Message from the Principal
Dear Hart Families,
We are so excited for the 3rd Annual STEM Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, February 29th at the Lovejoy High School. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. The festival concludes at 3:00 p.m.
I am thrilled to announce Hart has a team of highly creative 4th graders that have joined forces and made a Cangineering team. In order for our team to create, we need canned food! We are in need of 14.5 ounce cans of canned food. The cans need to be in their original label and not expired. The canned food will be donated to the ACO after the festival.
NEW!!!! Reading with the Fire Fighters
Every Tuesday morning through the end of the school year, we will have two Lucas Firefighters with us in the morning. They will be assisting with drop off and will be reading to two classes each visit. Please help us welcome them to Hart.
Please click here to view the February Nutrition Newsletter.
NEW!!! Cafeteria Reminders
Bringing Your Student Lunch
As a reminder, parents can bring a lunch of their choice to their own son or daughter but are prohibited under the Texas Administrative Code to bring lunch for other students.
If a parent brings food for other students, the parents of the other student may object to their child being provided a lunch from an outside restaurant due to diet or medical concerns of their child. In the future, if a parent brings lunch for more than one student, we will inform the parent that HES and LISD are only permitted to allow parents to deliver food for their own student. For more information about the Texas Administrative Code, please
. Thank you for your cooperation in supporting the nutrition and safety of our students.
NEW!!!! Max's Donuts with Mom
Hart PTA invites you to join us for Max's Donuts with Mom. Students with the last name beginning with A-L will enjoy donuts on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7:30 am- 8:00 am in the cafeteria.
Students with the last name beginning with M-Z will enjoy donuts on Wednesday, March 4th from 7:30 am-8:00 am in the cafeteria.
All students not enjoying donuts with Mom will go to their classroom and enjoy a donut with their teacher. We hope you can join us!
NEW!!!! Art Announcement
Lovejoy Visual Art department would like to announce the opening of the 4th Annual Portrait Exhibition.
This collection of work is an exploration of the concepts of identity and self through the eyes and hands of students of all ages and stages of exploration in LJVA. Whether dealing with honest representation or the languages of abstraction and symbolism, the 72 works chosen for this exhibition speak to the ever evolving idea of how we see ourselves and those around us.
This carefully selected exhibition from Lovejoy's 6 campuses is a celebration of the diversity and personal experience that is found within our student body and Lovejoy community . Please come and join us in the Lovejoy High School Gallery for an opening to celebrate the 72 selected artists and their work February 25th from 6-8pm. If you are unable to attend the opening, please feel free to stop by the LJVA Gallery and see the work during school hours until March 16th.
NEW!!!! Library News
Our "Spring Into A Good Book" book fair opens Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Book fair hours are daily 7:30 a.m.-8: a.m., during all lunches, and after school from 3:05 p.m. -3:30 p.m. The book fair will also be open 30 minutes before Open House on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!
If you would like to volunteer during the book fair and receive a 20% discount on your book purchases, please click here to sign up for a day and time.
BOOK FAIR and Read Across America Week!!!!
We will be celebrating Read Across America March 2nd through March 6th. Please join us in celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers and enjoy the fun dress up days!
Monday, March 2, 2020- Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!!!
Dr. Seuss Annual Character Dress-up Day
Kinder-Cat in the Hat ( ie Black shirt, red bow tie)
1st Grade- Thing 1 or 2 (ie red shirt, white circle with a number)
2nd Grade- Lorax (ie orange or yellow shirt and mustache)
3rd Grade- Sneetches (ie yellow shirt with a green star on the stomach
4th Grade- Grinch (ie green shirt, red heart)
Tuesday, March 3, 2020-Reading is Everywhere
Wear a shirt with words or a quote
Wednesday, March 4, 2020- Hats off to Reading
Wear your favorite hat
Thursday, March 5, 2020- Don't be seen without a good book
Friday, March 6, 2020- Proud to be a Leopard Reader
Wear Leopard spirit wear
The wildly popular, READING WITH A PET, photo contest is back! For your chance to win posters and gift certificates, please send a photo to the library with your child reading with a pet or stuffed animal. We will display these in the hall. Students will receive a ticket for the drawing for their photo entries and winners will be chosen daily on the announcements.
Did you know that LovejoyISD libraries subscribe to Overdrive, an online library with access to THOUSANDS of titles? Thre are several apps that you can use to find books within Overdrive, but Sora is designed for elementary students to use with ease.
Getting started with Sora
With Sora, you can get free ebooks and audiobooks from your school.
In Sora, find your school (Lovejoy ISD), then sign in with your student ID and password used at school (user: last_first password:lunch number)
Browse the tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.
