Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 2, 2018
Join us Tuesday 
(last names A- L)  and
(last names M-Z)  morning at  7:30 a.m. in the
here at Hart.

Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Dear Hart Families,

What a great week it was at Hart celebrating being healthy and drug free! Thank you to everyone for participating in our spirit days and our coin drive. We will announce the total money raised for the ACO early next week. I enjoyed watching our 4th graders plant their tulips today in front of the building and I can't wait to see them bloom!

We are excited to welcome our Hart dads to "Donuts with Dad" next Tuesday and Wednesday  morning.  On Tuesday morning at 7:30, we invite all students with last names beginning with A-L to join us in the cafeteria to enjoy donuts with their dad.  All other students will report to their classrooms and will enjoy a donut with their teacher.  We will do the same thing on Wednesday morning for students with last names beginning with M-Z.  

Don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night!  We wish everyone a great weekend!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser

Library and Maker Space News

Thank you to all of the students and families that participated in our first Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We had 76 amazingly creative pumpkins entered into the contest. The students voted in their classroom and the top five pumpkins received a prize. The prize was a $10 gift certificate that can be used at the book fair this spring. The winners were:

Balloon Goon



Dog Man



Holiday card making supplies needed

We will be participating in a program called iEarn. iEarn is able to connect schools globally. Over the next few months, we will be sending and receiving homemade holiday cards internationally!

We are in need of any items that could be used in the card making activity. Examples are stickers, paper, stamps, sequins, feathers, etc. We would be very appreciative of any items you can spare!

Thank you!

A note from Coach Garber and Coach Hill

Dear Parents,
We recently sent home in your child's Thursday packet, a brochure/registration form for this year's .5/5K Rudolph Run. This year's race will be held in downtown Allen on Saturday Dec. 1. The run is open to any and all family members/relatives/neighbors. A portion of the registration fee will be donated back to Hart Elementary. Each registration form has an area to designate Hart Elementary as your school. We have received a few "paper" registration forms. We recommend registering online by clicking here or by going to AllenParks.org/RudolphRun - (.5DonnerDash:Registration #8187 - RudolphRun5K: Registration #8188). The online registration deadline (for receiving Hart Elementary credit) is Sun. Nov. 18th.
If you have any questions we can help answer, do not hesitate to call us at school or call the Allen Parks and Recreation to ask about the run. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on Sat., Dec.1st in downtown Allen for the 2018 Rudolph Run.
Coach Garber and Coach Hill

Notes from Nurse Allie 

Currently we are seeing allergy related illness (ragweed has been high) and a couple other viruses with most predominate symptoms being headache, sore throat, stomach ache, and vomiting. It seems that not all are getting fever with this virus and seems to be lasting anywhere from 48-72 hours. We are also seeing cases of Fifth's Disease. 
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.

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.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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
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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.  Last year we adopted 6 children! We would love to surpass last year.

Entry Requirements
Entries should focus on the theme of being thankful. Hart students may enter a black and white drawing on the form that was sent home. The panel will select two winners from each grade level. The winning drawings will be used as the design for the 2018 Thankful cards.
Forms can be picked up in the Counselor's office or front office.  Entries are due to Miss. McDaniel or Mrs. Scoville by Monday, November 12th at 8:00 am .   All entries should be placed in the box marked "Project Thankful" in the library.
Winners will be announced during announcements on Tuesday, November 13th .  Thank you for your participation! We can't wait to see what the Hart students come up with!
Thank you,
Miss. McDaniel and Mrs. Scoville

Upcoming Dates

4    Daylight Savings Time Ends-Fall back 1 hour!!!!
6    VOTE!!! 
6    7:30-8:00 AM Donuts with Dad (last name A-L)
6    PTA General Meeting 10:00 AM 
7    7:30-8:00 AM  Donuts with Dad (Last name M-Z)
8    Veterans Day Program 6:30 PM
9    8:00 AM Reading with The Leopards
11  Veterans Day
12  Project Thankful designs due
13  Project Thankful design winners announced
13  Thanksgiving Lunch (altered lunch schedule to be announced soon)
15  Progress Reports go home
16  8:15 AM Hart Beat 
19-23 Thanksgiving Break No School
22  Thanksgiving Day
29   2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater
30   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 6p-9p


1   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 10a-9p
1   Rudolph Run
17 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades K-2 
18 8:30 AM Talent Show Grades 3-4
19 8:15 AM Hart Beat
19 10:45 AM Class Parties 
19 12:00 PM Early Release 
20-Jan 6 Winter Break No School 
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
31 New Years Eve


7 School back in session

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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Reflections due date Extension!

