Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 1, 2018
Friday, February 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Tomorrow is a full day!  We will start the day with Hart Beat. We invite you to join us in the gym at 8:15 to celebrate our fabulous students (reminder for students to wear their class shirts)!  Our Late Night Leopard Camp Out registration also opens tomorrow.  There are so many fun things planned for our camp out, you sure won't want to miss it!   We also want to remind everyone that tomorrow is an early release day with students dismissed at noon.  Teachers will spend time learning together in the afternoon.

Whew, that's a lot! It's going to be a great day and we hope you can join us for all of the excitement!  

Kindergarten celebrates the 100th day of school on Monday. The kinder students are encouraged to dress up as themselves at 100 years old. It is going to be a sight to see!  
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
We are dismissing at Noon (tomorrow) Friday, 
February 2nd. 
Our staff will be working together that afternoon. 
Enjoy your day! 
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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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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Hart Beat will start at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, (tomorrow) February 2nd, in the Gym. 
Please feel free to enter the building using the north and south side doors. 

*We will celebrate our Reflections participants and winners at the Hart Beat on March 2nd. 
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 Camp Out Registration Opens Friday!

Join us on April 20th - 21st for the first annual Hart Camp Out. Students and families can camp for the night right here at Hart. There will be campfires / smores, games, activities, dancing, an outdoor movie, food, and real fun! Go to the district website, then to Campuses / Hart, Quick Links, On-line Payment Center, Elementary Schools / Hart to register now. Proceeds up to $30,000 fund the district budget. Proceeds over $30,000 come back to our kids at Hart!

Monday, February 5th, Kindergarten is celebrating their 100th Day at school!

Your kinder student may dress the way she / he thinks they will look at 100 years old. Teachers will be sending more details by email.
3rd Grade Performance!

Our 3rd grade show is Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the HART GYM. 

Our 3rd graders will be showcasing folk dances from around the world! You won't want to miss it! 

Students will need to meet in the music room at 6:15 p.m. wearing a solid white shirt and comfortable jeans/pants with tennis shoes. Please no gym shorts or gym pants. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
Jump Rope for Heart at Hart:

We are teaching children the importance of heart healthy habits. Please ask your children for details on how they can raise funds for new PE equipment while earning prizes! The deadline to collect funds is Friday, February 9th. Thank you for your consideration.
Order your yearbooks on-line 
Now thru March 1st 

This year's book is $25.00 and can only be ordered on-line. What's new is that for a small fee, this year's book can be personalized with your child's name on it. Yearbooks will be delivered to the school and distributed sometime in May. 

Please follow the link below to place your order: 

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1415245/Hart-Elementary-School
Library News 

New! Library news and special request :
Water is one of the worse ways to damage books. It wrinkles the pages and causes mold, which is infectious. Please help us protect our library books.

Remind your child that when they are  carrying books in a bag or backpack, don't add a water bottle to the bag. Hold 

the water bottle separately or in a separate bag altogether.
This will help prevent our books from being damaged and the cost entailed to replace them. Thank you!

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. 

 

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.
#CharacterCountsatHart 

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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 currently seeing some Flu A/B, a flu like cold, allergy symptoms from the rise in mountain cedar, stomach virus, and strep. We have had some students with confirmed cases of Flu A and B. The most common symptoms are stomach ache, fever, headache, and tired-ness. Flu B is tricky because it initially mimics the symptoms of a stomach virus. Starting with stomach ache, then progressing a bit slower that Flu A with fever hitting within about 12-24 hours after complaint of initial symptoms. 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. We have also seen strep throat in which some are not experiencing typical symptoms of sore throat and fever (some only have stomach ache, headache, and just not feeling well).
 
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 refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart on the district web site) for more helpful Flu information.
Upcoming Dates:

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   
New! 
Hart PTA is Parent Powered!
Please come to the PTA meeting this Tuesday, February 6th, at 10:30 a.m. to learn about all the FUN THINGS we have planned for the Spring. The meeting will be held in The Lair at Hart. 

New! Lunch Bunch ~
We need your help! Please  click here to sign up and help with lunch bunch for your child's grade. You can sign up for just 30 minutes if you'd like. This is a great opportunity to help our teachers!

Join Us and Glow wild at the Daddy Daughter Dance ~ 
Our Daddy / Daughter Dance is  February 9th at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dancing, Laser Tag and Games! Click the link below to reserve your time for laser tag. Click here


Want to help our Hospitality team ?
Sweetness is in the air and we want to treat out teachers and staff to an Italian Affair!  Please click here to sign up to bring in items for the Hart staff luncheon February 9th.
PTA News- Monday is the last day to VOTE!

