Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
March 31, 2017
Join Us for Family Science Night Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

If it is time for you to turn 50, Hart Elementary is definitely the place to do so!  It has been filled with festivities, treats and birthday wishes. Thank you so much for making turning 50 a special birthday I will always remember. I laughed when one little one was shocked that I am older than her dad, and enjoyed the 4th grade friends who reminded me that I am halfway to 100.

Included is one of my favorite photos from the week.

Enjoy your weekend and this beautiful sunshine.

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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New!   Hart 2016-17 YEARBOOKS are ready to order- Click here   to order on-line before Friday, April 7th.  Please place all orders on-line. The office will not be collecting money or orders for yearbooks. Thank you. 
Reminder!  Wednesday, April 5th is an Early Release Day at Noon - Our teachers will be in Professional Development in the afternoon.
Reminder! Our Kindergarten Field Trip  to the Arboretum is Thursday, April 6th. All tickets have already been purchased. We are looking forward to a fun filled day in the flower gardens.
New! Hart Beat is Friday, April 7th.
Author visit sponsored by PTA
Michael Anthony Steele will be at Hart on Thursday, April 13th. He is an author of over 100 books, screenwriter, and speaker. He will host each grade level as follows:

8:15-9:15 2nd and 3rd Grades

9:30-10:30 Kindergarten and 1st Grades

10:45-11:45 4th Grade

We will not be selling books, but visit his website if you are interested in purchasing a book prior to the event. www.michaelanothonysteele.com
Students can bring one of his books to have signed on the day of his visit!
New! 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
New! 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 look for detailed information that Mrs. Czechowski will send home with your child in the next couple of weeks!
Reminder! Lost and Found
We will be donating our Lost and Found to charity at the end of the month. Please come by and take one last look on Monday next week.
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.

New! 2017 Kindergarten Round-up
Kindergarten Round-Up will be held the week of April 3 rd - 7 th at each elementary school from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

The Round-up is a pre-registration opportunity for parents of kindergarten age students for the 2017 - 2018 school year. If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017, please plan to attend. **It is very important for all parents to enroll their children for Kindergarten this week to help us plan for next year.

Pre-Registration Steps: It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1. Email your campus registrar with the following information: Student's legal name Date of birth Last four digits of your child's social security number Home address and phone number Hart Registrar - alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net Lovejoy Registrar - peggy_whitmore@lovejoyisd.net Puster Registrar - kendra_card@lovejoyisd.net

2.  You will receive a user name and password by email to complete your online registration at www.lovejoyisd.net. Click on Parents, PowerSchool Parent Portal, and Create Account. Once an account is created, you will need to complete the on-line forms.

3. Register your Kinder student during Kindergarten Round-Up between April 3 rd - April 7 th at your campus between 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Kindergarten Round-Up is a parent event only.

4. New Kinder students (2017 - 2018) and their parents will be invited back to the school on May 16th for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For more information on what is needed, please  click here.

Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a few viruses (kiddos are testing negative for flu and strep) that are 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 which most predominate symptoms are nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Some symptoms are last up to a few days, kids seem to be feeling better and then symptoms reappear. 

We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms (eye irritation seems to be the worst this week). 

Flu and strep have declined (at the moment). Some 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).  Symptoms of the flu may include (but may not be experience by all) are: fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with Flu this year are fever, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache, and eye pressure.

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

Coming SOON

Family Science Night ~
Tuesday, April 4 th in the Hart Gym from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Crack the Case from the Perot Museum. Free for Hart families.

Current VOLUNTEER Needs

We're in need of 20 volunteers for 
Family Science Night. Please consider helping with a station click here

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselor's Corner 

Come check out these new books in our Parent Resource Library located in the Leopard's Lair. 

Over the next few weeks in Guidance, we will begin our unit on personal safety and will discuss ways to keep ourselves safe. I will follow up with more information in next week's message.

Also, Mrs. Hart, our Librarian and I, are partnering in the Walk A Mile In My Shoes Event to promote empathy, diversity, perspective taking, and acceptance. I will incorporate these important concepts in Guidance as well. 

Ms. Kennaugh   

Items Needed for Our Creation Station

If you have any of these materials around the house that are in good condition and would like to donate, please send them to the library. Our Hart students  will put them to good use! 
Thank you,
Suzanne Hart

Duct tape
Knitting needles and crochet hooks
scrapbook paper
Origami paper
Popsicle sticks
Rubber bands
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
river rocks (larger than a half dollar)
Index cards
Craft pom poms
Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Fabric scraps
Recycled items: bottle caps, soda tabs,
Cardboard pieces already cut down
Cardboard tubes (toilet paper & paper towel rolls)
Paper cups
Plastic cups
CLEAN egg cartons

craft scissors (cuts decorative edges)
tissue paper
streamers (crepe paper)
Modeling clay/Model Magic Foil
Lincoln Logs
Beads and beading supplies
Weaving Loom
Rainbow Loom
Beginning sewing machine
Or anything else crafty like

Upcoming Dates:

1 -  Denim and Diamonds 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano 
4 -  Chess 7:00 a.m PTA Meeting 10:30 a.m. & Family Science Night - Hart Gym 6:30 p.m.
5 -  Early Release at Noon
6 -  Kinder Field Trip to the Arboretum
7 -  Hart Beat 2:15 p.m.
11- Chess 7:00 a.m.
12 -Homemade Fun Science in 2nd Grade
13- Author visit Michael Anthony Steele
14 -No School 
17-21 Teacher Appreciation Week
21- UIL Competition at Puster Elementary 
District News 
New! 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. 
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 - Deadline is March 31st

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 - Deadline is March 31st
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The window will close March 31, 2017.
Testing will be Saturday, April 22 and / or April 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.
If you were unable to attend our information session, and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the gifted and talented webpage .
For questions regarding students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, please email Caroline Garcia or call 469.742.8310 .
For questions regarding students in 5th through 12th grades, please email Brie Smith or call 469.742.8032 .

Fantastic Fossils: April 11
Join John S. Mead -- passionate Biology Teacher, Origins Explorer, and Nature Photographer -- as he takes us through his exciting participation in Dr. Lee Berger's excavation of a new human species, Homo naledi, from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. This species of human ancestor is believed to be 900,000 to 2 million years old and was an incredible find. The discovery of Homo naledi is featured on the October 2015 cover of National Geographic Magazine, and in a current exhibit at the Perot Museum. Mr. Mead will share stories about the discovery, as well as his outstanding photos. This event is sponsored by the Lovejoy Gifted Association (LGA). LGA members and families may attend free. All middle school and high school students may attend the event for free with a current student ID. There is a $5 admission fee for adults who are not LGA members.
Fantastic Fossils
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Auditorium

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! 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.
New!  Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course

Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce their 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 programs for males to foundational courses for 1st graders.  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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