Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 9, 2017  
February 17th at 7:00 p.m. here at Hart 
   
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Our students have rallied around the Student Council's Queen of Hart fundraiser. We are making great gains towards our goal of raising enough money to build a well for those in need of clean water. You never know how something new will be received, but it is evident from the amount of hearts that have been purchased, this fundraiser has been a big hit! A sweet kindergarten friend took this to heart, literally. He loves his teacher so much that he went home and cut out his own hearts to share with her the next day. Thank you for your support, for making our teachers feel special, and for helping those in need of clean water.

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 three 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.

Tomorrow morning is Reading with the Leopards. Our students will be greeted by LHS Soccer, Golf, Baseball and Track Teams for Reading with the Leopards. 

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! Join us here at Hart in the Library where our fantastic and faithful Hart PTA Volunteers decorated our Book Fair space. The Camp Read - A - Lot Book Fair will be open Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday next week from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pick Up Instructions on The North Side- Beginning this month, the city will place a blockade on Honeysuckle Street. The purpose is to reinforce our carpool procedures on the north side during afternoon pick up. We want to respect our neighbors and refrain from turning around in or blocking their driveways. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Click Here for the new map and instructions.

Last chance to make changes to the 4th Grade trip to Austin,Texas
Our Austin trip has been rescheduled for Monday, March 6th. We have the ability to make requests and changes until tomorrow, Feb. 10. If your student is unable to make it that day, please email michelle_ribeiro@lovejoyisd.net to process a refund. If your stu dent would like to come, and was not signed up, please email Michelle by tomorrow, Feb. 10. The tour company will issue refunds after the trip on March 6th.

* If this date works for you, and your student was already signed up and ready to go, there is nothing new to do at this point. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we get our trip to the Capitol rescheduled. Our 4th Grade class from Lovejoy made it to Austin on the 27th and took a great picture that is posted on our district website this week. Those classmates had a wonderful experience. We are looking forward to Monday, March 6th.    

Jump Rope for Heart will begin this week 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.
Progress Reports - Progress reports went home in Thursday Folders.
Reading with the Leopards - LHS students will join us for RWL tomorrow.
Reminder! Spring Pictures will be taken on February 15th. Please have your child dressed appropriately and ready to take an individual, as well as a class, photo. Photos will be taken first thing in the morning.
Save the Date  for the Father / Daughter dance February 17th at 7:00 p.m. here at Hart.

New! 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.

New! 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 Flu A and strep, but it seems to have decreased this week. 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 experienced by all) are: fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with these illnesses are fever, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache, and eye pressure. 

We are also seeing allergy related symptoms (due to mountain cedar) and a virus which includes mostly headache, stomach ache, fever (some are not having fever or are experiencing only low grade fever) with this virus.  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

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

Calling ALL LUNCH BUNCH fans! We need 3 volunteers for  Feb 10th and for Feb 17th- Click on the date to sign up.

BOOK FAIR time! Please Click  HERE to sign up to volunteer, or HERE to help with take down.

Can you help with Class PICTURES.. Click 

Father Daughter DANCE Can you help set up for the dance? Click  HERE
 
Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselor's Corner
 
Tomorrow is the last day for Heart Sales- Student Council will begin fundraising for our global service project- Living Water International.  Students will be able to purchase paper hearts for the teacher of their choice for .25 each, February 6-10. The teacher with the most hearts will be crowned "Queen of Hart" at the next Hart Beat. 

Upcoming Dates:
February
 9   -     Progress Reports went home today
10 -     Reading with the Leopards
13-16   Book Fair 
14-      Valentines Day Parties-2:15
15-      Spring Pictures
17-      Father/ Daughter Dance 7 p.m.
20-      No School 
23 -     Third Grade 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
Taste of Fairview
New! 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
New! 2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
Your Support is Appreciated
 
Through your generosity and support, The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS) awarded 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 for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 10th 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  cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net  or at  469.742.8043.  You may click here to  purchase tickets to the gala.
New! heARTs for ART:  February 12
One of our Lovejoy families, the Schmidt's, are part of a group called heARTs for ART.  This is a non-profit organization in memory of their daughter, Samantha, which benefits Cook Children's AML Pediatric Leukemia Research.  heARTS for ART invites all Lovejoy families to help fight pediatric leukemia on Sunday, February 12th, at the Allen High School Performing Arts Center from 2:00 - 6:30 PM.  This family event includes a great line up of performers, arts, activities, concessions, and a silent auction.  Click Here  for additional information, or follow heARTs for ART on Facebook .
New! 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 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.
New! 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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