Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 2, 2017
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

It has been a full week with Halloween, Early Release Day, and our Mother/Son dance tonight at 6:30!  It is hard to believe it is already November and it sure is bringing crazy weather.  

We are excited to welcome a special speaker after our General PTA Meeting next Tuesday, November 7th.  Sarah Pierson with the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County will be here to discuss risks our children face online, including privacy, inappropriate content and cyberbullying.  This is a great opportunity for us as parents to know how to respond to these risks and to feel equipped to protect our children online.  We hope you can join us!

We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
469-742-8153 (office)
970-309-1581 (cell)
New! Lovejoy Letter Campaign

Dear Hart Families,
We need your help for an upcoming opportunity to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and what an impact each one has on our children! The district provides an extra check for teachers the day before Thanksgiving break. 

In addition to those checks, again this year we would love to include a hand written letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on your campus. Letters should simply be a #shortandsweet note of thanks that expresses how much #weloveourteachers.

We would be so grateful if you could write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past, that have been valuable to your child(ren)'s educational experience.
Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the front office by Friday November 10th.
The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition. We really appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign.

Sincerely,
Anne Smith
Lovejoy Letter Campaign Coordinator 2017
#shortandsweet #weloveourteachers
Important Morning Drop Off Reminder

Parents, please remember to drop your children off in front of the school or drop off in the south side parking lot. The school opens at 7:30 a.m.

The north side parking lot is reserved for buses only. There's no drop off on the north side of the building in the mornings. 

Thank you for your support. 
Help Us Keep Our Kids Safe

Please remember and remind grandparents and visitors to come through the front office and sign in when visiting the school. When you are in the building, attending events, volunteering, etc...please do not open side doors for anyone. All Lovejoy ISD staff carry badges that enable entry. No one will ever need help opening doors. Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping our doors closed at all times. If you attend Hart Beat, for this one event only, please feel free to enter the door by the gym and sign in. Thank you so much for your participation in keeping our kids safe.   
School Bus Safety Practices

We would like to remind everyone of the following school bus safety practices:
 
*When you see a school bus, assume children will be in the area, and take extra care: leave lots of space around the bus.
 
*When the bus turns on its flashing yellow lights, the bus is either preparing to stop at a railroad crossing or preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children.  Please slow down and prepare to stop. 
 
*When the bus turns on its flashing red lights traffic must stop in both directions.  Never pass a school bus with flashing red lights. 
 
Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our students safe.
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 


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:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
Items Needed for Our Creation Station

If you have any of these materials around the house that are in good condition and would like to donate to the Maker Space, please send them to the library. Our Hart students will put them to good use!

Thank you,
Suzanne Hart
Tape
Yarn
Knitting needles and crochet hooks
scrapbook paper
Origami paper
Popsicle sticks
Rubber bands
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
marbles
river rocks
Index cards
Craft pom poms
Buttons
Wire
Magnets
Any science type materials, kits or pieces
Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Paint/paintbrushes
Felt
Foam
Glitter
Sequins
Feathers
Fabric scraps
Recycled items: bottle caps, soda tabs,
Cardboard pieces already cut down
Cardboard tubes (toilet paper & paper towel rolls)
Straws
Paper cups
Plastic cups
CLEAN egg cartons

balloons
cardstock
tissue paper
Model Magic
Foil
Lincoln Logs
TinkerToys
building kits
Beads and beading supplies
Weaving Loom
Rainbow Loom
kid friendly sewing machine
typewriter (ours ran out of ribbon!)
Or anything else crafty like to use in the creation station
Thank you for your consideration!
Order school pictures on-line

Picture packages and proofs were distributed in this week's folders. If you didn't order pictures, and after seeing the proof would like to, use the picture ID on your proof to order on-line at mylifetouch.com. Digital pictures should have come to you directly and will not be sent through Hart. 

Retake day has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 12th. 

Our Art department is asking for cereal box donations for an upcoming project. 
Please drop donated boxes off in the office (save the box tops for our PTA). 
Thank you for your support. 


The chilly weather is here and coats are collecting in the lost and found

Feel free to come find the items (lunch boxes, water bottles, coats, etc..) your little ones think they've lost. Our Lost and Found is in the cafeteria. We will donate all items left over the Christmas break to the Allen Outreach Program. 

Upcoming Performances 

Join us as our 4th Graders perform, and pay tribute to our Veterans in our Veterans Day Program on November, 9th at 6:30 p.m. here at Hart.

