Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
August 24, 2017

Thanks for making this a GREAT first week! 

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

What an amazing first week! I have enjoyed watching students and teachers connecting, practicing procedures and routines, and having fun all while learning together. For me, getting to know students during lunches, and while visiting classes, has been extra special. I hope your children have enjoyed their first week as much as we have.  Hart truly have the best students around! 

We appreciate your continued patience during dismissal this week. Every day has continued to get smoother and faster. Continue to help students learn their car numbers! If you have questions or concerns regarding dismissal, please let me know!

In Thursday folders this week you will notice your first pink sheet. This is full of helpful information regarding the next week of school, items to be completed, and any upcoming events. As a kindergarten mom last year, this was the piece of paper I hung on the fridge every week to help me keep track of everything.

As always, please feel free to contact me or call me with any questions or concerns. My cell number is 970-309-1581, and please feel free to use it at anytime. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!  
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
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 

Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:05 PM - Dismissal
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
A note about attendance -  We are required by the State of Texas to report absences. If your child is going to miss school, please email a lis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net  with the reason for your absence. Otherwise, Alis is required to follow up with you. We respectfully ask that you please provide doctor and dentists notes when your student returns. We appreciate your support.

Please join us for lunch starting after Labor Day!

We respectfully request No Lunch Guests in the beginning of each new school year. 

This allows us time to review procedures of our lunchroom, and encourage your children to make new friends. Teachers will be eating with students all week this week as well.

If there are circumstances where you need to join us for lunch, please don't hesitate to give Lacey a call at 469-742-8200.

Student Birthdays and Class Treats

Please contact your student's teacher to make arrangements for date/time to bring birthday treats for your student. Each individual teacher will have knowledge as to a non-instructional time that is best suited to celebrate. 

Please bring/send individual type treats (donuts, cupcakes, cookies) as opposed to goodies that have to be sliced and served. 

Prior to choosing treats, please ask the teacher if there are any allergies to be aware of. Additionally, please do not bring treats to share in the lunchroom during lunch as feelings can be hurt when students are inadvertently left out due to seating.
New! Transportation News (Please Read)

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

In light of the announcement that we won't have transportation fees, If the information you submitted at Meet The Teacher night isn't accurate, please immediately email your change to heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. Otherwise, we will dismiss your student according to the instructions we have here.  
Click here for information regarding back to school bus information. Click "On-line Route Finder" for specific bus pick up / drop off times and locations. Please be patient at the start of school as times will be approximate. 

Questions or concerns?
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.

Nutrition News:
Be sure to check out the information in your Back to School Packet from Student Nutrition regarding answers to frequently asked questions. 

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account
New! Please Complete FERPA and General Waiver Forms-this must be done again every year:

It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically. Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. 

You can find these forms on line by:

1. Go to the LISD Website . 
2. Click on Parents, 
3. Power School Parent Portal
4. Input your user name and password
5. You should now be in PowerSchool. Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
6. There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"

PLEASE NOTE  : Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use:
In order for your child's picture to appear in the Yearbook, you should answer "YES".
If you have any questions, please give Alis Brantl a call at  469-742-8160 .

Chess Club Enthusiasts:

Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session the week of September 11, 2017. 

To get a copy of the flier for chess club and to register online go to the following website: http://lovejoychess.weebly.com/school-chess-club-registration.html . If you have any questions please email Miles Knight at miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net

Kids 1st After School Program:
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click here for more info.
Upcoming Dates:

Parents please choose to come to lunch anytime after the first few weeks of school. Initially, our students are eating together and with their teachers. 

29-      Fire Drill @ 8:30

 4-    No School - Labor Day Holiday
 5-    PTA General Meeting 10:30 AM
 5-    PTA Volunteer Meeting 11:00 AM
21 -   Book Fair (Daily thru Sept. 28th)
21-   Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00 PM 
22 -  Leopard Friday and Early Release at Noon

PTA News

New! Class Shirts are here ~
Order Your 2017-2018 Class shirts! 

Click Here  for  the Class Shirt order form.

New Hart PTA Website ~
Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.

PTA Membership & Leopard Drive ~ {All dollars stay at Hart}
You're invited to join the PTA today! Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Hart. In addition, joining the PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, and a membership directory. 

Click Here  for the Membership form.  Click Here  for the Leopard Drive form. 
Volunteer Information ~
The Hart PTA is parent powered!
Take a look at the many chances that parents have to get involved at Hart this year. Watch out for opportunities to help in the library, lunch bunch, hospitality events, book fair, decorating and others. 

Click Here  for the Volunteer form. 

Return it to the school and you'll then receive emails when opportunities arise.

Lovejoy ISD District News 

Volunteering at LISD:

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at Lovejoy ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. Your time and talents do make a difference and are very much appreciated. 

The Online Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Click here to access the application. Upon completion of the form, please be sure to click "Submit Application" located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. The online application is a secure link.
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at an LISD campus.
Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Please email  Gina Ellis if you have any questions.

Upon completion of the background check, you will be notified when you have been cleared to volunteer. 

Receive Text Messages from Lovejoy ISD
Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. 

To get started, please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below:

In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device. 

You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587. 

The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here.  If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.

LPPTA Membership Coffee:  August 25

The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their annual Membership Coffee. 
Click here f or details. 
Friday, August 25th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Creekwood United Methodist Church
261 Country Club Road
Allen, TX  75002
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 September 8, 2017.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 and 23 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 29, 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 August 29 presentation.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact  Kari Lockhart  (469.742.8015) or  Brie Smith  ( 469.742.8032 ) .
Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser:  August 31

Please join the Lovejoy Hockey Team at Chipotle on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00 -8:00 PM.  Let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Hockey and 50% of your purchase price will be donated to help the team pay for their banquet, scholarships for seniors, and equipment.  The Lovejoy Hockey program appreciates the support of the community.

  Click here for additional information

Tom Landry Classic:  September 2

Lovejoy will open the 2017 football season in the Tom Landry Classic against the #2 state
ranked Argyle Eagles on Saturday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM at Allen Eagle Stadium.
Founded in 2000, the Tom Landry Classic was created to honor the legacy of legendary NFL Coach, Tom Landry.  This scholarship event awards students for their commitment to academic excellence, leadership among their peers, and service to their community. 
Leopard fans are invited to bring their extended family, friends, and neighbors so we can fill our side of the stadium and support all of the students participating in the event.  The greater the number of attendees, the more scholarships Lovejoy students will receive.  We hope to see you on the 2nd.
Junior Cheer Camp:  September 16

The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade.  For detailed information, and to register, please click here
.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.
We want to recognize 
that it takes a village of 
Hart Parents and Hart Volunteers 
to get a school year off to a great start! 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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