Message from the Principal
Dear Hart Families,
We had so much fun celebrating Chad Collins, president of our school board, on Wednesday. He spent time opening car doors, folk dancing with third graders, reading to students, and having lunch with a group of our 4th grade Hart Helpers. I also had the opportunity to interview Mr. Collins on the announcements. Here are a few things we learned about him:
- He is the president of a Health Care Company
- He is the president of our school board
- He makes no money as the president of the school board
- He loves working with the students of Lovejoy and giving back to our community
- He attended elementary school at Lovejoy Elementary (in the little red school house)
- He has three children who all attended Hart during their elementary years (Caroline is in 8th grade, Chief is a Junior at the high school, and Carson is a freshman in college)
- His favorite subject in school was Language Arts because he loves to read
- He played football when he was younger all the way through college
- His favorite color is Red
- He loves pizza
- He is rooting for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl (He is a Patrick Mahomes fan!)
We are so thankful for his service and everything he does to support our students, staff, and families. He exemplifies One Heart, One Lovejoy!!
With a Full HeArt,
Join us for Science Night
On January 29th, please join us for an adventure in science.
is sponsoring Science Night through the Perot Museum. Perot will be bringing their Tech Truck to the
campus. There will be fun experiments to observe and conduct. It will be from 6-7:30pm in the
gym. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
NEW!!! 4th Grade Bump Up Day to SCIS
We are so excited about our upcoming Bump Up Day at Sloan Creek on Friday, January 31st. Students from all three elementary schools will join together and travel in groups with students from each school. They will visit classrooms, ask questions, learn about the ins and outs of 5th grade, and once they have done that, will eat lunch at Sloan Creek. Please make sure your child wears a Lovejoy Spirit Shirt if they have one. If your child would like to purchase lunch, please make sure they have enough money in their account or send money with them. They are also welcome to bring a sack lunch. Your child should return to campus before 1:00 pm.
Bump Up Day Lunch Menu
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Italian Build Your Own Line
Build Your Own Italian Pasta Bowl
Burrito/Nacho Build Your Own Line
NEW!!!! Makerspace is in need of fabric scraps. Please send fabric to Mrs. Hart.
NEW!!!! HOUR of CODE NEXT WEEK IN THE LIBRARY!
Hour of Code is an annual event. This year students will code Dash Robots to race, speak, make noises, spin around using loops, create pathways through courses with conditionals, and many other fun challenges. Students will use computers and iPads to code using Spark Jr or Codespark to complete challenges. We hope they are inspired to continuing coding at school and at home!
If you are in need of more activities online, there are multiple free sites that offer similar self-paced lessons for beginner and advanced coders. Click here to visit the library webpage for more of these sites. HAPPY CODING!
NEW!!! Hart Harmony Choir
Hart Harmony Choir has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the Allen Americans hockey game on Saturday, February 1. Allen Americans have names this night " Foundation for Lovejoy Schools Night".
Saturday, February 1
5:15 ALL singers will meet at the south side of the arena entrance (outside community rink)
5:30 - Soundcheck for the Star-Spangled Banner / 7:00(ish) performance
7:00 Students sing National Anthem on ice! Following their performance, we will meet at the location where you dropped off your child. I will not release students to "go find you." Please come pick them up from me at the south side entrance where you dropped them off immediately after the Star-Spangled Banner.
Parents will not be able to enter until 6:05pm when the doors open. Student singer tickets are $10 and they will need a ticket in order to sing on the ice. Parent tickets are $26, this includes the donation that goes back to the foundation. This link will help you to learn more:
Tuesday, February 4
National Anthem performance at Lovejoy High School basketball game. Please arrive LHS gym by 7:15. We sing at 7:30. Singers do not need to pay to sing, but if you wish to stay for the game, you will need to purchase a ticket for yourself!
- Be sure your student wears their Hart Harmony Choir Shirt with jeans or nice pants for these performances! Hair should look neat and be out of face.
