Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 20, 2017
 
Spirit Sticks are on sale 
for $1.00 
ONE DAY ONLY, 
Friday, April 28th. 
Key Chains will be $5.00

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Tomorrow is UIL Competition Day! The Spelling, Ready Writing and Creative Writing Teams competed on Wednesday.  Everyone else will be competing tomorrow. Please remember that students will need to be picked up at the Puster Elementary Cafeteria. Thank you for allowing your kiddos to participate in this event!

Please continue to encourage new neighbors to register their children for next year. Early registration helps us prepare for the upcoming year! 

The link for teacher request forms is included in the information below. We have moved to an electronic version this year, and appreciate your input. 


Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
Click Here for the Hart Facebook page
Click Here for the Hart Twitter page 
Next week is EARTH WEEK!  Enjoy these dress up days: earth with hearts.png
Monday - Team up to Make a Difference - wear your class shirt day
Tuesday - I "Hart" the Earth - wear a Hart shirt
(except 2nd Grade - please follow field trip dress code below)
Wednesday - SAVE the Earth - wear a Super Hero shirt day
Thursday - Green Thumb Day - please wear green
Friday - Speak for the Trees Day - Lorax or bright colored shirt day
Reminder! The 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Museum of Art is Tuesday, April 25th.
Admittance is FREE. Students will leave Hart at 9:40 a.m. and should be dressed appropriately. The Dallas Museum of Art will not allow jeans and suggests dresses or skirts, nice capris or slacks, and safe shoes for girls. Slacks / pants and a golf style shirt, or button up shirt and safe shoes for boys.

New! Did you forget to order your yearbook?
If so, Wednesday, April 26th, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PTA will be selling yearbooks for $30 (cash or check only). The office will not be able to give change. Please bring exactly $30.

New! Kite Day will be rescheduled for Friday, May 5th here at Hart -
Please send a fully assembled kite to school with your student.
NEW! K-3rd grade - All Teacher Requests are due by Friday, May 5th. Please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/03vgqJbnA8dloBZP2 to request a specific teacher for next year.
Save the Date! Kindergarten Sneak Peek is May 16th - New Kinder students (2017-2018) and their parents will be invited to the school on May 16th for Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hart Talent Show 
  • Hart K-2 Talent Show will be on Thursday, May 18th at 8:15am on the HES cafeteria stage
  • Hart 3rd and 4th grade Talent show will be on Friday, May 19th at 8:15am on the HES cafeteria stage.
  • Please click here for detailed information about the show from Mrs. Czechowski.
  • If you have given your student permission to participate in the show, please click here to sign up. 
School supplies may be purchased from now until Sunday, June 25th. Click here
Enter the school ID HAR290. Please keep your receipt as confirmation.
This Month - LISD Legacy Reads - Walk a Mile in My Shoes

This is a district wide reading experience that will foster and promote a community of readers.

The goal is to encourage empathy, perspective taking, and acceptance by prompting Leopards to read books,both fiction and nonfiction, about people who are different from themselves.   By immersing ourselves in the stories of others, we can better understand the paths they choose to follow and experience what it means to " WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES ." 

This is our theme for this year's Legacy Read at the elementary schools throughout the month of April.

Each campus will be collecting NEW socks for ACO and USED running shoes to recycle through Run-On. This can be a creative, fun and meaningful Family Project.  Displays will be placed in the library.

Go here for more information: https://www.smore.com/fz24g
Important! Dismissal changes- Dismissal changes must be made by 2:00 p.m. daily. Changes are delivered to classrooms at this time. Please send dismissal change requests by email to Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net and Heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net (both in case we have staff in meetings or out that day). We appreciate your help in getting your kiddos home safely.

Important! Absences - Attendance is recorded at 10:00 a.m. daily. If your student will not be attending school due to illness or absence, please send an email to their teacher, and to the office staff alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net and heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. It is important that the office staff and the teacher are notified in the event that we have an absence or a substitute teacher working that day. Thank you.
Message from the Nurse

NEW! ILLNESS

Currently, we are seeing a rise in strep throat. Some students are not experiencing typical symptoms of strep throat, such as fever and sore throat, some are only complaining of a headache and/or stomach ache.  

We are also seeing a virus (kiddos are testing negative for flu) that is presenting with fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, and lack of energy . Not all are experiencing all of these symptoms. There is a stomach virus going around whose most predominate symptoms are nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Some symptoms are lasting up to a few days, kids seem to be feeling better and then symptoms reappear. 

We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms due to the rise in pollen levels and grass levels. 

Please remember, if your little ones have had diarrhea, fever greater than 100 (without medications), or vomiting they must be out of school for a full 24 hours so that we can help protect others.

The most effective way to protect ourselves for coming in contact with bacteria and viruses are:
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol, when soap and water aren't available.
  • Avoid direct contact with body fluids of people who are obviously sick
  • Be kind and cautious with cough and sneezing--cover mouth and nose and use tissues
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher indicate student should not come to school until 24 hours fever free (without medicine) and additional concerns of illness are best discussed with your Physician
  • Do NOT share food, drinks, utensils with others
  • Flu shots are available in the community
  • Be proactive, contain illness by staying home if you are sick, and prevent the spread of germs
Thank you for your cooperation!
PTA News

Current VOLUNTEER Needs 

Lunch Bunch:
We are looking for one more person for tomorrow's lunch bunch (April 21st). Please 
Click here to volunteer. 

