Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 26, 2017
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Wow!  We not only met our goal, we raced past it!  Our Hart community raised over $1500 for the Allen Community Outreach (ACO).  It looks like Ms. Hart, Ms. Ross, Leo the Leopard, and I will be duct taped to the wall during our Hart Beat on November 17.  Thank you for all of your contributions to this great cause!

Tuesday is Halloween and we know that the kids are super excited about dressing up for trick or treating.  Just as in years past, we are asking students to keep their costumes at home and to not wear them to school on the 31st.  

Be sure to stay warm this weekend, we are hearing it is going to be unusually cold!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
469-742-8153 (office)
970-309-1581 (cell)
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
Click Here for the Hart Facebook page 
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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:
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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.

Anne Smith
Lovejoy Letter Campaign Coordinator 2017
#shortandsweet #weloveourteachers
Please join us for our 
Thanksgiving Luncheon 
(more detailed info and a schedule will come later...)

Save the date: 

Tuesday, November 14th

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!
Hart Elementary School
PTA Reflections:  Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Hart Elementary PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  

We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition. For rules and entry forms click here . The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
You may contact Rachel Butler with questions at rachelc.butler@hotmail.com . Please click here for additional information. 
- When you agree to do something and follow through

Currently we are seeing a short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms - and some are having lower GI symptoms). Some are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. This virus seems to be lasting about 24 hours.

We are also seeing allergies (ragweed is high) and strep throat (seems to be starting out as stomach ache and no fever present) which seems to have decreased a bit.

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.

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.
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:
23-27  Red Ribbon Week
27 -     Dennis Lee Assembly

1-      Wednesday - Early Release
3-      Friday - Mother / Son Dance 7:00 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. 
9-      Thursday - 4th Grade  Veteran's Day Program 6:30 p.m.
10-    Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. 
New! Volunteers Needed

Hospitality ~
Brunch for Lunch for our Teachers on November 10th  Click here

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

Lunch Bunch Fall 2017~
There are still a few spots left!  Click here

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 and games. RSVP to dean1276@gmail.com by 10/31 to reserve your spot for Mother versus Son laser tag!

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
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.
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! 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.  
New! Outdoor Concert Series with Orchestra and Choir:
October 25 and 28
The Lovejoy Fine Arts Department is excited to premier the Outdoor Concert Series in the Lovejoy High School Courtyard.  You are invited to bring a lawn chair and blanket to share in this extraordinary music program delivered in an incredible outdoor experience.  Each concert offers a special atmosphere and delicious treats.
WSMS and LHS Orchestra Courtyard Concert: October 25
6:00 PM, Lovejoy High School Courtyard
The Lovejoy Orchestra will offer a sensational concert Wednesday, October 25th in the LHS Courtyard.  Two food trucks, Taylor's Pizza and Kona Ice, will be on location for dinner and treats, available for purchase, starting at 5:30 PM.  Wear your favorite costume and enjoy the sounds of the Lovejoy Strings.
Coffee House: October 28
5:00 PM, Lovejoy High School Courtyard
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and join us for the annual Coffee House outdoor concert, led by LHS students. Hear the beautiful voices of student solos and ensemble groups, and enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, drinks and pastries (available for purchase). Invite your neighbors and friends.  We hope to see you there.
New! LHS Band UIL Area Marching Contest: October 28
The LHS Band will compete at the UIL Area Marching Contest on Saturday, October 28th.  The band will perform at 11:00 AM at the Little Elm Sports Complex.  The results will be announced at 4:45 PM, and finals will follow for those bands advancing to State.  The LHS Band has been preparing the UIL Show, "Metalmorphosis 2017" since August.  This year, the 5A bands will have their rotation to compete for state. We hope to see our Lovejoy Fans in Wylie supporting our Marching Leopards.
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net .  P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 
Lovejoy High School Student Council 
Pink Out Football Game:  October 27
Every year, Lovejoy Student Council makes a donation to help beat breast cancer. The LHS Student Council members invite you to purchase Pink Out t-shirts to raise money and spread awareness for the cause. The t-shirts are $16 and may be purchased through the Online Payment Center .
This year's fundraiser will benefit a local non-profit organization. Check out www.breastcancercanstickit.org , and the organization April Samuels has built to help fight breast cancer. Her story is amazing and her family lives in the Lovejoy district. Orders will be delivered to campuses October 25th and 26th. 
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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.
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.
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. 
Don't worry, Hart kids are too cute to spook!
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