Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 17, 2019
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser


Dear Hart Families,

My daughter and I just got home from the opening night of Lovejoy High School's production of Grease. All I can say is, WOW! It was an amazing show and I can't say enough about the talent of our high school students and the entire theater production. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, here is the  link for the last remaining tickets.     

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 21st in observance of MLK Jr. Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581

Reminder...

No School on Monday, January 21, 2019. Try to stay warm and enjoy the 3 day weekend!
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UIL

We are so excited that our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Competition this year! Competitions will be held on April 1, 2019 for Spelling, Reading, Writing and Creative Writing. All remaining events will be held on April 5, 2019. All events will be held at Hart Elementary. Students are allowed to try out for competitions in various categories based on grade levels. Students will attend practice sessions to prepare for the April events, based on information provided by UIL. A from will be sent home in your child's Thursday folder. If your child is interested, please complete the form and return it to your child's teacher no later than Friday, January 25, 2019.
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New! Spring Pictures on Tuesday, January 22nd

Class pictures and individual spring pictures will be taken on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. A doubled-sided order form is going home today. Please check your child's Thursday folder. CLASS PICTURE - payment must be received by picture day, January 22, 2019) .  Individual student picture packets will be sent home with all students. ALL picture packets will need to be purchased, in full or in part, or returned to the front office.  Orders may be placed ahead of time on line at mylifetouch.com. Our Picture Day ID is TX118032G0
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Library and Maker Space News

Hour of Code
A HUGE thank you to all the parents that signed up to volunteer for Hour of Code this week . Students coded Dash robots to do one of the following:  race to a finish line, say "hello" to stuffed animals, spin around and around using loops, create a path through a course, and many other fun challenges. On the computer, students used the Tynker website to battle dragons, go on a puppy adventure, or complete a quest in outer space. We hope they were inspired to keep coding at home! Go to the library webpage for Hour of Code to read more and to find out how your child can continue working at home through self-paced tutorials online. Here is the direct link to the webpage to learn more.  If you are in need of more activities online, there are multiple free sites that offer similar self-paced lessons for beginning and advanced coders.  HAPPY CODING!
MAKERSPACE is in need of your recyclables!

Starting January 22nd the makerspace will open the upcycling option! We need small items that could be repurposed for new inventions and creations. Please send the following items: plastic caps, boxes, bubble wrap, packaging material (not foam- it falls apart when broken) egg cartons, any container, lids, wire, etc. that could be used for creating. Nothing larger than a 12 x 12 x 12 box, please. Thank you in advance!
Please do not send water bottles (we have plenty on a daily basis) or any item that is not clean.  




Yearbook Pictures are needed from school events!

Thank you for those of you that have submitted photos!  We are in need of more if you have not submitted, or have taken some since you last uploaded!

Please follow directions to upload pics for consideration for the yearbook.  At this time, we are using photos from the school day only. Our current layout does not have pages for extracurricular activities at this time.

We rely on parent shutterbugs to make our yearbook!
The portal to upload is different this year.
Yearbook sales have not started, we will start sales sometime in the next few weeks.

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR COMPUTER:
The project number is 914771
There is no password

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:
Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
Download the app and create your account:
1. Enter your name, email and our project number 914771  
2. Check your email for a confirmation code.
3. Enter it, select a username & password to complete your registration.
4. Begin uploading
 






Flu Season Reminders/Illness:
 
 
Currently we are seeing fifth's disease (some kids are not having fever or obvious viral symptoms, however, stomach ache/headache/tiredness/joint pains seem to be predominate initial symptoms), a stomach virus (12-24 hour virus, most do not have fever), some strep throat, and some other un-specified viruses.

 
Please refer to the following links in regards to Parvovirus B19 and Fifth's Disease.
Fifth Disease
Fifth disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. It is more common in children than adults. A person usually gets sick with fifth disease within four to 14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B19. This disease, also called erythema infectiosum, got its name because it was fifth in a list of historical classifications of common skin rash illnesses in children.
Signs & Symptoms
The symptoms of fifth disease are usually mild and may include
  • fever
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • rash
You can get a rash on your face and body
You may get a red rash on your face called 
"slapped cheek" rash . This rash is the most recognized feature of fifth disease. It is more common in children than adults.
Some people may get a second rash a few days later on their chest, back, buttocks, or arms and legs. The rash may be itchy, especially on the soles of the feet. It can vary in intensity and usually goes away in seven to 10 days, but it can come and go for several weeks. As it starts to go away, it may look lacy.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Nurse Alli 
 
 

Art News

Coming Soon, Art to Remember! 

Hart Elementary is participating in Art to Remember this year. This creative program allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. Right now, children are busy creating colorful, fun artwork and soon (February 22, 2019) you will receive a personalized order form.



Lovejoy High School
Performing Arts Presents
Grease


The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students are rarin' to go with one of the world's most iconic productions,  Grease! The show will be presented January 17-19, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
 
Beginning its life cycle with an eight-year Broadway run,  Grease is an unforgettable trip back to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins, and T-birds. In the summer of 1959, bad boy Danny Zuko (played by Junior , Bryce Fuller) had a secret romance with the new-in-town, sweet-girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski (Senior,  Adelyn Maruca). Now, school is back in session, and the pressure of friends and cliques is making their love a bit more complicated. Click  here for more information regarding the cast.
 
Tickets are on sale now! Prices are $15 for students, seniors, and staff and $19 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the online box office:
 
 
Come experience the friendships, romances, and adventures that have made  Grease a Broadway knock-out and blockbuster success. We hope to see you "Shakin' at the High School Hop" at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
 
Due to mature high school themes, this show is recommended for middle school students and above.

