Originally delivered on 5/11/2021 10:16 am

SUBJECT: May 2021

Hello Leopard families!


As you all have no doubt heard, we are helping LES throw a huge "Goodbye Bash" from 12-3 on Thursday, May 27th!  Please see further down in this newsletter for details of the event.  Your grade level representatives will soon be distributing Sign-Ups for 30 minute volunteer spots and goods needed.  This event is completely staffed by PTO volunteers and your participation is vital to its success, so please consider signing up for a short volunteer shift!


THANK YOU to all those who have donated goods and helped with Teacher Appreciation Week.  A very special thank you to Abby Gray our Hospitality chair who has had the most amazing ideas to treat our LES staff.  Another especially HUGE THANK YOU to the Konecny family who donated the Maggiano's dinner to the entire LES staff.  A special congratulations to Anna Sides as well for receiving the PTO Citizenship Award for all the financial support she shows our PTO and LES and for being a courageous advocate for our community!  Also, a great BIG thank you to Lovejoy HVAC and the Havens family for donating popsicles for field day!  Finally, a special thanks to Carmen Safstrom and Lindsey Wickfor organizing a photo booth and contacting Kona Ice who is donating their snow cone truck free of charge to our LES "Goodbye Bash"!


We will meet via Zoom on Monday May 17th in our last General Membership meeting of the year.  At this meeting, we will announce the LES Alumni Scholarship winner, vote on the executive board's recommendation for dispersement of any remaining funds, announce our LES board members on both the PES and HES PTO boards, and wrap up with our "Year in Review" report compiled by our Historian Lynn Farrell.


Finally, I know many of us have mixed feelings about the closure of LES next year.  I think this could be a wonderful opportunity for us all at the elementary level to become more united.  Next year, our elementary school PTO boards will be meeting and planning in an effort to help further unite our elementary communities.  Let's rally around the idea of "One Heart, One Lovejoy" and get excited about the ability to broaden our friend circles and build our united LISD community!  


Have a wonderful May and I look forward to seeing you in our General Member Zoom meeting on the 17th and on the 27th at LES's "Goodbye Bash"!


Tracy 

UPDATED MEETING INFO!!

Topic: LES PTO General Member Meeting 

Time: May 17, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87560523317?pwd=c0c1TXliOEVGcUNMRHFCdGNqcHVyUT09

Meeting ID: 875 6052 3317

Passcode: 180767

End of Year Awards (from LES)

We are so excited to have our parents back on campus! Our awards ceremonies will be the last week of school. Please join us in person for your child's End of the Year Awards!

Goodbye Bash is Thursday, May 27th!

We are excited to announce that we will have a Goodbye Bash event on Thursday, May 27th. Please see the schedule and details below.


11:00 - Pizza lunch in the classroom - Each child will receive 2 pieces of cheese pizza and water with chips.


*If your child has an allergy, you will need to pack a lunch for them.

12:00 - 1:30 -  Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Bash - Parents are Welcome!

1:30 - 3:00 -  3rd & 4th Grade Bash - Parents are Welcome!


Details:

During our bash, students will have the opportunity to jump in bounce houses, tackle an obstacle course, water games, enjoy a snow cone by Kona Ice, and of course, get their picture taken in our Picture Booth. This will be a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate our friends and our year. A big thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event.


Parents are welcome to attend during the "bash" which is outside. Parents will need to enter the back gate of the school.


What to Bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes or shoes that you do not mind getting wet
  • Swim shorts
  • Rash Guard or T-Shirt with a swimsuit underneath it. *If you are choosing a swimsuit, then it must be one piece, and you will be required to wear a t-shirt and shorts over it.


***Since we are having a huge "Goodbye Bash", parties on the last day will be small events for students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade. Our 4th graders will be doing their party rotations to continue their tradition. Since this event is inside, parents will not be allowed to attend. Thank you in advance for understanding!

Students can either bring their lunch or order a sack lunch from the cafeteria on the last day.

Virtual Students Sign Up for the EOY Goodbye Bash
Thank you Kona Ice for supporting LES!

Kona Ice is donating their snow cone truck for FREE at our

 "Goodbye Bash" on the 27th!

Thank You for Your Support!!


Through your support of the PTO, we have been able to provide many of our programs and events including sponsoring the LES "Goodbye Bash" on May 27th.  

The 2020-2021 school year was a memorable one from beginning to end. Through the efforts of the PTO Board members and many dedicated volunteers, our PTO provided programs designed to educate and create a positive impact on students, teachers, and parents. Additionally, many student and family focused events were organized to continue to foster the wonderful feeling of community we enjoy at Lovejoy Elementary School. A few of the highlights from the year are as follows...

  • Dennis Lee Virtual Presentation
  • James Wand Spy Magic Show
  • $3500 donation for Poster Printer in Library
  • Recycling Week
  • Spirit Wear and Spirit Nights
  • Paw Signs
  • Bruce Hale Author Visit 
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • and much much more


(Click on picture for a full list of accomplishments)

Thank You for an AMAZING TAW!