Our Talent Show will be December 18th (K-2) and December 19th (3rd and 4th) this year. Information is going out in Thursday folders this week. 

** NOTE - Auditions for childrens' roles for the LHS production of The Sound of Music will take place on Friday, November 10 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the LHS choir room. They are looking for talented, responsible, and young looking students grades 4 and above. The rehearsal schedule is especially rigorous and performances are January 18-20, 2018. Please contact Valerie Czechowski for more information.  
Please join us for our
 
Annual 
Thanksgiving Lunch,  
Tuesday, November 14th

Here's the schedule for that day:
Grade Level
Lunch
Recess
Kinder
10:30-11:15
11:15-11:45
1st
11:00-11:45
11:45-12:15
2nd
11:30-12:15
12:15-12:45
4th
11:55-12:25
10:30-11:00
3rd
12:25-1:10
1:10-1:40


Check out our November Student Nutrition Newsletter:  Please  Click here .


NEW! The Rudolph Run will be December 2nd this year

On-line  Pre Registration is now available until November 19th. Please go to: AllenParks.org/RudolphRun. Please register under the Hart school link and include your child's homeroom teacher / PE teacher's name. We won the trophy last year for the largest number of Lovejoy elementary school applicant's. A portion of your registration fee ($5) comes back to Hart for our PE Program. This is a fun and family oriented event. We hope to see you there!
New! TALENT SHOW INFORMATION!

The talent show will be help on December 18 for K-2 at 8:30am and December 19 for grades 3rd and 4th at 8:30am. Information is coming home in your child's Thursday folder. Sign ups are ONLINE ONLY though a link on the Hart music website. 

Please read ALL the information carefully and sign up if you are interested! Auditions will be December 4th from 3:10-6pm and December 7 from 3:10-6pm in the music room. Auditions will take about 5 minutes. All participants are required to sign up online and audition. Here is the link to the music website: Click here  

Look for the link that says: 2017-2018 Talent Show Form. Thank you, and we hope to see your child on the Hart stage this December!
ACO Caring Coin Drive 
Duct Tape Challenge

We collected $1,572.66 for our coin drive during Red Ribbon Week!  Our beloved staff members, Leo the Leopard, Mrs. Moser, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Hart , will be duct taped to the wall during our next Hart Beat on November 17th.
Thank you for supporting local families in need through the ACO.
Project Thankful 
Design Contest

Calling all artists! Hart is looking for students to design the next set of  Thankful cards for Project Thankful coming this November.
Entry Requirements:

Entries should focus on the theme of being thankful. Hart students may enter a black and white drawing on the form (forms can picked up in the library or click here). The panel will select two winners from each grade level. The winning drawings will be used as the design for the 2017 Thankful cards..

Entries are due on Monday, November 6th at 8:00am. All entries should be submitted to the front office. Winners will be announced during announcements on Tuesday, November 7th . 

Thank you for your participation! We can't wait to see what the Hart students come up with!
#CharacterCountsatHart

RESPONSIBILITY
a person that is able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required

ILLNESS

Currently we are seeing a rise in confirmed cases of Flu and Strep. Many of the Flu cases are also combined with Strep. Please inform your healthcare provider (if you take your child in for a doctor's appointment), that we are seeing Flu. At the beginning of onset, the main symptoms seem to be headache, stomach ache and body aches, followed by fever and extreme tired-ness. A short lived stomach virus is also going around causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms-and some are only having lower GI 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.
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Upcoming Dates:
November
 3-       Friday - Mother / Son Dance 6:30 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.
 8-       All 4th Graders will rehearse for the Veterans Day Program 8:15 a.m.  
 9-       Thursday - 4th Grade  Veteran's Day Program 6:30 p.m.
10-      Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. 
14-      Thanksgiving Lunch (the schedule will change)
17-      Hart Beat
20-24  Thanksgiving Break
27-      Monday Choir Practice for ALL choir kids (3rd and 4th Grade) 4:00 p.m.
28-      No morning choir practice

December
2 -      Saturday Fine Arts Festival at Lovejoy High School
New! Volunteers Needed

Hart Thanksgiving Lunch~
Volunteer for 30 minutes during the Hart Thanksgiving lunch Click here

Art help needed for outside of class help ~

Our Hart Mother / Son Dance is tomorrow - Let's GLOW wild!
Mother and Son Glow Party on November 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come dressed in your best glow in the dark and neon attire for dancing, games and fun! 

Dad's @ Hart
There's still a few dates left for the spring to be the special Dad at Hart for the day. Please click on the link and sign up today! Please click here to sign up.

