Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 21, 2017
Grandparents

please join us for lunch on Tuesday,Sept. 26 if your last name starts with A-L.

Join us on Wednesday, Sept 27th for lunch if your last name starts with  M-Z.  
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

We look forward to seeing all of our families at the Ice Cream Social tonight from 6:00-7:00! While you enjoy your ice cream, we invite you to visit our fall book fair, purchase Mooyah tickets for Family Fun Night, and sign up to be a Dad@Hart. You will also have an opportunity to get in the raffle for VIP parking spaces, lunch with the principals, and VIP seating at performances and Hart Beat. It is going to be a great evening!
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
The lunch schedule for Grandparents lunch is a normal schedule that has not been changed. Here it is:

Kinder       11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1st Grade  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd Grade 12:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. 
3rd Grade  12:35 a.m. -  1:05 p.m.
4th Grade  11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:30 AM -  School opens and supervision begins
7:50 AM -  First Bell
8:00 AM -  Tardy Bell
3:05 PM -  Dismissal
 
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Hart Elementary School
PTA Reflections:  Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Hart Elementary PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  

We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition. For rules and entry forms click here . The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
 
You may contact Rachel Butler with questions at rachelc.butler@hotmail.com . Please click here for additional information. 
Counselor's Corner  

Over the next two weeks, students will learn about a school-wide program called Kelso's Choices when they visit my classroom for guidance.  Kelso is a friendly frog that helps students solve conflicts using a wheel of nine choices.  We will discuss the meaning of conflict and the difference between a big problem and a
small
 problem.  Small problems are ones that bother us and make us feel sad, upset and/or angry, but are not dangerous or frightening.  Students are encouraged to try two of Kelso's choices to resolve a small problem before asking an adult for help.  Big problems may be dangerous or frightening and may result in someone or something getting hurt.  When student have big problems, they must tell an adult right away.  Click here for Kelso's wheel of choices and descriptions.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime.

Sincerely,
Ms. Kennaugh
bryce_kennaugh@lovejoyisd.net
#CharacterCountsatHart

This year, the character cops are looking for students demonstrating  any  of the six pillars of character: 
respect citizenship responsibility trustworthiness
fairness , and  caring!  

If they are caught, they will be handed a red "Hart Character Ticket" that they can write their name on and turn in to one of the 3 drop off locations.  Every Friday, Ms. Moser and Ms. Ross will draw names from each grade level on the announcements and students will earn a trip to the treasure box! 
Library Happenings ~   


Get Ready!  THE WILD WILD WEST BO OK FAIR will be here Sept 21st - 28th
We kick off the book fair during the Ice Cream Social and continue the next week with Grandpa rent's Lunches.

If you would like to volunteer, we have all kinds of opportunities to sign up to help. Click   here  if you are interested in participating   as a volunteer during this exciting and busy time in the library! We love our volunteers! *Note: You must be a registered volunteer with the District. 

For more volunteer opportunities in the library, see the Hart PTA page!
ILLNESS
Currently we are seeing a rise in allergies (ragweed is on the rise, strep throat, a nasty short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms). Most are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. We are also seeing a cold virus, causing fever, sore throat, cough, stomach ache, and headache. This virus can last up to a week with fever usually lasting about 2 days.

*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 keep protect others. 


HEAD LICE
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences involving head lice. Head lice can happen to anyone, so it is important to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent it from happening again! Here's what to look for:
 
-Persistent itching of the head
-Small white particles attached to hair that are difficult to remove
-Small brown bugs that move very fast
 
*We no longer conduct "line-up" classroom lice checks but if a child is having any sign/symptoms listed above, they are sent to the clinic for assessment. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. For more information please refer to the link on our website under Hart Elementary/Clinic drop down tab. On the left side there is a link that is always available for your education.
 
MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS
There are a handful of our students that are still missing appropriate documentation of immunizations per Texas State Regulations. Please get these to the school nurse, Allison Wright, ASAP so that your child can continue attending school. IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN EMAIL OR PHONE CALL FROM ME YET REGARDING MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE UP TO DATE. If required immunization documentation is not received (or process of series has not started if full series is required) we may have to delay school attendance until we have appropriate documentation. Please call me (Nurse Alli) with any questions, 469-742-8156. 
 
