Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
March 23, 2018
Join us Wednesday 
(last names A-M) 
and Thursday (last names N-Z) morning at 
7:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria 
here at Hart.  

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Today is the last day to register for the Late Night Leopard Campout.  I am overwhelmed with the turnout and can't wait to camp with our students and families!  The campout is officially four weeks from today!  You still have time to register through the online payment center or using the paper registration packet that went home in Thursday folders.  

We are excited to welcome our Hart dads to "Donuts with Dad" next Wednesday and Thursday morning.  On Wednesday morning at 7:30, we invite all students with last names beginning with A-M to join us in the cafeteria to enjoy donuts with their dad.  All other students will report to their classrooms and will enjoy a donut with their teacher.  We will do the same thing on Thursday morning for students with last names beginning with N-Z.  

Don't forget to vote today (and everyday until March 30) for Mrs. Goff.  She is still sitting in 6th place, but with your votes, I know we can get her in the top 5!

This week has been a great start to our 4th quarter.  Spring is here, there is so much amazing teaching and learning going on in classrooms, and there are so many fun events to look forward to over the next two months.  It is a great time to be a Hart Leopard!
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:05 PM - Dismissal
Email Communication:
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The 1st Annual Hart Camp Out is April 20th - April 21st, 2018.

The registration DEADLINE is TODAY!

Go to the district website, then to Campuses / Hart, Quick Links, On-line Payment Center, Elementary Schools / Hart to register now. 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!

* Camping out all night is not required. Feel free to register and join us for activities until lights out and come back for breakfast!

Friday, March 30th, is Good Friday. 
The school is CLOSED. Enjoy the weekend!
This is a registration opportunity for parents only (no children) in the office here at Hart, April 2nd - 6th, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration will be open to all children 5 or older on or before September 1, 2018. Packets can be picked up in the office or found at www.lovejoyisd.net . Please prepare packets ahead of time.  Children and parents will be invited back in May sometime to attend Sneak Peek, meet our principals, and learn more about Hart.  
New Library News!

2nd - 4th graders received a flyer in their Thursday folder for the last book club of the year.  If your child is interested in being a part of the once a week group during lunch, please fill out the bottom portion and have them return to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Fox next week.

Our library bathtub needs some updating! If you like to spray paint, sometime this spring, we would love for someone or a small group, to repaint this favorite reading spot!  Please email Suzanne Hart (suzanne_hart@lovejoyisd.net) if you would be willing to take this on.

Thank you to the many volunteers that spent hours setting up, decorating, working registers and breaking it all down on Friday before Spring Break! Because of all your hard work, and all our book fair purchases, we have another successful book fair on the books! This money all goes back into purchasing books for the library and makerspace items! Thank you Hart families! 

Please be aware that there are a few parking spots at Hart that are reserved for a specific purpose. We have one reserved for our Little Leopards group (in the South lot). We also have one spot reserved in the front of the school for our PTA volunteer of the month, and lastly one spot that is purchased in our Denim and Diamonds Auction every year. Please be courteous and avoid parking in a reserved spot unless it belongs to you this year. Thank you for helping us honor those special spots.
Message from the Nurse:

We are currently seeing mostly allergies and strep. 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.

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:

28       Donuts with Dad 7:30 a.m. 
29       Donuts with Dad 7:30 a.m. 
30       Good Friday Holiday - school is CLOSED

2            UIL Competition at Puster 
3            2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Children's Theater
3            PTA Board meeting at 9:30 and General meeting at 10:00, Family Science Night 6:30 p.m. 
4            Reading with the Fine Arts Leopards
6            UIL Competition at Puster
7            Denim and Diamonds 
10          STAAR Writing Test
13          Hart Beat at 8:15 a.m.
17          Kite Day at Hart 
18          Early Release at Noon 
19          Kinder Music Program 7:00 p.m. 
20          Kinder Field Trip to Arboretum
20-21     Hart Camp Out  
23 - 26   Grade level Spring Fling Events after school 3:00 - 4:00 
26           Progress Reports go home
Family Science Night: Fuel Up! Renewable Energies ~
Bring the family and have some science fun with the Perot Museum in the Hart Gym on April 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Please  click here if you're available to volunteer at one of the stations.

Recess at Hart ~
The Hart staff is asking for parent volunteers to PLAY! We need a few volunteers on Fridays for 30 minutes to help with the kiddos' recess. Please  click here for more information.