New! Nervous about protecting your children from online threats?
You won't want to miss the special speaker we have coming to Hart.
Sarah Pierson with the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County will be at Hart on November 7th to discuss risks our children face online: privacy, inappropriate content and cyberbullying.  She will discuss how to respond to these risks and leave us better equipped to protect our children online.  Our November General PTA Meeting will be from 10:30-11:00 and Sarah will speak from 11:00-12:00.
All parents are welcome!

Website: Please check out the Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming activities!

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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools 
Kendra Scott Gives Back

Kendra Scott is hosting a "give back" event with 20% of the sales going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages. We hope you will join us for this special event.
 
Thursday, November 9
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kendra Scott in Watters Creek
888 Watters Creek Boulevard
Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from Amazon.com, please consider visiting Amazon Smile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile website for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at amazon.com. Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
District News
A New Tradition
The Lovejoy High Cheer Team is pleased to announce the new tradition of "Chant of the Week." 
 
The winning streak continues for the varsity football team. Please watch our Lovejoy Varsity cheerleader's video and be ready to cheer our Leopards to victory at this Friday night's game at Mesquite Memorial Stadium at 7:30 PM against Mesquite Poteet. We hope to see you at the game.  
School Store T-Shirt Sale

The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss their special sales as they make room for the new season.
 
All Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off
 
Hurry, as the t-shirts will go quickly at this special price.
 
The LHS Store is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  The WSMS Store is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM.  

New! Madagascar Tickets on Sale Now!

The animals are escaping from the Central Park Zoo.  Join the WSMS Musical Theatre Cast for an enjoyable evening of fun as they proudly present Madagascar Live on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.  All seats are reserved. Tickets may be purchased online at the Fine Arts Ticket Box
 
If you like to Move It, Move It - we hope to see you at the show.
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Day/Night:
November 7

Join the Lovejoy Orchestra for their spirit day/night at Raising Cane's on Tuesday, November 7th, from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This is an all-day event so if you are unable to stop by for dinner, you may pick up lunch and still support the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. 15% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with the Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in, drive thru and take out.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Cane's for a great combo of delicious food and good company in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra.  Raising Cane's is located at 190 E. Stacy Road in Allen.   
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.

E-Waste Recycling Event: November 11

Lovejoy High School will host an e-waste recycling event on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the front parking lot of LHS. Now is the perfect time to gather electronic items you would like to dispose of. Click here for additional information regarding the e-waste collection.
New! Girls Lacrosse Try-It Clinic:
November 11

Lovejoy Lacrosse will host a free try-it clinic and introduction to lacrosse for all Lovejoy girls in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The clinic will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Willow Springs Middle School Football Field. No lacrosse experience is necessary and there is no need to register. This will be a fun, no pressure environment where Lovejoy girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program. Please click here for additional information.
 
Last year's inaugural season was a great success. Now, we're looking for more girls to join the fun. Come out and see why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States and in North Texas.
 
Questions? Click here to email Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse
New! Auditions for Children's Roles in 
The Sound of Music: November 10
Auditions for children's roles for the Lovejoy High School production of
The Sound of Music will take place on Friday, November 10th beginning at 4:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School choir room. The high school is looking for talented, responsible, and young looking students in grades 4 and above. The rehearsal schedule is especially rigorous and performances are January 18-20, 2018. For additional information, please contact: Valerie Czechowski at (469) 742-8200. 
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.
New! Lovejoy High School Honors Veterans

On November 13th at 6:00 PM, Lovejoy High School will host its annual Veterans Day Banquet. The event, catered by Rudy's Barbecue, is open to all veterans and their families. Please share this information with friends and family members, and click here to RSVP.  
Lovejoy Gifted Association Parent Panel: November 16
The Lovejoy Gifted Association invites you to join them for an evening of wit and wisdom shared by parents of recent Lovejoy GT graduates. This is an opportunity to receive answers to questions you may have.  The Parent Panel members will share their stories and perspective on how to help you and your children get the most from the GT programs in LISD. It's a great opportunity for families who are new to GT to get a head start, as well as for families who have been with GT and are looking to reconnect as their children's interests continue to evolve and change. The event is sponsored by The Lovejoy Gifted Association and is open to all parents, teachers and students who are interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented programs. You do not have to be a member to attend. Please contact Piritta van Rijn with questions. 


Thursday, November 16, 2017
Parent Panel: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mix and Mingle: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School
Lecture Hall
 
You may click here for additional information.
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.

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. 
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