We have more than 5 million good reasons to vote in the Primary Election on March 6, 2018. Be an advocate for all students in your #CommYOUnity and make your voice heard.
 
You may click here to view a list of candidates running for office in Collin County. Our State Representative Seat is District 89 and our State Senate Seat is District 8.
 
If you are new to the district, please be sure to register to vote by February 5, 2018. Additional information is available on the votetexas.gov website.
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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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
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 

Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
 


Preparations for the Foundation for Lovejoy School's Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction are underway and we need your help to make this event a success. Click here for complete details regarding the different ways you may help.
 
Raffle Tickets
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for Denim and Diamonds with three drawings for the following prizes:
 
  • EZ GO Golf Cart - 2010 completely customized and refurbished - value $5,000
  • $2,500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Arcade Game Table - value $4,400
 
Raffle tickets are $100 and 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. Tickets may be purchased from any Foundation Director , via the Foundation's website , or at the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building.
Exciting New Online Auction Item

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools' online auction this year will be replacing Class Masterpieces with individual Grade Level Spring Fling Socials. Don't miss your chance to get a ticket when the online auction goes live on February 27th.
 
Things to Know:
  • Spring Fling Socials will be for grades K-4
  • K-3 Spring Fling Socials will take place in gyms at Hart, Lovejoy, and Puster Elementary schools
  • 4th graders from all elementary campuses will be combined at Sloan Creek Intermediate gym
  • You will be able to buy a $20 ticket per child for attendance
Stay tuned...additional information will be coming to you from your grade level coordinator regarding Spring Fling Social dates and times.
Taste of Fairview
March 2nd
 
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview will be presented by Estate Life Magazine in partnership with the Allen Fairview Chamber, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
What: 3rd Annual Taste of Fairview with over 30 local restaurants, wine and spirits
Where: Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
When: Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM
Why: All ticket sales donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Last year's event was a sell-out, with more than 500 attendees helping to raise more than $17,000 for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This year's goal is the same: great food and great people coming together for an incredible evening benefiting Lovejoy schools.
 
For more details and to purchase tickets please visit www.tasteoffairview.com
Annual Appeal
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the community for your generous support of the Annual Appeal giving campaign. As of December 31, 2017 the campaign raised $211,280 from 577 donors.

Without you, we could not carry out our mission to enhance the educational experience for Lovejoy students and staff. 


Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! Fundraiser for Allen Community Outreach (ACO)
 
Please join Lovejoy Elementary 4th graders  Jocelyn Chapman and  Lauren Perry for the kickoff event of their business Motive8, featuring handmade jewelry and t-shirts with motivational messages. These budding entrepreneurs are also philanthropists, as they will be donating all proceeds from this event to Allen Community Outreach. The event will be held on Friday, February 2nd from 4:30 - 7:00 PM at 2800 Bauer Court, Lucas. For more information please text Sandra Chapman at  469.371.0204 .  
New! Orchestra Night at Palio's
Tuesday, February 6th
 
You are invited to the Lovejoy Orchestra for Spirit night at Palio's Pizza CafĂ© on Tuesday, February 6th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please join the Orchestra for a great combo of delicious food and good company in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let the cashier know you are with the Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes both dine-in and take-out. The Orchestra hopes to see you there. (Palio's is located at 431 E. Stacy Road, Fairview.) 
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
 
The referral window for gifted and talented services opens February 1st for students in grades 1-12. The window will remain open through March 31, 2018.
 
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032)
New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Rocket Launch March 21st
 
3....2....1.... Blast Off.....It's Rocket Launch Time.
 
Back by popular demand, the Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for the annual LGA Rocket Project. The Rocket Project is an extracurricular STEM activity at which your child builds a rocket one evening, then launches it another day, all with the assistance of the professionals from DARS.
 
The Lovejoy Gifted Association is a non-profit organization supporting Gifted and Talented programs across all schools in Lovejoy ISD. The Rocket Project is a fundraiser with proceeds directly benefiting Lovejoy students. If you have questions, contact  Jay van Rijn .


What: Rocket Build Party*
Where: SCIS cafeteria
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Who: Students aged 10 and up
Launch: Sunday, March 25th, Lovejoy High School, 12:00 PM
 
To reserve a spot, purchase your rocket kit from the  Lovejoy Gifted Association Store  before March 4th, 2018.
 
*Parental supervision is required at both the Build and Launch events.
Relay for Life: April 6

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
 
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
 
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
 
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles 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 .  
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.
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. 

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.
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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