Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 20, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Ice Cream Social tonight from 6:00-7:00 as we kick off our Book Fair!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we welcome our Grandparents to join students for lunch and to visit the book fair.  The safety and security of the students and our building continue to be a priority.  We love events that bring in our families, but we also know it's important to ensure we know who is in the building for the safety of all students and staff.  Please help me in communicating to any family members who will be visiting throughout the next week for the bookfair and/or Grandparents Day to come early, bring their government issued ID, and check in with the front office.  

One way to check in a little faster is to RSVP ahead of time to Heather Bouska at heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net.  If you have come through the office this year, you only need to send your name.  If you have not had an opportunity to check in through the office this year, you can send a picture of your ID for manual entry.  Mrs. Bouska will then print out your sticker badge the morning you plan to attend and you will pick it up when you arrive.  This should help speed up the process.  

We appreciate your patience as we continue to ensure Hart is safe and secure for all students.  

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
970-309-1581
A special thanks to Brian Rohr, parent at Hart Elementary, for being our fearless pilot and making this experience amazing!

Thank you Marc Sherrin for creating this video and capturing all the fun!
2018 Hot Air Balloon Launch
2018 Hot Air Balloon Launch
Grandparents Day

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25 (last name A-M) or Wednesday, September 26 (last name N-Z) for lunch in the Hart Cafeteria. 

Lunch Times 
Kindergarten 10:55 AM-11:25 AM
First Grade 11:20 AM-11:50 AM
Second Grade 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
Third Grade 12:30 PM-1:00 PM
Fourth Grade 12:15 PM- 12:45 PM

All visitors, including Grandparents,  will need to have their government issued identification. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for check in at the office.  
A message from Mrs. Scoville, Hart Elementary Counselor...
We live in such a digital and technological world that simple manners have taken a back seat. Saying "Good Morning" or sharing a smile can change the entire course of a persons day. We encourage you to review and practice these simple manners. 



CURRENT ILLNESS
We are currently seeing a lot of allergy related illnesses, some strep, and another virus that seems to be causing predominately stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.
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.

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!
Library and
Maker Space News


The "Monster of a Book Fair
" will open starting on Thursday at 6pm to kick off our ice cream social! Check out the flyer for some of the books that will be at the Book Fair! Book Fair Dates: Opens Thursday @ 6pm 9/20 - 9/28 - Closes after Hart Beat. Special Days include Grandparents Lunch times. If you are interested in
volunteering go
to sign up.

LUNCH BUNCH BOOK CLUBS start the first week in October -
Going paperless! Sign up here with the Google form

2nd, 3rd and 4th grade will be reading the first book, Rise of the Balloon Goons, by Troy Cummings. Go here to learn more about the book.

2nd grade will meet on Tuesdays beginning October 2, 2018, 3rd grade will meet on Wednesdays beginning October 3, 2018 and 4th grade will meet on Thursdays, beginning October 4, 2018. All meetings will be during lunch. You will need to purchase a book prior to the meeting. You book copy can be signed by the author during his visit in October 24!!!

Additional 3rd grade Lunch Bunch Book Club opportunity
Ms. Benno, our Digital Learning Coach, is hosting a special book club on Tuesdays during lunch. We will be reading the book, A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. Go here to learn more about this book that is featured as a 2018 Global Read Aloud selection. This book club will use online resources, blogging and Google Hangouts to connect with students across the United States.  You can participate in both book clubs if you wish! (See above link to library webpage to sign up.)First meeting is on Tuesday October 2nd.
BALLOON LAUNCH CELEBRATING READING
Thank you to all of you who were TOP 10 readers that were able to make it out early for the balloon launch! A special thanks to Michelle Wilde for photography and Marc Sherrin for drone footage. We appreciate all the support from students, parents and staff! It was a great way to celebrate goal setting and reading.


Upcoming Author Visit October 24, 2018
Troy Cummings has written and /or illustrated more than 30 children's books. Titles include THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM series, CAN I BE YOUR DOG?, CARING FOR YOUR LION, LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD, and MIGHTY TRUCK. We are busy preparing for his visit and will start reading some of his books in the library!
Thank you PTA for sponsoring this event!

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

September

20-28 Fall Book Fair
20 6:00 pm Ice Cream Social
25 5:00 PM-7:00 PM 1st Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
25 11:00 am Grandparents Day (Last name A-M)
26 11:00 am Grandparents Day ( Last name N-Z)
26 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Kindergarten Family Night at Wild Salsa
28 8:15 AM Hart Beat
28 12:00 pm Early Release

October

2    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 2nd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
3    5:00 PM-7:00 PM 3rd Grade Family Night at Wild Salsa
5-8 Fall Break-No School 
10  5:00 PM Family Fun Night
18  Report Cards Go Home
24  Troy Cummings, Author visit
26  No School
31  Halloween 
31  Dennis Lee

November

2    Picture Retakes
11  Veterans Day
15  Progress Reports go home
19-23 Thanksgiving Break No School
22  Thanksgiving Day
30 Fine Arts Festival






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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Spots are still available!!!
 Book Fair Help
           Calling all volunteers who LOVE the bookfair! Please click here for more information! 




Reflections Contest
Heroes Around Me 

Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Express your artistic talent with this year's theme "Heroes Around Me"! Entries are due by November 2, 2018. Please look for entry forms in Thursday folders. You will also be able to access entry forms and guidelines on the Hart PTA website. Please click here. Extra entry forms will be in the Reflections Entry Box located in the library! If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Butler:  RachelC.Butler@hotmail.com .





