Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 18, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

The high school and middle school theater productions are one of my family's favorite outings. We are looking forward to attending the Sound of Music this weekend and look forward to seeing many of our Hart families there.

It is January and our 4th graders are four short months from becoming 5th graders and transitioning up to Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Next Friday they will take a field trip and have the opportunity to take a tour, meet the staff, and experience what a day is like at SCIS.  

We are continuing to plan an amazing experience for our students and family with our 1st annual Late Night Leopard Camp Out.  I will be sharing news as we get closer to the date. 
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
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.
Hart Campout 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! 
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:
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A note about attendance -  We are required by the State of Texas to report absences. If your child is going to miss school, please email a lis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net  with the reason for your absence. Otherwise, Alis is required to follow up with you. We respectfully ask that you please provide doctor and dentists notes when your student returns. We appreciate your support. Attendance is taken in the morning. Students are considered absent (without a doctors note) not tardy after 10:00 a.m.
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
District Talent Show 

We've got TALENT here at Hart. If your child is interested in our district talent show, don't miss the fast approaching deadline!


UIL Elementary Competition 

 

UIL sign up forms are coming home today in Thursday folders. UIL is an academic competition that involves different types of events. If your child is interested in trying out for one or more UIL events, please fill the form out and have your child return it to either their teacher or the front office by January 22. 

 

In Lovejoy, students from the three elementary schools compete against each other the first week of April. There will be a description of each event on the form your child brings home.  

Library News 

3rd and 4th Grade Readers:
The Texas Bluebonnet Book Voting will be January 30th. Read 5 books and join us in the library for a special pancake breakfast and voting. Click here  to find out how to save your seat now!

Six Flags Read to Succeed:
It's that time of year to start thinking about the Read to Succeed program sponsored by Six Flags Over Texas Theme Parks. Documenting your child's reading minutes is probably something you are already doing and now you can get a free Six Flag ticket if you simply use the document sent home in the Thursday folder. 

All forms need to be turned in by Thursday, February 27, 2018. All your child needs to do is read for 6 hours. Start documenting today and let's go to Six Flags!
NEW! Author Visit

Children's author, Kate Klise, will be visiting Hart Elementary on February 22nd!  Kate Klise has written many amazing books including the "Three Ring Rascals" series and "43 Old Cemetery Road" series.

She will hold an assembly for all grades and will be available for pictures and book signing afterwards. Several of her books will be available to purchase ahead of time and be delivered in time for her to sign your child's personal copy. If you would like to purchase through RevTrak click here to find some of her books and place your order today. More information coming soon.
Student Birthdays and Class Treats

Please contact your student's teacher to make arrangements for date/time to bring birthday treats for your student. Each individual teacher will have knowledge as to a non-instructional time that is best suited to celebrate. 

Please bring/send individual type treats (donuts, cupcakes, cookies) as opposed to goodies that have to be sliced and served. 

Prior to choosing treats, please ask the teacher if there are any allergies to be aware of.

Additionally, please do not bring treats and/or lunches to share during lunch as feelings can be hurt when students are inadvertently left out due to seating or food allergies.
Transportation News (Please Read)

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. and copy alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net (in case Heather is out). Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. 
Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

Questions or concerns?
 
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
 
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
 
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.

Does your child have an inner artist in them? Watch Me Sculpt is back at Hart after school. Please see the flyer in today's folder. This session begins on January 24th.
New Coding Classes- The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering after school coding classes. Please pick up a flyer in the office. Sessions begin the week of January 22nd.
Registration for Friday Engineering Class- now open

You can now sign up for Engineering on Fridays at 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Lair (16 classes for $298) at Hart. This session will begin on Friday, January 26th. 

The Monday Engineering class is full and will begin on January 22nd. Flyers can be picked up in the office.  You can also enroll and pay on line at: 
#CharacterCountsatHart 

CARING 
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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 now having students with confirmed cases of Flu (mostly Flu type A). The most common symptoms are stomach ache, fever, headache, and tiredness. 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.
 
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 click here and refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart) for more helpful Flu information:

Thank you for your cooperation!

Nurse Alli 
Upcoming Dates:
January
26-   4th Grade Walks the Creek
30-   Bluebonnet Pancake Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

February
2-         Hart Beat and Early Release
6-         Hart PTA General Meeting 10:30 a.m. in the Lair
8-         Positive Proof will be here at 8:30 a.m. 
9-         Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. and Daddy / Daughter Dance 6:45 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   
SAVE THE DATE ~ 
Our Daddy / Daughter Dance is  February 9th at 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. 

You've Been Spotted ~
Are you looking for a fun and unique way to tell your child, spouse, friend or neighbor how special they are? Let Hart PTA help with our "Happy Birthday" or "We are Proud of You" signs. 

We will place our celebration signs in your special person's front yard. To reserve the signs, simply click here, print and fill out the order form. Orders will be placed on a first come, first serve basis. Don't Delay....order some signs today....and support Hart PTA along the way!


DADS@ HART ~   We're looking for dads to help with lunch bunch this semester. Please click here to sign up for this semester.


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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PTA Reflections
 
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country invite students in Preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.  This year's contest theme was "Within Reach." The Lovejoy Council of PTAs is proud to announce the award recipients for the Council Level Reflections contest. Please click here for the listing.
 