Close the book and go to to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can:
- Select Open book or Open audiobook to read or listen to the book.
- Select Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and highlights, and more.
Students can check out up to two books at a time for two weeks.
Yearbooks are officially on sale!!! Please click
to order your yearbook!
The project number is 014771. There is no password.
Makerspace is in need of fabric scraps. Please send fabric to Mrs. Hart.
Ms. Courtenay is in need of wire hangers. Hangers may be dropped of in the front office. Thank you!!!
Art to Remember
Coming soon, Art to Remember!!!
Hart Elementary is participating in Art to Remember this year. This creative program allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. Right now, children are busy creating colorful, fun artwork and soon (February 21) you will receive a personalized order form.
Notes from Nurse Alli
Just a gentle reminder that strep/flu/cold season is upon us. We have had several confirmed cases of Flu B, Flu A and strep throat. The main symptoms of the cases we have seen are stomach ache, headache, vomiting, sore throat, cough, fever, and dizziness. It seems that many children are complaining of headache and/or stomach ache at the very beginning then the fever seems to come with slower progression than typical flu symptoms. If I send your child home with a fever (or vomiting) or if your child is running fever at home, they MAY NOT return to school until they have been fever and vomiting free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Advil, Tylenol or Multi-symptom cold relief medication. This is not only to protect all of their classmates, but also to protect your child whose immune system is already working hard.
Please click here or refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart) for more helpful Flu information:
It is a good time to review proper handwashing practices with young children. Using soap and rubbing vigorously under running water for about 30 seconds to one minute is important to get rid of the germs that cause the flu. Asking young children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help them reach the 30 second mark
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidents 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 and sign/symptoms listed above they are sent to the clinic for assessment. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice.
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 so much for helping to keep everyone healthy this season!
21 Father/Daughter Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
22 Denim and Diamonds
27-March 6 Spring Book Fair
29 Stem Festival
February 27-March 6- Spring Book Fair
2- 31 Spirit Stick Sales
2 Read Across America
3 Max's with Mom-(Last name ending A-L) 7:30 a.m.
4 Max's with Mom- (last name ending M-Z) 7:30 a.m.
5 Open House 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
9-13 Spring Break-No School
20 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
23-27 Kindergarten Round Up
26 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater
3 1st Grade Field Trip to The Dallas Zoo
7 STAAR Testing
10 No School
12 Easter Sunday
13 No School
15 Tax Day
23 Kindergarten Music Performance 6:30 p.m.
24 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
24 Kindergarten Sneak Peek 1:15 p.m.
25 Hart Late Night Leopards Campout
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
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Hart PTA Website
Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.
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NEW!!!! Box Tops
Easy way to help Hart PTA
Turn in your BoxTops by Thursday, February 27th.
The grade level with the most Box Tops will get extra recess!!!
Hart PTA Father-Daughter Dance
Late Night Leopards Campout
3rd Annual Hart Elementary Campout-Saturday, April 25
Mark your calendars now! Registration will be open soon!
Please click here to learn more about this much anticipated event.
NEW!!!! Silent Auction Items Needed.
Lovejoy ISD District News
The elementary campouts are an opportunity for parents, students, teachers, and staff to come together with the community for a night of fun, fellowship, and service. Each elementary campus hosts its own event that provides a night of activities for the whole family and culminates with an overnight campout under the stars. In addition to building community, this event also serves as a primary fundraiser for each campus. Funds raised during the campout event ensure LISD can continue to provide our students with premier educational programs. This event truly is a great example of One Heart. One Lovejoy.
Campus Campout Dates -
To learn more about the Late Night Leopards Campus Campouts click on the links for each campus, or visit -
February 7th - March 16th
Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window
February 26th and 27th
Community Safety Training Events
Java and Jazz
Mark your calendars for the annual Java and Jazz concert on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM. This is a great event you don't want to miss!
CANgineering at the STEM Festival-Sign up today!
Mark your calendars for the annual STEM Festival from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. You do not want to miss this fantastic event!
Open House for Prospective Families
SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found
Lovejoy ISD Community News Page
includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
This Week's News
For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.
One Glove at A Time
Swim Lessons - Metroplex Aquatics
Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window
Community Safety and Training Events
Give Sight Globally
National League Junior Cotillions
Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program
International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive
School Board Election
Raising Canes - Swim and Dive Spirit Night - February 19th
Java and Jazz
Senior Project Judges Needed
Hop into Spring Chess Tournament - April 4th
Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
News from Collin College
Turn Lucas Green
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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.
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:
Assistant to the Superintendent
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.