Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
May 4, 2018
Join us for the 1st Grade program, Stories and Rhymes, in the cafeteria on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. 
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

Thank you to all of our Moms who joined us for "Muffins with Moms".  The cafeteria was full both mornings!  We look forward to our first grade music program and "Mother's Day Tea" next week.  

We are seeking your feedback on our first annual camp out.  Even if you did not attend, we need your input to make this an even better event next year! Click here to give us your feedback.

Here is a message from Mr. Winkler, principal of Sloan Creek Intermediate School, for our 4th graders:

Just a reminder that Sloan Creek Intermediate School will be offering their final 4th grade parent coffee of the year on Friday, May 11th, from 9:00-10:30 am in the Sloan Creek Cafeteria.

You will learn what to expect as your child enters the 5th grade from Mr. Winkler and a panel of SCIS students. A group of 5th grade students will answer your questions and give you insights as to what to expect next year.

SCIS will also post this session on their  facebook page using facebook live starting at 9:00 a.m., May 11th.

For those of you who attended our previous 4th grade parent information meetings held on February 1st and February 2nd, 2018 this is the exact same information. 

Feel free to reach out to Mr. Winkler via his personal cell if you have any questions.

Ray Winkler
Principal,
214.417.4660 (cell) 

Looks like it is a going to be a beautiful weekend! 

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
 
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Just a friendly reminder to please look both ways and watch for parents and children walking through the parking lot during drop off in the morning. 


Parent Survey 

Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction.
We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning  questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy .


On  Thursday, May 10th , the 1st graders will be performing,
Stories and Rhymesin the Hart Elementary School cafeteria at 6:30pm . Your 1 st grader has been practicing instruments and a collection of songs for this special event, and we hope you will enjoy our special production. Here are some things we want you to know:
  • Students need to meet in their HOMEROOM classroom at 6:15pm. Please be on time, so we have a chance to take attendance.
  • The show will last about 25 minutes.
  • After the concert, please remain seated until students exit the stage and cafeteria. They will go to their HOMEROOM classroom for parent pickup. This will help with crowd control in the cafeteria and will ensure that our students get home safely and quickly.
  • Students will need to wear their grade level t-shirt with jeans, khakis, black pants OR jean/khaki/black skirt. If your child does not have a grade-level t-shirt, your child may wear a light blue shirt.
If you have any questions or concerns about the concert, please call or e-mail Mrs. Czechowski. We encourage our students to make school events a priority; however, we realize that conflicts may occur. If you know that your child cannot attend the concert, PLEASE let Mrs. Czechowksi know as soon as possible. This will help plan for and/or make adjustments to speaking/instrument parts as well as staging for the show. We appreciate your cooperation and support, and we look forward to seeing you on May 10th!
STAAR TESTING 
May 14 & 15

Unfortunately, we are not allowed any visitors in the building on STAAR Testing days. Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th, are testing days. 

Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Parents:

Electronic devices (including watches) aren't allowed in testing rooms on these day. Devices sent to school will have to be collected before testing begins. 

Thank you for your support!
Hart Students Passion Project
Two 4th graders are looking for ways to help our local dogs and cats. They came up with this idea for a toy and food drive.

Event: Dog/ Cat Food & Toy Drive benefiting Collin County Animal Shelter

Dates: May 18th-24th

Drop off: Library or Office 

Please consider donating to our drive. Thank you. 
The 4th Grade Spring Fling Social is May 18th.
 
Tomorrow is the last day to buy tickets in the front office. 

Volunteers Needed!

The Fourth Grade All-Elementary Beach Bash (also known as the Spring Fling Social) is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers to make the event a success!  

This is the first group social for the class of 2026, and we are planning a lot of fun activities for the event! The Social will be held on May 18 from 4:00-6:00 and will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Please plan to arrive and be ready to start at 3:45. Thank you for your help! 


Counselor's Corner 

As part of Lovejoy's commitment to keep all children at our school safe and protected, students participate in the  WHO (We Help Ourselves) program during the next two guidance lessons.

WHO is a research-based educational curriculum that was developed as a way to teach students personal safety skills that will enable them to take an active and necessary role in protecting themselves from becoming victims of abuse. The message of the WHO program is:

Know- Recognize potentially dangerous situations, learn and practice personal safety rules to help avoid risk
Do- Have a plan of action; think ahead about what to do in a scary, dangerous or uncomfortable situation
Tell- Ask someone you trust for help; it's important to tell someone about situations that are uncomfortable

Students are taught to identify and outsmart the tricks that are consistently used in predatory crimes. Children learn essential personal safety skills to improve self-reliance and raise self-esteem; all while being consistently reassured that most people are kind, safe, and committed to their well-being. Students also learn that they deserve to feel safe, protected, and happy. We use the term tricky people to describe people who trick kids. It does not matter how well you know them, how old they are, or what they look like, the only thing that matters is what they ask you to do
. If they ask you to do something unsafe or uncomfortable, they should follow three simple rules . . .

