Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 5, 2018



SAVE THE DATE !!!!!






Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We are excited to announce the date of our 2nd Annual Late Night Leopard Camp Out. Mark you calendars for Saturday, April 27! More details to come with all camp happenings and registration dates.

For those of you who attended last year, I am sure you could see it takes a lot of planning and preparation to put on this event.  This year, we are looking to expand our committees and there is something for everyone who would like to be involved.  Please use this sign up genius to sign up to help and join us for our first camp out planning meeting on October 19 in the Hart Lair.

Family Fun Night is this Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5:00-7:00.  Join us for a family night of fun, bounce houses, music, and Mooyah burgers. 

We hope everyone is enjoying their Fall Break.  The Moser family is headed to the beach to enjoy the last bit of warm weather!

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



Currently we are seeing allergy related illness (ragweed has been high) and a couple other viruses with most predominate symptoms being headache, sore throat, stomach ache, and vomiting. It seems that not all are getting fever with this virus and seems to be lasting anywhere from 48-72 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.

HEAD LICE
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. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. However, if there has been a child in your child's classroom with a head lice diagnosis, you will receive a packet stating there has been a diagnosis in the class with more detailed info and education attached. 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 for your cooperation!

Library and Maker Space News

Upcoming Author Visit Oct 24th
TROY CUMMINGS has written and/or illustrated more than 30 children's books, including THE NOTEBOOK 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!

We are thrilled that he will be signing books that day. Students can bring any book that he has written or illustrated for a signing. You may purchase from any store, but we do have several titles available for purchase on our RevTrak page here.

These will be delivered to Hart prior to his visit so we will have them ready for the kids to pick up in the library for signing that day.



An Evening with the Author
Author Troy Cummings has graciously agreed to spend an evening with some Lovejoy ISD students and parents! Any student that would like to enter for a chance to spend the evening with the author and play Pictionary, needs to fill out the Google form linked below.  Please make sure that your child is available to attend should their name be drawn. This event is limited to the student drawn and their parents. Due to space and budget constraints, siblings will not be able to attend.
Date: Tuesday, October 23rd
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Barksdale Williams House, 780 Country Club Rd. Fairview, TX
Dinner:  A meal will be provided
Google Form -
First Annual Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Hart library is hosting a contest for students and their families! Think about a favorite book character and select a pumpkin to decorate. Families can work together to decorate (NOT CARVE) a pumpkin. These can be turned in on Monday, Oct 22nd and remain on display through Oct 31st These will be released to take home on this day.  Students will have a chance to vote on their favorites. Go here for details.



BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS: A HUGE thank you for all of you who decorated, set up, worked registers, worked at the Ice Cream Social, and packed away the book fair this year. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, the library stayed open during the regular hours without interruption to classes and checkout. We appreciate you!




Counselor's Corner

During guidance over the next two weeks, students will learn about the school-wide program called Kelso's Choices. Kelso is a friendly frog that helps students resolve conflicts using a wheel of nine choices. We will discuss the meaning of conflict and the difference between a BIG problem and a SMALL problem. Small problems are ones that bother us and make us feel sad, upset and/pr angry, but are not dangerous or frightening, Students are encouraged to try two of Kelso's choices to resolve a small problem before asking an adult for help.
BIG problems may be dangerous or frightening and may result in someone or something getting hurt. When students have big problems, they MUST tell an adult right away. We will also be starting a lesson that teaches responsible behaviors in a fun way! Please feel free to call or email me anytime!

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Chelsea Scoville
chelsea_scovill@lovejoyisd.net







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

October

5-8 Fall Break-No School 
8    Columbus Day
10  5:00 PM Family Fun Night
12-26 Conference Window
18  Report Cards Go Home
19  8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
19  Little Mermaid performance (10:30 AM)
24  Troy Cummings, Author visit
26  No School
29- Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week 
31  Halloween 
31  Dennis Lee (8:30 AM)

November

Oct 29-Nov 2 Red Ribbon Week
2    Picture Retakes
2    Thankful Card Contest Due
4    Daylight Savings Time Ends-Fall back 1 hour!!!! 
6    Donuts with Dad
6    PTA General Meeting 10:00 AM 
7    Donuts with Dad
8    Veterans Day Program 6:45 PM
9    8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
11  Veterans Day
12-16 Thankful Card Sales
15  Progress Reports go home
16  8:15 AM Hart Beat 
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 8:15 AM Hart Beat
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.




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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!

If you ordered a Mooyah meal, your meal ticket will be available at the table next to the Mooyah truck on Wednesday night. 






