Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
February 6, 2020

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

Beginning Thursday, February 6, Hart Helpers will be selling paper hearts in the Hart cafeteria before school and during lunch. Heart sales will conclude on Thursday, February 13 after Hart Beat. 

Students can purchase hearts for the teacher and/or staff member they would like to see crowned as King or Queen of Hart! Small hearts are sold for $1.00 each, medium hearts are sold for $5.00 each, and large hearts are sold for $10.00 each. Votes will correlate with the dollar amount of the heart purchased. $1.00 heart equals 1 vote, $5.00 heart equals 5 votes, and $10.00 heart equals 10 votes. The King or Queen of Hart will be announced prior to dismissal on Thursday, February 13. 

Working with Living Water International the funds raised will be used to build our 8th well. The well will be dug in a community in Central America, India or Africa and will provide the citizens with clean water. 

I am so proud of our students and community as this project falls directly under the Lovejoy ISD Graduate Profile of Works for Justice in the Community. Our students are learning to respond in love and service to those in need and strive to move beyond their own self-interests through their relationships with others and community service.

Our goal last year was to raise $1000.00. We were struck by the overwhelming generosity of our Hart students and families, we raised $ 3677.68!!!! 

Please help support a great cause and crown your teacher King or Queen of Hart, then join us for a special presentation to the Living Water International during Hart Beat on Thursday!!


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




Valentine Sweets and Campout Fundraiser

Oven Love Bake Shop has partnered with Late Night Leopards to offer a sweet deal! You can order a sweet surprise to be delivered to you child, teacher, staff member or friend on Thursday, February 13. Order may also be picked up in the Hart Cafeteria. Please order by February 10 to ensure delivery on February 13. Be sure to use promo code HEScampout to receive $5.00 off a $25.00 purchase. Oven Love Bake Shop will be donating 15% of sales to the Hart Late Night Leopards Campout. 
Valentines Day made easy!!!! 


Click here t o place your order or visit  ovenlovebakeshop.com/pages/campus-campout-fundraiser

 










 








NO SPANISH CLASS NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, February 11 or THURSDAY, February 13. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20. Thank you! 









NEW!!! EARLY RELEASE AND NO SCHOOL!!!! 

School will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Thursday, February 13. No school on Friday, February 14 and Monday, February 17. 










Spring School Picture Day

Spring picture day is Tuesday, February 11. Order forms went home today! 



Hart Beat 

We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 13 for several exciting campus events.  Hart Beat will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the gym. Following Hart Beat, we invite you to travel to the 3rd Grade hallway and visit the Biography Living Museum. Class parties will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the classroom. In addition, Thursday, February 13 is an early dismissal day. School will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. It is sure to be a fun filled day! 

Please RSVP to Heather, heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net, if you plan to attend any of the events. 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. This should help speed up the process.  






 
NEW!!!!! Art Supply Request

Ms. Courtenay is in need of wire hangers. Hangers may be dropped of in the front office. Thank you!!! 


 Art to Remember 

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 21) you will receive a personalized order form.






 Makerspace is in need of fabric scraps. Please send fabric to Mrs. Hart. 
Thank you!!!! 



NEW!!! Notes from Nurse Alli

 
Just a gentle reminder that strep/flu/cold season is upon us. We have had several confirmed cases of Flu B, Flu A and strep throat. The main symptoms of the cases we have seen are stomach ache, headache, vomiting, sore throat, cough, fever, and dizziness. It seems that many children are complaining of headache and/or stomach ache at the very beginning then the fever seems to come with slower progression than typical flu symptoms. If I send your child home with a fever (or vomiting) or if your child is running fever at home, they MAY NOT return to school until they have been fever and vomiting free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Advil, Tylenol or Multi-symptom cold relief medication. This is not only to protect all of their classmates, but also to protect your child whose immune system is already working hard.

Please click here or refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart) for more helpful Flu information:

 
It is a good time to review proper handwashing practices with young children. Using soap and rubbing vigorously under running water for about 30 seconds to one minute is important to get rid of the germs that cause the flu. Asking young children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help them reach the 30 second mark .

HEAD LICE
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidents 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 and 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.  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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 469-742-8156 or email me at allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net .
Thank you so much for helping to keep everyone healthy this season!






 

February

6  3rd Grade music program 6:30 p.m.
6-13  Hart Helper Heart Sales
11  Spring picture day/class pictures
13  Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
13  3rd Grade Biography Living Museum 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
13  Class Parties-10:45 a.m. 
13  Early Release-12:00 p.m. 
14  No School
17  No School 
21  1st Grade Market Day
21  Father/Daughter Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
22  Denim and Diamonds
27-March 6 Spring Book Fair
29  Stem Festival




March

February 27-March 6- Spring Book Fair
2- 31  Spirit Stick Sales
2  Read Across America
3  Max's with Mom-(Last name ending A-L) 7:30 a.m.
3  Max's with Mom- (last name ending M-Z) 7:30 a.m.
5  Open House 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. 
9-13  Spring Break-No School
20 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
23-27 Kindergarten Round Up
26  2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater





April 

3   1st Grade Field Trip to The Dallas Zoo
7    STAAR Testing
10  No School
12  Easter Sunday
13  No School 
15  Tax Day 
23  Kindergarten Music Performance 6:30 p.m.
24  Hart Beat 8:15 a.m. 
24  Kindergarten Sneak Peek 1:15 p.m.
25  Hart Late Night Leopards Campout


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:
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Hart PTA Website 

Check out our new Hart PTA website to stay up to date with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, forms and much more.




