Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 29, 2018
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser


Dear Hart Families,

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fine Arts Festival this  weekend!

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

9th Annual Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival - November 30th and December 1st

We are excited to invite you to a magical weekend of experiencing the incredible performing and rich visual arts programs in Lovejoy ISD.  Each elementary campus choir will perform Saturday from 10AM - 11:30AM and all elementary students will have visual art on display in the LHS auxiliary gym throughout the event.  We hope you will plan to see your child's art, attend the elementary choir performances and then stay to visit the SCIS, WSMS, and LHS performances and exhibits.  The festival is a wonderful opportunity to see where your child can participate as they move up to SCIS and beyond.

There are Fine Arts Festival volunteer opportunities available for our Lovejoy ISD elementary parents.  Please take a moment to read this  flyer to see if you can help.  If you have questions please contact  Anne_Tracy@lovejoyisd.net.






The WorryWoo Monsters  is an award winning series of books and plush dolls written and illustrated by Andi Green. Emotions themselves are turned into lovable quirky characters that embark on delightful journeys of self-awareness. Created to promote healthy emotional wellness, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of "Hey, it's OK" and present the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don't have easy answers.  Kinder and 2nd grade will be beginning a 6 week series of the Worry Woo Monsters.  I would like to thank Crystal Klein for graciously donating The WorryWoo Monsters book series. 



Other grade levels will be working on Kindness and Caring beginning with my favorite story, Each Kindness. 


Chelsea Scoville
School Counselor, Hart Elementary


Yearbook Pictures 


Yearbook pictures are needed from school events! We rely on parent shutterbugs to make our yearbook!
The portal to upload is different this year.
Yearbook sales have not started, they will be sometime in 2019.

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR COMPUTER:
The project number is 914771
There is no password

TO UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE:
Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
Download the app and create your account:
1. Enter your name, email and our project number 914771  
2. Check your email for a confirmation code.
3. Enter it, select a username & password to complete your registration.
4. Begin uploading

Thank you for capturing all these wonderful memories!





Flu Season Reminders/Illness:
 
We are now heading into flu season. The most common symptoms of flu seem to be stomach ache, cough, fever/body aches, headache, and tired-ness. Currently we are seeing a stomach virus (12-24 hour virus), some strep throat, a virus that seems to be lasting about 2-3 days, and a lot of allergy related symptoms due to the weather changes.
 
Frequent handwashing is vital to keeping 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 and other viruses. Asking young children to "sing the ABCs" at a steady rate while washing will help them reach the 30 second mark.
 
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. Thanks for all you do at home to keep your children healthy and in school.

Nurse Alli J


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



Upcoming Dates

November

30   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 6p-9p

December

1   Fine Arts Festival @ Lovejoy High School 10a-9p
1   Rudolph Run
6   Princess and the Moon presented by Lovejoy HS Theatre 9:45a
7   Choir performance at Stonebriar Centre 2:00p
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

January

7 School back in session




Lost and Found

Lost and Found is overflowing with items. All items are located in the cafeteria. The next time you are on campus, please be sure to look for items that may have made it to school but never made it home. As a reminder, please write your students name on all items that could be lost and found! All items remaining at Christmas break will be donated to Allen Community Outreach. Thank you! 



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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Lovejoy ISD District News 

 
Fine Arts News          
 

Special Events

 
Lovejoy Fine Arts K.12
Save the Date! November 30 & December 1, 2018

The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. The Festival team will need a great deal of donations and volunteers to make this year's event a success. If you have a student in the visual or performing arts, please take time to review the following and lend your support.
 
 
 
Student Volunteers: Sign up will begin on November 26.
 
for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more.







New! School Store T-Shirt Sale
The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss special sales as they make room for the new season. Be sure to stop by the LHS Store on December 1st during the Fine Arts Festival. The store will be open 10:00-2:00.
 
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!

Open House for Prospective Families
Do you have friends, family members, or co-workers interested in Lovejoy ISD?  Lovejoy ISD will host an Open House for prospective families in conjunction with the annual Fine Arts festival on Saturday, December 1. Open House events will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Interested families can:  
  • Learn about the Lovejoy Pre-K-12 academic, fine arts and athletic programs.
  • Visit with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Meet personally with elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school principals.
  • Tour Lovejoy High School.
  • Enjoy our Fine Arts Festival with our award-winning visual and performing arts students and teachers. 
We hope you will help us share this information. Any family interested in attending the Open House may email  Stacey Dillon , Assistant to the Superintendent, for additional information, or to register for the event.  You may also contact Stacey by phone at 469.742.8003.



Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

New! Foundation's Annual Appeal Reaches $185,200
If you have not yet made your gift to the Foundation, please help us close the gap to reach our $200,000 goal. The money raised impacts the education of every Lovejoy student. You may click here to donate. All gifts are tax deductible.
 
Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
Donations are needed for the silent and online auctions. The online auction will be different this year. A few of the big items will be in the silent auction at the event, but most of the items will be online, so that everyone will have the opportunity to bid. What can you donate?  Here are some ideas:

-Perhaps you have a vacation home that you could share for a week,
-Create a fun experience - in the past we have had Crawfish boils, private dinners with live entertainment, fishing excursions, hunting excursions, etc. 
-A business service,
-Restaurant gift cards (over $25 please)
 
You may  click here for the donation form. For questions, please contact Kelli Litchenburg or Vicki Deerman.
 
Don't miss The Party. Click here to purchase tickets.

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


 


Circle of Partners


On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners . We thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.


Light the World
The Allen Christmas Nativity Exhibit
November 29, 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy Community is invited to attend the Light the World event featuring the Lovejoy Children's Choir, Willow Springs Middle School Choir, and Lovejoy High School A Cappella. Click here for details.


BYOP® Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions
Early BYOP® - registration ends December 24, 2018
 
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.
 






New! Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops

The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.



    

  

    
 SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
  
 



 
 

Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
 
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."





 
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.
 
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.

 
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