Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 8, 2018
Join us for parties on Wed. Feb 14th at 2:15 p.m.
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

I just got home from the 3rd grade music performance, and wow, what a show.  It was so fun watching the 3rd graders sing and dance!  Thank you to our fabulous Ms. Czechowski for creating such a memorable performance!

It was so much fun celebrating the 100th day of school on Monday and seeing all of the kindergarteners dressed up like themselves at 100 years old.  Thank you to the kindergarten teachers and parents for making it such a great day!  We look forward to the daddy/daughter dance tomorrow night!

Did you know the Late Night Leopard Camp Out registration is now open!? Lots of families have already registered.  You might be wondering what all is included in the camping package. For the basic $150 package for  a parent and child not only get to camp at Hart Elementary, but all of the following are also included:
  • Catered Dinner
  • Free t-shirt and t-shirt decorating station
  • Swag bag at check in
  • Snack and beverage stations
  • Bounce houses
  • Climbing Wall
  • Laser Tag
  • Little's area for smaller children including a bounce house
  • Yard Games, basketball, and tetherball
  • Face Painting
  • Kickball 
  • Gaga Pit
  • Kona Ice Truck
  • Campfire with smores
  • Glow in the Dark dance party
  • Movie under the stars
  • Special 4th Grade slide show
  • Breakfast and coffee in the morning
With all the fun, we want to assure you we have thought through safety.  We will have:
  • Fencing to ensure one monitored entrance/exit 
  • Wrist bands for all campers
  • Wrist bands for volunteers
  • Wrist bands for vendors/sponsors
  • Volunteer Police Officer on site all night
  • Nurses station w/registered nurses
  • Command center to support questions, separated children, concerns, etc.
  • Fire Department on site to help with the campfires
  • Process for knowing where each family has set up camp
  • Schedule for the night:
    • 4:30-7:30 - Registration and outdoor games and activities (3:30 registration for Hart and Leopard Clubs)
    • 7:30-8:30 - Glow in the Dark dance party in the gym with DJ
    • 8:30-10:00 - Movie under the stars with popcorn
    • 10:00 - Lights out - all campers in their tents
Registration is open through March 20.  $150 is the ala carte price, but be sure to check out the Hart and Leopard packages, as there are a limited number available.  Find the link to register below.
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Queen or King of Hart - Hearts for Sale

Student Council will be selling hearts to help raise funds to build our 5th Well through the Living Water International Organization. All money raised will go to help build a water well in Hart Elementary's name. 

Hearts can be purchased in the cafeteria before school and during lunch. You can purchase Hearts for the teachers and/or Staff member you would like to see crowned for 25 cents each. Heart Sales start Feb 7th and run until Feb 14th. 

The King or Queen will be crowned on Thursday Feb 15th on morning announcements. Our Goal is $600.00. Please help support a great cause, and crown your teacher, King or Queen of Hart!
Tomorrow is the deadline for Jump Rope for Heart:

We are teaching children the importance of heart healthy habits. Please ask your children for details on how they can raise funds for new PE equipment while earning prizes! The deadline to collect funds is Friday, February 9th. Thank you for your consideration.

Join us tomorrow, Friday Feb. 9th, at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. here at Hart! 

P.S. - Our Camp Store will be open and we will have lots of fun "Glow" items for sale to bring with you to the Hart Camp Out. If you are interested, we will be accepting cash and credit cards. Thanks in advance for your support of our community fundraiser.
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
3:05 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
NEW! Tuesday is class and club picture day! 

Club / Group pictures will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please be sure your child is on time as there are several groups scheduled before the 8:00 a.m. bell. Class and individual pictures will be taken throughout the day. Please see the flyer in this week's Thursday folder for details on buying pictures.  
NEW! Valentine's Day Parties:

We will be celebrating Valentine's on Wednesday, February 14th with classroom parties starting at 2:15pm. All grade levels will have their parties at that time.

Please watch for more information from your Room Parent.
School will be CLOSED Friday, February 16th and Monday, February 19th. 

We will re-open on Tuesday, February 20th. 
Enjoy!!

Hart Camp Out Registration is OPEN!

Students and families can camp for the night right here at Hart. There will be campfires / smores, games, activities, dancing, an outdoor movie, food, and real fun! 


Proceeds up to $30,000 fund the district budget. Proceeds over $30,000 come back to our kids at Hart!
Sponsorship 

Are you, or any of your friends and family, business owners that may be interested in becoming a camp sponsor? If so, please email: hartcampout@gmail.com or go to: www.hartlatenightleopards.com or go to Facebook and search for the Hart Late Night Leopards Campout Page. 

Sponsorship can now be paid for in the on-line payment center at our district web site. Go to the Hart Campus, Quick Links, On-Line Payment Center, Elementary Campuses, Hart. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
Order your yearbooks on-line 
Now thru February 27th 

This year's book is $25.00 and can only be ordered on-line. What's new is that for a small fee, this year's book can be personalized with your child's name on it. Yearbooks will be delivered to the school and distributed sometime in May. 

Please follow the link below to place your order: 
Library News 

FREE TICKET TO SIX FLAGS!
Read 6 hours and log your time! Reading logs due in 2 1/2 weeks  Click here to download the form.

Read Across America
Feb 26 - March 2
Details on Dress up days coming soon!

PAWS ABOUT BOOKS Book Fair
March 2 - 9
Get a jump start on the Pet Photo Challenge! Take a picture of your child reading with a pet and bring a printout to the library.These will be displayed at the book fair. Names will be entered into a drawing for multiple book fair gift certificates.

We can't wait to see all the students reading to their pets!
NEW! Author Visit

Want a personal copy signed? Buy one of her books, and bring it to school on the day of her visit. 

You can also order it in our on-line payment center. 
Click here to purchase a book to have signed on February 22nd here at Hart. *  We will have the books you purchase through this link here for the kids on the day of her visit.
#CharacterCountsatHart 

CARING 
-
 
to feel interest or concern
Nutrition News:
Be sure to check out the information and answers to frequently asked questions. 

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account

FLU SEASON REMINDERS:

We are currently seeing some Flu A/B, a flu like cold, allergy symptoms from the rise in mountain cedar, stomach virus, and strep. We have had some students with confirmed cases of Flu A and B. The most common symptoms are stomach ache, fever, headache, and tired-ness. Flu B is tricky because it initially mimics the symptoms of a stomach virus. Starting with stomach ache, then progressing a bit slower that Flu A with fever hitting within about 12-24 hours after complaint of initial symptoms. If you take your child into the doctor for flu-like symptoms,
please tell the physician that Flu cases are on the rise at school and they may want to Flu swab your child for appropriate diagnosis. We have also seen strep throat in which some are not experiencing typical symptoms of sore throat and fever (some only have stomach ache, headache, and just not feeling well).
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping this 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. Asking young
children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help
them reach the 30 second mark.
                                                                   
As always please keep children at home if they have flu-like symptoms
or are running a fever. We ask that children be free from fever for 24
hours before returning to school to prevent illnesses from spreading. 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.
 
Please refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart on the district web site) for more helpful Flu information.
Upcoming Dates:

February
9-         Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. and Daddy / Daughter Dance 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
13-       Spring Class and Group (Choir, STUCO, Chess) pictures
16- 19  Winter Break (Monday the 19th may be a cold weather make up day)
22 -      Author Visit
26 -      Read Across America   
New!    Save the date ~
Spend a Parents Night Out AND help the Hart PTA!

Metroplex Gymnastics, February 23rd
6:30pm-9:30pm $13 per child  or  6:30pm-11:00pm $22 per child

25% of all proceeds goes to the Hart PTA
Look for registration details soon.

NEW! 
Box Tops due by February 23rd ~
The classroom with the most box tops will get extra recess!

Lunch Bunch ~
We need your help! Please  click here to sign up and help with lunch bunch for your child's grade. You can sign up for just 30 minutes if you'd like. This is a great opportunity to help our teachers!

Reminder ~ Don't forget to vote March 6th in the Texas Primary!

PTA Vote

We have more than 5 million good reasons to vote in the Primary Election on March 6, 2018. Be an advocate for all students in your #CommYOUnity and make your voice heard.

