Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 1, 2017

From all of us at Hart, have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

See you on Tuesday...

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

It has been a great 2nd week of school.  We have noticed that carpool is moving a bit faster and students are learning their car numbers. Woohoo!

Thank you to all the families who contributed and donated items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts and prayers are with the the families affected. Tomorrow is the last day to bring donations.  

I am excited to announce that Watchdogs will be beginning soon at Hart! We can't wait to have all of our great Hart dads on campus each day. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

We hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. Remember, we have Monday off for Labor Day. It looks like the weather is going to be beautiful!  
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:05 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
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Monday is a school holiday. We are celebrating Labor Day. 
Have a safe and happy day!


A note about attendance -  We are required by the State of Texas to report absences. If your child is going to miss school, please email a lis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net  with the reason for your absence. Otherwise, Alis is required to follow up with you. We respectfully ask that you please provide doctor and dentists notes when your student returns. We appreciate your support.

Please join us for lunch starting after Labor Day!

We respectfully request No Lunch Guests in the beginning of each new school year. 

This allows us time to review procedures of our lunchroom, and encourage your children to make new friends. Teachers will be eating with students all week this week as well.

If there are circumstances where you need to join us for lunch, please don't hesitate to give Lacey a call at 469-742-8200.

Student Birthdays and Class Treats

Please contact your student's teacher to make arrangements for date/time to bring birthday treats for your student. Each individual teacher will have knowledge as to a non-instructional time that is best suited to celebrate. 

Please bring/send individual type treats (donuts, cupcakes, cookies) as opposed to goodies that have to be sliced and served. 

Prior to choosing treats, please ask the teacher if there are any allergies to be aware of. Additionally, please do not bring treats to share in the lunchroom during lunch as feelings can be hurt when students are inadvertently left out due to seating.
New! Transportation News (Please Read)

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

In light of the announcement that we won't have transportation fees, If the information you submitted at Meet The Teacher night isn't accurate, please immediately email your change to heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. Otherwise, we will dismiss your student according to the instructions we have here.  
 
Click here for information regarding back to school bus information. Click "On-line Route Finder" for specific bus pick up / drop off times and locations. Please be patient at the start of school as times will be approximate. 

Questions or concerns?
 
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
 
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
 
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.

Nutrition News:
Be sure to check out the information in your Back to School Packet from Student Nutrition regarding answers to frequently asked questions. 

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account
New! Please Complete FERPA and General Waiver Forms-this must be done again every year:

It is, once again, time to complete the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and General Waiver forms electronically. Also, please take the time to verify that all other required forms have been completed. 

You can find these forms on line by:

1. Go to the LISD Website . 
2. Click on Parents, 
3. Power School Parent Portal
4. Input your user name and password
5. You should now be in PowerSchool. Click on the blue "Click here to access the Enrollment Packet Forms or to update student information."
6. There are multiple forms you can click to update, but the required forms are the two on the bottom - "FERPA" and "General Waiver"

PLEASE NOTE  : Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use:
In order for your child's picture to appear in the Yearbook, you should answer "YES".
If you have any questions, please give Alis Brantl a call at  469-742-8160 .

Chess Club Enthusiasts:

Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session the week of September 11, 2017. 

To get a copy of the flier for chess club and to register online go to the following website: http://lovejoychess.weebly.com/school-chess-club-registration.html . If you have any questions please email Miles Knight at miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net

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.
Counselor's Corner 

This year, the character cops are looking for students demonstrating  any  of the six pillars of character: 
respect citizenship responsibility trustworthiness fairness , and  caring!  If they are caught, they will be handed a red "Hart Character Ticket" that they can write their name on and turn in to one of the 3 drop off locations.  Every Friday, Ms. Moser and Ms. Ross will draw names from each grade level on the announcements and students will earn a trip to the treasure box! 

#CharacterCountsatHart
ILLNESS
Currently we are seeing allergies (ragweed is on the rise), strep, and a "summer cold" virus causing fever, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, body aches, and headache and sinus congestion / cough that is lasting from 2-4 days as well (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms).

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. 

We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. 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:
September
 1-    Engineering Class 3:15 - 4:30 in the Lair 
 4-    No School - Labor Day Holiday
 5-    PTA General Meeting 10:30 AM
 5-    PTA Volunteer Meeting 11:00 AM
21 -   Book Fair (Daily thru Sept. 28th)
21-   Ice Cream Social 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
22 -  Leopard Friday and Early Release at Noon
26 -  Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with A-L - come see the book fair!
27-   Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with  M-Z - come see the book fair!

