Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
May 11, 2018
We will be testing next Monday and Tuesday and will not be allowed to have visitors on those days. Thank you for your support. 
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

We have three weeks left and there is lots going on! I am highlighting items that impact all students and families.  Be sure to read grade level newsletters, the pink sheet, and the principal messages for information on all upcoming events, activities, and important dates.   

May 23 - Bump up Day
Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will experience time in the next grade level.

May 29 - Field Day (Schedule of events coming soon!)

May 31 - Final Hart Beat
Join us for a Special Hart Beat dedicated to our parents and volunteers!

June 1 - Last Day of School Schedule
8:15 Kinder Awards
8:45 First Awards
9:15 Second Awards
9:45 Third Awards
10:15 Fourth Awards
10:45 Class Parties
11:45 Fourth Grade Walk
12:00 Early Release

Order School Supplies For Next Year Securely Online
Starting NOW thru June 24th!
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
2. Enter the school ID, HAR290
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Please check out our lost and found while you are here for our upcoming events, or just stop in when it's convenient. 

All items left in lost and found are typically donated over the summer. 
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
3:05 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart

Just a friendly reminder to please look both ways and watch for parents and children walking through the parking lot during drop off in the morning. 

Also, the school opens at 7:30 a.m. There is no supervision for children dropped off before then. 
 
Parent Survey 

Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction.
We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning  questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy .

STAAR TESTING 
May 14 & 15

Unfortunately, we are not allowed any visitors in the building on STAAR Testing days. Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th, are testing days. 

Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Parents:

Electronic devices (including watches) aren't allowed in testing rooms on these day. Devices sent to school will have to be collected before testing begins. 

Thank you for your support!
Hart Students Passion Project
Two 4th graders are looking for ways to help our local dogs and cats. They came up with this idea for a toy and food drive.

Event: Dog/ Cat Food & Toy Drive benefiting Collin County Animal Shelter

Dates: May 18th-24th

Drop off: Library or Office 

Please consider donating to our drive. Thank you. 
Beach Bash for 4th grade is Friday, May 18th 4:00-6:00 at SLOAN CREEK. There will be no more ticket sales. We are excited to welcome students from Hart, Lovejoy and Puster. 

Parents need to check their students in at the front of the building at 4:00. Each student will receive a wristband at check-in and will confirm their plans for dismissal at that time. Students will not be allow to enter without their wristband. Pick up will begin at 6:00 on the NORTH SIDE of the building. 

Each student has the opportunity to sign up for Laser Tag. Sign up with your friends BEFORE Wednesday, May 16th. Thursday all remaining students will be assigned a group.  


We still need volunteers for the event. If you can help, please click here to sign up to help! We appreciate it!!
Looking to volunteer? The library can use the help!
We have over 15,000 books to inventory! We would love some help from anyone that has some extra time in the next few weeks - even if it is for 15 minutes! No need to sign up, just stop in to see Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Fox in the library for a super cool scanner - you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. We appreciate you!

* Reminder ~May 18th - Last Day to Return library and literacy library books
The BOGO Scholastic book fair is coming soon This is a great way to stock up on summer reads!

This is a BOOK ONLY fair. No extras or posters. 3 days only on Tues - Thurs, May 22nd - May 24th.

The fair will be open before school, lunch and recess times, and after school. There will be more information coming soon!



Parents and Incoming Kinders

Come meet with Lacey Moser while your child spends time with our  Kindergarten teachers. 

Please join us, Wednesday , May 24th from 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m . (This is NOT a come and go event!) We look forward to seeing you there!

Message from the Nurse:

We are currently seeing a very contagious stomach virus (some not having fever, seems to last about 12-24 hrs), strep throat and allergy symptoms. 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 recently but this virus is flu-like.

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:

May
11   1st Grade Mother's Day Tea 
14   STAAR Math 3rd and 4th
15   STAAR Reading 3rd and 4th
16   Retirement Party for Thresa Milligan and Teresa Moore 3:30 p.m.
18   4th Grade Spring Fling @ SCIS
22   Denim and Diamonds winners - Principal and Asst. Principal for 1/2 day
23   Bump Up Day 
24   Kindergarten Sneak Peek 1:15 p.m. new kinders only (no siblings please)
25   4th Grade trip to Austin
28   Memorial Day - No School
29   Field Day 
31   4th Grade Celebration
31   Hart Beat at 8:15 in the Gym 

June
1    End of the year parties and  Early Release at Noon

8:15     Kinder Awards
8:45 First Awards
9:15 Second Awards
9:45 Third Awards
10:15 Fourth Awards
10:45 Class Parties
11:45 Fourth Grade Walk
12:00 Early Release
4th Grade Parents ~
We need your help with the end of the year 4 th grade party. In order to make this event a success, we are asking for parent help with donations and volunteering of your time. 

