Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
 May 4, 2017
We will be testing on May 8th and 9th ~

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Today is the deadline for submitting teacher request information using the link below. We appreciate your input!

Please remember that our third and fourth grade students will be taking the STAAR Test on Monday and Tuesday next week. Thank you for rescheduling lunch visits and regular volunteer support for later in the week. 

Enjoy the beautiful weather headed our way this weekend. I am looking forward to watching our boys play baseball!

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 
Kite Day is Friday, May 5th here at Hart
Please send a fully assembled kite to school with your student.
IMPORTANT! 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.

STAAR Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade Math will be Monday, May 8th.

STAAR Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade Writing will be Tuesday, May 9th.
** Attention all Grades Levels - We will not be able to accommodate any visitors at any part of the day on Monday and Tuesday next week due to STAAR testing in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

STAAR Make-ups will be Wednesday thru Friday May 10th - May 12th..
New! Tuesday, May 9th, 1st Grade will go to the Dallas Heritage Village for the day.
Please see teacher emails for specifics on dress code for this day.
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.
New! 4th Grade will Walk the Creek (ride buses to Sloan Creek) on Wednesday, May 17th.
NEW INFO! Hart Talent Show If you have a child participating in the Talent Show this year, we will be having a Talent Show rehearsal so they have a chance to practice on the cafeteria stage.
The rehearsals are:
Tuesday, May 16 for 3rd and 4th grade at 8:15am in the cafeteria
Wednesday, May 17 for Kinder, 1st and 2nd at 8:15am in the cafeteria.
On these rehearsal days, students are welcome to bring their costumes, but they will need to bring an additional change of clothes for the rest of the school day. I highly recommend that students bring any props they are using on their specific rehearsal day. Students are welcome to store their props in the music room or stage area until the Talent Show performances on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19. Also, just a reminder that if your child is using music for the talent show and you have not sent music to Mrs. Czechowski, please do so by May 12th.
Thank you!
Mark your calendar! Field Day will be Tuesday, May 23rd.
We are in need of volunteers. Forms went home in today's folder. Thanks for your consideration.

School supplies may be purchased from now until Sunday, June 25th. Click here
Enter the school ID HAR290. Please keep your receipt as confirmation.
Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a rise in strep throat. 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).  There is a stomach virus going around which 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 

We're looking for volunteers to help 
cover and uncover the walls
for STAAR test  

We need a few more volunteers to help with lunch bunch on -May 12th. Click here

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:
There is only one Lunch Bunch for Dad's to sign up for the rest of this year (5/19). It's a great way to help and the kids love seeing the dads help during lunch  Click Here

Monday, May 8th Click Here

Tuesday, May 9th Click Here

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered

STUCO Spirit Sticks Sales

We sold $1,049.80 in spirit sticks! 

All proceeds will go to the Living Water Well Project. We will purchase Hart's 4th well. Your generosity will provide water to an entire community. We are #Hartproud and thank  you from the bottom of our hearts!

Upcoming Dates:
5-    Kite Day (weather permitting)
8-    STAAR Testing
9-    STAAR Testing, 1st Grade Field Trip to Dallas Heritage Village
10   STAAR Make Ups
15   PTA Raffle winners lunch on the stage w/ Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Flint
16   Kindergarten Sneak Peek 1:30
17   4th Grade Walks The Creek 9:00
18   K-2 Hart Talent Show 8:15
19   3rd and 4th Hart Talent Show 8:15. Hart Beat 2:15
23   Field Day
26   Early Release at Noon - Last day of school
27   Summer fun begins :0)

** Order School Supplies on line from now until June 25th. Save your receipt. 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

New! Kendra Scott- Allen Gives Back to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Just in time for Mother's Day: Kendra Scott in Watters Creek will hold a "give back" event which will give the Foundation 20% of sales on May 11th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us on the 11th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages. 
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! Senior Project - Children's Miracle Network
Ashton Franquiz, a Junior at Lovejoy High School, will be competing in the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen pageant. She is the reigning Miss Hunt County's Outstanding Teen 2017.  Ashton is a philanthropist at heart and feels blessed to be raised in North Dallas and in the Lovejoy District. She is part of the Majestics leadership team, choir, theatre program, and NHS. She dances outside of school and finds time to give back through the National Charity League. Ashton feels "To much is given, much is required." Ashton believes we all can make a difference, even if it is 1 hour serving somewhere.  Some are called to serve and some are called to give, but by doing something, we can all make a difference.
Over the next several weeks, Ashton is raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Would you help her in this campaign?  "Your spare change can make a change."  Containers to collect change will be located at each campus.
Lovejoy Country Run: May 6

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.

New! Puster Star Party: May 9
Puster Elementary School will host a Star Party on Tuesday, May 9th from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM on the playground east of Puster Elementary School. This event is open to the public.  We hope you will join us and bring your friends and family.

We'll be out observing stellar constellations, the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and its Galilean moons, star clusters, and a few other interesting objects in the Milky Way. 
New! Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show:  May 11-12

The Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show: Legends will be presented Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium. Join the Choir as they present legendary songs by Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, and more.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, staff, and seniors.  Click here to purchase your tickets.

Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show:  May 13
The Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show will be held on May 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Villages of Fairview.  This is always a great show.  We hope to see you there.
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. 

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.
Campuses:  Please use the following link for the graphic shown above.  http://lovejoyathletics.com/camps
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. 
Lovejoy Musical Theatre Camp
Join Lovejoy's fifth annual Summer Musical Theatre Camp for two weeks of acting, choreography, theatre games, singing, costuming, and a lot of fun.  Camp dates are July 10 - 20, 2017.
Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Lion King Experience - Kids. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Bethany Stuard, SCIS Choral Director, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience. Students who attend will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Spots are limited and will be a first-come-first-serve basis.  Click here for detailed information.

Up to the atmosphere, 
up where the air is clear, 
oh let's go...... fly a kite!
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