Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
November 9, 2017
Message from the Principal
Lacey Moser

Hart Family and Friends,

Friday (Nov. 17) is our next Hart Beat and our first class shirt day!  The class shirts you ordered at the beginning of the year will be distributed early next week.  We encourage all students to wear their shirts on Friday.  Have an enjoyable weekend!

With a Full HeART,
Lacey Moser
469-742-8153 (office)
970-309-1581 (cell)
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:
To receive weekly emails from the Principal:
-Click on Email Express
-Sign up by choosing Hart
Please join us for our
Thanksgiving Lunch,  
Tuesday, November 14th

Here's the schedule for that day:
Grade Level

Thankful Cards 

The Har t Helpers club is selling Thankful Cards for $1.00 before school and during lunch today t hrough November 14th. Students can buy cards for a school friend
or teacher. They may complete it at school, or at home, and return it to the table or to the front office. Cards will be delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

We have set a goal of $600 which will adopt 6 children through the Allen Community Outreach Holiday Program, www.acocares.org.

Check out our November Student Nutrition Newsletter:  Please  Click here .

Our office will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break from November 20th thru the 24th.  

We hope you have a wonderful holiday week!

Our Art department is asking for cereal box donations for an upcoming project. 
Please drop donated boxes off in the office (save the box tops for our PTA). 
Thank you for your support. 

The chilly weather is here and coats are collecting in the lost and found

Feel free to come find the items (lunch boxes, water bottles, coats, etc..) your little ones think they've lost. Our Lost and Found is in the cafeteria. We will donate all items left over the Christmas break to the Allen Outreach Program. 

Upcoming Performances 
Our Talent Show will be December 18th (K-2) and December 19th (3rd and 4th) this year. Information is going out in Thursday folders this week. 

** NOTE - Auditions for childrens' roles for the LHS production of The Sound of Music will take place on Friday, November 10 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the LHS choir room. They are looking for talented, responsible, and young looking students grades 4 and above. The rehearsal schedule is especially rigorous and performances are January 18-20, 2018. Please contact Valerie Czechowski for more information.  

NEW! The Rudolph Run will be December 2nd this year
On-line  Pre Registration is now available until November 19th. Please go to: AllenParks.org/RudolphRun. Please register under the Hart school link and include your child's homeroom teacher / PE teacher's name. We won the trophy last year for the largest number of Lovejoy elementary school applicant's. A portion of your registration fee ($5) comes back to Hart for our PE Program. This is a fun and family oriented event. We hope to see you there!

The talent show will be help on December 18 for K-2 at 8:30am and December 19 for grades 3rd and 4th at 8:30am. Information is coming home in your child's Thursday folder. Sign ups are ONLINE ONLY though a link on the Hart music website. 

Please read ALL the information carefully and sign up if you are interested! Auditions will be December 4th from 3:10-6pm and December 7 from 3:10-6pm in the music room. Auditions will take about 5 minutes. All participants are required to sign up online and audition. Here is the link to the music website: Click here  

Look for the link that says: 2017-2018 Talent Show Form. Thank you, and we hope to see your child on the Hart stage this December!
Items Needed for Our Creation Station

If you have any of these materials around the house that are in good condition and would like to donate to the Maker Space, please send them to the library. Our Hart students will put them to good use!

Thank you,
Suzanne Hart
Knitting needles and crochet hooks
scrapbook paper
Origami paper
Popsicle sticks
Rubber bands
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
river rocks
Index cards
Craft pom poms
Any science type materials, kits or pieces
Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Fabric scraps
Recycled items: bottle caps, soda tabs,
Cardboard pieces already cut down
Cardboard tubes (toilet paper & paper towel rolls)
Paper cups
Plastic cups
CLEAN egg cartons

tissue paper
Model Magic
Lincoln Logs
building kits
Beads and beading supplies
Weaving Loom
Rainbow Loom
kid friendly sewing machine
typewriter (ours ran out of ribbon!)
Or anything else crafty like to use in the creation station
Thank you for your consideration!

a person 
able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required
Important Morning Drop Off Reminder

Parents, please remember to drop your children off in front of the school or drop off in the south side parking lot. The school opens at 7:30 a.m.

The north side parking lot is reserved for buses only. There's no drop off on the north side of the building in the mornings. 

Thank you for your support. 
Help Us Keep Our Kids Safe

Please remember and remind grandparents and visitors to come through the front office and sign in when visiting the school. When you are in the building, attending events, volunteering, etc...please do not open side doors for anyone. All Lovejoy ISD staff carry badges that enable entry. No one will ever need help opening doors. Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping our doors closed at all times. If you attend Hart Beat, for this one event only, please feel free to enter the door by the gym and sign in. Thank you so much for your participation in keeping our kids safe.   
School Bus Safety Practices

We would like to remind everyone of the following school bus safety practices:
*When you see a school bus, assume children will be in the area, and take extra care: leave lots of space around the bus.
*When the bus turns on its flashing yellow lights, the bus is either preparing to stop at a railroad crossing or preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children.  Please slow down and prepare to stop. 
*When the bus turns on its flashing red lights traffic must stop in both directions.  Never pass a school bus with flashing red lights. 
Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our students safe.


Currently we are seeing a rise in confirmed cases of Flu and Strep. Many of the Flu cases are also combined with Strep. Please inform your healthcare provider (if you take your child in for a doctor's appointment), that we are seeing Flu. At the beginning of onset, the main symptoms seem to be headache, stomach ache and body aches, followed by fever and extreme tired-ness. A short lived stomach virus is also going around causing vomiting/diarrhea, headache, and stomach ache (some are not experiencing all of these symptoms-and some are only having lower GI symptoms). Some are NOT experiencing fever with this stomach virus. This virus seems to be lasting about 24 hours. 

