Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
August 30, 2018
    

It's time for Mrs. Moser, Mrs. Ross, and Mrs. Hart to float away...

Join us next Friday, September 7 (weather permitting) at 8:00 am to watch the balloon launch!  The hot air balloon will take off from the field behind Hart.  Please follow normal arrival procedures with all students reporting to the cafeteria.  At the 7:50 bell, teachers will pick up their classes from the cafeteria and take attendance.  They will then head to the playground to watch the launch.  Students will stay with their class during the launch. Parents are welcome to join their child's class.  

Parents joining us for the launch can enter through the front door or the side door by the gym where you will sign in, get a visitor sticker, and head to the playground where you will wait for your child's class.
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

It has been another great week at Hart! I want to take a moment to introduce Mr. Rhett O'Neal. Rhett is our new campus Security Officer/School Marshall. He started on Monday after completing a rigorous Marshall training program, logging 80 hours over 8 days. Mr. Rhett brings with him 10 years experience in the army and 2 years experience in different areas of law enforcement. In the short time he has been here, he is already very familiar with the Hart campus and all of the procedures and activities that occur daily on campus. We have appreciated his insight and thinking as we work to ensure that all students are safe and secure while you entrust them with us.  


We have also welcomed a new second grade teacher, Mrs. Muryum Saleem. Her new class is off to a great start! 2nd grade, district wide, exp erienced increased enrollment during August. This caused our classes to jump to 23 stu dents. We are thankful to have the opportunity to add an additional section of 2nd grade to reduce class sizes. Mrs. Saleem brings 24 years of teaching experience with he r and h as already jumped right in with the 2nd grade team.  


Finally, I want to invite you to join us for our grade level spirit nights at Wild Salsa hosted by the PTA.  This is a great way to get to connect with other families in your child's grade and catch up with friends.  You might even see your child's teacher and other Hart staff.  Here are the dates for the spirit nights:
September 12th  - 4th Grade
September 25th - 1st Grade
September 26th - Kindergarten
October 2nd - 2nd Grade
October 3rd - 3rd Grade

I hope everyone has a fantastic, three-day weekend!  
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581
Medicine At School

Please read the following information regarding medicine at school stated in the
***Please do not send medicine with your child to school. If medicine needs to be
administered at school please bring it to the nurse to properly store and
administer the medicine. Non-prescription medications need to be in the original,
properly labeled container, provided by the parent along with a written request
(medications form can be found on the Lovejoy ISD website under clinic section
for HES).***

Thank you for your understanding and helping keep our kiddos safe and healthy!

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR POWERSCHOOL!!!!

The PowerSchool Portal is open for you to complete the online enrollment student forms. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information, emergency contacts, authorized pick, FERPA, SCOC, Student Handbook, etc.  

PLEASE NOTE: Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use: In order for your child's picture to appear in the yearbook, you should answer "Yes". 


Message from the Nurse
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.
HEAD LICE
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 there has been a child in your child's classroom with a head lice diagnosis, you will receive a packet stating there has been a diagnosis in the class with more detailed info and education attached. 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.

MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS

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 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!

Thank you for your cooperation!


Counselor's Corner

Our Character Pillar for the September will be Respect.
 
Respect helps our children build and maintain positive friendships. When students understand and respect individual differences, it helps students to not only accept one another, but also to celebrate and learn from these differences. When students, parents, and staff are open to appreciating each individual person, a supportive school community is created, one in which all students and families feel a sense of belonging. In order to maintain positive peer relationships, students should be mindful to treat others as they would like to be treated and to apologize when mistakes are made. Apologizing demonstrates empathy and accountability, and is a necessary component in maintaining positive peer relationships. Teachers and staff will begin handing out character tickets and spirit sticks to students who are demonstrating outstanding character.

Please feel free to contact me any time with questions, concerns, or comments!
chelsea_scoville@lovejoyisd.net
469-742-8155
 




Hart Announcements

Please note our new dismissal time. Our day is now extended by 5 minutes!

