Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
October 24, 2019
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

Today we had a great performance by Dennis Lee. He spoke about keeping our bodies healthy and saying no to drugs. He also had a great message about being true to yourself in a crazy world. Thank you Hart PTA for making this happen, and a huge shout out to Mrs. Scoville for all of the fun Red Ribbon Week activities!

Lunch visitors are great and it is a wonderful way for students to spend time with their loved ones as well as friends. We are asking all lunch visitors to join their student at their lunch table. We have found that by changing the location of where the visitor sits, we are able to engage all students and make the experience more enjoyable. Thank you for being so involved and making Hart the wonderful place it is! 

I wanted to share a story from this week that made us all so proud! We are always reminding students that their character is what they do when no one is looking.  Anyone can make good choices when teachers, parents, or other adults are watching, but it's the choices made when they aren't around that really counts.  This is an email that was sent to Dr. Goddard highlighting an amazing unsolicited good deed!  Way to go Valin and Carly Kinsella!

    Dear Dr. Goddard,
I came home today and saw 2 kids in my backyard area and was watching what they were doing for a few minutes. I noticed that they were picking up ALL the trash that had blown into my tree line from the storm last night. I went out to ask them why they were doing it and they began to tell me that Hart has many character traits and they are important to show even when your not at school, and one is taking the time to do good things and make sure there isn't any trash anywhere.
I wanted to somehow bring this to your attention so maybe we can get a shoutout to them to let them know that they are appreciated and are being wonderful examples of what it is to be a Leopard.
Both my boys have grown up in the district so I miss hearing all the cool things we learned at such a young age. But even as my oldest plays soccer for UMHB and my Junior at lovejoy I still see the traits today.
Thank you for what you do, it doesn't go unnoticed.



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


Thanksgiving Luncheon!!!   


If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Heather Bouska, heather_bouska@lovejoyisd.net, no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday, November 11. Thank you! 



NEW!!!! 2019 Rudolph Run & Donner Dash

Please join us for either Donner Dash or Rudolph Run on Saturday, December 7. Race day packet pick up is at 7:00 a.m., Donner Dash starts at 8:05 a.m., and Rudolph Run starts at 8:30 a.m.  Registration packets were sent home in Thursday folders. You can also register online by clicking here. A portion of each entry fee ($5.00) will be returned to Hart and benefit the physical education program. In order to receive the $5.00 benefit please register via paper by November 1 OR register online by November 17.  Hart has been awarded the trophy for the highest number of participants for the last 9 years. We can make it 10!!!! 







Hart Talent Show


It's time to start thinking of planning and preparing for Hart's annual talent show! This year we are excited to showcase our students' talents as we end our fall school semester on December 17 and 18! Talent Show registration will be completed online this year by November 8 . Please click here to access the Talent Show rules and guidelines, and to access the online registration form.  Music may be emailed to Brooke Grall or submitted to this Google Drive
.   Please note, School facilities (classrooms, gym, stage, etc.) will not be available for Talent Show practice.  All practices and rehearsals must be held off campus.


New!!! Veterans Day Show 

Please join us on Thursday, November 7 as our Hart fourth graders will perform a special concert honoring our brave service men and women. The performance will be in the Hart gym beginning at 6:30 p.m. 



 

This year we are challenging your family to come together on October 26th to make a difference in your community.  We encourage you to fill out the Make a Difference Heart with your family, cut along the lines, and return to your child's teacher by next week.  Pledge hearts can be picked up the front office.  The heart will be displayed on our school bulletin board as a reminder to our students that even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference in someone's life.  Make A Difference Day will be the kick off to our #HartKind. Please let me know if you have any questions, chelsea_scoville@lovejoyisd.net.





 



Message from the Nurse:

Currently we are seeing a rise in strep throat cases, allergy related illness (ragweed has been high), a stomach virus with most predominant symptoms being stomach ache with cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, headache. It seems that not all are getting fever with this virus and seems to be lasting anywhere from 24-48 hours. Now that the weather has changed we have also started to see a respiratory virus (some have croup with this) with predominant symptoms being fever, cough, stomach ache, headache. 

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. 

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. You can also use the School Dismissal App to report an illnesses. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.
 

If your child has physical restrictions from activity, please email Coach Eric Hill, eric_hill@lovejoyisd.net and Nurse Alli, allison_wright@lovejoyisd.net. Contacting Coach and Nurse Alli directly will ensure the limitation is noted and alternate plans can be made. 
Thank you! 

Nurse Alli 





Pumpkins must be turned in on Monday, October 28. Contest voting will take place on Tuesday, October 29. Winners will be announced Thursday, October 31.

We would appreciate it if artificial craft pumpkins would be used to enter the pumpkin decorating contest. We know that real pumpkins are more fun and add to the feeling of fall, however, real pumpkins rot very fast. We know you have all worked so very hard on your creations and would be so sad to have them rotting and leaking. Not to mention, the ooze ruins the books and attracts pesty insects. Craft pumpkins can be purchased at any craft store (ie Michaels, Hobby Lobby). They can also be purchased at your local Wal-Mart or Target.
Thank you so much for your understanding!!! 



 
Project Thankful Design Contest        


                       

Calling all artists! Hart is looking for Hart students to design the next set of Thankful cards for Project Thankful coming this November.  Project Thankful is an opportunity for Hart students, families, and staff members to send a card to tell someone that they are thankful for him or her.  All the money received will be used to adopt children through the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Holiday Adoption Program, www.acocares.org .  

