SCIS PRINCIPAL MESSAGE 9/21/23
September 21, 2023
A NOTE FROM MRS. RAWLINS
Dear Sloan Creek Families,
Lovejoy 🐆 TEAM SPIRIT 🐆 was in the air this week at the creek! Thank you to our students and staff for participating in spirit "dress up" days. We hope to see you at the Homecoming football game this Friday evening, September 22. Please remind students that they are to remain in the stands during the game. LOUD CHEERING for LOVEJOY LEOPARDS is encouraged! ROLL PARDS! ❤️🐆
Positivity was also in the air this week as teachers acknowledged students with red tickets for doing the RIGHT thing. In addition, we focused on our RESTROOM PRIDE expectations to address negative behaviors and reinforce positive behaviors. See more details below.
Next week will be yet another exciting week at the creek! As usual, this newsletter is packed with important information. Your partnership and involvement mean the world to us, so please take a few moments to scroll through and stay informed!
Highlights next week...
- 5th Grade CAMP Chaperone Volunteer Meeting - Tuesday at 6:00PM (more details below)
- SCIS Choir Preview Concert - Monday at 6:30PM
- Coffee with the Principals - Thursday at 8:30AM
- Teacher Extended Planning Day - Friday (childcare with AlphaBest available - more details below)
I am always just a phone call away if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations to share.
Sloan Creek PROUD,
❤️🐆 Megan Rawlins
SPOTLIGHT: HOMECOMING SPIRIT DAYS
SPOTLIGHT: DADS @ SLOAN
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
We are experiencing an increase in unmet behavior expectations in Student Restrooms. Some negative behaviors include: tampering with soap dispensers, wet paper towels on walls/floors, and gathering in restrooms to socialize. Our dear custodian, Mr. Jose, works incredibly hard to keep our restrooms clean. Please take a moment to review RESTROOM PRIDE with your students at home. Thank you for your partnership in making "The Creek" safe and clean.
RED LEOPARD TICKETS
REWARDING POSITIVE STUDENT BEHAVIOR
- We started something fun this week! Teachers and staff are giving out red tickets to students 'caught' following one of our PRIDE expectations.
- Each Friday we will draw 10 tickets from each grade level on morning announcements. Those students will visit the LEOPARD STORE to choose a prize!
LIBRARY ❤️ LOVE
Hello Sloan Creek,
Our Fall Book Fair was the most successful in Sloan Creek history! Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that were able to attend and support our students and school in developing our culture of readers.
In the Library:
Highlighting stories and authors of Hispanic Heritage
Highlighting Autumn themed and spooky stories
Check in/Check out
Highlighting stories and authors of Hispanic Heritage
Highlighting Autumn themed and spooky stories
Check in/Check out
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15
Fall 2023 Library Challenge October 2-31
3, 036 titles have circulated this year.
What type of books do owls like to read? [Hooo-dunnits.] 🤣
Would you like to have an extra chromebook charger?
Students are free to purchase usb c chargers of similar spec from Amazon. Scan the QR code for an example.
• Lenovo 100e
• Acer C734
• Dell 3100
If this link is unavailable you can search [your model name above] + “usb c power supply” on amazon to
find a comparable product. Alternatively, students can go to https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/, purchase a
replacement charger, and bring the receipt to the campus technician for pickup.
5th GRADE CAMP
OCTOBER 4 - 6 ・ SKY RANCH ・ VAN, TX
- CHAPERONES - Great News - ALL Adults registered and paid to attend camp are IN! We will not be implementing a lottery system.
- The Chaperone Meeting on Tuesday, 9/26, will be recorded and shared with those unable to attend. It is very important for Chaperones to have all of the details in order to have a successful trip.
- Campers are asked to arrive at school on Wednesday, October 4, at between 8-8:15AM after all buses and cars have cleared out.
Click Here to complete the mandatory volunteer application and background check. Please do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as the background check may take time to complete. District background checks are only valid for one year.
All students are required to ride the bus TO Sky Ranch on October 4. If your child will return home in your personal vehicle or the personal vehicle of an approved chaperone on October 6, please complete THIS FORM by Monday, September 25. It is important that we have accurate information for the bus ride home as we will only order the number of buses needed.
All individuals attending camp (students and parents) must complete a Sky Ranch Waiver of Liability.
Please read very carefully over the parent packet and packing list linked below. There will be a store where students can buy snacks and gifts if you would like to send cash with them. NO STUDENT CELL PHONES or electronic devices, including Apple Watches, will be permitted at camp.
Sky Ranch Parent Information Packet - Click Here
Camp Packing List - Click Here
Medication Drop Off
The nurse is available to accept medications up until Monday, September 25, 3:00pm. No medications will be accepted after this date. Please make sure all prescription medications are dropped off in their original containers with the label on the bottle. If your child currently keeps medication in the clinic, a new medication permission form must still be completed. This includes emergency medications.
Please click on this link for the Sky Ranch Medication Permission Form.
If you need to schedule an appointment to discuss medical concerns, please call the nurse at 469-742-8321 or email Jennifer_Busse@lovejoyisd.net.
