Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 03, 2019
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We would like to invite all of our families to our 2nd Annual Tailgate Party before the Homecoming football game on Friday, October 18 at Hart Elementary.  We will have a couple of grills set up on the North side of the building and we will be flipping burgers and grilling hot dogs. We will also have chips, water, and soda available. We will start tailgating at 5:00 p.m. Hart is a shuttle spot for the football game, so buses will shuttle anyone parking at Hart to and from the high school. This is a great way to avoid the parking struggles at the high school! Please RSVP using the following form to let us know you will be joining us!

Family Fun Night is next Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:00-7:00. The deadline was extended for Chick-fil-a orders to tomorrow.  Click here if you would like to order dinner.  We look forward to a great evening with all of our families!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581

 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 9 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for Family Fun Night. The deadline to order Chick-fil-a meals has been extended to Friday, October 4. The Hart Elementary playground will be full of games, inflatable bounce houses, and a few new inflatable attractions. We hope to see you all there! 


 

We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 10 at 8:15 a.m. for Hart Beat. Please wear your 2019-2020 class shirt! 

One way to check in a little faster is to RSVP ahead of time to Heather Bouska at heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net.  If you have come through the office this year, you only need to send your name.  If you have not had an opportunity to check in through the office this year, you can send a picture of your ID for manual entry.  Mrs. Bouska will then print out your sticker badge the morning you plan to attend and you will pick it up when you arrive.  This should help speed up the process.  Please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday October 9. 


 



Message from the Nurse:

Currently we are seeing allergy related illness (ragweed has been high) and a type of stomach virus with most predominant symptoms being stomach ache with cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, headache. It seems that not all are getting fever with this virus and seems to be lasting anywhere from 24-48 hours.
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.

We have seen some cases of Hand, foot , and mouth disease. Parents please be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of this virus.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in older children and adults. It usually starts with:
  • a fever
  • reduced appetite
  • sore throat
  • a feeling of being unwell (malaise)
One or two days after the fever starts, painful sores can develop in the mouth. They usually begin as small red spots, often in the back of the mouth, that blister and can become painful.
A skin rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet may also develop over one or two days as flat, red spots, sometimes with blisters.
We ask that parents follow our policy that the child should be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and that all blisters be dried and no new blisters appearing. 

If your child is absent from school, written documentation is needed. Please email
Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net and  Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net with the date and reason for the absence. You can also use the School Dismissal App to report an illnesses. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.
 

If your child has physical restrictions from activity, please email Coach Eric Hill, eric_hill@lovejoyisd.net and Nurse Alli, allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net. Contacting Coach and Nurse Alli directly will ensure the limitation is noted and alternate plans can be made. 
Thank you! 

Nurse Alli 
 



 

This year we are challenging your family to come together on October 26th to make a difference in your community. I will be sending home a Make a Difference Heart form. You can use this heart to make your family pledge. The hearts will be on display at school. Make A Difference Day will be the kick off to our #HartKind. Please let me know if you have any questions, chelsea_scoville@lovejoyisd.net.





 

Red Ribbon Week 2019
Schedule of Events
October 21-October 25, 2019

One Heart, One Promise
Red Ribbon Week is a special week recognized around the country. This week-long celebration of events is designed to educate and increase awareness about drug prevention. At Hart Elementary, we consider this a great time to pledge to be drug free and to reflect on ways that we can maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Red Ribbon Week activities will kick off on Monday, October 21st .  During the week of October 21st  - October 25th , we will emphasize making responsible choices that can help students be and do their very best in school and in life. We would like to encourage everyone to bring healthy snacks to school and to participate in the fun dress-up days.

Let's Participate in a Healthy
Activity that Benefits Our Community !
According to research, youth who feel they are contributing members of a caring community are less likely to be involved in illegal drug use. As part of our Red Ribbon Week activities, Lovejoy students will have the opportunity to connect to the Collin County community. We will emphasize participating in a healthy activity that benefits others by participating in a service project to support Allen Community Outreach (ACO). Each year during the month of October, ACO has a fundraiser called the Caring Coins Drive in which they collect donations of spare change to support the ongoing needs in Collin County. Let's encourage our students to contribute to this service organization by bringing in their American coins and/or bills each day of Red Ribbon Week. Their generous contributions will assist residents of Allen, Lucas, and Fairview who are in financial need.

Monday October 21 
Theme: One Heart, One Promise    
Wear RED to kick off our week.
Activity: Temporary tattoos and counselor lessons.
***Penny Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your pennies!


Tuesday, October 22
Theme: Drug free for the win, dress as a twin
Activity: Dress alike. Counselor lessons
       
***Nickel Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your nickels!
 
 
 
 
 
             
Wednesday, October 23
T heme: Don't let drugs ruin your dreams! 
Activity: Wear your favorite pajamas
*** Dime Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your dimes!

                  
Thursday, October 24
Theme: Team up against drugs
Activity: Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey
***Quarter Day for ACO Caring Coins-Bring your quarters!

