Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
December 7, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser


Dear Hart Families,

Winter has definitely arrived! Just a reminder that our students will go outside as long as the wind chill is above 32 degrees, so be sure to send a coat or jacket with your child to school. Don't forget to write your child's name in it so we can return it if it ends up in Lost and Found. Speaking of Lost and Found, we have LOTS of items that need to be claimed. Please stop by and take a look to make sure nothing belongs to your child. All items will be donated at the end of December.

We so enjoyed seeing everyone at the Fine Arts Festival last weekend. A big shout out to our very own Valerie Czechowski and Sharon Courtenay for all of their hard work and to our students for their amazing art work and awesome singing.

Have a great weekend!

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

Librabry and Makers Space News

Hart is participating in an exciting program that encourages students to READ!
Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Park. Every student who completes a total of six hours (360 minutes) of reading time at home before February 28th will receive a free admission ticket  to Six Flags. All students interested in participating must keep track the books read and their reading time on the reading log sent home in their Thursday folder. All logs are due back to the Hart Library no later than February 28th. 
Please contact Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Fox with any questions. 


Yearbook Pictures 


Yearbook pictures are needed from school events! We rely on parent shutterbugs to make our yearbook!
The portal to upload is different this year.
Yearbook sales have not started, they will be sometime in 2019.

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR COMPUTER:
The project number is 914771
There is no password

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:
Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
Download the app and create your account:
1. Enter your name, email and our project number 914771  
2. Check your email for a confirmation code.
3. Enter it, select a username & password to complete your registration.
4. Begin uploading

Thank you for capturing all these wonderful memories!





Flu Season Reminders/Illness:
 
 
We are now heading into flu season. The most common symptoms of flu seem to be stomach ache, cough, fever/body aches, headache, and tired-ness. Currently we are seeing fifth's disease (some kids are not having fever or obvious viral symptoms, however, stomach ache/headache/tiredness seem to be predominate initial symptoms), a stomach virus (12-24 hour virus), and some strep throat.
 
 
Please refer to the following links in regards to Parvovirus B19 and Fifth's Disease.
Fifth Disease
Fifth disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. It is more common in children than adults. A person usually gets sick with fifth disease within four to 14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B19. This disease, also called erythema infectiosum, got its name because it was fifth in a list of historical classifications of common skin rash illnesses in children.
Signs & Symptoms
The symptoms of fifth disease are usually mild and may include
  • fever
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • rash
You can get a rash on your face and body
You may get a red rash on your face called 
"slapped cheek" rash . This rash is the most recognized feature of fifth disease. It is more common in children than adults.
Some people may get a second rash a few days later on their chest, back, buttocks, or arms and legs. The rash may be itchy, especially on the soles of the feet. It can vary in intensity and usually goes away in seven to 10 days, but it can come and go for several weeks. As it starts to go away, it may look lacy.
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping illness at bay. Now 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 and other viruses. Asking young children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help them reach the 30 second mark.
 
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.
 
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. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.
 
Nurse Alli 
 
 

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

December

7   Choir performance at Stonebriar Centre 2:00p
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 10:45 AM 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

January

7 School back in session








NEW! RSVP Now for Hart Beat, Talent Shows and/or Class Parties

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 checked in this year, you need only send your name to Heather.  If you have not checked in this year, you can send a picture of your ID for manual entry.  All pre-printed sticker badges will be in the office, available at the front desk.  The safety and security of the students and our building continue to be a priority. Please help us communicate to any family members who will be joining us  to come early, bring a government issued ID, and check in with the front office.

K-2 Talent Show on December 17th - RSVP by Noon on the 14th
3-4 Talent Show on December 18th - RSVP by Noon on the 17th
Hart Beat on December 19th - RSVP by Noon on the 18th
Class Parties on December 19th - RSVP by Noon on the 18th





Lost and Found

Lost and Found is overflowing with items. All items are located in the cafeteria. The next time you are on campus, please be sure to look for items that may have made it to school but never made it home. As a reminder, please write your students name on all items that could be lost and found! All items remaining at Christmas break will be donated to Allen Community Outreach. Thank you! 



Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. Please click here to access the questionnaire. 
Thank you! 

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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Holiday Luncheon!  

 
It is the most wonderful time of the year and we want to treat out wonderful Hart teachers and staff with a lunch of comfort and good cheer on   Friday, December 14, 2018 .  PTA will be catering Cowboy Chicken and providing holiday desserts.  Please use the following link  if you are able to help provide side dishes, drinks, etc.  






Parents Night Out: 

December 21st at Metroplex Gymnastics.

Please look in your child's Thursday folder for more information!








Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help

We need your help to make this year's Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor - the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party  Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg  for additional information.
 
Donate -trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions.Click here for the donation form. Please note - the donation deadline has been extended.



Purchase Tickets - Tickets are on sale now for $135 and will increase to $150 tomorrow. Click here to buy your tickets today!



Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


 


 
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Sessions
December 3 and 12
 
Parent Information Sessions regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
 
December 3 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
 
All sessions will be held in the Lovejoy Administration Building Board Room, located at 259 Country Club Road. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the G/T kindergarten referral and assessment process.
 
The referral form will open in PowerSchool on December 3. Referrals are due by January 11. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16.
 
 
City of Lucas Hosts Santa's Workshop
December 7
The City of Lucas invites you to join them for Santa's Workshop on Friday, December 7 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at City Hall. Click here for details.


 
 
New! LHS School Store Offers Special Holiday Shopping Night
December 12
Are you looking for spirit wear for people on your holiday shopping list, but don't have time to shop during school hours? You are in luck! The LHS School Store will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12. We hope you will join us for the special shopping event.
 
Don't forget... the school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss special sales as they make room for the new season.
 
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!

 
Circle of Partners


On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners . We thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.


BYOP® Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions
Early BYOP® - registration ends December 24, 2018
 
BYOP® Program Overview: This training program is designed for any volleyball player, 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.
 






Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops

The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.



    

  

    
 SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
  
 



 
 

Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
 
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."





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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