Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 26, 2018
Austin Trip Chaperone Training is Tuesday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. here at Hart in the cafeteria. 
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

It has been a great week watching all of the fun at our Spring Fling Beach Bashes for each grade level.  Thank you to all who have participated and volunteered, and a special thank you to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for offering such a fun event! 

We are excited to welcome our Moms to "Muffins (and donuts) with Moms" on  Tuesday and Wednesday morning next week.  Tuesday morning, at 7:30, we invite all students with last names beginning with A-L to join us in the cafeteria to enjoy muffins and donuts with their mom.  All other students will report to their classrooms and will enjoy a donut with their teacher.  We will do the same thing on Wednesday morning for students with last names beginning with M-Z.  

Grade level teachers will begin working on 2018-2019 class lists this next week. Please complete the following form to provide us any information you would like us to consider when placing your child. Information in this form is provided to your child's current grade level teacher to assist in creating class lists. Please note on the form if there is any information you would like kept confidential. There are many factors for teachers to consider when creating balanced classes, including parent input. While we cannot make any promises, we do our best to honor your first, second, or third request.  Please also note that there could be staffing changes for next year, resulting in the inability to honor some requests.  As always, we have your child's best interest at heart and will use everything we know about your child to make the best placement.  

Have a great weekend and enjoy  this beautiful spring weather that has finally arrived!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:05 PM - Dismissal
 
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Lovejoy Visual Arts Presents Elementary Spotlight Exhibition
April 24th - May 8th

Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary Visual Arts Departments invite you to attend the Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts (LJVA) Elementary Spotlight Exhibition on display in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery from April 24th through May 8th. This exhibition will feature selected works to showcase each grade level (K-4) from Puster, Hart and Lovejoy Elementary Schools.
 
Please join us for the opening reception in the gallery at 6:00 PM on April 24th. If you are unable to attend the opening, please feel free to come and explore the gallery during regular school hours from April 24th through May 8th.
Counselor's Corner 

As part of Lovejoy's commitment to keep all children at our school safe and protected, students participate in the  WHO (We Help Ourselves) program during the next two guidance lessons.

WHO is a research-based educational curriculum that was developed as a way to teach students personal safety skills that will enable them to take an active and necessary role in protecting themselves from becoming victims of abuse. The message of the WHO program is:

Know- Recognize potentially dangerous situations, learn and practice personal safety rules to help avoid risk
Do- Have a plan of action; think ahead about what to do in a scary, dangerous or uncomfortable situation
Tell- Ask someone you trust for help; it's important to tell someone about situations that are uncomfortable

Students are taught to identify and outsmart the tricks that are consistently used in predatory crimes. Children learn essential personal safety skills to improve self-reliance and raise self-esteem; all while being consistently reassured that most people are kind, safe, and committed to their well-being. Students also learn that they deserve to feel safe, protected, and happy. We use the term tricky people to describe people who trick kids. It does not matter how well you know them, how old they are, or what they look like, the only thing that matters is what they ask you to do
. If they ask you to do something unsafe or uncomfortable, they should follow three simple rules . . .

* Say No
* Get Away
* Tell a trusted adult

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

Bryce Kennaugh
School Counselor
Hart Elementary
469-742-8200

Message from the Nurse:

We are currently seeing a very contagious stomach virus (some not having fever, seems to last about 12-24 hrs), strep throat and allergy symptoms. There is also a virus that is lasting approx. 2-3 days-predominate symptoms seem to be fever, nausea/vomiting, and slight to moderate sore throat. We have not seen any diagnoses of flu recently but this virus is flu-like.

We ask that children be free from fever without medicine, diarrhea, or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school to prevent illnesses from spreading. Fever is considered 100.0 or greater.

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 ISD web site under Hart Campuses / Departments / Clinic for more info. about the flu. 

Nurse Alli :0)
Upcoming Dates:
April
26           Progress Reports go home

May
1     Muffins with Mom A-L @ 7:30 a.m.
2     Muffins with Mom M-Z @ 7:30 a.m.
4    Senior Breakfast
10  1st Grade Music Program 6:30 p.m.
14  STAAR Math 3rd and 4th
15  STAAR Reading 3rd and 4th
18  4th Grade Spring Fling @ SCIS
Muffins with Moms in May ~
Come by the cafeteria and enjoy some muffins or donuts before school.
Tuesday, May 1st for students with last names A-L
Wednesday, May 2nd for students with last names M-Z
Please  click here for more information. 

