Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 5, 2017
 
Happy Fall Y'all 
(we're patiently waiting for the leaves to fall...)
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Thank you for joining us for our Family Fun Night last night.  It was so much f un connecting with parents and watching the students enjoy all of the activities! We really do have the most amazing community!

Enjoy this extra long weekend and Fall Break.  Whether you are visiting the State Fair, enjoying sporting events, traveling, or resting and relaxing, we hope you are safe and enjoy each other!
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
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
 
Email Communication:
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Friday, October 13th

Individual pictures are Friday after the break. Envelopes went home in today's folder for families who wish to buy a package. Please return the envelope with payment on picture day. On line orders can be placed for up to 48 hours after pictures are taken. You will need the CODE on the envelopes to place on-line orders. If you aren't interested in the package, you do not need to return the envelope to the school.  
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. 
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
6 - 9    Fall Break 
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
New! 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.

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

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 October 13th! The class with the most turned in will win a popsicle party

Hart PTA Website    https://thehartpta.wixsite.com/hartpta Click below to:

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CONGRATULATIONS PTA Ice Cream Social Raffle Winners!

Reserved 1st car spot South- B. Bobo

Reserved 1st car spot North- A. Wilkerson

Kindergarten Program- P. Sears, A. Pickard, S. Moyers, R. Scarborough and C. Branch.

1st grade Program-S. Shooner, K. Dziubinski, S. Edstrom, G. Goertz, B. Harper

2nd grade Program- C. Shepherd, S. Elliott, N. Meehlhause, S. Gwie, E. Patterson

3rd grade Program- T. Harris, S. Fallas, J. Wilde, Z. Legel, E. Novotny

4th grade Program- M. Meehlhause, W. Brown, T. Pettit, E. Gwie, K. Vilaysack

Lunch with Mrs. Moser- E. Sherrin, H. Jones, S. Elliott, A. Syzmanski, E. Adcock

Lunch with Mrs. Ross- G. Miller, H. Jones, N. Meehlhause, S. Fallas, M. Meehlhause

Special Makers Space with Mrs. Hart- A. Clinton and M. Gradig

Special Seating at Hart Beat with parking- K. and L. Merrifield



Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! Homecoming Mums

The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch from Monday, September 25th through October 12th between 11:25 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and in the evenings, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM beginning September 26th through October 12th.   
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  The Majestics thank you for your support. 
 
New This Year:  Name loops, braids and bases to buy to help you make your own. 
New! 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! ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open


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


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.



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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Enjoy your Fall Break October 6th-9th. 
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