Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
March 23, 2017
4th Grade will be taking the STAAR Writing Test on Tuesday, March 28th.
Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

We are heading into the testing season for our third and fourth grade kiddos. Tuesday, March 28th, fourth grade students will take the STAAR Writing Test. Please plan to visit and volunteer any day next week except Tuesday! Thank you for your cooperation. 

I want to remind everyone that students who are not in class when the 8:00 bell rings are tardy. Please help make sure our students arrive in plenty of time to make it to their classroom so they can be ready to learn when the bell rings. 

We are planning to donate our lost and found items at the end of the month. Please stop by the cafeteria to see if any of the items belong to your kiddos!

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
Hart Announcements

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New! STAAR Testing - Dates  for all of our students are below. Please keep the STAAR testing dates in mind while scheduling doctor appointments and orthodontics appointments. 

If a student is pulled out of school once he/she has begun their STAAR exam, the state requires it be graded "as is". 

If a child is absent and they return within the make-up window, then they will take the test the day they return. If you have questions or concerns regarding any conflicts you may have with the STAAR testing dates, please contact Tricia Flint. 

STAAR Schedule: Tuesday, March 28th - 4th Grade Writing Test (Make Up Window thru March 30th) Monday, May 8th - 3rd & 4th Grade Math Test (Make Up Window thru May 12th) Tuesday, May 9th - 3rd & 4th Grade Reading Test (Make Up Window thru May 12th).

Important ! Please No Volunteers and No Visitors Next Tuesday, March 28th - Our 4th Graders will be taking the Texas STAAR (Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test in writing. The school won't be open to visitors or volunteers on this day. Thank you for your help in providing us an opportunity to give our students a proper testing environment.  

Hart 2016-17 YEARBOOKS are ready to order-
 click here
to order on-line before Friday, April 7th. Please place all orders on-line. The office will not be collecting money or orders for yearbooks.Thank you.   

New! 2017 Kindergarten Round-up Kindergarten Round-Up will be held the week of April 3 rd - 7 th at each elementary school from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

The Round-up is a pre-registration opportunity for parents of kindergarten age students for the 2017 - 2018 school year. If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017, please plan to attend. **It is very important for all parents to enroll their children for Kindergarten this week to help us plan for next year.

Pre-Registration Steps: It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1. Email your campus registrar with the following information: Student's legal name Date of birth Last four digits of your child's social security number Home address and phone number Hart Registrar - alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net Lovejoy Registrar - peggy_whitmore@lovejoyisd.net Puster Registrar - kendra_card@lovejoyisd.net

2. You will receive a user name and password by email to complete your online registration at www.lovejoyisd.net. Click on Parents, PowerSchool Parent Portal, and Create Account. Once an account is created, you will need to complete the on-line forms.

3. Register your Kinder student during Kindergarten Round-Up between April 3 rd - April 7 th at your campus between 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Kindergarten Round-Up is a parent event only.

4. New Kinder students (2017 - 2018) and their parents will be invited back to the school on May 16th for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information on what is needed, please click here.

Reminder! Picture Packets - You have been given a packet of pictures. If you are purchasing any of the pictures in the packet, please go to mylifetouch.com to make your payment or send a check to the school office, and return to the school what you do not wish to purchase . There is a portrait ID and Access code in your packets that you will need to use to log in on line. All pictures you do not wish to purchase should be returned to the office by tomorrow, Friday, March 24.

Reminder! Report Cards- will go home in today's folder.

Important! Dismissal changes- Dismissal changes must be made in writing by 2:00 p.m. daily. Changes are delivered to classrooms at this time. Please send dismissal change requests by email to Alis_Brantl@lovejoyisd.net and Heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net (both in case we have staff in meetings or out that day). We appreciate your help in getting your kiddos home safely.

Important! Absences - Attendance is recorded at 10:00 a.m. daily. If your student will not be attending school due to illness or absence, please send an email to their teacher, and to the office staff alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net and heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net. It is important that the office staff and the teacher are notified in the event that we have an absence or a substitute teacher working that day. Thank you.

Market Day in 1st Grade will be March 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a few viruses (kiddos are testing negative for flu and strep) that are presenting with fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, and lack of energy. Not all are experiencing all of these symptoms. There is a stomach virus going around which most predominate symptoms are nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Some symptoms are last up to a few days, kids seem to be feeling better and then symptoms reappear. 

We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms (eye irritation seems to be the worst this week). 

Flu and strep have declined (at the moment). Some are not experiencing typical symptoms of strep throat such as fever and sore throat (some are only complaining of a headache and/or stomach ache).  Symptoms of the flu may include (but may not be experience by all) are: fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with Flu this year 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 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
Thank you for your cooperation!
PTA News

Coming SOON

Family Science Night ~
Tuesday, April 4 th in the Hart Gym. Crack the Case from the Perot Museum. Free for Hart families.

