August 25, 2022

Dear Parents,


We have had a great first two weeks of school! Next week, we will begin accepting visitors on campus. As a reminder, you are welcome to start coming to eat lunch with your child next Monday. We will also be welcoming volunteers on campus. Don't forget to complete your Volunteer Background Check if you would like to volunteer on campus or go on field trips! This can take a couple of days for approval, so please plan ahead!  When visiting campus, please remember that you will need your driver's license and will be required to check in at the front office first by completing the COVID checklist and then checking into our system to receive your Visitor's badge. Please leave plenty of time for this process which will take a few minutes. I have included the lunch schedule below so you can have your child's lunchtime handy.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.


All My Best,

Wendy Craft

Wendy_craft@lovejoyisd.net

214-551-4503 (cell)

469-742-8077 (office)

My mission is to be a servant leader who works with students, parents, and staff to build a community that fosters relationships and learning where everyone THRIVES. Each day, I strive to make the choice to be great versus comfortable, because you can't be both!

HES Information

ACTION NEEDED!

Friday, August 26th is the last day for you to change your child's default for the way they are going home each day. Your default needs to be set to show where your child(ren) typically go home each day after school. Starting Monday, August 29th, you will go in and put an exception on the day(s) your child's dismissal changes.


To login, you will need to refer to the email that was sent to you by School Dismissal Manager. Your username and temporary password will be given in the email you received.


Please note that if you are picking your student up early for an appointment, you do not have to put that in SDM. You should report absences and any changes in dismissal for your student in SDM.


Please contact Janean Mancini @ janean_mancini@lovejoyisd.net if you have any questions or concerns.

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE REMINDERS & UPDATES


All families should have received their campus’ Beginning of Year Truancy Letter, via Bright Arrow. We felt that it was important to follow up with additional information.


In addition to the Compulsory Attendance Law that was addressed in the letter, there is also the 90% law; state law mandates that a student is in attendance at least 90 percent of the academic year.


In order to receive credit for a final grade in a class, a student is required to attend 90% of the days a class is offered, regardless of whether the student’s absences are excused or unexcused. 


All absences count towards the 90% law and Truancy, except for the following absences with the proper documentation: 

  • Religious Holidays with written request prior to the absence 
  • Attending a required court appearance
  • UIL eligible absences- Educational Competition administered by school staff
  • Academic, Athletic, and music contests (uiltexas.org)
  • Medical-Related absences, when the student attended a portion of the school day and presents documentation from the health care professional for the same day
  • All day Medical-Related absences do NOT exempt a student from the 90% law or Truancy. Medical Documentation for a full day absence is only used in consideration by the Attendance Committee)
  • Sounding “Taps” at a military honors funeral held in Texas 


Attendance notes for an absence must be submitted to your student’s campus no later than 5 school days after the absence. Notes will NOT be accepted after the 5th day, and your student’s attendance will not be changed.

Absence notification timeline, all absences are counted, (excused and unexcused):

  • A letter will be sent home if your student is absent 3 times in a 4 week period
  • Another letter will be sent home once the student has accrued 6 absences
  • Intervention will begin with the campus attendance committee
  • A 10 day letter will be sent home once the student accrues 10 absences
  • Your student can be referred to Truancy Court


Although we know that students will get sick or other challenges may arise during the school year, consistent and timely school attendance is of the utmost importance. We all share the goal of enabling the students to reach their full potential and achieve all of their educational goals. The way to allow a student to reach their full potential and educational goals starts with consistent and timely attendance.

We are excited that the district will be utilizing Bright Arrow which will allow teachers to send "blast" texts and emails to our parents. As part of the district's Technology Acceptable Use Policy, we are asking teachers to refrain from texting with our parents. We are doing this in order to preserve our teacher's personal time and ensure confidentiality for all students. We know communication is important, and we encourage you to email, send a message in SeeSaw, or call the teacher on the school line. Thank you in advance for understanding.

Visitors: Please Scan QR Code Before Entering

All Visitors must scan the QR Code located on the HES entry door before entering the building. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Absences and Dismissal Changes

If your student will be ABSENT, please email Alis Brantl at alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net. We need the email as documentation for our records.


If you have a DISMISSAL CHANGE for your student and either cannot access School Dismissal Manager or it is after 2:00, please email or call Janean Mancini at janean_mancini@lovejoyisd.net.

Checking Your Student Out Before 3:00pm?

If you need to check out your student before the end of the day, please do so by 2:30pm. Anytime after that is difficult to get out of the parking lot. Thanks for your help with this!

School Start & End Times

Our school day begins at 7:55am each day, and we end at 3:10pm. If students are not in their seats by 7:55am, then they are considered tardy. We will give students grace during the first two weeks of school.

Email: tami_mitchell@lovejoyisd.net


Borrowed Clothing: Kids from all grade levels during the school year come to the clinic for a change of clothing for various reasons (falling in mud, bathroom accidents, etc.). We try to loan out clothes when possible. The clinic needs boys and girls clothing in every elementary age, especially pants/shorts as well as clean/unused underwear sizes 4, 5, and 6.

You may want to have your child keep a change of clothes in their backpack if they frequently need a change of clothes or are in grade levels Kindergarten through 1st grade. In order for us to help other children, please return any borrowed clothing (except underwear) after washing to the clinic. 

Volunteer Background Check

We love volunteers at HES, but in order to volunteer or go on a  field trip, then you must have an updated Volunteer Background check for the current school year. Please complete your background check now!

Click Here to Complete the Volunteer Background Check

PowerSchool: Update Enrollment & Student Forms ACTION NEEDED!