This last week we had Teacher Appreciation for our Lovejoy Staff.  On Monday we sent home a family meal from Maggianos, Profound Microfarms and desserts donated by you.  Tuesday we gave out a gift basket with a piece of Park Lane Jewelry courtesy of Michelle Beckett.  Wednesday we provided breakfast tacos for Cinco de Mayo and we also provided pinatas filled with gift cards and dollar bills donated by you.  Thursday we stopped by Zoes Kitchen and delivered lunch.  Friday we had a few volunteers go door to door with snacks and Sonic drinks.  Each day on morning announcement the staff had the opportunity to win raffle items provided by the community.  We received many thanks from the staff on all we did to make sure they know we appreciate them.   


Our Teacher Appreciation Week would not be possible without the amazing community partners and parents helping.  Please join us in thanking the following businesses and people


Michelle Beckett - Park Lane Jewelry for our staff

Daniela and Larry Konecy for Maggianos for the staff

Tutor Doctor in Allen for sponsoring Target gift cards

Kendra Scott for jewelry

Profound Microfarms for helping with salads for our whole staff

Cheryl Reeves from Love That Gluten Free for donating dessert for our gluten free friends

Rita Kulcak (Grandma to Easton and Walker Kulcak) for all the gift card donations

Kara Duvall for the Nordstrom gift card

Anna Sides for raffle items

Sara Dubois for beach basket (Sara has also taken on grade level shirts organized by a separate group of parents!)



Monday's 
Take Home Meal
Tuesday's 
Gift Basket
Wednesday's 
Breakfast Tacos


Monday's Take Home Meal
Tuesday's Gift Basket
Wednesday Breakfast Tacos
Pinata Money Donations


Mahala Ahearn
Lindsay Hutson
Amy Russell
Nicole Bereolos
Becky Isaacson
Carmen Safstrom
Rashay Bradford
Stacy Jaynes
Tracy Sanderson
Christina Broyles
Kimberly Johnson
Natalie  Seely
Sarah Cantrell
Nina Kamali
Anna Sides
Amelia Carlson
BillieJean Kelsey
Jennifer Smith
Virginia Charney
Yumi Kubo
Jennifer Sommers
Tera Chavez
Courtney Kulcak
Kerrie Spencer
Natalie  Clark
Syndy Lynch
Leesa St. Aubin
Jennifer Cobb
Polly McGough
Kimberly Steiner
Adriane Counts
Tiffany  McGuire
Lindsay Taylor
Jennifer Dagen
Julie McLaughlin
Karin Tribuna
Bethany Dean
Julia Mcewen
Dallas Varner
KellieAnne Dercks
Marisa  Miller
Kelli Vincent
Kari Duronio
Melody Miyamoto Walters
Christie Waldrip
Tressa Fischer
Caryn Moore
Chantell Walters
Sharee Forman
Bridgette Muaina
Lindsey Wieck
Melissa Fritzsche
Kim Mulder
Erin Woods
Wendy Gutierrez
Chandra Perry
Stacy Wyatt
Kasey Havens
Janice Porter
Elizabeth Finger
Dylan Hughes
Missy Rainey


Dessert Donations


Mahala Ahearn
Nina Kamali
Amy Russell
Christina Broyles
BillieJean Kelsey
Carmen Safstrom
Amelia Carlson
Yumi Kubo
Tracy Sanderson
Virginia Charney
Courtney Kulcak
Jennifer Sommers
Tera Chavez
Syndy Lynch
Leesa St. Aubin
Jennifer Cobb
Polly McGough
Kimberly Steiner
Adriane Counts
Tiffany McGuire
Lindsay Taylor
Kari Duronio
Melody Miyamoto Walters
Karin Tribuna
Melissa Fritzsche
Bridgette Muaina
Dalla Varner
Wendy Gutierrez
Kim Mulder
Kelli Vincent
Kasey Havens
Chandra Perry
Chantell Walters
Lindsay Hutson
Janice Porter
Lindsey Wieck
Stacy Jaynes
Missy Rainey
Stacy Wyatt


Special Thanks to...

Lovejoy HVAC generously donated all popsicles for Field Day!!!

  Thank you Lovejoy HVAC!

End Your Year with Spirit Wear!

40% off SALE on remaining Spirit Wear items during the May 27th "Goodbye Bash"

I am a Safe Swimmer Pledge

I pledge to never swim alone.
I pledge to never play or swim near drains or suction fittings.
I pledge to always dive feet first.
I pledge to obey the pool rules.


For a reminder of your pledge, download the 
Safe Swimmer Certificate.

***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!


Shelley Lander
May 6th
Chris Smith
May 8th
Janean Mancini

May 14th
SaraJane Mueth
May 30th



Erin Johnston
June 14th
Sheryl Nicholson
June 16th
Sondra Payne
June 16th
Alex Hodgkinson
June 19th
Laine Collins
June 29th



Heron Saucedo
July 1st
Kristi Miller
July 1st
J.B. Nicholson
July 6th
Meredith Tays
July 17th
Julie Castine
July 28th



Kristin Arnold
Aug 16th
Kristin Dawson
Aug 22nd


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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 17
9:30a PTO Exec Board Meeting
10:30a PTO General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 27
LES Goodbye Bash
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