Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 9, 2017  
Join us for 3rd Grade Art and Music next week! 


Thursday, February 23rd, 
at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym.


   
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Thank you for supporting our book fair this week. Especially those volunteers who "camped out" in the library. From restocking books to manning the checkout desk, you have been a huge help!

Don't forget that Monday is a holiday for students and staff. It's nice when winter does not interfere with school and we get to enjoy the bad weather days as a holiday.Enjoy the three day weekend.

In case you missed the carpool reminders last week, I am including them again. Please review the information below, and thanks for 

We Need Your Help! As you drive your child to school in the morning or pick him/her up in the afternoon, please remember:
* Drive slowing in the parking lot.
* Carpool Lanes are No Cell Phone Zones
* Be courteous to other drivers.
* Pedestrians have the right of way in the crosswalk (There are four crosswalks on  south side)
* Pull all the way up to the front of the drop off or pick up lane.
* There are more cars than teachers on duty, so encourage your child to exit the car  when you come to a stop.
* Please take one last look before you begin to move forward in the carpool line.

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 

New! Order pictures on-line- If you missed the opportunity to send in your picture envelope, you can go on-line and order pictures. Go to: www.mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID: DO416052G0.

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 Feb. 24th. 

New! 4th Grade Safety Patrol sign ups are due this Friday, February 10th.

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! The Library wants to shout out and thank all Camp Read A Lot volunteers. This was the place to be this week thanks to our volunteers who decorated, worked registers, and those that will help with clean up today. We are so lucky to have your help making these book fairs a success!

New! Our 3rd Grade Art and Music Show is next week on Thursday, February 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym here at Hart. Students should be here by 6:45 p.m. in the Music Room. Please wear white shirts and jeans.

New! Our 2nd Grade Art and Music Show will be in the Cafeteria on Thursday, March 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.

Follow Up! Engineering Class - The second Engineering class has been filled. Thank you so much for your interest in it.
Muffins with Mom -  Join us for muffins and activities in the Leopard's' Lair on Tuesday, February 21st A-M and  Wednesday, February 22nd N-Z from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.  Parents and students will participate in R-Time activities which foster respect, courtesy, and the development of positive relationships.

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.
Jump Rope for Heart will begin this week and run through February 24th in PE. Students will be learning how to be heart healthy and help others. All funds raised will benefit the American Heart Association. Prizes will be awarded to students who raise money on-line (at $10 and at $85 levels). Please go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwZxGFrLxXAsLWlGckh1MEpsNFU/view?usp=sharing for more info.
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 Events

Father Daughter VALENTINE Dance
~February 17th 7-9pm in the Hart Café. Tickets are $5/person.

Moms & Muffins~Feb 21st (A-M) / Feb 22nd (N-Z) 7:30-8:00am Students and their moms enjoy muffins and R time activities.

Current VOLUNTEER Needs

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

Calling ALL LUNCH BUNCH fans! We need 3 volunteers for Feb 17th- Click on the date to sign up.

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselor's Corner
 
We're moving towards being more resourceful! 
 
Please consider donating your magazines, newspapers, discarded books, small boxes, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, shoe boxes and tin foil to use in activities we are doing for guidance a nd small groups.

Thanks to our PTA, we have added seven new books to our Parent Bookshelf. Please stop by to see what's new!

Upcoming Dates:
February
17-      Father/ Daughter Dance 7 p.m.
20-      No School 
23 -     Third Grade Art and Music Program
24-      Hart Beat
28 -     Chess Club 7 a.m. and No Tutoring (All teachers will be in required training after school)
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
Through your generosity and support, The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS) issued grants totaling $435,000 to Lovejoy teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from the Annual Appeal Campaign and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event, allowing all dollars spent at the event to go directly to fund classroom grants.  
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.
 
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.
 
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 .  

click here to   purchase tickets to the gala.
 
Online Auction:  February 28 - March 7
The Denim and Diamonds Online Auction will open on February 28th.  Click here to view the auction flyer. This is an exciting opportunity to win great items for your students. The Lovejoy staff donated various unique and special experiences for the children. Also available are the fabulous Class Masterpieces created by students in grades K-5. Additional details will be shared in upcoming weeks regarding registering to bid in the Online Auction. For questions, please contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043 or by  email.  
TONIGHT! Java and Jazz Join us for Java and Jazz - February 17th at 7:00 p.m. (Music, Coffee, Desserts, and Dancing) in the Lovejoy High School Commons presented by the Lovejoy Band and Lovejoy Choir. Go to: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwZxGFrLxXAsMGtfV3NFTlBUcEE for more information. 
New! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night will be held at Palio's Pizza Café (431 E. Stacy Road, Fairview) on Tuesday, February 21st, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Please plan on joining us for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. Spirt night includes dine in and take out. We hope to see you there
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. 
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