Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 30, 2020

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

On February 4, we will be hosting a "Student Support" coffee from 7:30-8:00 a.m. in the Leopard's Lair. Please join us if you would like to learn more about our systems for supporting students including PST (Problem Solving Team), 504, Special Education, and GT.

We were recently informed that two Hart students will have their PTA Reflection entries moving on to the State level competition. For perspective, there were around 60,000 entries and only around 3% are chosen to advance. This year, the theme was "Look Within." Congratulations to:

Literature
-Intermediate (3-5) - Camryn G.

 Photography
-Primary (K-2) - Brock F. 

We are so proud of you!


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





NEW!!! Queen/ King of Hart 


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. This effort falls directly under the Lovejoy ISD Graduate Profile of Works for Justice in the Community.  The Lovejoy graduate has experienced the satisfaction of giving and service. She/He has learned through service projects to comprehend the abstract ideas of justice and community. The student has begun to appreciate the need to couple ethical thinking with ethical action. Ultimately, the Lovejoy graduate has learned to respond in love and service to those in need and now strives to move beyond self-interest in relationships with others.

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

Please help support a great cause and crown your teacher King or Queen of Hart!!! 










 4th Grade Bump Up Day to SCIS
We are so excited about our upcoming Bump Up Day at Sloan Creek on Friday, January 31st.  Students from all three elementary schools will join together and travel in groups with students from each school. They will visit classrooms, ask questions, learn about the ins and outs of 5th grade, and once they have done that, will eat lunch at Sloan Creek.  Please make sure your child wears a Lovejoy Spirit Shirt if they have one. If your child would like to purchase lunch, please make sure they have enough money in their account or send money with them. They are also welcome to bring a sack lunch. Your child should return to campus before 1:00 pm. 

Bump Up Day Lunch Menu 
Home Line 
Crispy Chicken Sandwich 
Shrimp Poppers
Chef Salad
Tater Tots
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Shelled Edamame
Apple Slices
 
Italian Build Your Own Line 
Build Your Own Italian Pasta Bowl 
Solo Pizza
Shelled Edamame
Apple Slices
 
Burrito/Nacho Build Your Own Line 









NEW!!!!  Positive Proof

Positive Proof, our child identification program, is coming to Hart Elementary on Wednesday, February 5. Positive Proof will provide high quality identification cards that contain essential information and digital fingerprints. This type of information will aid authorities in emergency situations. Please see the information sent home or click here to visit the website. All forms will need to be turned in to the office. 






NEW!!! !  Spring School Picture Day

Spring picture day is Tuesday, February 11. Order forms are going home next Thursday. 



New!!!! 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 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!!!! 









Hart Harmony Choir 

Hart Harmony Choir has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the Allen Americans hockey game on Saturday, February 1. Allen Americans have names this night " Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Night".

Saturday, February 1
5:15 ALL singers will meet at the south side of the arena entrance (outside community rink)
5:30 - Soundcheck for the Star-Spangled Banner / 7:00(ish) performance
7:00 Students sing National Anthem on ice! Following their performance, we will meet at the location where you dropped off your child. I will not release students to "go find you." Please come pick them up from me at the south side entrance where you dropped them off immediately after the Star-Spangled Banner.


  Please note:  Parents will not be able to enter until 6:05pm when the doors open. Student singer tickets are $10 and they will need a ticket in order to sing on the ice. Parent tickets are $26, this includes the donation that goes back to the foundation. This link will help you to learn more  https://allenamericans.com/lisd/

Tuesday, February 4
National Anthem performance at Lovejoy High School basketball game. Please arrive LHS gym by 7:15. We sing at 7:30. Singers do not need to pay to sing, but if you wish to stay for the game, you will need to purchase a ticket for yourself!


Other information: 
  • Be sure your student wears their Hart Harmony Choir Shirt with jeans or nice pants for these performances! Hair should look neat and be out of face.
  • Students will rehearse one time next week during their specials as a choir. (we will not meet after school)
Thank you for participating and please let me know if you have any questions, brooke_grall@lovejoyisd.net. 

Thank you! 




NEW!!! Notes from Nurse Alli

 We have had several confirmed cases of Flu B, Flu A and strep throat. In addition to flu and strep we have had several students out with a stomach bug. It appears that the predominate symptoms of the cases we have seen are stomach ache,vomiting, sore throat, headache, and fatigue followed by cough, fever, and dizziness. 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!



 
 Student Nutrition: January Newsletter 

Click here  for our January Nutrition Newsletter. Our topic this month is Eat Light at Night.




January
 
31  Bump Up Day-4th Grade to SCIS 

February

1  Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Allen Americans game-7:05 p.m.
4  100th Day of School
4  Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Lovejoy High School basketball game 7:15 p.m.
6  Positive Proof 9:00 a.m.
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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NEW!!! 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 3
STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline
Calling all students! We need your creative designs for the STEM Festival 2020 T-Shirts! Entries are due on February 3. Additional information may be found here














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 29
STEM Festival


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



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.
 
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.


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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