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PTA Hospitality is treating our Sweet Hart Team to a taco salad lunch on Wednesday, February 12. If you are able to help donate needed food items, please sign-up by clicking here. Thank you so much for your help! 


 
 





Hart PTA Father-Daughter Dance








Late Night Leopards Campout
3rd Annual Hart Elementary Campout-Saturday, April 25

Mark your calendars now! Registration will be open soon! 

Please click here to learn more about this much anticipated event.





Lovejoy ISD District News 

Upcoming Events

February 7th - March 16th
Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window



February 11th
Stress Management: Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World

Stress Management: Coping with Anxiety in a Stressful World 
Collin County Substance Abuse Program is presenting this program for parents on February 11th at 9:30 am in the Lovejoy Admin Building (Leopard Spot).  
 
Studies show that students are experiencing higher levels of stress. Are you wondering how you can support your child with stress and anxiety? Please join us to learn about the types of stress, causes of stress, and methods for coping with stress. There will be a Q & A portion at the end of the presentation.  
 
John-Mark Meulman completed his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2013. John-Mark holds licenses in the state of Texas as an LPC and LCDC. As program administrator for Collin County Substance Abuse, he performs hundreds of substance abuse evaluations per year, educates adults and adolescents about substance abuse and supports drug and veterans' courts. 
 
Misty Harris is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional and National Addiction Counselor. In her current role she educates the community on substance abuse prevention and early intervention, educates teens and their family on substance abuse counseling.


February 14
Deadline to File for May 2, 2020 School Board Election
The Lovejoy Independent School District Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees, serving terms of three years, with elections held annually. The terms of one-third of the Trustees, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year. The following positions will expire on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on which day a Trustee Election will be held:
 
Position 4, held by Anne Smith
Position 5, held by Matt Gournay
Position 7, held by Barrett Owens
 
The first date to file for a Position on the May 2, 2020 ballot is on January 15, 2020 and the last day to file is February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The administration building office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

February 26th and 27th
Community Safety Training Events



February 28
Java and Jazz
Mark your calendars for the annual Java and Jazz concert on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM. This is a great event you don't want to miss!



February 29
CANgineering at the STEM Festival-Sign up today! 

Can you design engineer, and create? Then you can CANgineer. All cans used during creation will be donated to ACO. To learn more, visit - https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/STEMFest 

STEM CANgineering
STEM CANgineering


February 29
STEM Festival

Mark your calendars for the annual STEM Festival from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. You do not want to miss this fantastic event!

STEM Festival 2020
STEM Festival 2020


March 4
SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found here















March 5th
Percussion Concert



Community News

The  Lovejoy ISD Community News Page  includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.



 
This Week's News
 
New  - Make-A-Wish Foundation
 
   Senior Project  - One Glove at A Time
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse
 
Allen Spring Sports Leagues
 
Sale at Lovejoy High School Store
 
New  - Gifted and Talented Spring Referral Window
 
Allen Americans Hockey Game
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
  
STEM Festival T-Shirt Contest -  Deadline February 3rd**
 
Young Men's Service League
  
New  - Lovejoy High School Soccer Spirit Night -  February 6th
 
Meet the Leopards Night with Lovejoy Softball
 
NEW- Stress Management: Coping with Anxiety -  February 11th
 
New  - Community Safety and Training Events -  Feb. 26th & 27th
  
Give Sight Globally
 
National League Junior Cotillions
 
Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program
Lovejoy ISD is excited to announce the Gold Card program to honor and thank the senior citizens and retirees of Lovejoy ISD for being dedicated supporters of the district.
The Lovejoy ISD Gold Card offers the following benefits (one pass per cardholder):
 
Access and general admission seating to all regular season at home athletic events
Free admission to Fine Arts events
Free admission and VIP seating for select high school theater performances with reservation

International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive
 
Inclement Weather
 
School Board Election
Filing Deadline - February 14
 
Toy Drive to Benefit the Children
Of Little Lovejoy Scholars - Hart
 
Java and Jazz 
 
STEM Festival
 
 Senior Project Judges Needed
 
New - Percussion Concert - 
March 5th
 
 Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
  
News from Collin College
 
Turn Lucas Green
 
 

For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.
 
For the latest Fine Arts News, follow  @LovejoyArts
 on Twitter, or like them on Facebook at Lovejoy Arts.


Lovejoy High School's annual philanthropic event is coming up this semester on May 8th!
LHS' National Honor Society has chosen to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses. Last year, Lovejoy students raised $16,000 for their cause. This year's goal is $20,000, or two wishes granted. 
Want to support Lovejoy Wish? 
Purchase a Wish Week shirt here:  https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/high-school/make-a-wish-t-shirt-28/
Profits from the shirts will support Make-A-Wish.
Interested in sponsoring our Wish Night reveal? contact  porsch_olivia@lovejoyisd.com


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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