Hart Elementary School
450 Country Club Road
Lucas, TX 75002
April 27, 2017  
Kite Day 
(weather permitting) 
is Friday, May 5th.
Please send a fully assembled kite to school with your student. 

Message from the Principal
Kathy Foster 

Hart Family and Friends,

Please continue to encourage new neighbors to register their children for next year. Early registration helps us prepare for the upcoming year! 

The link for teacher request forms is included in the information below. We have moved to an electronic version this year, and appreciate your input. 

Happy at Hart,
Kathy Foster 
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 

This week is EARTH WEEK!
 Enjoy one more dress up day: earth with hearts.png
Friday - Speak for the Trees Day - Lorax or bright colored shirt day
New! Kite Day is Friday, May 5th here at Hart
Please send a fully assembled kite to school with your student.
IMPORTANT! K-3rd grade - All Teacher Requests are due by Friday, May 5th. Please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/03vgqJbnA8dloBZP2 to request a specific teacher for next year.
Save the Date! Kindergarten Sneak Peek is May 16th - New Kinder students (2017-2018) and their parents will be invited to the school on May 16th for Kindergarten Sneak Peek from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hart Talent Show 
  • Hart K-2 Talent Show will be on Thursday, May 18th at 8:15am on the HES cafeteria stage
  • Hart 3rd and 4th grade Talent show will be on Friday, May 19th at 8:15am on the HES cafeteria stage.
Mark your calendar! Field Day will be Tuesday, May 23rd.
We are in need of volunteers. Forms went home in today's folder. Thanks for your consideration.
School supplies may be purchased from now until Sunday, June 25th. Click here
Enter the school ID HAR290. Please keep your receipt as confirmation.
This Month - LISD Legacy Reads - Walk a Mile in My Shoes

This is a district wide reading experience that will foster and promote a community of readers.

The goal is to encourage empathy, perspective taking, and acceptance by prompting Leopards to read books,both fiction and nonfiction, about people who are different from themselves.   By immersing ourselves in the stories of others, we can better understand the paths they choose to follow and experience what it means to " WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES ." 

This is our theme for this year's Legacy Read at the elementary schools throughout the month of April.

Each campus will be collecting NEW socks for ACO and USED running shoes to recycle through Run-On. This can be a creative, fun and meaningful Family Project.  Displays will be placed in the library.

Go here for more information: https://www.smore.com/fz24g
Message from the Nurse


Currently, we are seeing a rise in strep throat. Some students are not experiencing typical symptoms of strep throat, such as fever and sore throat, some are only complaining of a headache and/or stomach ache.  

We are also seeing a virus (kiddos are testing negative for flu) that is presenting with fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, and lack of energy . Not all are experiencing all of these symptoms. There is a stomach virus going around whose most predominate symptoms are nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Some symptoms are lasting up to a few days, kids seem to be feeling better and then symptoms reappear. 

We are also seeing many allergy related symptoms due to the rise in pollen levels and grass levels. 

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 protect others.

The most effective way to protect ourselves for coming in contact with bacteria and viruses are:
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol, when soap and water aren't available.
  • Avoid direct contact with body fluids of people who are obviously sick
  • Be kind and cautious with cough and sneezing--cover mouth and nose and use tissues
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher indicate student should not come to school until 24 hours fever free (without medicine) and additional concerns of illness are best discussed with your Physician
  • Do NOT share food, drinks, utensils with others
  • Flu shots are available in the community
  • Be proactive, contain illness by staying home if you are sick, and prevent the spread of germs
Thank you for your cooperation!
PTA News

Current VOLUNTEER Needs 

Thank you Parents for all of your help with donations for Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a great success and the staff was so appreciative of all of the events. 

As we near the end of the year, PTA will be hosting STAAR Breakfasts for the Hart Staff on May 8th and 9th.
Any  help with donations would be greatly appreciated ~ 

The Dad's @ Hart program has a few more opportunities to serve this year, and I wanted to make you aware of some of the ways you can make a difference:
Monday, May 8th Click Here
Tuesday, May 9th Click Here

each Wednesday and Thursday morning for 1 to 2 volunteers to help unload kids at the curb. Please email Marc at marc@steadfastfunding.com, and he'll get you set up for your desired day. 

There are TWO LUNCH BUNCH DAYS LEFT FOR DADS (4/28 and 5/19). It's a great way to help and the kids love seeing the dads help during lunch. Please  Click Here to sign up. 

Hart PTA ~ Parent Powered // 
STUCO Spirit Sticks Sales

Spirit Sticks will be on sale for ONE day only, TOMORROW, Friday, April 28th. They will be $1.00. Key Chains will be for sale for $5.00. 

Click Here to SEE the Spirit Sticks that will be on sale. 

All proceeds will go to the Living Water Well Project. We are within approx. $800 of being able to purchase Hart's 4th well. If possible, please send your student with the correct change. We appreciate your support! 