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
Click Here for the Hart Facebook page 
Click Here for the Hart Twitter page 


Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart


Upcoming Dates

September

3    Labor Day-No School
7    Hot Air Balloon Launch
11  Fall Picture Day
12 4th Grade Parent Night at  Wild Salsa
20-28 Fall Book Fair
20 6:00 pm Ice Cream Social
25 1st Grade Wild Salsa Parent Night
25 11:00 am Grandparents Day (Last name A-M)
26 11:00 am Grandparents Day ( Last name N-Z)
26 Kindergarten Parent Night at Wild Salsa
28 12:00 pm Early Release

October

2    2nd Grade Parent Night at Wild Salsa
3    3rd Grade Parent Night at Wild Salsa
10  5:00 pm Family Fun Night
18  Report Cards Go Home
26  No School
31  Halloween 
Dallas Metro-Engineering For Kids

Dear Parents, 

Engineering for Kids is proud to have been given the opportunity to offer our program again this school year at Hart Elementary. Based on feedback from you we have decided to separate the classes according to grade level. Grades 2-4 will have class on Monday and Grades K-1 will have class on Friday. This will allow us to provide an age specific program for the students. Information regarding Dallas Metro Engineering For Kids is enclosed in the Back to School paper packet. Please look for the double sided cream colored flyer. Information is available online here for grades K-1 and here for grades 2-4. Sibling discounts are also available. Please contact Anij, 214-620-4640 for more details.  We look forward to an amazing semester with the young engineers!

Thank you, 
Anuj, 214-620-4640
Hart PTA Website 

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Lunch Bunch begins Friday, September 7, 2018!!!!
 
We need volunteers on Fridays to cover teacher duty during lunch.  The be
st part is that it is 30 minutes of your time, but teachers greatly appreciate it and your child will be so happy to see you volunteering during lunch!  Sign up using the links below for your child's lunch time.  You may sign up for more than one slot or for other grade levels.  Thank you!
 
Kindergarten
 
First Grade
 
Second Grade

Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade

New! Hart Directory

PTA Membership & Leopard Drive {All dollars stay at Hart}   You're invited to join the PTA today! Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Hart. In addition, joining the PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, and a membership directory.  Click Here  for online membership. Already a PTA member and would like to donate to the Leopard Drive?  Click Here to donate.

Please go to the Hart PTA Website for all forms if you'd rather pay with check or cash. 




Dad's @ Hart

Our Dad's at Hart program is filling up quickly! There are only 2 dates left in the fall! Spring dates are filling up fast as well.

Please clicke here for more information and the link to the online registration.



Lovejoy ISD District News 


Tom Landry Classic
Saturday, September 1st


 
 
The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1st at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends.
 
Click here for details.




 
Fine Arts News          
 
 
 
LHS Majestics
 
The Lovejoy High School Majestics will host an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades kindergarten through 6th. The mini Majestics will learn a routine to perform on the field during the Pre-Game show. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Evening with the Majestics Registration. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.
 


 LHS Cheer


The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade on October 20th. The Mini Cheerleaders will learn cheers, chants, and jumps to prepare for cheering at a Varsity football game. For detailed information, and to register, please click: Junior Leopards Cheer Registration. The registration deadline is Monday, October 1st.


New! Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project


A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:
 
"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet.
 
The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey.
 
I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions.  Thank you for your generosity."



Volunteer Background Application Now Available
 
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please click here to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003


Kids 1st Registration
Now Open



 

New! Chess Club for Elementary and Intermediate Students

Chess Club Enthusiasts : Lovejoy Chess Club registration is now open. The first session will be held the week of September 10th. You may click here for additional information and to register. If you have any questions, please email Miles Knight.


 

New! Girls and Boys Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics

New! Girls and Boys Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' and boys' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' and boys' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.
 
Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls and boys are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. There will be lacrosse equipment available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information click here. For questions, click here.





 




 
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 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 August 30 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469-742-8015) or Brie Smith (469-742-8032). 


  


New! Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com


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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