Calling all 4th grade parents ~
We need your help with lunch bunch for 30 minutes during your kids lunch time on Fridays. Please  click here for more information.
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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Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Denim and Diamonds - Lone Starry Night
Through your generosity and support, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools awarded grants totaling $451,100 to teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from Annual Appeal and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal this year is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event so all monies spent at the event go directly to fund classroom grants.
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host its 12th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year's theme is a Lone Starry Night. Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Chair, Carrie McClure and Co-Chair, Aimee Peay welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment and live auctions.
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle for three great prizes, which includes:

  • $2500 VISA gift card - donated by Owens Realtors
  • EZ Go Golf cart - Completely Remodeled and Refurbished Model 2014 TXT-PDS with 2014 upbody with flip seating, new batteries, tires and LED head/tail lights. New factory-painted, flame-red body. EC Custom Carts - value $5,000
  • Arcade Game Table - Designed like original arcade table from the 80s. Table can be customized, featuring officially licensed graphics of favorite College, Pro Team, etc. - value $4,400
Raffle Tickets
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.
Tickets for the Gala are currently on sale for $135 each. The ticket price will increase to $150 beginning Friday, March 9th. This year, we will seat guests at tables of 12. For additional information, visit FoundationForLovejoySchools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043  to purchase tickets to the gala. Ticket sales end on Friday, March 23rd.

Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sale
Don't miss the LHS and WSMS School Store Spring Sales. Save 50% on all in stock merchandise. Store hours are as follows:
LHS Store - Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
WSMS Store - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
New! LHS Softball Presents Future Leopard Night
The Lady Leopards Softball Team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, March 27th. The team will play Royse City 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.
New! BYOP® (Volleyball Spring Session)
Pre-Registration Ends March 30th
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 1 and Session 2.
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019 - Deadline is March 31st
The referral window for gifted and talented services opens February 1st for students in grades 1-12. The window will remain open through March 31, 2018.
Click here for the referral forms located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All referrals must be completed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A line is included to type the name of the individual referring the student (parent, teacher, other educator, or student).
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th and 28th.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032)
PTA Reflections

With 979 entries submitted in the PTA Reflections State Level Contest, the Lovejoy Council of PTAs is proud to announce ten Lovejoy students received awards with one student advancing to the National PTA. 

Congratulations to the following students:
Puster Elementary
Conor Vermie - Literature- Award of Merit
Riley McCarter - Photography- Award of Excellence
Hart Elementary
Mary Sheridan - Music- Award of Merit
Sloan Creek Intermediate School
Emersyn Runions - Photography- Award of Excellence
Jocelyn Kim - Visual Arts- Overall Award of Excellence
Gavin Lauter - Photography Special Artist- Award of Merit
Willow Springs Middle School
Arya Raju -Literature- Honorable Mention
Lovejoy High School
Jackie Carroll - Film- Award of Merit
Ryan Schlimme - Music- Award of Merit
Major Friesland - Photography- Honorable Mention
Jocelyn Kim , a 6th grade student from SCIS, won the Overall Award of Excellence for her entry in Visual Arts entitled Pathways. The Overall Award of Excellence was awarded to only 30 students in Texas with those students advancing to National PTA. Following is Jocelyn's statement:
"No matter who you are, or where you come from, or which path you choose to pursue, your goals are within reach, just persevere and believe."
Relay for Life: April 6

Relay for Life is an annual event which will be held at Willow Springs Middle School to raise awareness of cancer and to donate to cancer research. This year's initiative is to bring the Lovejoy community together as a whole to promote a sense of unity and caring. We hope you will save the date of April 6th and join us for Relay for Life.
Relay for Life Dinner
A dinner in honor of survivors, caregivers, and their families will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life event. If this applies to you or to someone you know, please RSVP to Katherine Guo .
Relay for Life Stories to Share
The high school Relay for Life committee is also organizing a tribute to those who have been affected by cancer. If you have a story to share, please contact Katherine Guo .
Relay for Life Gallery Wall Opportunity
To encourage participation of students at the elementary and intermediate school levels, the LHS Relay for Life organizers are hosting a coloring page activity. Students may click here to print the coloring page and decorate it as creatively as they can. They may then turn the page into the receptionist desk at their campus to receive a pencil, sticker or other prize.  The event organizers will use all coloring pages to create a gallery wall for the event, which will represent loving support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Willow Springs Middle School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to loved ones who lost their battles with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  
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.
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.

Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
Lovejoy ISD App
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