Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 15, 2017

Join us for our Book Fair 
Sept. 21st - Sept. 28th 
in the Hart Library!

Hart students LOVE to read!

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

We have enjoyed welcoming our Dads@Hart this week!  You might have seen them helping with drop off in the morning, but they have been doing so much more than opening car doors.  After being introduced on the morning announcements, our Dads@Hart help in the classroom, in specials, in the library, and during lunch and recess.  If you would like to sign up to be a Dad@Hart, please join us at the Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 21st when sign up for the year officially opens.  You will have an opportunity to pick a day of your choosing, fill out a sign-up form, and complete the volunteer / background check.  

Hart staff and students want to give a big shout out and thank you to the first Dad@Hart, Marc Sherrin, for bringing this amazing experience to Hart!  He has single handedly researched and organized this new program, and we love welcoming our dads on campus each day! 
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
TOMORROW is the last day to donate~

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day

The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, 

Thursday, September 14th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.
Go to:  www.Northtexasgivingday.org   for additional information, to schedule your gift, and to donate. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy.
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
Click Here for the Hart Facebook page 
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:30 AM -  School opens and supervision begins
7:50 AM -  First Bell
8:00 AM -  Tardy Bell
3:05 PM -  Dismissal
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
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-Sign up by choosing Hart
Choir Practice has Begun:

New Info about dismissal ~ 3rd Grade Choir Practice has begun from 3:05-4:00 p.m. If you have a last name A-L, please pick up on south side, if your last name is M-Z, please pick up on the north side. 

This is different than what was in this message last week. We apologize for the confusion. We eventually had 118 kids sign up for choir (that's wonderful), but that makes for too many children to dismiss from one location. Please pick up on both sides of the building like you would normally do. 

Also, please encourage your children to wait in line as your car pulls up, and not to run to the curb until your car has come to a full stop. Thank you for your help in keeping our kids safe :0)

Tuesday Sept. 12th -  4th Grade Choir Practice begins at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. All doors are open at 7:30 a.m. ** Please be advised that there's no supervision provided for children that are dropped off prior to 7:30 a.m. School opens, and choir practice begins, shortly after 7:30 a.m. 

Chess Club has Begun:

To get a copy of the flier for chess club and to register online go to the following website: http://lovejoychess.weebly.com/school-chess-club-registration.html . If you have any questions please email Miles Knight at miles_knight@lovejoyisd.net
Student Birthdays and Class Treats

Please contact your student's teacher to make arrangements for date/time to bring birthday treats for your student. Each individual teacher will have knowledge as to a non-instructional time that is best suited to celebrate. 

Please bring/send individual type treats (donuts, cupcakes, cookies) as opposed to goodies that have to be sliced and served. 

Prior to choosing treats, please ask the teacher if there are any allergies to be aware of. Additionally, please do not bring treats to share in the lunchroom during lunch as feelings can be hurt when students are inadvertently left out due to seating.
Nutrition News:

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account
Transportation News

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

New! Attention Parents of Kids on the Bus:  Parents, this year food and drinks are not allowed on LISD buses (this is a new policy). Please discourage your children from eating and drinking while riding on the bus.  

Questions or concerns?
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.
Counselor's Corner  

Over the next two weeks, students will learn about a school-wide program called Kelso's Choices when they visit my classroom for guidance.  Kelso is a friendly frog that helps students solve conflicts using a wheel of nine choices.  We will discuss the meaning of conflict and the difference between a big problem and a
 problem.  Small problems are ones that bother us and make us feel sad, upset and/or angry, but are not dangerous or frightening.  Students are encouraged to try two of Kelso's choices to resolve a small problem before asking an adult for help.  Big problems may be dangerous or frightening and may result in someone or something getting hurt.  When student have big problems, they must tell an adult right away.  Click here for Kelso's wheel of choices and descriptions.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime.

Ms. Kennaugh

This year, the character cops are looking for students demonstrating  any  of the six pillars of character: 
respect citizenship responsibility trustworthiness
fairness , and  caring!  