Wild Salsa

We hope to see our Kindergarten and 1st grade families at Wild Salsa next week from 5pm-7pm
Tuesday, 9/25 1st grade families
Wednesday, 9/26 Kindergarten families

Mark your calendars for our grade level Family Spirit Nights at Wild Salsa!

T he Hart PTA and Wild Salsa have come together to offer a wonderful opportunity for our families. Each grade level will have their own Spirit Night at Wild Salsa. They are reserving a space from 5-7pm in the restaurant on those special days and will donate 20% of the proceeds back to the Hart PTA! This is a perfect opportunity to meet new families, connect with some Hart staff and teachers and catch up with your friends.  You will need to present the flyer at the restaurant. Flyers will be coming on in Thursday folders.

Wild Salsa Family Spirit Night Dates:
1 st  Grade - September 25 th
Kindergarten - September 26 th
2 nd  Grade - October 2 nd
3 rd  Grade - October 3 rd

October Lunch Bunch Dates

We've added a few more  lunch bunch dates during the week of parent-teacher conferences in October. This is such a great opportunity to help our teachers!

Lunch Bunch
 
We need volunteers on Fridays to cover teacher duty during lunch.                              
The best 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

PTA Membership & Leopard Drive {All dollars stay at Hart}  

Thank you to all the families that have already signed up for PTA. All grades reached their goal and every child received a popsicle last Friday during recess!! 

Thank you Liz Goertz for passing them out!

If you would still like to register for the PTA or donate to the Leopard Drive, please click here.




Lovejoy ISD District News 

 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 

North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to raise $200,000 with remarkable community support and 100% Lovejoy family participation. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.
 

Schedule Your Pledge to Give!
If you are unable to give on September 20th, you may schedule your gift during this year's 10 Days of Giving, from September 10th - 19th. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information regarding scheduling your gift, and donate. Every gift, big or small, is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. Let's keep those campus thermometers rising!
 
 
Leopard Friday
Friday, September 28th

The Lovejoy Independent School District will host a free community event on Friday, September 28th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Leopard Friday.
 
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone, regardless of age. Join us for choir karaoke, the rubber duck game, baked goods, the opportunity to try multiple sports, and much more.
 
A community pep rally will be held at 6:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Courtyard. All Leopard fans are invited to form a spirit line on the field prior to kick off.
 
Sonny Bryan's will cater a BBQ dinner. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center, or at the Lovejoy High School store. The ticket order deadline is September 26th. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

 
Lovejoy Youth Wrestling Club
Tuesday, September 25th

Lovejoy Wrestling is excited to announce the first ever Youth competitive team. The Lovejoy youth wrestling team is open to all boys and girls, grades K-6. A registration/information meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM in the Sloan Creek Intermediate School Wrestling Gymnasium. Please click here for additional information. If you would like to be added to the Lovejoy Youth Wrestling, email list, please click here .

 
Save the Date!
Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, October 24th
The Foundation's annual Men's Tailgate Tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 24th. Save the date and join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. This is always an enjoyable evening. Registration and additional information will be provided soon. Please contact Laura Berend, Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.



 
Willow Springs Middle School Theatre
 
Save the Date! Saturday, October 20th for theSebastian and Friends Sing-A-Long. Join Sebastian and his "Under the Sea" friends for a morning of singing your favorite Disney's The Little Mermaid tunes. Meet the characters and enjoy fun activities with the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. Click here for more information.
   
 
Save the Date! November 1st, 2nd, 3rd for theWillow Springs Middle School Theatre and Choir departments presentation of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Look for additional information in upcoming communications.
 

 

New! Senior Class Council
Collecting for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

The Senior Class Council is accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Collection boxes will be located in each school from September 19th - September 28th. Requested items include:
 
Deodorant
Diapers
Baby Wipes
Travel Size Shampoos/Conditioners
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Soap
Other Hygienic Items
 
The Senior Class Council thanks you for your support and for your assistance in helping those in serious need.



 


 
 Senior Project
To Raise Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with his senior project:
 
"Hi!  My name is Zachary Taylor and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School.  My senior project is on the topic of Autism.  There are 2 events I would like to bring to your attention.
 
The first event is Leopard Friday on September 28th.  I will have a table in the Lovejoy High School courtyard with information on Autism as well as selling the Autism Awareness ribbon for $1 each.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Their mission: "Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."  More information can be found on their website.
 
The second event is the Autism Walk I will be participating in on Saturday, September 29th in Richardson.  My goal is to raise $500 for the walk.  Please consider donating to this great cause by clicking here. Please search for my name under the "Search for a participant" tab to ensure your donation is counted toward my goal of $500. If you would like to participate in this walk, you are welcome to join my team (Team Draeven) or create your own team.
  
Autism is on the rise. Together we can help work toward a great cause. Thank you for your time and donations."

 
BYOP® Volleyball Fall Session
Pre-registration ends October 8

BYOP® Program Overview : These training programs are designed for any volleyball player ages 10 and under, 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.
 
Join us for an introduction to BYOP® 101 on October 1st at Willow Springs Middle School. We will meet in the library from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
 

  
 
3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard S
tadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com.
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Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House
Sunday, September 30th

The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.

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Fine Arts News          
 
 
 
Evening with the Majestics
October 12th
The LHS Majestics will host an Evening with the Majestics on Friday, October 12th at the Pink Out football game for Lovejoy ISD students in grades K - 6. 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.
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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