* Say No
* Get Away
* Tell a trusted adult

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

Bryce Kennaugh
School Counselor
Hart Elementary
469-742-8200

May 18th - Last Day to Return library and literacy library books
Note: Our end of year library system generates emails to parents each Monday for any overdue books. As we work on the end of year inventory, some of these books may "show up" if they were not scanned correctly when students returned them - please just let us know if that is the case. If you owe a payment for a lost or damaged book, please use the online payment system at the district website. You can wait to make a payment until after our inventory is complete during the last week of school. You will receive information then as well. An email is generated when the book is paid for and it will be removed from the students account. If you have any questions please feel free to stop by the library or email suzanne_hart@lovejoyisd.net or michele_fox@lovejoyisd.net.
The BOGO Scholastic book fair is coming soon This is a great way to stock up on summer reads!

This is a BOOK ONLY fair. No extras or posters. 3 days only on Tues - Thurs, May 22nd - May 24th.
The fair will be open before school, lunch and recess times, and after school. There will be more information coming soon!

Message from the Nurse:

We are currently seeing a very contagious stomach virus (some not having fever, seems to last about 12-24 hrs), strep throat and allergy symptoms. There is also a virus that is lasting approx. 2-3 days-predominate symptoms seem to be fever, nausea/vomiting, and slight to moderate sore throat. We have not seen any diagnoses of flu recently but this virus is flu-like.

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:
April
26   Progress Reports go home

May
10   1st Grade Music Program 6:30 p.m.
14   STAAR Math 3rd and 4th
15   STAAR Reading 3rd and 4th
16   Retirement Party for Thresa Milligan and Teresa Moore 3:30 p.m.
18   4th Grade Spring Fling @ SCIS
23   Bump Up Day 
25   4th Grade trip to Austin
28   Memorial Day - No School
29   Field Day 
31   4th Grade Celebration
31   Hart Beat at 8:15 in the Gym 

June
1    End of the year parties and  Early Release at Noon

Thank you all for helping make this week special for our Hart teachers and staff!


Volunteers needed for lunch bunch and recess help ~
We are still needing help with lunch bunch and recess. It's a fun and easy way to help! Click here  to help!
Hart PTA Website 
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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Denim and Diamonds 2019
 
Planning for Denim and Diamonds 2019, which will be Saturday, February 2nd at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, is now underway. The Foundation is gathering ideas and working on some new, fun and exciting things for next year's event.
 
The Foundation is requesting your input and help. If you are interested in learning more about the different areas in which you may serve or just want to provide feedback, this is an opportunity for you. Please join us for a lite lunch on May 10th at Rick's Chophouse in McKinney at 11:30 AM. This will be a great time to talk about Denim and Diamonds, answer questions, listen to ideas, and plan for next year.
 
Please RSVP to Kelli Litchenburg at alnkelli@yahoo.com if you will be attending.
Lovejoy High Summer Musical Theatre Camp

The Lovejoy High School Theatre Department will produce Disney's The Jungle Book - KIDS this summer.

Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Jungle Book- Kids. Students will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience.
 
There are three camp opportunities available, which will run simultaneously:
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to perform on stage.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Technical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to work behind the scenes.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Intern Camp - for students completing 7th grade through 8th grade who want to work with the LHS Theatre staff to produce the show.
 
You may click here for additional information and for registration.

Lovejoy Parent Authors Book

Susan Hoemke, a Lovejoy parent, has authored a book titled,
Healing Scarred Hearts which will be released on May 8th. Following is information shared by Susan:
 
"After we lost our son Hayden in 2014 to drug overdose and our family was impacted the 8 years as he struggled with addiction and personality disorder, I began to feel the need to educate other families about what all we learned. I have been working with Kathy Stone to build a better drug awareness program. In 2016, when the Opioid crisis made the news, I decided to write a book and in 2017 Brown Books Publishing accepted my manuscript and this began the process to bring our story to the frontline. Healing Scarred Hearts will be released May 8th with hopes to bring education and healing to the complicated issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose. My book also shares the crisis of legal issues that many times are associated with kids and substance abuse."
 
You may click here for additional information.
New! Lovejoy Country Run
May 12th


Join us for the 12th Annual Running with the Leopards Country Run on Saturday, May 12th at Lovejoy High School. The 1k Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM and the 5k Run will begin at 8:00 AM at Leopard Stadium. The Country Run is coordinated by Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) and benefits the Lovejoy athletic booster clubs. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Country Run, please click here for the sponsorship form.
New! Advocacy 101
May 16th
    
FC Leopard Indoor Summer Soccer
 
Two Lovejoy parents, Abby Gray and Dan Murphy, are forming a Lovejoy 4th Grade girls indoor soccer team. The idea of the team is for girls with a similar interest in soccer to get to know each other and have fun. The goal is to have a team of girls from Lovejoy, Hart and Puster Elementary Schools. Basic information follows:
 
  • 1-2 practices at the beginning of the season to understand the rules and get to know other players
  • 8 total games, 45 minutes long, no playoffs, no trophies - just having some fun, getting some exercise, and getting to know other girls
  • It's indoor at PSA Murphy so it will always bright and air-conditioned. Games are from June 2nd through August 12th
  • Fast-paced, non-stop action. The clock never stops and the substitutions are real time
  • Since we will not be having practices, we are looking for girls who have played soccer within the last year
  • Both recreational and competitive players are welcome
 
For additional information, please contact Dan Murphy at murpdj72@gmail.com or Abby Gray at abbybauer@hotmail.com .
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.
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