Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 27, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We are excited for our first Hart Beat tomorrow morning!!  This is a time for us to celebrate as a school, as well as recognize grade levels and celebrate our students demonstration of character and leadership.  

Please remember to check in at the front office. Many of you have already RSVP'd that you are coming, so your badges will be ready for you in the office.  Don't forget to bring your government issued ID with you to check in.  The office will open at 7:30 for check in to ensure we get everyone checked in before the beginning of Hart Beat. Thank you in advance for your patience as we ensure the safety and security of our building for our students, staff, and families!  

Tomorrow is our first Early Release day and we will dismiss at 12:00.  We hope to see everyone at the high school tomorrow evening as we celebrate being a Lovejoy Leopard and cheer on our Volleyball, Football, Band, Cheerleaders, Majestics, and all the other fabulous things going on in Lovejoy!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581
State Fair of Texas!!!

State Fair tickets went home in Thursday 
folders. Please take time to enjoy the fun and food! 
Library and Maker Space News


Lunch bunch book clubs begin in October! Go paperless! Sign up here 
with the Google form.

2nd, 3rd and 4th grade will be reading the first book, Rise of the Balloon Goons, by Troy Cummings. Go here to learn more about the book.

2nd grade  will meet on Tuesdays beginning October 2, 2018,  3rd grade  will meet on Wednesdays beginning October 3, 2018 and  4th grade  will meet on Thursdays, beginning October 4, 2018. All meetings will be during lunch. You will need to purchase a book prior to the meeting. You book copy can be signed by the author during his visit in October 24!!!

Additional 3rd grade Lunch Bunch Book Club opportunity
Ms. Benno, our Digital Learning Coach, is hosting a special book club on Tuesdays during lunch. We will be reading the book, A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. Go here to learn more about this book that is featured as a 2018 Global Read Aloud selection. This book club will use online resources, blogging and Google Hangouts to connect with students across the United States.  You can participate in both book clubs if you wish! (See above link to library webpage to sign up.)First meeting is on Tuesday October 2nd.

Upcoming Author Visit October 24, 2018

Troy Cummings has written and /or illustrated more than 30 children's books. Titles include THE NOT
EBOOK OF DOOM series, CAN I BE YOUR DOG?, CARING FOR YOUR LION, LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD, and MIGHTY TRUCK. We are busy preparing for his visit and will start reading some of his books in the library!
Thank you PTA for sponsoring this wonderful event!


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:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart


Upcoming Dates

September

28 8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
28 8:15 AM Hart Beat
28 12:00 PM Early Release

October

2    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 2nd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
3    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 3rd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
5-8 Fall Break-No School 
10  5:00 PM Family Fun Night
18  Report Cards Go Home
19  8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
24  Troy Cummings, Author visit
26  No School
29- Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week 
31  Halloween 
31  Dennis Lee

November

Oct 29-Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week
2    Picture Retakes
2    Thankful Card Contest Due
6    Donuts with Dad
6    PTA General Meeting 10:00 AM 
7    Donuts with Dad
9    Reading with The Leopards
11  Veterans Day
12-16 Thankful Card Sales
15  Progress Reports go home
19-23 Thanksgiving Break No School
22  Thanksgiving Day
30   Fine Arts Festival

December

1   Fine Arts Festival
17 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades K-2 
18 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades 3-4
19 Class Parties 
19 12:00 PM Early Release 
20-Jan 6 Winter Break No School 
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
31 New Years Eve




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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Family Fun Night October 10th from 5pm-7pm

Please join us on the playground for Family Fun Night! There will be bounce house
s, games and much more!

The Mooyah truck will be on campus. To order a meal online,please click here. Please click here to print the order form and return it with your child to school. The deadline to order your meal is October 4th.





Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me 

Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Express your artistic talent with this year's theme "Heroes Around Me"! Entries are due by November 2, 2018. Please look for entry forms in Thursday folders. You will also be able to access entry forms and guidelines on the Hart PTA website. Please click here. Extra entry forms will be in the Reflections Entry Box located in the library! If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Butler:  RachelC.Butler@hotmail.com .





Wild Salsa

Thank you to everyone who has come out to the Family Spirit 
Nights at 
Wild Salsa. We have 2 more next week and are anxious to see our 2nd grade and 3rd grade families.
2 nd  Grade - October 2 nd,  5:00 PM -7:00 PM

3rd  Grade - October 3 rd, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM



Volunteers Needed:

Please check out our website for all upcoming volunteer needs.


October Lunch Bunch Dates

We've added a few more  lunch bunch dates during the week of parent-teacher conferences in October. This is such a great opportunity to help our teachers!

Lunch Bunch
 
We need volunteers on Fridays to cover teacher duty during lunch.                              
The best part is that it is 30 minutes of your time, but teachers greatly appreciate it and your child will be so happy to see you volunteering during lunch!  Sign up using the links below for your child's lunch time.  You may sign up for more than one slot or for other grade levels.  Thank you!
 