October
4 -      Family Fun Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6 - 9   Fall Break 
13 -    End of first quarter and Fall Individual Pictures Day 

New!  Upcoming PTA Meeting ~
Please join us for our general meeting September 5th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a volunteer meeting at 11:00 a.m. Spirit wear will also be sold at the meeting. 

New! Volunteer Information ~ Hospitality is calling all volunteers~ 
Click here  to sign up for food items needed for the Back to School Luncheon on September 8th.

Lunch Bunch Sign Ups are now live!  Click here

Class Shirts are here ~  Order Your 2017-2018 Class shirts! 
Click Here for the Class Shirt order form.

PTA Membership & Leopard Drive ~ {All dollars stay at Hart}
You're invited to join the PTA today! Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Hart. In addition, joining the PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, and a membership directory. 
Click Here for the Membership form.  Click Here for the Leopard Drive form. 

New! Help "Fill the Backpacks" for Hurricane Harvey Victims ~
The Texas PTA is offering an easy way to help with the relief effort.
Click here to learn more or go to: http://www.txpta.org/donate


Hart PTA Website 
Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.


You can also stay informed and up to date with the Hart PTA on Social Media. Click below to:

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UPCOMING PTA EVENTS FOR HART FAMILIES

The  Hart Ice Cream Social will be September 21st from 6-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Lots of LISD campus organizations will be here. Raffle Tickets will go on sale next week!

Family Fun Night will be October 4th at 5:00 p.m. outside here at Hart. We will have games, food, and fun!


Lovejoy ISD District News 

TONIGHT! Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser:  August 31

Please join the Lovejoy Hockey Team at Chipotle on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00 -8:00 PM.  Let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Hockey and 50% of your purchase price will be donated to help the team pay for their banquet, scholarships for seniors, and equipment.  The Lovejoy Hockey program appreciates the support of the community.

  Click here for additional information

St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show:  Deadline is September 1
The St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show is an annual event in conjunction with the St. Jude Church Family Carnival.  There is no cost to enter the art show and it is open to all ages. 

Click here  for additional information.
New! Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day

The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, 

Thursday, September 14th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.
 
New This Year: Scheduled Giving
If you are unable to give on September 14th, you may schedule your gift between September 7th and 13th. 
 
Go to:  www.Northtexasgivingday.org   for additional information, to schedule your gift, and to donate. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here  for referral forms which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The window will close September 8, 2017.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 and 23 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 29, 2017
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, or 6:00 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the  gifted and talented webpage  after the August 29 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact  Kari Lockhart  (469.742.8015) or  Brie Smith  ( 469.742.8032 ) .
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. 

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.

Tom Landry Classic:  September 2

Lovejoy will open the 2017 football season in the Tom Landry Classic against the #2 state
ranked Argyle Eagles on Saturday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM at Allen Eagle Stadium.
 
Founded in 2000, the Tom Landry Classic was created to honor the legacy of legendary NFL Coach, Tom Landry.  This scholarship event awards students for their commitment to academic excellence, leadership among their peers, and service to their community. 
 
Leopard fans are invited to bring their extended family, friends, and neighbors so we can fill our side of the stadium and support all of the students participating in the event.  The greater the number of attendees, the more scholarships Lovejoy students will receive.  We hope to see you on the 2nd.
Volleyball Elementary Night: September 5
The six time State Champion Lovejoy High School Volleyball Team invites you to join them on Elementary Night:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Lovejoy High School
Competition Gym
6:30 PM
Lovejoy vs McKinney Boyd

Support the Lady Leopards and enjoy a special demonstration by Young BYOP players and their parents between sets 1 and 2. Admission is free for all elementary age guests.
Lovejoy Running Club:  September 12
You are invited to attend the organizational meeting for the newly forming Lovejoy Running Club. The first meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday September 12th, in the Lovejoy High School Library. 
 
We will be meeting to discuss the formation, purpose, and workout schedules for the running club, which will be open to adults and children of all ages and levels of fitness, who are interested in participating in group runs/ walks on Tuesday/ Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. Training assistance and guidance will be provided with the goal of preparing members for participation in road races throughout the year.
 
Our first organized run/ walk will be Tuesday September 19th at Celebration Park. We will meet by the southeast parking lot closest to the duck pond.
 
If you have questions, please email Greg Christensen .  We look forward to seeing you.
Junior Cheer Camp:  September 16

The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade.  For detailed information, and to register, please click here
.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.
Lovejoy Homecoming Black Out Shirt Order Form:  Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th. 

Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each. 

Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.   
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