DADS @ HART
The Dad's @ Hart program has a few more opportunities to serve this year, and I wanted to make you aware of some of the ways you can make a difference:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORNING CARPOOL DADS FOR STAAR TESTING
Monday, May 8th Click Here
Tuesday, May 9th Click Here

WEEKLY CARPOOL DUTY FOR DAD'S will now begin 
each Wednesday and Thursday morning for 1 to 2 volunteers to help unload kids at the curb. Please email Marc at marc@steadfastfunding.com, and he'll get you set up for your desired day. 

There are TWO LUNCH BUNCH DAYS LEFT FOR DADS (4/28 and 5/19). It's a great way to help and the kids love seeing the dads help during lunch. Please  Click Here to sign up. 

Hart PTA ~ Parent Powered // 
STUCO Spirit Sticks Sales

Spirit Sticks will be on sale for ONE day only on Friday, April 28th. They will be $1.00. Key Chains will be for sale for $5.00. 

All proceeds will go to the Living Water Well Project. We are within a few hundred dollars of being able to purchase Hart's 4th well. If possible, please send your student with the correct change. We appreciate your support! 
Counselor's Corner 

Next week we will continue to discuss, i dentify, and outsmart the tricks that are consistently used in predatory crimes. Children learn essential personal safety skills to improve self-reliance and raise self-esteem; all while being consistently reassured that most people are kind, safe, and committed to their well-being. 

Students also learn that they deserve to feel safe, protected, and happy. We used the term tricky people to describe people who trick kids. It does not matter how well you know them, how old they are, or what they look like, the only thing that matters is what they ask you to do. If they ask you to do something unsafe or uncomfortable, kids should follow three simple rules . . .
·  Say NO! (Stop! Don't do that! Leave me alone!)
·  Go away. (Get away from the abuser as quickly as possible.)
·  Tell a trusted adult about what happened. It is never ok to keep abuse a secret. 

Please reinforce these ideas and concepts at home, and we will work together to keep our kids safe. 

PS - I LOVE the notes and pictures being sent to me for Appreciation Week. I can't thank you enough for the kind words and affirmations. It has truly been a wonderful week. 

Sincerely,
Ms. Kennaugh   

Upcoming Dates:

April
21-     UIL Competition at Puster Elementary
24 -    Kinder Ice Cream Sundae Party 3:00 p.m.
25-     7 a.m. Chess, 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Museum of Art
26-     Yearbooks for sale from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. this day only - cash or check (no change)
27-     Progress reports go home, Senior Breakfast at Hart at 8:00 a.m.
28 -    STUCO Spirit Sticks For Sale (One Day Only) 

** Order School Supplies on line from now until June 25th. Save your receipt. 
District News 
Register Now! Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 
Pictured below:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.
New! GET YOUR SLOAN CREEK LEOPARDS  LIMITED EDITION 2017-2018 T-SHIRT NOW!!!!  We are asking that every 4th Grader wear this shirt on May 17th when they visit SCIS. This will also be our 5th Grade Adventure Camp shirt. Click here for more details. 
Saturday! Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast: 
April 22
The Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at Fairview Fire Station #2.  Click here for details.
New! Softball Senior Night:  April 21
You are invited to join the LHS Softball team on Friday, April 21st, for Senior Night.  This is the last district game at Leopard Park.  Senior Night activities will begin at approximately 6:45 PM, with the game beginning at approximately 7:05 PM.  
New! Lovejoy Lacrosse Senior Game Day:  April 22
The Lovejoy Lacrosse Club invites everyone to join them for their Senior Day game this Saturday, April 22, at Lovejoy High School Stadium. Game time is 2:00 PM.  The Lovejoy Lacrosse team will be taking on the Fort Worth Panthers in their final Varsity home game of the season. The Seniors, George, Cole, Tyler and Logan, will be honored at halftime. Come on out and show your support.
E-Waste Recycling Event: April 22

In conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day, Lovejoy High School will host an e-waste recycling day on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - Noon in the LHS parking lot. Please
click here for additional information regarding the e-waste collection.
New! Lovejoy Country Run: May 6
Online Registration Ends:  April 28
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. invites you to join them for a morning run or walk in the country surrounding Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM. The certified 5K course is a fast course or, if you prefer, you may choose the 1K Fun Run. Races will be chip-timed by Race Chip Timing.
 
After running, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included in the race entry fee. Non-race participants may buy tickets at the door ($7 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and children 5 years and younger eat free) for breakfast.
 
Oxfam Hunger Banquet:  April 30
An Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event which brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives.
 
Draw a ticket and expand your world by attending Carrie Duke's Oxfam Hunger Banquet.  
WSMS Independent Studies student, Carrie Duke, is planning this hunger banquet for her 2nd semester project.
 
Participants will choose an income card which will depict what they will have for dinner. Depending on the income card, attendees will receive either a more nutritious and a higher quantity of food, or a less nutritious meal.
 
Join Carrie on Sunday, April 30th, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the WSMS Cafeteria (1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX, 75002) for a learning experience which will change your outlook on world hunger. See hunger in a whole new way.
 
For additional information, please visit Carrie's website by clicking here .  

Register Now! Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
 
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
 
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
 
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
 
Please review the enrichment camps and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.
Register Now!  Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course

Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.  Click here for details.
 
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success.  Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.  There is something for everyone.  Click here for details and registration links.
Camp Invention: June 19-23
Camp Invention will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from June 19th through 23rd for children entering K - 6th grades.  Click here for additional information. 

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