It's time to update paperwork in PowerSchool!

Click Here to log in to PowerSchool. Once you are logged in, scroll down on the left side to "Enrollment & Student Forms" to complete. If you have any questions or trouble accessing PowerSchool, please contact Alis Brantl at alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net.

Lovejoy Green Team

Engineering for Kids


Explore the excitement of engineering! Students at Hart Elementary will use the Engineering Design Process to explore different fields of engineering sparking a passion for creation and tinkering. Ours is a proven program for lifelong interest in STEM!

Click Here for More Information for Kinder - 1st Grades
Click Here for More Information for 2nd-4th Grades
Click Here to Make Your Donation

September

5th - Student and Staff Holiday

6th - Student Holiday

14th - Grandparents Day (A-M)

15th - Grandparents Day (N-Z)

20th - Ice Cream Social

26th - 30th - Book Fair

PTO News

JOIN THE PTO TODAY!


Your membership dues and donations allow us to fund special

events for students. This includes Ice Cream Social, Author Visits,

Science Night, Art Sparks, Staff Support, and much more. With your

membership, you will also receive the Hart PTO newsletter, access

to our online directory, and a greater opportunity to be involved. Help

us achieve 100% enrollment!! To register and join, see the

instructions below:


Step 1.) Click on the Register/Login link below to create an online

account with Membership Toolkit or to sign into an existing account. 


Step 2.) After logging in or registering, click the Join Now button on

Membership Toolkit homepage to become a Hart Elementary PTO

member. 


Please join us for our first Hart PTO member meeting on

September 13th at 10:30 am in the Leopard’s Lair. ** This

meeting is open to all current and paid Hart PTO members. **

JOIN NOW

HART SPIRIT STORE

PRE-ORDERS CLOSE ON AUGUST 31st


Pre-order your favorite sweaters and hats today! Pre-orders will

close on August 31st.


Any order placed M-TH by 2pm will be available for pickup that Friday. If an order is placed after 2pm on Thursday, it will be available for pickup the following Friday. 


Orders will be placed in your child's backpack to go home with them on Fridays. If you do not have a child at Hart, you will pickup at the front office on Fridays 12-2pm. 

Click Here for the Hart Spirit Store

LEOPARD DRIVE


Leopard Drive is our annual fundraiser.

Keep it simple with a donation that goes directly to Hart! All your dollars stay at the Hart Campus!

Click Here to Donate

VOLUNTEER @ HART

 

The Hart PTO is parent powered! LISD Volunteer background checks are required annually. Please see the Volunteer Opportunities and sign-ups listed on the website:  http://hes.lovejoypto.org.

 

Please don’t forget to complete your LISD Background Check!  

LISD Background Check

DADS AT HART

ROOM PARENTS

Click Here to Sign Up
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VOLUNTEER FOR LUNCH DUTY ON FRIDAYS

Sign up here to give your student's teacher a quick break during lunch-- it's just a 30 minute shift! You will check into the front office and then report to the cafeteria. Please plan on arriving a few minutes before the lunch period to allow for check-in time. There will be two volunteers per grade level. See you at lunch!

Art Sparks Needs Volunteers!

Art Sparks is an in-class volunteer opportunity to present four art presentations throughout the year. No experience necessary. Materials, presentation, notes and discussion questions provided by the Allen Art Alliance. Each presentation takes approximately 30 minutes. We need at least one parent per classroom. Please sign up on the Hart Elementary PTO website, under the volunteer tab and select ArtSparks.

Follow Hart PTO on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and via our website for the latest Hart PTO news and information.  

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District News

Tom Landry Classic


Dear Lovejoy Community,


The magic of Friday Night Lights is upon us. The first football game of the year will be this Saturday night as our Leopards take on College Station High School in the Tom Landry Classic at Allen’s Eagle Stadium. Tickets are still available at www.lovejoyleopards.net . As exciting as the game is, the pageantry of a Friday night football game is special because so many of our students get to be involved. Whether it is the band marching at halftime, the cheerleaders getting the crowd on their feet, or the student trainers ensuring the safety of our players, the event is more special when more students are involved.


Here are a few reminders as we kick off our first home game of the season on September 2 against the Argyle Eagles:


Ticketing

  • Tickets will be available for purchase during the week of the game at         www.Lovejoyleopards.net
  • To expedite admission into the stadium, please download your ticket to your phone prior to arriving so our ticket takers can quickly scan your ticket


Parking

  • Parking will be at a premium this year as we expect very large crowds. Arrive early in order to park in the stadium parking lot
  • Be patient as our parking lot attendants help you find available parking spaces
  • Overflow parking will be available at Willow Springs Middle School, Hart Elementary School, and Grace Church (just east of LHS on Estates Pkwy)
  • Shuttle buses will be constantly moving between each sight and the stadium throughout the night
  • WANT TO RESERVE A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SEASON? WE HAVE 42 PARKING SPACES UP FOR AUCTION HERE! THESE ARE THE BEST SPACES IN THE PARKING LOT!  AUCTION ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 28 at 10:00 PM!!!


Concessions

  • We are happy to announce that Chick Fil A will be served at our concession area for all home games this season


Seating

  • Section A: Middle School Student/General Admission
  • Section B: General Admission
  • Sections C-G: Season Ticket Holders
  • Section H: LHS Student Section
  • Section I: Band Section


General Information

  • There will be designated high school and middle school student seating. All students 6th grade and younger will be expected to be seated with their parents
  • The stadium gates open at 6:00 PM 

Red Out 2022 Homecoming T-Shirts

Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club

Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp 2022

Charity Benefit Golf Tournament

Helpful Resources

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