- Students will rehearse one time next week during their specials as a choir. (we will not meet after school)
Thank you for participating and please let me know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from Nurse Alli
Just a gentle reminder that strep/flu/cold season is upon us. We have had several confirmed cases of Flu B, Flu A and strep throat. In addition to flu and strep we have had several students out with a stomach bug. It appears that the predominate symptoms of the cases we have seen are stomach ache,vomiting, sore throat, headache, and fatigue followed by cough, fever, and dizziness. If I send your child home with a fever (or vomiting) or if your child is running fever at home, they MAY NOT return to school until they have been fever and vomiting free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Advil, Tylenol or Multi-symptom cold relief medication. This is not only to protect all of their classmates, but also to protect your child whose immune system is already working hard.
Please click here or refer to the Lovejoy link provided (under the Clinic Department for Hart) for more helpful Flu information:
It 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
Thank you so much for helping to keep everyone healthy this season!
29 Science Night-6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
30 Bluebonnet Breakfast-7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m.
3rd and 4th Graders only
31 Bump Up Day-4th Grade to SCIS
2 Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Allen Americans game-7:05
4 100th Day of School
4 Hart Harmony to sing National Anthem at Lovejoy High School basketball game
6 Positive Proof 9:00 a.m.
6 3rd Grade music program 6:30 p.m.
6-13 Heart Sales
11 Spring picture day/class pictures
13 Hart Beat 8:15 a.m.
14 No School
17 No School
21 1st Grade Market Day
21 Father/Daughter Dance 7:00 p.m.
22 Denim and Diamonds
27-March 6 Spring Book Fair
29 Stem Festival
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Elementary School Start and End Times:
7:50 AM - First Bell
8:00 AM - Tardy Bell
3:10 PM - Dismissal
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Hart PTA Website
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Lovejoy ISD District News
January 23, 24 and 25
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts Presents The Pirates of Penzance
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts proudly presents The Pirates of Penzance! Performances will be held January 23 - 25 at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School auditorium. Click
to purchase your tickets today!
STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline
Calling all students! We need your creative designs for the STEM Festival 2020 T-Shirts! Entries are due on February 3. Additional information may be found here.
Deadline to File for May 2, 2020 School Board Election
The Lovejoy Independent School District Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees, serving terms of three years, with elections held annually. The terms of one-third of the Trustees, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year. The following positions will expire on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on which day a Trustee Election will be held:
Position 4, held by Anne Smith
Position 5, held by Matt Gournay
Position 7, held by Barrett Owens
The first date to file for a Position on the May 2, 2020 ballot is on January 15, 2020 and the last day to file is February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The administration building office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found
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:
Pirates of Penzance
SAGE (Special and Gifted Education)
Color Guard Competition
Senior Project Benefiting Youth Baseball
LHS School Store Sal
Allen Americans Hockey Game
Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
STEM Festival T-Shirt Contest
Young Men's Service League
Meet the Leopards Night with Lovejoy Softball
Give Sight Globally
Lovejoy ISD Gold Card Program
Lovejoy ISD is excited to announce the Gold Card program to honor and thank the senior citizens and retirees of Lovejoy ISD for being dedicated supporters of the district.
The Lovejoy ISD Gold Card offers the following benefits (one pass per cardholder):
Access and general admission seating to all regular season at home athletic events
Free admission to Fine Arts events
Free admission and VIP seating for select high school theater performances with reservation
An invitation to attend the annual Senior luncheon each Fall
to learn more.
International Justice Mission of Lovejoy Clothing Drive
School Board Election
Filing Deadline - February 14
Toy Drive to Benefit the Children
Of Little Lovejoy Scholars - Hart
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Position Open for Assistant
Senior Project Judges Needed
SAT Prep Classes
Save the Date! April 18
Lovejoy Country Run
News from Collin College
Turn Lucas Green
For the latest Athletic News, download the "Lovejoy Leopards Athletics" app.
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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.
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:
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.