Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
March 9, 2017  

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

I hope everyone is planning to attend tonight's Open House. The kiddos are very excited to share their work with you. In addition to visiting your child's classroom, please be sure to stop by the Library and enjoy the art display and Makerspace activities. Our Music, Art, and PE classrooms will have fun activities for the students to show you as well. 

Don't forget to stop by the cafeteria for a couple of reasons: our PTA will be selling spirit wear, and the lost and found will be on display, for parents to look for items that have gone missing. 

Enjoy Spring Break!

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 
Donuts with Dad - Join us for donuts and activities in the Leopard's' Lair on Tuesday, March 21st A-M Wednesday, March 22nd N-Z. from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Dads and students will also participate in R-Time activities.

Picture Packets - You have been given a packet of pictures. If you are purchasing any of the pictures in the packet, please go to mylifetouch.com to make your payment or send a check to the school office, and return to the school what you do not wish to purchase. There is a portrait ID and Access code in your packets that you will need to use to log in on line. All pictures you do not wish to purchase should be returned to the office by Friday, March 24.
Report Cards- will go home Thursday, March 23rd.

Market Day in 1st Grade will be March 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a significant increase in Flu A, Flu B, and strep (mostly Flu B). There is also a virus going around (kiddos are testing negative for flu and strep) in which kiddos are presenting with fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, and lack of energy.   Not all are experiencing all of these symptoms. 

Symptoms of the flu may include (but may not be experienced by all): 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, cough, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache, and eye pressure. Symptoms seem to bit a bit of a "roller coaster ride" with this strain of Flu. The students seem to be feeling well one day and then feeling bad the next. We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms. 

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

Donuts with Dad 

Tues, Mar 21 st A-M / Wed, Mar 22 nd N-Z 7:30-8:00am in the GYM.Come enjoy donuts and R time activities.

Family Science Night ~
Tuesday, April 4 th in the Hart Gym. Crack the Case from the Perot Museum. Free for Hart families.

Current VOLUNTEER Needs

A few Spring  Lunch Bunch dates available! We have 1 available spot for  March10th-  Click on the date to sign up.

Car Pool Duty 
Hey Moms... want to help with car pool duty while the dads are having donuts with the kids? CLICK HERE.

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

Want to help cover the walls at Hart for STAAR testing..... CLICK HERE

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselors Corner

Check out or new Counselor Corner newsletter which features different resources for parent's to use at home to reinforce what we are learning at Hart. We are focused on building kids with character. Thanks to our Hart PTA, these character traits can be seen on our bulletin board as you enter the school. Click here to follow the link where you can read all about it.

I am still collecting magazines, small boxes, shoe boxes, used children's books, toilet paper and paper towel rolls to use in upcoming guidance activities. Thanks in advance for your donations!  


Bryce Kennaugh
Counselor at Hart

Character Counts Everywhere And All The Time! 

Upcoming Dates:
  9 -        Open House 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10 -       Grading Period Ends
13 - 17   Spring Break   
District News 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
FLS 2017 DandD
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host the 11th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at a new location; the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. The theme is a Southern Soirée - Celebrating 100 Years of Lovejoy ISD. Denim and Diamonds Chair, Andrea Paranteau and Co-Chair, Carrie McClure welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment, and live auctions.
Tickets are now on sale for $90 each. The ticket price will increase to $100 beginning Monday, March 10th. This year, guests will be seated at tables of 12. For additional information, visit www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org , or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043 or email .

You may also Click Here  to purchase tickets to the gala.
Raffle Tickets
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle entitled "Fab Five", which includes:
  • 7 nights in Sydney, Australia, donated by Cleve Adamson Custom Homes
  • $2500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Texas Limo Wine Tour and Getaway
  • Goyard, St. Louis PM Large Tote in Black
  • Large Kamado-Style Grill in Red by Grill Dome, donated by The Firehouse in Allen
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information.  You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors, or click here to purchase tickets online.  
Lovejoy Centennial Logo Design Contest
Lovejoy ISD is accepting original artwork for the Centennial Logo Design Contest.  This contest is open to all Lovejoy ISD students.  Details may be found by clicking here .  Original work should be submitted by Friday, March 10th.
New! Spring Sale at LHS and WSMS Stores
Beginning March 20th the school stores at LHS and WSMS will be offering 50% off the entire store.  The LHS store is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM.  Please check with WSMS for store hours.
LHS Orchestra Spirit Night:  March 21
Lovejoy Orchestra will host a spirit night at Twisted Root on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Join the orchestra for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 10% of the proceeds from your visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out.  Twisted Root is located at 232 Town Place, Fairview
LHS Varsity Baseball Little Leopard Night:  March 21
You are invited to join the Lovejoy Varsity Baseball Team on Tuesday, March 21st for Little Leopard Night. The team will play West Mesquite High School. The Lovejoy Elementary Choir will perform the National Anthem. All elementary students attending will receive free admission to the game and will have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the baseball field for the National Anthem. All participants will receive popcorn and baseball pennants. Please arrive at 7:00 PM. The game will begin at 7:30 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719.
New! Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps
Registration for Lovejoy ISD Summer Camps will open on March 27th.  Click here for details.
New!  Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018

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 8, 22, or 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.

A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.

Lovejoy ISD Administration Building Board Room March 8, 2017
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, or 6:00 PM (Session Information Repeats)

If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage  after the March 8th presentation.

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.

Flats for Bats
Lovejoy Baseball has begun their annual flower sale. Please help support Lovejoy Baseball and buy your spring flowers from one of the high school players. Flowers will be delivered to your house on April 8th. Find any Lovejoy Baseball player and place your order or email jnsmith644@gmail.com and we will have a player come by and take your order. Orders will be accepted through March 21st.
Give Glasses and Give the Gift of Sight
LHS Junior Eleise Brooks will be assisting her father, Dr. Dain Brooks, MD, on medical missions to Mexico (March), India (July), and Africa (2018) to help cure the world's blind.Their main focus will be performing cataract surgeries; however, they will also be providing glasses to those in need. You may help by donating new or used glasses.  There will be marked boxes available at each campus.

Lovejoy High School Junior Matt Harris (pictured at the far right) is helping deliver 300 duffle bags for the Impactive Foundation. 
Impactive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering duffle bags to foster children in need.  

Please click here to learn more about Impactive and to learn how you may help.

New!  LISD Color Guard Showcase:  March 23

On March 23, the LISD Color Guard Showcase will be held in the Lovejoy High Gym at 7:30 PM.  This free event is open to the community.  We hope you will join us in support of the Color Guard wish them well for championships.

LHS Choir Chipotle Spirit Night:  March 28
The LHS Choir will host a Chipotle Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway in Allen. 50% of the profits will go to supporting LHS Choir, so bring a friend , this flyer (printed or on your phone) , and your appetite in support our Singing Leopards.
New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Sponsors Fantastic Fossils!: April 11
Join John S. Mead, a passionate 6th grade science teacher at St. Mark's, Origins Explorer, and Nature Photographer as he takes us through his exciting participation with the excavation of a new human species, Homo Naledi, from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. Mr. Mead's 6th grade class had the opportunity to Skype with the scientists in Africa over the course of the excavation before it was ever announced. This species of human ancestor is believed to be 900,000 to 2 billion years old and was an incredible find. Mr. Mead will be sharing stories about the discovery as well as his outstanding photos. The presentation will be held at Lovejoy High School from 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Tuesday, April 11th. This event is sponsored by the Lovejoy Gifted Association.
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. 

Enjoy your break! 
See you on Monday the 20th. 
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