Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 3, 2017 

Jump Rope  For Hart begins this week 
in PE!

All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association


Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

The flu made its way to our house this week. Our youngest has been down and out for the past four days. Based on my experience with this flu, please make sure your kiddos are 100% better before sending them back to school.  I have cleaned, disinfected, and washed more clothes than I care to remember for a very long time.  I am crossing my fingers that no one else becomes sick. 

Beginning next week, the city will place a blockade on Honeysuckle street. The purpose is to reinforce our carpool procedures on the north side 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.

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
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New! 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 next Friday, February 10th. 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 next Friday as well. 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.    

New! Jump Rope for Hart 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.
New! Early Release next Wed - Students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM next Wednesday, February 8. Please email heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net or alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net with any dismissal changes.
New! Progress Reports - Progress reports will go home in Thursday Folders February 9.
New! Positive Proof info. will go home in today's folder. If you are interested in adding your child to the data bank, please follow the instructions on the envelope. Positive Proof will be at Hart at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 9th.  
New! Reading with the Leopards - LHS students will join us for RWL on Friday, February 10.
New! 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.
New! Book Fair - The Spring Book Fair will kick off February 13th and run until February 16th here in our Library at Hart.

New! 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


We are still seeing Flu A and strep, it seems to have increased a bit 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): 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

Current VOLUNTEER Needs

Teacher LUNCHEON Please consider helping with donations for our next teacher luncheon on Feb 10th.  

DECORATING  for the Book Fair- Monday Feb 6th -

POSITIVE PROOF  assistants - February 9th at 8:15 -  
Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 
Counselor's Corner
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:
 7   -    9:30 PTA Board Meeting and 10:30 PTA General Meeting
 8   -    Noon Early Release for Students
 9   -    Positive Proof 8:15,  Progress Reports go home
10 -     Reading with the Leopards
13-16   Book Fair 
14-      Valentines Day Parties
15-      Spring Pictures
17-      Father/ Daughter Dance 7 p.m.
20-      No School 
23 -     Third Grade Program 
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 SoirĂ©e - 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! 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 .
Senior Project:  Book DriveAmanda Kamar, a senior at Lovejoy High School, is organizing a book drive for her Senior Project.  Donated books will be shared with charities, a nursing home, and free little libraries.  Collection bins will be available at all LISD campuses.  Click here for additional information.  
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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