SCIS Principal Newsletter
April 13, 2023
Hello Sloan Creek Families!
It's croc and socks time! For those that may have missed this very important information, our students and staff embrace socks and crocs on Fridays during the last month and half of school. I never thought I would find a love for crocs however, I am inspired daily by the fashion choices of our 5th and 6th graders.
On a more serious note, we are seeing more of our students not following Sloan Creek behavior expectations. We met as a staff this afternoon and revisited expectations for our students. These behaviors include being safe, respectful and responsible. A few things we are noticing:
*Running in the halls
*Cell phone use during school hours (cell phones are allowed from 7:00-7:30 and after 2:55)
*Disrespect towards teachers
*Being unkind towards other students
*Inappropriate use of technology
In order to hold our students accountable, we are beginning after school detentions for students that are not meeting behavior expectations. We are first and foremost here to support our students, however we also want to provide clear expectations of consequences when behavior expectations are not met. We know they can do it, and appreciate your support in having conversations at home about expected behaviors at school.
We will be discussing this more during Coffee with Principals tomorrow and all students will hear this information on announcements tomorrow and in a presentation on Monday morning during their homeroom time.
As a reminder, STAAR is next week. 5th grade reading is on Wednesday, April 19th and 6th grade reading is on Thursday, April 20th. No visitors will be allowed on campus these two days, including no lunch deliveries. Please ensure your child has water, snacks, a lunch from home or a plan to buy lunch from the cafeteria, and a sweater (classrooms can be cold).
Please reach out if I can answer any questions for you.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Click on the "Button" below for more information about what your student is currently learning.
If you haven't already, please complete our Intent to Return to Lovejoy ISD form, this information will help plan for a successful school year and prepare for adequate staffing. The form can be found here.
We are looking for responses from all Lovejoy ISD families.
Thank you for your help and support. It’s great to be a Leopard!
School Supply Packs
14- Coffee with the Principals 8:00 AM
14- April Birthday Donuts for Students
14- Villanueva and Waters Homeroom Service Team
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-5:30 PM-7:00 PM
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.
SCIS PTO Information
It is starting to feel like spring, which also means we are winding down the 2022-23 school year. I hope you will all join the PTO at our See you at the Creek event on April 26 from 5:30 - 7:00. This is not a drop off event, we want the whole family to attend. There will be something for everyone.
We are also starting to plan an incredible week for our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation week. Please see the link below to our Gift Card drive. We are hoping to spoil our amazing teachers a little bit and we need your help.
Our next Membership meeting will be on May 8th at 10:00 in the SCIS Cafeteria
SCIS PTO President 2022-23
Gift Card Drive for Teacher Appreciation Week
Help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with gift cards! Our goal is to get every teacher/staff member covered, so we’re starting early! Gift cards can be dropped off anytime before Tuesday, April 24th. You can porch drop off at either of these addresses: Heather Bloem : 970 Patrician Ct., Fairview Alysia Bobo: 600 Pool Lane, Lucas. Click HERE to sign up. THANK YOU!
Cake Walk Donations
We are looking for donations of baked goods (cakes, cookies, pies, bundtlets, cupcakes, etc.) for prizes for the cake walk at Spring Fling! They can be big or small, homemade or store bought. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please have all donations at the school by 4pm on Wednesday, April 26th! We are also asking for SMALL water bottles. Thank you!
Lovejoy ISD District and Community News
LHS Green Team Event
STEM Festival T-Shirts on sale NOW!
Majestics Spring Show
Tickets for the Lovejoy Majestics Dance Team Spring Show are now on sale through the Fine Arts Box Office. We are so excited to share the talent of this team and this show with our Lovejoy community. As always, we are thankful for your continued love and unending support. This year the Majestics are celebrating our “Sweet 16”. Sixteen amazing years that would not have been possible without the Lovejoy community. Over the course of these years, this community has been a constant source of strength and encouragement as we have performed, competed, traveled, and much more. Sixteen years ago, “The Vision” for the Majestics Dance Team was created. We cannot wait to honor innovation, creation, tradition, and the history of our beloved organization with you. We hope you will join us as we celebrate 16 years of being Majestic!!!
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and children. Performance nights are April 13, 14 & 15, 2023 at the LHS Auditorium at 7:00pm.
Lovejoy Volleyball Spiritwear
Lovejoy Band and Guitar Raffle
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.