Kindergarten
 
First Grade
 
Second Grade

Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade

PTA Membership & Leopard Drive {All dollars stay at Hart}  

Thank you to all the families that have already signed up for PTA. All grades reached their goal and every child received a popsicle last Friday during recess!! 

Thank you Liz Goertz for passing them out!

If you would still like to register for the PTA or donate to the Leopard Drive, please click here.




Lovejoy ISD District News 

                                  Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day: Thank You!

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $114,000 from approximately 450 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well 
on their way to reaching their $200,000 goal by December 31 with great support from Lovejoy families and the community. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.
 
  
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Men's Tailgate Tournament
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, September 28

Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, October 24. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, and Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village. Registration and additional information to be announced at www.foundationforlovejoyschools.com. Please contact Laura Berend, Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.


  
LHS Choir Presents
"War & Peace: a Fall Choir Concert"
Monday, October 1
The LHS Choir Department invites you to attend a multi-disciplinary concert of songs about war and peace on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium.  All choirs will be featured along with the Majestics officers, flautist Wendy Hebert, and pianist Rebecca Baker. The concert will include songs by Mendelssohn, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Craig Hella Johnson, among others.
 
Arrive early to view the artwork of LHS senior Evie McGowan with a personally curated music playlist beginning at 6:30 PM in the LHS Auditorium.
 
Admission is free.



  
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
October 1
The Grand Slam Booster Club will host a "Good Eats for a Good Cause" fundraiser at the Allen Chili's on Monday October 1. Chili's will donate 20% of your ticket to the Grand Slam Softball Booster Club when you bring this flyer to the restaurant. Come out to Chili's on October 1 and help support the Softball program.
 




  
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club
Flats for Bats
The annual "Flats for Bats" fundraiser is underway. The sale will be held through October 11. Anyone interested in having flowers delivered to them please email lovejoysoftball@gmail.com. For additional information, please contact Tien Nguyen at lovejoysoftball@gmail.com.
 
Checks should be made payable to the Grand Slam Booster Club. Flowers will be delivered on October 20 or 21.





  






 
 Senior Class Council
Collecting for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

The Senior Class Council is accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Collection boxes will be located in each school from September 19th - September 28th. Requested items include:
 
Deodorant
Diapers
Baby Wipes
Travel Size Shampoos/Conditioners
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Soap
Other Hygienic Items
 
The Senior Class Council thanks you for your support and for your assistance in helping those in serious need.



 


 
 Senior Project
To Raise Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with his senior project:
 
"Hi!  My name is Zachary Taylor and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School.  My senior project is on the topic of Autism.  There are 2 events I would like to bring to your attention.
 
The first event is Leopard Friday on September 28th.  I will have a table in the Lovejoy High School courtyard with information on Autism as well as selling the Autism Awareness ribbon for $1 each.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Their mission: "Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."  More information can be found on their website.
 
The second event is the Autism Walk I will be participating in on Saturday, September 29th in Richardson.  My goal is to raise $500 for the walk.  Please consider donating to this great cause by clicking here. Please search for my name under the "Search for a participant" tab to ensure your donation is counted toward my goal of $500. If you would like to participate in this walk, you are welcome to join my team (Team Draeven) or create your own team.
  
Autism is on the rise. Together we can help work toward a great cause. Thank you for your time and donations."

 
BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session
Pre-registration ends October 8

BYOP® Program Overview : These training programs are designed for any volleyball player ages 10 and under, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
BYOP® Program Details : Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Join us for an introduction to BYOP® 101 on October 1st at Willow Springs Middle School. We will meet in the library from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
 

  
 
Willow Springs Middle School Theatre
 
Save the Date! Saturday, October 20th for theSebastian and Friends Sing-A-Long. Join Sebastian and his "Under the Sea" friends for a morning of singing your favorite Disney's The Little Mermaid tunes. Meet the characters and enjoy fun activities with the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. Click here for more information.
   
 
Save the Date! November 1st, 2nd, 3rd for theWillow Springs Middle School Theatre and Choir departments presentation of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Look for additional information in upcoming communications.
 

 
Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
Sunday, September 30th

The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.

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3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard S
tadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com.
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Fine Arts News          
 
 
 
Evening with the Majestics
October 12th
The LHS Majestics will host an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades K - 6. The mini Majestics will learn a routine to perform on the field during the Pre-Game show. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Evening with the Majestics Registration. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.

 

 LHS Cheer


The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade on October 20th. The Mini Cheerleaders will learn cheers, chants, and jumps to prepare for cheering at a Varsity football game. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Junior Leopards Cheer Registration. The registration deadline is Monday, October 1st.
Volunteer Background Application Now Available
 
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
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.

 
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