Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
March 2, 2017  

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Auction is OPEN now until March 7th

All proceeds go to our schools! 

Unique Experiences, Class Masterpieces, Reserved Parking & Gyms, Student Benefits, and Grants
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Please take some time to review the items our staff has offered through the Denim and Diamonds Online Auction.  There are also amazing class masterpiece items to bid on as well. We appreciate your support, and the opportunity to enjoy a fun activity with our kiddos! Remember, all of your donations come directly back to our schools. Just click on the link listed above and it will take you directly to the online auction. 

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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Reminder! Our 2nd Grade Art and Music Show will be in the Cafeteria is tonight, March 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.
Save the Date!

Open House is March 9th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a casual event hosted by teachers in their classrooms. Please stop by the Cafeteria and see our selection of Spirit Wear brought to you by our Hart PTA.


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.
Message from the Nurse

NEW! ILLNESS

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. 

We are still seeing some Flu and strep, but it has declined tremendously. 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. 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 
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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 need 1 more volunteer for  March 3rd- 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.
 

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 

Upcoming Dates:
March
 6 -        4th Grade Austin trip
 7 -        Chess at 7 a.m., PTA Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
 9 -        Open House 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10 -      Grading Period Ends
13 - 17  Spring Break   
District News 
New! First Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts Portrait Show
Opening Reception:  March 7th
It is a pleasure to invite you and your family to attend the 1st Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts Portrait Show in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery on March 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  If you were unable to attend the Fine Arts Festival in December, the new gallery at the high school was unveiled with an inaugural K-12 Evolution show, focusing on the experience and growth students take on as a part of the art community in Lovejoy ISD. The exhibition was an incredible showcase of every age group and was curated by a Lovejoy senior. Following this idea of transformation in our students' artistic language and personal voice from kindergarten to 12th grade, the next opening is a showcase of how our young artists represent themselves and others through portraiture. The concept of identity, both through representation and abstraction, is a core thread in every Lovejoy art studio, and is explored through a plethora of media and art forms. This exhibition celebrates the range of approaches used to explore identity at all age levels, and is a spectacular body of work to begin the tradition of a yearly Portrait Show.
 
Please join us in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 7th to celebrate the work of some of Lovejoy's many fine artists. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, the show will be open daily during school hours from March 6th - April 7th. 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
FLS 2017 DandD
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
Your Support is Appreciated

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.  
 
Online Auction:  Now Open!

The Denim and Diamonds Online Auction will open February 28th and run through March 7th at 10:00 PM. Check out the auction for the opportunity to win great items for your family and students. Various members of the Lovejoy staff have donated unique and special experiences for the online auction.  Class Masterpieces, created by our K-5th grade students are also available. Be sure and check out the Name a Grant section to see grants submitted by teachers/staff $5000 and under.  Click here  for additional information.
 
Click here  and select "Start Bidding" to create your account!
Taste of Fairview
The 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview: March 3rd

This event is sold out online!  

We will have a very limited number of tickets to sell at the door. The event is presented by
Estate Life Magazine , in partnership with the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.  

Details are as follows:
  March 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
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 Star Party:  March 6
Puster Elementary, along with the Texas Astronomical Society, will host a star party on Monday, March 6. Viewing will begin at 6:30 PM and end at approximately 8:30 PM. The Lovejoy community is invited to attend. Parking will be available in the front parking lot. You may enter through the front doors where signs will direct you to the courtyard and into the back parking lot where viewing will take place. Access to the back parking lot will not be available via the driveway.
New! 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.
Impactive

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.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities
With summer quickly approaching, students are anxiously awaiting its arrival and parents are searching for a safe environment for their children to learn and have fun during the summer break.  Lovejoy ISD is pleased to continue to offer summer enrichment opportunities for students through summer camps. 
 
Are you interested in serving as a camp instructor?  All camp ideas are welcome...from dodgeball to robotics.... rainbow loom design to astronomy. This is your opportunity to develop a camp which will enrich the lives of students.  Please submit your proposal by February 27, 2017.   You will be contacted after the approval process is completed on March 3, 2017.
 
To recommend an idea for a summer camp, please click here .
 
If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Denison at 469.742.8196
Volunteers Needed for The Frisco College Baseball Classic
There is an exciting new event coming to Frisco this spring, and you are invited to be a part of it. The Frisco College Baseball Classic will be held at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark March 3rd - 5th, 2017. The 2017 Classic will feature Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Arizona, all of which are considered to be among the top programs in country. The tournament spans over three days at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

The Frisco Classic is proud to be partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

The Frisco College Baseball Classic is looking for students 16 years and older needing volunteer hours. If you are interested in volunteering please click here or contact Abby Gray at abby@friscoclassic.com for more information. 
If you are interested in attending the tournament, or would like additional information, please visit: www.friscoclassic.com .
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.
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open.
Referral forms 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.
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
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. 

Bid, Bid, Bid, Bid, Bid
 
~ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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