Seventeen students received the Overall Award of Excellence and are advancing to the state level of the competition. Congratulations to:
 
Primary (K-2)
Dance: Isabella Porter, PES
Literature:  Conor Vermie, PES
Photography: Riley McCarter, PES
Visual Arts: Lerin Davis, HES
 
Intermediate (3-5)
Dance: Addison McCaffity, LES
Literature: Audrey Morgan, PES
Music: Mary Sheridan, HES
Photography: Emersyn Runions, SCIS
Visual Arts: Marisa Green, SCIS
 
Middle School (6-8)
Literature:  
Arya Raju, WSMS
Visual Arts: Jocelyn Kim, SCIS
 
High School
Film: Jackie Carroll, LHS
Literature: Jack Czyz, LHS
Music: Ryan Schlimme, LHS
Photography: Major Friesland, LHS
Visual Arts: Mary Johnson, LHS
 
Special Artist
Photography:
Gavin Lauter , SCIS



Lovejoy ISD District News 

Senior Project - Volleyball Camp, Grades 1 - 6
January 18th
 
A message from Rachel Langs, Lovejoy High School Senior
 
"Hello everyone. My name is Rachel Langs, and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School. For my senior project, I am going to host a volleyball camp for all 1st-6th graders. 

The camp will be held at Lovejoy High School on Thursday, January 18th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The cost is $15 per child, and both boys and girls are welcome.
 
All proceeds will benefit the life skills room at the high school in order for the teachers to purchase additional classroom items for these special kids. Serving as the life skills aide this past semester, and working with PALS for 1 1/2 years, has instilled a desire for me to be a special education teacher.
 
Next year, I will be attending the University of Kansas where I will be playing volleyball and studying education.
 
If you would like to make a donation, please provide me with a check made payable to Lovejoy ISD by January 18th.
 
To register for the camp please rsvp to ralangs35@gmail.com by January 16th. You may contact me at 214.326.3335 if you have any questions."
New! Lovejoy High School Music Theatre
Presents The Sound of Music

Climb every mountain, ford every stream, and follow every rainbow to Lovejoy High School to see Lovejoy High School Performing Arts' musical,
The Sound of Music. The musical is considered one of the masterpieces of modern musical theatre and marked the culmination of the epic Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration. It will be presented January 18th - 20th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
 
Based on a true story in 1938 at the town of Salzburg, Austria, The Sound of Music is a story of love, family, and a life with music. Maria (played by Senior, Hannah Hansen), a young postulant, is too high-spirited for the religious life of a nun, so she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of the widowed Captain von Trapp (Senior, Jack Supan), a family that Maria slowly begins to fill with joy, laughter, and music.
 
The Sound of Music is a show for everyone, and includes beautiful inspirational music and characters whom audiences will adore, such as Captain von Trapp's "wealthy and sophisticated" would-be fiancée Baroness Elsa Schräder (Senior, Raegan Vaughn); the von Trapp children: Liesl (Junior, Marcie Sawyers), Friedrich (Willow Springs 8th Grader, Aidan Abramson), Louisa (Freshman, Grace Felton), Brigitta (Freshman, Catherine O'Brien), Kurt (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Brock Bernal), Marta (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Rachel Dobbs), and Gretl (Puster Elementary 4th Grader, Sophie Brooks); as well as Captain von Trapp's great friend and music producer Max Detweiler (Sophomore, Zachary Joyner).
 
The Sound of Music offers beloved and iconic songs such as "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Edelweiss," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," filling the show and audience with both heart-warming and heart-wrenching emotion for this timeless classic.
 
Tickets are $12 for students, seniors, and staff, and $16 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here .
 
This inspirational musical will become one of your "Favorite Things!" Be sure to see the show at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
Toy Drive

The Work-Based Learning classes at Lovejoy High School are hosting an annual toy drive to benefit the children in Little Leopards. Collection boxes are located at each campus and at the Administration building. The students are accepting new-to-gently-used toys for children from birth to five years of age. For additional information, please click here  or contact  Sancy Fuller.
New! Lovejoy K-6 Talent Show

The Lovejoy High School Junior Class invites Lovejoy K - 6 students to register for its upcoming fundraiser talent show. The show will take place Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 PM at Lovejoy High School in the auditorium, with rehearsals on Thursday, February 8th at 5:00 PM. The cost for single acts to perform is $25, and group acts is $50. Admission to the event is free. All proceeds will go to support Prom.
For more information and to register, click here . Please note, only the first 40 acts to register will be accepted, so don't delay.
New! Free Girls Lacrosse Try-It Practices
January 22nd and January 24th
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host two free try-it practices for all Lovejoy girls in grades K - 8. The practices will be held on Monday, January 22nd (at Lovejoy High School), and Wednesday, January 24th (at Willow Springs Middle School). The try-it practice times will be as follows for both days:
 
Kinder/2nd graders
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
3rd/4th graders
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
5th/6th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
7th/8th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary and there is no need to register. It will be a fun, no pressure environment where Lovejoy girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program. For additional information, please visit the Lovejoy Lacrosse website at www.lovejoylacrosse.com.
Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night
January 26th

The Lovejoy Girls basketball team invites you to join them for Elementary and Intermediate School Appreciation Night. This event will be held on Friday, January 26th during the team's home basketball game against Wylie East. JV will play at 5:30 PM and Varsity will play at 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you there to help us fill the stands in support of the Lady Leopards  
Mini Majestic Dance Camp
January 27th
  Saturday, January 27
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $60 (includes t-shirt)
Registration deadline is Thursday, January 25th
 
Lovejoy students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics Dance Team. Spend the morning learning a fun routine with the Majestics, meet new friends and perform the routine for family and friends at a "Show-Off" which will be held at 11:00 AM.  Click here  to register and  click here  for additional information.
 
You may contact  Becca Supan  (214.938.6385) or  Sophie Wissman  (214.929.8138) with questions.
 
Thank you for supporting the Majestics.
Relay for Life Luminaries

Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Lovejoy High School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to a loved one who lost their battle 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. 

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.
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