The reflections entry due date has been extended until November 7th! We have seen so many great entries turned in so far! This extension will give you one more weekend to work on your entry! Please remember to completely fill out the entry form and attach it to your entry! Also, you do have to be a member of the PTA to participate, so if you have not signed up to be a member, please do so! 

Save the Date for Donuts with Dads!

Tuesday, November 6th for students with last names A-L
Wednesday, November 7th for students with last names M-Z
7:30am-8:00am in the cafe.

Tuesday, November 6... GO VOTE!!!

If public education is important to you, please educate yourself on school funding before going to the poles. Please visit the links below for more information. 

You can also follow Lovejoy ISD on Facebook and Twitter using LJ4TxPublicEd.

PTA Membership Meeting 

Tuesday, November 6th at 10:00 am in the Leopard's Liar. Everyone is welcome!

Lovejoy Letter Campaign

We need your help for an upcoming opportunity. We want to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and what an impact each one has on our children! We would love to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on our campus.
We would be so grateful if you could write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past, that has been invaluable to your child/children's educational experience.  Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the front office by Friday November 9th.

Hart PTA Directories

All PTA members should receive their directories this week. If you would like an additional directory, we have a limited number available in the front office for $3.

Volunteers Needed:

Please check out our website for all upcoming volunteer needs.

Lovejoy ISD District News 

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Denim and Diamonds
The Party
Saturday, February 2

The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details. Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we've ever had.

New Date! Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Tickets on sale now!

Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for food, beer, and a double elimination cornhole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, November 7. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC. Click here for additional information and click here to register.

Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


Circle of Partners

Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:
  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.


On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Accent Landscape Management for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Accent Landscape Management for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management. Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow.

2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament
Friday, November 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).
The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information.   


10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 3rd

Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click here to register for the event.

Buddy Walk
Sunday, November 4

Jonathan McGill is a 3rd grade student at Lovejoy Elementary and has Down Syndrome. His family is working to raise money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. This organization provides support to people with Down Syndrome, their families, and the community. The McGill family will be participating in the Down Syndrome Guild's largest fundraiser, the Buddy Walk, on November 4 at Fair Park. The purpose of the Buddy Walk is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome while raising funds. Please click here if you would like to support the McGill family and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.

Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 6
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the world water crisis. They raise money to provide clean and safe drinking water to those in developing countries, like Africa, India, and the Philippines.
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the thirst project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. Throughout the year, the Lovejoy High School chapter will host events to raise money for the Thirst Project's mission and raise community awareness.
You are invited to join the Lovejoy High School Thirst Project on Tuesday, November 6 at Wild Salsa for a fundraiser. Click here to access the flyer to present at Wild Salsa. 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Lovejoy Thirst Project.
You may click here for additional information regarding the Lovejoy Thirst Project, and to donate.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Bernstein Beat
Saturday, November 10

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites all staff, students, and families to a special Leonard Bernstein concert on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  You may reserve up to 4 free tickets by using the promo code LOVEJOYBEAT. Click here to reserve your tickets. This promo code is valid only for the November 10 performance of The Bernstein Beat.

3rd Annual Running Over Depression
Saturday, November 10th

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard S
tadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com.


Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Monday, November 12

Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 13

Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.

Lovejoy Letter Campaign
A Message from the Lovejoy Letter Liaison
Dear Campus Families:

We need your help to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and the impact they have on our children! Teachers' salaries include a 1 ½% payment (annual compensation) on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. In addition to the payment the staff receives, we would like to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff member on our campuses.

We would be so grateful if you would write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher(s) or staff member(s), either current or past, who have played a valuable role in your child(ren)'s educational experience. Please clearly label the envelope with the teacher's/staff name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return it to the front office of the applicable school by Friday, November 9.

The letter campaign has become a meaningful Lovejoy tradition. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet #showappreciation.

Lovejoy Letter Liaison

Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Parent Information Sessions
December 3 and 12
Parent Information Sessions regarding Gifted and Talented (G/T) referrals will be held as follows:
December 3 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
December 12 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
All sessions will be held in the Lovejoy Administration Building Board Room, located at 259 Country Club Road. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the G/T kindergarten referral and assessment process.
The referral form will open in PowerSchool on December 3. Referrals are due by January 11. Testing for referred students will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16.
    Global Read Aloud Project  

Lovejoy K-2 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud Project during the months of October and November.  
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.  Please click here to learn about the books we will be reading this year. K-2 students will be reading the picture books and responding in Seesaw. Each class will also be making connections with other classes that are participating from around the world. 
Fine Arts News          


Upcoming Performances & Galleries
WSMS Theatre and Choir Department
Presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Tickets on Sale Now! November 1, 2 and 3
The WSMS Theatre and Choir department will be presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Click here to purchase your tickets.


Special Events


Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival
Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!

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
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.