Please click here to see the signup genius for all of the details on the 4 th grade party and celebration on May 31 st .  If you have any questions, please  to contact Jennifer Rowe @ j_rowe@verizon.net. 

Volunteers needed for lunch bunch and recess help ~
We are still needing help with lunch bunch and recess. It's a fun and easy way to help! Click here  to help!
Hart PTA Website 
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Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Denim and Diamonds 2019
 
Planning for Denim and Diamonds 2019, which will be Saturday, February 2nd at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, is now underway. The Foundation is gathering ideas and working on some new, fun and exciting things for next year's event.
 
The Foundation is requesting your input and help. If you are interested in learning more about the different areas in which you may serve or just want to provide feedback, this is an opportunity for you. Please join us for a lite lunch on May 10th at Rick's Chophouse in McKinney at 11:30 AM. This will be a great time to talk about Denim and Diamonds, answer questions, listen to ideas, and plan for next year.
 
Please RSVP to Kelli Litchenburg at alnkelli@yahoo.com if you will be attending.
Important News from Student Nutrition
Regarding Change in Student Meal Accounts

In an effort to help minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, beginning Monday, May 14
th, and for the remainder of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which result in the student incurring a negative meal account balance. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have a positive meal account balance. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please arrange to remit payment for any negative lunch accounts your child may have incurred.
 
All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form, located on the Student Nutrition website . For assistance, please contact us at 469-742-8041 .
 
The Department of Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.
 
Lovejoy High Summer Musical Theatre Camp

The Lovejoy High School Theatre Department will produce Disney's The Jungle Book - KIDS this summer.

Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Jungle Book- Kids. Students will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Anne Tracy, Puster Elementary Music Specialist, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience.
 
There are three camp opportunities available, which will run simultaneously:
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to perform on stage.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Technical Theatre Camp - for students completing 3rd grade through 6th grade who want to work behind the scenes.
 
● Lovejoy HS Summer Musical Theatre Intern Camp - for students completing 7th grade through 8th grade who want to work with the LHS Theatre staff to produce the show.
 
You may click here for additional information and for registration.
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.
Lovejoy Country Run
May 12th


Join us for the 12th Annual Running with the Leopards Country Run on Saturday, May 12th at Lovejoy High School. The 1k Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM and the 5k Run will begin at 8:00 AM at Leopard Stadium. The Country Run is coordinated by Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) and benefits the Lovejoy athletic booster clubs. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Country Run, please click here for the sponsorship form.
Advocacy 101
May 16th
    
NEW! Swim Camps
Metroplex Aquatics will host summer camps:
 
June 4th - June 22nd
June 25th - July 13th
July 16th - August 3rd
 
The camps are open to all levels of swimmers who are able to swim 1 length of the pool without stopping or holding on to the lane rope. For additional information, please click here .
FC Leopard Indoor Summer Soccer
 
Two Lovejoy parents, Abby Gray and Dan Murphy, are forming a Lovejoy 4th Grade girls indoor soccer team. The idea of the team is for girls with a similar interest in soccer to get to know each other and have fun. The goal is to have a team of girls from Lovejoy, Hart and Puster Elementary Schools. Basic information follows:
 
  • 1-2 practices at the beginning of the season to understand the rules and get to know other players
  • 8 total games, 45 minutes long, no playoffs, no trophies - just having some fun, getting some exercise, and getting to know other girls
  • It's indoor at PSA Murphy so it will always bright and air-conditioned. Games are from June 2nd through August 12th
  • Fast-paced, non-stop action. The clock never stops and the substitutions are real time
  • Since we will not be having practices, we are looking for girls who have played soccer within the last year
  • Both recreational and competitive players are welcome
 
For additional information, please contact Dan Murphy at murpdj72@gmail.com or Abby Gray at abbybauer@hotmail.com .
Kids 1st Summer Camp

Kids 1st is now accepting registrations for summer camp. 

Click here for additional information.

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.

Best of luck 3rd  
and 4th Grade on the 
STAAR test! 

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