You should have received a welcome email this past weekend if you have signed up for the Hart Pta. Please make sure to check your junk email!!
If you would like to be included in the Hart elementary PTA directory for the 2018-2019 school year, please sign up for the Hart PTA by this Friday, October 5th! If you have a question about whether you have signed up, please reach out to Elizabeth Goertz @  egoertz1@gmail.com.




NEW!! Save the Date

Mother and Son Dance Friday, November 2nd from 6:30pm-9pm at Hart.
More information to come!






Box Tops!

It's time to turn in those box tops to raise money for your school! Please turn them in by Friday, October 19th.





New!! Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership

Hart PTA will be recognizing two special individuals who have given outstanding service to our children this year. A nomin
ee may be a parent, volunteer, teacher, administrator or a commu
nity leader. If you would like to nominate someone for this award please take a moment to click the link 
here to fill out the application. Thank you!



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 .





Volunteers Needed:

Please check out our website for all upcoming volunteer needs.




Lovejoy ISD District News 

  

Circle of Partners


 
 
 
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
 
Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
 
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:
 
  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.


 





    Global Read Aloud Project  

Lovejoy K-2 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud Project during the months of October and November.  
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.  Please click here to learn about the books we will be reading this year. K-2 students will be reading the picture books and responding in Seesaw. Each class will also be making connections with other classes that are participating from around the world. 
    
New! Senior Project
Raised Funds for Autism

Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, thanks the Lovejoy community for their support of his Senior Project:
 
"Hello! I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ribbon or two at Leopard Friday and to those who donated online for the Autism Walk this past weekend.  We had a great turnout and the weather was perfect during the walk.  We finished just in time before the rain started to come down on us.  Not only did I meet my goal of raising $500 toward the walk, the donation total was over $700. If you would still like to donate, the deadline is October 29. The combined donations from the ribbons sale and the walk was over $850.  We had a fun time walking for such a great cause. Thank you everyone for your love and support of Autism Awareness!
 
 

    
2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).
 
The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information.   
 



 
 

 
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.
 

  
  
Athletic News          
 
 
 
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 15
 
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament has been moved to Monday, October 15 at "The Dye Course" at Stonebridge Country Club. The start time also has been changed to 1:00 PM. Registration and check in begins at 12:00 PM. The cost is $150 per player, which includes green fees, cart, gift bag and awards luncheon. To register visit www.lovejoyathletics.com and click on the LLI Golf Tournament link.
 
The Tournament is limited to 144 golfers. Golfers should indicate the booster club they are playing in support of and LLI will return 90% of the net after expenses to that booster club. Golfers may also purchase a Super Ticket for $50, which includes 10 raffle tickets and all games on the course.
 
 
 
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club

The annual "Flats for Bats" fundraiser is underway. The sale will be held from September 20 - 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.
 

 

 

 
Fine Arts News          
 
 
 
Upcoming Performances & Galleries
 
 
WSMS Theatre
Save the Date! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM.
 
 



WSMS Theatre
Save the Date! Saturday, October 20
Sebastian 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. Tickets $25 per student and can be purchased online at the Parent Payment Portal.



Special Events
 
LHS Cheer
 
 
Lovejoy Cheer is proud to offer flamingos for purchase, which will be displayed in the LHS yard for Pink Out. Click here to order a flamingo in honor of a friend or family member who battled cancer or is currently battling cancer. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research and the Lovejoy Cheer program. Place orders by October 10.



LHS Band
Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt?
Lovejoy Homecoming is October 26. Be a part of the Homecoming Tradition by wearing the Red Out Spirit Shirt. Click here for more information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is Friday, October 12. Shirts are $10 each. Red Out shirts will be sold during the lunch periods at both WSMS and LHS during Homecoming Week.




Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits!  Click here to rent a spot or click here for additional information. 

 

 
 
LHS Majestics Dance Team
Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch beginning Tuesday, October 9 through October 22 between  11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  
 
NEW THIS YEAR : Give back to the community by purchasing a teal colored ribbon to place on your mum representing Allen Community Outreach (ACO).  $10 for every ribbon purchased will go to support ACO's ongoing efforts to help serve its neighbors and friends facing financial crisis in Allen and the surrounding communities.  
 
  • Why purchase your mum from the Majestics?
  • Mums are reasonably and competitively priced beginning at $50
  • Your support helps the Lovejoy Majestics fund their Spring Show
  • You have an opportunity to serve our community by purchasing an ACO ribbon
  • The selection process is easy because each basic mum has a variety of       ribbons/trinkets- all you do is personalize
  • Convenience!  Select at school & pick it up there a few days later
  • Each of our mums is unique; no two are alike
 

 
Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1

The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!



 
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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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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