Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
 May 11, 2017
Join Us May 18th for the K-2nd Grade Show @ 8:15 a.m. 
May 19th for the 3rd and 4th Grade Show @ 8:15 a.m.
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Thank you for all of your support during this week's STAAR Testing. Testing is complete and we are back to our normal routine. 

I'm not really sure the end of the year has a normal routine, especially when you look at the calendar for next week. We have Kindergarten Sneak Peek, Talent Shows, and Hart Beat, just to name a few of the upcoming events. We hope you plan to join us for the festivities!

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 

We will be distributing YEARBOOKS next Thursday, May 18th. If you forgot to buy a yearbook, you may purchase one from our PTA on Tuesday, May 23rd for $30 (cash or check for the exact amount please), from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the front hallway. We will not be able to make change unfortunately.

TOMORROW! Our 1st Grade Mother's Day Tea is tomorrow. Please see the email sent by our Teachers for more details.
Kindergarten Sneak Peek is May 16th - New Kinder students (2017-2018) and their parents will be invited to the school on May 16th for Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4th Grade will Walk the Creek (ride buses to Sloan Creek) on Wednesday, May 17th.
Hart Talent Show If you have a child participating in the Talent Show this year, we will be having a Talent Show rehearsal so they have a chance to practice on the cafeteria stage.
The rehearsals are:
Tuesday, May 16 for 3rd and 4th grade at 8:15am in the cafeteria
Wednesday, May 17 for Kinder, 1st and 2nd at 8:15am in the cafeteria.
On these rehearsal days, students are welcome to bring their costumes, but they will need to bring an additional change of clothes for the rest of the school day. We highly recommend that students bring any props they are using on their specific rehearsal day. Students are welcome to store their props in the music room or stage area until the Talent Show performances on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19. Also, just a reminder that if your child is using music for the talent show and you have not sent music to Mrs. Czechowski, please do so by May 12th.

Join Us 
for our last Hart Beat 
(with Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Flint) on  Friday, May 19th, 
at 2:15 p.m. ~

Field Day will be Tuesday, May 23rd. 
We are in need of volunteers. Forms went home already. We have additional forms in the office. Thanks for your consideration.
 New!  Class Parties will begin at 10:45 a.m. on May 26th. This is also an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at noon.
School supplies may be purchased from now until Sunday, June 25th. Click here
Enter the school ID HAR290. Please keep your receipt as confirmation.
Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a rise in strep throat. 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).  There is a stomach virus going around which most predominate symptoms are nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Some symptoms are lasting up to a few days, kids seem to be feeling better and then symptoms reappear. We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms due to the rise in pollen levels and grass levels. 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 

WALLS : We're looking for volunteers to help  uncover the walls now that STAAR is done! 

LUNCH BUNCH: We need TWO-THREE more volunteers to help with lunch bunch tomorrow 
- May 12

Click Here

LIBRARY help: Mrs. Hart needs our help. Every fiction book spine needs to be labeled with a genre sticker. Anyone can come at anytime - for 15 minutes or an hour. Thank you!


Hart PTA~ Parent Powered

Upcoming Dates:
15   PTA Raffle winners lunch on the stage w/ Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Flint
16   Kindergarten Sneak Peek 1:30
17   4th Grade Walks The Creek 9:00
18   K-2 Hart Talent Show 8:15
19   3rd and 4th Hart Talent Show 8:15. Hart Beat 2:15
23   Field Day
26   Early Release at Noon - Last day of school
27   Summer fun begins :0)

** Order School Supplies on line from now until June 25th. Save your receipt. 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

TONIGHT! Kendra Scott- Allen Gives Back to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Just in time for Mother's Day: Kendra Scott in Watters Creek will hold a "give back" event which will give the Foundation 20% of sales on May 11th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us on the 11th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages. 
District News 
PURCHASE NOW for Walk the Creek at SLOAN CREEK on May 17th LEOPARDS  LIMITED EDITION 2017-2018 T-SHIRT!  We are asking that every 4th Grader wear this shirt on May 17th when they visit SCIS. This will also be our 5th Grade Adventure Camp shirt. Click here for more details. 
Register Now! Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
Pictured below:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.
NEW! Online Payment Center Has New Look

The Lovejoy Online Payment Center has a new look.  You are able to log on to the Online Payment Center from any mobile device and make a payment. There is no need to download an app, just visit the Online Payment Center through the internet browser on your mobile device. It's that easy.  In addition to the mobile-friendly update, you will enjoy the following features:
  •  Quick, two-step checkout process
  • Convenient login window
  • User-friendly design
  • And more
Keep an eye out for additional updates regarding the Online Payment Center. 
New! Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse
Boys' K-8 Teams Registration Now Open 

Registration is now open for the boys' 2017 Fall season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.
Register now for boys grades Kindergarten through 8th.  Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
Girls' teams and Boys' High School will begin registration soon.
Hurry, as rosters will fill quickly.

NEW! Fairview Youth Theatre: Lovejoy Night for Disney's Peter Pan May 12th - 20th

Come watch this beloved classic on their mainstage! At the Thursday, May 18, performance, Lovejoy Leopards get in HALF OFF! Use code: LEOPARDS when checking out or  Click here for the flyer and for more details.
Senior Project - Children's Miracle Network
Ashton Franquiz, a Junior at Lovejoy High School, will be competing in the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen pageant. She is the reigning Miss Hunt County's Outstanding Teen 2017.  Ashton is a philanthropist at heart and feels blessed to be raised in North Dallas and in the Lovejoy District. She is part of the Majestics leadership team, choir, theatre program, and NHS. She dances outside of school and finds time to give back through the National Charity League. Ashton feels "To much is given, much is required." Ashton believes we all can make a difference, even if it is 1 hour serving somewhere.  Some are called to serve and some are called to give, but by doing something, we can all make a difference.
Over the next several weeks, Ashton is raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Would you help her in this campaign?  "Your spare change can make a change."  Containers to collect change will be located at each campus.
Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show:  May 11-12

The Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show: Legends will be presented Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium. Join the Choir as they present legendary songs by Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, and more.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, staff, and seniors.  Click here to purchase your tickets.

Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show:  May 13
The Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show will be held on May 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Villages of Fairview.  This is always a great show.  We hope to see you there.

WSMS Choir Pop Show:  May 15

Join the WSMS Choir for their Pop Show on Monday, May 15th in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.  The Pre-Show will begin at 6:45 PM, with the main show beginning at 7:00 PM.  General admission is $5.00.  

Register Now! Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
Please review the enrichment camps and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.

Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course

Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.  Early Registration will end on Friday, May 12th.  
Click here for details.
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success. Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.  There is something for everyone.   Click here
 for details and registration links.

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. 
Lovejoy Musical Theatre Camp
Join Lovejoy's fifth annual Summer Musical Theatre Camp for two weeks of acting, choreography, theatre games, singing, costuming, and a lot of fun.  Camp dates are July 10 - 20, 2017.
Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Lion King Experience - Kids. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Bethany Stuard, SCIS Choral Director, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience. Students who attend will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Spots are limited and will be a first-come-first-serve basis.  Click here for detailed information.
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