Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 23, 2017  
   
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Tonight our third grade kiddos will be performing out first ever folk dancing program. I am so excited and can't wait to see the kids in action. As always, Ms. Courtenay has displayed artwork our third grade students recently completed, and they are quite interesting. The artwork is a self- portrait with an animal head. These are a must for parents to see.

A huge thank you to Nicki York for another successful Daddy/Daughter Dance. We had a record setting turnout and everyone had a great time. The music was lively, the minute to win it games we a big hit, the girls were adorable and I am very proud of all our dancing dads! 

It would appear that Spring is around the corner. Enjoy the beautiful weather, and be sure you join us tomorrow for Hart Beat at 2:15 in the cafeteria.

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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New! Read to Succeed
You can earn a FREE Six Flags ticket by reading good books for 360 minutes. The Due Date is Feb 24th. 
Click Here for more info.  Click Here for the reading log to turn into the office by tomorrow, Feb. 24th. 
REMINDER: There's NO tutoring at all in any grade level on February 28th. Teachers will be in professional development after school that day. Thank you for your understanding.   
New! Watch Me Sculpt - This class is being offered again on Wednesdays from 3:05 - 4:00 beginning March 1st for 6 weeks. The cost is $78. Please see the flyer in today's folder or go to:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwZxGFrLxXAsVGxQM2VWakEzS1U/view?usp=sharing for more info.
New! Our 2nd Grade Art and Music Show will be in the Cafeteria on Thursday, March 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.
New! Save the Date !  Open House is March 9th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a casual event that is come and go in our classrooms. 
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 seem to be gastrointestinal focused. Symptoms most common with these viruses are fever, stomach ache, sore throat, headache, and vomiting. Not all are experiencing all of these symptoms. We are still seeing some Flu and strep, but it seems to be on the decline right now. 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 allergy related symptoms (due to mountain cedar). 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

DADS Lunch Bunch  We need 3 more dads for tomorrow Feb 24th. Click on the date to volunteer.

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 

Upcoming Dates:
February
23 -   Third Grade Art and Music Program
24-    Hart Beat
27-   4th Grade Benchmark Testing 
28 -   4th Grade Benchmark Testing, Chess Club 7 a.m. and No Tutoring (All teachers will be in required training after school)
March
1-       3rd Grade Benchmark Testing
2-       3rd Grade Benchmark Testing, 2nd Grade Art and Music Show
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 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
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.


Draper James Event:  February 28

Draper James is holding a special event to benefit the Foundation on Tuesday, February 28th, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. They will give 20% back from the proceeds during the event. They will be providing sweet treats while you shop. 
Draper James is Reece Witherspoon's new store located in Highland Park Village.


Taste of Fairview
The 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview:March 3rd
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview will be held on March 3rd.  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
 
Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by clicking here .  Ticket sales will be donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This event sells out quickly...reserve your tickets today.
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:  Opens February 28
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.  Click here for additional information.
 
Click here and select "Start Bidding" to create your account.  Remember, the auction opens on February 28th at 8:00 AM.
New! 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.To learn more please click here .  
New! Lovejoy Children's Choir:  February 28
The students and staff of the Lovejoy Children's Choir cordially invite you to attend their Spring Concert on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM in the Sloan Creek Intermediate School Cafeteria. The concert will feature 31 students singing music from various genres of choral literature, and will last approximately 30 minutes .
New! 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.

New! 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
New! J
UMP ROPE FOR HEART
Is wrapping up this week! The students have had a great time learning to be heart healthy while helping others! There is still time to get donations for the American Heart Association by going to www.heart.org/jump. Your school will be getting free PE equipment as a thank you gift from the American Heart Association!
Lovejoy Soccer Future Leopard Nights:
February 24 and February 28

The Men's Leopard Soccer team will host Future Leopard Night Friday, February 24th, when they take on Forney High School with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:15 PM kick off for Varsity.
 
The Lady Leopard Soccer team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, February 28th during their game against Wylie East with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:15 PM kick off for Varsity.
 
During halftime of all games, the first 15 future Leopards able to score a goal will receive a $10 gift card to Zoe's Kitchen. There will be prizes for all future Leopards participating. LHS soccer players will be available after both the JV and Varsity halftime events to answer questions and sign autographs. All elementary and middle school students receive free admission the night of the event.
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.
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 .
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. 
Stop by our library 
and check out our 
new word wall! 
Our Hart PTA is helping to inspire our students. 
~ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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