Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 12, 2017
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

We hope everyone had a great Fall Break! It sure has been nice enjoying some cooler temps.

Tomorrow is the last day of the first quarter which means that conferences will start soon and report cards will be handed out.  Our report card is an important tool between the teacher and home.  We use Standards Based Report Cards (SBRC) to allow us to report how a student is performing on the specific standards they are expected to learn and the teacher is expected to teach.  This type of report card gives a much clearer picture of what a student is able to consistently do as opposed to a number grade that represents the average of what a student is able to do.  You will have an opportunity to conference with your child's teacher and hear about your child's progress. This is also a time to share concerns and ask questions. If there is anything I can help with, feel free to call me anytime.

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
469-742-8153 (office)
970-309-1581 (cell)
Hart Announcements

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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:30 AM -  School opens and supervision begins
7:50 AM -  First Bell
8:00 AM -  Tardy Bell
3:05 PM -  Dismissal
 
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Tomorrow, Friday October 13th is Picture Day!

Please return the picture envelope that went home in folders with payment tomorrow for picture day. On line orders can be placed through Tuesday, October 17th. You will need the Picture Day ID: DO317329Q0 to place on-line orders. If you aren't interested in the package, you do not need to return the envelope to the school.  
New Microwave - We have a new microwave in the cafeteria. Teachers will be glad to help students heat food. Please put a note on what needs to be heated, and tell your student how long to put it in for. If your student doesn't use a microwave at home yet, please practice with them. We appreciate your support in teaching them this skill.
Hart Elementary School
PTA Reflections:  Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Hart Elementary PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  

We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition. For rules and entry forms click here . The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
 
You may contact Rachel Butler with questions at rachelc.butler@hotmail.com . Please click here for additional information. 
Counselor's Corner

RED RIBBON WEEK 
is October 23rd - 27th

Monday, Oct. 23rd My Future is Key, Stay Drug Free!  Wear your favorite college shirt. Bring your pennies!

Tuesday, Oct. 24th Team Up Against Drugs!  Wear your favorite team sport shirt. Bring your nickels!

Wednesday, Oct. 25th Think of all that You Can Be When You Stay Drug Free!  Wear clothing     for what you want to be when you grow up. Bring your dimes!

Thursday, Oct. 26th -   Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs! W ear your pajamas. Please make sure that pajamas are school appropriate. Bring your quarters!

Friday, Oct. 27th -   Lovejoy Leopards are Proud to Be Drug Free! Wear Lovejoy colors (black and red) spirit wear. Bring your dollars!

*Specials Activities: During specials this week, students will have the opportunity to show their drug free spirit by singing and dancing to this year's drug free song. They will also participate in physical education activities that support leading a healthy drug free lifestyle.
ILLNESS
Currently we are seeing a lot of allergies (ragweed is on the rise), strep throat (seems to be starting out as stomach ache and no fever present), and a nasty short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms). Some are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. This virus seems to be lasting about 24 hours.
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 keep protect others. 

HEAD LICE
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences involving head lice. Head lice can happen to anyone, so it is important to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent it from happening again! Here's what to look for:
 
-Persistent itching of the head
-Small white particles attached to hair that are difficult to remove
-Small brown bugs that move very fast
 
*We no longer conduct "line-up" classroom lice checks but if a child is having any sign/symptoms listed above, they are sent to the clinic for assessment. For more information please refer to the link on our website under Hart Elementary/Clinic drop down tab. On the left side there is a link that is always available for your education.
 
MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS
There are a handful of our students that are still missing appropriate documentation of immunizations per Texas State Regulations. Please get these to the school nurse, Allison Wright, ASAP so that your child can continue attending school. IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN EMAIL OR PHONE CALL FROM ME YET REGARDING MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE UP TO DATE. If required immunization documentation is not received (or process of series has not started if full series is required) we may have to delay school attendance until we have appropriate documentation. Please call me (Nurse Alli) with any questions, 469-742-8156. 
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Upcoming Dates:
October
13 -     End of first quarter and Fall Individual Pictures Day
16-      3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05- 4:00 p.m. 
17-      4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
17-      Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
18-      Watch Me Sculpt- pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
20-      Hart Beat 
23-27  Red Ribbon Week
27 -     Dennis Lee Assembly

November
1-      Wednesday - Early Release
3-      Friday - Mother / Son Dance 7:00 p.m.
6-      3rd Grade Choir Practice 3:05-4:00 p.m.
7-      4th Grade Choir Practice 7:30 - 8:00 p.m., PTA Meeting 10:30 a.m. 
9-      Thursday - 4th Grade  Veteran's Day Program 6:30 p.m.
10-    Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. 
New! Hospitality Treats needed for the Teachers on October 26th ~ Please click here  to sign up. 
 

New!
 Lunch Bunch ~
 
We are still in need of October volunteers.
Please  click here
 to sign up

Mother Son Glow Party  ~
Save the date: Let's GLOW wild! Mother and Son Party on November 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dancing and Games.

It's REFLECTIONS time ~
This year's theme is  "Within Reach" Students can enter in any of the six arts categories-dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.  Click here  for the entry form or for more information please go to the Hart PTA website.

