Originally delivered on 2/3/2021 8:00 am

SUBJECT: February 2021

Hello Lovejoy Families!


Happy Valentine's Day from your Lovejoy Elementary School PTO!  We hope that you enjoy this special day and are able to tell your loved ones just how special they are to you.  Our LES PTO Executive Board sends thanks and love to each one of you for all of your support.


This month, our hospitality department will treat our LES staff to a Valentine's Day Luncheon from McAllisters on Thursday, February 11th.  Your donations make lunches like these possible, so THANK YOU!  We hope our LES teachers, staff, students and our members enjoy the long weekend and break from school this month.


Thank you for attending our general member meeting on February 1st where we discussed updates to spring programs.  The LES PTO is excited to have the opportunity to assist Lovejoy Elementary School in purchasing their new research-based social-emotional curriculum!  Be on the lookout for more updates about this exciting program and how your LES PTO is partnering with LES to continue to enrich the lives of every student at LES.  


Also at our general meeting, we passed budget amendments to provide our hospitality and room representatives with more funds for staff luncheons, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the end of the year parties.  In addition, we formed our 2020-21 Budget Review, LES Scholarship, and Executive Board Nominating Committees.  If you are interested in a position on our LES PTO Executive Board, please reach out to the nominating committee (see below in newsletter) or myself.  We would LOVE to have you join our team!  Finally, our membership department formed our Parent/Teacher Recognition Committee.  Please see further down in our newsletter for information on how you can nominate a deserving member of our LES community for a LES PTO recognition award.  The awards will tentatively be presented in May.


Have a wonderful February.  Spring is just around the corner...


Tracy

972.207.5910



Valentine's Day Parties are Feb 11th

Be watching for an email from Room Reps and teachers with more information on donations, virtual valentines, and party instructions.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 11
Early Release Day
Friday, February 12
Student Holiday
Monday, February 15
Bad Weather Make Up Day
Monday, March 1
9:30a PTO Exec Board Meeting

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
PTO Outstanding Service Award Nominations

Lovejoy Elementary PTO is accepting nominations for LES PTO Outstanding Service award.  We will be recognizing two individuals who have given outstanding service to our children this year.  This recognition is one of the highest honors which can be bestowed upon individuals by our PTO.  The requirement for receiving this award is that the recipient has promoted students' well-being and demonstrated care for children.  A nominee for recognition may be a parent, volunteer, teacher, administrator, or a community leader.  The recipient is not required to be a PTO member.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please fill out the form here.  The recognition committee will carefully consider each candidate.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, February 17.

https://ptoles.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/135011

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 raffle off items for 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!
February 17th 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
February is for Hearts!

Heart month was designated to encourage a focus on heart health and getting families, friends and communities involved. It's never too early to practice good heart health. Here are 25 fun ways to get moving at home with your kids.

***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!


Sandra Barba
February 1st
Kurt Doty
February 19th
Diane Frame
February 21st 



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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