Music Notes

ATTENTION 3rd GRADE:

Our field trip to the Dallas Symphony is Thursday, January 24. We want our students to have the full concert experience, so please plan on your child wearing nice slacks, a dress or a skirt (please no jeans, gym pants, gym shorts or leggings-unless the leggings are worn under a skirt or dress). Since it will be too cold to stop at Celebration Park this year, we will be stopping at CiCi's pizza in Richardson for lunch. Lunch is $4 for students and $6.50 for our chaperones (ONLY chaperones please. We have a special reservation and space is limited so, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate parents meeting their child for lunch). Lunch price includes a drink and all you can eat pizza, pasta, salad and dessert. Please bring Cici's lunch money (either check to Hart Elementary or cash) on or before the concert date to the office or to your child's teacher. If your child has an allergy or is unable to eat the lunch provided by Cici's, he or she is welcome to bring their own lunch. 

In addition to the Dallas Symphony field trip, 3rd Grade will also be performing our 3rd Annual Folk Dancing Concert. The concert will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019.




Hart Announcements

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

January

17  Report Cards go Home
18  4th Grade Spelling Bee 8:30 AM
21  No School
22 Spring Picture Day
24 3rd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Symphony
25 Bump Up Day
30 Science Night @ Hart-featuring The Tech Truck
31 Bluebonnet Breakfast 7:30 AM

February

2  Denim and Diamonds-The Party 7:30 PM-Midnight 
4  100th Day Of School 
5  PTA Meeting 10:00 AM
7  Positive Proof on campus 9:00 AM
7  Progress Reports Go Home
7  3rd Grade Program 6:30 PM
6-14 Queen of Hart-Heart Sales
14 Valentine's Day
14 Hart Beat 8:15 AM
14 Class Parties 10:45 AM
14 Early Release 12:00 PM
15 No School-Winter Break
18 No School-Winter Break
18 Presidents' Day
22 1st Grade Market Day
22 Father/Daughter Dance-Time TBA
28-March 8 Spring Book Fair

March

Feb 8-March 8 Spring Book Fair
1   Read Across America
2   STEM Festival
5   Max's with Mom (Last name ending A-L) 
6   Max's with Mom (Last name ending M-Z) 
7   Open House 5:30-6:45 PM
7   2nd Grade Performance 7:00 PM
8   Big Air Assembly 8:00 AM
10 Daylight Savings Time-Spring ahead 1 Hour
11-15 Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
17 St. Patrick's Day
21  Report Cards Go Home
22  Hart Beat 8:15 AM

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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Lunch Bunch Volunteers for 2019  are here!!

Please click the attached links to access your signups for this last semester  
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for the teachers to have lunch together on Fridays in 2018.  They truly appreciate that 30 minutes of time.  Thank you for continuing to give your time in this way - it makes a difference!








Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Denim and Diamonds
Saturday, February 2
 










Denim & Diamonds - The Party is presented by Lee Lewis Construction  and sponsored by Corgan Architects, Grateful Lovejoy Family, Michael & Roxana Denham, Jeff & Kayla Wood, Homes by J. Anthony, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Al and Kelli Litchenburg, Owens Realtors, William Anthony Homes, Renfrow Dunaway Group, Glenn & Ashley Shooner, Cleve Adamson Custom Homes, Stephanie and Sean McCaffity, Dale Carnegie Training - Ryan Akins, Fairway Independent Mortgage and Henri and Allison Friloux, Samantha and Matthew Poulton, The Walker Group - Coldwell Banker Apex, Commercial Bank of Texas, Estate Life Magazines, GolfSwing.com, RBFCU, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, Carey Lynn Photography, Matlock Real Estate, Reinhard Real Estate, Missy Hobgood Fournet

Live Auction Items
Join us at the event to have the opportunity to bid on these fabulous items:
 
Audi for All Seasons
 
Bird Hunt at Bethel Ranch for 4 Hunters
 
Lovejoy Football Game - Dinner in the Press Box
With Autographed Lovejoy Football Helmet
 
Christmas in Orlando, Florida (Condo for 8)
 
Seagrove Beach Cottage for Six
 
Christmas Break Skiing in Angel Fire (Condo for 6)
 
Royal Chef Dinner for 10 in Your Home
 
Maggiano's Wine Dinner for 15
 
Two Orchestra Section Tickets to Hamilton at Dallas Music Hall with Hotel Stay
 
Allen American's Premium Luxury Suite for 10+
 
Delta Charlie's Dallas Sightseeing Flight & Dinner for two


Lovejoy High School Girls Basketball
Invites You to Attend Elementary Appreciation Night

The Lovejoy High School Girls Basketball team invites all elementary students to join them for Elementary Appreciation Night. Elementary students wearing Lovejoy spirit wear will be admitted free.

Friday, January 18
Lovejoy High School
Lovejoy vs McKinney North
5:00 PM - JV Black
6:15 PM - Varsity
7:30 PM - JV Red




Toy Drive Benefiting the Children of Little Leopards

     
The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth - 5 years of age. Examples of items needed are as follows:
 
Play Food
Outside Toys
Musical Toys
Books
Legos
K'nex
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
Dolls
Dollhouses
Shopkins
 
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration building until February 15. To request a donation pick-up, or for additional information, please contact sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net.
 

   
Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling
 
Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy's Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student's social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.
 
If you are interested in your student participating in a group, please click here to complete the interest form. Noelle Gove will be in contact with parents regarding further details of the group and to obtain consent for student participation. This form is not a consent for counseling, but rather a survey of interest.
    
 SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
  
 
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
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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