Box Tops ~
Turn in your box tops and Labels for Education by TOMORROW October 13th! The class with the most turned in will win a popsicle party

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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Tomorrow! Evening with the Majestics:
October 13, 2017

The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers.  Click here for additional information.  

Click here to complete the registration form and to be a part of the Homecoming tradition. 
 
New! Hurricane Maria Relief
A message from Enrique Vega, Lovejoy High School Senior:
 
"My name is Enrique Vega. I am a Senior at Lovejoy High School and have decided to help victims affected by Hurricane Maria. On September 20th, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 4 hurricane. This powerful hurricane has left millions without power, little access to water, dwindling food supplies, and no place to call home. I have partnered up with the Salvation Army to collect items to help relieve some of the stress put onto the US territory of Puerto Rico. Some of the most essential items needed include food, water, hygiene supplies, and baby supplies. Large donation boxes will be located at the front of Lovejoy High School from October 10th - 13th. There will also be donation boxes at all entrances to the Homecoming pep rally and the Homecoming game. Please help those affected by this tragedy by donating items. For additional information, please click here ."
New! 
Eagle Project:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
A message from Hunter Kight, WSMS 8th grader:
 
"My name is Hunter Kight, I am an 8th grader at Willow Springs, and I've just started my eagle project. I have chosen to help the hurricane Harvey victims for my project. Many of the victims did not have flood insurance and this looks to be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. The clean-up and rebuild effort will take more than a year. There is a time during disasters like this that charities experience donor fatigue. This is where donations drop to their lowest. Through my project I am trying to reduce donor fatigue, by collecting basic essential items. I have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect supplies like canned goods, baby food/formula, hygiene items, diapers and cases of water. Large donation boxes are located at each school to collect these items. I will leave these boxes out until November 3, 2017. Please consider supporting this effort by filling the boxes and helping the victims."
 
Click here for additional information.
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net .  P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 
TOMORROW! Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: 
October 6
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen.  Registration will begin at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM.  Click here for the registration form and for additional information.

New!  Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day:October 16

If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, October 16th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams.  Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season. 
 
Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 16th.

New! ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open


Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K - 12.  Click here for additional information.
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. 
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.
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.

New! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night: October 17
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This is an all-day event. We hope you will join us for a great combination of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When placing your order, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra for both dine-in and take-out orders.  You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974 .


Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: 

October 21

Lovejoy High School Student Council 
Pink Out Football Game:  October 27

Every year, Lovejoy Student Council makes a donation to help beat breast cancer. The LHS Student Council members invite you to purchase Pink Out t-shirts to raise money and spread awareness for the cause. The t-shirts are $16 and may be purchased through the Online Payment Center .
 
This year's fundraiser will benefit a local non-profit organization. Check out www.breastcancercanstickit.org , and the organization April Samuels has built to help fight breast cancer. Her story is amazing and her family lives in the Lovejoy district. Orders will be delivered to campuses October 25th and 26th. 
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New! Dallas Symphony Orchestra Discount
Thomas Mears, Group Sales Education Specialist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has arranged for Lovejoy families and staff members to receive a 20% discount for all DSO Concerts, with the exception of Beethoven's 9th in May. When purchasing tickets online at www.mydso.com , type LOVEJOYISD20 at checkout to receive your 20% discount (you will be charged a $7 fee).  If you call the box office at 214.849.4376, you will receive the 20% discount, and will not be charged the $7 fee.   
New! Parent Workshop
Safe!: November 8
Issues Affecting Today's Teens and How You Can Help
 
We all want to keep our teens safe.  Join Vanita Halliburton and Dr. Ray Levy on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:30 AM in the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building Board Room to learn how to:
 
  • Recognize signs of distress in teens
  • Promote brain health
  • Foster resiliency and positive coping skills
  • Know the warning signs of suicidal behavior
  • Find help for a struggling teen
  • Implement protective measures to keep teens SAFE!
 
Vanita Halliburton is president of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and understanding of adolescent mental health and suicide prevention.  She speaks from the heart about her son's battle with depression and bipolar disorder and his suicide at the age of 19.
 
Ray Levy, Ph.D., LSSP is in private practice in Dallas, TX and works extensively with high risk children, children with ADHD and strong-willed behaviors.  He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows discussing various psychological issues.  Dr. Levy travels throughout the country giving workshops and talks on therapy, and child and adolescent issues.
New! Running Over Depression 5K and 1K Fun Run: November 11
Bradley Davis, James Ayers, and Jonah Barton are organizing the second annual Running Over Depression 5K and 1K event for their Senior Projects. Last year, this event had over 360 participants, and raised over $8,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, the organizers are looking forward to increasing the number of participants and involvement from the Lovejoy Community. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th. The entry fees are $20 for the 1K and $30 for the 5K, with all proceeds donated to the AFSP. You may register by clicking here .  Register early, as prices increase after November 3rd.
Hit the road Summer! 
I'm ready for cool nights, 
brisk breezes, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, pumpkin lattes, candles, hay rides, haunted houses, beautiful fall leaves, 
walks in the woods, candy apples & candy corn, sitting by the fireplace, hoodies & sweaters, and HALLOWEEN!

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