SCIS Principal Newsletter

March 30, 2023

Hello Sloan Creek Families!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic week. We kicked off our week having one of our awesome students say the pledge at the board meeting (picture below). We also honored two of our staff members for Heart of a Teacher and Heart of Support. Tomorrow, we have Coffee with Principals where we will be discussing recent benchmark testing, STAAR testing, end of year activities and events to begin the fall semester (can't believe we are already talking about next year).

6th grade parents-Please scroll down and look at the information regarding the Catch My Breath program. Our school marshall does an incredible job teaching this important information to our 6th grade students. You will need to opt out of this program if you do not want your child to participate.

Lastly, the student council is collecting items to fill homeless care packages for children. Items needed are children's toothbrushes, toothpaste, coloring books and small packs of crayons. Donations will be accepted through April 14th. The grade level with the most donations will get to eat outside during lunch.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Lovejoy Proud,

Courtney Halpin

Our awesome pledge leader! Thank you, Damen Zemaier for being such a great leader at Sloan Creek.

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Our 6th grade art students learned to sew and created a life size vending machine of their creations.

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

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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!

Important Dates


31- Coffee with the Principals 8:00 AM

31- Rohlmeier, Owens, Topchik Service Team


1- Denim and Diamonds

2- Last day to order yearbooks!!!!

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

4- National School Librarian Day-Celebrate Mrs. Cermak

5&6- 6th Grade Math Benchmark Testing

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 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!
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CATCH My Breath-6th Grade Students ONLY!

6th Grade Parents,

CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL and disposable devices. Please click Here for more information on the program.

Officer Jacquez plans to teach the lessons April 10-14. Please fill out the form to let us know if you would or would not like your child to participate in the "Catch My Breath" program during their scheduled PE class. If you choose to have your child not participate, they will be placed in another class during that time. Please Click Here to respond by April 5th.

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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

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,

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SCIS PTO Information

Here is the latest information from the SCIS PTO. I hope you have a great week!

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

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STAAR Snacks

Help us keep our kids fueled during the STAAR! Please drop off snack donations to the front office by 4/17 at the latest. Please click HERE to sign up! THANK YOU!

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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!

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April 26 from 5:30-7 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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It is the time of year to recognize a teacher and a community volunteer that have gone above and beyond for our school. Click HERE for the Outstanding Service Award nomination form.

Lovejoy ISD District and Community News

LHS Student Council

LHS Student Council is hosting a Hygiene Drive that benefits the homeless via the organization, Dorcas Heart. Please consider donating new, originally packaged supplies. If you're interested, we'd also like to encourage you to find eco-friendly options. All donations are being collected at LHS. See the attached flyers for details.

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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.

Email for any further questions.

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