Optional - Sky Ranch Specialty Dietary Needs Form - If you or your child have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please complete this form.
September 22 - Final Payment Due
September 25 - Camp Cabin Assignments Shared
September 25 - Alternate Transportation HOME form due (if not riding bus back to SCIS)
September 25 - Medication due to SCIS Nurse
September 26 - 6:00-7:00PM Required Chaperone Training/Meeting in SCIS Cafeteria
October 4 - 6 - SKY RANCH CAMP!
A LIST OF ALL LINKS NOTED ABOVE:
PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE
HOUSE BILL 114
There has been a significant change in the law that directly impacts our school district’s approach to addressing e-cigarette usage on school premises. Recently, the Texas legislature passed a new law, House Bill 114, that requires school districts to implement mandatory Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) placement for students found in possession of, using, selling, giving, or delivering e-cigarettes on school grounds or at a school-related event.
Effective September 1, our school district will be enforcing this new state law, and any student violating the new law related to e-cigarettes will be subject to a DAEP placement. Our primary goal is to ensure the well-being and academic success of all students. By enforcing the DAEP placement for e-cigarette violations, this law aims to discourage the use of harmful substances and create a safer environment that supports the overall health and development of our students.
As we navigate this new legal requirement, we value your partnership and input as parents and guardians. If you need assistance in talking to your child about the dangers of vaping, or your child is in need of support to quit vaping, the linked resources provided by the Anti-Vaping Truth Initiative are available.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
If you are coming to eat lunch with your child:
- Please enter through the front office to check in and receive a lanyard.
- Please sit at a reserved table with only your student.
- Please do not bring additional lunches or food for any other child than your own.
- Please do not enter the lunch line with students.
- Please check out through the front office directly following lunch and do not enter any other areas of the building.
- When communicating an absence please include the first and last name of your student in the email as well as the reason for the absence.
- Automated emails/phone calls are placed at the end of the day to notify parents of any absences that have not been communicated.
- Allow time for your student's attendance to be updated. I will always respond to your email indicating attendance has been updated. Thank you for your patience.
- Who to email - all attendance matters need to go to Julie Boardman, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (they both go to Julie)
Calling all 11 & 12 year olds!
There are two required booster vaccines that are given at age 11 that Lovejoy ISD must have a record of before entering the 7th grade:
TDaP (Tetanus) booster within the last 5 years
Meningococcal/Meningitis (MCV4) given on or after the 11th birthday
Immunization records may be dropped off in the Sloan Creek front office, mailed, faxed, or emailed to the School Nurse.
Sloan Creek Intermediate School 440 Country Club Road Fairview, TX 75069
Nurse’s email: Jennifer_Busse@lovejoyisd.net
For questions or information about the required immunizations, please go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website at www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school.
NEED CHILDCARE ON TEACHER WORKDAYS?
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
EXTENDED DAY LEOPARD ACADEMY
Extended Day Leopard Academy is an opportunity for your child to participate in enrichment activities on his or her campus before and after school. Our goal is that these enrichment opportunities will allow our Lovejoy Leopards to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through activities related to their personal interests.
Registration is open for the following academies for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Choose from one of the links below for more information.
Our students continue to discuss and understand the school-wide expectations for learning and behavior. They learned about having PRIDE in themselves, their school, and in everything they do!
Purpose- We are intentional about where we are going, what we are doing and why.
Respect- We use words and actions that show we care for everyone and everything.
Integrity- We do the right thing even when it is not easy and even when no one is watching.
Determination- We commit to achieving our goals regardless of the challenges we face.
Excellence- We strive to works towards reaching out greatest potential.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTO
25 - 6:30 CHOIR Preview Concert
25 - School Board Meeting - SCIS New Hires Introduced!
26 - 6:00-7:00 5th Grade CAMP Volunteer Meeting
28 - 8:30 Coffee with the Principals
29 - Student Holiday / Teacher Extended Planning Day
4-6 5th Grade Sky Ranch Camp
9-13 Fall Break - Student and Staff Holiday
16 - Second 9 Weeks Begins
16 - 6th Grade Author Visit (students only)
17 - Fall Picture Day
23 - "Celebrate Sloan" (more info coming soon)
27 - 8:30 Coffee with the Principals
27 - LEOPARD FRIDAY
The Lovejoy Green Team implemented a new recycling program on Sept 8th at Leopard Stadium. There are an estimated 4000 bottles at every varsity home football game that have been going to the landfill but they can be recycled. Please only recycle BOTTLES and CANS in blue recycle bins.
The Lovejoy Green Team receives no funding from Lovejoy ISD and we need your help to buy bins for Lovejoy fields, courts and gyms. Please consider donating to sponsor-a-bin or donate towards the purchase of a bin. 100% of donations directly support Green Team programs and your donation is tax deductible.
Volunteer at Leopard Stadium: https://bit.ly/lj-stadiumvol23
Buy-a-bin link: https://bit.ly/lj-buybin
Recycle program details: https://bit.ly/LJGreenTeam
Thank you for helping to make Lovejoy CLEANER and GREENER.