Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 27, 2017 
February 2nd is our 100th Day of School

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

A big thank you to our PTA for providing snacks this past Tuesday! We feel blessed to have such a generous PTA. We aren't the only ones who think our PTA is awesome, The Hart PTA earned the 2016 President's List Award for membership. This is a badge of honor that we will wear with pride here at Hart! Thank you to everyone who participates in the Hart PTA from the bottom of our hearts!

Our Kindergarten kiddos will celebrate 100 days of school next Thursday. I love when they dress up like they are 100 years old. It makes me feel so young. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
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 

New!  The possibility of a Friday STEM Enrichment class for Engineering is still being seriously considered. They are looking for the appropriate staffing. We will email those of you on the waiting list as soon as we have more information. 
New! UIL Sign Ups
This week your (2 nd  grade - 4 th  grade) child brought home info. on the Lovejoy UIL Competition. 

The academic UIL competition is an opportunity for kids to compete in an academic field they are passionate about and/or have expressed interest.   This form is due back to their homeroom teacher by  Monday, January 30 th.  After the sign up, there will be a try out for each event. Your child will be contacted by the teacher coaching the event with dates and times for try outs

Reminder: Please send all information regarding absences and dismissal changes to the office (heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net and Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net) as well as to the teacher. Thank you :0) 
Message from the Nurse

Currently, we are seeing mostly allergy related symptoms and illness, AND also a virus which includes mostly headache, stomach ache, fever (some are not having fever or are experiencing only low grade fever) with this virus. We are still seeing a slight amount of Flu A and strep but it seems to have decreased.  Symptoms of the flu may include (but may not be experienced by all): fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with these illnesses are fever, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache, and eye pressure.  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.

The most effective way to protect ourselves for coming in contact with bacteria and viruses are:
* Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol, when soap and water aren't available
*Avoid direct contact with body fluids of people who are obviously sick
*Be kind and cautious with cough and sneezing--cover mouth and nose and use tissues
*Fever of 100 degrees or higher indicate student should not come to school until 24 hours fever free (without medicine) and additional concerns of illness are best discussed with your Physician
*Do NOT share food, drinks, utensils with others
*Flu shots are available in the community
*Be proactive, contain illness by staying home if you are sick, and prevent the spread of germs
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 and sign/symptoms listed above they are sent to the clinic for assessment. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. 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!
PTA News

Father Daughter Dance February 17th  
7-9pm in the Hart Café. Tickets are $5/person.
Click here 
for the form.


NEW!  TEACHER LUNCHEON Please consider helping with donations for our next teacher luncheon on Feb 10th. - Click Here

Calling ALL  LUNCH BUNCH fans! Please sign up for Fridays this semester - calendar link

Dads Lunch Bunch ~ last Friday of the month- calendar link

Library  ~ Mrs. Thomas welcomes library volunteers!  
for date/time options and to sign up.

Come help decorate for the book fair on February 6th at 10am!

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 

Upcoming Dates:
31 -  Bluebonnet Book Pancake Breakfast,  Chess Club meets at 7:00 a.m.
 7   -    9:30 PTA Board Meeting and 10:30 PTA General Meeting
 8   -    Noon Early Release for Students
 9   -    Positive Proof 8:15,  Progress Reports go home
10 -     Reading with the Leopards
13-16   Book Fair 
14-      Valentines Day Parties
15-      Spring Pictures
17-      Father/ Daughter Dance 7 p.m.
20-      No School 
23 -     Third Grade Program 
District News 
NEW! Living for Zachary HeartBeats Health Fair:  February 2
Children's Health Specialty Center Plano will host a Health Fair on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Click here  for details.
NEW! Senior Project:  Book DriveAmanda Kamar, a senior at Lovejoy High School, is organizing a book drive for her Senior Project.  Donated books will be shared with charities, a nursing home, and free little libraries.  Collection bins will be available at all LISD campuses.  Click here for additional information.  
NEW! Senior Project:  Garage Sale FundraiserFor her Senior Project, Leta Sullivan is hosting a Garage Sale Fundraiser on Sunday, January 29th in the front parking lot of Lovejoy High School from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  All proceeds will be donated to Our Calling, a homeless ministry located in Dallas, Texas.
Leta is accepting items to be donated to her Garage Sale.  You may set up your own booth of goods the day of the sale, or contact Lena to schedule a time to drop off your donated items.  You may contact Leta by email at sullivan_leta@lovejoyisd.com  or call Leta at 469.286.8910.
New! Fairview Youth Theatre Presents 101 Dalmatians Kids:
January 27 - February 3
Please join the Fairview Youth Theatre for their upcoming performances of 101 Dalmatians Kids on January 27th, 28th, 29th and February 2nd and 3rd.   Click here  for additional information.
Denim and Diamonds 2017 -  Southern Soiree
Preparations for the Foundation for Lovejoy School's Denim & Diamonds Gala and Auction are underway and we need your help to make this event a success.
Ways you can help: donate to the silent auction, donate a bottle of wine, sponsor the event, put a business ad in the event program.  Click here for additional details.
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds 2017
Fab Five Raffle
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle entitled "Fab Five", which includes:
  • 7 nights in Sydney, Australia, donated by Cleve Adamson Custom Homes
  • $2500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Texas Limo Wine Tour and Getaway
  • Goyard, St. Louis PM Large Tote in Black
  • Large Kamado-Style Grill in Red by Grill Dome, donated by The Firehouse in Allen
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.
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open.
Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The window will close March 31, 2017.
Testing will be Saturday April 8, 22, or 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.
For questions regarding students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, please email Caroline Garcia or call 469.742.8310 .
For questions regarding students in 5th through 12th grades, please email Brie Smith or call 469.742.8032
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  
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Mini Majestic Dance Camp: January 28  The annual Mini Majestic Dance Camp will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Lovejoy ISD girls K-6 are invited to join the Majestic Dance Team to learn a fun routine and perform at a "Show-Off" for parents and friends. The "Show-Off" will be held in the Lovejoy High School auditorium at 1:00PM on January 28th. The deadline for registration is January 24th. Please go to www.majesticsdance.org for additional details and registration information.
Camp Invention: June 19-23
Camp Invention will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from June 19th through 23rd for children entering K - 6th grades.  Click here for additional information. 
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