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. 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!
Upcoming Dates:
10-      Reading with the Leopards 8:00 a.m. 
14-      Thanksgiving Lunch (the schedule will change)
17-      Hart Beat
20-24  Thanksgiving Break
27-      Monday Choir Practice for ALL choir kids (3rd and 4th Grade) 4:00 p.m.
28-      No morning choir practice

2 -      Saturday Fine Arts Festival at Lovejoy High School
New! Recycle Week November 13th -17th~

In support of America Recycles Day on November 15 and Recycle Week: Nov 13-17, we are collecting warm weather items for the  ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH 
Please consider donating (Adults / Kids): Coats, hats, gloves and scarves. Please drop items off at the office at Hart. 

Volunteers Needed ~ 
Hart Thanksgiving Lunch~ 
Volunteer for 30 minutes during the Hart Thanksgiving lunch ~ Click here to sign up.

Help needed in the Hart Art Department getting ready for the Fine Arts Festival ~ Click here to sign up.

Help participating in the planning of a cookie exchange ~ Click here to sign up.

Last Chance! Lovejoy Letter Campaign~
Dear Hart Families,

We need your help for an upcoming opportunity 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! The district provides an extra check for teachers the day before Thanksgiving break.

In addition to those checks, again this year we would love to include a hand written letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on your campus. Letters should simply be a #shortandsweet note of thanks that expresses how much #weloveourteachers.

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 have been valuable to your child(ren)'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 10th.
The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition. We really appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign.

Anne Smith
Lovejoy Letter Campaign Coordinator 2017
#shortandsweet #weloveourteachers

Did you know you can access your teacher's and adopted staff favorites on our website? Click here to go to the PTA website and it's under Staff Favorites on the top menu. 

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District News
A New Tradition
The Lovejoy High Cheer Team is pleased to announce the new tradition of "Chant of the Week." 

Please watch our Lovejoy Varsity cheerleaders' video and be ready to cheer our Leopards to victory at this Friday night's home game against Royse City at 7:30 PM. We hope everyone will join us for Senior Night, as we show our support for the Seniors at their last home game.
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 their special sales as they make room for the new season.
All Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off
Hurry, as the t-shirts will go quickly at this special price.
The LHS Store is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  The WSMS Store is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM.  

Drop N Shop Fundraiser: December 8
Pajama Night with the LHS Cheerleaders
Kids, wear your pajamas and join the LHS Cheerleaders for a holiday fun-filled night while your parents shop or enjoy a night out. Play games, color, craft, and watch a holiday movie with the LHS Cheerleaders.  Click here for additional information and to register.
Friday, December 8
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Auxiliary Gym
$30 first child; $20 each additional child
New! Auditions for Children's Roles in 
The Sound of Music: November 10
Auditions for children's roles for the Lovejoy High School production of
The Sound of Music will take place on Friday, November 10th beginning at 4:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School choir room. The high school is looking for talented, responsible, and young looking students in grades 4 and above. The rehearsal schedule is especially rigorous and performances are January 18-20, 2018. For additional information, please contact: Valerie Czechowski at (469) 742-8200. 

E-Waste Recycling Event: November 11

Lovejoy High School will host an e-waste recycling event on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the front parking lot of LHS. Now is the perfect time to gather electronic items you would like to dispose of. Click here for additional information regarding the e-waste collection.
New! Girls Lacrosse Try-It Clinic:
November 11

Lovejoy Lacrosse will host a free try-it clinic and introduction to lacrosse for all Lovejoy girls in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The clinic will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Willow Springs Middle School Football Field. No lacrosse experience is necessary and there is no need to register. This will be a fun, no pressure environment where Lovejoy girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program. Please click here for additional information.
Last year's inaugural season was a great success. Now, we're looking for more girls to join the fun. Come out and see why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States and in North Texas.
Questions? Click here to email Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse
Running Over Depression 5K and 1K Fun Run: November 11
Bradley Davis, James Ayers, and Jonah Barton are organizing the second annual Running Over Depression 5K and 1K event for their Senior Projects. Last year, this event had over 360 participants, and raised over $8,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, the organizers are looking forward to increasing the number of participants and involvement from the Lovejoy Community. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th. The entry fees are $20 for the 1K and $30 for the 5K, with all proceeds donated to the AFSP. You may register by clicking here .  Register early, as prices increase after November 3rd.
New! Lovejoy High School Honors Veterans

On November 13th at 6:00 PM, Lovejoy High School will host its annual Veterans Day Banquet. The event, catered by Rudy's Barbecue, is open to all veterans and their families. Please share this information with friends and family members, and click here to RSVP.  
Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals

Referrals for kindergarten Gifted and Talented services will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal from December 1, 2017 - January 12, 2018.
An information session for the parents of kindergarten students will review the referral process, as well as the G/T services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
December 4 or 15, 2017
9:00 AM or 4:30 PM (Session information repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the Gifted and Talented Webpage  after the December 4th presentations.
All kindergarten students will be tested at their home campuses in January. Additional testing for referred students is scheduled for both Saturday, February 10th and 24th. Services for identified kindergarten students begin March 1, 2018.
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032) .
Fine Arts News
Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival

The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival will be held December 1st and 2nd at Lovejoy High School. There will be band, choir, and orchestra concerts. You may attend plays and short productions by the middle school and high school theatre programs. The dance department will perform two concerts. Every student enrolled in a visual art course will have one or more works on display. In addition, volunteers from the High School Fine Arts Booster Clubs and district fine arts parents will provide homemade baked goods and beverages for purchase as well as the infamous Fine Arts Festival Chili luncheon. 

This event is truly a wonderful showcase of the incredible fine arts programs in Lovejoy ISD. Please click here for additional information to include schedules, maps, and details.
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.

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. 
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