Additional information is available on the votetexas.gov website.You will be able  to view a list of candidates running for office in Collin County. Our State Representative Seat is District 89 and our State Senate Seat is District 8. Also,  If you are new to the district, while on the website, please be sure to register to vote by February 5, 2018.  
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:

  Like me on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

View on Instagram

New! Astronaut Academy Camp 

This Spring Break, students can BLAST OFF to The Perot Museum and learn all about what life is like on the International Space Station! Students will conduct experiments just like the astronauts and design their own rocket. The camp is for PreK - 4th grade students and more information about this out-of-the-world experience can be found at the following link:  Click Here
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
Through your generosity and support, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools awarded grants totaling $451,100 to teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from Annual Appeal and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal this year is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event so all monies spent at the event go directly to fund classroom grants.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:
  • $2500 VISA gift card - donated by Owens Realtors
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite College, Pro Team, etc. - value $4,400
Raffle Tickets
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information. You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the Foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors or click here  to purchase tickets online.
 
Tickets for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 9th for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit 

FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043. Click here to purchase tickets to the gala. 
Taste of Fairview
March 2nd
 
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview will be presented by Estate Life Magazine in partnership with the Allen Fairview Chamber, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
What: 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview with over 30 local restaurants, wine and spirits
Where: Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
When: Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM
Why: All ticket sales donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Last year's event was a sell-out, with more than 500 attendees helping to raise more than $17,000 for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This year's goal is the same: great food and great people coming together for an incredible evening benefiting Lovejoy schools.
 
For more details and to purchase tickets please visit www.tasteoffairview.com


Lovejoy ISD District News 

Lovejoy High School Band Mattress Sale Fundraiser this Saturday
February 10th

The Lovejoy High School Band will be hosting its 1st annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on February 10th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Band Hall.
 
Do you need to replace a bed in your home?  Know someone who does? There will be over 30 bed styles on display for customers to try.  The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores.  In addition to beds, there will also be pillows, mattress protectors, sheets, and adjustable power bases.  Financing options will also be available.


New! Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day
February 12th
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, February 12th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams. Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season.

Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 12th.
New! Lovejoy Men's Soccer Future Leopard Night
February 20th
The Lovejoy Men's soccer team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, February 20th, when they take on Royse City with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:30 PM kick off for Varsity. During halftime of the JV game, the first 15 future Leopards who score a goal will receive prizes. Additionally, there will be prizes for all future Leopards.  Participants will take the field with Varsity players for the National Anthem. After the JV halftime events, players will be available to answer questions and sign posters which will be provided at the game as well as soccer balls which future Leopards bring to the game. This event is for all elementary, intermediate and middle school students.
LHS Jazz Band and A Capella Present Java and Jazz
February 23rd
 
Come sing and dance the night away with the Lovejoy High School Jazz Band and Choir at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School commons area on Friday, February 23rd. This concert will feature vocal and band standards from the 1940s and beyond. Admission is free. Coffee and desert items may be purchased separately. This event is open to all.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
 
The referral window for gifted and talented services opens February 1st for students in grades 1-12. The window will remain open through March 31, 2018.
 
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032)
New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Rocket Launch March 21st
 
3....2....1.... Blast Off.....It's Rocket Launch Time.
 
Back by popular demand, the Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for the annual LGA Rocket Project. The Rocket Project is an extracurricular STEM activity at which your child builds a rocket one evening, then launches it another day, all with the assistance of the professionals from DARS.
 
The Lovejoy Gifted Association is a non-profit organization supporting Gifted and Talented programs across all schools in Lovejoy ISD. The Rocket Project is a fundraiser with proceeds directly benefiting Lovejoy students. If you have questions, contact  Jay van Rijn .


What: Rocket Build Party*
Where: SCIS cafeteria
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Who: Students aged 10 and up
Launch: Sunday, March 25th, Lovejoy High School, 12:00 PM
 
To reserve a spot, purchase your rocket kit from the  Lovejoy Gifted Association Store  before March 4th, 2018.
 
*Parental supervision is required at both the Build and Launch events.
NEW! Camp Invention:

Build, design, and create and have some hands on STEM fun! Join us in the summer for Camp Invention, June 11th - 15th at Sloan Creek Intermediate School for children entering grades K - 6. 

  Click here to register today or click here to view the flyer. 

For more information, please contact Jacie McDonald.
Relay for Life: April 6

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  
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. 

Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
 
Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here .  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  
 
Twitter and Facebook
Are  you following the district on  Twitter ?  Have you liked us on  Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.
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.

To Unsubscribe from this email, please send an email with HART in the subject line to: unsubscribe@lovejoyisd.net.
STAY CONNECTED: