Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
January 12, 2018
Bring on the New Year!
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a great week back.  The weather sure made it interesting.

If you haven't had a chance to sign up for your first day to be a Dad@Heart, this is your last chance for special treatment. :) Register today at: https://goo.gl/forms/jnJsv431vw9gzzkt2.

If you have already registered to be a dad@hart and completed your background check, please email Marc@steadfastfunding.com directly to reserve another day. The spring is filling up, and we only have 40 open spots for the rest of the year.  

Enjoy your three day weekend and stay warm!
   
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
 
Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here .  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  
 
Twitter and Facebook
Are  you following the district on  Twitter ?  Have you liked us on  Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.
Monday is a school holiday. 
We are celebrating 
Martin Luther King Jr.
Have a safe and happy day!
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
A note about attendance -  We are required by the State of Texas to report absences. If your child is going to miss school, please email a lis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net  with the reason for your absence. Otherwise, Alis is required to follow up with you. We respectfully ask that you please provide doctor and dentists notes when your student returns. We appreciate your support. Attendance is taken in the morning. Students are considered absent (without a doctors note) not tardy after 10:00 a.m.
UIL Elementary Competition 

 

UIL sign up forms are coming home today in Thursday folders. UIL is an academic competition that involves different types of events. If your child is interested in trying out for one or more UIL events, please fill the form out and have your child return it to either their teacher or the front office by January 22. 

 

In Lovejoy, students from the three elementary schools compete against each other the first week of April. There will be a description of each event on the form your child brings home.  

Student Birthdays and Class Treats

Please contact your student's teacher to make arrangements for date/time to bring birthday treats for your student. Each individual teacher will have knowledge as to a non-instructional time that is best suited to celebrate. 

Please bring/send individual type treats (donuts, cupcakes, cookies) as opposed to goodies that have to be sliced and served. 

Prior to choosing treats, please ask the teacher if there are any allergies to be aware of.

Additionally, please do not bring treats and/or lunches to share during lunch as feelings can be hurt when students are inadvertently left out due to seating or food allergies.
Transportation News (Please Read)

Please make all dismissal changes in writing before 2:00 p.m. by emailing Heather_Bouska@lovejoyisd.net. and copy alis_brantl@lovejoyisd.net (in case Heather is out). Please do not send changes directly or verbally to teachers. Heather will communicate with the teachers once she has heard from you. 
Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe. 

Questions or concerns?
 
David Dillon (Senior Director of Operations)
469-742-8028 or david_dillon@lovejoyisd.net
 
Donna Holden (Administrative Assistant)
469-742-8009 or donna_holden@lovejoyisd.net
 
You may view the LISD Transportation Policies and Procedures by going to  www.lovejoyisd.net  then to Departments then to Transportation.

Does your child have an inner artist in them? Watch Me Sculpt is back at Hart after school. Please see the flyer in today's folder. This session begins on January 24th.
New Coding Classes- The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering after school coding classes. Please see the flyer(s)  in today's folder. Sessions begin the week of January 22nd.
Registration for Monday Engineering Class- now open

You can now sign up for Engineering on Mondays at 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Lair (16 classes for $298) at Hart. This session will begin on Monday, January 22nd. Flyers can be picked up in the office. 

You can also enroll and pay on line at: 
www.engineeringforkids.com/dallasmetro.
#CharacterCountsatHart 

CARING 
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to feel interest or concern

Nutrition News:
Be sure to check out the information and answers to frequently asked questions. 

-Click on Parents
-Click on Student Nutrition

Get menus, free & reduced applications or prepay your student's account
FLU SEASON REMINDERS:

We are now having students with confirmed cases of Flu (mostly Flu type A). The most common symptoms are stomach ache, fever, headache, and tiredness. If you take your child into the doctor for flu-like symptoms, 
please tell the physician that Flu cases are on the rise at school and they may want to Flu swab your child for appropriate diagnosis.
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping this illness at bay. Now 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.
                                                                   
As always please keep children at home if they have flu-like symptoms  or are running a fever. We ask that children be free from fever for 24  hours before returning to school to prevent illnesses from spreading. 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 link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart) for more helpful Flu information:
 

Thank you for your cooperation!

Nurse Alli 
Upcoming Dates:
January
8 -    Return to School  
11-   Report Cards go home
12-   Spelling Bee
15-   No School 
26-   4th Grade Walks the Creek 

February
2- Hart Beat and Early Release 
Calling all 
Lunch Bunch fans ~ 
Please click here to volunteer for the spring semester lunch bunch ~ 

Dads who love Lunch Bunch can also click here to volunteer ~  Click Here

Dads @ Hart ~ 
If you'd still like to sign up to be a Dad @ Hart and have completed your background check, please
 to register. 

