Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
August 23, 2018
    
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

What an amazing first week! Teachers spent the first week building relationships with students, creating a learning community, teaching new routines and expectations, and practicing school procedures.  I so enjoyed visiting classrooms and seeing it all in action.  

After watching my own child crash last night, I said to my husband, "there is no tired, like first week tired." I hope you take the weekend to rest up and rejuvenate for the 2nd week of school. 

As always, please feel free to contact me or call me with any questions or concerns. My cell number is 970-309-1581 and please feel free to use it at anytime. 

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR POWERSCHOOL!!!!

The PowerSchool Portal is open for you to complete the online enrollment student forms. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information, emergency contacts, authorized pick, FERPA, SCOC, Student Handbook, etc.  

PLEASE NOTE: Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use: In order for your child's picture to appear in the yearbook, you should answer "Yes". 


Message from the Nurse
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.
HEAD LICE
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences 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 any 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. However, if there has been a child in your child's classroom with a head lice diagnosis, you will receive a packet stating there has been a diagnosis in the class with more detailed info and education attached. 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.

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!


Counselor's Corner
I am so excited to be part of the Hart Elementary Team! As your School Counselor, I am here to help ALL students be successful socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally. .
Here's what I do at our school:
▪ Classroom Lessons - I visit all grade levels to teach social-emotional skills such as feelings, communication, problem- solving, diversity, respect, mindfulness, etc.
▪ Small Group Counseling - I facilitate small groups for students who need a little extra support.
▪ Individual Counseling - I meet with students short-term to help them work through problems that may be affecting them at school.
▪ Staff and Parent/Guardian Consultations - I am available to meet with teachers and parents/guardians to help support students. I am also able to provide resources and education about issues affecting children.
Here's what you should know about me:
▪ I like to get to know ALL students so they feel connected and safe while they're with us.
▪ I respect your right and your child's right to privacy. Confidentiality is a big part of my job.
▪ I love it when parents reach out to me with questions, concerns, or to share positive things about your child.
▪ I love the work that I do! I feel very passionate about helping children in every way possible!
My number is 469-742-8155                     Chelsea_Scoville@lovejoyisd.net

Lunchroom Visitors
No Lunch Visitors During the first 2 weeks of school
As in years past, I am asking that we not have any visitors in the lunchroom for the first week of school. The students will be learning new lunch room routines and procedures. Beginning Sept. 4,
 please join us any day for lunch.
 
Lunchroom Visitors 
You are welcome to have lunch with your child throughout the year. Please keep in mind that you may only bring food for your child to eat. We have many students on campus with food allergies and this will ensure that students are not put at risk. 

Hart Announcements

Please note our new dismissal time. Our day is now extended by 5 minutes!

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

3  Labor Day-No School
11  Fall Picture Day
20-28 Fall Book Fair
20 6:00 pm Ice Cream Social
25 11:00 am Grandparents Day (Last name A-M)
26 11:00 am Grandparents Day ( Last name N-Z)
28 12:00 pm Early Release

October

10  5:00 pm Family Fun Night
18  Report Cards Go Home
26  No School
Dallas Metro-Engineering For Kids

Dear Parents, 

Engineering for Kids is proud to have been given the opportunity to offer our program again this school year at Hart Elementary. Based on feedback from you we have decided to separate the classes according to grade level. Grades 2-4 will have class on Monday and Grades K-1 will have class on Friday. This will allow us to provide an age specific program for the students. Information regarding Dallas Metro Engineering For Kids is enclosed in the Back to School paper packet. Please look for the double sided cream colored flyer. Information is available online here for grades K-1 and here for grades 2-4. Sibling discounts are also available. Please contact Anij, 214-620-4640 for more details.  We look forward to an amazing semester with the young engineers!

Thank you, 
Anuj, 214-620-4640
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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Membership Drive Ends Next Week!!!
Please join the Hart PTA

Each member helps enrich our students! =
**Every grade level that has 90% PTA membership participation by August 31st will earn a popsicle party at recess.**
Click here to join online or download our Membership form and return it in your child's backpack.





Leopard Drive

No selling of wrapping paper or cookie dough! We try to keep it simple with a donation drive for our PTA. All dollars stay at Hart and fund student activities and much more. Every single donation is greatly appreciated!! Click here to donate online or download our leopard drive form and return it in your child's backpack.


https://thehartpta.wixsite.com/hartpta/support-the-pta    
Dad's @ Hart

Our Dad's at Hart program is filling up quickly! There are only 2 dates left in the fall! Spring dates are filling up fast as well.

Please clicke here for more information and the link to the online registration.



Lovejoy ISD District News 


Tom Landry Classic
Saturday, September 1st


 
 
The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1st at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends.
 
Click here for details.




New! Back to School: Important Transportation News

The Transportation Department is looking forward to welcoming your students to the 2018-2019 school year. Important news regarding requesting bus service, bus routes, stop locations, time, and the SafeStop School Bus Tracking App is now available. Click here for this important news.



New! Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project


A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:
 
"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet.
 
The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey.
 
I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions.  Thank you for your generosity."



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


Kids 1st Registration
Now Open



 

New! Chess Club for Elementary and Intermediate Students

Chess Club Enthusiasts : Lovejoy Chess Club registration is now open. The first session will be held the week of September 10th. You may click here for additional information and to register. If you have any questions, please email Miles Knight.


 

New! Girls and Boys Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics

New! Girls and Boys Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' and boys' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' and boys' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.
 
Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls and boys are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. There will be lacrosse equipment available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information click here. For questions, click here.





 
Lovejoy Preschool PTA

Calling all parents of preschoolers - You are invited to join the Lovejoy Preschool PTA for their new member coffee to learn more about their organization.



 
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019

The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469-742-8015) or Brie Smith (469-742-8032). 


  


New! Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com


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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