If they are caught, they will be handed a red "Hart Character Ticket" that they can write their name on and turn in to one of the 3 drop off locations.  Every Friday, Ms. Moser and Ms. Ross will draw names from each grade level on the announcements and students will earn a trip to the treasure box! 
Library Happenings ~   

Students are checking out books from the library like crazy!  That is a GREAT thing!!  

If you child is in Kindergarten or 1st grade, please ask your child about the day assigned to them for returning books they are finished reading.  Students are working hard on taking responsibility for returning books on their library days.   All students can return and check out books any morning from 7:30 - 7:50.  

Grades 2-4 will not have a regular library day but will return and check out books during the day as needed in their reading workshops.

Makerspace will startup soon, and the students are excited to get in there to check out some of the new items.   It is going to be a great year for exploring STEM and all kinds of activities - The possibilities are endless!

Get Ready!  THE WILD WILD WEST BO OK FAIR will be here Sept 21st - 28th
We kick off the book fair during the Ice Cream Social and continue the next week with Grandpa rent's Lunches.

If you would like to volunteer, we have all kinds of opportunities to sign up to help. Click   here  if you are interested in participating   as a volunteer during this exciting and busy time in the library! We love our volunteers! *Note: You must be a registered volunteer with the District. 

We also welcome our new Library Tech  Aide, Michelle Fox to our staff. She is a great addition to the Hart library!   If you have any questions, please contact suzanne_hart@lovejoyisd.net.

For more volunteer opportunities in the library, see the Hart PTA page!
Currently we are seeing a rise in allergies (ragweed is on the rise), strep throat, a nasty short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms). Most are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. We are also seeing a cold virus, causing fever, sore throat, cough, stomach ache, and headache. This virus can last up to a week with fever usually lasting about 2 days.

*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. 

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. 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.
There are a handful of our students that are still missing appropriate documentation of immunizations per Texas State Regulations. Please get these to the school nurse, Allison Wright, ASAP so that your child can continue attending school. IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN EMAIL OR PHONE CALL FROM ME YET REGARDING MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE UP TO DATE. If required immunization documentation is not received (or process of series has not started if full series is required) we may have to delay school attendance until we have appropriate documentation. Please call me (Nurse Alli) with any questions, 469-742-8156. 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Upcoming Dates:

*Engineering on Mondays and Fridays has already started. Please pick up students at 4:30 p.m. by coming through the office and walking down to the Leopards Lair. Thank you

15-   Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m.
18-   3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
19 -  4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
19 -  Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
20-   Watch Me Sculpt begins. Pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
21-   Book Fair (Daily thru Sept. 28th)
21-   Ice Cream Social 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
22 -  Leopard Friday and Early Release at Noon
25-   3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
26 -  4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
26 -  Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
26 -  Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with A-L - come see the book fair!
27-   Grandparents Day Lunch if your last name starts with  M-Z - come see the book fair!
27-   Watch Me Sculpt begins. Pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room

2-      3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
3 -     4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
3 -     Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
3-      Watch Me Sculpt- pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
4 -     Family Fun Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6 - 9  Fall Break 
13 -   End of first quarter and Fall Individual Pictures Day
We're Rounding Up Volunteers for the 
Hart Book Fair 
(Sept. 21st thru Sept. 28th)

We're going to saddle up and READ real soon. If you'd like to help us at the Book Fair, please click the link below to sign up. 

New! Join the Hart PTA Today!
By joining, your membership dues and donations sponsor wonderful programs each year. We look forward to offering Family Fun Night, author visits, special dances, educational parent programs and much, much more! 

Enrolling is easy,  Click here   to complete the form. 

Please remember to turn in your PTA membership form to ensure you receive a copy of (and be included in) the 2017-2018 Hart Elementary School PTA Directory! The deadline for submission, in order to be included in the directory, is Friday, September 22nd.

Advertise in the Hart PTA 
Directory  ~ 
The Directory is distributed to the more than 400 PTA members and is great way to advertise your company, business, or organization within the Hart Elementary and Lovejoy ISD community. Ad prices range from $25 to $100. 