                   
Friday, October 25
Theme: Put a cap on Drugs 
Activity: Wear a hat and Lovejoy colors (black and red) or spirit wear. 
***Dollar Day for ACO Caring coins-Bring your dollars! 
  
  
 















PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
Here are some quick bullets about the PowerSchool Parent Portal:
PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
Here are some quick bullets about the PowerSchool Parent Portal:
  • Unless you have changed your username after August 12, 2019, the username is the email address that is associated to the parent account. The log of invalid logins that we are seeing are typically parent accounts that are trying to use something other than an email address as the username.
  • Recently users have been denied access and it is determined that they are not using the correct URL. Please make sure that you are going to http://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net . If you see Welcome to Unified Classroom, you are on the wrong site. This is another PowerSchool product that we do not have a subscription as it duplicates Google Classroom.
  • Remember that the mobile app is only a tool for updates on assignments, grades, and attendance. Typically to access the Enrollment Forms, Absence Reason Excuses, GPA Information, and the Random Drug Testing Forms you must use a tablet, laptop or desktop and the URL above. From a mobile phone, you can use your browser and go to the URL above; however, once logged in it is difficult to navigate.








October

9   Family Fun Night 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
10 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m. 
11-14 Fall Break
18 Homecoming Tailgate Party 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
21-25 Red Ribbon Week 
21-25 ACO Coin Drive
24  Dennis Lee performance 9:00 a.m.
24-31 Project Thankful Design Contest
26  Make A Difference Day 
31 Halloween

November

1  No School for Students
3  Daylight Savings Time Ends-Fall back 1 hour
4  Project Thankful Design Contest Winner Announced
4-22 Project Thankful Card Sales
5  Donuts with Dad-Last name beginning with A-L 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
5  PTA General Meeting  10:00 a.m.
5  Fall picture retake day
6  Donuts with Dad-Last name beginning M-Z 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
7  Veterans Day Program 6:30 p.m.
7  4th Grade music program
8  Mother/Son Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
11 Veterans Day
12 Thanksgiving Lunch at School
14 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Symphony
20 Author visit
21 1st Grade music program 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
22 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
25-29 Thanksgiving Break-No School
28 Thanksgiving Day


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

Hart Choir News

It's time to order our Hart Choir t-shirts!  If your child is in the 3rd and
4th grade Hart Harmony Choir please complete the form and turn it in before October 25th - even if your child already has a choir t-shirt.  The form can also be found on the  Hart Choir website.  This website has detailed information about the choir and PRACTICE TRACKS your child can use at home. If you have any questions about Hart Choir please contact Mrs. Grall, brooke_grall@lovejoyisd.net 



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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Join the Hart PTA on Wednesday, October 30th from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a spooktacular costume contest at BJ's restaurant. Since it is almost Halloween and everyone loves to wear a costume, let's have a costume contest!!! The costume contest will start at 6:00 p.m. Wear your most creative costume and have a change to win a spirit wear shirt! BJ's will be donating 20% of sales back to Hart. A flyer will be sent home in the Thursday folder. Please be sure to bring the flyer in order for Hart to get credit!!! 


 






Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation For Lovejoy Schools 




Upcoming Events

LoJo Glow Community Pep Rally
Thursday, October 3
 
Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 1st Annual Black Light Community Pep Rally! Make plans to arrive early as seating is limited.
 
This is a free event provide by the Lovejoy Cheer program. Donations to the Lovejoy Cheer program are welcome.



Please click here to enjoy a LOJO Glow sneak peek! 
 
 
Please note: The Blacklight Pep Rally scheduled for October 4 will be held as scheduled at Lovejoy High School during school hours.


Community News

The  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:
 
Senior Judges Needed!
 
Register Now! 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
 
Varsity Football Tickets Available Through School Store
 
Parking Information for Home Football Games
 
2019-2020 PTA Reflections Contest - Look Within
 
Majestics Fundraiser
Homecoming Mums and Garters
On Sale at Lovejoy High School
 
Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
 
LLI 11th Annual Golf Tournament
This event brings all Athletic Booster Clubs together to raise funds to support Student Athletes across all Lovejoy Sports. We hope to see you there!
 
Pink Out Pep Rally and Football Game T-Shirts
Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation
 
Lovejoy High School Band Fundraiser
Homecoming Blackout T-Shirts
 
Soccer Fundraiser
 
City of Lucas Farmers Market
 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Men's Tailgate Party and Cornhole Tournament
 
Taste of Fairview Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Lovejoy Professional Network Charity Benefit Golf Tournament
 
Running Over Depression
 
Leopard Baseball Buddy League
 
Mountain Bike Team
 
Lovejoy High School Cheer Fundraiser
Holiday Poinsettias for Sale
 
News from Collin College
 
For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.
 
For the latest Fine Arts News, follow  @LovejoyArts on Twitter, or like them on Facebook at Lovejoy Arts.






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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