Thank you for your cooperation and for your Clorox wipes donations!
Upcoming Dates:
September

*Engineering on Mondays and Fridays has already started. Please pick up students at 4:30 p.m. by coming through the office and walking down to the Leopards Lair. Thank you

21-   Book Fair (Daily thru Sept. 28th)
21-   Ice Cream Social 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
22 -  Leopard Friday and Early Release at Noon
25-   3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
26 -  4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
26 -  Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
26 -  Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with A-L - come see the book fair!
27-   Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with  M-Z - come see the book fair!
27-   Watch Me Sculpt begins. Pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room

October
2-      3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
3 -     4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
3 -     Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
3-      Watch Me Sculpt- pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
4 -     Family Fun Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6 - 9  Fall Break 
13 -   End of first quarter and Fall Individual Pictures Day
New! Dad's@Hart ~
You're not going to want to miss the opportunity to sign up for Dad's @ Hart at the Ice Cream Social tonight! Spots will fill up very fast. For more information, and to sign up, be sure to stop by the Dad's@Hart table.

New! 
Family Fun Night Info. ~
October 4th from 5-7! Please join us on the playground for bounce houses,games and fun with your friends and Hart Staff. Click here for more information.

The Mooyah truck will be at Family Fun Night to serve pre-sold Mooyah Meals. Click here   to order your meal online. Order fast. The deadline is September 29th to order you meal.

New!  It's REFLECTIONS time!
  This year's theme is  "Within Reach" Students can enter in any of the six arts categories-dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. 

Click here  for the entry form or for more information please go to the Hart PTA website.


New!  


Help "Fill the Backpacks" for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Texas PTA is offering an easy way to help with the relief effort. To learn more go to:  


Hart PTA Website 
Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.


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Kids 1st After School Program:
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click here for more info.


Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day: Thank You
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $108,000 from 402 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their goal of receiving donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000 by December 31st. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.
Men's Tailgate Tournament: 
October 11

It is time for the men to sign up for the Men's Tailgate Tournament. Join us for food, beer, and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed to play two games. The tournament will be held at the home of John and Kris Dunaway in Lucas. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Nine Band Brewing, Tom Grisak Estate Homes Realtors, Estate Life Magazine - Lucas and Fairview, Chick-fil-A of Allen, and the Dunaway Family. For more information and to register to for the event click on the following link: Men's Tailgate Registration .
 
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 PM
120 McMillen, Lucas, Texas
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christiansen@lovejoyisd.net .  P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 
Leopard Friday:  September 22
The Lovejoy Independent School District will host a free community event on September 22nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Leopard Friday.
 
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone:
  • Face painting
  • Candy and tattoo prizes
  • Cotton candy and popcorn
  • Instrument "petting zoo"
  • Try out multiple sports
  • Spirit wear for purchase
  • And much more
We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:30 PM in the LHS Courtyard. All Leopard fans will be invited onto the field to form a spirit line prior to kick off.
 
A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center , or at the LHS school store. The ticket order deadline is September 20, 2017. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Elementary Swim Camp: September 23 and October 21

LHS Senior, Sloan Carevic, will be hosting a swim camp for elementary students on September 23rd and October 21st at the Lovejoy swimming pool located behind Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Click here for additional information.   Click here to register .
Lovejoy Preschool PTA: September 24


The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites Lovejoy families with Preschoolers and older siblings to attend their Back to School Open House Event.  Click here for additional information.
 
Sunday, September 24
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Metroplex Gymnastics and Swim

Homecoming Mums

The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch from Monday, September 25th through October 12th between 11:25 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and in the evenings, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM beginning September 26th through October 12th.   
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  The Majestics thank you for your support. 
 
New This Year:  Name loops, braids and bases to buy to help you make your own. 
Gifted and Talented Meet & Greet: September 28
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will host an informal Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 28th from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the Board Room of the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002.  Please join us for a "light" breakfast and coffee and to learn more about the Gifted and Talented program at LISD, as well as The Lovejoy Gifted Association.  This is an opportunity to meet Brie Smith (LISD Director of Advanced Academics), Kari Lockhart (LISD Advanced Academics Coordinator), and other GT parents. For additional information please visit the LGA website at www.lovejoygifted.org
New! Lovejoy Homecoming Black Out Shirt Order Form:  Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th. 

Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each. 

Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.   
BYOP® (Volleyball Fall Session): Pre-registration ends October 2
BYOP® Program Overview:    This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
 
BYOP® Program Details:  Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Click here for additional information regarding the Fall Session with the Intro to BYOP® on October 2nd, and training beginning on October 16th.
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: October 6
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen.  Registration will begin at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM.  Click here for the registration form and for additional information.

New! Evening with the Majestics:
October 13, 2017

The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers.  

Click here to complete the registration form and be a part of the Homecoming tradition

Volunteering at LISD:

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at Lovejoy ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. Your time and talents do make a difference and are very much appreciated. 

The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Click here to access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
 
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
  
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email  Gina Ellis if you have any questions.

Upon completion of the background check, you will be notified when you have been cleared to volunteer. 

Receive Text Messages from Lovejoy ISD
Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. 

To get started, please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below:

In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device. 

You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587. 

The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here.  If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.



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