Save the Date~ for our last general PTA meeting of the year. May 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Leopards Lair.

Volunteers needed!
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Bunch May 1st
Please click the link to the PTA volunteer page to volunteer for lunch bunch so our teachers can have a nice lunch together!

Recess Help 
We are still needing help with recess. It's a fun and easy way to help! Click here  to help!





Monday, April 30th -Let's get the week rolling by giving our teachers and staff a big smile, or hug! PTA will be providing a Grab and Go Snack Bar in the Teacher's Lounge & Treats for the Bus Drivers.

Tuesday, May 1st -Our teachers and staff are simply the best! Please share a simple expression of gratitude by having your child write a thank you note or draw a picture and bring your teacher one of their favorite treats. PTA will be providing teachers and staff with a refreshing beverage.

Wednesday, May 2nd -We couldn't have picked better teachers and staff! Please wear your teacher's favorite color to school today. PTA will be providing a colorful fresh fruit bar in the Teacher's Lounge.

Thursday, May 3rd -Our Teachers and Staff are Positively amazing! Please help recharge their week by giving them a compliment, by using your best manners and following all class rules by being kind and respectful. PTA will be providing a surprise gift of our appreciation in their mailboxes.

Friday, May 4th -Let's end our celebration on a high note by giving our teachers and staff a big High 5. PTA will be providing a relaxing Picnic Lunch!

Please check the Hart PTA website for opportunities to help bring items for the teacher's snack bar and lunches.  Click here to sign up.
Hart PTA Website 
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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Lovejoy High Summer Musical Theatre Camp

The Lovejoy High School Theatre Department will produce Disney's The Jungle Book - KIDS this summer.

Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Jungle Book- Kids. Students will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience.
 
There are three camp opportunities available, which will run simultaneously:
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to perform on stage.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Technical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to work behind the scenes.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Intern Camp - for students completing 7th grade through 8th grade who want to work with the LHS Theatre staff to produce the show.
 
You may click here for additional information and for registration.

New! Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Lovejoy ISD is hosting the North Texas Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. The event will be held at Lovejoy High School, with over 1,500 Special Olympics athletes competing in track and field, tennis, and soccer competitions. Volunteers are needed for timing, scorekeeping, staging and escorting athletes, along with other general event support and assistance. You may click here for additional information and to register as a volunteer
 
If you have further questions, please contact Lovejoy High School Sophomore Lauryn Fuller .
Town of Fairview Art Show
Call for Artist Entries

The 2018 Fairview Art Show will be held April 28th and 29th in Fairview Town Center. The show will be open for public viewing from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM both days, with an artist reception and award show on Sunday.
 
Artwork will be judged by a featured juror and will include the following categories: adult artwork, adult photography, student photography, and four student artwork divisions (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School). The show will feature medals and cash prizes up to $2,000. 
 
Entry packets are due by April 11th. Click here  for full details.
New! Lovejoy Parent Authors Book

Susan Hoemke, a Lovejoy parent, has authored a book titled,
Healing Scarred Hearts which will be released on May 8th. Following is information shared by Susan:
 
"After we lost our son Hayden in 2014 to drug overdose and our family was impacted the 8 years as he struggled with addiction and personality disorder, I began to feel the need to educate other families about what all we learned. I have been working with Kathy Stone to build a better drug awareness program. In 2016, when the Opioid crisis made the news, I decided to write a book and in 2017 Brown Books Publishing accepted my manuscript and this began the process to bring our story to the frontline. Healing Scarred Hearts will be released May 8th with hopes to bring education and healing to the complicated issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose. My book also shares the crisis of legal issues that many times are associated with kids and substance abuse."
 
You may click here for additional information.
Advocacy 101
May 16th
    

Kids 1st Summer Camp

Kids 1st is now accepting registrations for summer camp. 

Click here for additional information.

New!Summer Enrichment Camps
Online registration is now open for Summer Enrichment camps. Click here for a complete listing of camp offerings and additional information.
Sewing Camp
Join the fun at Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Willow Springs Middle School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June and July. To reserve your spot, email Louisekingtx@gmail.com . Hurry, as sessions will fill quickly. Click here  for additional information and to learn more about the special 3rd week option: a t-shirt quilt.
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.
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
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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