Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
December 13, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser


Dear Hart Families,

We are excited to announce a new program at Hart called Hart Ambassador Families !  This program will pair families new to Hart with existing families to make the new school transition easier.  Moving to a new school or area can feel overwhelming, so we are looking for current families who can serve as a resource to these new families.  Please consider helping out by being an ambassador family.

What does an Ambassador family do?

* Be an information resource to the new family to help them get acclimated

 

 

* Reach out to the new family 2-3 days after receiving their information (families will be paired up by neighborhood and children's ages/interests)
* Arrange a get together, ie. a coffee date, play date, park meetup, a get together at your house, etc.
* Check in monthly to help guide them and answer questions they may have.

 


The new to Hart family will receive a gift bag with LOTS of information in it, including: a list of important dates, a Hart 101 cheat sheet, ambassador family info, etc.

The ambassador family will help the new family not feel so alone as they navigate these new waters and can answer any questions they may have.   If you are interested in serving as a Hart Ambassador family, please click the link below.

Click the link below to sign up



Have a great weekend!

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




REMINDER!!!!
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. Please email Heather Bouska at heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. If you have checked in this year, you need only send your name and events you are attending 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 available in the front office the day of each event. Please see below for a list of scheduled events.   
  K-2 Talent Show, December 17, 8:30 AM - RSVP by Noon on 12/14
3-4 Talent Show, December 18, 8:30 AM - RSVP by Noon on 12/17
Hart Beat, December 19, 8:15 AM - RSVP by Noon on 12/18
Class Parties, December 19, 10:45 AM - RSVP by Noon on 12/18
  On December 19, after Hart Beat, we invite you to the Hart Cafeteria for refreshments prior to class parties. Class parties will begin at 10:45 AM. 



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:
 
 
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, most do not have fever), some strep throat, and some other un-specified viruses.
 
 
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 J


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

17 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades K-2 
17 1:45 PM Allen American Assembly
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





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! 



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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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!

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.


New! Senior Project Benefiting the Samaritan Inn
LHS Senior James Rainey is asking for your help with his Senior Project.
 
"Hi, this is James Rainey I'm a senior at Lovejoy. I am currently working on my senior project, which is a gift card drive for the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn is a housing center for homeless families that are trying to get on their feet and for parents that are trying to provide for a better future for their children. I've talked to the directors and they've told me that this would be a big help for them and would allow for parents to purchase gifts for their children during this Christmas time. A collection box will be located at each school through December 19. A drawing will be held for those who make a donation. The winner of the drawing will receive an autographed football from Cowboys starting safety, Kavon Frazier."

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 Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
 
Girls only - Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Girls and Boys - Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Boys only - Saturday, January 19, 12:00 -1:30 PM           
 
The try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. Kids are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. Lacrosse equipment will be available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information, please see www.lovejoylacrosse.com .
 



Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
 
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys and Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!




    
 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.
 
  
 



 
 

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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