SCIS Principal Newsletter

November 3, 2022

Welcome to November!

Hello, Sloan Creek Families. I would like to first celebrate that we made it to the end of a week that started with Halloween. The students rocked the day after Halloween and did a really great job. I hope they are able to rest over the long the weekend. Don't forget daylight savings is Sunday. Set those clocks back.


We also have started our canned food drive for November. Student Council is collecting food for those that may need support with meals during the holiday season. We are having a competition to see which 5th and 6th grade homerooms collect the most canned food.


Lastly, we are also preparing for our Coffee with principals next week. I am looking forward to discussing best practices for navigating PowerSchool and ways to streamline communication with your child's teachers.



Have an amazing end to your week!


Mrs. Halpin

Important Dates

November


1-11 SCIS Student Council Canned Food Drive

6- Daylight Savings Time- Fall Back 1 Hour

7- Student Holiday, No School

8- Student Holiday- No School

11- Veterans Day

11- Coffee with the principals, Mrs. Halpin and Mr. Jamar, 8:00 AM- 8:40 AM, SCIS Cafeteria

14- SCIS PTO Member Meeting, 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM, SCIS Cafeteria

15- November Birthday Donuts during Leopard Time

18- Chaney, Kuneman, Darnell, Alotaibi Homeroom Service Team

21-25- No School, Thanksgiving Break

NEW! Coffee with Principals-Tomorrow, November 11, 8:00 AM -8:40 AM

Topics include:

-PowerSchool (How to navigate the platform and check grades)

-Streamlining teacher communication.

SCIS Student Council News!!!

SCIS Student Council is excited to help our community! Students are encouraged to donate canned and other non-perishable food items. The homeroom that collects the most items for each grade level will be awarded a pizza party. The grade level that brings the most items overall, will get to watch a movie during their lunch period. Students may donate items through Wednesday, November 16. Please take all donations to your homeroom teacher.
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Behind the Badge with Marshal Jacquez

November Safety Tips

1. Learn the school's emergency procedures. Emergency plans and phone numbers are usually included in school handbooks, posted in classrooms or schools’ website. Taking a few extra minutes to familiarize yourself and your child with emergency information can give them the confidence they need to act quickly in emergency situations.


2. Know travel routes to and from the school. Make sure you and your child know both primary and alternate routes. In an emergency, roads can be blocked and it's important to have a backup plan.


3. Know and follow school security and safety measures. These might include signing in when visiting the school, having driver license ready, or wearing a visitor pass. Following these procedures also sets a great example for your kids.


4. Talk with your child about safety. Be specific. Talk about instinct and paying attention to funny feelings of fear. Explain what to do if she doesn't feel safe (find a teacher, School Marshal, etc.). Make sure you child knows how to contact you or a family member who is likely to be at home.


5. Inform school staff about health and emotional concerns. Whether your child has a food allergy, a physical disability, or has been subject to bullying, make sure to keep your child's teachers and principal in the loop.

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Lovejoy Children's Choir

We are pleased to announce the 8th season of the Lovejoy ISD Children’s Choir. "LCC" is designed to serve the needs of our district’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are committed to a musically exceptional experience. Please read all of the details on this incredible experience here. If your student is interested in participating in the Lovejoy Children’s Choir, please complete this google form and email me, to receive your student’s audition time slot. Please reach out to Mrs. Orozco ( veronica_orozco@lovejoyisd.net) if you have any questions.
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NEW! SCIS PTO Information

Nothing Bundt Cakes


Help us celebrate the month of November by gifting a Thanksgiving treat to every teacher and staff member! They are ever deserving of our appreciation! Nothing Bundt Cakes in Allen is giving us 10% off when we purchase a cake through Monday 11/14.


*** Call ahead or pop in the store and tell them you’re with “Sloan Creek PTO” and pre-order the cake. (8in or 10in cakes, ANY FLAVOR) ***


All Cakes will be delivered Thursday, November 17th, just in time for the break.


NOTHING BUNDT CAKES ALLEN

987 GARDEN PARK DR

ALLEN TX, 75013

(469)795-8550

Numana


SCIS PTO wants to be a part of changing the world, so in partnership with SCIS Administration & Staff, we are providing an opportunity to engage in serving the hungry. Working with your students and the SCIS Staff, you’ll package simple, nutritious meals. Everyone contributes: measuring, packaging, and preparing meals for distribution.


The shift is from 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Volunteers that are choosing to participate will be required to work the FULL amount of time. Numana will provide training and a "Green Shirt" to all volunteers. Click here to signup.


AFTER signing up, please CLICK HERE to tell us your Name & Shirt Size.


** It is important to note that the students will be divided up into multiple stations. There is NO guarantee that you will work directly with your student. **


We appreciate your understanding and willingness to serve!

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Lovejoy Letter Campaign


It’s that time of year again to celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with our Lovejoy Letter Writing Campaign! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when current and past students and parents write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district.

The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show gratitude to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is an opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them.


Starting October 31, you can drop off you letters to the donation bin in the SCIS front office.

Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located in the designated area at your school no later than Friday November 11th.


The letter writing campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our district. We really appreciate your time and effort to help us tell our teachers and staff thank you for all that they do!

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Spirit Wear - New Spirit Wear

Please check out our new spirit wear items for the cold weather. They will be ready for pick up before the Holidays, if you are starting your Holiday shopping early.

Spirit Wear Ordering

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JOIN and DONATE

Join and Donate Here


VOLUNTEERS

If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS. Please fill out the interest form below and you will be contacted as needs arrive.

Volunteer Interest Form


Next Membership Meeting will be at 10:00 in the SCIS Cafeteria on November 14.


Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23


https://ptoscis.membershiptoolkit.com/Our_PTO

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Green Team News!

Lovejoy ISD Community News

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