*NOTE- If you'd like to serve another day this upcoming semester, please email Marc@steadfastfunding.com to reserve your special day. The spring is not far from full, we only have 40 spots open for the rest of the year!

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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Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award ~

Congratulations to Allison Wright (Nurse Allie) and Shannon Verschage for winning the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award. 

You both have given so much to our children and school and we thank you for all your hard work!


Lovejoy ISD District News 

New!  Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
 
Gifted and talented services referrals for kindergarten students (located in the Power School Parent Portal) will close on January 12, 2018.
 
Information regarding gifted and talented services and the testing process is available on the gifted and talented webpage.
 
Only students referred through PowerSchool will complete the full battery of assessments on Saturday, February 10th and 24th. Services for identified kindergarten students begin March 1, 2018.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032) .
New! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night
January 16th

The Lovejoy Orchestra will host a Spirit Night at BJ's restaurant Tuesday, January 16th from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Please join the Orchestra for a great combo of delicious food and good company in support of our Lovejoy Orchestra. 20% of the proceeds from your visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This is valid for dine in or take out. BJ's is located at 190 E. Stacy Rd Suite 3300, Allen, TX 75002.

Senior Project - Volleyball Camp, Grades 1 - 6
January 18th
 
A message from Rachel Langs, Lovejoy High School Senior
 
"Hello everyone. My name is Rachel Langs, and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School. For my senior project, I am going to host a volleyball camp for all 1st-6th graders. 

The camp will be held at Lovejoy High School on Thursday, January 18th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The cost is $15 per child, and both boys and girls are welcome.
 
All proceeds will benefit the life skills room at the high school in order for the teachers to purchase additional classroom items for these special kids. Serving as the life skills aide this past semester, and working with PALS for 1 1/2 years, has instilled a desire for me to be a special education teacher.
 
Next year, I will be attending the University of Kansas where I will be playing volleyball and studying education.
 
If you would like to make a donation, please provide me with a check made payable to Lovejoy ISD by January 18th.
 
To register for the camp please rsvp to ralangs35@gmail.com by January 16th. You may contact me at 214.326.3335 if you have any questions."
New! Lovejoy High School Music Theatre
Presents The Sound of Music

Climb every mountain, ford every stream, and follow every rainbow to Lovejoy High School to see Lovejoy High School Performing Arts' musical,
The Sound of Music. The musical is considered one of the masterpieces of modern musical theatre and marked the culmination of the epic Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration. It will be presented January 18th - 20th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
 
The Sound of Music is a show for everyone, and includes beautiful inspirational music and characters whom audiences will adore, such as Captain von Trapp's "wealthy and sophisticated" would-be fiancée Baroness Elsa Schräder (Senior, Raegan Vaughn); the von Trapp children: Liesl (Junior, Marcie Sawyers), Friedrich (Willow Springs 8th Grader, Aidan Abramson), Louisa (Freshman, Grace Felton), Brigitta (Freshman, Catherine O'Brien), Kurt (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Brock Bernal), Marta (Sloan Creek 5th Grader, Rachel Dobbs), and Gretl (Puster Elementary 4th Grader, Sophie Brooks); as well as Captain von Trapp's great friend and music producer Max Detweiler (Sophomore, Zachary Joyner).
 
Tickets are $12 for students, seniors, and staff, and $16 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here .
New! Lovejoy K-6 Talent Show

The Lovejoy High School Junior Class invites Lovejoy K - 6 students to register for its upcoming fundraiser talent show. The show will take place Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 PM at Lovejoy High School in the auditorium, with rehearsals on Thursday, February 8th at 5:00 PM. The cost for single acts to perform is $25, and group acts is $50. Admission to the event is free. All proceeds will go to support Prom.
For more information and to register, click here . Please note, only the first 40 acts to register will be accepted, so don't delay.
New! Free Girls Lacrosse Try-It Practices
January 22nd and January 24th
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host two free try-it practices for all Lovejoy girls in grades K - 8. The practices will be held on Monday, January 22nd (at Lovejoy High School), and Wednesday, January 24th (at Willow Springs Middle School). The try-it practice times will be as follows for both days:
 
Kinder/2nd graders
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
3rd/4th graders
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
5th/6th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
7th/8th graders
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary and there is no need to register. It will be a fun, no pressure environment where Lovejoy girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program. For additional information, please visit the Lovejoy Lacrosse website at www.lovejoylacrosse.com.
Relay for Life Luminaries

Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Lovejoy High School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to a loved one who lost their battle with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please  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.

To Unsubscribe from this email, please send an email with HART in the subject line to: unsubscribe@lovejoyisd.net.
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