Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 5, 2018
We are testing on Tuesday next week, April 10th, here at Hart. Unfortunately, we will not be allowed to have visitors all day on Tuesday. Thank you for your support. 
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

It was great to see so many at Science Night enjoying the fun experiments and stations.  Thank you for joining us!

Due to STAAR testing next week and the potential for make-up testing on Friday, the date for our next Hart Beat has been changed from Friday, April 13 to Wednesday, April 18.  We hope you can join us at 8:15 to help celebrate all we do at Hart.  This is also an Early Release day and school will dismiss at 12:00.

Kite day was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, but due to the number of events on the calendar during that week, we are looking at the possibility of rescheduling for later in April or May.  

This is the last call for Dad's at Hart! We have 8 spots left to fill:
  • April 23
  • May 2, 8, 16, 21, 22, 24, 29
Click here to register for this great experience!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Hart Announcements

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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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Chess Club is not meeting on Tuesday, April 10th

They will resume the weeks of April 16th - May 7th.
April 10th STAAR Test reminders:

Unfortunately, we are not allowed any visitors in the building on STAAR Testing days. Tuesday, April 10th, is a testing day. 

Attention 4th Grade Parents:
Electronic devices (including watches) aren't allowed in testing rooms on this day. Devices sent to school will have to be collected before testing begins. 

Thank you for your support!

Hart Beat h as been moved to Wednesday, April 18th
(due to the possibility that we may be having STAAR make-up testing on Friday). This is an EARLY RELEASE day as well. Hart Beat will begin at 8:15 in the Gym. We will release students at Noon that day.  
The 1st Annual Hart Camp Out is April 20th - April 21st, 2018.

Send a registration packet in TODAY! You can no longer register on-line. Paper packets can be picked up in the office.

We have met our goal of $30,000 to fund the district budget! From this point forward, all proceeds will come back to our kids at Hart!

* Camping out all night is not required. Feel free to register and join us for activities until lights out and come back for breakfast!
Spring Fling Socials are the week of April 23rd (K-3)
This is an after school party (each grade level (K-3) is on a different day of the week). The party is from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20. There will be games, fun with friends, Kona Ice, and more. The 4th Grade Spring Fling Social (Beach Bash) is at Sloan Creek on May 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in the front office through April 6th, with the last chance to purchase tickets at Denim & Diamonds. We hope to see you there!
Message from the Nurse:

We are currently seeing strep throat and allergy symptoms. There is also a virus that is lasting approx. 2-3 days-predominate symptoms seem to be a  sore throat, nausea/vomiting, headache, chills, body aches (flu-like). We have not seen any diagnoses of flu recently.

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. However, if your child is in class with another child who has a known diagnosis of head lice, you will receive a packet of information stating there has been a diagnosis in the classroom and policy/resources in regards to 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.

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:
6            UIL Competition at Puster
7            Denim and Diamonds 
10          STAAR Writing Test
18          Hart Beat at 8:15 a.m. /  Early Release at Noon 
19          Kinder Music Program 7:00 p.m. 
20          Kinder Field Trip to Arboretum
20-21     Hart Camp Out  
23 - 26   Grade level Spring Fling Events after school (K-3) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
26           Progress Reports go home
New! Earth Week is April 16th - 20th ~
In support of Earth Week we are collecting gently used sports equipment which will be donated to
the Boys and Girls Club of McKinney

Please  click here for more information and daily themes for dress up!

Recess at Hart ~
Parent volunteers are needed on Fridays during your child's recess to play on the playground. 

Please  click here to sign up.

Let Kelly Farms do the cooking!
Let Kelly Family Farms do your cooking! Stop by Kelly Family Farms for lunch or dinner on April 18th and mention Hart Elementary to support your PTA.
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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Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:

  • $2500 VISA gift card - donated by Owens Realtors
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite College, Pro Team, etc. - value $4,400
Raffle Tickets
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.
Tickets for the Gala are currently on sale for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043  to purchase tickets to the gala. Ticket sales end on Friday, March 23rd.

Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sale
Don't miss the LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sales. Save 50% on all in stock merchandise. Store hours are as follows:
LHS Store - Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
WSMS Store - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Relay for Life: April 6

IMPORTANT: Due to possible inclement weather, Relay for Life will be held at Lovejoy High School. Parents of elementary students should park in the back of Lovejoy High School and enter the event through the main gym lobby. Elementary Hour remains scheduled from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

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.

Elementary Hour
Elementary Hour is an event to help raise money and awareness for cancer. Elementary Hour will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on April 6th from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Join the fun! There will be live music, a bounce house, cookie decorating, sports, and more. Click here for additional information.
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 .  
Orchestra Spirit Day/Night
April 10th

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on April 10th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This daylong event is in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. The Orchestra looks forward to you joining them for delicious food and good company. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out. You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974 .
LHS Baseball Presents Little Leopard Night
April 13th

The Lovejoy Varsity baseball team will host Little Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play North Forney High School. All elementary students attending will receive free admission into the game, and will have the opportunity to join the Varsity players on the baseball field for the National Anthem. All participants will receive popcorn and baseball pennants. Please arrive at 7:00 PM, as the game will begin at 7:30 PM. For questions, please contact Alicia Pool at 817.999.0719.
New! LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night - April 13th

The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Friday, April 13th. The team will play Wylie East with a 5:00 PM start for JV and a 7:00 PM start for Varsity. Planned activities include a candy raffle during both games, joining the varsity players on the field for the National Anthem, a keepsake varsity poster for all elementary students, an autograph session following the varsity game, and other surprises. Bring your softballs to have them signed by players before and after the games. Admission will be free for all elementary students. Help the team fill the stands and cheer the Lady Leopards on to victory.

Earth Week is April 16th - 20th and we will be collecting gently used sports equipment which will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of McKinney. There will be special dress days as well.

Click here for more information.

National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère
April 18th

New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Presentation: 
April 19

The Lovejoy Gifted Association invites you to attend a presentation by SMU's Dr. Ann Batenburg, as she discusses, "Finding the right balance to motivate GT children - ending procrastination, encouraging achievement, reducing perfectionism".
The event is sponsored by The Lovejoy Gifted Association and is open to all parents, teachers and students interested in advice regarding supporting Gifted and Talented students. LGA membership is not required to attend this event. Please contact Piritta van Rijn with questions.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lovejoy High School
Lecture Hall
You may click here for additional information.
Spring Fling Socials~ week of April 23rd

This is an after school party (each grade level (K-3) is on a different day of the week). The party is from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20. There will be games, fun with friends, Kona Ice, and more.The 4th Grade Spring Fling Social (Beach Bash) is at Sloan Creek on May 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in the front office through April 6th, with the last chance to purchase tickets at Denim & Diamonds. We hope to see you there!
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.
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.