Current VOLUNTEER Needs

A few Spring  LUNCH BUNCH  dates available!  We need 1 more volunteer for  March 24th-  Click on the date to sign up.

Covering  BULLETIN BOARDS  for this Friday to prep for STAAR testing ~ Click  HERE .

Thanks to all the Hart dads for coming out for donuts and R-time!

Hart PTA~ Parent Powered // 

Items Needed for Our Creation Station

If you have any of these materials around the house that are in good condition and would like to donate, please send them to the library. Our Hart students  will put them to good use! 
Thank you,
Suzanne Hart

Duct tape
Knitting needles and crochet hooks
scrapbook paper
Origami paper
Popsicle sticks
Rubber bands
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
river rocks (larger than a half dollar)
Index cards
Craft pom poms
Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Fabric scraps
Recycled items: bottle caps, soda tabs,
Cardboard pieces already cut down
Cardboard tubes (toilet paper & paper towel rolls)
Paper cups
Plastic cups
CLEAN egg cartons

craft scissors (cuts decorative edges)
tissue paper
streamers (crepe paper)
Modeling clay/Model Magic Foil
Lincoln Logs
Beads and beading supplies
Weaving Loom
Rainbow Loom
Beginning sewing machine
Or anything else crafty like

Upcoming Dates:
 24 - Market Day in 1st Grade at 1:00 p.m.
28 - 4th Grade STAAR writing test
29-30 STAAR test make-ups

1 -  Denim and Diamonds 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano 
4 -  Chess 7:00 a.m PTA Meeting 10:30 a.m. & Family Science Night - Hart Gym 6:30 p.m.
5 -  Early Release at Noon
6 -  Kinder Field Trip to the Arboretum
7 -  Hart Beat 2:15 p.m.
11- Chess 7:00 a.m.
12 -Homemade Fun Science in 2nd Grade
13- Author visit Michael Anthony Steele
14 -No School 
17-21 Teacher Appreciation Week
21- UIL Competition at Puster Elementary 
District News 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
FLS 2017 DandD
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host the 11th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at a new location; the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. The theme is a Southern Soirée - Celebrating 100 Years of Lovejoy ISD. Denim and Diamonds Chair, Andrea Paranteau and Co-Chair, Carrie McClure welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment, and live auctions.
Tickets are now on sale for $90 each. The ticket price will increase to $100 beginning Monday, March 10th. This year, guests will be seated at tables of 12. For additional information, visit www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org , or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043 or email .

You may also Click Here  to purchase tickets to the gala.
Raffle Tickets
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.  
Tonight!  LISD Color Guard Showcase:  March 23

On March 23, the LISD Color Guard Showcase will be held in the Lovejoy High Gym at 7:30 PM.  This free event is open to the community.  We hope you will join us in support of the Color Guard wish them well for championships.
Spring Sale at LHS and WSMS Stores
Beginning March 20th the school stores at LHS and WSMS will be offering 50% off the entire store.  The LHS store is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM.  Please check with WSMS for store hours.
New! LHS Softball ASA Night:  March 24
The LHS Softball team invites you to join them for an ASA Softball night on Friday, March 24th.  Meet the team, participate in the National Anthem on the field, run the bases, and get autographs on a team poster.  For additional information, please click here. 
New! Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps
Registration for Lovejoy ISD Summer Camps will open on March 27th.  c lick here for details.
BYOP® Spring Session Begins on March 27
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 full details regarding Session 2.
LHS Choir Chipotle Spirit Night:  March 28
The LHS Choir will host a Chipotle Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway in Allen. 50% of the profits will go to supporting LHS Choir, so bring a friend , this flyer (printed or on your phone) , and your appetite in support our Singing Leopards.
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018 - Deadline is March 31st

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms which 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.

A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.

Lovejoy ISD Administration Building Board Room March 8, 2017
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, or 6:00 PM (Session Information Repeats)

If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage  after the March 8th presentation.

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.
New!    Fantastic Fossils: April 11
Join John S. Mead -- passionate Biology Teacher, Origins Explorer, and Nature Photographer -- as he takes us through his exciting participation in Dr. Lee Berger's excavation of a new human species, Homo naledi, from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. This species of human ancestor is believed to be 900,000 to 2 million years old and was an incredible find. The discovery of Homo naledi is featured on the October 2015 cover of National Geographic Magazine, and in a current exhibit at the Perot Museum. Mr. Mead will share stories about the discovery, as well as his outstanding photos. This event is sponsored by the Lovejoy Gifted Association (LGA). LGA members and families may attend free. All middle school and high school students may attend the event for free with a current student ID. There is a $5 admission fee for adults who are not LGA members.
Fantastic Fossils
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Auditorium
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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