Click here for advertising details! 

Tickets for the Hart Drawing ~
Tickets for the Hart Drawing are now on sale. $5/ each or $20 for 5 tickets. 

Click here , print the form,  and return it to the school by September 20 th . Tickets will also be sold at the ice cream social on September 21 st  from 6-7.

Class shirts ~  time is almost up! Orders are due by September 15th. Click here for the order form

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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Kids 1st After School Program:
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click here for more info.

Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! HELP for Houston
Special thanks to Inga Van Wagoner for leading the HELP for Houston drive which yielded over $50,000 in donations. Special thanks also goes to the Lovejoy community for your overwhelming support and generosity. You may click here for detailed information regarding the successful drive, and for photos. 
Hurricane Relief - Senior Service Project
In light of the devastation caused by Harvey, Anthony Tang (LHS Senior) is leading the way to help those affected by the hurricane. From sorting toothbrushes to organizing fundraising drives in the district, Anthony has been doing anything he can to help the cause.
Anthony, a senior at Lovejoy High, first learned of the traumatic impacts of the storm when he contacted a childhood friend who lives in Houston. "My buddy's family was fortunately not severely affected because his house is on higher ground, but many other houses in surrounding neighborhoods were flooded and ruined. I can't imagine the troubles those families are facing, but I want to help in any way I can." Anthony has reached out and partnered with Trusted World and Salvation Army and has delivered boxes of donations to be transported from their warehouses. "It makes me smile to see how genuinely cooperative people are in this time of need. Everyone I have worked with seems so willing to help."
Anthony is requesting the help of fellow Leopards.  There is a need for clothes and shoes, especially for youth. Other supplies in need include Adult X-Large T-Shirts and undergarments, as well as Women's Sports-bras. If you wish to donate supplies or help pack donations to support this cause, please contact Anthony at:  tang_anthony@lovejoyisd.com

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.

New! Girl Scouts Meetings:  September 17
At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you will discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in you, and watch her shine, again and again. Would you like to learn more about Girl Scouts? Join us for our information events:
Saturday, September 17
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Watters Creek
970 Garden Park Drive
Click here for additional information or email serviceunit101@yahoo.com .
Leopard Friday:  September 22
The Lovejoy Independent School District will host a free community event on September 22nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Leopard Friday.
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone:
  • Face painting
  • Candy and tattoo prizes
  • Cotton candy and popcorn
  • Instrument "petting zoo"
  • Try out multiple sports
  • Spirit wear for purchase
  • And much more
We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:30 PM in the LHS Courtyard. All Leopard fans will be invited onto the field to form a spirit line prior to kick off.
A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center , or at the LHS school store. The ticket order deadline is September 20, 2017. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Elementary Swim Camp: September 23 and October 21

LHS Senior, Sloan Carevic, will be hosting a swim camp for elementary students on September 23rd and October 21st at the Lovejoy swimming pool located behind Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Click here for additional information.  Click here to register .
Gifted and Talented Meet & Greet: September 28
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will host an informal Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 28th from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the Board Room of the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002.  Please join us for a "light" breakfast and coffee and to learn more about the Gifted and Talented program at LISD, as well as The Lovejoy Gifted Association.  This is an opportunity to meet Brie Smith (LISD Director of Advanced Academics), Kari Lockhart (LISD Advanced Academics Coordinator), and other GT parents. For additional information please visit the LGA website at www.lovejoygifted.org
New! Lovejoy Homecoming Black Out Shirt Order Form:  Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th. 

Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each. 

Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.   
BYOP® (Volleyball Fall Session): Pre-registration ends October 2
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 additional information regarding the Fall Session with the Intro to BYOP® on October 2nd, and training beginning on October 16th.

New! Evening with the Majestics:
October 13, 2017

The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers.  

Click here to complete the registration form and be a part of the Homecoming tradition

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: 

October 21

the more that you  READ , the more things you will  KNOW , the more that you  LEARN , the more  PLACES  you'll go!
                         -Dr. Suess
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