Entry Requirements
Entries should focus on the theme of being thankful. Hart students may enter a black and white drawing on the attached form.  The panel will select two winners from each grade level. The winning drawings will be used as the design for the 2019 Thankful cards.
 Forms can be picked up in the Counselor's office or front office.  Entries are due to Mrs. Hayes or Mrs. Scoville by Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00am All entries should be placed in the box marked "Project Thankful" in the Library.

Winners will be announced during announcements on Thursday, November 7th .   Thank you for your participation! 

Thank you,
Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Scoville





 


Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 5. More information will be available soon!



Book order forms were sent home today, Thursday October 17. Please click  here to print the order form if you did not get yours in the folder.

 Author and award winning photographer, Michael Patrick O'Neill will be visiting us on November 20. He has traveled the world photographing aquatic animals, habitats and man's impact on them. He has written seven non-fiction marine life books designed to encourage children to read, write and become involved in science and conservation. We are looking forward to hear his tales of the sea! 










October

24-31 Project Thankful Design Contest
26  Make A Difference Day 
31 Halloween

November

1  No School for Students
3  Daylight Savings Time Ends-Fall back 1 hour
4  Project Thankful Design Contest Winner Announced
4-22 Project Thankful Card Sales
5  Donuts with Dad-Last name beginning with A-L 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
5  PTA General Meeting  10:00 a.m.
5  Fall picture retake day
6  Donuts with Dad-Last name beginning M-Z 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
7  Veterans Day Program 6:30 p.m.
7  4th Grade music program
8  Mother/Son Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
11 Veterans Day
12 Thanksgiving Lunch at School
14 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Symphony
20 Author visit
21 1st Grade music program 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
22 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
25-29 Thanksgiving Break-No School
28 Thanksgiving 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
3:10 PM - Dismissal
 
Email Communication:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart

Hart Campout Fundraiser

This is a great fundraising opportunity. Every tote purchased results in a $10.00 donation to the Campout. Please click here to order


 

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:

  Like me on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

View on Instagram



NEW!!!!! SAVE THE DATE
Mother-Son Party

Join us on Friday, November 8 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Hart Elementary Gym. We will have carnival games and prizes, DJ,  and dancing. Join us before the party at Lazy Dog in Allen for a Spirit Night dinner. Be sure to wear your favorite sports shirt or Hart/Lovejot shirt. 
   

Lazy Dog
1851 N. Central Expy
Allen, TX 75013
 





WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY
   NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
 
 
Starting in November, every teacher will have a box in their classrooms for markers that are out of ink. At the end of December, the markers will be collected and sent in to Crayola to be recycled. We will  continue to collect and recycle thr oughout the year. We have the ability to turn old markers into new markers, and keep lots of plastic out of landfills!

Let's start with a Wednesday and turn it into a habit!
 
For information on how to recycle markers that are out of ink at home, please visit -








Join the Hart PTA on Wednesday, October 30th from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a spooktacular costume contest at BJ's restaurant. Since it is almost Halloween and everyone loves to wear a costume, let's have a costume contest!!! The costume contest will start at 6:00 p.m. Wear your most creative costume and have a change to win a spirit wear shirt! BJ's will be donating 20% of sales back to Hart. A flyer will be sent home in the Thursday folder. Please be sure to bring the flyer in order for Hart to get credit!!! 


 









To join LGA: Click the link below 

To register for Nov. 1st iCode event: Click the link below. 




Lovejoy ISD District News 


Upcoming Events

Safety and Security Training
 
Lovejoy ISD is offering "Stop the Bleed" and "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" trainings during the month of November. You are invited to join us for this training which is applicable and practical for all community members.
 
Stop the Bleed
November 19, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
 
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
November 21, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
 
For additional information, please visit our Community News Page.
.

 
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:
 
Senior Judges Needed!
 
Register Now! 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
 
Varsity Football Tickets Available Through School Store
 
Parking Information for Home Football Games
 
2019-2020 PTA Reflections Contest - Look Within
 
LISD SAT Prep Class
 
Softball Fundraiser
 
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Men's Tailgate Party and Cornhole Tournament
 
Taste of Fairview Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Red Ribbon Night at Allen Americans
 
Lovejoy Gifted Association Coding Event
 
Lovejoy Professional Network Charity Benefit Golf Tournament
 
Senior Project!  Boys Wrestling Camp
 
STEM Design Your World Conference for Girls
 
City of Lucas Farmers Market
 
Senior Project!  Girls Wrestling Camp
 
Senior Project! Running Over Depression
 
Safety and Security Training
 
Leopard Baseball Buddy League
 
Mountain Bike Team
 
Lovejoy High School Cheer Fundraiser
Holiday Poinsettias for Sale
 
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run
 
News from Collin College


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.




Dear Lovejoy Community,

We are officially kicking off the 6th annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign for teachers and staff members. Our goal is to have our community write appreciation letters for each teacher and staff member in Lovejoy ISD before the Thanksgiving
break.

The letters do not need to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of gratitude for supporting our students. We do not want to add heavy burdens to our community, but we do want to share how much we appreciate our teachers and staff! Keep it #shortandsweet and #showappreciation!

We would be grateful if you would write letters to any teacher or staff member who has been valuable to your child's educational experience. It can be from this current year, or someone who has made an impact in the past. Please label the envelope with "LLC" and the staff or teacher's name, then drop off the letter to the front office of your school by Friday, November 15th.

The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our community. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet and #showappreciation. Also, don't forget the kids! The teachers and staff love to hear from the students they are impacting.


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.

STAY CONNECTED: