Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 12, 2018
Our Kindergarten Performance is Thursday, April 19th, at 6:30 p.m. here in the Cafeteria at Hart. 
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

What a great week at Hart! Our 4th graders worked hard on their Writing STAAR test and we had lots of chicks hatching in 1st grade. Next week is going to be eventful as well.  Earth week is next week and we have dress up days listed below.  Our next Hart Beat is Wednesday morning at 8:15am.  This is also an Early Release day and school will dismiss at noon. During that afternoon our teachers will continue learning together to provide the best educational experience for your children.  Our Kindergarten music performance is on Thursday night at 6:30 in the cafeteria, and then Kindergarten will head to the Arboretum on Friday, April 20 for their field trip. Last, but not least, the week ends with our first annual Late Night Leopard Camp Out on Friday night!  We had over 100 families register to camp. Those of you who registered will continue to receive important camping information throughout this weekend and next week. We can't wait to camp under the stars and enjoy all of the festivities!

April and May are always busy months. The learning continues as we ensure students are prepared for the next grade level, and there are many fun end of year events and activities planned. The great things at Hart could not happen without our amazing parents and we appreciate your continued partnership!  As always, please email, call, or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.  

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
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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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Wednesday, April 18th, is an Early Release day at Noon. 

Hart Beat is Wednesday April 18th:

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.  
Kindergarten is going to the Arboretum 
Friday, April 20th

Please park in the area labeled "Gate 1 Bus Parking". Your entire group will then walk to meet up with you at the Group Entry and enter the garden.

Enjoy the day!

The 1st Annual Hart Camp Out is April 20th - April 21st, 2018.

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!

See you there!
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!
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.

Join us for our dress up days this week!
Monday - Team up to make a difference! Wear a team shirt.
Tuesday - I love the earth! Wear a Hart shirt.
Wednesday- Save the earth! Wear a super hero shirt.
Thursday - Green thumb day! Wear green.
Friday- Speak for the trees! Wear a Lorax shirt or bright colored shirt.
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.

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 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:
April
18          Hart Beat at 8:15 a.m. /  Early Release at Noon 
19          Kinder Music Program 6:30 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 drop off donations all week in the box at Hart's front office.

Monday (4/16): Team up to make a difference! Wear a team shirt.
Tuesday (4/17): I "Hart" the Earth! Wear a HART shirt
Wednesday (4/18): Save the Earth! Wear a Super hero shirt
Thursday (4/19): Green thumb day. Wear green
Friday (4/20): Speak for the trees! Wear a Lorax shirt or bright colored shirt.

Let Kelly Farms 
do the cooking on Wednesday, April 18th ~
Stop by Kelly Family Farms on Wednesday for lunch or dinner and support Hart PTA. Make sure to tell them you're with Hart!

New! Save the Date for Muffins with Moms ~
Tuesday, May 1st for students with last names A-L
Wednesday, May 2nd for students with last names M-Z

New! Volunteers Needed ~
Lunch Bunch on Friday ~
4th Grade parents are needed for 30 minutes on Fridays. Please  click here for more information. 

Recess at Hart ~
Parent volunteers are needed on Fridays during your child's recess to play on the playground. There are only a few spots left to help each grade level.  Please  click here  to sign up.
Hart PTA Website 
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Lovejoy ISD District News 

 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Denim and Diamonds - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Denim and Diamonds Auction and Gala on Saturday. The event raised a significant amount of money which will be awarded in grants to benefit the students of the Lovejoy Independent School District. The success of this event was led by chair, Carrie McClure and the Foundation Directors.
 
A special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped fund the costs of the event, and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make this evening a success. Thank you, as well, to the Lovejoy ISD staff who gave of their time.
New! Lovejoy Fiesta - Small Number of Seats Remain

A few available seats remain for the Lovejoy Fiesta. If you are interested in attending, email Cindy Booker or call 469-742-8043 .
 
Join hosts Kevin and Maria Ritchie, Henri and Allison Friloux, and Sean and Stephanie McCaffity on Saturday, April 21st for a multi-course dinner and drinks at the Ritchies' home. Beer and other adult beverages will be served. Dinner will be provided by Fogo de Chão with all proceeds going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. There is a limit of 76 people. This is an adult-only event and tickets are $60/person.
New! Kendra Scott Watters Creek - Summer Launch April 18th

Kendra Scott invites the Lovejoy community to help launch its Summer line. Get a head start on shopping for your Mother's Day or Graduation gifts. This is a "give back" event, with 20% of sales on April 18th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. We hope you will join us on the 18th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages during the event.
New! 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.
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.
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!
New! Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Lovejoy ISD is hosting the North Texas Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. The event will be held at Lovejoy High School, with over 1,500 Special Olympics athletes competing in track and field, tennis, and soccer competitions. Volunteers are needed for timing, scorekeeping, staging and escorting athletes, along with other general event support and assistance. You may click here for additional information and to register as a volunteer
 
If you have further questions, please contact Lovejoy High School Sophomore Lauryn Fuller .
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.
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