break.


With the change in the time, we tend to see arrivals to school get a bit later. The days are longer and I know this can mean later bed times for some. We are encouraging every student to wake up a few minutes earlier in the morning to give themselves time to get to school. As you have probably noticed, the construction has also added a bit of congestion to our traffic flow. Please allow a few extra minutes in the morning so that your student is not tardy.


Remember, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Get those green clothes out! I know one thing is for sure, I feel quite lucky to get to spend my week days with some incredible kids! As always, thank you for sharing them with us.


Have an amazing weekend!


Lovejoy Proud,


Courtney Halpin

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

Important Dates

March

17- Chadwick and Kimbrough Service Team

21-12- 6th Grade Benchmark Testing

28-29- 5th Grade RLA Benchmark Testing

30- Disney Spectacular Choir Concert 6:00 PM

31- Hayes, Heth, Abrams Service Team

31- Coffee with the Principals 8:00 AM


April

2- Last day to order yearbooks!!!!

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

3-7- 6th Grade Math Benchmark Testing

4- National School Librarian Day-Celebrate Mrs. Cermak

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-5:00 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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2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook-LAST DAY TO ORDER IS 4/2/2023!!!!!!

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!

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

Jennifer_Busse@lovejoyisd.net

Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez-After School Walker Route Update-NEW!!!!

Sloan Creek Families,

In order to eliminate any type of accident with the construction crew’s machinery, we have moved our student walkers’ route. Please note that each group will be walked by a staff member. They will be wearing a high visibility vest with a handheld STOP sign. Please pay attention to our walkers and staff to ensure all make it home safely. A map is located below for review.


Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact me with any questions or concerns, Jorge_jacquez@lovejoyisd.net.

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SCIS PTO Information

SCIS Families,


We are in the home stretch of the 2022-23 school year. The PTO is still working on a lot of things to close out the year. Please take a look below to see the fun things we have planned.

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SAVE THE DATE - SEE YOU AT THE CREEK SPRING FLING

April 26 from 5-7 the SCIS PTO will be hosting a spring fling. This is not a drop-off event. We encourage the whole family to join in the fun! We will be selling items for dinner, as well as a lot of fun activities. More details to come.

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STOCK THE TEACHER LOUNGE

Let’s help stock the teacher lounge with goodies & snacks to keep them fueled in the spring semester. All items need to be brought to SCIS by Tuesday, March 21st.

Contact Heather Bloem (hbbloem@mac.com)if you have questions.


STOCK THE LOUNGE

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SAGE INFORMATION

Here is the special education parent Connect Newsletter.


NEWSLETTER

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It is time for the Outstanding Service Award! Sloan Creek is made better by many individuals that work together for one purpose. We will acknowledge one parent volunteer and one faculty member for their outstanding services. Our students love seeing our parent volunteers at school and our teachers are blessed by the help that they offer. Please submit your nominees for their outstanding service. Take time to reflect on who has made an impact on your student and their experience at Sloan Creek this year. Nomination deadline is March 31st. Awards will be announced in May. Click HERE to submit your nominees.

Next Membership Meeting will be in the SCIS Cafeteria on April 3 at 10:00 am. We will be approving our slate and amending our bi-laws and standing rules.


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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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.

https://spring-volleyball-clinic.cheddarup.com

Email lojovballbooster@gmail.com for any further questions.

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