Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
December 7, 2017
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

This has been a wonderful week of learning, and I am so proud of all the hard work happening here at Hart.

Last weekend, my family and I enjoyed visiting the Fine Arts Festival at Lovejoy High School. Our students, under the direction of Mrs. Courtenay and Mrs. Czechowski, presented fabulous art projects and a festive choir performance. 

Please see the schedule below for upcoming staff and student dress up days. This will be a fun and festive start to the holiday season.

We would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, December 20th at 8:15 AM for Hart Beat. Class parties will begin at 10:45, and students will be released early at noon.

School will reconvene on Monday, January 8th at 8:00 AM sharp. We look forward to the start of the new year. 

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
469-742-8153 (office)
970-309-1581 (cell)
Hart Families,

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 participate in the survey. 

ATTENTION HART CHOIR STUDENTS! 

Friday (TOMORROW) is tour day! Please wear your Hart choir t-shirt with jeans or khakis (please no gym pants or gym shorts). You may wear a holiday hat if you would like! If students would like to purchase lunch from the mall, please send your child with lunch money. If you do not wish to purchase a lunch from the mall, students will need to bring a sack lunch. 

This is our last choir event for this school year. Parents, please feel free to come and see our performance! Thank you and we are looking forward to Friday!

Next Tuesday, December 12th, is picture day for those students who were absent or who would like retakes. 
Student Dress Up Days!

We are celebrating 12 Days of Christmas as a staff. We would like for the kids to join us on the following dress up days:

Dress like the Grinch: Friday, December 15th ~

Wear your PJ's (pajama day): Tuesday, December 19th ~

Wear a Holiday Hat and your Team Shirt: Wednesday, December 20th (early release at Noon) ~

Talent Show Rehearsals 

The TALENT SHOW will be on December 18th at 8:30am (K-2) and December 19th at 8:30am (3rd-4th). 

We will have a rehearsal during the school day on Friday, December 15th, so please have your child bring their costumes, music, and/or props that day.


Hope you are having a great week! 

Click here to read our December Student Nutrition Newsletter. 
Get your pictures in the yearbook! 

The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school events, we need them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online through a private site that only the yearbook staff can view - these pictures will not go online for others to view:
* Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
* If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409413599
* Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
* Enter information about the photo (names, grade, event) and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
* Click "Save Details".

Some events that we need pictures for:
  • Mother Son Dance
  • Candid Grandparents Day Lunch
  • Veterans Day Performance
  • Hart Beat
  • Fine Arts Festival
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Any grade level special event or party
It's that easy! Submit your photos today - the sooner, the better!
The last day to submit photos is 02/28/2018.

Thank you,
The 2018 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.
The chilly weather is here and coats are collecting in the lost and found

Feel free to come find the items (lunch boxes, water bottles, coats, etc..) your little ones think they've lost. Our Lost and Found is in the cafeteria. We will donate all items left over the Christmas break to the Allen Outreach Program. 
#CharacterCountsatHart 

CARING
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to feel interest or concern


Message from the Nurse

ILLNESS


Currently we are seeing strep throat (seems to be starting out as stomach ache and no fever present) and a short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms-and some are only having lower GI symptoms). Some are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. This virus seems to be lasting about 24 hours. We are seeing a small rise in Flu A from the last couple of weeks, but still a small number of cases. There is also another flu like virus that seems to be lasting about 48 hours with symptoms similar to the flu.

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. 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!
 
Upcoming Dates:
December
8-     Choir Tour at Stonebriar Mall
12-   Picture Retakes
15-   Reading with the Leopards
18-   Talent Show K-2 @ 8:30 a.m. 
19-   Talent Show 3rd and 4th @ 8:30 a.m. 
20-   Grading period ends, Class parties start at 10:45, and Early Release @ Noon
(21 - Jan 5) Winter Break

January 
8 -    Return to School  
11-   Report Cards go home
12-   Spelling Bee
15-   No School 
26-   4th Grade Walks the Creek 
PTA

PTA Lifetime Membership~
Each year, the Hart Elementary PTA recognizes two special individuals who have given outstanding service to our children this year. This is the highest honor which can be bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA. Please take a moment to complete this form and return it to the front office by December 8th. Click here to get the form.

You can click here  for access to all Hart Teachers and Staff favorites on our website.

Website: Please check out the Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming activities!

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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools 

2017 Annual Appeal Ends December 31
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you for your generosity to the annual appeal campaign. We have received donations from 542 donors totaling $177,977. This is just shy of our goal of $200,000 and 650 donors. If you have not yet donated or you wish to make a final end of year tax-deductible donation, please  click here . Without you, we could not carry out our mission to enhance the educational experience for Lovejoy students and staff.
 
Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out
Join us for a Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out to raise funds to award grants to Lovejoy ISD. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker. This event sold out last year.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1st at 10:00 AM.
 
For pricing and ticket information,  click here  or contact Cindy Booker at  469.742.8043
District News
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.
TOMORROW - FRIDAY, December 8th!

Drop N Shop Fundraiser: December 8
Pajama Night with the LHS Cheerleaders
Kids, wear your pajamas and join the LHS Cheerleaders for a holiday fun-filled night while your parents shop or enjoy a night out. Play games, color, craft, and watch a holiday movie with the LHS Cheerleaders.  Click here for additional information and to register.
 
Friday, December 8
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Auxiliary Gym
$30 first child; $20 each additional child
Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country. 
 
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through High School
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade
 
Visit  www.lovejoylacrosse.com  for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season. 
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!
NEW! SCIS Choir to Perform at Dallas Arboretum: December 11

The SCIS select Fifth Grade Choir, Sloan Creek Chorale, will be performing at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Monday, December 11th. This special holiday concert will be at 11:00 AM. Join student performers in the beautiful gardens at the famous "Twelve Days of Christmas" display and enjoy holiday cheer.
NEW! Orchestra Spirit Day: December 12
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/ night will be held at Pei Wei on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please join the orchestra for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out at the Pei Wei located at 1008 West McDermott Drive in Allen. 
Worthwhile Senior Project
 
LHS Senior John Treanor's Senior project will benefit the USO through in-kind donations. He will be placing boxes for collection at our 3 elementary schools and at Sloan Creek. He shared that he wants to serve in the Navy after college, and has always respected the men and women who serve our country. He plans to have the boxes out for collection by December 13th. Click here for a list of suggested donation items. 
BYOP® (Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions): Pre-registration ends December 22
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.
 
Click here for full details regarding Session 1 (January, February and March) and Session 2 (April and May).
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals

Referrals for kindergarten Gifted and Talented services will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal from December 1, 2017 - January 12, 2018.
 
An information session for the parents of kindergarten students will review the referral process, as well as the G/T services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
December 4 or 15, 2017
9:00 AM or 4:30 PM (Session information repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the Gifted and Talented Webpage  after the December 4th presentations.
 
All kindergarten students will be tested at their home campuses in January. Additional testing for referred students is scheduled for both Saturday, February 10th and 24th. Services for identified kindergarten students begin March 1, 2018.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032) .
Relay for Life Luminarias

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 .  
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