SCIS Principal Newsletter

February 23, 2023

Hello Sloan Creek Families!

I hope everyone had an awesome week. We had a great Bump Up Day at Sloan Creek and loved having our future Sloan Creek students join us. It was also awesome to see our 5th grade leaders guiding the 4th graders around Sloan Creek.

There were also several people that attended the birthday parade for Carter DuBois. It's these moments that show just how special the Lovejoy community is.

In other news, spring break is right around the corner and with this comes an opportunity to remind students of our expectations at Sloan Creek. Please see below for conversations you can help support us with at home.

Lastly, our amazing student council has created t-shirts for our school. We intend to wear these during our "Sock and Croc" days that will happen throughout the Spring. Order a shirt for your child HERE!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing parents at our Coffee with Principals tomorrow. We are providing an update on note taking strategies for the future, Progress Report Information, and information about upcoming events.

I hope everyone has an amazing end to their week.

-Courtney Halpin

Big picture

Click on the "Button" below for more information about what your student is currently learning. (*This only has minor updates as we were not in school most of this week)

Important Dates


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

2- Last day to order SCIS Student Council shirt

3- Coffee with the Principals

3-5th Grade Growth and Development video

3- Chaney, Kuneman, Alotaibi, 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-Spring ahead!

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@ SCIS

28-29- 5th Grade RLA Benchmark Testing

31- Hayes, Heth, Abrams Service Team

NEW!!!!! SCIS Spring Book Fair

Please click here to visit the scholastic webpage.
Big picture

SCIS Student Council Shirt Sales

You may have thought that slipping your adorable Crocs into sport mode was the ultimate level of awesomeness. But our newest spirit wear will take you to a whole new level! That's right! You can now experience LOJO Mode! Check out our newest t-shirt, designed by one of our very own SCIS students. This design can only be purchased by using the link below and is exclusive to SCIS, which means that all profits go right back to support our campus. Shirts are only $15 and are available in sizes Youth Small - Adult 3XL (2XL and 3XL will be an additional $2 charge). Sales will last through Thursday, March 3. Get it while you can!

Order HERE!!!!

Big picture

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.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

SCIS Spring Individual and Group Picture Day

Spring individual and group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 28. If your child is involved in any group ( i.e Band, Choir, Orchestra), please make sure they bring their t-shirt to wear during the group picture.

Individual Picture Day ID: EVT34VBN4

Group Picture Day ID: EVTW98MZS


Digital library books through SORA

Dear Parents,

Lovejoy ISD currently offers students access to digital library books through SORA. The District has the ability to curate the collection of books accessible to students through the SORA platform. However, publishers at times have included external links with the digital books, similar to what is found in some hardcopy books. These external links are not maintained by the District and are not a material within the control of the District. The District neither selects the external links nor endorses the specific links. The District believes the online SORA platform is a beneficial program and will continue to allow students whose parents agree to utilize the resources.

In the spirit of transparency, the District is notifying parents of their right to opt out of the use of the SORA platform for their children. If you elect to not have your child access digital books through SORA, please contact your campus librarian.

As a reminder, parents may access a list of digital books their children have checked out by following the steps noted below.

Sora How-To for Parents:

Big picture

2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook

Yearbook orders can now be placed! Please visit 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!
Big picture

We are so proud of students during Kids Heart Challenge at Sloan Creek Intermediate School and their efforts to make our community a safer and healthier place! So far we have raised $1,141.02 in donations towards our $7,000.00 goal and 15 kids have activated Finn’s Mission!

Bonus Fun!

Our school is excited to participate in Kids Heart Challenge and help those with special hearts! As a thank you for helping raise lifesaving donations for the American Heart Association, ANY student that raises $50 will earn buy one game ticket get the second half off to one of six Dallas Mavericks basketball games!!

Heart Heroes are teaching the kids the importance making healthy choices, being a leader and kindness. Click the Heart Hero below to hear their message to students.

Participate in Kids Heart Challenge!

1. Login to Sloan Creek Intermediate School Kids Heart Challenge page: or download the Kids Heart Challenge app for iPhone or Andriod.

2. After registering, you can email or post to social media from the KHC website or app. How to Register for KHC Video.

Students who have completed Finn’s Mission by Monday will be entered into a drawing with other students across the country for a Large Squishmallow or a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate and earn some of this year’s Heart Heroes!

So far, these students have earned the bonus fun! CONGRATULATIONS!!— Andrew H , Zoya N , Hannah S , Patrick K , Jennifer D , Titus G , Oliver H

YOU’RE SO CLOSE!!: Eva D , Weston L , Aya D , Quinton M , Melissa P , Jake C

In edition to the BOGO Dallas Mavericks tickets, for every $25.00 donated, that student will be entered in to the drawing to play in the much anticipated 5th vs 6th Grade basketball game. The game is played in May.

Please contact Coach Puckett with any questions,

Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez-Traffic Control at Sloan Creek Edition

As a gentle reminder, please follow the school arrival and dismissal routes.

It’s imperative that we follow the routes in order to have a safe and rapid arrival/dismissal. Please follow any directives from the arrival or dismissal team.

 Mornings will start to get a little crowded as construction on Country Club has started.

 Cell phone use is prohibited in a school zone. Please do not be a distracted driver.

 Do not use the bus lane if busses are loading/unloading.

 Please use the dismissal line unless you are picking a student up early or have a meeting. If you are picking a student up or have a meeting, please park in the parking lot.

 Dismissal time - if your student is not in your vehicle when the line

starts to move. Please park in the parking lot to wait for your


 Dismissal time – After 2:30 PM, please do not park in drive lanes in front of the school. Busses arrive by 2:30 PM and will block you in. Please park in a parking spot in the lot.

Below you will see the Arrival and Dismissal maps.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me,


Thank you for your cooperation and patience.


Big picture


Big picture
Big picture

SCIS PTO Information

Big picture

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 have included the link to their Board Interest Survey as well.

2023-2024 Sloan Creek Board Interest survey

2023 - 2024 Willow Springs Board Interest Survey


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

Join and Donate Here


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.


Lunch Duty

Library Help

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

LHS Golf

The Leopard Golf Program will host a meeting March1, 2023 for all those interested in playing high school golf. We will meet at the WSMS cafeteria, at 6:30pm. Coach Moseley and Coach Donovan will provide information about:

  • How Does HS Golf Work
  • Tryout
  • Summer Expectations
  • Competitive Culture
  • Teaching/Lessons
  • Multi-Sport Athletes

Questions? Email Coach Moseley,

Big picture
Big picture
Lovejoy Softball Bat Girls!

Is your daughter interested in softball? Does she play softball? Have her come and join our JV or Varsity teams as a Lovejoy Bat Girl for a game! Please sign up for our softball season using the QR code or signup genius link below! Girls need to be dressed in softball attire and have a batting helmet to wear. Each girl will receive a t-shirt as a thank you for their participation! Please sign up by March 7th! Come and support your Lady Leopards! Play Ball!

Big picture