May 5, 2022
Dear Hart Families,

Wow! We have had an amazing week at Hart Elementary. Last Saturday, our Hart students were represented well at the Lovejoy ISD STEM festival. Our 3rd graders presented to different groups their different structures and STEM projects that they learned over the year in Science, and we were also represented in the CANgineering contest where we won Best Engineering! A big thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff who participated in this event.
We have definitely been spoiled rotten this year with Teacher Appreciation Week. We would like to thank the HI Agency - Little Red Flower Truck for donating a batch of flowers for every single teacher, and a huge SHOUT to our PTO and Parents for your generosity, love, and support. Each day, our PTO has showered us with gifts from yummy lunches to fun Pinatas filled with gift cards and candy! It is incredibly humbling to be a part of this community that values teachers and the hard work that they provide for our students.
We are back on top with the best attendance! Keep up the awesome work of coming to school!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.

All My Best,
Wendy Craft
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
STAAR Dates: 3rd and 4th Grade: Next Week
The STAAR Test Dates are next week on Tuesday, May 10th, and Wednesday, May 11th.

May 10 - 3rd & 4th MATH STAAR
May 11 - 3rd & 4th READING STAAR

Reminder to make sure your student gets a good night sleep, comes to school in comfortable clothes, brings a dry snack, and no-spill water bottle. For more information, please see the email and teacher information already sent to you.

We will have NO VISITORS at Hart Elementary on STAAR Testing Days! This includes Dads at Hart, Lunch Guests, Volunteers, PTO, etc.

There is a change in schedule for all grade levels during testing. Please see the schedule below for May 10th and 11th.
2022-2023 School Supplies:
Order your 2022-2023 School Supplies NOW so they are delivered directly to the school! Save yourself the time and hassle of shopping!
Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade Talent Weeks: May 9th - 20th
It's time for our Kindergarten - 2nd Grade students to share their talents in music class! Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • There are no sign up lists. Any students who wish to showcase their talent will perform either the week of the 9th or the 16th depending on how many students participate. 
  • This is optional, and students not showcasing a talent will be part of the awesome audience!
  • Students will perform in music class for their homeroom peers only. Please see the chart below to see when your student has class:
  • All information can also be found on the Hart Music Website.
  • Acts will be 1 1/2 minutes or less and appropriate for school.
Bring all props to school the day your student will perform - classroom or
music room.
  • If your student will perform with recorded music, please upload the music (mp3, mp4, .wav) into the appropriate Google folder. Name the file with your student's name (ex. "Katrina Arabie_Let It Go").

Please contact with any questions. I look forward to seeing our students shine!
The visit will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 17th. If you would like to order any of her books, the easiest place to get them is Amazon. Please send your books to the library with your child’s name on it. An autograph will be placed inside the books and sent home with your child. Ms. Markle is guaranteed to provide a fun and exciting presentation to our leopards! Thanks to the Hart PTO for generously sponsoring this program!
Are you returning to Lovejoy ISD next year?
This is the time of year when we are watching our enrollment numbers closely to help determine the number of sections needed at each grade level for the 22-23 school year. To help us in this planning, we appreciate you letting our front office know if you do not plan to return to Hart or SCIS next year. Please contact Alis Brantl at if this is the case for your family.
Medication Pick Up
All over-the-counter medication will need to be picked up by Friday, May 27th by 12:00pm. Any over-the-counter medication left after that day will be thrown away. All prescription medications can be picked up on Friday, May 27th by 12:00pm. Please contact Nurse Debbie at or 469.742.8156 if you are unable to pick up your child's medication by the 27th at noon.
Dads at Hart 
Sign up today! There are still spots available in April and May. Please follow our sign-up instructions found here: Sign Up Instructions. The Dads@Hart program offers an opportunity to spend one full day in your child’s classroom and assist with activities on campus.
Please email Brian Butler, with any questions about the program.
Student Nutrition: May Newsletter
Please click here to view our May Newsletter.
PTO News
Ways & Means/Fundraising
Raising Money for Hart Elementary PTO
Did you know raising money for Hart Elementary PTO is as easy as scanning your receipts or linking your shopping accounts? Here’s how:  

Click on the image below to sign up for these fundraising opportunities!

  • For more detailed information about how to create these accounts see the latest Hart Headlines Newsletter!
Community News
New Instructional Materials
New instructional materials for Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Physical and Health Education are available for review at the Central Office Building beginning May 9 through May 20 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please check-in at the receptionist desk for assistance.
Lovejoy High School Leopard Store
The Lovejoy High School Store is having a Spring Sale. Please visit the school store during LHS hours and receive 50% off of your entire purchase.
6th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Zoo
6th - School Lunch Hero Day
10th - 3rd & 4th Grade Math STAAR (NO Visitors at School Today)
11th - 3rd & 4th Grade Reading STAAR (NO Visitors at School Today)
12th - All Library Books DUE TODAY!
13th - 4th Grade Field Trip to The Perot Museum
17th - Virtual Author Visit
17th - LHS Senior Breakfast at HES
17th - PTO Board/General Meeting
19th - Kindergarten Awards
20th - 2nd Grade Awards
23rd - 1st Grade Awards
24th - Field Day
25th - 3rd Grade Awards
26th - 4th Grade Breakfast/Awards/Bash
27th - Last Day to Pick Up Medication from Nurse Debbie
27th - Leopard Live @ 8:15am
27th - Class Parties
27th - 4th Grade Walk at 11:30am
27th - Early Release at 12:00pm
27th - Last Day of School
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