Upcoming Dates:

27-     Progress reports go home
28 -    STUCO Spirit Sticks For Sale (One Day Only) 

2-   Chess, and Breakfast in honor of our Hart Volunteers 7:30 a.m. in the Library, 10:30 PTA       Meeting in the Lair
5-   Kite Day (weather permitting)
8-   STAAR Testing
9-   STAAR Testing
10  STAAR Make Ups

** Order School Supplies on line from now until June 25th. Save your receipt. 
Foundation News - Denim and Diamonds - Last Chance Auction Now Open
The last chance auction is now open.  There are a few items still available from Denim and Diamonds. The auction will close on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM. The auction may be found by clicking here .  Click on "Start Bidding" to create your account.
District News 
Register Now! Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
Pictured below:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.
New! GET YOUR SLOAN CREEK LEOPARDS  LIMITED EDITION 2017-2018 T-SHIRT NOW!!!!  We are asking that every 4th Grader wear this shirt on May 17th when they visit SCIS. This will also be our 5th Grade Adventure Camp shirt. Click here for more details. 
New! Lovejoy Country Run: May 6
Online Registration Ends:  April 28
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. invites you to join them for a morning run or walk in the country surrounding Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM. The certified 5K course is a fast course or, if you prefer, you may choose the 1K Fun Run. Races will be chip-timed by Race Chip Timing.
After running, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included in the race entry fee. Non-race participants may buy tickets at the door ($7 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and children 5 years and younger eat free) for breakfast.
Relay for Life:  April 28
The annual Relay for Life event will be held on April 28th from 6:00 PM - 12:00 PM at the Lovejoy High School Stadium.  The Relay for Life Committee will be cutting ponytails for Beautiful Lengths, an organization which, partnered with the American Cancer Society, uses donated hair to create free wigs for women losing their hair due to cancer treatment. The committee is looking for selfless donors to cut their hair onstage at the event to donate to making these wigs for cancer patients. Donors may donate as little as 8 inches, but more if they please. The hair cannot have been chemically treated, have more than 5% grays, or be dyed permanently. Anyone, any age may donate.   Click here to register to donate. 
All cancer survivors are invited to a Survivors' dinner catered by Dickey's Barbecue:
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:30 PM
Leopard Stadium
RSVP to:  wallaert_sarah@lovejoyisd.com by Thursday at 8:00 PM
Relay for Life will also feature the Mr. Relay contest. Similar to Mr. Lovejoy, Mr. Relay will have male participants from 9th through 12th grades who will compete in several rounds, such as talent and Q&A. A panel of judges (teachers from LHS) will determine the winner.
Students interested in participating may click here
Relay for Life Luminaries
The Relay for Life Committee is selling Luminaria, a commemorative item which will be on display during the 2017 LHS Relay for Life event.  The Luminaria honors all those who have had cancer, those who have survived, and those who have sadly passed away. Luminaria are $10 each and can be ordered by clicking here.  The order form and payment (made payable to the American Cancer Society) should be returned to the LHS School Store.
For questions, please contact:
Carolyn Murad:  murad_carolyn@lovejoyisd.com

Oxfam Hunger Banquet:  April 30
An Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event which brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives.
Draw a ticket and expand your world by attending Carrie Duke's Oxfam Hunger Banquet.  
WSMS Independent Studies student, Carrie Duke, is planning this hunger banquet for her 2nd semester project.
Participants will choose an income card which will depict what they will have for dinner. Depending on the income card, attendees will receive either a more nutritious and a higher quantity of food, or a less nutritious meal.
Join Carrie on Sunday, April 30th, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the WSMS Cafeteria (1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX, 75002) for a learning experience which will change your outlook on world hunger. See hunger in a whole new way.
For additional information, please visit Carrie's website by clicking here .  
Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show:  May 13
The Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show will be held on May 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Villages of Fairview.  This is always a great show.  We hope to see you there.

Register Now! Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
Please review the enrichment camps and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.
Campuses:  Please use the following link for the graphic shown above.  http://lovejoyathletics.com/camps
Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course

Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.  Click here for details.
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce its partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success. Performance Course offers many different courses from high-intensity to foundational programs.  There is something for everyone.  Click here for details and registration links.
Camp Invention: June 19-23
Camp Invention will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from June 19th through 23rd for children entering K - 6th grades.  Click here for additional information. 
Lovejoy Musical Theatre Camp
Join Lovejoy's fifth annual Summer Musical Theatre Camp for two weeks of acting, choreography, theatre games, singing, costuming, and a lot of fun.  Camp dates are July 10 - 20, 2017.
Students will work together to produce and perform Disney's The Lion King Experience - Kids. Directed by Jessica Brewster, LHS Head Theatre Director, and musically directed by Bethany Stuard, SCIS Choral Director, this show will be sure to be an unforgettable experience. Students who attend will develop confidence, sharpen their musical and theatrical skills, and create wonderful memories along the way. Spots are limited and will be a first-come-first-serve basis.  Click here for detailed information.

Up to the atmosphere, 
up where the air is clear, 
oh let's go...... fly a kite!
To Unsubscribe from this email, please send an email with HART in the subject line to: unsubscribe@lovejoyisd.net .