Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
September 28, 2017
  Please join us for food, (pre-bought Mooyah tickets), games, and family fun on Wednesday,October 4th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. here at Hart on the North Side.  
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

We had over 350 visitors join us for Grandparent's Day on Tuesday and Wednesday this week!  It was special to have so many of our fabulous grandparents and family members join us for lunch and visit our book fair.  I shared with Ms. Ross that these are two of my favorite days at Hart!

Speaking of lunch and visitors, we are excited to announce a change for parents and special visitors that come have lunch with students.  With our growing enrollment, not every grade level has space for a separate table, and it's always challenging for students to pick one friend to join them for lunch.  Instead of sitting at a designated visitor's table with a friend, we invite you to join your child at their regular lunch table. They will love having you there with all their friends (this was so obvious at our Grandparent's Day!)!
With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
Hart Announcements

Check us out at Hart_Elementary on Facebook and Twitter
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:30 AM -  School opens and supervision begins
7:50 AM -  First Bell
8:00 AM -  Tardy Bell
3:05 PM -  Dismissal
Email Communication:
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3rd Grade DSO Field Trip & Dress code
Hart Elementary 3rd Grade will attend a performance at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center on October 4th. The schedule is as follows:
9:45 am - Depart HES
11:30 am - Concert begins
Around 1:15 pm - Lunch at Celebration Park in Allen
Around 2:00 pm - Return to HES

DRESS CODE - Students are asked to wear nice attire (NO jeans, shorts, or athletic clothing).
LUNCH - Please send lunch in a disposable bag with your child's name labeled on it.
SNACK - Please feel free to send a larger snack since we will be eating lunch later than usual.
BEHAVIOR - Please remind your student about concert etiquette and field trip behavior.
Hart Elementary School
PTA Reflections:  Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Hart Elementary PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  

We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition. For rules and entry forms click here . The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
You may contact Rachel Butler with questions at rachelc.butler@hotmail.com . Please click here for additional information. 
Free and Reduced Lunch info. DUE before October 2nd. 

Families who wish to apply for free or reduced priced meals need to complete a new income application every school year. The free/reduced price eligibility of our returning students rolled over to this school year for the first 30 school days. However, last school year's Free/Reduced Priced School Meal 

Applications are set to expire on October 2, 2017. 

Students who currently receive free or reduced price meals but whose family have not yet submitted an application for the 2017-2018 school year or who have not received an eligibility letter from the Student Nutrition Office will be changed to full pay status on October 2, 2017. Households will be responsible for the cost of school lunch until a new application is submitted and processed. If you have not already completed a 2017-2018 Free/ Reduced Income Application you can pick one up at your school's office, cafeteria, or download one from our website at www.lovejoyisd.net. To download an application from the website click on Departments, Student Nutrition, then Free/Reduced Income Applications. Once completed please return the application to the Student Nutrition Office.
Counselor's Corner  

Over the next two weeks, students will learn about a school-wide program called Kelso's Choices when they visit my classroom for guidance.  Kelso is a friendly frog that helps students solve conflicts using a wheel of nine choices.  We will discuss the meaning of conflict and the difference between a big problem and a
 problem.  Small problems are ones that bother us and make us feel sad, upset and/or angry, but are not dangerous or frightening.  Students are encouraged to try two of Kelso's choices to resolve a small problem before asking an adult for help.  Big problems may be dangerous or frightening and may result in someone or something getting hurt.  When student have big problems, they must tell an adult right away.  Click here for Kelso's wheel of choices and descriptions.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime.

Ms. Kennaugh

This year, the character cops are looking for students demonstrating  any  of the six pillars of character: 
respect citizenship responsibility trustworthiness
fairness , and  caring!  

If they are caught, they will be handed a red "Hart Character Ticket" that they can write their name on and turn in to one of the 3 drop off locations.  Every Friday, Ms. Moser and Ms. Ross will draw names from each grade level on the announcements and students will earn a trip to the treasure box! 
Currently we are seeing a rise in allergies (ragweed is on the rise, strep throat, a nasty short lived stomach virus causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms). Most are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. We are also seeing a cold virus, causing fever, sore throat, cough, stomach ache, and headache. This virus can last up to a week with fever usually lasting about 2 days.

*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. 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.
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 YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN EMAIL OR PHONE CALL FROM ME YET REGARDING MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE UP TO DATE. 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 for your cooperation and for your Clorox wipes donations!
Upcoming Dates:

2-        3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
3 -       4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
3 -       Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
3-        Watch Me Sculpt- pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
4 -       Family Fun Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
6 - 9    Fall Break 
13 -     End of first quarter and Fall Individual Pictures Day
16-      3rd Grade Choir Practice  3:05-4:00 p.m. 
17-      4th Grade Choir Practice  7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
17-      Chess Club begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Lair (drop off at South side doors)
18-      Watch Me Sculpt- pick up at 4:00 p.m. in the office and then walk down to the Art room
20-      Hart Beat 
23-27  Red Ribbon Week
27 -     Dennis Lee Assembly
Last chance to be listed in the Hart PTA Directory ~
The deadline for the PTA Directory has been extended an extra week!  Click here for the membership form and submit it by October 5th to be in the directory.
We are looking for Artwork for the PTA Directory! Every student is encouraged to submit Western or Texas themed artwork for our directory. Please turn in artwork at the front office by October 6th. 

Dad's@Hart ~
A special THANK YOU to all of our Dads who have already signed up for the Dads @ Hart program. We had such an amazing turn out. There are just a few spots left. Click here to sign up

Family Fun Night Info. ~
October 4th from 5-7! Please join us on the playground for bounce houses,games and fun with your friends! Click here for more information.

The Mooyah truck will be at Family Fun Night to serve pre-sold Mooyah Meals. Click here   to order your meal online. Order fast. The deadline is tomorrow to order you meal.

  This year's theme is  "Within Reach" Students can enter in any of the six arts categories-dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. 

Click here  for the entry form or for more information please go to the Hart PTA website.

New! Box Tops
Turn in your box tops and Labels for Education by October 13th! The class with the most turned in will win a popsicle party

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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CONGRATULATIONS PTA Ice Cream Social Raffle Winners!

Reserved 1st car spot South- B. Bobo

Reserved 1st car spot North- A. Wilkerson

Kindergarten Program- P. Sears, A. Pickard, S. Moyers, R. Scarborough and C. Branch.

1st grade Program-S. Shooner, K. Dziubinski, S. Edstrom, G. Goertz, B. Harper

2nd grade Program- C. Shepherd, S. Elliott, N. Meehlhause, S. Gwie, E. Patterson

3rd grade Program- T. Harris, S. Fallas, J. Wilde, Z. Legel, E. Novotny

4th grade Program- M. Meehlhause, W. Brown, T. Pettit, E. Gwie, K. Vilaysack

Lunch with Mrs. Moser- E. Sherrin, H. Jones, S. Elliott, A. Syzmanski, E. Adcock

Lunch with Mrs. Ross- G. Miller, H. Jones, N. Meehlhause, S. Fallas, M. Meehlhause

Special Makers Space with Mrs. Hart- A. Clinton and M. Gradig

Special Seating at Hart Beat with parking- K. and L. Merrifield

Lovejoy ISD District News 

New! Homecoming Mums

The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch from Monday, September 25th through October 12th between 11:25 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and in the evenings, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM beginning September 26th through October 12th.   
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  The Majestics thank you for your support. 
New This Year:  Name loops, braids and bases to buy to help you make your own. 
New! Evening with the Majestics:
October 13, 2017

The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers.  

Click here to complete the registration form and be a part of the Homecoming tradition
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Men's Tailgate Tournament: 
October 11

It is time for the men to sign up for the Men's Tailgate Tournament. Join us for food, beer, and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed to play two games. The tournament will be held at the home of John and Kris Dunaway in Lucas. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Nine Band Brewing, Tom Grisak Estate Homes Realtors, Estate Life Magazine - Lucas and Fairview, Chick-fil-A of Allen, and the Dunaway Family. For more information and to register to for the event click on the following link: Men's Tailgate Registration .
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 PM
120 McMillen, Lucas, Texas

New! ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open

Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K - 12.  Click here for additional information.
Eagle Project:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
A message from Hunter Kight, WSMS 8th grader:
"My name is Hunter Kight, I am an 8th grader at Willow Springs, and I've just started my eagle project. I have chosen to help the hurricane Harvey victims for my project. Many of the victims did not have flood insurance and this looks to be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. The clean-up and rebuild effort will take more than a year. There is a time during disasters like this that charities experience donor fatigue. This is where donations drop to their lowest. Through my project I am trying to reduce donor fatigue, by collecting basic essential items. I have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect supplies like canned goods, baby food/formula, hygiene items, diapers and cases of water. Large donation boxes are located at each school to collect these items. I will leave these boxes out until November 3, 2017. Please consider supporting this effort by filling the boxes and helping the victims."
Click here for additional information.
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net .  P.S.  Dogs are welcome. 
Lovejoy Homecoming Black Out Shirt Order Form:  Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th. 

Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each. 

Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.   
BYOP® (Volleyball Fall Session): Pre-registration ends October 2
BYOP® Program Overview:    This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
BYOP® Program Details:  Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
Click here for additional information regarding the Fall Session with the Intro to BYOP® on October 2nd, and training beginning on October 16th.
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: October 6
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen.  Registration will begin at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM.  Click here for the registration form and for additional information.

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. 

Kids 1st After School Program:
Kids 1st is an after school program developed by Lovejoy ISD in order to provide quality, safe care for children at each of the elementary schools and also Sloan Creek. For information, please visit the Lovejoy ISD Kids 1st web page at:  Click here for more info.
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.

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: 

October 21

Enjoy your Fall Break October 6th-9th. 
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