Originally delivered on 3/3/2021 9:01 am

SUBJECT: March 2021

Hello LES PTO families!


We hope that everyone has made it through the historic snow storm with as little damage as possible.  My insurance adjuster recently told me that damage mounts have already surpassed Katrina.  Luckily, warmer weather seems to already be here and just in time for spring sports and our upcoming break! 


Our LES PTO board has been busy preparing our final events of this year as well as preparing for next year.  Our nominating committee is working to fill open board positions.  Our scholarship committee is searching for a worthy LES senior alumni who will benefit from a $500 college scholarship.  Finally, our budget committee is scheduled to meet to plan for next year's financial needs.


Don't miss our rescheduled February Spirit Night from 4-8 pm on March 16th at Chipotle just south of Stacy Road at 1985 N. Central Expressway.  A portion of the proceeds benefit your LES PTO in implementing our programs and hospitality outreach programs.  We look forward to seeing you at Chipotle!


We also look forward to seeing you at our last LES PTO General Membership meeting on Monday April 12th at 10:30 am via Zoom.  Please see further down in this newsletter for Zoom link information.  We will approve our new LES PTO officers for 2021-2022 as well as approve next year's operating budget and appoint a financial reconciliation for this year's budget.  


We hope that everyone has a wonderful, restful, and healthy spring break!


Tracy

972.207.5910

Please join us for our last LES PTO General Membership meeting on Monday, April 12th at 10:30 am via Zoom.  We will vote to approve our 2021-22 budget, our incoming slate of LES PTO officers, and members of our 2020-21 Financial Reconciliation committee among other topics.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81818320030?pwd=QXZmTHpIamY0Zi9xbTVRYlZEUVhBUT09


Meeting ID: 818 1832 0030

Passcode: 651899

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 8
Spring Break
Tuesday, March 9
Spring Break
Wednesday, March 10
Spring Break
Thursday, March 11
Spring Break
Friday, March 12
Spring Break
Tuesday, March 16
Chipotle Spirit Night
Monday, April 12
9:30a PTO Exec Board Meeting
10:30a PTO General Member Meeting
Bee on the Lookout!


The PTO 1st in Car Line online auction is coming soon!

Be ready to bid and forget about rushing to the car line for the rest of the year!

We all know it takes a village to raise a child.  Everyone has something to contribute.  

We would love for you to join us with your talents on the PTO Board!

We have positions available for those that are creative and those that are analytical.  And, this is a great way to get involved with your child at LES.


We can use EVERYONE and would love for you to join us!

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email Angie Hawkins.


I'm interested in being a part of the LES PTO Board
Teacher Appreciation Week is COMING!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd thru May 7th and we need your help!  

Each morning the PTO is going to give away various items to members of our amazing LES Staff.  If you have something you would like to donate or help out please contact Abby Gray at abbybauer@hotmail.com

I'd love to help!
RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY

MARCH 16th is Chipotle Spirit Night!


Take the night off cooking and grab TACOS for dinner!

Join us February 17th from 4-8pm at Chipotle for Spirit Night!
1985 N. Central Expressway, Allen, 75013

Dine in or order online and pickup using the
promo code 37AZVBF on the Chipotle app or website.

WE NEED YOU!!!

Interested in VOLUNTEERING with LES PTO?  

Lovejoy PTO welcomes you to get involved!
 

No need to make any specific time commitments - just let us know what areas you’re interested in and we’ll contact you as needs arise.  Thanks in advance for your time!

Lovejoy I.S.D. requires a criminal record background check of school volunteers. All volunteers must apply each year.

***Volunteer Opportunities***
Lovejoy ISD Volunteer Application
Contact Adriane
Donate a Staff Member Shirt HERE
March is National Nutrition Month

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Lovejoy Student Nutrition will be posting nutrition education flyers in the cafeterias. We will also be sharing on our social media pages to help promote.

Instagram- @lovejoyisdfood
Facebook- @lovejoynutrition
Twitter- @lovejoyisdfood
Pinterest- LISDnutrition

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a great resource for handouts, games, and activities. This is a link to their website: https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month.

March 21st World Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socioeconomic lines in approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide.  Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.



March 26th Wear Purple for Epilepsy

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.

***Staff Birthdays***

We want to wish these staff members a SPECIAL "Happy Birthday!"


Please help celebrate these wonderful educators!  Thank you for making a difference in our children’s lives!


Marla McCorkle
March 7th
Manny Gonzales
March12th
Teresa Brown
March15th
Colleen Everett
March 17th
Angie George
March 20th
Leopard Drive

The Leopard Drive is our annual fundraiser that allows the PTO to bring great programs and events to Lovejoy Elementary.   No selling magazines or chocolate bars!  Keep it simple with a donation to the Leopard Drive - every dollar raised stays at LES to benefit all students.  We greatly appreciate your generosity and support!

 

LES PTO sponsors many great programs that we hope to continue in 2020-2021.


Please consider helping by making a donation today.  

Donate Now!
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT LES PTO!
Paw Signs

Show your Lovejoy spirit and make your Leopard's birthday or special occasion extra memorable by ordering Paw Signs! The Lovejoy PTO will place the "You've Been Pawed!" signs in your yard the night before and pick them up the following night.


Please place your Paw Sign order at least 10 days prior to your child’s special occasion.


Sign Up!

List Lovejoy Elementary PTO as your non-profit of choice for shopper loyalty programs! Select LES PTO for Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile.

Lovejoy Elementary PTO can receive up to .5% of EVERY purchase you make!


LES collects Box Tops! Download the Box Tops for Education mobile app and scan your receipts for LES.  LES also collects box tops at the front office at Lovejoy Elementary throughout the school year.

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